Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

As we enter November and the holiday shopping season begins (yipee!), it's time to make a list and check it twice for gift-giving! I absolutely love to give gifts, personally - it's fun to browse and see what's out there in the stores, local boutiques, and of course online. From bargain to luxury, seems there's something for everyone on the shopping list!

And guys, listen up: if you want to do right this shopping season, remember the key phrase "diamonds are a girl's best friend" - it's true! Ok ok ok, shoes...yes...it's a given, but what goes better with a stellar pair of black patent leather stilettos, than a pair of to-die-for hoop earrings, or a an gorgeous diamond bracelet?! I think you're catchin' my drift here...

This season, I'm diggin' the bling on Anjolee.com - where diamond tennis bracelets, earrings, necklaces and wedding rings are fine jewelry store's specialty! Since 1977, this San Diego-based fined jewelry manufacturer has been creating some amazing designs - all manufactured originally, and known for their A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Now, I don't usually post about high-priced items like these gorgeous jewels, so you know I'm talkin' serious beauty when I show you what I've found! If you’re looking for classic jewelry that will make for that special Christmas, New Year's or just a romantic kind of gift – this is it. There is honestly nothing more elegant and sophisticated than a diamond - you can choose from TONS of different setting types, diamond shapes, qualities and metals to find what fits you best!

So, for all things gift guide (and to make it easy for you to shop!), check out my Top 10 list of jewels and gems from Anjolee - which would brighten to the new year of any chic chick in town...

1. Surrounded by Diamonds Designer Stud Earrings
2. Legendary Round Gemstone Stud Earrings
3. Inverted Teardrop Diamond Necklace
4. Quad Block Gemstone Studs
5. Circle Designer Diamond Stud Earrings
6. Five Row Anniversary Band 
7. Shiny Circle Bracelet
8. Square Shaped Princess Pendant
9. Vintage Princess Cut Engagement Ring (bling!)
10. Vintage Quad Square Diamond Bracelet

Happy shopping, ladies (and gents - she's worth the splurge)!
holly in heels


Batty for boots.

One of the (few) tragic things about living in California is that you don't get much cold weather. Especially here in Southern California, I often find myself gleefully grabbing for my cozy scarf and stylish boots as soon as the temperature hits 70 degrees! But that doesn't prevent me from going batty for boots. Oh no no, you see, I looooove boots, especially suede boots, that hit the ankle at that perfect spot.

At my last trip to Nordies, I was tempted by these BP. 'Trolley' Ankle Boots in Navy (also pictured below in Burgundy Suede). At an awesome price of $99, these may just be the only boots you need for the entire season. The block heel measuring at 3" is just right, and the brass side zipper is that adorable added accent of style.

Enjoy this amazing fall weather, my friends, and get out to enjoy the fall breeze in some stylish boots!
holly in heels


GIVEAWAY TIME: Serene Sky Jewelry

You faithful readers of mine may remember my blog post last week, about a new online boutique that I'm currently crushing on, Serene Sky Boutique. This online lovely has tons of cute accessories, at just the right price! Art deco jewelry is their specialty - and I'm adoring every piece of it. I ordered a few of their gorgeous jewels for myself, paired with some fall faves from my own closet (please note adorable box, upon arrival!):

Want some of your own? Head to shopserenesky.com and enter promo code HOLLY15 for 15% off your order!

In addition to that amaaaazing promo code (yay for discounts!), I'm happy to announce a GIVEAWAY from Serene Sky Boutique! Oh yes, you heard right, these pretty vintage brass, handmade Arrow Triangle Earrings can be yours all yours when you enter now!
TO WIN you simply must:
1. Comment on this post telling me your favorite Serene Sky Boutique item.
2. Leave your email address.

For additional entries, increasing your chances to win:
1. “Like” Holly in Heels on Facebook {1 entry}
2. “Like” Serene Sky Boutique on Facebook {1 entry}
3. Follow @HollyinHeels on Twitter {1 entry}
4. Follow @ShopSereneSky on Twitter {1 entry}
5. Tweet about this giveaway mentioning @hollyinheels {2 entries}
6. Blog about this giveaway & send me the link via comment {3 entries}

The wonderful winner will be announced October 21! Good luck.
Must be 18 or older to enter, and ONLY available to U.S. residents.


Best boots for fall.

Today, the weather in So Cal is changin'. Ah yes, we went from sunny days of 80+ degrees to an overcast, cloudy day in the 70's! And I have to say, I'm loving it. Not only do I feel uber cozy in my little abode, but I also am sensing it's boot weather! And who doesn't love that?!

Forever 21 is currently boasting some pretty amazing boots - adorned with buckles, straps, and suede...

These might just be some of the best boots for fall. So enjoy that cooler weather, wherever the heck you are, and sport your fall style proudly!

holly in heels


Serene Sky Boutique: a new OC favorite!

In my writing, I'm always coming across amazing boutiques owned by amazing people. I just love it. My newest find is actually an online boutique, that is locally-owned, called Serene Sky Boutique! This online fashion boutique embraces California lifestyle to a 'T' - with handpicked jewelry that will knock your socks off. Serene Sky Boutique was founded by two best friends, Donna and Frances, who are just pretty adorable. Donna always had a passion for fashion since her Madonna-lovin' days of the 80's, and Frances has loved fashion (denim especially!) for as long as she can remember, too.

Head to shopserenesky.com and you'll find dozens of adorable necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings that are perfy-perf for everyday fashion, as well as those special dates, weddings and cocktail hours that every fashionista finds herself at. Adore! Check out a few of my personal faves...

Lovin' this Coral Pyramid Cuff - $14 of coral, on-trend goodness. Yes please!

Their Art Deco Geometric Necklace is the perfect match to any jeans + tee day, or even a little black dress!

Lovin' this Nouveau Red Ring, that also comes in cobalt blue. Sooo art deco.

And the perfect stud for your spring or summer wardrobe, these Nautical Boat Studs are too, too cute:

So for the cutest in jewels at just the right price, check out this BFF-founded shopserenesky.com, LIKE them on Facebook, FOLLOW them on Twitter, and ADORE them on Instagram (tag #shopserenesky to get re-posted too! Ooo!). 

holly in heels


Target, you're cute.

I love Target. Who doesn't, really?! I recently have started following "Target Does it Again" on Instagram, and that girl does an amaaaazing job of taking shameless selfies of the cutest Target items on their racks, and enticing shopaholics like myself. Basically, she has me hot on Target's tracks - I'm loving their clothes and shoes more and more each day!

And since fall is here, the wind in the OC is blowin' like it does, and I'm shopping for cute sweaters and cords instead of sandals and tanks - I have had my eyes peeled for good fall kicks. Check out these Women's Xhilaration 'Sinead' T-Strap Open Toe wedges, in an awesome maroon color. I dig the gold toe accent, and the open toe t-strap is perfect for Southern California weather (like I'm enjoying now!).
An awesome 5-inch wedge with a 1.5-inch platform gives any shorty some extra height on a pretty fall day, and at $29 who can argue they'd find a better deal?! Love these, love Target.

holly in heels