Posts tagged ‘accessories’

January 4, 2012

Gold Metal

by Kaylee Pare

Bracelets: Gorjana Anchor, Alex & Ani Zodiac Bangle, others unknown.
Earrings: Banana Republic (old)
Necklace: BCBG (old)

My jewelry collection has pretty much been taken over by gold…and I’m completely fine with that!
What metal/colour dominates your treasure box?

Photos by Sabrina Salvo.

December 9, 2011

Coiled Cuffs

by Kaylee Pare

Lately I’m into piling on each of my favourite one-strand bracelets, making for a heavily accessorized look. These coiled pieces, however, create more of a dignified moment, wrapping around wrists like a snake, standing out alone. Spiral designs are lovely embellishments, and whether stacked or solo, they will surely become a favorite among your box of treasures. Coiled cuffs are definitely having a moment, but it’s safe to say that they will be forever fashionable.

1. Free People Gilded Coil Cuff: A delicate piece that I’d probably end up throwing on everyday. It’s simple and works with any gold trimmings you would pair it with.
2. Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Orbiting Cuff: This one’s my favorite of them all, it adds that little sparkle – a very wearable item for day and night.
3. Alexander McQueen Spiral Twin Skull Bangle: This one’s for those McQueen skull lovers out there. It’s an edgy piece that would be the ideal guest at one of Man Repeller’s arm parties.
4. Michael Kors Snake Wrap Bracelet: Great for someone with a tendency towards masculine styles with more bulk.
5. Aurélie Bidermann Braided Arm Cuff: This one is meant to be worn on your arm, not your wrist. I need to find a piece like this, it’s so ideal for a night on the town.
6. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Bracelet: Gives the impression that you’ve stacked several bracelets together, without the added fuss and noise! The intricate detailing is classic Bottega.

August 19, 2011

Think Spring

by Kaylee Pare

While your neighbourhood stores may be pushing Fall items right now, designers have moved on to bigger and better things, like Spring collections. Women’s Wear Daily got a sneak peek of some of the 2012 accessories collections and shared the sketches with their subscribers, and I in turn, am sharing them with you! I’d have to say that at first glance, my favourites are Oscar de la Renta, Nicolas Kirkwood and Maxmara but we’ll have to see how it all turns out on the runway! Can you pick a favourite?



July 4, 2011

Non Stop Cravings

by Kaylee Pare

While I’ve had my fair share of holiday these past few weeks, I haven’t seen a beach in more than a year, and it’s made me yearn for it lately. I crave the smell of the ocean, the feeling of sand under my feet and most especially, the sound of the waves. There’s nothing more soothing than a serene beach, I can’t wait for September when I’ll be in Europe and the beach will be my daily indulgence.

White on white
is so now, but I’m also loving gray on gray at the moment. It’s laid back but can look so very chic. I’ll definitely be on the look out for key pieces to emulate this sophisticated look with soon.

I really am all about accessorising. I’ll often purposely buy a plain ensemble for the singular purpose of accessorising it like crazy. Since I wear my pieces so often, I find I can tire of them very quickly. That’s why I always try to liven things up with small purchases every once and a while. A cheap bangle here, a vintage find there, it always seems to mix things up and force me to reinvent the way I wear things. I haven’t done this in a while, so a new item is definitely on my mind!

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June 6, 2011

DIY: From Necklace to Bracelet

by Kaylee Pare

How many times have you cherished a necklace that, just weeks after the purchase, crumbles into unwearable shreds? I know it’s happened to many of us, and I’ve seen girlfriends go back to the store and leave with a brand new one, but when I was left with the predicament of a broken favorite, I asked my favorite DIYers from Honestly WTF what to do. A quick tweet reply told me to braid the chain with bright thread or rope and turn it into a bracelet, and so, I obliged very happily with great results!

My lovely Banana Republic necklace BEFORE.

Tools from Wal-Mart, the one and only. (full wine glass, also essential)

Knot the chains with your chosen colors of thread.

Braid to your heart's content.

Et voilà! How pretty is that?

Tie it tight and wear it with lots of other chains, so very spring 2011.

Photos by NonStopStyle

May 31, 2011

Necklace District

by Kaylee Pare

While finances and chores obviously top the list of woes in our everyday lives, I’d have to say it’s quite the struggle to figure out how to hang necklaces without tangles and with limited space. While hooks do the trick just fine (mine are below), you’ll see here that there other innovative ways to show off your favorite accessories in creative and decorative ways. A vintage rake can be a cute solution, and a mannequin that displays your newest purchases, will also show off your proudest gold metals (for fashionistas, those do not involve sports- unless you consider shopping a sport- which I do.) Lastly, if you’re feeling crafty, buy or reinvent an old frame and add some twigs and nails to really accent your precious charms.

Vintage stores are the ultimate place to find these types of things, so google your closest vintage spot and show off your creative skills by hanging your jewels in inventive ways!

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Photo by NonStopStyle

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