Entries Tagged as 'accessories'

December 5, 2014

holiday gift ideas for him

All the dudes in my life get grooming products for Christmas.

And maybe some of these things, too.

holiday gift ideas for him

(From top, left to right)

Bike Chain Bottle Opener

Drinking beer is exciting, so why not use a cool bottle opener to celebrate whatever occasion you’re about to toast? Who cares if the occasion is Friday at 5.

Brickell Men’s Products Men’s Starter Kit

Guys deserve great green skincare, too, and Brickell Men’s Products delivers. Made with certified organic and natural ingredients, Brickell Men’s Products packs all the green goodness that us ladies have come to expect in our skincare, yet is packaged in a dude-friendly way that looks sleek on the vanity. The Starter Kit contains six travel-sized products for your man to enjoy, including face wash, shave cream, aftershave, moisturizer, soap scrub and hand balm.

Industry of All Nations Ribbed Alpaca Beanie

Available in black and gray, Industry of All Nations’ Ribbed Alpaca Beanie, available via Accompany, is one you’ll want to borrow from the guy. Warm, durable alpaca fibers insulate while allowing the skin to breathe.

Warby Parker Barkley Sunglasses

Made from custom cellulose acetate, Warby Parker’s Barkley sunglasses offer a contemporary yet classic look that’s both stylish and subtle. The anti-scratch and anti-reflective coated sunglasses offer 100 percent UV protection and 100 cool points.

Das Boom Industries Yuzu, Shiso & Saffron Body Wash

For the minimalist guy’s shower, Das Boom Industries’ Everywhere Wash in Yuzu, Shiso & Saffron gets him clean from head hair to toe hair. The bright, fresh burst of yuzu, an East Asian citrus fruit, makes Das Boom Industries’ Everywhere Wash the perfect early morning everything cleanser. Everything Wash is also available in Bayrum, Smoke & Dirt and Bourbon & Leather, but this was by far the favorite of my test subjects (and myself).

Herschel Supply Co. ‘Chapter’ Travel Kit

If you’re going to give a guy a bunch of great new green grooming products, then it only makes sense to add in a tough dopp kit to boot. Herschel Supply Company’s ‘Chapter’ Travel Kit is made of durable tech canvas that fits both the “form” and “function” requirements.

Everlane Cashmere Hoodie

Made of ethically sourced grade-A cashmere source directly from Mongolia, Everlane’s Cashmere Hoodie is touchably soft and offers an attractive, slim fit that keeps the look polished. This isn’t the bro hoodie you remember from your days on campus. Another one you’ll want to jack from your guy. (Note: A less-expensive but just-as-beautiful cotton cashmere version is also available.)

Toms Taupe Aviator Twill Men’s Paseos Mid

Mid-cut shoes in taupe? Bet your guy doesn’t have this in his shoe wardrobe. (Do guys have shoe wardrobes?). As with all Toms purchases, your gift of the Toms Taupe Aviator Twill Men’s Paseos Mid also helps a person in need via the company’s One for One promise.

December 3, 2014

holiday gift guide for people who like to stuff stockings

Because we all need ideas of what to put in other people’s hanging socks.

stocking stuffer ideas

(From top, left to right)

Etta + Billie Hot Toddy Body Scrub

San Francisco natural bath and body line Etta + Billie’s re-imagination of a hot toddy in bar form is just genius — and oh-so-beautifully packaged, as all the products are. Sea salt, organic cocoa butter and fair trade shea butter combine with cinnamon, cardamom, clove and ginger for a warming morning skin treat.

Deco Naturals Holiday Collection Lip Butter Set

As sweet and cheerful as your favorite childhood lip balms (but without all the nasties!), Deco Naturals’ Holiday Collection contains six creamy lip balms made from cocoa butter, beeswax, shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil and vitamin E in familiar flavors such as candy cane, gingerbread, sugared cranberry, egg nog, spiced pear and hot cocoa. Pass the egg nog, please.

