I know it’s been a bit since I’ve posted, but I’ve had a lot of new styles come in and it’s been keeping me busy. So, I’d like to give you some tips from a specialist so when they’re released you’ll be ready and raring to go! I recently discovered this wonderful wardrobe stylist blog, www.susiestyles.com.
Here’s one of her posts on YouTube about how to wear jewelry. Enjoy!
Also, be sure to visit http://www.thejewelryladystore.com to see these new items:
Until next time, be sure to look like no one else!
There are a million ways to store jewelry. You can hang it on knobs, put it in drawers, use hanging dividers, use an official jewelry box or any number of methods. The main thing is to keep it clean, intact & safe! So, I thought I’d share some great ideas (some are even diy!) for you to keep your precious fashion items.
Here you’ll see a custom make jewelry organizer. I found this company, Jewelry Organizers & More, on FB. They create custom organizers to your specs! The pic has a link that’ll take you directly to their FB page.
OMG, as I’m writing this post, I’m researching all kinds of different jewelry storage ideas. There is some great stuff out there! So here’s one I found that gives you 12 DIY jewelry organizer ideas! I love the 3 tiered scalloped pedestal tray idea! I have made a bathroom organizer that looks similar for my toiletries to keep my sink nice & tidy by organizing vertically.
Here’s another that started me to drooling (yes, I know I’m butchering the English language with that one)! The color choice is so cool! Those Caribbean colors are in this season, so it falls right in line. But this seems like an easy diy project you could try.
I love how there’s so many nooks, crannies & hooks! You could even add more hooks on the side. The possibilities are endless!
Now this is the one I want for the road. I already own something similar, but it’s for toiletries & it folds differently. But in a pinch, it’ll work. However, this one struck my fancy as soon as I laid eyes on it. What do you think?
You can also go the hanging organizer route, but I’d be concerned with necklace sets. Your seed bead sets don’t do well when rolled up or wound up. They’ll hold that shape & it’ll take months for them to straighten back out. Yeah, guess how I know??
My new love is a wall mount jewelry organizer. They just floor me! The idea of opening any door to behold row after row of bracelets, necklaces & earrings is enough to make me woozy! lol Ok, maybe it’s not quite that serious, but they do get me going!!
So I’m sure there are some purists out there who only go for jewelry boxes. I don’t blame you. They are beautiful, practical & functional! But who says they can’t be dazzling! This box has a great look & space for your favorite pieces.
But for me, I must say I have a different idea of jewelry storage. Maybe it’s because of the amount of jewelry I encounter, but I’ve gotta have uber-storage! So here it is, ladies.
This thing is a work of art! I can’t even figure out how much it would hold!!! Now, if I could superglue it to one of these Wellington dressers below, I just might be able to fit my jewelry in one place. LOL!!!! Gotcha!
Alright ladies, I hope you enjoyed this post. And I hope I inspired you to think outside (& inside) the box when considering your jewelry storage.
To see my latest jewelry selections, visit me on my Facebook page! And get ready for a new shopping experience very soon. You’ll be able to shop from my site or my Facebook page. Stay tuned!
~The Jewelry Lady
I know, I just ran about 30% of you away. But it’s ok! I wouldn’t ask you that question without giving you a simple solution on how to do it. And I wouldn’t suggest it if I didn’t know first hand how beneficial it is to do it. I have been known to be a bit of a clothes hog myself. Thank God I’m married to one! He can understand, so I don’t catch much flack about it. However, there was a time when having so many clothes became too much. Yeah, there’s such a thing as having too many clothes (*sigh*). But, while I was pouting about cleaning out my closet, I realized one thing:
If I clean out my closet & organize it, I can go shopping again! In moderation, of course.
The next thing I thought about was how many people would benefit from having my clothes that I didn’t even wear any more. Or even ones that I liked but didn’t really wear much. Or the ones I hated, were too big, too small, too whatever.
