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We first got familiar with the new jewelry line, Noise Girl, when we unknowingly admired the necklace of the girl behind the Noise herself, Chelsea Van Houten, at local East Village burger/hang-out spot Whitman's. Intrigued, we dug a little deeper. And we liked the results: Van Houten's spring '12 collection capitalizes on the neon trend, mixing metals with bright backgrounds, making for a small range of baubles that are tame enough for everyday but punchy enough to spice up an outfit as only true statement pieces can. Personal favorite? We're obsessing over Noise Girl's "Kendall" bright-as-all-getout pink necklace (retailing for a pretty affordable $70), that also wraps perfectly around the wrist. Who doesn't love jewels that do double duty?! Check out the entire spring lookbook in the slides and shop for yourself online now.Here's a treat: Enter the code REFINERY10 at checkout and get 10% off your order!
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