Accessories Report: Dannijo

Sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder have completely different tastes when it comes to fashion: Danielle opts for classic, more glam pieces while Jodie sticks with a hippie-boho look. This divergence in style is exactly what makes the pieces of their jewelry line, Dannijo, so remarkable. The unique collection of handmade necklaces, earrings and bracelets has been spotted all over the editorials – most recently in this month’s Lucky magazine (above). With the use of mixed metals – oxidized silver, gold, and gunmetal – combined with colorful elements, the collection offers an edgy-chic look while still remaining timeless. Here are some of my favorites:

Fab Find: B.B. Dakota Riberton Jacket

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner (especially with the 100 degree days we’ve been having). It’s time to start shopping for your fall wardrobe now! Some of the season’s best pieces have already arrive in stores, including this B.B. Dakota Riberton Jacket. Totally on trend with its camel color and military elements, this double-breasted trench will take you from the first day of fall through the last day of winter – for years to come! Not to mention it’s super budget-friendly ($120). Start shopping now!

Accessory Report: In the Clutch

Whether you’re someone who carries your life around in your purse or maybe you keep it simple with just your cell phone and plastic, the perfect bag is always a necessity. While a girl needs many different handbags for many different occasions, the clutch is a must-have item that will take you from season to season. (I’m obsessed with the leopard one above – can anyone identify this leopard perfection? I need it in my closet asap.)

BFF: Frieda and Nellie

Remember those friendship bracelets you spent hours making in your camp cabin? Well, they’re back. In a big way. Designer duo (and real life BFFs) Stacey Herzog and Sarah Reid of Frieda & Nellie take what was once a childhood camp staple and make it a grown-up, unique must-have accessory. Herzog and Reid began the jewelry line after a trip to Galapagos where they were inspired by the woven friendship bracelets they continued to see. When back in New York the two combined the bracelets with vintage jewelry from their grandmothers’ (Frieda’s and Nellie’s – hence the name) collections. Each bracelet is handmade and combined with various vintage jewelry accents. LOVE. I need to get my hands on one (or four) of these. Shop them right here. They’re just like the ones from your camp days – but better – except this time you won’t have to make them yourself.
FYI: The designers have collaborated with J.Crew on a collection of the one-of-a-kind woven bracelets for the company. These certainly add a younger, more fun element to J.Crew’s decidedly preppy vibe. The only negative here is that the bracelets are currently only available in two J.Crew stores in NYC. Hopefully they’ll spread from there!