5 Essentials For Your Jewelry Box

Precious International Anklet

When’s the last time you updated your jewelry collection? If you’re anything like most women, you probably haven’t added anything new in awhile, and every time you attend a semi-formal gathering you despair of your limited choices. The good news is that this state of inertia doesn’t have to last. If you’re ready to throw open your jewelry box and add something new, here are five pieces that will allow you to build great looks from the ground up.

1: Pearls

Nothing says sophistication like a classic string of pearls, but did you know these sparkling gems come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors? The traditional kind is the Akoya pearl, round and white, but South Sea pearls can be up to 22mm large, and Tahitian pearls can be everything from gold to green.

2: Diamonds

Diamonds are forever, but that doesn’t mean you should only buy one rock and call it a day. Diamond jewelry has grown throughout the years to include necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets, so give yourself a diamond for every appendage if you’d like to be prepared for every occasion.

3: Gold

If you don’t already have gold jewelry, then why not? You’re missing out on the richest and most luxurious kind of shine. Drape gold chains around your neck to make a statement at the opera; use gold bangles or anklets to add a bit of elegance to your wrists and anklets; attach a gold brooch to your blouse to draw every eye in the room.

4: Silver

One of the oldest materials in the natural world, silver has been a part of folklore since the days of werewolf hunting. It can sometimes and erroneously be seen as the “cheaper” cousin to gold, but the real fashionista has both. You never know when gold will be too gauche for a dinner party or casual occasion!

5: Precious Gems

Rubies are the gems of love and passion. Sapphires invoke the feeling of wealth and royalty. Even emeralds have become a billion-dollar business in recent years. If you’re looking for something new to add to your jewelry box, precious stones will give color and flair to any ensemble.

Whether you’re looking to find a keepsake or just upgrading your existing collection, these are five essentials for the modern day, fashion-forward jewelry shopper. While there are endless varieties out there, these are the absolute must-haves! Shop jewelers like Precious International to learn more.


Check Out These Teenage Pageant Dresses!

Teenage Pageant Dess

A Gateway To Beauty

Teenage pageant dresses are a gateway to beauty that every girl should be able to enjoy. A dress can be used for the evening gown portion of a beauty contest, but it can also be something that makes the girl feel lovely when she is on the town. The best way to choose these dresses is by following a few simple steps to make the girl feel gorgeous.

The Cut

The cut of the dress is important because of how girls are shaped. Some girls can wear strapless dresses because their body is shaped in a way that they can support the dress. Other girls can wear dresses with halter straps to show off their shoulders, and still other girl can wear dresses that only slide on one shoulder to make themselves look modern and contemporary. The cut of the dress must fit the girl’s body, but the cut must also make sense with the girl’s body.

The Size

The size of the dress is just a number, and the dress needs to be tailored after it is purchased. Most girls are going to find that they do not fit into standard sizes because every girl is different. There is no shame in purchasing a size that the girl does not normally wear, and the girl should rest easy in the fact that she can purchase something that will actually fit her body regardless of the number on the tag.

The Tailoring

The tailoring of the dress can be done easily by a professional tailor who will pin the dress and help the girl fit just right into the dress. The dress can be fitted again after it has been tailored, and that will ensure that the dress is just right for the girl. Most of the time, tailoring is a necessity that girls do not take advantage of with their regular clothes.

When girls want to look good in their pageant dresses, they must take advantage of the many styles of dress that are available. Most girls can enjoy their dress in more places than the pageant after they have invested in the dress and their look.


Kohl’s New #MagicAtPlay Disney Clothes & $100 GC Giveaway!

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Kohls #MagicAtPlay

I am super excited to announce that I’ve been chosen to be a Kohl’s Disney Ambassador because I’m a huge Kohl’s fan and my five kids all love anything and everything Disney! Kohl’s is one of my absolute favorite places to shop because they have a huge selection for the whole family and for the house, they always have great sales, and they often have coupons for even better deals. In fact, I did the good majority of my Christmas shopping there and at Kohls.com, and it’s usually my first stop for birthday and other holiday gifts as well. I went shopping there today to check out Kohl’s new line of Disney character clothing by Jumping Beans.

