Wantable January 2015 Accessories Collection

2015 Wantable January Accessories CollectionSomehow January always seems to be a lackluster month to me.  Maybe it’s because December was so twinkly and bright with all the decorations and bells and whistles.  After I take down the tree and put away all the holiday chotchkies, everything seems bare.  My January Wantable Accessories Collection brought me some stylish brightness that sparkles up even my plainest looks.

2015 Wantable Accessories Collection

2015 Wantable Accessories Collection

This month’s Wantable Accessories Collection is well worth a $36 subscription fee.  My collection has a scarf, a necklace, a ring, and a pair of sunglasses – great variety!

The Shannon Ring

The Shannon Ring

1.  Shannon Ring (retail value $9)  What a super cute ring.  I am partial to round stones, so this vintage-looking gold ring with a salmon stone is a real treat.

Kelli Sunglasses in silver

Kelli Sunglasses in silver

2.  Kelli Sunglasses (retail value $18)  You just can’t go wrong with aviator sunglasses – they look good on everyone.  My pair is silver, and they are fantastic for sunny winter walks.  These are super sturdy so it should be a while before I manage to break them!

Eileen Scarf in mustard

Eileen Scarf in mustard

3.  Eileen Scarf (retail value $24)  This is a tube design knitted scarf with fringe detail.  Mine is mustard, which is a wonderful winter color.  I am a huge scarf fiend, but this is my first tube scarf!  I love how easy it is – even if I throw it on it instantly looks artfully arranged.

Karina Necklace

Karina Necklace

4.  Karina Necklace (retail value $32)  I can’t begin to tell you how difficult it was to photograph this necklace.  It has three different length multi-tone chains.  The shortest chain has a golden ball, the middle length has a beautiful pearlized semi-precious drop stone, and the longest chain has taupe colored beads.  It is truly gorgeous and is great for dressing up simple tops.  Wantable recommends pairing this with a marsala colored sweater, so of course I am now on a mission to find one.

Trying to look cool for winter...

Trying to look cool for winter…

The retail value of this month’s collection is $83, and I love every item.  Wantable continues to be the best surprise I get every month…do something nice for yourself and get a subscription!  – Lisa

*Sent for editorial consideration, opinions all mine.  The Wantable links are affiliate links.

Support women and positive change with ChicBuds and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation!

I love the message behind the Chic Buds line.  They are all about supporting individuality and creativity for women and girls, and they have fashionable yet practical, problem-solving tech items.  Gotta love women-inspired tech!  Chic Buds has partnered with Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder and his foundation which supports the environment, animals, and young people. The limited edition line of Chic Buds standout products can be purchased for the next five days with 20% going to the ISF.

ChicBuds web sales pic

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation, or ISF, recognizes that the environment is an interconnected organism, and we are all a part of it.  Animals, energy, habitat, people – we need to take care of each part to help heal the whole.  ISF is an organization I can get behind heart and soul, and Chic Buds has beautiful, practical products that make it fun and easy to make a positive change in the world.

Chic Buds Slim Power Phone Charger

The cool products include Chic Buds’ Slim Power Portable Phone Chargers, Luv Buds Earphones with mics, and Clutchette Charging Purses ($49.99) that that come in several different styles.

 

The Ian Somerhalder Collection Slim Power ($24.99) is a life saver.  I am always finding myself needing to power up my phone but without a plug anywhere.  The Slim Power is a super cute charger that packs 10 hours worth into the tiny design.  It’s about the size of a credit card and slim enough to slide right into the pocket of skinny jeans.  They also have girl-power sayings like “Be a Voice Not an Echo” and “I am Perfectly and Imperfectly Me”.  Since I just got my daughter a phone for Christmas, she is also going to have one of these in her backpack at all times.

 

Chic Buds Clutchette Power in Jacquelyn

I adore the Chic Buds’ ISF Limited Edition Clutchette Power.  Mine is in the Jacquelyn style, and right now it looks like it’s the only one left online, the rest are all sold out.  I am not surprised since this pretty clutch has everything you need to look great and be prepared for anything!There is a hidden ultrathin battery inside that charges smart phones and USB devices.  Chic Buds Clutchette

Plugging your smart phone in will give it full power, so you get double the typical battery life.  The Clutchette is big enough for your phone, license and credit cards, and even some lip gloss and powder.

