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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Just Like Holly Golightly - Sort Of

I've been on a bit of a tear accessories-wise lately - for some reason, I have been helpless in the face of pretty, sparkly things. Even though I have quite the trove of pretty, sparkly things already. But these are sparkly in a different way, I tell myself. This is the sparkliest, I say. You're in New York City, buy something pretty from Tiffany & Co. on 5th Avenue, I encourage, you'll be just like Holly Golightly.

So I did. The likeness to Holly Golightly/Audrey Hepburn remains debatable, but I did indeed make a purchase at the Tiffany & Co. on 5th Avenue. It was my first time inside, and I would certainly concur that nothing very bad could happen to you there (except maybe a load of credit card debt). 

Diamonds By The Yard from Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York City

I've been obsessively stalking this piece for what feels like years. Elsa Peretti's Diamonds by the Yard. It's my first diamond, and while very small in terms of karats it's very sparkly and quite perfect. The length is absolutely spot-on, 17" if I remember correctly, and the way it lies - sometimes slightly askew, sometimes perfectly centred - is incredibly chic. The chain is so fine and dainty, and goes perfectly with the size of the diamond. Something a bit random that I love is that since the diamond is fixed to the chain, the clasp rarely swings around for an awkward appearance. It's quite wonderful. 

Diamonds By The Yard from Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York City

I can't wait to layer this necklace with some of my other dainty pieces. I think it will go especially well with my "C" initial necklace from Little Glamour on Etsy. My most recent Etsy purchase - which is still in the mail - was made with this necklace in mind. So, layering is definitely going to be a thing this spring. 

While in NYC I also paid a visit to one of my favourite "gaze-longingly-at-everything-but-balk-at-the-prices" stores, which is Anthropologie. So many things in there are so absurdly expensive, so as usual I made a beeline straight for the sale room. After some intense rifling around, I found a lovely silver cuff with some springy green stones (link!). And how about that, it's small enough for my freakishly skinny wrists! I also spent some time at the regular-priced jewelry rack - very tempted by the Bauble Bar x Anthropologie collection - and came away with a pair of sparkly earrings from the regular line that weren't too obscenely priced (link!). They're really quite lovely, but I'm going to have to rummage through my collection to replace the backings, which are completely useless. In a span of about 15 minutes, both of my earrings fell off. Not very impressed. 

Jewellery from Anthropologie at the Chelsea Market in New York City

Like I said, I have an Etsy order on deck - tracking says it's in Mississauga, so it should be here in a couple of days, max. I really do need to make an effort to wear more of the jewelry pieces I already have, though. I have SO MUCH STUFF. You honestly wouldn't believe it. So I think I will have a rule that every day I must wear something I haven't worn in a while. I hope I can keep it up. 

xo Chloë


  1. What size of diamond did you get? It's absolutely gorgeous!

    1. It's .03 karats - very tiny, but it still catches the light beautifully! They offer the same style in higher/bigger karats though!


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