India Earrings, $68, Judith Bright
Gold Paisley Earrings, $58, Judith Bright
Sometimes trailers do the opposite of what they’re supposed to do, which is get you to go to the movie. After seeing the preview for Jennifer Lopez‘s new movie, “The Back-up Plan,” I definitely won’t be plunking down $15 to see it in theaters. However, I might take the money I save by not watching it and put that toward the purchase of a pair of earrings she wears in the movie. Three different Judith Bright earring styles adorn Jennifer’s ears in “The Back-up Plan,” and while I tend to go for post earrings, these simple danglers would be a fun change, especially since they won’t completely deplete my bank account at $53 to $68 a pair. And, if you do end up seeing the film, send the jewelry company your ticket stub by May 31 for 20 percent off, which will essentially recoup the cost of your movie ticket. [Judith Bright] Keep reading »
There’s not much to say about the Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew jewelry collaboration. It’s just awesome. The drapey, multi-tier look that so many try and fail to do well has been accomplished, the chains are bright but not over-shiny, and we want literally every single piece from the collection. Sadly, it’s not cheap, so we’ve found a favorite in this side drape necklace, which may very well be worth the investment. Check out the whole collection here.
Playing with Legos might be a little juvenile, but can we wear them? Accessories designers Dee and Ricky Jackson have built an empire based on Lego belts, pins, and rings, with fans like Kanye West. But we think metalsmith Shannon Conrad’s $70 2×2 Building Block Ring is a heck of a lot better than Dee and Ricky’s $200 Interchangable Lego Block Ring. Shannon cast the ring in reclaimed sterling silver, and while it looks pretty cool on its own, what makes it even more fun is that you can build on top, changing up the ring as you please. What do you think? [Makers Market] Keep reading »
I come from a very Jewish family. My great-grandparents were involved in the foundation of the Zionist movement, and my mother is Jewish clergy. Hebrew was apparently my first language when I began talking at 2 years old during the time we lived in Jerusalem (unfortunately, I can’t really speak it anymore), and my pre-teen years were encapsulated by Bat Mitzvah tutoring. The thing is, I’ve never really felt Jewish, at least not in the religious sense. As I grew into a cynical teenager, my beliefs about God went out the window, and I felt disconnected and bored by most facets of Judaism.
Culturally, however, it’s a different story … Keep reading »
We’ve heard quite a few people complain that this season of “American Idol” is, well, lackluster. Where are the show-stopping, tear-inducing performances? While we haven’t gotten goosebumps listening to the contestants sing, we couldn’t take our eyes off Siobhan Magnus’s cute bracelets (which she wore with floral Dr. Martens). Lenora Dame designed the animal-covered decoupage bangles, and her fun, eclectic jewelry mixes old and new materials — and almost all of it cost less than $100. Click through to see four of our favorite pieces from Lenora Dame’s line. Keep reading »
Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge has got some good family genes. For starters, you can see it in her face, thanks to a former model mom. But Jane and her mother have also managed to put their smarts to good use together, collaborating on their blogs and designing capsule collections for big names. Now, Jane’s aunt Karen is getting in on the action. Together, they’re launching a jewelry line of over-sized nature-inspired pieces. Jane explains that Karen has a background in entomology, so it makes sense that their first creation is a huge buckle belt in the shape of a beetle. From the looks of the high prices ($600) and artisan craftsmanship, it seems that these babies will probably be on special order. But for something this beetletastic? We’d expect no less. [Sea of Shoes] Keep reading »