Reader J has a great question about mixing jewelry… Just wondered about the mixing of gold and silver jewelry or different kinds of jewelry, in general. I really like silver jewelry, however, my wedding band is gold, which I obviously wear all the time. Are there any “dos” or “don’ts” when it comes to mixing … Read More about Silver, Gold, and More: Mixing Jewelry Metals
Endless recently expanded its jewelry section quite a bit — which is great if you’re like me and hate paying for shipping or returns. The section includes this lovely necklace, which strikes me as a great way to add some pizazz to a simple boatneck or turtleneck sweater. I particularly like the cloudy blue stones! … Read More about Coffee Break: “Capri” Blue Stone and Long Necklace
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion of whether you can wear religious jewelry to work, but you may also want to check out our latest discussions on jewelry for the office. Can you wear religious jewelry to work? Reader S wonders if it’s appropriate… I was wondering what you and all of the … Read More about Can You Wear Religious Jewelry to Work? (Should You?)
This strikes us as an amazing alternative to a classic 16″ pearl necklace — love the color, and the pop of blue — and there’s something nice about being able to answer the question “what IS that made of” with “vintage red Ethiopian ‘tomato’ glass, Bali silver & sapphire nugget.” We’d wear it with a … Read More about Coffee Break: Saba Necklace
Feel free to tell me I’ve been watching too much Mad Men, but I love the idea of a long medallion locket. Love the intricate design on this one, love the rose gold, and can totally see it being great with a simple black turtleneck, or perhaps a more layered look with a draped cardigan. … Read More about Coffee Break: Medallion Locket
Reader E wonders about jewelry — or lack thereof… I enjoy reading your blog and I’m wondering what you and your readers suggest for a woman who doesn’t wear jewelry. It’s just not my thing, but I find that my outfits sometimes look a little boring, a little young, and/or a little masculine without it. … Read More about If Jewelry Is Out, How Do You Make Your Outfits Interesting and Feminine?
2017 Update: We stand by this advice on classy, feminine digital watches for women — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on professional watches for women. You may also want to check out our last discussion on wearing smart watches at the office. Someone wrote to us recently wondering seeking … Read More about The Classy, Feminine Digital Watch
For today’s coffee break, we’re digging this Tahitian pearl pendant. Like diamond studs, pearls can be all over the map in terms of expense and quality, but they always convey that you’re striving for a classic look. We like the Tahitian pearl to mix it up a bit, and this one seems like a great … Read More about Coffee Break: Tahitian Cultured Pearl and Diamond Pendant
We’re big fans of a simple strand of pearls — but there’s something to be said about a colorful bib necklace like this gorgeous one from Simon Sebbag. For almost any outfit that you’d add a set of pearls to, this kind of necklace can make a fashion-forward statement, become a signature piece of yours, … Read More about Coffee Break: Simon Sebbag Triple Strand Bib Necklace
We love these small hoop earrings — we like that they’re small (.75″), delicate, and pure silver. They also strike us as something you can answer the phone in, which is always a plus with earrings. The small ones are $38 at Momastore.org. Satya Hoop Earrings (L-0)
On Friday, we mentioned that one of our best uses for business cards (after we’ve taken the information from them) is to use them to keep delicate necklaces neat and tidy. Some readers asked for pictures, so we spent some time this morning cutting up old Corporette business cards (and then spending far too long … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Necklaces and Business Cards
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear brooches (and links have been updated below) — but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of how to wear a brooch. Reader L writes to us, wondering: Can you do an article about how to wear brooches / … Read More about Reader Mail: How to wear brooches?