Style Icon Iris Apfel Is Selling Her Accessories!

Iris Apfel is a renown decorator, textile designer, and style icon extraordinaire. Her wardrobe is one of a kind, and if you want to own a part of it, you’re in luck. In an unprecedented move, Apfel has begun to sell furniture and jewelry from her private collection via One King’s Lane.

iris apfel new york times
Iris Apfel via the New York Times

When one thinks of Iris Apfel what likely comes to mind is the art of wearing accessories. Here are a few memorable quotes from Apfel about what accessories can do to elevate your wardrobe.

My mother knew if you bought a couple of really good architectural outfits and put your money into accessories, you could create a million different looks. She taught that to me, which I think was invaluable.

Invest in basics in your wardrobe, then use accessories to change your look.

iris apfel pem
Photo: PEM

I get more compliments on accessories than anything else. I think they’re kind of like herbs and spices. They give zest and zing to an outfit.

You can really make an outfit yours by how you accessorize.

Here are a few memorable pieces from her collection.

iris apfel jewelry collection.jpg

A / B / C / D / E / F / G

Check out her sale!

Black Friday | Cyber Monday Sale: 2 for 1 eStyling Virtual Styling Sessions!

For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I’m offering 2 for 1 eStyling Virtual Style sessions! Regularly $60 for one hour sessions, you can get two hours of expert help in your closet for $60!

eStyling is perfect for:

  • Trying to figure out what to wear for family photos
  • Getting a second opinion on clothes you purchased
  • Brainstorming new styling ideas for your clothes
  • Easy gifts or stocking stuffers for the holidays

It’s a quick and easy way to have your own Personal Stylist at your finger tips!

“I can’t recommend an eStyling session enough! It’s such a fun and simple way to access Sarah’s genius, and you’ll see the results in how you look and feel about yourself in your clothes!”
– Amy Hackworth, Writer

Get your eStyling session today!

2 for 1 one-hour eStyling $60

2 for 1 half-hour eStyling $30

Cashmere Scarf Winner

Just in time for the holidays, we hosted a cashmere scarf giveaway last week with Nepali by TDM.

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the giveaway! We loved hearing your scarf preferences and Christmas traditions.

We have drawn a winner! According to, the winner is…

#31, shaha

If you would like to purchase this scarf from Nepali by TDM Design, you can buy the Fishnet scarf in a variety of colors online for $110. Good news! They’re offering 35% off for Nepali by TDM Design Facebook fans. Go to to shop and use your discount! DISCOUNT CODE: NepaliNov

Copyright 2010 Cable Car Couture. All Rights Reserved.

Alta Moda Bridal Annual Sample Sale Saturday

If you are a bride-to-be this December and you’re looking for an unforgettable gown, you’re in luck. Alta Moda Bridal, Utah’s source for stunning couture gowns, is having their annual Sample Sale on Saturday, December 11 with prices from 50-80% off. You’ll want to be there.

According to the Alta Moda Bridal blog, here are some things you’ll want to know:

  • Sale hours are 10am – 3pm, December 11th only
  • No appointments: First come, First served (wait list)
  • Gowns are sold as is
  • No holds and all sales final – Come ready to buy
  • Most gowns are suited for street sizes 4-12
  • We only do this once a year – So, now is the time
  • Space is limited; only one or two key decision makers/guests per bride

Last year, there were several dozen brides lined up outside an hour before the shop was due to open. It’s advisable to come early.

Rest assured that you’ll get terrific service and a gown you’ll never forget at a great price this weekend!

Shade Clothing’s Final Days – Ode to Shade

Have you heard the news?  It’s true.  Shade Clothing is closing.  Before their light’s gone out, take the opportunity to stock up!  They’re having a great sale happening this weekend in Utah if you live closeby.  Otherwise, check out their stock online.

Shade Closing Down Sale

Since their email to us said “closing for a time”, let’s hope they’ll resurface on Utah fashion scene again soon.  We’ve done a couple giveaways with Shade in the past and it’s been great to work with them.

Ode to Shade

Since we’re in a reminiscing kind of mood, what is your favorite Shade item?  If you have a photo of you wearing it, include a link!

Mine is this plaid tunic.  It’s a great piece for spring / summer / fall and looks great under a military jacket.

My favorite Shade item
My favorite Shade item

Shade, you will be missed!

Copyright 2010 Cable Car Couture. All Rights Reserved.

Giveaway: Baby Emi Jewelry

baby-emi-jewelryWe’re going to be rolling out the giveaways in December in honor of the holidays!  We hope you take this opportunity to score fabulous prizes and get great gift ideas for Christmas.  Our next amazing giveaway is with Baby Emi Jewelry!

Baby Emi Jewelry brings glamour to pint-sized people and specializes in children’s jewelry.  The owner and designer, Debbie Savage, named the company after her first born daughter, Emi.  Debbie’s Cambodian background has played a big part in her designs and is very reminiscent of traditional Cambodian jewelry.

