Edgy style meets refined materials with Courtney Lee Udelson
With a background in fashion at Ralph Lauren and her fingers on the pulse of New York fashion, designer Courtney Lee Udelson creates on-trend pieces with shine and life. She began her collection in 2009, combining her fashion and jewelry expertise to start a uniquely handmade take on fashionable accessories.
Her signature juxtaposition of metallics, Swarovski crystals and color brings a new life to the world of fashionable jewels. Never dull or boring, even her metal-only pieces have unique flair, like folded metal bows. Her high-end materials and tastefully fashion-forward design are also priced reasonably, making her chic collection a must-have for every fashionista!
Some shop favorites include her cuff selection, featuring everything from oversize cocktail adornment to studded rock-n-roll glory. This sparkly, Swarovski-adorned cuff is a handmade, limited edition piece crafted exclusively by Courtney Lee Collection in New York. Wear like she does above with a simple white tee and jeans for a dressed up everyday look, or use it to spice up your LBD for your next night out. This two-inch-wide stunner has visual impact to spare.
Shop the entire Courtney Lee Collection here and find your next “need this!” piece. You can’t go wrong with these stylish finds.
This week’s featured designer, Andrea Tobin of Marla Cielo, has some seriously stylish handbags. See how to wear these uniquely crafted accessories to maximize their artistic take on classic pieces and learn about how they’re made here!
The Classic Tote Exclusive by Marla Cielo is the perfect pop to make the everyday a little more exciting. Large enough to stow all your necessities – even a laptop for a little work at the local coffee shop – you can pack all of your fashionable essentials into this one-of-a-kind piece with stylish ease. Wear it with a simple color scheme and pair it with some simple silver hoops and a studded cuff to show off your fashionable versatility.
Bring the Exclusive Clutch by Marla Cielo for major impact at your next nighttime soiree. Paired with a simple, chic LBD and patent pumps, let your accessories do all the style talking. An emerald ring and serpentine earrings add a statement without yelling over the woven wonder that is the Marla Cielo clutch.
No matter how you wear them, these must-haves from Marla Cielo are sure to have incredible visual impact. Classic shapes with a modern, one-of-a-kind take on material: the next step in wearable art.
Spotted in Sex and the City 2: the Meissa hobo by Adriana Castro
Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) is a fiercely independent fashionista, loved for her no-nonsense quips and trendy style in the Sex and the City series. Her support of independent designers styled to the nines is bang-on perfect for the Circle & Square aesthetic. Combining Indie accessories with chic wardrobe staples is what fiercely independent style is all about.
Here, Kim complements the Meissa Hobo with a belted tank dress, oversize earrings and a big, gold bangle. Snakeskin can sometimes be overdone and overwhelming, but with tone-matched accessories and a simple staple piece, this look is is serpentine perfection!
Try styling our Blue Glazed Meissa Hobo by Adriana Castro with silver jewlery and a black, form-fitted dress. Let the cobalt watersnake print pop on an elegantly minimalist background for a definite wow factor. Make your own sexy city story with this unique hobo!
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Night to Day Transformation
Making each piece count and getting creative is really what style is all about. One of the easiest ways to inject your daily outfits with a shot of high fashion is pairing unique accessories in uncommon ways. One simple suggestion: use an evening clutch to spice up a daytime look!
The Prunella Clutch by Kara Ross is a sparkly, zebra-print masterpiece with silver and hematite accents. Its structured, glittery appeal is perfect for night, but when paired with the right outfit it can do daytime, too! Black denim adds sophistication and heeled booties give it a polished touch. A simple white blouse really makes the pink blazer pop, and the black lapel ties everything together. Style it with the Hand-Cut Crystal Necklace by Jewelry by Matt for a glassy, translucent ornament with a little cobalt punch on the rope.
Combining your favorite accessories in new ways opens the door to fabulously fashionable possibilities. Make your own style statement with a chic wardrobe revamp!
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sometimes, enjoying the serene beauty of the city is all a Sunday needs. Don your favorite flats, wrap up in your coziest scarf and take a casual stroll through your neighborhood, appreciating the wonders there are to behold. Let the magic of a peaceful Sunday inspire you!
AMETHYST EARRINGS BY SUSANA SPEIDEL, $2,000.00
Like the explosion of hues at the end of the day, these faceted gemstones radiate color and light. The delicate frame of diamond dots and 18K gold posts really showcase the beauty to behold. Perfect for your next evening event, these dangling earrings look best when paired with a simple black gown, sky-high heels and a simple, chic clutch. Let the natural beauty of the sunset inspire your next night out.
Industrial Strength Chic
BAMBOO RING BY MELLINA + CO, $90.00
Make a strong statement with this turbo-charged ring. Inspired by bamboo and covered in silver, this Swarovski-adorned piece is made to order in Florence, Italy. The result is a powerful mix of the feminine and the mechanical. Style it with simple, feminine pieces like a pink A-line dress or a floaty blouse and skinny jeans to create a contrast and add to the conversation between the pieces.