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Pearls of Wisdom

2 Mar

By Whitney

Happy March!!  Everyone loves something pearls and lately there have been a lot of different options besides your standard pearl earrings or strand necklace.  Lots of fun ideas below and all can be mixed and matched with what you already have!

Pearls of Wisdom

Clockwise from top left:  JCrew Pearl Twisted Hammock Necklace (thank you to my dear friend Jenny for turning me on to this necklace that I wear at least once a week) – $98 // Rebecca Minkoff U Ring – $58 // Adia Kibur Pearl and Crystal Bracelet – $36 // Lelet NY Glass and Pearl Comb (for your hair!) – $125 // Snowball Pearl Cuff – $34 // Juliet & Company Pearl Wrap Necklace (steal) – $36 // Adia Kibur Crystal and Pearl Earrings – $25 // Ben Amun Dual Strand Pearl Bracelet – $150 // Gabriela Artigas Pearl Choker – $396 // Gemini Pearl Cuff – $20 // Gold Philosophies Fairies Earrings – $168


Affordable Bling – Moon and Lola

9 Feb

By Whitney

Affordable jewelry is always a great thing to buy when you are on a budget (ME).  Moon and Lola is a great brand known for their fun monograms but they’ve been branching out into some non-personalized items and I am loving them.   They are easy, pair well with lots of stuff and don’t break the bank.  A+ combination.

Moon & Lola

Chrysler Oval Studs (come in lots of colors) – $42 // Dove Necklace – $58 // Rose Hill Bangle – $56 // Sines Ring – $24 // Faro Ring – $32 // Soho Studs – $52 // Gramercy Studs – $68

Jonesin’ for Jewels

22 Dec

by Lauren

After a very long hiatus from dang-ly earrings, I am back on the bandwagon.  Since minimalism and understated pairings have been in for so long, statement earrings are making a comeback.  Obviously we have all been lusting after Dannijo’s vibrant jewels for some time now, but her glitzy earrings are really talking to me right now.  A few of my favorites…

Simon Crystal Chandelier Earrings by Dannijo

The silver and blue hues in these would match basically everything in my closet and add a much needed dash of color this winter.

Dorothy Drop Earrings by Dannijo

A good drop earring elongates the face and after this holiday season, I’ll probably be needing help in that area.

Button Earrings by Dannijo

If you’re not feeling my flow, a bold pair of studs will always been en vogue – for you blue eyed babes, this pair will really make your eyes pop.

Cerise Earrings by Juliet and Company

These are just cool, I dont know what else to say – and you really can’t beat the bargain price of $44.

Shay Ear Crawlers

Ear “crawlers” can sound and look creepy, but this pair by Shay knocks it out of the park.  I think these would look smashing with an otherwise traditional outfit – they add a fun edge for a creative or hip cocktail party look.

Splurge vs. Steal – Ear Cuff Request

28 Aug

By Whitney

A while back my friend Lindsay and I had a convo about ear cuffs.  Another reader requested the same convo so I felt it was due for a post.  Ear cuffs are definitely a statement accessory and while I’m always supportive of a statement, these are definitely not for the faint of heart.  They’re growing on me though and I was asked to find a cuff that isn’t going to break the bank.  Obviously my first stop was Baublebar and I found this great ear cuff for $32.  I mean what a great way to try a trend and keep your spending in check.  Dannijo (the queen sisters of cool) of course have a gorgeous version of this trend and I’m loving that too.  Ugh so many ear cuffs, so little time.

Splurge vs. Steal - ear cuff

Splurge:  Dannijo Gwendolyn Ear Cuff – $220

Steal:  Baublebar Winged Crystal Ear Cuff – $32

Delicate Jewelry

25 Aug

By Whitney

I love a statement necklace and bold earrings but when it comes to my everyday jewelry, I tend to lean towards delicate light pieces.  They don’t draw too much attention but they still complete an outfit.  Plus, I find I wear them year after year and they are worth the investment.   A few of my favorites from the current fall jewelry lines are here!

