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The History of Earrings

Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:12:09 AM America/Denver

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In an illustration found in the ancient city of Persepolis (in Persia), the artist depicts a group of soldiers. On the ears of those soldiers are earrings. This illustration is the first known record or earrings being worn by humans.

 

Iraq is the first country on record to manufacturer earrings (with pieces dating back to 2500BC). The Roman Empire saw earrings as a symbol of status and luxury. Earrings have been found in almost every civilization, though their popularity has gone through many different cycles.

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The Journey of the Cuff Bracelet

Friday, June 14, 2013 5:37:53 PM America/Denver

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Bracelets are the second most popular piece of jewelry (behind earrings). The versatility in styles, shapes, sizes, and colors means that you can find the perfect bracelet to complement any outfit. One current popular bracelet in the fashion world is the cuff bracelet. Cuff bracelets are defined as a rigid, thick bracelet that encircles the wrist like the cuff of a shirt. Generally they are round or oval in shape and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials.

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Channeling the Downton Abbey Vintage Jewelry Trend

Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:48:00 PM America/Denver

Downton Abbey

For 3 seasons, the BBC TV show Downton Abbey has amassed huge popularity in both Britain and North America. The show, which has been following the elite Crawley family and their servants from before World War I to (most currently) the Roaring 20’s, has not only gained a slew of devoted fans (with over 8 million viewers on Season 3’s debut in North America), but has sparked a resurgence of interest in vintage fashion and jewelry. And with Downton Abbey jewelry and fashion ideas inspiring huge followings on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, it looks like this is a trend that will not be leaving any time soon.

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Rocking the Headband Trend

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:54:41 PM America/Denver

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When most people think of headbands, they think of the cute plastic arches that adorn the heads of young girls in pigtails. However, as the biggest runway shows of the season have proven, the headband is back and is definitely considered a high fashion accessory for spring 2013. In order to make sure that you don’t look like you have just escaped the playground, here are a few simple steps to updating your headband to a fabulous – and oh-so-adult – look.

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Ways to Make Your Jeans and T-Shirt Come Alive

Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:59:00 PM America/Denver

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We’ve all been there.  Standing in front of your closet at the beginning of the day, trying to decide what to wear. For those days where you just can’t decide, here are a few ways to take the most basic of outfits – a t-shirt and jeans – and turn it into something exciting.

 

A t-shirt and jeans gives you a great, blank canvas, one that allows you to make your outfit completely personal. The first step is work with that canvas.  Is your t-shirt a plain white? Is there a pattern that you need to consider? Colors and patterns will help set the tone for any other decisions.

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Accessorizing 101

Friday, April 12, 2013 2:01:15 PM America/Denver

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For those who are new to accessorizing, it can seem like an overwhelming task. How do you pick the right jewelry? How much is too much? What goes with which outfit? Luckily, there are a few simple tips that will help you get started and on the path to becoming an accessory master.

 

The first thing to keep in mind is overall feel that you want to create with your outfit.  Elegant? Classy? Grunge? Punk Rocker? Each of these personalities will require different types of jewelry in order to complement your style.

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