The Feminine Side of Fashion

Florals, lace, sheer fabrics and the occasional ruffle were all over the spring/summer runway shows. The feminine side of fashion is clearly in focus.

This Chloe frock speaks to the feminine frilliness of today's fashion.   

This Chloe frock speaks to the feminine frilliness of today's fashion.

 

Our warm weather jewelry offerings reflect this "girlie" trend.   

Our warm weather jewelry offerings reflect this "girlie" trend.

 

See by Chloe follows suit with a salute to the feminine side of fashion.

See by Chloe follows suit with a salute to the feminine side of fashion.

And our fringy Sammi necklace would be a great addition to the mix.

And our fringy Sammi necklace would be a great addition to the mix.

French designer Isabel Marant captures this trend for spring/summer.

French designer Isabel Marant captures this trend for spring/summer.

Easy to see why our Jodie necklace is the perfect accessory.   

Easy to see why our Jodie necklace is the perfect accessory.

 

Sheer prettiness abounded on the runway of Red Valentino.

Sheer prettiness abounded on the runway of Red Valentino.

Our Bronson bangle featuring delicate pink Swarovski cup chain would be a perfect addition.

Our Bronson bangle featuring delicate pink Swarovski cup chain would be a perfect addition.

Only Dries Van Noten could bring the feminine side of fashion to such a sophisticated level!

Bold and beautiful always captures the mood.   

Bold and beautiful always captures the mood.

 

All Myrna Halpern Jewelry featured on this post is available online at www.josephstores.com.

Posted on April 12, 2016 .

Fabulous New Shopping App

We are so excited to share with you a new way to shop for Myrna Halpern Jewelry....the fashion app house account. We are joining over 400 upscale boutiques and designers who sell in a new marketplace that encourages the buyers to speak directly to the shops and designers via text or phone.

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Today we posted an order that is on its way to Dovecote in Pittsboro, NC. Dovecote is a boutique that is part of Fearrington Village, an upscale development of homes, shops and spas, www.fearrington.com. You can find out more about it and contact us about it through the app.

Our strand of platinum pearls known as Susan is accented with vintage rondelles for a unique look. You can find it on the app, and it recently shipped to B. Barnett in Little Rock www.bbarnett.com. 

Chunky aquamarine were added to this strand of platinum pearls along with a touch of our woven beading. Find it on the app or at Joseph, Memphis www.josephstores.com.

Shades of blues and greens are featured in this post. Deer antlers, tassels, and wide cuffs  are all trending for Spring 2016.

We love the organic feel of this group of spring jewelry chosen by Linda Taylor for her eponymous boutique in Portsmouth, NH, www.shoplindataylor.com. Again you can read more about it on the app.

I am so intrigued by this new way to peer into the windows of gorgeous boutiques and designer studios far and wide. Cyber shopping has been made more personal by this clever app, and we look forward to speaking with you on www.houseacct.com.

 

Posted on March 6, 2016 .

Valentines Day Fashion Sense

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It's Valentine's Day weekend and love is in the air. Romantic fashion looks abound for spring 2016. Take a look.

Glamour Magazine touts this outfit as "what to wear" for Valentine's Day. Notice the nod to the popular lingerie look as this revealing camisole is paired with a tailored suit and oxfords.

Calvin Klein's spring runways were teaming with this same lingerie look. Slip dresses were everywhere.

Calvin Klein's spring runways were teaming with this same lingerie look. Slip dresses were everywhere.

If you find the slip dress too revealing, consider a coverup, and, yes, team it all with your favorite dark denim.

The lingerie look can be modified in many ways. This flowing top by Pas de Calais is a great variation.

And even a luxurious coat is shown with the ever present slip dress.   

And even a luxurious coat is shown with the ever present slip dress.

 

Channel your inner "girlyness." Delicate jewelry looks amazing with the romantic lingerie look. That is why we recently introduced a series of delicate necklaces as part of our Lexie Collection for spring. This Tancie necklace features a diminutive druzy pendant, and adds some sensuality to a low cut neckline.

