Loving This Week: Summer Cocktail Chic + Minimalist Jewelry

Monday, April 28, 2014

Tom Binns Ring - 3.1 Phillip Lim Flats - Eddie Borgo Bracelet - Chimala Jeans - BCBGMAXAZRIA Jumpsuit

This week, classic wardrobe pieces -- from denim to jewelry -- caught my eye while I was browsing online. Here’s a peek inside my online shopping cart this week…

1. Tom Binns Saturn Gold-Plated Crystal Ring, $194.46 (was $463.00)
The combination of black crystals, which resemble black diamonds, and yellow gold on this ring gives off an incredibly luxe vibe. The trio of slightly off-kilter circles keeps the overall look fresh and modern, a nice balance to the classic coloring. Add in the excellent sale price and this find is pretty hard to resist.

2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Devon d’Orsay Flats, $395.00
I’ve had my eye on these flats for a while now. I’ve been waiting to see if a crop of imitators pops up, or if these flats keep their unique place in this season’s shoe offering. So far, no cheap knock-offs have surfaced. I’m pretty close to just breaking down and buying them. The ultra-thin single-sole, low-cut pointy vamp, and contrast white sole work together to make these eye-catching flats a real stand out.

3. Eddie Borgo Safety Chain Cuff, $315.00
Rose gold is definitely having a moment. This cuff bracelet, with it’s simple silhouette and industrial-chic chain closure, make it a great choice for maintaining a minimalist aesthetic while indulging in this romantic metal choice.

4. Chimala Selvedge Baggy Jeans, $488.00
I’m such a sucker for Japanese denim. These Chimala cropped baggy jeans, available stateside at Madewell, remind me of the innovative proportions used by designers like Junya Watanabe and Rei Kawakubo. They’ll be perfect for injecting a little high fashion into summer – a season where it’s easy to slip into pedestrian looks in response to rising temperatures. There’s nothing common about these jeans.

5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Madditon Backless Crepe Jumpsuit, $89.40 (was $248.00)
Speaking of summer dressing… this simple crepe jumpsuit comes with built-in air conditioning in the form of a neck-to-waist back cutout. It’s a perfectly chic way to hit up an outdoor cocktail party in warm weather. I’d pair it with dressy flat black sandals and a single piece of gorgeous jewelry, like the rose gold cuff above. Love it.