Invest In... Luxe Accessories

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Sequin Beaded Flower Stretch Bracelet
Beaded Flower Bracelet

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High end accessories aren’t always in the budget, but sometimes a few key pieces can change your look for many years to come. The pieces keep on giving, therefore justifying the price tag. Make sure you can wear what you buy without much thought. If you have to think about what to wear with pricier accessories, you may want to hold off on the purchase.

I am stunned at how bold colors or small jeweled pieces can make an outfit. I have a friend who wears solid colored dresses or a white Michael Stars shirt with jeans, and then tops it off with an amazing jeweled bracelet from Bloomingdales and it makes her outfit the talk of the night. Today I will expose some fun, yet wearable high end accessories that will get you noticed and assist in making you the talk of the night.

First up is a hip Sequin Beaded Flower Stretch Bracelet. Although trendy, it is something you can wear every year during the appropriate seasons. This bracelet comes in two everlasting colors—turquoise and coral—that will never fall out of style. Coral is my favorite of the two. It is sort of two-toned, coral and a darker reddish color. The bracelets’ elasticity is great for women who have trouble fitting their larger or smaller wrists into one-size cuffs or bracelets-- it will adjust on its own!

Gucci Interlocking G Buckle Belt
Gucci Interlocking G Belt

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Now that we’ve covered wrists, lets move to hands and talk about a lovely clutch that will look great under your arm or dangled from your finger tips. The Henri Bendel Lady with Dog Clutch comes in a polished and a versatile color combination. This bronze and gold clutch is wearable and not as intimidating as most clutches. It’s friendly and easy to open with the magnetic flap and it has just enough space for the essentials. My favorite is the gold signature dog plaque on the flap.

Lastly, I love the Gucci Interlocking G Buckle belt. The beige and ebony GG fabric and brown leather trim is great for a simple jeans and tee shirt look. It’s a belt that will keep its value and look better with each passing year. This belt is much bolder in the beige/ ebony, but for those who fear exuberance, it does come in black with the same silvertone hardware. I like the enormous G buckle, which gives it an edgy look-- a very sought after look for Spring.

With a belt, clutch and bracelet this hot, you can mix and match with some less expensive pieces. Spend less on clothing and start accessorizing with the best standout pieces and trust me, dropping bills will never feel so good!
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.