The Konjac Sponge Company Konjac Sponges

Cute konjac sponges are a staple in every beauty addict’s bathroom, and this year they’ll likely be the staple of every stocking. These small but mighty sponge exfoliators gently buff away dead skin and can be used with just water or your favorite cleanser. (Just make sure to tell your not-so-beauty-addicted friends what to do with it, mmmk?).

Jane Iredale PurePressed Electric Refillable Compact

You shouldn’t be the only thing all dolled up this holiday season. Update your Jane Iredale powder with a beautiful amethyst compact decorated with a fuchsia crystal. It’s designed to hold any Jane Iredale PurePressed Base, PureMatte or Beyond Matte Powder Refill. (Oh, and get one for your friend, too. Because this gift guide is for others. Not yourself. I forget.)

Tatcha Original Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers

Would you be offended if someone put oil-blotting papers in your stocking? Not if they’re elegant ones from Tatcha. These all-natural blotting sheets, made of 100 percent Abaca Leaf and gold flakes, absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup.

Kusmi Tea Green Teas Assortment

Greet the green tea connoisseur with an assortment of delicious Kusmi Tea. Interesting flavor combinations, such as strawberry green team, rose green tea, spearmint green tea and ginger-lemon green tea will tickle the tastebuds of even the most adventurous tea-drinker in your life.

Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set

Armed with these four high-quality brushes, the makeup guru in your life will be able to create a flawless face thanks to Real Techniques’ Core Collection Brush Set. Gifting them to a beauty newbie? Point her to Real Techniques’ online video tutorials or everyone’s favorite, Lisa Eldridge.

Lotus Wei Mini Serums

Lotus Wei’s Balancing Serums are the perfect remedy for the stressed-out friend or family member who is in desperate need of some down time. This mini collection allows her to experience all of Lotus Wei’s powerful aromatherapy blends designed to dramatically change the everyday state of mind. My favorites? Infinite Love and Joy Juice.

Mustache & Beard Comb

Probably not wise to give this to your sister. Instead, stuff that mustached-man’s stocking with this handmade-from-sustainably harvested cherry wood comb. At 2.13 inches wide, 0.88 inches tall and 0.25 inches thick, it’s one unobtrusive grooming product that can easily fit in a pocket

The Wild Unknown Tarot Card Deck

Featuring quite possibly the most beautiful tarot art I’ve ever seen, The Wild Unknown Tarot Card Deck includes major and minor arcana and instructions on how to use the deck. For the tarot-curious, you might want to also include The Wild Unknown Tarot Guidebook. It’s pretty, too.

December 1, 2014

holiday gift guide for the cat enthusiast

Cat ladies (and cat men!), this one’s for you.

Oh yes I did.


holiday gift guide for cat people

From top, left to right:

Meow Meow Tweet Bar Soap Trio

I’m a big fan of Brooklyn-based natural beauty brand Meow Meow Tweet not only do because founders Jeff and Tara make high-quality, smell-good products, but also because these two are bona fide cat people whose love for furry felines shows in their funky packaging and addictive Instagram feed. This soap trio is a great little introduction to the line. My recommendations: Tangerine Basil, Grapefruit Mint and Black Walnut Sage.

Video Kitty Tumblers

Made in Ohio and decorated in Minnesota, these Video Kitty Tumblers are the all-American cat owners’ dream. Don’t worry if you’re drinking a Belgian beer out of them while your Siamese cat sits in your lap. Details, schmetails.

Cat Lady Tote

Cat ladies, unite! Let all those dog people at the farmer’s market know that 1) their dog is sniffing you in inappropriate places and 2) your cat is way too busy to deal with the farmer’s market and sent her human instead in search of organic catnip and fresh fish.

Notorious C.A.T. Shirt

Know someone who loves East Coast rap? Does that person also love cats? Introducing best.gift.EVER. “I like it when you call me big Paw-Paw,” indeed.

Cat Eye Mask

For all my ladies out there still struggling to perfect their daytime cat eye, chill out, Google some tutorials (this one and this one are great) and then sleep on it before trying again tomorrow. Rest easy knowing that your bedtime cat eye is on point.

