Subtle Star Jewelry in Honor of The Fourth of July

It is true… back in the 90’s when I taught third grade, I had a BIG collection of holiday jewelry. I had wood cut-out necklaces and earrings for every occasion, and even some battery-powered pieces that my students loved. Now that I’m no longer working with little ones, I gave away my collection long ago, because let’s face it…it’s clearly not my personal style! But that’s not to say that you can’t find a more subtle way to celebrate with your jewelry. With the Fourth of July almost upon us, I thought it would be fun to explore options with a star motif. Granted, these would be good all year round, but extra special while watching fireworks burst overhead, don’t you think?

Zoe Chicco Diamond Star Cuff Bracelet

zoe chicco diamond star cuff bracelet
Sugar Bean Jewelry Star Stud Earrings

sugar bean jewelry star stud earrings
SHY by Sydney Evan Star Ring

shy by sydney evan star ring
Jennifer Zeuner Lake Star Lariat Necklace

jennifer zeuner lake star lariat necklace with diamond
Kismet by Milka 5 Star Ear Climber

kismet by milka 5 star ear climber
Aurelie Bidermann Silver Star Ring (also comes in gold)

aurelie bidermann silver star ring
Jennifer Meyer Star Pendant Necklace

jennifer meyer star pendant necklace
Nova Ear Climbers by Jules Smith

nova ear climbers by jules smith
Siena Jewelry Triple Star Diamond Ring

siena jewlery triple star diamond ring
SheBee Gem Sapphire Multi Star Ring

shebee gem sapphire multi star ring
Do you plan on wearing any festive jewelry this weekend? If so, definitely send me a photo. I wish you all a sparkling holiday!!

Fringe-tastic Fall Finds

Fringe was a strong design detail in 2014, from bags to clothing to jewelry. Apparently, this trend is not going away anytime soon, as evidenced by this necklace worn in the MM6 Maison Martin Margiela spring/summer 2015 runway show this past week in NYC.

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela s:s15

When my wardrobe clients ask me about fashion trends, I always tell them to take them with a grain of salt. If you think a particular trend completely resonates with your personal style, then by all means jump on in, and don’t hesitate to make a bit of an investment. And if a trend is the farthest thing from your style and comfort zone, then definitely don’t feel pressured to jump on that bandwagon. If you’re somewhere in the middle, then perhaps give it a try, but don’t spend too much money on your “style experiment.” With that in mind, I’ve gathered 10 different pieces of jewelry, at a variety of price points and with different styles, for you to peruse. So here they are, in no particular order.

Rebecca Minkoff spiked enamel fringe necklace

rebecca minkoff spiked enamel fringe necklace

Iosselliani geometric floral cheetah bracelet

iosselliani geometric floral cheetah bracelet

Isharya black hampi fringe earrings (They’ve got a huge array of fringed pieces, by the way!)

isharya black hampi fringe earring

Nordstrom fringed faux pearl necklace

nordstrom fringed faux pearl necklace

Dannijo allegra crystal drop earrings

dannijo allegra crystal drop earrings

BCBG rocker fringe ring

bcbg rocker fringe ring

Auden Lennox fringe necklace

auden lennox fringe necklace

Jules Smith bar fringe earrings

jules smith bar fringe earrings

Alexis Bittar lucite and crystal lace fringe necklace

alexis bittar lucite & crystal lace fringe necklace

Ca & Lou fringe allover cuff

ca & lou fringe allover cuff

So what do you think? Are you a fringe girl?