BCBG's latest accessories look book is deemed "The Age of Decadence." As Samantha said in Sex and the City 2, "Can you hear the decadence calling?" After flipping through these images, you definitely will. It's all perfectly styled, a mix of glam and grunge, lots of layers, tons of bling, and sky-high heels. Even if you don't buy any of the pieces, it's worth soaking in for inspiration. One of my favorite pairings is this fringe leather belt with majorly stacked rings; more is way more it appears.
Target has just released its Fall trend accessories look book and you know I already have my favorites. Care for a pair of dainty leopard pumps to achieve office chic? How about a chunky leaf necklace to snazzy up a basic tee? An animal-print scarf, clog mules, studded wallets, and a sneak peek at Dolce Vita for Target are also on my radar. The cherry on top is that nothing is over $50. Gotta love Tar-jay. Click through to see which items you'll be putting in your shopping cart this Fall!
Urban Outfitters just got an extra boost of cool factor with its new Studio Collection jewels. Now, don't get these quality baubles twisted with its cheap(er) accessories line. The Studio Collection — commissioned by jewelry experts such as Calourette, Dara Ettinger, and Lizzie Fortunato — are made with care using natural stones, sterling silver, and enamel. However, expert craftsmanship comes at a price: pieces range from $60 to $483. Peruse through to see our top 10 picks.
We'll always love statement jewels, but Summer calls for simpler times. That's where LA based jewelry line, Les Morceaux comes into play. Designer Joanne Tagorda has mastered this effortless aesthetic creating radically unfussy baubles. The collection, comprised of layered matte steel bracelets, chunky oxidized steel necklaces, and braided jersey wrap bracelets, has just the right amount of flair without weighing you down from your Summertime fun. The prices — items range from $28 to $46 — aren't bad either.
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I never have enough necklaces. They're kind of like potato chips, there's always room for one more. My favorite type of necklace is big, bold, and chunky. I'm really loving the clear crystal necklaces that are popular right now. The clear crystal is a really pretty look with silver. As usual, I want more. Any of these will do.
Varges also offers up customized pieces, and openly admits on her Etsy store page that the notion of using hair can seem "creepy." However, she's working on reviving the craft that was popularized around the time of Louis XIV's reign, when hair of deceased loved ones was used in jewelry as a memento. What's your take on hair jewelry? Would you wear it if it was tastefully done, or is it all just a bit too strange for your taste?
We've already feasted on Proenza Schouler's schoolgirl cool Fall ready-to-wear collection, so it's only fitting that we do the same for the matching accessories. And let me tell ya, there's a major fashion feast waiting to be devoured. Ready to dig in? Bite into midnight sparkly slingbacks, wedge buckled booties, fuzzy fur details, tassels, power-woman bags, and chunky chain jewels. Yum right?
I've long loved Anthropologie for its vintage-feel finds. In particular, its jewels are on my mind to add a little sparkle when I show some skin. So, since jewels are on sale, I say, why not? Especially when this Fireworks Flower Cuff ($90, originally $178) caught my attention — it lends just the right amount of dazzle at a dazzlingly reduced price.
Eddie Ross recently put together a gorgeous orange-, pink-, and turquoise-colored bohemian chic table setting for a benefit event. Every last detail was absolutely stunning, but one element struck me as particularly clever. He found some cheap brass and turquoise medallion earrings at Target and glued them onto basic napkin rings. The result is something one-of-a-kind that coordinates with the color palette, and much more glamorous than the standard silver napkin rings. Jewelry for your tabletop! The fabulous thing about this concept is that it can be modified to fit any design scheme and style. Pull out your glue guns and get to work, girls! This might just have to be one of my upcoming DIY projects!