Splurge v. Save – Ear Candy

I realize ‘ear candy’ may sound a little strange, but I can think of no better way to describe this (and last) summer’s jewelry staple.  In addition to bright statement necklaces and delicate midi rings, ear cuffs and crawlers are making their mark as accessories to be reckoned with.  These little (or sometimes giant) wonders aren’t just for the edgy anymore — they now range from bold and elaborate to subtle and elegant and can be seen giving classic styles a pop of trend!

Right now, my level of interest in ear cuffs/crawlers is that of intrigue; I have high hopes of trying this trend, but am not quite sure how it will turn out on my petite ears.  Nonetheless, I’ve pulled together six relatively dainty cuffs/crawlers at three different price points for all you other beginner ‘ear’udites to take for a spin.  And by all means, let me know how you make ear cuffs/crawlers work for you!

Continue Reading

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Email to someone

You Com(pleat) Me

I’ve always dreamed of wearing a tea-length full pleated skirt and looking like I just walked out of an Audrey Hepburn movie.  Unfortunately, this classic look doesn’t fit well into my 9-to-5 lifestyle — but all hope is not lost!  Pleats have reentered mainstream style with the rise of the midi skirt, and now there are plenty of work and weekend-worthy substitutes ready to be consumed by the Average Jane.


Continue Reading

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Email to someone

Are You Embellishing?

For those of you in Washington DC, you know that the weather this week has brought us everything from 90 degrees + humidity to lightning and torrential downpours — and this only prefaces what we can expect as we move into the summer months.   To gear up for the swamp that will be DC, I’ve been thinking about pieces I can add to my wardrobe that won’t leave me running for the nearest air conditioner.  What’s at the top of my list, you ask?  Hands down, it’s embellished tops, and I’ve pulled together three styles at three different price points to suit your fancy.

Continue Reading

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Email to someone

Feeling Flat

Steve Madden Vamp Flats

This past week I was thinking about how I could showcase my still-new Steve Madden d’Orsay flats, when it dawned on me – why not do a tribute to all things flat(s)?!  More often than not, I catch myself reaching for the flats in my closet to complete an outfit.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I refuse to wear heels; it’s just that the practicality of flats matched by  Continue Reading

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Email to someone

Make a Statement

Photo via HolyPink

Statement jewelry has never been more popular.  Bigger and bolder rule the day when it comes to adorning our necks, ears, fingers, etc., and no retailer will let us forget it.  While I am rather fond of statement necklaces, which allow me to mix pearls, gems, stones, and metal and still walk out the door without looking too foolish, I am even more a supporter of statement earrings.  The right pair of statement earrings has the ability to Continue Reading

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Email to someone