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Beautiful Baubles: Olivia Palermo

As I have told you guys in the past, I am a pretty big fan of Bauble Bar. They have really great costume jewelry, and for the most part, they keep things pretty affordable. For the items that are a little pricier, all you have to do is wait for one of their many sales, and then you’re back in business. I was really excited when I got an email from them introducing a new fall collection by Olivia Palermo. The collection has lots of feminine nature-inspired elements but keeps it a little edgy by incorporating heavier more geometric shapes.

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I need this necklace in my life; it would be the perfect piece to wear to holiday parties.

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Leaves, buds, and a touch of rose gold? Any of these pieces would be a great way to add a bit of fancy to your Autumn basics.

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I would love to own the entire collection, but I am strategically planning what pieces I “need” … then I’ll be watching for those sales I mentioned earlier.

Images from here.


Holiday Necklaces

This the season to celebrate and sparkle! With holiday parties peppering the next few weeks, this is the perfect time to add some bling to your winter wardrobe, but where to start? Buying the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list can leave you a bit short on funds, so instead of trying to find a different outfit for every event (you know for the sake of facebook photos and all) you can make that LBD go a lot further by putting the focus on your accessories. One of my absolute favorite accessories the moment is the statement necklace; added bonus, it photographs really well. To help you find the right necklace for you, I’ve picked out a few of my favorites and organized them into categories.

DARK

Holiday Necklace Dark

1. Cordelia Gem Collar 2. Chain Tracks Gunmetal Rhinestone Necklace 3. Mixed Stone Curb Chain Necklace 4. Noir Nature Necklace 5. Beaded Crystal Bib

Ribbon
Holiday Necklace Ribbon

1. Delta Dusk Bib 2. Ribbon Back Bib 3.Rhinestone Tassel Ribbon Necklace 4.Ribbon Pearl Petal Collar 5.Jasmine Ribbon Necklace

Wreath
Holiday Necklace Wreath

1. Crystal Garland Strand 2. Faceted Bead Wrapped Cord Collar 3. Pave Stone Necklace 4. All Over Mixed Stone Necklace 5.Rose Headdress Collar

Pearls
Holiday Necklace Pearl

1. Pearls Please Necklace 2. Rockefeller Tassel Bib 3. Pearl & Fringe Chain Necklace 4. Pearlized Spike Necklace 5. Pearlized Blush Necklace

Now go forth and have yourself a bold stylish holiday season.


Maleficent

Maleficent comes out this weekend! I haven’t been this excited since Alice in Wonderland, and I am seriously thinking about dressing up and wearing a flower crown. No matter how old I get, I think i’ll be a Disney girl at heart; I mean Tangled is one of my main go-to sad/sick day movies. If I wasn’t excited enough already, one of my classmates from college works at HSN and posted about their Maleficent event on Facebook. Lots of beautiful things, especially the Maleficent Jewelry Collection. My favorite are, of course, the elaborate necklaces.

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How Big Girls Dress Up

Much like boys with their toys, girls never really stop playing dress up; our dress up clothes, like the boy’s toys, just get more expensive. I am living proof: I spent many many hours clomping around the house in her mother’s high heels, and now I have a carefully curated collection of “fancy” shoes for special occasions. It’s a special kind of thrill to find some accessory or article of clothing that makes me feel just as pretty and sophisticated as I did when I dressed up for tea in five layers of necklaces, one of my mother’s slips and a droopy cartwheel hat festooned with roses. A tall order to be sure, but that’s why it is so amazing when you can recapture it. These elaborate necklaces by Dylanlex are so extravagant that  I feel like they would make any woman feel like a princess (maybe even warrior princess?) again.

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Seriously, when was the last time you saw something that gorgeous?

 

Images from here.


DIY Ear Cuff

I have a fondness for things that sparkle. It doesn’t have to be diamonds or gemstones, I am just as happy with glass, crystal or rhinestones. When I saw the most recent Jewelry DIY by the ladies at Honestly…WTF, I felt like they had made this tutorial just for me.

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You’ll need:

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Start by hammering the hallow gold tube flat. Use the flatnose pliers to flatten and even out the texture.

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Pull the working surface off the edge of a table. Pierce a hole and push the earring post through the working surface. Squeeze a dollop of E6000 onto a disposable spoon.

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Use a toothpick and apply a generous amount of glue onto the flat post. Glue on the flattened curved piece. Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes before applying more glue and attaching the shorter rhinestones to the post. Use the pliers and toothpick to help maneuver the rhinestones. Allow to dry.

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Add more glue along the curved piece and add the longer rhinestones, one piece at time and in an alternating pattern.

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Use the toothpick to add glue along the sides of the rhinestones each time for extra hold. Dry overnight.

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Use wire cutters to trim away the excess metal. Check for any potentially loose pieces and add more glue.

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Allow to dry for at least another day before wearing.

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And be sure to back it with a stabilizer clutch to help keep the ear cuff from drooping!

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I haven’t tried it out yet, I am hunting down grey/clear black crystals and sliver/gunmetal settings, but I most definitely want to make it before the holiday season. I think it would be a great piece to wear to parties.

Images and tutorial by HonestlyWTF