August 18, 2014

Fall Into Denim


While watching some of the live streams of the Fall 2014 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week runway shows, I didn't see much in the way of denim. (insert sad face emoji here) Has the durable material shown most commonly in its traditional blue hue lost its fashion favor? I think not! Denim will always be "in". I know some do have a love-hate relationship with this tricky fabric (i.e. Can I REALLY wear jeans to work or is this jacket special enough for evening?)  Dressed up or down, when it's worn right and of the best quality your money can buy, it can be an incredibly versatile and luxurious wardrobe staple. 

Think beyond jeans. Pencil skirts, tailored jackets, fierce shoes and handbags are all fashionable players in the denim game. And don't be afraid to do double denim (top & bottom). Just mix the washes like this or kick it up a notch with non-traditional colors. Add an interesting bangle bracelet for day or statement earrings for an extra special nighttime touch!


left, Gemmy Jewels Pyramid Bracelet; right, JulRe Designs Gilded Pepper Earrings

Style Board Images: (top left, clockwise) Gianvito Rossi Denim Pump, Philip Lim Capsule Collection, Everlane Denim Shirt, Distressed Jeans at Paris Fashion Week, Madewell Wide Leg Denim Pant
  

August 11, 2014

Color Craze: Rainbow Bright


My obsession with vivid, punch-you-in-the-face color continues. The fashion trend cycle always returns to timeless bright, rainbow color combinations associated with festive times but I've never been one to wait for trends. Since I seem to naturally gravitate toward vivid hues, my handmade jewelry collections have often included bright primary and eye-popping neon colors for all seasons. This Pinterest board is my vibrant homage to the many radiant inspirations I've discovered over time.

Do you dare wear bright for day or night? Fear not, these thrilling colors can be worn by anyone. The "less is more" rule definitely applies but you can be creative. While it takes an adventurous soul to wear this trend head to toe, feel free to liven a neutral look with accessories like rainbow sunglasses, a vivid pair of heels or a dash of brightly colored jewelry like the earrings from my classic collection shown on the style board below and available here. Be bold in brights!





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