You know how I like my statement necklaces? Well, I’ll let you in on a little confession, I do so love my statement cocktail rings as well.
On my left hand I always wear my engagement and wedding rings (except when I leave them next to the bathroom sink and worry all day that they’re not actually there …); on my right hand you’ll often find me flashing around a ring that’s big and bolshie. (umm, a bit like me)
In fact, if you ARE standing in my vicinity and notice that I do in fact have the mother of all statement rings on one of the fingers of my right hand, then keep a wide berth. You see, I’m particularly fond of talking with my hands and I might just (accidentally, of course) knock you out. You’re probably safe if said hand is wrapped around a champagne glass because I will limit any flailing arm movements to prevent spillage of said beverage.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbzebh79w4E]
1. Personally, I don’t think there is such a thing as too big a ring but I’ve got average-sized hands. If your hands are on the petite size then perhaps wind back your statement size a little; conversely if you have larger hands make sure your chosen ring is not too small.
2. Where you wear your ring is up to you. I switch from the first second and third finger, depending on which ring is feeling most comfortable at any given time.
3. You don’t need to spend a fortune on a statement ring but if you are looking at budget options, choose something that has a little bit of weight to it. It will look more expensive than it actually is.
4. Don’t matchy-match your ring with another piece of jewellery. It can complement your other accessories and outfit but shouldn’t be the same.
Some shopping suggestions
1. Mawi Deco Rocks ring $54.95 to rent for the week Love Me and Leave Me
2. Carly Paiker Black Concentric Leather Flower ring $176
4. Secrets Shhh… autumn-winter 2011 Liberate collection. Pictured includes: brilliant cut black diamond simulant statement ring ($180); micropave ring ($290); black & white stack ($250); oval cut statement ring ($180) and brilliant cut solitaire ($150).
5. sass & bide Call to Arms ring $250
6. Oroton Irregolari ring $40 (on sale, was $55)
Do you like a statement ring? I’d love to know. And remember if you have a style question you’d like answered in these Fab Friday vlogs, then email me: [email protected]
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Edited by Collette Osuna of Statements in Fashion
Hello everyone! I’m super excited to be making my debut as an IFB Links a la Mode Editor this week. As I visited each link, I was reminded that each had the exact thing in common with the next, that Fashion is Forever Evolving.
From your Mothers fashion advice, a beauty “how to” video, or a legendary icons passing, fashion is always changing and taking form in a new shape. I am constantly thriving to acquaint myself with the “fashion unfamiliar.” This weeks links did just that for me. I’m thrilled to be a new member of the IFB family and cannot wait to see everyone’s posts throughout the upcoming year!
Links à la Mode: March 31st
- Color Me Blue Fashion: The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Style.
- Fashioned By Love: Carmen Dell’Orefice: Living Haute Couture
- Fashables: These Shoes Called My Name
- Fumiko Kawa: Redesigned Elle Homme shirt with clean cuts
- Interrobangs Anonymous: Feminism and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: Why Fashion Bloggers Should Love Instagram
- House in Tillford: Tips and tricks for getting the best bargains at designer warehouse sales
- Makeup & Jeans: A faux bronze look and entire glamorous face in 11 steps!
- Mallory in New York: Sephora Launches The World’s First Unretouched Makeup Ad!
- Mrs. Bossa: Does Pink Stink? How colour-coding gives the wrong message about girls
- Relatively Chic: 25 Ways to Help Japan Through Fashion & Art
- Statements in Fashion: Weekend Jean Lover: From Drab to Fab
- Styling You: Statement rings: Why you should wear one while drinking champagne
- The Citizen Rosebud: A touching tribute to the inspiration of ICON Elizabeth Taylor
- The Loudmouth: Big mouth, bigger hair: My hair timeline.
- The Simply Luxurious life: Eric Bompard – Cashmere Heaven
- The Styling Dutchman Fashion & Finding Myself
- Tickle Me Chic: The “Plastic Surgeons of digital media”
- Those Graces: I Got It from My Momma: Style Lessons My Mom Taught Me
- T Minus T Plus: Baby Steps into Pattern Mixing