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Jewelry Trends for Spring 2016

As we look forward to warmer weather, there are lots of new jewelry trends for Spring 2016 and here are a few we thought you might like.

Pastel Colors – As you know, Rose Quartz (a blush pink color) and Serenity (a light blue) are two colors that are leading the pastel color scheme this spring. Some other popular colors, according to Instyle Magazine, also include Lilac Grey, Buttercup, Fiesta, Green Flash, and Iced Coffee, among others. And our Cosette Necklace comes in three of these popular colors.

Cosette Necklace
Cosette Necklace

Statement Necklaces – This trend continues into Spring 2016. And with the popularity of denim shirts right now, a statement necklace is the perfect piece to wear around the collar. Try it! Our Fleur Collar is the perfect piece for this task.

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Fleur Collar

Chokers – This hot trend is #1 on Fashionisers list of accessory trends for Spring/Summer 2016. And they are coming out in several different material variations, such as the traditional velvet chokers with embellishments or with metal, pearls, chains, and leather. Our Lauren Link Chain Choker is a perfect embodiment of the new materials….it has two variations of chain in the same necklace and is interlaced with leather and topped off with a suede tassel. It’s a stylish piece that gets lots of compliments.

Lauren Choker
Lauren Link Chain Choker

Nautical – As Fashionista points out in its article, its all about nautical details, from the stripes to the rope embellishments. You will want to check out our Multi Chain Nautical Charm Necklace to help you get this fun spring look!

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Multi Chain Nautical Charm Necklace

Ring Stacking or One Large Statement Ring – While stacking rings is still popular, if you don’t want to pile on several rings, you might consider one large statement ring.  It sometimes looks a bit more elegant and is easier to wear than several smaller rings.  Our Ogden Crystal Ring is a perfect for making a statement and is a stretch ring so it’s practically guaranteed to fit.  Its an easy on and off ring and is just so gorgeous, you can’t pass it up.

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Ogden Crystal Ring

Follow all the jewelry trends for Spring 2016 here at www.AssuredAllure.com today!

Sale time at Assured Allure!

That’s right, it’s sale time at Assured Allure. And what a great time you can have, as we have not only marked down several new pieces of our jewelry, we are also running a sale for the rest of the month! 60% off all items marked down or on sale! Let me take you through some of the new pieces we just marked down.

This is our Fan Favorite Necklace, already marked down to $25.00, but with an additional 60% off you can get this for only $10.00! And this necklaces comes in two other color combinations.

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These Classic Hoop Earrings come in four perfect colors for spring. And they can be worn with anything to bring a pop of color. Super cute!

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Our Chain of Thought Bracelet is another stunning bargain. Pun intended! This charming bracelet is so unique and edgy and only $10.40, after all markdowns applied.

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Our popular Crystal Metal Watch is a subtle beauty that comes in Brown and Navy Blue.

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And our Large Oval Turquoise Ring can be found on the chicest people’s hand. That’s because it is a statement maker and proud of it babe!

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We will be adding pieces to our sale category intermittently, so be sure and check back often for new offerings. And we’ll be running our sale until January 31st, so be sure and check out all our gorgeous jewelry at AssuredAllure.com!

New Jewelry in at Assured Allure!

We’ve gotten new jewelry in at Assured Allure!  And we have had so much fun getting ready for the holiday season!  Let’s show you why.

The edgy, delicate trend continues with our new Trident Pendant Necklace. This is such a versatile piece, shown casual here, but would look just as good layered with other pieces or with a dressy outfit.

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Another necklace we have gone head over heals for is our new Three Leaves Necklace. It’s so pretty with three leaves, each in a different color, Gold, Silver and Copper. Watch for lots of compliments coming your way once you adorn this lovely necklace!

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We’ve also gotten new earrings in and we’ve gone ear jacket crazy. Below is our Olivia Double Bow Ear Jackets. You can also wear these as a single bow stud for a simpler, but just as glamorous look.

