Wednesday, December 17, 2008

cocktails anyone?

So now that school has taken a pause on running my life and keeping me away from gabbing to you about my weekly fashion obsessions lets talk rings. Not engagement rings but the engagement rings cousin...cocktail rings! I have seen these little numbers popping up more than usual lately...especially if you watch Lipstick Jungle...Nico and Victory always are sporting one making their outfit that much more fabulous. I think that every girl should have a few cocktail rings she can grab to spice up her outfit. The first step in incorporating them into your wardrobe would be to start with basics. If you're wearing solid colors a ring would make your entire ensemble stand out such as Victory in her l.b.d. the oversized white cocktail ring makes this dress and Victory that much more of knockout.

Cocktail rings can range from dramatic to more everyday rings such as a smaller one that has maybe a pearl accent, one you could wear to work and not drag too much attention to yourself. And always make sure it fits! They're big but you don't want them falling off your hand! If you have smaller hands you want to make sure that the stone doesn't go past your knuckle otherwise it'll look like its eating your finger! Just remember what statement you want to make and make sure the statement isn't bigger than your outfit!

Some of my favorite rings are David Yurman and of course we all know Chanel makes beautiful and dramatic statement rings. After researching these statement baubles it seems that Kenneth Jay Lane is a go to! I'm obsessed with this simple gold snake ring and its surprisingly affordable and would be a great addition to a sexy New Years Outfit! I also find myself fawning over Banana Republic's share of cocktail rings that are also pretty affordable. So when fiddling through your jewelry box in the morning before work or before a night out with your friends pick up a bijoux to make you that much more of a jewel yourself!