Do you love pearls? Baby freshwater pearls are another romantic look, and our Terrance necklace is classic enough to be worn other ways.... try it inside the neck of a button up shirt or with a tissue thin cashmere sweater.

Love to layer? The romantic lingerie look calls for elegant simplicity, and the Dana necklace pictured above is the perfect complement to other delicate necklaces worn in varying lengths.

For more examples of romantic spring jewelry visit www.myrnahalpern.com/shop.

 

 

Posted on February 12, 2016 .

New York Fashion Scene

My recent trip to NYC turned out to be a fashion bonanza. Little did I know that Bergdorf Goodman had recently refurbished their ground level introducing a mind blowing jewelry department that was a sight to behold.

There were many amazing features, but my favorite touch were the 1920's inspired mirrored showcases...... stunning!

And the jewelry was over the top with selections from top designers worldwide. One of my favorites was this piece from Armenta.

Moving further up 5th Ave., I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Their Anna Winter  Costume Center is currently featuring a retrospective on Jacqueline de Ribes pictured here amongst the gowns she both purchased and designed over the years.

This fabulous gown from the 70's was embellished with jewelry that would be so appropriate today, chokers and long layers.

And last, but not least, the reason for my trip...Myrna Halpern Jewelry. This is a glimpse of a part of my Spring Collection available to the trade at Sola Showroom in Gramercy Park. For more information visit www.myrnahalpern.com.

Posted on January 22, 2016 .

A Look Back at 2015

In the world of jewelry 2015 must be remembered as the year of the tassel. Suede, chain, leather, beaded, bejeweled. feather, and even horsehair were the materials of choice. Our Jeremiah necklace (above) sports a suede tassel embellished with an earthy slice of a deer antler and a bronzite teardrop. 

Our very best selling necklace this year was the Cordelle tassel necklace fashioned with antique silver chains captured in a cap of tiny pearls. Simple and stunning really fits the bill.

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My personal favorite is the Tamara necklace, a strand of recycled glass with a suede tassel sporting our hand woven beading. Picture this on a denim or plaid shirt for that "lumber sexual" look!

Can you dress up a tassel necklace? You betcha. Our Maris necklace was selected by Rachael Ray's stylist for Rachael to wear on her September 29 show. So glad she didn't dip it in the gravy!

You really have to squint to find the Maris necklace on Rachael's flowered top, but trust me, it's there!

And what about the tassel necklaces of the future? We predict the trend will continue, and here is a sneak peak of our Zoe necklace for 2016 made from natural Greek leather, white sponge coral and antique silver chain.

Posted on December 31, 2015 .

Holiday Gift Guide

Follow our holiday gift guide to make your shopping EASY BREEZY. Here are gift ideas for certain "types" often found on holiday shopping  lists. Happy cyber shopping. Hope this helps.

For your HAIR STYLIST.

WHAT YOU KNOW She has a casual life style with two young children.

OUR SUGGESTION, THE LYNWOOD EARRING Goes with everything, has a casual edge, but can  have a dressier look too, and really well priced at $58 Click here to shop 

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For YOUR HUSBAND'S NEW ASSISTANT.

WHAT YOU KNOW, you never met her, know nothing about her, and your husband can't even tell you how old she is for sure, maybe 30, maybe 40.

OUR SUGGESTION, LEAH BRACELETS, they stretch to fit every size wrist, they work with people who  wear silver and for those who prefer to wear gold. They are fun, casual, dressy, and young at heart, $78 for set of three. Click here to shop.

for YOUR NIECE

WHAT YOU KNOW She has long dark hair, wears mostly silver jewelry, is a stay at home mom, and has lots of upcoming social events

 

OUR SUGGESTION, THE LOUISA NECKLACE IN STONE can be worn long, doubled or tripled, looks great on a denim shirt or with her favorite little black dress, $128.Click here to shop  

FOR YOUR MOTHER, DAUGHTER OR SISTER

WHAT YOU KNOW, if she doesn't like it, you want it for yourself!

OUR SUGGESTION, THE BABBIE NECKLACE, lightweight, fits perfectly in any neckline and is both charming and sophisticated, $168. Click here to shop.

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!

Posted on November 24, 2015 .

