If you follow my instagram (@pearls_and_paris), then you know I’m all about accessories! They can make or break an outfit. Currently trending are Arm Cuffs! They are very chic and add tons of detail to whatever you are wearing. Here’s a look at some of this seasons hottest statement cuffs.


To view more items from these fabulous designers, click on their link below.

1. Charlene K

2. Ayana Designs

3. Charmed Circle

4. Margaret Elizabeth

5. Marcia  Moran

This past Saturday I was invited to shop at my local Dots (I’ll share more details on that in another post). Normally when shopping I like to throw on flats and be comfortable since you are constantly changing but since I was only visiting one store I decided to throw on some cute heeled boots since I was dressed pretty casual.




Sheer Floral Top & Leggings from Mandees

I love leggings (what girl doesn’t?!) and Mandee is definitely my go to store for them. They always have them in stock and they come in a variety of styles. These particular ones are a thicker material and are super comfy. I wish I got a few of this particular style because they are the PERFECT legging but I haven’t been able to find them again.

Boots by Matiko Shoes, the Dakota Boot in black. I’m loving the “western” look of these and the tassel is a great addition to the boot. I purchased these from Karmaloop and they have since sold out but you can find them HERE.

Also shown is by far my FAVORITE double finger ring that I own. It is by Erica Anenberg and features 100 Swarovski Crystals.

As someone who adores accessories, I love coming across shops & online boutiques that I’m not familiar. I was recently introduced to MODERN MIX BOUTIQUE & it was basically love at first sight. Modern Mix Boutique was started in 2012 by a Canadian Lifestyle Blogger named Vanessa. One look at the products she offers on her website and you can tell she has been staying on top of the latest trends. From twine wrap bracelets to bold statement earrings to cuff bracelets – this online boutique has everything the Accessory Fashionista will need to pair with her favorite outfit. I think we can all appreciate a boutique with stylish accessories at an affordable price point.

Here are some of my favorite items from Modern Mix Boutique:


Jasmine (Sunrise)






Minny (Cream)

Click HERE to view the full collection.

I was able to speak to Vanessa via e-mail and one of the questions I asked was about the pieces she chose and if she planned to bring other types of accessories to the Boutique.

“I chose to begin with jewellery and accessories on Modern Mix Boutique because it was so simple to put together a beautiful collection of products. For now, I’m focusing on gold-toned products because I love the way it matches with bright colours and jewel tones.  To keep our products exclusive, we only bring in a limited selection of pieces.  We carry earrings and bracelets so my customers don’t have to worry about fit and sizing which is often a concern for shopping online – earrings and bracelets are pretty much one size fits all! In the future I may bring in necklaces, rings and other accessories.”
Vanessa -owner of Modern Mix Boutique
Modern Mix
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Click HERE to visit Modern Mix Boutique’s Facebook page.

I was recently introduced to JewelMint through my monthly PopSugar subscription when I received a free credit. JewelMint is a collaboration between Kate Bosworth and celeb stylist Cher Coulter that brings you affordable but fashionable jewelry. It is a monthly subscription website which is $29.99 a month and provides you with personalized pieces to match your style based on your style profile results. You always have the option to “skip the month” and you can shop from all collections instead of just your Showroom.

1 credit = $29.99


With my credit I was lucky enough to score The Essential Mystery Box! I’m not too sure how often this particular option is offered but I have heard from other subscribers that it is once a month. The Mystery Box comes with at least 4 pieces of jewelry + a bonus savings that will arrive via e-mail towards the end of the month while some boxes can contain up to 10 pieces. Unfortunately, I was not one of the lucky ones who received more than 4 pieces.



What I received:


This bracelet was a very pretty coral red color and was lightweight yet sturdy which is a plus! The design also makes this piece very versatile.


These earrings do not photograph well but they are fabulous and will go great with evening wear for a special occasion or a night out on the town.


This is not a piece I would have ultimately picked out from a website but I am super in love with it! Being able to hold it and try it on shows the dimension of it and all the details and it is  a bold statement piece.


ehhh – The box could have done without this item. It is not my style at all and I just am not a fan of denim jewelry especially when it is matched with a large bronzed heart with a cactus in the middle. This reminded me of a Western and maybe being from NJ I just don’t appreciate the design but I’m sure others will love it, which is why it will be included in one of my next Giveaways.

Overall, I am very happy with the JewelMint Mystery Box. I do wish it included a ring since that is the type of jewelry I wear most. Even though I did not have to pay for this one since I had the credit, it is worth the $29.99 and I definitely will be interested in the next one they offer. I basically got 3 pieces that I can put to use and they normally would go for $29.99 each on JewelMint. I do have to say that the pieces on the website are fabulous and a lot of them are unique but I don’t see myself paying $29.99 for just 1.

Want to try out JewelMint? Click HERE