Holiday Shopping: Kate Spade New York Glitz, Glamour, Sequins and Glitter Holiday Gift Guide

When I think of Kate Spade New York the first two words that come to mind are glitz and glamour, oh and at affordable prices too (I might add.) With the holiday season upon us, many of us will be heading to parties and fun events, and what better way to accessorize than with glitter, sequins and sparkles? Especially when it comes to shoes, handbags, dresses and home accessories.

Here are a few of my absolute favorites from one of my favorite gals, Miss Kate Spade New York!










I love Kate Spade New York iPhone cases. I had a horrible mishap a few years ago, I accidentally drove off with my iPhone on the top of my car, and didn’t realize it until I got home (which was only about a mile away). Much to my surprise, I found my phone at the stop sign (a mile away) still fully intact and without a single scratch. How’s that for durability?! Glam and durable, what more can I say!!! 😉




























Would love this Kate Spade glitter bow belt with dark wide leg trousers!







These Kate Spade New York glitter coasters would make a fab hostess gift, they’re also perfect for the holidays…especially New Year’s Eve!



Fashion: Max & Chloe Jewelry 20% off Sale + Fall Must Haves!

With fall officially here and the holiday season nearly upon us, it’s time to restock that jewelry box with great fashionably trendy pieces at deep discounts! If you’re in search of some great stocking stuffer buys for mom, sis, or your bestie (there are only 70 days until Christmas) look no further as Max & Chloe – my favorite online jewelry destination – is offering 20% your entire jewelry purchase until Wednesday, October 15th! How fab is that?!!!! All you have to do is use code: SHIP20MC at checkout and you are good to go! Happy shopping 🙂



Fall jewelry must haves!


Love this beautiful gold plated cuff by Kenneth Jay Lane:




As I’ve mentioned in the past, I am obsessed with monograms! I adore this trendy necklace by West Avenue Jewelry




This statement necklace by Blu Bijoux is not only gorgeous, but only $26. Ummm….yes, please! This would be perfect for fall, especially during the holidays with a fabulous top or cute dress!




I love crowns. I honestly can’t get enough of them. I think this ring is calling my name. Seriously!



I am a turquoise fanatic. When I go to flea markets, antique shops, etc. the first place I head to is the case with the turquoise jewelry. Don’t you just love this turquoise bangle with diamonds? ADORE!




Every girl needs a dainty pair of gorgeous diamond stud earrings!








Celeb Fashion Find: Basketball Wives and Belle Star Tami Romans in Hermes!

Basketball Wives star Tami Romans looked fab hailing a cab in NYC recently, wearing a stunning brocade Hale Bob coat and metallic pants, which she accessorized with black Giuseppe Zanotti pointy toe heels and a stunning black Hermes Birkin bag. Doesn’t she look glam?! Adore this look. Be sure to look for Tami in TV One’s new comedy series Belle in January 2013!



Belle star Tami Romans poses after leaving a NYC Starbucks! PHOTO CREDIT: TAJ

“Belle” star Tami Romans poses leaving a NYC Starbucks! PHOTO CREDIT: TAJ



"Belle" star Tami Romans hails a cab in NYC in a bright Hale Bob coat and metallic silver pants, which she accessorized with Giuseppe Zanotti black pointy toe heels, leather gloves and a Hermes Birkin bag. PHOTO CREDIT: TAJ

“Belle” star Tami Romans hails a cab in New York City in a bright Hale Bob coat and metallic silver pants, which she accessorized with Giuseppe Zanotti black pointy toe heels, leather gloves and a Hermes Birkin bag. PHOTO CREDIT: TAJ



Sale Alert! Max&Chloe Jewelry Labor Day Sale Favorites!

Looking to update your jewelry box for fall? The Max&Chloe sale is definitely where it’s at if you’re looking to buy a new necklace, chunky bracelet, statement ring or fab pair of earrings! Here’s how it works: spend $75 get $15 off; $150 gets you $30 off; spend $300 and get $60 off; $500 gets you $100 and last but definitely not least- spend $1000 and get $200 off all by utilizing coupon code: LABOR12MC at checkout.


Here are a few of my absolute favs in no particular order:


JG Gold and Black Crystal Cuff Bracelet. Max&Chloe



GALA by Daniela Swaebe Tribal Orange Quartzite Necklace. Max&Chloe



Andara Triple Drop Silver Druzy Chandelier Earrings. Max&Chloe



Blu Bijoux Stretchable Turquoise Bead and Crystal Cross Bracelet. Max&Chloe



Blu Bijoux Red Macrame and Crystal Evil Eye Bracelet. Max&Chloe


Love this bib necklace in the hottest colors of the season: purple and turquoise!

Blu Bijoux Gold, Turquoise and Purple Freeform Bib Necklace. Max&Chloe



Blu Bijoux Stone Bib Necklace in Black and Gold. Max&Chloe



MM Crystal Montana Swarovski Crystal Blue and Bronze Ring. Max&Chloe



Sethi Couture White Diamond Gold and Rhodium Leaf Band in Gunmetal. Max&Chloe



Syster P Samsara Ring in Smokey Quartz and Gold. Max&Chloe



ABS Double Horn Bib Necklace in Antique Gold. Max&Chloe



ABS Wide Silver Mesh Bracelet. Max&Chloe


Ben-Amun Large Crystal Floral Bracelet Stone: Swarovski crystals, czech glass pearls Metal: Antique silver plating, pewter. Max&Chloe


West Avenue Jewelry Large Monogram Necklace in Silver (also available in gold, rose gold, etc). Max&Chloe



Nashelle Gold Initial Necklace. Max&Chloe



West Avenue Jewelry Monogram Gold Disk Necklace (also available in various colors). Max&Chloe



Roberta Chiarella Gold Turquoise and Green Layered Necklace. Max&Chloe



Video: Emotional Video of Four Time Olympian Hunter Kemper’s Journey to the 2012 Olympics



Olympian Hunter Kemper. Image courtesy of

Olympian Hunter Kemper. Image courtesy of


    Olympian, Hunter Kemper just set a record by qualifying for his fourth Olympics, but it wasn't without any hurdles. After breaking his elbow (a plate and 13 screws) at the 2011 Triathlete Elite Series Race it was uncertain whether the three-time Olympian would be competing for a fourth in London, but the tenacious athlete never gave up. Kemper, who was ranked 71st prior to going into the race, fought a hard battle and qualified for his fourth Olympics and will be competing for a medal in London!

    If you'd like to support Hunter and all members of Team USA, head over to the Duracell Virtual Stadium (a Facebook application) where you'll be able to upload messages of support for the athletes. They'll be able to see these in person via 28-feet of TV screens at the P&G Family Home in London. You can also upload a message of support at



"Duracell, a sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games, has partnered with Hunter to help support and showcase the dedication that goes into qualifying and training for the Olympic Games. Check out this video of Hunter from the San Diego ITU World Triathlon where Hunter finished fifth overall and qualified to represent his country in London." – Duracell