Let Earth Tones Be Your Sweet Bling Backdrop

15 Dec

This past Thanksgiving felt more like July than November in Southern California.  Here in Del Mar, it was a spectacular 80 degrees and sunny.  The colors of the ocean simply took my breath away.

The next afternoon a few clouds rolled in, offering a magical light over the ocean.  I headed down to the beach, camera in hand, with my adorable model.

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On another note, I’m loving the brand Cloth and Stone from Anthropologie this season.  They have the most delightful chambray button down shirts.  They look like your typical jean shirt, but feel as cozy and comfy as your favorite Sunday afternoon sweatshirt.  My usual go-to is two-toned, deep denim, but I decided to dress my golden-haired model in a grey hue for today.  It seemed to match my mood as the first clouds in several days made me feel just the slightest chill in my summer attire.

The earth tones of her outfit—olive green jacket, dark denim skinny jeans, grey chambray and navy blue Toms—felt so classic and comforting as we headed down to snap a few shots.  I love dressing with stylish basics so that the pop of our favorite Sweet Bling pieces can make their rightful statement.

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This look is simple yet complete.  Classic earth tones mixed with the bright jewels of this statement beauty are perfect for a chillier southern California day.  I love the way the metal in the Tennyson Pear Drop Necklace compliments the olive green of her jacket—and the shimmer of the matching Tennyson Pear Earrings peeking out from behind her curls.  Just lovely.

And not to mention the colors of the sky that felt as if they were painting a warm, yet brilliant canvas behind my blond-haired beauty as we snap, snap, snapped away…

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Fall is Here, with Rebel Designs

17 Nov

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Fall has me thinking about extra layers and accessories.

It’s that time of year where the weather flips the switch to fall, the leaves begin to change and your wardrobe calls for a gentle makeover.

I love the fall mornings that start off with the fog of a coastal marine layer and break out into a gorgeous, crisp and sunny afternoon.

That’s why I’m loving Rebel Designs this month.

The designers at Rebel take their inspiration from the rough, yet refined grit of New York City, where the changing of leaves beckons the approach of fall.

Their jewelry is just like the layers of our favorite fall outfits.  Warm base layers with stylish flare accessorizing your entrance into colder temps.

The mix of crystal and leather is the perfect complement to fall—the sparkle of crystal mixed with the deep warmth of leather.

I just purchased a new pair of taupe leather booties that I’m absolutely crazy about.  With a medium-height heal, they can so easily be dressed up or down.  I love pairing them with skinny jeans in a deep, dark denim and throwing on a long cable knit sweater over top.  If I’m feeling some color, I add a light scarf to complete the lookI love any of the Rebel Design cuffs with this look.  When I’m feeling the need for a little extra flare on a rainy morning coffee date, I especially love the Vintage Leather Cuff with the Round Crystal Disk.

This look is great for a mid-morning brunch with friends and so simply transformed into an outfit for a night out on the town—no need to change your jewelry.  Shed the sweater, replace with a deep rust blouse and light, caramel-brown leather jacket—keep your jewelry—and you’re ready for a hip night out on the town.

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White Beaded Lariat Necklace

9 Sep

White and taupe beads sparkle on this lariat. This tassel like piece by Jamierocks has an easy to wear feel, yet makes a statement. Wear this lariat through the end of the summer, and then begin pairing with your favorite fall colors to pull the tone of the taupe beads and brown leather. Today we used the light color to our advantage by pairing with a rust orange. The beads and sheer fabric of the top love the light of the sun.

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Today’s featured piece is the White Beaded Lariat Necklace. For this piece along with more lariat and tassel trends, check out Sweet Bling here.

RUSH by Denis and Charles Eva Multi-Strand Bracelet

2 Sep

While long necklaces have had our heart lately, it’s time to let a fun bracelet take the spotlight. The layered arm bling trend is still very much happening, so today we bring the Eva Multi-Strand Bracelet into action.

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This bracelet features 11 strands of bronze, charcoal, gold chain, and crystal. My favorite feature is the mix of metallics. This bracelet allows us to mix our metals and color palettes while choosing our outfit and additional accessories.

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The mix of red-ish brown jeans with a black top make this bracelet work. The bronze tones of this bracelet are also the perfect gateway to wear this piece all fall long.

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For today’s featured bracelet and more layered bling, check out Sweet Bling here.

Study Abroad Packing List & Fall Fashion Essentials

18 Aug

Since February, I have been writing the blog and posting the Instagram content for Sweet Bling. I love getting the chance to style and take photos for the social media and being a part of such a fun website. Very soon, I will be going to Nantes, France where I will be studying abroad for the semester. But before I head off, I wanted to share some of my favorite fall fashion essentials and a few items I found to be necessities for my travels throughout Europe. I chose pieces that can transform from day to night and work well for many situations. It isn’t always easy to be fashion savvy and travel light!