Color Popping...Fashion Ideas for the Holidays

Have fun with your fashion choices for the upcoming holiday parties and events through the use of color popping. Make unexpected color choices when accessorizing to add a little holiday dazzle.

Color clashing accessories like our Quincy bracelet in fuchsia have more impact when worn with an emerald green pashmina and a colorful rhinestone clutch.

Meeting friends for a holiday gift exchange? Try combining unlikely color combos like orange, red and green, and don't forget the pumpkin spice latte!

It's time for happy hour with friends. So mix it up with our Tamara necklace on a denim shirt and let the yellow suede tassel pop against a vibrant red tote.

If a festive holiday wedding is in your future don't be afraid to combine red, pink and fuchsia. Our luminous Tasha pearl necklace sparkles along with this fabulous pink metallic clutch. Break all the rules and enjoy the holidays!

 

For further information on our jewelry visit www.myrnahalpern.com.

Posted on November 11, 2015 .

How to Become a Myrna Halpern Jewelry Fanatic (With Benefits)

Chances are you are reading this blog because you are visiting www.myrnahalpern.com or you are on our mailing list. Congratulations. You are on your way to becoming a Myrna Halpern Jewelry Fanatic. The operative word here is "fanatic" not just a fan. To become a "fanatic" just follow along. It's easy and you will receive a free gift when you become an official fanatic. Deadline for this promotion is November 1, 2015.

Maybe you are already the proud owner of a piece that incorporates our signature style...  hand woven beading.  We have not found any designer in the marketplace who weaves faceted semiprecious stones like we do. Most use glass or plastic, but we kick it up a notch

Maybe you are already the proud owner of a piece that incorporates our signature style... hand woven beading. We have not found any designer in the marketplace who weaves faceted semiprecious stones like we do. Most use glass or plastic, but we kick it up a notch

Perhaps you have attended a home show and purchased a piece from our Lexie Collection which benefits Pancreatic Cancer Research. If so, thanks for your valued support!

You might have liked our Facebook page or followed us on Instagram or Pinterest. If so, you may have seen our latest post featuring these fabulous diamond embellished agate necklaces!

You might have liked our Facebook page or followed us on Instagram or Pinterest. If so, you may have seen our latest post featuring these fabulous diamond embellished agate necklaces!

Finally, we hope you have become an e-commerce participant and made an online purchase. In that case, thank you, your support is greatly appreciated.

Finally, we hope you have become an e-commerce participant and made an online purchase. In that case, thank you, your support is greatly appreciated.

Here is the Babbie earring, your gift for your loyalty. Follow the checklist below in order to become a Myrna Halpern Jewelry fanatic. Your gift will be included with your purchase.   CHECKLIST........... JUST TWO STEPS. DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2015.   *Visit the website and make an online purchase.  On the website you will see all our social media links.   *Follow us on Instagram, like our Facebook Page or follow us on Pinterest.    *Congrats, you will then automatically become a Myrna Halpern Jewelry fanatic and receive a pair of Babbie earrings.  *Happy cyber shopping. We appreciate your business very much!

Here is the Babbie earring, your gift for your loyalty. Follow the checklist below in order to become a Myrna Halpern Jewelry fanatic. Your gift will be included with your purchase.

CHECKLIST........... JUST TWO STEPS. DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2015.

*Visit the website and make an online purchase.  On the website you will see all our social media links. 

*Follow us on Instagram, like our Facebook Page or follow us on Pinterest.  

*Congrats, you will then automatically become a Myrna Halpern Jewelry fanatic and receive a pair of Babbie earrings.

*Happy cyber shopping. We appreciate your business very much!

Posted on October 25, 2015 .

NY Fashion Week, then London and Milan

Fall has just arrived, yet the global fashionistas have been on a whirlwind tour of consecutive fashion weeks where the Spring 2016 collections have been presented.

There were many recurring themes, but one of particular note was a silvery, shimmery look achieved here by Prada through the use of translucent fabrics.

Ports 1961 used silvery, shimmery metallic flowers for spring. Sure hope she doesn't spill her chocolate drink on that gorgeous outfit.

