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Rag+Bone Funky Moto-Inspired Cropped Leather Jacket


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Rag+Bone's Cropped Moto Jacket is the perfect piece for Spring and Summer especially on those chilly nights. So many times we grab a wrap, scarf or sweater before we leave the house.The Cropped Moto Jacket is a fresh modern twist on the boring sweater and the over-done scarf. (unless it's one from the LV collection) The white cropped jacket will become your wardrobe staple. It's a basic funky piece that can be worn with so much even with…


Added by Betsy Brown on April 4, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Little Black Dress Giveaway!


We’re so excited about this amazing giveaway! We teamed up with the stylish fashion brand, Muse Apparel, to offer TWO lucky readers a chance to win this cutting edge Little Black Dress! “LBD”’S are the timeless staple every fashionista must-have.The Little Black Dress is the piece you can make your own whether your look is sexy, simple, playful, classic, trendy, sophisticated or…


Added by Betsy Brown on April 2, 2013 at 8:06am — No Comments

Enter to Win a Fashionably Chic Handbag for Spring!

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A Few Goody Gumdrops is so excited about this amazing Handbag Giveaway! Now that spring is almost here, we’re offering our readers a chance to win one of this season’s hottest trends…an irresistible white calfskin tote! We've teamed up with the super stylish handbag designer, Katherine Kwei to give away the The Lulu Tote.

It’s casually chic for jeans, practical for office attire and glam enough for lunching with the ladies.The Lulu Tote is timeless and can be worn…


Added by Betsy Brown on March 13, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

Support The Linda B Foundation for Making Cheery Waiting Rooms for Oncology Patients!


We hope you'll support our friend, Jason Pinchoff and his wonderful charity The Linda B Pinchoff Foundation named in loving memory of his incredible mom.This charity/organization hopes to Bring A…


Added by Betsy Brown on January 27, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Snood Giveaway...Perfect for Frigid Temperatures or Just Looking Cool!


A Few Goody Gumdrops and The Third Piece are giving away a luscious woolen lavender snood. By now you've read our interview with The Third Piece and seen our "snoody" giveaway. The hand knit snood makes it easier to embrace the winter months.

Just in case you need refreshing...The Third Piece is a chunky hand knit accessories line perfect for chilly days or sub zero degrees. Many of us are experiencing the frosty chill in the air right now. These "essential" and stylish…


Added by Betsy Brown on January 26, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

A Few Goody Gumdrops Interviews The Third Piece, Boston's Hippest Knitwear Line!


1. When did your first launch The Third Piece?

The Third Piece was formed in August of 2012 when Carina Donoso and Kristen Lambert joined forces to create a winter knit collection. Our official launch was November 15, 2012 with a wildly successful party at Salon Acote on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

2. Love your logo! What does the…


Added by Betsy Brown on January 21, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

The Perfect Baby Pink Furry iPhone Cover!

We just found the perfect baby pink iPhone accessory from Jagger's Edge. How fabulous is this cover? If you're like us...then finding your iPhone in your handbag can become quite a task. With this "girlie" cover all you have to do is reach in your bag and feel around for this stylish furry case. It's not just about having a great, it's also about the accessories that you carry! "To reshape the way people look at their tech toys was a complete…


Added by Betsy Brown on November 16, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Charlotte Olympia Domino Clutch!

Sadly, when most people these days think of dominos, they imagine fresh hot pizza...or perhaps a boring afternoon of games with a great uncle. But the aesthetics of a Domino piece–simple black dots on a white surface–can be gorgeous. Enter Charlotte Olympia’s Domino Pandora Perspex clutch, a playful British creation built from cream perspex and black Swarovski crystals, held together with a concealed magnetic fastening device at the top.

The bag…


Added by Betsy Brown on November 16, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Alexander McQueen's Luscious Metal Flower Box!

Remember back in grade school, when you had a special lunch box that boasted almost a totemic quality? Maybe it was a My Little Pony lunchbox or your older brother's Transformers lunchbox, which he deigned to let you borrow. In any event, you loved carrying it. Somehow, it made even your PB&J taste better.

Few “adult” bags come close to evoking similarly passionate emotions. But every once in a while, something hits that mark.



Added by Betsy Brown on November 5, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Enter to Win Rhonda Ochs Funky Spike Clutch from A Few Goody Gumdrops!

We're so excited about this funky Handbag Giveaway. We've teamed up with the ever-so cool handbag designer…Rhonda Ochs. We’re offering our readers a chance to win Rhonda's funky Spike Leather Clutch! The bag retails for $340 and features Italian leather, a wrist-let strap, hand sewn detail, decorative aged silver studding and is fully lined. This…


Added by Betsy Brown on November 4, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Vlieger Vandam's Gun Embossed Clutch Is Definitely Not For Your Next Plane Ride!

