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Classy & Classic Jewelry: how to build the perfect jewelry collection

24 Aug

How to build the perfect jewelry collection.

Classic & Classy jewelry inspiration pieces every woman should have in her collection! I have a lot of jewelry pieces that pictured here, or that are very similar. . . Take a closer look at your jewelry collection. Is it time for an update? Get rid of broken or outdated accessories. Here are my rules: 1. Go for better quality, pieces that are real or look real. 2. Diamonds and pearls are always in style. Even CZ and fake pearls look great & it’s hard to tell the difference. 3. Wear simple pieces for daytime & statement pieces for night. 4. Delicate jewelry and simple studs look better than big fake pieces. 5. Buy pieces that work well together and can be mixed and matched. Here is a great article to give you more info and insight on how to build a better jewelry collection : http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/style/costume-jewelry-look-cheap.htm

Classy & Classic Jewelry Favorites

Gucci glass jewelry
net-a-porter.com

Lafonn long earrings
maxandchloe.com

Bow earrings
macys.com

Rhinestone bangle
usabride.com

Curb chain necklace
baublebop.com

Yellow gold bracelet
$11 – newlook.com

Gold jewellery
$7.46 – debenhams.com

Charm jewelry
1stdibs.com

Logo earrings
malleries.com

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Sunset Blonde’s Bow Necklace

10 Aug

I posted a photo on Instagram of a messy ponytail hair-do I did after leaving the salon today, and a few girls posted on the photo that they loved my bow necklace. I commented back saying that I would do a blog post and share where I got it from.

Here it it:

I got the bow necklace recently from Henri Bendel.

I recently got introduced to Henri Bendel by my finace’s friend’s wife. On a shopping day at the mall she wanted to go into the store and buy another one of their bangles that she collects. It was really my first time looking around in the store although I had been in one on other occasions. I realized that even though they made very high priced costume jewelry, they did make some really cute designs. I ended up buying a necklace and a pair of earrings that day.

When I went in again recently to buy a gift for a girlfriend’s birthday, I bought the bow necklace, and a few other things for myself that were on sale because they were 65% off, and super cute! (It is a great place to buy gifts too, if you are stumped on what to get someone. They have candles, frames, purses, bags, scarves, all kinds of travel accessories, ect.)

Unfortunately, this bow necklace was full price, and so cute and girlie, I just had to get it! I love that it has gold and silver on it, because I like to wear both metals. My favorite  “Rachel” name necklace that my mom got for me back in Highschool is gold, and my rings are silver. This bow necklace helps to tie in the different metals and is delicate and cute to layer with other necklaces since it sits high on my chest. There is a little swarovski rhinstone in the middle of the bow, with gold around the center, and the rest of the necklace is silver. Here is a photo closer up, so you can see it on me:

What makes this necklace extra special is the clasp. I know you don’t see the clasp most of the time, but I love the small details that make this designer’s pieces more special. There are even rhinestones on the clasp, and it’s such a unique design:

It comes in gold, and in silver:

Oh, and it also comes in a really cute, more sparkley version of the bow pendant. The only reason why I didn’t get the sparkley one, is because I was afraid that the rhinestones would come off eventually. (I hate when that happens) Although, it is REALLY cute.

Here are the other items that I bought at their 65% off sale, 3 pairs of earrings and a really sexy silk leopard scarf. Such a great deal, and really cute new earrings to wear on my vacation to Greece next week!

There you go girls!

Love,

Sunset Blonde

Sunset Blonde’s Sheer Leopard Scarf

5 Aug

I keep getting questions from you lovelies about where I bought my Silk Leopard Print Scarf  that I wore in the “Button Up Love” post. Since you can’t get the same one I have, I figured that I would do some research and find other ones that you can buy to get the same look! It’s a nice piece to add to your wardrobe. Leopard print is always super sexy. Since it’s sheer, it’s seasonless- you can wear in the summer as a sarong, or as an accessory to a LBD or tank top, or any other time of the year to accessorize an outfit.

Adrina Schwab:

“I absolutely love the tan leather jacket and the scarf! Where can I get one? Btw you have an AMAZING fashion sense! Thanks! (:”

Katie:

“I’m obsessed with white/ivory silk shirts and i can’t find any that i really like for a decent price, i’ve looked at banana republic recently and they didn’t have anything- any other suggestions? i also love your sheer leopard scarf! where did you get it?!”

Thanks Adrina & Katie! Hope this post helps!

Here’s a few I found:

Henri Bendel: She Growls Chiffon Scarf

$138.00
100% silk
• Hand rolled edges
• Imported
• Dimensions: 40″H x 90″W

http://www.henribendel.com/She-Growls-Chiffon-Scarf/208841,default,pd.html?dwvar_208841_color=0391&start=11&cgid=shop_accessories_hats_scarves

—-> This one is larger than the one I have, but it is really good quality and really a beautiful scarf-It’s the only one out of these I listed that I’ve actually seen in person.

Brooks Brothers: Leopard Silk Chiffon Scarf

Reg. $98.00  Sale: $49.00            Item # WK00029

Silk chiffon oblong scarf. All-over leopard print. 27″ x 71″. Made in Italy. Dry clean.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=654&Product_Id=1567222&Parent_Id=314&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=

—->This one is on sale, so for a silk scarf, that’s a good price. I haven’t seen this one in person and the print is slightly different than the one I have, but will still work.

milanoo: Pretty Leopard Chiffon Women’s

Scarf

Price $19.99

Buy it in the Coffee/Brown Color

http://www.milanoo.com/Pretty-Leopard-Chiffon-Womens-Scarf-p141718.html

—-> I’ve never shopped at this website before, but this one looks similar to the one I have. It comes in a few different colors, I would get it in the brown color, which I think looks the best. It’s also the cheapest one that I could find for you.

Neiman Marcus: Alexander McQueen

Leopard-Print & Skull Scarf, Camel/Black

$555.00NMF13_D07K7

Alexander McQueen adorns this seasonless scarf with leopard-print (the new neutral) with tonal signature skulls. Simply wrap, drape, or knot to frame your face and enhance on-trend jewel-toned palettes and neutrals alike.

  • Chiffon with leopard print and skull motif.
  • Ample size offers many ways to drape, wrap, and knot.
  • 53″ square.
  • Silk.
  • Made in Italy

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Alexander-McQueen-Leopard-Print-Skull-Scarf-Camel-Black-Scarves-Wraps/prod134130263/?ecid=NMCIGoogleProductAds&ci_sku=prod134130263skuCAMELBLACK&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}

—-> There’s no doubt, Alexandar McQueen scarves are recognizable and gorgeous. This one is the most expensive that I found.  I love the little skulls incorporated in with the leopard print!

 

THE JACKET:

I got the jacket at Express. I was looking for a nice tan leather jacket, and I found this one, which is faux leather, but looks real. Great quality and comes in a bunch of colors. I got it in Color: BUTTERSCOTCH. I love that the sleeves unzip and the gold zippers. I bought mine in an xsmall.

http://www.express.com/minus-the-leather-moto-jacket-29738-33/index.pro?relatedItem=true&relatedItem=true&showBreadcrumb=true&showBreadcrumb=true#jsLink

 

Enjoy!

Love,

Sunset Blonde

 

 

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