Alright, ladies, tax day is three weeks away! Some of you have mentioned that a #TaxReturnSplurge isn’t in the cards this year and, for that, my condolences. (Really, though, kudos. It’s not like any of us should give the government a tax-free loan.) However, if you’re like me and adjust your exemptions to guarantee an annual windfall, it’s time to daydream about a pretty new piece of jewelry to add to your collection (after you’ve taken care of bills and transferred some of that money to your savings account–let’s not be irresponsible).
One of the season’s standout jewelry collections is the latest from Gerard Yosca: Flowerball. The Flowerball collection pays homage to the ’70s in a way that doesn’t feel outdated. By reimagining the decade’s iconic daisy motif, Gerard offers a fresh, playful take on spring’s most prolific trend. You can get a full dose of flower power with a garland of daisies or take a more subtle approach with a pair of button earrings. (Sneak peeks at the earrings here and here.) If the literal take on a daisy isn’t your thing, the petal pieces will be. They’re almost a petal-meets-foliage-meets-feather hybrid that is all too perfect for summer. I’ve been wearing this necklace nonstop, which has a bit of a tropical vibe. I’m also loving this layering piece and these earrings (they have the most delightful movement).
Most of the collection comes in under $200, making a #TaxReturnSplurge on something this beautiful even more reasonable. Personally, I’ve never regretted choosing a piece of jewelry for my annual indulgence. Thoughtfully designed costume jewelry–especially handmade–is so much better than a piece from a mall brand. I’m a costume jewelry snob and I promise you’ll notice the difference in quality and artistry immediately. Find a piece that truly speaks to you and you’ll wear it year after year.
Earrings: c/o Gerard Yosca
Necklace: c/o Gerard Yosca
Dress: Alexa Chung x AG Jeans*
*This dress runs absurdly large. If you’re following on Instagram, you know how bummed I was to return the medium I purchased. I found a small at Bloomingdale’s yesterday morning, so hopefully it’s a better fit. I’m still keeping an eye out for an XS. Please let me know if you spot one. I’m obsessed with this dress and I don’t want it to be another sartorial white whale! (It’s pretty much sold out everywhere, but if you’re also keeping an eye out for returns, here are the links I check each morning: 1, 2, 3, 4.)