Do you care about style? Do you want to look current but not crazy? Do you read fashion magazines or scope out websites like advicesisters.com for new ideas and trends?
This feature is for you, the woman who wants on-trend accessories that won’t cost a fortune, work in a real way (not just on the runway) and give a welcome boost to your image this season. Easily add these transformational pieces to your wardrobe. They’ll all do something amazing for your image!
Watches Make Always Make a Fashion Statement, Borrow Yours From the Boys:
Timeless trends (pun intended) are boyfriend sweaters and wearing his shirts and tees (Rihanna looked like she was wearing Drake’s tux shirt after the VMA’s…hmmmm!).
From the Citizen Watch Sapphire Collection (they have scratch-resistant sapphire crystals) is a stunning pair of his (BM7251-53H0) and hers (EW2400-58H) watches that glow with charcoal gray faces and rose gold accents.
The larger watch trend is everywhere. We adore Citizen’s women’s watches, especially if your wrist is small, but the men’s version makes a big fashion statement!
The women’s watch has a band width of : 14 mm, case width: 28 mm, case Thickness: 9 mm).
Both of these watches have a suggested retail price of $295.00 and feature Citizen’s amazing Eco-Drive technology with permanently rechargeable lithium-ion cell that charges from light
**Read our review of how the Eco-Drive works (it’s so cool)!
The polished stainless steel case has a bracelet clasp (a fold over push button clasp in stainless steel) at the back. The face has a date window.
While we don’t suggest you drop a watch in water, these watches are water resistant and Citizen offers a limited five-year warranty on the watch. Pick one or the other, or buy both and wear them together (awww, it’s cute)! For more information on all the Citizen watches, visit the Citizen Watch Company Web Site
Get a Great Handbag: Cheri by Eric Javits
You might find yourself humming that pop tone: “My Cheri Amour” holding the amazing Cheri bag (9″H x 13.5″W x 5.8″D) by Eric Javits #23828 ($828.00) because this is one bag that is just so fashionable and also so easy to love!
You get two bags in one with this versatile leather handbag (no wonder it sells out in like, an instant just about everywhere).
The Cheri Bag looks like a large handbag with a shoulder strap ( detachable, but just in case you want to use it cross-body). It also has elegant brushed metal stud details (e.g. protective bottom feet, and toggle closure).
But there’s more to this Cheri Bag:
Tethered and detachable inside this bag is another bag” a long zippered clutch to hold valuables, and to lift out whenever you don’t want to carry the larger bag. it really helps when you don’t want to fumble around in your bag for those small items that usually fall to the bottom.
Despite the generous size and genuine leather, it’s also reasonably lightweight.
Although we love this moc-croc bag in “Burnt” for Fall, there are at least nine different colors and some different leather textures to choose from. It’s always a sell-out but you can find all of these bags on the
Eric Javits has tons of covet-able hats, bags and shoes that you can mix and match. His designs are in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. For more information visit the Eric Javits Website and be prepared to swoon http://www.ericjavits.com/
Fall for a Fabulous Piece of Statement Jewelry:
Not so with 7 Charming Sisters! They offer a stunning array of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings at prices that are so affordable you’ll look twice at the prices/ The collections are designed and curated by 7 (genuinely charming–we have met them) “sisters” (co-workers) to suit different personality types.
One we’re calling out as a must-have is the Lights, Camera Action Layered Choker ($39.99).
The layered necklace pairs a 18k gold or silver-plated round choker with a shiny Aurora borealis crystal choker pendant necklace on a delicate chain. The ring choker is shiny and simple, and the dangling crystal adds sparkle and elegance.
The choker collar is 14″ around; chain 15″ long; 1″ pendant drop with a spring ring clasp.
Wear this with jeans and a tee, with just about any neckline, or use it to “attract” someone with that crystal pointing to your “assets.” For more information and tons of amazingly affordable and fun jewelry pieces to perk up your wardrobe, Visit 7 Charming Sisters Online
Bring On Instant Style with a Great Bracelet:
Isabelle Grace has always been a favorite of the Advice Sisters for personalized jewelry and for their trendy seasonal collections.
Boho is always a big trend and this Nadya Geo Cuff ($56.00) and this bracelet lets you rock the trend in jewelry, reasonably.
