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.