Tiny Kitten Ring

Playful kittens grow up to become grouchy cats, but these Tiny Kitten Rings, designed to fit your pinkies or first knuckles, stay small and sweet forever. Made of solid 14 karat cold, the Tiny Kitten Ring is exclusive to the shop Catbird in New York.

Cat Tipi

Cotton canvas panels, birch poles and suede lace come together for the ultimate gift for the cat person’s actual cat: A sure-to-be-loved cat tipi. While most cat toys are tossed to the side (and instead the box is given attention), a cat tipi is bound to be your kitty’s most prized hiding spot. If your cat loves to hide inside the litter box top as you’re cleaning the actual box (mine does!), kitty will surely love the tipi. And if she doesn’t? Well, there’s always the cardboard box.

Cat Tea Towels

Printed with eco-friendly inks on 100 percent cotton, these cat tea towels are a must-have for the home of owners of black cats, Siamese cats or Persian cats. Or any cat lover, really.

November 28, 2014

shopping guide | fashion discounts & deals

As much as I know every one of you LOVES green beauty, I also know that I have some extremely stylish readers who put together show-stopping looks with the coolest clothes and accessories.

I’ve rounded up a few of the best fashion and accessories companies below that are having some major deals this weekend. But, remember, please shop wisely! If you don’t need it, don’t buy it just because it’s on sale.

And, remember, it’s better to give than to receive. (I’m in the market for a classic black DVF wrap dress, in case you want to take advantage of these sales and send me a belated birthday present!).

black friday discounts cyber monday discounts


  • 30% off sitewide
  • Code: PURPOSE

Alternative Apparel

  • 30% off sitewide
  • Code: THANKFUL
  • Valid through Small Business Saturday


  • Black Friday 15% off 2 items
  • Code: FRIDAY15
  • Valid 11/28 – 11/29
  • 35% off 4+ items
  • Valid 11/28 – 11/29
  • Cyber Monday 20% off
  • Code: CYBER20
  • Valid 11.30 (6om EST) – 12.02 (11:59pm EST)

BB Dakota

  • Black Friday 30% off full-price styles
  • Valid 11/27 – 11/29

Current Elliott

  • Black Friday 25% off sitewide
  • Code: THANKS
  • Valid through Cyber Monday

Dolce Vita

  • Up to 60% off, extra 20% off sale + free shipping
  • CODE:BLACKFRIDAY14 at checkout
  • Valid through Cyber Monday


  • 15% off sitewide on Black Friday
  • 15% off sitewide on Cyber Monday


  • 25% off sitewide
  • Code: THANKS
  • Valid through Cyber Monday


  • Everlane has established The Black Friday Fund, donating all profits for the day to their factory partners in Hangzouh, China.
  • All proceeds will go towards updating recreational facilities for the 300 people who live and work at the factory.
  • By purchasing on Black Friday, customers will be able to see their individual contribution.
  • On December 1, Everlane is opening up its popular 1-hour delivery service to New York City.
  • For the same cost as standard shipping, customers in select Manhattan ZIP codes will be able to order Everlane’s most-wanted styles and receive them in under an hour.

Frankly Basic

  • 25% off all shoes
  • Code: SHOES
  • Valid through Cyber Monday

Free People

  • Up to 50% off select items on Black Friday
  • Additional 25% off all sale items on Cyber Monday

J Brand

  • 30% sitewide on Black Friday
  • 25% off select styles on Cyber Monday

J. Crew

  • 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum on Black Friday
  • Code: HOLIDAY
  • 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum on Cyber Monday
  • Code: MONDAY


  • 25% off sitewide through Cyber Monday
  • Code: THANKS

Kate Spade Saturday

  • 30% off sitewide + free shipping through Sunday
  • 30% off sitewide on Cyber Monday
  • Code: OHWOW


  • 25% off your entire purchase through Sunday
  • Code: GIFTON


  • 25% off sitewide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week
  • Valid on Black Friday

Plum Pretty Sugar

  • Spend $100, receive 10% refund
  • Spend $200, receive 15% refund
  • Spend $300, receive 20% refund
  • Valid on Black Friday


  • 15% off $250
  • 20% off $500
  • 25% off $1000
  • Code: GOBIG14
  • Valid through Cyber Monday


  • 40% off sitewide through Sunday


  • 25% off sitewide (excludes core classics and sale items) through Cyber Monday
  • Code: CHEER


  • For every order placed on Zappos.com from Black Friday to Cyber Monday Zappos will donate 10 meals to families in need, in partnership with Feeding America.
  • Their commitment is to donate up to 5,000,000 meals ($500,000). That many meals would feed the entire state of Kentucky!
  • Through Feeding America’s bulk discounts, subsidies, etc. they’re able to use $1 in donations to generate 10 meals.
  • Feeding America is a national top-rated charity with a network of over 200 food banks, and supporting 61,000 local charities in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.

September 19, 2014

free stuff friday | moazen jewelry & accessories

Those of you who know me well (or have seen this feature) know I have a thing for jewelry and accessories.

While I love clothes as much as anyone, a big part of my personal style revolves around incorporating unique jewelry and accessories that have a story to them.

That’s why I’ve been obsessed with MoaZen Jewelry since this summer (remember the earrings from yesterday’s post?) and am excited to share this giveaway with you today!

moazen jewelry and accessories

MoaZen Jewelry & Accessories is a socially responsible brand rooted in community.

Twin sister founders Faith and Hope created the line to educate and inspire — while tickling your taste for beauty — through culture and community.

They aim to encourage people to discover the beauty that exists in cultures outside of their own by designing pieces inspired by certain countries or regions of the world.

“Our brand is a physical manifestation of our most intimate values and passions,” the sisters say. “The accessories we design are not only for the fashion-forward personality; but for the intellectual, change-maker, optimist and leader who recognizes the value of all the world’s cultures.”

Between knowing this about a line and seeing the interesting, one-of-a-kind pieces the sisters create, I get inspired not only to think about what I can bring to the universe, but also to support those are bringing beauty and good to all of us.

Speaking of bringing good to all of us, Faith and Hope bring this giveaway of a handcrafted leather, brass, silk cord, tiger eye, calcite and wood piece (valued at $39) to you today!

It’s your first peek at designs in the forthcoming “Uptown Chic” collection which launches next month.

Ready to enter for a chance to win it? Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Find something you absolutely love and need now from Moazen Jewelry & Accessories?

Use code “KIMLOC” to save 15% off sitewide until 9/26/14!

Giveaway begins Friday, September 19, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Central Time, and closes on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Central Time.

Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions

1. No purchase necessary. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited.

2. Entrant must be 18 years old as of sweepstakes start date and a legal resident of Canada, the 50 United States and the District of Columbia as of start date.

3. Sweepstakes begins Friday, September 19, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Central Time, and closes on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Central Time.

4. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Winners will be selected by random drawing. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within fourteen (14) days after the first attempt to contact such potential winner, an alternate entrant will be selected in his or her place from all entries received.

5. Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost or mutilated prizes and none will be replaced. Prize is nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by Sponsor(s) in the event that the prize cannot be awarded for any reason, in which case, Sponsor(s) will award a prize of equal or greater value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of winner.

July 8, 2014

natural beauty buff | josh rosebrook, josh rosebrook skin and hair care

It’s not often that you come across a green beauty founder who knows his chops when it comes to both skincare and haircare.

It seems even more rare to find a male green beauty founder who really gets it when it comes to skincare and haircare.

But this stuff is just in Josh Rosebrook’s DNA.

josh rosebrook, josh rosebrook skin and hair care

A budding beauty entrepreneur at age 10,  Josh is one of those founders who uncovered his passions early on and found a way to make it his career — to the benefit of all of us.

He’s made his mark as a hair stylist and green beauty king, counting people such as Olivia Wilde, Sofia Bush, Mila Kunis and Ru Paul (yeah, I said Ru Paul! #legit) as fans, and now, he’s brought that magic touch to skincare — have you tried his Cacao Antioxidant Mask?

