Jewellery

Beautiful Things for Spring: Jewellery Haul

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When it comes to jewellery, I’ve always leaned more towards colourful, affordable fashion pieces, and over the last few weeks, I’ve accumulated some new items to add to my collection.  I did some in-store shopping at J.Crew and Winners, and some online shopping at JustFab.  More info on my finds, below!

 

J.Crew Floral Stud Earrings

JCrew Earrings

Lately, I’ve been loving oversized, shiny studs, and when I saw these in-store, I knew I had to have them (unfortunately, I can’t seem to find them online).  What I love about these earrings is that you can pair them with a cocktail dress, and they’ll look classic and elegant, but you can also wear them to help dress up simple skinny jeans and a t-shirt.  Another thing I love about them, is that the earring backs are incredibly durable and sturdy.  (Regular price: $46.00 CDN, on sale for 25% off).

 

 J.Crew “Brass and crystal petal bracelet” 

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I was at the checkout paying for my new earrings, above, when I saw the sales associate wearing this gorgeous bracelet.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that they still had them in-store, and even more excited that it was on sale! Regular $90.00 CDN, on sale for $49.99, then marked down an additional 40% off, I scored this baby for only $29.99!  Made of brass with glass stones, I almost found it to be Lady Gaga-esque (am I crazy?).  I also love that the adjustable length allowed it to fit my (ridiculously) small wrists.

 

Just Fab “Gypset” Statement Ring

Just Fab Ring

Known for their stylish and affordable shoes ($39.99 a pair, learn more here), Justfab.ca also offers fun purses, jewellery, and accessories.  As a member/email subscriber, I recently received a $10.00 store credit, and decided to give their website a browse.  I came across this statement ring (which comes in both silver and gold), and after reading all the positive reviews, decided to add it to my cart.  I love that it looks like two rings, when actually, it is x-shaped at the back, which holds it together (yes, it is quite comfortable, and yes, I can still bend my finger).  Did I also mention it is extremely reasonably priced at just $6.95?!

 

Just Fab “Sharp End” Bracelet in Gold/Fuchsia

Just Fab Bracelet

I’m always on the lookout for layering pieces, so when I spotted this hot-pink and gold bracelet, I couldn’t help but daydream about how nice it would look paired with a gold watch (does anyone else do this too?…maybe not).  Again, the adjustable sizing allows it to fit my small wrists, and for the price (only $9.95), it is quite durable.  If the colour pink isn’t your thing, it also comes in a really cute white/gold combo.

 

Winners “Natasha” Statement Earrings

Winners Earrings

Winners (similar to the US “T.J. Maxx”) offers brand names at lower prices on a per-store basis.  Because of this, I can’t find them online, but I can say that Winners has a ton of great statement necklaces and earrings in-store right now.  I purchased these earrings for 2 reasons: 1. because they’re shiny and beautiful and I had to have them (typical girl, right?), and 2. because royal blue is my absolute favourite colour.  At just $14.99, these earrings are a bargain that I’ll be sure to get a lot of use out of.

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art” ~Oscar Wlide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October/November Fashion and Beauty Favourites!

November Favourites1. “AE Chambray Shirt” by American Eagle Outfitters

This shirt is soft, durable, and extremely comfortable, which means you’ll want to (and can) wear it every day.  A wardrobe staple, it can be worn endless ways: wear it open over your favourite tee or tank, tie it and wear it as a shrug over your favourite Summer dress to help transition it to Fall, layer it underneath a cozy sweater, or simply wear it buttoned up with a great statement necklace on top (my personal fave).   My favourite thing about this top?  The neutral coloured buttons allow you to wear any colour jewellery you’d like (no need to match the gold or silver toned hardware on this beauty!).

2. “Dropping By” Necklace by Mark (Avon)

I have been a fan of the Mark brand for quite some time.  What I love about this necklace is that it’sMark Necklace reversible: one side has sparkle, the other is a matte-silver tone. You also have the option to adjust the length (24.5-33 inches).  It’s easy to match, unique, and great quality.  Feeling adventurous? Try layering it with shorter necklaces for extra pizazz! 

3. Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum 

This is one of my favourite celebrity-inspired perfumes, which I purchased when it was first released, but recently rediscovered.  This perfume has notes of jasmine, violet, rose water, amber, sandalwood, musk, and more.  Floral enough for the Summer, but musky enough for the Fall,  you can reach for this scent all year round.  Cool fact? A fan of Summer days at the beach, Jennifer Aniston even designed the bottle to look like a cresting wave.

4.  Mineral Powder Blotting Tissues by The Body Shop

As someone who struggles with oily skin on a day-to-day basis, these blotting sheets are heaven-sent.  A true multi-tasker, this product removes oil from the face, while also distributing a small amount of mattifying mineral powder.  Fool proof as it’s made for all skin types, and wallet friendly at just $5.00 for 65 sheets, grab a pack for the car, your purse, your desk…you get the idea!

5. AEO Statement Ring” by American Eagle Outfitters

This ring has been my go-to since I purchased it last month.  It is big and bold enough to make a statement, yet light and thin enough to be extremely comfortable.  With pretty, intricate detailing, including 3 rhinestones for shine, this ring looks great paired with your favourite dark nail polish.

6. Rhinestone Button Earrings by Payless Shoe Source

Sparkly yet elegant and simple, these extremely affordable earrings go with nearly everything.  Pair them with a pretty up-do to show them off, or your leave your hair down for some unexpected sparkle when you “happen” to flip your hair.  Not a fan of the gold tone? They also come in silver, here.  

7. Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy in “Galactic”  

This is by far, one of the coolest drugstore nail polishes I have found in a long time.  The double ended stick provides both a glossy base coat, and a sparkly, opalescent top coat.  The base coat was so thick and pigmented, I only need 1 coat prior to applying the top coat.  The effect that these polishes give is really unique, and is far from the simple glitter top coats you find in nearly every brand’s lineup.  Check out the Revlon website for all the fun and unique ways you can wear this polish.  The only downside is that it is a little difficult and messy to remove.  The upside? It lasts a really long time, and the compliments will be well worth it!

8. Harmonie Necklace by Aldo in “Light Green”

For me, this necklace was love at first sight (and it was on sale…don’t you just love when the stars align?).  Pair it with a simple crew neck t-shirt or sweater and you’ll go from a lazy Sunday afternoon, to a Friday night on the town.  Not only does it shine beautifully, it’s also extremely durable and has substantial weight to it.  It also comes in other colours, depending on the season.  Keep an eye out for them on the Aldo website, here.

Proof that these really are some of my favourite things this month?  You can find me wearing the shirt, ring, and necklace from this list in the picture from my previous post, here!

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak ~Rachel Zoe 

What’s in a name? Affordable Personalized Name Nacklaces

Name Necklace

A few years back, after seeing Carrie’s customized name necklace (and my other  celebrities alike), I was determined to get one for myself.  However, after researching and seeing that most were between $200.00-$300.00, I was thrilled to find www.mynamenecklace.com (there’s now even a www.mynamenecklacecanada.com website too).  This company offers great quality, beautiful pieces for a fraction of the cost of other vendors.  Better yet? They even have free shipping, and often have promo codes to save 10% to 20% off!Carrie

I purchased the “Carrie Style Name Necklace” in sterling silver for less than $40.00.  I loved it so much that I went back and purchased another in rose gold.  My only piece of advice would be that you should be sure to take it off when showering/bathing and avoid spraying it with perfume, as it can weaken the metal between the letters, causing it to slightly bend or break.  A solution to this, if you prefer leaving your jewelry on 24-7, is that they offer “double strength” versions of their necklaces (slightly more expensive).  If you treat these necklaces well, they’ll last forever (I’m proof!).

I’ve also purchased the “Sterling Silver Monogramed Necklace” (under $50.00).  A tip when ordering a 3 letter monogramed item: your last initial always goes in the middle, followed by your first initial on the left, and your middle initial on the right.  (Example: if your name was Sarah Margaret Jones, your monogram would be sJm.)

Be sure to check out their website as they offer gorgeous rings, key chains, earrings, and more in a variety of colours, materials, and styles! (How awesome are these Acrylic Monogram Earrings, and Leather Wrap Bracelet?!)

See something you love? Use promo code “gift” for 10% off!