We love accessories as much as (or maybe more than) anyone, but accessories can’t exist in a vacuum. Handbags, shoes and jewelry are powerful because of the ways that they interact with each other and with the clothes that we wear, and orchestrating a look sometimes feels like trying to fit the last pieces into a jigsaw puzzle.

You could say that we have a little bit of experience with puzzles, and we’ve teamed up with Oscar de la Renta to explore the brand’s beautiful fashion jewelry and figure out how to display it to its fullest potential. After all, if you’re anything like us, you tend to start your outfits with the accessories first. Shop the full selection via Oscar de la Renta or head directly to the new accessories arrivals.

Asymmetrical Neckline

If the unusual shape or cut of your dress’ neckline is one of the main design features of the dress, you’re going to want to let it stand on its own – no necklaces allowed. A lovely way to draw attention to your unique look, though, is with a pair of long earrings that draw the eye down the neck. If your dress is a solid color like the Oscar de la Renta One Shoulder Slim Fishtail Gown below, you can experiment with color and shape.

Oscar de la Renta One Shoulder Slim Fishtail Gown
$6,890 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta One Shoulder Slim Fishtail Gown

Oscar de la Renta Lunar Drop Earrings
$375 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de La Renta Lunar Drop Earrings

Open Neckline

On the other hand, an open neckline provides the perfect frame for a glittering statement necklace. Few women look at their shoulders and décolletage as a “problem area”, and this is an ideal way to accent them.

Oscar de la Renta Long-Sleeve V-Neck Jacket
$2,190 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Long-Sleeve V-Neck Jacket

Oscar de la Renta Sunburst Multi Crystal Necklace
$990 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Sunburst Multi Crystal Necklace

The Little Black Dress

When your dress is solid and dark, that’s the perfect time to try a piece of bold, bright jewelry in a hue that complements your skin tone. Because of the detail of this particular dress’ neck, we’d recommend going with a truly stunning pair of big, beautiful earrings.

Oscar de la Renta Crepe Sleeve Sweetheart Slim Dress
$2,390 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Crepe Sleeve Sweetheart Slim Dress

Oscar de la Renta Resin Chandelier Earrings
$295 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Resin Chandelier Earrings

A Printed Dress

Bold prints are tricky – do you pick jewelry that matches, or simply coordinates? Can you do a necklace, or is it best to give your jewelry a little bit of distance with a pair of earrings? We’d advise you to stick with one of the neutral shades that appears in the print itself; in this case, a beautiful mulberry earring.

Oscar de la Renta High-Low Ball Gown
$7,490 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta High-Low Ball Gown

Oscar de la Renta Pavé Teardrop Earrings
$390 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Pave Teardrop Earrings

Boat Neck Dress

For a boat neck, opinions vary wildly. Traditionalists won’t want you to interrupt the delicate line of the dress, but a short necklace can serve you well in this situation – fortune favors the bold, after all.

Oscar de la Renta Sleeveless Boat Neck Dress
$1,990 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Sleeveless Boat Neck Dress

Oscar de la Renta Vine Design Collar Necklace
$895 via Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Vine Design Collar Necklace

There was so much build up and anticipation ahead of the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 collection. Ever since the brand announced that Oscar would take ex-Dior designer John Galliano into his studio, the fashion world has been buzzing about this collection. Would Galliano have a major hand in the design process, would the collection be that of a dual collaboration, would Galliano take the stage with Oscar at the end of the show? (more…)

Oscar de la Renta is the king of elegance and glamour, so it only makes sense that his unique, highly detailed aesthetic continues to flourish in his accessories collections. I’ve watched his handbags transform, becoming more refined and beautiful season by season, and it’s fitting that the designer has one of the best clutch games out there. When it comes to evening wear, Oscar knows how to transform a woman into her most beautiful self, and it’s now clear that he also knows how to help her accessorize her most glamourous self.

Right now, Oscar de la Renta’s clutch game is just that – clutch. I hope to see more people turn to his wide variety of minaudieres to accent their evening wear. Shop Oscar de la Renta handbags online.

Earlier this week we introduced you to Glossi, a website where anyone can put together their own online magazines. One of the great things about Glossi is that there is so much flexibility. If you had a chance to flip through the Fall 2012 Textures Glossi we shared on Monday, you probably noticed that we were able to share the same information that you would get from a regular magazine, but with the added bonus of having the products just a click away.

