IT’S WRAPPING SEASON

Okay, everyone keep calm. This is NOT Christmas gift wrap related!

Leather accent jewelry trends have been huge for the past few years, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. (And I’ve brought some corn for popping………okay, I’ll stop! I just can’t wait for Christmas okay.) Last year’s Slogan bracelets from Chanel got my vote for favorite wearable leather accessory. This year, my pick has to be the new leather wrap bracelets from Henri Bendel!

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These can be styled casually with your jeans and tees, sophisticated worn as singles with a simple black maxi dress, or they can be a statement piece when you pair a few or all of them together.

This collection in particular is ideal, since all of the pieces have been designed to be worn together. All of the colors are basically Fall neutrals too. As for the metals, gold and rose gold-plated brass, and rhodium plated steel have been used to complement certain shades.

Petal Triple Wrap Bracelet in Dark Green $88
Petal Triple Wrap Bracelet in Dark Green $88

Gold continues its upswing in popularity! I love how they chose to style the rich gold tone metal with the deep greens and burgundy hues (one of this season’s “IT” colors).

Petal Triple Wrap Bracelet in Dark Red $88
Petal Triple Wrap Bracelet in Dark Red $88

This bracelet does wrap multiple times around the wrist and features an adjustable buckle closure. I love the tiny petal and rhinestone accents.

Petal Triple Wrap Bracelet in black $88
Petal Triple Wrap Bracelet in Black $88

Black and silver can arguably be worn with anything.

Petal Triple Wrap Bracelet in Rose Gold $88
Petal Triple Wrap Bracelet in Rose Gold $88

Rose gold anything is still the most sought after trend in metal jewelry, and it goes beautifully with the camel colored leather.

Padlock Leather Wrap Bracelet in Dark Green $98
Padlock Leather Wrap Bracelet in Dark Green $98

These padlock bracelets are my favorite! When I wear statement jewelry, I tend to only wear the one piece and not much else. Either a chunky necklace or bracelets.

Padlock Leather Wrap Bracelet in Dark Red $98
Padlock Leather Wrap Bracelet in Dark Red $98

These are rather bold on their own, but I think I would stack a few of the gold toned hues together with my beige Cynthia Rowley cashmere sweater. These will add so much character to any otherwise plain neutral clothes you have in your wardrobe.

Padlock Leather Wrap Bracelet in Black $98
Padlock Leather Wrap Bracelet in Black $98

If ever there was a bracelet to compliment the Stella McCartney Falabella bag in black with the silver chains, this would be it. If you are into the rocker chic look, this would be perfect!

Padlock Leather Wrap Bracelet in Rose Gold $98
Padlock Leather Wrap Bracelet in Rose Gold $98

I am loving the clasp on this bracelet too, with just that one single rhinestone.

Petal Rivet Wrap in Dark Green $78
Petal Rivet Wrap in Dark Green $78

These dark green and red options they did a little differently, by using coordinating dark green and red rhinestones with the leather.

Petal Rivet Wrap in Drak Red $78
Petal Rivet Wrap in Dark Red $78

At first glance, the petal accents on these remind me a little of the shapes on the Louis Vuitton logos.

Petal Rivet Wrap in Black $78
Petal Rivet Wrap in Black $78

These bracelets are by far the easiest to put on with a button snap closure.

Petal Rivet Wrap in Rose Gold $78
Petal Rivet Wrap in Rose Gold $78

I did wonder why they didn’t do these with the matching shades of rhinestones. Oh well, they look fabulous either way!

I hope they keep these around for next year in new Spring colors! Which style is your favorite?

REBECCA MINKOFF FALL 2015 COLLECTION PREVIEW IN NYC

Do you live in New York City? If so consider yourself lucky, because you will very soon have the opportunity to preview Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2015 collection at her flagship store in Soho. Screenshot_2015-07-10-10-55-11-1[1]

The preview event is taking place on Tuesday, July 14th, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Apparently Rebecca herself is going to be there!

By illustrator Blair Breitenstein
By illustrator Blair Breitenstein

 You will also be able to see some wonderful custom portraits by the amazingly talented fashion illustrator, Blair Breitenstein! Have a look at her website to see more of her work.

Classic Red Lip
Classic Red Lip

So far I think this is my most favourite piece she has done. It would look great hanging in my bathroom I think!

Living in New York City would be completely ideal right about now!

COLOUR-BLOCKING BOLD ACCESSORIES

COLOUR_BLOCKING BOLD ACCESSORIES

The colour-blocking trend is one that can seem overwhelming if you do not know where to start. Mixing bold and vibrant colours to make up an entire outfit is certainly not for everyone. The easiest way to get a chic look without feeling like you are overdoing it is by colour-blocking bold accessories against a plain black dress.

One of my favourite colour-blocking combos is cobalt blue and bright pink. Jewel tones are a more subdued way to go if you do not like uber bright colours.

What do you think of colour-blocking?

