a touch of tortoise.

This fall, animal prints are everywhere! I've added a few touches of leopard to my closet this fall, 
but another "pattern" is really pulling at my heart strings these days...and that's tortoise shell
Here are a few of the pieces which have been in my dreams as of late...

{shop all this tortoise goodness here: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10}


My only tortoise touches have been a few classic hair clips from J.Crew and a chain necklace 
I found at the J.Crew Factory Store. I really do think a tortoise shell watch {of Nixon or 
Michael Kors variety} will be on my holiday wishlist in just a few months...sigh.
My favorite part about the tortoise trend? It will work now--and later!

Have a happy Tuesday--you deserve it! See you tomorrow :)

68 comments:

  1. Love those touches! The glasses are so cute and I think I need to check out these Bobbi Brown eye colours - beautiful! xo

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  2. love tort too! it's so sophisticated

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  3. i love those flats!tortoise is the best. i've had my eye on a pair of tortoise sunglasses for a bit but i think i'd rather decorate the place instead. sometimes being a grown up just isn't fun at all.

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  4. AV - I am a SUCKER for anything tortoise shell... alllllllll of these things speak to me! thanks for making me drool on my keyboard ;)

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  5. loving that eyeshadow palette lots and lots!

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  6. Yeap I'm currently looking for a great pair of tortoise glasses ;)

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  7. Love, love, love tortoise shell! I also bought a tortoise shell chain necklace from J.Crew Factory -- i bet we have the same one :) Love the watch, too!

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  8. have always been obsessed! Just got that jcrew bracelet in the necklace form for my birthday!
    xo emily

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  9. Love these! :) What a great classic look :)

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  10. i love tortoise shell glasses. so classy.

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  11. tortoise sunglasses are a must! i LOVE that nixon watch. when did Nixon get soooo expensive? once upon time this company was super affordable. bums me out major!

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  12. oo I looove tortoise. I would certainly be happy with that watch!

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  13. I was so excited when I saw the title of this post as I LOVE tortoise. I've had tortoise shell glasses the past year or two and by far they've been my favorite pair {and I've had a lloott of glasses over the years}.

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  14. I loooove that MK watch. I've been a fan of the big gold one for a while, but the tortoise is taking over at the top of my list. Great finds!

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  15. Love tortoise! I used to have tortoise nerd glasses and they broke. :(

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  16. ADORE those J.Crew flats...perfect touch of tortoise! Also love the TB earrings.

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  17. Loving all things tortoise! I found a jcrew chain necklace at the factory store as well, it's probably the same one! Ohh love love love those cuffs!

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  18. Love the collection of items you put together! Thinking I may need to look into some tortoise items now!

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  19. So in love with tortoise shell! My glasses are my favorite accessory :)

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  20. The Jcrew flats are SO cute! Thinking I may need to get those... I have a slight obsession with tortoise!

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  21. i love all of the tortoise touches!! and i absolutely love j.crew! the flats and the watch are my fave.

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  22. Love it! I'm obsessed with tortoise and just bought the J.Crew bracelet (#9)last week!

    ~KAH

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  23. I love the watch and the shoes! I don't have tortoise, but I have been rocking pieces with leapord print. I love it! Great blog, I'm a new follower!

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  24. I absolutely love everything tortoise shell. I'm definitely thinking about a tortoise shell watch, and I love those Tory Burch earrings. Don't miss my giveaway from Nescafe.

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  25. I always eye the tortoise headbands at JCrew. I desperately need one!

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  26. i love those flats!! i have been like, stalking all ballet flats all over the internet everywhere lately and i don't think i saw those!! adorable.

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  27. I'm LOVING that watch. I have the shopping website for it tabbed. Now...to splurge or not to splurge ;)

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  28. i love tortoise! i got myeslf a MK watch on sale at Nordstrom earlier this year and have that Bobbi Brown palette- it's so chic! :)

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  29. That tortoise shell Bobbi Brown compact is to die for! WANT.

    As an aside, I still use a round tortoise shell keychain that I've had since high school. If it's not broke...

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  30. I have the tortise shell Michael Kors watch and I LOVE it. yt got it for our anniversary TWO! years ago and I still wear it all the time. Love this whole roundup.

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  31. THOSE. SHOES. Oh my goodness want. I rock my tortoise shell sunglasses every day that I can, but I would love my next pair of actual glasses to be tortoise too :)

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  32. Goodness girl! What a stellar round up today!
    LOVE it all!

