Gold Jewelry: Why is gold the better choice?

I’m a huge fan of gold. Who isn’t? When used the right way in anything, it is the perfect accent. Gold is the perfect accent colour. We have seen the colour gold on many runways in the past, worn in all different kinds of ways. It can be the colour of the dress, or it can be in a gold necklace…or maybe the make up reflects the golden accent. However gold is used, it is used often.

The photos shown above are from the runway looks in Summer 2014. This is only a small sample of how we have seen gold been worn (Note: the photo compilation above is not mine, source). What I want to talk to you about today is gold jewelry used as an accent. Whether it is a designer necklace or a personalized name necklace, if it is gold, it just adds something special to any outfit. With this being said, we do all have our preference, so if gold isn’t for you, then silver it is! First, I will show you some of my favourite pieces that are on sale right now. Next, I am going to show you some ways and looks to incorporate those gold accents!

What is gold jewelry? This sounds like a simple question, but I wanted to define what I mean here…because there are different classifications (that I have come up with myself) under the umbrella, “gold jewelry”. First, you have your solid gold, all gold jewelry (the colour, not the metal), similar to like a gold name necklace for example. No colour or different accents (pinks, reds, etc.) included…just the gold. Then you have the jewelry that includes gold as an accent, or the hardware is gold.

So now that we have that cleared up? Let me show you my very favourites! All of these images are linked, so if you see something you like, you can grab it for yourself!!

The necklaces above are my top three “all-gold” statement pieces that I am swooning over right now. Each image is linked in case you love them as much as I do, but (from left to right) they are from Purple Peridot, Forever 21 and Charming Charlie.

The necklaces above are my top three “gold hardware” statement pieces that I looove right now. Each image is linked in case you love them as much as I do, but (from left to right) they are from Bauble Bar, Purple Peridot, and J.Crew Factory. I want to point out the middle piece (above) in particular. This is something I have seen all over Instagram, and it is styled so, so well! Which is why I wanted to give it extra attention!

Okay now on to the style tips…

You wouldn’t style gold jewelry any different than you would style silver jewelry or copper jewelry…but there are some looks I have grabbed from Pinterest for you, so that you can see what I mean. Keep in mind that gold jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings…the whole category!! I chose to feature necklaces above because that is mainly the type of jewelry that I wear…

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Gold statement necklace over a cream sweater with a denim jacket. So pretty. * SALE ! *: Love that bracelet and the dress 50 Hot New Looks For Spring 2014 - Style Estate -:

You can see that gold is worn with all colour schemes, all occasions…which is why I love the colour. Silver jewelry is reserved for elegant, special occasions. However gold is for all around the clock! I love the accent and I think it really adds that step of sparkle that most people need in their looks.

So why is gold the better choice? You may not see why I love it yet, so let me give you a few reasons. First, it never goes out of style. You will never have to go get new jewelry because suddenly the world hates gold and will banish it forever. Second, it warms up your look. Warming up your look keeps it alive. Having warm tones will top your look off and make it the best it can be. Third, it’s just the right amount of flashy! Flashy is good. You may not think so, but just the right amount of sparkle is perfect for anyone’s look!!

There you go…it will always be in style, warm and flashy…recipe for success, right?

Do you agree? Do you like gold jewelry or are you more of a silver person? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to check out the links below for some other great pieces that are out there right now…

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Outfit Details: Cozy for Fall

Now that Fall is in full swing, I have switched out my wardrobe permanently! It is the season of mini skirts, tights, sweaters, jeans, boots, and scarves – all the coziest of my wardrobe any way. In this look, I was going for comfortable in Fall, with, of course the chic look as well. These cozy items are some of my Fall favorites and make the perfect look for these chilly October days.

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One the important items to keep at the front of your closet this season is your comfortable cardigans. This cardigan is one I picked up from Winners. You know when you see something and envision it with other pieces in your wardrobe? Well that’s exactly what this cardigan was. I really like the camel colour and it is softer than you can believe.

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The maroon pants are actually from last season at Old Navy. Pixie pants are my favourite, because they fit my short little legs and they are always a perfect fit! I selected this pair particularly because of the maroon colour. Dark reds are very in this season, so this was an easy choice.

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I don’t wear this too much because it has got a full zipper that goes up the back and that is super tricky to do on your own! However it is so, so pretty on! It is from mark. by Avon in last year’s collection. It’s a high low style which is always an added bonus. I wanted a neutral top to not overshadow the maroon accents, which is why I went with a neutral cream. Simply beautiful.

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Accessories are always important, but in this case, they are more of the focal point. This is my newest add to my hat collection and is oh-so-adorable for the Fall season! I got this from Winners as well (shocker!!). I really like felt hats because they can be worn in the Summer and in the Fall. It’s the perfect transition accessory. This necklace that I am wearing is one from the mark. by Avon collection and it is beautiful on!

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Last but not least, my booties. My favourite pair of ankle booties! They are a great shade of camel and perfect for the Fall season! The colour picks up on the colour in my cardigan and even can act as a semi-neutral in the look! I also love to boost my look with a great pair of heels because it makes my legs look longer! (Please excuse the growing weeds…that’s what happens when you pick an abandoned location, I guess).

