Cleverly Cute for Christmas

Earlier this fall I participated in a local Holiday Pop-Up Shop, and had the distinct pleasure of meeting a pair of adorable mom-preneurs and jewelry designers behind the brand Clever Bear Leathers. The other women that had come to shop at this function were literally tripping over themselves to get CBL pieces, and I of course couldn’t leave without a set as well after discovering them. Jaymi and Chelsea, the stunning gals behind CBL are so fun to work with, and also do an amazing job of customizing to their client’s needs. While initially I wasn’t completely sure that I was trendy enough in my own looks to incorporate this style (I usually stay more in the pearls/crystal/prep lane of fashion).. I have come to realize that you can actually take these pieces in a variety of style directions and have so much fun with them. Bonus is that the earrings are super lightweight and the split style cuff is actually quite delicate and feminine on. So here are just a few of my favorite combinations- you can see how they can be styled rather neutral or can really be a pop of color for some holiday fun with bright lips and tartans!

You can connect with Clever Bear through their Etsy shop to order as well as to request custom orders as needed.

The red and gold style that they released for the holiday are seriously so perfect with a bright red lip like our Beautycounter “Girls Night” from the Color Intense Lip set. I will link my makeup essentials from these looks below also. For a little more sass, try pairing the reds with some animal print and black for the evening out.


The tartan clutch above is from last year’s J. Crew holiday but they have a similar version this year as well. And these cute furry options are from a local Dallas designer called Parker & Hyde which feature a variety of subtle to bright colors and combinations to choose from making them a perfect winter accent and complement to my CBL pieces.


Clever Bear Leathers Double Layer Leaves in Metallic

Parker & Hyde “Honey Clutch”

My holiday skin essential for adding a subtle, fresh faced glow includes applying our Dew Skin Tinted Foundation as a base (an Allure Best of Beauty winner and Beautycounter best seller), and I also adore this limited edition lip set in Poppy for a boost of shine and a shade of red that anyone can wear (it is less pigmented on than the bright red from the color intense set shown on me above).


Beautycounter Dew Skin


Beautycounter Poppy Lip Duo

Also, for those much needed gift ideas for teachers, coworkers, etc the Clever Bear ladies put together a package called their Holiday Drop Box offering a selection of four pieces that can be broken up into smaller gifts. You could pair with one of our lip glosses or hand lotions for a simple, unique gift!

Happy shopping!




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