Made is a UK brand offering affordable fashion forward jewelry crafted by skilled artisans using environmentally sound materials. Rest assured, no sweatshops were utilized to create these beauties. The company offers their Kenyan artisans training, job security, and safe work environments in an effort to empower developing communities. The results are lovely pieces that will enhance your jewelry collection and daily style. Click through to see eight of our favorite pieces.
The boutique where I work on weekends has some pretty crazy ear cuffs in our jewelry section, big ol’ things blinged out with rhinestones and crystal feathers. True statement pieces. A couple weeks ago, this little old lady came in. She was a classic southern lady, probably close to 90, decked out in Ferragamo heels, a fur bolero, and bright pink rouge. She picked up one of the ear cuffs and asked, “What is this?” I showed her how to put it on, and she looked in the mirror and gasped, “I look … badass.” “Yes you do!” I said, because she totally did, and she ended up buying it. So rad. I’m not sure I have what it takes to pull off a huge ear cuff like that lady, but I love the look of a dainty ear pin that extends up the ear a bit. This triple star design is so cool. Maybe not badass, but definitely cool. [$18.36, Arajera]
If there’s any three-word phrase that can instantly calm my control freak, perfectionist self, it’s “Let it be.” I love the sentiment. I love the song. And I really love this beautiful pendant necklace, made with hand-drawn chalk art. Isn’t that lettering dreamy? If you like the necklace but hate The Beatles (I met someone once who hated The Beatles, so I know you weirdos exist), check out the rest of this Etsy shop’s gorgeous chalkboard art jewelry. There’s definitely something for everyone! [$30, CuffLoves]
Spring is in the air, which means open-toed shoes, bright handbags and flowy sundresses are back! But as every fashionista knows, an outfit is nothing without some killer accessories to make it pop! And that’s where we come in.
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You have two weeks to prove to us that you can rock the Island-Meets-City style that perfectly compliments Arthur and Livingston accessories. Remember: be versatile! Simply follow the steps after the jump for your chance to win, and you could starting your season off with some serious style. Keep reading »
I thought I would eventually get tired of the initial jewelry trend, but it’s been going strong for, what, 20 years now? And I’m still totally into it. The feminine script on these handmade 14kt gold rings is so pretty, and they look even better stacked. At $50 a piece, they’re not cheap, but could easily become an heirloom piece in your jewelry box. If that’s out of your price range, the Etsy artist who makes these also makes some adorable initial bracelets that are a bit more wallet-friendly at $16.50 a pop. Whichever style or letter you choose, you’ll have no trouble spelling out C-U-T-E. [$50, Charlie & Marcelle]
The jury is still out on whether Valentine’s Day is a the most romantic day of the year or bullshit consumerist faux-holiday meant. (I say it’s both, plus a brilliant excuse to eat an entire box of Russell Stover chocolates in one day.) No matter how you celebrate February 14th, surely you can agree that the symbol of St. Valentine’s Day, the heart, looks cute all year ’round. From scarves to jewelry to smartphone cases, a heart accessory or declaration of love spans every season. So show some love to these 13 heart accessories that you can wear this Friday and any every day after.
Ever since Ami told me about her hippie-tastic trip to Sedona, I’ve been obsessing about crystals and want to fill my life, house, and jewelry box with them. Luckily for me, Etsy is happy to oblige, with tons of amazing crystal necklaces. Click through to check out seven of my favorites, guaranteed to add a bit of mystical charm (and possibly, like, good chakra energy or something?) to even the most basic outfits…
So I broke both wrists this fall. The casts are now off but I’m left with some rather ugly surgery scars on both wrists. Frankly they look like suicide scars and I’d like some ideas for how cover them up when I choose (job interviews and the like). The scars are each about four inches long, so I’m thinking I probably shouldn’t just wear a giant stack of bangles on each wrist. That seems like it’d be jingly/loud as all hell. Also, I work mostly in an office with no dress code, and part time in a furniture repair shop (so a couple of recommendations for stuff that won’t get caught on tools would be awesome). And I don’t like gold. Any ideas? – Rachel
Yes, I do! You have the right idea when you mentioned a stack of bangles, but instead of piling on a bunch of metal bracelets — which would definitely alert everyone within earshot of your constant presence — you want to wear a mini-arm party that combines a quiet beaded wrap bracelet with a thick cuff. That way the two can bump up against each other all they want without making a shit ton of noise. (Personally, I love piling on lots of bracelets, so you could even add a thinner cuff or a watch to the stack, on the other side of the wrap bracelet.) To give you a few ideas, I picked out three wrap bracelets and paired them with three cuffs — and you could easily mix and match these options, if you like them. These should cover your scars and add some pizzaz to any outfit, casual or dressed up. Check out ‘em out, after the jump! And thanks for your question? (Got a Style 911 question? Send an email to email@example.com!) Keep reading »
I’ve always considered pearls to be in the same category as Wayne Newton, Werther’s Originals and “I Love Lucy,” i.e. “Things Grandmothers Love.” But after last night’s Golden Globe Awards, I have not been able to stop thinking about the pearl earrings Rashida Jones and Emma Watson wore. Rashida’s earring is actually called an ear pin and feature three pearls in graduated sizes; Emma’s Dior earrings feature a large and small pearl connected by a bar. Inspired by their vaguely punk take on pearls, I tracked down 10 pairs of pearl earrings and cuffs that you can totally share with granny.
Sure, the gowns are gorgeous and the hair and makeup are sublime, but do you realize how many dollars worth of jewelry “attends” the Golden Globes? A lot. Probably enough to make at least a tiny dent in our national debt, but I digress. There are also amazing shoes and handbags and hairpins to drool over, so let’s not waste anytime. Click on to see some of the very best accessories worn to last night’s awards show — and a few of the worst (we couldn’t resist)…