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Top 5 Statement Jewels: The Bold and the Beautiful

This spring is all about excess. After a long, drab winter, it’s time to break out the biggest and the best jewels. Clusters of colorful gems, chains by the foot, and an abundance of sparkle the likes of which hasn’t seen since the glittering Jazz Era. If you’re not rocking at least ¾ of the … Continue reading “Top 5 Statement Jewels: The Bold and the Beautiful”

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Long Earrings: Swing Low, Sweet Chariots

We’re letting it all hang low this summer. Earrings, that is (everything else has to be up, so stop flaking out on spin class – okay, I’m just talking to myself now)! With a maxi dress and simple flats, these casual drops are just the things. I don’t mean ornate chandeliers. Long earrings are fun … Continue reading “Long Earrings: Swing Low, Sweet Chariots”

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Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls

Wearing pearls in the summer is as natural as the sun shining in the sky. But these aren’t your grandmother’s pearls. Say goodbye to her simple strand because the precious by-product of my favorite appetizer on a half shell has given new life and a dash of edge with these alternative designs. Tell all of … Continue reading “Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls”

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Enchanted Atelier Angelique Headpiece: Love is in the Hair

There’s something about a goddess-style headpiece that just gives a girl an aura of calmness and authority. It’s a little formal but also a little boho, and just plain feminine. Enchanted Atelier’s Angelique checks all of these boxes as the perfect spring statement piece. Three pearl and crystal-accented chains connect floral clips at the sides … Continue reading “Enchanted Atelier Angelique Headpiece: Love is in the Hair”

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Crucifix and Rosary-Inspired Necklaces: Cross Your Heart

Okay, I’m not Catholic – far from it – but I’m especially fascinated with the conclave going on. Between that real-life drama and my obsession with silver screen’s The Borgias, it seems like a list of crucifix and rosary-inspired necklaces was almost pre-ordained. So here are the pieces that the clergy from back in the … Continue reading “Crucifix and Rosary-Inspired Necklaces: Cross Your Heart”

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Amanda Seyfried x Lorraine Schwartz: Pendant Necklaces

Seeing Amanda Seyfried accessorize her gorgeous Zac Posen gown with a long Lorraine Schwartz pendant necklace was such a refreshing, interesting style choice. The Les Mis star went with a pretty minimal look, and I don’t think it would have worked without the diamond and lavender jade art deco-inspired bauble. We’re not used to seeing … Continue reading “Amanda Seyfried x Lorraine Schwartz: Pendant Necklaces”

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Alexis Bittar Siyabona Panther Ring: Feline Fascination

Not the typical black panther you imagine stalking around the forest, but this Alexis Bittar ring is just as rare. Curled up on the textured gold band like the king of the jewelry jungle, this crystalline cat guards his precious quartz, wrapping his long tail snuggly around the stone. Decked out in pave Swarovskis, he’s … Continue reading “Alexis Bittar Siyabona Panther Ring: Feline Fascination”

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Gingham Style Jewels: It’s a Mad, Plaid World

You normally see plaid on picnic blankets, flannel shirts, and your old college professor’s blazer. But now the pattern has jumped off cloth and onto gleaming precious metals. Whether abstract or full-on gingham style, these jewels are plaid and proud. They’re the perfect addition of graphic glint to this season’s stripe and polka dot crazes. … Continue reading “Gingham Style Jewels: It’s a Mad, Plaid World”

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Trending on Bows: Take a Bow

I wore a perforated leather bow tie on a chain to the Luisaviaroma Black and White Party, but it doesn’t have to be formal, not in the least. I can’t wait to wear it with a tee shirt and skirt! Whether you’re wrapping your hair up in satin ribbons or cinching your skirt together, bows … Continue reading “Trending on Bows: Take a Bow”

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