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Glow-T Gift Guide: Accessories

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Glow-T’s Holiday Gift Guide continues with accessories. Accessories are a great way to personalize gift-giving. The gift-giver can add a bit of their own style into an item that will be cherished for years. From trendy cross-body bags to classic sunglasses, here are a few accessories ideas for that special someone in your life.

Zara ~ Sash Belt: $19.90

Ray-Ban ~ Wayfarer: $145.00

Bloomingdales ~ MARC BY MARC JACOBS Henry Rose Gold Watch: $225.00

Rebecca Minkoff ~ Mini M.A.C. Clutch: $195.00

J.Crew ~ Hearthstone Infinity Scarf: $68.00

Boot Dupe: Isabel Marant Dicker Boot

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The coveted Isabel Marant Dicker Boot is in great demand this season, and not to mention, sold out in most stores. The suede ankle boots have quickly become a must-have item for Fall Fashion. Adorned by celebrities and fashionistas everywhere, the Dicker Boot appears to agree with anything paired with it. It’s proven versatility and range represents effortless style that can be worn all-year-round.

With a price tag of around $600, I have scoured the web in search of similar – more affordable – options. Each replica is a great rendition of a classic ankle boot and are available in black, tan, brown/cognac. Create a standout casual style with these worthy advisories.

Steve Madden ~ Pembrook: $99.98

Dolce Vita ~ Jamison Ankle Boot: $119.00

Report ~ Marks Bootie: $98.95

Old Navy ~ Faux-Leather Ankle Boots: $22.99

Flashy Flats: Deena & Ozzy Metal Cap Toe Skimmer

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Deena & Ozzy Metal Cap Toe Skimmer

Add flats to your party-style this season with Denna & Ozzy Metal Cap Toe Skimmers. These flashy flats are not only comfortable but a great style to effortlessly maneuver from day to night.

Perfect for all occasions, these flats will embellish any outfit. Enhance a casual outfit with skinny jeans and drapey blouse or temper a dressed-up look in a simple black dress. The shiny silver toe will be the focal point at any party.

5 under $50: Earrings by ASOS

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This season, swap out the statement necklace for a pair of elaborate earrings. A great way to finish a look, earrings draw attention to the face as well as inhance the shape. For example:

Round Face: Long dangly earrings will elongate and slim the face and neck.

Heart-Shaped Face: Tear drop and chandelier, any bottom-heavy earring, will soften a pointed chin.

Square Face: Round hoops and bottom-heavy earrings will soften the contours of the face.

Oval Face: A classic shape that works with any style, but stay away from thin and long, will pull the face down.

ASOS is fantastic for inexpensive accessories. Constantly stocking new and unique pieces that are made with quality and detail. Here are 5 under $50:

Deco Drop Stone Earrings: $21.56

Python Print Chandelier Earrings: $17.07

Drop Earrings with Vintage Look Stone and Fan Detail: $26.96

Teardrop Rope Doorknocker Earrings: $21.56

Geometric Drop Earrings: $17.07

The Classics: Miu Miu Suade Mary Jane Pumps

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Miu Miu Suade Mary Jane Pumps

Mary Jane was a character created by Richard Outcault for his comic strip, Buster Brown. Published in 1902, Mary Jane was the little sister of the main character, Buster Brown. Outcault used this comic to advertise his products for The Brown Shoe Company and eventually the style of the shoe worn by the little girl became known in popular cultures as Mary Janes.

Traditionally made in black patent leather and only worn by young girls, the current style of the Mary Jane has come a long way. Available in platform, stiletto and chunky heels and with bauble and buckle garnishes, the Mary Jane is the classiest classic.

The Suade Mary Jane Pumps by Miu Miu are the epitome of the classic feminine shoe. Perfectly constructed, this shoe is not only elegant but adorable at the same time. The sexy stiletto and platform adds height and balance as the dainty strap reveals it’s feminine nature.

The Mary Jane can be found in many forms and designer’s collections. Celebrate the holidays with your favorite party dress and Mary Jane.

Cozy Sweaters: Vince

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When it’s cold outside, nothing is cozier than a warm sweater. Like a comfortable blanket, winter knits should be soft, cozy and also shapely. Sweaters designed by Vince are some of my favorite. Always on trend year after year, Vince sweaters not only provide warmth but style. Celebrate cold winter days in these cozy sweaters.

VINCE

Oversized Cowl Sweater

Colorblock Turtleneck Sweater

Cable Square Sweater

Honeycomb Turtleneck Sweater

Boot Week: Cole Haan Air Whitley Knit Boot

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Cole Haan Air Whitley Boot

Boot Week ends with a fun lace-up boot.

The Air Whitley Knit Boot by Cole Haan provides both comfort and style. Supported with Nike Air technology, these boots feel like running sneakers. The classic lace-up style is detailed with a stretch knit sock that lines the entire boot. The cap-toe detail provides a military twist and the over-lapping sock screams cold winter days. Pair these boots with black leggings and winter coat for a warm and comfy elegance.

Choose a boot this season that suits your needs and taste. With so many different styles and designs available, you don’t have to pick just one…

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ashling

Denim Expedition: Seven For All Mankind

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California Coast Classic Straight Leg Jeans

Shopping for jeans is an exhausting experience. Hauling 15 pairs of denim into the dressing room, hoping that at least one is the perfect fit, style and color.