Baby Emi Jewelry’s giveaway is for a Sterling Silver Jingle Bells Anklet — perfect for the holidays! — for either a baby or toddler.  Can’t you just imagine your little girl running around with this Jingle Bells anklet on?  It’ll be music to your ears!

Baby Emi Jewelry Jingle Bells Anklet for Baby
Baby Emi Jewelry Jingle Bells Anklet for Baby $40
Baby Emi Jewelry Jingle Bells Anklet Sterling Silver Toddler
Baby Emi Jewelry Jingle Bells Anklet for Toddler $45

There are lots of great ways to enter the contest!

  1. Tell us what little girl you’d love to adorn in this Jingle Bells Anklet
  2. Become a fan of Baby Emi Jewelry on Facebook!
  3. Follow Baby Emi Jewelry on Twitter!
  4. Become a fan of Cable Car Couture on Facebook!
  5. Follow Cable Car Couture on Twitter!
  6. Tweet about the giveaway!

Enter to win contest ends Wednesday, December 9th at midnight!

Baby Emi Designer Debbie Savage (left) with Quinn Curtis
Baby Emi Designer Debbie Savage (right) with Created by Chicks' Quinn Curtis

I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie at the recent Startup Princess Retreat at Sundance and she is such a genuine, warm and beautiful  woman!  She’s got great style, tremendous love for her family, and a terrific business.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know her as you connect on Facebook and Twitter!  You’ll love her.

Baby Emi Jewelry has also given Cable Car Couture readers a special 15% off coupon code if you have to have this piece for a gift for a loved one.  Enter coupon code CCC15 for 15% off your purchase!

Be sure to enter this amazing giveaway and pass it on!

Copyright 2009 Cable Car Couture. All Rights Reserved.

blue bijou Black Friday Sale!

Enjoy 50% off everything at blue bijou!
Enjoy 50% off everything at blue bijou!

If you are looking for a killer Black Friday sale, check out my jewelry company blue bijou jewelry!  Until Sunday, November 29th, everything is 50% off!  You can find great gift ideas, stocking stuffers or just new bijou for you.  Check it out and pass it on!

Here are some of my favorite and well-loved pieces:

The Angela Bracelet originally $22, now $11!
The Angela Bracelet originally $22, now $11!
The Henrietta Necklace, originally $60, now $30!
The Henrietta Necklace, originally $60, now $30!
The Divine Earrings, originally $18, now $9!
The Divine Earrings, originally $18, now $9!
The Dove Necklace, originally $16, now $8! (I wear this one ALL the time!)
The Dove Necklace, originally $16, now $8! (I wear this one ALL the time!)

To check out the entire blue bijou collection, visit

Copyright 2009 Cable Car Couture. All Rights Reserved.

Mikarose Warehouse Sale

mikarose-warehouse-saleWho doesn’t love a good sale?  Here are details for the Mikarose Warehouse Sale this weekend!

  • Saturday, October 17th, 2009
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • 165 N. 1330 W. Suite A-2, Orem, Utah (just off the Center Street exit from the I-15).

Mikarose is having an amazing clearance sale at their warehouse. You do not want to miss out on these amazing prices on your favorite dresses! Bring your friends, bring your family, share the good news with everyone!

Copyright 2009 Cable Car Couture. All Rights Reserved.

Shade Clothing Review and Giveaway!


If you haven’t seen Shade Clothing’s fall collection, then you are in for a treat!  Shade really steps out of their comfort zone and brings some fabulous new looks.  One of my favorite pieces from their new collection is the plaid tunic which Shade sent me to review.

Shade Clothing Plaid Tunic
Shade Clothing Plaid Tunic

Can I tell you I’ve gotten several compliments wearing this top?  As you know, plaid is totally in this season.  So far I’ve paired Shade Clothing’s plaid tunic with a black belt and matching leggings, layered under a brown jacket, brown belt and skinny jeans (as pictured above) and with my black yoga pants on a flight to Seattle.

As a side note, this shirt fits larger so it may be wise to go a size down.  Give yourself a little time to iron, too, after it comes out of the wash.

In commemoration of Shade Clothing’s 5th Anniversary, they are offering 40% off everything online and in store, including their new fabulous fall line from October 15-19, 2009!  If there’s something you’ve been eyeballing, now is the time to take advantage of these great discounts.

Shade Clothing has also generously donated a $20 gift certificate to one lucky Cable Car Couture reader!  To enter is simple:

  1. Check out and leave a comment about what you would use the gift certificate towards!
  2. Follow @shadeclothing and @cablecarcouture on Twitter!
  3. Become a fan of Shade Clothing and Cable Car Couture on Facebook!
  4. Share the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook!

The contest ends Wednesday, October 21, 2009! May the best woman win!

Blog Disclosure: I received free product for writing a review for Shade Clothing.  We honestly love this tunic shirt.

Copyright 2009 Cable Car Couture. All Rights Reserved.