Drew Ginsburg is something of a social media star, thanks to her glam-meets-grunge style (think: spangled jackets and ripped tees). But the standout in every single one of her Instagram selfies—obsessively stalked by over 80,000 followers—is her jewelry, specifically those necklaces.
Philly Brick Fest, a fan convocation for Lego enthusiasts, is coming to town this weekend, Shoppists. We might not be Lego enthusiasts, but we do love accessories. So to get into the spirit, we rounded up the best and worst Lego accessories out there. Plus, we couldn’t help but reminisce a bit about Marc by Marc Jacob’s spring 2008 line (see above).
When I think of my jewelry collection, I think of it in tiers. Tier 1: Jewelry that I love (my vintage bangles). Tier 2: Jewelry that I love so much I wear it nearly every day (my Lee Hale rose thorn stud earrings from Egan Day). Tier 3: My wedding band stack—an engagement ring sandwiched between two thin diamond bands. To make it to the first two tiers isn’t too hard, but to break into that third tier, well, that’s pretty much impossible. Enter Concrete Polish, Angela Monaco’s line of sculptural jewelry, which secured a prime spot right smack-dab in the middle of my diamond stack.
Shoppists, if you’re not familiar with the Queen Village jewelry/home goods/vintage haven that is Moon & Arrow, you should make a point to visit. The vast store stocks handmade and vintage jewelry that transition from city-chic to music festival in a snap (pair this necklace with a white tee or a fringed crop top). Plus, it seems like everyone we feature in our Street Style series is a fan (see: here, here, and here) — and for good reason. Through the month of April, the boutique is treating shoppers to a spring sale. Check out the back of the store for a sweet sale selection that’s 20 to 50 percent off. Happy shopping!
Nine times out of ten, when I compliment someone on her wedding or engagement rings, I get this response: “Ugh, thanks, but it’s sooo dirty.” It’s like the jewelry version of “Oh, this old thing?” and it leads me to two questions:
1. Why the heck can’t we ever just take a compliment?
2. Why are we all walking around wearing filthy jewelry?
Maybe it was the 72-hour stint of warm weather last week, but we here at Shoppist are ready for a little spring-cleaning. Each day this week, we’ll be compiling the best ways to organize your life. Trust us: Imagine how good it will feel to spring clean, before spring. Collective sigh of relief, everyone.
Organizing your jewelry, especially if you’ve got a lot of it, can be tough. And jewelry boxes don’t always cut it: Chunky bangles don’t fit, necklaces get tangled and earring backs get lost. Enter: Legions of crafty folks who’ve come up with all manner of ways to store their gems. Some of the ideas are great—I’ve rounded up my picks below, and shared how I store some of my favorite pieces—and some, well, aren’t. (See: hanging earrings on old shutters.) Keep reading for some inspiration and tips on how to organize your baubles in ways that would make even jewelry stores jealous.
Confession: Sometimes when I’m having a bad day, I watch videos of Sophia Grace and Rosie on Ellen. They’re two of my favorite people ever, which is sort of weird because I’ve never met them and I don’t even particularly like kids all that much. Maybe it’s their British accents. Or their massive flouncy tutus! Or maybe because, like me, Sophia Grace is extremely excitable and has a penchant for ear-piercing squeals.
In any case, I squealed as soon as I saw this subject line in my inbox this morning:
ANNOUNCEMENT: Claire’s Inc. Lauches Sophia Grace & Rosie Collection
Oh. My. God.
Generally, we find movie-inspired accessories a bit, er, cheesy. Um, like this. And this. But LA-based jewelry brand Stella and Bow has managed to translate Mean Girls—probably one of the best, bitchiest high-school movies ever made—into a line of jewelry that subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) references the flick. I’m partial to the cuff above—it officially launches mid-February, and will be $110—but the entire capsule collection is pretty hilarious, and also surprisingly wearable. Now that we’ve got “You can’t sit with us” engraved on a cuff (finally), it’s time to branch out into jewelry for other quotable movies. Here’s what we need to see next. (Jewelry designers, you reading this?)
One of Rittenhouse’s most beloved jewelry stores, Egan Day, celebrated its five-year anniversary this year. To fete the occasion, we got the always fabulous Kate Egan (who owns the store with her husband, Cort) to dish on her favorite pieces in the store. Here, her absolutely gorgeous round-up, featuring artists Gabriella Kiss and Ted Muehling in all their gold and gemstone glory, plus Kate’s musings on why she loves each piece. Warning: Prepare to drool.
Cleopatra’s sultry swipe of kohl eyeliner has long been adopted by the stylish set. But her penchant for reptilian adornments—a sign of power in ancient Egypt—has been a bit slower to take hold. Enter Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti watch, an 18-karat yellow-gold bracelet dotted with diamonds, which coils about the wrist for a statement-making take on time-telling. Cleopatra—and Liz Taylor—would approve. $38,400 at Govberg Jewelers, Rittenhouse and Ardmore.
Photo courtesy of Bulgari.