Bauble Bar + Nina Garcia

Posted on November 13, 2012

And now… accessories, darlings.

Enough of this red carpet stuff. Let’s talk jewelry. Marie Claire editor, Project Runway judge, T Lo fave and all-around style expert Nina Garcia joined BaubleBar for an exclusive series of collections to highlight her four must-have jewelry trends of the moment: bejeweled, chain links, colorblock, and minimalism. We can’t say we disagree with any of those choices. She’s dead on. That’s why they call her a style expert, we guess.

Let’s go virtual shopping, kittens! Or, y’know… real shopping. Which ones are YOUR must-haves for the season?



Chaink Links





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    • Sara__B

      That was fun! I’m reading to go shopping for some new costume jewelry.

    • Srw27

      Those red teardrop earrings are TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!

      • Cathy S

         Yes. My thoughts exactly!

        • Srw27

          And they are only $28!!  I’m putting them on my Xmas list :)

    • hughman

      Why I remember back in the day when we called “color block” “art deco”. Kids these days! 

    • Isabel

      Sorry, I need real silver & gold. Allergic to brass.

    • NC_Meg

      Love love LOVE the colorblock pieces (except the first one.)

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Love the color block pieces. Some of minimalism doesn’t seem so…minimal. 

    • Kate4queen

      I’d like the first pair of earrings please! Wow, relatively cheap too! (I went and looked)

      • j_anson

        Oh, wow, you’re right. I didn’t realize this was a “designer-for-the-mass-market” thing as opposed to a “high fashion” thing.

    • MilaXX

      I like the first 2 pairs of earrings and the blue square bracelet.

    • beadgalsarita

      love that first minimalist bracelet. I may have to make one for myself.

    • JasmineAM

      Chains for me please! Those bejeweled ones look so cheap!

    • NurseEllen

      So much of this reminds me of stuff that used to be in my beloved Nana’s “jewelry drawer”, rearranging which was one of my favorite things to do when I visited her.  I’m sure she had versions of the first two “colorblock” necklaces in her collection.  I like the green stone bracelet at the end of the “bejeweled” section, but I hate that it’s stretch.  That stuff kills my wrists.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I feel like I’ve seen most of this jewelery a thousand times.

      • PinkLemon

         right? none of this is the least bit interesting.

    • twocee

      Freaky.  I owned an exact replica of those first “chainlink” earrings when I was in about 9th grade (eons ago).  I thought I was so edgy and cool.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I wouldn’t wear many of these because this collection seems mainly geared to the warm-complected (which Nina certainly is), but they are almost all great pieces. Fun and wearable, for those with the right coloring. I would wear either of the silver minimalist bracelets, the chain drop earrings with the black crystals, or the bejeweled bracelet with the round lime-green stones – though it is a bit more jewel-encrusted than I normally go for. 

      That turquoise and orange colorblock bracelet is tempting me.

      • Jackie4g

        Please use “complexioned” rather than the bastard child “complected”. You’re bright and articulate, why diminish your own credibility with a  step child of a word?

        • LesYeuxHiboux

          Perhaps you could refrain from being a condescending grammar nazi?

    • StelledelMare

      I must have all of the bejeweled and the color block.

      • kimmeister

        Those are my favorite two collections too, but I don’t like every single piece.

    • PinkLemon

      color me disappointed.

    • j_anson

      These are mostly too bejeweled/blingy for me, but I like some of the simpler chain link necklaces, and the fall-colors color=block necklace as well.

    • MajorBedhead

      That blue open bracelet, with the blue stones? Want. A lot.

    • zuzu

      That big chain link necklace is bringing back early-90’s memories for me.  Including the time my sister was going out and felt she needed a big chunky chain necklace, and my mom whipped off the chain curtain tie and hung it around her neck.

    • Vanja

      So not my style. 

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      Wow. That was some damn fine pretty. I would like to order all the bejewled bracelets, the third colorblock necklace and the first chain link necklace. And purple tear drop earrings. Gal’s gotta’ have earrings.

    • Watts

      Oooh, I like that second chain link necklace.

    • snarkykitten

      Those first ones look like the earrings I wore at my wedding.

    • Jackie4g

      I am loving those 1940s looking color block necklaces. Especially with winter cashmeres. There’s a little something for everyone here.

    • another_laura

      Bejewelled – some of it looks a little junior high but I really really like that blue cuff.
      Chain link – no
      Color block – looks a little too street fair-ish.
      Minimalism – this has much more appeal for me! 

    • bertkeeter

      All sleek, chic and timeless…just like Nina…

    • DesertDweller79

      Fun!  I don’t own much jewelry.  Not even costume jewelry.  There is always a long list of other stuff I need to buy, so I rarely have any money left over for jewelry.  Every year my parents, brother and friends ask what I want.  Every year I say some fun, brightly colored costume jewelry.  And nada.  Everyone gives me books.

      I really like the color blocked stuff here.  Maybe I will try to make a similar necklace…. Hmmm..  Thanks for the ideas, T Lo!  And Nina!

      • Lilak

        (Most of my ladies want books and I give them jewelry . . . you and I are made for each other!)

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    • kikisayshi

      LOVE all the colors!!!

    • quiltrx

      I like all the groups.  Let the knockoffs begin, so I can afford something!

      • CPK1

        if you click on the link TLO provided, it is actually all really affordable. They are the knockoffs.

        • quiltrx

          I did click on the colorblock and bejeweled…I can’t really spend $84 on a necklace that won’t go with much.

          But today I clicked on the minimalism line, and you’re right, those are actually affordable and more wearable.

    • Janey

      Most likely minimalism and the last jewellery item in the bejewled list. 


    • MGMcD

      I would wear every single piece. Wouldn’t buy it all, but would definitely wear it all were it given to me for free. This is why Nina remains my queen.

      ETA: OK maybe not the rhinestone flower earrings and necklace.

    • Stella Zawistowski

      Ohhhhh wantwantwant!

    • decormaven

      The ruby earrings are the winner, but not sure if my neck is long enough to show them properly. I’ve got some vintage chainlink bracelets, so I’ll be digging them out. Ditto on the colorblocked items; I have several pieces from a dear aunt who loved costume jewelry. Thanks for sharing these items.

    • Annabelle Archer

      I am so excited.  I work for a Senior Living facility and our gift shops and thrift shops have some of these pieces, nearly exactly.  Who knew senior citizens were so on trend?

    • Elizabeth Phillips

      I like the earrings in the third photo.

    • crash1212

      Not sure how I can covet bejeweled, color block AND minimalism – I guess I’m just  complex, multi-faceted person! All of these are pretty fabulous. Guess that’s why Nina is the Queen.

    • Judy_J

      Bejeweled and color block for me, please.

    • Lynn Landry

      OK, so I’m revealing my age somewhat, but I have some similar pieces in the 1980s section of my jewelry cabinet. (Just kidding, I do not have a jewelry cabinet, but I do have some chain link earrings!

    • Julie Chase

      That first cuff is fantastic. And I love a lot of the colorblock and minimalism pieces.

    • Ashleigh Boutelle

      As a dude, I don’t often buy women’s jewelry, but I can’t help wanting to see these ON a person, rather than just laid out (pardon any bad grammar). Perhaps women are used to how things lay and fit, but I can’t see that at all and I would want to if I were going to buy any of these.

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    • KatrinaAtienza

      love the colorblock and some of the minimalism pieces; the others look straight out of Forever 21.