- A “Sunnie” Collaboration -
Take a well-known accessories brand & pair with a Brazilian born designer and you get this amazing 3 piece collection of sunnies at a great price! São Paulo born designer Alexandre Herchcovitch and accessories brand Chilli Beans came together on the 24-karat gold-plated collection of frames which launched this week!
If the “high-end look” & 24-karat gold-plating made you skeptical, a pair will only cost you $98! And, with a style for every face, the limited collection of 3 holds its own - just in time for the bright July/August sun.
Pick your pair: http://shop.chillibeans.com/
Photos: Chilli Beans
- Seeing (and wearing) Stingray -
We’ve incorporated python, croc, and other reptiles into the prints in our life, and just when you thought you’d accumulated them all…. enter Stingray! I started noticing this print ALL OVER this season. At the Miu Miu Opening Party, I saw the above pictured wedge in many colors along with handbags and clutches, then at Elaine Turner (local Houston designer) I saw the above wrap bracelet in the print as well as shoes and handbags, then Tory Burch, then I noticed the print from Alexander McQueen, and on and on….
Pictured here are just a few of the items you can find utilizing the stingray print - from pumps, to watches, to bangles and flats… Take a look and you’ll see this print in more pieces than you may have noticed. I find stingray a tad more subtle than python or croc, and therefore stingray seems to be finding its way onto the fashion scene in so many forms. Most are a stingray pattern (like the YSL ring pictured) or stamped leather with the print (animal lovers should be happy to know that). Your higher end items may be the real thing, but you’ll be on trend even with the stamped versions. Add a pop here or there in a great handbag, sassy stiletto, or unique statement jewelry and take on the day!
Seeing (and wearing) Stingray by southernchicstyle featuring roman numeral jewelryYves Saint Laurent strap sandals, $1,125
Miu Miu platform shoes, $710
Giuseppe zanotti sandals, $389
Vince Camuto leather platform shoes, $118
Anya Hindmarch snake handbag, $1,705
Alexander McQueen skull handbag, £1,295
Clutch hand bag
Yves Saint Laurent gold plated jewelry, $295
Badgley Mischka glitter jewelry, $250
Tory Burch stackable jewelry, $113
La Mer roman numeral jewelry, $98
Streets Ahead stackable jewelry, $98
- Designer Sale on RTR -
Designer online dress borrowing company Rent the Runway has designer styles marked WAY down. To make room for new styles available to rent for fashionistas across the country, Rent the Runway is offering select dresses and accessories in their clearance sale. I saw one Christian Cota dress at almost 90% off! Think Missoni, Halston Heritage, Tibi, Robert Rodriguez, See by Chloe, Proenza Schouler, Nicole Miller, and many more! You’ll find dresses, earrings, necklaces, clutches, and rings to stylishly dress you for your next cocktail attire event. Click here to join Renttherunway.com. As an added bonus, get a $10 rental credit when you purchase 2+ items from the clearance sale.
Above are two ensembles I put together with items from Rent the Runway’s online clearance.
1. Milly Ruffle Collared Dress - $175, retail $400
Badgley Mischka Jewelry Egyptian Sundial Earrings - $45, retail $120
Diane von Furstenberg Handbags Gold Powerstone Philomena Clutch - $195, retail $495
2. Robert Rodriguez Collection Sequin Inset Draped Dress - $135, retail $395
Azaara Silver Disk Earrings - $60, retail $175 (an inexpensive look-a-like to Kris Kardashian’s blingy disk earrings!)
Chamak by Priya Kakkar Slice Bangle Set - $46, retail $105
Nicole Miller Accessories Slate Crinkle Clutch - $115, retail $250
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Jewelry that’s Uniquely Yours
Last fall during Fashion Houston, I spotted a table covered in beautiful stone jewelry. As I went through the gorgeous pieces, I visited with the very talented Wayne Anderson - owner/creator/designer of the stunning jewelry line I was viewing: VITA New York. Turns out, Wayne didn’t always design jewelry.
'Wayne remembers, “I actually went to a trade show once, and I was selling and making handbags at the time and nobody was at my booth, they were all at the jewelry line!” '
And from there, enter VITA New York. Wayne works with semi-precious stones and never shapes them to keep the stones organic and natural. No one piece will be the same. Pictured above are pieces currently on the VITA New York website. You’ll find single, double, and triple stone earrings, rings, and necklaces along with what Wayne named the “wrist belt”. Only 4 weeks after creating the “wrist belt”, Harper’s Bazaar was calling to include it in their October 2010 issue. Click here to view a segment that aired on ABC Saturday about Wayne and VITA New York. Wayne demonstrates how to wear the “wrist belt” and discusses the inspiration behind his line.
I walked away from VITA New York’s table with my own unique single stone ring which I find myself wearing often. I definitely plan on adding more to my collection very soon. To get your own one-of-a-kind piece, go to www.vitanewyorkstore.com. Wayne also travels for home shows if you have a group of friends who love jewelry as well. No two are ever the same, and every single one is beautiful. And, the prices make it really hard to pass up. Take a look!
*Photos from www.vitanewyorkstore.com
*Excerpt from livewellnetwork.com
I HAD to share this bangle from Oscar de la Renta seeing as the quote is pretty much what inspired me to go through with starting this blog (of course, after a friend encouraged the blogging)! Click here to see the other fun bangles from “The Quote Bangle” collection including “Elegance is a discipline of life.” With black, white, red, and maroon, you can wear one with just about anything!
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