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Van Cleef Mini Frivole Earrings

Sale PSA: Classic leather Achilles sneakers from Common Projects, now $287, a simple wrap top from Madewell, now $25 (I have one in black and wear it a lot), a pretty sequin midi dress from Saloni, now 40% off, black block heel pumps from Mansur Gavriel now $232, nd classic sandals from Tory Burch, now under $200 (also if you go to the Tory site it is currently friends and family – I am considering the entire tracksuit in dark green! But will I look too Stepford Wives?)

For some time now, I’ve been hunting for a pair of everyday gold earrings – I have a few favorite easy studs, but they’re all silver toned. I had a few final candidates and thought about it for a while and finally thought that I’d give the Van Cleef mini Frivole earrings a try! They’re quite cute, right? Below:

The problem – I hadn’t been able to try them on. Since the beginning of the year now I’ve been meaning to go to Van Cleef but I just haven’t had the time – so finally I just went with my gut and placed an order online. It’s funny, I used to never think I’d order fine jewelry online but after kids it is just so much easier. Plus, with the online store there are free shipping and returns. This was my first purchase from VCA online, and when it arrived I was so impressed by the packaging that I thought I would share!

First – I just have to say that the earrings, which are tiny, came in a HUGE box. At first I thought that they were a diaper delivery I was also expecting that day but then I saw the truck was FedEx and they were requiring a signature, I was like…OK? And opened. Everything was super well packaged, covered in thin foam.

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All Natural

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On Money and What’s “Average”

Sale PSA: A super cozy Vince cable sweater, now 50% off, very cute Nike sneakers, now 20% off, chic cropped linen pants from Eileen Fisher, now 25% off, and my favorite Theory Clairene coat, now 40% off (this is…

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The Almost Sold Bag

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Seconds – The Evelyne TPM

Sale PSA: A pink trench coat from Theory, now 50% off, a pretty tie front top from Madewell, now under $30, a super deal – a cropped classic black leather biker jacket from Veda, now 77% off, and I…

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A Week of Outfits

Sale PSA: A plush teddy jacket from Vince, now 45% off, an asymmetric silk dress from Theory, now $208, and a scoop baby tee (remember these?) from Madewell, now 20% off. Okay, I must apologize since because I am…

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My Real Real Experience – Buying

Sale PSA: A front and back silk twist dress from Vince, now 50% off (I also like this ribbed dress, 60% off, a silk dotted midi dress from DVF, now close to 50% off, and a really pretty eyelet…