Monday, June 27, 2011

fringe benefits

I have to admit, I think a little boho goes a long way, but my latest obsession in jewelry touches into the boho and the rock and roll worlds equally.  I am loving the look of the tassel, especially in a necklace.  At a recent private shopping event at the Fremont's hip boutique, Show Pony, I bought the Daly Bird "Kelly" necklace is super soft black leather.  The photo doesn't do it justice--it hangs long and is a mix of the metal back chain connected to braided leather and a long tassel.  Its statement without the flash, and no one will ever accuse me of swiping it off my curtains.  Its too cool for that.
House of Harlow 1960 (aka Nicole Richie--whose style I love), makes a funky Tasseled Crescent Cuff that is different & fun and the detail fringe on it isn't so long it will end up in your salad when you eat. :) I have a fun ring along the same lines that I purchased from JewelMint called the Liberty Ring, that has a mix of metals and a small metal fringe piece hanging off the top--it can be a bit tricky to wear if you aren't used to that much movement in a ring but I have received a ton of compliments on it.  And one of my favorite pair of earrings I discovered in a little boutique about five years ago that have a beautiful long silver fringe hanging off the bottom of them, slightly disco look.  Love them still.
Back to our friend, the tassel.  If you really want to go crazy, there is the Tiffany 18 Rose Gold Fringe Tassel Earrings, but you know what they say, if you have to ask the price....
Personally, I'd save myself a couple grand and go for the BCBGeneration Chain Reaction Earrings in Rose Gold or the gorgeous ABS by Allen Schwartz Fringe Earrings.
When it comes to a tassel necklace, it isn't necessary to go big or go home, but depending on your personal style, some of the more statement pieces are definitely worth a look.  I love Juicy Couture's "Laurel Canyon" Dip Dye Fringe Necklace--it has crystal strands intermixed with mixed metals that have an ombre look to them--oooh, and look-- it is on sale! JC's jewelry has a great quality feel to it--so sale pieces are always a treasure.  Or go for the more hippy chick look with a braided leather piece, like the Catherine Stein Braided Leather Necklace with Beaded Tassel Accent.
Accessorize your summer wardrobe with something a little on the fringe....it will give that summer sundress or GNO top the little extra special something it needs to be so you.

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