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Caftan Crazy

Through the magic of Pinterest, I discovered this fabulous brand that makes amazing dresses, tunics, and caftans. Two New York is a small collection of chic and effortless pieces. They are made from hand-loomed cotton saris and textiles, and are hand-made in their Brooklyn studio. And the designer, Monica Patel-Cohn has a very impressive resume. She has worked with Simon Doonan (the wizard behind all beauty at Barney’s New York) and in Milan at Prada. She so understands that women want to be chic and comfy whether they are at the beach or trying to beat the heat.

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Seema Sari Tunic $270
I love the color and the length.

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Camilla Tunic $260
This is perfect for the beach or a night on the town.

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Saira Caftan $310
Gauzy and gorgeous-love it!

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Isha Dress $286
Oh my goodness, I would live in this dress all summer long.

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Kerala Dress $260
This would be my go-to event dress during the summer months. Simple but oh-so-chic.

For more offerings and information, please visit Two New York

I am going crazy for caftans right now, but it’s really hard to find ones that don’t look like pajamas and aren’t super expensive. I’ve also found some vintage offerings on Etsy and Ebay, and even some original patterns from the 70’s (too bad I can’t sew).

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Rachel Pally “Gwyneth” Caftan Maxi $295
Still expensive but a true caftan.
Available at Neiman Marcus

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Michael Stars “Eve” Caftan $117.30
This is a modern caftan and would rock at the clubs.
Available at Bloomingdale’s

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Victoria’s Secret Caftan Dress $59.50
Same dress, different colors. This is my favorite and it’s affordable. Great for lounging, errands, or lunch with the girls.
Available at Victoria’s Secret

And here are some inspiring pictures that I “pinned” and have me dreaming of lazing my summer in a caftan.

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FABULOUS!!

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Vintage Finds at Etsy

While I own quite a lot of jewelry, I usually end up wearing the same pieces. There’s the heart locket my husband gave me for my 30th birthday, the ruby and diamond ring my dad had made for me, my engagement and wedding rings, my watch, and a pair of diamond studs. Sometimes I throw on some costume jewelry, but I really love “signature” pieces. I was on the lookout for a bold statement ring and a vintage sweetheart bracelet, but wasn’t having much luck. My sister has always talked about Esty, so I decided to check it out.
I typed in “vintage jewelry” and was overwhelmed by all the fabulous choices. Wow! Everything you could possibly want is on Etsy. I found a gorgeous vintage cameo ring and a mother of peal sweetheart bracelet from the 1940’s. I love them! It’s so easy to communicate with the seller and they answered all my questions. My bracelet came all the way from Australia and arrived a week before I expected.

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My vintage mother of pearl sweetheart bracelet. It was only $30 and that included shipping from Australia. It looks just as pictured, but was really small. Luckily I have tiny wrists.

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My vintage cameo ring. The seller also sized it for me. Total cost-$28!! This is my new statement piece. I absolutely love it!

I have become addicted to searching on Etsy. I wish I could sew because I found some awesome vintage patterns. My sister and I have found items from our childhood and she’s even sold some of her own designs. It’s very easy to create a store and sell on Etsy. There is an Etsy app available from iTunes that makes seaching, purchasing, and selling a breeze. If you’re looking for special items, look no further than Etsy!

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Happy Thanksgiving

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“Thanksgiving” by Danny Roberts
available for purchase at Etsy

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I’m so thankful for my wonderfully supportive family, my amazing friends, and all of you. I find great joy in writing this blog and you make it all worth it. I hope you all have a joyful day with loved ones. And for those of you that will venture out on Black Friday-be kind to those working in the shops. Many of them are sacrificing their holiday so they can open their doors for you. I know from experience that while they love what they do, this is a stressful time and they are probably running on zero sleep. May you find many deals and make many memories!

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