We’ve heard all about color blocking when it comes to your clothes, but how can we leave out our accessories? Shoes, jewelery, and handbags need color blocking love too! It’s always a great way to liven up any outfit. What do you think? Is color blocking with accessories for you?
|Maganda Recycled and Revamped Jewelery|
Today is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and bring awareness to the Earth’s environment (although we should be doing that every day). Did you know there are so many things you can do to honor our planet?
As a fashionista there are more than enough ways to be fabulous, chic, and green. In middle school, I was taught the three R’s-Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
You can incorporate these three R’s in your every day life…fashionably of course. And if you’re like me…you should start with baby steps, like recycled jewelery. This is when items are reused or reworked into pieces of jewelery. I went on the hunt on one of my favorite sites, Etsy. They are all about handmade items. I found a few sellers below who caught my attention with beautiful and eclectic pieces of jewelery.
Welcome to my new obsession, wooden bangle bracelet sets. Yes, it has to be a set. My friend Ivory has really inspired me to start wearing large bangle bracelets. She always rocks them! Today, I went shopping with my mom and she bought me an early birthday gift, which included a set from Avenue. She did buy me other stuff, but you’ll have to wait and see those. If you haven’t noticed, I have to buy my bracelets at plus size stores. I have my dad to thank for my large man hands. LOL. I love the tribal feel you get from these and they pretty much go with anything. Take a look at the wide assortment below.
I’m in a really big hurry this morning, but I just had to show you these adorable cat and elephant pieces from the jewelery line of the creative Betsey Johnson. Of course my heart belongs to vintage cat collection, but the elephants are too cute! This woman never runs out of ideas. What it must be like to live in her head. Anywhoo, enjoy the Betsey love!
I am now just realizing that I need more rings in my life. After wearing the big sparkly one I bought at Aldo Accessories I know I need more! Call it a budding obsession with statement rings.
But, everyone should have at least one statement ring. If you don’t, then you have no idea what your outfit is missing.
In fact, while doing a little bit of ring browsing online, I came across a few rings that caught my eye. Rings that need to be on my fingers soon!
The Abstract Cut Out Ring from Topshop ($20) is HOT! Which one is your favorite?
One of my favorite silhouettes for spring would have to be the maxi dress. It’s the ultimate dress for comfort and style. And it’s so versatile.
This Lane Bryant V-neck Maxi Dress ($39.95) is a perfect example. This LBD (I’m now calling the long black dress) is like a blank canvas.
From the waist to your neck and down to your feet, there are so many ways to accessorize and make this the dress you’ll wear all spring. Not only will you be able to accessorize like a pro, but you’ll do it at reasonable prices with pieces that will carry into other seasons.
The Leather Belt
The Chunky, Funky, or Long Necklace
The Eclectic Cuff Bracelet
The Gladiator Sandal
Now that I think about it, you probably have most of these items in your possession. How do you dress up your maxi dresses?
Most curvy gals can’t shop at the affordable mall favorite Charlotte Russe. They don’t make clothes for us. In fact, every time I walk in there I always head right over to the accessories. Here are a few necklaces, handbags, and shoes that would make my spring shopping list in an instant! And everything featured in this post is $40 and under.
I can’t say I’m a regular at Fred Segal, like Miss Rihanna here, but I do love that necklace. So of course, I found you all a few alternatives. (Click on the pendant for shopping info)
What do you think? Which necklace would you rock? I love the first one…of course! It’s by Betsey Johnson.
I swear these holidays are going to make me broke! All I want is a little sparkle this holiday season. Is that too much to ask? Maybe a little bling to brighten things up? You know I’m a lover of Juicy Couture and Betsey Johnson rings, but look what else I found, Kenneth Cole rings all under $40! I don’t which set of rings I want more! Which ones are your favorite? Can you see yourself wearing any of these with your holiday looks?
Here are a few more reasons to love Betsey Johnson. Yes, her jewelry is amazingly rocker chic and these rings continue to prove that. And they only cost between $35-$65! Unique pieces without costing an arm and a leg. I don’t think I can even pick one. Decisions…decisions. Which ring do you love?
When do you consider jewelry to be a piece of art? Does it have to stand out? Make a statement? Catch every passerby’s attention? When I wear a piece of jewelry I would like it to do all of the above. Sometimes, I’m not so brave. But, I’m about to change that. I will now be on the lookout for those special pieces. Here are a few that have made the cut. Most are designer and are out of my price range, but I can sure use them as inspiration. Which one is your fave?
Free People Clothing Boutique’s vintage-inspired jewelry has kinda made my heart skip-a-beat. Just look at these gorgeous designs! All of the pieces here range from $18-$38 (click on the pic for details). That’s definitely something I can get behind. I’ve never held the jewelry in my hands, so I can’t tell you about its quality, but it looks chic. Anyone out there ever buy from Free People? Please spill!