During Fashion Week, I was invited to the Kendra Scott showroom to see her latest jewelry collections. I’ve long been a fan of her sophisticated and feminine statement pieces that always seem to have a touch of fun. It was an honor to stop by and see her newest collections inspired by Palm Springs and Mexico.
Last week I had a little pre-Fashion Week fun when I previewed Betsey Johnson‘s Fall and Spring 2015 jewelry collections at Betsey’s Baubles & Bubbly Cocktail Party. It was there that I had the once in a lifetime experience of taking a selfie with Betsey Johnson herself and came to a whole new realization about accessories.
Among Betsey’s signature critters and perfectly mismatched earrings, I began to see accessories as not only just a way to compliment an outfit or call attention to your best features with a statement piece, but as a way to express your unique personality and bring out your inner child. Even if you have to dress conservatively for work or school your accessories can and should be a little crazy.
During New York Fashion Week, I was invited to Kendra Scott’s showroom to see her signature, fall and winter collections. I was fascinated to learn that Kendra Scott first launched her jewelry line in 2002 with just $500. Today, the Austin-based designer known for her customizable pieces is selling off the shelves at premiere retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and over 600 specialty boutiques. She also has 17 stores of her own across the south.
Throughout the evolution of her design, her pieces have become smaller and more stackable – allowing you to wear many at once. I was quite taken by her winter starstruck collection inspired by celestial glamour and constellations. It will make the perfect addition to any holiday dress.
Ever since I started college in upstate New York, I’ve been proud to call the state of New York my home. So when I came across these state pendant necklaces, it was great to see that there were pendants for every budget and every state. Not only are these necklaces excellent ways to show your state pride, they also make perfect going away gifts.
In the process of doing some much-needed spring cleaning, I went through my jewelry box and discovered a bunch of hidden treasures. The pearl necklace pictured above is from the Venezuelan island of Margarita where I’ve been many times with my family. It is also known as “La Isla de las Perlas” or the “Island of the Pearls” because of all the beautiful pearls they produce. I also found…
This Tiffany & Co. key my Dad gave me for Christmas
An inspiring bangle bracelet
An evil eye my aunt and grandmother brought me back from Turkey
And some vintage 90s watches I bought at Antoinette because they reminded me of what my mom and aunts used to wear.