Currently Coveting: Colorful Jewels

Accessories are probably one of my favorite parts of putting together an outfit.  You can wear something really simple and jazz it up with accessories to make it shine.  When it comes to jewelry, I go through stages of what different styles I prefer to wear.  Some seasons I wear only delicate pieces, whereas the next season I am all about costume jewelry.  This summer, I am obsessed with the latter.  Large chunky colorful jewels are my go-to right now, and, I got to say, they are the perfect summer look.  For me, a little white dress is practically my summer uniform.  You will definitely make a splash pairing these colorful baubles with a LWD.   Unlike the winter, when it’s hot out, we tend to wear less clothing.  When it’s colder we pile on layers and costume jewelry can be too overwhelming.  Whereas when you wear less, your accessories can really stand out.  I have a lot of favorite jewelry brands this season.  One absolute favorite is Loren Hope.  I am in love with her vibrant colored jewels.  Other standouts are of course BaubleBar and a new favorite is Peyton Williams.  I have rounded up what I am really lusting after.  I may have a few of these items in my shopping cart as we speak.  I hope you find the jewel of your dreams here.

 

 

Currently Coveting: Colorful Jewels

Currently Coveting: Colorful Jewels

 

IN THIS POST:

1. ShinyMix – Pretty Minty Necklace | 2. Loren Hope – Abba Earrings | 3. BaubleBar – Zoe Leather Collar Necklace | 4. Loren Hope – Luau Bracelet Rose | 5. Loren Hope – Luau Bracelet Green | 6. ShinyMix – Fancy Pancy Bracelet | 7. ShinyMix – Royal Flare Necklace | 8. Peyton William – Catalina Earrings | 9. Loren Hope – Sylvia Necklace Paradise Red | 10. Loren Hope – Small Sarra Cuff Iridescent | 11. Loren Hope – Small Sarra Cuff Hibiscus | 12. BaubleBar – Apollo Tassel Drops | 13. Peyton William – Demi Ring

Currently Coveting: Winter Accessories

Today’s Currently Coveting post is all about a major fashion necessity: winter accessories.  Now this season has been a bit confusing.  One day the weather is in the fifties and the next in the thirties.  I am not one to complain about a warmer winter, but I don’t think it’s going to stay that way.  That being said, we need to have a plan of attack and that means stocking up on winter accessories. Good news is that, due to incoming spring fashions, most stores are having sales on these items, so it’s the perfect time to buy.  When picking my new winter accessories, I keep certain things in mind.  I want accessories that keep me warm and are unique and stylish.  When you’re bundled up the first think people see are your accessories.  So I am all for making a statement instead of picking dark colors that will just blend in.  Have fun with prints, colors, and texture.  My favorite styles right now are faux fur accents, sparkly embellishments, and the classic blanket scarf.  Anything that makes you stand out in a crowd of black coats is good in my book.  I have rounded up a few items that I love and think would complement any winter coat from a wool variety to a puffy marshmallow style.  The ultimate goal is to stay warm, but there is no reason why you can’t be cute at the same time!

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IN THIS POST:

1. Kate Spade New York – Felted Hat | 2.  Mm6 by Maison Margiela | 3. Humble Chic – Plaid Blanket Scarf | 4. La Double 7  – Blanket Scarf | 5. Spyder – Faux Fur Fingerless Gloves | 6. Zara – Faux Fur Snood | 7. Club Monaco – Cheska Headband | 8. Club Monaco – Blena Hat

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Currently Coveting: Holiday Sparkles

Tis the season to be sparkly! The holiday season is all about getting dressed up and celebrating with those we love. So, with all of the festivities coming up, we need to be prepared by stocking up on sparkly accessories. Coming up on this blog, there will be a lot of style guides coming your way that will get you through this eventful month. No matter what you’re wearing, you cannot go wrong with donning sparkly gems. In fact, it’s a must! I have done a lot of research for you and found these beautiful jeweled accessories that I think you should try out this season. I know, I have a tough job, but someone has to do it. Whether you are wearing jeans or a dress, sparkly jewelry will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit. I highly suggest you wear one, two, or three of these pieces together to any of your holiday parties. Which one is your favorite?

