Archive for the ‘arm candy’ Category

love is (still) in the air: a belated valentine’s day look
February 17, 2014

hello friends,

i hope you all enjoyed a wonderful valentine’s day, whether that meant dinner with your special someone, a night in with the gal pals, or some solo-and-happy retail therapy!

having spent friday in the most casual of gear with my littlest in tow, i deemed yesterday my makeup opportunity for this year’s “day of love” outfit.

what resulted from (what i humbly consider) a delightful pairing of leopard, blush and red.  wishing you a fabulous week!


valentine's day look ootd leopard cardigan blush top red pants and heels

blush hair bow alice ivory valentine's day style

blush hair bow: alice + ivory (shop the mini version here)
red statement necklace: francesca’s (shop similar styles here and here)
leopard cardigan and blush ruffled top: h&m
skinny red pants: old navy (shop the direct link here)
red heels: linea paolo, nordstrom rack
gold watch: target (shop the direct link here)
gold link bracelet: victoria’s secret
gold studs: c. wonder (shop the direct link here)
eye and lip color: flower beauty, walmart (visit my tutorial here)
sunnies: foster grant, 99 cents only (yes — you read that right!)


sassy stockings: a last-minute gift guide
December 22, 2012

so, if you’re anything like me, it’s like four days before christmas — and while you had all the best intentions to really plan out super-fun gifts…you didn’t.

elle webb style to the rescue! after all the fun finds i uncovered last year, i have been so excited to present the second-annual official elle webb style holiday gift guide. this year, it just has *much* more of an abbreviated, last-minute focus (busy toddler plus four-months-pregnant will do that to you!).

when putting together the list last year, i shared a bit about my inspiration behind, if you will, “curating” the best in trinkety goodness. and that spirit continues this year, with a roundup of special little somethings that caught my eye.

hit me with your best shot

disposable funny cameras at urban outfitters

while hunting for kitschy extras for a recent party, i came across these delights at urban outfitters. remember those cheesy cameras people used to place on their wedding reception tables, that featured pre-printed designs of wedding bells and champagne flutes? enter the modern, more hilarious versions.

i opted for the “unicorns & rainbows” and “yolo-and-other-crazy-phrases” models. i’m dying to see the “after” shots, plus doesn’t taking film to be developed feel so gleefully “old school”?

look good (and feel even better about it!)

vava vida teal dahlia travel bag

some people love shoes. i also am a major shoe-fan, but my real passion is bags. it doesn’t even matter what type. trendy handbags, monogrammed canvas totes, or a myriad of can-this-really-be-this-cute recyclable shopping bags — i’ll take them all. may be time for a support group.

so you can imagine what stood out when browsing the site of new san diego startup vava vida (read more on them here). in spite of my addiction, i can feel good about purchasing the amazing teal dahlia travel bag. made by members of a women’s co-op near new delhi, sporting this arm candy actually helps a fellow female provide for her family. now that’s empowering!

velvety smooth

velvet manicure ciaté

my sweet friend kelly just gifted me with a fabulous velvet manicure kit by ciaté. while i haven’t had a spare second to give it a spin, the minute i saw the box — i was hooked. so perfect for the holidays, and even the busiest mom can warmly welcome a nail-sized dose of glam!

call me, maybe

target mossimo glittery iPhone holder case

yes, i know. now it will be in your head for the rest of the day. but doesn’t humming this little tune secretly make you a bit more cheerful?

so will this glittery wristlet / cell phone holder from target. the finishing touch of sparkle for that christmas eve cocktail party or starbucks run before holiday light-seeing.

and while you’re at target, make sure to pick up the elf eye palette.’ll.ever.spend. who needs more of a description than that?

happy holidays! may they be merry and bright.

(all photos courtesy of linked retailer websites)

stylish mom monday: sweeten up with some arm candy
July 22, 2012

silver bangle bracelets loehmann's mission valley San Diego

helloooo friends!

apologies for the week off, but i’m back with another roundup of quick and easy style tricks for moms on-the-go!

this week was inspired by an unexpected loehmann’s find (and subsequent revelation). while out enjoying a surprise kid-free night to leisurely browse, i stumbled upon’s.greatest.silver.bangles. they are — truly.

i never thought of myself as a bangle-wearer, per se, but oh — how things have changed. it’s like when i found out there was french blood in my past…suddenly so many things made sense (those of you who know me are laughing and probably rolling your eyes). or when cher horowitz realizes “i love josh!” at the wilshire electric fountain in clueless. deep down i was meant to sport a daily bangle. and it feels so good. how i ever lived without the heavenly jingle-jangle, i don’t know.

so, with my newfound love for five thin rings of bling, i present you with six different ways to dress those wrists up. let’s face it — when getting out the door with everyone at least partially bathed and clothed is a victory in itself — speed is the name of the game. throwing on some key pieces can step up any look, and in just mere seconds.

silver bangles with guess silver watch

add to the bling with a dramatic timepiece! aforementioned bangles with guess watch.

silver bangles with gray rok rubber candy watch

swap out the classic watch for a quirky rubber version! love this rok candy steal in gray (from the staples cashwrap, no less!) that i snagged while finalizing my 2011 holiday gift guide.

forever 21 stacked bracelets

switching gears a bit, pair together two floral cuffs in different finishes for a dose of romantic. for more on this look, click here.

ladylike made easy is yours with these next few suggestions. from mixing black and white to repurposing a multi-strand of chunky pearls, to creating a totally unique cuff from an elastic headwrap and fancy bobbypin — each option allows you to add your own personalized touches. and in less than five minutes!

what are your “out-the-door” style secrets?

tarina Tarantino black rose bracelet and chunky bone enamel bracelet from forever 21

pearl strand forever 21 made into bracelet with chunky bone enamel bracelet

elastic headband with flower bobbypin

elastic headband with flower bobbypin

elastic headband with flower bobbypin with tarina Tarantino black rose bracelet

silver bangles, loehmann’s
silver guess watch, macy’s
rok candy watch, staples
floral cuffs, pearl strand, chunky bone resin bracelet, and floral bobbypin, forever 21
black rosette bracelet, tarina tarantino (my own from a gazillion years ago!)
black elastic headband, coverings, downtown slo

all photos created with instagram (“earlybird” filter) and picfx (“light” filter) apps for iPhone