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Ana Luisa Everyday Luxury Jewelry

Ana Luisa Jewelry: Everyday Luxury Without the High-End Markup

Is there anything better than getting the best for less? We love saving money but we know it’s only really worth it when what you’re saving on are exceptional pieces. This is the idea behind the Ana Luisa jewelry brand, who offers everyday luxury jewelry for women. Unlike most luxury jewelry brands, whose prices reflect costs to the wholesale distributor, sales agent, marketing and retail markup, Ana Luisa offers a direct-to-consumer approach. Their approach of in-house designers, responsible production practices, and an online selling method allows the luxury-loving woman to afford gorgeous, high-end jewelry without the high-end markup.

Ana Luisa Everyday Luxury Jewelry

We couldn’t resist getting to know the Ana Luisa Jewelry and its beautiful jewelry options. Whether you’re looking for everyday essentials or statement pieces, this affordable luxury brand is what you’re looking for. Our introduction to Ana Luisa Jewelry began with three pieces: the Flower Stud Earrings in Iris Pink, the Tessa Friendship Bracelet in Pink, and the Mona Hoop Earrings.

Ana Luisa Everyday Luxury Jewelry

We were incredibly excited to receive our pieces and although we expected each item to be individually wrapped and placed in separate bags, we realize that it’s not a necessary need. The important thing is “how is the jewelry?” We will say Ana Luisa did not disappoint; let us tell you a bit about each piece first:

Flower Stud Earrings, $75.00 – a 14K Gold plated, delicate flower stud earrings with a natural pearl and an artistic enamel layer that is individually hand painted.

Tessa Friendship Bracelet, $59.00 – a 14k gold dipped friendship bracelet with a soft cotton ribbon braided with a delicate gold plated chain.

Mona Hoop Earrings, $69.00 – elegant, 14K gold-dipped studded hoop earrings with a textured ripple design.

Ana Luisa Everyday Luxury Jewelry

Out of the three pieces, the Flower Stud Earrings were our favorite (it was love at first sight). We generally go for more statement earrings but there’s something about these graceful beauties that just stands out to us. They have a nice weight to them, they don’t pinch or weigh your lobs down, and they’re wonderfully chic. The first item we actually wore was the Mona Hoop Earrings; we love the idea of studded hoop earrings, it’s a great fusion of the two design details and we think a stylish addition to the earring category. Lastly, the Tessa Friendship Bracelet is a lovely and sophisticated version of the iconic childhood bracelet. Unfortunately, we need to get an extender because chubby wrists are a thing but once we get it, we’ll be gleefully wearing the Tessa.

This was our intro to Ana Luisa Jewelry and we can’t wait to share other favorite pieces with you. Learn more about Ana Luisa on their blog.

23 Random Things From Amazon For $36.00 or Less

We all know that Amazon is a wealth of products. Filled with things you need and things you didn’t know you needed. The best part, Amazon offers options in price and sellers. Don’t like that particular item but want something similar? Want that item but the price is too high, you can probably get it for less from another seller. Add in the wonderful Prime membership and those random things can be yours with same day delivery. As it is the holiday season, we thought this would be the perfect time to highlight some of the random things we’ve gotten from Amazon through Prime. All of which retail for $36.00 or less. Whether you’re looking for something special like jewelry or something as basic as socks, you WILL find it on Amazon.

You can’t imagine the thousands of things available on Amazon for $36.00 or less. The 23 items we’re highlighting doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what you can purchase from Amazon, so let’s dive right in and see if these random items may be useful in your lives.

fitpolo Fitness Tracker, $23.99 – remember when fitness trackers were expensive? Not if you buy it on Amazon.

HVS HP Sprocket and Polaroid Zip Instant Printer Accessories Bundle, $23.91 – all the accessories you need for your printed photos. A perfect gift for DIY lovers.

NEXGADGET Waterproof Case Compatible for AirPods, $8.99 – why not opt for a sleek, waterproof black case instead of the white everyone has.

Langsdom F9 Headphones, $14.99 – if you love pink and rose gold, like we do, you’ll love these earbuds.

DYAFIN Natural False Eyelashes, $7.99 – you can spend $20 getting your lashes done at a salon, or you could save yourself some money and try these.

ASENKU Pet Grooming Gloves, $9.99Jeselry Extra Bass Stereo Earbuds, $6.99 – Of course these are not related but we received them in the same package. Keep your pet’s fur looking silky everytime you pet them with these grooming gloves; and give your music that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom bass with these extra base earbuds.

