5 Ways to Wear A White Tee

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Pair a loose fitting, worn tee with baggy denim cuffed at the ankle and chic heels for a rough yet refined look!

The white T-Shirt is quite arguably one of the very best ways to show off layers of necklaces (aside from a seductive bare neck/chest combo!) However, the white T-Shirt can also get a little, for lack of a better word, boring. Enter: this post! We’ve scoured the web (and thought back to our own past outings) to show you how to wear your crisp whites, worn in favorites, and everything in between in fresh new ways!

So, scroll down and don’t forget to load up on necklaces to layer over your newfound fashion sense!

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Pair a basic yet luxe feeling top with sleek leather shorts and pile on the gold chains for the perfect balance of streamlined glamour. Gold accessories up the ante.

Go bold- Wear a bandeau top OVER your tee!

Go bold- Wear a bandeau top OVER your tee!

OK so that last look is a little out there, but hey! It’s summer yet we still have places to go that aren’t the pool or beach, so take that bikini with you. We think this looks calls for an extravagant choker. The jewelry must match your apparent bravado.

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Want something dressier? Throw that basic shirt on with a high waisted, floor length skirt and your highest heels, put hands on hips and feel the drama like never before.

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Need a summer suit for work that can easily transition to happy hour? Put an untucked gauzy tee under a cream-colored, wide leg suit with cool asymmetrical details and look fashion forward on the outside yet feel supremely comfortable on the inside. Pair with a sleek layered necklace and a decidedly messy updo.

All in all, with the right amount of confidence, your favorite white tee can become a fashionable staple in a whole new way. The clean lines and neutral color make it the easiest way to dress anything up or down, with the right accessories.

Met Gala 2014: Standout Looks!

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual charity gala came and went like a whirlwind, and the stars really brought their A-game! Designers showed comradery by supporting their peers (i.e. Marc Jacobs wearing Saint Laurent.) Actors and musicians wowed in custom creations, some walking the carpet with the designers. However, the Victoria’s Secret models seemed to prove who does it best, wearing surprisingly stunning Top Shop and classic silhouettes (like Karlie Kloss in De La Renta, opera gloves and all.)

Being that this is THE fashion event of the year for Manhattan and, really, the fashion world, we appreciate over-the-top glamour. We loved seeing new silhouettes and color pairings, separates, and lots of volume. The Olsen Twins donned vintage Chanel, which was an unexpected twist that still offered lots of drama. Speaking of drama, we couldn’t keep our eyes off of Zac Posen’s room-filling gowns. Are favorites are Dita Von Teese’s neoprene nude and red fishtail gown and Liu Wen’s ocean waves.

Check out our favorites below. Images via NYT.

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No Fooling! Take 35% OFF Everything- Today Only!

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That’s right- we’re giving 35% OFF everything online, but only for today. Don’t miss this great sale! Enter code NOJOKE at check out for 35% off your entire order.

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Sale ends at midnight tonight!

Take 50% OFF Hand Stamped Bar Necklaces This Week Only!

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Our Words To Live By Bar Necklaces are now 50% Off for one week only- This is the only time they will be on sale ALL YEAR, so it’s a pretty special occasion! The delicate and meaningful necklaces are the perfect layering piece with pizazz. Wear one alone or layer them for a truly unique look.

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or something special for yourself, these Words To Live By Bar Necklaces are the perfect choice. Made of Sterling Silver or 14K Gold Fill, these gorgeous pieces are stamped by hand with a custom quote, making for a heartfelt and personalized treasure.

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Easily styled up or down, the Words To Live By Necklaces are fun and memorable and add an elegant edge to your everyday style. Try pairing one or two with a couple longer chain necklaces for a boho-chic look!

Sale ends March 5th, 2014 and once it’s over, it’s over! Take advantage of this amazing sale and stock up on these lovely necklaces before it’s too late.

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Hey Miami, Stop By Our Revamped Showroom!

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Aside from creating new collections and drawing up even more exciting ideas, we’ve been busy moving things around and really amping up our showroom. Stop by and see our new layout!

We’ve really enhanced the ambiance of our showroom, and want to share that with our local friends and clients. Alternating pieces of natural wood, stone, and interesting accouterment add to the nature meets industrial design of our pieces. Stop by, and find your favorite pieces! Our showroom is bathed in natural light and enchanted by the faint scent of woodsy candles and pretty good music, if we say so ourselves.

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry
3339 Virginia St. #106
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

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Find Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry at Down Under Jewelry, RI !

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Hey North Easterners! Take a trip over to local hot spot Down Under Jewelry in Newport, RI to browse our newest Heritage and Eclipse collections! The charming jewelry store is stocked with gorgeous baubles of all sorts, from demure to all out bling. Stunning window displays draw you in, while the diverse jewels make you stay. We’d suggest you clear a good amount of time to peruse at your leisure, there’s so much to see and try on!

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Our newest designs have intertwined our classics with newly imagined silhouettes. The juxtaposition of nature and industrial aesthetic comes across as something fresh where everyone can find their favorite. Visit Down Under Jewelry and see what tickles your fancy!

Down Under Jewelry
479 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
401.849.1078

Click HERE for directions!

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Schiaparelli Spring Couture Show: Our Favorites!

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Oh, happy day. Not only is it MLK Day ( a day of huge importance that in no way is being played down by this post), but it’s also the first day of the Paris Couture shows. Starting today, we can enjoy a glorious 7 days of amazing, hand made pieces stomping the Parisian runways and providing countless hours of inspiration and envy.

Elsa Schiaparelli, aka the surrealist designer, Salvador Dali collaborator, and creator of “Shocking Pink” was known for creating awe inspiring, crazy pieces with bright colors and even a suggestively placed lobster. Now, after 60 years out of the Couture show circuit, designer Marco Zanini showed his (gasp, first ever) haute couture show to a crowd of who’s who, like Jean Paul Gaultier, and the response was resoundingly positive.

We are ALL ABOUT hand made goodness, so the Couture Shows are like our candy store of sorts. Every single piece that walked the runway was made by hand (no machines at all!) in the ‘Place Vendôme premises, the same spot where Schiaparelli held her crazy and dramatic “Circus” show in 1938.’ (NYT) Not to mention the amazing and weirdly wearable hats by milliner Stephen Jones and jewelry by the french designer Gripoix. Everything worked perfectly. Check out some of our favorite looks!

View the entire show HERE

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Menswear Trends We’re Loving!

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Canali’s luxe layers of velvet and fur

We here at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry really do love a good suit. There’s something about a well dressed man that makes us a little happy inside. With all the baggy clothes and crazy fads (some of which are cool and deserve their own shine), it’s refreshing when Men’s Fashion Week rolls around and puts a nice polish on things. We also are quite partial to men’s jewelry. Seeing the new shows always breathes new life into our men’s and unisex designs. This year is no exception.

A few details have been standing out to us- Fur, Velvet, and the updated Slim Suit silhouette. Considering it’s the Spring Shows, pretty much everywhere except for Miami is still expecting cold months. So, lush layers of soft velvet and warm fur are welcomed. The Slim Suit will never go away, which is good, so it’s cool to see new takes on the style, such as Fendi’s galaxy-eque print and Marni’s slouchy fit. See our favorites so far below.

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Canali’s sea of blues with a pretty lapel pin

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Canali’s classic double breasted suit with cravat-esque scarf

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Fendi’s graphic fur vest

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Fendi’s tiny galaxy print suit (and fur rug!)

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Long fur, short pants at Marni

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An ombre touch of fur at Marni

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Marni’s slim and slouchy fit suit

Chicago Gift Market, Here We Come! Jan 18-21st

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We’re so happy to be going back to The Windy City! We’ll be showing our newest collections as well as our tried and true best sellers at this month’s Chicago Gift Market. Held in the Merchandise Mart, this is THE gift show to attend. We’ll be in the Libby Walter Accessories showroom, so say Hi !

This is one of our favorite shows and for good reason. It’s the nation’s longest running Gift Show!

