5 Unique Jewelry Pieces For Every Season

5 Unique Jewelry Pieces For Every Season

Pair this stunning jewelry with any outfit to instantly look chic, sophisticated and edgy.

Girls, let's be honest – aren't you tired of always wearing the same old boring bracelets, locket necklaces and stack rings at the mall? And always buying them in hoards once they land in the 50 percent off, buy-one-get-one-free rack? It's time to treat yourself to something new, something flashy and fantastic while still subdued and classy.

Starting with your palms up, say hello to your edgy new bling!

1. Palm Cuff

Jennifer Lawrence wore this very same diamond-encrusted gold cuff at her "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" movie premiere in Italy. While this particular statement piece is a whopping $21,050, you can find your own fabulous (and affordable) palm cuff for $12 or less on Etsy. This bit of unexpected bling scintillates a cool, collected vibe that pairs well with any outfit – casual or formal.

2. Arm Harness

Paired with thigh harness jewelry, arm harnesses are a perfect mix of peek-a-boo and stunning when it comes to making a bejeweled statement. They aren't clunky like bracelets or clanky like earrings. An arm harness instantly spices up any maxi dress with a glint of its chain, and luckily, it comes in various geometric forms to mix and match with patterns! Snag your first for less than $2 at AliExpress.

3. Body Chain

This trend was a big hit during the summer, but who says you can't sport body chains all year long? Throw on a casual one-shade shirt or dress, and slip a body chain over it to level up your ensemble from plain to posh. Forever 21 is clearing out its collection at a starting price of $6.90, so if you're looking for a steal this winter, then that's one sale you won't want to miss!

4. Shoulder Chain

If you want to look polished and ornately embellished all at once, spend as little as $1.15 to purchase a shoulder chain piece on eBay. Pull this look off once, and you'll feel like a queen for life. People will marvel at the sight of this piece wherever you go, whether it's paired with a black sweater for an office party or shimmering over a low-cut dress at the ball.

5. Long Chain Choker

This necklace gives you the best of both worlds: jaw-dropping length to give the illusion of a longer neck and a casual curve around the back to pull the look together. Unfortunately, this darling piece is hard to find. An easier alternative to get the look would involve the layering technique – pairing one choker with a single, long-chain necklace. Throw in a couple more necklaces, and you'll effortlessly appear boho chic.

Mix and match all these jewelry trends to find your perfect look for this season!

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It's The Bullies That Need To Change

You're beautiful.

Last week I was given the privilege of attending P!NK’s “Beautiful Trauma World Tour.”

P!NK spoke many words of wisdom centering around the importance of acknowledging ourselves as beautiful. She spoke about how people call her too masculine-looking and too muscular, but how she still isn’t changing anything about herself. She is still selling out arenas throughout the world and she is very happy with herself. She said that the people who say these heartless things are the ones that need to change.

In today’s age there are countless people, girls in particular, who feel insecure and don’t like what they see in the mirror. Words hurt more than some people can understand. If they hear something someone said about them, those words will stick with them for a long time. In addition, with all of the social media posts and photoshopping, one’s expectations of beauty are altered and one’s expectations of what it means to be “beautiful” drastically rise.

If a girl has a pimple on her face, she feels insecure and that she needs to do whatever she has to in order to get rid of it. Acne, among other things, is a normal human condition. When did it become a problem to have a normal human thing on our face?

The answer: when people decided to listen to what the bullies have to say. The bullies are the people who feel the need to take out their own insecurities on other people to make them feel better about themselves.

It’s heartbreaking to see people distraught over a nasty comment someone made to them. As difficult as it is, I hope everyone can learn that they themselves are the only reassurance they need. Who cares what someone says? It is important how YOU feel about yourself and that you know your self-worth and beauty.

I, myself, have suffered from society’s daily pressures and ideals of beauty. I become insecure if I don’t wear and the perfect outfit and if my hair isn’t styled the prettiest way. Watching other girls who seem to be perfect and confident makes me and other girls feel insecure.

The solution: We must “fake it ‘til we make it.” If we can act like we’re confident and love ourselves, eventually our acting will become reality. We will realize that we actually do love ourselves, the way our hair naturally looks and the natural beauty of our faces.

Beautiful is looking in the mirror, seeing a confident girl and not caring what others think; it is an imperfect kind of perfect.

Don’t listen to the haters.

You’re all beautiful.

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The Art Of Getting Ready In The Car

As told by an irrational rusher

Imagine this situation for me: You wake up in the morning at the normal time and begin to get ready for work. You take a shower, dry your hair, and get dressed. Suddenly, your boss calls you and tells you to come in two hours later than normal. *End hypothetical situation.*

What would you do? The average person would most likely take advantage of being ahead of schedule. Right? They'd either nap, finish getting ready, then leave for work on time or skip the nap and get to work a bit early. Me on the other hand?

