Monogram Necklaces: Perfect Personalized Presents

Give the gift that will not be regifted!  The monogram necklaces are personal gifts with designs to fit every unique style.  With Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood showing off their monograms, celebrities have confirmed these necklaces are one of the hottest jewelry items trending today.  These artistic necklaces are unique and fun to wear.  They can be simple or intricate and range from $20 – $200.  Order early so the personalized gift can arrive in time for the holidays.










Trina Turk for Banana Republic: Rescue Dogs Perfect the Look


My answer to fun, colorful summer clothes is here!  Banana Republic has collaborated with designer Trina Turk to launch a line of bright prints at reasonable prices ($34 – $150).

Trina Turk’s swirly patterns and bold colors are popular among celebrities from Taylor Swift to Eva Longoria. By partnering with Banana Republic, the designer is bringing her Palm Springs inspired looks to the masses. In addition, she is expanding the Mr. Turk menswear collection and she recently rolled out jewelry, sunglasses, stationery and bedding. The Trina Turk lifestyle has endless possibilities!

This ingenious video adds a playful element to Trina Turk’s prints and brings awareness to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). After watching the clip, I’m not only motivated to browse Banana Republic’s newest collection, I’m tempted to adopt a greyhound from the local animal shelter.

People StyleWatch | June 2012

Timeless Jewelry with an Edge

When I saw Ashley Schenkein’s jewelry at a local trunk show, I instantly became enamored with her simple, elegant designs. Based in Denver, Colorado, Schenkein traveled the world to find inspiration for her collection. Her handmade jewelry has a fresh and modern take on classic pieces. She uses organic shapes in a variety of asymmetrical compositions to create a distinct brilliance.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift, Schenkein’s designs can take anyone from ordinary to chic in an instant.

These pieces are fun and easy to wear, featuring day-to-night necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. “With a sense of style that embodies individuality, confidence and beauty, Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design is quickly becoming a favorite among style-setters from coast to coast.” – Ashley Schenkein Website

Classic Circle Necklaces – Ippolita

The classic circular Ippolita necklaces are angelic and timeless.  These fun and easy to wear pieces can easily transition from day-to-night.

Mini Wavy Circle Pendant Sterling silver mixed with a precious alloy of 18K gold and plated with 18K rose gold.

7 Circle Station Necklace

7 Circle Station Necklace
From the Lite Links Collection:  Sterling silver mixed with a precious alloy of 18k gold and plated with 18k rose gold.

Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors

This versatile watch easily takes me from a day at work to an evening dinner. It was exactly what I needed to complement my weekday wardrobe. The square face makes a contemporary fashion statement and the rose gold tone lends a sleek style to the watch.

MICHAEL by Michael Kors Chronograph Rose Gold Dial Women’s Watch MK5331
• Three-eye functionality and a date window
• 50 Meters/165 Feet/5 ATM Water Resistant
• 36mm Case Diameter
• Quartz Movement
• Mineral Crystal