Category Archives: Statement Piece

Life too short to wear boring jewellery

Accessories are the exclamation point of a woman
                                                                                    – Michael Kors

I am a huge fan of minimalism but I am kinda addicted to jewellery. The more edgy the better.  Studs, skull, blades, gothic heart, synth  are few of my favorites little wonders.

I came across the wonderful map necklaces from Olive Yew  and instantly fell in love with them. Life is indeed to short to wear boring jewellery. I love personalized jewellery they are perfect for developing signature style.

Adding statement jewellery to a simple outfits upgrades the look in an instant. Your basic wardrobe won’t look so basic when paired with these accessories. 

As a firm believer in 5 piece french wardrobe philosophy, I rarely indulge in my tinny jewellery addiction. But when I do, I go for interesting pieces that are versatile yet unique on their own.

The best thing about it is lasts forever, and for me jewellery are mementos, they keep memories alive. Jewellery shopping is painless and so much fun. 

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How do I wear Midi skirt ?

ACCORDING TO DESIGNER CHESTER WEINBERG, WHO MADE THE MIDI HIS SIGNATURE, THE MIDI WAS “ALMOST AS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF THE WOMEN’S MOMENT. IT’S FOR THOSE WHO DON’T PARTICULARLY CARE ABOUT WHAT MEN THINK ABOUT THE WAY THEY DRESS.”

The midi skirt was the beginning of a fashion evolution, that was evident in the rising hem lines in 1900. Love it or hate it, the midi is a classic piece that deserve it’s won chapter in the books of fashion evolution. 

When the midi first appeared it caused quite an uproar and lead to political and aesthetic revolution in womenswear. The midi skirt is a tricky silhouette to pull off. While it can be very flattering if paired with the right shoes and hem line, it can be a disaster if the length of the skirt doesn’t hit the right place bellow your knee.

 

This fashion trend favours tall and slim silhouette. The degree of difficulty  for this trend is pretty high so you will get a lot of fashion point to pull this one off.The lady like midi is now more sophisticated, streetwise , in tweeds and tartans. 

 There is a reason the midi skirt keeps bouncing back in fashion, it has been all over the catwalk for several season. The skirt is office appropriate and  flattering for all ages. They come in several print and material from edgy to floral and from casual boho to office appropriate pencil skirt. 

Split midi skirt are perfect office wear. The floral one looks great and can add some colour and life to the boring office wear.

Though it is better to opt for heels to pair with midi, they look dashing with ballet flats too.

The skirt that never goes out of style  makes for great two piece. These are easy to pull off. The midriff barring trend is modern and sleek. The midi paired with cropped top gives a casual vibe.

For the daring and the brave asymmetrical hem and geometrical prints. Another playful twist to the classic midi with asymmetrical hem lines and shear panel.

 The midi mostly regarded as formal skirt can be flirty and fun. In dark colour and myriads of prints the midi is for all occasion.

Jewel-toned satins midi paired with tall boots and turtlenecks, perhaps with a sliver of skin showing at the waist would get the temperatures high in winter.

 They are appropriate for winters too. I love the voluminous skirts paired with knits and plums. Yes, midi is definitely of those trend that you can wear all through the year in every season.

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Map necklaces from Olive yew

Map Necklace

I came across these wonderful map necklaces from Olive Yew  and instantly fell in love with them. Living away from home is hard and map necklaces made me feel like I was carrying a piece of home.

Do you have a special place that you want to remember?. Simply provide them with the address and they will engrave it  on a horizontal bar, vertical bar or round disk in gold, silver or rose gold. The simple map will have no street names and will include a tiny cut out heart at the exact location you want to commemorate. Map necklace from Olive yew  lets you keep special places close to heart and are great conversation starters too.

Custom Name Bar Necklace

The bar necklaces are another favorite. The handmade bar can be customized to bear the name of your loves ones, coordinates of special places and the name of your pet coupled with adorable paw print.

I love the fact that they allow you to choose from few special character [ $ ” ! + ∞ ♥ ✩ # ? @ . , ( ) ] in addition to alphabet, number and icons.

Olive yew has got great accessory collection and ample options for customization. Made of 14k gold , 14k rose gold  and sterling silver the jewelry are worth investing. They will make the perfect gifts, souvenir, and interesting accessories.

