Tag Archives: jewelry

Display Your Gems

If you’re in need of a quick, easy and cheap way to decorate your room, put your jewelry on display! Firstly, it will instantly add a fun pop of color. Secondly, it’s a great way to remind yourself of the pieces that you own, rather than forgetting about that favorite statement necklace tucked away in a dusty drawer. By having your gems out in the open, you can visualize your options and quickly accessorize on your way out the door!

The painted flower plate (above) was a flea market find that now holds my bracelets and stud earrings. The blossom hook rack (below) is from Anthropologie, and I loved it so much that I now own two for my necklaces. I purchased the bodice earring holder (below) at a craft booth in high school, and it’s still the best way to keep all of my earrings from becoming a tangled mess. Finally, I also have a letter “A” hook from Anthropologie (not pictured) that holds a stack of colorful bangles and a straw fedora.

Summer Styling: Accessories

Summer is perfect for lazy beach days, pool parties, picnics in the park, barbeque get-togethers and just generally enjoying some fun in the sun. It’s also perfect for fun bright accessories, like my five favorites this season.

I love the classic shapes of these Ray Bans that I have had since 2008.

Sandals are great, but I love ballet flats and these are perfectly seasonal. These two pairs were recent purchases from Francesca’s.

Summer is about being bright and bold, so let your jewelry take you there.

I’m obsessed with straw fedoras, which would explain the three nearly identical hats that I own.

Colorful, lightweight scarves are great for cooler days or nights out.

Summer Wrap

A silk scarf adds instant glam to the simplest of outfits, plus it’s a great way to disguise a bad hair day. To stay cool this summer (and protect your scalp from sunburn), throw on a light-colored dress, a stack of bangles, straw wedges and a colorful headwrap. A swipe of bright lipstick completes the look, and if you’re too hot with you hair down, pull your strands into a loose side braid.

 

Pin It On Me

Layering statement accessories is a quick and exciting way to update any item in your wardrobe and add a dramatic flair to your style. While I love necklaces, earrings and bracelets, there are more creative options that are oftentimes overlooked and equally as stunning. Recently, I’ve been incorporating ornate hair pins and beautiful brooches as finishing touches to my ensembles. I’m absolutely thrilled with my  small (but growing) collection of brooches, most of which have been generously given to me by family members.

Rather than going with the simplicity of wearing just one, I decided to layer them on a neutral vest of mine thrown over a simple black dress that is one of the most versatile items that I own; it easily lends itself well to being worn both day and night.  With my hair pulled back and these sparklers in full view, I achieved the exact glamorous touch that I was hoping for.