Choosing Jewelry to Match Your Wedding Palette

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What does planning a wedding have in common with cutting onions? No, it’s not that they both make you cry! Like Shrek, they both have layers. Unending layers, it seems, when it comes to wedding planning. And a lot of these layers intersect with one overarching theme: the colors.

There are a couple of items you have to decide before you choose your wedding colors: your venue, your date, and since it’s usually required for the venue, a rough estimate of your guest count.

But that’s really it. Choosing your colors is necessary to make most of your wedding decisions. You won’t be able to buy much or send information out until you’ve at least decided on a general color and theme direction.

One of the most obvious ways your colors will be used is in the wedding party outfits. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will be living ambassadors of the tone and feeling you want at your wedding. But it can be difficult to accessorize everyone appropriately, making sure they all look good individually, that they all look good together, and that they all look good in your venue. A big part of this comes from knowing which colors to use where. If your wedding palette is only 3 colors, you may want to add a couple of neutral or accent colors to avoid having too much of each of the main colors. It’s important to think about what colors will complement and accentuate your main wedding colors.

Many brides choose jewelry for their bridesmaids as a thank-you gift. It can be daunting to choose jewelry for other people, so here are a couple of tips.

Think about what they will like and look good in.

If you’re providing the Bridesmaids’ jewelry as a gift, make sure it’s a gift they’ll like. Otherwise, you should just trust your bridesmaids to get their own, or go shopping with them. When it comes to earrings, you can think about face shape, or simply pay attention to what type of jewelry your bridesmaids normally wear. Look at photos of them at special events and find something that suits their style. After all, if they feel like themselves, they’ll make your wedding look great.

Don’t go overboard on matching.

We touched on this earlier, but it really can’t be overstated. You went to all the trouble of choosing wedding colors; of course you want to use them. But when it comes to jewelry, you don’t have to have an exact match. In fact, your colors may stand out more if you choose complementary colors rather than matching ones. For example, Pantone’s color of the year is rose quartz and serenity. Instead of hunting down the exact shades of pink or blue you need, think about other colors that look good with that combo, such as gray and gold, as shown in the photo above.

Keep Cost in Mind

One of the top unexpected wedding costs that can throw off your budget is bridal gifts. You want to treat your bridesmaids, but you don’t want to break the budget. On the other hand, if you go too cheap, you may end up buying jewelry that looks tacky and that they’ll never wear again. Look around for deals that don’t sacrifice value. See if there are local artisans who can craft custom pieces at an affordable rate.

When it comes to choosing jewelry, there’s a lot to consider. The best thing you can do is talk to your wedding party about how you want everyone to look and brainstorm ideas about accessories. Whether everyone matches, or each adds their own style to their look, you do have the authority to say no to costume jewelry or flamboyant colors that don’t match your palette. After all, it’s your wedding! Just have fun looking at all the pretty necklaces, earrings, and other accessories for the ladies who will be up there with you on your big day!

Jeriann is a writer from Boise, Idaho. She is currently planning her own wedding, where she will be matching navy blue, mint, and gold. Check out her blog at dairyairhead.com.

Guide To Solve Common Bra Problems

We’re about to get really personal…and I mean really personal. I remarked to someone the other day that my favorite party of the day is getting home and taking my bra off. As a woman, there’s no greater feeling than releasing the material confining your chest and feeling free. Turns out, I’m not the only one who feels this way. A 20-second Buzzfeed video titled, “What It Feels Like To Take Off Your Bra” has over 700,000 views on Youtube. But, bras are here to stay and when sized correctly, the right one can enhance the appearance of your clothing, make you feel more confident and maximize your, eh-hem, assets.

Bras do come with a lot of tricky nuisances, though. I’ve learned for example, when buying a bra with padding, I personally have to get a size up to avoid the feeling of tightness and suffocation. I also spend an intimate 20 minutes with new bras adjusting the straps so they fit just perfectly.

Below, ThirdLove, a company that boasts a 100% fit bra guarantee, has created an infographic with some “bra-blems” and solutions, so that you can easily solve any issues that prevent you from feeling your best. You’re welcome.
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Statement Necklaces for Every Occasion, Plus Discount Code

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Close up of the Mirina Collections’ Ryan necklace

I was introduced to Mirina Collections on Instagram. After seeing the gorgeous photos of Mirina girls wearing these beautiful, one-of-a-kind statement necklace pieces, I knew I had to get my hands on them as soon as possible. The items in the collection are not for the timid; they are for the bold fashionista that doesn’t mind capturing the attention of everyone in the room. The best part of these necklaces, is that they are stackable, so you can wear just one for a chic and trendy look or wear multiple to be a complete head turner. If you follow me on Instagram then you have already seen we rocking some of these amazing pieces in the pictures below. Want to snag one of these hot necklaces for yourself. Use coupon code “delia20” for 20% off anything on the website. Happy shopping!

