Cue the “awwwws”. 😉
I thought it was a good time to talk about CURRENT FALL ACCESSORIES
that are out there right now.
I figured our special mom would need some inspiration on how to top off all of her outfits made out of her NEW FREE CLOTHES! WooHoo!!!!!!
(And just in case you missed it, click HERE if you would like to see my LOFT picks.)
And if you didn’t already know it before, I think it’s now CLEAR that LOFT rocks.
Before I get to the fall accessories, I have a housekeeping matter that I need to attend to very quickly.
I’ve received 3 separate e-mails on a particular pair of Sam Edelman boots that are relatively new to the Nordstrom site. All 3 of these
ladies don’t live near a Nordstrom, and they were wanting to know if I
had seen them in person (and liked them) before they ordered them.
I figure if 3 of you asked, there were probably more of you out there
wondering. And then this picture appeared in a Nordstrom e-mail that was sent to me, and I understand what all the interest in these boots was about. They were gorgeous. And well priced for a tall boot.
Click HERE for the boot.
Here they are on me:
Here is my review:
are a very pretty boot in a gorgeous cognac color with some black
rubbing (seen on the toe and heel mostly). I liked the height of them
and I liked how they had an asymmetrical rise at the knee. They had a
bit of a cowboy flare in person, which I wasn’t really expecting, but I
actually liked! I would highly recommend these boots to you girls that
Click HERE for these boots!
However, if you have wider calves, these might be too snug.
(But don’t worry, I have an option for you!)
*Thanks to a comment early Friday morning from an anonymous reader, I found out that the Penny boots come in a wide calf version also! Find them HERE!*
Oooh. Another update.
Laura, another sweet reader left this comment:
I actually bought TWO pairs of the Sam Edleman boots last weekend and I
don’t live near a Nordstrom’s, either (but I’m not one of your 3
emails). I have to say that they are FAB and I love, love, love them!!!
I got the cognac and black. Great fit!
Thanks Laura for taking the time to comment. It really helps readers to see what other readers have to say about items!
Here’s another one!
I have the wide calf Sam Edelman boots and they fit perfectly! I have
SO much trouble finding boots to fit my calves so I ordered these as
soon as I found them. I wear a size 10 and think I measured my calf to
be 17.5 or 18 inches. The whiskey color is a bit lighter than I
expected but still very nice. I’ve not worn them yet so I’ll have to
get back to you on that!
And these were the option I had before the sweet reader told me about the wide calf Pennys.
If you have a wide calf, THESE might be a better option for you.
Here is the 1 review so far:
I love these boots! The color is a perfect
caramel and exactly what I was looking for. I love the buckle around the
ankle; it adds character. The width of the boot fits slightly on the
wider side so I know I can wear socks comfortably. The calf is much
looser than I imagined! I have muscular calves and most boots don’t fit
but these do! The shaft comes all the way up to my knee and they are
very soft on my skin. I couldn’t be happier.
All right, enough housekeeping, let’s get back to the accessories.
I think our special mama is going to be very happy with these choices!
boot cut jeans HERE,
At last check, these jeans had received 46% of the vote! 1st runner up HERE.
cognac riding boots HERE,
At last check, these boots had received 43% of the vote. 1st runner up HERE.
Stella and Dot Sanibel pendant HERE
At last check, the Sanibel pendant had an overwhelming 70% of the vote!
It seems as if you ladies might like this versatile necklace just as much as I do. I actually wore it 3/5 days this week, but I only saw the same people 2/3 days, so I think that makes it okay.
I received lots of questions and comments this week about the jeans that were being voted on as well as the jeans that I was wearing in some of my LOFT pictures on Wednesday.
I know that many of you are new to the blog this week and hadn’t heard me scream and shout about my love for these Vigoss jeans before, so I only thought it was fair to catch you up to speed..
If you are new, trust me when I saw that I’m cuckoo for these jeans.
In fact, I had previously named these jeans a MUST HAVE!
Here’s a picture of me in them in the dressing room with 2 different styles. I bought both of them.
What can I say, it was love at first site. 😉
My love for these jeans is even stronger now than that first day.
Here’s why I LOVE THEM SO: They have the PERFECT amount of stretch in them (enough stretch that they are super comfy, but not too much because they don’t sag) and they are just
so dang flattering.
Click HERE for the boot cut.
The pockets on the back are what sold me on these. They look just like designer Hudson’s and are a fraction of the price!
Click HERE for the clean cuffed version.
I love the boot cut above, but these cuffed jeans below are definitely my favorite.
