Sunday, January 26, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Hanadi, the gal behind Covet, started her career in something completely different, think MGH, while selling clothing in an eBay store on the side until the online store gee to become her full time gig. After much success online, a brick and mortar location was born. Hanadi and Olive (the store's stylish pooch) keep the treasure hunt going by taking in new items every day. The details:
395 West Broadway
South Boston, MA
Store Hours: Monday 12-5, Tuesday through Friday 12-7, Saturday 11-6
And a few of my favorite items from my latest trip to Covet: leather skirt, a bright Ali Ro dress, vintage long sleeve sequin cover up and gold Chanel earrings.
Have you been in yet? What did you score?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
BeStyled Blow Outs - $35 to $45 depending on style
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick - $34
Essie Nail Polish and Manicures at MiniLuxe - 3 mani's for $51
Merona Leopard Trimmed Gloves - Now $16.50 (was $22)
Celine Havana Audrey Sunglasses - $350
Capwell + Co Turquoise Flowerbomb Necklace - $32
And, because Capwell + Co is so wonderful, I am giving one lucky reader the above necklace! I recently was introduced to the company and fell in love with their designs. The Turquoise Flowerbomb necklace caught my eye for everyday wear (selfie below!) and for an unexpected touch of color during the holiday party season.
Capwell + Co. believes that jewelry should be an accessible luxury. Their collection is playful and on trend without loosing sophistication. Capwell + Co updates their selection frequently so make sure to pop over to their site and check out the new goodies often. The necklace up for grabs has genuine stones, glass and silver ox plating. Get entering!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
I got a chance to catch up with Danielle to learn more about her and her new shop. According to the owner, Neatly Nested "is a mix of new and old, melding carefully hand painted antiques with gorgeous throw pillows. Or Beautiful stationary with vintage milk glass. Or wonderfully patina'd trophies with blooming faux florals." Neatly Nested supports local companies like Seawicks Candle Co (Maine), Dash & Albert (Berkshires), The Pillow Collection (Woburn) and tiny antique shops all over New England.
Danielle keeps a storage unit where she stockpiles "worthy" items before they are brought into the shop, collecting items that catch her eye at estate sales and auctions. Items like the above pictured piece of furniture that have multiple functions, in this case a desk and storage, are the most popular especially for city girls with not a lot of space. Danielle also customizes pieces, so if you have something in mind, drop by and ask her about it! New items arrive daily, so check in often. Neatly Nested is closed on Mondays so Danielle can work her refurbishing and styling magic on items to bring into the store. Here are a few things that caught my eye during my visit:
Customized headboard and zebra upholstered chair:
Customized headboard and zebra upholstered chair:
Customized lighting, check out the two smaller rounded pieces, adorable!
For more updates on shopping in South Boston and Neatly Nested check out my feature on GM's Drive the District!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Last week I was invited to the new Market Street Shops in Lynnfield for a Beauty Crawl hosted by Be Styled and MiniLuxe. Anyone that knows me, knows I am a sucker for outdoor shopping, who wants to be confined to a stuffy mall anyway?! The new shops in Lynnfield are home to restaurants, women's and men's clothing retailers and select beauty destinations.
My first stop on the pampering train was Be Styled, a blow dry bar, with locations in Chestnut Hill and Wellesley. According to Nicholas Penna, the Creative Director and Founding Partner, this concept is new to Lynnfield and neighboring communities. North Shore gals, get ready for perfect locks!
Be Styled has a beautiful space with lots of blue and white for an instant calm feeling. My stylist greeted me with a huge smile and an iPad with photos of each of the styles offered, from sleek and straight to loose waves. I chose a look called "Swanky" that reminded me of old Hollywood and some of the side swept red carpet hair that has been more and more frequently used by celebrities. Each style is moderately priced at $35, with up do styles at $50.
Next time you are in the area be sure to carve out some time for pampering at Market Street Shops, 415 Market Street, Lynnfield.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I am dying to put a little meow in my step with a pair of leopard booties but I can't decide which I want. I narrowed down my search between the following three semi casual (as casual as animal print shoes go!) booties. Although, I REALLY want these Christian Louboutin Ponyhair Melissa Booties, the roundup below are much easier on the bank account.
Clockwise from bottom:
Now to buy.. which ones?!