Flats are definitely “in” right now. They are sprouting up everywhere. But as trendy as flats can be, there is something even trendier out there — platform flats. When you first say it, it does sound a bit like an oxymoron.
What I like most about the idea of platform flats is that they are comfortable, and they can give you a little extra height boost. If considering this shoe trend, my piece of advise is don’t go too thick. If you do, you run the risk of looking too retro! The pair I’ve recently fallen for, and I think you will too, are these Ash Iman Slip on Sneakers!
These lovely Ash Iman flats remind me of the old slip on Keds I had when I was a kid. However, these are WAY cooler! I love the studded leather and the exposed side zips. They are edgy, yet casual. Also worth nothing, the “platform” is only one inch thick. That means they should be nice and comfortable. And you don’t have to worry about breaking your ankle!
The Ash Iman Slip On Sneakers are available here on SHOPBOP, where they retail for $280 normally but are ON SALE for $170.
I just love feather earrings! I don’t know what it is, but they have this magical aura about them. They can come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures.
The other day when I came across the GAS Bijoux Serti Plume Earrings, I was left awestruck. These are statement earrings. They are super gorgeous. Which kinda left me surprised that I know nothing about this earring designer. Lucky for me, Shopbop offers designer bios. According to the website, the family-owned company was originally founded in 1969 by Andre Gas. Freshly graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, Gas found inspiration in the peace and love movement… a style that still shows today.
These earrings really capture the spirit of the brand. I love the brightly colored feathers, including the pheasant feathers that are mixed in. Accompanying the real feathers are gold plated feather charms and earthy, faceted stones. My favorite feature, however, is the stud back. With such a large earring to support, a stud back is much more practical than a traditional wire hook.
The GAS Bijoux Serti Plume Pheasant Earrings are available Here at SHOPBOP
It is that time of year again! As colder weather slowly makes its way onto the scene, more and more boots are being freed from our closets and shoe boxes. One problem that I always run in to, is that not all boots cover your legs. So leg warmers are a great option if you’re in the same boat as me. However, here we are facing the same conundrum that resurfaces year after year. Are leg warmers ‘in’?
Leg warmers keep coming back each fall/winter season and it’s clear that it’s clearly a trend worth adopting. The Free People Triple Creek Marled Leg Warmers are certainly interesting. They are full of texture and the marled yarn gives them a great two-tone effect. They can be worn over the knee or slouchy. Personally, I think slouchy would be best. Especially if they are paired with ankle boots.
Free People caters to a contemporary bohemian lifestyle, highlighting creative spirit and effortless confidence with a unique do-it-yourself sensibility. Check out the Triple Creek Marled Leg Warmers, where they retail for under $25, here at SHOPBOP!
Kenneth Jay Lane is one of my favorite “contemporary” jewelry designers. His pieces are gorgeous, there is no arguing that. But they are also pretty affordable (mid-range pricing). I have seen some great stuff from this designer over the years and it makes me sad to think they sort of get overlooked. When I see pieces like the Kenneth Jay Lane Double Fan Earrings though, I wonder how anyone could not be hooked!
I absolutely adore three dimensional earrings. What I mean are the designs that incorporate both the front and back. In the case of this pair, two fans sit on either side of the earlobe. One fan is the earring itself and the other fan is attached to the back. The result is a level of depth you just cannot achieve with traditional earring designs. I also love the fact that these are fans. You know, like old fashioned hand fans. They are undeniably feminine. Plus the intricate details are exquisite.
The Kenneth Jay Lane Double Fan Earrings are available here at SHOPBOP
Retails for $245
When it comes to earrings, I look for unique, standout statement pieces. I like it when my earrings make people stop and take a second glance. It’s just to easy to own and wear seemingly ordinary styles. Which is why I love these Alexis Bittar Traveling Earrings. They look like nothing else I have ever seen.
Designer Alexis Bittar got his start selling vintage jewelry and clothing in New York City. I guess it should come as no surprise then that many of his designs appear to be vintage-inspired. That is what I love about this particular pair. The Swarovski crystals are gorgeous and they look like something you would find in grandma’s jewelry box. I also love the mix of shapes and the curved line of smaller crystals that seem to cradle the larger teardrop crystal. And then there are the chains. Described as “draped”, the chains create a swag look underneath the earrings. Beautiful!
The Alexis Bittar Traveling Earrings are available at ShopBop!