Karrong Bike Mount Universal Cell Phone Holder, $8.49 – perfect for bike riders. Stay in touch while enjoying a spin around town.

Assorted Color Balloons with Double Action Hand Air Pump, $13.99 – there’s always an occasion for balloons and with the inclusion of a hand pump, you can literally save your breath.

Karrong Bike Chain Lock, $12.99 and Aggly Metal Locking Clip, $4.98 – if you own a bike, you’re definitely going to need a lock; and these locking clips give extra comfort to the wearers in strollers and cars.

AOKE Wireless Single Bluetooth Earbud, $19.99 – available in five colors, this single earbud will help keep family and friends close by.

ALT Lighting E1 H13/9008 LED Headlight Bulbs, $35.99 – totally random we know, but you car owners know the importance of working headlights.

Levsox Compression Socks for Women, $15.99 – not only are these adorable, they are wonderful for relieving leg sweeling and fatigue.

GYS Cap Sleeve V Neck Pajama Pants Set, $21.99 – so soft and comfy, it’s like sleeping in the softest t-shirt.

BamTyo Ultrasonic Pest Repeller, $23.99 – if you’re looking for a non-poisoning way to keep pests out of your apartment, this set of four devices’ sonic pulses will help.

THEHORAE CZ Pendant Square Necklace, $21.99 – you can’t go wrong with jewelry as gifts and this pretty pendant would make a great gift this holiday season.

NUBWO Gaming Headset for PC, $19.99 – got a gamer in your life? Give them a better gaming experience with this very affordable gaming headphones.

VAVOFO Flame Effect Table Lamp, $20.99 – add a bit of a decorative touch to your home with this no-burn table lamp.

AMIR Wireless Indoor Outdoor Digital Freezer Thermometer, $17.99 – know the temperatre inside and outside of your home witht he touch of a button.

Hyrixdirect Wax Warmer Hair Removal Heater Pot, $10.99 – how about your own personl wax system for smooth, touchably soft bare legs, underarms, etc.

JJRC H98 RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera,  $29.99 –  fun for adults and kids, take amazing arieal photos and videos with this very affordable drone.

Geburun Remote Control Car, $32.99 – last but certainly not least, this tough remote control truck which would light up any kid’s heart (probably a few that are kids at heart as well).

Well that’s our list of 23 random things from Amazon for $36.00 or less.  As we said Amazon is a wealth of products. Any of these products catches your eye?

Yandy Unveils Hauntingly Sexy Costumes for Halloween 2018

Yandy, the number one online retailer for Halloween costumes, unveils its highly anticipated hauntingly sexy costumes for Halloween 2018 with a flash mob and fashion presentation. When one wants a sexy costume, Yandy is the online destination for showstopping traditional and trending pop culture specialty looks.

Yandy Halloween Costumes

Yandy recently held an event for their hauntingly sexy costumes for Halloween. Kicked off, in true trick-or-treat fashion, started with a parade-like flash mob which stopped at various locations in New York.

Models participate in Yandy’s Be Hauntingly Sexy Halloween flashion show throughout NYC on October 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Yandy)

Models participate in Yandy’s Be Hauntingly Sexy Halloween flashion show throughout NYC on October 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Yandy)

Models participate in Yandy’s Be Hauntingly Sexy Halloween flashion show throughout NYC on October 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Yandy)

Bystanders were treated to a first look at the newest must-have Halloween costumes from Yandy’s 2018 “Hauntingly Sexy” Costume Collection. The #YandyFlash mob was followed by an evening Halloween fashion presentation in the Highline Room at the Standard Hotel. Costumes for Halloween featured in the fashion presentation included (in order of appearance above): Little Red Costume, Egyptian Goddess Costume, Dragon Ninja Costume, Wicked Wicked Witch Costume, Yandy Statue Of Liberty Costume, Yandy Sexy Dragon Warrior Costume, Under The Sea Mermaid Costume, Oasis Princess Costume, Glamazonian Costume, Sparkle Sweet Angel Costume. Other costumes for Halloween 2018 included Bad Habit Nun Costume, Sexy SWAT Commander Costume, King Of Egypt Costume (men), and Dark Northern King Costume (men).


