Jul 31, 2009 8:23 AM
Sometimes, you want just one great accessory to set off an outfit, instead of piling on piece after piece until you resemble a walking jewelry store. Kenneth Jay Lane's Lapis Dream Cocktail Ring ($165) suits the bill for us; luminous turquoise beads are inset into an 18k gold-plated ring, surrounding a chunky lapis-colored stone that adds a hit of vivacious color to any outfit. Use it to take a simple sundress from day to night, or add a sheen of sophistication to a hippie-inspired ensemble. And, after all, wasn't it Coco Chanel who said that before any woman walks out the door, she should look critically at herself in the mirror and take off at least two things? Less is more, darlings.