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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

Online Fashion Consignment – Clothes for cash!

Remember the days of the garage sale?  Maybe it’s just me, but it doesn’t seem like you see garage sales like you used to. When I was young, it seemed someone in the neighborhood was having one every weekend. And my mother dragged me to every one of those! Which means that I have an aversion to them, although I do think they are very good way to re-purpose household items that would otherwise get thrown away. Now, there’s a better and more convenient way.

If you’ve collected an overabundance of nice clothes, purses, and shoes, there are some great online fashion consignment sites you might want to check out. Going this route will not only help you clean out your closet but you can also earn some money too!  Here are some of the sites that you might like.

ThredUp – They send you a bag, for free, you fill it up, send it back and ThredUp sells the items and takes a commission. Super convenient. They are looking for items that are like new or without a lot of wear and tear, or may even still have tags. You can leave your earnings with them and use it to shop with on their site or you can cash out with PayPal.  Every year ThredUp donates 10% of their Clean Out proceeds to Teach for America and you can also donate your earnings to their non-profit partners if you like.  And they also accept children’s clothes.

Poshmark – You take a picture of what you want to sell with your phone and post it using their free app.  And then hope it sells!  Poshmark promotes a community of buying and selling with other Poshmark “closets” and you actually follow other peoples postings based on your likes.  So you are selling to your contemporaries. This service is more of an eBay process approach, which means you do more of the work to sell the product, and they tend to focus on name-label products, such as Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch and Michael Kors.

Tradesy – You sell anything in your closet that’s in great condition. Again, you take the picture of the item, but they will help with enhancement of that image. If you aren’t sure of a price, they will suggest a price. And if an item sells, Tradesy sends you a free pre-addressed box, a prepaid shipping label, packing material, and you ship your product out. They earn a commission on your sale price and if a customer wants to return the product they will process the return for you. This is more of a hybrid of the first two online services listed here.

Threadflip – They either send you a shipping kit or you can print a prepaid shipping label at home to send your products to them.   Your products are then inspected and if they don’t make the cut are either returned to you or donated to Goodwill.   For items they accept to sell, they will photograph, price, sell and ship. You can leave your earnings with Threadflip and use it to shop with on their site or you can cash out with PayPal. This and ThredUp are very similar models.

I’ve given you tidbits on sites that you can buy and sell primarily clothing and purses, but there are sites that you can use to sell other products too, such as swap.com or eBay Valet.

While most of us know about eBay, eBay Valet lets you simply package up an item you want to sell, ship it to eBay using a free prepaid label and then eBay Valet will handle the rest. They will photograph your item, create a professional looking post and deal with customer inquiries. Once your item sells, they’ll ship the product to the buyer and send you up to 80 percent of the sale price via PayPal. There are some limitations on what you can and can’t sell.   This is a site you cannot use to sell clothing or anything worth less than $40, but if you have electronics, sporting goods, or instruments, then this is the site for you.

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I love the fact that the online world has given us these alternatives. No more garage sales! Not to offend the garage sale lovers out there. After all, my mom still loves them. And, yes, sometimes I still go with her.  But if I do go, I’m wearing our Crystal Tube Bracelet.  A piece that can be worn anywhere!

Happy Selling!

Patti

The Best Acne Products According to Consumer Reviews

At any age acne is a bummer! And finding the best acne products can be a pain, not to mention super expensive as prices range from $2.00 to $100 for high end brands. But consumers have weighed in and here’s a list we found at The Fashion Spot.com that explains the best of the best from real-life users. Get ready to zit-zap faster than ever before!

  1. Mario Badescu Skin Care- drying lotion – Cost: $17.00 – Available at Ulta, Nordstrom and Amazon
  2. clinique acne treatmentClinique- Acne Solutions oil-control cleansing mask – Cost: $21.00 – Available at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks Fith Avenue, Sephora, Dillards, Etc.
  3. Philosophy- Clear days ahead – Cost: $39.00 – Available at Sephora, Macy’s and Philosphy.com
  4. Murad acne cleanserMurad Clarifying Cleanser- Cost: $28.00 – Available at murad.com, Ulta, Beauty.com, Sephora
  5. kate somerville acne treatmentKate Somerville- EradiKate Acne Treatment – Cost: $24.00- Available at Nordstrom, Sephora, QVC.com
  6. Dennis Gross- One Step Acne Eliminating Pads- Cost: $38.00 – Available at beauty.com, amazon.com, Sephora
  7. Peter Thomas Roth- AHA/BHA Acnes Clearing Gel – Cost: $33.00- Available at Sephora, Ulta, Amazon and BeautyBay.com

Now that your skin will be clear for summer, highlight your new glow with some fabulous fashion jewelry essentials! We are celebrating our 1-year anniversary this week with a week-long site wide sale! Get 20% off all fashion jewelry site wide through Monday August 3rd!

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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!