Cocktail jewelry is back.
Nothing brings attention your way like an oversized piece of jewelry. It is, shall we say, the pièce de résistance of any ensemble. Whether it’s a sapphire necklace or a 4-carat pink diamond ring, cocktail jewelry is back in vogue in a very big way. Faux or real, it doesn’t matter—if people mind their manners, they won’t even ask. We’ve combined some of the best real pieces for spring for a major, over-the-top look. Pink diamond rings are in demand, and black cord necklaces with citrine, sapphires, and emeralds have replaced the traditional stone-on-a-chain duo. Classic diamond bracelets are here to stay—no matter the shape—but baguettes and pavé seem to be the cut of choice. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s big. More is more.
Photograph by Nicole Nelson
Cynthia Rowley and Ilene Rosenzweig are the coolest chicks we wish we knew. To channel their fun-loving, New York City energy, pick up some Swell at Target this spring. Inspired by their lifestyle book, Swell is a line of fun, home-design wares at reasonable prices. Think cheeky bed linens with "You" and "Me" monogrammed on the pillowcases and retro striped television trays perfect for placing your evening cocktail or while watching The Bachelorette. You don’t have to drop serious coin for serious style.
This winter, our skin and shopping habits have taken quite a beating. It’s so warm and cozy inside, why jolt the senses by going outdoors? So imagine our delight when a lovely package from Beauty.com arrived on our desk. Filled with cosmetics by Tarte and Lorac, Chai bath and shower gel by Philip B., and moisturizer from Sundari, this package confirmed that one doesn’t need to venture much farther than one’s desk to acquire that coveted shopping high. Beauty.com has one of the most extensive selections of product lines we’ve come across. It’s a virtual one-stop shop for things like Mason Pearson brushes in baby pink, Delux Beauty nail polish, and Good Home Co. rosemary foot soak. How can you resist?
KISS AND MAKEUP
Spring makeup begins to hit cosmetic counters this month, and we’ve got the warm-weather color forecast. Calvin Klein’s spring line is all about sophisticated red lips paired with subtle, gray eyes. The outstanding product is the limited-edition liquid pearl for eyes. This sheer, glistening liquid can be used as an eyeliner or shadow, and it can be layered or worn alone. Either way, you come off looking polished. Nars, on the other hand, is determined to bring daring color to the masses. Shadows in electric blue and acid green adorn eyes, shimmery tangerines grace cheekbones, and sheer fuchsia lip gloss swathes your perfect pout.