Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ways to Wear It: Casual Summer Style!

Hello Summer! My favorite season of the year brings some delightful bursts of color in nature and in fashion. No coats, no gloves, just easy, breezy beauty!  Whether you've bought new summer duds, or are looking for ways to freshen up your existing summer wardrobe, we can all use tips on ways to wear it all. Here are some stellar ideas for pairing jewelry with your outfits. Summer on, ladies!

Printed blouse by Anthropologie; Brown suede Hobo bag by CitaDElle on Etsy; Green beaded dangle earrings by Accessory Showcase.
A lovely, airy leaf print blouse like this one from Anthropologie makes a gorgeous summer statement, paired with jeans. Finish off the look with a Hobo bag, like the suede beauty above from CitaDElle and glass beaded dangles for a hint of sparkle.

Striped lightweight knit top and shorts by Ann Taylor Loft; Suede sandals by Tamar Shalem; Tricolor Steampunk gear dangle earrings by Accessory Showcase.
Slip on a lightweight summer sweater with cute and comfy shorts, like these from Ann Taylor Loft, and you've got a look with stylish ease. Add your favorite flat sandals, like these olive suede beauties by Tamar Shalem, and finish it off with a hint of steam using mixed metal jewelry, like these tricolor gear earrings.

Hope these looks give you some great inspiration for cultivating your casual summer style! My next post will cover some great "Ways to Wear It" ideas for work. 'Til next time, friends!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Psst... There's a Pre-Sale Going On! Plus, the Winner Is...

Congrats to giveaway winner Francoise M! She's the lucky owner of this one of a kind antique brass and clear faceted bead statement necklace. Lucky lady, yes? Thanks to all of you who participated!
Now, on to the dish about some fab "followers-only" goodies. I've created some lovely pieces for V day, and I think you deserve to get the jump on these delights before I list them to the general public! Take a look at these classic, yet modern romantic necklaces and earrings. If any strike your fancy, do drop me a line at I'll hook you up and ship them out, anywhere in the Continental US or Canada!
Assorted antique brass earrings and necklaces with painted pearls and glass beads
These antique brass beauties are adorned with painted pearls and faceted glass beads. You can see more detailed photos of each piece on Facebook. Necklaces are $25, earrings are $15. Pre-sale ends on Thursday, 2/13. Get yours today!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Two More Days! Who Doesn't Love a Little Free Swag?

UPDATE: Two more days to enter for your chance to win! Giveaway closes midnight on Thursday (1/30).
That's right, dear readers! It's time for another giveaway, and this time, it's a one of a kind beaded beauty! This antique brass statement necklace with clear faceted beads is the perfect piece to grace your neck this season. Enter for your chance to win it here! It takes less than 3 minutes--show Accessory Showcase some love, and you've got an awesome shot at making this baby your very own! Oh, and spread the word to friends, of course. Good luck!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Year, New... Well, You Know...

Happy New Year, dear readers! I hope the holiday season treated you and yours kindly and that 2014 will bring you much joy and new opportunities!

My holiday season was a whirlwind, as I'm sure was true for many of you. I spent much of my free time (aka after 10pm when the little humans were in bed) making jewelry, prepping for holiday fairs and accessory parties, tending to my online shops, ordering and wrapping gifts--you know, the usual for an independent designer with a fam. Absolutely no complaints, though. I'm blessed and thankful.

As we stare a new year in the face, many of us are doing a lot of resolving, reordering and re-prioritizing, right? And while some of our resolutions may fall to the wayside, don't let treating yourself well be one of them! The importance of being happy with who you see in the mirror can't be overstated! With that in mind, it's time to start freshening up the wardrobe a little.

A closet-full of new clothes not exactly in the budget? Never underestimate the ability of a bauble or two to amp up your existing frocks and give a new look to your tried and true pieces. That's how I roll, anyway. While having an entirely new wardrobe with the change of every season sounds divine, I, like most of you, don't have it like that. What's the average non-celebutante to do? Make old duds new again by switching up your jewelry and accessories. You'd be surprised what a simple adjustment can do to your favorite outfit.

Here are some styling ideas, inspired by the three "stories" of the Accessory Showcase collection, and featuring some of Etsy's best shops. It's time to get inspired!
For the Vintage-loving Vixen:
Get the Look: Black drop waist 80's dress from The Rabbit Hole; Velvet clutch by DDSLL Girls Store; Vintage bangles from The Gatsby Gals; Grey vintage boots from Jen Style Chic Vintage; Gold finish chain and mauve pearl earrings by Accessory Showcase.
 For the woman who digs Rocker Chic:
Get the Look: Black, fitted leather coat by In Time Fashion; Gunmetal gear and needle charm earrings by Accessory Showcase; Black leather clutch with white screen print by WELMOED Bags; Black studded stilettos by Vile Broccoli Fur.
For the Modern rustic, who likes a hint of Industrial Steam:
Get the Look: Copper gear and large patina pendant necklace by Accessory Showcase; Cashmere cape coat by JM521; Suede vintage lace-up boots from Jan's Vintage Stuff; Hand-forged brass cuff by Addiction to Detail; Vintage plaid high collar shirt from Brown Cow Vintage