Summer is flying by and it is already time for the 4th of July! The moment is upon us to gather up our summer essentials, and of course bring out the red, white & blue.
How will you celebrate the 4th of July? Whether you are more a backyard BBQ casual kind of gal, or you like more of a girly nautical look, kick back, relax and enjoy the fireworks! However you may celebrate show off your patriotic side with style. Here are a couple of last minute 4th of July looks LJ has put together. .
What is your 4th of July Style?
Liz James wishes you a happy and safe holiday weekend! Oh and don’t forget to throw in the bathing suit just in case…
Happy 4th of July!
So says the age old rule, “You can’t wear white after Labor Day.” Well I’m sure any of today’s top designers would gladly disagree. For the Fall season you may think darks, reds, or oranges, but one top fashion this year is head-to-toe white. The winter-white out look was spotted all over the runways at the NY Fall Fashion shows, and will be seen on women all over once the cooler season rolls around. So lets white it out starting with our ears all the way down to our toes!
We love things crisp, clean and white here at LJ so we are loving the ladylike white looks of Fall like the one seen above at the Cynthia Rowley show during New York Fashion Week. We mixed up hues of white to make a great Fall look with a casual, yet dressy feel. You can also play up any outfit with jewels in tones of white, whether it be pearls or white coral such as our Emma Necklace. This year after Labor Day put the old age saying aside and proudly wear your whites!
How do you like to wear your whites?
June 1st is only a couple days away and with that comes the first day of summer! The weather is heating up and so is your wardrobe. Bright colors are a must this season so time to bring out the sizzle in your accessories. LJ is officially infatuated with our chrysoprase stones and the fun, flashy lime green hues that comes along with them!
Here are a few, fun facts about Chrysoprase! It is a gemstone of the chalcedony family and can range in color from a vibrant lime green, to a deep forest green. Chrysoprase is cryptocrystalline, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. This is one thing that sets it apart from a rock crystal such as amethyst or citrine. The green color of chrysoprase is due to small amounts of nickel that are in it and not the a presence of chromium. Now that we know a little bit more about our newest favorite let’s see how it dazzles!
Chrysoprase is a stone that is all about making a statement. You cannot put on a stone that speaks so loudly without turning some heads and lighting up a room. Even if you are more of a wallflower than a social butterfly we have pieces like our brand new Rowan with a dainty look and feel that may make you more comfortable than the bold Clary. If it is true that wearing bright hues gives you a sunnier disposition than any of our chrysoprase pieces are guaranteed to help you wear your good mood around all day and into the night.
Although you can pair this green gemstone with any clothing of your choice it does sit well on a neutral background like black or white. Wearing this on a white dress, shirt, etc. adds some splash to what may be a bit of a blank canvas. On the other end of the spectrum laying over black gives it an extra flavorful pop with the fun contrast between light and dark. However you choose to wear it we promise you will be pleasantly surprised with the compliments coming you shall receive as well as the positive aura surrounding you.
We are back in full swing this week at LJ, preparing for a long holiday weekend and showing you how to go from career woman chic, to night on the town glam with one fabulous necklace. If you are searching for that perfect statement piece that you can wear to the office and then take off into your night time festivities, we have a great new friend for you. Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration and creativity, but really all you need is a few changes in your outfit and the rest should fall into place.
Libby is a necklace made up of three different 14kt gold filled chains, hand-wired together with large pieces of lapis. If you are looking for something with a little “chunk” and sass this necklace can definitely accomplish that. This cool, blue piece is vibrant and striking and should not be limited strictly to casual wear. Libby can be worn everywhere from your board room meeting to ladies night out. Although you can match these blue stones up to just about any color, LJ loves to pair the deep blue hues of the lapis stones with sunny coral and bright whites. These great color combinations give you a splash of summer in and out of the office. So pull out your corals and unleash your inner Libby lapis spirit!
And don’t forget… If you are feeling really wild, you can always pair the necklace with the Libby bracelet which brings both lapis and coral to the table.
What will you wear your Libby with?