Fashion

Warrior Priestess Wednesday

I used to love playing dress up as a little girl. She-Ra was one of my favorite heroines. I came across this picture today and had to blog about this look.

The heavy silver chain belt, statement necklace, cuff bracelets, chains, and rings all come together to create this warrior priestess look. Now this may be a look better suited for the Burning Man, Coachella or Tomorrowland festivals, but I love everything about it. The white scarf tied as a barely there top and short shirt over a bikini bottom is the perfect backdrop for the jewelry to create this sexy, but empowered look. Whether you feel it looks more tribal or warrior-esque is up to you, but I think we can agree that it is fab. The tan skin is perfection against the bright white and sparkling silver. So today is officially Warrior Priestess Wednesday for me and I will be crushing on this look all day.

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Beauty

Barrettes

Barrettes have come a long way since the 80’s. Remember those little plasticĀ barrettes made by Goody that your mom used to pin your hair out of your face for school? I loved those!

The barrettes I see today are beautiful, ornate, and fit for the red carpet. I love the gold grecian leaf designs, crystal embellished styles, and leather studded ones. The femininity and delicate details are what draw me to them. I picture myself wearing a beautiful dress with my loose waves pinned back into a barrette or wearing jeans and a white tee with straight hair pinned in a leather rocker inspired version.

The bonus of wearing a barrette is keeping the hair out of your face and easily being able to unsnap the closure and change your hairstyle quickly. The pretty little metal detail is sure to finish your outfit and bring back those fond grade school memories.

I have pictured my favorites by Jennifer Behr, Henri Bendel, and others.

The Jennifer Behr barrettes can be purchased at http://www.jenniferbehr.com

The Henri Bendel barrette can be purchased at http://www.henribendel.com

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Fashion

All That Glitters Is Gold

I am currently obsessed with gold jewelry. Chunky, bold statement necklaces, vintage door knocker Chanel earrings, layered chain necklaces, delicate stackable rings and bracelets, bangles, ear jackets, and studs. More is more in the case of gold jewelry.

I’m not saying wear everything all at once, but tastefully pairing the gold together to best suit your mood and outfit. I was recently invited to the Jacquie Aiche showroom to view the collections and partake in the ultimate jewelry sale. I had been coveting the spiked gold ear jacket and ruby ear piece ever since spotting the pair on Kate Mara. The timing was serendipitous and I was able to snag an ear jacket of my own at a fraction of the price. I was reeling with excitement. My friend Jen and I were like kids in a candy store, scooping up all the pretty treasures to try on and purchase. To our delight, they were even applying gold jewelry tattoos in the back garden for the party. Our inner Bohemian Goddesses were let out that day to shine.

When it comes to jewelry I tend to follow the rules of statement necklace, small stud earring, delicate bracelets, maybe a small ring. Layered delicate necklaces, maybe one has an initial, small stud, stacked bracelets optional. Bold earring, one delicate necklace, stacked rings if you must. The options could go on and on, but the point is statement earrings or statement necklace is the rule. Choose one bold piece to complete your outfit as if it were the icing on the cake, the rest of the jewelry are just the sprinkles.

My favorite places to buy gold jewelry from are Jacquie Aiche (for everything), Natalie B (for vintage locket pieces), and EF Collection (for delicate earrings).

http://www.jacquieaiche.com

http://www.efcollection.com

http://www.nataliebjewelry.com

 

 

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