Affordable Jewelry At Your Fingertips
Are you ready for a seriously intense shopping post? Good! Me too.
Last week I had a request from a reader to feature some affordable jewelry to add to her growing collection. Well, ask dear reader and you shall receive! I know what it’s like to see things in a store that are ridiculously expensive and feel like you’ll never be able to dress a certain way cause you don’t have the mula dula in your bankula (*read: insufficient funds in bank account). That’s where I come in.
Allow me to lend my personal shopper skills and show you a variety of bracelets, necklaces, and rings all for under $50! No scouring in the bargain bins for you, no siree!, these are pieces that I either own or am currently craving from a number of my favorite shops. Now lets go get our bling on! Exclamation points!!!
- BaubleBar Gold U Cuff – $26
- Asos Stud Bracelet – $26
- Need Supply Ikat Bracelet – $16
- Asos Arrow Drop Chain Bracelet – $18
- Forever21 Toggle Bracelet – $8 (I have this in red!)
- Urban Renewal Beaded Bracelet – $8
- Blu Bijoux Silver Crystal Cuff – $39
- Gorjana Astrology Charm Bracelet – $36
- Shashi Neon Nugget Bracelet – $22 (Just bought this exact one!)
- Asos Moustache Necklace – $10.74
- Modcloth Night Captivating Necklace – $25
- Miss Selfridge Silver Cutout Necklace – $12
- Rachel Rachel Roy Star & Moon Necklace – $38
- Forever21 Woven Chain Necklace – $6.80
- NastyGal Goldmine Collar – $18
- Modcloth Someone Special Necklace - $20
- Topshop Nail Tip Ring – $15
- French Connection Bee Ring – $32.23 (Insect jewelry lovers unite!)
- Mango Row Set Ring – $15
- Rachel Rachel Roy Libra Ring – $39
- Fashionology Silver Knuckle Claw Ring – $37
- CatBird Threadbare Rings – $44 each (I wear these everyday!)
- Urban Outfitters Bengal Bay Ring – $18
// first photo via Tommy Ton
Despite my sometimes eccentric taste, I’m all about accumulating the classics, especially when it comes to clothes. But how many simple white button downs can one own without feeling like a boring men’s wardrobe? — Hamish Bowles and Mick Jagger are obviously excluded from that last statement. Designers like Alexander Wang, Maison Martin Margiela, and J.Mendel are constantly taking classic silhouettes and updating them with a modern flare that can be found in everything from a shirt tail to paper shoes.
A lot of today’s trends put emphasis on wearing the most outlandish pieces or layering as much as possible (guilty!) but sometimes all it takes to achieve an interesting outfit is one statement piece that’s simultaneously subtle and classic. A navy blazer is a perfect replacement to the black JP Morgan suit piece and a bright orange lip can work just as many wonders as the red lip everyone can’t seem to get enough of (see for yourself here).
As I start to prep for the inevitable closet Spring cleanse, here are a few classic yet modern pieces that I hope to add to my wardrobe.
- Topshop Premium Tonic Blazer - $190
- Topshop Ditsy Leigh Jean - $80
- Carven Slingback Bow Pumps - $535
- Malene Birger Alexandrie Ostrich Feather Skirt – $545
- La Mer Collections Stingray Watch - $88
- French Connection Sarah Silk Classic Shirt – $148
- Rebecca Taylor Sweetheart Dress - $365
- MAC Lipstick in Morange - $14.50
- Proenza Schouler PS11 – $1,175
- Bijules Nail Ring – $186
- Clu Wool and Satin Tunic – $350
// first photo via tommy ton
The virtual shopping cart has become my best friend and worst enemy. On a daily basis I check to see whether my favorite online stores have any new products, sale items, or anything I could have possibly missed on my previous day of internet browsing. Wall Street Journal? PSH! Gimme some Shopbop and Net-a-Porter, stat!
Though I do love me some shopping posts, there’s no way I could put one up everyday, plus I think that would get a bit redundant for you. Thankfully, RewardStyle has saved the day with the launch of Currently Obsessed; a little webpage where you can see all the things that tickle my fancy and will most likely end up in a style post. Plus it’s a great way for me to keep track of all those items I put into my virtual shopping carts that don’t exactly make it past the purchase button. Check out my store here!
After posting about the bold floral and tropical trends to expect this spring, I’ve found myself sifting through the web racks for relevant pieces to update my wardrobe. I’ve never been the “tropical vacation” type of girl (I get antsy after sitting on the beach for too long. So sue me!) but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good rainforest hibiscus print! Though Stella McCartney had my back (doesn’t she always?) with her Resort 2011 citrus prints, she’s come back again with more bright tropicali prints for her Resort 2012 collection (which also boasts some serious deck chair wonders) along with other designers and brands (Asos, Topshop, Tory Burch, Hawaiian gift shops).
I just purchased this floral suit from Asos and am getting tingling sensations of joy just from looking at this Mary Katrantzou dress. And since you all know me as being the shop-a-holic type that stops at nothing, I’m obviously going to share all the other floral explosion pieces I’m currently coveting.
- Topshop Hawaiian Floral Bomber – $96
- SUNO Beaded Beach Mini Dress - $660
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Horizon Teal Floral Silk Pants – $430
- Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Floral High Heel Story – $528
- Tory Burch Dalton Printed Blouse – $325
- Asos Fabric Envelope Clutch – $81.81
- Citizens of Humanity Mandy Printed Jeans – $190
- Topshop Floral Lace Pleat Skirt – $76
- Zimmermann Idyllic Taped Shirt – $560
//first photo via
Holiday Gift Guide – Part One
My Mom has always said that nothing gives her greater joy than to shower the people she loves in gifts, and as a result, my brothers and I are the same way. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting gifts (who doesn’t?) but I also have so much fun shopping for other people. Would Gillian wear that blouse? Would Sevan like that bracelet? Does Erin have this cookbook? These are the things that run through my mind every time I go shopping.
For the first installment of my holiday gift guides I’ve pulled together a number of gifts that I wouldn’t mind giving or receiving this Christmas. After all, the best gifts are one’s you wouldn’t mind keeping for yourself.
- Marc Jacobs Polka Dot iPad Case – $275
- Deborah Lippman Get This Party Started Set – $42
- Madewell Foxtrot Ring – $15
- Diptyque Figuier Candle – $60
- Topshop Navy Embroidered Kimono – $140
- The Art of French Baking by Ginette Mathiot – $29.10
- La Mer Collections Gold Watch & Interchangeable Straps – $150
- Elizabeth & James Fairfax Sunglasses – $185
- Maje Kumy Nappa Clutch – $295
- Gift Boutique Faux Chinchilla Throw – $242
- C. Luce Networking Group Sweater – $63
- West Elm Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover – $54
- Anthropologie Looking Glass Decanter – $58
- Sandro Jais Leather & Wool Mini – $199
- Valentino Studded Leather Driving Gloves – $425
- Bally Cashmere Beanie – $72
- J.Crew Edie Purse – $238
- Topshop Premium Spike Collar Necklace – $100