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  33. I have always loved tortoise shell (but only the faux kind!) I love a good headband - they tend to match everything and blend enough but not too much with my hair color.

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  34. so many cute things! those tory burch earrings are fabulous!

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  35. Oh love! Tortoise is really hot right now. I just got a tortoise bracelet, similar to the one you posted. Can't wait to wear it! And now I want that ring and those TB earrings! Great style board!

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  36. LOVE a little bit of tortoise detail-no wonder I've been wearing my glasses so much more often these days!

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  37. Love tortoise! I have tortoise sunglasses :)

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  38. i have fake tortoise nerd glasses which i LOVE :)

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  39. Love the tortise bracelet. I agree that is it such a fun "print" and adds a great finishing touch to an outfit. My tortie sunlgasses recently went to the great big beach in the sky, so now I am on the lookout for new ones!!

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  40. Love these picks. I have a tortoise hair clip from J.Crew that I've had since high school (ten years ago!) It's so fun! Really loving the tortoise accents on those flats- very unexpected and chic.

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  41. i really like these bit of tortise. I actually have some sunglasses with this. i like them a lot. just a enough of class and still whimsical.

    so question.
    this blog is about long distance loving. could you direct me to some blogposts about how you dealt with your long distance relationship and stuff? Thanks!

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  42. Love all the tortoise! I would love to have that Bobbi Brown palette!

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  43. I LOVE the tortoise trend. All of the picks are so classic!!
    Love, Leigh

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  44. Hello, beautiful(s). I'll take the shoes, glasses, ring and makeup please! I got a pair of Tory Burch tortoise sungalsses this summer and they make everyone who tries them on (and especially me, he he) look grrrreat.

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  45. I've always loved tortoise! I think I need those Elizabeth and James frames now, haha. :)

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  46. I love tortoise, but have always left it to items like sunglasses. However, I am loving those tortoise cap flats, so I'm thinking I need to rethink using tortoise.

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  47. i love tortoise. i have a tortoise michael kors watch and it's perfect because it goes with everything! i seriously wear it all the time. that marc jacobs cuff would be fun, too!

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  48. ohhh I love tortise. Loving that watch, I've been eyeing the michael kors one also!

    xoxo.

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  49. I love this! Tortoise shell glasses are always my fave.
    P.S. I nominated you for an award on my blog! I'd love for you to check it out!
    http://katelynbrooke88.blogspot.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  50. I don't have any tortoise in my wardrobe and I feel like I'm totally missing out!! I think I'd like to start with those ballet flats please.

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  51. I really love this pattern, especially on the glasses and on that beautiful ring! I don´t have any tortoise in my closet, but now I´m seriously tempted!

    xx Ivana
    Style in the City

    Be sure to enter my giveaway to win an amazing scrapbook software, it ends Friday! http://tinyurl.com/mymemoriesgiveaway

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  52. Well, at the moment I'm wearing my tortoise glasses, and I did have a tortoise bangle which I've worn everyday for 12 years until it broke last weekend :-( I think a replacement tortoise watch will make me feel better xo

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  53. Love that Nixon watch! I think my next pair of prescription glasses will be tortoise-shell! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. i've been seeing tortoise shell popping up everywhere! i'm honestly not the biggest fan of it, but i really love the little hint of it on those ballet flats!!

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  55. tortoise is easily one of the classiest patterns out there! :) you are so chic av! xoxo

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  56. loving tortoise lately! i recently bought a tortoiseshell barette for my hair from j.crew and i'm obsessed!

    xx sharon/lemonontherocks

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  57. I am loving your tortoise touches!! It is always one of my go-to looks! My sunglasses are only in tortoise designs and I am looking to get a pair of tortoise flats..work in progress! So happy that we have found each other via the blogging world! I gave Twirling Clare a face-life the other evening! Be sure to check it out xoxo

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  58. Love this post! I love the bobbi brown makeup compact and that jewelry!

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  59. I'm off to the eye doctor tomorrow in hope of finding some new tortoise frames! Love it all :)

    xoxo
    Jaclyn

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  60. I love all things tortoise! Fabulous post! xx

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  61. ooo i love this round up! i am in the market for a great tortoise watch or bracelet! misss you chickadeee! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  62. I NEED that watch. I have tortoise shell hair clips from J.Crew and some tortoise shell Ray Bans, but I never even thought about getting a tortoise shell watch! Definitely putting that on my Christmas list. xoxo M

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  63. eek, this post makes my heart flutter. tortoise is one of my faves :) love love love those flats!!

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