Broke Girl Jewelry Spots Around New York

October 24, 2011 6:00 AM

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By Maude Standish

We know what it’s like to look at a totally full closet and swear that it is lacking anything worth wearing. To the naked eye, it may look like a perfectly good dress hanging there. But you know that it doesn’t flatter your hips and has a wine stain down the front. The frustration is enough to make you whip out those credit cards and go on a splurging frenzy. But you don’t need to risk debt or high water; every broke girl knows that the best way to update your outfit is to accessorize the pieces you already have. Here are a few jewelry pieces that will update your look without breaking your bank.
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Jenny Sheriff’s G-Fill Safety Pin Earrings—available at Dear Fieldbinder

198 Smith Street
Brooklyn , NY 11201
(718) 852-3620
Hours: Tues to Fri 12pm-8pm; Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-6pm
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You can channel your inner rebellious teenager (minus the acne) with this sleek and modern take on the punk safety-pin earrings. These are micro-rebellions that even your boss will compliment you on.

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Ship Help Cuff Bracelet–available at Alibi

241 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-7373
Hours: Mon to Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
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Ships, ahoy! This nautical themed bracelet puts you at the helm of your own destiny. Dress it up to be the perfect cocktail conversation piece. Or wear it with a pair of jeans to casually exude the “Yes, I spend a lot of time on my private sailboat eating fancy cheese,” attitude.

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The Black Spot Book Necklace—available at Cat Bird

219 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, New York
(718) 599-3457
Hours: Daily 12pm-8pm
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Smart girls take notes. Each tiny one-of-a-kind book necklace dangles at the end of a thin vintage chain, perfect for scribing your observations about the city or jotting down notes for your missed connection post later.

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Mine Lock Tiny Stud—available at Bird

316 Fifth Avenue
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Hours: Mon to Fri 12pm-8pm; Sat 12pm-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm

Sometimes the smallest pieces can make the biggest statements. Mismatched earrings are an excellent way to draw attention to your eclectic sense style while getting use of those great earrings whose partner you lost while drunkenly dancing. Try this tiny lock on for size and see if it inspires others to whisper their secrets for your safekeeping.

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Erica Weiner’s Handcuff Necklace—available at Cog and Pearl

190 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 623-8200
Hours: Tues to Sat 12pm-8pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
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Lock down that handsome stranger’s fleeting glances with this sexy brass handcuff necklace. Adjustable in length you can dangle the charms to draw attention away from your wine stains and hopefully up to your smiling face.

 Broke Girl Jewelry Spots Around New York

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Cat On a Hot Tin Roof—available at Verameat

315 E. 9th St.
New York NY 10003
(917) 353-3885
Hours: Mon to Sun 11am-8pm

Embrace your status as a cat lady or a Tennessee Williams fan, with this little hot kitty ring. Made out golden brass, this thin elegant ring will add a layer of Grey Gardens to any outfit without dominating the rest of your gear.

Maude is the research director for trend forecasting company Trendera and writes daily for The (T) Files. In her spare time she tries to enjoy New York on a budget and is writing a screenplay.

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