Even when Valentine’s Day isn’t approaching, it’s always hearts season! I love to wear heart jewelry & hearts on my clothes any time of the year, which is why I’m so excited to share these fabulous picks for your lovely shopping enjoyment!
As spring is just around the corner–hopefully–spring is definitely hitting stores & I can’t wait for lighter layers, bright hues, & dangly earrings, which is pretty much my warm weather wardrobe! The must-have staple for spring is an eyelet dress, which can be dressed up down, depending on where you’re headed. One classic cut dress with a flattering scallop detail at the sleeves & hem can be found by Time & Tru at Walmart:
Aren’t these colors gorgeous?! Of course, I do wish for a magenta or bright purple too, but I’m pleased that this selection is offered in such a wide range of sizes as it is flattering, feminine, & stylish for every body type. I’d love to add a belt, denim jacket, & wedges before heading out the door for a sunny day in the village, joining the family for some festivities, or to work with a cardigan!
Also, with great dresses comes great accessories from Time & Tru:
I’m always on the lookout for dazzling baubles to add to my collection or recommend to readers & that includes classic pieces that can be worn for a day at the office or special occasion. Obviously, I love accessories that come in a variety of colors too, which brings me to today’s selection:
It’s no secret that I love a statement necklace. Even when I doubt whether or not I should wear one because it’s too gaudy or extreme for a day in the office, I have to trust my first instinct in that I invested in the piece, have a vision for it, & wearing sparkly accessories is just a part of who I am, I should just embrace it, going for it with the right kind of look. During one of many recent forays clicking around New York & Company‘s website, I discovered the following 2 necklaces, 1 of which is already on stand-by to wear, & the other I’m waiting for to reduce in price.
The flower necklace is the one I’m still thinking about, but if the right reward deal comes my way, I’ll definitely be adding it to my cart! With both necklaces, I love the color varieties, which offer a multitude of styling possibilities for a blouse, pullover sweater, jumpsuit, sheath dress, fit & flare dress, midi skirt outfit, or maxi dress. The cobalt blue tone stands out to me the most in these, but no matter what I may wear it with, I’d like to highlight the rich green & bright reds in it.
It still only feels like yesterday when I was toasting away to the New Year’s Eve ball dropping in Times Square (from the comfort of my living room couch), but onward & upward into 2023 we go! Looking ahead this winter, we’re in the midst of a lovely, heart-filled Valentine’s Day hype & retailers are hopping on board with everything from home decor to dresses, tops, skirts, & pants, to accessories, such as shoes, totes, jewelry, & more, all adorned with hearts or messages of love. The thing about Valentine’s Day this year is to most importantly love yourself first & it’s never a bad idea to invest in pieces that make you feel just as sparkly or joyful as you already are! Here are 5 stylish pieces that I can’t stop thinking about, which means that it must be love!
It’s a very rare occasion that I’m actually stuck with no idea what to wear, despite my plethora of options. When it comes to jewelry, I usually decide on the finer details the morning I am getting ready, especially for the work day ahead. Also, I have 5 piercings in each of my ears, which I fill every single “leaving the house” day & my collection continues to grow & sparkle. While I do love a long, dangly drop earring for a more dramatic look, my go-to for all 5 piercings is a stud. I love finding different stud sets so that the options coordinate together, but I also love mixing up new picks with some old favorites. For example:
Any celebratory gathering to ring in the new year, whether at a fancy restaurant or staying home, deserves some sparkle. There’s no better way to honor the occasion than by adding a statement necklace to your look. Here are 5 selections on sale now that would add the right amount of sparkle & style:
Merry Stylish Christmas to all! Any time of year is a reason to get sparkly, but between today & New Year’s Eve, let’s go the extra mile when it comes to dazzling baubles. Recently, I learned that Macy’scarries an exclusive kind of fashion jewelry by high-end designer Givenchy, love by how luxury reaches the hands, necks, wrists, & ears of the budget-conscious Style Darling!
I’m torn between the rose gold & emerald green designs, but could find ways to wear all of them, if I was so lucky! How would you style these jewels? Do you wear matching statement sets? Which color is your favorite?