 

Holiday Sparkles

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Holiday Sparkles

1. BaubleBar – Ice Queen Collar Necklace | 2. Kate Spade – Cocktail Ring | 3. ShinyMix – Frostine Necklace | 4. Loren Hope – Sarra Cuff | 5. Loren Hope – Abba Earrings | 6. BaubleBar – Tinsel Tassel Earrings | 7. KT Collection – Sparkling Dots Necklace | 8. BaubleBar – Garland Brooch Collar | 9. Kate Spade – Statement Studs | 10. ShinyMix – Lots of Lux Bracelet

 
 
 

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Currently Coveting: BaubleBar Embellished Wood Collection

No matter what your preferred wardrobe style is, accessories are a great way to express your inner fashionista.  They are extremely necessary because accessories complement, enhance, and complete any outfit.  Everyone has a type of jewelry style that they prefer.  I, for one, am drawn to jewelry that is understated and easy to layer. That being said, I like to collect a large assortment of various types of jewelry from dainty chains to large baubles.  Speaking of baubles, this week’s Currently Coveting story is all about my latest obsession, BaubleBar’s Embelished Wood Collection.  Ranging from statement earrings to extravagant necklaces, this collection is all about combining earth tones and sparkly gems.  My favorite part about these pieces is the rich fall colors and I am surprised how well all of the elements are balanced together. Costume jewelry can really elevate your outfit.  It is playful and makes a statement, which is fun no matter what you’re wearing.  Pair any of these pieces over a tee shirt and jeans or with a classic LBD and you’ll definitely turn heads.

**Visit BaubleBar for details on the collection.

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Currently Coveting: BaubleBar Embellished Wood Collection

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Weekly Finds

Links I Discovered This Week

 

Happy weekend!  Great news everyone: Weekly Finds is back!  Even though it’s only February, this year has been a whirlwind of excitement and chaos.  It’s nice to have my good ole reliable schedule back to normal and start doing what I love, blogging with you!  Thanks to President’s Day, we had a shorter week, but I spent most of it catching up on the fabulous collections walking down the runways at Fashion Week!  Stay tuned for next week’s recaps of what NYFW trends we’re excited about for next fall.  Other than fashion, a big priority this week was trying to stay warm!  I can handle snow but these freezing temperatures are making it really hard to leave the house.  This weekend, I have two annual events I look forward to all year.  Firstly, it’s my friend Jena’s birthday and she always celebrates in style.  I can’t wait to put on my dancing shoes and have some fun.   Secondly, the Oscars are this Sunday!  As you know, our movie reviewer Johnny loves films; did you see his Oscar picks this week?   But let’s face it, we only care about the clothes anyways!   I will of course have a red carpet best and worst dressed list so get excited for that.  I will be live-tweeting the Oscars’ red carpet and show so be sure to follow along here.   So, stay warm this weekend and hope these links inspire you!

TRAVEL EXPERT:  I’ve always stayed at hotels when traveling, but I am intrigued with Victoria McGinley’s idea of renting an apartment or home instead.

OSCAR FASHION:  Are these the Best Oscar Dresses of all time?  I may not agree 100% with these choices, but this article definitely has most of my favorites.  After Sunday, who do you think will be added to this list?

DECORATING:  Why keep your shoes hidden in your closet stacked up in boxes when you can display them for everyone see like this?

WINTER FUN:  Stuck indoors with nothing to do?  Check out Verily Magazine’s list of new hobbies to try before winter ends, which hopefully will be soon!

LET’S PARTY:  This article has great tips for throwing a killer Oscar party!  My only addition to this list would be to drink champagne!