E536 gold (1 of 1)And let’s not forget our new bracelets! We’ve gotten in a range of styles, from edgy to glamorous and we love them all! The Ella Crystal Bangle is one of our new hinged bracelets making them super easy to put on and take off. It has two crystal covered ball ends bringing on the glam!

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This Lita Pearl Tip Bangle is another hinged bracelet that combines just the right amount of beauty with edge.   We love that combination here at Assured Allure. To us it represents women perfectly, beautiful, but tough when needed.

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And last, but certainly not least, is one of our new rings, the Anna Crystal Ring. It’s so pretty and has stones that truly seem to change colors depending on the light. And it’s a stretch ring that will fit any finger!

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This is just a sampling of all the great new jewelry we got in at Assured Allure, so be sure and check the site for more!

Don’t forget, we have great pieces on sale too!  Check out our Sale category of products, like the Gold Circle Pendant, which is perfect to match with the trendy pastels that are in right now.  We also will be running sales all during December to make your holiday shopping easier, so check back often.  And we have our Facebook store that has all items listed there at 40% off.  (Yay!)

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We hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!  See you in 2016!

Patti

Dry Shampoo – Some helpful hints

Up until about a year ago I was a “wash-my-hair-everyday” kind of girl. I couldn’t stand the idea of not washing my hair, even if that meant blow-drying long hair, in the middle of summer, in a southern state. We’re talking 100 degree, 100% humidity averages, where you instantly start sweating the minute you get out of the shower. No matter what the thermostat is set on. Well, needless to say, I finally got tired of that. So instead of packing up and moving somewhere cooler, I figured out that dry shampoo could actually take on the task of cleaning and refreshing hair. But even now I only go a day between washing, or in other words, I traditionally wash my hair every other day.

One thing I have learned after going through a maze of what dry hair shampoo to use or not is that what you use really depends on your type of hair. One of my sisters has fairly thin hair and stopped washing her hair everyday years ago. But what she uses may not necessarily work for me, since I have thick hair. And my hairdresser claims she only washes her hair once a week! Sorry, but I can’t imagine that. I guess I should fess up to the fact that I have oily skin and hair, so after a week that would get scary. I know the oil secretion would adjust over time, but sorry, I just can’t go a week.

Another determinant of which dry shampoo you like will be the scent that comes with it. Some are strong, some not so strong, but almost all of them do have a scent. So if you are scent sensitive, you will probably have to try a few before you find one that is right for you.

And keep in mind some dry shampoo’s are better than others for color treated hair. This was big for me as I am now on the “trying different colors and highlights” bandwagon.

I have discovered that the key to a dry shampoo working well is to spray or apply accordingly and then leave it for two minutes before you brush or style your hair. This will give the product enough time to absorb any excess oil or odor.

I put together a condensed list of what made several “best and worse” dry shampoo lists floating around the web. And I include comments from what I’ve tried and haven’t tried.

Best Dry Shampoo’s

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Not only have I seen this on almost every best list for dry shampoo’s (totalbeauty.com, thefashionspot.com, allure.com), it really does not leave the dreaded white residue and smells great. It is a bit on the pricey side at $20, but worth it to me and most reviewers.  Or you can try the travel size for pricing as low as $9. I typically try new products this way, so if you want to try, purchasing the travel size may be the way to go.

Batiste Clean & Classic Original – Like the above, this is on most best’s lists and the scent is good. It sprays on white, so you will just need to brush through after letting set a bit. Batiste also makes several other versions of a dry shampoo, but the “original” version is what makes it on all the best lists consistently.  You can find the “original” version at most drug stores.

Naturia Dry Shampoo by Rene Furterer –  This is another great dry shampoo with a subtle scent. According to TheFrisky.com it adds volume and shine. You can buy at Drugstore.com  It comes in full and travel size, so choose carefully since this is a bit pricey.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – This is not technically a dry shampoo, but has been used as one and praised consistently. The only issue here is the price….$42 a bottle on Amazon. But they do have a smaller travel size that sells for much less.  And this was on The Fashion Spots best list for dark hair.

