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Guilty Pleasures…

Hi, my name is Kelli Cole and I am addicted to lipgloss...

So I was in Target last night looking for a particular nail polish (Revlon’s Starry Pink, which I found and cannot wait to use!) and I inevitably threw some lipgloss into my basket. Now, I just told myself the other day that I already had too many, and yet I was about to buy another one! So I put the gloss back and told myself: “Kelli, you have plenty of lipgloss at home!” I put it back and backed away from the Cosmetic section. I managed to get out of Target without buying anything unnecessary (with the exception of the nail polish, of course).  I went home and gathered up all my lipglosses and collected about 22 of them. 22!!! I am not a make-up artist, therefore, I don’t NEED all this lipgloss!! And that does not include my lipsticks…Though I only own a handful (8 to be exact).

So, I said all of this to say that I am not buying any more lipgloss until I use the ones I have!! If you know me personally, you know that this is going to be quite difficult, but I’m going to do it! This isn’t the only thing I am addicted to but you gotta’ start somewhere and take it one day at a time!! Lol…

Perhaps you should challenge yourself to refrain from an obsession that you can’t seem to stop indulging in! If so, let me know how it goes!! Smooches! XOXO

Chocolate Accessories

Usually brown is always one of my fall go-to colors, but I’ve recently noticed that designers are coming out with accessories (jewelry) made of brown metal.  I guess the Rose Gold fad wasn’t enough, and now everyone is making their own chocolate colored accessories. Check some of them out below:

 From Left to Right: Michael Kors Expresso Runway Timepiece, Nordstrom Multi Row Necklace in Chocolate, and Spring Street Design Group Spike and Mixed Chain Bracelet.

From To Left to Right: Alexis Bittar Dome Ring, Cara Accessories Multi Media Bangles, and Spring Street and Design Group Mesh and Fringe Earrings

From Left to Right: Givenchy Vangard Necklace, Donnijo Ring, Donnijo Earrings, and Christian Dior Earrings.

Other Accessories that go great with these pieces:

From Left to Right: Michael Kors Double Wrap Bracelet, Free Authority Straw Fedora Hat in Brown, and Halogen Sunglasses.

Image Credits: Style.com and Nordstrom.com

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview (Part II)

Okay…I finally have something for the fellas! I normally focus on women’s accessories, but I thought I would give you guys some information that you can actually use! Nordstrom has some greats deals for you guys in their upcoming Anniversary Sale!! Enjoy:

Every man needs a Michael Kors Timepiece!

Burberry Eyewear

True Religion Jeans

And a Diesel One! Lol

Seven Jeans

Who Doesn't Like Boss?!

Lacoste Tee...Gotta love a man in a v-neck tee!

Boss Billfold

Carrera Eyewear

Diesel V-Neck Tee

For some reason I am loving this cardigan...

Image Credits: Nordstrom

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview (Part I)

Okay so I have been counting down the minutes until this sale and it is finally here!! Right now, if you are a cardholder, you can make an appointment at your favorite Nordstrom store and pre-order whatever items you want before they are actually released to the public. How exclusive! Anywhoo, here are some of my favorite items from the upcoming sale…For the Ladies:

Juicy Couture Watch

Gucci Guilty Set...This fragrance is amazing!!

This Ruffled Leather Jacket is HOT!

My blog's namesake...Gotta have CLUTCHEZ!!

Statement Necklace

An MK Timepiece is a Must!!

Frenchi Scarf

Gotta Love this Marc Jacobs Crossbody

Statement Ring

Liebskind Satchel - Loves this color!

Gotta have a leopard print scarf in your accessory closet!

The price on this timepiece is unbelievable! $166...

Stay tuned for Part II of this post…For the Gents!!

Image Credits: Nordstrom

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Haul!

Every May and November Nordstrom has a Half Yearly Sale where they mark down certain items for women and children. I always look forward to Nordstrom’s sales because I can usually purchase things that I’ve been watching for a discounted price (usually 33-40% off ). I didn’t go too crazy this year because I knew that their Anniversary Sale was going to be right around the corner (July 15th-19th, but I’ll get into that later on in the post). I did cop a handful of items because, as you know, I love Nordies, and how could I pass on such great deals on designer accessories?! Anywhoo…Here’s what I picked up:

Michael Kors Resin Chronograph Watch, $134.90

Coach Sandal, $57.90

Carrera Eyewear "NASKA" Sunglasses, $59.90

Coach Sandal, $57.90

I’d been watching the Michael Kors timepiece for quite some time and I was so excited once I saw that is was marked down from $225 (40% off). I’ve also been eyeballing Carrera sunglasses for over a year now and I decided to purchase these in particular because they are quite cute and retro, and they were marked down from $120. As for the Coach sandals, those were just a spare of the moment splurge! I needed some flat sandals that I could dress up or down so I copped these.

