New at Girlshop, this Satin Evening Peacock Evening Bag by Stacey Lapidus tops my holiday wishlist (for today anyway…)
Anne Maa’s background in fashion design is clear in her divinely elegant, but ever so wearable collections. Classic elements combine in an utterly modern way – the result is jewelry that is not only incredibly unique, but above the rush of trends; pieces that are truly timeless. Check out Anne Maa Designs - Athena Says readers, treat yourself to free shipping – just enter ATHENA at checkout.
In my opinion, it is NEVER too early to start holiday shopping – by stocking up on great finds throughout the year I can happily avoid the dreaded rush in December. Another great reason to stock up now – sales. One of the most darling online boutiques – iglubu – is not only hosting a site wide sale through 11 November – something new will be featured daily with a I-must-have–this discount. The absolute best part is that they are using this promotion to introduce the new seasonal line up of handbags, clutches and wristlets – something new to see nearly everyday – now if that’s not a reason to visit often, I don’t know what is…
After finally deciding on a laptop I ended up with a beautiful new MacBook – yes, it has been a nightmare trying to move all of my PC based files over – but all my Mac friends say it is worth it in the end. Its smooth, glossy surface begged for outerwear and I found an indie designer who could oblige. Flicka launched when designer Alive Cervantes was working as a news reporter – while on assignment she noticed the plethora of drab, lifeless laptop cases she and her colleges all carried and knew it was time for a colorful change. Her Etsy shop is full of beautiful bags – I just received mine and absolutely love it – it is a perfect fit and an ideal shape to toss (gently) into the bottomless pit that is my purse - and at that price point I can have one in every pattern.
New lovelies at my favorite shop for affordable uber-glam accessories; if I had not just bought the Kenneth Jay Lane serpent ring I posted here – that beauty would be mine – looks like it will have to settle for wishlist status for now. How I would love a rock like that about my neck - and the calfskin clutches studded with Swarovski crystal are especially delish…
Kim Lyons is the designer behind Yndigo – an incredible line of jewels that beg you to pack your bags and take off to an exotic local. Kim’s awards as a designer include Best Indie Women’s Accessory (Jewelry) at the 2003 Indie Fashion Awards and a nomination for the Fashion Group International’s 8th Annual Rising Star Awards – Accessories (2005). I love this piece pictured - rock this with a sarong and a Pina Colada! Athena Says readers receive 15% off their order - just enter ATHENA at checkout.
Dee-zigns is full of beautiful little baubles – designer Toni Johnson has quite a discerning eye for color. My favorite is the Alexandra, pictured here – handcrafted of Peruvian opals and amazonite – it is a gorgeous double strand of pure enchantment.
I am loving the new Mom Boutique at Creative Outlet Designs. Run by designer Megan whose re-structured children’s jeans I fell in love with some time ago – her latest collection features her signature Shaggy Mosaic style. The prints she uses together are all at once unexpected and beautiful – the best part? She embellishes your favorite pair of jeans so you are sure to get a perfect fit!