I use ear buds all the time, but it seems like I spend more time untangling them than I do using them.

Chic Buds Luv Buds

The limited edition Luv Buds ($14.99) are beautiful and tangle-free.  Mine is the Sienna style, but they come in lots of different colors and patterns.  You can even coordinate your Luv Buds to your Slim Power if you’d like.  The sound is fantastic and they are very comfortable.  I can never find ear buds that truly fit, but these are just perfect.  They also have a built-in microphone, so you can answer calls when you are using your phone to listen to music.  They really are the perfect ear buds.

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Make a difference while being both practical and stylish with these wonderful products from Chic Buds, and do it within the next five days to help support a great cause.  And be sure to check out the ISF – it is a fantastic foundation that is worth an investment of your time and money.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Get some Goody hair accessories for the good girls on your list!

Goody Holiday Collection
My girls have been very, very good this year, so it only makes sense to put some Goody in their stockings!  They sent us a few items from the new Holiday Collection and these hair accessories are super cute.  The Holiday Collection features jewel tones that are fun and festive, and you can find all the items at Meijer.

Goody Holiday Collection Ouchless Black and Multiglitter Elastics

Goody Holiday Collection Ouchless Black and Multiglitter Elastics

Hair elastics are a basic item that every girl needs, and the Goody Holiday Collection features great sets with bonuses!  The Ouchless Black Elastics ($4.99) come with 30 black elastics that won’t snag or break hair, plus four jewel tone glitter elastics for some bling.  My girls like to use a black elastic to secure their hair, then layer with different multicolor elastics for style.  If your girl uses more multiglitter than black, just get the reverse set – Ouchless Multiglitter Elastics ($4.99) with a bonus four black elastics.

Goody Holiday Collection Ouchless Multiglitter Headwraps and Ribbon Elastics

Goody Holiday Collection Ouchless Multiglitter Headwraps and Ribbon Elastics

My youngest daughter is a fencer, so she needs headbands that keep her bangs out of her eyes, especially when wearing her fencing mask.  The Ouchless Multiglitter Headwraps ($3.99) do the job and don’t get all tangled up in her hair.  These are also a great choice for some color with updos and braids.  Another favorite are the Ouchless Ribbon Elastics.  Every night, I put my daughter’s wet hair in a braid and wrap the end with a Ouchless Ribbon Elastic.  The ribbon is strong enough to keep the braid in place as she sleeps, but soft enough not to crease her hair.  In the morning we take out the braid and she has beautiful waves that last all day.  Plus, she keeps a couple on her wrist like a bracelet, and uses them whenever she wants to put her hair back.

Goody Holiday Collection Purse Brush and FashioNow Flower Salon Clips

Goody Holiday Collection Purse Brush and FashioNow Flower Salon Clips

I just love the FashioNow Flower Salon Clips ($4.99)!  They are darling, and the colors are so cheerful.  Each clip comes with 5 bonus elastics so you can put in a ponytail then add the clip for style.  For a really neat gift, add in a matching jewel-toned Purse Brush ($4.99).  This little brush is the perfect size, and it comes with a bonus ribbon elastic.

Reward the good girls in your life with some Goody good stuff, for goodness sake!  These cute and cool accessories are just waiting for you at your local Meijers.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Wantable November 2014 Accessories Subscription Box

Winter is the perfect time to go bold with accessories, and this month’s Wantable Accessories Subscription Box came with four great pieces to perk up my collection.

2014 Wantable November Accessories Subscription Box

The Wantable Accessories Subscription Box is $36 a month, and I typically receive 4 or 5 different selections in each package they send me every month.  I changed up my preferences a bit to go even bolder; here’s what I selected for this month:

Wantable 2014 November Accessories preferences

Not much I don’t like!  I actually think I will bring scarves back into the mix for next month to round out that collection.  This time, I added to my earring collection with a statement pair and a classic pair.  I also received a gorgeous watch and a beautiful bold, long necklace.

Wantable 2014 November Accessories Mariah Earrings 3

The Mariah Earrings ($17) are truly beautiful in person, I don’t think the pictures do them justice.  They are total glam with black and white stones, gold trim, and rhinestones.  Perfect with a simple black cashmere turtleneck sweater, jeans, and black leather boots.

