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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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Nakamol White Leather Cuff with Brown Stone and Printed Top

30 Jun

Today we talk about Nakamol, one of our favorites when it comes to jewelry with a unique flair. This summer we’re inspired by our Nakamol White Leather Cuff with Brown Stone. cuff1 This piece is handcrafted, with a gold metal braid around the stone. The crackled white allows us to be creative with our outfit choices and the natural appeal of the stone gives off a flawless summer vibe. A great feature of this piece is its bend-ability, fitting perfectly to its wearer.

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While neutral clothing is usually my go to, today I took advantage of the versatility of this cuff by pairing with a fun print. cuff7For today’s featured piece and more Nakamol picks, check out Sweet Bling here.

Make Mother’s Day– Gifts for Mom

5 May

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, so show mom some love with the perfect Sweet Bling selections. And one thing women can’t get enough of– jewelry. Here is our gift guide for every kind of mom.

Always Classic– Give mom something to wear with endless looks. Featured pieces: Link Collar Necklace ($28, also available in gold), Gold Chevron Earrings ($18), and Three Teardrop Earrings ($18, also available in gold).

 

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Casual Twist– These wraps are the perfect pieces for pairing with a casual denim look or for dressing up. Every woman needs a wrap bracelet, and these are a popular pick for mom. Featured pieces: Blue Crystal Chain Wrap ($80) and Matte Bronze Leather Crystal Wrap Bracelet ($32).

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Delicate & Dainty– Soft, simple, and unique additions to an outfit. Featured Pieces: Gray Bead Necklace with Beaded Tassels ($52) and Lavender Bella Earrings ($18).

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Statement Piece– For mom to add a bold statement, Sweet Bling carries a wide range of colors and styles. Featured pieces: Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace ($89), Ivory Laurel Statement Necklace ($26, also available in yellow), and Stones and Chain on Gunmetal Cuff ($55).

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For more classic and unique selections for mom, check out Sweet Bling here.

By Rae Backens

Spring Maxi Dress with Nakamol Cuff Bracelet

14 Apr

Sweet Bling has various designer selections, including Nakamol, a jewelry company based out of Chicago. What is unique about this jewelry is that each piece is handmade in Thailand. Pieces we carry range from delicate beaded necklaces to original wrap and cuff bracelets. While the wrap bracelets are a staple for the layering bracelet trend that is gaining major attention, the cuff bracelets are more of statement pieces with a wide leather band and bright beading.

Today we work with our Nakamol Turquoise Flower Cuff. This bracelet features detailed turquoise and gold beading on top of a rich brown leather cuff. This piece inspires a play on texture and color, which transcends into today’s outfit choice.

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Starting with an olive green maxi dress, there are many reasons this dress speaks. Maxi dresses have the ability to be dressed up or down, making them a wardrobe must. Olive green is a color that works as a neutral in the way it flawlessly pairs with endless colors. It is however more vibrant than a white, black, or gray for variety. Olive green against this cuff’s gold and turquoise especially pops. Choosing to dress down this look, a denim jacket is key. This one in particular is partially distressed and with the maxi dress, pulls hints of the olive green. Some leather gladiator sandals or even flip-flops would complete this spring ensemble, with the option to remove the denim jacket in the sunshine. But with a cool breeze and a desire for some casual edge, I couldn’t resist throwing on my Steve Madden Troopa Boots in brown leather. Boots with a dress has a beautiful feminine appeal with an element of surprise. This distressed brown leather also works with with the rich leather of the Nakamol Cuff. The combination of leathers, denim, and a simple maxi all compliment each other with a mixture of texture and color.

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With this cuff, dare to be bold with your patterns and textures. Or for a quieter look, this cuff will speak for itself against softer hues.

Today’s featured piece is the Nakamol Turquoise Flower Cuff. For all Nakamol selections and more designer picks, check out Sweet Bling here.

By Rae Backens