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Wednesday, May 20th 2009

off the cuff

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I’m the first to admit it: when putting together an outfit in the morning, I often don’t bother accessorizing. (I blame my snooze button.) But recently I picked up a multi-chain necklace by Giles & Brother that looks good with anything (even if I put it on when half-asleep), and I love the way it elevates my go-to tee-skinnies-boots combo and adds a little attitude to anything more feminine. I want a statement bracelet that has a similar effect on all my ensembles, and I’ve found a few options from shopbop newcomers Sid Vintage Jewelry and Made Her Think.

Sid Vintage designer Nanci Bennett scours flea markets for great finds and incorporates them into her unique yet wearable designs. (A type of recycling we didn’t learn about in grade school–score one for green fashion.) I have my eye on the Multi Chain & Coral Bracelet: the pink beads contrast the otherwise edgy sensibility.

I’ve also bookmarked the Kissing Swallows Cuff by Made Her Think – a little cutesy, a little edgy. The line is inspired by the Victorian and Edwardian eras, relics of Memento Mori and Mexican Folk Art, and the sharp angles of art deco, an intriguingly unique mash-up. (If you’re wondering about the unusual moniker, it’s an anagram of designer Meredith Kahn’s name.)

Which do you think packs the bigger punch: the Sid Vintage bracelet or the Made Her Think cuff?

--Tonya
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