Delicate jewelry

Clockwise from top left:  Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Necklace (NEED this and it comes in three different tones) – $95 // Margaret Elizabeth Lapis Studs – $88 //Dante Barre Bracelet (comes in a ton of colors) – $112 // Baublebar Crystal Mason Ring – $28 // Alexis Bittar Link Necklace – $195 // Gorjana Star Bracelet – $38 //  Baublebar Pearl Ear Jackets – $28 // Baublebar Monogrammed Bracelet – $120 // Kenneth Jay Lane Round Station Necklace – $113 // Gorjana Marni Midi Ring – $25 //  Jennifer Zeuner Chelsea Horizontal Necklace – $220

Sprucing Up My Necklace Collection

8 Jul

By Whitney

I’m in the mood to buy a new necklace.  I’m trying to be good and not spend a lot for the rest of this summer so when I’m in the mood to buy something, a piece of moderately priced jewelry is the way to go.  Here are some of my favorite necklaces these days…Ugh. So tempting.  I have  so many solid dresses and tops that need  a little something to jazz it up.  Nothing works better than a statement necklace!

necklaces 2

Bungalow  Bouquet Twist Statement Necklace  – $130 // Ariel Gordon Emerald Stone Necklace  – $425 (okay, not moderately priced but so simple and perfect) // JCrew Stone Cluster Necklace – $138 // Vintage Garland Strand – $44 // KEP Red Coral Toggle Necklace – $350 //  Asymmetrical Ivy Collar – $46


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

2 May


By Whitney

Next Sunday (May 11th) is Mother’s Day so I’ve compiled my favorite gifts for prices that aren’t cra-cra.  I am loving lots of these gifts and I’m sure the glam mom, the classic mom, the practical mom – they all will love them too.  Happy Weekend!!!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Clockwise from top left:  Striped Racket Cover (adorable for the country club mom) – $58 // Persifor Panthera Sarong – $58 // Kosta Nail Polish Paper Weight (for the glam work from home mama)- $65 //Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch – $160 //  Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers (Princess Kate has these too – TRENDSETTER) – $131 (were $175) // Henri Bendel Cosmetic Bag Trio – $78 //  Kate Spade for Keds Mesh Sneakers  (adore these with black cropped pants) – $75 // Kendra Scott Harlow Necklace (comes in lots of fun colors) – $195 // Hot Pink Greek Key Throw – $165 // C Wonder Lobster Bottle Opener and Whale Cheese Board  (for the mom with a beach house) – $15 and $38 // Gigi Monogrammed Embossed All in One Bag – $120 // Kate Spade “Mom Said So” Bracelet – $58 // Margaret Elizabeth Turquoise Drop Earrings – $52 // MZ Wallace Color Block Tote (love this in all solid colors + the gray/blue too!) – $195 // Barbour Eliza Summer Lydesdale (for the classic mom) – $179

BaubleBar + Nordstroms = A+

3 Apr

By Whitney

Two of my favorite companies have come together and created a collection and I’m obsessed.  BaubleBar has created another collection for a retailer and I”m so glad they chose Nordstrom!  I love how the pieces are under $70 and I’m loving all of the fun spring colors.  Get yourself a statement necklace or just some fun bright studs to dress up your work wardrobe.  A few of the pieces have sold out but for now, my favorites are below.

Nordstrom + Baublebar



Clockwise from top left:  Multistrand Star Pendant – $28 // Embellished collar necklace in mint – $46 // Stone Earrings (come in tons of colors) – $24 // Phillips Skinny Cuff (gold or silver) – $28 // Pave Multistrand Necklace (I love this in white or mint) – $68 // Peacock Fan Earrings (pretty fun bold colors) – $28 // Pave Link Bracelet (shown here in turquoise and hot pink but comes in a bunch of fun spring colors) – $48 // Frontal necklace in white – $48

Classic Jewelry Staples

27 Mar

By Whitney

We all have our basic staples that we go to every morning when we are headed out for the day.  When it comes to jewelry, I always struggle in the bracelet arena because I can rarely find pieces that are subtle enough to wear with corporate apparel and then I can never find one that actually fits.  My mom’s dear friend Ferne gave me a present the other day and I am obsessed.  She made me this gorgeous gold beaded bracelet with tiny pearl accents and it’s custom measured to my annoyingly small wrists.  I love it already!  It is the perfect piece for me to wear everywhere and I am so thankful!  If you are interested in one, feel free to email us at Prettypolishedblog@gmail.com and we’ll put you in touch.



Loving this piece she made as well!bracelet 2

Spotlight on JCrew Jewels

18 Mar

By Whitney

Every few months or so, JCrew really steps it up with it’s jewelry collection.  This month is no exception.  I am loving a few sparkly pieces and some are the kinds of statement pieces that you are constantly looking down at throughout your day and being like, “Oh heeeey I have a sparkly sparrow on my wrist and it’s so pretty”.  Go buy yourself some sparkle, ladies.
JCrew Jewelry

Clockwise from top left:  Sparrow Cuff – $85 //  // Crystal Melange Necklace – $135 // Woven Chain Bracelet – $88 // Tiny Flower Earrings – $68 // Stone Burst Pearl Necklace – $125 // Circular Petal Earrings – $55