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  • July 29, 2013

    Make a style statement at work with accessories

    You may be running out of options when it comes to accessories for making a style statement at office, but you may also be overlooking some accessories already in your wardrobe and in the form of presents that you could mix and match to turn the heads of your coworkers (they may perhaps even start to consider you a fashion icon at the workplace).

    Here are accessories that will usually be overlooked by some trying to project confidence at the workplace.

    Pearls
    You may have a string of pearls that you don’t wear anymore.  However, they can be easily pulled off at the office.  Pearls are the dandiest of jewelry – they are simple, elegant and make a statement that’s loud and clear.

    career fashion

    You don’t have any real pearls?  Do you have fashion pearls?  Your fake pearls can be as effective as the original ones.  You can put them on with a white or pink collar shirt and a grey suit.  If you have a long string of pearls, you can cut it up to size to make a necklace and wrist band, which will be very appropriate for the office.

    Diamonds
    Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and this statement is unlikely to change for decades.  You may have a unique diamond engagement rings like a three stone ring or a pair of earrings that you got as a wedding gift, but may not be using them at the office.  Well, it’s time that you start doing so rather than waiting for formal events or your anniversary.

    floral diamond earrings

    Perhaps try the earrings on a day and let your hair down just to see if anyone notices.  If comments stay limited, you can also tie your hair up so that they get more visible.  You’ll be surprised with the attention you receive (it’s also a good way to tell people you’re not available).  If you have a hard time keeping up with earrings, the ring will be more appropriate.

    Rings
    Rings never go out of fashion, but they have to be appropriate for the occasion.  You simply can’t walk into office wearing a huge imitation char coal ring, especially if you have an important presentation.

    office fashion tips

    Formal rings, like a tiny stone on a thin band are more appropriate for work.  Braided rings as well as plain metal ones also work well and add a little lady like sparkle to your hand.  On a day where you’ll be presenting and your hand actions will be complementing your verbal tone, don’t forget to wear a ring (even the engagement ring mentioned above would be appropriate).

    Brooches
    Women have toned down on the coat accessories.  However, wearing brooches isn’t the thing of the day anymore, but a style statement that can be louder than your wrist watch.  Just make sure your brooch is occasion appropriate.  A chic feather brooch, an English rose brooch or the jewel studded would look best for the office.

    office fashion tips

    Loud animal shapes or statement logos wouldn’t go too well if you’re in a serious corporate environment.  If you don’t have a brooch, you can take a trip down to a vintage or thrift store and hunt for a nice 2’’ by 2’’ brooch in rusty gold that will go with every color suit you have.

    photos via naingirl, miss-2

    June 27, 2013

    Diamond Engraved Ring in Sterling Silver – $28

    diamond ring deal of the day

    What a dazzling vintage-style ring.  This Diamond Engraved Antique Ring is featured as a special deal of the day at Szul for just $28 with free shipping!  I absolutely love the engraved cutouts sprinkled with diamond sparkles… can’t wait to slip it on!

    The ring originally retailed at $179, so it’s a heck of a deal indeed.  Offer good through 6/29.  Also available in yellow gold & rose gold for a sale price of $41.55.  See more diamond jewelry on clearance at Szul – up to 80% off.

    I’d love this silvertone ruby ring to pair it with the ring above. Wish I could find a similar ring locally since it’s from jewellery online India (or jewelry as we call it~~). Has anyone shopped from this particular site?

    April 28, 2013

    Love of sparkles

    I’m all about convenience when it comes to online shopping and jewelry is no exception.  Anjolee is a reputable online jewelry destination to check out for their fine jewelry selection that is also customizable to your own personal preference.  Here are a few brilliant while classy pieces (tailored to my liking from the site) to don through the work day and out to dinner in the evening.  My jewelry obsession right now is anything and everything – sparkly.

    custom diamond jewelry

    Among their selection of diamond bracelets, the vintage style is most impressive to me especially in the combination of gold, diamond and amethyst – how exquisite!  A classic riviera diamond necklace is so effortlessly chic with a button shirt for work and glamorous with a LBD in the evening.  As for my personal collection, I would start with a romantic set of diamond stud earrings or a colorful gemstone bracelet in contemporary style to wear with everything.

    How about you?  What sparkly style suits you the best?

    Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Anjolee.  The opinions are completely my own.

    March 22, 2013

    Classic, feminine, timeless

    work jewelry

    A pearl necklace lends a chic, timeless feel to any ensemble whether draped over a LBD (Coco Chanel) or a basic tee.  There are numerous ways to wear pearl necklaces for everyday wear or special occasions.  A long, single strand of pearls (60″) is perfect for looping (2 or 3 times) or tying in a knot.  You can also layer pearl necklaces in different lengths – the more you layer, the bigger the impact (Carrie Bradshaw)!  Or just buy a multi-strand pearl necklace to make a statement.  Pearls look great when mixed with metals as well.  Here are some of my favorites.

    February 25, 2013

    Budget Find – Bee’s Knees Gems

    Gorgeous in purple.  I’ve been wearing this sparkly beauty since it arrived more than a week ago.  Thanks to Laura, the owner of Bee’s Knees Gems as she so kindly offered me a wonderful jewelry piece to review.  I definitely suggest her site as one of your destinations for jewelry on a budget purchases.  I was most smitten with the Sterling Silver and Purple Amethyst Ring.  It’s such a pretty vintage-inspired ring.  If you are into vintage style jewelry, don’t miss out on the wonderful collection at such “steal” prices especially on the rings.  Right now, Laura is offering WorkChic readers a special 40% off discount on all regular priced items with code workchic40.  Which means, this ring can be yours for only $47.40 $79.  I know!

    Bee's Knees Gems review

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