Midsummer dreams…

Midsummer leftMidsummer right My {effortlessly chic} headline copy up top, the gossamer warm weather gown (my muse) below…


“the succulent heat of ripe, summer muscadines”

Another yummy one for kate spade!

muscadinesThe kate spade new york “Hot to Trot” long necklace resonates with warm tones in a 28-inch chain that enticingly mixes up beads of contrasting textures and sizes. Bright gold ornaments brilliantly reflect light on their clear, smooth surfaces. Adjacent to these, opaque beads of a duskier, slightly darker gold suggest the succulent heat of ripe, summer muscadines. Strategically placed crystalline-textured glass beads complete this elegant trio. Bead diameters range from 1/2 to 3/4 inch.

kate spade Hot to Trot

copy that’s good enough to eat…

Well, why not?

Invicta watchThe always intriguing combination of silver and orange elevates the Invicta Men’s Subaqua Noma III GMT Watch to the very pinnacle of autumn harvest eclecticism.

This attention-garnering gem has luminous silver-toned hands on a deep orange dial, which is surrounded by a wheel-shaped double perimeter. A two-tone GMT scale with Arabic numerals from 1 to 23 (white on black at the top, then black on orange below) occupies the outer perimeter. A red triangle roosts at the twelve o’clock position, and the three o’clock hosts a wedge-shaped date display double-framed in black and silver. The case, bevel, and band are stainless steel silver, save for a warm swath of textured pumpkin-toned inserts on the strap, which has a secure fold-over double push-button clasp. The unidirectional outer bezel gleams with engraved silver Arabics in multiples of five, and the watch also provides water-resistance to 1640 feet (500 meters), precise Swiss-quartz movement, and scratch-protective flame-fusion crystal.

fruit-forward catalog copy!

pineappleAdd tropical zing to your summer wardrobe with the kate spade new york “Pineapple Grove” Pineapple Locket long pendant. This 28-inch, 12k gold-plated chain culminates in a fruit-forward pineapple pendant of sprouting, golden leaves atop a bevy of sparkling, citrine-accented crystal. The bewitching amber stone setting parts to reveal a locket—an enclosure for storing the smallest of your secret island treasures!

Catalog entry 1: the Enchanted Garden bib

Here’s what I wrote for this kate spade accessory. Soon after my copy went live on retail websites, the necklace sold out!

Enchanted Garden necklace

Herald the arrival of spring and summer with the festive and fun kate spade new york “Enchanted Garden” Bib Necklace. Ideal for wearing to your garden club meetings, this 16-inch, 12k gold-plated chain makes a statement about who you are with its expansive clusters of canary-yellow, conch-shaped mini-baubles. Glittering crystal accents within more than two dozen resin petal insets suggest the sparkly allure of brown topaz. The necklace pairs well with earthy fabrics in light pastel shades, particularly lime-green for a hazy, summertime feel. The chain sports a lobster clasp for quick and easy on/off.