Black and White. Formal Bling.

Black and white are my default colors for accessories and clothing staples. I never regret choosing either one. They’re timeless and versatile. You could say ‘safe’. I choose ‘fabulous’. Don’t get me wrong. I love color and patterns. I just always feel polished, capable and comfortable in black or white. A white cotton shirt, a…

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Smooth Silk. Soft Leather.

It’s been a while since I’ve created a post. Priority family responsibilities took over for some time followed by breaking my wrist ice-skating. The life balance has now returned. The summer sunshine is beautiful and I am looking forward to fall and the leaves changing color. On a recent trip to Europe, I had the…

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New Year. New Adventures.

Who dares, wins – Latin: Qui audet adipiscitur, is a motto made popular by the British Special Air Service. Boutique Academia has beautifully captured it with this necklace. It’s weathered bronze and aluminum stamped discs on a gunmetal chain deliver style and meaning in a versatile piece. I purchased one for my sister and my…

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Happenstance. Positive Energy.

Responding to my daughter’s SOS to get her cherished Pyrrha necklace repaired, I set out for Magpie Jewelry in the Glebe. The service is always excellent, and to my surprise Pyrrha offers a lifetime warranty on the talisman chains. They are the highest quality. Robin was never without her necklace. Her talisman is intention, and…

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Layered Luxe. Sparkling Silver.

There are times when your LBD needs some extra sparkle. It’s nice to be able to add a touch of elegance and a personal statement with your accessories. That’s exactly what my sister did for the Menlo Charity Horse Show Gala, benefitting the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired this past August. She…

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Summer Jewel. Vintage Thrift.

Vintage pins make great statements. Collectors often have favorite themes like flowers, dogs, musical instruments and fruit. And, it’s always nice to add to a collection. I’ve never set out specifically to pick up a pin. I randomly stumble across them when doing something else. This time my washing machine broke forcing a quick trip…

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Bead Beauty. Natural Power.

Beautiful, natural stone beads always make great gifts. This wrap bracelet is made of amazonite. It’s said to encourage truth, courage and self-discovery. I gave this one to my daughter as she completed her first year of university. It comes from paybackgift.com, a retailer who curates handmade jewelry from artists worldwide. Their team is focused…

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