Jul 18, 2011

bling at the beach - guest post by Ashley

Hi Ocean Dreamers! As I mentioned, I'm currently in Viva Las Vegas right now! So while I'm away having fun at shows and walking the strip and gazing up at the lights with my love...sit back and enjoy a guest post by the lovely Ashley, who is a new twitter friend of mine! :) She makes me want to break out my creative side and create some bling for my next beach adventure in the near future...

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Summertime, and the living’s easy! If you haven’t already, it’s time to bring out that beach style. You may have your own favorite swimsuit ready to go, but how is your accessory game? Whether you’re Rhianna wearing diamonds in the sand, or a fan of accessories that can come in and out of the waves with you, there is something for everyone this summer! My new summer style is a combination of classic glamour with contemporary cool. Here are a few trend styles to get your creative juices flowing:
If you’re going to go ultra glam and wear iced out diamonds, take a fashion cue from Rhianna who is draped in an elegant, long diamond necklace. Not only does it increase your visibility and glamour quotient, but it’s much easier to tell if the necklace has fallen off your neck than it is to notice a diamond stud coming out of your ear! When wearing diamonds to the beach, you’ll want to offset them with a secondary accessory, like bangles and bracelets, or else your necklace will be the focus of the ensemble instead of you! 
Hemp bracelets have been a surfer girl staple for as long as girls have been surfing. They come in  a wide variety of colors and almost never need to be taken off, which is perfect for those who plan on spending lots of time at the beach. There are tons of styles available through retailers like hempnecklacestore.com and etsy.com. These necklaces can be further accessorized with shells, a perfect symbol of the beach.
A more recent, but still classic, style is the silk ribbon bracelet. All you have to do is tie them around your wrists and go! These can also be worn as necklaces provided the ribbon is long enough. This style sold at Sunny Beach Jewelry comes with a bead tied into it, but if you’re feeling creative (and ritzy), you can get your own small jewel, a diamond perhaps and tie it in yourself. DIY glamour! 
 Thanks Ashley! Be sure to stop by her Twitter page and say hello! :)


7 comments :

  1. Bonjour,
    Hope you are having a blast in Vegas! We always do :) Love the poolside bling look, cute post! Check out our beautiful shop sometime and have a wonderful day!
    Xoxo Jessica & Holly
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/chezjolly

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  2. I love that Rihanna's bikini doesn't match. It looks so cute!

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  3. I LOVE that silk ribbon bracelet! So cute with the light blue bead. Simple and Classic... and super easy to make.

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  4. I don’t think I could pull off wearing diamonds here (it’s so hot I’d probably be bothered by them) but the look Is amazingly glam.

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  5. Awwww, I'm a bling lover but not on the beach. Jewelry to me needs to be protected, haha, so yeah. But I do love Rihanna's bikini outfit...so not matching and still perfect ;)

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