After receiving this message from a friend via Twitter, I got to thinking…

*anonymous* -Um “hip&cool” New Yorkers…let’s discover a new look besides all black. I do it 2, but its overwhelming walk in a party & all look the same. 10:12 PM Dec 10th from UberTwitter

Living in NYC, I have come to find that the word that sums up this crazy city is -BLACK. Everyone has a signature uniform. Black bottoms, black top, black coat. Coming from sunny Miami, I am flabbergasted by this.  Don’t get me wrong, since moving to the city I have become guilty of this black sin. I think my gay/drag queen gods would be ashamed of me. They would say, “Where is the color honey, the sparkle, the glitz?”   So in order to satisfy both worlds I have made it my New Year’s resolution to make it a point to ACCESSORIZE with color and have a little more fun like I used to with my clothing.

Accessories can be an area that many girls feel uncomfortable with. One of my friends said to me the other day, “I’m a plain girl, I like simple.” How you could say that when the world gives us gorgeous vintage necklaces like this?

il_430xN.58923457Long Art Deco Rhinestone Necklace with Stunning Bow Centerpiece, $70

I get it, you don’t feel like being bejeweled at all moments, but I do think there are certain pieces that are necessities in your jewelry case. Pieces that you can leave on every day and don’t have to think about putting on. They just become a part of you.

Staple piece one: A Long Gold Vintage Chain. Easy to throw on with anything from a tank to cocktail dress.

il_430xN.106920619Vintage 1970’s Gold Fringe Chain, $27

Staple piece two: A Great Cocktail Ring. Makes for a great conversation piece!

il_430xN.51911699Vingtage Bow Ring, Gold and Fabulous, $10

Staple piece three: An Over the Top Costume Jewelry Signature Necklace. Not for every day wear, but for special occasions a.k.a a show stopping necklace!


Vintage Runway Necklace, Large Baroque Pearls and Rhinestones, $145

Signature piece four: Layered Bracelet or Bracelets Stacked Together. We call it arm candy!


Never Give Up Gold Chain Coin Charm Brass Plated Bracelet, $40

There is an abundance of amazing vintage jewelry pieces out there, so there’s no excuse not to sparkle. Also, one of my favorite places to look for vintage jewelry is my mother and grandmother’s old jewelry cases! You will always find hidden gems in there. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure! So, get moving girl!. It’s time to accessorize and add some color to this black palette.

Happy Shopping!