Alexis Bittar Jewelry

November 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Splurge Worthy

Alexis Bittar 'Dust' Crystal Earrings ($225, Nordstrom)

Recently, I’ve been skipping large statement jewelry and wearing small pieces that are more classic. But every once in a while, I go through phases where I want to rebel and wear something that is big, bright and will definitely attract attention.

If you crave colorful, candy-like jewelry, look no further than Alexis Bittar’s Lucite pieces. In layman’s terms, Lucite is a smooth material that closely resembles both plastic and glass. Using the pieces in the most luscious colors and sprinkling them with crystals, Alexis Bittar makes these yummy little goodies look good enough to eat.

Alexis Bittar Lucite Square Bangle Bracelet ($75, Nordstrom)

Alexis Bittar 'Silver Dust' Lucite Ring ($175, Nordstrom)

Alexis Bittar ‘Dust’ Crystal Earrings ($225, Nordstrom)

Alexis Bittar ‘Silver Dust’ Lucite Ring ($175, Nordstrom)

Alexis Bittar Lucite Square Bangle Bracelet ($75, Nordstrom)

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

Hollywood Intuition For Target

September 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Stylish Savings

More and more, upscale designers are teaming up with big box and discount chains to bring us the styles we love at affordable prices. Add to that list the collaboration between Hollywood boutique Intuition and Target. I only learned that the two were working together recently and have already fallen in love with the accessories that the team has produced. Check out some of the items from the collection below. These certainly don’t look like things that cost $10-30. Kudos to Intuition owner Jaye Hersh for making accessorizing like the stars an option that is available to all of us.

Hollywood Intuition Tote -  ($29.99, Target) Hollywood Intuition Sunglasses - Black ($14.99, Target)

Hollywood Intuition Bracelet Set - Multicolor ($9.99, Target)

Hollywood Intuition Tote – ($29.99, Target)

Hollywood Intuition Sunglasses – Black ($14.99, Target)

Hollywood Intuition Bracelet Set – Multicolor ($9.99, Target)

DIY Ribbon Bracelet

July 21, 2009 by  
Filed under 30 Second Fashion Statement

Love the look of crisscrossing ribbon a la ballet shoes? Tie a colorful ribbon around your wrist for an instant bracelet.

Turqouise ribbon bracelet Black ribbon bracelet

Coin Jewelry

July 7, 2009 by  
Filed under 30 Second Fashion Statement

Coin hoop earrings, Author's own

Grecian Coin Bracelet, $7.99

Grecian Earrings, $3.99 Silver coin necklace, Author's own

Pile On the Arm Candy!

June 27, 2009 by  
Filed under 30 Second Fashion Statement

Bracelets Even more bracelets

More bracelets

Yummy Dessert Jewelry

June 17, 2009 by  
Filed under 30 Second Fashion Statement

Cupcake Charm Bracelet Cupcake Post Earrings

Ice Cream Pins

Juicy Couture Popsicle Charm

Leighton Meester’s Electrifying Look

June 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Celebrities, Featured

Leighton MeesterA year and a half later after she wore it, Leighton Meester’s ensemble from the 2008 Versace Menswear Launch is still one of my favorites. It offers a brilliant interpretation of the ‘less is more’ philosophy that will never go out of style. Read more

Will Work for Pianegonda Jewelry

June 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Splurge Worthy

Confusion Necklace ($998, Pianegonda)

Confusion Necklace ($998, Pianegonda)

Yes, the necklace pictured on the left costs almost $1,000. What can I say? Pianegonda is one of my favorite jewelry designers of all time and this love of mine comes with a hefty price tag–literally.

Connection Rings ($250, Pianegonda)

Connection Rings ($250, Pianegonda)

Pianegonda’s line is divided into several themes. Examples include the keys, hearts and crosses combination featured on the ‘Confusion’ necklace and the circular elements that dominate the “Circle Light” and “Connection” collections.

There is something very futuristic in a lot of Pianegonda’s designs. Modern and abstract are the first words that come to mind, so don’t expect to find angel pendants or flower brooches in his collection. With that said, many of Pianegonda’s pieces are especially relevant in this year of geometry-inspired jewelry

At several hundred dollars a pop, rest assured that the quality of the work is superior, as it should be considering the price tag. Keep in mind also the fact that Pianegonda’s work has a unique look that is difficult to confuse with that of many other fine jewelry designers. In fact, my Pianegonda pieces are the source of more compliments, comments and questions than any other jewelry that I own.

Irregular Choice Bracelet ($465, Pianegonda)

Irregular Choice Bracelet ($465, Pianegonda)

No, this is not exactly recession-friendly jewelry. It is simply stunning jewelry. And such a splurge is exactly what you need sometimes. Even if it means putting the good old piggy bank back to use.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5