A love letter to your favorite staple piece

Sarah Trueman is the assistant designer at local jewelry and accessories brandHoney Rose & K. Here, she shows you how to get the most out of your favorite staple piece.

Dear L.B.D.,

I'm writing to let you know how special you are. Though you have changed slightly over time, you have always been there for me. Through thick and through thin, you've hung with me. I appreciate how you agree to join me, whether on a moment's notice or having planned a special night weeks in advance.

Your flexibility and willingness to adapt are unlike anyone I know. I'm hoping you're ready for another exciting season of office parties, backyard get-togethers, girls' nights out and, of course, our annual holiday party!

I have some wonderful yet unpredictable things planned for us this year. Won't you join me on another party-perfect journey?

Your long time friend,



For my husband's office party, I thought I would dress you up by cinching my silk, leopard print blouse with a thin gold vintage belt and tie it together with a heavy layered necklace of colored rhinestones-and of course my go-to black heeled booties!


Ohhh, you're going to love the feel of this leather jacket for girls' night out. It ROCKS! We'll layer heavy and edgy vintage necklaces, and top off our look with a leather wrap antler tip bracelet, a gold handpiece and lots of vintage rings.


Wait until you wear this casual combo to dinner al fresco with friends. The army jacket backed with an aztec knitted pattern is ah-mazing. We'll pair it with a gray beanie and great pair of gray suede boots.

For some sparkle, I've chosen a layered look by combining a long rhinestone necklace with a shorter coin piece and stacked on my copper southwestern bracelets.


L.B.D., you're going to think you've died and gone to heaven with this gold sequin jacket for the holiday party! Being as bold and special as this jacket is, I've chosen to forego a necklace and accessorize it with some fabulous long gold and rhinestone earrings, two simple vintage bracelets and metallic heels. Say no more!