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Saturday, May 30, 2015

How to stack & layer your jewelry for summer

Some people are into minimalism and the less is more approach. I am not one of those people. I like excess and colors and layers. I appreciate minimalism on other people, but that’s not me. It’s like they say: You do you and I’m going to do me.

This summer I’m really into the bohemian style with lots of jewelry. I think they look really cool. There’s something magic about having lots of rings stacked on your fingers and bracelets dangling on your wrists. It gives me this wonderful feeling of having a superpower – like I can do things I couldn’t normally.

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Moving through people with your own sound (the clinking and chiming of all your jewelry) it’s just like leaving an audible perfume trail. It’s going to turn heads. Not that I’m particularly aiming for that. It just happens :))))).

Stacking rings on your fingers it’s an art in itself. You have to make sure they look good together. The stacking of jewelry needs a balance. How to wear multiple pieces of jewelry at once without looking like you pilfered a costume jewelry store or your grandma jewelry box is not easy. It’s all about geometry and proportions. Otherwise you'll end up looking like an extra in a rap video.

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This is how you do it!
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Here’s a few tips and tricks on how to stack your rings, bracelets and necklaces that I learned by trial and error through years of layering jewelry on myself:

-      When in doubt stick with one metal color. Pick either gold or silver and go from there. Either of them work great with contrast colors, bohemian pieces with gemstones and jewels. Silver jewelry and blue stones are a classic. Gold with black or green is a sure thing too.
-      If you feel confident, ignore the first rule and mix metals and textures for a personalized result. Different shades of gold can play off one another, pick up the light differently and look really beautiful mixed with colorful stones and different ring settings.
-       Center everything around one or two statement pieces. Right now I’m particularly obsessed with this ring so I would pile and anchor any other pieces I’d choose starting from and around it. This also works if you have a piece that you never take off, something that has sentimental value.
-     Mix and experiment with shapes, lines and different sized rings. Combining small, delicate rings with massive pieces, knuckle rings, or girly, feminine rings with rock&roll rings, always looks cool. Piling up horizontal and vertical rings will create the illusion that you didn’t go overboard and added one too many pieces on your fingers. Anything that involves a contrasting effect will work.
-      Combine vintage pieces with trendy rings, retro or classic pieces with modern jewelry, the mix of old and new will look interesting
-       Wear more of the same: I really love the Wonder Woman look – two identical bracelets worn on each of your wrists. Multiple, identical slim rings on different fingers can look really good too. Those midi rings are especially stackable and great to mix in with more elaborate jewelry.
-       If you’re not sure how to keep a balance between proportions, keep it simple by only mixing the same size rings: either slender rings with delicate stones or big, statement rings worn together. This works especially with necklaces. I feel that wearing delicate necklaces of different lengths with simple but interesting details looks amazing. Combining big statement necklaces can get sloppy really fast unless you’re a pro.
-       Juxtaposition is key – I like to leave some of my fingers bare or adorned with something really small and simple, while stacking multiple rings on other fingers. It’s all about creating that effortless feel – like you didn’t try too hard. The negative space will keep things from getting too symmetrical and boring.
-       You can add rings and bracelets to both your hands (I prefer that because I’m all about go big or go home) or stack your jewelry on just one of your hands (if you’re not there yet :)))).
-       Add a watch into the mix when piling on your bracelets
-     Try different combinations of rings and move them around your fingers until you are happy with the results

Alessandra Ambrosio Guide To Stacking Jewelry, how to layer and wear multiple necklaces

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How do you feel about jewelry? Are they important for your look or not so much? 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

About wearing scarves and pet rabbits

Making a comeback! Yes, it’s been a while! I will explain it in a future post, but I just wanted to thank you all for the many emails and messages you sent. Sara and I are really touched to see you care. And we’re doing fine! Let’s just say the lack of posts lately can be filed under the “life got in the way” label.

 But let’s get to the photos!

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My sister and I have this silly, fun tradition where every Easter we do a “photoshot” while visiting our grandmother in the countryside for the holiday. Said photoshot takes place somewhere at the deep end of the garden – some sort of a meadow if you may.

I remember one year we hang out a huge piece of hot pink fabric in the next door neighbors’ orchard between two plum trees and scared the shit out of them (it looked like some kind of alien landing from the distance).

Here's a photo with that particular contraption for you to understand what I mean. And yes, I was a redhead for a while.
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Full disclosure – I kind of hate taking photos in general and especially after a few days of stuffing myself with great food (which always happens at my granny’s). If it were for me I would probably skip the photo session entirely.

But then there’s Sara. She wears me off with a guilt trip about wasting our life away and how we’re only young and camera ready once, so I eventually cave in and do whatever ridiculous thing she has in mind. This year, her vision was “spring fairy taking her pet rabbit to a walk through the woods”. Her words not mine!

In her defense, she does realize how hilarious that sounds. But being able to be ridiculous and childish is kind of great if you think about it.

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You should have seen us dragging all the props necessary for the photoshot to the back of the garden. Imagine this: me in full hair in makeup with my maxi dress trailing behind, Sara with the camera, a bottle of water, a bag of makeup products and hair combs in case I would need some sort of a touch-up, we even recruited our mom to carry the rabbit in his special little house. This is a "flat rabbit", he's not into running around - he does take after me in that aspect.

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Oh yes, the rabbit!!! How cute is he? Kind of stole my thunder, not going to lie! Named Rinu, but called all sorts of things by Sara (Rini, Rinster, furry excavator, that little adorable monster pooping everywhere), he wasn’t in a mood for photos. Just like me, but lazier, because at some point he just stood there outstretched on the grass in spite of my efforts to make him responsive. What an animal?! :)))

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Despite all the drama and my paranoia that we’re going to be bitten by dangerous insects, I have to give it to Sara for the styling. She insisted we use the huge floral print, ethnic scarf as the main focus accessory draped over the low cut, maxi dress. The scarf is actually a gorgeous traditional Romanian shawl and it’s meant to be worn on your head. One of my best finds when it comes to shopping!

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In case you’re wondering, my hair didn’t miraculously grow and triple in volume - instead I'm wearing my Irresistible Me clip-in hair extensions (Royal Remy Medium Brown, 20 inches (50cm) and 200 grams and one big weft of Ginger). These hair extensions are amazing and they curl like a dream – they are the best invention since sugar. I talked about them here, but I learned how to blend them better in the meantime.

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  I’m wearing:
hair extensions / extensii - Irresistible Me
maxi dress / rochie - Asos
 scarf / basma traditionala - thrifted

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