We Washingtonians can always use a little more edge. Be a little bit more fashion forward. Wear something other than a navy blazer. Accessorize. The best way to speak your style while staying work appropriate is with jewelry, of course.
Cue Sophie Blake, a petite brunette who hails from New York and lives in Washington. This gal is the namesake behind a stunning jewelry line of contemporary yet vintage jewels that have gained notoriety in Washington, New York, and across the country.
Launched in 2011 with Henri Bendel, Sophie Blake jewelry is hand-made in New York with style, care, and high quality materials (real metal) resulting in stunning pieces that are somehow priced affordably. Most items are less than $200.
Sophie’s baubles have been featured in Self, In Style, Vogue India, Vogue Italy, and worn by one of my favorite fashion-forward icons, The Man Repeller. In Washington, she recently received the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards.
The Bitches are big fans of Sophie’s line of gold pyramid pieces. I regularly wear my gold, pyramid studs when an edgy outfit requires simple yet stylish accessories; they are my absolute go-to. Meanwhile, co-Bitch Becca loves her gold pyramid earrings with black rhinestone tassels.
Those looking for a synergy between the two will love the gold pyramid earrings with gold tassels.
For a spring, I’m loving bright rhinestones on the pyramid studs to add a little color.
The next piece I’ll be acquiring? A gold pyramid cuff to stack on my arm party for all styles, seasons, and occasions. Because a chic gold cuff is all purpose.
(Can you tell I’m really loving the gold pyramid jewelry by Sophie Blake? I want it all). If you’re not a fan of gold, most of the pieces are available in brass, rose gold, or silver.
The last Bitchy bauble I can’t live without are the Jazz earrings, inspired by the jazz age of one Jay Gatsby. The Swarovski crystal drops have a brass safety-fin chain and spike accents finished with brass. Highly unique, incredibly cool, and a just $115, they bridge the gap between cheap costume jewelry and expensive pieces for those of us who fall in the middle on the jewelry spectrum.
All these pieces (and quite a few other styles) are all available on her website for purchase from the comfort of your computer screen.
For those of us with more unique tastes, Sophie’s pieces mix metals, textures, and gemstones to create never-before-seen works that are unique yet affordable, and are sure to have people asking “where’d you get that?” You don’t have to tell—though we wish you would.