The proof that his skincare line is the real deal is in Josh’s skin itself; not very many women, let alone men, have the glow that Josh has.

But if you want to define “real deal” a bit more, just check out the beautiful ingredients he sources for his various oils, toners, cleansers and masks — this isn’t a simple DIY, folks!

The exotic herbal infusions he includes in his collection conjures up images of a beautiful potion-master mixing away some of the most potent ingredients, and I personally can’t wait to get my hands on the serum and accelerator he mentions in his routine below.

But besides the skincare Josh shares in his routine, he digs a little deeper — as many of us in the green beauty world do — and shares his love for supplements; high-quality, durable accessories; and healing crystals that can take us a little beyond what internal and external health care can.

I’m more than thrilled to share the routine green beauty and health must-haves of kimberlyloc.com’s first male “natural beauty buff” — what an example you’ve set, Josh (in so many ways).

Any other male green beauty founders out there care to step up?

As usual, I’ve starred the items I also use and love — and I’m kinda surprised Josh didn’t mention any items from his lovely haircare line! I also like his hairspray.

rms beauty un cover up

*RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up

“This is the best concealer I’ve ever used. The ingredients are incredible and the performance is flawless. This product balances perfectly with the skin and helps moisturize. The “Un” Cover-Up wears all day and blends so well, giving off a natural glow that only a pure, exceptionally formulated product can do! I love this stuff! This goes with me in my handbag everywhere.”


Spirulina Manna

“Spirulina is such an incredible superfood with an unbelievable list of phytonutrients and benefits. I get it at Nature’s Health Food and Cafe when I’m in Palm Springs.”

Temecula County Bee Pollen

Temecula Valley Bee Pollen

“I add this to my green smoothies regularly, and I really feel like that it helps with my seasonal allergies and contains tons of nutrients. Giving your body a small dose of all the local pollen helps the body build up an awareness that the seasonal pollen is not a pathogen.”

“It’s also a whole food powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and oils, carbohydrates, amino acids and over 5,000 enzymes and coenzymes! The bees are dying in record numbers due to pesticides. Help save the bees! Beyond the incredible health products they create, the bees are crucial to the survival of the ecosystem. Most fruit and grain crops require pollination; without the bees, we are doomed.”

josh rosebrook deep hydrating serum

Josh Rosebrook Deep Hydrating Serum

“I have been addicted to the benefits of my oil serum for years. Nothing on the market is more nutrient-dense, regenerating, moisturizing or hydrating when paired with my Hydrating Accelerator. I selected active herb and plant extracts and oils for their unique, skin-transforming ability and the ultra-powerful synergy they create together. This highly concentrated oil serum is irreplaceable in my life and incredible for all skin types as it absorbs quickly into the skin and is calming, brightening, plumping and protecting.” (Also available on Amazon)

josh rosebrook hydrating accelerator

Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator

“This is a must-have and always in my bag. I am always talking about this crucial step in skin care that is overlooked way too often (right up there with weekly exfoliation.) Hydrators loosen skin tension and deliver vitamin-infused water into the skin. Our moisturizers’ nutrients are then allowed to move deeper into the skin and trap in that hydration, moisturizing our skin. I spritz my face with this a few times a day and lock it in with my Deep Hydrating Serum; fine lines disappear instantly and my skin glows!”

josh rosebrook nutrient day cream

Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream

“I worked on this multi-benefit moisturizer for years to get it perfect. Lightweight, non-sticky and extremely nutrient-dense, the synergy power in the selection of herbs works wonders healing the skin. It brightens and you feel it work, firming your facial skin instantly. The non-nano zinc protection and moisturizing benefits keep my face plump and protected all day. This goes everywhere with me — I am completely obsessed with it.”

josh rosebrook deodorant cream

Josh Rosebrook Deodorant Cream

“I’ve been perfecting this simple deodorant product over the last few months, and I’m really excited about it. I pretty much take it everywhere with me now. It goes on smooth, keeps me dry and the aroma is intoxicating. Not sure when it will be finished and available!”

