"I wear jewelry with an attitude," says Lesley M.M. Blume, 34, contributing style editor for The Huffington Post and author of an upcoming book about retro fashions called Let's Bring Back . Her favorite way to make a splash is with costume baubles, the more outré the better, and Art Deco–era pieces. Blume often reaches for her enamel Egyptian pharaoh collar, purchased at a vintage shop in Miami, and mixes it with equally glamorous items, like a wide resin cuff (Landver, $80), thin resin and cubic zirconia bangles (Miriam Salat, $250 each), and a chunky gold, onyx, and diamond ring (Camilla Dietz Bergeron, $1,650). Completing the look are the gem-packed tassel necklace ($445) and earrings ($205; both, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz). "Whether I'm wearing something I inherited from my grandmother or bought, my jewelry is about its history," says Blume.
Wide resin cuff, Landver, $80. Thin resin and cubic zirconia bangles, Miriam Salat, $250 each. Ring, Camilla Dietz Bergeron, $1,650. Blouse, Nellie Partow.