Ringing in the new year with my January 2017 Your Bijoux Box #YourBijouxBoxStyle

Your Bijoux Box January 2017I like surprises. Well, not HUGE surprises…like when the doctor told me I was having a girl but he turned to be a boy. That’s a bit much in the surprise category. But I love knowing that a box of baubles, Your Bijoux Box, is on the way to me every month and I love the surprise that comes with it…I never know what is going to be inside but I always know it’s going to be pretty and fun!                                                                         sample, affiliate links

Your Bijoux Box January 2017Your Bijoux Box January 2017The January Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of three pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Each monthly box has three jewelry items for women (although this month there were three jewelry items plus two extra items). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized everyone gets the same jewelry each month. A monthly subscription is $36, and there are options for a three-month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription. They ship to the US and Canada.

Here are my welcome surprises for the month of January:Yvette Y NecklaceYvette Y NecklaceYvette Y NecklaceYvette Y NecklaceYvette Y Necklace

  1.  Yvette Y Necklace: This is so gorgeous. It’s a beautiful, delicate y-necklace with blue, green, and pearlescent stones. It’s a sweet, flirty piece that I am so happy to have.Petra Pearl CollarPetra Pearl Collar
  2. Petra Pearl Collar:  This is an elegant collar necklace with faux pearls. It looks grown up but it’s very fun to match with dressed down clothes like a white t-shirt and a black moto jacket.House of Harlow BraceletHouse of Harlow BraceletHouse of Harlow BraceletHouse of Harlow Bracelet
  3. House of Harlow Bracelet:  This beauty retails for $58. I am head over heels for this Nicole Richie art deco bracelet with a boho vibe. It goes with everything and gets a lot of attention, even though it isn’t an ‘in your face’ piece. It’s lovely.

 Anne Taintor Lip Balm  Anne Taintor Purse Sized Emory Boards

 Anne Taintor Purse Sized Emory Boards

Anne Taintor Purse Sized Emory Boards

There are two cute extras in this month’s box – an Anne Taintor Lip Balm and Purse Sized Emory Boards. Anne Taintor is an artist and she is known for pairing mid-century imagery with modern slogans. Both of these immediately went into my purse and have already saved me from a few lip and nail emergencies.

I seem to love every month of Your Bijoux Box more and more! I highly recommend this wonderful monthly surprise of sparkle.   – Lisa

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Glimmering baubles in Your Bijoux Box December Collection!


Your Bijoux Box The December CollectionSometimes everything just works out. A week ago, I found out at the very last moment that my husband and I were invited to a black tie affair. I rarely go to anything black tie, but I had a dress ready thanks to a recent Stitch Fix order – this Maggy Sophia White Floral London Fit and Flare Dress:maggie-london-sophia-white-floral-fit-and-flare-dress
I winterized it with a darling Alice Blue black jacket, also from StitchFix. I just needed the right jewelry.  Lo and behold, my December Collection of the Your Bijoux Box arrived!! Everything inside was exactly what I needed to perfectly accessorize my party dress.                          sample, affiliate links

Your Bijoux Box The December CollectionThe December Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of four pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressy or dressed down. Each monthly box has three jewelry items for women (although this month there were three jewelry items and a pretty scarf!). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized everyone gets the same jewelry each month. A monthly subscription is $36, and there are options for a three-month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription. They ship to the US and Canada.

Here’s what is in December’s box of bling:

Your Bijoux Box The December Collection David & Young Scarf

David & Young Scarf ($30) – I love love love this scarf. The geometric pattern is beautiful, the colors go with everything from a winter coat to a slinky dress and it is super soft and cozy. Awesome.

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Deepa Gurnani Beaded Bracelet ($50) – This is a very cool, retro, sort of steam punk/art deco piece that has lots of sparkle and tons of personality. It is handmade by artisans and imagined by former couture beading designer Deepa Gurnani.

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Juliette Drops ($26) – Wow these are stunning. These crystal drop earrings add fun and bling to a maxi dress and will be fantastic to pair with a silky sundress this summer. Total romance.

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Juliette Collar ($38) – My exact words when I pulled this shimmering beauty out of the box: shut the front door!! Freaking fabulous. It was just perfect for my black tie event, but it also looks incredible with a simple white t-shirt (like the Citizens of Humanity Premium Vintage Esmay T-Shirt), skinny jeans (like the Rag + Bone Frayed Skinny Jeans), and black Acne Studio Pistol booties. citizens-of-humanity-vintage-esmay-t-shirtrag-and-bone-frayed-skinny-jeans
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Quite honestly, I would have been thrilled if Juliette Collar had been the only piece in the box!

