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Planning Ahead for Your Holiday Party Style

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The work party, the family gatherings, the cozy hours spent with friends. Before you haul out your tinsel and boughs of holly, take a step back and do the one thing that will secure your sanity though the holiday season: get your fashion plan together. If you have your holiday style sketched out ahead of time for all the parties and gatherings planned between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy those special moments that much more.

We’ve pulled together our favorite celebratory accessories for three popular holiday events. By adding new jewelry, you can mix and match winter wardrobe essentials that are already in your closet to easily build new and eye-catching outfits for every occasion.

We’ve focused on three events you could expect to attend during the holiday season: a semi-formal work party, dressy cocktails with friends, and casual family get-togethers. Finding spectacular jewelry to rock at these events is a great gift for yourself. The newfound baubles you select for the season will be perfectly fashionable all year long.

Work Party

Remember Day to Night Barbie from the 1980s? A force to be reckoned with in the office, this Barbie had a pink power suit with a pencil skirt that reversed to reveal a magenta tulle number for her hot night out with Ken. You don’t need to sport Barbie’s metallic tank top under your blazer, but her desk-to-party strategy is certainly a smart one. Pack some bright jewelry and killer shoes in your tote to instantly transform your office looks from business as usual to smart and dazzling. Our sapphire snowflake pendant necklace pairs nicely with solid turtlenecks or blouses, and its dramatic glamour adds refined pizzazz to professional attire. Alternatively, our pearl and silver bangle stack brings bold elegance to nearly any blazer or sweater. From there, all you need is a swift swap from practical footwear to platform heels or structured metallic boots to complete the workday to soiree transformation.

Work Party

Bring glitz to your work party with this glamorously festive sapphire snowflake necklace.

Work Party - Pearl Bangle

Transform your look from workday to holiday soiree with this stunning faux pearl and silver tone bangle stack.

Friendly Cocktails

Though the mood may be casual, an evening with friends is a great chance to pump up the glamor, let loose and really shine. Our color craze collar necklace is just playful enough to bring a touch of the unexpected to any cocktail party. For a different look, match our multi-cut pave crystal earrings and our crystal-encrusted stretch link bracelet with a lux satin or dupioni silk ensemble. You can’t go wrong dressing up a basic shift in a shimmery fabric with fabulously fun accessories.This spectacularly colorful kaleidoscope necklace is perfect for a casual holiday cocktail party.

Party with Friends

This spectacularly colorful kaleidoscope necklace is perfect for a casual holiday cocktail party.

Cocktail Bracelet

A wintry evening spent with friends is made even merrier with this pave link stretch bracelet.

Cocktail Earrings

Treat yourself for the holiday season with these party-ready crystal drop earrings.

Family Get Together

To relax and unwind with family, long pendants are a great alternative to statement necklaces. This smoky blue crystal and gold-tone tassel necklace and earring set would pair perfectly with a cozy turtleneck sweater and jeans. For a trendy geometric look, our green cascade drop earrings make a statement without being overly formal.  To convert an everyday outfit into something special for your holiday gathering, incorporate a faux fur vest or layer on a draping wrap cardigan.

Family Get Together

Glam up your family gathering with this stunning crystal fringe necklace.

family get together earrings

These seasonally on point geometric earrings will look great for the holidays as well as year-round.

What’s the secret to shining brightly through the holiday season? Just a bit of planning. Pick out the perfect party baubles now and you will sail through the madness of the holidays with plenty of time and energy to spend on spoiling the ones you love.

by Sara Bir

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All Treats, No Tricks: Halloween Jewelry

We have Halloween jewelry that’s both eerie and fashionable.

Halloween gives us a free pass to be outlandish and over-the-top. It’s not just about candy and pumpkins and ghost stories—the weeks leading up to Halloween allow you to celebrate a part of yourself that you might keep toned down the other months of the year. Whether you’re into spooky drama or playful cats and bats, we’re got jewelry ranging from fun to fancy. Why wait for All Hallows’ Eve? Start flaunting your Halloween bling now!

This crystal spider web ear cuff is as spooky as it is spectacular.

This crystal spider web ear cuff is as spooky as it is spectacular.

Were the bride of Frankenstein’s monster around today, she’d probably love this glitzy, on-trend spider web ear cuff. It comes with a matching spider stud for the other ear.

Trick or treat is always sweeter with great Halloween jewelry.

Why should kids have all of the fun? Grown-ups who hand out trick-or-treat candy have seized on the opportunity to don costumes. With a long black dress and the right jewelry for your personality, you can easily pull together a costume to remember.

This gold tone spider web necklace makes a seriously glamorous Halloween fashion statement.

Halloween statement jewelry does not need to be cartoony—our gold-tone spider web necklace is classy enough to wear to work, but splashy enough to don for parties and trick-or-treat night.

She’s a cute black kitty that really likes jewelry.

This sweet little goblin loves our spider web brooch.

Children, of course, love Halloween. Give the little goblins in your life keepsakes to enjoy every Halloween to come.

These skull and dagger earrings are so calavera chic.

