Things We Love: August: Part I

Okay, okay, so I know I’m supposed to give some insightful back-to-school, just-barely-fall fashion advice, and NYFW is fast-approaching, but really August has been about only two things for me:

  1. Chunky, sparkly jewelry
  2. Applique t-shirts (see part 2 of Things We Love: August later this week)

Yeah. Totally not the insightful fashion advice you were looking for, I know. My dear friend at work (she knows who she is) turned me on to chunky-lucite necklaces, all sorts of baubled bib-style necklaces, bows, strands of pearls and tons of other statement jewelry that I’m totally obsessed with. And her all-applique t-shirt wardrobe was too cute to ignore. So, I admit it: I copied her.

Here’s the scoop:

Gemma Redux Liz Necklace $424.00 at Boticca.com

A bit of a “lust” purchase, this “Liz” necklace by Gemma Redux (you may know the line as seen on The CW’s Gossip Girl) breaks the bank at $424…someday it’ll be mine. Made of gold, silver, stainless steel, and rough cut rock crystal stones, this sparkler is going to be seen on all the stars this fall.

Bow-tie crystal necklace in dusty blossom $78.00 at J.Crew available in "gunmetal" or "dusty blossom"

The Verdict: Boticca’s only got 10 in stock, so if you like it and you’ve got the extra cash, buy it now, wear it all season. (And if you have more extra cash, there’s a matching bracelet that Cameron Diaz has been spotted wearing!)

This Bow-Tie Crystal Necklace is much less of a bank-breaker at only $78. Sparkling and romantic, it goes with almost everything, especially since it’s available in two colors, dusty blossom (pictured at right) and gun-metal, a light grey color.

Tiers of Pearls Necklace $23.99 at ModCloth

The Verdict: Will dress up any outfit. (P.S. J.Crew is like a treasure chest for fab jewelry this season…remember that fab cluster-bib necklace we showed you in July? P.P.S. Hit up a J.Crew Outlet store for deep discounts on this pretty stuff…we hear they have a good selection)

Fabulously priced. Sweet n’ chic. What more is there to say? A black and white ribbon bow adorns the left side of this triple-string necklace and on the other side, the black and white pearls are separated by a ring of rhinestones, which glisten among the sheen of the shiny pearls. This oh-so-cleverly named, “Tiers of Pearls” necklace at Modcloth, will have all the girls who pass you by in tears of envy….with how freakin’ cute your necklace is.

Sequin Beaded Bow Statement Necklace $175.00 at Nordstrom

The Verdict: Too cute and inexpensive not to own. Wear it with a plain black tank or an LBD to be the two things Coco Chanel always said a woman should be: “Classy & Fabulous.”

Rosette Pearlescent Bracelet $5.80 at Forever 21

This fabulous and chic necklace by Sequin features glass beads and faux pearls topped with dainty bows ornament a statement-making multi-chain necklace.

The Verdict: We’re in loooooooove.

These bracelets are everywhere, but this one is inexplicably adorable. Three strands of pearlescent beads craft this stretch bracelet featuring a chiffon rosette and beaded center, which comes in two colors…pink (pictured at right) and black.

Pastel Draped Necklace $6.80 at Forever 21

The Verdict: They’re adorable and inexpensive, so spring for the $11.60+tax and buy both colors.

Another fabulous Forever-21 find, this Pastel-Draped Necklace is a total steal. These tiered, beaded necklaces are popping up everywhere, and often with hefty price tags attached.  Pastel, faceted beads drape gorgeously along this chain necklace with an antique polish and lobster claw clasp. Comes in two colors, pink & gold (pictured at left) or mint & silver.

Sequin Stretch Bracelet $58 at Nordstrom

The Verdict: Buy it, wear it, love it.

This luxe bracelet is adorned with a substantial bunch of glass beads and faux pearls topped with whimsical bows forms a statement-making stretch bracelet.

The Verdict: We want one. Or two…maybe three.

Okay, so Forever 21’s got a ton of fabulously chic and inexpensive stuff. Click on each image below to view more info about each of my favorite Forever 21 finds (I scoured their site so you don’t have to!)

More fabulous & chic baubles from all over!

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