What: Ines del Castillo jewelry, from $80
Why: I love big earrings. Hoops, doorknockers…you name it. When it's time to dress up, I think something fun and attention-catching hanging from my lobes is always the way to go. But sometimes larger styles can start to lose the delicacy I want from my jewelry. Sure, when I'm headed to a bar with friends and I'm wearing jeans, a chunky pair of earrings fits well, but if I'm dressing up for a nicer night on the town or I'm looking for something appropriate for a meeting, I need a more feminine, refined style.
And that's when I turn to Ines del Castillo. The designer combines the influences of her native Mexico with the chic urbane look of her adopted home, New York City, to create gorgeous pieces that I absolutely adore. Constructed from semi-precious stones and beads, the earrings, bracelets, and necklaces have suitably classic stylings with just enough color to add a little attitude to your outfit. I'd buy these for anyone from my slightly edgier sister to my Southern bell of a mom. With prices starting at $80, these pretty little things will have my family believing I spent way more on them than I really did.
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