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5 Stylish Ways to Wear a Brooch

Posted on June 04, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Brooches are back, and we’ve got five creative and stylish ways to wear both new and vintage pins.  To keep the look modern, avoid matching the color of your brooch to the color of your outfit—and don’t be afraid to take risks! Pair a sweet, feminine brooch with an edgy pair of boots or wear a cluster of brooches together. There’s no harm in experimenting.  

Tip: To make sure you don't loose your brooch while you're wearing it, create a DIY safety catch using a rubber earring back or a small piece of pencil eraser.  

Here are 5 fun ways to wear a brooch:

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Finding the Right Engagement Ring for Your Bride's Style

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Looking for the perfect engagement ring but feeling a little overwhelmed?  We’re here to help.  While there are several factors that go into choosing the right ring, you can start by figuring out what kind of style you want.  Once you’ve got this established, you can really narrow down your search and start focusing on other considerations like your budget. After all, it's not about the price--it's about her. 

While every bride has a style distinct to her alone, the following style profiles will help you select a style of ring to reflect and emphasize your girlfriend’s unique charm.

Classic:  Her Essence: Classic girls are drawn to clean, feminine lines—think tailored, silk button-down blouse.  While she may indulge in the occasional trendy piece, she truly values timeless pieces that can be worn season after season.  Her style is elegant, charming, and practical.  Style Signatures: ballet flats, pearl studs, simple cardigans, her grandmother’s charm bracelet.

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