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The Power of a Morning Routine

There’s so much talk these days in the business and personal development world about the power of a morning routine. It is said that the way we start each day has a huge bearing on how our day will unfold.

And I must say I totally agree! 

For instance, if you keep hitting the snooze button and get out of bed at the last minute, then rush to wash and throw on some clothes and grab food to eat as you run out the door, then low and behold your day will more than likely pan out to be rushed, chaotic and leave you feeling more at the mercy of it rather than as the master of it. However, when you take time to start the day with some positive routines and rituals, your day has a feeling of clarity, purpose and energy about it.

Creating a Morning Routine
What your morning routine consists of needs to be personalised to you, so that you feel excited to wake in the morning and dive into your 'you time'. The only requirement is that it consists of activities that are positive and entirely fo…
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Autumn Winter 2019/20 trend

Strutting off the fashion week catwalks and into the stores, the main message for Autumn/Winter 2019 is elegance, elegance, elegance!

Timeless trench coats and bold colour blocking appear throughout many of the major designers’ collections. Skirts and coats are cut to just below the knee to elongate the body with a feminine and flattering silhouette, and neck scarves add a pop of colour and interest.

Leather is also back in a big way! The pairing of leather jackets and boots with flared skirts to the knee, twists a classic chic look into something a little more edgy and cool.

With such an effortlessly elegant Autumn/Winter style, the simplicity of cuts and colour blocking allows you to be bolder with your accessories. The natural beauty of horn, combined with the edginess of leather, creates the perfect accompaniment to this look. Think chunky links, multiple strands and long pendant pieces when you want to make a statement that elevates an elegant outfit to the next level.

One of the fab…

The "Good Wife" - are you chic at work?

When do you know you are obsessed with a show on TV?  When I have to watch it every night I know I am. That’s where I am at right now with "The Good Wife". 
I developed a kind of curiosity of what the female characters wear and their accessories.
It is interesting to watch how Daniel Lawson developed the looks for each character, including the jewelry they wear and it is amazing how much thought goes into the jewelry on this show, even for the background players.

I admit I am a fan of this show so I love seeing the different female characters and their very distinct styles. They all work in a law firm which is known not as the most creative place of fashion and yet all manage to look stylish and individualistic, as well as professional.

Alicia Florrick, a politician’s wife played by  Julianna Margulies, going back to work after a long break. While her husband is in prison, she is rediscovering her individual identity.  At the law firm, she dresses elegantly but conservatively, chi…

Can Jewelry solve any problems?

Can Jewelry solve any problems?  
Yes, jewelery can solve problems! 
let me tell you how...
Many times I asked myself why ladies like jewelry, why is it important for some and not so for others.....
Why do we wear jewelry? 
There are a few problems and here are the solutions.

1.  No confidence
We all know that new hair style, new dress and new jewelry make us, women, feel more confident. In  some companies we feel sometimes that men can take over or even when we wear business attire that doesnt look very feminine, we feel like we are losing our feminity. So in order to feel more feminine, wear some beautiful jewelry! or even better,  wear jewelry that symbolizes femininity.
double strand pearl necklace
2. Bought a new dress, but without jewelry you kind of look naked? Oh well, you know what you have to do! Add a statement necklace!

3. You want to attract more money? Wear Gemstones in your jewelry symbolized money and wealth! For example – Green jade, green aventurine emerald green beaded gemstone…

A first-timer’s guide: how to buy jewelry on Etsy

Did you know that Etsy is a great place to look at handmade and vintage jewelry? 

I would like to give you some tips about buying on Etsy since I am an Etsy seller and I have a shop on line. 

Etsy is an online marketplace where people can sell things handmade things, vintage things, anything, really. You do have to be careful... don’t forget that anyone can sign up to sell on Etsy, and you’ll never really know what you’re getting it until you hold it in your hand. There is lots of stuff for sale on Etsy and you have to scroll through it to get to the treasures - but the treasures are worth it, and the hurt is part of the fun. Use always keywords to narrow down the search when you’re looking for something specific ("multi strands brown beaded necklace” is better than "brown beaded necklace"). 

You can use the category filters on the right-hand side to limit your results – for example, you can choose to see only vintage items, and from those results you could choose to see…

How to clean your jewelry and keep it like new

If you have rings you haven’t taken off in a while or necklaces you may notice they’ve lost their sparkle because of soap, hand lotion or dust which leave a film that dulls the sparkle of gemstones, and sterling silver gets black, it is time to do something about it.
Should you go to your jewelry store? I don’t think so, it is not that difficult to do it yourself. Here are some easy, do-it-yourself tips that I apply myself on my jewelry.

Cleaning diamonds
Diamond can lose some of its gorgeous shine if it’s not regularly cleaned. The best mixture of cleaning solution for diamonds is ammonia or mild dish detergent with water. The ratio of this solution should be a quarter cup of ammonia to one cup of lukewarm water.
After mixing the solution, simply let the piece of diamond jewelry soak in the solution for 20-30 minutes. Once this time is complete, gently brush the jewelry with a soft toothbrush.
Make sure to avoid brushing the diamond too vigorously so it doesn’t move from its setting.…

Life is too short to wear boring jewelry

Running in the morning to work, to a meeting or to a coffee with a friend? 
Your clothes are on, hair is done, make up is done, you look in the mirror and decide that you need a necklace. 

You grab one, don't like it, another one, neither, finally you grab your faithful (the one you always wear.)you wish you picked something different but WHAT ?

I picked a few styles and lengths from RZ Jewelry Design to go with collared blouse.

Long pendant necklace short pearl necklace
Top three pictures are to show what celebrities wear with THEIR collared blouse.
If you leave your top button shirt or two buttons undone choose a short pearl or lightweight necklace for classic look while chunkier style gives a cool, youthful look. 
If you button up to the top choose a chunky style on top. I like wearing a long necklace as well with my collared blouse and a jacket.

We often face the dilemma of Go long? Go choker? Go statement?
Movie stars, political figures or YOU,  sometimes wear on casual or formal occas…