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Your Valentine’s Day Outfit — Accessories by Sweet Bling

13 Feb

Ok, so admittedly we know that not everyone is lucky enough to be sharing Valentine’s Day with a lover of 15 years.  So how do you strike a balance between the silky red dress that says “15-year-commitment” and your casual street clothes? Well, when it comes to a date night out on the town, you really can never go wrong with black. And while Valentine’s Day might seem like an occasion for a long silky red dress, it really doesn’t have to be that complicated.  So abandon panic mode.  Deep breaths…exhale.  Sweet Bling has got you covered. Open your imagination, head to your closet, and we’ll almost guarantee you’ll be able to pull one of these classic looks together with the help of some Sweet Bling!

LBD—“Little Black Dress”

Ok, so the dress doesn’t necessarily need to be “little,” but honestly, who doesn’t have a black dress hanging in their closet?  And if by chance you don’t, this is perhaps one of the easiest articles of clothing to acquire.   If your LBD has a high neckline, like this one by Nasty Gal, pair with our Sweet Bling Red Slab Pendant . Or forego a necklace and opt for our Ruby Red Teardrop Earrings.  We love the classic elegance of a high black neckline and sparkling red earrings.  Hello romance!

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If your LBD has a lower neckline, like this one from Lulu’s, pair it with our Sweet Bling Red Vivica Necklace. Add some black pumps (we like suede) and you’re ready to go.

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Leather & Sheer—Love is Near!

Sorry, the rhythm was just too cute.  But seriously, hopefully you’ve noticed that black leather pants are in.  I was hesitant to join the troops (did I really have the legs to pull them off?!). But let me tell you: Greatest. Decision. Ever.  Not only are they going to save the day on your stylish & sexy, but-not-too-casual V-day outfit, they also pair great with a denim button down for a more casual daytime outfit. Here’s the look: Black leather pants (or faux leather), sheer black top, cheetah pumps  (yes, we said cheetah!) and this super versatile Aerin Crystal Drop Necklace and our Bling Bling Crystal Earrings. Oh yes!

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If you are into color, another option is to pair the black leather pants with a wine peplum top (see the one we found on The Lust List) and our Sweet Bling Isabella Jewel Necklace and our Chunky Crystal Stud Earrings. This look works with black shoes or some neutral shoes for a bit more pop (we like nude patent leather pointed-toe-pumps OR nude suede pointed-toe-pumps).

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At the end of the day, we not only hope that Sweet Bling takes the stage on these classic V-Day looks, we hope you have a night to remember {no red silk dress necessary}.

Xoxo Sweet Bling

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.

The 5 Best Spring Wrap Bracelets

28 Apr

The booming trend of wrap bracelets provides an ideal mix of casual and sleek. Strive for simplicity, glam, or edge. With various materials and options available, there is a wrap bracelet for every personal style. This trend is a Sweet Bling favorite, along with being spotted on celebrities, bloggers, and fashion icons. Check out the 5 best spring wrap bracelets:

1. The Bronze Leather Wrap with Crystals. Handcrafted by Nakamol, this wrap features rose, charcoal, and white crystals on bronze leather in a unique texture. Wraps 4-5 times.Screen shot 2014-04-26 at 4.56.23 PM

 

2. The Ivory Leather Crystal Wrap Bracelet. From RUSH by Denis and Charles, this wrap features sparkly crystals and a buckle closure. Also check out this style in carmel, bronze, and black for neutral color wrap bracelet options. Wraps 5-6 times.

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3. The Electric Blue Wrap Bracelet. This Nakamol bracelet makes a statement with its electric blue beads and hints of copper on black leather. Wraps 4-5 times.

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4. The Rock and Roll Leather Wrap Bracelet. Channel some edge with this black leather, white crystals, and gray gemstones. Wraps 4-5 times.

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5. The Beach Baby White Leather Wrap Bracelet. Easily transition into summer style with these light colored crystals and beads. Wraps 4-5 times.

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Wrap the bracelet around a few times to find the perfect fit for your wrist. Try on solo or try layering with more bling. Style with any outfit from jeans to a dress. For more wrap bracelet inspiration, check out Sweet Bling here.

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