jewelry

(Not so) Fancy Pants

The last few times I’ve worn these pants, I’ve paired them with dressier tops and shoes. This time I wanted to do something more casual. But still obnoxiously colorful. That’s just how I roll. Oh and say goodbye to the ponytail. My next outfit photos will feature my new haircut!

 

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shirt- TJ Maxx
pants- H&M
shoes- Nine West
necklace- J.Crew knockoff from Ebay

Diamonds in the rough

When we think high end jewelry, we tend to think of the bigs- Cartier, Tiffany, Bulgari- and most never realize that there are hundreds of designers out there, who create amazing, gorgeous baubles. The prices are still in the high end luxury range, but aren’t anywhere near as expensive as Cartier- but just as beautiful.

Donald Huber is a fantastic up and coming NY jewelry designer, who has created collections inspired by Asian culture, nature, and the staple pieces worn by women everywhere.

Huber’s Siam collection is inspired by a recent trip to Asia. It incorporates traditional stones, like jade, onyx, and pearl. The jade just looks so rich and beautiful, it really is an amazing stone. He also has a Buddha collection, in several different colors. Some pendants are dainty, others a big larger. All are elegantly carved. Buddhas are HUGE right now, so if you’re into weighty pendants definitely go for a Buddha.

 

Huber’s nature collections are inspired by water and wind. The swirling designs almost appear in motion, and the bright colors are eye catching and gorgeous. Oh so sparkly, to use a technical term. In this collection there are lots of blues, purples, and deep colors that reflect the beauty and movement of water.

There are also staple jewelry items, like adorable stackable rings, gorgeous diamond lattice cuff, and long, elegant, white and yellow gold necklaces. The shapes are unique and special, like the pieces were made for an individual.

 

It is easy to tell that Huber loves what he does. When he showed me his collections I couldn’t help but notice how enthusiastic he was while showing me the intricate designs and sharing his inspiration. “Creating one-of-a-kind jewelry has been my passion for as long as I can remember,” he told me. “Designing a new piece of jewelry acts as my outlet from the busy world as I recall and am inspired by my worldly travels and the joys of nature.”

Ladies, if you ever have the means, visit Donald Huber’s website (turn the volume down if you’re at work) and treat yourself to a piece of  jewelry. EVERYONE will ask you where you got it.

 

 

Too Much?

When I got dressed this morning, my mother said “You’re wearing that to work?” Then, while getting lunch two women stopped me and said I looked like I walked off the cover of a fashion magazine. These are clear signs that I’m probably a tad overdressed for the office. Whoops.

Floral!

I know that every single blogger on earth has these floral pants, but I couldn’t resist the siren call of dirt cheap way to try out the floral pants trend. Color me surprised that they have a flattering fit and look pretty good on.

shirt-J.Crew
pants- H&M
necklace- Forever21, hand-painted
shoes- Anne Klein

Something Colorful This Way Comes

I’m not going to spend too much time bragging about the beautiful weather we have in Boston right now, but I will say this. The sunlight, warmth, and beauty of spring arriving almost makes the New England winters bearable. The city truly comes alive in the spring.

Well then. Enough sappy shit. Here’s my quickie art project from the weekend. I bought this rhinestone collar from Forever21 at the end of february, fully intending to paint it (using nail polishes and acrylic paint) at some point. I finally got around to it and I couldn’t be happier with the results. This particular necklace isn’t available online anymore, but it might still be in stores and Etsy is always a great resource for vintage rhinestone necklaces if you want to try this out yourself.

 

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