Archive for November, 2012

Pearls from Blue Nile

Pearls from Blue Nile

November 27, 2012  |  Corporate Collaborations, Personal Style

When I was a small child I inherited a strand of pearls from my great-grandmother. They’ve always been more of a treasure piece cherished for sentimental reasons than jewelry to wear everyday. Suffice it say that I’ve never been a pearl-wearing woman. Or, as my coworker said to me when I opened my holiday gift box from Blue Nile, “those pearls are too classy for you. What are you going to wear them with? STUDS?!”

You know, I think that’s a common misconception about pearls that only Jackie-O types can pull them off. Let’s face it, it doesn’t get any more predictable than pearls with a Chanel suit. Amiright? I’m excited to wear my new pearls with my favorite tees by Mary Katrantzou, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Meadham Kirchhoff and a leather jacket. You heard me, pearls with STUDS & TEES! Today I threw them right on top of the Proenza Schouler tee I wore to work. When I looked at my red fingernails, I had an epiphany. All pearls need to be cool is a little bit of edge.

Now you have a chance to win your own strand of pearls! Blue Nile is giving away $100,000 worth of jewelry over the next 12 days through Facebook! All you have to do is like the Blue Nile Facebook page and play the Extraordinary Days of Christmas game. That’s it! Plus, until midnight on November 29, you’ll get 20% off all pearls, silver, and gemstone jewelry purchased with the code SPECIAL20%OFF. Good luck and happy playing!

FTC: Post sponsored by Blue Nile

Michigan Avenue... The Shawl: Crystal

Michigan Avenue… The Shawl: Crystal

November 27, 2012

I’ve never figured out how to wear a shawl without looking granny-chic. After spotting Crystal on Michigan Avenue, I think the secret to rocking a shawl is to add some major oomph as a counterbalance. She paired hers with sexy fishnet tights and a patterned miniskirt, but you could try pairing a shawl with any range of edgy pieces for a similar vibe.

Michigan Avenue... Candid: BMX

Michigan Avenue… Candid: BMX

November 25, 2012

Just when you thought you’d mastered the art of accessorizing…