Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower!

Today is the 125th birthday of the iconic Eiffel Tower.

In honor of this day and my absolute favorite landmark in the entire world, I have put together a fabulous mashup of Eiffel-inspired items using Polyvore.com.

From skirts to earrings and candles to tables, you can find virtually anything with this international landmark on it.  Shop them here!

And just in case you plan to play Trivial Pursuit soon (do people still play this?), here’s a bit of a history lesson:

The Eiffel Tower, or La Tour Eiffel in French, is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.

It was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.

 

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The Best White Bags for Spring

I’m not a super big fan of white shoes.  But when it comes to white outfits, white bags are essential so as not to overpower your light-colored and most likely, lightweight ensemble.

Here’s a roundup of cute white bags for all your spring and summer bright whites.  And they are affordable!

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Alberta Di Canio Handbag  *  Cambridge 11 Leather Satchel  *  Lucky Brand New Setauket Tote  *

 Rebecca Minkoff Mini Affair Diamond Quilt w/Studs  *  Black & White FIORELLI Bag  *

 MICHAEL Michael Kors  Medium Bedford Tassle Convertible Shoulder Bag  *

Lauren Merkin Winnie Clutch  * Adele Bag

 

Daily Covet: Ted Baker Lissome Sandal

Spring hasn’t officially sprung quite yet. And usually here in Middle America, it takes a little longer than other parts of the country to finally come around.

That hasn’t stopped me from shopping for sandals though.  In my online search for the perfect shoe, I found these positively perfect rosegold sandals from Ted Baker.  I’ll bet the block heel makes them super comfy.  The metallic leather makes them dress-up worthy. The metal plate and other more practical hardware in the same rosegold color make them unique and dare I say, a little bit edgy.

Thanks to J.Crew, we can now wear even the specialist of occasion shoes with destroyed jeans, so I know I’m not out on a limb when I say that these sandals could take a girl a lot of places.

Let’s just hope that girl is me!

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SJP’s Shoe Line is Finally HERE!!!!!

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How exciting is this news? I knew it was coming, but didn’t know when and the time is now!

Originally posted on Your Style Journey:

Okay it’s almost here! As your fellow fashionista always on the hunt for a great shoe, I thought I’d give you a 48 hour warning, HA!

SJP3The collaboration, SJP Shoes, between Sarah Jessica Parker and Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus includes 25 different shoes, a few handbags and one trench coat. All the shoes are crafted by shoe artisans in Italy and range from $194-$495. The collection will be available exclusively at Nordstrom Friday February 28! Mark your calendar!

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Daily Covet: Chunky Cat Eye Sunglasses

So I was digging up pictures of hot Hollywood short-hair dos when I ran across this picture of Charlize Theron in the most fabulous sunglasses EVER!

Nevermind that I have a girl crush on this flawless woman, who happens to also have great style.  Seriously, who can make a gray scarf look that good?  But I digress…

I searched high and low for the maker of these sunglasses and then asked my super, search-happy friend to do the same.  Of course, it took her 3.2 seconds to find them.

Linda Farrow Chunky Cat Eye Glasses.  I’ve found them.  Now to buy them.

What?  They are $625?!

Soooo, onto the “Daily Covet” they go… sigh.

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Daily Covet: In My Clutches

Hello friends!

I have much catching up to do.

I’ve been shopping far more than I’ve been writing, so it’s high time I share.  Don’t you think?

Anyway, I was on the hunt for something.  I can’t even remember what, but came across an entire page of truly delicious clutches at The Outnet.  At first, I was going to post the one I liked best.  But there were so many, I couldn’t decide.

So here’s a gaggle of the gorgeousness I found yesterday.  And yes, I do realize half of them are pink… what can I say?  I’m a girly-girl.

Enjoy!

ANYA HINDMARCH Twinkle glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $246

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Twinkle glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $246

STELLA MCCARTNEY Alice neon resin box clutch, theoutnet.com  $795

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Alice neon resin box clutch, theoutnet.com $795

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mini Loubi Lula animal-print silk frame clutch, theoutnet.com $492

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Mini Loubi Lula animal-print silk frame clutch, theoutnet.com $492

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN De Manta brocade clutch, theoutnet.com $678

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De Manta brocade clutch, theoutnet.com $678

  Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutch Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchoutfit Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchfront Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchback  Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchclose up Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutch You may also like... More by this designer... Adele checked-weave PVC and leather clutch Diane von Furstenberg Adele checked-weave PVC and leather clutch Tonda sequined clutch Diane von Furstenberg Tonda sequined clutch Tonda printed basketweave cotton clutch Diane von Furstenberg Tonda printed basketweave cotton clutch ANYA HINDMARCH Valorie glitter-finished leather clutch Original price, theoutnet.com $220

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Valorie glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $220

JIMMY CHOO Mini Tube mirrored-leather clutch, theoutnet.com $490

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Mini Tube mirrored-leather clutch, theoutnet.com $490

Daily Covet: Anthropologie Willoughby Sofa

I need a new sofa.

Well, I need another sofa.

I love the sofa I have, but I am dying to add some bold color to my otherwise subdued living room.  And on a rainy day this week, I spent the day moving my furniture around and around to no avail.

This is the Willoughby sofa I have my eye on… in fact, Anthropologie has a whole gaggle of furniture I wouldn’t mind adding to my maison.

Take a good look at this lucious velvet sofa.  Isn’t it delish?

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Daily Covet: Kate Spade Tayla

Since we’re talking outerwear, let me just add this awesome Kate Spade “Tayla” topper to my list of needs wants.

The adorable pyramid-style buttons and patch pockets make this coat detail rich.  And it’s a versatile coat, which comes in two of the most rockin’ colors:  Loden and Gold.

So one in each color then?  Yes, please.

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