So, I got to work. I went through the rack, pulling out these categories:
1. Don’t like
2. Doesn’t fit
3. Don’t wear
4. Worn it long enough (yes, that’s a category. I even get tired of seeing me in some stuff!)
5. Outdated or inherited*
As I was doing this, I noticed some things. I noticed the colors I wore & even more so, the colors I didn’t wear! I noticed the style I gravitated to & the ones I strayed from. I noticed the materials, cut & neckline that I utilized most often. I began to discover my personal style! As I took notice, it made it easier to separate the good from the bad in my closet. And it made it easier to chuck what I didn’t really need. That stuff was using some prime real estate!
Now, there’s an * by number 5. Here’s the deal. If you have outdated clothing (those extra wide collars from the 70s or go-go boots or something), you need to do something about it. I know, I love some of the patterns & yes, they are called retro, but there is a limit. If you have a vintage piece that’s got a great pattern, then keep it. Just re-purpose it. Take it to an alterations shop and have them create a new garment out of the old one. Create a new garment or accessory out of a beloved old one. Just make sure it’ll be something you’ll use & look great in.
Next, inherited pieces. If you inherited items from a loved one (who has passed or not), you could alter those garments to fit you. You could also convert sweaters to pillows to snuggle, blouses into vests or tanks, or any number of creative ideas! Even consider transforming a garment into a stuffed animal. Sentimental pieces are special, but even more so when they can be used by the owner. You may want to take pictures of the item(s) and just give them away. This is a great way to keep the memory without utilizing space. Either way, do what gives you peace & space to receive.
So, once you clean out, what do you do with all that stuff? First, resist temptation to put it back in the closet by getting rid of it as soon as possible! Bag it up, call your girlfriends & let them come get the bags. Don’t let them stay in your house! Ask them to pass on what they don’t need to someone else. Or, you can donate them to a women’s shelter, local school clothing closet, church or Salvation Army/Goodwill/Thrift store. And consigning is always an option. I don’t usually suggest it, due to the amount of time it sometimes take to haul it around to find a place that takes your style of clothing.
Anyway, enough chit-chat about it. Let’s do it! Let’s tackle that closet!!!
Be sure to read my next post, How to Organize Your Closet.
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I have a 6-year-old little girl. Leah. I love Leah. I really do. She’s all the things a little girl should be. Sweet, smart, expressive, unique & silly. Unfortunately, she’s the only girl. She has 2 older brothers so I feel her pain (I’m an only child). No little girl in the house to play with, share secrets with, have tea parties & play dress up with…WRONG! My daughter has made me the stand in to every production she puts on in the house, from play doh pal to sidewalk chalk chum (which I admit is great stress relief & down time). And she wants to share things of mine, too! Like my shoes, my hats, my office, & most recently, my jewelry! In my mind I said, FORGET THAT!! There’s a lot of things we can share, but NOT MY JEWELRY! But in my heart, this is my baby girl, my pride & joy, the apple of my eye. Surely, surely there is some recourse! I pondered, thought, considered, & after creating a few brow lines, it came to me…
GET HER SOME JEWELRY OF HER OWN!!!
So, I did! And yes, I do realize that I have an ENORMOUS advantage, because well…….. I AM The Jewelry Lady!
But, I’m not selfish. And I am sympathetic to all the moms out there who don’t have the access to jewelry styles that I do. I’m so sympathetic that I have created albums on my FB page FULL of little girly froo-froo items that the little ladies, teens & fully grown ladies just ADORE! How do I know? I test them out on my little lady. She’s often sitting beside me, pointing, smiling (face about to crack from cheesing) & saying “Ooooh Mommy! JEWELRY! Can I see??” Of course, how can I deny her the pleasure? She is in fact the next generation of The Jewelry Lady! It’s also great to have a second opinion. She’s got “the eye”, too! So your daughters will be in for a treat when I retire. Oh God, how do you RETIRE from jewelry?! Clutch the pearls in shock & horror! lol
Anyway, here are some more serious suggestions that may work for you (besides installing a high-tech infrared laser guarded room that requires a thumbprint, eye scan & vocal recognition):
1. When you go shopping & you see that *twinkle* in their eye (you know the one where you realize you’ll never see/touch/wear that item again in its original condition), pony up and get her one as well.
