Ariel Gordon Jewelry

I found this collection online a few days ago and I love it. Ariel Gordon has been featured in Lucky, Maire Claire, Cosmopolitan, People StyleWatch, Self, and many more Magazines. I don’t know why I didn’t see the collection before! Audrina Patridge and Selena Gomez are both fans of the jewelry. I like the simplicity of it. Here are a few pieces from the line. See more at arielgordonjewelry.com

Square Tag Collection

Audrina wearing an Ariel Gordon necklace

Selena in the Ariel Gordon birthstone chainlink ring

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Favorites Lately – Early May

Parvati Maxi Dress – Anthropologie

I feel like I need this dress, and then I need to take a trip to India so I can ride an elephant.

Madewell ‘Bungalow’ Stripe Sidewalk Skimmer

Pintucked Floral Skirt – Forever21.com

Set of three lowercase initial rings – Twinklbird at Esty.com

Tory Burch ‘Amanda’ Leather Hobo

C&C California Tie Dye Strip Tank Dress (found at Nordstrom.com)

Nina Nguyen ‘Blissful’ Necklace

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Jacobson’ Stripe Silk Top (found at Piperlime.com)

I would love to have a little spot like this for reading or talking or lounging. I love all of these pillows. It just looks so comfy.

I really like the meaning behind this. I would love to blow this up for a wall in my house.

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Southwestern Fashion

American-Indian inspired fashion is huge right now! The bold prints, crafty accessories, and earth tones make unique and fun outfit combinations. Here are some starters for your South Western style! 

Ralph Lauren ‘Beacon Crewneck Montana Khaki Jersey’ Sweater – ralphlauren.com

Vince Camuto ‘Braden’ Boot – Piperlime.com

Aldo ‘Hunson’ Wool Knit and Leather Bag – handbagszoom.com

Superdry ‘Big Zip Buffalo Knit’ Cardigan – superdry.com

Minnetonka ‘Thunderbird II’ Suede Moccasins – shoebuy.com

Gas Bijoux ‘Plume’ Silver Plate Earrings – gasbijoux.com

Victoria Secret Fair-Isle Mini-Skirt – victoriasecret.com

Accentuality ‘Cherokee Cuff Set’ – accentuality.com

Sandro Cotton Sweater – bloomingdales.com

Street Level ‘Dreamweaver’ Faux Suede Bag – francesascollections.com

Minnetonka Double Fringe Side-Zip Bootie – shoebuy.com

Billabong ‘Love Letter’ Sweater – billabong.com

Annie Hammer ‘Feather Druzy’ Necklace – cameonouveau.com

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Favorites Lately- Beginning of May

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Ozzie-Aurora’ Satchel and Wallet

Express Crochet Tee

Dalla Nonna “Little Letter” Gold Necklace – dallanonnajewelry.com

Nike ‘Free Run +3’. I’m obsessed with their new colors!

Love this little bird bookmark.

Hive & Honey Tie Dye Maxi Dress – Piperlime.com

I just picked these up at Banana Republic! I love coral right now. (headband, necklace, and earrings from their coral collection)

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Top Ten Spring Fashion Trends

Here is a little cheat sheet for this springs biggest trends according to People Style Watch Magazine!

1. Colorblocking

You can do this trend with your clothing or your accessories for a bold statement! The Marc by Marc Jacobs dress below is a fu way to color block, while Carey Mulligan, Emmy Rossum, Emma Stone, and Olivia Palermo all show different ways to pull off this trend. 

2. Day Clutches

A fun alternative to your everyday handbag. (Plus if you’re anything like me and tote around a giant bag all the time, it will give your shoulder a break!) This spring larger versions of the night clutch are great to carry during the day and more functional.  The first photo shows the Hobo International ‘Katrina’ clutch which goes with anything! Olivia Palermo carries a Hermes day clutch, and while not the best picture of Naomi from 90210, it’s a great example of an oversized clutch. Love the bold color.

3. Ankle-strap Heels

You can opt for a skinny strap or wide, and both with look great for work, casual, or going out attire. Whitney Port shoes a slightly more causal look, while Charlize Theron wears them for a more dressed up look. (also check out the florals section for another sneak peak at some ankle-strap pumps)

4. Mint Green

This pastel color works on almost every skin tone so it is a great trend to pick up! Check out these Hudson Jeans or Cameron in her gorgeous mint mini-dress.

5. Leather

Leather often seems like a winter trend, but Blake Lively shows us a perfect spring jacket and Lauren Conrad proves you can rock it for a night out.

