Quick update on recent wardrobe additions:
These shoes got sent back to J. Crew.
The shoes were about half a size too big and the fabric seemed like it would stain easily.
Adios, berry print heels.
This necklace, however, was even better in person.
I wore it last week for a work photo along with a bright blue shirt, and I loved the color combo:
It’s definitely still available at J. Crew.
P.S. How fun are these earrings?
Target just launched a collaboration with BaubleBar, and with almost everything less than $25, there are some pieces too cute to resist:
I have a feeling these are going to go fast.
Remember when I said that my wedding ring was recently on the losing end of a battle with the garbage disposal?
Yeah, that was a bummer. An uninsured bummer.
So, while I currently remain ringless, I am dreaming about some suitable alternatives.
First up, this stacked David Yurman ring. It’s one piece but creates the illusion of multiples.
I also like the idea of having these three delicate rings, each in a different metal (gold, platinum, rose gold), that could be worn separately or together. I think I like this better than the stacked ring above because of the styling versatility.
A slightly different version of the above, but with a more random placement of the diamonds. This Elsa Peretti Etoile band has been available for at least 15 years but I still think it looks modern and fun:
My friend P. has an anniversary band like the one below and I love the way it looks. Pro tip from her: make sure the diamonds circle the whole ring so that you can see it sparkle if she’s waving to you, princess-style.
A substantial gold and diamond number:
This is more of a cocktail ring, but I still love it, especially in rose gold:
And finally, this Roberto Coin panda ring is a big no but it made me laugh:
It’s $18,500 (!!!)
J. Crew just released some new versions of their classic pave link bracelet:
It now comes in black, light blue, mixed metallics and – my favorite! – rainbow crystals.
A close up of the rainbow crystals:
This definition of a magpie in the Oxford English Dictionary made me laugh:
Used in similes or comparisons to refer to a person who collects things, especially things of little use or value, or a person who chatters idly.
Yep, sounds familiar.
On that note, J. Crew’s first fall catalog arrived in my mailbox yesterday and it contains some delightful sparkly gems that are a magnet for my magpie mind.
This crystal foliage necklace is #1 on my Just Want Now list:
Look how great it is styled with a chambray shirt:
Same stones, cocktail ring version:
Two cuff bracelets (two images of the second one to show its wrap style):
I can’t decide which bracelet I like better. Both have their charms.
Or, if you want to go in an entirely different direction, these simple and modern pieces also caught my fancy:
I regularly get emails from Bauble Bar, but I didn’t pay attention to this part until recently:
Every Monday and Friday, Bauble Bar features a “Buried Bauble,” which is an item(s) reduced to $10 or $20.
The site makes it seem like a big treasure hunt, but it’s easy.
While I haven’t seen these offered as one of the mega deals, I’m hopeful they’ll be soon:
Tassels are so in right now.
Wow – BaubleBar is on overload with tassel drop earrings.
Check these out:
Very cool. All are available now.
I fell in love with the new Kate Spade Charm Bar.
Here’s a sampler:
These charms are adorable and well-priced, ranging from $18-32.
The glittery champagne bottle and the funky eyeglasses are my favorites.
I already have a fun costume charm bracelet from Juicy Couture that I could add to, but this KS collection also has a large link bracelet, a small link one and a charm necklace.
Large link bracelet, only $38!
This would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
Two weekends ago, I was shopping at J. Crew and saw one of the employees wearing this rhinestone necklace:
A closer look:
It looked really cool and was honestly not too overdone for work or daytime wear.
This Swarovski beauty is currently full retail at $165 (and backordered until April).
Here are a couple of alternatives:
Both of these are Kate Spade, but obviously two different colors. I’m thinking I like the silver better, which is great because it’s on sale right now at Nordstrom for $66, versus $98 for the gold version.
Another from J. Crew:
Less sparkly, but I still like these two clear stone necklaces (Bauble Bar and Kate Spade – currently 1/3 off, respectively):
What would you choose? I think it may be possible to layer one of the clear stone necklaces with one of the rhinestone ones, too.
This ring box from Henri Bendel is just the cutest little thing.
And here’s something equally adorable to put in it: