Stud Earrings at WellRoundedNY
You’re about to give the greatest gift to your family, so a lil’ present for all your hard work is not unreasonable. Dangly earrings get dangerous real quick with that strong baby grip, so play it safe with these standout stud earrings.
1. A Peace Treaty
A Peace Treaty by Dana Arbib is all about the power of positive connections and these Ubari earrings consist of Amazonite triangle stones which are known as the lucky Hope stone. Amazonite is said to have healing properties of balancing the emotions and giving physical stamina, which by the third trimester are two aspects that could probably use a little extra help. $110.00
2. Jennifer Zeuner
The Beatles said it best with “Love is all you need.” These gold Liat Love studs by Jennifer Zeuner will have you singing the tune all day. $132.00
3. Eddie Borgo
These geometric hexagonal shaped Nova Studs by Eddie Borgo have the power of the number six, which is said to represent the union of male and female, and health and beauty on account of its symmetry. $175.00
4. Pamela Love Jewelry
These delicate silver Aeternum hearts by Pamela Love are embedded with sapphires to ward off negativity and keep your eye on the prize. $285.00
Healing properties are fine and dandy. But if all you really desire from your jewelry is a bit of elegant edginess, here’s the spiky (but not sharp!) Live Forever studs from Wanderluster. $60.00
6. Dream Collective by Kathryn Bentley
Making babies sure does fill you with love, and these Jake’s Arrow studs from Dream Collective by Kathryn Bentley are clearly sent from Cupid’s bow. $300.00
Sometimes roses can seem out-dated, old-fashioned and down-right grandmotherly. You know what isn’t passé? Rose gold jewelry. Want to add some edge to your beloved collection of yellow gold and shiny silver? Add some rose gold to your jewelry box, starting with these shiny stunners.
1. Henri Bendel Resin Claw
On the hottest days of summer, the feeling of hair on the back of your neck can just add to the stickiness. Stay fresh and elegant with this rose gold claw clip exclusively from Henri Bendel. $38
2. Unearthen Mini Prism Ring
No one likes to mention how much swelling goes on with the feet and hands when you are carrying a baby. This sweet, open prism ring in rose gold with quartz crystals from Unearthen is just the trick to make your fingers feel fancy free. $220
3. Kate Spade New York Rose Gold Carlyle Bangle Watch
This pretty, yet practical Kate Spade New York bangle watch has a sweet bow detail — it’s a subtle reminder that the greatest gift of all is on the way. $225
4. Made Her Think Rose Gold Tusk Posts
Just because you’re about to be a mom doesn’t mean you have to go on the straight and narrow. This asymmetrical pair of tear-shaped smokey quartz earrings from Made Her Think delivers the perfect amount of edginess with a claw tusk as one backing. For a more classic look, remove the tusk and wear them as petite teardrop studs. $225
5. Shashi Rose Gold Nugget Bracelet
It’s summer and it is a HOT one, especially if you are doing everything for two. Don’t let the heat keep you from looking put together. Go ahead and throw on that easy maxi dress, just be sure to load up your arm with a bit of shine. This woven cord Rose Gold Nugget Bracelet from Shashi will add sparkle to the most casual of summer outfits. $20
Need a new cross body bag? Here are my summer picks for WellRoundedNY.
1. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Apache Pouch, $250
Stay in touch with your city-girl chicness by tossing everything in this nautical pouch from Rebecca Minkoff.
2. Topshop Padlock Crossbody in Tomato Faux Leather, $70
This Topshop Padlock provides just the right amount of ladylike-ness with its vintage color and shape but still manages to look fresh and modern.
3. Cambridge Satchel Company Emerald Classic 14″, $205
For a classic library vibe you can’t go wrong with the it-bag from Cambridge Satchel Company. Who cares if it is filled with baby wipes?
4. Fossil Vintage Revival Flap, $119
You have the new mom glow so your bag should match. Shine bright with this citrus yellow number from Fossil.
5. River Island Aztec Print, $42.43
The eye-catching pattern of this River Island soft pouch will add a graphic touch to the easiest of summer outfits.
Last week I took a mid-day break to visit with co-creative director Anna Corinna of the handbag line Foley + Corinna. Besides being a long time fan of the New York City edgy rocker girl IT-Bag collection I knew the visit would allow me the chance to reminisce about one of my old stomping grounds. I spent five years living around the corner from F+C’s vintage boutique in the Lower East Side. As soon as I re-introduced myself to Anna we got into a “remember when” about a neighborhood that New Yorker’s are unable to control when they realize they have an old ‘hood buddy’ in their midst.
