I’ve always been partial to jewelry and accessories with hidden meanings. That being said, I’ve long been fascinated by the allure of the evil eye.
In many cultures, the evil eye is a curse believed to be caused by a malevolent glare cast when the person is unaware. In order to ward off the misfortune that can be caused by receiving the evil eye, good luck charms often known as Talismans were created to protect the wearer which also became known as evil eyes.
While I’ve never been to the parts of the Middle East or Europe where the iconic evil eyes are popular (it’s high on my bucket list), I have been brought back pieces featuring the blue evil eye from friends and family who have visited. Not only are they meant to bring protection and good luck, they also make incredibly fashionable statement accessories. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for a trip to Greece, Turkey, Albania, Egypt, Israel or Morocco to add a precious evil eye to your accessories collection or to give one as a gift. There are tons of great pieces you can order in preparation for that exotic vacation or just for fun. Here are some of my favs:
Lately, I’ve been fascinated by the newly iconic X Ring. Though it has nothing to do with X-Men or The X-Files, its fabulousness is totally out of this world. Whether you’re on your way to a black tie event or getting crazy at a music festival, the X Ring’s sleek and modern design is sure to be the perfect addition to your outfit.
While the price differences between fine jewelry and costume jewelry tend to be drastic, you can rock a shimmering X Ring no matter what your budget may be.
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.
Daylight savings time is here! With the clocks falling back an hour, all of us can enjoy an extra 60 minutes of sleep, online shopping, partying or time with friends. Whichever way you swing it, your extra hour is filled with endless possibilities. In celebration of my extra hour, I’m giving away a RumbaTime watch to a lucky reader. For the next two weeks, Aspiring Socialite readers will have the chance to win a RumbaTime Orchard Rose Gold 35mm Paloma timepiece. I love the modern femininity of this watch along with its paloma and rose gold color scheme. Since all RumbaTime watches are designed in New York, they look amazing against the dynamic city scene and breathtaking NYC architecture.
To enter to win this fab RumbaTime watch, follow @RumbaTime on Instagram and show me a little love on Instagram too. Then leave a comment on this post with your email and a way you make the most of your free time. Don’t forget to include your email.
*This giveaway is open to residents of the continental US only. It will run from November 1, 2014 – November 15, 2014. Winners will be contacted via email around November 17, 2014.