Black Felt Hat– I can’t wait to wear this Urban Outfitters hat all around Europe. For travel days, days I don’t have time to fix my hair, or days I want to add a bit of flare to my outfit! The black makes it simple, wear with any color you like.

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Taupe Heeled Booties– Often when I’m shopping, I have a difficult time choosing what color of an item I want! Taupe makes life a bit easier by its ability to go with both blacks and browns. Matching all leathers and colors isn’t a fashion must. Mixed materials makes things a bit more interesting! I have many tall boots, but when I saw these sweet heeled booties at Nordstrom, I had to have them. The heel and low cut is very chic. I will wear these with anything from daytime denim to a LBD.

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School Backpack– I was on a hunt to find a backpack that is practical with lots of compartments, a water bottle holder, and comfort. Those specifications usually eliminate many of the cute, girly backpacks on the market! I was so happy when I found this backpack at Burton, the light gray pattern is soft and neutral.

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Sweet Bling Pearl and Rhinestone Long Necklace– This necklace is essential when packing light. It instantly dresses up simple denim, or finishes a glamorous look.

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Satchel Purse– When traveling around Europe, or in daily life, it’s nice to have your wallet and phone in a safe, close place. This bag is compact for comfort and convenience, and is easy to throw on under a coat if necessary.

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That’s a wrap on my favorite items I’ll be bringing to Europe! Whether you’re a traveling or happy at home this fall, check out these items and they’ll become your new fashion staples.

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RUSH Beaded Convertible Necklaces & Bracelets

11 Aug

Today we show off a few new RUSH by Denis and Charles pieces that are a must have. For the cost of one, wear the piece as a long necklace (44″), a doubled collar length necklace, or as a wrap bracelet. Choose your favorite among the four, and convert the length to wear with any outfit.

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Today’s featured pieces are the Kharis, Tenley, Keegan, and Demi Convertible Necklace and Bracelet. Shop these convertible pieces and more at Sweet Bling.

Vibrant Beads: The Blue Druzy Toggle Necklace

5 Aug

Vibrant Beads– This modern style gives your long strand necklaces a fun flare with some added shine. Today we show off another Timothy John favorite to mix up your accessories while still having the appeal of a classic long necklace.

The Blue Druzy Toggle Necklace features a blue pendant with crystal and sodalite stones. With gold detailing, this piece can be dressed up or down. For today, my everyday denim button up and beaded tank complete this casual look.

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For today’s featured necklace and more bright beaded selections, check out Sweet Bling here.

Timothy John Arrow Druzy Pendant with Black & White

28 Jul

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Lately we have been loving the unique pendant style. Today we feature the Arrow Druzy Pendant by Timothy John, who also recently brought us the Turquoise Slab Pendant. Arrows can symbolize direction, moving forward, strength, and fashion! This arrow necklace features a double gold chain (26″) and a white textured stone. While white with gold is a simple neutral combination, the detailed elements of this piece make it more special!

For today’s featured pendant and more picks from Timothy John, check out out Sweet Bling here.

Jamierocks Aideen Spike and Jewel Necklace Set with Black Lace

21 Jul

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One of our new favorite designers, Jamierocks, does it again with a fabulous necklace and earrings set. Our Aideen Spike and Jewel Necklace and Aideen Jewel Earrings feature emerald and citrine colored jewels on a worn gold chain.

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This statement necklace also features small spikes for a soft edge and modern appeal. While this set is being introduced during the summer season, the striking jewels and worn gold are the perfect combination to transfer into your fall and winter wardrobe. To show off this range, today we paired the set with a black lace top.

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For today’s featured set and more Jamierocks jewels, check out Sweet Bling here.

Spikes & Studs: The Best 3 Spike Jewelry Pieces

14 Jul

Spikes and studs are still making quite a statement in fashion. This trend is seen mostly with accessories, including studded heels, flats, bags, and clutches. Also very popular with spikes and studs is jewelry. Spikes add a punk like element to fashion, styled to look sleek or edgy. In today’s fashion, spikes are much more mainstream meaning any girl can take on  this trend to add a flare to her own personal style. With Sweet Bling, it is possible to wear unique designs  at an affordable price. To tackle this trend, Sweet Bling has pulled a few spike pieces that vary in intensity, color, and styling.

1. Spike and Bling Necklace: Gold spike and clear crystal necklace. The small spikes and neutral palette make this a perfect piece to try out the spike trend with a variety of looks.

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2. Aideen Spike and Jewel Necklace: Emerald and citrine colored jewels rock this edgy necklace by Jamierocks. Spikes and chain are in worn gold while the vibrant jewels rule this necklace.

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3. Spike and Chain Earrings: A simple gold spike hangs from black chain with glimmers of gold. These earrings add a subtle edge to complete a look.

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For today’s featured pieces and more spike selections, check out Sweet Bling here.