Thursday, November 29, 2012

DIY Monogram Catch-All for Jewelry

We love a good DIY! Sometimes we like to go to the thrift store to search for hidden treasures waiting to be refurbished. This monogram catch all is the perfect do-it-yourself gift, but is so cute you better make sure you make one for yourself too! It's perfect for storing all your Swell Caroline baubles!

swell caroline diy monogram catch-all

The best part of this DIY is how affordable it is! We found this wooden bowl for only 65 cents at Goodwill and with a little acrylic paint it was perfectly colorful & personalized!

diy monogram catch-all

You don't need to be an expert artist either to create this piece for yourself. Just be patient between coats, and make sure you have a skinny enough brush for painting on your monogram!

diy monogram catch-all

swell caroline diy monogram catch-all

Add a cute accessory to accompany it for a fun gift giving idea or keep it on your nightstand for taking off your jewelry before bed each night! Be sure to tweet us if you make one yourself! Happy DIY-ing!

P.S. thank you to our DIY & monogram loving contributor Lauren of La Petite Fashionista!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Swell Caroline Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are our absolute favorite time of year. Who doesn't love getting dressed up in sequins for  parties, decorating the tree, baking cookies, and gift giving! 

We will be pulling together collections of some of our favorite Swell Caroline pieces to help make present picking a little easier this year.

Swell Caroline Gift Guide

All of our selections are truly classic and can pair with anything in the recipients closet! The cable cuffs can dress up a basic tee, the forget me knot earrings accessorize a messy topknot & the monogram pieces are so personal & the perfect everyday go-to accessory. The swell state necklace is the perfect homage to a hometown & sweetheart necklace to wear on date night with a LBD.

Don't miss out on our Black Friday Swell Steals, we're getting ready for a spec swell sale!  Be sure add yourself to our list here to be notified when it goes live and receive the coupon code.

Which of these pieces would you want to give to as a gift this year (perhaps even for yourself.. we won't tell!)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cocktail Shaker Giveaway from Ivy and Vine!

We're so excited  to partner with one of our favorite interior design sites, Ivy and Vine! Their site has the perfect classic home decor & styling pieces for a colorful, modern home. We're featuring some swell picks from their upcoming specially curated One Kings Lane sale.

We are also giving away this gorgeous cocktail shaker that will make the perfect addition to your bar cart!

Be sure to check out Ivy & Vine's Tastemaker Tag Sale starting on November 11th for swell deals on some of the home decor beauties above!

Every good hostess needs a cute cocktail shaker and the one that we're giving away that features classic cocktail recipes on it. It's like a piece right out of Mad Men & one of you lucky Swell Caroline readers will win it!

Enter our giveaway for a chance to win this chic cocktail shaker & be sure to check out the Ivy & Vine sale at One Kings Lane!
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Good luck!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Perfect Pairings: oh-so-cute Etsy Prints & Swell Caroline

Do you find yourself loving all the fun prints that have been popping up on Etsy lately as much as we do? We loved that these prints pair back perfectly to some of our favorite pieces. These would make great gift giving combinations too. How cute would one of these prints look on top of your dresser w/ accessories on display?

Perfect Pairings: Oh-So-Cute Etsy Prings & Swell Caroline Jewelry

get the look:

1. "Wear Sequins to Breakfast" print paired with our crystal bow bracelet
2. Chevron Monogram rint coordinating with our bora bora bracelet
3. "Paris is always a good idea" print matched back to our paris earrings
4. Personalized State print with our swell state charm necklace
5. Watercolor Sea Turtle print with our turtle earrings

Which print & jewelry pairing is your favorite?