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: VIKTORIA HAYMAN

Summer is on the way, which means so are the nautical and beachy themed accessories. Straw hats and bags, and jewelry in the shape of seashells and crabs. I have to say I am not so much a fan of overly ocean creature inspired ready to wear and accessories, although I do have a pavé diamond starfish pendant that I love.

I have however, discovered some new and amazingly chic mother-of-pearl statement necklaces from Viktoria Hayman. I love mother-of-pearl, and I love Viktoria Hayman’s pieces. Her pieces are simply works of art. Lately I have been gravitating towards all things statement when it comes to the jewelry I buy, and these necklaces certainly fit the bill.

Viktoria Hayman Tiger Wood and Mother-of-Pearl Triple Strand Necklace $375
Viktoria Hayman Tiger Wood and Mother-of-Pearl Triple Strand Necklace $375 

I love this combination with the tiger wood. This necklace is actually really long, 30″ to be exact. That’s a lot of necklace. A lot of gorgeous necklace that is!

Viktoria Hayman Mother- of-Pearl Statement Collar $450
Viktoria Hayman Mother- of-Pearl Statement Collar $450

This one is described as a collar and it is absolutely accurate. All the varying tones and staggered lengths of the shells, plus being gargantuan in size, makes this the epitome of a statement necklace. Imagine just a plain, simple, white, and flowing dress with just this necklace. Perfection!

Viktoria Hayman Black Lip Mother-of-Pearl Statement Necklace $495
Viktoria Hayman Black Lip Mother-of-Pearl Statement Necklace $495 

I love the darker gray mother-of-pearl! I think this hue goes so beautifully with black and jewel tones.

Viktoria Hayman Mother-of-Pearl Statement Necklace $450
Viktoria Hayman Mother-of-Pearl Statement Necklace $450 

I think this one is probably my favorite. It will go with just about any color! Just look at the varying shapes she used for this one. So breathtakingly gorgeous!

Which one is your favorite?

I WENT TO MACYS FOR JUST A FEW THINGS AND……….

Happy Sunday to all! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Last weekend I went to Macy’s to get a few things that I had gotten during their pre-sale days. If you have never done a pre-sale at Macy’s you absolutely should. You just take the items you want and buy them at the sale price but then you pick them up on the day of the actual sale. This particular sale is great because you usually get a V.I.P pass that gives you a discount on things that do not go on sale very often, like designer handbags! The only things not eligible for the pre-sale would be cosmetics and fragrances.

Giani Bernini Sterling Silver Cleopatra Necklace
Giani Bernini Sterling Silver Cleopatra Necklace

Isn’t this necklace just gorgeous? I have a feeling I am going to be using this quite often. It goes with everything!

Giani Bernini Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Giani Bernini Sterling Silver Hinged Cuff Bracelet

This is another gorgeous piece! Who doesn’t love shiny sterling silver?

Giani Bernini Sterling Silver Graduated Bead Necklace
Giani Bernini Sterling Silver Graduated Bead Necklace

These beads are actually pretty bold and large. I love subtle statement jewelry!

Coach Borough Bag
Coach Turnlock Borough Bag

Be still my own heart! How beautiful is this? They had only one! I was powerless to resist!

Elizabeth Arden Ceramidin Cream Lipstick in Rose
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Rose

I love this lipstick! It is a true rosey nude with no orange undertone at all! It is creamy and semi-sheer and does not seem to dry out my lips. I love the gold metal casing, it reminds me of the glamorous lipsticks that the classic Hollywood starlets would use.

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Lancome Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Cocealer in Ivoire
Lancme Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer in Ivoire

I normally do not need to use under-eye concealer unless I did not get enough sleep the night before. This one from Lancôme is my absolute favorite right now. The Ivorie shade has a yellow undertone which helps to disguise dark circles. It is creamy and does not crease. I only use a dot or two and that is usually enough. I like it better than the Nars concealer.

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Elle Tahari Walking Jacket
Elle Tahari Walking Jacket

Hello red!!! I love Elle Tahari jackets. They are so well made and tailored. This is actually a separate for a suit. I wish there had been some more bold colors like purple or kelly green.

Ralph Lauren Printed Dress
Ralph Lauren Printed Dress

Can anyone guess why I bought this dress? If you guessed because I am pairing it with the red Elle Tahari jacket, you guessed 100% right!

Calvin Klein Jersey Maxi Dress
Calvin Klein Jersey Maxi Dress

This dress is so chic and comfortable! I am not intending to wear it with the black belt though. I was thinking of a wide gold belt or even white. There are just so many ways you can accessorize this dress.

Did you do any shopping last weekend?

TIFFANY AND CO INTERLOCKING CIRCLES NECKLACE.

I have not been buying that many Tiffany pieces lately, mostly due to the fact that Tiffany is ranked among one of the most counterfeited brands in the world. This is totally snobbish of me, but I hate investing so much in something only to see the knockoffs everywhere! That is why I have been more selective with the pieces I buy from Tiffany. This necklace is definitely one that I have not seen replicated (yet), and yes I can tell the difference! I have an eye for counterfeit anything! This beauty is on my list!2014-11-15-13-26-56[1]2014-11-15-13-28-11[1]