The Lifestyle Shop

Jennifer Passariello

I love vintage clothes and accessories—that’s how I came to know Downton Abbey.  I hadn’t even heard of that show until the first season was nearly over.  I was home sick in bed and PBS was running what would turn out to be the first of many Downton marathons.  I started watching because the clothes were so beautiful I couldn’t tear my eyes away.  Well, after a day-long binge I was hooked.  I’m still going through withdrawal even though it’s been off the air for quite a while now.  Anyway, vintage pieces (or vintage-inspired pieces) always tug at my wallet—when I can find them.  What I’ve tried to do here is collect items that represent the look and feel of Circa 19xx.  Full disclosure:  I am an affiliate for the companies below, so if you click and purchase, I get a small (and by small, I mean microscopic) commission.  But even if you don’t make a purchase, it’s fun to look!  

Porcelain Rose Torsade Heart Pendant Necklace
Porcelain Rose Torsade Heart Pendant Necklace

Porcelain Rose Torsade Heart Pendant Necklace

A necklace that features gleaming strands of simulated pearls twine in a torsade style design. The champagne colored beads are in a lovely shade accentuated by the rich gold tone of the pendant. A wrap style bail suspends the lush heart beneath. Bedecked with petite clear crystals, the outer frame


Gold-Tone Oval Intaglio Drop Earrings
Gold-Tone Oval Intaglio Drop Earrings

Gold-Tone Oval Intaglio Drop Earrings

Featuring a set of clear oval stones imprinted with a floral design held in decorative gold-toned frames. Small crystals add a touch of sparkle to complete the design.


Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone Pink Iris Enamel and Faux Pearl Necklace
Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone Pink Iris Enamel and Faux Pearl Necklace

Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone Pink Iris Enamel and Faux Pearl Necklace

A delicate double chain necklace features a charming pink iris pendant with a baroque-style faux pearl below. A unique design inspired by the Art Nouveau era that adds a lovely touch of vintage style to your look.


Green Square Drop Earrings
Green Square Drop Earrings

Green Square Drop Earrings

These green square drop earrings have a vintage brass-tone with French wire backings featuring a green olivine crystal. On top is a flower with a green crystal center delicately connecting all of the earrings elements together.


2028 Sparkle Illuminations Gold-Tone Topaz-Colored Briolette Y Necklace
2028 Sparkle Illuminations Gold-Tone Topaz-Colored Briolette Y Necklace

2028 Sparkle Illuminations Gold-Tone Topaz-Colored Briolette Y Necklace

This fabulous necklace features bold gold-toned chains and an over-sized light topaz-colored briolette bead. The facets of the bead catch light at every turn making this piece a wow-worthy accessory.


2028 Luxe Pastels Gold-Tone Green and Crystal Necklace
2028 Luxe Pastels Gold-Tone Green and Crystal Necklace

2028 Luxe Pastels Gold-Tone Green and Crystal Necklace

Shine bright this spring with colorful crystals and polished metals. Three light green stones are accented with a halo of glittering clear crystals on a gold-toned chain for a look that adds plenty of color and sparkle to your spring style.


2028 Sparkle Illuminations Jet-Tone Blue Briolette Y Necklace
2028 Sparkle Illuminations Jet-Tone Blue Briolette Y Necklace

2028 Sparkle Illuminations Jet-Tone Blue Briolette Y Necklace

This fabulous necklace features bold jet-toned chains and an over-sized blue briolette bead. The facets of the bead catch light at every turn making this piece a wow-worthy accessory.


Signature Jet and Gold-Tone Chain Briolette Y Necklace
Signature Jet and Gold-Tone Chain Briolette Y Necklace

Signature Jet and Gold-Tone Chain Briolette Y Necklace

Rocker chic. A jet black teardrop glass bead drips down from a single black and gold-toned mixed-metal chain for an ultra-chic finish to any outfit. Created for our Signature 1928 Collection.


2028 Sparkle Illuminations Silver-Tone Black Briolette Y Necklace
2028 Sparkle Illuminations Silver-Tone Black Briolette Y Necklace

2028 Sparkle Illuminations Silver-Tone Black Briolette Y Necklace

This fabulous necklace features bold silver-toned chains and an over-sized black briolette bead. The facets of the bead catch light at every turn making this piece a wow-worthy accessory.


Signature Two-Tone Faux Pearl Filigree Locket Stretch Bracelet
Signature Two-Tone Faux Pearl Filigree Locket Stretch Bracelet

Signature Two-Tone Faux Pearl Filigree Locket Stretch Bracelet

A two-toned filigree locket is held along a row of white simulated pearls to create a unique, vintage-inspired piece. This stylish accessory combines vintage elements in a new way to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet.


Signature Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Necklace
Signature Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Necklace

Signature Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Necklace

Gold-toned links are embellished with small crystals that hold faux pearls below. An elegant accessory that adds a chic vintage flair to any ensemble. From our Signature 1928 Collection.


Gold-Tone Light Topaz Swarovski Crystal Bangle
Gold-Tone Light Topaz Swarovski Crystal Bangle

Gold-Tone Light Topaz Swarovski Crystal Bangle

Jaw-dropping jewels from our Signature 1928 Collection. A sleek polished gold band is accented with haute hues of gold topaz Swarovski crystal wrapped in a lustrous frame. Wear one solo for minimalist appeal or stack them up for some delectable arm candy. Secures with a hook and eye clasp.


Downton Abbey� Boxed Gold-Tone Crystal Triple Drop Y Necklace
Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey" Boxed Gold-Tone Crystal Triple Drop Y Necklace

Delicate decadence from our Downton Abbey: Gilded Age Collection. Gold-toned filigree scroll elegantly cascades from this vintage-inspired crystal drop necklace. Adjustable from 16" to 19" length. Comes in a Downton Abbey gift box. (Box color may vary.)


Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone and Black Bead Long Locket Necklace
Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone and Black Bead Long Locket Necklace

Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone and Black Bead Long Locket Necklace

This antiqued, English-inspired locket necklace features black acrylic beads separated gold tone links. The "Chatelaine" locket features a hand enameled image of a Victorian period woman with genuine crystal clear accents.


Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone Black Tassel Layered Necklace
Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone Black Tassel Layered Necklace

Antiquities Couture Gold-Tone Black Tassel Layered Necklace

Layered gold-toned chains are decorated with black rings, coin details and a small tassel. A stylish, mixed metal design that mixes vintage and modern.