While getting my Phillip Ashley chocolate fix this weekend, I also had the pleasure of meeting a local jewelry designer, Ms. Cheryl Pesce. I was super excited to be up close and personal with her and survey more of her awesome work. Her aesthetic revolves around natural stones, metalsmithing, and taking jewelry one step beyond. I’ve seen her work around town once or twice, but haven’t had the opportunity to be this close…until now. Instead of trying to put it into words, I’d rather show you. You can find Cheryl Pesce in 20Twelve boutique on Broad in Memphis, but you can also check out her FB page for more pictures and contact information. Her jewelry is sweet and her spirit was even sweeter. I’m a fan, and I definitely have my eye on a few more pieces. The price point is worth the splurge for true, handmade (and some one-of-a-kind) pieces made right here in the bluff city. It was a pleasure, Ms. Pesce. I’ll look forward to more lovely jewelry encounters with you.
The peep toe bootie…chic sophistication meets edgy and daring. This 2 for 1 (aka “two-fer”) works great when paired with skirts and flirty dresses (especially the fit and flare style) or jeans and a leather moto jacket. I’m currently crushing on the thought of pairing her (the bootie) with black skinny pants, a flowy blouse, and a statement necklace. The peep toe bootie comes in a variety of styles and fabrics (leather, suede, embellished, etc.) and most definitely adds style to your closet. Perforated is very “of the moment,” so if a perforated peep toe bootie is of interest to you (it is to me), then check these out: Pedro Garcia ‘Sylvana’ vs. Zara. While both have a 4-inch heel, Sylvana is made in Spain and comes with suede outer, lining, and sole. Fancy! The Zara version is made of a faux suede (poly) material, but is a great stand in to show off an über hot jet black pedicure.
Yours in stilettos,