6. Blue & Green Jewelry

This “ocean-inspired” jewelry is gorgeous for the season. Banana republic and Dannijo shown below have amazing collections showing this trend. Eva Mendes wears a beautiful green statement necklace below as well.

7. Florals

You can wear this gorgeous trend on shoes, jewelry, clothing, you name it! It is getting more and more popular than ever!  Check is out on Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba, and Elizabeth Olsen below.

8. Peplums

Peplums are bringing flirty back! This retro style can be found on dresses, shirts, and skirts! See it on Blake in her cute black and white dress or this printed dress from asos.com.

9. Metallic Heels

You can up your glam factor with metallic heels. Choose from just a tip like Gwyneth Paltrow, to a gold and silver sandals, or a colored shoe like Mila Kunis. The options are endless!

10. Neon

Neon is seriously the best color for summer…it makes you look so tan! Victoria Secret’s site has tons of neon options from this green bathing suit (which fits amazing by the way) to workout tanks to sweats! You can rock the all over neon look like Jennifer Lopez or go for Fergie’s neon pops, with her nails, shoes, and clutch. The neon against black makes it stand out that much more!

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Spanish Takeover

Another style that has been taking runways by storm is the matador spanish look. Don some deep reds, lavish embroidery, and big gold jewelry and you have yourself a look worthy of Madrid’s best.

Moschino’s Summer 2012 show

Christian Louboutin Embellished Satin Clutch


Amapali Earrings

Emilio Pucci Light Wool Skirt

Carrera y Carrera Cuff

Christian Louboutin Embellished Satin Pumps

Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2012 Show

*inspired by Elle Magazine 

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Costume Jewelry

Costume Jewelry is so fun to wear and can completely make an outfit. You can wear them to go out or to dress up a casual outfit. Here are some fun and outrageous examples!

House of Lavande Vintage Costume Necklaces

Prada

Tom Binns Designs (next three necklaces) (first necklace $325)

Crystal Necklace – Tony Duquette for Coach – $498

Glass Stone and Neon Necklace – Ann Taylor – $148

Glass Ball Necklace – Ann Taylor

Oscar de la Renta

Azalea Necklace – J.Crew – $150

Kate Spade – Putting on the Ritz Necklace $298

Super Affordable Option!!!

Linked Flower Necklace – Forever 21 (only $8.80!)

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April Photoaday – Week Four

Day 23 – Monday April 23 – Vegetable

Going to try and grow tomatoes. One day I will have an amazing garden, but for now…

Day 24 – Tuesday April 24 – Something you’re grateful for…

today…the internet, my computer, and tv…

Day 25 – Wednesday April 25 – Looking Down

Off my balcony at my apartment

Day 26 – Thursday April 26 – Black and White

Day 27 – Friday April 27 – Somewhere you went today.

Ann Taylor…love these colors.

Day 28 – Saturday April 28 – 1pm.

Furniture and home shopping. Pier 1.

Awesome mirrors from Pier 1.

Day 29 – Sunday April 29 – Circle.

Circular necklaces. Me & Ro ‘Om’ and Dogearred ‘Karma’

Day 30 – Monday April 30 – Something that makes you sad.

Chuck and Blair need to figure their crap out. I’m so sick of Dan and Blair together! Blah!

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April Photoaday – Week Three

Day 16 – Monday April 16 – Flower

Day 17 – Tuesday April 17 – Something you dont like…

Cold and Construction

Day 18 – Wednesday April 18 – Hair

Trying to copy a fav 🙂

Day 19 – Thursday April 19 – Orange

Day 20 – Friday April 20 – Something you drew

I skipped this because I got a little bit distracted while I was in Vegas

Day 21 – Saturday April 21 – Bottle

Water Bottle from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas

Day 22 – Sunday April 22 – The last thing you bough…well here a a few of them…

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Kate Spade’s Debut Watch Collection

I have always loved the Kate Spade New York brand. It’s classic and simple. They just came out with a watch collection, which is fabulous! I picked out some of my favorites and thought I would feature them. Right now they have a lot of cute spring colors and patterns. Enjoy!

‘Carousel’  Bangel Watch

‘Metro’ Patterned Dial Watch

‘Cooper’ Leather Strap Watch

‘Metro’ Leather Strap Watch

‘Delacorte’ Bangle Watch

*The watch collection is available at Kate Spade shops, katespade.com, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Lord & Taylor right now. 

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