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get gifting: all that glitters

we’re going to kick off this year’s gift guides with a little something that’s close to my heart: jewels! ever wonder why there are so many holiday songs about “silver and gold”? it’s because every holiday’s better with a little sparkle. take these gift ideas, for instance…i know my holiday would be dramatically improved by any one of these beauties. i tried to find a little something for every wallet, so whatever your holiday budget, you’re sure to find a little something glittering under your tree this year. significant others everywhere, take note!

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left to right, from top: christine mighion stacking diamond rings, $450-690; giles & brother chevron earrings, $115; skagen denmark rose links with glitz, $145; peggy li herkimer fringe necklace, $79; rosena sammi key to ajmeri necklace, $249; burberry prorsum leather and brass-studded cuff, $450; prismera designs amethyst slice necklace, $112; erickson beamon glenda bangle, $475; rebecca initial bracelet, $$$; gorjana star stud earrings, $35; by boe alfabet stud earrings, $18 per stud; tahitian pearl earrings, from $169 (the bigger, the better!); macha jewelry triangle stud earrings, $195.

{FTC disclaimer: some product samples were provided to help me compile this guide, but as usual, there’s no pay-for-play here.}

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currently coveting: rosena sammi’s swar bangle

i just saw a note that rosena sammi, the queen of exotic accessories, redesigned her website.  naturally, i had to take a look, and it wasn’t long before i fell hard for this beautiful swar bangle.

i love this piece for being substantial and statement-making, but still light and airy enough for even the hottest day (those big, heavy necklaces are just a bit too much for me when the mercury starts to climb).  i’d pair it with just about anything, but with this piece, i think the simpler, the better…which suits my summer style perfectly.  picture it with a burnout tank and military or cutoff denim shorts, and a simple flat gladiator. it’s the perfect touch of sparkle to lend to an otherwise ordinary ensemble.

best of all, it happens to be one of the best-priced items in the line – at $75, this one’s definitely a splurge worth making.

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the how-to: going global

it could be that i’m suffering from summer vacation withdrawal, but lately, every accessory i fall for seems to have a global vibe.  lucky for me, it’s a hot trend this summer – after all, what goes better with cool white linen, and casual summer tee-and-tank combos than bright, bold accessories?  so, i’m free to indulge my inner “international woman of mystery” fantasy and manage to be in style at the same time.

this weekend, in the course of checking out shopbop’s beautiful new website, i started browsing for clutches.  i’ve been after a great summer clutch ever since the weather started to warm up, but now that it’s regularly hitting 90 degrees, i’m desperate.  there’s just nothing appealing about lugging a huge leather bag around when you’re hot and miserable.  noticing a little multi-cultural vibe there?  (from left to right: antik batik, $87.50; cleobella, $88; west/feren, $169.40 – all on sale!)

and, going through my “things to blog” folder, i realized the jewelry i’ve been gravitating toward lately all sort of fell into the same category.  getting the look right with jewels is simple, really – go for bright colors or loads of chunky gold, and stack ’em up.  you can find great deals on authentic pieces if you go to the original source and score some serious bargains.  that gorgeous gold multi-disc bracelet is from a site called kaneesha, an online purveyor of authentic indian clothing…and it’s only $11.  another great source, especially right now, is forever 21.  if you’d rather splurge a bit, one of the best designer options for global gems is rosena sammi – her styles are all the rage in the celeb scene right now, and with good reason – isn’t that ring stunning?

(by the way, i’m sort of ashamed to admit that that lovely green enamel bangle is actually by tori spelling for hsn ($59).  frightening, i realize…but it’s actually cute, don’t you think?!)

this look can feel a little tricky to pull off but, as with so many things, the key is not to overdo. i’d suggest focusing on one specific type of accessory: necklace, earring, handbag, bracelet.  feel free to stack up the bangles (or, for a more subtle look, just pick one striking piece), but don’t pair 20 gold bangles with the necklace, earrings and a batik-print bag.  keep it simple, and you can’t go wrong!

so, have you been embracing the global goods this summer?

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celeb style: miley cyrus in rosena sammi jewelry

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we’re making a rare foray into the world of celeb style today, but i just couldn’t resist.  miley cyrus isn’t exactly on my list of stars to watch, but i do happen to love the necklace she’s sporting in these photos.  turns out it’s called the goa necklace, designed by rosena sammi.  from the photo on sammi’s website, i would never have given this one a second glance, so i’m thrilled to have a closer look.  turns out that, in silver, and with a “live model” to show off the long length, i’m suddenly a huge fan of this piece.  i love the chunky square beads mixed with the oversized chain – it’s a fantastic combination.

best of all, it’s a perfect investment for spring – $189 is definitely within the realm of reasonable for a fabulous statement piece like this.  and you’ll be able to make this work with a boho style (as miley is aptly demonstrating), or something much dressier.  if you’re looking for an accessory to invest in for spring, this is a great candidate….i know it’s high on my wish list!  pick it up from sammi’s website, before the celeb stalkers clean them out entirely!

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