FIGHT THE COLD:  When I moved to New York, I was given an ankle length coat, and it has been a lifesaver!  Style Caster has done it again with another fabulous selection of ankle length coats you should own.

JEWELRY OBSESSION:  Tassel earrings are my new favorite accessory and A Sparkle Factor thinks so too with this fabulous post.  They are colorful, dramatic, and fun.  Which one is your favorite pair?  Mine are the Oscar de la Renta’s!

DRINK UP:  I have unfortunately given up one of my first loves, coffee.  However, I am not crazy enough to give up chocolate too.  That’s why I was very happy to come across this recipe for Nutella Hot Chocolate on Dearest Darling’s blog!

Have a great weekend!!

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Currently Coveting: Clare V. Clutches

In a perfect world, I would carry Mary Poppins’ carpetbag.  On the outside it would look like a chic small clutch, but, on the inside, it would magically have enough room for my computer, makeup, shakes, a wallet, and heels. In reality, I don’t like carrying oversized bags that fit all of that.  I would much rather spend the day holding onto a fabulous clutch.  I don’t own a lot of totes, but I do have a plethora of clutches.  Recently, I stumbled upon a boutique in NOLITA with the most beautiful clutches. I didn’t trust myself to enter.  That store is Clare V. and her clutches are in a word, stunning.  I’m not quite sure what it is about them that sets them so far apart from every other brand.  I believe that it is their easy-going size, soft leather finish, creative prints, and fun colors, and I am obsessed with them.  My absolute favorite Clare V. style is the tan fold over clutch with red, white, and blue stripes.  It’s my new favorite day bag because it goes with so many of my outfits.  Other designs that I am obsessed with are any of their dotted bags.  I can’t call them polka dots, because they are not, they are more like circles you make with a paintbrush and they aren’t perfectly round.  Even though the bags don’t come cheap, they can be styled for a casual weekend look or an evening out.  The options are endless and I dare you not to fall in love with just one!   Upon further investigation, I found that Clare V. bags are sold on several online retail sites including their own. In the shopping world of big name stores, it is wonderful to shop in a true boutique again.  To shop this collection visit www.clarev.com

 

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Holiday Outfits That Sparkle!

Tis the season for…sparkle!  I know that wearing sequins during the holidays is not groundbreaking, but it is a classic for a reason.  Whether you are going to a holiday party, Christmas dinner with the family, or a NYE celebration, they are the perfect choice for standing out in the crowd.  Sequins are festive, dressy, and just fun to wear.  Believe it or not, sparkles are more versatile than you think.  My favorite way to wear them isn’t what you’d expect.  I love to pair a sequined skirt with a fisherman’s sweater for a chic and casual day look.  Trust me, sequins are not only for evening-wear!

Now, if you really want to show off your holiday spirit, pair your sparkles with other festive-wear, like lace and velvet. You will be sure to turn heads and remember, if you look and feel fabulous, it will only make the holiday season more fun!  I could have put outfits together all day for you, but I chose to stop at these three fabulous picks.  I would love to hear what you will be wearing for the holidays, so be sure to leave a comment below.  P.S. don’t leave the red lipstick at home!

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1. Endless Love – Sequin Top | 2. Asos – Oil Slick Foldover | 3. Mango – Faux Leather Leggings | 4. Kate Spade – Square Studs | 5. Loren Hope – Sarra Crystal Cuff | 6. Asos Southy Pointy Heel

 

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1. KT Collection – Silver and Hematite Fringe Earrings | 2. Gigi New York – Python Leather Clutch  | 3. Reiss – Colorado Dress | 4. H&M – Sequin Jacket | 5. Vince Camuto – Marlene Sandal

 

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1, J.Crew – Fisherman Cable Knit Sweater | 2. Sam Edelman – Petty Ankle Boot | 3. TopShop – Sequin Pleated Midi Skirt | 4. BaubleBar – Pearl Earrings | 5. BaubleBar – Crystal Mason Ring | 6. Zara – Croc Mini City Bag

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