Vacation Time! Jewelry Tips and Essentials for Traveling

Vacation Time! Jewelry Tips and Essentials for Traveling

I love to travel. Whether it’s a road trip to a sunny Florida beach, a weekend away in a city I’ve never been to, or an extended stay in a more exotic locale, I enjoy exploring and experiencing new things. From trying the local cuisine to visiting the cultural hot spots, there’s always something new to discover. And getting there can be fun, too! It’s so exciting to jump in a car or board an airplane and know that you’ll soon be in a completely different place. Because I know how important it is to remain fashionable while away, today I?m going to give you some pointers on traveling with your jewelry. What you should take, what you should leave at home, what you should pair together–I?m going to cover it all. Packing for vacation can be a pain. What clothes and shoes you take depend on factors like weather and your planned activities, so you have some guidance there. But deciding what jewelry to bring with you can be a challenging task. While you want to look as fabulous as possible during your time of relaxation and fun, you also don?t want to risk losing your most valuable jewelry. When packing for your trip, my first bit of advice is to leave your expensive and/or sentimental jewelry at home!…

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Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

In case you didn?t get it from the title of this post, we?re talking diamond jewelry today! Obviously, in the title, I had to reference the famous song sung by Marilyn Monroe in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. If you haven?t seen the film (or at least the clip of this song), do so immediately after reading this post. Marilyn is stunning and the diamonds they showcase are to die for. So why do we love diamonds so much? It?s partly the way they catch the light and sparkle. They are also practically indestructible, which makes them very valuable. Because of their value, diamonds have become a precious commodity. Owning diamond jewelry is the epitome of luxury. Every woman feels special when she?s draped in diamonds. Shouldn?t we, as women, feel special all the time? The answer is yes, of course we should! That?s why we should all have diamonds of our own. There are three classic pieces every woman needs in her jewelry box. Diamond stud earrings are the first, and probably the easiest to acquire. Quality stones can come in all shapes and sizes. You can make a bold statement with 1 carat square-cut studs, or you can try a more subtle look with 1/2 carat round studs. Diamond studs are the perfect go-to earrings for every day,…

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Future Fianc?s – Customizing Your Engagement Ring

Future Fianc?s – Customizing Your Engagement Ring

Hey everyone, Bridal season is in full swing, and while I?ve already talked about jewelry style for the wedding guest, now it?s time to talk about the main attraction?the bride! For just about any woman, the actual wedding day is the most important bridal moment. But the engagement takes top priority, too. Where a woman gets engaged (public or private space), how it happens (flash mob or dinner at a favorite restaurant), and the people involved (20 friends or just the couple) are major factors. And obviously the ring itself is a significant part of that moment and beyond. A woman?s engagement ring will likely be the most expensive piece of jewelry she ever owns. Along with the sentimental value that?s attached to it, finding the perfect ring to match your personal style?or to nudge?your significant other in the right direction?is crucial. Now I know that for a lot of ladies, engagement ring daydreaming starts on Pinterest early in a relationship, or even before there actually is a relationship. No judgment here! You deserve the best and most beautiful engagement ring, and it takes time to hone in on what fits that vision for you. There are so many different factors that are combined to create your ideal ring, such as the center stone size and cut, the setting, and…

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Festival Fun and Bohemian Bling

Festival Fun and Bohemian Bling

I don?t know about you guys, but I absolutely love all the amazing outdoor activities that the summer and fall bring. My schedule is already packed with bonfires, hikes, and cookouts with friends. But I?ve also made room for one of my favorite events–music festivals! It seems like the number of music festivals is on the rise every year, and I try to attend whenever I can. Not only do I hear live music, but I meet so many interesting people, too. I always have a blast. But let me tell you–trying to find an outfit that is comfortable (especially in the sticky heat of summer and early fall) yet fashionable can be a real pain. Luckily, festival fashion has grown in popularity (hello fringe shirts!), so I usually don?t have much trouble on the clothing side of things. And I have a few tips and trends I always follow that make accessorizing with jewelry a breeze. Festivals are hot and crowded, and you?re usually on your feet most of the time. So I never want anything too bulky or heavy. Simple, lightweight pieces are best. And I recommend leaving the expensive, sentimental jewelry at home. You don?t want to worry about grandma?s pearl ring slipping off while you?re getting your dance on. My go-to style for festival jewelry is…

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It’s Wedding Season! Be the Best Dressed Guest

It’s Wedding Season! Be the Best Dressed Guest

I adore weddings. You eat delicious cake, dance the night away, and witness two people in love start the next chapter of their lives together. What?s not to like? But one of my favorite parts of a wedding doesn?t even happen at the actual ceremony or reception–it happens before. You know where I?m going with this. Yes, I love–and I mean love–choosing the perfect outfit to wear. Anytime I get to dress up and be fancy is a good time, so you know I?m going to get excited. The type of ceremony and reception I attend is usually my greatest outfit influencer. If I?m going to an evening shindig at a elegant venue, I might go for a long cocktail dress and heels. An outdoor afternoon wedding means I throw on a tea-length dress and wedges, and take a gauzy wrap if the weather is going to be on the cooler side. But there is one wedding fashion rule I try to keep in mind when choosing an outfit: Do not upstage the bride. This is obvious, but I?m mentioning it anyway. Weddings are not the place to debut that strapless white dress you found at last year?s Labor Day sales. And it?s not just about clothing?what jewelry you wear matters too. So, how do you look on point with…

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