Last weekend I wore my new Kenneth Jay Lane Garden Flower pendant to a party.
(IT'S ON SALE!! Click for link!!)
Not only did it make me smile, it made lots of other people smile, as well. I lost track of how many people mentioned & complimented it. The only thing better than wearing something that makes you happy is wearing something that makes other people happy, as well. I just felt like Little Mary Sunshine walking around with my fab little sparkly thang. Everyone should have a few pieces in her jewelry wardrobe that produce this feeling. So I hunted down a few suggestions for you.
Fabulously over the top, as we expect from Cavalli.
So cheerful, feminine without being girly, sweet without being cutesy. Love this.
That is one cheery little amphibian.
Be prepared for everyone you meet to comment on your neckwear if you're out & about in this. Bet you lose count of how many people say, "That is SO COOL!'' I am crazy about this, crazymadbonkersinlove.
How often do you get to wear a tassel when you're not graduating from something. (Or performing burlesque?) Festive!
Same idea, lower price point. Equally groovy.
What a fun, colorful collection of beads & baubles & trinkets.
I am NUTS about this. They want $600 for it. I smell a DIY coming on.
Multi-colored, multi-sized, fun faux gems. I'm also mad for this -- all the colors & sparkle & asymmetry are right in my wheelhouse. Great piece.
This looks like candy. Yum.
Lots of yum -- loads of pieces around that are humorous & interesting and can completely change up an outfit with the click of a clasp. Is it just me, or has costume jewelry gotten really good in the last couple of years? I've never really been much of one for so-called "fine jewelry." Sure, there are a lot of beautiful things out there, and I won't say I've never clicked through the Cartier website and sighed repeatedly, but with a few exceptions I honestly prefer big, fun, fake stuff. If you made the sorts of things I like out of actual gems, they'd be gaudy & vulgar; but if they're obviously costume they're a fashion statement, not just bad taste or a desire to advertise your personal wealth. I don't like bitsy jewelry, so little dangly diamonds (or cubic zirconias) just don't do it for me. Gimme a big honkin' piece of lucite any day.
How about you guys? What's your poison, jewelry-wise?