I know some of you can’t live without the real “bling”, but if you want to quench your thirst for those icy little treasures, there are so many unique ways to embellish yourself and still not burn a big hole in your pocket.
I am really into statement necklaces…the bigger, the better! I have my eye on one in particular that would be perfect for New Year’s Eve from 3.1 Phillip Lim. It is “zebra-esque” with zig-zags of gold sequins and black suede. It is almost like a bejeweled bib and would be unbelievable with a simple black strapless LBD. Of course, in true value-conscious form, I particularly love it because of its spectacular price, $250. If you prefer to shop online, it is also available on LaGarconne.com.
I still love the look of a multi-chain necklace, which I would wear with just about everything. They have a rocker edge, but the natural drape and movement adds an element of grace and softness. I discovered a brand named Dannijo that has some of the best versions under $300. The one I love is from their “Cult Couture” Collection, called the Laird and is comprised of multiple strands of layered gold and silver. They have many versions to choose from, so spend some time on their site…well worth it.
Another surefire way to make a statement is with a fabulous cuff. I am coveting a silk covered, rosette-adorned cuff from Kiki de Montparnasse. It is the ultimate understated must-have for any bad girl who wants to show her sweet side…part handcuff, part sensual wrapping…it is oh-so alluring. Again under $300, it the perfect exclamation point to any arm-baring outfit.
I have never been a big ring girl as I have slim hard to fit fingers, but if I was, there are two I would buy immediately. The first is from a brand that I think is fabulous, Iosselliani! They do the most amazing layered, twisted, almost graphic designs. The one I want is a sterling silver panther head with crystal pave embellishment. It is a little more expensive at $345, but well worth it. You can find it at Barneys right now. If you aren’t into having any sort of animal adorn your body, then LaGarconne.com stocks several other choices that are quite organic.
The other ring I desire, is from House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie’s vintage-inspired collection. It is a deco, semi-bulbous, white leather cocktail ring encrusted with crystals. I think it makes a major fashion statement, so if you are a downtown girl, wear it every day and show your true personality. Now for the best part, it is only $55 and available on Kitson.com.
Costume jewelry is such a great way to change up your look, show your true colors and take the mundane out of your wardrobe…so get into playing dress-up…don a great costume (jewel that is) and spice up your work and play persona!!! Keep them guessing…