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Covet: Gray Diamond Teardrop Earrings

Gold and DIamond Teardrop Earrings

 

Fabrizio Riva Earrings

Natural 18k white gold teardrop earrings
set with .56ct cool grey crown cut diamonds.

$1,595 at Barneys New York

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Gift Guide: 12 Gifts for Her Under $50

Raising the bar a few dollars. . .  Last Wednesday it was Gifts for Her Under $25. Do I see see $50? Splurge a little on your sister or your BFF. These presents under $50 are all seriously cute. I’d love the earrings. The tape holder is tres chic, but not sure my desk is glam enough. The note blocks are cool though. And if you’re not totally into camo fashion, but want a taste of the trend, the cosmetic pouch is perfect.

Gift Guide Presents For Women Under $50

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1 Camo Printed Cosmetic Case

Lucite Tape Dispenser

3 Cable Beanie with Fur Pom Pom

4 Painted iPhone 5 Case

5 Hay & Scholten & Baijings Tower Blocks Paper Notes 

6 Tassel Necklace

7 Wishbone Jewelry Holder

8 Bamboo Mortar & Pestle

9 Turkish Bath Towel

10 Evil Eye Bangle

11 LaVanilla Laboratories Candle Tin

12 Elizabeth Cole Chinese Turquoise Earrings

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Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Her Under $25

Here’s a compilation of  lovely presents for a friend or sister, all under $25. A few are from online boutiques you may not have heard of, , sites that are worth exploring whether you’re buying for yourself or choosing holiday gifts.

ModCloth has really cute clothing at great prices (I just bought this adorable camera tee). Furbish Studio, a boutique in Raleigh owned by designer Jamie Meares, has fun home furnishings, as well as gifty gems. And, I just discovered including Waiting on Martha, an e-boutique and  blog by Mandy Kellogg Rye, who plans to open a brick and mortar outpost in Atlanta next year.

 

Gift Guide Affordable Presents For Her

S H O P P I N G

1 Chevron Cocktail Napkin Set

2 Tapas Tools

3 Ceramic Jewelry Tray

Across the Universe Nail Polish

5 Matte Mint Bud Vase

6 Hunter Gems

7 Turkish Hand Towel

Chanel Noir Perfume Print

9 Fawn Cosmetics Case

10 Colorblock Key Fob

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Covet: Miansai Bracelet, Industrial Style

Gold And Silver Cuff Bracelet By Miansai

 

Miansai Silver & Gold Tarn Cuff
$215 at Barneys New York

Yellow gold-plated angular cuff bracelet with silver screw detail.

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Just In: Jessica Biales Signet Rings

I’ve long considered my friend Jessica Biales to have impeccable taste. I learned to cultivate the art of minimalism from her, back in college. She had almost nothing in her closet, yet she always had everything she needed. On the walls hung posters of architectural renderings by Frank Gehry and Phillip Johnson, mounted on foam core rather than taped to the walls. And her duvet was plain black.

Hardly the stuff of college dreams. When I need to cull, I channel that dorm room, which only one year before was laden with images of Monet’s Giverny, an inspiration board laden with Calvin Klein’s ponytailed models and Christy and Linda in Chanel, and a double mattress topped with a floral comforter; home to moi. Jessica was the New York City sophisticate incarnate. And now, reigning queen bee of the style world, Jenna Lyons, has confirmed what I always knew—Jessica Biales has style. 

J.Crew, which has been experimenting with collaborations with all sorts of cool kids—including CFDA winners and other under-the-radar labels—has picked up two rings by Jessica Biales. It’s the company’s first offerings in fine jewelry. They are carrying a limited run of two solid 18-carat gold signet styles—one yellow gold, and the other rose gold bedecked with pavé emeralds.

I gave the collab a shout-out in Sunday’s Boston Globe, as “The One Thing” in the  paper’s new “Enthusiast” section. Jessica’s work has gotten a ton of press over the past six months. Let’s have a look.

Jeassica Biales Candy Signet Ring J.CrewJessica Biales “Candy” Signet Rings
Available at Hu’s Wear in D.C.,  Good in Boston, and online at  J.Crew
All pieces also available at JessicaBiales.com

Jeassica Biales Candy Signet Ring J.Crew

 The Boston Globe, June 16, 2013

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 Vogue, February 2013

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Jessica Biales Rose Gold Slice Rings

Jessica Biales “Slice” Rings
available in white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold
plain or with pavé white or black diamonds 

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Harper’s Bazaar, February, 2013

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Jessica Biales “Slice” Rings
in rose gold with tsavorites,rubies, sapphires


[I have the slice ring with tsavorites. I wear it between two rose gold rings by Melissa Joy Manning that my husband gave me for my birthday a few years ago; also from Good.]

 

Jessica Biales Sterling Signet Ring

 

Jessica Biales Block Signet Rings
in sterling silver at Good and 18-carat yellow gold at J.Crew

Jessica Biales Gold Wave Rings

Jessica Biales Wave Rings
small and large in rose, white, and yellow gold

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J E S S I C A  B I A L E S  J E W E L R Y
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Hu’s Wear in D.C.   |    Good in Boston
online at  J.Crew |   and 
at JessicaBiales.com

See my Instagram photos of Jessica’s rings here:
Shopping Trip: Good Boutique 


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ARTmonday: Amy Shutt Shoots the Birds for Digby & Iona

Aaron Ruff, the jeweler behind the Brooklyn-based label Digby & Iona (named for a pair of quiet seaside towns in Nova Scotia), commissioned Baton Rouge-based photographer Amy Shutt to capture his newest designs—on a taxidermy menagerie. The photos are quirky (and quacky); I love ‘em. And the Digby & Iona jewelry too.

