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Top 5 Clobbering Cuffs: Cuff Linking

Get stacking with these crazy, clobbering cuffs. I love wearing one gigantic bracelet and pairing it with smaller jewels, and if I’m not in the mood for that, one of these statement cuffs can more than do the job on it’s own. It’s best to have a distinguishing piece to start with, and then build … Continue reading “Top 5 Clobbering Cuffs: Cuff Linking”

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Kerry Washington Rocks Leather LBD on BET

Kerry Washington pulled off an edgy leather LBD recently on BET’s 106 & Park, pairing it with nude Christian Louboutin pumps for a perfect finish. This A.L.C. Cortney leather dress is fully-lined so you won’t feel like you’re stuck to the seat of a car all night and has a back-zip closure to make sure you’re in … Continue reading “Kerry Washington Rocks Leather LBD on BET”

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The Bold and the Bejeweled: Shake, Rattle, and Roll

We all have a few go-to jewels that we know match everything – they probably include some sort of mix of diamonds, a watch, and a ring. But when you have the time, it’s much more fun to make up daring combinations! Chunky stones and leather are great for creating a more casual (and Frugal … Continue reading “The Bold and the Bejeweled: Shake, Rattle, and Roll”

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The 5 Essential Coats: For Every Season and Reason

If you’re a one coat kind of girl, stick to the essential coat but for a complete wardrobe, you’ll need one of each of these. I’m obligated to show you over the top options but stick to these categories and you will find that you are set up for any event or weather that comes … Continue reading “The 5 Essential Coats: For Every Season and Reason”

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Bang for Your Buck Holiday Gift Guide: Jewels Under $200

We’re always looking for that gift that wows (like a set of 2 carat diamond earrings, right?). Diamonds may last forever, but a tight friendship is way more meaningful. These gifts are for the special people in your life who you want to wow even if your back account is a few dollars short of … Continue reading “Bang for Your Buck Holiday Gift Guide: Jewels Under $200”

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Dressing Up the LBD: Holiday Redecorating

Odds are you have a favorite LBD hanging in your closet already. It flatters you perfectly and you want to wear it everywhere during the holidays, but you don’t want to look like it’s the only dress you own! Not a problem – I’ve found some great pieces (Frugal Snob options included!) to complement an … Continue reading “Dressing Up the LBD: Holiday Redecorating”

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Top 5 Mismatched Earrings: Unlikely Pairings

Asymmetrical earrings normally feel like a funky ‘80s throwback, but these mismatched duos are contemporary chic! No long chain and stud contrast – these jewels have subtler differences (there’s a harmony in the contrasts). Just enough of a change from ear to ear to catch people’s attention. I mean, you have 2 different ears, why … Continue reading “Top 5 Mismatched Earrings: Unlikely Pairings”

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Natalia Brilli Long Beads Bow Necklace: Tie the Tie

Tying a big bow on a simple beaded necklace takes it from basic to basically incredible without really doing anything at all. Ribbons are just a nice feminine touch on the chunky beads. You can wear Natalia Brilli‘s necklaces tight for the multi-strand look or loose for a Roaring ‘20s flapper vibe. This is even … Continue reading “Natalia Brilli Long Beads Bow Necklace: Tie the Tie”

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Maria Rudman Bracelets: Chains and Leather

Not the chains and leather that you’d expect, but these Maria Rudman bracelets are intricate beauties. The embroidered leather bands are casual and perfect for everyday wear. And while the chain detail is handmade pewter beading, it’s so delicate that you might be surprised that it’s metal at all. The wide leather and pewter embroidered … Continue reading “Maria Rudman Bracelets: Chains and Leather”

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