Los Angeles jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer Maguire has won a loyal fan-base among celebrities and fashion folks alike with her unassumingly elegant gold pieces, like her signature nameplate necklaces. A first runner up for the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, she’s been busy with her collaboration for J Crew—and a few red carpet appearances alongside husband, Tobey Maguire, for his film The Great Gatsby—not to mention a recent nomination for the 2013 CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design. Here, a few of Meyer’s favorite things.

Define your style in three words:
Southern California, happy and grown up, when I need to be.

Daily uniform:
Vintage Levi’s, navy Converse high-tops and an Isabel Marant t-shirt—with Jennifer Meyer jewelry, of course.

Greatest hits:
My vintage hippy dresses that I always seem to gravitate towards when getting ready. My well-worn J. Crew jean shirt and striped shirt—I don’t know which I wear more often. My amazing Chanel tweed jacket that I worship.

Preferred footwear:
For day, I love my Rag & Bone booties. For night, my Tabitha Simmons “Ruby” shoes. (I like to think she named them after my daughter.)

Finishing touches:
My mini Celine bag, a hair tie and my diamond wishbone necklace.

Nighttime look:
My Jennifer Meyer one-of-a-kind lapis and sapphire drop earrings, The Row leather leggings, new pink Chanel heels, and a clean white t-shirt.

Best recent discovery:
Magazines on my iPad—I know I am behind the times, but that discovery blew my mind.

Favorite stores:
L.L.Bean—I will monogram anything. Barneys New York—my home away from home. My neighborhood bead store, where my daughter and I spend hours and hours making necklaces.

Style pet peeve:
Taking your style too seriously.

Style icons:
Jenna Lyons, Diane von Furstenberg and Dolly Parton.

Last purchase:
The Honest Company’s hand sanitizer, it’s a staple in my bag.

Lusting after:
The perfect bra. Any suggestions?

Favorite haunts:
In Los Angeles, Nate ‘n Al, the best deli in the world. In New York, Café Gitane for their avocado toast. Brasserie Lipp in Paris for not only the food but the experience.

Next vacation:
Hopefully on a beach. And soon.

Warm weather must-have:
Sunscreen. Don’t leave home without it.

Portrait: Fairchild Archive