Wantable 2014 November Accessories Cece Earrings

On the other end of the spectrum are the Cece Earrings ($18).  I am astonished at how substantial these pretty hoops are!  This is a fantastic addition to my classic earrings collection.  They complete and add polish to any outfit.

Wantable 2014 November Accessories Mabel Watch

I am beyond happy with the Mabel Watch ($28).  Isn’t it gorgeous??  The tan leather band perfectly complements the large classic face with gold and rhinestone accents.  And the pave rhinestone trim really makes this watch a stunner.  Love it.

Wantable 2014 November Accessories Sloane Necklace

My fourth item is the Sloane Necklace ($32).  This is a unique, geometric long necklace that is wonderful on its own or paired with a simple scarf.  The metallic fringe and gold shield pendant hang from a gunmetal chain, and these mixed metals are right on trend.

Total overall value of my Wantable November Accessories Box is $95.  Pretty terrific for a $36 box, and since I love every item it’s definitely worth it.  At this time of year, another great idea is get a single box for $40 and then gift each piece – if you can part with anything!  Each item comes in a pretty black velvet bag.  Just pop it into a gift bag and the holiday shopping is done without even leaving your house.  Brilliant! – Lisa

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Wantable September Accessories Box

The latest Wantable Accessories Box is ready for fall: crisp weather, sweaters, and layering!  The new collection features classic pieces with an edge, lots of metallics and geometric shapes, and multi-toned pieces, all with a feminine flair.

Wantable September Accessories Box

Wantable September Accessories Box

My loves, likes, and dislikes

My loves, likes, and dislikes

I thought it was very interesting that the selections Wantable sent me this month include three pairs of earrings, even though earrings are in my ‘like’ section.    But you know, I have bracelets, watches, and rings all in the ‘dislike’ section, so I guess I have limited categories from which the stylists can pull.  I am going to do some major surgery on my preference list for next month.  Regardless, every piece in my September box is a winner and I am extremely happy with my selections.

Carly Headband

Carly Headband

Carly Headband up close

Carly Headband up close

The Carly Headband (retails for $14) is two beaded strands of alternating pearls and beads on an elastic band.  The band is very comfortable, and the silver beads and pearls show up nicely on my brown hair.  Often I find elastic headbands sort of collapse on me and slide off, but this one stays in place and doesn’t hurt my head.  Color me happy!

Gracie Earrings

Gracie Earrings

The Gracie Earrings (retails for $15) have a dangling trio of shimmery silver hoops.  These are so much prettier in person, photos just don’t do them justice.  They are very delicate but attention-grabbing at the same time.

Faye Earrings

Faye Earrings

Faye Earring up close

Faye Earring up close

The Faye Earrings (retails for $22) are small but thick silver hoops with sparkling rhinestones.  These are very expensive looking, the rhinestones are quite convincing!  This is a perfect pair of classic hoops that will go with anything – definite anchor earrings to strengthen a jewelry assortment.

Box for the June Stud Earrings

Box for the June Stud Earrings

June Stud Earrings

June Stud Earrings

June Stud Earring up close

June Stud Earring up close

June Stud Earrings (retails for $41) are truly beautiful studs from Cate & Chloe.  Even the box is to die for!  I am seeing versions of these knotted mesh studs everywhere, and this silver pair is elegant and intriguing.  They are a little heavy for my second piercing, but Lobe Wonder (a miracle product that takes the pressure off ear lobes so heavier earrings hang perfectly) takes care of that.  I love these paired with the Faye Earrings, or with the Gracie Earrings for contrast.

Wearing the Carly Headband, June Stud Earrings, and Gracie Earrings

Wearing the Carly Headband, June Stud Earrings, and Gracie Earrings

Even though I didn’t have a wide assortment of type of jewelry, the pieces I received are top-notch and in styles I love.  Plus, Wantable is still an amazing value – this $36 subscription box has a retail value of $92.  If you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time for Wantable to pump up your fall accessory wardrobe.  – Lisa

*box received for review; affiliate link to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

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Stunning eco-friendly laser cut jewelry by Joyo

Joyo 2My favorite quote of all time is from architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  He said, “Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.”  Now those are words to live by!  His architecture inspires me because it is based on patterns found in nature.   I have found that same inspiration in the super chic and exquisitely designed laser cut jewelry from Joyo which was sent to us for review.

