Get Lollapalooza Ready!

30 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs Lollapalooza Music Festival Outfit Ideas

Kathryn Lynn Necklace | Wool Fedora | Lindsay Allison Ring | Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish | Saint Laurent Booties | Denim Dress | Wildfox Sunglasses | Jennifer Yamina Huggies | Jerome Dreyfuss Crossbody

Festival season has arrived and we know everyone is on the hunt for the perfect pieces for Lollapalooza – because let’s face it, it’s never just about the music. Dedicating your look to neutral warm pieces and mixing with different textures keeps things minimal and interesting. We paired this Current Elliott denim dress with the “it” shoe of the season, Saint Laurent suede booties, our Kathryn Lynn Bar Necklace and Jennifer Yamina Diamond Huggies. A large fedora and leather fringe bag add the final touches to this chic festival ensemble.

Who are you looking forward to see during Lolla? Let us know and share your festival looks with us by tagging #Danarebecca!

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DRD BRIDE: Leslie Fogel

28 Jul

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding

THE COUPLE: Larry and I both went to the University of Michigan but he was a few years older than I, so we did not know each other very well at school (outside of the fact that I knew he was an identical twin!). A year after I graduated college one of my best friends from U of M was in town for her older brother’s birthday party – which coincidentally Larry was also at (he was home for winter break from law school). We started talking that night and continued to keep in touch when he went back to school in Madison that semester. When he was back in Chicago for the summer, we decided to make things official. We did long distance (or mid-distance as we like to call it since Chicago/Madison really aren’t that far) for 2 years before he graduated and moved back to Chicago.

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding Bridal Jewelry

THE PARTY: Our venue was a blank slate so we got to customize the space which was exactly what I wanted. As the venue was all-white, I wanted to keep a clean, sleek and sophisticated look, but with pops of color. We used a bright pink as an accent color to bring the room to life alongside lucite candles, oversized lamps and underlit boxwood topiaries. Our band, Larry King Orchestra, kept the dance floor jam packed all night. People were dancing up a storm so the late-night treat of Lou Malnati’s pizza was a hit! I couldn’t have dreamed of a better night.

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding Bridal Jewelry

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I fell in love with my Amsale dress the second I saw it. It was classic but with an edge and fit the vibe of our venue so well. As the dress was a statement, I wanted to keep everything else classic and chose a classic gold strap sandal by Joie and jewelry by DRD and Alexis Bittar to complement the dress. I wanted to feel like myself on the big day so kept my hair in loose natural waves.

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding Bridal Jewelry

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION? 

I wanted to select pieces I knew I would wear beyond the wedding. The Anna Beth earrings are beautiful, yet also classic enough to wear every day (which I do!).

Dana Rebecca Bride Leslie Fogel Chicago Wedding Bridal Jewelry
TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.

I wear my Sophia Ryan gold band regularly sandwiched between two eternity bands. I love the mix of metals, people always complement me on my ring stack!

NEXT PIECE ON YOUR WISH LIST?

I am loving the Sylvie Rose by the Yard necklace! Seems like the perfect layering piece – or I would love to add another bridal eternity band to the collection!

Photos by Robyn Rachel Photography

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What to Wear: Wedding Guest

16 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs what to wear to a wedding

1. Anna Beth Studs 2. Self Portrait Dress 3. Edie Parker Clutch 4 & 5. Jennifer Yamina Rings 6. Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal 7. Essie Sheer Nail Polish 8. Nars Blush in Orgasm

With wedding season in full swing, the dilemma on what to wear has begun to plague us. This neutral look with a pop of color will leave you feeling nothing less than fabulous. The romantic mood of the lace and touches of bright pastels are a guaranteed hit, including accents of glam with our Jennifer Yamina rings and Anna Beth studs to complete the look. Keep your look sweet and subtle with a nude mani and cheeks to match!

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Dana Rebecca Internship

14 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs Internship Fine Jewelry Fashion Intern Chicago

Join our team! We are always looking for driven and passionate interns to participate in our internship program. The program is specifically designed to introduce students and recent graduates to showroom operations, in the area of fashion and lifestyle. We are now accepting applications to fill two internship roles in our Chicago office.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a student or recent college graduate. This is an unpaid internship but interns may receive credit if an agreement is made between Dana Rebecca Designs and the college or university. Interns are expected to work a minimum of three days a week from the hours of 9AM to 5PM during the three month internship.

