Happy New Years!

Wishing you and yours a healthy and Happy New Year!

As mentioned in last week’s Friday’s Most Wanted, I was looking for a pair of feather earrings to wear for NYE. Below is a picture of the earrings I purchased for the occasion, and the sterling silver ball drop earrings are a Christmas present from my mom. I think I am going to stick with the black feather earrings since I purchased a matching bracelet, but aren’t the ball drop earrings just great? Thanks mom!

NYE Earring Choices

Mercier Beaucoup, Best Wishes 2012! Card, $5.00

The beautiful card above is from a fabulous stationary company I recently discovered called Mercier Beaucoup. Check them out here!



Friday’s Most Wanted

Being shopaholics, my mom and I went shopping the day before Christmas, just to find some last-minute Christmas deals. While there we stopped at Express, and I found today’s most wanted piece – a black lace dress from Express.

Express, Metallic Rouched Lace Dress, $128

There are several reasons a love this dress. First of all, I’m a huge, huge fan of lace, especially when it is done right such as in the dress above. I also love how there is a lighter color underneath the lace, giving the dress a unique look. Lastly, it’s black, and every woman should own a little black dress.

Express, Metallic Rouched Lace Dress, $128

Christmas Greetings

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy the time spent with loved ones on this special day. Being Ukrainian, my family and I do not celebrate with our entire family until Ukrainian Christmas on Jan. 7. Today is our small celebration – just 4 of my immediate family members. We find whatever restaurant is open and see a movie (it is actually rather relaxing!).

Our beautiful tree, which stays up long past Jan. 7.

Freshly baked Christmas cookies.

Christmas in style!

Photo Credit: polyvore.com

Friday’s Most Wanted

I have been looking for some jewelry to complete my New Years Eve outfit, and I think I have finally found the perfect earrings. My outfit consists of a simple black dress, tights with a little sparkle in them, black wedge boots, a bracelet , and hopefully these earrings (or something like them)! Therefore, today’s most wanted is a pair of purple Betsey Johnson feather earrings.

Zappos.com, Betsey Johnson Tzarina Feather Mirror Drop Earrings, $37.99

Since I’m really loving this new feather trend, here are some more stylish feather earrings I found.

Buckle.com, BKE Feather Earrings, $10

Windsorstore.com, Purple/Gold Feather Earrings, $6.90

Wetseal.com, Colorblock Feather Earrings, $4.75

Fashionistas Holiday Gift Lists

I recently came across a fun section in FashionWeekDaily, a fashion magazine in NYC. The section is called “Gifts from the Gifted” and features famous fashionistas and their recommended Holiday gifts.

Here are a few I liked:

1) Bernard Maisner personalized stationery and accessories – chosen by Linda Fargo, Women’s Fashion Director, Bergdorf Goodman.

Bernard Maisner Notecards, between $18-$120

2) Stella McCartney “days of the week” knickers - chosen by Colleen Sherin, women’s fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Stella McCartney "days of the week" knickers, $195

3) Diptyque Winter Collection Candles – chosen by Stephanie Solomon, VP of women’s fashion direction, Bloomingdale’s.

Diptyque Winter Collection Candles, $68 (6.5 oz.) or $32 (2.4 oz.)

4) Fred’s at Barney’s New York all natural peanut butter – Chosen by Amanda Brooks, Fashion Director, Barney’s New York.

Fred's at Barneys New York all natural peanut butter, $14 per jar

What are your favorite holiday gifts to give?

Monday’s Style Quote

“Paris, I’m in love with … Istanbul, I fell in love with, and in Japan, Kyoto is a passionate, long-lasting love. If I was young, New York would have been fun … Chelsea in London is a phantom love, my mother’s house by the river Thames. But childhood is the place I loved — and miss — the most.” -Jane Birkin, when asked “What’s your favorite place on earth?”

Jane Birkin, an English-born actress and singer, is the woman who inspired the beautiful lusted-after Hermes Birkin bag. This quote comes from a Jane Birkin interview on refinery29.com. I just loved how she answered the question “What’s your favorite place on earth?” After naming a few fabulous places, she settled with her childhood as her favorite and most missed place on earth – so eloquently put.

Jane Birkin

Red Hermes Birkin Bag

Don’t forget to check back today at 12 p.m., when the 3 winners of the Sedimentary Press holiday giveaway will be chosen! Get your final comments in now and enter for your chance to win!

Friday’s Most Wanted

Today’s most wanted is just about one of the most gorgeous bags I have ever seen! I didn’t buy it…since it is a bit out of my price range (around $179 at T.J. Maxx), but I took some photos to share with you.

Jack Russell Malletier Bag

Jack Russell Malletier Bag Inside

Jack Russell Malletier Close up and Tag

Isn’t this bag beautiful? I especially love it because of the name, Jack Russell Malletier  (JRM) – probably because I have a Jack Russell Fox Terrier. JRM is a brand from Paris, France.


Sears $100 Gift Card Giveaway on Examiner.com

Hello friends. I wanted to let you all know that I am also giving away a $100 gift card to Sears, as part of a promotional offer from the company. This giveaway will not take place here on my blog, but instead on my Philadelphia Budget Fashion Examiner page. If you are interested in entering to win a $100 Sears gift card, please visit my latest article entitled Shop Sears: Enter the holiday giveaway to win a $100 Sears gift card, and follow the giveaway directions. Good luck!

Enter to win a $100 Sears gift card!