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October 20, 2014

Dazzling Diamonds: Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring


Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be something of an arduous task. After all, it is one of the most thrilling decisions you will ever make. An engagement ring is so much more than a ring. It’s an emotional commitment. You do not embark on this type of journey without foresight. Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be difficult. But, it’s not an impossible task.


With so much choice, there is a world of options available to you.

The Four C’s
 
The four c’s are fundamental to making an informed purchase. Clarity, cut, colour and carat can help you find the perfect engagement ring. You will need to be aware of your budget before you start browsing the diamond section of any jewellers. You will need to consider how much you want to spend before you start looking into the four c’s. These four factors will determine the durability of the ring. The higher the four c’s are, the higher the value of the ring. But, it’s an excellent option to consider if you want a ring that will stand the test of time.

 




 

Gemstones: Beyond Diamonds

 There are a vast amount of choices when it comes to choosing a gemstone. The most popular is the diamond. This goes without saying that not only is it traditional; it is also elegant. There is a wide range of choice when it comes to choosing a diamond. The clarity of the diamond is important.

 
Many people choose to opt for alternative styles of engagement ring. Pearls, rubies and emeralds are all perfect gemstones to opt for when choosing a diamond. These can often be a cheaper alternative too.

 
Styles of Engagement Ring: Traditional Versus Contemporary
 

The solitaire ring has been popular for many years. Many engagement rings are simple and adorned with only one diamond or gemstone. Take a look here for more information whiteflash.com/about-diamonds/tips-and-advice/engagement-rings-houston. With this kind of ring, the diamond is the star of the show. It’s simple and iconic in its design. It’s the ultimate symbol of love. The diamond shape can also depend on your own personal tastes. The round diamond is a classic and traditional look. But, princess cut diamonds that take on a square shape are hugely popular too. These are brilliant for those that want a modern, or contemporary, look when it comes to an engagement ring.

Consider Your Hands

 Yes, this may seem odd, but considering the size and shape of your hands are important when choosing an engagement ring. Shorter fingers can look even shorter with fussier rings. Opt for a square or elongated diamond ring to enhance the look of your fingers. You will have sleeker, longer looking fingers in the long term. For women with long, thin hands, a simple diamond ring can look a little lost. Choose a ring that is oval, bold and contemporary. Box-like shapes are perfect on more extended hands. This is because the style of the ring won’t look lost when placed on the left hand.

 
Choosing the perfect engagement ring need not be a difficult task. In fact, it’s one of the most exciting things that you can do. Embrace it and try on all of the rings within your local jeweller.

 




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3 Ways to Style // A Flannel Top




Flannel is so fun to style in Fall. It's like it matches the weather and the colors of the leaves as they change! Here are 3 ways to style a Flannel Shirt.





1// Cardigan Sweater
Wear a flannel top that coordinates with a color from your cardigan and leave the cardigan buttoned up. It gives a great polished look.

2// Mixing Prints
Wear a flannel top under a printed sweater to give an amazing look that won't clash.  I was even able to wear leopard boots with this mixed print outfit.




3// Layered and Unbuttoned
I love leaving my flannel shirts open as long as I have something undernearth.   I keep it simple with either a gray or white cami!

What's your favorite way to wear flannel?




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How I Keep My Wardrobe Energized + A Giveaway

The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.   

For years now I've been using Purex Crystals as an in-wash scent booster.  Not only does it have a fresh laundry scent but it helps eliminate laundry odors.  My whole closet smells fresh since I use it regularly! 

Of course they have made it even better now with Purex Crystals Aromatherapy!   This laundry enhancer crystal formula leaves your laundry smelling great.  The citrus and floral scents are blended with essential oils and you get a long lasting scent infusion. You can choose from Energy, Well Being, or Serenity.  I love Energy! It's got a great citrus scent with the same fresh clean hint of the signature Purex scent! 

I also love that I just toss these into the wash rather than having to deal with using dryer sheets in the dryer anymore!    

Sometimes when I smell my clothing as I wear it, I honestly think it's my perfume I'm smelling because the citrus scent is so pleasant! 
And one lucky winner will get a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Crystals!


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October 17, 2014

Kate Spade Giveaway!

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I’ve teamed up with my blogger friends to bring you a giveaway with an amazing prize for one lucky reader! We’re giving away a $300 Kate Spade gift card -- and you just might be the lucky winner!


You can enter daily over the next two weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!


GIVEAWAY
Prize: $300 Kate Spade Gift Card


Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 10/31 and is open worldwide.
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Lost in A Corn Maze

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I recently met up with my blogger BFF, Monica from Jersey Girl, Texan Heart.  We meet up every two months and this time we went to Grim's Greenhouse.  It's an orchard where you can pick pumpkins, apples, enjoy hayrides, buy fresh goods, and make your way through a corn maze.



 I was so glad I kept it rather casual for this activity because the boots and jeans allowed me to get around just fine.  We seriously got lost in the corn maze though and by the time we were done I was totally fine with never being up close and personal with an ear of corn ever again!

So What I wore:
Sarah Los Angeles Skinny Jeans - Articles of Society; Cami - Express; Boots - Just Fab; Top - Body Central.







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October 16, 2014

The Key To Happiness

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I have found the key to happiness.  It's in the form of a necklace from Samantha Faye, but it still makes me just as happy!   I am obsessed with keys so adding a key necklace to my jewelry collection made me squeal.






What I love about the Samantha Faye brand is that it was started by a woman that understands the power of jewelry and how it connects with different milestones and weaves through generations.  Samantha Freedman was influenced by the world around her and she used that inspiration for the charms she creates for her jewelry collection.  At Samantha Faye you can shop for City charms, engraved with your longitude and latitude, and even weather themed charms!

I love jewelry that has to be explained to people when they ask what it means.  So when people ask what my Key necklace means I explain to them that I've always loved keys because they symbolize the future to me.  You unlock your future a moment at a time.

And I have two codes for you guys!  These codes are good through october. 


Use Askaway10 for 10% off sitewide
and
Use Askaway20 for 20% off the key necklace like I have!

Which piece of jewelry is your favorite from the Samantha Faye website?

 






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