Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's All About the Bling!: Lia Sophia Holiday Preview [New York]

By: Anne M. Raso

I was fortunate enough to become acquainted with the shop-at-home (or on the net) line of fine costume jewelry called Lia Sophia during the last new York Fashion Week and then also attended a holiday preview party they gave at a New York Hotel. I have to say that there's something for every taste, and thus, I am giving them kudos for being the best place to pick up last minute gifts for ladies in your life who like gliz-and-glam, for the fussy palate of a Justin Bieber loving 13-year-old, or for the great grandmothers will more traditional tastes.

There is a also a red carpet line I have written about before on financefoodie.com--the pieces are heavier, more fashion forward and start at about $200 and celebs like Denise Richards have actually been sporting them (where else?) on the red carpet. Want my advice? I say get the three aforementioned "regular Lia Sophia catalog" pieces (pictured below) and have them on hand for hostess gifts and get the Red Carpet pieces for yourself!

NOTTINGHAM NECKLACE: Numerous loops of textured matte gold are linked and interlocked in an asymmetrical 36-39" adjustable necklace that’s as versatile as it is stunning. $118
PARTY FAVOR BRACELET: This knockout matte silver stretch bracelet is dripping with black diamond and clear cut crystals.  $130
BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS: This knockout matte silver stretch bracelet is dripping with black diamond and clear cut crystals. Round and emerald-cut stones are individually bezel-set for added luxury. $130
Before I sign off, I wanted to mention that the Lia Sophia line for this holiday season is all the more special because the Nottingham Necklace is the featured accessory item for Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that helps economically challenged women worldwide transition from unemployment to self-sufficiency (Lia Sophia has been a long-time supporter of the charitable organization). Fashion for a cause -- now I don't feel as bad splurging on the the bling!

[Photos: Lia Sophia]
***Giveaway***
Congrats #18!  - Marlee

So Lia Sophia wants one of my lucky readers to have their own bling bling holiday! The team at Lia Sophia will send one reader an item of their choice from their online catalog (max value: $100)!
There are THREE ways to enter:
1. REQUIRED In my comments section, tell me which item featured above you love the most! (I love all three - after all, jewelry is a girl's bf!f)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

This is a quickie! Contest ends Tuesday December 21, 2010 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

Disclosure: Lia Sophia provided me with the jewelry for the giveaway. 

175 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Great giveaway Athena! I love the drop earrings!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

And I of course already follow you on Twitter (@funfearlessbean)

Ben Bell said...

PARTY FAVOR BRACELET. My sister would love it.

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Helen S said...

I like the Nottingham Necklace

Helen S said...

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Helen S said...

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Minty KK said...

The Party Favor Bracelet is to die for! Fab.
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Minty KK said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter!
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Minty KK said...

Tweeted about Giveaway!
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PAIGE said...

I love the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS the most. wow
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Deb K said...

PARTY FAVOR BRACELET is my favorite!

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Deb K said...

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Kathy Detweiler said...

I love the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET!

Kathy Detweiler said...

Following on Twitter @kdet62

Kathy Detweiler said...

Tweeted
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elaine said...

I love the bracelet-would look great all dressed up or with your favorite jeans!

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slb3334 said...

I like the party favor bracelet.

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Marlee said...

The Party Favor Bracelet!

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kendra22 said...

PARTY FAVOR BRACELET is wonderful, thanks for the chance
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kendra22 said...

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pmernick said...

The Black Diamond and Hematite Earrings are my favorite!
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babytrees said...

I love the bracelet

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pmernick said...

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Nancy said...

I adore the Day Dreamer Necklace! So pretty, it would go with everything and it's so my style!

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Melanie said...

I love the black and diamond earrings

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Alissa Gray said...

Wow, everything is so pretty!! The Party favor bracelet is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

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Rebecca Graham said...

I like the party favor bracelet.

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Lilly said...

I love the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS. Gorgeous!
Thanks for the chance.

Sharon Harmon said...

I like the gorgeous, eye-catching Party Favor Bracelet the most! ;)
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Courtney said...

i love the party favor bracelet! adorable!

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Courtney said...

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krstrpp said...

I love the Party Favor Bracelet. Thanks for the chance to win some jewelry! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

krstrpp said...

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Hoa said...

Mandatory
I love the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS.

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Hoa said...

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hity88 said...

I want the NOTTINGHAM NECKLACE.

hity88 said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter.

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hiann88 said...

I like the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET.

hiann88 said...

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ranya112 said...

I liked the black diamond and hematite earrings the best.

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Kimberly said...

I like the Nottingham Necklace. It would dress up any day look.
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Kimberly said...

I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
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Kimberly said...

I tweeted. Thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/16323389211811841
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semtaylor said...

I love them all also but the party favor bracelet is my favorite. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dovile said...

I like the Party Favor bracelet the best.

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Jessica said...

I like the Nottingham Necklace best
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Jessica said...

I follow you on twitter (@jjak2003)
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Jessica said...

I tweeted
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Heidi said...

i love the earrings
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Heidi said...

following on twitter
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Blissful Bee Blogging said...

Oh wow! I absolutely love the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS the most!
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Blissful Bee Blogging said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter
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llinda29 said...

I like BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS

wcc said...

I love the Party Favor Bracelet. Thanks so much for the chance! :)
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marybelle said...

I like the NOTTINGHAM NECKLACE.

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Bunny B said...

I love the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET most. Thanks!
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Pam said...