Brunello Cucinelli went full force with the shimmery look with this metallic bomber jacket.

And an even more blatant silver metallic look was set forth by Moschino.

Max Mara captured the trend through the use of shimmery fringe in silver mixed with one of Pantone's color predictions for spring 2016 called "iced coffee."

Now that you have a sneak peek of spring clothing, here is a sneak peak from our Spring 2016 collection. Of course, we too have a beautiful shimmery, silvery look in the form of platinum pearls mixed with rough cut aquamarine and a touch of our signature woven beading. Enjoy your fall, but you can still dream about next spring!

Posted on September 24, 2015 .

STYLE EDITOR...... FALL 2015 TRENDS

This fall you may count on many new trends, but almost every fashion magazine, blog and style editor refers to these four fashion trends. Take a look and see which best suits you.

If you love black, black, and more black, you will love the VICTORIAN GOTHIC. Don't hesitate to pop your LBD with shots of white. Conversely, don't hesitate to add black accents to your white fall garments. Yes, white is right for Fall 2015.   

If you love black, black, and more black, you will love the VICTORIAN GOTHIC. Don't hesitate to pop your LBD with shots of white. Conversely, don't hesitate to add black accents to your white fall garments. Yes, white is right for Fall 2015.

 

Our Jeremiah necklace in black and white is just the answer to VICTORIAN GOTHIC. We love how the quirky antler slice adds to the mix.

Our Jeremiah necklace in black and white is just the answer to VICTORIAN GOTHIC. We love how the quirky antler slice adds to the mix.

MENSWEAR is another significant trend. This model rocks menswear in a funky way hiding her skinny jeans under her woolen skirt. Note the menswear striped shirt and the unexpected red stilettos. You love MENSWEAR, but you're not that funky? Then try this look without the addition of the skirt.

MENSWEAR is another significant trend. This model rocks menswear in a funky way hiding her skinny jeans under her woolen skirt. Note the menswear striped shirt and the unexpected red stilettos. You love MENSWEAR, but you're not that funky? Then try this look without the addition of the skirt.

The Joshua necklace on red leather is so perfect for the MENSWEAR look. The length of this necklace is adjustable. So you decide if you prefer to wear it shortened inside your pinstripe shirt, or longer under the collar.

The Joshua necklace on red leather is so perfect for the MENSWEAR look. The length of this necklace is adjustable. So you decide if you prefer to wear it shortened inside your pinstripe shirt, or longer under the collar.

Maybe you are a MINIMALIST. Do you like to wear neutrals and keep your color scheme within the same tones? This may be your ticket. Remember you can be a MINIMALIST and still wear fur and funky shoes! Brunello Cucinelli's designs shown here are always within the MINIMALIST spectrum.

Maybe you are a MINIMALIST. Do you like to wear neutrals and keep your color scheme within the same tones? This may be your ticket. Remember you can be a MINIMALIST and still wear fur and funky shoes! Brunello Cucinelli's designs shown here are always within the MINIMALIST spectrum.

The MINIMALIST loves long layered necklaces. Our Louisa necklace shown here in Stone would compliment any MINIMALIST ensemble with just enough texture and color to keep things interesting!

The MINIMALIST loves long layered necklaces. Our Louisa necklace shown here in Stone would compliment any MINIMALIST ensemble with just enough texture and color to keep things interesting!

Of course, I could not forget that folkloric, retro '70's look for fall called BOHO CHIC. Are you BOHO? If you have ever shopped in a vintage store, are not afraid to wear prints, and you love to combine patterns and textures, then you may be a BOHO girl! If you are, you better have a floppy hat, big sunglasses and a cognac leather handbag.

Of course, I could not forget that folkloric, retro '70's look for fall called BOHO CHIC. Are you BOHO? If you have ever shopped in a vintage store, are not afraid to wear prints, and you love to combine patterns and textures, then you may be a BOHO girl! If you are, you better have a floppy hat, big sunglasses and a cognac leather handbag.

