Rebecca Minkoff Sale & JewelMint WonderMint Mystery Bag

Rebecca Minkoff

M.A.C Clutch

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  Work keeps me very busy at this time of the year, but thanks to the internet, it does not get in the way of a good sale.  Speaking of which, Rebecca Minkoff is having an end of the year sale through Thursday, December 29th.  I checked out the sale section and I spotted several of her M.A.C. clutches (my favorite).  I also wanted to let those of you who were bummed about missing the previous JewelMint “mystery bag” promotion know that it is back again.  This time it is the New Year’s WonderMint Mystery Bag.  The bag costs $29.99 (the price of one piece) and here is how they are luring us in this time:

Your bag will include:

  • At least 2 JewelMint Pieces
You may(extra emphasis on the may) also win:

  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • iPod Nano
  • ShoeMint, StyleMint & BeautyMint Discount Codes
  • Gift cards from Apple, Amazon, Restaurant.com, Rent-the-Runway or Care.com
  • Grand Prize: $2000 shopping spree at Apple
I will warn you that you might get a really crappy selection for your taste, however I did get lucky with my OrnaMint bags.  The promotions ends tonight.

JewelMint OrnaMint Bag

JewelMint is revisiting their BewitchMint Mystery Bag they did for Halloween with the OrnaMint Mystery Bag in time for the holidays.  The bag comes with 2 JewelMint pieces and bonus gifts.  I picked up the Bewitchmint Mystery Bag and the items I got might have been great for someone else but they were not my style at all.  It was a genius way to make room for new inventory and they didn’t call it a mystery for no reason, you never know what you are going to get which makes it very exciting.  Some people got pieces that I would have purchased on my own so the possibility of getting something I want to wear is still appealing enough to make me give it another try.  I ended up giving my sister the Steampunk Earrings I didn’t like and she loved them.  So if all else fails whatever I get may make a great gift.  I also got a $5 off coupon code that I am not complaining about.

In case you didn’t get the email, here is how they are enticing us this round with what may be in your bag:

  • Aqua Bomb Ring
  • Cleopatra Reborn Earrings
  • Lady Noir Rings
  • Sold-out items

And if the JewelMint gods are really smiling down upon you, your additional bonus gifts may include:

  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • StyleMint Leggings
  • Limited Edition JewelMint AdornMint Box
  • StyleMint, BeautyMint & ShoeMint Coupons

The promo ends tomorrow, November 30th, at 11:59pm PST and there are only 10,000 bags available at $29.99 each.  In case you are as crazy as I am, yes you can buy more than one.  Did I mention that my Black Friday haul just shipped today?  Cray cray!

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My JewelMint Collection

I am obsessed with JewelMint and have already picked up a few pieces over the few months I have been a member.  The quality is impressive and it has inspired me to go for pieces I wouldn’t normally pick up in a store through their pictures, videos and styling tips.  Check out my video to see the goodies.

Musing of the Day: Dressing Like Kanye West

Kanye WestKanye West

@ 2011 CFDA awards

Recent reports of Kanye West working on a womenswear collection scheduled to debut on October 1st at Paris Fashion Week finally made sense of his recent affinity for women’s shirts, most notably a Celine iteration he wore while performing at Coachella this year—at least that is how I am rationalizing it.  I mean I have heard of “method acting” so one could attribute these choices to what I am calling “method designing.”  While I can’t pull off a casually unbuttoned blouse every day, I can get into what he wore to this year’s CFDA awards.

I would swap what look like Stubbs & Wootton navy slippers for a pair with a dash of leopard print.  Sam Edleman and Steven by Steven Madden are carrying similar styles, but my money is on Sam Edleman’s version with a padded footbed.  And have you seen the Alexander McQueen velvet loafers with the skulls?  Those would definitely be “ballerific.”

Luckily I already have the arm candy (I am officially on the layered bracelet bandwagon) plus the jeans and a white tee.  All that is left to complete my ode to Yeezy is a crisp white blazer instead of what appears to be ivory.  Kanye would not be proud if I did not make it my own.

P.S. I am still laughing at Kanye’s quote I saw on the Telegraph article about Lindsay Lohan’s brief stint at Ungaro: “Did you not see the Lindsay and Ungaro collection? That was 9/11 for celebrities doing fashion. After that I thought: ‘Well I can’t do a line now’. ”  Team Kanye forever! Ha ha ha.  Luckily he has gotten over the trauma.  I can’t wait to see images of his collection.  He better bring it!