Worst Dry Shampoo’s

Tresemme Freshstart Dry Shampoo – On several worst lists and for good reason. It is tough to spray on and not overspray. It does not blend well into the scalp, or rather it still shows after extensive brushing in darker colored hair. I have used this and, personally, do not like or recommend.

The following were on both the best and worse list of several reviewers’ depending on the reviewer.

Psssssssst – According to Elle.com this dry shampoo can keep your hair refreshed for days.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo – This was one of the first ones I tried and I loved the scent. And it works well on most hair color’s.

Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo – Again, some loved and some did not love….but you have to love the price. At only $4, it may be worth a try.

According to The Fashion Spot there’s a way to make a do-it-yourself dry shampoo that will make it easier on the budget and the environment.

But I have to say, according to some older and wiser ladies who did not have dry shampoo until a few years ago….plain baby powder does the trick and does it well.

And what do I put on after I have gorgeous tresses? I absolutely love our new Regis Necklace!

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It’s a trendy, yet subtle way to add some style if you are not a huge statement maker. And it comes with matching earrings! No looking for a pair to match up with it.  And remember we have free shipping until after the holidays!

Happy Shampooing!

Fall Makeup Trends from the Runway to You

With the changing colors of the leaves also comes changing makeup shades and trends – after all, you can’t wear soft summer pastels with the darker shades of fall. And what better way to see what’s trending than by scoping out what the pros at Fashion Week are doing! Considered the melting pot of future beauty trends, it’s easy to see what’s going to be huge for fall when observing beauty looks on the runways. From eggplant lips at Marc Jacobs and Marchesa to graphic eyeliner designs at DKNY and Suno, the beauty experts at TheFashionSpot.com zeroed in on some great, totally doable trends for fall. And while some looks are better suited for the runway, we’re also giving you the inside scoop on how to get the looks, although a little more subtle, at home. Without further ado, check out the hottest eye, cheek and lip looks for the season. Try these out and post pics on our Facebook and Twitter pages- we’d love to see your fall glow!

marcjacobs dark lipsAt Marc Jacobs (left), eggplant-colored lips were the center focus of the makeup look. And after seeing it also make an appearance at Giles and Marchesa, we’re pretty stoked about this vampy, 90s-inspired color for fall. It’s the perfect accessory for any knit or chunky sweater. To make it your own add a clear or pale gloss to soften the look and make it shine.

The biggest piece of advice for this fall (and pretty much always) is that it’s always about balance. If you do a strong lip, you don’t want to overdo it elsewhere. But if you’re not ready to go all out on the lips, opt for a gloss. This way you’re still able to get the same gorgeous color, but it won’t be as intense since glosses are typically less pigmented.

diffused-smokey-eyeThe smoky eye is back with a vengeance but there are some ways to soften it to make it doable at home, the office or out at night. From Diane von Furstenberg (left) and Nicole Miller to Monique Lhuillier, it’s evident that the standout bold look has been pared down for fall. Pat McGrath, Max Factor’s global creative design director, who coined the look a “diffused” smoky eye, created the look at DVF with kohl pencils in black and brown. And since it’s more on the relaxed side, it can be worn both day and night.

RXR0437C2-2TKick up the smokey look at notch with our Medora Spiral Ring– chic pearls and gold twist around your finger for a fiery look.

apres-glow-jcrewThis next look is by far the most demure and accessible of the fall trends. Makeup artist Troi Ollivierre created a gorgeous “flushed cheek” look on the models at J.Crew (left) and we think it’ll work for everyone. Expect this trend to be apparent for fall, as we also spotted the look at Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors.

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This softer look is gorgeous with our Oval Links Necklace – soft, yet sophisticated you can’t win day or night with this combo!

heavy-metal-tadashi-shojiFinally, metallic eyes were popular on the runway but while we adore this look, it’s not super practical to glue glitter or sequins to your eyelids (like at Tadashi Shoji) when going out at night — unless it’s New Year’s Eve. To get the look at home, opt for a metallic glitter eyeshadow shade. It will give the same effect without all the hassle. You can also apply a few pieces of chunky glitter around the edges of your eyelid, if you want to be more daring. Just make sure to get skin-safe glue.