Yandy also announced two new costumes for Halloween inspired by today’s political climate, the Sexy Op-Ed Anonymous Costume for those who love getting the scoop on the latest breaking news, and Cloudy Affair Costume, perfect for those who love a political scandal.

Reminiscent of a fun Halloween night out on the town, the décor set the tone for a sexy, spooky soirée. The exclusive view of the new Halloween collection featured a wide selection of sizes of all the season’s best sellers, popular trending themes, classic characters, and figures throughout history. The showcase also included highlights of two new pop-culture influenced costumes – Run the World Festival Diva and Shining Bright Pope; inspired by Beyonce at Coachella (Beychella) and Rihanna’s striking Met Gala look.

What costume are you rocking this Halloween? Whatever you decide, you should definitely check out Yandy’s collection of Hauntingly Sexy costumes for Halloween.

Kut from the Kloth Launches Their TRY5 Denim-on-Demand Service

We don’t know about you guys but we hate trying on clothes when we’re out shopping.  Yes, even in the era of dressing room selfies, we’d much rather try clothes at home. Call it laziness, undressing under bad lighting and mirrors, or the fear of being a victim of hidden cameras. Whatever the reason we much prefer to try on our purchases at home. Of course with retail stores, you have to have time and patience to return any unwanted and unflattering items. One of our most exasperating experiences is shopping for jeans. First, trying to find your size, a great fit, color and/or treatment you want, then there’s the process of trying those on. It’s quite rare that we leave the store with more than one pair of jeans we like, which is why we’re excited about Nordstrom brand, Kut from the Kloth’s TRY5 Denim-on-Demand service.

With the TRY5 Denim-on-Demand service, trying on and buying your favorite denim has never been easier. The genius service allows you to select any five jeans from the Kut from the Kloth website for free to try in the comfort of your own home.  No more dealing with fitting rooms, bad lighting, or other issues that arise from trying on jeans in stores. Select your five favorite jeans, try them on, keep your must-haves and send back the pairs you don’t love within seven days with the included return label. You will only get charged for the jeans you keep. The best part, Kut from the Kloth sends you a reminder when your seven days are up; just in case you get busy and forget.

For our Kut from the Kloth TRY5 Denim-on-Demand experience, we tried the following styles: Diana Relaxed Fit Skinny, Catherine Boyfriend, Diana Fab Ab Skinny, Diana Kurvy Relaxed Fit Skinny, and Stevie Straight Leg.

Diana Relaxed Fit Skinny

Catherine Boyfriend

Diana Fab Ab Skinny

Diana Kurvy Relaxed Fit Skinny

Stevie Straight Leg

With Kut from the Kloth’s TRY5 Denim-on-Demand Service, there is no subscription or fees. It’s just an easy, private shopping experience to find and buy your perfect denim fits. Out of the five we initially tried, we fell in love with three styles with our favorite fit and wash being the Diana Relaxed Fit Skinny. We love how it felt and how it looked and look forward to getting more of that fit in other washes.

Kut from the Kloth has also partnered with non-profit Peace 4 Animals; a wonderful organization that boasts on-going efforts to save Africa’s “big five”; lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo from extinction in the wild.

“We are proud to support Peace 4 Animals by helping bring awareness to the harm these animals face, and support Katie Cleary in all her efforts. Katie brings much-needed attention to this important cause.  She loves the Kut from the Kloth style and fit so for us, it’s a perfect match,” states Jonathan Greenberg, President of Kut from the Kloth.

Take advantage of the new TRY5 service only at www.kutfromthekloth.com/try_5.

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BCRF’s Pink Outside the Box: Shop these BCA Products Year’ Round

Did you know you don’t have to wait until October to purchase products that support the fight against Breast Cancer? Thanks to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, we were introduced to several products that are helping to fund breast cancer research. No longer do you have to wait until October to show your support. With lots to shop for in the beauty, fashion, home, lifestyle, travel, health, fitness, and more categories, these pink BCA products help you do good 365 days a year. So join us in supporting BCRF’s Pink Outside the Box products.

A few weeks ago, the US observed National Cancer Survivors Day, a day that highlights and celebrates the fact that many are enjoying life after cancer. As anyone who lives with cancer will tell you, it is a 365-day issue, so we thought, why not highlight products you can purchase 365 days a year that helps the cause. While you can donate at any time during the year (and we encourage you to do so), there are many Pink Outside the Box products, many we use daily, that will help further the cause. Plus, for those who can’t donate, purchasing these everyday items pink BCA products ensures you are helping.