For the day-to-day grind & weekend chores, I stick to one giant handbag. I’m very loyal to it until it falls apart; however, when heading out for a special occasion, I’m happy to downsize with something metallic, playful, & festive!
I love seeing the possibilities of mixing up accessories between brands & designers to create something surprising & unique. Also, I love a bracelet set, which can certainly make for a special holiday gift of stocking stuffer, especially when it comes in a variety of colors & it’s from Target!
I love a bargain! So do many Style Darlings this Black Friday weekend, especially if you’re shopping Target! If you’re in need of a stocking stuffer for a stylish loved one or can’t resist a sparkly deal for yourself, check out these earrings for under $6!
Along with my previous posts about my cloffice & home jewelry organization, my absolute favorite piece that I’ve included hasn’t been available to shop since last year, but Target recently re-released it & it’s currently 30% off!
I have 2 from last year that are more in a taupe color, which I love because they’re so easily stackable & match the color scheme of my bedroom. They hold the most essential of my earrings collection, as seen below:
This holiday season, frost yourself with the most glamorous & festive bling, which isn’t hard to find as holiday jewelry is one of the biggest trends in fashion right now! For Black Friday, Macy’s has so many gorgeous accessories to choose from, including the following, which are on my wishlist:
If you’re looking to add some literal sparkle to an already sparkly friend or loved one this season, check out Francesca’s holiday gift shop, which includes home, tech, & beauty buys for great prices, but also festive accessories that are sure to start a conversation about the season!
The party invitations must be rolling in for the most festive time of the year! Aside from landing on a comfortable & glittery outfit to celebrate the holidays, the right accessories at the right price are key! Finding an all-purpose evening clutch isn’t always easy, especially a neutral option that would work for another special occasion, like a wedding, & for any ensemble. However, you don’t have to pick just one when a bargain comes along. For example:
I love the neutral color + metal + sparkle combination, perfect for a velvet wrap dress & satin heels, a sequin sheath dress & patent stilettos, or an embellish sweater dress & patterned tights for a holiday party or gift exchange with friends. At 70% off, investing in both is a great idea to be prepared for a more dramatic, darker look or something softer in pastels for another season.
Fa-la-la! It’s holiday time for fun festivities to begin, especially when it comes to our accessories. It’s the season for extra sparkly bling & even the most literally holiday-riffic jewels. SUGARFIX by BaubleBar @Target does it again with the following selections to brighten up the weekend, your next luncheon with the girls, or holiday gathering.
The easiest way to dress up any look—for a date, special occasion, holiday, party, or girls’ night out—is with a bold earring. Of course, bling goes a long way, but a major trend this season includes a bold textured earring. By bold, I mean oversized, recalling back to 80s inspiration!
As the seasons change & our wardrobes evolve, our accessories follow suit. However, when coordinating an outfit in deep, rich jewel tones or playing with a classic, minimalist look, sometimes a bold statement earring makes all the difference. As I’ve been working from home most Fridays this semester, I’ve leaned back into my loungewear, appropriate for Zoom calls, relying on my earrings & accessories to amplify my ensemble. Of course, earrings are such a fun & playful way to express your style & personality for any occasion.
Currently, Francesca’s has select earrings on sale for $8! I love Francesca’s accessories for their whimsy & sophistication, although their clothing size range & variety could be more inclusive. However, check out the following dazzling danglers to get inspired to refresh your earring selection:
I’ve been spotting the chain link trend all over, which took a while for me to warm up to, but now, I’m all about it! I can’t wear chain link on chain link, but I like the subtle nod to edgy street style, mixed with luxury in bright gold & silver tones & jeweled embellishments.
I’ve purchased both metals & love to wear them for work, a lunch with girl friends, or on date night, depending on the metal I’m most dominantly wearing with my outfit. The bracelets are a good, heavy weight, feeling like they won’t break if knocked into a desk, for example. The gemstones are very sparkly & add just enough shine for any look. See how they look with my recent outfits:
There are some accessories or around-the-house pieces I was always rely on until I just can’t wear them anymore. That definitely applies to slippers. In our high ranch house, since we live most of the time upstairs, I keep a pair in the bedroom for early, chilly mornings & when getting ready for bed. Likewise, I have another pair in my cloffice downstairs for work-from-home days & playing with my daughter in our family room. This is convenient, so that no matter where I am, I have slippers to stay cozy.
