March 30, 2010

Olivia Palermo's Jewelry Style

I don't know much about Olivia Palermo's on-camera antics, but I do know the girl's got a great sense of style, especially when it comes to jewelry. The City star prefers jeweled bib necklaces and ornate costume pieces to complement her sophisticated ensembles. Olivia also recently launched a capsule jewelry collection for Roberta Freymann, which she's modeling in the first two images above. So take a cue from the socialite and inject a little glamour into your everyday life with some serious jewels.

March 18, 2010

Sugar and Spikes

I'm a total girlie girl but for some reason, I'm drawn to edgy jewelry. Perhaps because it hints at exactly what I'm not but want to be - tough and badass. Lately, I've been crushing on spikes and daggers. I love that they can instantly toughen up gamine stripes or add some rock 'n roll cred to plain tees. To pull these pieces off successfully, I would stay away from all black (too goth) and use them to accent more femme looks. It it's still a bit too intense for your taste, soften them up by mixing in strands of vintage Czech crystals or demure pearls.

Blu Bijoux, $38 at Max & Chloe.
Cecilia de Bucourt, $150 at Shopbop.
Ben-Amun, $145 at Max & Chloe.
Assad Mounser, $495 at Otte.
nathan&moe, $98 at Shopbop.
Fallon, $220 at Barneys New York.

March 14, 2010

Mix It Up

I just bought a super fun mixed media necklace from Fallon yesterday. Gunmetal chains, a strand of pink rhinestones and ribbon scraps are twisted and intertwined to create a look that is unmistakably the work of Dana Lorenz, the genius behind the Fenton/Fallon jewelry lines. I can't wait to wear mine over easy separates such as striped tees and rolled up cargos.