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I admit I have way too many clothes but somehow still end up staring into my closet feeling like I have nothing to wear. It can take wayyyy too long to finally find that perfect outfit for the day and by the time I’ve finally chosen that perfect ensemble, I have zero time left to style my jewelry. But no outfit is complete without a few accessories and unfortunately even after spending all that time to find that perfect eye-catching outfit, if you style the jewelry wrong, it’s going to completely sabotage all that effort you just put into picking out that perfect look.
For many years I didn’t realize there is a method to styling jewelry to clothing. I had a few pieces I just pretty much wore all the time with whatever I was wearing and never really put any thought into it. The truth is styling jewelry is actually very easy once you understand the rules, and like having way too many clothes, you actually do need a few different pieces of jewelry in different lengths, and different subtlety to correctly complete your look. When the outfit is lacking something special, jewelry is the perfect thing to add to it for easy, instant style.
1. I always start with the necklace. It is almost always one of most eye-catching pieces of your outfit and it will make the biggest difference in your overall look and whether you styled it right or styled it completely wrong. It’s actually really easy to style, all you need to do is pay attention to the print and the neckline of your top or dress.
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With fashion changing so frequently as new seasonal trends emerge and last season’s fashion is soon forgotten, it’s no wonder that many of us learn at a very young age to stretch the dollar and to get “More Bang for your Buck” by buying less inexpensive, cheap fashion, and more of it! In high school when I first started earning a few extra dollars, I shopped the clearance racks exclusively of the cheapest junior fashion stores I could find, often times picking up 4-5 articles of clothing for less than $50.
This is great when you’re trying to stay on top of trends on a budget, but it can be really annoying when you only get ONE wear out of an article of clothing – and this has happened to me more than once! ONE single wear before it literally fell apart on me!
As I started getting more into fashion in my later 20’s and watching some of my favorite style programs on TV, I kept hearing over and over from the experts that your money will actually go further when splurging on that $150 blazer when you will get wear after wear out of it for years to come (which equals out to about $2 per wear) then buying that cheap $20 one you may be lucky to get more than a handful of wears out of before the threads start coming undone, the material rips, or the color fades and is ruined the first time you wash it. Oh and that $20 blazer didn’t really save you money at all when you ended up getting about $7 per wear out of it before it completely fell apart.
Trends fade fast and even when buying from the cheapest stores you can find, you’re only going to get a few wears out of that cute tulle skirt before it’s out of style, even if the threads do happen to hold on a little tighter and better than most clothing you buy at that price.
As a stylist, my advice has become all about buying the classics, spending a little more money on them so you’ll certainly get your money’s worth, and forgetting about the short lived seasonal trends that you know you’ll never wear again once Spring is over. It’s a waste. And not only is it wasting the money in your wallet, it’s wasting our earth and the lives of others.
The cold hard truth is that, that dollar you just stretched to buy quantity over quality, is actually creating some really unfair working conditions and wages for the unfortunate people (mostly women in south-asian countries). Not that long ago I heard of a story on the news of a women buying an item “MADE IN CHINA” from the store, only to get home and find a hand written note in Chinese inside the package, most likely from a worker in the factory, asking for help, because the work conditions there were so poor.
It’s not just workers that are being effected buy the world’s desire to buy clothing cheap. Its wreaking havoc on our earth. Dyes from clothing are polluting water systems, making water completely undrinkable in some areas. We’re consuming more and more from the earth as more and more cheap clothing is quickly being made. Less than 25% of clothing is recycled. I’m guessing that a lot of that has to do with clothing being so poorly made that they can’t be recycled but inevitably end up in the garbage because the cheap fabric and sewing has ripped or torn.
There are things you can do to help the earth and the people who inhabitate it when it comes to shopping for the latest fashion.
One of my favorite’s is Boutique Mexico which is now opening in Tulum. Designer and boutique owner, Jennifer Olson (a resident of Mexico herself) created this boutique in order to combine Mexican Artistry and Modern Design to Empower Women Artisan.