Joyo founder and creator Jenn Liddiard

Joyo founder and creator Jenn Liddiard

The creator behind Joyo is the gorgeous artist Jenn Liddiard.  Jenn makes every single piece of her jewelry collection by hand.  That means she creates the patterns, laser cuts the wood, then sands, oils, and assembles every single accessory.  You can feel the love in this jewelry – it is palpable.

The designs are based on geometrical and natural patterns, and she uses natural materials like wood.  Check out the Baroque Earrings ($45).

Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

The Baroque Earrings have a pattern based on the ornate detail found in late 17th and 18th century architecture.  My pair has 14k gold filled ear wires; sterling silver is also an option.  There are two different wood type options as well, walnut and birch wood.

Joyo laser-cut Baroque Earrings

Joyo laser-cut Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

Joyo Baroque Earrings

The length is 2.75″ with a 2″ drop and 1.5″ width.  The laser cut of these is fascinating, and the earrings are feather light.  They truly are works of art.

The stunning Baroque Earrings are just a small peek at the laser-cut jewelry Joyo offers.  There are many other earring designs, as well as laser cut, eco-friendly bracelets and necklaces that will become the focal point of any outfit.  Joyo Jewelry can be found in boutiques and is also available at the online store.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Transitioning into fall with the Wantable August Accessories Box

For August,Wantable paired up with Rachel Weiland for picks that transition from the dog days of summer into the cooler autumn months. Trends include hard metallics, sparkling beads, and vintage flair. Wantable sent a great box that is all about layering pieces, pairing up different lengths to play with focal points and create unique looks.

Wantable August Accessories Box

Wantable August Accessories Box

My August Accessories Box has four – or five, really, since it’s two pairs of earrings – items with a total retail value of $93. That’s beyond awesome for a $36 subscription price, and I am extremely happy with every piece (although the sunglasses are on the large side for my face.)

My favorite items are the Cece Earrings (retails for $12). I am head over heels in love with this pair of posts.

Cece Earrings

Cece Earrings

Cece Earrings up close

Cece Earrings up close

I am astounded that these only have a $12 retail value because they have a very expensive look and feel. The hamsa symbol earrings have pale blue stones. If you aren’t familiar with the symbol, it’s an ancient symbol for magical protection. Since I like to always have all bases covered, I am totally down with that. The hamsa posts are paired with pretty peach stone posts – they look terrific together.

The Karleigh Scarf

The Karleigh Scarf

The Karleigh Scarf ($18 value) is a lightweight infinity scarf. It has a feather print and beautiful shades of black, tan, blue, and taupe. This is a great scarf that is light enough for summer but will also work until the snow flies.

Ettika Necklace

Ettika Triple Faceted Ring Bead Chain Necklace

The Ettika Necklace up close

The Ettika Necklace up close

The most expensive item in my August box is the Ettika Triple Faceted Ring Bead Chain Necklace (retail value $45). It has a short gold chain with three faceted beads. This is a classic yet unique necklace that is a great staple for any accessory wardrobe. It’s great on its own or layered with one or two longer necklaces.

The Bryn Sunglasses (retail value $18) are the final item in my August box.

Bryn Sunglasses

Bryn Sunglasses

The other side

The other side

These sunglasses have a really interesting black and brown pattern on the frames – you can see the that the pattern sort of morphs from spots into stripes. These are definitely ‘Jackie O’ style frames with major coverage. While they really are big for my face, these are the sunglasses I will reach for whenever I have a headache and have to go out in the sun.

wearing the shades and earrings

wearing the shades and earrings

I like the little gold fleur-de-lis on the stem along with the earrings. In fact, this a box of accessories that can all be worn at the same time.

the whole kit and caboodle!

the whole kit and caboodle!

I am definitely happy with my Wantable August Accessories Box, the best value I have received so far at $93. If you love accessories or need to build up your wardrobe, I have no doubt that this is the best subscription box out there.  – Lisa

*box received for review; affiliate link to help us earn credit off our future boxes.

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