Thursday, April 17, 2014

Squared Circle


I love the subtle details that makes a piece of jewelry special and unique. The slightly squared shape of these rings by LA Kasier make them stand out from a sea of other brass stacking rings. Complete with grey marcasite cabochons these rings are subtle yet stunning. They would look great spread out across a sea of fingers or stacked even higher on one finger. Perhaps I'll be buying more!


brass stacking rings c/o LA Kaiser
onyx ring by Jennie Kwon
shirt Anthropologie (diff't color)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Line Lust: Jennie Kwon Designs Fall/Winter 2014


I fell head over heals in love with Jennie Kwon Designs last year when she made her debut. Known for her dainty stacking rings, delicate bracelets, and petite necklaces, Jennie's new collection offers a fresh take on the original. Her rings have become a bit bolder, she's working with more stones, and she's introduced edgy ear cuffs and chokers into the collection.

Favorites of mine include the chunkier cuff ring (original here), the grey diamond slice ring, the stacked cuff ring,  and the white diamond peal cuff.

You can find all of her designs - old and new - here.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Currently Loving: April 2014

Spring is here! It's time to brighten up your soles, redecorate your favourite room, and lighten up on the jewelry. Here are my favourites to help you with a fresh start this month.

1. We're finishing our basement which means lots of fun furniture and decor shopping. Currently have my eye on this this geomtric pillow cover and this moody cactus print from the Aestate (#8).

2. Affordable stacking rings. These brass beauties from LA Kaiser and comfortable and dainty. I am loving the squared corners for something new and different.

3. Feed Your Ends: This leave in conditioner leaves my hair so soft and detangled and yet light and bouncy. It contains essential oils (and vitamins and minerals) but doesn't seem to weigh hair down. For my dry, unruly hair, it's truly a miracle worker.

4. Frame Denim: These dark ripped jeans may seem like an odd choice for spring, but I think black always works. Pair with a white tee or a bright sleeveless blouse for a decidedly cool look.

5. Bright flats. Yes, flats! Can we wear flats now? Snow, are you going to finish melting soon? Loving these ones from Belle by Sigerson Morrison.  I snagged mine on Gilt but you can also find on Shopbop.

6. The perfect baby shower gift? Handmade, natural, and oh so cute.

7. See description #1 :)

8. I am a sucker for unique jewelry storage. I am always looking for clever and visually appealing ways to store my trinkets and this brass elephant box from Jonathan Adler cover both bases.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Do or Don't? Engagement Rings for Men


Since becoming engaged to Amber Heard in January, Johnny Depp has been seen wearing her engagement ring a handful of times. Is this sentiment super sweet or way too weird? How do you feel about engagement rings for men? Furthermore, how do you feel about men wearing women's rings? I have a feeling this is something only Johnny Depp would and could pull off. But tell me what you think in the comments below! Time to get that ring sized, Amber! ;)


pc: popsugar

Monday, March 31, 2014

Blogmopolitan

I came across this fun little cosmo-mag-inspired questionnaire over the weekend and thought I'd take part. I am sure I am way behind on this but I love reading other people's answers to these and thought some of you might find some interest in mine. Do you even know how my blog got its name? Keep reading to find out!




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Trend Sporting: Statement Earrings for Spring

I have a few weddings lined up this spring and summer and I am already thinking about what to wear. As a diehard necklace (and ring) fan, I am thinking of switching up my look and going for a pair of statement earrings with my hair pulled back. That's right, no necklace. Change is good.

Here are my favourite statement earrings from around the web. And don't think these beauties are solely for dressing up; they can just as easily be paired with a tee shirt and jeans for a laid back, California-cool look.


1. BaubleBar Isabella Drops 
2. Anthropologie Candied Earrings 
4. BaubleBar Tictac Drops 
5. Anthropologie Chibae Earrings 
6. BaubleBar Milky Galactic Drops 
7. BaubleBar Jade Diamond Drops 
8. J. Crew Seaport Stone Earrings 
9. J. Crew Spiked Drop Earrings 
10. BaubleBar Pink Lady Tortoise 
11. J. Crew Crystal Symmetry Earrings 
12. J. Crew Tiny Flowers Earrings

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Currently Loving: March 2014 ed.

The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and spring is just around the corner. It has to be! This has been one of the worst (read: coldest) winters in recent memory. I am so ready for spring and really, summer. Here are my March favourites and the products I am using and loving as we head into spring.

1. These red wines. I just got my clear braces off (yes, adult braces, ugh! So happy to have this chapter behind me!) which meant no red wine or else be cursed with stained ugly brown brackets. 20 months later, I am indulging in my favourite reds again. These two reds were consumed last week and are just as good as I remember. Maybe better.

2. Yay for t-shirt weather (well, almost!). Loving these graphic tees from J.Crew, and bonus, they're currently on sale with code HAPPYSHOPPING.  Floral  // These Are The Days // C'est La Vie //

3. Aveda Hand Relief. This cream is a little pricey but so amazing and indulgent. It smells divine and is the only reason my hands aren't totally chapped this winter.

4. Vale Staple ring. This ring is simple, beautiful, easy, and everyday cool. (Also pictured is my Jennie Kwon open cuff equilibrium ring. I've posted about it ad nauseum and is safely an all-time favourite!)

5. Happy. A pleasant reminder in a mess of gold chains.

6. House of Cards season 2 on Netflix. We're savouring these episodes because once they're done, they're done. And then the waiting begins again.

7. Thumb rings. I've started wearing a thin twisted gold band on my thumb and I am kind of loving it. Inspired by Emily.

8. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. I had a gift card to Sephora that I'd been saving since Christmas. I finally made my choice and went with Hourglass' super pretty, sheer, glowy powder in Dim Light. I can't really describe it, but it just makes my face bright and awake. It's sheer so you can't really see it. Which is maybe the beauty of it? You'll just look brighter.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Trend Spotting: Thumb Rings

Remember thumb rings? They're back! Choose dainty or thick, but keep your thumb ring simple and plain. It should almost go unnoticed.

thick: Atlantic-Pacific // thin: Cupcakes and Cashmere // textured: Jolie Jouel

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Celebrity Jewelry Style: Kelly Ripa

Pint-sized, pixie-esque morning talk show host Kelly Ripa knows a thing or two about accessorizing. Working with her small frame, she chooses dainty gold necklaces, fun pops of colour, and vintage, art deco rings. Some of her favourite brands include Vale Jewelry, Tom Binns, and Cartier.



Get the look below!


Clockwise from top left:
Michael Kors Gold Bangle
Heather Hawkins Black ring
Tom Binns Colourful Necklace
Elizabeth and James Hexigon Ring

 
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