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Abundantly Bold Bib Necklaces

Abundantly Bold Bib Necklaces: The Secret of My Excess

With jeweled bibs as extravagant as these, the time it takes you to get ready each morning will diminish noticeably. One accessory and your outfit is made!

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Halloween Jewelry

Halloween Jewelry: Trick or Treat

Halloween and costumes go hand-in-hand, but that doesn’t mean your jewelry has to follow suit. Have fun with the holiday’s themes – just do it with pieces that you can also wear outside the month of October! Orange and black, skulls (of the McQueen variety), and creepy crawlies are all on the table. Which will you be sporting for the witching hour?

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Fabric Wrapped Jewelry

Fabric Wrapped Jewelry: Woven Wonders

As summer cools down we start to bundle up, and our jewels are no different! Woven cotton adds a boho feel to even the most elegant pieces, relaxing them to optimal wearability without losing any of the chic style. Which artisanal jewel will you be wrapping yourself in this fall?

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Lanvin Mismatched Earrings

Lanvin Mismatched Earrings: Splurge or Save?

Seeing costume jewelry priced at nearly $2,000 definitely makes you take a pause, but let’s examine the facts. First of all, it’s Lanvin, so the cost will be high. Yet with the variety of colored stones mismatched on each side, these are versatile pieces that are bound to match at least one hue in your ensemble.

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Blair Waldorf in Swarovski Maniac Necklace

Leighton Meester is a walking train-wreck when it comes to her fashion choices in real life, but her Blair Waldorf “Gossip Girl” character, aside from Lily van der Woodsen, is my favorite – not that the competition is too stiff with Blake’s oft-too-sexy dresses, Jenny’s gothic mess of a style, and Vanessa’s boho boring-ness. That … Continue reading “Blair Waldorf in Swarovski Maniac Necklace”

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Tom Binns Utensil Necklaces

I’m not sure how or exactly when this happened, but Henri Bendel has gone waaaay downhill. I used to shop there all the time for hidden gems, now they stock mostly Bendel-branded stuff, over-priced designer merchandise (I’m talking the same Chanel sunglasses that you’ll find at Bergdorf Goodman, but with a mark-up), and cheap-o or … Continue reading “Tom Binns Utensil Necklaces”

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nOir Russian Doll Ring

Tell me this Russian Doll ring ($225) isn’t adorable!?? Who cares that it’s somewhat impractically tall (1 3/4 inches), especially when it’s so cold out that you can’t bear to go a second without gloves, this Babushka ring inspired by the Matryoshka Russian doll is genius!! Designed by nOir’s Leeora Catalan, it opens up and … Continue reading “nOir Russian Doll Ring”

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Vintage Chanel '97 CC Crystal Earrings

Shopbop stocks a fairly extensive selection of Chanel vintage jewelery, which surprised me since it doesn’t necessarily fit into what you’d expect the home of Elizabeth and James, DVF, Halston Heritage, Derek Lam and other contemporary and designer brands to stock. I can’t imagine ever buying any of these pieces and not only because the … Continue reading “Vintage Chanel '97 CC Crystal Earrings”

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nOir's Limited Edition Gotham Ring

If you think about cocktail rings like I do – it’s go big or go home! Which explains why I’m a huge nOir devotee. Even by my larger than life standards however the Gotham ring ($225) is huge! Inspired by Batman’s Gotham, the ring is part of nOir collaboration with DC Comics for their 75th … Continue reading “nOir's Limited Edition Gotham Ring”

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