Dana Rebecca Jewelry Internship Social Media Chicago

DESCRIPTION: This is an opportunity for a charismatic and detail-oriented person to receive hands on experience, while our small staff allows you to see all aspects of the company: sales, e-commerce, PR pulls, and private clients. Duties include: assisting with online orders, merchandising showroom cases, organizing shipping supplies, preparing orders for department store accounts, and administrative tasks as needed.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to Lauren at lauren@danarebeccadesigns.com.

Dana Rebecca Jewelry Internship Social Media Chicago

DESCRIPTION: This individual will work closely with the Director of Social Media to bring the brand personality to life across multiple social media channels. The social media intern will be responsible for blog content creation and conceptualizing ideas/graphics for posts. Duties include: researching new platforms and trends, assisting with contests/promotions, writing product descriptions and photographing new pieces, and continuously brainstorming new ways to style and showcase the products while delivering a consistent “voice” to our audience.

DESIRED SKILLS: We’re seeking a self-starter ready to “roll up your sleeves” in an entrepreneurial setting, with strong interpersonal skills and a creative drive. Previous social media, photography, and Photoshop experience is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume, cover letter and one writing sample to Merisa at merisa@danarebeccadesigns.com.

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HOW TO: Emily Sarah Bands

7 Jul

Dana Rebecca Designs How to stack rings

Creating a lust-worthy ring ensemble is essential when it comes to stacking rings. Pairing unique and striking designs is a must! Our Emily Sarah Eternity Band can hold its own if worn alone or double the impact by interlocking two bands. This striking conversation starter will add a high dose of luxury to everyday looks. Pair with any of our delicate diamond bands for an effortlessly cool look & a great way to up your ring routine. The Melissa Louise Eternity Band and Sophia Ryan Stacking Bands add our signature detail and act as the perfect accent. Do not shy away from mixing metals! Take a look at some of our favorite looks below for inspiration. The possibilities are endless!

Dana Rebecca Designs How to stack rings

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Star-Studded Fourth

30 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs 4th of July Outfit Ideas

The Fourth of July is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year – synonymous with burgers and popsicles while the festivity requires celebrations outdoors, soaking up the summer sun and enjoying a cold beverage with family and friends. For all your patriotic activities, we have your perfect ensemble. A mixed patterned dress and espadrille sandals paired with our Aria Selene triangle necklace and Julianne Himiko studs make for a festive look. Whether you are going to be sitting on the grass by the lake, hanging out at the beach or enjoying an old fashioned BBQ, we hope you have a safe and happy Fourth!

1. Felt Hat 2. Floral Shirtdress 3. Aria Selene Necklace 4. Prada Sunglasses 5. Zimmerman Sandals 6. Chloe Shoulder Bag 7. Julianne Himiko Studs 8. Chanel Polish in Laque Rouge

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Shop Office Favorites

23 Jun

Dana Rebecca Office Favorites

If you follow along on our Instagram, you know we’re big fans of a good stacking situation. With new pieces coming in weekly, we’re always thinking of fun and creative ways to layer our jewels. Office fun fact: We all just got our 2nd ear piercing recently to add more DRD to our own personal collections! (Talk about dedication, right?) We’ve rounded up a few office favorites for you to shop directly below! What’s your favorite combination?

Dana Rebecca Office Favorites Diamond Jewelry

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Must Read: InStyle July Issue

16 Jun

Zoe Saldana Instyle Summer Trends Rose Gold Jewelry Trend

Have you picked up the July issue of InStyle? If you haven’t heard by now, it’s rosé season (& we’re not just talking about champagne!) The #yeswayrose hashtag has taken over Instagram and InStyle has taken note, highlighting out-of-the-box rosé-inspired pieces to add to your looks now. Making the list in their “What’s Now: Pink Party” piece is our Aria Selene Multi Band Ring, perfect for everyday wear. Designed in an organic shape, the natural movement makes this ring a must-have luxurious accent.

InStyle Summer Trends Rose Gold Jewelry Trend Lauren Conrad Bridesmaid Gift

Aside from rosé season, it’s also wedding season & Lauren Conrad spills her secrets for staying calm as the big day approaches, dishing advice on personal touches to no-fail gifts for bridesmaids. From our Sylvie Rose necklace to wear on the wedding day to a romper and robe for getting ready, Lauren put together the perfect bridesmaid package for each of her ladies!

