Cheers to the new year, everyone! Hope your 2017 is off to a good start. I like the idea of starting the year with a clean slate and making a resolution to better yourself in some way! Feeling inspired to improve is NEVER a bad thing. This year I'm a bit tired of the typical ones, so I decided to make my mindset for 2017 a little different. I'm aiming to celebrate the "everyday" and rise above the "daily grind". Sounds good, right?
Here's where it gets fun! Add a little "sparkle" to life. You deserve it. As I was thinking about ways to make each day a little more special, I came across some great finds. The soft and calming blush pink color seemed to resonate well - a reminder to be gentle, hopeful and nurturing...to yourself! Let's do this.
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KATE SPADE BLUSH JOURNAL If you're looking for a beautiful journal to write down some thoughts, this one is a keeper! Kate Spade got ALL the details right. The beautiful shade of blush pink, six bright orange ribbons to mark your page and ESCAPE THE ORDINARY in gold foil on the cover have me clicking buy, buy, buy.
WELLESLEY ROW SIGNATURE LIGHT PINK GEMSTONE CHARM Keep your new mindset ever present by wearing this light pink chalcedony gemstone charm as a reminder to embrace "everyday luxury"! Interestingly, chalcedony is believed to be a nurturing gemstone of calmness and composure. The light pink stone color is simply stunning and contrasts nicely against the sterling silver clasp. At only $49, this one doesn't require too much convincing.
MIRAVAL ROSÉ Oh Miraval Rosé, where do I begin? It was love at first sight for me. The uniquely shaped bottle, divine pale pink color, and impeccably designed label caught my eye, BIG-TIME! Then, there's the taste. Wine Enthusiast gives the 2015 vintage 91 points and in 2013 it was named the "best rosé in the world" by Wine Spectator. It's especially fun to drink in the summer to beat the heat! At around $21.99 a bottle, it's a great way to add a little glamour to the day-to-day. Go on, raise a glass!
HOLISTIC SILK LAVENDER EYE PILLOW Let's face it, everyone needs a good night's sleep to tackle the insane demands each day throws at us! This eye pillow is a small splurge at $54 to help make that a reality. This product is made of silk and is filled with lavender and organic beads. It helps block out light and bring a sense of calm as you wrap up the day. Sweet dreams!
HUNTER ORIGINAL HIGH GLOSS PINK SAND BOOTS I don't know about you, but I wish I had a pair of Hunter boots in every color of the rainbow! These Pink Sand ones might just be my next color purchase. How beautiful would these pale pink boots look with navy or charcoal gray outerwear? One word. Amazing.
BOTTOM ROW left to right:
ESSIE SUGAR DADDY NAIL POLISH This nail color is perfection. It's classic elegance in a $9 bottle. The pale pink color is understated, yet pulled together. An absolute no-brainer for making the everyday a little prettier! I just love the Essie brand too and have become quite the collector of colors over the years.
IITTALA AALTO VASE You'd never guess this vase was designed in 1936, would you? Timeless design is a beautiful thing and something I 100% believe in. This chic glass piece is mouth-blown in Iittala's Finland factory. It looks amazing as a stand alone statement piece or simply stunning filled with tulips! So go ahead and pick up some fresh flowers to brighten your space. Done.
TED BAKER ROSE GOLD BOW EARRINGS It goes without saying that we're obsessed with jewelry here at Wellesley Row. These little bow earrings by Ted Baker put a smile on our face. They are dainty and ladylike. The combination of rose gold and blush colored enamel on them is well done. Sometimes it's just a small accessory that makes a look come together and gives us that "wow" we were missing.
YVES DELORME ETOILE BLUSH TOWELS Nothing says luxury toweling like Yves Delorme. Nothing. If you've not heard of it, it's a French linen brand that began in 1845. Their quality and attention to detail is second to none. How can you not love that even their signature swan emblem is embroidered on the towels? Adorable. Having one of these might give hopping in the shower a whole new meaning everyday.
VOLUSPA PROSECCO ROSE CANDLE How pretty is this? Oh and did I mention the scent is prosecco rose? I don't know about you, but candles make me happy. Seriously happy! I'm somewhat scent obsessed and appreciate the glow and lightness they add to a room. This one burns for 100 hours and is a luxuriously large 3 wick candle (about 5.5 inches wide). The packaging is just delightful too. The glass has metallic flecks in it and can be reused to store some small pretty things after the candle has burned away. Brilliant!
Take care of you and here's to 2017!