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The Value of Jewelry

Sale PSA: Glossed leather slip on sneakers from Vince (I believe these are what “inspired” the lookalike the Everlane pair) now under $150, a classic calfskin leather card case from Smythson in a variety of color options, now $115, a pretty belted drape trench coat from Kensie, now under $130 (note that it is unlined and more of a top casual layer),  a simple and chic striped t-shirt dress from J.Crew, now 30% off with code HAPPYSPRING, and comfortable suede block heeled sandals with excellent reviews from Hinge, now under $60. 

Maybe it’s because I’ve begun expanding at a precipitous rate, but lately I’ve lost a lot of my interest in clothes (with the exception of a few excellent Zimmermann items I picked up because they were just so pretty, which I pray I can fit into after baby). Instead, I’ve been on a jewelry bender. I can’t walk by a store without checking out all the beautiful goodies lately.

One of my favorite all time threads on The Purse Forum (if you’re not on there already, I think you should be, even if you hate bags, there’s something for everyone) titled “Don’t Buy Clothes, Save Your Money for Jewelry“. It’s 15 pages by now, and a lot to read through, but the overall discussion is around whether or not it makes sense to buy just simple basics for clothes, and spend most of your wardrobe budget for jewelry. From my reading, the majority consensus seems to be at least a mild, “yup”!

Lately I’ve been agreeing with this. Since I haven’t been able to wear a lot of my favorite clothes, I’ve been trying out some of my neglected jewelry pieces instead, and it’s been fun to bring out some old favorites. None of them have shrunk, or gotten hideously out of style (I hope), or make me look like a whale shoved itself into a tube top. They’re sparkly and fun and make me feel nice. Compound that with the fact that I recently just got rid of a ton of designer clothing on The Real Real and eBay Valet, and looking at the payouts I’ve gotten for those expensive clothing items…let’s just say, I wish I had spent that money on precious metals instead! Continue Reading

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Everyday Jewelry

I love jewelry – and every day I feel a little “off” unless I have some on. That being said, I haven’t worn a lot of my favorite pieces since baby came along. My Alhambra necklace, for example, is taking…

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Weekend Update

1. Today I want to share a Michael Kors dress I recently tried on that I really like – it would be super flattering I imagine to a variety of figures, and would work both for work and play!…

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My Diamond Earrings

Can I share a secret with you? My diamonds are fake. Well, at least the ones in my ears are (usually). I have several pairs of nice fine jewelry studs that I have enjoyed wearing over the years. I love…

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Weekend Update

 Lately I’ve been sharing items that I’ve been adding to my shopping wishlist. This week however, I want to share something that I’ve owned for quite some time and really enjoy wearing. It’s this wonderful “Fiji” bracelet, by Monica Vinader, that…

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Closet Care – Jewelry

Since my first “Closet Care” post concentrated on bags and shoes, today I thought I would show you how I clean and take care of another segment of accessories – jewelry. I love all kinds of jewelry and most…