York Design Co Bermuda Clutch


About a two-hour flight from New York City, Bermuda is the perfect tropical getaway for East Coasters. One of the best parts about Bermuda are the pink beaches, which are serene and beautiful. The weather averages are in the 80s during spring and summer months, and the temperature rarely drops below the 60s in the fall and winter. Our signature “Bermuda” clutch purse is inspired by Bermuda’s pink sandy beaches, framed by the clear blue waters and pastel-colored buildings.

In today’s roundup, we showcase some of our favorite parts about Bermuda with fun tropical snapshots and needlepoint borders. We love Beyonce’s colorful bikini/sarong combo from her vacation with her family on the island. We’re also inspired by the tried-and-true men’s office wear: a button-down shirt, sports jacket, knee socks, and Bermuda shorts. Of course, we couldn’t leave out the mopeds, which the natives and travelers alike use to scoot around the island (they appear on the back of our needlepoint clutch as well). If you’re ready for a quick getaway, check out Bermuda for the hot sun, pink sand, and great shopping in the capital city of Hamilton. Have you ever been to Bermuda? Where is your favorite vacation getaway?

In the Navy

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Navy blue is elegant and sophisticated, yet subtle. It’s a classic tried-and-true staple that trends season after season. The rich deep blue complements just about any color. Pair navy with a variety of neutral hues for a casual look or switch it up with a splash of color (I love pairing navy with pink).  I also like to wear navy with black accents sometimes, making for an effortlessly chic look for work.

Don’t just limit yourself to clothing – navy translates well with makeup too, putting a beauty spin on this timeless trend. I love to put a layer of navy eye-liner under black before I go out at night – it really makes your eyes pop. Also, adding NARS “Night Flight” shadow in the creases of your eyelids enhances a smokey eye when paired with the right grays.

How do you wear navy?

Dress, Lilly Pulitzer // Eye Shadow, NARS // Cuff, York Design Co + Francesca Joy // Earrings, Kimberly McDonald // Pumps, J. Crew

Olympic Fashion and Accessories


The 2014 Winter Olympics may almost be over, but we haven’t lost any interest in the sports and athletes over in Sochi. And what better way to express your excitement for the games than to indulge in Olympic-inspired fashion trends? Show some support for the home team and rock the red, white and blue! There are plenty of options from footwear, to needlepoint, to make-up. Also try flaunting some gold and silver accessories for you’re favorite figure skaters, ski jumpers or snowboarders who have won.

Here are some Olympic inspired products you can pull ideas from, Sochi style:

1. Boots, Roper // 2. Lipstick, Chanel // 3. Needlepoint Cuff, York Design Co // 4. Cardigan, Ralph Lauren // 5. Sunnies, Dr. Boom’s

Fabulous Florals



It’s no surprise that the floral trend is back this season. As we start to put the winter behind us and enter into spring, floral patterns continue to be a classic trend for women.

This year, floral patterns are going beyond the usual essential pieces and are instead appearing on many different accessories.

Match your favorite outfits with a bold floral bag, fun floral heels or even a floral needlepoint cuff from our York Design Co. + Francesca Foy collection. You can transform any outfit instantly with some fun flowery accessories!

Here is a range of cute blossoming accessories to get some inspiration from. Kick-start your spring with some flower power!

1. Earrings: Bauble Bar // 2. Bathing Suit: Gilly Hicks (similar) // 3. Pumps: Miu Miu // 4. Needlepoint Cuff: York Design Co + Francesca Joy // 5. Bag: Nancy Gonzalez // 6. Dress: ASOS


Valentine’s Day Goodies




It’s our CRAZY FOR PAISLEY giveaway!

We’ve teamed up with our good friend and artist Francesca Joy for a new FJ + YDC collection for spring/summer 2014. Get ready for some great new products and patterns! In the meantime, we are giving away one of our fabulous hand-stitched paisley cuff to kick it all off!

The giveaway will be going on this week only, so enter below now! Good luck!

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York Design Co & Francesca Joy Collaboration


With the holidays behind us and winter weather still in full swing, we’re planning to “get outta dodge” and take a sunny trip somewhere soon. Our resort 2014 collection won’t be complete without both a Francesca Joy tote for the beach and shopping, as well as a coordinating York Design Co clutch to take out at night. The artist behind Francesca Joy is my good friend Elise, who works with me on collaborating new designs for the York Design Co x Francesca Joy line on our site. Her custom painted totes are to die for!

Elise and I are planning a college tour for this spring where we’ll be showcasing our designs at different universities – if you’d like us to drop by your school, please let us know! yorkdesigncompany@gmail.com

Happy New Year from York Design Co






















We hope you all have a wonderful time tonight. Have fun, be safe, and yes — wear the sparkles!

We have been so unbelievably blessed at York Design Co this year, and we can’t thank you all enough for your support, love, and friendship in our fabulous needlepoint adventures so far! We are really looking forward to a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014. See you next year!

Love, Laura & the York Design Co team

JoJo Loves You Christmas Sale




JoJo Loves You, based out of Boston, MA, is one of my favorite small businesses to support and collaborate with. I wear my JoJo Bling earrings all the time, because they are classic, sparkly, and they match everything. JoJo Loves You is having their HUGE Annual Holiday Bling Sale this weekend! It’s a perfect opportunity to grab last-minute, practical, and affordable gifts (and maybe something for yourself too!) The sale runs from Friday, December 13th through Sunday, December 15th and is only available online at www.jojolovesyou.com. Happy shopping!

Here are the details:
Blings: 3 pairs for $60
Mini Blings: 3 pairs for $50
Oval Blings: 3 pairs for $50
Navette Blings: 3 pairs for $50
Party Blings: 3 pairs for $60
And they can Mix & Match…meaning the 3 pairs can be 3 different styles!
Which styles are your favorite?

The YDC Gift Guide!

We’ve scoured through all of our favorite pieces – there’s so much to buy and so many people to buy for! If you’re still in search of the perfect gift or need a few stocking stuffers for the special ladies in your life, check out the gift guide below. We have glamorous goodies for lots of lovely personalities!


Delta Gamma Cuff // Francesca Joy Anchors Clutch // Nashville Monoram Belt // Francesca Joy Citrus Clutch // Breakfast at Tiffany Pearls Cuff // Jungle Love Cuff // Arygle Stretchy Headband // Yorkies Cuff 

Are any of these colorful treats on your wish list this year?

Holiday Wish List!

What’s on your wish list this year?
Shop the YDC collection here!