Dainty Duds

Anyone who knows me is aware, I love me some costume jewelry.  Chunky necklaces and big bold earrings are always a go-to and anything with COLOR typically draws me in like a kid to a candy store.  But lately, I have been absolutely LOVING the layering trend: long dainty necklaces, mixed with short barely there necklaces and earrings that can (and have) slip through the cracks (or holes).  I have friends who have always rocked this style and I have always admired their ability to keep it simple (something I clearly struggle with).  A few simple gold necklaces are not only feminine but also sexy, in a nonchalant/not trying kind of way.  While you can find some fakey pieces at your local street corner vendor or costume jewelry store, buying real gold or silver can be the better investment for those timeless pieces you want to live in (think, no tarnishing or having the daily clasp battle – you know what I’m talking about).  Here are some of the best options I ran into during my hunt for the perfect dainty dud to get my new style off to the right start…

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Ginette_NY necklace

Ginette_NY earrings

Ginette_NY bracelet

Ginette_NY earrings

Ginette_NY necklace

Ah-mazing!  I want them all.  What do you all think?  Would you try the layering look?  I think the key is to do 2-3 at differing lengths with a similar chain.  It’s so fun to experiment and I am now dreaming about the Vale “Carrie necklace” (How can we forget the Petrovsky sparkler).

Have a great start to the week!



Hello Lovaaah!

The chill in the air has me daydreaming about my fall fashion wants and how I will manage to fit at least one of them into my budget this season (Sex and the City has had way too much of an influence on my life).  Anyhowww, with all of this talk of “oxblood”, leather pants, white as the new black and so on and so forth, it’s got me thinking and lusting for quite a few items.  Here are the things on my fall wish list…

#1: Black leather biker jacket

#2: Slippers (the fancy kind)


#3: Kenneth Jay Lane earrings

#4: White chunky sweater

#5: Colorful gems

#6: Peplum

#7: Oxblood

#8: Poncho/cape

#9: Emerald green

#10: Ankle boots

#11: (P)leather pantalonessss

Ok, I’m going to stop.  I could keep going but I am starting to feel gluttonous.  Being the bargain shopper that I am (most of the time), I will likely wait for something to go on sale before making the purchase, but it’s still fun to think about!  I also seem to run into issues with fit and quality when I buy online, so I tend to go store to store, which elongates the process even more.  Do you shop online or in store?  What will your big purchase be this season?

Fall fashion is always so much fun and as much as I love wearing flip-flops and sundresses, it’s always nice to be able to layer and add more depth to an outfit in the chillier months.  I usually have a tall boot on my list for fall, but I had a late purchase last year (on sale obvi) so I am good to go this year!  But for anyone thinking about buying boots, I really think Frye offers the largest selection of high quality and timeless options.   My dad claims he had custom-made Frye’s “back in the day” that he wore for 20 years!  Although he tends to exaggerate… regardless, check out the website to see all of the styles here!

Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!!!!!!