We've found the perfect "gangsta-chic" bag to carry on your next flight! How fast do you think you'd get stopped with this??? Maybe you're "gunning" for a dangerously styled clutch. We're sure Vlieger Vandam's "statement" bag will definitely appeal to some especially those who want to say "eff " off to the airlines.

If you're edgy with a rebellious streak...this is obviously the…


Added by Betsy Brown on August 28, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Fragments Is Back and Better Than Ever!

I was recently in New York City visiting my daughter when I nudged her and said, "Let's go to Soho. I need to check out the latest must-haves at one of my favorite stores". She knew exactly what store I was talking about. Fragments, of course! I've been totally obsessed with Fragments for years.They have the most amazing selection of unique, fun and fashionable jewelry from all over the world.The selection of fine and fashion jewelry is timeless and…


Added by Betsy Brown on August 27, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Isable Marant's Ankle Boots Are Perfect for Fall!

Every fall I invest in a great pair of ankle boots to wear with my jeans.

The look I'm trying to achieve with a pair of boots is lived in, cool and effortless. Isabel Marant's Jenny boots have that lived in, cool and effortless look. You don't have to own them for years to get that old worn in look. They're like you're old stand-by waiting to be worn again. They seemingly appear like they've been in your closet for years.

They're that big old comfy chair that's…


Added by Betsy Brown on August 21, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Off To Emerald City With YSL's Bright Green Clutch!

What a fabulous evening bag from Yves Saint Laurent. Saint Laurent's Crystal embellished silk-satin bag is perfect for evening affairs, cocktail parties, galas and premieres. (if you're lucky enough to go to one!) A stunning emerald green bag is the perfect contrast when wearing an all black or white outfit and is the latest must-have color. If you're going to spend the big $$$$ then it should be on a classic designer item. As I always say...(when it applies) this bag is…


Added by Betsy Brown on August 17, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Enter to Win Our Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway!

We've teamed up with Shopbop to bring you this amazing Giveaway!

Click this link to enter our $100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway.Thanks for entering and please leave your comment on the prior post. Keep your fingers could be the lucky winner.There are so many must-have pieces, accessories, shoes, tees, jeans,…


Added by Betsy Brown on August 16, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

Enter to Win Shopbop Gift Card on A Few Goody Gumdrops!

We're so excited! We've teamed up with Shopbop to offer our readers a chance to win a $100 GIFT CARD! We know exactly how we'd spend this gift card. That's right...on a DSquared2 sweater! There are so many fabulous DSquared2 sweaters to choose from.

Shopbop has so many great looks for fall. You may be interested in using your winning Gift Card on a…


Added by Betsy Brown on August 13, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Giuseppe Zanotti's Extreme Platforms or Doorstop?????

While I typically love Giuseppe Zanotti's shoes...the recent pairs I've seen are bizarre. Remember when Zanotti made those simple yet chic gladiator sandals in metallic leather? Giuseppe Zanotti's Extreme Metallic Platform Pumps with the squared off toe look like a GIGANTIC doorstop or a ginormous tap shoe. (remember the store Think Big?) Not sure why any designer thinks a shoe has to look this ridiculous be to fashion forward. This…

Added by Betsy Brown on August 7, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Turn Your Frown Into a Smile!!!!

Do you ever feel like your frowning when you're actually smiling? I do! Sometimes I actually look angry when I'm in a terrific mood. It's those lines around my mouth! Once I hit my forties lines appeared around my eyes, my forehead, between my forehead but the worst was my smile lines. Every time I glimpse in the mirror I look like I'm frowning when I'm not. I've been using fillers every couple of months which is getting very expensive not to mention the areas that are…


Added by Betsy Brown on August 1, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments

A Sneak Peek of Judith Leiber's Overture Collection from A Few Goody Gumdrops!

As we promised we are featuring Judith Leiber's Overture Collection today. We're sharing a sampling of these fabulous evening bags ranging in price from $295 to $995. In August, Judith Leiber will launch her first-ever contemporary handbag collection. So many of us have admired Leiber's crystal minaudieres but unfortunately the bags were unaffordable. (My favorite is the Cupcake!) We're so excited that…


Added by Betsy Brown on August 1, 2012 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Are You Ready To Look Like A Cream Puff In Alexander McQueen's Mongolian Fur?

When we think of Alexander Mcqueen the words edgy and cool come to mind...not to mention skulls. That's why when we first saw this to-die-for Mongolian Fur Coat we never dreamed McQueen was the designer. The coat is "McQueen cool" in a totally glam way. The color is luscious and the jacket looks sensational with an all cream palatte. McQueen's "lust-have" jacket is simply stunning with it's cropped sleeves and furry body. We'd wear casual with our skinny jeans or brown Row…


Added by Betsy Brown on July 17, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

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