Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Easy (and affordable) Ways to Update Your Wardrobe with Key Accessories

A new look doesn’t always mean an entirely new wardrobe. You can give your look an instant make over with a few key accessories. Read on to learn about 5 easy (and cost effective) ways to update your wardrobe using only jewelry and bags.

1. Carry a Cute Clutch
The great thing about smaller bags is that they are ultra-affordable, sit in the palm of your hand (while carrying your most essential items), and can completely pull together an outfit. Plus, you can invest in a few of them and alternate them out, according to your outfits. Pick up some that have a colorful print, some shine and sheen, and one that is a basic neutral to ensure it goes with everything you own!

2. Incorporate Some Color
When you wear colorful jewelry, it makes a word of difference. It showcases your ability to add contrast to your clothes in a complementary way, making them look completely new and updated. Some color combinations that you should consider (and will get you out of that “matchy-matchy” mindset) when getting dressed and accessorizing your ensemble are aqua and melon, cobalt blue and yellow, grey and mint green, and khaki and tangerine.

3. Make a Statement
Statement necklaces have been big the past few years and their popularity have only gotten bigger. These oversized, sparkling baubles add elegance easily to casual or formalwear. They make any outfit look shiny and new, and can be worn with a t-shirt to brunch or with an evening gown to a wedding.

4. Stack on Shiny Rings
Forget about boasting an armful of bracelets; that’s so last season! The new thing to stack on (the more the better!) is shiny and colorful rings. Consider them an investment because you can wear stackable rings in many different combinations and with other rings that you already own. They are easy to arrange, plus enamel or silver and gold plated pairs are much more affordable than purchasing pieces from a jeweler, but look very similar. They can be worn to the office, out to happy hour, and even around the house.

5. Go Vintage
Vintage accessories, whether they are lockets, tassel necklaces, charm bracelets, cocktail rings, or chandelier earrings look elegant, charming, and ultra-unique when worn with modern apparel. Whether you shop at flea markets, antique stores, boutiques, or online; you are sure to find something that is an authentic vintage item or a very close replica for not a lot of money. They make your day to day wear or special events attire appear chic but eclectic and completely fresh and new.
You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to creating a new look. Once you know which accessories to add to your current wardrobe and how, you will look fresh and new in no time!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Model Crush

The photos simply speak for themselves, stunning! Love her curly locks and classic yet fresh look. Major girl crush.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Schutz Spikes

Obsessed with my new shoes! The color is perfect for summer and they go with virtually everything. When in doubt, opt for a fun color to bring contrast to key pieces.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tribal Trend Report

(Triya Swimwear)

(top left: Safari Pendant necklace, bottom left: Sweet Maple necklace, right: Bonafide necklace)

Just in time with the summer heat right around the corner, tribal prints and inspired fashions are popping up everywhere. From bikinis to hats and necklaces, this trend makes it easy to sizzle. Grab our tribal inspired Safari, Bonafide, or Sweet Maple necklace for an instant fashion savvy summer look.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cut It Out

Who said cutouts are just for sexy dresses. Stack our Dina cutout bangle for a chic and modern look. I paired it here with laced denim shorts and a bright fringe top. Spring is in the air!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nicole Richie Rocks Ear Armour At Met Gala

(photo credit: e-online)

I had to see what all the fuss about Nicole Richie's Met Ball look was all about, so here it is. One of my favorite fashionistas, Nicole always manages to exude hollywood glamour whether it's in a fancy gown or basic maxi dress. The hair is a little out there, yes, but... the gown is stunning, and make-up and accessories are on point. The bold earring is the perfect accent to her wild up-do.

Mimic her cuff earring without burning through your pockets with our Tinkerbell earring. Captures the daring look at a much more affordable price.

Monday, May 6, 2013

How To: Soft Wave

Try these quick steps to complete a glamorous up-do.  Here's how to complete the chic style:

1. Separate a 1inch strand of hair at either side.
2. Put the remaining hair back in a classic bun.
3. Using a 1inch curling wand, curl the 1inch strand of hair you left aside, holding for just 5 seconds. Gently unwrap the wave in a circular motion inch by inch.
4. All done! You have an ultra glamorous hairstyle in under 5 minutes.

It's that simple. Now go ahead and give it a whirl!