While doing research for posts (aka online window shopping), I find a lot of great pieces that won’t work for a stand-alone post and it always make me a little sad when I can’t find a home for one of my new finds. To find shelter for these orphan items, I’ve decided to create a new feature, Belle’s Weekly Favorites. Splurge or Save will move to Thursdays to make way for this new feature on Monday mornings.
1. Isis Necklace ($140) and Elephant Necklace ($85) from Julie Collection // 2. Mango Patent Tote ($79) // 3. Mango Shiny Messenger Handbag ($25) // 4. Sure Shot ($8) and Penny Talk ($8) Nail Polishes from Essie. // 5. Tocca Scallop Neck Blouse ($179) // 6. Vince Draped Silk Georgette Blouse ($255) // 7. Bobbi Brown Bronzer-Blush Duo ($36)
One. I learned about the Julie Collection in this month’s Lucky magazine, and after visiting their website, I fell in love with their simple, sophisticated pieces. These necklaces are the perfect blend of dainty-elegance and statement-making chic. The Isis necklace (at left) has a double strand and a gorgeous chalcedony pendant. I’m positively smitten.
Two and Three. If you’re looking for a stylish work bag, I adore this dome tote. The classic shape makes it the perfect basic handbag. And if your wardrobe needs a burst of sparkle, this flap clutch with a chain strap is a shot-in-the-arm for your evening attire.
Four. Essie is making the BEST colors right now. I’m already wearing their blistering-red Lollipop shade constantly, and I just invested in Sure Shot, a metallic raspberry, and Penny Talk, the perfect shade of copper. At $8 a piece, they’re an inexpensive way to indulge in something new for summer.
Five. This sleeveless blouse from Tocca is casual and chic. I love the bright blue scallops and the v-back. It would look amazing under a grey business suit or with white trousers.
Six. I love the soft, neutral color of this silk blouse from Vince. It would pair beautifully with a pencil skirt or a pair of jeans. It’s a great piece for the end of summer or as a base layer for the colder months.
Seven. I am a firm believer that Bobbi Brown makes the best blushes–sheer, but highly pigmented with buildable coverage. This bronzer-blush duo mixes shades of Pink Peony and Bahama Brown to create the ideal face palette for summer. So if you need a soft, sheer bronzer-blush combo to give you the perfect healthy glow, you need this duo.