Saturday, September 12, 2009

Simply Gorgeous

One of the reasons I love Tiffany is the simplicity of their designs. They let the quality of their gems speak for itself and of course, it still manages to look completely breathtaking. For their newest offering, Tiffany pays homage to the beauty of nature.

Sapphire & Diamond Bracelet, $195,000

Tiffany celebrates nature’s patterns of intricate beauty with tender vines of 355 round and marquise diamonds that form a winding path through 441 perfectly matched sapphires. In fact, the exquisite stones began their journey long before, at the stonecutter’s bench. In a feat of skill and precision, Tiffany stonecutters painstakingly cut each diamond that was then bead set in platinum, and hand carved each sapphire to fit the complex channel setting. The result captures the graceful movement of vines blooming against a midnight sky.

Like I said, simply gorgeous!!!


Mad for Mad Marys!!!

I completely forgot that I haven't posted about these yet. A little back story: Early this year, I mentioned on tpf that the Mad Marys were my ultimate holy grail (UHG). One tpf-er emailed me and told me that there was one on ebay that was my size. I checked it out and it was indeed my size! The starting bid was a little steep but I figured these particular shoes are pretty hard-to-find at this point. Another pair popped up on ebay and I watched the 2 auctions and ended up losing both. Last month, the same tpf-er emailed me and asked if I still wanted the Mad Marys even though she knew I was on a "ban". I said, "of course" and she put me in touch with another tpf-er.

And without further very own Mad Marys!!! Gotta love tpf. :)

Mad for Plaid

Fall fashion is in stores and it seems that everywhere I turn, all I see is plaid! This trend started a few seasons ago and it looks like it's here to stay for at least one more season. I'm not the biggest fan since I don't think it's something I can pull off - I'm afraid of looking like a lumberjack. But of course, fashion always finds a way to make this trend work.

The key is to find pieces that fit right. It's easy to get lost in all that pattern and look like a hobo.

There are also a lot of options that incorporate girly details to avoid the "lumberjack" look.

Plaids are best in smaller doses so as not to overwhelm your entire look. It's also best if paired with more understated pieces. One plaid piece at a time. :)

Some plaid no-nos: