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(Faux) Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

It doesn't matter how old I get or how mature my tastes in fashion/art/culture become, I will forever be attracted to shiny objects. The moment I walk into a store I walk directly toward the item covered in sequins or stones. I like to buy the Band-Aids that come in the silver tin, and I think gold strappy heels look lovely with almost any outfit. Honestly, I'd consider wearing a tiara now and then if I thought people would still take me seriously as a professional.

Which brings me to my latest obsession: rhinestone jewelry. The key to making this trend work is to wear it with more casual items, so it feels more playful and less Dynasty. I adore the new Swarovski collection from Aldo, including the Cotilla necklace ($90;

It's the perfect way to dress up a white tee and boyfriend jeans, while embracing my inner princess.


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