Cuisinart Kitchen Appliances

Need a new kitchen appliance? Why not try one of these from Cuisinart who donates $32,500 annually to BCRF, regardless of sales. Your purchase of a food processor, mixer, or blender will help continue to fund research and achieve a cure.

Apollo Precision Tools

Let’s face, we all need tools. Home repair is a continuous need and they will always need fixing. Apollo Tools offers a wide variety of tools and toolkits where a portion of sales are donated to BCRF. For every cordless drill sold, $2.00 is donated; for every 18 piece garden tool set, $3.00 is donated, and so on. Your home repair could save a life.

Conair Hair and Beauty Tools

Beauty tools have become essential in making sure your routine runs smoothly and quickly and these just happen to also help those in need. Whether you’re in the market for a new hairdryer, facial cleansing tool, curling iron or spa treatment device, Conair donates $110,000 annually, regardless of sales.

Everlast Training Gloves

What better way to help fight Breast Cancer than with boxing gloves! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro at sparring, heavy bag workouts and mitt work, purchasing these Everlast pink BCA products help them continue to donate $75,000 annually to BCRF, regardless of sales.

Streamlight LED Lights

Streamlight offers keychain lights, patio/camp lights and far-reaching flashlights in pink including the Pink Strion LED, Pink ProTac HL, Pink Siege AA, and Pink Nano Light. $1.00- $5.00 of every purchase of Streamlight pink BCA products are donated to BCRF.

Teleflora Pink Grace Bouquet

As the saying goes, “Say it with flowers.” So why not share how much you love them with this lovely mixed bouquet featuring pink roses arranged in a perky pink cube. With 15% of its $54.95 price going to BCRF, it’s a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who need it.

Aveda, Clinique, and Estee Lauder BCA Products

Aveda’s limited-edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme comes with pink cap and band featuring an invigorating rosemary mint aroma of certified organic rosemary and peppermint. $4 U.S. from the purchase price of this pink BCA product goes to BCRF, with a maximum donation of $331,000.

Each year, Clinique offers a special, limited-edition bottle of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, which combines all-day hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients to help skin look younger, longer. $10 from the purchase price, with a maximum donation of $475,000.

Estée Lauder’s #1 repair serum, the Advanced Night Repair, not only comes packaged with a 3-charm pink ribbon keychain that empowers you to show their support for breast cancer awareness, it also contains a touch of blue in the design to represent the less than 1% of men who are also diagnosed with breast cancer, and 20% of its $95.00 retail price is donated.

There are hundreds other pink BCA products available for purchase year’ round that helps support the cause including fashion from Lane Bryant, office supplies from Officemate, jewelry from Alex and Ani, and much, much more. To shop all of BCRF’s pink BCA product categories, visit www.bcrf.org/shop-pink.

Melissa Pochete: This Season’s Must-Have Accessory

You may have noticed that fanny packs have been enjoying a major resurgence this year. No longer is it the dreadful accessory of unstylish tourists or uncool dads. And while we’re seen a few that have caught our eye, the one fanny pack that we’re totally in love with is the Melissa Pochete (also known as the Melissa Bum Bag). The returning trendy bag makes its debut this season in the Melissa Shoes Fall/Winter 2017 collection, the Flygirl Collection. The Fall/Winter 2017 from Melissa Shoes looks to inspire girls and women – of all genders – to fly with freedom. Women and girls that celebrate their uniqueness, and are more self-confident and self-affirming……a message we wholeheartedly agree with.

The Melissa Pochete is Melissa Shoes’ version of the fanny pack, but in a cool, modern shape and availability in bold, and interesting colors, such as black, neon green, neon pink, antique gold, and silver with glitter. The Melissa Pochette joins the growing list of the brand’s must-have bags, including the Melissa Sac Bag, Melissa Satchel + the Cambridge Satchel Co (which we’ve highlighted on this blog), and the Pupila + Vitorino Campos Bag. We love our Melissa Pochette. We fell in love with the silver with glitter and receive compliments whenever we rock it.  The best part, the Pochete coordinates wonderfully with several styles of Melissa shoes, including boots, sandals, and heels.