Kohl's Disney Clothing

My boys adore their new Mickey shirts and shorts and I fell in love with all the fabulous Minnie skirt outfits and dresses. I wish they were available in my size! There are so many terrific choices for both girls and boys, and the new patriotic collection is perfect for upcoming summer holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

Kohl's Disney Clothing

The new Disney line inspires both fun and imagination and is available exclusively at Kohl’s for both boys and girls in sizes 4 to 7 in a full range of active wear, play clothes and dresses. The selection is outstanding and the quality of the items is terrific. I’m thrilled to be able to giveaway a $100 Kohl’s gift card so one lucky reader can pick out some adorable Disney pieces of their own.

To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Friday, May 2nd.

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Pink Is In For Spring Fashion!

Disclosure – I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a Kohl’s gift card to facilitate my post and as a thank you for participating.”

Kohls Spring Fashion

Wow – after this cold winter it’s hard to believe that Spring is finally here, but I think that means it’s time for an updated wardrobe! Kohl’s Spring Fashion Hangout provides great tips on what trends to be on the lookout for right now. From the color pink to dresses and roll-cuffed denim they share it all! I tend to wear a lot of black or grey but I’’m a huge fan of pink and I love to add bold colors like pink in my accessories or with a great pair of heels. This season I’m going to take Kohl’s’ advice and wear pink in a big way, plus I have my eye on that Lauren Conrad dress! Watch the Kohl’s Spring Fashion Hangout and tell me what trends you can’t wait to wear this season!


Spring Clothes Shopping at Kohl’s

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I consider myself to be a frugal shopper but I really love nice things and quality clothing so I like to shop for classic pieces that will last quite awhile and that I can mix and match with things I already have in my closet. Today I went to Kohl’s to pick up a few things and I ended up with a Dana Buchman knit shirt on sale for $22, a seamless Apt 9 tank for $11.99 and some Lauren Conrad taupe jeans on sale for $40.50. These three pieces were just under $75 and I can wear them with all sorts of other things that I already own. Check out the video above for some different ways that I plan to wear the three pieces I bought.

While at Kohl’s today I noticed that a lot of the new spring fashions are available in light neutral colors like taupe, peach, pink and seafoam green. A great way to get your wardrobe ready for spring without spending a fortune would be to pick out a few key pieces in the spring colors that you can wear in a lot of different ways. For example, I love that the Dana Buckman top I bought has several of the spring colors in it as well as black so I can mix it up with black pants, skirts and tanks that I already own. The neutral color Lauren Conrad jeans I bought will go with so many things and I love the cut and fit of the jeans so I imagine I’ll be wearing them a lot.

Kohl’s is one of my favorite places to shop, in fact I did most of my Christmas shopping there, because they have such great sales going on all the time and a huge variety of products, plus if you have a Kohl’s charge card you get special discounts every month in the mail.


Save Big on Trendy Clothes and Shoes with Beyond The Rack

Beyond The Rack My tax refund just arrived in my account today so I thought I’d celebrate with a little frugal splurge and I bought two pair of $80 shoes from Beyond The Rack for just $35.93 shipped including these super cute Wild Diva Open Toe Side Buckle heels. If you haven’t tried Beyond The Rack yet, I highly recommend that you check them out. They have fabulous deals that change on a daily basis and you can find everything there from designer handbags, clothing, home decor, kitchen appliances and even toys.

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Comfortable and Durable Work Clothing

Dickies Work Shirts

It is important for those working in certain fields to have durable and comfortable work attire, that will both provide free range of motion and that will last over time. Those that regularly labor outdoors or in harsh environments, know that the elements can wreak havoc on typical apparel. For this reason, it makes sense to buy work clothing that will provide durability and longevity. Fortunately, there are some recognized brands available at affordable prices via online sites and retail venues.

Some consumers may find limited selections of such apparel in local shopping malls, stores, or distributors; even when there are ample supplies at hand, sizing could pose issues when clothing is needed imminently. By ordering such products from online retailers, customers are able to access the sizes they need, and the styles they work. From work shirts and pants, to caps and shoes, there are numerous options for those that have rigorous job responsibilities and little time to fight crowds at local shopping spots.

