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Why Blue Makes for a Brilliant Color Palette for Travel

20 Nov

So, I am not usually the best packer for vacations. I’m trying, but I tend to over pack. Well, on my recent vacation to Croatia, I really put some effort into planning my outfits. I believe in the mantra – pick one or two colors and combine outfits. So that’s where I started. I picked blue and black. We all know why we should pick black. So why blue?

  • Blue is the color of denim: It’s so easy to wear denim. Denim jeans, denim shorts, denim dresses.
  • Many hues of blue: Powder blue, navy blue, royal blue.  These variations give you maximum flexibility with clothes and jewelry.
  • Navy blue is great for evening: A navy jumpsuit or patterned navy maxi dress is easy to find.
  • A crisp white blouse pairs well with blue denim. This is always a good classic look.
  • Blue does go with black: Since black is such an easy color to wear, picking these two colors for your color palette will give you a versatile wardrobe for your travels.
  • Blue jewelry is plentiful: Whether it is turquoise, navy or powder blue, there are so mnay options.

I was so looking forward to the warm weather that Croatia usually boasts about in September. But ten days before my trip, my stomach dropped when I saw that rain was forecast for much of the time I was going to be in seaside towns in Croatia. After dwelling on this issue of rain and wishing  for sun, I finally gave in and decided to pick up some long sleeved options and a rain jacket.

One of the best investments I made was a Rails flannel shirt and my Joseph Siebel sneakers. I wore the Rails shirt the day we drove from our lovely Rovinj hotel, the Monte Mulina, to Pula and then to the Meneghetti winery. OMG! It was so perfect! Stylish, pretty and oh so soft. But, I have to say, the jewelry I wore really, really made my whole outfit come together.

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The jewelry in the photo:

The jewelry is all from Sweet Bling. These particular pieces are handmade from Nakamol. Click on the photos to shop the pieces.

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Other jewelry for my blue palette:

CBX5458 225  WNXD45 225

RR 5129 Blue 225  turquoise drops 225

The clothes:

Rails 225       verdugo sm  joseph shoes 225

The locations:

The Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj Croatia.

Meneghetti Wine Hotel

 

Cheers!

Sweet Bling

 

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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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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.

Sweet Bling Sweepstakes: Enter for a Chance to Win the Roxanna Jewel Necklace Set

8 Jun

Last week on the blog we gushed about the Roxanna Jewel Necklace and Earrings. We are also crazy about one of our newest designers, Jamierocks, who brought us these fabulous pieces. Therefore Sweet Bling has prepared a very special offer. Go to the Sweet Bling Facebook page to enter for a chance to win both of these pieces– the entire Roxanna Jewel Necklace Set.

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Roxanna Jewel Necklace and Earrings by Jamierocks with Soft White Blouse

2 Jun

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Today we style some new favorites– the Jamierocks Roxanna Jewel Necklace and Earrings. These favorites feature some of the best from the 2014 color palette trends. This blue, light green, and yellow combination on three layers also glistens beautifully in the sun as we enter summer fashion.

 

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This lovely combo of color can worn with various summer shades. However, today we let the jewelry do the talking by pairing with a soft and flowy sheer white blouse. And of course to keep the styling simple, a little tousled hair.

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Today’s featured pieces are the Roxanna Jewel Necklace and the Roxanna Jewel Earrings by Jamierocks. Check out Jamierocks and more from Sweet Bling here.

Spring 2014 Trending Colors in Fashion

31 Mar

This spring, we’re seeing metallics, classic black and white, and soft pastels mixed with loud colors and prints. This does not mean you have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. But by updating your jewelry collection, you can tie together any look while being on trend. What this spring will also prove is that accessories are happening in a very big way. With the help of Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, we will show you how to bling out your wardrobe this spring:

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Placid Blue: Camilla Bloom Necklace

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Violet Tulip: Lavender Bella Earrings

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Hemlock: Mint Sasha Earrings & Mint Mixed Stone Necklace

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Paloma: Jenny Earrings & Crystal Sunburst Necklace

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Sand: Matte Bronze Leather Crystal Wrap Bracelet & Sunset Floral Necklace

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Fressia: Lemon Drop Sasha Earrings & Laurel Statement Necklace

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Cayenne: Pink and Orange Starburst Necklace

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Celosia Orange: Tangerine Amalfi Earrings & Peach Coral Tiara Earrings

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Radiant Orchid: Chunky Purple Necklace

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Dazzling Blue: Blue Jewel Hoops & Electric Blue Wrap Bracelet

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Metallics: Pave Crystal EarringsLink Collar Necklace

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For many more styles in trending, classic, and unique colors, check out Sweet Bling here.

By Rae Backens