Seven For All Mankind Classic Straight Leg in California Coast is my current blue ribbon-winner. Wanting to test-drive a new style and vear away from the skinny jean, I went looking for a pair of jeans I could live-in. Don’t get me wrong I do love the skinny, however, sometimes I want jeans to look like jeans and not second skin.

The Classic Straight Leg is exactly that…classic. Form-fitting in all the right areas to accentuate the body, but leaves room for comfort, detail and style. These jeans are soft and comfortable and have an amazing stretch. The dark inky-blue wash is my favorite for everyday jeans, polished and perfectly worn-in.

Weekend Ensemble: Free People

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This Labor Day Weekend experiment with some textured shorts. Suede, leather or corduroy can update a look instantly.

These Free People suede shorts introduce a bohemian vibe to an outfit. I love the colorful detailing of the belt that sits nicely against these textured shorts. Paired with a simple tee and ankle boots, you will be ready for any occasion.

Test drive a boho-chic look this 3-day weekend and try-on texture.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ashling

Lavish Leg-Wear: Wolford Fashion Tights

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Wolford Fashion Tights

For 60 years Wolford has positioned itself as a luxury brand of stockings, leg-wear and under garments. The Austrian fashion house rank the highest in quality, technology and innovative design.

The Wolford Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection has a strong baroque design. The leg-wear collection includes a wide array of tights, stockings, leggings and knee-highs. Elaborate yet feminine, each item accentuates a womans body and style.

Wear these intrinsic fashion tights with solid colors to make them pop. Try them on with this season’s hot booties and don’t be afraid to pair them with open-toe shoes. Wolford Fashion Tights are a fun and easy way to make humdrum outfits, electric.

SALE ALERT: Vince – Waxed Cotton Trenchcoat

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Vince Waxed Cotton Trenchcoat

A trenchcoat can be worn all-year-round and never go out of style. Popular for centuries, this classic coat continues to evolve in both style and design.

This Waxed Cotton Trenchcoat by Vince is simple and clean. Typical in trenchcoat design, the cuff straps on the raglan sleeves add detail as well as protection from wind and rain.  The double-breasted silhouette remains classic as well as the belt that cinches at the waist. This trench is made of waxed cotton that will ensure durability on cold and wet days.

Saks Fifth Avenue online sale is compiled of fantastic spring and summer items. This Vince Trenchcoat is on sale for $197.99 from $495.00. Get it while it lasts!

5 under $50: Summer Sunglasses

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Must-have summer accessory… sunglasses. Available in a superabundance of styles, colors and designs, determining the right shape for your face structure can be exhausting. I have chosen five universally flattering designs that will look fantastic on anyone. From classic aviators to fun heart-shaped lenses, here are some options to change up your look without breaking the bank.

Topshop – Knot Detail Large Sunglasses – $32.00

Asos – Gold Mirrored Sunglasses – $20.69

Forever 21 – F6689 Sunglasses – $5.86

Blue Moon – Heart Shaped Sunglasses – $22.00

Urban Outfitters – Candy Beach Two-Toned Cat Eye Sunglasses – $12.99

5 under $50: Summer Sandals

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Available in an assortment of styles and colors, a fun pair of sandals can perk-up any ensemble. Like an accessory, this item can enrich a look, simply and affordably. Sandals can take the place of a flip-flop to refine a casual outfit or beautify a more polished look. On trend for this summer, choose bright colors, from neon to pastels. Or adopt a pair of sandals with quirky and flirty embellishments like beading, studs, tassels or rope. With so many options, a lovely pair of flat sandals can define your style personality. Here are a couple choices all $50 and under:

Topshop Hatty2 Tellow Bow Sandals – $50.00

Rip Curl Gladiatress 3 Sandal – $38.00

Forever 21 Mosaic Leatherette Sandals – $19.80

Mia Plaka Braided Sandal – $44.50

Alloy Bella Sandal – $29.90

Weekend Ensemble: Diane von Furstenburg Jhumpa

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Diane von Furstenberg Jhumpa

Keeping with the romper theme, this weekend throw on this Jhumpa by Diane von Furstenberg. This silk jumpsuit is a fun and playful option for weekend festivities.

The golden amber color is novel and exotic. The silk fabric is delicate and feels like butter on the skin. The shape is flowing and comfortable, perfect for a warm day.

Wear the Jhumpa on it’s own with flats or wedges or pair with a silk cardigan and chunky heels. This beautiful burnish color creates a great canvas for accessories. Style with a ton of gold necklaces and/or bracelets or plant a pop of color and with turquoise stones or red-beaded earrings.

Rompers are a versatile one-piece outfit that is great for weekend wear.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ashling

How To: DIY Sea Salt Spray

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Get summer-beach hair all year long with this easy do-it-yourself recipe!

Ingredients:

✒ Spray Bottle

✒ 8 fl oz distilled or filtered water

✒ 1 Tsp Sea Salt

✒ 1/2 Tsp Coconut Oil

✒ 1/2 Tsp Moroccanoil

Directions:

Place oils in a small microwavable bowl. Heat for 5 seconds. Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake!

How-to:

Spray on damp or dry hair. The more spray added-the more texture. Scrunch and style!

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