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Antique Jewellery Perfect for a Gift

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Antique jewellery is often just as good as new jewellery. They also make great gifts for those that you love. Check out more about antique pieces below.


Antique & Vintage Rings 


The finest antique jewellery stores will have a wide variety of vintage jewellery for sale, including an assortment of rings. You will find rings various, including engagement, wedding, eternity, and birthstone rings, as well as many more. The chances are you can easily find something suitable for a gift. You can choose something plain with a simple design or a ring that’s more elaborate and intricately decorated. There is a world of choice available when looking at vintage and antique rings as a gift. 


Antique & Vintage Bracelets 


Bracelets are another item of jewellery that can make an excellent gift, and there is a wide variety of styles and designs from which you can choose. You can select a beautiful bracelet adorned with intricate charms on it, or you can choose something simpler such as a bangle bracelet or a chain bracelet. They are also available in different precious metals and as ornate or plain as you want, which means there is a choice that will suit everyone. 


Antique & Vintage Earrings 


You can pick up beautiful antique or vintage earrings relatively cheaply, so they can make the perfect gift for that particular person in your life. Earrings come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes, and they are also items that you can wear for just about any event. You can choose simple studs or hoops, or something more elaborate such as drop earrings. They are available in simple designs or encrusted in gemstones. Earrings can make for the perfect gift, and they are something the receiver can wear for almost any occasion that suits them. 


Antique & Vintage Necklaces 


You will also find many antique and vintage necklaces available to buy from reputable antique dealers and jewellery stores. Some of the most popular styles of antique necklace include: 


  • Pendants 
  • A Choker Necklace 
  • A Bib Necklace 
  • A Festoon Necklace 
  • A Lavalier Necklace 
  • A Sautoir Necklace 
  • A Collar Necklace  

Necklace styles can be simple and plain or intricate and jewel encrusted. If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone you care about to show them your love, an antique necklace is an excellent choice.  


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There are other types of antique and vintage jewellery that you can purchase as a gift aside from the ones discussed above. Ensure that you are buying your jewellery from a reputable antique or vintage jewellery dealer. This way you’ll have peace of mind that you’re getting a genuine antique with history and character that the recipient will love when you give it to them. 



Malinda F. Knowles

Black Friday Deals

Happy Black Friday! Deals on deals…sales and discounts all over the place. Don’t wait until the last minute, what you want may be gone. So, check these out below.

    1. Proenza Schouler up to 40% off
    2. Coltorti Boutique to 40% off
    3. Steve Madden Get 35% Off Sitewide, plus up to 50% off Select Styles! Use code BF2020 at checkout.
    4. Neiman Marcus up to 75% off
    5. Walmart 45% off toys 30% off home stock up and save
    6. Forzieri up to 50% off luxury
    7. Nordstrom up to 50% off and an extra 25% off on clearance items
    8. Farfetch up to 50% off with an extra 20 % off on Black Friday




Malinda F. Knowles

Gucci Mystic Cat T-Shirt

While some are dealing with snow, I’ve been enjoying sunny South Florida. While there is definitely not as much to do as New York (and I definitely miss the city sometimes), I welcome the change of pace. Palm Beach is really beautiful and there’s nothing like a good t-shirt and jeans combo when to hang around town. I saw this Gucci Mystic Cat T-shirt on FARFETCH and the sequined cat just got me. I absolutely love this shirt and they go great with my Zara ripped jeans (similar here) and blue Marc Jacobs handbag. The shirt is actually sold out but there’s several other cute ones.


I also wore this interlaced Gucci ring that I adore as well- a pineapple, a monkey and an emerald. Check out photos of the ring and more below and if you’re up north, consider a trip to sunny Florida for a break!


            Photo Credit: Sergey Yusin



Malinda F. Knowles

Nine Great Items on Sale

So this time of year is great for sales! Summer is in full swing and you’ve just got to catch these deals before they’re gone! Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, and even a pair of those fabulous Dolce & Gabbana headphones from the line that Rihanna was wearing earlier this year!

And, starting tomorrow add an extra 20% off on all ModaOperandi sale items with the code MODA20.



Malinda Knowles

Two Gorgeous Dresses for The Holiday Season

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you’re feeling festive and winding down your work year to enjoy the Holiday. It’s that time of the year. Party after party. I found the perfect holiday dresses from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Proenza Schouler. They are fabulous for the season.




Malinda F. Knowles

Putting Together Some Fashion Week Outfits and Rummaging in My Closet

i-ella-fashion-closetSo as Fashion Month is upon us I have gotten my calendar together and have to just put together those outfits. My closet is full of clothes and shoes and bags. Some that have hardly ever been worn. Some are my ‘faves’ and well, are in need of retirement. Rummaging through my closet became a sort of fun shopping experience. It was like my clothes and I became re-acquainted after some time. I pulled out that amazing winter fur vest and actually started to get excited for cooler weather.

img-thingI also began to realize that although there is much to do about ‘fall’ this and that. Fall just isn’t here yet. And that’s why they have pre-fall. 🙂 Anyway, I came across this amazing pre-fall Herve Leger number inspired by African prints. It’s too much like a Herve skirt from a few years back so I’m not going for it but it surely is beautiful.


By the way, have you seen the fashion shop? It’s updated.

All in all, since it’s still about 90 degrees outside this is the perfect time to catch some pre-fall fashion and sales!

Have you been looking? You absolutely must check out these sales. Peep the list. Everyone seems to be having one.

  1. Nordstrom is having an end-of-summer clearance
  2. Forzieri is having a warehouse sale (great accessories there). They also have a 20% code for new Fall stuff
  3. Boutique1 has some cute shorts and bikinis on sale
  4. Rag & Bone is having a great sale. Not to mention this great palm tree shirt. If it doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does.

Happy shopping and let’s enjoy the last days of summer.



Malinda F. Knowles

Upcoming Hamptons Shopping and Art Events


If you’re out going out East this summer, make sure to check out a few of these upcoming art and shopping fairs in the Hamptons. They also make for great day trips.

1. Bridgehampton Historical Society’s artMRKT Hamptons July 11-July 14th.

2. You can also check out Art Southampton presented by Art Miami July 25-July 29th.

3. Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Super Saturday July 27

4. Hamptons International Film Festival Saturday, August 12th at 7 PM

5. Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis: Nicole Miller Sunday, July 28 at 11 AM