healing crystals


“The power of crystals can assist and heal us in many ways. Crystals have a higher vibration. Carrying them and meditating with them can help keep your energy up, help boost the immune system and clear your mind and help balance you emotionally. When your mind is clear and calm, if you are sensitive enough, you can feel the energy of crystals. I keep crystals on my nightstand and choose specific ones to carry in my pocket with me and in my handbag wherever I go. I also keep some in my car in the cup holder! When I’m in Palm Springs, I go to Crystal Fantasy on Palm Canyon — they have a great selection.”

jack spade bag

Jack Spade Handbag

“I love Jack Spade’s clean, casual design. I need my bags to be well-made because I tend to fill them up with many things at once. These bags haven’t busted on me yet! I have three Jack Spade bags; brown, black and this blue one.”

warby parker sunglasses

Warby Parker Sunglasses

“I love Warby Parker eyewear.  You select five pairs of eyewear and they send them all to you to try on. You decide over five days what you like and then place your order online. Warby Parker eyewear is understated, chic and just my style.”

June 23, 2014

trend report | boho chic makeup and accessories

If you know me well, you know that I adore accessories almost as much as I obsess over clean, green beauty products.

My dresser proudly displays my jewelry while my closet stores bags and clutches in little cubes on the top shelf.

(Remember seeing everything in this feature?)

Though it seems I’m overflowing with bright bags and blingy jewels, I can’t help but ooh and ahh over earthy accessories that bring me back to nature and put the spotlight on beautiful raw stones, warm wood and delicious metals that complement my fair-with-olive-undertones complexion.

I’ve found that Lovely Hunt, a new online shop that specializes in handmade jewelry, bags and home decor inspired by nature, satisfies my craving for meaningful accessories that don’t look like what every other blogger or girl on the street is wearing.

Here’s four of my favorite accessories from Lovely Hunt and how to draw inspiration from them for two different boho chic makeup looks that feel playful and warm.

Earrings + Makeup Look 1 | Bejeweled

lovely hunt dimensions crystal earrings

lovely hunt dimensions crystal earrings

Lovely Hunt’s beautiful Dimensions Crystal Earrings, handmade with raw quartz and brass, inspired me to keep my eye makeup light and my lips a medium-strong jewel tone to keep the attention on these stunning little works of art.

To complement the brass, I went with Ecco Bella’s “Merlot” lipstick with a light layer of BareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie Gloss in “Stunner” on top.

On my lashes and lids are Studio 78’s natural mascara (review to come!) and Sunday Riley’s “Fool’s Gold” eye shadow blended with Alima Pure’s “Venus” eye shadow.

For a soft kiss on the cheeks, I used Tarte’s “Fearless” Cheek Stain.

With such eye-catching earrings as these, you really have to keep your makeup subtle, yet still highlight a main feature with a strong-ish color. I could also see myself doing a light-smoky eye with these and just pale pink lips.

Earrings + Makeup Look 2 | Garden Goddess

lovely hunt vintage sequins earrings

lovely hunt vintage sequins earrings

Never would I have imagined using the words “sequins” and “earthy” in the same sentence, but Lovely Hunt’s Vintage Sequins Earrings strike the perfect balance between earthy and glam by taking advantage of muted tones and low shine.

Matte black vintage sequins anchor a half-circle of hammered and recycled brass while a vintage brass chain adds movement and a little additional texture.

The mix of black, brass and pewter tones had me reaching for my olive green eyeliner and eye shadows to stay within the color family without being matchy-matchy.

My staple cat eye came back for this “Garden Goddess” look thanks to Eyeko London’s Skinny Liquid Eyeliner and a mixture of a couple of discontinued eye shadow colors from Urban Decay (not clean, I know — sorry) — a bright green that I toned down with a coppery shade.

To keep the neutral color palette at play, I chose Ilia Beauty’s “Nobody’s Baby” for my lips and Kjaer Weis’ “Sun Touched” for my cheeks.

