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It’s only the middle of August yet stores have Halloween decorations on sale so I feel it’s totally cool for me to think about this fall’s fashion trends (as I fan myself in 90 degree heat).  Two big accessories trends we are seeing in 2014 is bold jewelry and punk chic.  Now you can combine the two with accessories from Nutcase Fashion!

Hong Kong bases designer Connnnie Lolo has a background in fashion design but she now uses her inner artist to create one-of-a-kind pieces that will channel your inner punk.  Ropes and chains, spikes and studs, anything goes in this fantastically unique line.  Handmade by Ms. Lolo and her team, she’s reached recognition world wide, include a feature on MTV Canada (shout out to my maple leaf MTV peeps)!

You’d be nuts to not incorporate these pieces into your fall fashion wardrobe.

Designer to Watch: Nutcase Fashion

Crave unusual bar ring, $21

Iceis chunky spike bracelet, $12

Neon statement necklace, $49

Basestation ring, $12

Thirsty Thursdays… I prefer that over Throwback Thursdays.  But to properly enjoy a cocktail, one must wear a lovely cocktail ring.

Social Experiment captures all the beauty of the west coast to create these fabulous rings.  Perfect for brunch cocktails, lunch cocktails, dinner cocktails, having a drink by yourself on the top of the MET cocktails… you either get the picture or think I’m an alcoholic but either way, it’s all good, almost as good as Social Experiment designer Georgia Heraty.

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it… and at $28 bucks, you can put multiple rings on it!

Designer To Watch: Social Experiment

Neon fushia cocktail ring, $28.17

Blue agate cocktail ring, $28.17

Peruvian pink cocktail ring, $28.17


Didn’t catch my Designer To Watch post about The Meraki Company? No problem, you can read more here.

Or do you just like a discount when you shop?  Hey, that’s okay too!  Now through August 8th, use promo code TANGLEDUP20 for $20 off your entire purchase of anything on The Meraki Company website.  Choose from leather sandals to bracelets to necklaces.  

Then walk around like Aphrodite the Goddess of Beauty and Love… simply because you are.

When I discovered today’s Designer to Watch, I immediately thought of C&C Music Factory because of the name.  Remember them? I do because I graduated high school in the early 90s (don’t do the math please), and instead of things that make you go “hmmmm”, these designs are things that make you go “ooooooh”!

Boo And Boo Factory is an accessories line created by the wonderful imagination of designer Christina Anton of Chicago.  Influenced by geometric form and of course bright color, these piece are perfect for packing a punch to a white tee with jeans or an LBD.  Pair it with bright lipstick and proceed to make the rest of the world blush.

So many different colors and patterns to choose from, you’ll have a hard time just picking out one.  Some of my favorites are above… which ones are yours?

Designer to Watch: Boo And Boo Factory

Neon Galaxy statement necklace, $132

Holographic leather fringe earrings, $52

Neon rope hoop earrings, $66

Geometric statement necklace, $76

Leather bracelets, $32

I’ve been in New York the past week and wow, I forgot what humidity feels like after living in LA for a year now.  It’s been so muggy here that I’m really looking forward to my next visit during the holidays, which is my segway into these jewelry pieces made from Santa’s reindeer.

I keed, I keed… well they are made from reindeer antlers, but no reindeer were hurt in the process.  In fact, young male deers shed their antlers naturally and designer Theres of Nordic Jewelry has turned this natural process into works of art.  

I love the look of the colorful stones against the delicate antler color - it’s such an interesting contrast that I have a hard time looking away.  Not a fan of rings?  Not a problem - she has earrings available as well.

Christmas came early for me this year!

Designer to Watch: Nordic Jewelry

Antler rings, $40.67

Antler earrings, $37.65

Antler crystal ring, $90.22

Dress For Excess / Elle Italia November 2012 // Less is no more…

I like to wear jewelry to the beach in California.  Here’s the thing - if you spend a day at the beach, then you’re going to grab dinner and drinks near the beach because driving in LA is the worst thing in the world.  With the right cover-up and accessories, you can turn your beach day wear into beach night wear before happy hour ends.

Hana Maui Creations gets it because it’s made in Hawaii, and Hawaii is a magical place.  All jewelry is made with 14k gold fill or sterling silver - safe to wear in the salt water and holds up when the sun sets.  Whether you’re in the Hamptons, the Cape or Malibu, get your fill of summer and look chic while doing it.

Designer to Watch: Hana Maui Creations

Gold shell or sea glass bangles, $60

Wave ring, $30

Sunrise shell necklace, $145

Zebra shell earrings, $35

Want it, need it, gotta have it: Pamela Love for Able Made has created a necklace in support of the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition shelter.

Click here to purchse!


Many days I wish I paid more attention in high school.  I was a top student, but my time was spent creating new cheerleading routines and less on schoolwork.  If I only took earth science more seriously, I could create something as wonderful as Mineralogy - a one-of-a-kind jewelry line designed by Theresa Cowan.  

Hand-made in Chicago by Theresa herself, the inspiration for each piece comes from an earth science lecture on minerals.  Theresa “looks to enhance what nature has left and other times, chooses to let the object stand alone as a fortification of it’s natural state.”

I had a difficult time only choosing 4 pieces, but you can see the rest of the collection here.  There’s nothing more stylish than being smart.

Designer to Watch: Mineralogy

Grey Agate freeform necklace, $160

Brazilian Kyanite and Peruvian Pirate earrings, $120

Brazilian Geode prong ring, $110

Moss Agate textured cuff, $110

Summertime… the time of year when your skin has a healthy glow and wearing a ponytail is always glamorous.  Who wants to wash their hair and blow dry it after a hot day at the beach? Not me!  That’s when I pull my hair back, put on some statement earrings and let my earlobes give a performance that would rival Cher… with a little help from Ty Brickhouse.

These one-of-a-kind pieces are inspired by the colors of the American West, from mountains to desert flowers.  Not just for summer, these colorful pieces will heat up the winter and keep you stylish year round. The only catch is having to pick just one.

Designer To Watch: Ty Brickhouse

Butterfly Falls earrings, $230

Shields of Love earrings, $275

Shields of Fire earrings, $300

Statement Chandeliers, $130 

It’s Monday again, but instead of pouring myself a fourth cup of coffee, I’m waking myself up by gazing at all of the lovely jewelry designed by Katie Bly.  A classically trained pianist, Katie launched Blydesign in 2009 and has been writing symphonies using metal work instead of keyboards.

It’s been hit after hit for Blydesign ever since including a press piece in Vogue.  Each piece is handcrafted with the skill of a brain surgeon.  

The challenge with this jewelry line is picking out only one piece, so I’ve picked several.

Designer to Watch: Blydesign

Thunderbird cuff, $119.40, Swiss cross cuff, $59Opal Marquis Cuff, $119.75

Opal necklaces, $40

Cocktail ring, $40

Druzy open cuff, $90

Camel necklace, $78

Opal sunburst earrings, $35