Tuesday, November 29, 2011

diamonds rough and refined

Holy moly, Brooke Gregson, you have done it again! Another knock-out! LOVE IT! What I wouldn't give to own something as magnificent as this in all it's splendor...

Monday, November 28, 2011

fall amber

There is something about amber that is so fitting for fall. The rich colors of this stone (or rather fossilized tree resin) literally seem to glow from within. I love this amber necklace that Ginnifer Goodwin is wearing, especially against her wonderful rusty orange dress. So beautiful. (P.S. Have you been watching Once Upon a Time, starring Goodwin? I was hesitant about it at first but it is really starting to get good. Besides, it is worth watching just to see Ginnifer. Love her!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I just got a new iphone (I know, I am REALLY late to the game) and now I am OBSESSED with finding the perfect iphone case! I have decided a damask print is the way to go, but with so many great options, I am having a really hard time deciding. Which one do you like? (All of these and other great designs are offered on Zazzle.)

P.S. A new iphone means more Villette communication opportunities... Yay!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

antique hair combs

Bringing back the antique hair combs! My messy updo today looks instantly put together with just the addition of one of my antique hair combs. Personally, I am a sucker for the faux tortoise shell ones with intricate carvings but I would love to expand my collection. How beautiful is this antique Edwardian hair comb?! I absolutely love the metal detailing.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

pinned pearl

I love this pendant by Ten Thousand Things, especially the pin through the pearl. It adds just a little bit of quirkiness to an otherwise refined pendant. (I also love that this necklace comes in silver and with different stone options.)

Friday, November 4, 2011

antique locket

I am literally dumbfounded that I have not written a post about this before! For almost a year now, I have been on the search for an antique locket (inspired by a necklace Romola Garai wore in the ballroom scene of Emma). To be even more specific, I'd love to find a lavalier antique locket, similar to this one on ebay. I love the extra drop of a lavalier style... it creates such a beautiful shape along the neckline. (P.S. In case you haven't noticed, I love having ridiculously specific antique items to search for... the hunt is half the fun!)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

jkarma closing

It breaks my heart to say this, but later this month JKarma Boutique will be closing. This store has been near and dear to my heart for years and the relationship I have built with this store, and the owner, over the last two years has been so important to me. This boutique's well edited jewelry collection and reasonable prices is what brought me back time and time again, going back to when it was Ethnics Jewelry on South Street. Philadelphia is losing a true jewelry treasure! And there will always be a place in my heart for this wonderful store that gave this budding jewelry designer a chance. J. Karma, you will be greatly missed! Take advantage of the amazing sales while you can and say a fond farewell to this magnificent store.