BOHO girls must have a suede tassel necklace like the Tamara necklace shown above. This features our signature woven beading and works well with the warm color palette embraced  by all those who call themselves BOHO.  All of the necklaces featured here are part of our newly launched FALL LEXIE COLLECTION. Click here to shop: www.myrnahalpern.com/shop

BOHO girls must have a suede tassel necklace like the Tamara necklace shown above. This features our signature woven beading and works well with the warm color palette embraced  by all those who call themselves BOHO.

All of the necklaces featured here are part of our newly launched FALL LEXIE COLLECTION. Click here to shop:www.myrnahalpern.com/shop

Posted on August 27, 2015 .

Launching The Lexie Look Book for Fall

Look Books really help you envision a fashion product that you are considering. Here we have styled some of the newest Lexie looks for fall..

Yes, it's really OK to mix colors and textures. Here we have stacked three bracelets in different colors and added a short and a long necklace to the mix for a sophisticated,Boho chic look.

When your outfit is complete, be sure to take a selfie and send it to a friend.

Same dress, but a completely different look is achieved here with layers and layers of colorful beads and some more stacked bracelets.Channel your inner hippie when creating this look.

Same dress, but a completely different look is achieved here with layers and layers of colorful beads and some more stacked bracelets.Channel your inner hippie when creating this look.

The little black dress is used here to showcase a colorful collection of recycled glass in greenery with a pop of rust suede.

The little black dress is used here to showcase a colorful collection of recycled glass in greenery with a pop of rust suede.

Using a colorful scarf with your LBD provides the perfect backdrop to highlight the darker elements of a necklace.


Using a colorful scarf with your LBD provides the perfect backdrop to highlight the darker elements of a necklace.

Purchasing a 48 inch necklace is really a buy one get one free. Wear it long on your favorite sheath or tunic, or double it as shown above. A single, sparkling bracelet is the perfect counterpoint.   

Purchasing a 48 inch necklace is really a buy one get one free. Wear it long on your favorite sheath or tunic, or double it as shown above. A single, sparkling bracelet is the perfect counterpoint.

 

Classically beautiful, this short glass necklace works with any neckline because the length may be adjusted with the Greek leather ties in back, looks equally stunning as a choker with the leather ties trailing.  ALL LEXIE COLLECTION JEWELRY FEATURED HERE IS AVAILABLE AT www.myrnahalpern.com/shop

Classically beautiful, this short glass necklace works with any neckline because the length may be adjusted with the Greek leather ties in back, looks equally stunning as a choker with the leather ties trailing.

ALL LEXIE COLLECTION JEWELRY FEATURED HERE IS AVAILABLE AT www.myrnahalpern.com/shop

Posted on August 5, 2015 .

NEW FALL LEXIE COLLECTION


 

We begin every collection with a mood board filled with Interesting images of nature, fashion, and artifacts that are inspirational. Scroll down for a behind the scenes look at how we got our inspiration for the latest Lexie jewelry.

 

Gorgeous gaudy glass objects. 

Gorgeous gaudy glass objects. 

Nature's glassy stare. 

Nature's glassy stare. 

Fall color palette  

Fall color palette  

Glass from the sea

Glass from the sea

Isabel Marant dictated a color story we coveted.....Greenery, Stone, and Adobe

Isabel Marant dictated a color story we coveted.....Greenery, Stone, and Adobe

Greenery

Greenery

Stone

Stone

Adobe

Adobe

Chanel inspiration  

Chanel inspiration  

Now take a glimpse of the new Lexie Collection shot at our summer environs in a garden on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound.

Our take on the color story we named Greenery. 

Our take on the color story we named Greenery. 

New color offerings for the most popular Lexie bracelet, Endicott. 

New color offerings for the most popular Lexie bracelet, Endicott. 

Opposites attract....vintage rondelles, recycled glass, and sparkling Swarovski. 

Opposites attract....vintage rondelles, recycled glass, and sparkling Swarovski. 

Lost in a forest of stackable bracelets. 

Lost in a forest of stackable bracelets. 

Visit the new Lexie Collection at www.myrnahalpern.com. 

Posted on July 21, 2015 .

FRINGE BENEFITS

Clearly fringe is in. The 70's Boho chic revival touts all things hippie "esque" and that means fringe. 

