Archive for the Jewelry Category

Brass Knuckles

Posted in Jewelry with tags , , , , on July 29, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

In April my world came to a near halt. I lost my double finger cross ring in a hotel after an evening of way too much fun. Many frantic phone calls later I established there is a really stylish maid working at the Hotel Bethlehem. I hope she appreciates my loss. Three months later I am ready to move on.

Erica Anenberg: $118, Nordstrom

Elizabeth and James: $150, Bloomingdales

Jules Smith: $110, Shopbop


Summer Sales

Posted in Fashion, Jewelry, Shoes on May 27, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

Nothing like some 80 degree heat and humidity to inspire a sale or two. Some of my favorite items…

Elizabeth Sweater: $55.44 at Bloomingdales

Aqua Striped Dress: $55.40, perfect with some metallic flats

J Crew Bib Necklace: $95

J Crew Dip Dyed Flats: $88

Southern Style

Posted in Jewelry, Shoes on May 5, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

My recent spree of weddings led me to one of my favorite cities, Charleston. While I’m still trying to figure out a career that will take me there (readers please send in suggestions if you have them!), I took home more than a few souvenirs. It’s hard to pick a favorite between the needlepoint loafers from By Paige! and the vintage jewelry. I still have a few wishlist items but that’s ok…I need an excuse to go back afterall!

By Paige! Needlepoint shoes: $142

Vintage Westie Puppy Pin

Vintage blue-green gem necklace

One day I’ll be back to Ben Silver for my sunglasses…

Red tartan sunglasses: $355 at Ben Silver

New Favorite by Forever 21

Posted in Fashion, Jewelry with tags on February 14, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

I don’t often call myself a trend setter. I live in Pittsburgh on a pauper’s budget so let’s not get ahead of ourselves. But every once in a while I have to call myself a visionary.  This ring is one of those times. The first person in my place of work to sport it I’m now one of maybe 10. I’ve even been informed its sold out in our local Forever 21.  Talk about some great merchandising!

Forever 21 Double Finger Cross Ring: $3.80

Wow my roots are horrible in the first two pictures! My hair almost looks red. Thank the lord there is a hair appointment scheduled for Monday! I know y’all were concerned.

Here is the next ring I hope to inspire my coworkers with:

Hop to it ring: $7.80 at Forever 21

40 under $40: Day 21: Pave Ring

Posted in Jewelry with tags , , on October 28, 2009 by BEA'sBrideGuide

I rarely ever shop at Talbots or Chico’s but I’m always reminded my magazines that both stores have great finds.  I love this pave ring! It is a great mix of gold and gunmetal gray so it will go with everything and it is a steal at $39.00!

Talbot's Pave Ring: $39.00


40 under $40: Day 17: Fringe

Posted in Jewelry with tags , , on October 24, 2009 by BEA'sBrideGuide

Were you as excited as I was to receive your new JCrew catalog? I fell in love with the jewelry immediately and at just around $100 – amazing. And then I realized they had layered four or five necklaces, all of which were over $100.  No thanks JCrew, if I want to spend $600 jewelry there are going to be some precious stones involved.

However, I loved the fringe necklace they used to layer.  Here is a less expensive alternative from Gap:

Gap Golden Fringe Necklace: $24.50

Gap Golden Fringe Necklace: $24.50

JCrew Fringe Necklace: $78

JCrew Fringe Necklace: $78

Count how many necklaces she is's not one!

Count how many necklaces she is's not one!

40 under $40: Day 15: Statement Ring

Posted in Jewelry with tags , on October 21, 2009 by BEA'sBrideGuide

JCrew Crystal Dangle Ring: $29.99 - on sale from $55!

JCrew Crystal Dangle Ring: $29.99 - on sale from $55!

I love 40 under $40 sale items! There is nothing better than finding a great purchase and getting it on sale.  I love JCrew’s Crystal Dangle ring and at just $29.99 it is a budget friendly find!