We might have just returned to warm, sunny Miami from NYC days ago, but we’ll be back in the bitter cold soon. Wish us luck!

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At the Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

The Golden Globes: Our Favorite Looks Of The Night!

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Awards for deserving movies, like 12 Years A Slave, winning Best Drama are great. But give us the Red Carpet!

It’s safe to say that we here at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry are fashion lovers. When we aren’t creating new pieces, we’re obsessively browsing fashion magazines and blogs because, well, why not? Fashion is fun and expressive, and when personal style is a factor, it totally can project someone’s feelings and personalities to the world. And that’s a great thing. What’s even better is when you throw in amazing couturiers, jewelers, and shoe designers. Oh, and teams of hair and makeup professionals.

Enter: The Golden Globes.

The 71st annual awards show was full of actors, musicians and writers, and lots of great Red Carpet moments. Below we’ve chosen a few of our favorites. We love the bursts of color and texture. Also, young designers like Charlotte Olympia and Proenza Schouler had their pieces on quite a few starlets, which is always great to see.

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POP UP SHOP @ Hyde Park Art Fair in Tampa October 26 & 27

tampafestivalCecilia Gonzales Jewelry will once again be making it’s way West from Miami to Tampa for the 24th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair! We love the fair- there’s always such interesting art and amazing vendors, so we’re really excited to be a part of this event.

Our POP UP SHOP will be showcasing our best sellers and closeout pieces! We will also be taking custom orders for the Hand Stamped collection! Customize your very own necklace or bracelet, or get a personalized gift- or both!

24th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair (Tampa, Florida)

October 26th & 27th, 2013

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION

1622 Snow Avenue
Tampa, Fl. 33606

Stop by our tent!

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Join Us For Our Fall Preview Party!

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You’re invited! We will be previewing our Fall Collection at our store in Coconut Grove Friday, Sept 27th! The event will be from 4 pm to 8 pm.

we are celebrating the new season with wine and cheese, and lots of gorgeous new jewelry. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Aja@CeciliaGonzales.com to make sure we have enough for everyone.

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry Studio
3339 Virginia St, Suite 106
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

See you soon!

A Little Monday Inspiration

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Considering that its Monday, and many of us are currently sitting at our desks, and maybe some are toiling away at a job that doesn’t really let them spread their creative wings, we figured there’s no better time for an inspiration post! Wether you are a designer, accountant, or a stay at home mom, there’s always room for some motivational images to jog the artist in you.

It’s that transitional time of year where the leaves are soon going to change colors and the weather will drop in temperature (yes, even in Miami!) New York Fashion Week has swept in like a whirlwind which means it’s time to darken those color palettes and gear up for the end of the year (while designers prepare for Spring.)  We here at Cecilia Gonzales are fully prepared, with an amazing line of gorgeous jewelry to complement any cool-weather ensemble. Check out some of the earrings HERE, on sale for a “secret” limited sale, just in time to stock up.

Here are some beautiful people, interesting photos and intriguing design/outfits that get our gears moving. We hope they inspire you as well!

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Norbu Bijoux in Williamsburg, BK

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We are finally back in Miami but we already miss NYC! For those of you lucky enough to be in New York right now, make sure to take a trip over to Norbu in Williamsburg. The cozy boutique is home to many amazing jewelry designers, including Cecilia Gonzales’ line of beautiful pieces. While we were in the city we, of course, had to stop by and see how everything was going.

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The store has jewelry displays as far as the eye can see- you can easily spend hours in the store just wandering from designer to designer. The store is peaceful- you really start to feel at home and comfortable, which is nice in the day and age of fast fashion and even faster transactions. Take a second to breathe in the light scents and enjoy the natural sunlight pouring into the wood-adorned boutique. The jewelry in this shop is all hand picked by Sang, the shop owner, and beautifully curated alongside special gift items.

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Stop by the Williamsburg store- just make sure  you’ve got time to leisurely browse and try on lots of gorgeous baubles. Trust us, you’ll want to stay a while.

232A Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 
at N. 4th St.  See Map | Subway Directions 
718-388-7733 

NORBU OUTSIDE