 

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Ponchos, moccasins, handbags and the like look very "now" with some type of fringe embellishments. Myrna Halpern Jewelry's interpretation of this trend is shown below. 

AVA EARRINGS From the Jewel Tone Collection 

AVA EARRINGS From the Jewel Tone Collection 

LYNWOOD BRACELET from the Lexie Collection.    

LYNWOOD BRACELET from the Lexie Collection. 

 

LEAH NECKLACE from the Lexie Collection. 

LEAH NECKLACE from the Lexie Collection. 

SAMMI NECKLACE from the Pave Diamond Collection.    

SAMMI NECKLACE from the Pave Diamond Collection. 

 

TREVA NECKLACES from the Jewel Tone Collection.   Visit www.myrnahalpern.com for more.  COMING SOON  LEXIE COLLECTION FOR FALL 2015- 70's influenced love beads....very organic with recycled glass and suede fringe. STAY TUNED!   

TREVA NECKLACES from the Jewel Tone Collection. 

Visit www.myrnahalpern.com for more.

COMING SOON

LEXIE COLLECTION FOR FALL 2015- 70's influenced love beads....very organic with recycled glass and suede fringe. STAY TUNED!

 

Posted on July 6, 2015 .

Style Blueprint: Faces of Memphis

So appreciative of the fabulous article about Myrna Halpern Jewelry published earlier this week by Style Blueprint. Click here to see the entire interview: http://styleblueprint.com/memphis/everyday/myrna-halpern-faces-memphis/

Check out the new fall statement piece I wore for the photo shoot!

Check out the new fall statement piece I wore for the photo shoot!

Putting the finishing touches on a long necklace made with a variety of tassels, wood, and Murano glass.

Putting the finishing touches on a long necklace made with a variety of tassels, wood, and Murano glass.

All in a day's work! Love all my cubbies, but still have trouble remembering what goes where!

Just a few of the literally thousands of materials stored in the studio... so many stones, so little time!

Some one of a kind Fall 2015  jewelry soon on its way to one of the wonderful boutiques who carry Myrna Halpern Jewelry.

 

THANK YOU, STYLE BLUEPRINT, FOR YOUR WONDERFUL PHOTOS AND FEATURE!

Posted on June 18, 2015 .

Packing for Europe in a Carry On!

Follow these simple steps and you really can enjoy a week or so touring your favorite European capitals with just a carry on bag.

Your first "must have" is a packable waterproof jacket. This crinkle shimmer from  www.travelsmith.com rolls up neatly in your suitcase and is stylish enough that it doesn't just have to be saved for rainy days.

Don't leave home without it... at least three pieces of travel wear from www.symplithebest.com. Choose a neutral or black and you can mix and match these pieces with the following pieces to create many different looks. I also love leggings from Sympli and wear them on overnight airplane flights because they are as comfy as pajamas.

Add a hand knitted sweater from www.skifo.com so that you can layer when cool breezes arise. Since it is the bulkiest item, don't plan to pack it, instead  wear it with leggings on the airplane.

Straight front jeans and a white shirt from www.loft.com work wonders as they mix perfectly with the Sympli pieces and look great with any Skif sweater. 

These Naso Metal sandals by www.naot.com fit the bill for a comfortable walking shoe. The metallic leather dresses up or down and can be worn with any color. Comfort is key, and the low wedge is easier to wear than a completely flat shoe.

Every packing list must include one splurge. If you are lucky enough to be trying out a few Michelin starred restaurants, you might want to kick it up a notch with this pair of Pod sandals from www.robertclergerie.com. The soles of these shoes are like none other. You will feel like you are walking on air.

Last, but not least, one of my Endicott necklaces is the perfect casual chic accessory for all of the above. Comes wrapped in tissue in our logo travel pouch for safe travels! Visit www.myrnahalpern.com/shop/endicott-necklace.

Posted on May 10, 2015 .

The Power of Three

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Stunning, yes, but let's get real. I believe in the power of just three.

KISS principle applies....Keep It Simple Stupid! These three bracelets relate thematically in both style and color. Can you add more? Sure, but you can also stop at three for a great look.