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Fun little fact, I shot this look with my sister at the end of August. So you can imagine that it wasn’t the coolest day! Now that Fall is here, chilly weather has arrived, I can wear all of these lovely pieces and strut away!

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Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v12

BLOGGER (2)As the first true week of Fall comes to an end, I am hyped to kick October into gear! Apple picking, carving pumpkins and baking pies is all coming up soon as Thanksgiving approaches and with Thanksgiving comes Thanksgiving fashion! One week ago, I was wearing summer dresses, and now I am transitioning those summer dresses with tights, cardigans and booties! This week brought a lot of assignments, but I knocked them out of the park and this weekend has been the perfect time to kick back and relax!

Last time, I set one goal for myself (in addition to one other goal I had on the list):

1. Learn Bloglovin’. Believe it or not, I am still working on this one. I have made a lot of progress. I claimed my blog, I poked around the site a bit, but I can’t really figure it out because I haven’t really dedicated the time yet. So in the next couple of weeks, I am going to try and make it what I want it to be.

2. Look into a linkup party and begin to plan mine. This one just did not go. Too many things going on, but we’ll keep this one up here because it’s something that I definitely want for Pearls and Polkadots.

This week, I have no goals goal to add to my list. This will be the last week before I go home for the Thanksgiving break, and I am going to be a tad busy! So I want to focus on these two goals so I can get things rolling!!

I hope to add more goals to my list in the coming weeks, but we have to see what I can handle! There are some exciting things planned for the future that you will see in the next couple of months including new partnerships, great series and plenty more outfit details!! I am super excited to share it with you!!

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Instagram Round Up: Photos from the Week v3

INSTAGRAM ROUNDUPI’m almost free…I can taste the Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potatoes! Only one week to go before the mid term recess and I am itching for freedom. This week brought a massive paper and assignments galore, which is why I am so happy to kick back for a week beginning one week from today! I hope to bring you a great series that week, so make sure you check more for all of the fun things that will be going on!

Just in case you haven’t been on my insta-feed lately, here are the last six posts that appeared on @mystyyle this week! This week was definitely full of transition for the Fall season. It has finally gotten cold, and I could not be happier!! Crazy, right? I get to wear leather jackets, boots and scarves…and most importantly…SWEATERS! It’s about time!!

Oct-2     Oct-1

Sept-30      Sept-29

Sept-28      Sept-27

I don’t even think I can bear to wear flats anymore because my toes get cold, which is nuts because only a week ago I was wearing a tank top! I said last week that I hoped it would be a post full of Fall weeks, and although this week hasn’t been completely full of Fall looks…we can see that we are definitely getting to that point. This week is going to be packed full of fun and planning for future Pearls and Polkadots things to come, so watch out!!

If you aren’t following me already, head over to Instagram now, @mystyyle and check it out for yourself!

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Pinterest Finds of the Week: Way, way back…

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By far, the most popular board that I have on Pinterest is my “Dream Closet” board. It is where I pin all the fab styles that I find, the looks that inspire me and the clothing that I must have…but today I am going way back into the archives of this board and taking a look at what I pinned over a week ago. I love doing this because this board of mine seems to move in trends. There may be a grouping of pins that are all focused on hot pink dresses, or a grouping of pins that are totally dedicated the nautical themed outfits…it really shows how I was thinking that particular day and I find that incredibly entertaining!

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Alright, here we go… 

I pinned this a long time ago. I still love it though. Coloured jeans are a favourite and in the Fall weather, they are a good way to keep the bright colours alive. What drew me into this look was the simplicity of it. She doesn’t look like she’s trying hard at all, and honestly probably just threw it on (not literally). What takes the look up a notch is the bling around her neck and the heels. Although this look would be great without the jewelry and the snazzy footwear, it just kicks it up that little step, which I think looks casually glamorous!

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I love it. I love it. I love it. How many times more could I say it? The leather, the olive, the cognac booties…absolutely stunning. This is such a great look for Fall as well. I love the colour olive (duh) and I also am having a huge thing for black leather right now. What is interesting about this leather look though is the jacket. I am on the fence about whether it is a jacket or a leather vest. Either is fabulous, but I am leaning towards the leather vest with a black sweater underneath. I think this looks so cozy but so cute at the same time! I would love to replicate this look!!

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This is the look that made me fall in love with herringbone. Although this is not true herringbone because it is the puffer vest from J.Crew Factory, it doesn’t matter. Herringbone patterns are so in trend and the way that it is worn in the look below is one of my favourites. Layers are great for the colder seasons and how this look has been styled is really emphasizing the chilly but comfy look. Scarf, flannel, herringbone puffer vest, and then the fedora is the cherry on top!

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I only picked three today because I want to leave some to review for next week and the following weeks after that…but these are three of my most favourites. How do I know that? Because I have tried to re-pin them about ten times since I originally pinned them, but run into the “Pssst…I think you have already pinned this to this board” error…you know that one? Yup. Guilty.

Current pin count on this Dream Board? 1000+… so head on over and take a look. I am sure you are bound to find something you like there!

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Announcement: I have now linked my Dream Closet to my Facebook page! Now you can see it all in once place!

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