25 summer jewels for under $29

Century 21 has some super affordable and super on-trend jewelry that is perfect for the summer months ahead -- and each of these pieces is priced under $29. BOOM.

Here are my favorites:

the teardrop earrings -- which come in yellow, orange, white, fuchsia, blue and green




the multi stone hand sewn earrings

the green and brown hand sewn earrings

the green embellishment hand sewn earrings

the light blue hand sewn earrings

the multicolor accented hand sewn earrings

the teal and white hand sewn earrings

the turquoise boho necklace

the gold-tone and mint statement necklace

the gold-tone and mint bib necklace

the gold-tone and turquoise necklace

the blue and gold-tone necklace

the pink and purple necklace

the pink bib necklace

the gold-tone and mint necklace

the aqua multiple strand necklace

the gold-tone and peach multi strand necklace

the gold-tone and blue cuff bracelet

the neon and gold-tone friendship bracelet

the gold-tone and light blue friendship bracelet

the gold-tone and blue multi strand bracelet

the gold-tone and turquoise friendship bracelet

the emerald friendship bracelet

the black and gold-tone string bracelet

the pink friendship bracelet

(All images courtesy of Century 21)

What NYC Recessionista Wears: stained glass

You may remember me previously wearing this dress during my NY & Company $200 Work Week Blogger Challenge late last year ... that was so much fun!

This dress -- which is a cozy knit -- is perfect for a rainy day.  All I had to do was throw it on with a cardigan, belt and boots and I was ready to brave the weather.

Gap cardigan / dress c/o NY & Company (similar) / Target belt (similar) / watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova (similar) / leggings from Century 21 (similar) / J. Crew boots (similar)

Okay so the title of this post may seem a little strange at first ... but doesn't the pattern of this dress remind you of an intricate stained glass window?

Yesterday was such a gloomy and drab day, but I was able to inject some color into it thanks to this fabulous pattern.

(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)

The perfect black tights

Ladies, I have found the perfect pair of black tights. They're soft, comfortable, and yet they stay in place all day. And they're a dense, totally opaque shade of black.

Now, when I say Kate Spade, it probably doesn't sound like a bargain brand to you :) but they really are the perfect tights. Trust me. And the good news is, while they're regularly $28 (for sale here at Zappos), if you head to Century 21, you'll find them for $12!

(Image courtesy of Kate Spade)