 

These three work well together because they are related in color tone. Variety of style is just fine as long as the colors blend.

 

Variety of color works well together as long as the styles are related. Notice the Power of Three!

 

Here are our Hallie bracelets for summer. They are available in countless colors. They relate by style. Which three would you choose? Following our guide, you could also choose one and mix it with other bracelets in a thematic color scheme. For example the turquoise Hallie would look fabulous with a silver bracelet to play on the silver closure and a turquoise beaded bracelet. 

 

Our Ronen bracelets are another stackable option. You could pick three or you could mix the fuchsia Ronen with the fuchsia Hallie and add a silver bracelet in between for another boho chic look. Just remember the Power of Three!

For more information, send us an email at themontagecollection@gmail.com.

Posted on April 19, 2015 .

The Art of Layering Necklaces

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Layering necklaces is an art. The look should have an air of effortlessness, like, "Oh, I just threw this together," but honestly there should be some method to your madness.

Begin by choosing your anchor. I chose the 48 inch Clancy necklace from The Lexie Collection. Your anchor is the longest necklace you plan to use. I recommend that it be about 48 inches or more so that you can have the option of doubling it. If you use a necklace that is more than 50 inches and has a clasp, you would also have the option to wrap it around three times.

Begin by choosing your anchor. I chose the 48 inch Clancy necklace from The Lexie Collection. Your anchor is the longest necklace you plan to use. I recommend that it be about 48 inches or more so that you can have the option of doubling it. If you use a necklace that is more than 50 inches and has a clasp, you would also have the option to wrap it around three times.

Step Two..... add a second necklace that is shorter than your anchor necklace and relates to the anchor in some way. I chose the Reba necklace from The Lexie Collection. Like the Clancy, it has touches of gold chain, and both necklaces have a chunky look.   

Step Two..... add a second necklace that is shorter than your anchor necklace and relates to the anchor in some way. I chose the Reba necklace from The Lexie Collection. Like the Clancy, it has touches of gold chain, and both necklaces have a chunky look.

 

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Since I am showing this combination with a tunic length T shirt, I chose to keep the longest necklace at full length. The combination really pops and by adding skinny black pants or leggings, you are good to go.

In this case I chose a basic T shirt from Ann Taylor Loft, doubled the anchor necklace to create three layers and now the simple T can be dressed up with a black leather skirt, or kept casual with jeans. If you prefer to use more delicate necklaces, the same principles apply. The idea is to create a look that appears to be one complex statement piece.

Use this layering method to perk up your wardrobe basics. I'll bet you have something like this unstructured linen dress in your closet. The same necklace layers would really bring this basic dress to a whole new level.

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The three necklace layers would also perk up a more structured basic black dress. For more information on the Clancy and Reba necklaces visit www.myrnahalpern.com/shop.

Posted on April 5, 2015 .

Tropical Treats

Loving this scene from the Atlantis Resorts in the Bahamas and so jealous that my Spring/Summer Jewelry Collection is on its way there without me!

Picture these on a pink polka dot bikini!

Dress up for dinner in head to toe white cotton and our Seth necklace in blue sapphire.

These statement earrings really do say a lot!

These statement earrings really do say a lot!

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Craving this chunky citrine and quartz necklace with a pop of turquoise.

 

While sipping a tropical treat on the beach.....maybe?

While sipping a tropical treat on the beach.....maybe?

Posted on March 24, 2015 .

Naples, Florida...... wow!

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Had so much fun at the beautiful Grey Oaks community of Naples.

Met so many fabulous new friends at the Montage Collection trunk show hosted so graciously by Tina Goldin.

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Our Ava earrings now reside in Naples. Thank you, Nickie!

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The jewelry trunk show was followed up the next day with some retail exploration. One of my favorite spots was the Marissa Collection, a fabulous luxury boutique not to be missed.

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The bay front is another gorgeous spot. We left from this area for a leisurely boat ride for lunch and site seeing.

One of the many beautiful sights to behold and there were many.

Leaving this paradise to return home to 2 inches of ice covered by 4 inches of snow was a bummer, but I shall return!

Posted on March 7, 2015 .