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Embellishing with little luxuries goes a long way in a hard economy

Implications - The recession has caused people to cut back on flashing opulence, both by those who can no longer afford it and those who opt for discreetness to respect those whose economic comforts dwindled. This modesty has given rise to little luxuries and adornments that aren't over the top but still offer a hint of glitz.
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These brooch bouquets by Fantasy Floral Designs are a beautiful alternative to floral bouquets for brides who want to carry something unique and vintage-inspired down the aisle. Each bouquet is made of… MORE
80s Hair Bows
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Milly Spring 2010 Fashion Show Featured Side Pony Tails and Lace
OK, OK, we get it! 80s hair bows are in style again! For the Milly Spring 2010 show just displayed at New York Fashion Week, the styling centered heavily on looks from the era of big hair, side ponytails… MORE
Zippered Brooches
Zippered Brooches
Zipper Flower Pins Are Hot for Summer 2009
Following in the footsteps of the zipper hairbands, bracelets and necklaces spotted by Rose last month, the rise of fashionable zippers continues with these lovely zippered flower brooches which are set… MORE
Jellyfish Jewelry
Jellyfish Jewelry
Sea Monster Earrings by HashAndCheeze Blend Fancy and Funky
This chic Sea Monster jellyfish jewelry by HashAndCheeze is a fancy-meets-fun alternative to chandelier earrings. The Los Angeles-based designer creates her Sea Monster jellyfish jewelery with laser… MORE
Lacy Leg Accessories
Lacy Leg Accessories
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This Boudoir Queen Ankle Cuff set is so fashtastic, it's even approved by famed photographer Hedi Slimane, who captured Courtney Love with this leg-loving accessory for his Hedi Slimane Fashion Diary.… MORE
Shoe Earrings
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Emerica Reynolds 3 Sneaks Have Faux Diamonds for Flashtastic Footwear
The latest way to embellish your sneaks is with shoe earrings, or, I guess you'd have to call them shoerrings, since footwear doesn't have ears. Each pair of Emerica Reynolds 3 sneaks (designed by pro… MORE
Male Brooches
Male Brooches
Etro Spring/Summer Runway Shows Lapel Style Isn't Just Ladies
So men have their murses, and now they can have what I am going to lovingly label the mooches. The Etro Spring/Summer 2010 show had a few of them--bold printed, over-sized brooches on men. The Etro brooches… MORE
Mega Multi-Ringed Hands
Mega Multi-Ringed Hands
Luxirare Adorns Fingers With Plenty of Eye Candy
Multi-ringed hands may be the way fashionistas will accessorize in the future. If there is one place on the web that knows about killer clothes and accessories, it has to be Luxirare and their latest blog… MORE
Brooches for Dudes
Brooches for Dudes
Edgy Jeweled Accessories To Pin-Point Male Fashionistos
If a guy can’t wear his Purple Heart and doesn’t want to wear an American Flag pin, but needs 15 pieces of flair, then this guy jewelry (gotta be a better word than brooch) would look really good on… MORE
Creepy-Chic Accessories
Creepy-Chic Accessories
Skeleton Hand Hairclips
The ultimate in macabre creepy-chic accessories, these unique skeleton hand hairclips are sure to attract a lot of attention. Who wants boring barrettes when you can have a bony hand with red painted… MORE
Blooming Bling
Blooming Bling
Chopard $351,000 Diamond Brooch
In February, Chopard will be launching its elegant $351,000 diamond brooch, just in time to buy an exquisite gift for your sweetheart. The daffodil-shaped brooch is made of titanium, spinel, conch pearl,… MORE
Luxury Antique Baubles
Luxury Antique Baubles
$350,000 Brooch
When you see design and fashion like this from days gone by, it makes you wonder what designs and fashion from today will hold up over the decades. This antique brooch has diamonds and a huge natural pearl.… MORE
Collar Separates
Collar Separates
'Something Else' Creates a Silk Ruffle Collar to Make Your Wardrobe Versatile
If you want to dress up a plain tank or tee, just slap on a silk ruffle collar. This separate accessory is a great way to transform your informal outfit into something a little more appropriate for an… MORE

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