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I’m Like A Bird December 27, 2009

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Fossil Bird Necklace


My new favorite accessory is this bird necklace by Fossil.  (I found it at Dillards, they have amazing jewelry sales!)  I’m really into rose gold right now because it looks a little vintage-y and its a nice change from plain gold or silver.

I absolutely love Fossil jewelry.  It’s always sparkly, fresh, and the kind of pieces I picture myself wearing when I’m on a ranch in Arizona with the wind whipping my perfectly tousled curls while I pose with my perfectly bronzed skin and a white button down shirt, designer jeans, and cowboy boots.  (Way to go Fossil marketing!)

They’re the best “oh, I just threw this on, but it looks great, because I only own fashionable things” accessories.  And since I’m not going to be starring in any Abercrombie commericals anytime soon, I’m going to keep wearing my bird necklace.  It makes me feel free and beautiful and that’s exactly how a piece of jewelry should alwas make you feel.


Lucky Charms

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I recently came across Page Sargisson’s beautiful jewelry.  Her creations range from lucky charms to wedding bands to mother of pearl casino chips, all in brushed gold, sterling silver, or oxidized silver.  You can find a unicorn charm with pink sapphires, necklaces and cuff links to mark a special day, a lucky number charm, and an assortment of other unique pieces.  She sprinkles her trinkets with diamonds, sapphires, and topaz to mix whimsy and fun with elegant style and design.

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Finding the Perfect Leather Jacket December 26, 2009

Chanel Leather Jacket Anne Hathaway Get SmartFinding the perfect leather jacket is a fashion quest that can take years.  This is one classic staple that is versatile, sophisticated, and will never go out of style.  There are so many cuts, colors, styles, and lengths to choose from.  I am completely obsessed with the white Chanel leather jacket Anne Hathaway wore in Get Smart.  (Seriously, ask my friends.  I bring up this jacket ALL THE TIME.  They tease me  about it now.)  White can be worn with fur in the winter or over a sundress in the summer.  I love the asymmetrical zipper and the blazer collar underneath.  It’s absolutely perfect.

My favorite styles have a slim silhouette and a blazer-like cut, or fall into the moto jacket style.  The Balmain leather jackets are definitely at the top of my list.  I’m also intrigued by the leather hoodie.  I love hoodies, so the thought of combining a leather jacket with a hoodie seems like a logical choice for me.  Kristen Stewart has been spotted sporting a Juicy Couture leather hoodie, and I also love the one by Mike and Chris Maxwell.

Kristen Stewart Juicy Couture Leather Hoodie

Juicy Couture

Juicy Couture Leather Hoodie

Juicy Couture

Mike and Chris Maxwell Leather Hoodie

Mike and Chris

Balmain Leather Jacket



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Everyday Superhero

Cape Jackets


Statement Necklaces

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Express Charm NecklaceOne of my favorite new trends is the statement necklace.  I walked past Express and saw this fantastic necklace on a mannequin and immediately fell in love.  If I were a necklace, I would be this one.  Its got the perfect mix of ladylike pearls, tough chains, whimsical silk flowers, bright gems, and delicate gold charms.  It represents every facet of my personality and is appropriate for any mood I’m in.  Alas, the price tag didn’t quite fit into my budget.  I lusted after it even more after I saw it in a magazine and finally went back to the store to get it.  The last one in the store was on the mannequin, and didn’t have a price tag.  I asked about the price, crossing my fingers that it would be on sale.  I could have kissed the guy behind the counter when he fished a price tag out of the mannequin’s bag that was 60% off the original price.  I skipped out of the store ecstatic, clutching my treasure, and its been my favorite necklace ever since.  Anthropologie has a wonderful assortment of statement necklaces as well.  Some of my favorites are shown below.  They are the perfect way to make a white t-shirt look extra special.  I usually mine with a simple top or dress to show them off.

Statement Necklaces


Curvy Wooden Heels December 25, 2009

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Kenneth Cole ReactionIt may be my Dutch ancestry, but I’ve fallen head over high heels for the latest take on wooden heels.  They’re a more solid than stilettos, more architectural than wedges, and more glamourous than the clunky heels of the ’70s.  They can polish off a ladylike look with a skirt or dress, or jazz up skinny jeans and a ruffled top.  I asked for the Kenneth Cole Reaction version (left) for Christmas.  I love the gray and brown combo.  You don’t see that often, and its easy to pair with either color.  I also like Anthrolopologie’s Louisa Booties and For Beatrice Slingbacks (below). You don’t need a tulip garden to enjoy these fresh picks!Anthropologie For Beatrice SlingbacksAnthropologie Louisa Booties