Tuesday, November 8, 2011


 I was lucky enough to stumble upon Catalina Vornica's beautiful fashion blog Armoire Ideale. She has eclectic and daring style and I fell in love with her bold choices with jewelry.  I had the pleasure of interviewing her and here's what she had to say.

Your blog is wonderful and I adore your sophisticated personal style.  What would you say is the best part about being a blogger?

Hmm….the best part… free drinks and canap├ęs at events? Kidding
Thing is, this is one of the best/fulfilling parts of being a blogger! It motivates me to continuously improve my work when I see it’s being appreciated. I know it sounds corny, but there is something genuinely heartwarming in receiving your feedback, when people who read my blog stop by and say: ‘Hey, I like this’ or ‘You inspire me’, I feel great, it’s so fantastic.
So, thank you Heather for expressing your appreciation and interest in my blog.  

I see you are not afraid to mix it up and be bold with your jewelry, which of course I love!  How would you say you choose pieces to be worn together?

 I usually don’t spend much time choosing the accessories I am about to wear I simply pick something and try it on to see if it matches my outfit, but I pay attention at colors,  shades, patterns and proportions.

Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry or a piece that means the most to you?

Yes, I know what you mean, I have one of those precious little things. It’s a vintage zebra shaped brooch which I simply hart.  You will see her in the photos, she’s absolutely gorgeous.

Now on to the more fun questions.  Just quick of the top of your head answers will be perfect.

What is your favorite thing to do on a Sunday?

Enjoying my loneliness far away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

So where did you have dinner last night?

I dined at a friend’s.

Dive bar or night club?
Night club.

The 20’s or the 70’s?
Jazz age, speakeasies, pearls, feathers, gloves and hats, authentic glamour, oh yes the roaring twenties!

Vintage or New?

Gosh, this is a tricky one, question that is. J
A little bit of both.  A completely vintage outfit may look old, like grandma old, on the other hand wearing only new clothes is totally…dull. I feel the urge to mix&match, but that’s just me.

Thank you Catalina and please don't forget to visit her amazing blog Armoire Ideale.  

Monday, November 7, 2011


You've picked the perfect dress dress, locked in your dream location, and have even broken the news to your fiance that there will be NO beer bonging at the reception.  And even though he sometimes mistakes the bedroom floor for the clothes hamper you love him, and need to pick out the perfect ring for your soon to be hubby.  Well, I'm here to help make that decision even easier with a collection of mens weddings bands that I find the perfect mix of originality and masculine.  
 Starting with the Woody ring by St. Kilda.  Your crafty stud would be proud to be seen on the job site sporting this ring.

St. Kilda's Men's Loved ring is such a special way to incorporate how you feel about him in a way only he can see.  

 This Thoothed Band by Claire Kinder is just fierce enough for your guy.  It kind of reminds me of a bottle cap, don't ya think?

 This is the perfectly imperfect ring for your perfectly imperfect guy.  This Concaved Ring is by Satomi Kawakita.

Is your man a bad boy or just super slick?  Than St. Kilda's Endless Love ring is the one for him.


Thursday, November 3, 2011


jeans and jewelry, jean cuttoffs

As much as I love new seasons there is always a little part of me that misses the one that is ending.  That is how I'm feeling about Summer right now.  I LOVE Fall, I really do but this week as I was walking along the beach all bundled up in a sweater and boots, I longed for the tank tops and flip flops of just last month.  So in a last stitch effort to hold on to the little bit of warm weather we have left I thought I would reminisce on this Summers uniform of what seemed to be every girl: jean cutoffs and jewels. 

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 jeans and jewelry, jean cuttoffs
 jeans and jewelry, jean cuttoffs

All images via Mr. Newton

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Get creative with Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This and model Crystal Renn and watch as they show you how to make D.I.Y. necklaces!  Don't forget to check out Erica's other amazing D.I.Y. projects on her blog P.S. I Made This, and you can also visit another one of my posts about a personal necklace I made from old keepsakes.  Tell me do you have a piece of jewelry with meaningful charms?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


rihanna earrings

Rihanna shy away from jewelry? Never, and we love her for it!  Along with her daring clothing choices she loves to rock big, bold jewelry and earrings are definitely one of her favorite accessories.  Earrings are a great way to keep attention upwards and can help transform or enhance the shape of your face.  There is just nothing sexier than a bold earring with a naked neck, and Rihanna does it perfectly.  Check out this look on Rihanna and see how amazing she looks. There were so many looks to chooses from it was hard to make a decision but these are the earrings I narrowed it down to.

rihanna earrings

rihanna earrings

rihanna earrings

rihanna earrings
all images via Style Bistro