Just the Basics: Gold Jewelry

I'm definitely a gold girl. On a daily basis, I don't feel pulled together without a pair of earrings, a bracelet, and my long pocket watch necklace. And while I have amassed quite the collection of statement earrings for evenings out, I usually just pick from a handful of gold basics. I swear it makes getting dressed each and every day easy with less options! 

So what do I recommend for building a collection of gold jewelry that covers just the basics? These are a good place to start. You can also check out this splurge v. save post I did a few months back on gold cuffs.

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Other brands I love that do great gold jewelry? Gorjana does interesting pieces that often have a bit more of an organic feel. If you're on a small budget, Madewell does slightly edgier looks, a lot of stacked rings and such. And if you love jewelry with a story, the collection on 1stdibs is so fun to peruse. 


A Leopard Look

If you were to ask my all time favorite movie style icon, it would without a doubt be Mrs. Robinson from The Graduate. I've likely even blogged about this before. Fur, leopard print, and 1960's glamour. She's subtly seductive, cloaked in timeless mid-century silhouettes and perfection. And every time I wear my leopard coat, I like to think I'm channeling her. Minus all the manipulative tendencies, of course.

Faux Fur Leopard Coat {similar here, here, and here} - Boucle Sweater - Black Pixie Pants
Black Cowboy Boots - Sunglasses {similar here and here} - Statement Ring - Clutch

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Perhaps surprisingly since it is faux fur, this coat is remarkably warm and an absolute steal if you're picking it up at the end of the season, i.e. now. So be a little bold and throw a leopard print coat on next time you're hitting the town... or any time you need to just dress up a t-shirt and jeans. 


Valentine's Day Wish List

Sometimes I start a post with the best intentions and it quickly spirals into something else. This is exactly what happened today. I set out with the idea of doing a Valentine's Day gift guide with cute and inexpensive pink and red presents that would be perfect for a friend or family member. Then it turned into me perusing websites for things that I want. That aren't under $25 and aren't adorable, hot pink, and polka dotted.

But, if you're looking to pick up a pressie for me, I want all of this. Especially those shoes, and the earrings, and the watch, and everything from Eberjey. Thanks!

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I went through a phase of getting rid of everything red in my wardrobe a few years back. I was convinced it clashed with my auburn hair and fair skin. Well, clearly I've since come around. It's the color of the hour in this post and two out of three of my outfit posts this month feature red (exhibit A , exhibit B). If I was Pantone, this would be my color of 2016.