You know what they say? Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But so are 401Ks and nest eggs. So when you want to show off some bling and be nice to your bank account, CZs are not a bad way to go. On the plus side, they are perfectly flawless, unlike most real diamonds.
While clicking through a teaser from Refinery29 in my email today, I happened upon these beautiful stacking rings available at Nordstrom. The feature was about how the Duchess of Sussex (aka Meghan used-to-be-Markle) is suddenly sporting a new eternity band on one of her first formal appearances post birthing their baby, Archie. (How do we feel about that name? Is that for another day??)
No surprise that most of us are not princesses – recognized by the “state” at least – so in some most cases, affordable baubles are a necessity. This set of five bands-a-stacking allows you to mix and match for a new look every day. If you happen to be treating yourself, order a set in both the silver and gold tones for even more options in the mixed metals department. You’ll be eternally grateful you did.
Is it too early to think about Christmas Wish Lists? Judging by the fact that all the department stores have been decked out since the day after Halloween, I’d say wish (or perhaps shop) away!
Clearly, this list is for the mostly casual girl that likes a little sparkle and a nice, red lip from time to time. Hmmm, I wonder who I was channeling when I put this together.
Take a look at some of these can’t fail items, if you need inspiration for your own list (I’m sorry, I do not comprehend this concept) or if you are shopping for some special chick(s) this year. (Shop them on my Polyvore page.)
Anything I’m missing? What’s at the top of your list? Let me know in the comments below!
Virtually every day of my life before I leave the house, I put in simple diamond studs. I’m usually wearing my workout clothes when I leave in the morning – just in case I get (make) a chance to work out so my earrings are usually the one little sparkle I incorporate into my appearance.
I recently went through my jewelry looking for something else when I ran across a single baby hoop earring wtih graduated diamonds running channel-set down the middle. I’m missing one, which is sad, but not catastrophic. I guess you’d just call them fashion jewelry – nothing expensive and definitely not genuine.
I did love them though and have often wanted to wear them as a change from my normal studs. Recently, I went looking for a more grown up – read REAL – pair and found these Roberto Coin baby hoops.
The thing I love the most about Roberto Coin is that he always incorporates a signature ruby into his jewelry and generally it’s on the clasp or closure . The reason this is so appealing is because my birthstone also happens to be a Ruby. Supposedly the ancient Egyptians believed that wearing a Ruby against the skin brought love, happiness, good health and prosperity.
Who couldn’t use a little side of all that along with a splash of sparkle every day?
Seriously, polka dots were once relegated to little girls’ hair ribbons and scary clown outfits. But Kate Spade paired her “dots” with Lenox glass for the perfect, yet practical gift – the Larabee ring holder.
I’ve always wanted a ring holder. Every evening, I remove my diamond studs and wedding band. Sometimes, it’s in my bathroom. Sometimes in my jewelry box on my dresser. But if I’m tired and forget to take them off before bed, they eventually wake me in the night by digging into my ring finger or the side of my head.
So I asked for and recieved this adorable little ring holder to rest my daily jewelry staples. Another lovely outcome? I always know where they are in the morning. An added bonus for this girl who often misplaces things she can’t very well live without.
‘Tis the season bloggy friends for coveting. I know giving and all that is the good part, but after spending an amazing weekend in New York City with my best guy, there’s plenty of eye candy on my wish list.
Saturday morning had us heading uptown for brunch at Sarabeth’s. On the way, I stopped to oggle the Gucci holiday window and noticed these totally FAB silver boots. The retro-ness of them has me longing for another one of my favorite wardrobe staples – the shift dress.
Gucci leather boots, Gucci.com
Another one of my favorites from the weekend is this gorgeous eyelet moto jacket from Joe Fresh. What a way to turn denim and a tee into something special for somewhere special!
Eyelet Moto Jacket, Joe Fresh
We also spent Sunday morning at the Christmas Market at Union Square. We picked out unique and some handmade gifts for family members. I also eyed a dainty band (similar shown) that I’d like to have someday when I’m not supposed to be Christmas shopping for others instead.
Scalloped band, by Erin Gallagher
We also spent several hours at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs was absolutely amazing. I am familiar with Matisse paintings, but not with his work near the end of his career and life. I loved this box of prints from his collection of vivid (and some very large) works.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Modern Art
I also found a six-story townhouse I wouldn’t mind having in the Murray Hill neighborhood of midtown Manhattan. But at almost $4 million, I’m pretty sure that won’t be under my tree this year.
Surprisingly, we didn’t do much shopping over the weekend. There was just too much to see and do, but I could probably post a handful of blogs filled with all this girl’s favorite things!
After four seriously stressful days of trying to renew my LBS.com domain, I have finally succeeded. If you missed Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower! this week, it’s now available, and I promise to get some more good posts up as soon as possible!
Happy Friday (or Saturday for you far away bloggy friends!) and thanks, as always, for reading LittleBlackSweats!
Bloggy friends, sorry for the hiatus in LBS.com blogging. This post about my desire to stop having to wear clothing with panels should explain why my inspiration for daily shopping has waned. Read more at Momaha.com today for tips on dressing a postpartum figure!