Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cute Winter Accessories: 8 Handmade under $10.01

Whew - this one was tougher. This took lots of scouring, but here they are - eight hot winter accessories to keep you toasty. (ok, there are only 8, sorry, it was just taking so long!)

Today I contine my series of posts highlighting two of my favorite things - Handmadeness and Thrifiness. I still love esty, a sort of eBay for Handmade goods. There are even more fabulous deals on the site all made by real live people with incredible talent. Here are 8 amazing ones I found for $10 or under. Click on the pick to check out the listing - just imagine what you could get if you shelled out $20.










































Sunday, October 22, 2006

Cute Bags: Ten Handmade Bags Under $10

Today I contine my series of posts highlighting two of my favorite things - Handmadeness and Thrifiness. I still love esty, a sort of eBay for Handmade goods. Can you believe gorgeious handmade bags for under $10. There are even more fabulous deals on the site all made by real live people with incredible talent. Here are 10 amazing BAGS I found for $10 or under. Click on the pick to check out the listing.














































Friday, October 20, 2006

Cute Jewelry: Handmade Ten under $10

Today I start a series of posts highlighting two of my favorite things - Handmadeness and Thrifiness. As you may have seen, I am in love with esty, a sort of eBay for Handmade goods. There are fabulous deals on the site all made by real live people with incredible talent. Here are 10 amazing items I found for $10 or under. Click on the pick to check out the listing.





































Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cute Long Gloves - I think you can pull it off...


I'm not that daring when it comes to my fashion choices - I prefer cute classics that aren't that trendy - but I think this new (or reborn) trend is something that I can pull off without looking over the top! I think I will pair them with a longer shirt though, just too make them a litte more subtle. Plus I like pirates and these have a bit of pirate fashion to them!

Anyhoo, from a true fashionista at Style Bytes - here are some great gloves. They are from H&M, no idea how much. From Style Bytes (who has a great site and is now added to the blogroll),

" When I got out of the store I tried the gloves on. Just for a few seconds. I kept doing that once in a while all the way home and back in the couch at home again. They made me feel so glamorous!"

By the way, does anyone else find the H&M website infuriating - can't I just see the clothes without a mountain of flash and all sorts of editorial.

Cute Bag: Quilted Clutch - oh wait, are those wrappers?


This is a little outside my normal styling, but I like the quilt-like look of this. I'm a big fan of any outfit that consists of jeans, a solid shirt, and a BANG! accessory. I think this might do it. $48. http://www.ecoist.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=68&idproduct=1015

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Stores and Blogroll!

Ok, so this isn't so much an item for the day, but I wanted to share some of my links for cute items - I tried to include a few of the more offbeat, smaller websites but you'll also find some large retailers that may not immediately come to mind for accessories. These are a brief few, I will add more soon. And I will get to putting them in my blogroll and sidebar shop listing...eventually!!!

Where to shop:

etsy - ebay for homemade goods - huge selection
1154 Lill Studio - Design your own bags!
Delia's - I thought it was just for teeny-boppers, but they have some really cute stuff. Just don't ask me to fit in the clothes!
Target - you know it.
and a gazillion more that I still need to add...feel free to send me some to add at chihitz@gmail.com.


High End Shops - Beautiful Stuff, just a little out of my price range:

http://www.margaretnicole.com/ - Beautiful purses - especially the cable knit one. In fact, here's one I love. I might just have to splurge!
and a gazillion more that I still need to add...feel free to send me some to add at chihitz@gmail.com.



Fashion Blogs - I prefer ones with lots of pictures!


I AM FASHION - Blog reviewing trends and what the author likes in fashion now. More high-end than I am, but a browse through the pics will definitely get you wanting a few new items!

the Bag Blog All about bags - great look at all types of bags from newest trends to staples to thrifty buys.

See Pretty ThingsLots of reviews of accessories - cute items!

Rare Bird Finds - a blog of unique, homemade goods.

Cute Me: My (sexy) Halloween Costume


Ok, I know it's not an accessory, but I've decided on my Halloween costume! Turning every Halloween costume into a tawdry affair has gotten a little out of control -- I once saw a girl who was, I swear, dressed as a "sexy apple". Heck if you want to dress a little trashy, go all out and own it - don't hide behind regular professions, animals, or fruit...

And so, I'm going to take this opportunity to poke a little fun at this need to turn every creative Halloween idea into an outlet for outfits (and behaviour!) your mom would not approve of. Here we go...

http://www.cafepress.com/itzie

Monday, October 16, 2006

Cute Gloves: The basics...




These gloves are great - classic and refined. Better yet they are lined with thinsulate so you won't freeze your @#!#@ off! $15.99

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Cute Shoes


Shoes are one thing that I will spend money on! And there is no better place to spend that money than Nordstrom's. Cute shoes, especially cute heels can just make my day!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Cute Jewelry: Photoglass Necklace

I love how simple this is yet how unique and creative - you will definitely get a lot of comments! $19

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Cute Bag: I Love Studs!



Subtle Studs - $19.99

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cute Jewelry: With a crisp white shirt!



Old Navy's been doing some good stuff with their jewelry lately. $9.99

Cute Jewelry: Dramatic Simplicity



They are so bold yet simple - I love 'em! $9.50

Let me introduce myself...my name is...

Simple, sweet, and addictive. Each day I'll scour stores - online and on the street - for a cute accessory of the day and post it here. I'm no style expert or anything, but I love the thrill of wearing a special gem. And the best thing is that accessories always fit! I'm addicted to bags, jewelry, shoes, socks, tights, shawls - and just thought I would share some of my favorites with you. Oh, and I like 'em cheap! The more the merrier...