Choose Your Jewelry Carefully

Written by Sher Matsen


Choosing your jewelry is no different than choosing your wardrobe. Most important is to stick within your comfort zone and your personal fashion style. That said it never hurts to step out ofrepparttar box once in awhile. What's most important is that your jewelry matches up with your outfit. Your jewelry isrepparttar 148472 finishing touch on your total look. Make your fashion statement count!

You need to determine what you want your jewelry to do. Do you want it front and center stage? Do you want it to compliment? Do you want it subtle? The occasion or event you'll be wearing your jewelry to is also important - make certain it is fitting. A sexy oversized choker might be perfect for a night onrepparttar 148473 town but may not be fitting forrepparttar 148474 boardroom.

Although you may have a favorite designer. There's really no need to stick with just one designer. In fact there's no need forrepparttar 148475 pieces to actually be designer. There are plenty of wonderful pieces onrepparttar 148476 market that are unsigned but certainly make a fashion statement. Mix and match your jewelry to give it character and a little pizzaz!

Costume Jewelry, both signed and unsigned, is an affordable way to complete your look. Costume Jewelry can be bought for a low price and has plenty of life. Heck we see costume jewelry back torepparttar 148477 1920s still in excellent condition. What's great with costume jewelry is you can use it, get tired of it, put it away or give it away and have still gotten good value for your money.

Designer pieces tend to cost a little more, last a little longer, and they usually follow more traditional lines so you can wear them for more than one or two seasons.

Sterling Silver is affordable and very versatile. If you don't want to spendrepparttar 148478 money for sterling, then purchase some silver plate pieces. Silver is a must have to any wardrobe! You can go from dainty and delicate to large and noticeable. It can be dressed up or down and is acceptable for any event or occasion.

We always recommend have some gold plate or gold tone pieces in your wardrobe basics also. 10-14k gold may be a bit too pricey for many but gold plated jewelry is quite affordable and will give you good value forrepparttar 148479 cost. Gold like silver can be dressed up or dressed down and is perfect for a very classy look.

When purchasing rings you can have great fun - againrepparttar 148480 choices are endless from large and overwhelming to dainty and feminine. The length and size of your fingers plays an important role in what will look good. For example long skinny fingers don't look good with huge oversized rings, yet a woman that has long thicker fingers they look exquisite. Long nails? Short nails? it all makes a difference. Play and see what you like what looks good. Also determine where you will be wearing these rings. For example if your working around fine fabrics you'll not want any rins that have sharp edges that could snag. Your rings are also part of your total statement.

Take Your Fashion Statement To The Beach

Written by Sher Matsen


Itís that time of year when we pack up our bags and head torepparttar beach forrepparttar 148471 day to enjoy those warm sunrays andrepparttar 148472 refreshing sound ofrepparttar 148473 lapping water.

So what constitutes a good beach wardrobe. Well there are certain essentials that none of us forget. On goesrepparttar 148474 swimsuit and bathing suit cover, flip flops on our feet. Beach bag has been packed withrepparttar 148475 essentials Ė sunglasses, floppy hat, towel and a good book. Great Ė gotrepparttar 148476 basics covered but what aboutrepparttar 148477 rest.

So if we are so prepared for a day atrepparttar 148478 beach, why is it byrepparttar 148479 time we get home we look pretty worn. Here are some helpful tips to make your day atrepparttar 148480 beach fun and keep you looking fashion fresh all day and allrepparttar 148481 way home.

First before you leave home, if youíve got long hair pull it into a high pony tail or fun knot. Use some funky hair accessories that will stay in place when youíre swimming. Try a fun colored bobble or some firm fastening clips in bright summer colors. If you pull your hair up your neck will stay cool and youíll look fresh all day with your neat hairdo.

Second slather yourself in sunscreen before leavingrepparttar 148482 house, then tossrepparttar 148483 sunscreen in your bag so you can reapply after a swim or every few hours. A sunburn is not only unhealthy and painful, itís unattractive, so donít let yourself turn intorepparttar 148484 lobster ofrepparttar 148485 day. Your sunscreen should be a SPF of 15. It doesnít hurt to use a strong SPF on your face or your entire body if you burn easily.

Your beach bag should be large enough to hold your supplies forrepparttar 148486 day. Why not get something fun and fashionable to keep you looking fashion fresh. Make sure youíve got allrepparttar 148487 daily essentials in your bag Ė sunglasses, sunscreen, a good book, a floppy hat, some lip gloss, and any other makeup touch ups youíll want. If you plan to wear eye makeup make sure itís waterproof. Stay away from heavy foundations.

If you must apply something use a bronzer moisturizer. Itís also a good idea to bring lip balm with an SPF15 to protect your lips. It never hurts to put some moisturizer inrepparttar 148488 bag. Include a snack and plenty of fluids. Itís important not to get dehydrated.

Okay great weíve gotrepparttar 148489 basics covered now what aboutrepparttar 148490 wardrobe basics? If youíre planning to wear a swimsuit itís usually easiest to put it on at home, that way youíre not chasing down change rooms. So great Ė first on goesrepparttar 148491 swimsuit. Now what to wear for a cover?

Well youíve got plenty of choices. A tank top and shorts, tank and skort, or a nice light cotton dress all work well over top. Choose something thatís easy to put on and take off, and choose fabrics that breathe to keep you cool. I also suggest including a long sleeved cotton blouse just incase you start to burn you can protect your shoulders and arms.

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