Thursday, December 31, 2009

Accessories what?

Okay. I have a confession to make. There's one big empty spot in my wardrobe: accessories. Now, I'm not counting shoes or bags in that category. I'm referring to jewelry, belts, hats, etc. Almost all the awesome jewelry I have has been gifts from friends and family.

Owl necklace from Kelly (I collect owls!)

Glass bead necklace from Rebecca

Glass pendant necklace from Lindsey

Everyone always wants to know what's in my locket...

It's a gorgeous tiny book with calligraphy, made by my talented Godmother.

"Chandeliearrings" from my mom

Earrings from Kelly (she's gotten me so much cool jewelry!)

Two gold bracelets from Grandma Angelina

The little purse charm was bought in Italy by my great-grandmother!

A few months ago, my friend Sarah introduced me to Alexis Bittar's jewelry. She invited me to a special sale at the West Village shop to benefit breast cancer. Although I didn't buy anything at the time, when I saw there was a sale on Gilt Group last week, I perked up. Maybe it was time to buy some jewelry for myself...


I couldn't resist this black and gold necklace. I love pieces that are geometric, bold, and modern and thought this would look great with just about anything.

On the same day, I bought a beaded belt from Dear Golden Vintage. Perhaps I'm breaking out of my accessories rut...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

(All photos: © Littlehouse of Style)

8 comments:

Style Artisan said...

You have amazing jewelry. Since it was given to you by friends and family, that means that you also have amazing friends and family!

That last necklace is absolutely incredible! Necklace envy!!!

ringtales said...

hello i love your blog, fun and funky.

Catherine said...

Style Artisan: Thanks so much! I'm lucky to have so many people with great taste in my life. I think my friends and family know my jewelry style better than I do!

Ringtales: I'm so glad you like it!

Julia said...

Book jacket designer?! Holy crap! You know I'm an Iowa Writers' Workshop grad, about to finish my first book? Book jackets are something I think about quite often! Thanks for becoming a follower, by the way...Exploring your blog as we speak...

xx

Catherine said...

Hi, Julia! Yes, I'm a book jacket designer by day (and by night sometimes, too!) I may be the only fashion blogger out there who has never worked in the industry...

I'm happy to follow you! You've got great personal style. Looking forward to seeing what you post next. What's your book about?

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i love the statement necklace!

Lori said...

i love all of these but that last necklace is STUNNING!

Modelizer said...

Happy New Year!!

Alexis makes some of my favorite pieces [esp now more than ever before] but I can't justify the price points! Congrats on the new piece, it's stunning and bold.

I love whats inside the locket, I've noticed a lot of people leave them empty or have whatever it came with inside [if it's vintage] so it's nice to see a personal touch like that.