Bling for the Beach

Our picks of the best fashion and jewelry finds

“These bracelets are the perfect gift for my sister—and me!” —Jennifer Madara, design director

Photographer David Hillegas

Linked-In Chain Bangles

$35 each; 800/896-7266 or twoscompany.com for retailers

“These bracelets are the perfect gift for my sister―and me!”  ―Jennifer Madara, design director

$68; 267/293-0252 or e-mail erik@erikandmike.com

Photographer David Hillegas

Glass-beaded Bobble Necklace

$68; 267/293-0252 or e-mail erik@erikandmike.com

“You can’t help but have a great day when you’re wearing pink shoes.” —Susan Alison, copy chief

Photographer David Hillegas

Coral Reef Wedge

In Pink, $228; 888/725-4559 or lillypulitzer.com

“You can’t help but have a great day when you’re wearing pink shoes.”   ―Susan Alison, copy chief

“I’m crazy about the flowy design and adjustable waist tie—it’s forgiving enough for that extra piece of holiday pie.” —Bradley Nesbitt, editorial intern

Photographer David Hillegas

Becky 100% Silk Tunic

In Red Coral, $228, Melissa Odabash; 800/863-6681 or canyonbeachwear.com

“I’m crazy about the flowy design and adjustable waist tie―it’s forgiving enough for that extra piece of holiday pie.”  ―Bradley Nesbitt, editorial intern

In Blue Notes, $70; 301/779-2392 or poppishop.com

Photographer David Hillegas 

XLG glass-and-sterling-silver ring 

In Blue Notes, $70; 301/779-2392 or poppishop.com

In Gold, $130; suboo.com.au

Photographer David Hillegas

Ipanema Beach Bag

In Gold, $130; suboo.com.au

“A great-looking bag for a woman who takes her whole life to the beach.”  ―Anna Gresham, editorial intern

Dior Copacabana Sunglasses In Havana, $345, Solstice; 866/246-9043 or solsticestores.com for retailers

Photographer David Hillegas

Eyeglasses Cases and Sunglasses

Precious Metals Embroidered Floral Paisley Eyeglasses Cases In Copper and Gold, $18 each; 800/896-7266 or twoscompany.com for retailers

Dior Copacabana Sunglasses In Havana, $345, Solstice; 866/246-9043 or solsticestores.com for retailers

In Turquoise and Mini Pearls, $20 each ($18 if you enter discount code CL2009); 214/443-0436 or elizabethcarlock.com

Photographer David Hillegas

Hair Combs

In Turquoise and Mini Pearls, $20 each ($18 if you enter discount code CL2009); 214/443-0436 or elizabethcarlock.com

Obsession? You betcha! We can’t get enough of Tory’s newest fashion endeavor: sunglasses. Who couldn’t help but go crazy for these statement-making frames with linked temple design?

Photographer David Hillegas

Tory Burch Round Oversized Sunglasses

In Spotty Tortoise, $195; saks.com

Obsession? You betcha! We can’t get enough of Tory’s newest fashion endeavor: sunglasses. Who couldn’t help but go crazy for these statement-making frames with linked temple design?

This tote offers a just-right dose of flash—think bling, not blinding. It’s the classic straw beach tote with an unexpected sparkle. We’ll take one… in every color.

Photographer David Hillegas

Big Buddha Santorini Tote

In Natural, $78.73; endless.com

This tote offers a just-right dose of flash―think bling, not blinding. It’s the classic straw beach tote with an unexpected sparkle. We’ll take one… in every color.

Nothing says “I adore the beach” quite like mother of pearl and aquamarine earrings. Give a little nod to the shore this holiday season with sea-colored baubles. Plus, a portion of proceeds goes to charity. We love a gift that keeps on giving.

Elizabeth Carlock Circle Chandelier Earrings

In Mother of Pearl and Aquamarine Glass, $75; elizabethcarlock.com

Nothing says “I adore the beach” quite like mother of pearl and aquamarine earrings. Give a little nod to the shore this holiday season with sea-colored baubles. Plus, a portion of proceeds goes to charity. We love a gift that keeps on giving.

For those of you who couldn’t bear the thought of going a whole winter without a trip to the beach, slip a note to Santa for this eye-popping cover-up. Throw a tank top under it and wear it with jeans when you’re not strolling along the shore

Photographer David Hillegas

Lulu Lame Enthralling Eyelet Cover-Up

$118; anthropologie.com

For those of you who couldn’t bear the thought of going a whole winter without a trip to the beach, slip a note to Santa for this eye-popping cover-up. Throw a tank top under it and wear it with jeans when you’re not strolling along the shore.

The word “sandal” does not do these babies justice. “Jewelry for your feet” is more like it. You get what you pay for with these handmade Italian beauties, straight from the island of Capri.

Photographer David Hillegas

Amedo Canfora Lona Sandal

$292; canfora.com

The word “sandal” does not do these babies justice. “Jewelry for your feet” is more like it. You get what you pay for with these handmade Italian beauties, straight from the island of Capri.

(Published December/January 2010)

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