Some women develop a distinct accessorizing style (such as “Vintage Ladylike”, “Badgirl Rocker Chic”, “Earthy Artsy Cool”, or “Beverly Hills Glamour”) and stick with it. While others (like myself) are jewelry Schitzophrenic and change styles according to their moods. Others are Style Cameleons whose jewelry choices are based on where they’re travelling and with whom they’ll be seen.
I’ve always admired those ladies who have honed their style, fine-tuned their attitude, and curated their jewelry boxes to match their persona. But frankly, for me, I would find it quite boring to pigeon hole myself that way. Plus, since I’m in the biz, I like to model all my new creations! Does being a Schitzo or a Cameleon mean you are wishy washy? Absolutely not! That’s the fun of jewelry and accessorizing. There are no rules! But there are guidelines that are always smart to follow if you want to look great. Here are my top 3:
1. Even if you change styles day to day, keep the style of the pieces you’re wearing together relatively consistent. If you’re wearing a brown leather bracelet, match it with equally earthy earrings. Wear antique silver pieces with other antique silver pieces, and match a more glamourous crystal necklace with an equally glamourous bracelet. You get the idea.
2. Don’t be afraid to mix high and low. Wear your expensive “real” jewelry with less expensive trendier costume pieces. As long as the style is in the same vein, wear them together. This keeps everyone guessing what you paid! I love wearing the fabulous gold and diamond necklace my husband gave me for our anniversary and layering it with the gold-plated “Falling Leaves” necklace from Housewives Jewelry. Right away everyone assumes it’s all “real”. How fun is that?!
3. Edit. Remember what Coco Chanel said: “Before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry”. Wearing too much jewelry at once is committing fashion suicide! Don’t let your jewelry steal the show. YOU should be the center of attention. Your jewelry’s role is to support your look and accent your beauty. A little goes a long way.
Hematite chain and chunky gold chain links showcase iconic clover shapes in Swarovski Crystal Elements on this gorgeous designer inspired station necklace. 36″ long. 18k electroplating. Matching drop earrings hang 1.5″ long.read more
Take a style hint from Shannon Beador: If in doubt which earrings to wear, go for the black clovers! These gorgeous black enamel stud earrings will quickly become your daily go-to. 24k gold plated beaded clover stud earrings with black enamel inlay are a fashion DO! Now available in White!read more
“Be Cool. Don’t be all like…uncool”, said Countess Luann. She felt so strongly about the sentiment that she wrote a song about it called “Girl Code”. When she performed the song for Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, she wore the most fabulous earrings! Here they are: Clusters of long, shiny, dangling octagonal prisms that dance playfully around the face. 4″ long. Very cool.read more
Life, Power, Strength, Energy, Force, Clarity, Self. All these are represented by the sun symbol. Wear this gorgeous sun pendant as a symbol and reminder of your amazing capabilities. Sterling silver and 18k gold with white and yellow topaz stones. Pendant is 1.5″ wide. Chain is 18″ long and made of sterling silver dipped in18k gold.read more
Square pave crystal pendant accented with a casual rope border hangs from a silver rolo chain. 16″-19″ long. Pendant is .5″ wide. Rhodium plated. Swarovski Crystal Elements. Celebrity jewelry for Real Housewives.read more
Get the look for less! Designer quatrefoil style earrings inspired by Shannon Beador’s favorites by Van Cleef and Arpels. Created with genuine pave Swarovski Crystal Elements and black onyx clover charms. 2.5″ long. 18k gold filled chains and bezels.read more
Make a bold fashion statement with a super-wide gold cuff bracelet. For even more style impact, wear one on each arm! Brass with gold plating. Basket weave design. Celebrity jewelry for Real Housewives.read more
An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. Wear this dainty arrow pendant as a reminder of all the positive things in your future. 16″ chain. Gold or silver plated. As seen on Lisa Rinna of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.read more
The chunky chain link necklace has become a fashion staple for stylish housewives from New York to Orange County and everywhere in between. Adjustable choker length. Crafted from lightweight acrylic with metallic finish for the look of heavy metal without the weight!read more
Architecturally inspired shapes create interest in this unique bangle set. Three unique shapes can be worn individually or all together as a set. Gold plated petite size for smaller wrists.read more