We’re always on the lookout for affordable, seemingly one-of-a-kind jewelry. Zedena Designs delivers on both with its handmade pieces. We’re particularly taken with the Damask Songbird on Brass necklace, which features a songbird enameled in a damask pattern and a hand-antiqued brass chain complete with Zedena Designs’ signature heart-shaped clasp. It’ll quickly become your favorite piece because it adds just the right amount of color to any outfit.
MarKhed designed this very adorable girl-on-a-swing necklace. She grabs the chain that hangs around your neck, and when you move, she does her thing. It’s the perfect look for the swing dancer fashionista who likes retro things. [$70, Etsy] Keep reading »
One of the items pictured here is a $655 crystal-embellished bib necklace designed by Phillip Lim. The other is an Imperial Star Destroyer designed by George Lucas. Can you tell which is which?
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If you’re a lover of costume jewelry, like we are, then you’re going to want to bookmark PNKElephant.com. Not only does this accessories site have of-the-moment rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, but it also has really affordable prices. Everything is $30 or less, with many pieces priced between $7 and $10. Yes, you read that correctly. I sampled the fall collection yesterday, and can also tell you that the quality of PNKElephant jewelry is very high, unlike some of their competitors. The fall collection features military-inspired pieces done in matte silver and gold, but the PNKElephant team assured me that there will be more glitzy jewelry items for holiday. Take a look at this affordable and chic jewelry after the jump. Keep reading »
It’s not often a girl can pull off purple and yellow in one outfit. Or green and orange. Or red and turquoise. Or … you get the idea. But you won’t have to worry about clashing if all the colors of the rainbow are on one adorable color wheel. This 22k gold pendant hangs from an 18k gold chain and adds an instant “art school” look to any bland outfit. Time to brush up on your color theory!
Each year, for all eternity, fashion magazines proclaim, “The nautical trend is back in a big way!” Models pose in navy blue stripes and sailor hats and Top-Siders under clever headlines like “Anchors Aweigh!” (Sorry I had to.) This endless trend cycle can get a bit tiring, but the bright side? This adorable little anchor necklace is guaranteed to be in style forever. [$7, Etsy] Keep reading »
Thank you, Lady Gaga, for the meat craze. Because of you, Bruce Willis appeared this week on the “Late Show with David Letterman” with a hunk of sirloin on his bald dome. And now, designer Onch is selling a “meatlace” for $55! Keep reading »
For rocking the business look, you have two options: dress in a boring skirt suit or play hardball with the boys and go the menswear route. If, that is, you actually know how to tie a tie — do you? Otherwise, try this cheeky silver necktie necklace by Brooklyn-based jewelry company Metal Sugar. The silver cut-out silhouette will give new meaning to your “business casual” looks, or make your weekend wear a bit sharper.
You’re all about making your mark. All the better to do it sartorially with a vintage brass letterpress (each from a real letterpress!) necklace with your initial. For those really into multi-purpose pieces, you could press it into an ink pad or into a wax letter seal to leave your personal impression. (Although we’d probably rather just wear it and avoid ink- and wax-stained shirts.) We especially love the Etsy seller’s styling advice—buy two to represent your own initial and a special someone’s name.
Though few attempt to find it, there is, in fact, a delicate balance between a simple pendant and a statement necklace. This Lee Angel multi-strand necklace with its medium weight baubles and general feeling of pretty lightness hits it on the nose. You can wear it dressy or casual and it will never look too diminutive or too aggressive.