Every July Nordstrom also has an Anniversary Sale where cardholders can get first dibs on designer merchandise that hasn’t (technically) been released yet. A Nordstrom associate usually calls me to see if I’d like to pre-order anything for that particular sale. However, anyone can take advantage of the sale from July 15th to July 19th.

The exclusivity and customer service at Nordstrom is amazing! If you aren’t a frequent flyer at Nordies then you are not in the know!! Happy Shopping! XOXO

She’Luxe Couture!!! LOVES IT!!

When you can’t find accessories that define your style, make them yourself!! That is what the owners of She’Luxe Couture have done. Their unique sense of style permeates through their handmade pieces, and offers us a range of looks to choose from.

I am currently contemplating which ones I want to purchase, but its such a hard decision, as they have so many hot pieces!! Here are some of my favorite looks from them:

You must cop at least one of their pieces to add to your accessory closet. The price points are amazing!! Their earrings range from about $25-$60, which is quite reasonable considering the originality of each piece. They are currently having an online sale so be sure to take advantage!!

You can access these fabulous earrings and more online at http://www.sheluxecouture.com. Also be sure to like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SheluxeCouture and follow them on Twitter @SheLuxeCouture.

Image Credits: She’luxe Couture

Quick Post: Feather Earrings from Urban Outfitters

I was in Urban Outfitters in Chinatown yesterday (Washington, D.C.) and instead of buying this $80 top that I adored, I purchased these feather earrings that were much cheaper!

I’ve been looking for some fab feather earrings for quite some time now. However, all the feather earrings I come across are way too over the top. These are a bit understated but I’m sure they won’t get lost in my tresses…loves them!!!

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15 Bare Accessory Essentials!!

The following are items that every woman must have in her accessory closet. I actually tried come up with a list of ten must have accessories, but I felt like I was leaving out some vital pieces. You don’t have to buy all these items at once…these are pieces that you can add to your wardrobe over time. However, if you stumble upon some bargains on items you don’t own, then seize the moment…carpe diem!! Of course you can own more than one of each, but if you’re starting from scratch, here is a list of the my Bare Accessory Essentials:

  1. Everyday Handbag
  2. A Pair of Chic Sunglasses
  3. A Pair of Fabulous Earrings
  4. An Eye Catching Scarf
  5. Nail Polish (If you aren’t into painting your nails, that’s okay!)
  6. A Pair of Flat Shoes
  7. A Clutch
  8. A Pair of Stud Earrings
  9. A Timepiece
  10. A Statement Necklace
  11. A Pair of High Heel Shoes (Sandals/Pumps/Peep Toe)
  12. A Cocktail Ring
  13. A Belt
  14. A Pair of Winter Boots
  15. A Bracelet/Bangle

Bonus Essential: Make-Up – Your face doesn’t have to be totally made up on a daily basis, but at least groom your eyebrows and throw on some chapstick or lip gloss! Also make sure that your skin is clear and moisturize…it makes a huge difference!

Final Note: Be sure not to fill your closet with a bunch of expensive, trendy junk…you want the majority of the things in your accessory closet to be items that you can mix-n-match and recreate as time goes on. Obviously, not everything in your closet will last a life time, but you will want these items to at least last you a couple of seasons.

Happy Shopping!! Muah!! XOXO

Image: Closet-Shelf

I am loving Asos!!!!

I am so eager to place an order on http://www.asos.com!!  They have some of the cutest accessories. They are offering free shipping on all orders and free return shipping as well. You can’t go wrong!! Here are some of the accessories I am thinking about ordering…Enjoy!!!

Statement Flower Earrings $21.52

Leather Leopard Print Pony Skin Purse (Clutch) $35.86

Nude Hanging Feathers and Bead Earrings $17.93

Talullah Tu Large Tribal Tiered Drop Earrings $28.69

Statement Long Tassel Earrings $28.69

Asos Leather Portfolio Clutch $98.62

Wide Mixed Feather Hairband $10.76

Statement Multi Chains Drop Earrings $21.52

Asymmetric Hanging Peacock Feather Alice Band $21.52

Warehouse Lurex Straw Clutch Bag $50.20

Copper Beaded Leaf Headband $10.76

Color Block Bangles $26.90

Image Credits: Asos

Stayed tuned for my next post…Smooches!!! XOXO

Metallics for Spring

Metallics are in for the Spring 2011! Check out some of my picks below:

Metallic Cuff Bracelet from Marc Jacobs

Bangles from Cara Accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vince Camuto "Aprodite" Sandal

MICHAEL Michael Kors Braided Chain Platforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madison Hobo from Coach

"Dreamy Logo - Birdie" Satchel from Marc Jacobs

 

Image credits: http://www.nordstrom.com