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MEET BLOGGER LAUREN NELSON

11 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs New York Blogger Lauren Nelson

Once a month we highlight one of our favorite bloggers! Meet Lauren Nelson, the New York based creative mind behind her self-named lifestyle blog, lauren-nelson.com. On her well-curated blog, Lauren shares her love for interior design, fashion, travel & beauty. Get to know Lauren as she dishes on her best kept beauty secrets, favorite hangouts in both Chicago & New York, and tips for networking below.

HOW DO YOU JUGGLE A FULL-TIME JOB & BLOGGING? This is a tough one! Sometimes I don’t know how I manage both as it can get quite overwhelming. My day job takes priority over my blog and there are days where I have to accept there will be no new content going live on my site. I work a ton on the weekends to line up content that I can roll out over the following 1-3 weeks. If I get struck with an idea at work, I will write it down or save it as a draft so I know to come back to it later. I also make sure to line up a queue of Instagram photos that I can use throughout the week as well.  

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TIPS FOR NETWORKING EFFECTIVELY: I love scheduling breakfast meetings. The morning is really the only guaranteed time I know I have available to meet and network with brands. My evenings tend to fill up quickly with client entertainment obligations for my job and events for the blog. Oh, and I also try to have a personal life and work out.

HOW DO YOU WIND DOWN? I’m obsessed with Candy Crush. Anyone else? I’m such a nerd but I love playing to wind down. Or I just get off my phone completely if I need a digital detox. 

TOP 3 STAPLE PIECES EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN: A classic navy blazer that can take you from work to play, the perfect pair of skinny jeans (my personal favorite are from AG), and black heels.

Dana Rebecca Designs New York Blogger Lauren Nelson

CAN’T GET THROUGH A DAY WITHOUT: Coffee!

CURRENTLY OBSESSING OVER: Ginger jars and turkish towels.

FAVORITE HANGOUTS IN THE CITY: I have so many here in New York. Rosemary’s is my go-to in the west village, East Pole on the Upper East Side, Delectica Cafe in Murray Hill, Tartine in West Village, The Smith on 3rd Ave, and Catch in Meatpacking. My old favorite Chicago hangouts are Old Town Social, Benchmark and Siena Tavern.

Dana Rebecca Designs New York Blogger Lauren Nelson

MUST-HAVE SUMMER TREND: I’m loving off the shoulder pieces right now! Shopbop has a great selection – I love this top and this dress.

MUST-OWN JEWELRY: Everyday earrings, a cocktail ring and a long necklace that can dress up any outfit. 

BEST KEPT BEAUTY SECRET: Skincare is one of my favorite hobbies! A few of my favorite best kept secrets are Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream (a little pricey but worth it), Ole Henrikson’s Collagen Booster is a gem, and I’ve been loving Dermalogica’s entire line.

Dana Rebecca Designs New York blogger Lauren Nelson

BEST TIPS FOR BRANDING YOURSELF: Stay focused. If you create content you love, your brand will develop over time. I’m still evolving my own personal brand. I think your interests and priorities change as you get older and it’s important to embrace that. Don’t be afraid to cover various topics as you grow.

FAVORITE DRD PIECE & WHY: I have been such a fan of Dana ever since I met her back in 2011 when I was living in Chicago. I love the Lauren Joy Mini Necklace and the Sylvie Rose Bar Necklace. They look great stacked together! 

Dana Rebecca Designs New York blogger Lauren Nelson

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Lacquer It On!

9 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs Summer Nail Polish Trends

We searched for this season’s hottest manicure looks for the summer and it leaves us nothing short of fun! From bright boysenberry to mustard yellows, we have the perfect hues that will look great on your fingers as you slowly start to safely gain a golden tan. For our sophisticated woman, we have a soft peach to add a splash of color to that crisp white shirt and rose gold jewels. Our Kathryn Lynn eternity band or Sophia Ryan statement ring will stand out beautifully with any fresh manicure. Treat your hands to a new look this summer. Your hands will be happy you did!

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DRD Bride: Kristin Scrimalli

2 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

THE COUPLE: Ben and I met in 2007 at a concert in Boulder, Colorado. We had a lot in common and were both from the Philadelphia area. We were friends for many years before we started dating in the early summer of 2011. Shortly after we started dating, I moved to Philly to be with Ben and I knew he was the one. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend on November 8th, 2015 and we are now expecting our first child together!

