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The New Style Of Jewelry To Covet

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necklace: Gorjana-Griffin

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the fast fashion trendy costume jewelry from shops like Baublebar, Topshop and even J.Crew, but there’s definitely a shift into more delicate and slightly elevated pieces when it comes to jewelry lately, even if you find them at costume jewelry prices.

These are pieces from my favorite indie jewelry designers (you may recognize from previous posts raving about them) that you’re going to invest in this spring and even to wear for years to come.

They may be simple, but they’re anything but boring. Of course, go ahead and layer them up this season.

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necklace: K/LLER Collection

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ring: Maison Antonym

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necklaces: Le Mos

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#FridayFavorites / @KateSpadeNY @Target @SophieHughes

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You may have spotted some of these gorgeous new 2 Park Avenue Beau bags from Kate Spade New York on some street style snaps over fashion week. I’m not usually one for anything too girly, but then I found drooling over the leopard print and the red & pink Beaus, which are both feminine and a bit of my downtown style. A girl can never have too many beaus, right?

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While I sadly didn’t receive one of these gorgeous bags, Kate Spade sent me this adorable USB drive with their signature Beau bag shape. This is definitely the most BEAUtiful thumb drive I’ve ever seen. (Sorry, I had to).

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Now that I’m a homeowner, all of my money tends to go to my home, rather than my wardrobe lately, so it was great to see that Phillip Lim’s collection for Target was a price point that I can afford right now…and still looks like the real thing.

Other than the Target logo and me blurting out, “can you believe this is from Target?”, I fooled everyone on a photoshoot the other day with this $35 bag!

While they sold out online a couple of weeks ago, there may be some getting returned at this point because people—who shall remain nameless—bought 9 bags at 6am before they sold out and are now returning the ones they don’t want (or I didn’t buy off them).

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This teeny tiny ring from Sophie Hughes was custom made just for me when I was obsessing over the knuckle ring craze. Now that I’m over it, it’s actually the perfect every day pinky ring because you can see both the delicate hand-crafted hammered gold and the pewter colored metal from the side. It’s no wonder why celebs like Rose Byrne are now flocking to this indie classic yet edgy jewelry brand.

Another New Work Alert (Well, Sort of New)

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Sophie Hughes Recycled-gold and oxidized-silver lariat with lemon quartz, $1,898, Sophie Hughes;
Yigal Azrouël silk blouse, $550, Viola Lovely.

Photo: Todd Dionne
Styling: Liz Teich
Hair and makeup:
Maryelle O’Rourke
Model: Anna/Click

This is somewhat new work for me, even though it came out back in November! (!!!!) I recently connected with the talented jewelry designer, Sophie Hughes and found this image on her Instagram and thought, wait a minute…that looks pretty familiar…wait, I styled that.

One of the annoying parts of the job as a stylist is tracking down all of the things you’ve worked on because when they come out months or even a year later, you’ve forgotten about it by then. It was nice to see a this beautiful image and connect the dots to how I originally fell in love with Sophie’s unique designs.

Check out more on the article here and the designer’s site here.

Floral Jumpsuit Apparatus

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I was home on Long Island for a day over the holiday and was pleasantly surprised to find that one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie, opened up in the local mall.

My friend, Meghan, reluctantly came with me there (or I should say, I dragged her in there) so I could use my gift card from my birthday and like a true friend, picked out every single pair of wide legged pants for me. It’s true; I’m a sucker for that style. We found this gorgeous wide-legged jumpsuit with my name all over it—and especially because it was on the sale rack for half off!

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jumpsuit: Anthropologie / shoes: T.J.Maxx / sunglasses: c/o George Gina & Lucy / bag: Zara / necklace: Arrows & Hearts / bracelets: c/o Hathamade, PatchNYC / earrings: c/o Sophie Hughes


#FridayFavorites / Eco-Friendly Edition!

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I ran into the South End-based jewelry designer, Sophie Hughes, at an event when I was in Boston a few weeks ago and gushed over her cool hoop earrings that she was wearing. The clever design doesn’t require any annoying backings or hooks. It intrigued me, as a piece dangled down behind her ear lobe, as the rest hooped around. The edgy quality of the hammered metal, along with its simplicity made them the perfect hoop earring in my book. Like a girl after my own heart, all of Sophie’s designs are made with reclaimed materials, so her popular collection is eco-friendly.

A few days ago these sustainable and carefully crafted beauties in a patina finish showed up at my door and I’ve been wearing them every day since.

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I fell in love with Love Nature NYC candles after being entranced by the scent when By Brooklyn burned them over the holidays. Go figure, the one I got from there was seasonal, so my apartment would no longer smell like Christmas when it burned out after a few months.

The best summer scent, according to Mindy, the buyer there, is “Tomato Leaf.” While I winced at the idea of my home smelling like an Italian restaurant, she wasn’t wrong. This local Brooklyn candle company now makes my living room smell like a fresh garden—and without the toxins or carcinogens of most candles out there, thanks to its soy-based formula.

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As a stylist, I’m faced with challenges in making things look good. When it came to my own home, I’ve been stumped on how to make a cat litter box look better. It’s been tucked away in a corner of my office, so while guests didn’t notice it, it wasn’t hidden from my daily life. We’ve tried the covered box and even the fancy “igloo” box, but the ugly plastic just doesn’t fit in with all of my antiques and “industrial chic” furniture.

Finally, we came up with this idea. This chest made with renewable materials from IKEA was the perfect size and price to conceal the litter box. We cut a square out of the side that’s facing towards the wall for the cats to enter and placed the litter box inside, along with the scooper. I also placed a mat at the bottom, so any litter that spilled would not fall through the base.

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It now sits in our hallway, where guests think we have a pretty storage chest, and have remarked that they had no idea anything smelly would be in there. The one drawback is that it hides it so well that we sometimes forget to do the litter daily!

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