Showing posts with label jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jewelry. Show all posts

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ANOTHER Shoe Club!!?

I just heard some exciting info from my friend Erica... Rachel Bilson and her stylist, Nicole Chavez, have teamed up with Steve Madden to launch a new shoe club! ShoeMint will launch in late November, but you can sign up now for early access (get three friends to sign up and you receive $5 off your first purchase). Signing up with your e-mail address does not sign you up for the club, but keeps you in the loop by sending notifications and reminders about the upcoming launch.

via Shoemint

ShoeMint will be more expensive than the other shoe clubs - each pair of heels $79.99 a pop! I'm sure they will have exclusive items and such, but I will be expecting some really special styles for that price. Don't get me wrong, $79.99 isn't at all a crazy price for a pair of shoes, but with all of the other [lower priced] shoe clubs out there, it just seems kind of silly to me. The way I see it, why not just buy a pair of actual Steve Madden heels for that price?

Monday, September 26, 2011

How To Remove Links From or Resize Your Linked Bracelet Watch

I have a tiny wrist, so I was aware before ordering the Jules Watch from Send the Trend that it would need to be brought to a jeweler for resizing. 

Little did I know, watch links are easily removable by anyone! Kaitlin from STT sent me instructions that called for a small hole punch and a pair of pliers. After reading through the directions, I quickly realized that this could be done a whole lot easier. With just a few modifications, I decided to give it a go. 

Friday, September 23, 2011


As you probably know - shoes, bags, and accessories have names (people names that is). About a month ago, a bunch of the girls and I were having a conversation about  shoes and other items that share our names. I mentioned that I've yet to see a shoe share any version of my name. Then something happened that made it seem as if these retailers were secretly members of our private groups and saw my post...

First came the Jules necklace from Belladazzle. This doesn't actually count because it was custom made for me and therefore, named after me. Thanks again Esther from Belladazzle! :)

Over at Shoedazzle, I came across a flat named Jules. Unfortunately, it wasn't very cute. Even if it was, I probably wouldn't have ordered anyway. Since I reopened my SD account a few months ago, I've only ordered two pairs of Converse and a jewelry box. One of the Converse were defective and the jewelry box was broken - I see that some things never change!

When September 1st rolled around and I logged on to Send the Trend, right there in my gallery was a beautiful watch named Jules. I was beyond excited. I immediately sent Joyce a text to let her know what I "found". We both ended up ordering it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jewels for Jules

I love handmade jewelry - it's so unique! So I was excited when my friend Esther launched her handmade/fashion jewelry business. Esther has been designing jewelry for the past seven years. Her love for jewelry started at Girl Scouts when she was just 10 years old, where she made her first pair of earrings. She knew right then and there that designing jewelry was something she wanted to do. This led her to making jewelry and then the launch of Belladazzle.

Belladazzle offers a variety jewelry styles including silver, beaded, wire wrap, and wire coil. There are simple pieces such as long chain necklaces with a single stone or more detailed pieces that have swarovski crystals, pearls, and charms incorporated into them. Check out the handmade jewelry album on BD's Facebook page to see some of the beautiful (and very affordable) necklaces, bracelets, and earrings she has available.

The great thing about Belladazzle is the fact that you can have nearly anything designed for you. If you know exactly what you are looking for, she can create it! If you don't have specifics in mind and just have some basic ideas, you can let her know and she will design something based off of your preferences. I told Esther that I wanted a necklace - something that I could dress up or down, that had a somewhat long chain, wasn't a huge statement piece, that was simple yet eye catching. What did she come up with?...

>> The Jules Necklace <<
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect piece of jewelry. I love how it is so simple yet the swarovski crystal heart and beads make it so elegant and stunning - just like I had requested. This necklace can be worn with a nice dress or even very casual with a basic v-neck t-shirt. I have already worn it several times since receiving it so I see that the Jules Necklace may quickly become an everyday accessory!

Do you love it as much as I do? I really think it is just perfect for me!

It isn't just jewelry at Belladazzle, but handbags as well. Esther has a knack for finding designer inspired handbags that she can offer to us at affordable prices. Many of the item listings actually include a picture of a celebrity with the designer bag, so you can see it alongside the affordable version! Looking for a cheaper version of a particular bag? Let her know and she will try to find one for you! I will be purchasing a handbag from her this week and will report back once I receive it.

I suggest taking a few minutes to check out Belladazzle. You will be sure to find something that you love! ...and remember: If you don't see what you are looking for, just ask. Esther will be more than happy to do her best to make or find exactly what you are looking for!