Our silver with glitter Pochete pairs perfectly with the Melissa Flox Unisex Sandals, the Melissa Stellar Boots, the Melissa Aranha Quadrada, the Melissa Grunge + Vitorino Campos Shoes, all of which are from the Fall/Winter 2017 Flygirl Collection. As with all their products, the Pochete is made from Melissa’s signature Melflex plastic, you a cool a vegan alternative to leather fanny packs.

Are you a fan of the returning fanny pack trend? Will you be rocking the Melissa Pochete bag? Which color would you go for?

Are You Prom Ready? Shop These Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses Online

As they say, once you have the prom dress, it’s all downhill from there, so of course, it’s always about the dress during prom season. The month of April marks the beginning of prom season and the time that teen girls go on the hunt for the perfect prom dress.  Luckily, teens and their mothers don’t have to look too hard for the perfect dresses, thanks to the wonderful variety of Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses available online. Whether you’re looking for long or short, classic or on-trend styles, or if you want to rock one of the must-have colors of the season as forecasted by Pantone Colors, Adrianna Papell has just the prom dress for you.

Some of Pantone’s 2017 must-have colors for the season include Primrose Yellow, Flame, Pale Dogwood, Lapis Blue, and Hazelnut; you can find Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses (as seen above), in most, if not all of Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2017, with dress sizes going up to size 22.  For those who want a more classic or traditional color, like black, navy, pink, etc, there is also an Adrianna Papell Prom Dress for you. Whether you’re looking for dresses made out of chiffon, beaded, or lace, in a column silhouette, mermaid, or ballgown style, Adrianna Papell won’t disappoint.

Short or long (see some of our favorite shorter prom dress styles below), Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses hits all the right trends and all the right design details. You’ll love the exquisite draping, intricate beading, sequin placement, stunning embroidery, ruching details, strategic cut-outs, sophisticated styling, and of course most importantly, how the dresses absolutely flatter the body…..no matter the size.

Although it difficult to choose from their amazing prom dress selection, our favorite Adrianna Papell prom dresses include the black and rose gold Off the Shoulder Tulle Gown with Filigree Sequin Bodice, the Floral Matelasse Gown, the Open Beaded Shoulder Dress with Ruched Details, the Short Sleeve Sequin Gown (in every color), and the Ombre Floral Beaded Midi Dress with Illusion Neckline.

What are your thoughts on these Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses? Do you prefer to shop for prom dresses online, what prom dress trends are you guys excited about? Share your thoughts with us.

Spring Love: Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection

It’s finally spring and we are in love. In love with a what, not a who. We’re in love with the stunning spring fashions currently (and finally) available for purchase. We’re completely enamored with the Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection, which is bursting with modern elegance. Expect feminine details like fluttery sleeves, jeweled necklines, bare shoulders, gorgeous floral prints, intricate embroidery, delicate lace, vibrant colors, and sleek tailored silhouettes that glide over the body. The Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection delivers everything you love about the warmer season in fashion form in the only way they know how……..perfectly chic, of course.

Whether you drape yourself in the spring collection’s day or work dresses, the chic separates, or the to-die-for jumpsuits (we promise you’ll swoon over the crisp white flutter one shoulder jumpsuit), Adrianna Papell has your day stunningly planned out. Favorite looks from the collection include the aforementioned jumpsuit, and fluttery-sleeved dresses, the chic white sheath with the sheer lace neckline and sleeves, and all the bold florals in the collection.

Of course, Adrianna Papell is most known for their stunning eveningwear, and for good reason. Whether you’re off to a party, the opera, red carpet, or an evening of pure elegance, the beautiful evening dresses from the Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection is sure to stun, and have you looking stunning.

Why not veil yourself in sparkly sequins, intricate beading, or voluminous tulle decorated in the most eye-catching and glamorous designs. No matter if you prefer strapless, delicate spaghetti straps, short sleeves, or halters, with the attention to detail that Adrianna Papell shows on every each of these gorgeous gowns, you’re sure to turn heads. There was so much to love from the eveningwear collection, it’s quite difficult to select a few favorites. If every single item were in our closet, we’d be extremely happy fashion lovers. What we’ve shown above is merely a tip of the iceberg of available looks for you to enjoy, so if you’re looking to add some lovely attention-getting pieces this season, get better acquainted with the Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection.

Speaking of eveningwear, it’s officially prom season, check out these stunning Adrianna Papell prom dresses by clicking our prom story – mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com/2017/04/10/adrianna-papell-prom-dresses.