Fashion Trends For The Short Sleeved Summer

Every object around the wrist, every bangle and every bracelet is so much more suitable during summer. Due to the obligation to wear at least two or more jackets during the winter, you just cannot show your taste in accessories around your forearm, even though you might have a thousand ideas on which bracelet or watch to wear in combination with a certain jacket or dress.

That is why you should benefit from these warm temperatures we are surrounded by nowadays. Apart from bracelets and wrist jewelery, bangles and little chains, the fashionable housewife also appreciates the conservative, but at the same time modern watch. Being a busy woman, she does not only need to keep the time in mind, but tends to have the urge to just adapt the watch to her usual clothes and further accessories’ styles.

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Which combination suits me most?

When choosing your outfit combination, your own taste represents the major aspect you should stick to. Whether you like dark or bright colors, you are more of the red or more of the blue jacket, t-shirt or dress type of woman: Colors and styles can suit your figure more or less, but the main feeling should be a comfortable one.

This applies the same way for the accessories. Suitable Omega Watches for example deliver a certain variety in bracelet and case material. The black and gold style (black bracelet and standard, golden case) fits the business blazer, while the silver/silver (metallic case + grey/metallic) type applies to a more casual (shirt and jacket; skinny jeans) style.

Even though short sleeved dresses turn one’s attention far more keenly during summer, women tend to wear their clothes short before the wrist, also in colder times, for example in heated insides after having laid down their winter proof coats to show off marvelous and glamorous ball gowns. In short, the watch used as an accessory gets far more attention during summer, but still displays a certain, fashion-related consciousness over the entire year.

What’s your favorite summer trend?

 

Instagram Giveaway from @FashionableWife and @LollyClothing

lolly scarf

You see that gorgeous yellow scarf right there? Well, we teamed up with Lolly Clothing to give away one of these gorgeous, cozy, solid color scarves that are just bursting with rich pigments and generously adorned with hand-rolled fringe!

The Alexandra scarf is featured in a bright, sunny, warm yellow that infuses any outfit with radiance and pure joy, perfect for the Spring Season!

To enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is follow us on Instagram, take a pic with your phone and tag us, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know you did! That’s it! Winner will be chosen at random.

ENTER TO WIN WITH INSTAGRAM:

+ Follow us on Instagram (http://instagram.com/fashionablewife)

+ Take a pic with Instagram of something you would wear with this yellow scarf or anything that reminds you of spring. (a flower, new sandals, etc)

+ In the “description” section, tag @FashionableWife and @LollyClothing

+ After that, write the hashtags: #Spring

+ Leave a comment on this blog post telling us your Instagram username and verifying that you uploaded the pic to Instagram!

(Share on Facebook and/or Twitter (if possible) when you submit the pic to Instagram. Not required, but preferred!)

 

Giveaway ends and winner will be chosen Sunday, March 17th at NOONTIME EST (3/17/2013).

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories

In our continuing efforts to bring you affordable, drool-worthy gifts for the holidays, the second part in our ongoing gift guide series features an array of giftable accessories perfect for every woman on your list. (Check out our picks for buzz-worthy beauty gifts here.) Whether you need to find the perfect statement ring for your best friend, a silk scarf for your mom or a fun and funky accessory for your little sister, check out our top picks for accessory gifts this year.

Floral Silk Scarf

The gorgeous floral print highlighted on this silk scarf is reminiscent of a watercolor painting. It’s extra-long length, superb craftsmanship and touch-ably soft material makes this the perfect gift to give to someone you love.

($41, Oasap Limited)

 

 

Statement Ring

This expertly crafted mosaic statement ring features stunning silver druzy and white agate pebbles accented with a gold-plated band, perfect for pairing with a little black dress or jeans and a tee. Your recipient will love the versatility of this ring, and you’ll love the affordable price tag!

($125, Max & Chloe)

 

 

Strap Wallet

 

From Vera Bradley, this eclectic strap wallet features a vibrant all-over print and the convenience of a removable cross-body strap. This gift is perfect for the ladies on your list who are drawn to the unexpected – plus, it’s practical too!

($49, Zappos)

 

 

 

Teardrop Earrings

These glittering teardrop earrings are the perfect stocking stuffer for the fashionable ladies on your gift list. The gorgeous forest-green hue is complimented by glimmering faux gems that pair perfectly with a cocktail dress or work separates.

($12.99, ModCloth)

 

 

 

Bangle Set

A set of fabric-covered multicolored bangles is the perfect stocking stuffer for the fashionistas on your gift list this holiday season. Your gift recipient will love the versatility of these colorful bangles, which can be worn alone or stacked for a truly unique look.

($46.95, Fantasy Jewelry Box)

 

 

What accessories do you plan to give this holiday season?

Fall 2011 Jewel Tone Trend with TIMEX

Adorn your wrist with the hottest FALL 2011 JEWEL TONE TREND from TIMEX! These luxe-looking timepieces won’t cost you a fortune though. The watches below are $150 or less and will last you years to come.

JEWEL TONES:

The big color trend for Fall 2011 is blues, purples, and reds. Whether you wear it head-to-toe or just accent your outfit with some choice accessories, a watch is a great way to add some color to your ensemble. Timex watches will give any look a sporty or classic style – whichever you choose!