2. Recycle! When you’re about to clean out your closet, bring her in and let her have first crack at items you’re giving away anyway. Leah had the most fun in my shirt that I was giving away & all the jewelry I was giving to our women’s church group (The Sista Swap).
3. Use your items as a bargaining chip. Yeah, bribe ’em. I negotiated about 10 minutes of freedom off of one bag of jewelry & shirts I was giving away. It ended up being about an hour because she was having so much fun! And at the end, I got a free fashion show!!
Here’s a sample of little girl items. Inbox me or reply here with questions or to order. Orders usually arrive within 7-10 days. Happy shopping! ~The Jewelry Lady
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Many ladies ask, “Should wear a scarf with a necklace?”
The question shouldn’t be “should I”, but “how should I?”
For years, it’s been faux pas to pair a scarf with a necklace, but now, it’s a hot trend! So how do you create a cohesive, chic look? Well, there are a few ways:
You can blouse the scarf with a choker so the necklace shows above the draped scarf.
Another method is wearing a layered necklace above the scarf in a V. Unfortunately, you can’t see everything that’s going on in this pic. The scarf is draped over one shoulder so it frames the extra long necklace. I couldn’t get my camera to capture it without it being fuzzy. 😦
But my pink Italian scarf & pearls still look so chic!
Next, I tried looping a scarf around my neck once and allowing it to hang and frame different necklaces. Notice that the loop can be close to the neck or further away. I put it further away for the bobble/bauble necklace & closer for the multi-strand pearls.
I also tried laying the pearls on top of a draped scarf. This way the scarf is a backdrop for the necklace. Try to match the weight of the scarf to the weight of the piece. Meaning, if you have a classy scarf, put it with a classy set. A whimsical scarf should be paired with a fun set. Don’t mix messages when putting jewelry together. But there are some pieces that’ll work either way.
Works well for covering the cleavage!
Finally, I put the necklaces on top of the scarf.
I hope I inspired you to try some different looks using some of the items you already have (or some you plan to own) & I hope you enjoyed my mini photo shoot. I know I did! Play around with these styles in different colors, fabric types & lengths of necklaces & scarves. Pair them with your favorite ensembles to see which ways flatter you most. And when you find it,
~The Jewelry Lady
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Does the snow, sleet, wind and rain of winter get you down? To boost your spirits, wear a pop of color in your outfit! Jewelry, accessories or garments that are a bit lighter in hue, can brighten everyone’s day. Try a yellow top to bring the sunshine in or a hot pair of red earrings. Pair those with coordinating handbags or pumps & you’re good to go. So lighten up your day with lively lime, tantalizing turquoise, or perfectly passionate purple!
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Have you ever had to deal with boots that were crushed, creased or cracked because the kept being bent? Try this on for size: insert a rolled up magazine into each boot to keep the form. Or, use the inside of each boot to stash extra pairs of rolled up, clean socks!
It’s that time again…closet cleaning! I set aside some time last week to prune & it really paid off! I finally space bagged those last sleeveless numbers that won’t resurface til around May when it’s in the 60’s or 70’s. I also cleaned out the kids closets & the community closets. And wouldn’t you know it, a lady was selling new clothes for 50 cents a piece! Yes, I made a killing and got about 70 pieces for $25 (I had to wait about 15 minutes for her, so I got a great discount)! It was a great feeling to get rid of the old & make room for the new. And the new showed up in a big way!
I hope you’ll see the benefit of clearing out old things, people & places out of your life so you can make room for new, more fulfilling experiences. Happy New Year!
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I thought this was pretty cool. You could use any kind of knobs or any kind of backing! Anything from a plank to a wooden chessboard would work! But keep scrolling to see some of the most original ideas I’ve seen (& will try in the near future!)http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/31-insanely-easy-and-clever-diy-projects
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Only purchase clothing that is flattering. Think of outfits or garments that you always get compliments on. Did they compliment you on the color? Was it the cut or style? Shop according to those compliments. This doesn’t mean you are people pleasing, but it is a clear indication of what showcases you.
