Posts Categorized: jewelry

Reader Request: Constant Pieces

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Esti said:

I’d love to see you post on how to incorporate constant pieces (be they ink, wedding bands, or friendship bracelets) into personal style.

I’ve had many people ask me if I give thought to matching my outfits to my visible tattoos and honestly? I don’t. Ever. It’s great when the ink is harmonious with the ensemble, but when they clash I’m never fussed. My tattoos are like part of my skin and I often don’t even see them. Which is, perhaps, careless because I DO give thought to how clothing plays off my skin, eye, and hair color. Why not the visible body art? My only real answer is that my tattoos are among the most emotional of my aesthetic expressions, and I don’t want to limit their color palette based on my dressing preferences. And I wouldn’t be comfortable telling anyone that dressing to match her tattoos should be a stylistic priority.

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Originally posted 2011-01-07 06:18:59.

Reader Request: Stylish Watches

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Reader Sue had this question:

I’d like to hear from you about women’s watches – what’s in, what’s out. I see people with such a variety of styles. In the last couple of years I’ve seen so many women wearing big men’s watches … and wonder what is up with that!

I’m not much of a watch-wearer myself – though I do own and love the tortoiseshell Nixon pictured above – so I had to do a bit of research for this one.

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Already Prettypoll: Earrings, Necklaces, or Bracelets?

I was a necklace gal for ages, but I’ve been slowly shifting my focus to earrings. Giant dangly earrings aren’t practical for cold weather – high risk of catching on a scarf and yanking your lobe – which means this is not a pragmatic shift. But I’ve started to love the look of funky, jangly, even asymmetric earrings above and beyond my necklace affections. Especially now that we’ve got crawlers, duets, and jackets in the mix. If I could only wear one type of jewelry, it’d be earrings.

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