I think these earrings could also be taken a whole different direction with sexy, vivid makeup, like a bold red lip and kohl-lined eyes. That’s the beauty of a neutral, vintage pair of earrings with subtle glam (thanks, sequins!).

Lovely Hunt Accessories Picks

lovely hunt palomino bag and dipped wood necklace

While Lovely Hunt’s Handmade Wild Palomino Bag and Grove Wood and Brass Necklace don’t have accompanying makeup looks, I was drawn to these two pieces for several reasons.

First, the Handmade Wild Palomino Bag has such interesting textures — genuine leather with an embossed design plus tan and white cowhide — and is the perfect crossbody bag for all those summer music festivals on deck.

I think it would look perfect with the right pair of worn-in cutoffs, some tough, light-colored booties and a flowy crop top.

And with the right flowy crop top (one without any embellishments in the front), you could easily wear Lovely Hunt’s Grove Wood and Brass Necklace with your festival ensemble.

Handmade from three layers of wood, the Grove Wood and Brass Necklace got my attention with its strong triangular shape, and the triangle-within-triangle look adds some dimension.

See anything you absolutely love? Take advantage of a special 20% off discount code through July 15, 2014 — just for kimberlyloc.com readers — and update your accessories collection! Enter code “kimberlyloc” at checkout. Enjoy!

This post is kindly brought to you by Lovely Hunt, who compensated me for this sponsored post. All product picks, tips and opinions are my own!

February 2, 2014

valentine’s day gift guide 2014

Whether you’re single, taken or cynical about it all, Valentine’s Day is a reminder to embrace love in all areas of your life.

I’ve had my share of both single and attached Valentine’s Days, and I love the ritual of love letter-writing, gift-showering and general loving-on-people that comes with the holiday regardless of your Facebook relationship status.

Sure, we should do this year-round, but I do enjoy sending treats in the mail to friends near and far, and it’s important to also remember to treat yourself.

Here’s my list of eight items, from low-budget to high-end, that I think would make perfect presents for you or some lucky lady you love.

kimberlyloc valentines day gift guide 2014

1. Plum Pretty Sugar Eye Masks

Beauties, we all need our rest. How glam are these eye masks from Plum Pretty Sugar? Taking cat naps throughout the week in prep for Valentine’s weekend is easy with these pretty little things.

2. Mulberry Effie Tote in Bright Red Spongy Pebbled

I’m lusting over Mulberry bags right now. This bright red Effie commands attention while staying sophisticated in a classic form. Definitely the ultimate last-forever Valentine’s Day treat.

3. Lurk RSW005 Perfume Oil

Warm sandalwood and rose invite your special someone a little closer. The scent lingers and makes you feel flirty and beautiful. A personal favorite of mine.

4. Acure Organics Lip Balm Dark Chocolate + Mint

Sweeten up your kisser with this delectable blend of dark chocolate and mint. You’ll have to be mindful of how often you find yourself reapplying this yummy USDA organic lip balm. It’s that good!

5. May Lindstrom Skin I Am Love Limited Edition Collection

Skin chef May Lindstrom released her limited edition (she only produced 35 and they are selling FAST!) “I Am Love” collection yesterday. I already ordered mine! I can speak to the beauty of “The Jasmine Garden,” face mist and am thrilled to try her new face oil. I’m also looking forward to sipping tea from a handcrafted mug made by the same artisan who created the lovely clay bowl May offers for blending “The Problem Solver.”

6. Stackable Rings via Zady

These stackable rings were designed in Chicago and made in Mexico by women who are learning the jewelry business. I love the design of these rings; it reminds me of a budding family and would be perfect for a new or expecting mama.

7. Illume Star Jasmine Essential Boxed Candle

Illume candles have a special place in my heart. They’re always well-designed and smell oh-so-good. Jasmine is a constant addiction, of course, and the chic gold and white packaging has luxe written all over it.

8. Honeydew Intimates Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Rayon and Lace Chemise

I’m all about understated sexy when it comes to nighties. Honeydew Intimates delivers in that arena, and I love the mix of soft gray and baby pink in this particular chemise.

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