Posts Tagged: necklace

Reader Request: How to Soften Your Look

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Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy e-mailed me this request:

This past year I’ve been trying to “soften” up my image: for years I’ve dressed in crisp basics–dark denim, jewel-neck cardis, jackets, white tees. (I just can’t help it–I worked in the legal field for too many years!!) I think the look is pretty but it’s also pretty no-nonsense, and I want to inject some softness and flowy-ness and easy-going-ness (howdya like all those adjectives?) into my appearance. So I’ve been experimenting with long necklaces and wispy bangs and long open cardigans and flowing scarves. I think I’m making progress, but I would love some tips from the pros. read more

Originally posted 2012-04-09 06:18:39.

This Week I Love …

… jasper and agate jewelry.

Now that I’m working with a palette of mostly neutrals, I’ve become more interested in earth-tone jewelry. I still love my metals, but something about the unpredictable patterns of browns, greens, blacks, whites, rust reds, and other sophisticated shades feels like a great complement to my summery badass looks. Here are some jasper and agate pieces I’m drooling over these days.

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Green Moss Agate Earrings – $8.09

Such an elegant shape, and an amazing price. They’re large at 2″ long and a bit on the heavy side, so if you need lightweight earrings these might not be the best choice. Jewelili offers other smaller agate earrings, and some lovely necklaces. read more

This Week I Love …

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Lockhart Wrks.

A month or so ago, I was on the hunt for some matte gold or brass jewelry. Etsy is always my first stop for jewelry, so I tootled around in there a bit until I found Rebecca’s shop. And friends, if I had bales of money I would’ve bought every single piece. Really. Her design style is such a marvelous mix of edgy and delicate, tough and feminine, and the pieces are beautifully made. I know because I’ve ordered three so far, including theĀ Ring & Brass Dagger earrings shown above. And I’m sure I’ll order more in time. Here are a few of her recent creations: read more