Bar Initial Bracelet - Personalized Engraved Bar Bracelet

The dainty engraved bar bracelet is perfect for minimalist looks that I love. You can  choose up to 7 character to engrave on the bar bracelet. I love accessories and these pieces from Olive Yew are definitely  must have chic essentials.

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Planing minimalist looks have never been Easire

 
  
Planing to give minimalism a try. You need to follow this simple rule to rock the minimalist look.
 To balance the look you will need a combination of 3 basic clothing piece and +1 trendy/ statement  accessory. For the 3 main pieces : Choose a top , a bottom , and a cover up, make sure they work well with each other and don’t clash. The three pieces need to balance each other and let the statement piece stand out.

For the +1  choose from a scarf ,  a statement necklace ,earring , cuffs or a simple choker.I have officially fallen in love with chokers .

 kendall jenner is rocking the minimalist look composed of 3 clothing pieces + 1 statement accessory ( chokers )

If you are not fond of accessories you can cut off the +1 statement accessory and let one of the basic 3 pieces standout. Shoes and bags or even statement sunglasses will do the trick. 

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Why you need to invest in “The LEAF” by Bellabeat

 

Since its launch in 2015, the LEAF  became quite popular among health conscious women.The best thing I love about the LEAF is its stylish design that makes it wearable and fashionable, while tracking your health.  

Bellabeat creates beautiful, innovative products that help women easily track their overall health and wellness, and get connected to their body and mind throughout different stages in life.

Track your activity, sleep and menstrual cycle. Become a healthier you with the LEAF – the world’s smartest piece of jewelry

The LEAF by Bellabeat is available in two different colors – Silver and Rose Gold.The health and wellness tracker specially designed for women . It’s looks more like a cool accessory than fitness tracker.

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Having trouble falling asleep tonight while you were dying of exhaustion yesterday and the day before?  The apps lets the user compare their periods of light sleep and deep sleep, allowing them to identify what type of day or activity leads to a better night’s sleep. That would definitely make falling asleep at night easier.

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Tracks your daily movement, burned calories and allows the user to set daily goals to keep them motivated. The app will also let users enter specific sports and activities, giving a detailed overview of their movement throughout the day.

The app also gives detailed overview of the user’s menstrual cycle and helps women trying to conceive to identify ovulation days and increase their chances of successful conception. 

The LEAF will become your best friend in no time , the one who knows to say the right things during PMS as it comes equipped with witty notes designed to brighten up the user during PMS times.

The built-in breathing exercises help the LEAF user cope with stress. By cross-referencing the breathing data with the amount of stress you might be feeling, the LEAF allows you to learn breathing exercises to help minimize stress.

It has a smart alarm feature  to keep things on schedule. Taking pills on time or getting tampons, there’s the wake up alarm option and an inactivity alert that warns the user if they’ve been inactive for too long.It warns you when you have sitting at your desk for a long time and your metabolism is slowing down.

This is flexible and easy to style in to outfits. It’s trendy and sleek design appeals to the fashion savvy crowd who are health conscious. It Looks like jewelry, acts like a tracker.

1 Wear it as a stylish Cuff.

 

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2 As a pendant around you neck 

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3 And it is available in  black and rose gold combo, my favorite colour.

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You need to acquire this smart piece of jewelry to have a good nights sleep.

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Rock the Choker Trend

 

The trend is highly popular right now, with celebs like Taylor swift and Kendall Jenner sporting the choker to accentuate some of their signature looks.  Popularly considered to be revival of the 90s fashion trend the choker has been conceived long ago.

The origin of the popular choker dates back to thousands of years back to the Sumerian Empire in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. In those days the choker necklaces were considered protective ornaments. They were generally made of gold or lapis and vested with power.

Choker gained popularity during renaissance as a stylish accessory and were coveted among the royals in the late 19th century .During the late 19th century women in part of Germany and Austria used choker to mask lumps on the neck cause by goitre. While in few parts of the world, simple ribbon choker were symbolic of prostitution. The unprecedented notion changed when the choker graced the necks of ballerinas.