Isabelle Grace calls the Nadya Geo Cuff “gypsy inspired.” We think it has a sort of Najavo vibe, as well.
Call it whatever you want, but do call it show-stopping! he bold 1.5″ wide cuff in lightweight, gold-toned metal is generously festooned with sparkling Swarovski crystal accents.
The bold 1.5″ wide cuff in lightweight, gold-toned metal is generously festooned with sparkling Swarovski crystal accents.
Another thing to note about this wide cuff is that you can adjust it simply by gently squeezing it to fit your wrist, then simply slip it off at the gap in the back. It’s really comfortable to wear and sparkles just enough to be “daytime to night-time.” For more information about this lovely piece, Isabelle Grace personalized jewelry, and all of their other collection, visit the Isabelle Grace Web Site
Trend Totes for Girls on the Go:
City girls may wear sensible flats and sneakers on the subway, but they know that carrying a boring tote is a fashion don’t!
The Melissa Refraction Bag II ( 34093-263 $70.00) makes a fashion statement as a great tote/handbag/whatever bag.
The bag measures approximately 15 x 11 x 6, will comfortably everything from your laptop or tablet to your shoes, lunch, change of clothes, and even your clutch bag. Use it for grocery shopping and picnics, beach, etc.
If you’re not familiar with the Brazilian plastic footwear brand, Melissa, we’ll clue you: the company is known for their super chic shoes and sandals in plastic collaborating with some of the trendiest designers in the world, including Alexandre Herchovitch, Jason Wu, Vivienne Westwood and Jeremy Scott,etc.
The updated version of this bag has a mesh design that has a designer-style silver logo plaque on the front.
The holes are large, so we used the included white drawstring dust cover as the inner liner (on black it really highlights the design). We also like the idea of using different fabric pieces or large scarves to change the look and coordinate with your outfit. Find your Melissa Refraction Bag and all those cute shoes at Melissa Galerias or online at shopmelissa.com
Snap Up a Timeless Trend with a Superb Scarf:
Nothing adds more fashion points in an instant than a colorful scarf. You get bonus points when you choose one that is beautifully crafted of a luxurious fabric and expertly printed.
Echo will never fail you, offering a cornucopia of beautiful scarves in silk, cotton, wool, cashmere, and blends.
You can’t help but get the point when you see this Echo Tassel Rhapsody Scarf ($125.00) that adds a pop of color to everything (even tied on a tote or handbag or worn as a belt or headscarf).
The Echo Tassel Rhapsody Scarf is the special “series” scarf that Echo does one of each season. It’s a collaboration of Echo Design’s print Director, Victoria Davis, and Senior Studio Artist, Nadia Klionsky-Olidort.
The Classic 36 inch square is made of 100% silk twill with hand-rolled edges in heavyweight 14 momme silk. The photos don’t do it justice. The bold colors and perfect printing is absolutely incredible!
There is meaning in this scarf; “In Tibetan culture and mythology tassels are symbols of protection. The designer liked the idea of creating a colorful scarf that as a form of armor that acts as a shield to make the wearer feel safe and beautiful.
Believe that your scarf has that kind of power and you’re ready for anything! For more information visit the Echo Web Site
High Rise Hair Trend Gives You Big Beauty Benefits!
Big hair is back (not that it ever really left the building)..we mean volume!
The Redken High Rise Volume Collection wa touted with another trio of treats called Beach Envy, a texturizing collection that offers waves with softness and body.
But we’re loving High Rise Volume with products that creat lift volume on all hair types.
The High Rise Volume collection has a fresh scent that lifts your spirits as it lathers . In our test with the High Rise Volume Lifting Shampoo and Apres-Shampoosing Body Building Conditioner we delighted in clean, bouncy hair that stayed clean a day longer than we expcted (nice)!
For those with thin and fine hair who really do need more volume, there’s a styling product: High Rise Volume Duo Volumizer. You mix a volumizing hair cream and a high lift gel styling product together prior to application (it’s a thing). Blended together and applied to damp hair from root to tip, then blow-dried with a round brush for extra lift at the root, you’ll find this one really works!These products are good for color treated hair and all hair types. Even if you don’t a lot of volume it’s nice to have hair that doesn’t just fall flat.Buy Redken products only from authorized dealers, such as a Redken Salon. To find out more and find a salon near you visit the Redken Web Site