Emerald Green Jewelry

It is a new-year and with it comes a new Pantone Color Of The Year. And this is the year of Emerald Green.  Like with past color picks, Emerald Green will be everywhere this year- from clothing and accessories to the latest in home décor.  The color is very rich and like most jewel tones, has near universal appeal.

Emerald Green

I’ve already jumped on the bandwagon as I purchased an Emerald Green skirt that I am excited to wear!  But in addition to the skirt I have also been on the hunt for jewelry in the hue.  After all emerald truly is a jewel tone!

 

The emerald green options have already begun to fill the market, so there is a ton of pieces to choose from.  Here are some of the standout items thus far:

Emerald Green Jewelry

Emerald Green Jewelry:
Michael Kors “Pendant Necklace”
La Mer Collections “Emerald Egyptian Chain Wrap”
Kenneth Jay Lane “22-Karat Gold-Plated Resin And Swarovski Crystal Clip Earrings”
Kendra Scott “Maxine Linear Earrings”
Bauble Bar “Emerald Hexa Bangle”
Anthropologie “Dyad Tassel Lariat”

 

Tell me, what do you think of Pantone’s color choice?  And my finds?

Lulu Frost for J.Crew

There is a lot of attention paid to designer-mass market store collaborations.  Even I can’t pass up writing about many of the big ones.  That being said, how do you know if a designer collaboration is a successful one?  Well, if they do it again that is a good sign and Lulu Frost for J.Crew is on its 5th edition!

For those unfamiliar, Lulu Frost jewelry is by New York designer Lisa Salzer.  Lisa got her start working with jewelry from her family’s estate jewelry business and now incorporates those vintage elements into her contemporary pieces.

 

2 of the one-of-a-kind 100 year necklaces from Lulu Frost (available on LuluFrost.com)

The pieces on her website range from $60 (for a plated brass ring) to the one-of-a-kind 100 Year necklaces that cost $1925 and feature a collage of vintage pieces.  Meanwhile, the Lulu Frost for J.Crew Collection runs from $98 for the navette burst earring or the winged bracelets to $278 for the Tangerine Resin necklace (which is reminiscent of a 100 Year necklace).

The pieces are dramatic and feel unique (even the pieces created for J.Crew) and I think that is where a lot of the collaboration’s success comes from.  The Lulu Frost pieces stay true to their independent aesthetic and in the process they add a bit of the unexpected to J.Crew’s preppy appeal.  I love that the pieces designed for the collaboration could easily fit into the regular Lulu Frost collection.

Here is my favorite piece from the Lulu Frost for J.Crew 2012 Holiday Collection, the Art Deco Cuff:

Check out the rest of the collection HERE

OR

If you want to see the original Lulu Frost you can check it out HERE

Tell me, what do you think of Lulu Frost and the Lulu Frost for J.Crew Collaboration?

Wish List: Gemma Redux Necklace

Today’s post is all about the Gemma Redux “Mixed Metal Necklace.”

“Why,” you ask.

Ultimately because I am an avid online shopper.   A lot of that is window-shopping because I do have a budget that I respect and stick to (3 cheers to fiscal responsibility!).  Don’t judge me- there are definitely worse hobbies out there.

One of the drawbacks of this hobby is the list of items being added to my wish list, which adds up to a very full folder on my desktop aptly named “wish list.”  Of course this is only a drawback if I don’t share some of my favorites with you!

So without further ado- my current necklace obsession and the first of the NoH Wish List series (yes, this is a new series!):

Gemma Redux “Mixed Metal Necklace”

Why I love it:
I am all about mixed metals.  The necklace also strikes one of my favorite balances between tough and soft, as the Swarovski crystals find their home between the chaotic chains.

How I would wear it:
I would turn one of my many black dresses into a holiday look by pairing this necklace with it.

 

Now it’s your turn- do you think this necklace is wish list worthy? How would you wear the Gemma Redux “Mixed Metal Necklace”?

 

Kenneth Jay Lane Statement Piece

You must be wondering where I have disappeared to… well it’s the big week!  We are due to move into our apartment this week (supposedly by Thursday, but I will believe it when the moving truck arrives and unloads all of my stuff!)!!!!

So unfortunately I am going to have to keep my posts short and sweet—

—Which in no way describes this very cool necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane:

In fact, I would describe it as long and spicy.  (Okay, so spicy isn’t the right word… but I was trying to think of something different from sweet!)

Regardless of how you would describe it, I just love it!  From the jade/black color combo to the fun tassel, this Kenneth Jay Lane necklace is sure to attract lots of attention.  It is the sort of piece that works great with a seemingly simple look to give it a bit of energy.  Perfect for my summer staples!

Tell me, what do you think of this necklace??

 

Accessorizing With Elizabeth And James

In case you somehow missed it, the CFDA Awards (aka the US Fashion Oscars) were held a couple nights ago.  And it was Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen who walked away with the Womenswear Designer of The Year Award.

While the award was for the über-Luxury line, The Row, there is no question that the sisters’ more accessible (to be clear I say “more” not “completely” or anything similar, please don’t inundate me with comments about this still not being cheap…) Elizabeth and James line has also garnered plenty of positive attention.

In fact, for me it is their accessories that have truly stood out.  I find them to be completely wearable with just the right amount of personality.

Here are a few examples of what I mean:

Elizabeth and James Accessories:
1. Feather Ring
2. Sibil Wedge Platform Sandals
3. Madison Sunglasses
4. Thorn Ring
5. Thorn ID Bracelet with White Sapphire
6. Gemma Metallic Flats

Tell me, are you a fan of the designs of Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen?