Everyday Pieces – Bracelets

Stephan Allen Jewlery, Monica Vinader Friendship, Cruciani Braclets, Favorite Bracelts1. Bronze Thin Cuff from Stephen Allen      2. Black Jawbone Up       3. Monica Vinader Friendship Bracelet         4. Blue Cruciani Clover Bracelet from Bauble Bar       5. Elastic Hair Tie       6. Gold Link Bracelet (a gift, but this is similar or this)

Happy Thursday everyone! As you might have noticed things have been a bit quieter over here on the blog because I am back at school. I always try to put my school work and college life first, so there might not be as many daily posts as in the past. But I am still hoping to pop in a few times a week! So here I am, Thursday with only my second post of the week! Woops, I dont mind, and hope you all dont either!

One of my favorite posts that I read last week was Ashley’s post about her fifteen favorite things, all items that she currently owns and loves. If you are like me, I am sure that you are always coming across pieces that you would love to add to your closet. But obviously we are not going to buy everything we love (if only!) So I thought it would be fun to share my some of my favorite items that I personally wear day in and day out.  I often start a post based on one item I own and then build it off from there, such as  my post ‘Everything Red.’ Where I come up with the concept because I want to share this great red sweater and dress that I just bought, and then from there, while we are at it, why not add the other red items that are on my wish list.

Today, and hopefully in the future, I thought I would only share items that I own and would highly suggest and give raves reviews about. These are the items I wear daily, and today I thought I would start with my bracelets. Some I never take off, and others I wear at least three times a week. I love a fun statement bracelet every once and a while, but I usually stick with these simple pieces.

I would love to know, do you have a few favorite bracelets that you always wear and would suggest?

Day Designer by Whitney English

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If you are neurotic like me and need to be overly organized, I highly suggest you head over to Etsy to see Whitney English’s Day Designer. The ideal daily planner with a full page given to every day of the year. While I use the calendar on my phone, I also find that I need to write out my schedule and my many to-do lists.

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If you have heard of the Day Designers you may know that they have a bit of a cult like following…and so today they released their 2015 planner. Yes 2015, as in next year! But let me tell you it will be so worth it, do you all know how hard it is to find a good everyday planner?! My friend Ilana introduced me to the Day Designer last year and I was instantly jealous and had to be sure I got one for next year. This year they are releasing lots of new cover patterns, I chose the simple and pretty Aqua Shell pattern (#3.)  Head over to the Whitney English Etsy shop to check out all the patterns, and order one while they last!

- images via Whitney English Etsy  – 

Barrie Benson Interiors

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The other day I came across the interior design work of Barrie Benson and was instantly impressed. The Charlotte, NC based designer has a fabulous ability to meld traditional design with fun pops of color. While I browsed through her portfolio I came across the project, Home is Where the Art Is, and knew it was one of my favorites. As I flipped through the images I loved each room more than the next. I think one of the strongest skills that interior designers  (that I am always jealous of) is the ability to mix patterns and styles while creating a cohesive look.

- all images via Barrie Benson website – 

This & That

Simply Elegant Blog, Fashion and Lifestlye Inspiration and Shopping Tips


1. Current Elliott Letterman T-Shirt        2. Kate Spade Stripe Pocket iPhone Case        3. Amour Vert Diatom Leeron Skirt        4. Rifle Paper Co. Peacock Letterpress Print         5.  Jennifer Fisher x. Stop It Right Now Cuff       6.  J.Crew Drop Waist Crepe Dress     7. Tata Harper Limited Edition Apricot Resurfacing Mask

Back to School

new school year, back to school shopping, simply elegant blog, old jcrew catalog


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I was busy this weekend with moving into my dorm room for college. And today I start my first day of classes of my Junior year. In honor of my start of school I thought I would pull together some fun school items. I have this gold and acrylic stapler and just love it and how perfect would this green and navy bag from Sword & Plough be for carrying around your books and laptop?

1. Old J.Crew Catalog Cover Image     2. Blue Le Pens      3. Sword & Plough Signature Tote in Navy      4. Acrylic and Gold Stapler      5. Bookcase Image     6. Sugar Paper Kraft Journal     7. Poppin Orange Ruler     8. Days of the Week Pencil Set

Mansur Gavriel Pre-Order

Mansur Gavriel Bags, Moda Operandi Pre Order of Mansur Gavriel, image via 


Happy Friday everyone!! I wanted to stop in quickly today on the blog to let you all know that Mansur Gavriel, the creators of this year’s infamous bucket bag and other beautiful leather goods, are now available for pre-order over on M’oda ‘Operandi today! As most of you probably know these bags are sold out everywhere..so this is major. But be sure to notice, that these are pre-orders for the Spring/Summer 2015 line, so you wont receive the bag till this spring. I love their new canvas & leather combos (I am trying to convince my mom that it would be a perfect bag for her!) While I am eyeing this large tote and of course the classic bucket bag.  What do you all think, are you loving Mansur Gavriel bags as much as everyone else?!