Dana Rebecca Designs Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

THE PARTY: Starting with daytime activities for our guests at my family’s country club to a French-inspired rehearsal dinner, we wanted everyone to get acquainted before our wedding day, stretching it into a unique 3-day celebration. From the moment our guests walked through the door at the Ritz, they were immersed in the beautiful old marble which was used as a backdrop for the entire event. The Ritz pushed us to think outside of the box, allowing us to take over the lobby for cocktail hour and adding deep fried twinkies to the late night menu.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: We added a unique touch by having an artist capture the event in real time by painting the celebration on the dance floor. We selected a band that we knew would bring all of the generations of guests together through music. The entire night the dance floor was not only packed, it was spilling over. Late night soft pretzels and cheesesteaks were served to represent the Philadelphia food scene. My dress was a one-of-a-kind designed by Matthew Christopher that had strategic beading with beautiful fabric inlays throughout. My Blahnik‘s and DRD Jessica Leigh drop earrings showcased the beading on my dress and served as the perfect touch of sparkle.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?

I’ve always been a jewelry girl, so my wedding day jewels had to be just right. I wanted something classic and beautiful but also something I could dress up or dress down after the wedding. The drop earrings were ornate, light and added to my overall look instead of competing for attention. Ben went with a custom DRD white gold wedding band with a rose gold inlay and one round diamonds. I went for a thin, white gold and diamond eternity band that stacks beautifully with my engagement ring and is the perfect amount of bling.

Dana Rebecca Designs Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.

I’ll be wearing my Jessica Leigh earrings to the wedding of one of my bridesmaids on June 5th!

NEXT PIECE ON YOUR WISH LIST?

Definitely the stunning DRD diamond hoops. I’ve had my eye on them for a while. Maybe a push present? Hint, hint!

Photos by Marie Labbancz / KRT Photo

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Gifts for the Grad

28 May

Dana Rebecca Designs Graduation Gift Ideas

1. Planner 2. Lisa Michelle Necklace 3. Custom Initial Ring 4. Creed Perfume 5. Business Card Holder 6. Leopard iPad Case 7. Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote 8. Emily Sarah Studs 9. Fresh Flowers

One of the most rewarding times of the year is upon us, where our loved ones and friends celebrate their accomplishments of becoming alumni. Treat your graduate to diamond studs or customize an initial ring to remind them of just how proud you are. If they are entering the professional world, a great tote or business card holder is essential to their success. Your grads deserve a gift as big as their dreams. With their thinking caps and DRD, they can begin their journey with a statement! Congratulations, class of 2015!

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Office Favorites: Annie

26 May

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites How to Layer Necklaces Annie Showalter

Time to get to know the team behind DRD + find out which pieces we’re currently loving! With new pieces coming in weekly, we’re always thinking of fun & creative ways to stack our jewels. Our account executive, Annie, swaps her go-to heavy layers for light, minimal jewelry in the summer, pairing a Jemma Morgan dagger with a Jennifer Yamina bar necklace.

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites Annie Showalter How to Layer Necklaces

Both pieces can be worn alone, but together they shine as an unexpected, creative pair. Wear this combo with a bar ring or studs and your jewelry uniform for the summer is set! No fuss – diamonds and sunshine are all you’ll need. GET THE LOOK below!

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites How to Layer Necklaces Annie Showalter

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Set the Bar for Summer

21 May

Dana Rebecca Designs Memorial Day Outfit Idea

Illesteva Sunglasses | Embroidered White Dress / Coverup | Katie Z Ring | Jennifer Yamina RingLa Mer Sunscreen | High-Waisted Bikini | Allison Joy Studs | Straw Fedora | Stella McCartney Tote | Jimmy Choo Leather Sandals

As the unofficial summer kick-off, Memorial Day means it’s time to get ourselves beach ready! With a weekend full of barbecues and boating, we all want to look and feel effortless and chic. High-waisted bikinis and strappy sandals make a fashion statement while our delicate jewels add some sparkle. Stock up on diamonds and sunscreen, because summer is right around the corner! How will you wear your DRD this season?

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Happy Memorial Day! We remember those who have fought for our nation and those whose families lost a family member for their bravery. Thank you, we salute you!

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