Every young woman has a sequin item, saved at the back of her closet for special occasions. She can wear it to a Lady Gaga concert, her birthday, and the most “sequin holiday” of all, New Year’s Eve. On vacation, I wore a pair of sequin shorts with a pretty blouse for a dazzling going out look. I’m wearing sequin shorts from Zara (similar here), cobalt blue silk blouse by LAMB, Urban Outfitters Emma Sunglasses, Vince Camuto suede sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair bag and jewelry c/o Pandora. Shop the post: The Pandora winter collection works perfectly for New Year’s Eve. One of the collection’s strongest motifs were stars and rich, midnight blues. I’m wearing the cosmic stars ring and the midnight star blue crystal ring with a bangle featuring the follow the stars charm and wishing star charm. I love layering their rings for a unique look, as well… View Full Post
I love online shopping. I love discount daily deal websites, ebay and etsy. But I’ve never jumped on the bandwagon of subscription services… until now. My first Jewelmint package came in the mail and I am more than pleased. Check out my video below for my thoughts. As I explained in the vid, I picked up the Crystal Collar necklace which was $29.99. Because it was Cyber Monday, I had a 70 per cent off coupon, so the grand total came to about $18.99 US with shipping to Canada. I placed the order on the 27th of November, and it arrived December 11. Not bad, but not great… but it doesn’t matter because it arrived in time to wear this stunning sparkler to Christmas parties! Needless to say, I’m hooked on Jewelmint and I’m excited to place another order soon. With discounts and promotional offers, it’s nearly guilt-free.
Figure skating and jewelry have a lot in common. They can both be elegant, breathtaking and shining. For Darlene Martin, she believes that her premiere line of jewelry, The Shine Collection, brings out those qualities. While she may not take inspiration directly from her previous career as a figure skating coach, this mother and entrepreneur is trying to balance creativity and brand success, which can be as difficult as landing a quad combo. Martin left her 17 year career as a figure skating coach to found her own line of jewelry, and have flexibility to spend more time with her family. She received some advice from Arlene Dickinson (of CBC’s Dragons’ Den), who told her to focus on one thing 100%. Martin enrolled at the Queen’s School of Business Executive Development Centre, which she describes as a pivotal experience. Her time in school made her focus on launching her signature… View Full Post