Monthly Archives: March 2012

Geometric Design: Jewelry Judge

Art deco is a huge trend this spring, but it can be interpreted in a very Halloween costume-y way. This gal, whom I spied south of Market in SF last week was spot-on with her choice. Not only is the necklace a cool combination of tribal meets art deco, but it’s set off perfectly by the subtle geometric pattern in the blouse she’s wearing. She gets a jewelry gold star in my book!

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Just Pretty!

So today I had the unusual delight of spending the day shopping with my dear friend and colleague, Jen (whom I’ve known since kindergarten!). We weren’t shopping for clients, but rather for ourselves. Such fun! When I caught a glimpse of her bag and jewelry lying on the pedestal in the dressing room, it just made me smile. The harmony and simplicity of the combination is lovely.

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Spring Trend: The Bold Ring

Forget the rule that you have to wait till 5 o’clock for a drink. The NEW rule is that ANYtime is cocktail time…you do realize that I’m talking about cocktail rings, right?! Don’t save your big bling for going out in the evening. Instead, enjoy that heavy weight on your finger all day long. I, myself, have been having fun with this trend. Here’s a picture of me wearing a killer taupe Alexis Bittar ring that I picked up for … Continue reading

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Bountiful Bracelets: Jewelry Judge

While browsing the shops in Los Altos, CA over the weekend, I was completely impressed with the way this young woman stacked her bracelets! The way she combined earth tones of vintage and new created perfect harmony and visual interest. The one furthest up her arm belonged to her mother, the gold bangle in the middle she received in 5th grade, the woven one is by Tai, and the one closest to her wrist is by DanniJo. Bravo!

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Native American Jewelry

So Native American jewelry can go one of two ways…horribly wrong (are you still in your Pocahontas Halloween costume?!) or terribly chic (channeling a Ralph Lauren ad). Personally, I’ve always been drawn to this genre of accessories, and it works in beautifully with my boho chic personal style. On my most recent trip to Las Vegas, I unexpectedly learned a little more about it. While in Vegas you will usually find me browsing the luxury shops. But this time I … Continue reading

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Modern Cocktail Ring: Jewelry Judge

While being unexpectedly entertained at a middle school production of “Anything Goes” on Saturday night, I was equally impressed with the ring on the woman sitting next to me. It once belonged to her mother-in-law, who apparently had a very well-edited style. Her wardrobe was full of black, white, pops of red and accented by extremely modern jewelry. This ring, with it’s large scale and simplistic design creates some real drama for the wearer. Love it!

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Spring Trend: Bright Colors!

In the morning you’ll usually find me munching on an Golden Delicious apple and working on the computer with “Live with Kelly” on in the background. (I still miss Regis, though.) I love to see what Kelly Ripa strolls out on stage with each morning. Back in January, she started wearing a brightly colored necklace, really almost day-glow, each and every day. Well her stylist was right on trend with that choice! (Side note: I love that she feels comfortable … Continue reading

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Stacy King of Lulu Designs

I always love to check out the latest in style (I’m sure you’re shocked to hear!) at one of my favorite boutiques, Crimson Mim. (now with locations in Los Altos and Palo Alto, CA) It’s a double bonus when my visit coincides with a jewelry trunk show! I was very pleased to meet Bay Area local Stacy King, the designer of Lulu Designs. Stacy, in her thirteenth year of business (and come to find out next door neighbors with one … Continue reading

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