There are countless gift guides floating around the blogs these days, and I am loving them! My favorites so far have been The Everygirl’s picks, To & From (a compilation from many fabulous bloggers), and Molly & Sally’s picks. Speaking of pretty gift ideas, I’ve seen Albeit Jewelry featured countless times by blogger Sam of Could I Have That — if you take a peek at the link you’ll see her modeling some of her favorite pieces by Albeit! I’ve added just a couple of her pieces to my Christmas wishlist… they are quite expensive…but a girl can dream! albeit jewelry

images c/o albeit jewelry


a little sparkle!



There is always something about the holiday season that makes me want to add a bit of extra sparkle!! Let’s be honest though – I am usually adorned in at least 2 bracelets, a watch, earrings and a necklace that have pave jewels on them. I first fell in love with Alexis Bittar’s designs during a NYC trip to his Soho boutique. I came away with this necklace and have been hooked ever since! His newest pieces combine my two favorites – crystal encrusted and smoky quartz. It’s an elegant neutral that would go perfectly with a little black dress or a festive holiday outfit.

Which one is your favorite?? 

1. shield earrings // 2. gold panther earrings // 3. druzy two tone bracelet // 4. baguette ring

the ropes [round 2]

The Shops at Refinery29 are definitely on to something — offering exclusive sales and deals on some of the best designers and products on the market! Refinery29 is my go to for a daily dose of fashion news, and their new venture R29 Shops is looking to be just as addicting. They are currently featuring some great styles by my not-so-secret jewelry crush The Ropes Maine (i’ve even blogged about them before here and been caught wearing some here). I’m loving the metallic thread on these – perfect for summer and adding to my collection! Make sure you check them all out!

the ropes [round two]

Product photographed by Ingalls Photo; Model photographed by Lia Schryver; all from Refinery29 Shops

make a statement with delicates

Layering jewelry can be a beautiful look as long as it’s done right! Sometimes less is more when it comes to delicate necklaces that sit on the collarbone. I can never seem to have enough delicate gold necklaces! These bloggers are great inspiration for how to layer, and make sure to check out my favorite delicate necklace picks below! 

Alicia from Cheetah is the New Black rocking Gorjana’s Super Star and Chevron Necklaces  –> I have this one and this one!

Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere’s recent DIY Ombre Necklace tutorial was amazing!

A wonderful Etsy shop – Classic Designs’ Initial Necklace (a bit cheaper than this Maya Brenner version!)

A recent Instagram of mine showing off my Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Rhodium Short Spear Necklace and my Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet  –> follow me @ceperk!

Delicate Necklaces

My picks (clockwise)

Nashelle Designs “Identity” Initial Necklace, buy here and here; David Aubry Initial Necklaces at Max & Chloe, Jennifer Zeuner Baby Mia Necklace, Stella & Dot On The Mark Necklace, West Avenue Classic Initial Necklace, Maya Brenner State Necklace

summer baubles

baubles are my favorite, no doubt about it :) here are some of my most recent picks that are perfect for summer!!

clockwise from top:

instagram lately

This feature is like Chelsea Lately – but better! Here are some snaps from my recent instagrams. You can follow me from @ceperk!

<1: turquoise earrings from poppy+stella in baltimore, md>

<2: gigi ny all in one bag; ccskye arrow necklace as bracelet; gorjana wrap>

<3: self pic on the way to black keys concert!>

<4: my loves at the black keys concert; scarf – poppy+stella; neon skinnies – zara, tee – old navy vintage>

<5: stripes, surplus and sequins! zara clutch, the ropes maine bracelet, gorjana wrap, pink old navy cut offs>

<6: annie’s grad party! peplum dress – kay unger; mint wedges – bcbgeneration>

<7: annie’s #armparty: wrap; gorjana, watch, MK>

<8: my #armparty! renegade cluster bracelet: stella+dot; wrap: gorjana>

<8: elise & i in avalon, nj>

<9: beach gal. necklace – nashelle designs>

<10: beach cruiser c/o elise’s parents ;)>

<11: elise and bf kevin, modeling j.brand cut off shorts>

<12: nashelle ‘C’ necklace + charm>

feeling the blues

I am loving blue shorts as of lately. I spent some time with my gal Elise up in Avalon, NJ and she bought the cutest cobalt blue J.Brand cut off shorts! They look great with a tan and are perfect for summer :) Here are some of my favorite items & images!


J Brand cutoff shorts
$112 –

J.Crew short shorts
$45 –

Kendra Scott onyx earrings
$60 –

J Crew blue statement necklace
$49 –
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