They are PERFECT with flats, wedges, and booties…and to be honest,
the cuff at the bottom just makes me feel cool! 🙂
Okay! On to the fall accessories!
The first thing I think about when I think about fall accessories is scarves!
They are a great way to add color and style to any outfit.
all echo scarf choices HERE
It’s AWESOME, right?
I love it so much!
I think I like the middle one the best.
This scarf is fab.
Look how it jazzes up my black shirt and jeans!
Now we are going to move on from scarves to some really cool jewelry!
tory burch leather wrap bracelet in great fall colors HERE (top left picture)
black studded plate leather bracelet HERE (top left picture)
I love how edgy this is.
gold link hinge bracelet HERE (picture on right)
This bracelet is 70% off right now making it just under $10!!!! WOW!
silver pave link bracelet HERE (picture on right)
cognac leather wrap bracelet HERE (bottom left picture)
The round bezel set crystal bracelet in all the pics is sold out. Sorry!
If you have under a size 6 ring finger, I’m not sure this ring will work for you.
If you have under a size 6 ring finger, I’m not sure this ring will work for you.
You know how much I loved the brightly colored sequin bracelets for spring and summer, and I’m dying over the gold and silver versions for fall.
burgundy velvet and gold layered bracelet HERE
Love the layers, the color, and the texture.
Take a closer look at this bracelet, it is truly FABULOUS.
It comes in gold too and it would be a great bold statement piece to wear on it’s
own or layer with other bracelets.
The size of these is perfect, and I’m so into gold right now.
And you know LOFT has some great jewels to compliment their fall clothes,lots of it is on sale and an additional 40% off!
All sale jewelry HERE.
Stella and Dot is obviously at the top of my jewelry list.
My favorites follow:
Kimberly Necklace HERE
Sanibel pendant HERE
Cora Chanedeleir earrings HERE (and on sale right now!)
Infinity Charm necklace HERE (on sale and great for layering!)
(Remember to enter “Sheaffer Sims” as your hostess.
I like to use credits
to buy things for future giveaways!)
Or if you are really interested in adding some arm candy to your collection, Bauble Bar is having a special right now. Click HERE and they will walk you through the process of choosing your 3 favorite bracelets for your own personal stack! SO FUN!
Or you can click HERE to see sets that Bauble Bar has already put together for you!
They take out all the guess work and have put pieces together that look like they are made for layering!
Okay ladies, that’s it for the jewelry!
I’d be interested to know what your favorite pieces are that I highlighted above!
These are my favs:
Did we have any of the same favorites?
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I promise to post it on my facebook page HERE by 10:00 am Saturday morning as well as at the top of this post.
The kindness of strangers regarding this contest was overwhelming.
One sweet reader contacted me and said this:
I’ve been reading your blog for almost a year now,
and I love it! …… I just looked at your blog and saw the Special Mamas
contest you’ve got going on. I love that you’re doing this! I am not a
Special Mama, but I know how hard it is to be a mom at all (I have 2 and
3 year old boys), so I can’t even imagine how much more challenging it
is when your child has special needs. So nice of the Loft to partner
with you! I was just thinking that if you wanted to make this a regular
thing, I would be happy to contribute a $50 gift card to whatever store
you choose. Just let me know if that would help, now or in the future.
love your blog. Don’t change a thing! I live in Dallas and shop at
Stonebriar’s Nordstroms a lot. I keep thinking I will eventually run in
to you there. 🙂
I MEAN, HOW NICE IS EMILY?!?
Love that I have such sweet readers!
Thank you Emily!
There is also an organization called Caring Coutoure that contacted me via facebook to tell me about their organization and let me know they wanted to give a beautiful scarf to the winner that is one-of a kind and hand-painted by a person with special needs. LOVE!
Click HERE to read what they are about and click HERE to see their selection of products.
Thank you Debra for volunteering to participate in the giveaway!
A sweet mama named Ryan told me about a Foundation and
Support Group she started for mommas who also have children with rare, serious and
Their website is HERE.
Thanks for Sharing Ryan!
Ryan also has a blog that just launched on Wednesday that you can find HERE.
If you have a blog or a foundation or a facebook page dedicated to parenting a child or children with special needs, please leave it in the comments. I would LOVE for all of you special mamas out there to connect with each other. I know the only one who can truly understand a special needs mom is another special needs mom.
I would like to share a poem that I heard when I first got into special education. If you are the parent to a special needs child, I’m quite sure you’ve heard it.
If you’re not a parent to a special needs child, you still need to read it.
It’s a MUST READ, and it’s beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend Ladies!
And good luck to everybody in the contest!