Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Designer Obsession: Erica Weiner

Good evening lovelies. Last night I stumbled across this amazing jewelry designer, Erica Weiner. I am so excited about her jewelry because of her fun collection. Born in Brooklyn and influenced by an Art History degree from Vassar College + traveling for Broadway shows doing costuming, her pieces are undeniably unique and have a personality all their own. Her USA-made jewelry makes a statement, ranging from the large and unusual to delicate and lady-like, all while being very affordable.

My favorites from her collection

$50 or Less

Arrow Hoops: $45.00

 These are so fun, and every time I look at these I get Nelly Furtado's "Big Hoops" stuck in my head. Hoops like these are perfect for anyone looking to make a statement, especially for anyone with a lot of voluminous hair. They're very easy to style yet big enough they won't be hidden if you feel like wearing your hair down, a common problem I have since I have a lot of thick, curly hair with a ton of volume that hides most earrings.

 Winged Migration Necklace: $40.00

 I love really beautiful pieces that are "thoughtless" in a sense: you don't have to wonder if they're going to look good with what you have on, you can just throw it on and go. This airplane necklace is really fun and easy for when you're in a rush and not sure what to wear with that shirtdress or blouse or tank top - you're going to look stylish and put together in an instant. I love traveling, and I absolutely LOVE airplanes - I really enjoy getting to travel in them. I've been flying since I was 3 years old, so to me this necklace is a great way to feel very worldly, even when you're stuck in the office.

Cicada Earrings: $30.00

These are a bit more funky and for the adventurous. The Cicadas make the very fun unusual cricket-y sound you hear at night, and this summer is the first time in 19 years most of the US has seen them. They are a fascinating species since certain kinds of Cicada stay underground and only emerge once every 19 years to reproduce. Living in the south, I hear them every night due to the kind that emerge once every 2 years that are prevalent in southern Louisiana.

Pen Nib Necklaces: $40.00

Paired with a structured dress, or button-up shirt and pencil skirt, this necklace evokes a very Joan from Mad Men feel that is so fun and so very 1950's.  The slight secretary, office-chic vibe is a really perfect way to add some fun to your 9-5.