"fashion accessories"

"2013 trend", "autumn", "fall", "fashion accessories", "fashion", "film noir"

Fall Fashion 2013 ║ Film Noir Inspired

Want to add a bit of glam to your look this fall?  Recall an era of sultry screen sirens, shadowed by dark drama, with signature vintage pieces and retro inspired new classics!  Bold, seductive lips, smoky come-hither eyes , and elegantly tailored fashion pieces contrast beautifully to create the look of a fierce femme fatale.  It's easier than you might think and you don't have to be a total  vamp to incorporate this trend into your everyday style.  Here are several pieces that add some old school glamour with a look that's all 2013!

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"fashion accessories", "take five", "tote bags"

Take Five || Tote Bags

In the last week I have sent off parcels to Northern Ireland, Australia, Norway and the US. It left me thinking- Etsy shop owners really do have the world at their feet. While this is utterly fantastic, it also causes a bit of a problem, of lots and lots of choice for buyers.
So with a world of choice out there, where do you start?

So, what if you are looking for that perfect everyday shoulder bag, try a tote, they never go out of style. There simple construction means they are practical and convenient. Designers have a blank canvas to which they can accent in numerous prints, styles and fabrics.  From minimalist to stylish in linen ( 1. like Independent Reign in New York ) to bold and nautical in leather ( 2. from Coriumi in Lithuania). Try a Mexico inspired hand dyed canvas print (3. from scout and catalogue in Canada), or maybe some advice on how to be happy with typography print in cotton ( 4. from Toodle Noodles in New Zealand). Finally, how about a tattooed cat print to make you smile      (5. from Sophie Parker in London). Which would you choose?

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"autumn", "fashion accessories", "giveaway", "home decor"

Our Giveaway Design Challenge with Bonn Bonn

Every month we hold our Lucky 7 Giveaway which you can enter here. It runs from September 6th through the 13th and you won't want to miss out on this months prize from bonnbonn!  The lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Bonnie's shop.  The hard part will be deciding what to choose.  In honor of our giveaway we asked our talented stylists to create collections around the featured item. Since this month's prize was a gift certificate they were able to choose anything from bonnbonn's shop.  What's your favorite collection?

Collection: Autumn Adventure

Collection: Sand and Sage
Curator: lebotanicals

Curator: 88 editions

Collection: 8 Days a Week

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"2013 trend", "acai", "color focus", "fashion accessories", "home decor", "pantone"

Fall 2013 || Color Focus: ACAI

It's finally here, well almost here at least officially. I am talking about Fall/Autumn or whatever you may call it.  I've said this many times before but it is my absolutely favorite season of the year with Spring being number two.  With the new season comes new and fun colors to explore.  Pantone has released it's fall color palette and I am going to be sharing my favorite items on Etsy that show off these fabulous fall colors. First up is Acai, a deep purple, which always seem to be a hallmark of fall fashion. 

1. circus pillow by knit frekkles
2. floral silk scarf by Cinne Worthington
3. fifties brooch by Trees 4 the Wood
4. color block planter by Sea & Asters
5. purple pillow boxes by Green Bug Marketplace

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"Etsy Shop Introduction", "autumn", "fall", "fashion accessories", "knits"

Etsy Shop Introduction || Elena Rosenberg

merino wool capelet
silk crocheted necklace in green
silk crocheted necklace in mustard
rococo knit shawl

As the temperature starts to cool down it's time to start looking for those perfectly cozy fall accessories. What's even better is finding that perfect accessory that's handmade as well.  The one thing that's so wonderful about buying handmade items is that you know that each item was made by someone that has a love for what they create.  Elena Rosenberg is one of those passionate artists. She loves designing knit and crochet wearable fiber art for her shop Elena Rosenberg wearable fiber art.  Each piece in her collection is her original design and she adds new designs throughout each season. Her beautifully knit pieces of wearable art include: scarves, cowls, shawls, shrugs, hats, gloves, fiber jewelry and other innovative pieces

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"design a room", "fashion accessories", "giveaway", "home decor", "jewelry"

Giveaway Design Challenge with LoVintage Finds Burlap Pouf

Every month we hold our Lucky 7 Giveaway. It runs from the 7th through the 14th and we are beyond excited about this month's prize from LoVintage Finds!  The lucky winner will receive a  (5.burlap pouf/ottoman) handmade by Kathy. We asked our amazing curator's to design a collection around the pouf and here are the results. What's your favorite collection?

Collection: Natural Home Decor
Curator: Semi Sweet Studios

1. Raven Study Art Print No. 1   The Haunted Hollow Tree
2. Air Plant Cube •  Sea and Asters
3. Serving Bowl Set  •  Karo Art 
4. Set of 3 tea light holders  •  Phil Rao

Collection: Global

Collection: Sitting Pretty

Collection: Out of Africa

Don't forget to enter our giveaway!

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