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Jewels by JAR | The Pursuit of Style

Jewels by JAR | The Pursuit of Style

I wasn’t planning on posting today, but after waking up early from the best night’s sleep I’ve had in awhile (I give full credit to The Marlton, but more on that later this week!) I thought I’d share some illicitly snapped photos from the Jewels by JAR exhibit at The Met.

Featuring more than 400 pieces by Paris based jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal, the exhibit is a must see if you’re in the New York area–it ends March 9 so get there soon!  The fanciful zebra brooch at the top was by far my favorite. Can you even imagine wearing it? I’m pretty sure I’d be smiling all day.

P.S follow along on Instagram for more snaps from NY.

HELLO LONDON

J.Crew London

J.Crew Brompton Cross Store, London, November 7, 2013Daniella Zalcman

J.Crew Brompton Cross Store, London, November 7, 2013Daniella Zalcman

J.Crew Brompton Cross Store, London, November 7, 2013Daniella Zalcman

J.Crew Brompton Cross Store, London, November 7, 2013Daniella Zalcman

J.Crew London

J.Crew opened its London flagship store earlier this month and the photos were so gorgeous I thought they were worth sharing. Having been a loyal customer since the days of critter clothing (a hot pink corduroy skirt embroidered with lime green seahorses was a favorite in boarding school…cringe) I’ve really admired the brand’s evolution, and thankfully my taste has evolved with it.

I often find as much interior inspiration in J.Crew stores as I do sartorial, and the London store is no exception. As much as I wouldn’t mind that jacket finding its way into my closet, the gallery wall, oversized light fixture, and fashion illustrations by Tanya Ling excite me even more.  If you have a minute be sure to watch the video of London set designer Shona Heath’s whimsical taxi cab installation. That alone would be enough to get me into the store!

Any Londoners out there been for a shopping trip yet?

photos by Daniella Zalcman via J.Crew

GIVEAWAY: LISI LERCH TASSEL EARRINGS

Lisi Lerch Tassel Earrings | The Pursuit of Style‘Tis the season for giving thanks and I am very thankful for your loyal readership! I’m also thankful for the fantastic small businesses and brands I’ve been able to connect with because of this ol’ blog. Lisi Lerch is one of those brands, and if you’re not already acquainted, I think you’ll be happy to have been introduced today.

Jewelry is my vice of choice and Lisi Lerch’s collection has made my wish list even longer. Her pieces are statement making, but affordable and today I’m excited to be giving away a pair of my personal favorite from her collection, the tassel earring.

To Enter: follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below (if you’re reading in a feed or via email you’ll need to click over to enter) and I’ll be contacting the winner next Wednesday, November 27. Good luck!

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JEWEL BOX: INDIA HICKS JEWELRY

India Hicks Jewelry

India Hicks Jewelry

India Hicks Jewelry

India Hicks Jewelry

India Hicks Jewelry

India Hicks Jewelry

If you’ve been reading for awhile you know that India Hicks is one of my icons. If you’re new to the party, type India Hicks into the search bar to your right and you’ll find at least a half dozen posts. India’s Harbour Island home is one of my all-time favorites and my copy of her book: Island Life: Inspirational Interiors is dogeared from use.

India recently launched a jewelry line featuring collections inspired by her father, David Hicks, her island lifestyle, and even the phases of the moon. The delicate gold and diamond pieces have the effortless elegance I’ve come to expect from Hicks and I imagine would easily be incorporated into my everyday wear.

My personal favorites are the Palm Frond Pendant, Moon Slivers Earrings, and Swinging Bow and Arrow Pendant. Beautiful, right? Going straight onto the wish list!

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JEWEL BOX: LELE SADOUGHI

Jewel Box | The Pursuit of Style

Pave Round Slider Bracelet | Scepter Necklace | Papyrus Earrings | Pave Stackable Bangle | Sundial Earrings | Milky Way Bracelet | Hieroglyphics Bracelet | Pave Round Slider Bracelet

I first stumbled upon Lele Sadoughi’s jewelry via Moda Operandi and my love affair went the usual way: It was love at first sight but I didn’t make a move so I moved on...until I saw them on the arm of someone else, got jealous, realized how much I loved them and decided to up the ante on my pursuit. Sound familiar?

As I’m sure you can understand, I’m now in full on obsession mode with Lele’s collection. It’s really no surprise that I’m in love; Lele launched J.Crew’s jewelry collection in 2006 (which we all know I can’t resist) and she is also the Design Director for Tory Burch–so.much.talent!

I’m think I’m ready to take this from affair to committed relationship and am just trying to decide between the pave stackable bangle (bottom right) and milky way bracelet (bottom left). Both are completely classic and would be welcome additions to my jewel box. Maybe we should put this one to a vote?