Fun Winter Hats

I love hats, definitely a hat girl… Perfect for bad hair days as well as my outfit needs a pep days. I just got the cutest black hat for my upcoming NYC trip, it prompted me to want lots more. While online shopping on I came across sooo many cute Winter hats. Here are a few of my favorites… Must have the red one, such a pretty red!

San Diego Hat Co. Natalia Red Fedora $55.00

Brixton Kat Cloche Hat $46.00

San Diego Hat Co. Imogene Tan Wool Hat $53.00

San Diego Hat Co. Sicilian Lady Black Hat $39.00

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Seasonal, Sparkle, Studded Shoes

Wanted to post a few of my new shoes this month. I’ve been feeling extra bad this month, loving spikes, studs, and of course seasonal sparkle. Guys with fancy girlfriends? These are some perfect Christmas gift ideas, ahhh love.

Studded Ankle Boots by Bebe- $180.00, Available In Stores Only

Heart Tights- Betsey Johnson $24.00

 Naughty Monkey “Ya Give Me Fever” Pumps- $69.00

Studded ALL STAR Converse- Nordies Rack super find… $32.00

Glittery Lace Up Pumps $48.50

I see a pattern here… “‘Cause if you’re not really here then I don’t wanna be either, I wanna be next to you Black & Gold, Black & Gold” ♥

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Jovan Jane Pet Collar GIVEAWAY!

Stumped on what to get your favorite furry friend this holiday season? Well, have no fear I am here to save the day! One lucky reader will win a fabulous, rhinestone pet collar for their pet of choice from Jovan Jane. If you have not seen her pet collection yet, check it out! Sooooo many cute, fancy collars for pets of all sizes. Ribbons, lace, leather, bows, all for your four legged faves.

Don’t forget, Hello Amanda readers always get 20% off the entire site, just enter in code: Hello Amanda to save 20%!

Want to enter to win one FREE collar? Here’s how:

1. Follow @JovanJane on Twitter.

2. Tweet a picture of your pet to BOTH @JovanJane & me @MsAmandaJo with a message asking to be entered! “Please enter my precious Priscilla into your pet collar giveaway!”

That’s IT! Winner will be selected at random by December 20th 2010 and will get to choose one pet collar of their choice! Make sure you are following us both so we can email the winner. Good luck!

To view the entire pet collar collection please visit her site here:

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Tolani Infinity Scarf in Leopard Print

Get like Jessica Alba this Winter by sporting this oh so cute Tolani Infinity Scarf in leopard print! The Tolani Infinity Scarf is a bold wardrobe staple this season, and definitely spices up any bland outfit. Made from a silk blend, the scarf is as lush as it is bea-u-tiful, and its infinity style makes this scarf easy to wrap around your neck to keep you nice and warm. I am lovin the super layered look these scarves have! Perfect gift for Santa to bring as well :)

Tolani Infinity Scarf in Leopard $89.00

To see more celebrity inspired scarves Santa might want to know about, click here.

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Aldo Purse & Shoe SALE

I love Aldo purses and shoes, they’re made pretty well and fairly affordable, so I occasionally scan their website to see if there are any new must have weapons, I mean purses, or shoes I need. I found a few pretty cute ones that were on SALE! Great Christmas gifts for those people you like enough to get them a gift, but not enough to buy them Louis or Louboutin’s ;) Sorry to everyone who now gets an Aldo sale bag or pair of heels tisisss. Hey some gift is better than no gift, I’d glady accept any of these.

MCGRAIN- $23.98

Colors: Black & Cognac

ABBED- $23.98


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Opi Burlesque Line

Ahhhhh I just fell in love with OPI’s Burlesque nail polish line! So glittery and cute for the holidays, I love festive nails :)

They have a few sparkley colors, but today I chose to try out “The Show Must Go On” because A. The show must always go on and B. It was the cutest. It’s more of a glittery magenta than the pic shows. The 8 year old next to me got “Sparkle-iscious” which tells me that these are great for all ages, 8-98 :) The perfect stocking stuffer! To view the entire line or purchase please click here!

Here is a list of all of the 2010 Burlesque line from OPI

  • Let Me Entertain You – Multi-talented fuchsia mica.
  • Ali’s Big Break – This glowing red shimmer breaks through in style.
  • Tease-y Does It – In this tempting burgundy shimmer.
  • (more…)

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    National AYWD- Appreciate Your Woman Day

    My roommate and I were talking yesterday about how awesome our high school boyfriends were in comparison to the guys we date these days. Both our HS boyfriends would literally bring us nice jewelry on random days, you know, just to be nice. We both were like, hmmm back then we had everyyyy possible Tiffany’s bracelet, necklace, ring, key-chain etc. My boyfriends would just show up with blue boxes and I’d be like huhhh jeezzz, eyeroll, what now obsessseddddd. Now a days guys don’t just show up with nice jewelry, well not at least the winners I date, probably because they don’t last long enough to enter jewelry giving mode, but then again Day 1 is jewelry giving mode if you ask me :) Maybe I need to go back to dating 20 year olds that appreciate me? Or maybe guys need to start being sweet and thoughtful again and buy jewelry for reasons other than messing up?

    Anyway, it made me think that all you boyfriends need to step your game up and spoil your deserving woman a bit more. Girls loveeee jewelry, so why not surprise her with something nice today, just because. I was browsing online for nice silver or gold jewelry sites and found some pretty pieces on for awesome prices, so boys, bust out your credit cards and buy her something nice today. “You, you, you can thank me now”. Happy wife = happy life.

    Also Christmas is coming up so that’s an option as well. Here are a few of my favorite pieces, but to explore all the other jewelry you can visit, I want it ALL!

    Sterling Silver/Black Rhodium 8.25″ Bold Pave Black Sapphire Link Bracelet

    Sterling Silver 7″ Twisted Bead End-Cap Electroform Bangle Bracelet

    Loving this silver bracelet, it reminds me of Ashley’s cuteee David Yurman bracelet, but much more affordable!

    Or perhaps some lovely diamonds. I’ve always wanted some real ones :)

    14K White Gold 0.75ct Diamond Stud Earrings

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    Paula Bianco Wrap Scarf

    I loveeee scarves, they’re such a fast and easy way to pull of a cute Winter outfit andddd, you can always count on them to spice up any boring black outfit. I discovered these cozy scarves by Paula Bianco and love them, they’re so soft and warm! I was even happier when I found out they are a favorite of Kourtney & Kim Kardashian, I love being on point ;)

    I am always looking for good staple pieces, and the Paula Bianco scarves seem to be a perfect piece for Winter. This soft knit scarf features shredded stripes and frayed edges, and its infinity style makes this scarf easy to wrap around your neck to keep you warm. I also love this scarf because you can wear it so many ways! Perfect Christmas gift idea too, not too pricey, and they have tons of colors! Maroon, light grey, dark grey, black, tan or cream!

    For all colors of the Paula Biano scarf click here.

    For other celebrity inspired fashions check out If you have seen a certain item on a celebrity you’re dying to own, chances are they have it for sale on their site!

    Paula Bianco Wrap Scarf $85.00


  • Colors: Wine, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Black, Cream & Taupe
  • Fabric: 80% Acrylic / 20% Nylon
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Imported
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