Jeweled: Tips For Shopping Vintage Jewlery

Miss Kris House Of Fisher Tips For Shopping Vintage Jewerly How To 1I think we all know by now that I have an obsession for shiny things. Glitter, confetti and of course diamonds all make my heart skip a beat. I’ve been aΒ connoisseur of fine costume jewelry ever since 1986 when my Grandma let me play with her collection. Nothing excites me more than waking up early on the, grabbing a cup of coffee and heading to one of my many, many favorite spots in search of jeweled glamour. Luckily, The House Of Fisher is in my neighborhood and within waling distance (although I often drive).

People always ask my how I find such good stuff. There really is a method to my madness. I’m always prepared for a hunt! I shop flea markets, thrift stores, estate and garage sales, consignment shops and antique malls. Go often! Since I really only focus on jewels it’s helps me keep my eye on the prize and not get distracted by all the sequin clothes. I do my research! I always have a fully charged iPhone with me so that I can search dates, designers and suggested retail prices on pieces that I find. I keep an eye out for logos and identifying marks and I’m sure to carefully examine all pieces carefully before I purchase. And my last piece of advice is to make friends! I always chat up the store owners and jewelry dealers. They’re so knowledgable and once they know your face and your taste they keep an eye out for pieces you might like.

Miss Kris tips for buying vintage jewerly

Miss Kris House Of Fisher Tips For Shopping Vintage Jewerly How To 2

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Miss Kris House Of Fisher Tips For Shopping Vintage Jewerly How To 4Lacroix, Chanel, YSL and Dior!

Miss Kris House Of Fisher Tips For Shopping Vintage Jewerly How To 5I’m obsessed with these Christian LacroixΒ  stunners and try them on every time I’m in the store. I think I’m going to have to add them to my birthday wish list (hint, hint.. that’s August 1st, y’all)!!

If you’re every in the LA area make time to visit the House of Fisher Boutique on Doheny in West Hollywood. It’s a quaint little boutique, but trust me it’s worth the stop.

Skirt by Express |Top by H&M | Jewelry Vintage available at House of Fisher

Photos by Sylvia Gunde

On The Hunt: Shop My Hunters Alley Boutique

Miss Kris Hunters AlleyOne of my favorite online stores for home decor shopping and inspiration is One Kings Lane. Imagine my excitement when they announced the launch of their online marketplace sister site, Hunters Alley. Hunters Alley is described as marketplace created just for design lovers. It connects shoppers and sellers and makes it fun to track down those vintage or one of a kind pieces. Some of our favorites like Oh Joy! have even opened up shops. I love looking at the fantastic decor pieces but I’m even more excited by the ample amount of vintage jewelry for sale on the site. I thought Hunters Alley would be the perfect place to sale a few pieces from my personal collection.

I think most of you now by now I have a thing for vintage costume jewelery. I spend hours at yard sales, flea markets and estate sales looking for gems. Years ago my plan was to open a jewelry store where all I sold was one of a kind, vintage piece. That was the plan anyway… I soon realized that parting with the pieces I purchased to resale became a bit of an issue with me so instead I kept every piece and worked it into my personal accessories rotation. #womp But today is a new day and Hunters Alley has me really excited to share my collection. Over the weekend I posted a few of my favorites to the site and I invite you all to shop {here}. I only have a few pieces up now but hopefully I’ll post more after I finish editing my jewelry box.

Shop my boutique here and shop the rest of Hunters Ally here.

**Keep your eyes open because you just might spot a few pieces you’ve seen on Miss Kris before**

DIY: Repurposed Vintage Sequin Top

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin JacketOnce upon a time, in a land far away… I repurposed one of my favorite vintage sequin tops. Seriously it seems like many, many lifetimes ago but back in 2010 when my blog was about 3 days old (no lie) I partnered with and reworked a sequin top.

I had purchased a really glam black and gold sequin top from my local vintage store with the intention of working it into my wardrobe, but how often do we purchase a statement piece and NEVER wear it?!? After letting the top hang in my closet for a few months, I figured if removed the zipper from the back, add a front closure and transform this top it into a jacket I might get some wear out of it. What I fantastic idea that was! My sequin top is now one of my favorite jackets. I wear as an accent piece over my LBDs or I mix it up by pairing it with boyfriend jeans and a printed tank.

Click here to see the vintage (almost unrecognizable) DIY tutorial on

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  DETAIL

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  BACKThe front is now the back

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  SHOEGotta love my neon Shoemint pumps!

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  SHIRTKarlΒ Lagerfeld is not impressed

Glitter N Glue DIY Vintage Sequin Jacket  DETAIL

PS: I love taking a walk down memory lane from time to time. I really get to see how much mu blog has grown. Thanks so much for all your love and support over the years. A special thank you to The Style And Beauty Doctor Danielle Gray for braving the LA heat and back alleys to take this pics! xo


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