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Friends and Family Fall Sale at Assured Allure!

Our Friends and Family Fall Sale is going on until midnight, Monday, October 10th.  20% off your entire order, which means everything is on sale!  Even items already marked down!  Here are just a few great pieces you can get:

jenna-cuff-braceletThis is our Jenna Cuff in Wine, which will be a very popular color this fall season again.  Perfect, because I love this color and think this is such a pretty bracelet.  At 20% off you can get our Jenna Cuff Bracelet for only $12.00.

 

 

 

 

cluster-bead-necklaceOur Cluster Bead Necklace is an elegantly effective amount of bling when needed.  It seems like a simple beaded necklace, but brings enough sparkle to make you want to wear it all the time.  This will be your new go to necklace when you’re running out the door to meet your friends in the evening.  With an additional 20% off, you can get this gorgeous necklace for only $12.00.

 

 

cosette-necklace-copyFor making the perfect work statement our Cosette Necklace wins that race hands down!  It simply looks stunning with a beautiful suit or a tee shirt and jeans.  I simply love the versatility of this necklace, not too much, not too little…just right!  With our sale you can get this lovely piece for just under $25.00.

 

 

 

thelma-earringsAnd with a touch of druzy, our Thelma Earrings are the perfect running around earring for a busy woman on the go.  Pick these up, on sale, for just under $11.00.

 

 

 

 

Be sure and check all our pages for many more great deals at our Friends and Family Fall Sale!

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!

8 Simple Jewelry Packing Tips You Can’t Live Without

If you love to travel with your beautiful baubles then you can’t miss this post! There is nothing worse than wrangling with tangled necklaces for the first hour you arrive at your tropical vacation destination so use these simple and genius jewelry hacks to avoid the frustration every time.

vitamin-holder_300To keep your jewelry organized and save space while you travel, place your earrings and rings in a weekly pill box container.

Use buttons to keep your earrings together as pairs – it’s too easy to lose an expensive stud if you throw button-jewelry-hackthem all in a baggie.

 

 

 

 

3. Clean up your brass and silver items with a dab of ketchup – it’s cheap and really works!

4. When packing, lay your jewelry out flat between two sheets of plastic wrap. It’ll save space and prevent your baubles from getting tangled.

5. Protect costume jewelry from chipping by misting it with clear gloss acrylic spray. Make sure to clean your jewelry first since the spray will seal in any dirt or fingerprints and let it dry for at least two hours.

jewelry-hack-knot-preventer6. When you travel, prevent knots in your necklaces by looping one end through a straw before placing in your jewelry bag.

 

 

 

7. De-tangle jewelry by sprinkling it with baby powder to loosen it. Then use a pin to free it.

8. Shine your gold jewelry by soaking it in a light ale. The beer’s natural acidity will break down dirt and bring back the sparkle.

Tuck these simple tricks into your pocket for your next trip and you’ll have the perfect accessories to match every outfit! No detangling required. Happy summer travels! Share this post with friends on Facebook and tag us https://www.facebook.com/AssuredAllure.

All the Flap About Flats

Cannes-_Flatgate-Controversy_thumbIf you haven’t heard of “flatgate” by now – you soon will. At the Cannes film festival recently celebrities were being told to head back to the hotel for high heel shoes if they showed up in flats. Now you might be thinking, ‘how can this seriously be true?’ But unfortunately – it was! Evidently the dress code of this strict and posh event outlines that celebrities must wear high heels to be ‘dressy’ enough to attend the event. Imagine? The height of your shoes, not the look or style of them, now dictates whether they are appropriate attire or not.

The Hollywood Reporter quickly dubbed it “Flatgate.” And actress Emily Blunt said, “We shouldn’t be wearing high heels anyways…I just prefer wearing Converse.” I’m sure many of you would agree!

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Karlie Kloss attends the Opening ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" Premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 14: Karlie Kloss attends the Opening ceremony and the “Grace of Monaco” Premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

The reality is we are in the midst of a comfort movement nationwide – 85 percent of women surveyed in NPD’s 2014 Footwear Brand Focus Study stated that comfort is extremely or very important when shopping for footwear, more than any other attribute. So while it used to be – ‘beauty at any cost’ now it’s just ‘fashion that really fits’. It’s a welcome change for many women who do want to be perceived as fashionable but don’t want never-healing blisters and painfully sore feet to prove it.

NPD’s Retail Tracking Service data shows that unit sales of women’s flat/low-heeled footwear grew 1 percent during the 12 months ending April 2015, while sales of high-heeled footwear declined 2 percent*. In addition, as active apparel continues to gain in popularity, dollar sales of women’s sneakers (both performance and fashion) increased 11 percent in the last year**.

Will female celebrities start wearing sneakers under their dresses at major award shows and industry events? Unlikely, but perhaps the Cannes backlash will help to drive greater acceptance of more practical footwear choices for women. After all, unless you’re a super model or celebrity accustomed to wearing heels almost every day – your feet will hurt if you wear them for a long period of time so let’s all get real and start being accepting of a fashionably adorned flat-foot style.

*Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, 12 Months Ending March 2015
**Source: The NPD Group/Consumer Tracking Service, 12 Months Ending April 2015

Reduce, Renew, Re-Love Recycled Jewelry Crafts

We love Pinterest. We have quite an extensive page so if you’re not following us – you should be! And one thing we’ve fallen head over heels for on Pinterest are the awesome ways people are turning old regular items like buttons and other baubles into really unique and chic jewelry. If you’re a fan of turning something old into some new again then this blog is for you!

recycled jewelryDIY unique pendants out of old wine corks- so drink up, you need more corks for your projects!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

recycled jewelryThese rolled paper bead necklaces are super cool and fun for projects with kids.

 

 

 

 

 

recycledplasticcontainersRecycle plastic food containers into cool beads for bracelets, necklaces and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If these projects are too ambitious you can always dig into your closet and pull out old items to start using again. Reevaluate your purse collection for example – things come and go in style and you might find some old bags you want to use again.

old purseHere’s a neat idea- turn an old purse into a new clutch simply by cutting it in half and sewing in a new zipper!

There are so many amazing tricks to make old stuff new and fun again. Share your favorite DIY projects with us on Twitter @AssuredAllure using hashtag #relove.

5 Slim Down Styles that You Can Start Right Now

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While most of us are wholeheartedly trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions waiting for those holiday pounds to drop off can take a while. But while you wait there are some easy to implement options to help you feel lighter already. Here are our top 5 tips to dress thin and feel great.

  1. Choose small, tight prints instead of bigger prints because they make you look bigger. It’s really that simple. Small patterns distract the eye from trouble spots and create an overall proportioning effect for your figure. Plus, this trend happens to be very in, so why not give it a try?
  2. Go head-to-toe monochromatic. Now we don’t mean stop wearing any additional color – adding color through your accessories like a great necklace or bright colored earrings is a great way to go. Going monochromatic creates a longer, leaner figure because it doesn’t chop up your body and force people to view it section by section (hide the sections you don’t like this way!). Wearing an all-black ensemble is your best bet for looking lean, but any solid you feel fabulous in will work.
  3. Try a side-paneled dress to accentuate your curves and small waste line. Side paneling on clothing tricks the eye into believing that the body is slimmer than it actually is. Dark side paneling virtually “cuts away” the sides of your silhouette, making you appear narrower.
  4. Get your clothes properly tailored. One style tip you must abide by is making sure your clothes fit perfectly – no matter what size you are. Keep your look streamlined and sleek by paying a visit to your tailor. Get your pants hemmed, dresses fitted and tops modified as needed. If your clothes fit properly, you will look and feel your best.
  5. Slim your arms with the right sleeves. If you’re self-conscious about your arms don’t choose a top with sleeves that hit where they are widest. (Short sleeves and cap sleeves are often the worst offenders for most women.) Billowy sleeves that cover the upper arm or longer sleeves that hit mid-forearm are the most flattering and believe it or not are acceptable (depending on the fabric) in any season.

Take these style tips to the streets and share how you’re putting them to good use with us on Twitter @assuredallure with hashtag #dresstoimpress.

Feel Good Fashion- 10 Fashion Lines that Give Back to Charity

FASHIONGIVESBACK-03The fashion world can sometimes seem unfeeling toward those outside the scope of ‘top model’ material. But there is hard proof now that some fashion designers and even top tier fashion lines do give back. So if you’re looking to spend smarter this year and put your purse behind people doing the right thing in this world than this list of 10 fashion lines that give back to charity should be at the top of your bookmarks.

  1. Topping the list is legendary designer Ralph Lauren who gives to The Pink Pony Fund and The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention. Both are worthy causes that you can feel happy contributing to.
  2. Donatella Versace is a very high profile name in the fashion world and her charity, the Versace One Foundation, works to help rebuild earthquake ravaged areas.
  3. Kenneth Cole who creates everything from gorgeous purses and shoes to clothing gives back part of its proceeds to AID research through amfAR.
  4. Noonday sells fair trade jewelry and accessories like belts and purses from across the globe. Proceeds support more than 1,000 artisans worldwide and provide interest-free loans, scholarship programs, emergency assistance, and more.
  5. ‘Headbands of Hope’ helps kids with cancer in two distinct ways. For every headband purchased, one is gifted to a little girl with cancer, in hopes of lifting her spirits and helping her cope with losing her hair. In addition, $1 per headband is given to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. With hundreds of cute headbands to choose from, you really can’t go wrong!
  6. Market Colors, Inc. sells products made by groups in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Malawi including purses, laptop cases, iPad carriers, scarves, rugs, and accessories. Each product is 100% handmade and accompanied by a product card, providing details about the African craftsman who made it.
  7. When you buy a pair of TOMS Shoes, you are also helping improve the health, education, and well-being of a child. Available in hundreds of styles, TOMS Shoes for women, men, and children are not only a fashion statement but a charitable one as well.
  8. Rebuild Globally employs local Haitian artisans with living wage jobs to repurpose post-consumer products (tires and trash) into hand-crafted tire sandals, recycled food, and candy wrapper handbags.
  9. The Fashion Project lines up dozens of fashion lines that donate to various charities that you can browse at your leisure.
  10. Project Hazina is a clothing and accessories line that provides orphans with a pillow and blanket. Project Hazina currently employs six local artisans in the USA and is currently working on establishing relationships with artisans in Kenya and Uganda.

Share who your favorite charity is so we can spread the word about them for you across our social media @AssuredAllure on Twitter and on Facebook!