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Chain Reaction

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on October 27, 2009

This season chains are everywhere. Layer chain necklaces or bracelets with any outfit. I always prefer gold but buy two tone chain jewelry as well. Chains come in all shapes and styles and be sure to mix and match. (Top 5 simply wasn’t enough, here is top 11 picks)

Chain JewelryLeft to Right:

Citrine By The Stones Chain Wire Ring

Dirty Librarian Chains Trilogy Ring Set

Giles & Brother Multi Chain Bracelet

Leila Thin Chain Bangles

CC SKYE Dynasty Chain Cuff Bracelet

Sogoli Multi Style Gold Chain Necklace

Kenneth Jay Lane Chunky Chain Bracelet

Giles & Brother Multi Chain Bracelet (Alternate View)

Rachel Leigh Interlocking Chain Ring

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Link Bracelet

Philippe Audibert Gold Plated Chain Link Bracelet

For an investment chain piece visit David Yurman. Jewelry Designer David Yurman is known for his twisted rope and chain designs. Below is my personal favorite and a piece from my very own collection.

David Yurman Extra Large Oval Link Bracelet

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‘Clutch’ Me If You Can

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on October 8, 2009

Clutches are one of my favorite accessories. I prefer clutches to handbags any day of the week. I am constantly surfing the Web for new clutches to add to my collection.

It’s all about the sparkle.  Currently, sequin and sparkle apparel are of the most popular trends. Clutches should be no different. A metallic clutch is perfect for this fall. Don’t be afraid to mix metallic gold or silver with animal print. Animal prints and patterns are always in season.

Metallic Must Haves

Metallic ClutchesFrom top to bottom, left to right:

Lauren Merkin Caroline Metallic Leather Bubble Clutch

Nancy Gonzalez Large Silver Crocodile Clutch

Nancy Gonzalez Gold Crocodile Clutch

Betsey Johnson Simply Chic Clutch

Gustto Padua Metallic White Old Silver Snake (on sale!)

Lauren Merkin Diana Metallic Bubble Leather

Since I was home sick today from work I decided to play around with my own clutch collection (pretty good for an unemployed girl).  These clutches have certainly accumulated over the last six years. In my opinion, the older the better!

Personal Clutch Collection

Left Row:

Goldenbleu Black Patent Leather Fold Over Clutch

Goldenbleu Black Plastic See Through Clutch

Gap Inc. Straw Buckle Clutch

Lauren Merkin Green Pattern Clutch

Unknown Brown/Green Suede Buckle Clutch

Right Row

HOBO International Pink Ruffle Clutch

Emilio Pucci Multicolor Pattern Fold Over Clutch

Cynthia Rowley Snakeskin Buckle Clutch

Unknown Gold Ruffle Clutch

Kooba Tan Zipper Clutch

My next clutch purchase will most likely be from Lauren Merkin. I have always been obsessed with every piece she makes.  XO

Fashion Frenzy, Zara.

Posted in Life As a Fashionista by skapla7 on October 8, 2009

Zara has always been one of my top five favorite stores. That is until recently when Zara made a VERY big screw up. Zara put a handbag on shelves that displayed a Nazi swastika. BBC reported that the handbag has been pulled from shelves and apparently the symbol went unnoticed.

Although this has gone on the last few weeks, I have only heard about it within the last week. As a young Jewish woman who shops very frequently at Zara I was shocked. I will definitely be hesitant in making future purchases. I hope it was a genuine mistake in design. Have a look for yourself at the handbag.

Zara Handbag