I love, love, love the party favor bracelet!

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erma said...

I LOVE THE PARTY FAVOR BRACELET.
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siilenti said...

I love the nottingham necklace!

siilenti said...

I follow on twitter! @siilenti

brand242003 said...

Love the Nottinghm Necklace and the Party Favor Bracelet.
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Erin said...

I really like the Party Favor Bracelet!

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Erin said...

I follow you on Twitter as @one_of_three

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Unemployed & Earning said...

NOTTINGHAM NECKLACE defiantly my fav

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Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

Love the Nottingham necklace!

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I follow on Twitter too (@goodcookdoris)

Kristin said...

I guess I'd have to go with the Party Favor Bracelet!

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Joy said...

PARTY FAVOR BRACELET. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

I like all three!
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Claire said...

I love the earrings! They're so versatile, I could see them with a nice cocktail dress or in a casual outfit.

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kitraz13 said...

i like the nottingham necklace. very cute!

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Missybeez said...

I like the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET.

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Missybeez said...

follow you on twitter@Missybeez80


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ohstac said...

The PARTY FAVOR BRACELET is my favorite.
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MAT said...

I like the Nottingham Necklace
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cennywenny said...

I like the Nottingham necklace, I love the warmth of gold tones.

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brittanykennedy1 said...

i lovee the black diamond earrings!

brittanykennedy1 said...

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snowluvnferret said...

My favorite is the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET!!

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lezanac said...

The PARTY FAVOR BRACELET is my favorite lezanac@yahoo.com

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Aisling said...

The Party Favor Bracelet is my favorite of the items you featured. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I love those Black Diamond and Hermatite earrings you featured!

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

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ruslady said...

I love NOTTINGHAM NECKLACE
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mickeyfan said...

I love the Party Favor, but imagine I'd get more wear out of the Nottingham.

Anonymous said...

I like the Soiree Ring
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Boston Food Diary said...

Loooove the gold necklace! Great give away

Angie said...

The party favor bracelet is seriously hot - I love it!! :)

Erin G said...

I like the black diamond and hematite earrings

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tdean30 said...

Party Favor Bracelet is awesome! Thanks for the chance.

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Anonymous said...

The black diamond earings and i follow on twitter
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Anonymous said...

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kakihara said...

so many nice things --I love the bracelet.
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Auriette said...

My favorites from among the pieces you featured are the bullet bracelet (the top photo) and the final set, which I couldn't find the name of.

Auriette said...

I follow you on Twitter. My ID is Auriette.

Auriette said...

I tweeted about your giveaway. https://twitter.com/Auriette/status/17097729540886528

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET the best, thanks for the chance!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

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Jinxy and Me said...

I like the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET!

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Jinxy and Me said...

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Jinxy and Me said...

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Deanna G. said...

I like the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET the most! :)

Deanna G. said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as "calidreamin87"

Deanna G. said...

RT'ed the giveaway:

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vegan4life said...

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shemp said...

Prosecco Bracelet
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intime said...

i lov ethe NOTTINGHAM NECKLACE intime@myself.com

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susansmoaks said...

i like the drop earrings, @fdp4life on twitter, i rt'ed
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Super Blogger Girl! said...

the party favor bracelet totaly excites me!

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loni said...

I like the PARTY FAVOR BRACELET:

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Diane52 said...

My favorite are the drop earrings
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susan1215 said...

I like the Party Favor Necklace

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susan1215 said...

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susan1215 said...

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Kellye123 said...

The party favorite bracelet. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

Jessica said...

I love the Party Favor bracelet!!

kroch said...

I love the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS

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L.Jo said...

My favorite is the Nottingham necklace.

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L.Jo said...

Following on twitter - @veriladaine

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Pamela S said...

Of the items you show, I like the earrings in the bottom picture the best. GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Anonymous said...

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I like the drop earrings

Timshaun said...

Really love the Nottingham Necklace
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melanie said...

The PARTY FAVOR BRACELET is gorgeous. I have the perfect outfit to wear it with. melaniecalcut@gmail.com

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Timshaun said...

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Heather said...

I just love these: BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS
They really look like they'd get some attention.
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Heather said...

I follow you on twitter - choochoo428

Heather said...

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Gianna said...

NOTTINGHAM NECKLACE

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kathy pease said...

i love the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS they are just gorgeous :)

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Anonymous said...

BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS --would be mu choice
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Trisha D. said...

i love the earrings!!

Trisha D. said...

i retweeted (via the link below)

Trisha D. said...

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07violet said...

my favorite is the party favor bracelet

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Miranda Ward said...

I like the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS

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Julie said...

I'm a huge fan of the necklace. I love how it looks retro and would go great with anything since it's gold. Thanks for the giveaway.

Julie said...

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Julie said...

I retweeted your tweet about this giveaway
http://twitter.com/#!/financefoodie1/status/17062427677949953

Tabathia said...

I love the braclelet
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Sand said...

I love the NOTTINGHAM NECKLACE.

Priscilla said...

I love the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS!

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Priscilla said...

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naynays1 said...

I like the party favor bracelet.
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imaclutz89 said...

I like the Bungalow Necklace.

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Roseann K. said...

I love the Party Favor Bracelet. Thanks!

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I love the LOVE DUST NECKLACE
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Stephie C said...

I love that adjustable necklace very cool and chic!
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Stephie C said...

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Melissa said...

I like the BLACK DIAMOND AND HEMATITE EARRINGS

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