We have been making a wishlist for Mother’s Day…shocker! Thought we would share some of our India Hicks picks for your shopping inspiration…
First…The Crown Jewels…
The Komboloi is just the right piece to help Mom chill
Keep Mom In the Loop
Keep her smellin’ fresh-n-fancy with this brilliant Pomander Ball necklace
Let her dance the night away in the Disco Volante earring
The Double O necklace…a statement-maker
And a belle must always be fully accessorized…
The Agra Tassel will help her keep up with her keys…stylishly, of course!
The Big Zipper
The classic Lady P handbag
The “with it” Dougal clutch
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We’ve talked about the clutch before, belles, (remember this?) but we want to be sure you were listening!! These little stylish bags are perfectly polished all alone for those “pulled-together” moments…holding all of the necessities without screaming for attention…but are small enough to pop into the big day bag for the belle on-the-go. (Speaking of that day bag, one of us had someone call hers a “samsonite” the other day! Time to downsize? Probably not 😉
Here are a few of our faves for fall…
The Alexander Wang Dumbo
From India Hicks…
From Clare V….
How could a belle possibly go wrong??!
And for some local options…
From Cone & Coleman Collection on Main Street in Greenville:Great texture…great colors!
From Twill on Augusta Road:Three separate pouches to snap together or use separately…brilliant!!
From Muse Shoe Studio:Perfectly polished for sure! for a little walk on the wild side…just sayin’
And from Savvy…(for some serious retail therapy):
A belle-ringin’ two-fer!! Both of these are due in-store soon, ready for your fall updates!
Clutch ’em while you can, belles!
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Mother’s Day is just a week away! Time to make a plan if you haven’t (and we belles must admit…it’s crept up on us!). We thought we would share some swoon-worthy gift picks from some of our favorite area shops for you local belles in need of that perfect something for Mother Dear. (and we have included some links for online shopping for those of you a bit more far-flung…can’t forget our friends from afar!)
Put these shops in your GPS and put it in drive…Cone and Coleman, Monkees of the Westend, Savvy, Paisley & Paper, Twill, and Muse.
First stop on our shopping spree…Cone and Coleman on Greenville’s Main Street – accessory heaven! Our picks:
Perhaps a clutch?…
These are beautiful deerskin leather, made in Italy
…and maybe a bauble or two…
Not your basic earring, these have an interesting edge….a must-see, and a must-buy! The ladies at Cone and Coleman will not lead you astray. Stop in for other suggestions!
Heading on down Main Street, we popped into Monkees…and found these excellent options:
The ladies at Monkees might even know her size!!
for an accessory option: …they have a beautiful selection of Sylvia Benson necklaces…handmade in Cary, North Carolina (spreadin’ the local love)…just under the $100 mark
a S’well water bottle is an excellent choice…and the large fits an entire bottle of wine! (just sayin’)
Farther down Augusta Road, we paid a visit to our friendly ladies at Savvy to pick their brains for ya. Here are their suggestions…
How about these beautiful Love Poppy necklaces? And they don’t hurt the wallet! Just $56-88
and you might have seen belles wearing some of these about town…Twine and Twig necklaces are all the rage! ($120 – $280)
and these Melvin tassles are just too much fun!! The necklaces range from $95-116, but they also have bracelets from $25-45.
Moving on to our next stop….Muse Shoe Studio is our go-to shoe source, but Musette and Jenny have lots more to offer!
We belles are ALL ABOUT these rings!!! They look far more expensive than they really are…always a good thing in our opinion! Just $50-55
…beautifully creative necklaces and earrings range from $20 to $98. Something for every budget!
and how can you not find something on their scarf wall? At just $28-$48, you might just grab 2 or 3!
Hopping a couple of doors down…the dear belles at Twill have lots to offer.
For a multi-purpose zippered pouch…
…these Gigi lovelies can’t be beat. And BONUS…Twill is having a Gigi Trunk Show this week from Wednesday to Saturday!! If you can’t find it there, it can’t be had.
Twill has every color of the rainbow…and stripes to boot…in the ever-so-comfortable yet put-together-looking Piko knit tops. Moms of all ages could LIVE in these…and they are only $32!!! An absolute steal!!
And for a more ornamental option…Twill has this very creative line of baubles from Suzanna Dai. These range in price from around $200-350 and are quite the statement! Another BONUS! Twill will also be featuring a trunk show for this line as well! (again…Wednesday – Saturday of this week).
One last stop just up the way…at Paisley & Paper. Marty has options galore!!
How about linens (napkins, aprons…) from Hen House Linens? The colors and patterns would brighten any mom’s day!
or these Spartina lovelies (made in Daufuskie Island…spreadin’ the local love again) would be a great option for helping to keep mom organized. (We can use all the help we can get with that!)
– and last, but most certainly not least…how about a practical yet snazzy clip board (for more options in the organization department?) Let us tell you, dear Marty is just the best!! We needed a couple of these at the last minute about a week or so ago…so she whipped them up and even delivered them to our door! Now that’s service!
So, there you have it. A little something for any mom, wife, grandmother…on your list. You’re welcome!!
Happy Mother’s Day!
What’s a belle to do when she needs to pare down that fabulous (but rather bulky) day bag? …Or she is traveling and needs to make the day-to night transition “in a clutch”? Why she grabs one of these little goodies! (Left to right: neutral snakeskin from GiGi, hand-tooled camel leather from Satchel, classic black from K. Slademade…available at http://www.giginewyork.com, http://www.shopsatchel.com, http://www.kslademade.com and local shops like Muse and Gage’s in Greenville, SC) Many come with a removable strap for extra versatility (Satchel and k. Slademade) but it’s hardly a deal-breaker without! Toss one in your day bag or carry-on to hold the essentials (think lipstick, credit card, phone…). When you would rather not have the kitchen sink on your shoulder, grab the clutch and go! They are also perfect for small packables in luggage (jewelry, special scarf…). Then when it’s time to dress for dinner, you have some stylish options available!
Some other favorites:
(Claire Vivier striped fold-over and leopard hair fold-over…and lots of other colors and options – available at http://www.shopstyle.com)
(Top to bottom: B Brian Atwood Lana rhinestone-studded clutch, Comme des Garçons medium clover-stamped zip pouch – available at http://www.saksfifthavenue.com)
ready, set, clutch-n-go!!