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What are you comfortable saying no to?

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During the winter months legwear is an absolute must, especially if you want to wear stylish dresses and skirts all season to show off your gorgeous legs. Check out No nonsense, a brand that offers super trendy tights, boot socks, slip shorts, leggings and more to make sure that your legs not only look their best, but that you are as comfortable as you are stylish while wearing these essentials.

The brand just released their latest innovation, No nonsense NO Seamless Tights, which features a seamless technology, allowing for a sleek look, so you feel as if you are wearing nothing at all. Plus, your clothes will flow over it smoothly and you don’t have to work about any harsh seams and lines showing through. As part of the new launch, the brand is inviting everyone to answer the question, “what are you comfortable saying no to?” Details below and visit their Facebook page to enter.

Makeup on the weekend? Checking email on vacation? “Too tight” tights? We think there are times when it’s okay to just say no! No nonsense’s new NO Tights allow you to say goodbye to uncomfortable undergarments that ruin your day. So tell us, what are you comfortable saying no to? Upload an image on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeComfortableWithNO for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card and No nonsense prize pack!

Accessories Line Guarantees Exclusivity

Behind every great brand is a unique story, and the same holds true for Spanish brand UNOde50, a line of handcrafted accessories that was developed with the idea of creating just 50 units of each design. Today, the company holds true to this promise of exclusivity by releasing 50 limited edition pieces with each collection.

Each item has a unique and distinctive design, and also features a small padlock icon designed to symbolize the protection of the exclusivity of the number of pieces. Just as unique as the design, are the collection themes which include inspiration from earth and celestial elements.

One of my favorites is the Orbits & Lunar phases collection, which is inspired by the new beginnings and experiences that comes along with each new moon. The designs have been carefully combined with leather and are silver plated. Items in the collection have names such as “Space Crash” and “Out of Orbit.”

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Space crash

Another favorite is the Stars & Nebulas collection, which has a variety of gorgeous accessories to choose from, some of which include a stunning blue toned faceted prism Swarovski crystal. Fun names in the collection range from “All stars” to “Meteor shower.”

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Meteor shower

Other collections include “Air, Water & Sand,” “Animal Instinct” and “Gold Collection.”

UNOde50 can be found in over 40 countries with more than 100 stores around the world including Madrid, Rome, Milan, Berlin, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Moscow, Panama, Paris. To learn more, click here.

Summer Jewelry Must-Have: Efva Attling

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With warmer temperatures now here, I have been shedding my winter coat for lighter styles! And what is better to add to your summer ensemble than some flash? I visited Efva Attling for summer inspired pieces, and this designer did not disappoint.

From Sweden and a model, Ms. Attling has been designing jewelry since the age of eleven. But the runway could not stop her from her pursuing her passion – jewelry design. Ms. Attling’s collections each tell a story. Working with precious metals and precious stones, she created strings of butterflies to a starry sky at night. Wearing one of these pieces will certainly make you stand out from the crowd.

One of my favorite pieces in the store was a ring made into a cross made of 18 carat gold, and conflict free diamonds with the highest clarity.

And for the man looking to pop the question, Ms. Atling has a wedding selection that would make any future bride scream “YES!” The mixture of colorful precious stones and diamonds are sure to turn heads and make her feel all the more special because of the unique designs.

So, whether you are looking for that once of a kind piece, or to let someone know that they are the one, Efva Attling’s designs is for you. Stop in and indulge yourself or your love.

Location in NYC:
36 Little West 12th Street,
New York, NY 10014

Fashion that Offers Sun Protection

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Bloxsun Sun Scarf

It’s important to protect your skin from potential sun damage all year-long, and one of the best ways to do that is by wearing sunscreen. But, if you want an added layer of protection, while still looking chic, check out some of the accessories from Bloxsun. The company offers what they call “undercover sunwear” with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+ fabric proven to block 98% of the sun’s UV rays without the use of chemicals or additives.

The thin, delicate skin on the hands is more prone to premature aging than all other parts of the body. When driving or participating in outdoor activities, you can wear Bloxsun Sun Gloves ($40, bloxsun.com), which offer discreet yet effective sun protection. The nude-colored stretch nylon gloves feature friction dots on the palms to provide UV protection without compromising grip.

And, while running around town or lounging at the pool, you can wear Bloxsun Sun Scarves ($68, bloxsun.com) to reduce the risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Wear it over your head or as a wrap.

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Bloxsun Sun Gloves

For more information, click here.