|Rachel’s jewels in a January 2015 picture. Wow! Can anyone ID that bracelet with flowers?|
It’s always fun to see what stylist and designer Rachel Zoe is wearing, either at an event, or just when she’s spending time with her husband and kids, but I have to say, with as much as jewelry is on my mind anymore, I am even more interested in seeing her rings and manicures these days.
|She paired the jewels shown above with a simple dress. Photo by Getty Images.|
I appreciate that Rachel has two standard manicures—either deep red or pale and neutral and she even says as much in her book Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour. “My preferences in polish go in two distinct directions: a clean, pinkish nude or rich, sumptuous Bordeaux.”
You never see her with nail art, you never see her with wild colors on her hands, she keeps those nails short and ladylike and polished, which I love. I think the classic manicures allow her jewelry to take center stage and oh my, does she own some amazing pieces!
From her Cartier watches and bracelets to her Neil Lane cushion-cut diamond and pavé rings to cocktail baubles from her own jewelry collection, Rachel always inspires me to get going through my jewels and pull out the big stuff!
|Another red manicure, with a gigantic Cartier watch and equally gigantic Kelly bag.|
|Lovely and sparkly for evening, this time with bright red nails.|
|A pale manicure and a ton of jewelry.|
I decided the other day to do a pale manicure with two shades, OPI’s Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. and Essie’s Mademoiselle. They look great layered together, with the Essie sandwiched between two coats of the OPI, and to give the manicure a Rachel spin, I slipped on my Charing Cross ring by Julie Vos in lemon topaz. I know Rachel would say one ring is not enough and to keep piling on the jewelry! I don’t like a lot of jewelry during the day but at night I try to wear a bit of everything—multiple rings, bracelets, earrings, and a necklace. I think Rachel has the big jewelry on all the time, which is part of her signature style.
|Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. by OPI, Mademoiselle by Essie.|
|Julie Vos Charing Cross ring in yellow topaz with my wedding band.|
Do you go all out with the jewelry (and manicures) on a daily basis like Rachel does or are you more of a minimalist?