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Statement Necklaces You Can Stake Your Game On

When in doubt with your outfit choice the go-to should be to reach for a statement necklace to help it out. After all, something gorgeous to take the eye up and away from a possible outfit disaster is always a good thing! We have a great collection of statement necklaces at Assured Allure so dive in and check them out.  The Oscars this year was full of great statement necklaces – they made every outfit that was hushed all of a sudden scream for attention.

Now if you can’t afford the luxe Oscar styles you drooled over a couple of months ago don’t worry- we have equally drool worthy options here at Assured Allure that are sure to WOW!

huesofblueHues of Blue Necklace- Only $21

This necklace is a stunner for spring/summer. It looks great with a crisp white blouse so it’s great for fun and business.

 

Pulling Shapes Necklace– $59pullingshapes

This is a staple piece that works great in every wardrobe – classic and chic!

 

 

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Unique Lace Bib Necklace – $44

This great bib lace necklace looks great with a sundress and sandals on a lunch out this summer.

 

 

olympiccirclesOlympic Circles Necklace– $45

This is a bold piece that will accent your business or night attire – it looks great against a black top with sparkly earrings.

 

 

 

leatherandmetalLeather and Metal Strands Necklace– $54

This is a fun, light piece that’s still substantially sized so it makes a statement. Wear and love it with any day or evening attire that needs something gorgeous around the neck.

5 Jewelry and Accessory Trends You Can Master in a Snap

Let’s be honest- there are way too many ‘trends’ to keep up. All of us ‘regular folks’ just need some simple ways to use the duds we have and make them stand out. Sounds simple right? It is! Here are 5 easy things you can do with the jewelry and accessories you already own and some suggestions for inexpensive new items you can buy to take your daily looks up a notch or two. And it costs little to nothing extra to do it. It takes just a few seconds to make the tweaks. Smile… you’re a fashionista in the making.

  1. layered necklacesLayer your delicate necklaces. The minimalist jewelry trend is here now, and who knows maybe gone tomorrow, but one thing that’s been popular for a long time now is mixing and matching and layering necklaces. Heck Madonna’s been doing it since the 80s and she’s still popular so we think you can safely do it too.

 

 

 

 

stack rings2.  Stack your rings. Similar concept to #1 but something we usually forget – you can wear rings of different sizes on the same fingers to sort of ‘stack’ them. It’s a cool look – play with it and see.

silk belt3. Repurpose your silk scarves to accessorize your purse, backpack or other bags. You can also make them into belts and head bands. If you went crazy for silk scarves a few years ago when they were the ‘It’ accessory and still have a pile of them throw one on your favorite black purse to add a pop of color and style. You can change them out as your outfit and mood changes as well.

 

 

headband4. Headbands are okay for grownups too! Yes, little girls are always adorable in headbands and floral hair clips but FYI- you can pull those off now too! They make a variety of hair accessories that add a funky twist to even the most conservative of office attire. Go ahead- try it!

 

 

 

 

 

cool socks5. Finally, get some cool new socks. Yes, socks are in style now and we’re not talking about the Target brand white ankle sock with the yellow toes. There are tons of cool colors, patterns and unique twists on socks that will make you smile every time they peep out of the bottom of your pants.

Share how you add a little something extra to your style with us on Twitter @AssuredAllure. And don’t forget to stay on budget and in style with our fashionable new jewelry selections at www.assuredallure.com!

Spring Forward with Fun New Fashion Jewelry

Spring is a beautiful time – full of renewal, rebirth and new growth. We scoured the marketplace for the best, freshest new looks to sprinkle into our collection and we’re sure you’ll love each piece as much as we do.

Whether you’re ready or not, now is the best time of the year to redefine your style once again. Start with these fun new jewelry pieces that will pair perfectly with your spring time capris and fun flirty tops in bright colors and floral patterns. Now is the time to seize the style!

glitzy stretch braceletThis Glitzy Entwined Stretch Bracelet is a style show-stopper with its big chunky gold or silver sparkly look. We launched it priced to sell at only $54!