When ordering clothing, check any online sizing guides offered to ensure satisfaction with the final purchase. Also, ask various vendors about expedited shipping options whenever possible, for prompt delivery of needed items. There might be some practical incentives offered for those that are first-time buyers to certain sites, with promotions that curb costs significantly.


Big Sale – Maidenform Bras Low as $11 Shipped!

Maidenform is having a huge 25% off everything sale plus their $15 bras are back and you can get the discount on those too! Some of their $28 to $36 bras are on sale for $15 and after the 25% off discount they drop to $11.25 and you’ll get free shipping as well so that’s a fabulous deal. Hurry over for best selection.

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Dress Your Baby in their Favorite Team Apparel


Outfit the tiniest sports fan in your life with great sports fashions for babies and kids. Whether you are cheering your team into the playoffs or simply enjoying a tailgating party, your little fan will look great in infant, toddler and kid fan fashions.

Show your team pride with darling dresses, creepers and tees that will look adorable on your little one both in and out of game season.

Baby Team Apparel

It’s never too early to become a sports fan. You infant will be ready for game day in licensed MLB, NFL and NBA apparel. Find the top college teams and outfit your baby in cute onesies, booties, diaper covers and bibs. Choose from infant bodysuits with cute sayings like “Football First, Nap Later!” and pair them matching accessories. Your baby will be the talk of the party with great baby gear in your favorite team’s colors.

Baby Team Accessories

No outfit is complete without the right game day accessories. NFL pacifiers are great for those moments when the ref makes a bad call. Team leg warmers will keep baby legs warm for those all-day tailgating parties. Keep baby warm in the bleachers with heavyweight knit blankets emblazoned with your team logo and colors. Don’t forget the hat. Keep baby’s head warm with beanies that are the perfect complement to your team attire.

Baby Team Gifts

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the sports fan in your life, look no further. Baby team apparel makes a great gift for new parents who want to show their team pride. Whether you are rooting for the Steelers or the Saints, the Redskins or the Ravens, you will find the best baby team apparel to delight your favorite fans.

Choose from toddler polo dresses, baby warm up suits and cheerleader outfits. Save time and money by sending a perfectly wrapped gift that your friends will love.

Start the littlest members of your team in the right direction with sports fan clothing and accessories. Find the best dresses for your Auburn fan or track suits for your little Yankee. Swaddle your newborn in Clemson swaddling blanket and matching hat. Get your toddler ready to cheer with adorable cheerleader outfits for every team on your list.

Getting your baby fashions is easy. Shop now for the best deals on all of your game day apparel needs. Score a winning baby outfit today.


Beautiful Moissanite Earrings for Less than Diamonds!


First discovered in 1893, moissanite is often mistaken for genuine diamonds. Even under a microscope, professional jewelers have a hard time distinguishing a moissanite stone from a real diamond. There are a few distinct differences between a moissanite stone and a genuine diamond. They have different chemical compositions and physical properties when looked at closely under magnification. A diamond is composed of carbon; moissanite is chemically composed of silicon carbide. Moissanite has a more brilliant sparkle and far greater rainbow fire than diamonds. Moissanite is also created as perfect. There is no color grade, inclusion chart or cloudiness to worry about with moissanite stones versus diamonds.

Charles & Colvard is an industry leader in producing moissanite jewelry. While their primary market is engagement rings and loose stones, their earring collection is also very popular. Moissanite fashion earrings are an excellent choice for any diamond or jewelry lover. Due to their incredible sparkle and color, they are an ideal choice for pairing with any outfit and drawing in the light to your face.

If you love pave-set stones and a classic princess shape, you will enjoy the multitude of timeless studs that Charles & Colvard has to offer. Their channel-set, lever-back earrings are a great option for an upscale event or business dinner. They also have a great array of intricate designer-inspired designs with dramatic drops and twists that the modern fashionista will love. Charles & Colvard have mastered the art of showcasing this beautiful stone in such exquisite ways.