After a NY vs. LA vintage-sourcing discussion I quickly fell into handbag heaven. In addition to the classic Mid-City and FC Lady Tote there is a baby sister bag to contend with: the new Tiny-City Tote. It is a mini-me version of the cross-body Disco-City. It comes in an array of color ways and fabrics but I fell hard for the abstract floral print that will be available next season.
Can’t wait? Click link to purchase my current favorites:
Embellished Mid City Tote in Nude. Natural leather with gold leather detail and metal tassel.
FC Lady Tote in Mineral Canvas. Greyish gold canvas body with grey leather trim.
Disco City in Whiskey. Super soft leather in a versatile sized cross-body bag.
Tiny City in Sahara. A dose of glam packs a punch in this mini bag. Perfect for nights out.
I couldn’t resist including this embellished hobo bag as a wild card.
I think this laid back bohemian lifestyle may be rubbing off on me a bit.
Follow Foley and Corinna’s tumblr here for all their latest pieces and inspirations.
Here is my Evil Eye round up on Well RoundedNY
For as long as I can remember my Nana Kitty, a Brit by way of Russia, has uttered the Yiddish phrase “kennahara,” roughly translated to “No Evil Eyes On You,” while tapping my head. Spanning from cultures as diverse as Ancient Greece, Sanskrit and Japan, this famed amulet represents the sentiment of blocking the stink-eye. And now it turns out one of the oldest talisman to ever be adorned is in vogue again. Here are some stylish ways to watch your back and ward off negativity.
Not only are the pieces from Raven + Lily special and unique, they come with a great back story. Raven + Lily are creating new pieces of jewelry that are full of life and history. Each necklace, earrings or bracelet is handmade from melted bullet casings and recycled metals (brass, silver, copper) by HIV-positive women in Ethiopia. Raven + Lily uses proceeds of sales to fund healthcare and literacy programs for women and children in this community.
I am wearing the tassel earrings designed by Tiffany Kunz and this is a piece from The Ethiopia Collection. I love knowing that when I am wearing these earrings there is a positive outcome created out of what was once a piece of metal with such negative purposes.
I’m excited to share today’s Once When I Wore post because it allows me to help you help others. Just by shopping for holiday gifts! When Raven + Lily approached me to share my favorite picks for their holiday gift guide I was more than happy to lend a hand. We all know I love accessories. Not only are the pieces from Raven + Lily special and unique, they come with a great back story.
Raven + Lily are creating new pieces of jewelry that are full of life and history. The stories that come with each unique necklace, earrings or bracelets are way beyond what I could dream up. The tassel earrings I am wearing are designed by Tiffany Kunz and handmade from melted bullet casings and recycled metals (brass, silver, copper) by HIV-positive women in Ethiopia. This is a piece from The Ethiopia Collection which, in addition to providing sustainable economic opportunities, Raven + Lily uses proceeds to fund healthcare and literacy programs for women and children in this community. I love knowing that when I am wearing these earrings there is a positive outcome created out of what was once a piece of metal with such negative purposes.
Here comes the part where you come in… for the next 2 weeks you can use my gift code, RALJENNIFER for a 25% off discount. Everybody wins! You buy a gift, you get a discount and proceeds still get to the women who make the jewelry to get healthcare funding for their community.
Shopping, guilt free.
It’s raining in LA today which somehow makes me happy. I like the changes in the weather. It must be that I spent the first half of my life in forever summer-lands of Venice Beach, Houston and South Florida. Memories are all blurred together with no way of knowing when something happened other than if I was in school or not.
Anyways, my point is that it is raining and that makes me want to get into a cozy knit. I visited the FW12 preview of the Italian label Hache and wanted to keep all of the super soft sweaters to wear and don a spotted fedora while eating bread drenched in olive oil sitting by a fireplace. It’s my daydream, you can join me or not.
The turtleneck poncho is here!
Maybe the cropped ribbed is more your style.
Ohhh, look who is back. Matsuda Eyewear was super popular in the 80’s and early 90’s and it is perfect timing for a major comeback. The Luxury Japanese eyewear brand teamed up with director Chris Greco to create a dreamy and conceptual video for the new collection.
As for the new collection, I am especially into style 2808H from the Heritage Collection. Made with premium Japanese acetate and engraved sterling silver in a matte grey tortoise, it is so classic and chic. If I could wear round frames I would be all over the M1005 from the Sun Collection.
Follow Matsuda’s tumblr here!