Mother’s Days Giveaway: Turn Your Favorite Photo Into a Beautiful Canvas Print & A $100 American Express Gift Card

May 7, 2014 by  
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I love a good giveaway and with Mother’s Day just a couple days away I had to share this special one from our friends over at Long Elegant Legs. LEL specializes in style for the tall and elegant and to help celebrate Mother’s Day they have put together a giveaway for moms of all sizes (more info here). They are opening up their giveaway up to Fashiongrail readers as well.  Up for grabs is a printed canvas of a photo of your choice that can be converted to a modern black and white or a subtle sepia tone (print will be available to preview and approve before it’s shipped out to you) and your choice of either a $100 Long Elegant Legs Gift Card, two items from the LEL store or a $100 American Express gift card.

Mothers Day Giveaway

All you need to do is leave a comment below describing the best fashion tip or advice your mom taught you. Three winners will be chosen at random and announced on Mother’s Day (May 11). Lucky winner will be contacted by Long Elegant legs themselves to arrange delivery of your canvas and choice of gift. Entries close at 5PM EST on Mother’s Day, May 11.

***There are no shipping charges or any other fees associated with this giveaway.

Cuffs & Stuff

May 2, 2013 by  
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I’ve been stacking different types of bangles on my right wrist for as long as I can remember.  The routine is simple: I get dressed, grab a handful of bangles, slide them on and away I go.   But not long ago one of my boys found two leather bracelets while digging through my jewelry and strapped them on my wrist (my little boys are fascinated with the amount of jewelry and shoes I have).

Anyway, I have yet to take them off…I even sleep with them…and now I just pile on cuffs, watches and other leather bracelets that I’ve had for ages but never even worn.  I know this going to sound a bit eccentric but I’ve never liked the way new jewelry, shoes (more boots and sandals) or bags look so most of the time they don’t become a favorite they’re all worn in – which is why I love the leather bracelets so much.  When you pair a somewhat masculine piece to your accessories it has a “I don’t care” accidental style. And that’s what accessorizing is all about.  Check out some pieces below that would perfect for a stylish mom this Mother’s Day.

1. Deco Strap Bracelet | 2. Studded Bracelet | 3. Charm leather Bracelet | 4. Triple Wrap Bracelet | 5. Leather Chainlink Bracelet | 6. Brown Studded Bracelet 


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

February 25, 2013 by  
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Mother’s day is about celebrating the special lady in your life who has given you so much and has taken care of you when you most needed it. So, you should aim to find something extra special to give her on this day of appreciation; this year the UK celebrates Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th March and we are going to take a look at what gifts you could buy to symbolise how important your Mum is to you.

Jewellery is a great present to show someone you care, and the Mother’s Day Pandora selection from John Greed Jewellery is perfect for this, as it offers you the opportunity to build a personal collection over time, and represents the story of her life so far.

Mums are such a key figure when you’re growing up and you can always count on them for some great advice – even when you’ve flown the nest! Due to this immense amount of love, it is often hard to find the perfect gift that really shows how grateful you are; Pandora charms are a lovely way to commemorate this cherished bond.

Mother and Daughter Charm – £65

If you and your Mum share a love for Pandora, this charm will be perfect for the both of you! It shows the unbreakable bond and every time she catches a glimpse of this charm, you will always be in her heart.

With its striking red enamel centre, inside of a beautifully crafted textured silver heart, the charm comes in two halves, ‘mother’ and ‘daughter’, which when joined together, create a gorgeous love heart.

So, even if you are not always together, you can still remind yourself of the special connection between you.

Pandora First Bracelet – £99

If your Mum doesn’t have a charm bracelet yet, you could choose this brilliant starter piece! It’s a great opportunity to create a truly unique present that evolves over time. Charm bracelets allow the wearer to tell their own story through charms, with each one representing a special moment or memory.

This Pandora Pink Dream bracelet is great value for money as it provides everything she will need to get started when building her collection of Pandora and features a gorgeous pink Murano glass charm and two elegant clips

Family Love Charm – £35

This charm celebrates the strong family bond that you share. Beautifully crafted, this polished silver charm is engraved with ‘Family’ on one side and ‘Love’ on the other.

Complete with cute little faces to represent the ones that surround her with love, it is sure to make your Mum smile this Mother’s Day and remind her of what a wonderful lady she is.

Silver and Gold Teddy Heart Charm Set – £120

This stunning charm set symbolises the love and gratitude for the most important woman in your life. The gift contains a limited edition silver teddy bear with its 14ct gold heart, a gorgeous pink and white heart Murano glass charm and a beautifully crafted silver embossed heart charm.

Show just how much you care with these delightful little charms, and celebrate everything she means to you, reminding her of the loving connection between mother and child.







The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

May 10, 2012 by  
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There are tons of gift ideas out there for this Mother’s Day, but my favourite gift is the one that keeps coming even after Mother’s Day is over…magazine subscriptions!  I’m a magazine junkie and I personally subscribe to a bunch (like a kid, I still get excited when I find my magazines sitting in the mail box after a long day at work).  One of my favourite past times is kicking my feet up, grabbing a glass of wine and cracking open this month’s freshly printed magazine.  Best of all, we live in a time where there are literally hundreds of different magazines covering every possible topic and category out there (whether food, style, fitness or new mum advice).  And CLEO Australia has one of the internet’s most diverse selections… check out some of my favourite below.

