Gift Guide: First Kiss

By |February 12th, 2014|Gift Guide|

spidermanSo, you’ve made it past an awkward coffee and perhaps a painful dinner or two.  You lovebirds are well on your way to wedded bliss… or at least Applebee’s.  Okay, fine maybe The Standard.  If your relationship is starting to heat up and your loins are starting to feel the burn, you’re going to need to step your game up and a candle for Valentine’s day is not going to light her fire, but it may get you fired.  Below are some gifts totally giveable to the potential future mother of your children… or dog.

valentines gifts


1. L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Esthar Appliquéd Lace and Satin Eyemask, 2. Deborah Marquit Giardino di Fiori Lace Soft Cup Bra and Lace Thong,  3. Lanvin Padam Continental Flap Wallet, 4. Gorjana Taken Ring, 5. ginette_ny Be Mine Petal Studs, 6. Cosabella Panty Pack, 7.  L’Artisan Parfumer Voleur de Roses, 8. Valentino Rockstud Small Neon Leather Bracelet, 9. Jennifer Zeuner Mini Heart Bracelet with Ruby, 10. Elizabeth and James Leary Sunglasses, 11. Fleur of England Amour Silk and Lace Boudoir Bra and Bow Tie Brief, 12. Carine Gilson Silk Charmeuse Camisole and Flottant Shorty

Eating good in the neighborhood.





Why Did You Wear That: Initial Thoughts?

By |May 29th, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

alphabet soupSure, Carrie Bradshaw may have started the name craze with her nameplate necklace, but I think the single initial may be the new nameplate.  I can be seen on most days wearing a “K” pendant and a signet ring that belonged to my mom which she had re-engraved with my own initials.  On a very sunny day, you may even find me sporting a baseball cap embroidered with my first initial.  One might conclude that I’m quite fond of my name and honestly, why shouldn’t I be? My parents thought I was going to be a boy.

Love your name too?  (duh.)  Then it’s time to rep your own crew by donning your signature spelling in one of many fashions available.  I mean, I guess it will make it that much easier for strangers to guess your name (yet you geotag yourself on Instagram)… and I suppose joke’s on you if I tell you my name is Genevieve while wearing a necklace emblazoned with a “K.”

alphabet jewelry

1. Markus Lupfer Sequined Initial T-shirt, 2. Markus Lupfer Sequined Initial Brooch, 3. Maya Brenner Mini Letter Necklace, 4. Alex and Ani Initial Bangle, 5. Jacquie Aiche Alphabet Single Earring, 6. Jennifer Zeuner Small Swirly Initial Necklace, 7. Jennifer Zeuner Initial Signet Ring, 8. Gorjana Alphabet Stackable Ring

Spell ya later.



Why Did You Wear That: Holy Moly!

By |October 2nd, 2012|Why Did You Wear That?|

fall trend 2012 cross jewelry

I don’t know what you did this past weekend (and it’s really none of my business), but maybe you’re feeling the need for a little repentance.  Fortunately for you, one of fall’s big jewelry trends may help ward off any unwelcome evil.  That’s right, the return of the rosary (or the cross) was shown on many of the runways. Paired perfectly with this fall’s luxurious leathers, velvets, crimsons, and blacks, the addition of this simplistic accessory is the perfect companion for a truly rocker ready look.  Opt for a long singular pendant, layer on in different lengths, or wrap around your wrists.  I’m not saying it’s going to replace praying in a pew, but it certainly can’t hurt.

rosary jewelery1. Bing Bang Vivienne Cross Earrings, $40, 2. Lynn Ban Diamond Cross Ring, $850, 3. Gorjana Cross Over Cuff, $80,  4. Jennifer Zeuner Horizontal Cross Necklace, $143, 5. Tarina Tarantino Gothic Lucite Skull Rosary Necklace, $99, 6. Ettika Cross Wrap Rosary Bracelet, $75, 7. Wildfox Black Crystal Cross Bracelet, $55.99, 8. Low Luv x Erin Wasson Cage Cross Necklace, $105, 9. House of Harlow 1960 Cross Pendant Necklace, $70

See you in church.



Why Did You Wear That: A Charmed Life

By |December 27th, 2011|Why Did You Wear That?|

 When it comes to accessorizing, I like to stick with tried and true.  This is an area of my wardrobe where I value quality over quantity.  I’d rather have some pieces that I will keep forever and ever than a drawer full of plastic beads and baubles.  One place I like to dangle bling is right around my neck.  I always have on at least one necklace… and most of the time will layer on three at a time in varying lengths.  Each of my necklaces is a simple gold chain with a pendant of significant meaning.  Not only is it a stylish way to wear your memories, it often becomes a great conversation starter (not that you have any trouble striking up a conversation with the cute guy at the bar next to you).  Just be sure to stow your jewels at night so as to avoid a very tangle morning.

1. Jennifer Zeuner Mini Wishbone Necklace, $121, 2. Monserat De Lucca Brass Labrador with Bone Necklace, $50, 3. Maya Brenner Designs California State Charm, $399, 4. Julie Tuton Wish Word Palliette Necklace, $95, 5. Gorjana Feather Pendant Necklace, $80, 6. Waxing Poetic Remedy in a Bottle Love Elixir Pendant, $150, 7. Monserat De Lucca Friendship Puzzle Necklace Set, $84, 8. Jennifer Meyer Gold Arrow Pendant Necklace, $850, 9. West Avenue Jewelry Monogram Disk Necklace, $105, 10. Philip Crangi 14 Karat Gold and Blackened Steel Letter Necklace, $755, 11. Ileana Makri for The Row Diamond Evil Eye Necklace,  $2,945

 1. Little Birch Jewelry Stand, $322. Etched Leaf Mirrored Jewelry Box, $48, 3. Grecian Goddess Bust $14.99

How very charming.