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[Style Guide] Two Looks Plus Two Celebrations Equal Fourth of July

You would never catch me in a Christmas sweater. Or for that matter, one for Thanksgiving or Halloween or any other holiday. A kitschy sweater does not make one merry. So, oddly this Fourth of July I feel compelled to out together a patriotic look for celebrating our independence.  What to wear to the annual fireworks? A fun event with all of the kids running around and probably some face painting. I think I will wear the Red Leather Wrap Bracelet with Gold Beads which will work great with the contrast of the soft cream tank, and a Layering Necklace to give the tank a little drama and accent the scarf. Fourth of July Casual Chic by lisarobinjewelry featuring gold plated jewelry Gold plated...

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Jewelry Style Guide: Part II: 5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Earrings

Remember the wavy mirrors at the carnival? The mirrors where you looked really tall and beanpole thin, or worse yet, super short and just as wide? Yeah, nobody wants to go there. But optical illusions can trick the eye in your favor too. Earrings, for example, can make your face appear wider, thinner, or longer depending on how they flatter your face shape.  Embed from Getty Images   Round Face: If your face is circular, meaning widest at the cheekbones with little taper to the chin, then you have a round face.  Long drop or dangle earrings will elongate your face and make it look slimmer. Geometric shapes will work better for you as well.   Embed from Getty Images   Long and...

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San Francisco Part 1: How to Pick the Right Wine for an Open Studio

There are some things that change after you hear "you have cancer". Experiences become more precious. Staying connected with friends and family is important. And doing what you enjoy is a priority. Sometimes they all converge and everything connects in ways you never imagined and just complete the circle. This is part one of a travel log and a story of how things come full circle. With longtime friends Chris and Dani, Doug and I and planned a trip to San Francisco. A well-needed break for us and a celebration of empty nesting for our friends. Oh, and a reunion of sorts with Dani’s sister Jen and her family. Doug and I don’t have many, or really any celebrity connections, but...

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Spring Showers Bring May's Emerald Green

How perfect that just as everything is starting to bloom and green up the May birthdays get to celebrate with a vivid green gemstone. The official birthstone for May, the emerald, is a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner youth, foresight, and good fortune. Emeralds can be quite pricey so you may want to consider a green onyx to achieve the rich green color without the steep price tag. Either way, this green is stunning on most completions to make it easy to wear...even if May is not your month!

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