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February Style File

I'm super excited about this month's special collection, the pieces are beautiful AND versatile. No matter your style or the occasion, there's something here for everyone in the following capsules.WORK EDIT Feeling "meh" getting dressed for work in the morning? As a former corporate lawyer, I know that feeling all too well. I used to haaate wearing the same old, day in and day out (for me, the uniform was black theory pants and a neutral silk top). Looking back, I wish I'd understood the transformative power of jewelry and accessories. Sometimes all it takes is the piece for your outfit to pop. Here are some of my favorite "work-appropriate" pieces from this month's special collection. I especially love the...

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How to find out your ring size at home...

Confession: When I signed up for Hatch's Ambassador membership, I didn't know my ring size. (Does this make me weird? Am I randomly supposed to just know this?) Since I didn't know how to measure for it either, I just guessed. Turns out there's a better method:1. Wrap a thin strip of paper around your finger (like a ring).2. Mark the spot where the meets, and measure the distance with a your ruler.3. Use the nifty chart below to determine your ring size.

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At minimum, a woman of style should have an arsenal of seven proper pieces of jewelry to take her through her week, whatever that may involve. These pieces should (a) run the gamut, from the simple stud to the stylish statement; (b) come in different tones/metals/materials; (c) hail from a range of designers; and (d) represent the kind of quality and craftsmanship that stands the test of time. The following list is not exhaustive, but merely a foundation of suggested staples to build upon.1. STUD EARRINGS-Gold Circle Studs, Baleen ($26) - Lacryma Studs, Judi Powers ($45) 2. HOOP EARRINGS- Split Circle Hoops, Baleen ($32) - Relic Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings, Antonym ($ 390) 3. BANGLE BRACELET- Twisted Bull Bangle, SOKO...

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