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Monday, December 7, 2009

Shine On

I am taking a break from a hectic schedule to share some of favorite picks. I love costume jewelry because they can add zest to any simple outfit. Plus, they're affordable and perfect for casual days.

The following are necklaces from Forever 21. These are elegant and girly.

I love the creative take on the caged heart look.

This ring, also from Forever 21, has a nice polished, lacquer appeal.

Recently, Ann Taylor was featured in the LA Times for their high quality jewelry. I went inside the store to try them on. They looked amazing, and would be perfect for cocktail parties or holiday parties in the office.

I definitely love how the crystals are held by a ribbon. It adds a nice feminine touch.

The following are earrings from Anthropologie. I love how this store has the cutest accessories. Just imagine all the garden tea parties and wearing these accessories.

The purple gems look luscious in the following design.

I'm probably not gutsy enough to wear this gorgeous, floral necklace, but if you can pull it off, then go for it!

Below is a necklace from Banana Republic. It has a very intricate design.

And this ring has an old glamour appeal.

Reminds me of a vintage 1940s jewelry design. Love it.

As featured on these lovely J. Crew models, accessories can add pizazz to any simple outfit. Accessorizing is a clever way to show off your personality. I tend to go for the classy, girly accessories with gold accents or pearls. But if you prefer the futuristic look from Miu Miu's collection, then be my guest.

Accessories don't have to break your wallet. Although a Chanel necklace would be a timeless piece, anything that ties in your outfit and enhances your personality is perfect. Simple hand-me-downs from your grandmother is more valuable than wearing what's in. Jewelry has a lot of sentimental value.

So look inside your jewelry box, and maybe you will find a lovely necklace that will complete tomorrow's outfit.

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  1. Nice blog you have here and a nice jewelery post.. makes me want to go and buy some :) thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. these are great picks! i agree, a statement necklace definitely adds that extra oomph to an outfit:D oh wow, i didn't know ann taylor was featured for their jewelry. i'll have to check it out at the store:D i've been impressed with their current looks. thanks for sharing! great blog, btw:)
    Cleaning out my closet: