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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.

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.

Turquoise Slab Pendant with a Bright Summer Dress

7 Jul

Turquoise is a color that conveys passion, peace, and happiness. A color that seems appropriate to pair with almost any color palette, as it brings life to any outfit. From a simple white tee and jeans to a bright colored dress like displayed today, turquoise completes each look to perfection. To incorporate turquoise into your wardrobe, jewelry allows versatility and hints of the lovely shade.

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Hitting this trend spot on is the Sweet Bling Turquoise Slab Pendant. This pendant features a large asymmetric stone wrapped in wire on a long gold chain (36″). This necklace features unique qualities with the detail on both the stone and chain.

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Feeling inspired by this pendant, I paired it with a bright red orange high-low dress. I loved how this dress caught the rays of sun and gusts of wind while providing a contrast against the detailed stone. This look is so simple to put together– a dress, sandals, messy hair, and a pendant!

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Today’s featured piece is the Turquoise Slab Pendant by Timothy John. For this piece and more turquoise selections, check out Sweet Bling here.

6 Wedding Dress Trends for Summer 2014

23 Jun

Today we take a look at some of the best wedding dress trends for this season. We will showcase our favorites along with what to expect coming down the isle.

1. Lace Sleeves: A timeless trend. Kate Middleton let us know that this look isn’t going anywhere. We may have old photos of our mother or grandmother walking the isle in white lace sleeves. And now check out this trend with a modern appeal.

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Via Wedding Inspirasi & Allure Bridals

2. Open Back: The modern bride will be a bit more daring with the amount of skin that is revealed.

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3. Hints of Color: A modern bride may not always be looking for a pure white gown. Hints of color can be expressive and also add a fun summer flare.

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4. Ruffles: Many brides are attracted to the dramatic feel of the volume that ruffles create.  Many textures and fabrics can be used to create this look.

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5.  Fitted: While many brides enjoy the drama of volume, a modern bride may be looking for a fitted look, revealing each of her curves.

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6. Bohemian: Finally, the summer wedding favorite. This is the true modern bride combining her special day with her edgy style. Specific to summer gowns, a flowy and somewhat structureless gown is popular. This can include layers of sheer fabric, giving a beach wedding feel. A bohemian style may also be reflected in accessories, should the bride choose a gown with more structure.

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Note the eye catching detail and embellishment on each gown. For more summer wedding trends and inspiration, check out Sweet Bling on Pinterest.