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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Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap

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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Your Bijoux Box

Your Bijoux Box

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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Get into the holiday spirit with SOUFEEL Jewelry

SOUFEEL JewelryYou know what is awesome about December? I have clothes and jewelry specific to this month and it is always so much fun to finally break them out! My SOUFEEL holiday charm bracelet is something that puts me right into the holiday spirit. SOUFEEL has some truly beautiful holiday charms this season that make a great gift or a fabulous addition to your own holiday wardrobe.

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SOUFEEL charms are 925 sterling silver and fit Pandora and Chamilia bracelets – however, they have a much more affordable price tag.  It’s easy to go a little crazy making theme bracelets with the huge variety of charms and I had a blast when SOUFEEL let me make a holiday bracelet for this review. Delivery is extremely fast, and everything arrives in a gorgeous little box with a blue bow. They also include a gift bag, a pretty box for storing the bracelet, and a black cleaning cloth.

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I decided to go with four pendant/dangling charms and one crystal charm to put in the middle.  Here are the holiday charms I chose for my bracelet:

SOUFEEL Jewelry Christmas Wreath Pendant

I love the delicate green wreath with a merry bow, the Christmas Wreath Pendant Charm.

SOUFEEL Jewelry Red Christmas Bells Dangle Charm

While they don’t actually jingle, the red enamel bells with a silver bow on the Red Christmas Bells Dangle Charm get a ‘ringing’ endorsement from me!

SOUFEEL Jewelry Christmas Coconut Leaves Pendant Charm
In the hopes that maybe I can coax someone to kiss me, I chose the Christmas Coconut Leaves Pendant Charm which I think looks just like mistletoe.
SOUFEEL Jewelry Reindeer Pendant Charm
I think my favorite is the Reindeer Pendant Charm. Isn’t this adorable??  It’s even cuter in person.
SOUFEEL Jewelry Christmas Tree Swarovski Pendant Charm
To anchor the bracelet, I chose the beautiful Christmas Tree Swarovski Crystal Charm. I love this charm because it’s two sides so it doesn’t matter if it flips around.  One side has a Christmas tree with green stones and a yellow stone star at the top.  The other side has ‘Happy Holidays’ with a little star engraved onto it.
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There are so many more holiday charms to choose from, I know you will find the perfect picks while creating your own theme bracelet.  SOUFEEL always some great offers so be sure to check out what special is going on this minute. They also offer free shipping worldwide with orders over $50 and a 365-day return and exchange guarantee.

If you want to add to your own December wardrobe, or if you have a jewelry loving giftee on your list, SOUFEEL is a terrific option.  Take a look at their website at www.soufeel.com and give your holiday some beautiful cheer!  – Lisa

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Going for gold this month with my Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection*August’s collection was sent for review, we include affiliate links for Wantable personalized accessories so we can build credits for future collections*

My Wantable Accessories Collection for August showed up with some great pieces in a new and improved style of packaging.

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

The box didn’t have any of the felt pouches that Wantable has used in the past…instead I found a sleek box that held the longer pieces in place, and the bracelet was packaged separately. I think the new packaging is a better way to ship necklaces.

My preferences lean towards boho, although I also like an eclectic mix with classic items as well. While I typically wear silver pieces, lately I have been wanting more gold toned items and this month’s collection was basically a goldmine.

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Ella Headband (retails for $14)  This headband has orange, turquoise, and brown beads in a geometric pattern that looks sort of Native American. The elastic band is excellent. I love the boho vibe and this is probably the most comfortable headband I have that actually stays in place. Big winner for me!

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Amy Jean Necklace (retails for $27)  This is a gorgeous pendant necklace. The turquoise beads are beautiful, and it is two-sided – one side is all beads, the other side has a cool gold wire pattern throughout the beading. A great, versatile classic piece!

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Dream Catcher Necklace (retails for $18) I wasn’t so sure about this one at first. The dream catcher pendant is large and since it’s all gold I thought maybe it looked a little too cartoony…I mean, why not just have a real dream catcher, right? But once I put it on it won me over. I don’t have many gold necklaces and this one is fun and dresses up a simple t-shirt.

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Wantable August 2015 Accessories Collection

Stefania Bracelet: My whole box is full of gold pieces, which is good because I need them.  This classic bracelet nicely rounds out my Accessories Box. It’s very modern and chic, and I love how it can be worn loose at the wrist or as more of a cuff further up on my arm.

Overall I am very pleased with this month’s accessories collection. It’s a beautiful mix of styles with lots of gold, exactly what I wanted.  – Lisa


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