Everyday Bracelets:

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I have had some of my “everyday” bracelets on my wrist that I haven’t taken off (except for my wedding day) for probably 8 years now.  My evil eye from Turkey has had to be replaced (good thing we stocked up when we were at the Grand Bazaar) and a clasp has had to be fixed on my “good luck” bracelet, but other than that each one has significance.  My two latest additions are my children’s names from Laurel and Bleau.  I wanted something different from an initial or name necklace and also pieces I could keep on–always.   These bracelets are on a cord (that comes in a plethora of colors from turquoise, black, navy and gray to neon green and brown) and the name plate comes in silver ($75) or gold ($150).  They’re reasonably priced and are great to layer on or wear solo.

*Little disclaimer, these are so brand new they’re not even on the site yet but you can still order!  Email owner lori@laurelandbleau and mention you saw this on cocoincashmere to receive 15% off!  Enjoy!

 

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Shimmer & Shine:

unnamed-14The title of my post clearly proves that I’ve been watching too much Nick Jr. lately, but it’s also pretty on point.  My favorite skincare brand, Mario Badescu, has created the product of the summer, and of course it’s one I’ve made part of my daily routine.  The Summer Shine Body Lotion smells like apricots and gives off a slight sheen without being glittery.  It’s greaseless and absorbs right into your skin so you don’t have to worry about staining your clothing or sliding off of your car seat (don’t laugh, it’s true!).  In short, this is a must own product to stock up on.

 

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Just Jellies:

Jellies aren’t reserved for just the little ones.  While my daughter does look adorable in her Mini Melissa’s, I too love me a pair of jellies–that look like sandals– that just happen to be made of rubber.  I love the tongue-in-cheekiness and also the fact that some of my favorite brands are actually affordable when it comes down to material!  Here are some faves:

Rebecca Minkoff Jana Sandals:  These are so fun and come in colors that pop.

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Valentino Rock Stud Flip Flops:  Take advantage of owning an accessory from the Rock Stud collection at a fraction of the price of the bags, heels and ballet flats!

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Ancient Greek Ikaria Wing Jellies:  These come in several colors and are super comfy.  I love the unexpected wings!

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Jack Rogers Georgica Jellies:  A Summer staple for me used to be Jack Rogers.  I came across the quintessential silhouette but made out of rubber.  How fun?!

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Moody Blues:

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You can’t go wrong mixing different hues from the same family, or even similar ones.  I had fun coming up with this pale and pretty palette of grays and light blues, even throwing in a little denim (which happens to be my newest accessory that I’m obsessed with).

**On a separate note, a few days ago I reorganized my accessories closet and opened up a shoebox that seemed too heavy to be empty.  I found a pair of blueish-gray patent leather Manolo maryjanes that I probably haven’t worn in three years.  Sometimes shopping in your own closet lets you rediscover treasures and makes old things feel new again!

Top: Rolla’s (similar here)/ Skirt: dRA/ Maryjanes: Manolo Blahnik/ Bag: Stella McCartney

 

 

 

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Birks 2.0:

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Much to my husband’s dismay, these white Birks have been part of my Summer repertoire for a couple of years now.  But my heart skipped a beat when I just discovered that they now come in a studded variety and even ones that look like you’re wearing a Chanel tweed bag on your feet.  Birkenstock, the insanely comfy brand that isn’t typically pretty, is now doing way more than solely focusing on function–dare I say their sandals are even glamorous?!

Navy Multi-Colored Tweed Arizona Double Buckle SandalsBeige Tweed Arizona Double Buckle Sandals/ White Studded Arizona SandalsBlack Studded Arizona Sandals

 

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