Posts Tagged ‘bracelet’

The Best and The Brightest – Orange

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Orange Crush. It’s the new red and looks best with a neutral, like beige or black.

how to wear orange

1. Nail Polish

2. Necklace

3. Button Down Shirt

4. Skirt

5. Jeans

6. Watch

7. Bracelet

8. Sunglasses

9. Clutch

10. Platforms

11. Lip Gloss

12. Dress

13. Tank Top

14. Cardigan

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30 for 30 Challenge – Day 25

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

 I dreaded the yearly spelling bee contest when I was a kid.  DreadedIt.  My face always burned bright when the teacher made me and the rest of the kids in my class stand along the chalkboard from smallest to tallest.  I would always fidget my fingers waiting for her to give me the word I knew I would undoubtedly spell wrong.  And since I was always on the small side of the small to tall line up, I never had to wait long.

The bell would ding.  My face would burn even brighter.  And I would take my seat.

So it was no surprise to me what-so-ever, when I wrote this post that David mentioned to me that JC Penney has a second ‘E’ in it.

Me:  “Are you serious?”

Him:  “Yes, I’m serious.  JC Penney is spelled P-e-n-n-E-y.”

Me:  “Why didn’t you tell me that on Day 1 of this remix challenge?”

Him:  “I didn’t notice it, I guess.”


Him:  {Shrug}  “I didn’t notice it.”

So for the last hour, I’ve been going through every. single. post. changing JC Penny to JC Penney.  And I feel like I’m in 5th grade all over again.


JC Penney tunic, Gap jeans, Vera Wang for Kohls shoes, JC Penney bracelet, JC Penney earrings

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 13

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Jewelry, handbags and scarves. Shoes, belts and hats. Typical categories of women’s accessories. But I think a new one should be added to the mix: nail polish.  With the wide spectrum of color on the market today, there is no reason to think of it as anything but an accessory.  Store shelves are now lined with so many fashion forward colors and company’s such as OPI are always revealing new inventive shades with the most whimsical names that just begs you to slick it on your nails to see what it looks like. 

Kendi’s 30 for 30 challenge may limit my clothes, but I can change my polish as much as I like and I find by doing so, it’s an easy way to change the look of my outfit.  Try it.  You’ll like it.

Kohls dress, Target tights, BCBG shoes, JC Penney bracelets, Michael Kors watch, Nordstrom necklace, Alexis Bittar ring

More is More

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

There are two types of people in the world:  the less is more and the more is more . 

I don’t get all of you who fall into the less is more category – not at all.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those freak shows you see on TV who have so many newspapers in their home they have to actually create a walking path to get from the kitchen to the bath room.  In fact, my husband often accuses me of getting rid of too much stuff including items he says are sentimental.  But do I really need to keep every single birthday card my children receive – even the one from our dentist?  You be the judge.

My point is that when it comes to something you love – in my case jewelry – more is for more.


Alexis Bittar is a jewelry designer I just can’t stop buying.  The native New Yorker has been on the fashion scene since the mid-80’s when he began selling his hand-sculpted jewelry on the streets of Soho.


Since then, he has continued creating collections of earrings, necklaces and bracelets using carved Lucite and semi-precious gems.


His jewelry has appeared on Sex and the City, on the runway for Burberry’s and in ad campaigns for Estee Lauder.


I like to buy pieces from his collection from a little local boutique that doesn’t even have a website.  But since you don’t live here, I guess I should tell you about TWIST.   It’s a yummy store in Portland, Oregon which also carries Alexis Bittar and does have a web site.  You can find it at   TWIST  not only carries Bittar but also collections of many unique jewelry artists found through out the country. It’s quite a treat to surf that site.

Bittar’s line is not cheap.  Prices range anywhere from $100 to $545.  But in the more is more world, who’s looking at the price?  My husband is, I guess.  I mean maybe it is less expensive to keep that crummy old card from the dentist, but it’s not nearly as pretty.