I love wearing statement necklaces and layering chic jewelry to infuse style into my daily outfits– which are what I like to call “successories.” A successory (see my quote on page 107 of this month’s People Style Watch) is a special accessory that is successful at taking your look from good to glam in record time! A successory can be a great leopard bag or a fab pair of earrings. The necklaces below certainly fit the bill and here are my favorite for the season:
Dannijo Medine Necklace, BUY NOW, $495
The fabulous sister team behind Dannijo create the most gorgeous and unique statement necklaces. Their Keira Bib style is an antiqued Copper chain with marble resin beads, and the taupe and turquoise color palette make for perfect spring shades. I love the versatility of this piece from dressing up a simple white tee to a sexy cocktail dress. Dannijo is a favorite of Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Alexa Chung, Michelle Trachtenberg and style blogger “Man Repeller” Leandra Medine.
Jennifer Miller Swarovski Crystal Horn Necklace, BUY NOW, $295
I am obsessed with my Jennifer Miller Crystal Horn Necklace and like to wear it with my Ramy Brook dresses, or with jeans and a silky top. The yellow gold-plated necklace is on a 36” link chain and falls in just the right spot. It’s chic style finishes off any outfit! Jennifer Miller has cultivated a celeb following including Beverly Hills Housewives Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump, New York Housewife Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Angelina Jolie.
T.Cyia “Atomic” Gold Multi Chain Scarf Necklace, BUY NOW, $205
The T.Cyia handmade Multi Chain Necklace is a stylish and versatile piece that can be worn as a scarf, tied in a knot or double wrapped. Mixed metals make it on-trend and easy to wear with everything including gold and silver jewelry. The talented LA-based design team Tim McElwee and Cyia Batten create these beautiful pieces that are incredibly artistic. They are also favorites of Jennifer Lopez, Kate Walsh and Melissa George.
As summer comes to an end, feel beautiful and confident as the season transitions into colder temperatures. Here are some of my wardrobe and beauty must have’s for the upcoming season. And remember, don’t be afraid to experiment – trust your instincts and find what works for you!
· Look 1: Sweater Dress – A short sweater dress is a staple piece for your transitional wardrobe. Try the Shoshanna Olive ¾ sleeve merino wool and silk combo dress, and match it with a great Leopard bag like this Jerome Dreyfuss Billy Large Shoulder Bag. Ankle boots are perfect to pair with your short dresses as we get into September – save skin tight boots for winter weather. These lace up chunky heels by Madison Harding are a perfect example.
· Look 2: Lace – Lace is a big trend this Fall. This classic Shoshanna shift silhouette, enhanced with an overlay of black floral lace and a prettily scalloped hem works for day and night. Wear it to work with a lightweight black crepe blazer like this one by Vanessa Bruno then dress it up with a gorgeous Edie Parker clutch for a night out! The Laura clutch in an ocean pearlescent and amethyst mica stripes paired with the Nicholas Kirkwood Erdem Printed Crepe Platform Pump compliments the dress perfectly.
· Look 3: Prints – Start to bring out your rich fall prints like the Shoshanna La Dolce Vita cascading front dress. This dress has the perfect combination of warm and cool colors that get you in the mood for Fall. Style it with a chunky statement necklace. Dannijo has some of my favorite Fall jewelry this year! This bib necklace can be paired with almost everything in my closet. The citrine stones and pearl beads give just the right amount of color to the antique brass chain. Pull the whole look together with these black Proenza Schouler multi-strap suede sandals with geometric cutouts.
· My Perfect Makeup– Keep your summer tan glow with the Shoshanna “3 X A Charm” luminizer, bronzer, blush trio from my best friend Charlotte Ronson’s new cosmetic line exclusively at Sephora. It’s a whole new wardrobe for your cheeks: mix and match this trio of colors to create a range of looks. Each features LFT™ (Light Filter Technology) to automatically adjust its pigments based on your lighting. The result is the perfect glow under any light, day or night. Made with long-lasting, jet-milled talc, these three silky powders glide on evenly to create a natural, healthy-looking glow. Moisturizers and vitamins calm and soothe thirsty skin. This Trio brings out a fresh glow—and offers multiple ways to transition your own look. I love her whole collection and the lip gloss named after Charlotte’s sister Samantha is simple enough to wear and has just the right amount of color. Don’t forget your lashes! My go-to mascara is Lancome Hypnose – it wraps lashes one luxurious layer at a time without smearing, smudging or clumping!
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