cute owl necklace

23 05 2009

The other day, Saam sent me a link to this Kate Spade owl bag.  He liked it, I did not.  Nothing against owls, I just didn’t want to spend what was likely a fortune on this cutesy bag.  Besides, I didn’t like owls in my fashion thank you very much. Plenty of designers have incorporated owls in shirts, necklaces and such.  Even Krazy Kelly (Bensimon) of the Real Housewives had several owl pieces in her jewelry “collection.”  (Side note – did you SEE that episode?  She is cuckoo crazy)

Anyway, so I went to Forever 21 recently (so sue me) and was browsing their expansive accessories section when I came across the cutest necklace.  Yes folks, it was an OWL necklace.  I almost didn’t buy it cause I didn’t want Saam to tease me but at $4.80, I couldn’t pass up this cute steal!

owl necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isn’t this necklace just so fun?  I love the bright colors and the black beady eyes.  I went to a cocktail reception this past week and people were complimenting me on it.  Even the dudes!  And here I thought they were staring at something else.  So, if you want a fun accessory I suggest you go to Forever pronto.  Just try not to buy the whole store while you’re there.

xoxo,
andi

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online boutiques – part deux

22 05 2009

As promised, I am here to talk about another online boutique that I frequent. This one has even more high-end and non-mainstream designer brands. Meet Gilt Groupe, purveyor of designer goods from brands such as Helmut Lang, Hervé Léger, Ali Ro, Rachel Roy, Chloé, and more at discount prices. This site is also by invite only, so if you want one, just lemmie know.

gilt

So finally, on to my “designer” bag.  I had been wanting this Botkier Jackie satchel ever since I saw it and felt its buttery soft, can’t-stop-touching-it leather at Nordstrom.  It retailed for around $600, so sadly I couldn’t call it mine (yet).  I tried to search for it online but the cheapest I could find the black in was $400ish.  Then one glorious Monday in the weekly Gilt email, there it was – a Botkier boutique.  I purchased my purse right away (a lot of the items sold out quickly).  Price tag? $278 (and that includes shipping). I sure love saving money. The pics below do not capture the awesome suppleness of this bag.  

botkier baggilt thank you note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you found that helpful. Until next time, happy shopping!

xoxo,
andi