Over-the-top shimmer isn’t just for the red carpet. With these three tips, you can flash that kind of opulence 24/7.

Piling On Jewelry

  1. Stick to one focal point, like your wrist or fingers. Then go bold.
  2. Don’t be afraid to wear your flashiest pieces together. Think a handful of cocktail rings or multiple statement necklaces.
  3. Let your jewelry do all the talking and keep your outfit simple. Try an LBD or a classic jeans-and-tee combo.


Our LAGOS Boutique opened Friday, September 19, at 11AM ET.

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September 19, 2014

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to load up those bare arms with bangles, wrap bracelets, and watches galore. And, as far as I’m concerned, there’s really no wrong way to do it. But in the event that you’re a novice, here are a few tips for perfecting that oh-so-customizable stack.

BLG-1599-Boutique-Support-Curated-Arm-CandyPlay with (not-so) heavy metal. Whether silver, gold, rose gold, copper, or brass, metals are infinitely mixable. Stick to a single color. Combine silver and gold pieces. Mix them all up. Then go ahead and wear with everything from a sophisticated sheath to a casual tank top and cutoffs.

Experiment with mixed media. Start with a leather wrap bracelet in a neutral hue, add a colorful enamel bangle (or two, or seven), and throw on a stainless steel watch. Then repeat – if you want. When your arm candy is eclectic through and through, you can get away with loading up on anything and everything. Just keep the rest of your look simple.

Pick a piece that does the work for you. Nervous about taking the plunge? Designers aplenty have gotten savvy to the art of the stack. Consider wrap watches and bracelet sets from Sara Designs, Tai, Amrita Singh, and more – they’re the proverbial training wheels you need to get started. When you’re ready, use them as the base for that every-piece-in-the-jewelry-box armload you’ve been working toward.

Our Arm Candy: Stackable Bracelets & Watches Boutique opens Friday, July 19, at 11AM.

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July 19, 2013


Spring is here (or at least en route, depending on your degree of optimism), and the easiest way to dive in is with new accessories. Here’s how to pluck ideas from the runways of New York and Milan and make them yours:

Floral Print Shoes
Nothing screams spring louder than floral prints, and I saw them all over the runways this year. Floral shoes can feminize denim, which is a definite trend for spring – from a light denim mini to marble wash jeans. An airy chiffon tunic or a ruffle top completes the look. Just avoid competing flower prints. Although print mixing looks right this season, double flower power can be overkill.
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March 12, 2010