Digby & Iona Jewelry Photographer Amy Shutt

Digby & Iona Jewelry Photographer Amy Shutt

Digby and Iona shoot 01/27/2013

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Digby & Iona Jewelry Photographer Amy Shutt

Digby & Iona Jewelry Photographer Amy Shutt

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Digby & Iona Jewelry Photographer Amy Shutt

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Digby and Iona shoot 01/27/2013

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Covet: Double Feather Pendant Necklace With Pave Diamonds

Niko Koulis Gold Feather Penant With Diamonds

Niko Koulis
Double feather pendant in gold with diamonds
$7,480 at Moda Operandi

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Summer Style: Shopping the Memorial Day Sales

It’s supposed to rain all weekend in Boston and on the Cape. Bummer. We had planned to head to Truro for the first time since last fall. We still may go; there’s dead bug vacuuming to be done. However, like on all holiday weekends, there are sales galore. I may just be able to get some summer shopping accomplished online. I pulled together four sets of clothing and accessories I found. Everything shown is on sale. Not sure what to buy first. Oh, well actually I already picked up the stripey tote from Gap this week. What have you guys been buying for summer?

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SHOP 1 Sleeveless Hazy Dot Shirt at Madewell ||| 2 Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses at Les Nouvelles ||| Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Oxford Shirt Dress at Les Nouvelles ||| 4 Jessica Biales Block Signet Ring at J.Crew ||| 5 Surf Stripe Board Shorts at J.Crew ||| 6 Coach Henley Espadrille Wedge at Coach ||| 7 3.1 Philip Lim 31 Second Snakeskin Pouch at Shopbop ||| 8 Printed Multi-Stripe Canvas Tote at Gap

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SHOP 1 Rag & Bone Graphic Tank at Rag & Bone ||| 2 Rag & Bone Easy Stretch Silk Pant at Rag & Bone ||| 3 Armani Collezioni Short Dress at Yoox ||| 4 Joie Jordyn B Blazer in Caviar at Joie ||| 5 Fort Standard Cage Necklace 8 at Need Supply Co. ||| 6 Lucy Folk Watermelon Pip Stud Earrings at Steven Alan ||| 7 Marcy by Marc Jacobs Marc’D & Check’D Small Satchel, Shopbop ||| 8 Joie Grenada Sandals at Joie

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SHOP 1 Stripe Rash Guard at J.Crew ||| 2 Monique Péan Mwanza Warthog Tusk Shell Earrings with Diamonds at Barneys New York ||| 3 White Linen V-Neck Tee at Madewell ||| 4 Steven Alan Elliot Pant at Steven Alan ||| 5 Timex Round Mesh Strap Watch at Nordstrom ||| 6 Bag’n’Noun Nylon Muffin Bag #210 at Steven Alan ||| 7 Strawberry Lip Glaze at Stila ||| 8 Tory Burch Catalina Espadrille at Tory Burch

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SHOP  1 Whale Of A Tale Intarsia Sweater at C.Wonder ||| 2 Rag & Bone/Jean Mint Mid-Rise Legging at Intermix ||| 3 Shimmer Scarf at Gap ||| 4 Arrowstack Necklace at Madewell ||| 5 Anya Hindmarch Studded Heart Pouch at Shopbop ||| 6 Rag & Bone Dana Dress at Rag & Bone ||| 7 Vince Lara High Sandal at Nordstrom ||| 8 Chevron Cosmetic Bag at Furbish Studio 

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Sale Alert!
NORDSTOM’S half-yearly sale is going on now!

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Just In: MoMA’s Destination: Design NYC Collection

This spring’s Destination: Design series is MoMA’s eleventh. The Destination: NYC collection features 200 products by both established and up-and-coming designers based in New York City, and all are manufactured in the US. The collection launched in MoMA Design Stores in New York and Japan, and online last week. My picks below. You can also click back to last year’s roundup of items from Destination: Mexico.

MoMA New York Design Collection Home Decor

1 Salt + Pepper Shakers by Diane Ruengsorn, 2008

2 Strap Leather Bowl Basket by Alissia Melka-Teichroew, 2011

3 Quart Table Lamp by Rich Brilliant Willing, 2011

4 Gaia Crystal Cufflinks by Andy Lifschutz, 2012

5 Duo Bookshelf by Ana Linares, 2009

6 Transportation Push Toy by Eden Yaskil, 2011

7 Tilt Stool by Justin Gologorsky, 2012

8 Milking Stool by François Chambard, 2009

9 Bridges of NY Notecards by Karen van Every-Serimony, 2012

10 Rhodium Geometric Post Earring by Alexis Bittar, 2009

11 Gold Leather Bag by Emily Sugihara and Ellen van der Laan, 2011

12 Dorit Candle Holder by Jean Pelle and Oliver Pelle, 2008

13 Worksman Bicycle by Bruce Weinreb, 2013

14 Clawfoot Bowl by Kenjiro Yamakawa, 2011

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I also LOVE modern home furnishings from aha life

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Covet: Pyrite Wrap Bracelet by Sheryl Lowe

Gold Pyrite Bracelet Pave Bead Sheryl Love

Sheryl Lowe
Double wrap gold pyrite bracelet with diamond pave bead
$410, goop

 

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Barneys has gorgeous jewelry too.

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