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Must Have Jewelry Armoire

11 Dec

jewelry armoire

Have you ever thought of something you wished some one made, and then found out someone actually made it? Well, this mirror with jewelry armoire by Mirrortek is an example of just that happening to me.
I used to store my jewelry in a drawer with dividers and jewelry boxes. I often found that my necklaces ended up getting tangled or kinked and I had to spend time polishing things that were stored laying down instead of hanging. I also ended up forgetting about pieces, like stud earrings, because they are so small, and with so many stored in a little box or space, I’d have to jumble things around to find the matching pair, and it wasn’t even worth the time in some instances.
I tried looking for cute things that could assist me in a better system for organizing my jewelry. I found options like cute necklace stands or ring holders, but I always ran into the problem of where to hang really long necklaces, where to find a place to put a stand, and I’d still have to look for separate solutions for each category of jewelry.
I have a long mirror in my bathroom that opens up to shelves that house toiletries the length of the mirror. I love it, it saves a ton of space. I thought, I wish some one made something like this, but for jewelry. I went on Ebay, and behold, I found the mirror that was everything I envisioned and more. This mirror is made in different colors (I chose white), and it can also be hung over a door if wall mounting isn’t an option. This is the perfect size for me, is pretty inexpensive, and has tons of hanging space (with options for different necklace lengths), 12 little storage compartments for things that can’t hang (like watches, cuffs and chunky rings), and slots for rings, earrings (all types: hoops, clips, studs), and bracelets. Everything is at eye level, and there is even a small mirror on the inside. I also already had perfect place on the wall where I wanted it. This is probably somewhere in my top 3 best Ebay finds ever.
On sale at Mirrortek.com for $150.00 +tax and shipping. Or, you can get yours for less on Ebay for $130 (tax included), with free shipping. Use search words type in “mirror jewelry armoire,” and sort by Price + Shipping: lowest to highest. You can also submit a best offer to seller: kcsclocksandstuff, and see if you can barter for a better deal. This seller looks really reputable, its always good to check feedback from who or where you purchase from. It’s also nice to have a return option, but sometimes, the return shipping can be a little pricey for something this large, so you might want to be sure you want it before bidding. Take it from me, I’m sure you will love it!

Naughty or Nice?

10 Dec


Are you starting to think about what to wear for Holiday events? I attended the first of them this past weekend.
For a Holiday brunch with my boyfriend’s family, I opted to wear a cream, embroidered, sheer mesh dress over a pink/nude slip. Simple, but nice. This dress is from Free People ($148). It has a peter pan color, and buttons down the front, with flower and bow embroidered detailing, which made the dress very festive. I belted it with nude stretch belt that came with another dress from BCBG. The slip is from Target ($20) and the heels are a simple peep toe pump by Jimmy Choo (purchased from Ebay). I decided to stay away from dark colors since the event was during the day. There was a lot of red, black, and Tartan at the event, but I liked that I was a little different from the other party goers. I also love that this dress can be worn again… dressy, layered with a different slip for a completely different look, or worn really casually with boots or even jeans.
For the KROC Almost Acoustic Christmas Music Fest, I wore a black velvet tank by BB Dakota ($65, on sale for $25 at http://houseoflolo.com/shop/index.php?product=BB44152), gold, metallic, foiled moto leggings from Free People ($98, on sale at Nordstrom for $55), transparent and black cap toe Louboutin pumps (also purchased from Ebay), and accessorized by the House of Harlow 1960 leather station necklace ($75). The line-up was amazing. We rocked out to Imagine Dragons, Alex Clare, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, M83, Passion Pit, Neon Trees, Fun., Special Guests (8 song set by) No Doubt, Jack White, and The Killers. We had a great time; however, the real killers were my shoes. Yes, killer looking, but also killed me after 8 hours of walking around, dancing, and jumping up and down. No matter how cute the shoes and how much they beg to be worn, my feet have already warned that I better be nice to them. So, Im making a list, I’m checking it twice, I’m gonna wear shoes not naughty, but nice… ‘cuz I know I’ll be hittin’ the town.