It is a trend that has survived the fall of the ancient empires and the evolutionary era of renaissance and surfaced time and again through the 20th century. The choker have evolved from a protective necklaces to stylish pieces, to being used to mask flaws ,  to being the symbol of prostitution in some parts of the world to being called “dog collars” during the 1920s  and 30s.

During 1920s and 30s choker were made of velvet ribbon and pearls with a central decal.

The 1970s rise of hippies’ culture saw the revival of the choker once again. Pop stars like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera advocated the choker trend through the 90s. This time the choker evolved in to the infamous plastic tattoo choker and simple ribbon chokers.

Today the choker is available is several forms, from simple ribbons to leather neckties to jewel encrusted collars.Big players likes Givenchy and Chloe have been featuring them on the runway and top jewellery designers are releasing new designs frequently.

Suffice to say the choker is a statement piece which will never go unnoticed. The choker draws attention to the neck and quite boldly so. It is undeniable bold and chic.

Rocks the trends like bloggers do.

1 Layer it with other necklaces – Take layering to the next level.

2 Wear it solo – Give the choker the glory it deserves.

3 Tie it like blogger do . 

4 Wear it with a edge. 

I am loving this trend …

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How do I wear Maxi Dress ?

Maxi-dress has become a wardrobe staple. This style was popularised during the 19760’s by the early hippies. During the 1970’s which was considered to be the second era of feminism the maxi dress gained popularity as the trend was embraced by Oscar De La Renta .Maxi dresses  disappeared during the 1980’s with the induction of the power dressing trend. They were back again by 2000 and took over the runway by 2007 with names like Gucci, marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney show casing the maxi dress trend.

In the runway maxi-dress trend was featured by Tory Burch, Zac Posen, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Mara Hoffman, Rachel Zoe, Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta, and DKNY. .etc  

How to style them?

The maxi dress style can be worn both during the day and night making them comfortable day to night transition outfit. Apart from being super comfortable they are trendy and look s good on almost every one. You don’t have to be a size 2 to rock this trend plus it gives enough body coverage. They come in various style, colour and fit.

Maxi dress has emerged to be a wardrobe staple and is even office appropriate if the dress code is flexible. Maxi dresses are supper easy to style.

  • Keep it simple and pair them with ballet flats, a statement neck-lace and some bangles to get the bohemian look.
  • If the maxi dress is solid-colour add patterned scarf to make it interesting.
  • For a day time look pair the maxi dress with a hat or scarf and court shoe and during the night team it up with statement necklace and sky high heel for a sophisticated look. This will make a great transitional outfit.

  • Wear heels with floor length maxi dress for added height and sleek look. Clogs, wedge sandals look best as they balance the extra fabric in the ankles.

 

  • Shorter girls can rock maxi dress too.Opt for empire waist which creates an illusion of longer leg.And avoids much voluminous fabric.
  • They provide full leg coverage during the summer months and available in breezy fabric. Add a hat or scarf to complete the outfit.

  

  • Make it office appropriate by adding a blazer or tailored cardigan to give the formal vibe. For shoes try boots.
  • They are beach perfect when  worn with flats, sandals  and accessories
  • If the maxi is too breezy or loose add a statement belt or wear it belted with a cardigan.
  • Celebrities like Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, Kate Hudson and Eva Longoria seem to love this style. Look at the outfit they create for style inspiration.

  • To work curves choose breezy fabric and not very clingy one. Also take care with the cut you choose.
  • Be bold with single colour maxi- dress and plus black is slimming.
  • There are several neck lines to choose from scoop, cowl or deep v-neckline. Choose an open neck-line to elongate your figure.
  • Great for weekend look when accessorized with statement, Dangling ear rings and gorgeous belts.
  • Several classic prints such as polka dots, animal print, Strips, floral print looks great when paired with bold colour shoes.
  • Wear it as a long skirt by paring it with a blouse on top. There so versatile.
  • Use the classic white shirt over the maxi dress as cover up if you don’t want to show skin.
  • This is a great option if you don’t to show any skin and still rock the trend.

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Printed Demin

The Statement Piece
 
Whether splashed in a graphic photo-print or an in-your-face pattern, these statement jeans make it easy to be a fancy pants.
Printed pants may be hard to pull off, but once you work them into your style repertoire, they could become a staple.