Image Source: Kanye West at CFDA Awards, Alexander McQueen Loafers

Eugenia Kim for Target

Eugenia Kim for Target

Straw Fedora

Green with Black/White Trim

Eugenia Kim for Target

Straw Fedora

Black with Sequin Trim

I managed to hunt down these limited edition Eugenia Kim for Target fedoras pictured above at a local Target.  They are sold out on Target’s website, but I have 1 of each for sale on eBay. If you are interested, click here to visit the sale page for the green fedora and click here to visit the sale page for the black one.  The sale ends on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010.

Glossy Kissez,

DRBrooklyn730

Spotlight: Melody Ehsani

Melody Ehsani

Melody Ehsani

Do you know Melody Ehsani? You may not know it but you have probably seen some of the L.A. native’s designs on some of your favorite celebrities. Her jewelry has been spotted on Keri Hilson (remember her Turning Me ON/OFF rings?), Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, and Ciara to name a few. 

Does this image look familiar:

MAC Style Warrior Collection

The earrings in the MAC Style Warrior Collection promotional image are Ehsani’s Fatima Geometric.

Melody Ehsani’s jewelry is for those who don’t mind being noticed and pushing the envelope. It is not for those who just lean against the wall at the club. Her jewelry is not just an accessory, it is a piece of art.

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CC Skye Sale on Gilt Fuse

CC Skye Sale on Gilt Fuse

I did a Luxe Obsession post on the CC Skye accessories brand a few weeks ago so you can imagine my excitement when I heard that Gilt Fuse was having a CC Skye sale. Squeal!

The CC Skye Jewelry and the CC Skye Handbag sale are live now! The sales end on October 10th, 2009 at midnight EST. If you love CC Skye head over to Gilt Fuse now to get your hands on the item(s) you want before they sell out. I picked up a set of 2 Enamel Stud Bangles and the Nana Bangle for approximately 70% off retail price. Bananas!

Gilt Fuse is an invitation only website. Not a member? Click here for an invitation. They only ship within the United States at this time.

Glossy Kissez,

DRBrooklyn730

Musing of the Day: Sequin Jewelry Haul

Sequin Jewelry Filigree Flower Earrings

Sequin Jewelry

Filigree Flower Earrings

Color: Amethyst

Retail Price: $75

Gilt Price: $24

Sequin Jewelry Three Chain and Flower Brooch Necklace

Sequin Jewelry

Three Chain and Flower Brooch Necklace

Color: Gold

Retail Price: $120

Gilt Price: $44

I will think about these babies for the 2-3 weeks it will take for them to get home. Usually items don’t take that long to ship from Gilt Groupe but I am willing to wait because of the money I am saving. If you are a fashionista that appreciates quality and likes to invest in pieces that will last for years, if not forever, this is a site you need to join. I love flower earrings so I could not pass on those Filigree Flower Earrings. Those purple gems make them even more adorable. I would pair them with a purple dress. Maybe not purple to not be so matchy matchy. Perhaps another color outfit without any prints. Something about that Three Chain and Flower Brooch Necklace screams vintage chic. I just need to find the perfect little black dress to pair with the necklace.

Glossy Kissez,

DRBrooklyn730

Luxe Obsession: House of Harlow 1960

House of Harlow 1960 is another accessories brand that I like to muse about. The line of jewelry is American pop culture icon Nicole Richie’s creation. I like the mix of bohemian style and the streets while still looking chic.

Below are a few of my favorite pieces:

 

House of Harlow 1960 Resin Triangle Necklace

Resin Triangle Necklace 

Style/Color: Black (more colors avail.)

Retail Price: $125


House of Harlow 1960 6 Strand Bracelet

6 Strand Bracelet 

Style/Color: Gold

Retail Price: $75


House of Harlow 1960 Feather Earrings

Feather Earrings

Style/Color: Black (more colors avail.)

Retail Price: $72

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Luxe Obsession: CC Skye

Welcome to the first installment of Luxe Obsessions. It is a spotlight on brands that I love but would certainly break my bank.

I am an accessories junkie. Accessories brand CC Skye is a celebrity favorite (Hilary Duff, Lauren Conrad, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian to name a few fans) and their items are often featured in a variety of magazines. I am a fan of their modern and art deco infused style (it reminds me of Miami, one of my favorite cities).

Here are a few of my favorites:

 

CC Skye Enamel Deco Bangle

Enamel Deco Bangle 

Style/Color: Monaco Purple (more colors/styles avail.)

Retail Price: $150

 

CC Skye Enamel Deco Bangle

Enamel Deco Bangle

Style/Color: Soho White (more colors/styles avail.)

Retail Price: $150


CC Skye Biker Chain Bangles 110

Biker Chain Bangles

Retail Price: $110

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