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What I Wear: Kohls Casual

Casual Chic – without breaking the bank!  
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$19.99 Dress/$35.00 Wedges

 

What I Wear

As the temperature warms up, dresses become a staple in my wardrobe. Take a simple knit dress, add a belt to define the waist and a jean jacket for the cool mornings (and/or if it’s necessary to be more conservative – like the work place). Throw on a statement necklace and you can turn a very inexpensive dress into the perfect ensemble.

Shoes I Wear

The cream wedges are another inexpensive item that I’ve added to my spring/summer wardrobe. They are a fabulous transitional color that works with a multitude of outfits. They might just be my ‘go to’ shoe for the season!

 

Link: Kohls

 



What is Harley and Maudes?

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A friend of mine asked me “What is Harley and Maudes?” She had never heard of it until I sent her an invite to the party a few weeks ago. (If you missed it – you missed out! It was a blast! Will keep you posted on future events!) 

Back to my friend…Clearly, she spends ALL of her time at work or under a rock (HA! She really does spend a lot of time at work), otherwise she would have FOR SURE been able to answer her own question. 

Harley and Maudes is EXACTLY what you see in the picture (look to your left)! It’s ‘Junk Jewelry” at it’s best! Trinkets everywhere! A fun and unique way to create your own jewelry. Perfect for yourself and to use as gifts for family and friends!

It is a jewelry party where YOU pick your own “junk”. Tables filled with glass charms scattered about in all shapes and sizes, tubs of smaller charms, buckets of initials, and muffin tins of beads in every color you can imagine. And, YOU, only you, get to decide what the combination will be to put on the chain.  Get this…you even get to pick out your own chain too!
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Oodles and oodles of charms!

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My custom pieces!

It can be very overwhelming! Not going to lie, my first party, I was a “deer in the headlights”. Didn’t know where to start and what to do. But, there is a way to do it without getting overwhelmed…you can take the easy way out and buy the pre-made necklaces (which is what I did at the first party). Or, you can come up with a strategy – pick a theme and/or a color combination ahead of time. Maybe, you see a charm with your favorite saying and it goes from there.

It can be very hard to pick just one. And, don’t worry, they have all kinds of helpers there to guide you through the process and put the necklace together for you when you have picked out your charms.

Just take your time and in the end, you will have a FABULOUS piece (or pieces) of custom jewelry! LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE! 

Harley and Maudes isn’t a store though, it’s an event that takes place in different locations. Subscribe to this blog and my Stylish Stepmom facebook page so you can know when the next event is going to be.


 Links: Harley and Maudes

Make a Statement with Jewelry – Video Segment – GDGC

Here I am on a recent Fox23 Good Day Green Country segment giving some how-to help on Jewelry.  I hope you enjoy it!

 

I do want to add that you can make a statement with bangles/bracelets and rings too. You can load up the ‘arm candy’ with various shapes, styles, and colors of bracelets to create a statement look, as well as a chunky ring.

My recommendation – don’t wear it all at the same time. Pick and choose your statement pieces. 

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