These skull earrings with black dagger crystals have a Dia de los Muertos vibe that’s a little punk, too. Add a stretchy black choker, and you have an alluring goth look that’s not just for Halloween.

This Halloween brooch will scare up some glam for your seasonal wardrobe.

Crystal Halloween icon pins bring a colorful touch of fun to blazers, hat bands, and sweaters.

This bat bracelet has a hematite finish, red crystal eyes and excellent vampire appeal.

Our silver tone bat bracelet makes a hauntingly gorgeous fashion accessory.

Our glam-tastic assortment of crystal bat and spider cuff bracelets would make Elvira jealous in an instant. Why not cut a little loose this Halloween? Our fashion-forward jewelry finds help you count down to October 31st in high style.

by Sara Bir

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Easy High-Glam Halloween Costumes: Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra

CleopatraGlamour is half the thrill of a good Halloween costume, but putting that costume together should be a treat, not a task. Over the next few weeks, we’re sharing some striking costume ideas we’ve pulled from the past and present. All you need is the right dress and a perfect combination of jewelry. And that’s the best part—you can continue enjoying your jewelry finds all year, long after Halloween, because they’re smart, stylish, and trendy. So relax! You’re shopping for your real-life wardrobe, too, not just a costume.

 

Snake Drape Lariat Necklace in Gold

This is our snake drape lariat necklace with pave crystal accents.

Victor Gets the Coils Snake Bracelet

Our antiqued gold tone snake cuff bracelet will look great even when you’re not in costume.

Victor Gets the Coils Snake Wrap Ring Bracelet

Our serpentine wrap ring has an amazing Cleopatra vibe.

The 1963 movie Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor, is best known for its colossal budget, sumptuous costumes and jewelry, and the fiery love affair that sparked behind the scenes between Taylor and co-star Richard Burton. The over-the-top nature of the production and its lore make it a splashy source for inspiration.

Golden Snake Ear Cuff

This detailed gold tone snake ear cuff is perfect for your Ancient Egyptian aspirations.

Cicada Collar Necklace

This cicada collar necklace and earrings set makes an incredible insect statement.

Taylor had an astounding 65 costume changes in the film, so there’s no shortage of sources for inspiration. Whatever you do, pile on the snakes, scarabs, cicadas, and beaded gold-tone bib necklaces. They’ll make great fashion statements long after the Halloween season is over.

Snug as a Bug Bracelet in Black

Add this scarab link bracelet to your Halloween costume, then wear it year-round for maximum Cleopatra appeal.

Emerald Green Beaded Bib Necklace

Complete the look with our outstanding emerald green beaded bib necklace.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next costume picks, featuring the star of another Hollywood classic, plus a classy real-life fashionista.

by Sara Bir

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Style Profile: Nicole Harris

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Nicole Harris’s style is edgy, contemporary, and fun. We found out about this Williamstown, WV-based artist from her colorful and energetic abstract paintings. On a classic fall day with a hint of chill in the air, she welcomed us into her home with pumpkin donuts and coffee and modeled her favorite Heirloom Finds jewelry picks.

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One of the things we enjoy most about Nicole’s fashion sense is her willingness to go with what’s unexpected, whether it’s pairing plaid flannel with tortoise shell or shimmery crystals with casual wear—she makes it look genuine and natural, because, for her, it is.

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How would you describe your personal style?
There’s not a lot of fuss put into what I am wearing… I want to be comfortable, first and foremost. I tend to dress minimally and let my accessories shine! This has always been my style statement.I flip the same outfit with different accessories. It works. I stand out. Boring be gone! I have an extreme passion to compose, be it an outfit, art, home decor, etc.

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What are your favorite places to look for fashion inspiration?
I look on Pinterest for outfit inspirations and see what is being shown on the runways for the following season. I take in what people are wearing on popular television shows. I also, find much inspiration in what my friends are wearing. I also read Refinery29A Cup of Jo, and Yahoo Style.

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Do you think your painting style is reflected at all in the way you dress?
I am much more adventurous with my paintings than with my fashion, but I find that the aesthetic in both have a fundamental alignment. In both my paintings and my outfits, I strive to be an individual. The crazy squiggle in my paintings or mixing vintage accessories with current-store bought clothing is a way of being unpredictable and unique. You never know what I’m going to wear or paint next. I’m not afraid to put things together that others might not consider doing in both my paintings and my fashion styling.

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What draws you to the act of painting?
It’s the most fluid way for me to compose colors and produce something beautiful on a whim. I feel like it’s my avenue of communication. I can really explain myself through a symphony of colors. My paintings are like seeing a song: there is harmony, dissonance, rhythm, and also emotion and energy. This is how I tell stories.

What do you get out of it that you don’t get from other media/creative outlets?
I can dive into my imagination without any restrictions. It’s so freeing.  Being an abstract/abstract expressionistic painter, I paint honesty. There’s only honest emotion exploding on the canvas, in whatever direction I feel at the moment.  I don’t feel limited. I am not trying to replicate anything. I am creating a psychedelic experience, just by viewing my paintings. It’s a medium that stands still, but moves the viewers. I love that.

Nicole’s Etsy store is www.aquirkyius.etsy.com

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by Sara Bir

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