Trending now are leather wrist straps and bracelets, a chic casual statement worn by celebrities and fashionista’s alike. If you head on over to your favorite boutique and browse the costume jewelry, you’ll find a variety of leather wrist accessories in many colors and forms. Wraps, studded straps, and leather bracelets combined with chunky hardware are some of the popular styles right now; but I was truly drawn to this suede wrap by ABS by Allen Schwartz jewelry.
The ABS by Allen Schwartz Bitter Not Sweet Suede Wrap Bracelet features an obvious array of dark studded crystal stones throughout and houses gold tone pyramid studs that gives off a rad chic look. A turn lock feature allows for easy wear and is discretely enclosed within a metal clasp. Who doesn’t like extra sparkle on a night out; this bracelet would effortlessly enhance an all-black look as well.
You can find this embellished beauty by ABS by Allen Schwartz for $65 online via: Bitter Not Sweet Pavé Studded Suede Wrap Bracelet
How do you add a statement to a simple little black dress? For most of you, the answer is some kind of accessory. A clutch? Shoes? What about jewelry? Well, the answer could be any one of these things… each offering its own unique spin. For me, I am really liking the idea of statement jewelry right now. I happened to come across the DANNIJO Paloma Necklace and it looks like it might be just the thing I am looking for!
This DANNIJO Paloma Necklace is one BIG statement piece. I mean that literally too! This necklace definitely has some substance to it. I would probably classify it as a bib style. I love the chain links and the fact that they are varied in size and shape. They create almost a tiered look. And then there is the focal point of this piece. In the center, there are three “balls” with a border around them. They really draw the eye in and tie the whole piece together. This necklace may not have the bling, but there is no mistaking its boldness. Just remember to keep the other accessories to a minimum!
Check it out over on ShopBop!
Retails for $570
The fall season is here and slowly but surely my collection of colorful jewels and gems will be stored away pretty soon. My Summer style calls for chunky, oversized, bright-faced watches; while I tend to favor leaner, sophisticated, dark metal wrist accessories during the Fall and Winter season.
I was drawn to this combination of tan and gold, as it imparts fall elegance. Leave it to Italian luxury designer Fendi to present this collaboration quite well. Up for grabs is this stunning Mother of Pearl Buckle-Case watch from the B. Fendi Collection. A tan leather strap holds this Fendi signature buckle watch-face in place; and the gold metal of choice compliments the glossy leather detail as well. Some more exquisite details include the mother-of-pearl watch dial and three diamond markers at the third, sixth, and ninth hour. Right now at you can find this exquisite wrist piece marked down 30% from $750 to $525.
Discover Fendi timepieces at: Saks off Fifth
Each time I get my wedding set inspected I find myself lusting over the diamond stud selection of my local jewelry shop. I have an initial solitaire set, but sometimes I wonder if a secondary solitaire set (both worn at once) would suit my style. My problem is that I don’t have a tertiary and quad ear piercing, which I regret not getting done during my teen years.
For those who dig multiple earrings but don’t have the piercings, you can still wear the style through the popular Ear Crawler trend. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry portrays this trend beautifully with their White Sapphire Triple Baguette Stud Earring.
Only have a single ear piercing? No problem. With this trend, you’ll carry the illusion of three earrings in each lobe. You can try the trend without much obligation by choosing a white sapphire alternative to a diamond assortment.
This triple baguette piece is set in 18k gold vermeil and is reasonably priced at $242.
You can shop Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry at: JenniferZeuner.com
Also available on shopbop!
Mrs. Jones is a classy and confident little bag charm accessory that adds the perfect dose of personality to any handbag. Her whole look is completely autumn ready! Dressed to impress, in flowy oxblood colored leather tasseled fringe, accessorized in gold accents and wearing a fabulous petrol blue mink hat.
The Sophie Hulme Mrs. Jones Bag Charm is available at ShopBop, where it retails for $215.
With much regret, I still remember the juvenile punk rock phase I went through during my early high school years and my deep attraction to everything black, chain and stud. I’ve reminisced to the years as a rad girl all summer long with the hot trend of the body chains. Bling body jewelry looked best this summer, paired with low cut tops, beach wear, and cropped everything; even celebrities of all ages gave into the trend.
Today I’m admiring Greek and Roman inspired brand Rosantica, with their unique take on the body chain. An array of gold-toned brass chain strands creates this elegant cape that sits beautifully on the shoulders and drapes to the decolletage, or upper torso. Black, bronze and silver crystal beads are found intertwined throughout the metal chains, creating a striking contrast against your skin and ultimately, your entire evening look.
This dazzling Rosantica piece retails for $1,615 and can be found online at NET-A-PORTER: Rosantica Giovanna