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Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Timeless Tortoiseshell: Top Accessories for a Chic Summer

A material once made from actual turtle shells, the tortoiseshell we know today (the variety made from plastic rather than an endangered species) hit its apex in the ’60s and ’70s, when jet-set ladies paired tortoiseshell accessories with gold chains and airy resort wear. This season, the caramel hue is seeing a renaissance, with Marc Jacobs and Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses, Michael Kors watches, and Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry.

I picked up the KJL necklace pictured to wear with a breezy white sundress and flat K. Jacques sandals. How will you wear tortoiseshell this summer?


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