For The Stylish Mum:

Shop Til You Drop is the ultimate modern girls guide to online shopping and its focus is entirely on shopping smart.  What mum wouldn’t love that!  It mixes high-low fashion, beauty shopping and even top pharmacy picks all in one magazine.

For The Beauty Lover:

Allure is well known as the beauty expert and its pro’s cover a wide range of topics from celebrity tips, new product reviews and insider secrets.

For the Celebrity Obsessed:

I love me my celebrity gossip and OK! Magazine always covers my favourite celebrities from around the world.   Featuring exclusive interviews and personal revelations from celebrities, OK! Magazine is most well-known for its coverage of celebrity weddings, like David and Victoria Beckham’s.

The Expecting Mum:

Mother and Baby magazine was my go-to magazine when I was pregnant.  It’s choc full of info (from a huge panel of experts) that every expectant mum needs. Including fashion tips!

For The Foodie:

Recipe+ is the definitive magazine for mums on a budget!  Fabulous meal ideas and tons of inspiration for vegetarian dishes, beautiful desserts, kids snacks…all at affordable prices!

For the Fitness Mum:

Good Health is one of my personal fave’s.  Articles cover everything from weight loss, workouts, diet and nutrition, food and recipes, to health and beauty.  The inspirational articles are my favourite and it’s a great cover to cover read that you’ll want to keep for reference like I do with all of mine.


The list is endless, the options never ending and sure to bring a smile to any mum on Mother’s Day!  Best of all, it only take a few minutes to order instantly online (not to mention the price breaks!).








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The Perfect Animal Print Scarf

May 2, 2012 by  
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I’m always on the lookout for lightweight scarfs to wear year round, but finding one with that perfect amount of “bulk” has been a never ending task…until now!  Recently I was sent a fraas scarf that not only wraps to the ideal size and weight, but it comes in a contemporary animal print, done in pinks and browns–part of their Powder Box theme that are perfect to pair with your favorite basics.

And as far as Mother’s Day gifts, it’s perfect for only $40! You can find the Fraas brand in better specialty boutiques or order directly by calling 212-575-0191.  Select styles are also available on the Fraas website.  Check it out below!















Disclosure: I received the scarf to review.  All opinions are my own.

Mother’s Day Fave’s

May 4, 2011 by  
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Just a few of my fave picks that would be perfect for that special mama in your life.  Check them out below.

Simply beautiful! Mars and Valentines ‘Mother & Baby’ Bangle – $325 at

Fabulous Buckled Handbag perfect for jeans or even her favorite sun dress – $29.99 at

How can you resist these adorable Sunburst Studs for only $35 at

One of the prettiest Ipad cases I’ve seen – Snow Lace Leather Ipad Case $128 at

This big roomy hobo is just the bag for the trendy mom on the go – Haute Hobo Bag – $30 at

Big & Bold Hugging Sparrow Brass Ring – $40 at

Perfect for anything from jeans to a LBD – Shaice Long Necklace $21.75 at




Must Have Monday: Spongelle ‘Duets’

April 18, 2011 by  
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Absolutely love the new Spongelle “Duets.” Featured in Redbook, In Style, Cosmo and even listed as one of Oprah’s personal faves, Duets leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and smelling yummy!  Duets are designed for gentle exfoliation, to whisk away dry skin and to stimulate circulation.  They’re also an excellent alternative to the endless bottles, jars, lotions, creams and powders currently surrounding your bath!  Check them out here –

Pursehook: The Necessity for Your Accessory

May 1, 2009 by  
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Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day Gift?  Look no further than  I love their stuff and decided to highlight some of the products I personally own.  I’m also a big fan of any company that gives back (using recycled materials and donating to charity). 

picture-41FUMI Pursehook Vibrant – $24.95

Nothing shows off a Vibrant personality like this zebra print FUMI! I love the Zebra print on leather inlaid in a Pewter Finish FUMI.

The FUMI (Fashionable, Unique, Multipurpose, Innovation) is the new Patent Pending designer way to store your purse while in public. However, FUMI is not only a PurseHook! It also functions as a bracelet, a purse accessory, and brings good luck and fortune to the wearer.

Eco-friendly packaging. The FUMI is made of recycled materials and has a 100% recycled rubber pad to grip any surface.



Pursehook Fashion Diva – $19.95 

Style and function at its best.  Not only will the PurseHook highlight your inner “fashionista,” you’ll never have to lay your beautiful purse on a dirty floor again!

This silver finish PurseHook comes with a Je’Marie PurseHook embroidered black velvet bag for easy storage. Holds at least 35lbs. Backing made of 100% recycled rubber with the authentic Je’Marie stamp. PurseHook made of high quality recycled metal. 

picture-38Scarlett Zebra – $19.95 

Scarletts are a great way to enhance the look of your handbag with a simple clip. It instantly adds a new chic look to your bag making it a perfect accessory all year around. Every Scarlett is made of the highest quality poly-lycra fabulously printed on both sides.  Pair it with a FUMI by Je’Marie for a look where class meets function…


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