Your Bijoux Box The December CollectionAdd it all up – these four beautiful pieces are worth $154, a fantastic value for a $36 box. You can buy each item separately at Your Bijoux Box if you want…or you can get a single box without the automatically renewing feature. I am loving Your Bijoux Box more and more every month and I hope you decide to get your sparkle delivered too!!  – Lisa
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Getting my bling on with the November Collection of Your Bijoux Box

img_3327It’s definitely the start of party season in my neck of the woods!  In the past weeks I have had two bat mitzvahs, one family party, one friends party, and a wedding.  Coming up in the next month?  Another wedding and so many holiday parties I can’t even count them.  So when Your Bijoux Box sent my November box of bling it was a happy day!  Gotta love some new beautiful baubles for making parties extra festive.

Your Bijoux Box NovemberThe November Collection from Your Bijoux Box is called the Black Box.  It’s a coordinated set of four pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressy or dressed down.  Each monthly box has three jewelry items for women (although this month there were four items!).  The boxes are curated by stylists, so although these are customized everyone gets the same jewelry each month.  A monthly subscription is $36, and there are options for a three month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription.  They ship to the US and Canada.

Here’s what is in November’s box of bling:

Exotic Leather BangleExotic Leather BangleHouse of Harlow 1960The Exotic Leather Bangle is by the House of Harlow 1960, Nicole Richie’s company.  I love the rocker chick vibe combined with the timelessness of the gold – it’s a perfect mix.  This is a substantial, beautiful piece that you need in your collection!

Noir Jacket EarringsNoir Jacket EarringsNoir Jacket EarringsThe Noir Jacket Earrings are very pretty multi-taskers.  The black stone is beautiful by itself, but the earring really shines when paired with the sparkling jacket.

Noir CollarNoir CollarI am totally in love with the Noir Collar.  This black and gold statement piece is adjustable so you can wear it as a choker or significantly longer.  It holds its own with an ornate dress, and it is adorable with a white button down, jeans, and black boots.

Cocktail Hair PinCocktail Hair PinThe finishing touch is this gorgeous Cocktail Hair Pin.  It gives instant glamour to a pony tail or bun, and I love it for just holding back on my hair on one side when I wear it loose and long.

I love every piece in this months Your Bijoux Box!!  Right now you can get the Bijoux Box Limited Edition Holiday Luxe Box featuring House of Harlow and Deepa Gurnani for just $125 (value $400+).bijou-luxe-holiday-box

And if you want a single box without the automatically renewing feature, they offer gift options. This is a great gift for you and a great gift to give for the holidays.  After all, ‘she wanted all to sparkle, and dance in a glorious jubilee’!  – Lisa

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On trend for fall: Aegean Greek Fisherman Cap

Brie Larson wearing the Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap for Elle Magazine

Brie Larson wearing the Wool Greek Fisherman’s Cap for Elle Magazine

Some of my favorite things about fall and winter:  boots…coats…sweaters…HATS!!  A trending hat this fall is close to my heart – and my ethnicity as a Greek girl – the Aegean Greek Fisherman Cap ($40, on sale now for $36).

This sassy hat is handmade in Greece by the Aegean brand, the same way it has been for the last 30 years. This hat is built to last, especially when you consider that it was designed for professional seamen. Now we are seeing it on fashion models and celebrities, like Academy Award winner Brie Larson who wore one in a recent photo shoot for Elle Magazine.                                                                                                                                           sample

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The Aegean Greek Fisherman Cap comes in this season’s bestselling colors Black, Grey, and Navy Blue, as well as Brown.  Mine is Black, and I absolutely love this tough but romantic cap. I have a size 7 1/8, which is the average size for women.

Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap

Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap

Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap

Wool Greek Fisherman’s Cap

Hopefully your hat size isn’t the same as your guy’s hat size, because if it is he will probably steal this from you. Luckily my hubby has a huge noggin so it didn’t come close to fitting him…although I am thinking about buying him one for Christmas because I could tell it would look pretty terrific on him.

In addition to being the perfect solution when you are having a bad hair day, the Aegean Greek Fisherman Cap is fully lined and can withstand any sort of weather. Right now you can find this cap on sale with free shipping at The Village Hat Shop, an online accessory retailer.  – Lisa

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My first Your Bijoux Box – October jewelry fun!

Your Bijoux BoxIt’s been way too long since I’ve happily discovered a subscription box on my porch, and I forgot how much fun they are!  I recently received the Your Bijoux Box for review, and it is a pretty neat little box of sparkly stuff – this month the box had jewelry AND cosmetics.

One of the best parts of a subscription box is opening it up.  This box is on the smaller side, but I definitely did a little dance of joy when I saw all the pretty bags inside.

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Each monthly box has three jewelry items for women.  The boxes are curated by stylists, although these are customized – everyone gets the same jewelry each month.  A monthly subscription is $36, and there are options for a three month ($103) or six month ($206) subscription.  They ship to the US and Canada.

The October Your Bijoux Box has three jewelry items PLUS an eyeshadow palette – extra fun!  But first, the jewelry:

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

Ombre Tortoise Pendant

The Ombre Tortoise Pendant is right on trend.  I am seeing these long necklaces with square pendants everywhere.  This one has color crystals in beautiful fall amber, gold, and orange.  This is exactly what you need to pull together an outfit with a crew or boat neck sweater.

