Category Archives: Jewelry

Accessory Crush: Vita Fede

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I used to be to really into jewelry, but lately I have been rolling with just my Pandora bracelets and my Michael Kors watch. I rarely ever see jewelry that really excites me. A few weeks ago, however, I came across Vita Fede on Instagram (@vitafede). First, the founder/designer, Cynthia Sakai has the cutest style ever, and she stays rocking a fresh mani (you guys know I love that). Second, I absolutely love the jewelry…

Vita Fede is an LA based company that focuses on creating jewelry that is inspired by contemporary art and architecture. Each piece is handcrafted and made in Italy. The designs comes in sterling silver, 24k gold, and brass. Sakai also uses natural stones and Swarovski crystals in her designs as well:

VitaFede Nails

Her nails are everything!

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All images are from Google/VitaFede’s Instagram/Website

Oh.Em.Geee. I love it all. Although these sorts of bracelets have been around for a while, I love the way she adds a very modern spin to these classic designs.

While I think the stacks are adorable, I would be satisfied with just one or two bracelets and a ring, which I’ll obviously be saving up for.

You can find out more about Vita Fede and their designs here. xx

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Chocolate Accessories

Usually brown is always one of my fall go-to colors, but I’ve recently noticed that designers are coming out with accessories (jewelry) made of brown metal.  I guess the Rose Gold fad wasn’t enough, and now everyone is making their own chocolate colored accessories. Check some of them out below:

 From Left to Right: Michael Kors Expresso Runway Timepiece, Nordstrom Multi Row Necklace in Chocolate, and Spring Street Design Group Spike and Mixed Chain Bracelet.

From To Left to Right: Alexis Bittar Dome Ring, Cara Accessories Multi Media Bangles, and Spring Street and Design Group Mesh and Fringe Earrings

From Left to Right: Givenchy Vangard Necklace, Donnijo Ring, Donnijo Earrings, and Christian Dior Earrings.

Other Accessories that go great with these pieces:

From Left to Right: Michael Kors Double Wrap Bracelet, Free Authority Straw Fedora Hat in Brown, and Halogen Sunglasses.

Image Credits: Style.com and Nordstrom.com

She’Luxe Couture!!! LOVES IT!!

When you can’t find accessories that define your style, make them yourself!! That is what the owners of She’Luxe Couture have done. Their unique sense of style permeates through their handmade pieces, and offers us a range of looks to choose from.

I am currently contemplating which ones I want to purchase, but its such a hard decision, as they have so many hot pieces!! Here are some of my favorite looks from them:

You must cop at least one of their pieces to add to your accessory closet. The price points are amazing!! Their earrings range from about $25-$60, which is quite reasonable considering the originality of each piece. They are currently having an online sale so be sure to take advantage!!

You can access these fabulous earrings and more online at http://www.sheluxecouture.com. Also be sure to like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SheluxeCouture and follow them on Twitter @SheLuxeCouture.

Image Credits: She’luxe Couture

Quick Post: Feather Earrings from Urban Outfitters

I was in Urban Outfitters in Chinatown yesterday (Washington, D.C.) and instead of buying this $80 top that I adored, I purchased these feather earrings that were much cheaper!

I’ve been looking for some fab feather earrings for quite some time now. However, all the feather earrings I come across are way too over the top. These are a bit understated but I’m sure they won’t get lost in my tresses…loves them!!!

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15 Bare Accessory Essentials!!

The following are items that every woman must have in her accessory closet. I actually tried come up with a list of ten must have accessories, but I felt like I was leaving out some vital pieces. You don’t have to buy all these items at once…these are pieces that you can add to your wardrobe over time. However, if you stumble upon some bargains on items you don’t own, then seize the moment…carpe diem!! Of course you can own more than one of each, but if you’re starting from scratch, here is a list of the my Bare Accessory Essentials:

  1. Everyday Handbag
  2. A Pair of Chic Sunglasses
  3. A Pair of Fabulous Earrings
  4. An Eye Catching Scarf
  5. Nail Polish (If you aren’t into painting your nails, that’s okay!)
  6. A Pair of Flat Shoes
  7. A Clutch
  8. A Pair of Stud Earrings
  9. A Timepiece
  10. A Statement Necklace
  11. A Pair of High Heel Shoes (Sandals/Pumps/Peep Toe)
  12. A Cocktail Ring
  13. A Belt
  14. A Pair of Winter Boots
  15. A Bracelet/Bangle

Bonus Essential: Make-Up – Your face doesn’t have to be totally made up on a daily basis, but at least groom your eyebrows and throw on some chapstick or lip gloss! Also make sure that your skin is clear and moisturize…it makes a huge difference!

