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The other side of the closet

On the other side of the closet lives a treasure trove of goodies.  I’m talking about, of course, your man’s side of the closet.  I often steal borrow things from this side, when my side seems to somehow disappoint.

I think the first item we might naturally want to nab is: the dress shirt.

guy444(pants: Free People – similar, sandals: Airstep)

which can be worn loosely


or tied at the waist.


But did you ever stop to think that you could also wear his leather jackets, cool t shirts, cardigans, sweatshirts, flannel shirts, ties, vests, comfy socks and boxer shorts?  I’ve even worn my husbands belts, cufflinks and baseball caps.  Like I said, a Treasure Trove!

So the question is: When is it OK to ransack his closet?

Answer: Whenever he isn’t looking.


Posted by Jamie Lewinger on Jul 25, 2014 | 0 comments

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Speaking my mind


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laser purse(all images: Pinterest)



That’s right!

If you’re gonna spot trends on fashionistas around the world,  then you’re gonna spot the SAME trends on fashionistas in New Mexico.  YEAH…big ‘ole large retailers.  You will.

There.  I said it.

Posted by Jamie Lewinger on Jul 23, 2014 | 8 comments

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Ready for a GIVEAWAY?

Ok – so if you’re not familiar with Sukhmani Nob Hill,  (pronounced SOOK, like book…and MONEY, like money:  SOOK-MONEY) then you are really missing out on one of Albuquerque’s best little treasure boxes.

Located in the heart of Nob Hill and founded by sister-brother team, Sat Bachan and Sat Gurumukh, their jewelry is created to enhance the wearer’s well being, balance, clarity and spirituality.  Additionally, their designs are meant to inspire, uplift and revitalize.

Since all of that sounds pretty perfect to me, (and, oh, BTW ~ Sukhmani itself means “Perfect Bliss”) let’s take a look inside:

p + b1One of the first items of beauty to uplift you might be this rare jumbo Barogue 18″ pearl necklace or perhaps these South Sea pearl bracelets  (strung on stretchy cord) with genuine gemstones and (24k) vermeil gold over sterling silver.

amb1I am in complete balance with this one-of-a-kind jumbo light and dark honey Baltic amber stunner.

And feeling super revitalized while wearing this mixed honey Baltic amber w/blue turquoise disks and multicolor Baltic amber pendant.

amber11 Hello… Santa?  Are you paying attention to any of this?

Sat Bachan and Sat Gurumukh are two of the loveliest people I have ever met. Their store is amazing, they really make you feel welcome and their jewelry takes your breath away.

There is a very long jewelry history with this family;  as they have been jewelers, designers, wholesalers and manufacturers for many, many years.  Bet you didn’t know that they sell their items in the Smithsonian Museum shops and the  Smithsonian Store.   Seriously?  YES ~ Seriously.   Check out this necklace and this necklace, as well as these earrings.  Bet you also didn’t know that they are donating a few of their beautiful creations to this year’s Montezuma Ball.

So, to say that I’m Over-The-Top excited to tell you that Sat Bachan and Sat Gurumukh are giving one lucky More Than Turquoise follower these 60″ endless grey & champagne painted freshwater pearls w/glass crystal beads necklaces, is a complete understatement! (and you don’t have to live in New Mexico to participate)

givejjThe winner will receive BOTH necklaces,  which can be worn a variety of ways.

glassjlEach necklace is $90 ~ Total Value:  $180!  Seriously?  YES ~ Seriously. 

Don’t miss out on this Giveaway, my dear friends.  THIS is Perfect Bliss.


  • Enter by typing “SUKHMANI”  in the comment section of this blog post:  (and say it out loud as you type it: Sook-Money!)
  • One entry per person via blog post. Family members of More Than Turquoise are not eligible for this giveaway.
  • Giveaway open to US only.  If you can not pick up your your necklaces at Sukhmani, they will ship it to you at no cost.
  • Entrants must be 18 or older.  Giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on July 30, 2014.
  • I will contact the randomly-selected winner the following day via email address.  Only the winner’s contact information will be provided to Sukhmani.



Posted by Jamie Lewinger on Jul 21, 2014 | 45 comments

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Those of you who know me know that I am obsessed with, consumes my every thought LOVE turquoise. I try to sneak it into most outfits that I wear.  Even my jammies will have some element of turquoise in them.

What?… TMI…?

popJThe simplest way to wear turquoise is to pair it with any kind of neutrals ~ such as black and white.


By doing so,  your turquoise POPS and will then be given the rightful attention it deserves!

Isn’t turquoise FAB?  I… C-A-N-’T… G-E-T… E-N-O-U-G-H.


So I added a turquoise clutch, a great cuff and even my toenails got into the action.  Luckily for me, New Mexico has a plethora of turquoise options to satisfy my obsession.   If you are not so lucky, or maybe you’ve never tried it,  you’ve gotta at least have a turquoise clutch.

Mine was a score from BCBG MAXAZRIA, and long gone…but perhaps some of these options will lure you to the turquoise side?

1  ||  2  ||  3  ||  4  ||  5  ||  || 7  ||  || 9  || 10

Go on…TRY it.  Pretty soon you’ll be an addict as well.  A TURQUOISE addict, that is.

Posted by Jamie Lewinger on Jul 18, 2014 | 5 comments

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…on the golf course.  Not the golf shoe (I was driving the cart) but, instead: The Espadrille.


We all know that the espadrille is quite popular ~ but did you know that it has been around since the 14th century? Normally the espadrille has a canvas or cotton fiber upper, with a flexible sole made of jute rope.

However,  espadrilles now-a-days come in a variety of uppers and may even sport a heel and leg-wrapping ribbon.


Although mine don’t have the famous “C” on them… ONE day, Chanel day!…they are still great looking.  

The line everyone is loving lately is Soludos. They have a huge selection of awesome espadrilles – scour their site here.

This pair is my personal fave from Soludos:

Reasonable at only $48.

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Shop all the espadrille looks below:

Posted by Jamie Lewinger on Jul 16, 2014 | 6 comments


Local treasures

Whether I’m at home or traveling someplace,  I always try to accessorize my outfits with interesting jewelry and accessories.  I especially love to wear items made by local artisans.

neckJJLAnd so, this past weekend I was just strolling around town wearing a basic ‘ole Mango sweater, dark denim ASOS jeans and my new Vince Camuto booties ~ it was clearly my Jane Bradley accessories that made the difference in my outfit.

Everyplace I went, someone stopped to ask about my necklace.

jb11 necklace(Titled: “Dias de Los Muertos” ~ this necklace is a one-of-a-kind show stopper.  Compatible works of art and found pieces are fitted and hung by wire.  It includes rare stones, sterling silver & bone skulls and sterling silver crosses.)

Jane also made my one-of-a-kind exotic skin handbag ~

neckJ~ with different skins on either side.

purse11(Inquiries:  Contact Jane Bradley at 505-710-6484)

It is SO import that you support local artisans because, by doing so, you also support your local economy.  Venture into your local galleries and boutique stores ~ it is there where you will find some very special items.  I may be a tad bit biased, but I believe that New Mexican artisans create the most beautiful special items, as they are often inspired by the beauty of our state.

I am not alone in this thinking.  On a recent trip to New York, a couple walked up to me and the wife inquired about the necklace I was wearing. When I told her it was created by a New Mexico artisan and that she would need to come to New Mexico to purchase one, she said to me; “You know… I never understood why New Mexico was called the Land of Enchantment…until I went there.”

She was one smart lady.

Posted by Jamie Lewinger on Jul 14, 2014 | 10 comments

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