Chunky Chain Necklaces: The perfect addition to any outfit!

November 3, 2009

Seen on the runway, on the red carpet, and now…on you! This trend is the perfect way to punk up any outfit. I love how you can wear them long or short, gold or silver, layered or single, dressed up or down…the list goes on…
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Finally! A home for your favorite pieces!

July 20, 2009

I own so much costume jewelry. Long necklaces, funky rings and fun earrings. It’s always been hard to store all of these pieces without them getting all tangled together. I’ve been looking around and have found some really creative ways to organize all of these special accessories. They also add some unexpected charm to your room.

Lace Pedestal Jewelry Stand -$18

Little Birch Jewelry Stand -$20

Yes Frills Wall Jewelry Holder -$24

Also, you know the plastic divider box you used to store all your beads in when you were younger? I use each separate section for a different necklace, pair of earrings or ring. This has not steered me wrong yet. It’s actually the perfect jewelry box and the cost is minimal ($17).

If you want to spice it up a bit add some jewels or cut outs from a magazine to the cover…I’m telling you, you’re going to LOVE this.

The Perfect Gift to Give and Receive: Meaningful Jewelry

July 16, 2009

I love jewelry that makes a statement. Jewelry that when given as a gift tells the receiver what they mean to you. These charms from Max and Chloe just take my breath away. Making declarations such as “Lucky in Love” with a horseshoe, rose gold heart, and a pearl drop…could anything else say “I love you” better than that? These pieces speak of peace, love, and happiness and are just GORGEOUS. Take a peak and snatch a few for those special people in your life.

A scarf in the Summer? Why?

June 26, 2009

In every magazine and on the streets of New York City , I read about and see people in their summer scarves. I understand that a detailed scarf adds some pizzazz to an outfit, but I can’t comprehend the need for one in 70-80 degree weather. Are people really that desperate for a cool accessory? Why not just throw on a necklace or some earrings? Isn’t it hot under there? I couldn’t fathom throwing on a scarf with my flowy summer dress. Anyone else feel the same way? Or different? Am I missing something with this trend?

I’m loving these statement necklaces from Urban Outfitters. Try one of these instead of a scarf.

Beaded Accessories and Tops: Stylish or Childish?

June 1, 2009

I’ve been seeing beaded accessories and tops everywhere I turn these days. They bring me back…reminding me of all the colorful beads I used to collect and the necklaces, ankle bracelets and rings I made when I was younger. Maybe that’s why I’m confused by the fact that they are resurfacing now when older. I’m liking it, but it also makes me feel a little immature to put some of them on. On the flip side, what’s so bad about bringing back some good ole’ memories?

Do you like this trend or is it too reminiscent of your childhood to wear it all over again years and years later?

P.S. If you want to try to create some of your own jewelry pieces, there are places all over NYC (and I’m sure in your area too) that have classes that teach you how to be a bead whiz all on your own!

Check out Femme Gems in NYC. It’s fun to get a few friends together and throw a party with wine, hors d’oeuvres and jewelry making!

P.P.S. I’m loving Fiona Paxton…she definitely puts a more mature (and gorgeous) twist to this trend. I also found some knock-offs of her stuff for super cheap in Nordstrom’s B.P. department.