As we played around a bit, we realized that the functionality of Glossi would also be perfectly suited for showcasing some of Vlad’s amazing photography. We put together this Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Glossi using a plethora of images Vlad took at the de la Renta show during the most recent New York Fashion Week. I love this Glossi because it really looks and feels like a magazine you might pick up and read. (Not to mention that I love it because the photos are beautiful.)

Make sure to head over to Glossi and see what other folks around the web are putting together too!

It’s been one crazy year thus far, but we have so much to be thankful for. Vlad and I are thankful for our family, friends, health, and great blessings. And on top of that, we are thankful for our work; from our amazing team we have the pleasure of calling our coworkers to our fabulous forum members and readers. Thank you for continuing to visit PurseBlog and PurseForum and supporting us.

In the spirit of autumn, we decided to take out a bag of goodies from Oscar de la Renta to capture the essence of fall. Immaculate sunlight, golden yellow leaves, blue skies, crisp air, and barren trees offered a great backdrop to showcase his lovely accessories that I’ve found myself coveting. Shop Oscar de la Renta online.

A very happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! (more…)

Before I had ever attended one of Oscar de la Renta’s shows, I never thought the designer’s wares would speak to me. As it turns out, that could not be further from the truth – Oscar’s offerings are so drop-dead stunning that I have a hard time keeping myself from bolting onto the runway and taking outfits from the models bodies look by look. Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 was met with one bit of drama, but everyone else has been praising the line, and I am too.

While most of Oscar’s collections are more demure and perfect for ladies who lunch (and go to evening galas), the Spring 2013 collection is FUN. Hot pinks and cocktail shorts appeared along with waist-accentuating suits, and colorful plaids took over the runway in a magical way. And you know what else there was, latex, and only Oscar can make latex be high fashion and chic. (more…)

A few times a year, Vlad and I have the absolute pleasure to delve into the glamorous and gorgeous world of Oscar de la Renta. Last week on a rainy NYC evening overlooking Bryant Park, de la Renta showed his Resort 2013 collection. With a plethora of black and white opening the show to an infusion of green, Oscar showed us again precisely why he is the master of elegance.

I sat at the show and felt like I was transported to a different place, needing an immediate getaway and a long stroll draped in gorgeous frocks and accessories from Oscar. I feel like all of Oscar’s collections speak for themselves in photos, but it is important to note that he has truly stepped up his accessory game. Chic hand-painted exotic clutches were paired with the perfect garden party dresses, and I couldn’t stop daydreaming about all the places I would like to wear the pieces.

With a few nods to a more casual approach, the lineup showed a sequin baseball shirt that costs a whopping $2,490, but it was the ladies-who-lunch dresses and fitted tops paired with flowing bottoms that caught my eye. No matter what he puts out there, every single Oscar de la Renta show leaves me wanting to be an Oscar girl, from head to toe.


Oscar de la Renta is one of my absolute favorite designers. I typically dress more casually than the clothes he offers, but when I’m looking for something a little fancier, I always think of his designs. Recently, the team at OdlR told me that they added a new handbag designer to the team and there should be exciting things to come.

If the Marelia clutch and Lipp bag are only a glimpse at what’s to come, then we all better prepare to be wowed by more of Oscar de la Renta’s bags. (more…)

Oscar de la Renta has stepped up his accessory game. Over the past few collections, I have watched the bags get progressively better. While his clothing and gowns have always told the tale of beauty and grace, the bags never quite lured me in as much. But as of late, I truly can’t stop singing praises for Oscar’s bags. And that, dear readers, is the magic of this industry. A brilliant handbag designer can pop up in a second and lure us all in. Oscar is far from new to the fashion world, but his bags are new to my lust-worthy list.

Currently, I can’t stop ogling the Oscar de la Renta Marelia Clutch. Meticulously embroidered, this clutch is available in yellow and blue. (more…)

On Valentine’s Day, Vlad and I will be spending the evening with Karlie Kloss along with other beautiful models at the Oscar de la Renta show. It is the perfect evening for me as I love being taken into the dream world that Oscar creates season after season and obviously for Vlad as he gets to photograph the top models in the industry. My current model crush is Karlie Kloss who walks and works the runway magically.

Wearing one of my favorite looks from Oscar de la Renta, this Red Silk Taffeta Strapless Gown could not look more perfect on Karlie. This look is the definition of fierce and it is precisely what I am coveting and loving today. Via Oscar de la Renta for $4,990.

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