Belle's Weekly Favorites–August 6, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
1. Cloche Jewelry Holder ($98) // 2. Tara Jarmon Ivory Dress ($385) and Julie Haus Terrace Silk Dress ($160) // 3. Paul Smith Electric Swirl Notebook ($23) // 4. Steve Madden Inspirre Flat Boot ($170) // 5. Green Quartz Atelier Ring ($660) and Pearl Top Ring ($140) // 6. French Connection Ruffle Silk Flare Top ($98)
One. I keep most of my jewelry in trays that sit atop my dresser. The trouble is that there are pieces that I wear almost every day, and they wind up stacked haphazardly on top of the trays. This glass and tree jewelry stand looks like an art piece, but it will help keep my most popular jewelry pieces organized and visible.
Two. I love the sculpted asymmetric hemlines on these two dresses. The first, by Tara Jarmon, is perfectly tailored for the office. I love the structured crepe, and we all know how I adore dresses with sleeves.
The second dress, by Julie Haus, is the perfect, versatile party dress. If you have a number of weddings or cocktail events this fall, this dress will be your salvation. You could add a belt–studded, sparkly or silk. I would choose this metal plaque belt from Chloe. Also, I wouldn’t ruin the neckline with a necklace, but a cool cuff bracelet or dangle earrings would be fab.
Three. I am positively smitten with this abalone printed notebook. I love the mix of all my favorite fall colors so much, that I couldn’t resist buying it. Sadly, it will probably just sit on my desk unused, since my penmanship is so poor that I never write anything down.
Four. It’s almost boot season!!! I can barely contain my excitement. And these cognac Steve Madden’s with just the right amount of wedge, and no ridiculous zippers, studs or details, will hopefully find their way into my closet. If you’re also looking forward to rocking a pair of cognac tall boots this fall but need something in a friendlier price point, Target has a great pair of very similar wedge boots for $35.
Five. While sparkly baubles are a girl’s best friend, I love these two rings because of their roughness and their imperfections. The green quartz ring has a mix of metals and textures for that rustic look. And the pearl ring is anything but fussy with its hammered band and muted finish. I also loved this $50 grey pearl ring from Pandora.
Six. Eggplant is one of my all-time favorite colors, and this blouse is the perfect shade of deep aubergine. I also love the drapey pleats in the front and the fuller cut. If you also love dark purple but aren’t feeling this top, Bailey 44 has a similar blouse with an asymmetric neckline that would be lovely under a jacket for work or could be worn with a pencil skirt for a dinner date (and it’s under $40).