However, now that Target has a major 40% off deal happening right now on slippers, I might just have to freshen up my options, especially for post-shower primping when I don’t necessarily want my feet to be all covered up.
I don’t wear much in the way of literal festive jewelry, save some snowflake, gift bow, or bunny earrings, but in recent years, I’ve been including my four-year-old in my style journey. I love her input on accessories & appealing to her festive interests for any season or holiday. This fall & Halloween, while I haven’t yet invested in any spooky sparkles, I have my eye on the gorgeously glittery pieces from SUGARFIX by BaubleBar @Target:
I was never usually one to normally collect kitschy themed accessories for holidays or seasons until I had my daughter. Now, I let her pick out my accessories through playing games & matching colors, almost as if outfit prepping for the week is a sparkly scavenger hunt. However, now that I’m full on fruits for summer & have plenty of bows & snowflakes for winter—not to mention all the flowers & bees for spring—it’s time to pay homage to fall. I have some leaf studs & charm or pendant necklaces, but they’re all very neutral in gold or antique gold. None are literally celebrating the autumn season… until now!
The pairing of maple leaves with an ombré stone effect are stylish for the office or classroom, but also offer enough bling for cocktail or special occasions. The gold & rust hues will pair well with earth tones offset against navy, denim, gray, or burgundy.
For busy days of lesson planning, running around with the family, getting dinner going, & maybe some downtime, sometimes there’s not enough room in the day to get all gussied up. However, sometimes all it takes is one accessory to upgrade a look. Today’s recommendation is the fabric headband. For fall, what better way is there to functionally keep your hair out of your face, frame your face, & accentuate your personality than with a headband?
With the below selections from Old Navy, I’ve got headbands on the bean fit fun fall gatherings, such as apple picking & coordinating with a plaid & denim look, taking a drive to eastern Long Island in leggings & new boots, or getting together for some coffee with the girls in a sweater dress & tights. Headbands work in all of those scenarios!
SHOP: braided fabric-covered headbands in brown corduroy + black floral woven @Old Navy (on sale: $13.00).
During a quick browse around the accessories & jewelry departments of my local Walmart, I sought to catch some clearance deals by Time & Tru. Even though my jewelry collection is very full & not lacking in any way, I decided to treat myself anyway to earrings that are different from what I already have & that I knew I’d wear—& for a bargain! to boot!
The following earrings selected are not available online to be linked, but that means you should head to your local store to get that deal for any look, along with other can’t-miss end of the season mark downs!
A mixed metal earring is perfect for a floral printed ensemble, like a sheath dress, maxi, or matching shorts & cropped top in order to accentuate the different tones of gold, silver, & rose gold.
When looking for a classic, but unique stud, these pink studs will soften up any harder look in leather with jeans, a blouse, & boots.
Colorful jewelry works for any time of year, especially with a colorblock dress paired with stilettos & a cuffed blazer.
When trying a dramatic & romantic look with subtle sparkle, these earrings will get the job done for a jewel tone or cable knit sweater & faux leather pencil skirt.
I’m still all about summer right now, but the new fall fashions are everywhere. As I’ve been sorting & organizing my wardrobe to prepare for the upcoming fall semester, I find myself in need of a hosiery refresh, which is just in time to catch the last days of Target’s 30% off Clothing, Accessories, & Shoes discount through the Target app, which expires on Sat 8/20. I’ve hit add-to-cart on a bunch of black patterned tights by A New Day to keep my legs protected when the temperature drops, but my style high with a variety of prints to go with any outfit.
Try florals against solid separates or when colorblocking. Perhaps, going with menswear inspiration or something geometric would contrast a polka dot or brocade look for fall. Also, there’s animal print to consider which would highlight the dichotomy of edgy & soft when playing up an unexpected neon look for fall!