Naturally, I'd see this as a perfect opportunity to try out some new makeup techniques— maybe even attempt a challenging cut crease or two. I'd possibly try out some new hairstyles, scrub my room top to bottom, or clean out my car. I will use every bit of my extra time to do unnecessary extra things until the last minute.

Because of this fun little character fault, I'm always causing myself to rush FOR ABSOLUTELY NO REASON. Sound familiar? You may be a chronic and irrational rusher like me! And, if you are, you're probably getting ready in your car on a regular basis. It's bound to happen when you're constantly checking the time and realizing you should have left 10 minutes prior.

Since the car routine is nothing new to you, you probably think you're pretty good at it. Right? And maybe you are but, I'm telling you, I've really got this thing down pact to an embarrassing extent.

Here are my 10 cardinal rules of successfully getting ready in the car:


You may remember all your makeup if you try to grab the few items you think you need for the "car makeup" routine, but you'll probably forget your makeup remover to fix the mistakes that are bound to happen. So you might as well just take your whole bag with you. Overkill? No way! You never know what you're going to need, you unprepared psycho!

Tip: You can also always just buy one of those mini-sized packs from the dollar section in Target, Walmart, etc. and keep it in your glove compartment.

2. Your cup holders are now your ~makeup cup~ holders. Ooo, ahhh... fancy.

Don't go rummaging through your makeup bag at every stoplight. You don't need to be wasting any more time than you already have!

Tip: Throw all the essentials into a cup and stick it in your cup holder. If you're getting ready in the car more than you'd like to admit, find some cute cups or containers that match your room and leave your makeup in there all the time. That way, all you have to do is take the cup in and out of the car and nothing gets misplaced, if you're lucky.

3. Don't even attempt deodorant.

The ultimate rusher is always throwing everything into her messy Mary Poppins bag without a care... and then most likely throwing that bag into her car. AKA that ~ish~ is probably broken. DO NOT OPEN, or you and the car you practically live out of will be covered in the dreaded deodorant crumbles.

Tip: Use spray deodorant.

4. Potholes + Power = Disaster.

The second you think about taking your powder makeup out in the car, your compact is as good as broken and your loose powder is already all over your floor mats. Potholes will send your makeup flying out of your lap, crush it, and, thus, crush your heart.

Tip: There's really no way around this one. Don't even take loose power out in your car. If you're going to use powder, use a compact and use it once you've parked.

5. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day— choose wisely.

Just because we're rushing doesn't mean we have to skip breakfast! Where there's a will there's a way for a skilled rusher.

Tip: If you're eating a bagel, put it together like a sandwich so that you don't end up with a cream cheese covered car carpet. If you're eating a breakfast sandwich, make it with/ask for fried egg instead of scrambled so the eggies don't fall out all over your car. Wrap everything in aluminum foil so it doesn't drip or spill from the bottom. Boom. Brilliant.

5. Perfect the three classic rushed hairstyles.

Know the classic rushed hairstyles (messy bun, half up half down, or the more professional top knot), and know them well.

Tip: Always keep three things in your car or purse: hair ties, bobby pins, and hairspray. The dollar section at Walmart, Target, etc. is good for finding mini versions of these too.

6. Prepare for a mess.

Some messes are more permanent than a little compact powder or bagel crumbles, and you're not going to want to be a walking representation of your messy morning.

Tip: Keep one in your purse. Keep one in your car. Hell, keep one in your pocket. Tide to Go your whole life. You can also keep a big, old T-shirt handy. Lay it on your lap or tuck it into the neck top of your shirt as a bib like the big baby you are (really, grow up and get ready on time in the comfort of your own home) while attempting your routine.

8. Avoid waterproof and water-resistant makeup.

To avoid said mess as much as possible, don't use waterproof eye makeup or drying "liquid lipsticks" while in the car. Your T-shirt bib and Tide to Go are no match for those suckers.

Tip: Stick to just using chapstick while in the car and then apply your lipstick later (you'll still look put together without it). Try tinted chapsticks!

9. If you're the passenger, don't think you're in the clear.

Doing all of this nonsense in the passenger seat rather than the driver seat is obviously more ideal, but it's not much easier. You're still going through the same bumps, twists, turns, and potholes.

Tip: Don't do your makeup in the passenger seat of someone who does not wear makeup. They won't understand and will most likely fly over potholes without saying a world, and you'll end up looking like the photo above.


You will end up with makeup smudges all over your face, clothes, and car. More importantly, like texting while driving, doing your makeup or hair while driving can be dangerous. DO NOT DO THIS STUFF WHILE YOUR CAR IS IN MOTION.

Tip: Ideally, we shouldn't be getting ready on the road at all, but I know you other chronic rushers out there aren't gonna stop turning your car into your beauty studio/second home anytime soon. So if you must, be careful, crazies. Stop lights and parking lots people, stop lights and parking lots.

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