Friday, October 30, 2009

Loving: House of Harlow, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Cozy Cardis

Yes, this is a random shopping post, but it's a pretty good one! House of Harlow (AKA Nicole Richie) has some fab new jewelry and some seriously killer shoes, Kenneth Jay Lane delivers some inspired pieces, Piperlime is doing jewelry (!), and there are some lovely party dresses and cardigans.

Kenneth Jay Lane Coin Earrings, $44 at, Kenneth Jay Lane Coil Snake Ring, $220 at, LINE Hana Cardigan, $225 at I'm a totally history nerd. I live for period movies and Dan Brown novels. Antique jewelry is one of my shopping weaknesses, but the problem is that sometimes antique means really, really delicate. That's why I'm loving this pair of earrings. They have a totally vintage, Byzantine vibe, but with all the modern sturdiness. How stunning would these be with a simple ponytail and a white top? This ring is similarly stunning. I don't know how you would bend your finger wearing it, but the lazy arabesque curls of the snake's body combined with all those sparkly rhinestones is such a casually rich look. And this is coming from someone who passionately hates snakes. I'm seriously craving cozy sweaters right now. I'm resisting wearing North Facey coats until there's actually snow on the ground, but it's too cold for all my thin cardigans. I want a thick knit, giant, snuggly, open-front cardigan. The knit and drapiness are really on trend, and it's such a comfy way to do casual chic.

Tibi Tank Dress, $428 at, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Bib Racer Back Tank, $264 at, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent One Shoulder Dress with Belt, $363 at I love that the pattern on this sequin shift could either be a play on the ikat trend from last year (which still plays into Fall and Springs tribal trends) or just random geometric awesomeness. The black/gold color palette is livened up by the unexpected splash of white, and even though the black is plain there's a great dip in the neckline that would make your exit as attention grabbing as your entrance. I think this cami is a little long to be worn untucked, but how adorable would it be tucked into a high-waisted skirt? The sporty vibe of the cut is a nice juxtaposition to the architectural sequins running down the front. I die for the print on this Cynthia Vincent dress. It's got this organic, moody, Impressionist vibe that makes it so unique, but in a really wearable, chic way. The one-shouldered cut is very on trend, the body is classic and super-flattering, and I love the belt (I'd like a chain belt even better).

Lauren by Ralph Lauren EP-Knot with Braided Chain Drops, $38 at, House of Harlow 6 Strand Bracelet, $75 at, House of Harlow Pave Thick Stackable Ring, $47 at
So Piperlime is doing jewelry now, which I think is so epic. They have great taste at great prices, and whenever Rachel Zoe is involved amazingness abounds. I had no idea that Ralph Lauren had another diffusion line, but they're making affordable jewelry now. I hear these earrings--the mix of a modern, edgy material against the classic drop earring shape is genius. I don't think people give Nicole Richie enough credit. Yes, she used to be extremely annoying and very trashy, but she's seriously cleaned up her act and proved that she has merit as a designer. I love drapey bracelets (let's be honest, I love drapey anything). They look so casually glamorous on the wrist, and they're much comfier than a bangle. The mixture of textures here is stunning, and all those beads would make a really pretty clinky noise when you moved your wrist (maybe it's just me that likes that). Stackable rings are one of my favorite jewelry trends. Wearing multiple rings on one finger has such a boho, rock and roll vibe, but the geometric detailing and tiny crystals make this a feminine, polished take on the look. And since they're less than $50 a pop, you could actually buy multiple rings and stack them.

House of Harlow Heels, available in January. Just to prove my point, House of Harlow is doing shoes now! I love these. They have the same geometric, tribal inspirations as her jewelry, and the look translates so well into shoes. I need the first two. The first pair of heels is so gladiator fierce, the thick heels and platform are practical, the cut of the shoe is very modern and edgy, and the mixture of textures and subdued color palette gives these a really unique but wearable look. As for the peeptoe pumps, I like that they're business in the front, party in the back (yes, they are a heel mullet). The detailing on the heel is so unexpected, and the arts and crafty vibe makes them feel like a rare find, not something from a mass-produced brand.

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  1. I love the first dress, it's so cute!


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