Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Here are my favorite designer jewelry pieces from the 2015 Oscar Awards along with pocketbook-friendly alternatives from ShopStyle!
Oscar Look No. 1 | Margot Robbie's Van Cleef & Arpels Zip Necklace

ALTERNATIVE | Try Betsy Pittard's Navy Tassel Necklace:
Oscar Look No. 2 | Scarlett Johansson's Swarovski Bib Necklace

ALTERNATIVE | Try Panacea's Beaded Necklace:
Oscar Look No. 3 | Cate Blanchett's Tiffany & Co.'s Multi-Strand Turquoise Necklace

ALTERNATIVE | Try Moon and Lola's Multi-Strand Turquoise Magnesite Necklace:
This concludes this edition of Splendor Sidebar.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Here are my favorite designer jewelry pieces from the 2015 SAG Awards, and pocketbook-friendly alternatives from ShopStyle!

SAG Look No. 1 | Jennifer Aniston’s Make Love Body Chain by Amrit Jewelry

ALTERNATIVE | Vanessa Mooney’s Nina Body Chain with Black Onyx: 
SAG Look No. 2 | Emma Stone’s Cuff Rings by Repossi

ALTERNATIVE | Gorjana’s Blakely Cuff:

SAG Look No. 3 | Julia Robert’s Platinum Cuff Bracelet by Tiffany & Co.

ALTERNATIVE | Try Blu Bijoux’s Silver Polygon Cuff Bracelet:
Stay tuned for my fave jewelry styles at the 2015 Oscars!

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Awards season is over; so we will all have to wait another year before we can ogle more glam designer clothing and designer jewelry grace the red carpet.  I had a few designer jewelry favorites this year from the three major awards shows.

For this edition of Splendor Sidebar I thought I would share three of my favorite pieces from each awards show (in separate posts); but also let you all in on affordable alternatives available at ShopStyle (picked them out myself).  Happy shopping!

Golden Globes Look No. 1 | Reese Witherspoon’s Diamond Cuff Bracelet by Tiffany & Co.

ALTERNATIVE | Try Ted Rossi’s Sorbet Shine Embossed Crystal Cuff Bracelet:  
Golden Globes Look No. 2 | Emily Blunt’s Paraiba Tourmaline Floral Earrings by Lorraine Schwartz

ALTERNATIVE | Try Lydell NYC’s Floral Double Drop Earrings with Green Pear-Shape and Marquis-Cut Rhinestones:

SAG Look No. 3 | Lorde’s Art Deco Necklace by Neil Lane 

ALTERNATIVE | Try Nina’s Crystal Bib Necklace:
Stay tuned for my favorites from the SAG Awards!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Gold Plated Hoop Earrings with Carnelian, Mother of Pearl
and Pearls
Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Summit Terrace consists of a series of houses connected by sidewalls. 

Declared a National Historic Landmark forty-three years ago, in the early 1900s author F. Scott Fitzgerald resided in one of the homes.  

Known for its New York style and Victorian flair, Summit Terrace continues to enthrall visitors. 

Minnesota is also home to featured jewelry designer Robyne Robinson.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Sea Foam Sterling Silver  Pebble Necklace
With picturesque details of lochs and blooming foliage, Dumfries, Scotland is a vision of natural beauty. 

However, there are also wonders of architecture such as the Castle Douglas; and educational centers like the Dumfries Museum that holds the first Christian carvings found in Scotland, along with fossils of prehistoric reptiles.

Scotland is also home to featured jewelry designer Alison Moore.
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