 

 

silver floating knot necklaceThis silver Floating Knot Necklace will make you an office style icon – it’s bold and classy at only $36 you can definitely snag it without the guilt of buying an overprice bauble you won’t love nearly as much as this.

 

 

 

catherine link necklaceWe selected this gorgeous Catherine Link Necklace because it’s so unique and fun! This piece goes great with tanks to dress them up or a smart blouse to make a boardroom statement.

 

 

 

turquoise rimmed cuff braceletThese 3 little words will brighten your day for sure- Turquoise Rimmed Cuff – ONLY $15!! Buy one for you and one for a friend. They’ll thank you in spades.

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Top Picks for Whimsical Spring Accessories

Spring has sprung and it’s probably time to start swapping out your darker winter duds for lighter and brighter colors as well as adding some new more whimsical and spring-worthy accessories to your collection. Here at Assured Allure we’ve rounded up our favorites from our collection that are colorful, soft, spring-friendly and fabulous. We’re sure you’ll agree! Share your favorite pieces with friends on Facebook and Twitter @AssuredAllure using hashtag #SpringHasSprung.

Necklace Banner PicThis Springtime Necklace is about as cheerful and colorful as you can get in one chunky, gorgeous piece of jewelry. At only $22 it’s also a major steal. Snag one for yourself and one for a friend or loved one.

 

 

 

 

gold teardrop pendantThis simple Gold Teardrop Necklace features a pop of green with the center stone – a perfect hint to spring! Only $29.99 now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filigree circle earringsThese Filigree Circle Earrings (Only $7) and Filigree Teardrop Earrings (Only $9 and available in both gold or silver- buy both!) are just the light whimsical touch your spring outfits need. They go great with everything and will become an everyday go-to in your jewelry box.

 

 

All White WatchNothing says Spring better than our chic All White Watch – a fan favorite on our site for day or night looks. It’s only $39 while supplies last!

 

 

 

Lace Bib NecklaceThis Lace Bib Necklace is a real crowd-pleaser and offers a perfect, bright pop of color in either Cobalt, Lime or Mint right at the neckline. Dress up any boring white blouse outfit for work with this stunner! This is a substantial piece that’s priced to sell at only $44!

 

 

 

There you have it. Our list of ‘assured’ winning jewelry accessories for this spring. Check out our entire collection and share items with friends on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Wanelo or Google Plus with the buttons below each item’s image. Happy shopping and sharing.

Fashion Trends to the Comfort Zone in 2015

YVL_1770 YVL_1611 YVL_1735Great news for all us ‘regular’ gals who enjoy letting out that belt buckle an extra click and slouching a bit during the day. The spring fashion trends are in and many of them are leaning toward over sized, slouchy and COMFORTABLE office-friendly conservative styles that we can all breathe a sigh of relief about. Aside from a variety of flats, low wedges, sneakers and other comfortable foot apparel your office wardrobe may become a mix of soft solids, slightly over sized button-up shirts and comfortable slacks with over sized pockets. Check out some of these styles and see where your fashion panache might fall in this year’s spring styles.

So while these styles are chic, comfortable and simple to put together they aren’t as dressy as you may be used to for work. In comes your style gurus here at Assured Allure to help you pair the perfect fashion jewelry accessories to your new slouchy styled look.

These pieces go a long way to take any of these outfits into a more upscale mode and can also take you from day to night in any of these looks.

purplestatementearringsAdd a powerhouse pop of sparkly color with these deep Purple Statement Earrings – it not only dresses up the outfit but it’ll make you sparkle and shine at your favorite after work watering hole as well. Only $19!

 

DZ1868-1-2TThis black and gold Double Strand Necklace with earrings will give your soft-toned, oversized outfit a focal point along your neckline that will help balance your look and give it a little POP. Snag this pair for only $29.99!

 

 

E842-2TFinally, these Scroll With It Earrings come in blue, lime, mint or orange (buy all 4 for options!) and they work great to add a boho chic flair to any simple work-friendly outfit. They also really dress you up for after hours – it’s the additional color you’ll want to snag some attention off the clock. Only $17/pair!