Every season the Accessories Council gets together and puts their recommendations of top picks for Valentine’s day spanning accessories, eyewear and the footwear industry. I always enjoy the preview since it introduces me to new brands. Here’s what made the list:
Boy Meets Girl Old School Coco Hoodie ($55) – This super cute, cozy hoodie is a great layering piece and perfect for us sporty gals. Boy Meets Girl also has an awesome jewelry collection with Roman Luxe brand that’s so edgy and chic. Any piece from this collection is a shoo-in.
Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Crayons ($22) – Full coverage, with a beautiful shade range of hydrating colors thanks for their formulation which includes 100% natural macadamia seed oil, shea butter and jojoba seed oil. Best part, no sharpening needed, just twist the lip crayon.
Pico Design Sphere Drop Earrings ($112) – Easily one of the coolest brands I learned about from this preview, everything in the collection is architecture inspired and so cool!
Swarovski everything – listed amongst their favorites includes the Cupidon Pendant ($125), Cupidon Ring ($99), Case Pendant ($125), Case Bangle ($125) and you can’t forget the Marcolin Swarovski Eileen Sunglasses ($150) for some added glamor!
Alanna Bess Cleopatra Cuff ($225) – This 18K solid gold hammered brass with faceted pyrite stone is sure to make a splash.
Eye of the Sea Rose Quartz Crystal Bracelet ($50) – Designed and handmade in the NYC, Eye of the Sea features a collection of beads and signature charms from Greece. Each bracelet comes with an Eye of the Sea pouch and a Gemstone Meaning card. In the case of Rose Quartz, it’s the stone of the heart and unconditional love. It helps dissolve emotional wounds and resentment. Balancing emotions it restores inner peace, calm and lowers stress.
Trollbeads Sparkling Bangle ($199) – Presented on a silver bangle featuring an Italian glass bead embedded with crystals throughout. Stack them or wear them alone!
CAROLEE Heart Collection ($24-$70) – A collection of heart design necklaces, earrings and pin in faceted crystal and silver tone metal. For every purchase from this collection $5 is donated to Go Red for Women.
Roman & Sunstone Crystal Inspiration Bracelets ($35) – Featuring an adjustable black braided cord, genuine crystal and a moveable bead with the words “Live, Laugh and Love” on each side.
Luxchillas iPad Cover ($95) – Made in Columbia, these stylish iPad cases are made with leather, 100% cotton Wayuu mochila cloth and embellished with crystals. They are super colorful and fun for summer (and get me in the mood for music festival season).
MR Collection Mr. Parker Backpack ($415) – this was another favorite of mine from the collection. MR makes the most beautiful bags made from Italian bubble Lambskin.
Mondrina Tallulah Fringed Bucket Bag ($425) – I’m not sure what reads Valentine’s Day about this bag, but it’s another brand I’m coveting come music festival season. And this is a great brand to have on your radar! Made by artisans in Peru, they have a super cute collection of bags.
Steve Madden The Bwestie bag ($78) – Another fringe bag to add to your collection, only this time it’s with this oversized clutch with real suede fringe detailing.
Crystal Kodada Limitless Tote ($498) – I saw a demo of this bag and it has a million pockets for every which phone, keys, planner, makeup bag and beyond to help keep you organized. Made in NYC, it’s available in 5 colors.
Betsey Johnson Pushing Daisies Wallet ($58, avl at Dillards) – This cute mini holds your phone, credit cards, lipstick and more in a convenient crossbody style.
Perpetual Shade Metallic Luxury Silk Sleepmask ($69) – Handmade in NYC, this metallic silver mask is made form leather and lines with 100% silk. And as far as I’m concerned, anything that helps you sleep longer is a great gift in my book.
Black Lace Skin Jewelry ($115-$138) – Temporary Skin Jewelry at it’s finest (or at least better be at those prices). The collection includes skin adornments in metallic, semi-sheer, and lace fashions.
Chuao Chocolatier Strawberry Waffle Wild Bar & Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Bar ($6) – Two new flavors to the existing line of 14 unique chocolate bars. These lasted about two seconds in my household with my boyfriend in the house.