There's no more iconic ode to LBDs and pearls than Holly Golightly standing before a Tiffany's window in the classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. We still have our pearls and LBDs, but unless the prim ladylike look your grandmother rocked is your goal, it's time to think about combining pearls and little black dresses in fresh and modern ways. We found 10 dresses and 10 pearl necklaces that are incredibly chic and fresh, and when paired together, they are knockout gorgeous.
Vanessa Abrams's style tends to slant more towards the eclectic and casual side, so it's refreshing to see her in a more dressed-up look. The dress in question is from Catherine Malandrino that she wears with a few key accessories: bag by Radley, necklace from Stephen Dweck, shoes by Pour La Victoire. The dress is available online, but the accessories aren't, so shop like items instead.
Next to jump on the TV home shopping bandwagon are fine jewelry designers — with baubles retailing up to $5,000 — Robin Renzi from Me&Ro, and Stephen Dweck. Renzi has signed on with HSN to create an affordable collection of adornments, ranging from $30 to $100, called Robin by Me&Ro. The line debuts tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 20, and will feature Renzi's signature tribal-inspired designs made from brass-plated silver and gold. “I’m excited to bring designs to a broader audience and I want people to hear it from me, what inspires me and why they inspire me,” said Renzi.
(L-R: Me&Ro earrings for HSN, Stephen Dweck diamond branch bracelet for QVC)
Stephen Dweck, known for featuring rare oversize rocks and gemstones in his namesake collection, has been enlisted by QVC to create a collection of diamond-clad jewelry called Dweck Diamonds. “It’s diamonds done in a new way,” said Dweck. “It’s a new way to wear my jewelry.” The line drops Oct. 27. Prices are to be determined.
Last week, I told you that one of Nina Garcia's 10 Fashion Essentials is a dramatic piece, like a cocktail ring. You must have let the idea of a statement-making ring go to your head: your Fab Finds are full of them! Especially with the holiday season upon us, a big rock could definitely be a good investment — or a fun personal treat.
The Fab Finder of the week is anned, who found this chunky black and gold bling. Every week the Fab Finder I announce Monday morning will receive either a TeamSugar or FabSugar baby tee shirt. I thoroughly enjoy perusing your Fab Finds every week, so dare to be a Fab Finding trendsetter and you just might win a Sugar tee!
- Sheila Fajl Jet Rectangle Ring, found by anned.
- Rachel Leigh Silver Diamond Ring, found by aimeeb.
- Forever 21 Rectangular Faceted Ring, found by nikkeeb.
- Charriol 'Celtic Noir' Pave Diamond Ring, found by jennjennnbubba.
- Stephen Dweck Oval Carnelian Ring, found by anned.
- Cyclone Stud Ring, found by glam sugar.
- Kenneth Jay Lane Dome Ring, found by pinkgirl22.
- J. Crew Starburst Flower Cocktail Ring, found by boffthewall.
You all won't settle for bronze, and aren't satisfied with silver: all you want is gold gold and more gold! Your Fab Finds this week must have been touched by King Midas himself, because their gold sheen was blinding. Jewelry, bags, and even a couple pairs of killer heels all had high-carat appeal.
The Fab Finder of the week is OC_Fashionista, who found these disco-ready Atwood pumps. Every week the Fab Finder I announce Monday morning will receive either a TeamSugar or FabSugar baby tee shirt. I thoroughly enjoy perusing your Fab Finds every week, so dare to be a Fab Finding trendsetter and you just might win a Sugar tee!
- Brian Atwood Rie metallic slingbacks, found by OC_Fashionista.
- Hobo International 'Valentina' Clutch, found by Ashley2007.
- Alexis Bittar Small Horseshoe Necklace, found by freshpink.
- Valentino Histoire Patent Tote Bag, found by gruaig_rua.
- Stephen Dweck Wide Chain Bracelet, found by Scrull.
- Intuition Metallic Knit Scarf, found by nikkeeb.
- Via Spiga Dawn Sandals, found by Karla Sugar.
- LaROK London Metallic Coat, found by Pepper.
Wasn't I just saying that arm armor is here to stay? Leave it to style setter Sienna Miller to prove me right! As seen in this week's Life & Style, cuff love is a plenty. There are so many styles already available so good luck narrowing down your purchases. I'm already planning on mixing metals or just letting the focus go to one dramatic cuff for all to see. Go on, feel the cuff love.
Actress Angie Harmon looks like a sexy and modern mermaid in her turquoise dress at the ABC All Star Party. I love how she kept her bodice covered and showed off her slim (and tan) stems. Other than her purse and shoes, she wore no other accessories, so I gave her pretty earrings to complete the look!
I'm all about making a statement. Especially when jewelry is involved. I have raided my mom's jewelry collection to find quite a few awesome statement pieces (thanks mom!). The best part about them is you don't need any other jewelry - just let the one have the spotlight. Most of these Fab Finds were statement rings, which are especially fun with flute in hand. The Fab Finder of the week is SapphireDiamond who found the most exquisite item of all: this Cartier brooch worth $1.1 million. It does make quite a statement no?
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