From left to right: Weekender Women’s Casual, $45, T Series Perpetual Calendar with Intelligent Quartz Technology, $150,Timex Originals Modern Easy Reader, $55, Timex Originals 1960s Inspiration, $75

I am timid about wearing bright colors. I’m afraid I’m drawing too much attention to myself and I’m really not confident enough (at this point in my life – 20 pounds overweight) to be like “Hey world, check out my slammin’ outfit yo!”

I never wear a watch on a daily basis, but I always love that look on other people. I’ve seen women rock some pretty gorgeous watches and I think to myself that their outfit just wouldn’t look as cool without the watch… I really should start trying to incorporate watches back into my daily wardrobe.

Timex spokeswoman Amy Goodman shows you how to wear the brights trend, inspired by the laidback surfer style of Santa Cruz. So if you are nervous about wearing Bright Colors, watch this video and get some inspiration!

How will you incorporate bright colors into your Fall wardrobe?

Find the watch that’s right for you at www.timex.com

Belle Noel, Kim Kardashian’s Jewelry Line

“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to have my own jewelry collection, so it was such an amazing opportunity and experience to sit down and create designs that I feel reflect my personal style, and a collection that is also varied and offers a little something for everyone. You guys know I love my statement jewelry pieces, so I wanted to create pieces that really stand out and make a statement, but most importantly, I wanted to make them affordable for everyone!” -Kim Kardashian

Belle Noel’s Signature Necklace with Coin Pendant, $105, available nationwide in July 2011

Kim Kardashian in Belle Noel’s Honey Hexagon Locket with Ivory, available NOW, www.shopbop.com – $43

Want to grab some of these accessories for yourself? Check out Shopbop and recreate Kim’s looks with ease!

Trendenzas

Trendenzas Inc.  is one of the latest online deal of the day websites, with its own unique twist.  Offering fashion accessories at up to 75% off it has made quite the splash since its first “Daily Trend” in late 2010.

Patrons go to the site for a featured item of the day with the option to purchase at deep discounts.  Offering only limited quantities; the catch is to check early. “Daily Trends” range from jewelry and purses to scarves and wallets. Perhaps one of the most unique features is that they offer an email address on the site (thoughts@trendenzas.com) that gives you some input into the trends. They welcome suggestions and when possible do their best to come pretty darn close. Had your eye on that feature in People Style Watch or Glamour , but just know  that designer pieces are out of the budget?  Send them a pic. and Trendenzas will hunt for something similar, just as good and usually fractions of the price. It is the idea that you can be up to the minute and trendy without spending a fortune. Not only do they feature items that are 40 – 75% off, but they are not items that are hundreds of dollars to begin with, but rather $30 or $60.  Can’t decide on a new statement necklace or bag for the summer season… their motto, get both!  With Trendenzas.com you can do that and often still have some leftover!

The Only Spring Break Accessories You Need!

Whether you’re heading out on a Caribbean cruise; sipping Mai Tai’s on the beach or living it up at a posh resort, these accessories are the only ones you need to pack for your spring break getaway!


Sterling Silver “Moon Silver” Bangles

These gorgeous bangles come in a set of 3 and are handcrafted from sterling silver, featuring tiny moons engraved around a narrow band. Available in 7.5 and 8 inch sizes, these bracelets will glitter beautifully on your wrist and liven up any outfit.

($122.99,
Overstock.com
)


Leopard Oversize Sunglasses

These leopard oversize sunglasses will not only protect your eyes with UV 400 protection, but will keep you stylish while doing so! Plus, the vintage styling and leopard print are oh-so-hot this season – and the price can’t be beat!

($15.99,
Overstock.com
)


Carnelian “Ginger Star Blossoms” Earrings

Add a touch of exotic to your look with these gorgeous Carnelian ‘Ginger Star Blossoms’ earrings. Handcrafted in Thailand with carnelian and faceted beads, these earrings are the perfect accessory while you’re lounging poolside.

($24.99,
Overstock.com
)


Leather and Cotton Handbag

Spring break wouldn’t be complete without a chic handbag to stash all of your essentials, and this leather/cotton handbag (handcrafted in Guatemala!) is just the bag you need! With a roomy interior, durable construction and magnetic closure, you’ll be able to cart around all of your must-have’s without worry.

($102.99,
Overstock.com
)


Sterling Silver Multi-colored Jade Ring

This gorgeous multi-colored ring is handcrafted from sterling silver, with three bezel set stones in red, lavender, and green jade. Whether you’re sipping cocktails at sunset or browsing for a souvenir to home, make sure you’re wearing this ring to really make a statement!

($59.99,
Overstock.com
)


Floral Hair Clip

Florals are in in a big way this season, and you can rock the trend without going overboard with a subtle pink hair clip like this one from Bow Clippeez. The delicate flower design is cute without being childish and will look amazing with any spring break outfit you can throw together.

($11.09,
Overstock.com
)

With all of these spring break accessories in your suitcase, you won’t need anything else to look your stylish self all season long! Which one do you love?