It’s spring and the days are getting warmer, which means it’s time to start planning for your next beach vacation if you haven’t already gone during Spring Break. Whether you’ll be spending your days in the sun at your local beach, the French Riviera, or the Caribbean, you can always add glamour to your beach look, especially if you don’t go into the ocean like me. 😉 In my opinion, the quickest way to do this is by wrapping a turban on your head and piling on the jewels, just like in this Vogue Russia editorial. It doesn’t matter what your bathing suit looks like, it can be a classic black style, but as soon as you add a colorful turban and a gold necklace, you’ll immediately add a little bit of drama.
Since I’m on the topic, I’m also excited to announce that I’m already planning my beach vacation for the summer. I just bought my ticket, I’m going to Croatia! I’ve never been there and it looks absolutely beautiful so I can’t wait. If you’ve been there or live there and have any recommendations, don’t hesitate to send them to me! 😉 I’ve already started to think about my looks and you will definitely see me in turbans and jewels on the beach over there. I’ve added a gallery of my top turban and jewelry picks below for you to browse through for inspiration…
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Photo: Vogue Russia May 2011 Editorial (Alejandra Alonso photographed by Mariano Vivanco; styled by Ekaterina Mukhina)
In my opinion, the best way to dress up a black dress is by wearing it with statement jewelry. It gives your look a powerful feel and makes you look interesting and different. It’s no wonder kings and queens would wear tons of it. For opulent and ornate statement jewels, I always look to Oscar de la Renta. I don’t think there’s ever been a single piece of jewelry in (more…)
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you celebrate it or not, I think it’s always inspiring to see all of the beautiful shades of green worn by the people who don’t want to get pinched. 😉 I hardly wear any green clothing, but jewelry-wise, I would wear multiple green stones all at once. One of my favorite stones is the Emerald. It’s so rich and mysterious, if I had at least one I would definitely rock it on St. Patrick’s Day. Until then, I have my costume jewelry. You too can show your spirit with green jewels. I’ve provided a little jewelspiration for you below with some of my top green picks. Good luck!
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Photo: Vogue Paris – D’ete Cocktail by Thomas Lagrange July 2014
I just wanted to share this quick post on one of my newest treasures. One of my favorites places to shop for antiques is the Orange Circle here in The OC. It is known for its endless antique shops that all specialize in different things, there’s so many that you can pretty much find any sort of antique or vintage item you’re looking for. For example, this necklace that I found at the Orange Circle Antique Mall shop. I love Roman coins and I’m obsessed with anything that has them on it. I had been searching for a coin necklace and I finally scored this vintage one by Miriam Haskell who was a great costume jewelry designer from the 20’s through the 50’s. Her designs were worn and adored on-screen and off-screen by actresses Joan Crawford and Lucille Ball; even the Duchess of Windsor was a fan.
I’m excited to wear it; I’m saving it for the spring and summer though. I’ll probably be wearing it almost everyday!
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Ahh…the famed Cartier necklace designed for the Maharaja of Patiala in 1925. I honestly have no words for this necklace, it’s absolutely incredible. I almost had a heart attack when I first saw it on the Maharaja in the photo above. The splendor, the opulence, the grandiosity of it is all too beautiful. Below is a close-up of it. It’s definitely one of my top favorites along with Maria Felix’s crocodile necklace I shared in my last Jewelspiration post.
Who says we can’t be as splendorous as the Maharaja? Shop my necklace picks inspired by his own:
Two things that I’ll love forever…jewels and romantic blouses. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, why not wear them together? I always do. 😉 During this time of year I always get inspired by Shakespeare and his stories of love, mainly because I absolutely love the opulent, Elizabethan fashions of the time. It all just goes together beautifully…romance, jewels, and ruffled blouses. (Sigh) Anyway, I found yet another (more…)
Happy Friday! Since it is the weekend, it’s time to shine! Whether you’re going to a party, out to dinner, or even just to the movies, celebrate the weekend with statement jewels. I’ve decided every Friday, I will share with you photos of well-jeweled women for inspiration along with pieces you can buy. This week my inspiration is my ultimate style icon, Mexican actress Maria Felix. From this photo I think you can see why she is my (more…)