Tortoise Layered Bracelet

Tortoise Layered Bracelet

The Tortoise Layered Bracelet goes perfectly with the other items.  It’s a combination of chunky gold and tortoise-shell, and I love the easy adjustable fit.

Ella Amber Earrings

Ella Amber Earrings

The Ella Amber Earrings are sooo pretty.  The amber is sparkly enough to stand out with my dark hair, but these babies are still casual enough for every day.

Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color

Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color

Since this is my first Your Bijoux Box, I didn’t realize that every month there is a bonus item in addition to the 3 jewelry items.  The bonus in the October box is a Spice Me Up Eye Palette by City Color ($9).  The fall colors are beautiful!  All of these shades are metallics so they all have some sparkle.  The pigmentation is ok, but with a primer or some mixing medium they last a long time and the colors really pop.  It’s a fun palette to play around with.

 

Overall, everything matches – even the eyeshadow palette – but it isn’t too ‘matchy matchy’, you know what I mean?

Good news:  Your Bijoux Box has coupons!  Sparkles10 gives 10% off any order, so your best value for this one would be the 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.  Or, use the coupon WELCOME for an extra piece of jewelry!  Only 1 coupon per order.  They also host a monthly style contest. #YourBijouxBoxStyle a photo wearing or displaying the jewelry to win an overflowing box of sparkles! Share it on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or the Your Bijoux Box Blog.

And if you want a single box without the automatically renewing feature, they offer gift options. And don’t you think you deserve a little gift?  I do!!  – Lisa

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Function and fashion of olympic proportions: Maria Shireen bittersweet Bracelet

Raised handsOK, I want to see hands — how many of you wear an elastic hair tie as a bracelet, just in case you find yourself wanting to get that hair off your shoulders and out of your eyes? My hand is definitely up.  Now, however, it’s up so I can show you my gorgeous golden bracelet that also houses my hair tie!

Maria Shireen bracelet red white blueThe bracelet accessories line Maria Shireen sent me this very chic and modern bracelet from the bittersweet collection ($45).  It is incredibly fashionable, wonderfully functional, and is perfect for working out or going out.

Maria Shireen bracelet

Maria Shireen braceletsMaria Shireen has two different collections, bittersweet and Luxury.  The bittersweet signature bracelets are made of stainless steel and come in three different finishes: silver, gold, or rose gold. The line has five different metal designs, plus two BPA-free fun-looking plastic designs for those younger fashionistas. The Luxury Collection has two sterling silver styles in three color varieties, including silver, gold, rose gold.

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Each Maria Shireen bracelet is more than a statement piece – it’s very practical as it can be worn with its elastic hair tie. It takes you right from time-challenged soccer mom to chic and stylish mom. I absolutely love how you can mix and match with whatever color hair tie you happen to have.

IMG_1229IMG_1238The founder, Shireen, used to wear her hair ties around her wrist (like most of us do). Her hubby noticed that the hair ties left a dents on her arm, so he designed a bracelet that looked great and held her hair ties without cutting off her circulation. The rest is history!

With my hair tie...

With my hair tie…

...and without!

…and without!

This bracelet is a fantastic piece of jewelry that I wear all the time. And if you need a great excuse for splurging on a little something for yourself, take a look at the gorgeous USA 2016 Medals Set ($110)!

Mira Shireen USA 2016 Medals Set

I hope you will head on over to the Maria Shireen website at mariashireen.com and go for the gold…or the silver…or the rose gold!! – Lisa

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Earrings a little droopy? Levears will rescue your ears!

logo_levearsThe older I get, the more things droop…even my earrings. I never used to worry about earring weight, but now I find myself refraining from purchasing so many cute pairs because my ear piercing just won’t support anything slightly heavy. Needless to say, I was intrigued by the company Levears – I’ve tried other types of piercing support, but never anything that was simply a better made earring back. I’m so glad I was able to test Levears because they are truly life changing for those of us with weak piercings!

Levears

Levears

Levears give earrings the support they need so they don’t droop/flip/pull on your ear lobes. They work for pretty much any post earrings – the uniquely designed backs redistribute the earring weight so it’s fully supported with proper leverage.  LevearsLevears

I find the backs as easy to put on as regular earring backs…nothing complicated or fancy in any way. They are extremely comfortable and give instant gratification. I have pictured some of my heavier post earrings that I don’t even wear because they droop so badly – look at the difference!

Levears before and after

I honestly can’t recommend Levears highly enough. They make an incredible difference and couldn’t be easier to use. They come in three different types of metal – sterling silver ($49.99), 14K yellow gold ($175) and 14K white gold ($175).  With long hair, my earring backs never show so the sterling silver works with all my earrings. If you have shorter hair you might want to consider the more expensive pairs to perfectly match your earrings.

Levears was even featured on Oprah, so you know they are amazing. You can find them online at levears.com.  – Lisa

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