Avoid impulse shopping. You often spend unnecessarily on items you don’t need & usually regret later.
Need to save a buck? Shopping at a high end store off season can save a lot. Add in a coupon or special promotion & you’ll get all of the quality at a fraction of the price!
Swapping with friends is a great way to find out what looks good on you without spending a dime.
Finally, avoid shopping if you are bloated, swollen or in any pain. You will misjudge your size & can make snap judgments.
If you need advice on an outfit or accessories, feel free to post or email me at email@example.com! Let me know if I have permission to share your photo on our blog, site or FB page.
Thanks & happy shopping!
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Nothing is more upsetting than your favorite fashion piece looking dull, dirty or just not as glamorous. Before you toss it, try cleaning it! Consider that your jewelry suffers through a barrage of hair & face products, sweat, dirt & oils on a daily basis. This can take its toll on any jewelry-even gold & silver jewelry. So to take the wear and tear off, try these methods:
Use a lint free and non-abrasive cloth to wipe down your fashion & costume jewelry at night after the jewelry has been removed. This will help to prevent a buildup of body oil and perspiration. These cloths are not treated with any type of polish or chemical that could potentially damage your jewelry. Try an ultra-soft microfiber cloth that will remove perspiration and restore shine to the surface of your fashion jewelry.
You probably will not need to use a liquid cleaner more than once a month unless you are active in stage performance. Heavy makeup required for theatre can transfer to the surface of your jewelry causing a dull exterior; in cases like this, cleaning several times a month with Fashion Jewelry Cleaner may be beneficial.
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The daily grind: picking out accessories! There are a lot of ways to decide what to wear with your outfit. You can always use my patented (not really) Matching Method, or try a few of these:
Opt for color: One of the best ways is to choose colorful pieces. Colorful jewelry is wonderful for a modern wardrobe because contemporary clothing tends to be neutral. Your collection of black pants, grey sweaters and beige shirt dresses are easily enhanced with bright pink gemstone rings, blue glass drop earrings, purple beaded bracelets and oversized yellow pendants. Use fashionable jewelry to inject your daily look with bright colors & jewel tones.
Choose pieces with personality: The most fashionable outfits are those that match your personal tastes. Rather than selecting the most popular fashion jewelry, choose fashionable jewelry with unique and interesting details. If you love animals, wear owl necklaces, frog earrings and fox rings. If you like tribal styles, wear leather bracelets and gold stackable rings. Don’t hesitate to wear a unique combination of fashionable jewelry that portrays your individuality.
Get inspiration from another decade: Creating a great look with fashionable jewelry is often as easy as looking to the past. Fashion jewelry includes vintage-inspired pieces that can help you craft a 1960s style or a 1980s outfit. Elongated beaded necklaces go beautifully with long, colorful peasant skirts and smocked sundresses. Leather cuffs will accent your skinny jeans and high-top sneakers perfectly. An oversized gemstone cocktail ring is a fabulous addition to a tailored 1950s dress. Gemstones are not out of the question when shopping for fashion jewelry. Many semi precious gemstones are available in affordable jewelry collections. Look for stunning aquamarine, jade, turquoise, amethyst, marcasite, peridot, garnet and iolite tones when shopping for vintage-inspired fashion jewelry. Choose fashionable jewelry that will help you express your retro side.
Need a quick fix for a fashion emergency? Here’s three!
Rub a bar of soap on the teeth of a stuck zipper to help it glide. Reattach a loose button with the metal wire from a twist tie. Peel away the paper, insert the wire through the button and fabric, and twist to secure.
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Blot out a stain on your collar with a wet sponge or terry-cloth towel (not a paper towel, which can shred), or cover it up with a pretty scarf.
Remove fresh deodorant marks by rubbing them with a wet, well-wrung washcloth or damp towel.
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