Making a livable income can be almost impossible for those living in rural Mexico. Jobs can be extremely difficult to come by. Jennifer was compelled to help artisans sell their beautiful handmade creations so they can prosper in their financial situation and show the world their cultural art.
What started as a modest Etsy shop quickly transformed into an upscale womenswear and accessory line devoted to delivering stylish apparel that is ethically made, eco-friendly and provides artisan women with a dignified job and income.
Every purchase from Boutique Mexico will help artisan women rise out of poverty as well as help other great causes such as funding for La Escuelita de Sonia School, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, and the World Heritage site near Tulum. location of the new store in Tulum and how BM will be featuring a new Mexican Designer every month.
*All of Boutique Mexico’s apparel and accessories are 100% artisan-made and celebrate the native crafts of Mexico.
You can help make a difference in the world with buying these sustainable, eco-friendly fashionable and Boutique Mexico accessories. Here are some of my favorites, and the products are high quality, durable, and made to last, and yet still feel like you’re getting more bang for your buck thanks to the great pricing!
Interested in picking up some of this lovely sustainable, artisan fashion for yourself? Be sure to shop BoutiqueMexico.com Online Today or visit them in Tulum at https://goo.gl/maps/GF4K3RTpr MK2 It is about a 5-minute walk North from Hartwood Restaurant and about a 2-minute walk South from Hotel Ahau Tulum. Right next to “Las Bolas” ice cream shop.
Where are some of your favorite fair-trade places to shop? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you!
Hey lovelies, Charms and charm bracelets are always a popular holiday gift and one I’m currently loving myself! Charm bracelets are such a fabulous way to show off your personality, through unique, beautiful eye-catching charms! It is also so much fun to collect new charms, it’s no wonder these things have been going strong with popularity for years now!
BeCharming.com is one of my favorite sites to pick up beautiful and unique charms to fit my personality and my charm bracelet perfectly! They are an authorized online site for the PANDORA Store and can be found at Mall of America.
BeCharming offers a fabulous selection of beautiful PANDORA charms and when shopping their site online, you can get Free Shipping and no sales tax (if outside of MN). These are just a few great features of shopping with BeCharming! They also offer exceptional customer care with their team of PANDORA specialists via phone, online chat, and email. When shopping with BeCharming, you can shop with confidence, knowing they are also very highly rated by their customers too.. www.trustpilot.com/review/becharming.com
I recently got to try out their gorgeous holiday poinsettia charm! The spirit and sparkle of the holiday season comes to life in this unique Limited Edition Charm. With a stunning array of brilliant red and clear cubic zirconia stones arranged to form a beautiful holiday poinsettia, this addition to any bracelet will become a seasonal favorite – and it is engraved with “2016” for added sentimental value too.
The decorative poinsettia is this year’s special limited edition holiday chart from BeCharming. With its gorgeous red hue and sculptural shape, it will be a stunning focal point for any charm bracelet! Available for a limited time only, the will be a popular holiday piece, perfect for a personal indulgence or a special gift for that special someone! It also comes elegantly presented in a square silver limited edition gift box with rose foil stamping, for just $75 total!
Shop from hundreds of cute PANDORA charms from BeCharming today and don’t forget to check out their Holiday Gift Guide to see this charm and many more gift ideas at http://www.becharming.com/pandora-holiday-gift-guide
Gloves. Everybody needs gloves. They are the perfect stocking stuffer, a great gift for your bestie, a go-to teacher’s gift or thoughtful addition for your mother-in-law. Essentially, you can’t miss this week’s 2-for-Tuesday deal…it’s 2 gifts for less than the price of one! These are stylish, warm, functional, and we have a style that will fit everyone on your list. And…we won’t tell if you keep the second pair. We wouldn’t blame you!
In addition to the glove deal today, the Cents of Style Steals deal on sweaters has been extended through tonight at midnight MST.
**Also, all orders placed before Friday at 5 PM MST will ship in time for Christmas.
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