Final Note: Be sure not to fill your closet with a bunch of expensive, trendy junk…you want the majority of the things in your accessory closet to be items that you can mix-n-match and recreate as time goes on. Obviously, not everything in your closet will last a life time, but you will want these items to at least last you a couple of seasons.

Happy Shopping!! Muah!! XOXO

Image: Closet-Shelf

Accessories Haul: Earrings, Scarves, Bangles and More

Okay, I know it seems like I have hauls quite frequently but I promise you that I don’t shop as much as you think (#she said with her fingers crossed behind my back). Anywhoo, here are some fabulous finds I’ve discovered…I’ll show you the earrings first and everything else will follow! Enjoy!

EARRINGS:

Earrings from Asos.com, $22

Close up of the flower detail

4NXChange Earrings, $7

4NXChange Earrings, $9

Earrings from Temptation, $11

4NXChange Earrings, $9

Earrings from Temptation, $6

BRACELETS:

Bangles from Nordstrom (BP), $12

Bracelets from Charming Charlie, About $8

SCARVES:

Leopard Print Scarf from Nordstrom, $20

Asos Leopard Print Infinity Scarf, $27

NECKLACES:

Multi Chain Necklace from Forever 21, About $7

Twisted Pearl Necklace from Forever 21, About $7

RING:

Adjustable Ring from Charming Charlie, $5

BELT:

Michael Kors Leopard Print Belt from Off Saks 5th Ave., $21

I hope you guys can take something from this post! Email me if you should have any questions (clutchez@gmail.com)!! Smooches!!! XOXO

BTW, I just recently purchased a new Fuji Film Finepix T190 14 MP camera. Please let me know what you think about the quality of the pictures I’ve posted. I only have until Tuesday to decide if I want to keep it!!

I am loving Asos!!!!

I am so eager to place an order on http://www.asos.com!!  They have some of the cutest accessories. They are offering free shipping on all orders and free return shipping as well. You can’t go wrong!! Here are some of the accessories I am thinking about ordering…Enjoy!!!

Statement Flower Earrings $21.52

Leather Leopard Print Pony Skin Purse (Clutch) $35.86

Nude Hanging Feathers and Bead Earrings $17.93

Talullah Tu Large Tribal Tiered Drop Earrings $28.69

Statement Long Tassel Earrings $28.69

Asos Leather Portfolio Clutch $98.62

Wide Mixed Feather Hairband $10.76

Statement Multi Chains Drop Earrings $21.52

Asymmetric Hanging Peacock Feather Alice Band $21.52

Warehouse Lurex Straw Clutch Bag $50.20

Copper Beaded Leaf Headband $10.76

Color Block Bangles $26.90

Image Credits: Asos

Stayed tuned for my next post…Smooches!!! XOXO

Metallics for Spring

Metallics are in for the Spring 2011! Check out some of my picks below:

Metallic Cuff Bracelet from Marc Jacobs

Bangles from Cara Accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vince Camuto "Aprodite" Sandal

MICHAEL Michael Kors Braided Chain Platforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madison Hobo from Coach

"Dreamy Logo - Birdie" Satchel from Marc Jacobs

 

Image credits: http://www.nordstrom.com

KREATIVE TOUCH by Kim

I used to frequent a boutique (Via Chic) near the Baltimore Harbor that had some of the most unique accessories I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, they sold their space a few years ago and I have yet to find such original pieces…until now.

Kimberly Thorne (pictured to the left) of Kreative Touch has only been designing earrings for three months, and she is already a force to be reckoned with. In December 2010 she visited an expo where she purchased a pair of leather earrings, and thought to herself, “I can make these.” Kim purchased the materials and began to experiment with various looks and before she knew it, the earrings were selling themselves! Check out some her earrings below:

The ones in the middle (in the picture above) are my favorite! I actually ordered a pair recently and I love the way they look on. Her earrings are all made of leather and come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and materials. The ones featured in this post aren’t nearly as many as she has in production right now so be sure to contact her so that she can show you what she has in stock!!

Because this is a new venture for Kim she doesn’t have a website yet, but you can contact her at Kreativetouch4u@Gmail.Com if you’d like to purchase her earrings.