Posted at 5:00 AM Nov 20, 2009By Kathleen Willcox
While a trip to the Bahamas isn't in the cards this year, there's no reason I can't eke a little sunshine out of my closet without adding a stitch of clothing.
My latest obsession is with all that glitters and is not gold. The wackier, the tackier, the glitzier, the glammer the better. Join me in donning a little early holiday cheer this year in the form of sparkling fakies. Below, a round-up of my favorites.
This ring is not for the timid or the klutzy. After recovering from the detritus in the eye incident, I almost took out my left peeper mid-wild gesticulation while droning on about the inclement weather to my aggressively uninterested coworkers. That got their attention! The multi-hued stone ring flares up Peacock-feather style, and features a pupu platter of expensive-looking fake rock n' roll rocks that look like they belong on a Russian mobsters' molls' delicate little fingers. $40 at Topshop.
Need some air?
Check out this kick-ass metal bangle that looks more Paloma Picasso for Tiffany's than random $4.80 piece o' tin from Forever 21. It's surprisingly sturdy and sports a fun convex and vented surface that you can play like a xylophone on the subway if you want to out crazy the local nutbars. I'm just sayin'.
If I must button up, and I must, I choose to do so only with a sassy, flashy piece of razzle dazzle attached to my overcoat. Banana Republic saves the day with a glorious Art Deco brooch that passes as adult in the office and ironically Gran-tastic (pictured above) when I want to run amok on the weekends. Yay, everyone wins! And it's only $32.