Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Simon and Ruby GIVEAWAY!!!

How to Accessorize with Jewelry (according to howto.com)

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  • Make sure that when you pair different pieces of jewelry together you are mindful of the materials they are made of. You wouldn't want to mix a glass beaded necklace with a stretchy rubber bracelet and wooden beaded earrings.
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    Choose jewelry that compliments your outfit. The colors don't need to be the same, but complimentary, like any other accessory.
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    A little can go a long way. If you have one focal piece (usually a necklace) the rest of your jewelry should be more discreet so as not to distract from the necklace. The goal is for someone to say "Oh you look nice" and not "Oh, wow. You have pretty jewelry." Be the Diva, not the jewelry store girl.

Accessorizing with necklaces


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    You can purchase personalized necklaces that showcase a picture of a loved one or favorite place.
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    Make sure your necklace doesn't cross the neckline of your shirt. The only time this is acceptable is when you're wearing one of those super-long beaded necklaces. Usually you'll be wearing a shorter piece and the centerpiece will be at the collarbone.
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    Be sure to "test drive" your neck wear before your big event. Sometimes beads and clasps can pull at your hair or scratch your skin. You wouldn't want to have to remove your accessories during the dance, wedding or formal event.
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    Try pairing a more formal piece, like Swarovski Crystals and pearls with a more casual outfit. Throw on a pair of sexy heels and your Jeans and Tshirt will look hotter than ever.

Accessorizing with Bracelets



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  • When your bracelets are small and skinny, you can wear several of them together.
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    If your bracelet is beaded or hinged it can stand alone as an accessory to any outfit, and should only be paired with a smaller, chain bracelet or similar bracelets.
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    Solid formed bangle bracelets are fun to wear and still a surprisingly popular accessory, even though they haven't changed much since the 1980's.

Accessorizing with Earrings


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    Be sure your earrings compliment your hair style. Wearing gigantic complicated earrings with a shorter hairdo will surely make you guilty of over-accessorizing, no matter what the outfit looks like.
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    Likewise, if you have a lot of hair, you can get away with a bulkier earring.
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    Since the earrings and the necklace are both visible together it is very important to make sure they go together. Similar bead work, metal embellishments (if any) and complimentary color schemes are a few things to look for in matching jewelry.
All that being said, THANK YOU Simon and Ruby for sponsoring our giveaway!


Simon and Ruby, provides handcrafted jewelry made from precious materials such as, Turquoise, Pyrite, Sterling Silver, Bronze, Copper, Smoky Quartz, Olive and Jade.  

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Here is a little bit about Lindsay, the owner and operator of Simon and Ruby:
I am an individual born of my experiences. I’ve found a way to combine some of my favorite childhood memories to create art that I love. Both my grandmother and my great grandmother were seamstresses, so some of my earliest memories are of sitting with jars of buttons and beads spread around me, playing and combining colors that I liked. Simon and Ruby, my jewelry line, was born in 2008 in response to my burning desire to create a tangible, wearable piece of art. 
Each piece jewelry is handcrafted and designed with a story in mind. My designs are influenced heavily by my travels as well as characters in the books I read and movies I watch. I collect semi precious stones, glass, and vintage pieces from all over the world to create not only a beautiful piece of jewelry, but an intriguing story as well. I hope you love this collection as much as I do!
Simon and Ruby can be found on Etsy at www.simonandruby.etsy.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SimonandRuby and now at their new store website www.simonandruby.com.

Here is what Simon and Ruby sent me:




GORGEOUS!


These earrings are well made, made with quality stones and metals, and are VERY flattering!  I LOVE THESE EARRINGS!  

Simon and Ruby is offering the winner of this giveaway a $25.00 gift certificate!  

Here is how you enter:

THE FIRST ENTRY IS REQUIRED)
1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

(THESE ENTRIES ARE OPTIONAL)

2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my blog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me and Simon and Ruby.  Leave a comment letting my know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.
5.  Go to Simon and Ruby's Etsy store and browse her items, choose your favorite item from her Etsy store.  Leave me a comment telling me which item you love love love and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
6.  Go to Simon and Ruby's Etsy store and heart your favorite item.  Leave me a comment telling me item you heart and provide me with your email address

7.  "Like"
Simon and Ruby on FB by clicking HERE.  Leave me a comment telling me you "like" Simon and Ruby and provide me with your email address.

8.  BUY something from Simon and Ruby. Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)


This giveaway will end April 7, at 11:59pm


33 comments:

courtney said...

Those r cute

Julie said...

I follow on google
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Julie said...

I subscribe via email
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Julie said...

I like the kamiko earrings
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Julie said...

I heart the Florinta necklace
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Jill Nelson said...

I follow you :)
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Jill Nelson said...

I subscribe to your blog.
jilliandnelson@gmail.com

Jill Nelson said...

I subscribe to your blog.
jilliandnelson@gmail.com

Jill Nelson said...

I like Simon and Ruby on FB
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Jill Nelson said...

I posted the link on FB
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Jill Nelson said...

I like the Luz - Green Aventurine and Coffee Quartz Bronze Earrings. I really like the rectangle shape to them.
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Enchante' said...

Oh-La-La I'm linking this at my facebook and mentioning it in my blog today!

V, you rock this blog girl, and the giveaways you sponsor are thrilling!!!!

Alison Nash said...

I'm now following your via Google friend!

aligrew82@yahoo.com

Alison Nash said...

I "like" Simon and Ruby on FB.

aligrew82@yahoo.com.

Alison Nash said...

I posted this giveaway on my FB page.

aligrew82@yahoo.com

Alison Nash said...

I bought several things from S & R (though, it's been a while, so I inderstand if this entry won't count): Alison (necklace), Jaiden, Jameson, and Lorna Maye (necklace, earrings and bracelet). Love it all!

aligrew82@yahoo.com

Alison Nash said...

I bought several things from S & R (though, it's been a while, so I inderstand if this entry won't count): Alison (necklace), Jaiden, Jameson, and Lorna Maye (necklace, earrings and bracelet). Love it all!

aligrew82@yahoo.com

Alison Nash said...

I bought several things from S & R (though, it's been a while, so I inderstand if this entry won't count): Alison (necklace), Jaiden, Jameson, and Lorna Maye (necklace, earrings and bracelet). Love it all!

aligrew82@yahoo.com

Alison Nash said...

I bought several things from S & R (though, it's been a while, so I inderstand if this entry won't count): Alison (necklace), Jaiden, Jameson, and Lorna Maye (necklace, earrings and bracelet). Love it all!

aligrew82@yahoo.com

Alison Nash said...

I bought several things from S & R (though, it's been a while, so I inderstand if this entry won't count): Alison (necklace), Jaiden, Jameson, and Lorna Maye (necklace, earrings and bracelet). Love it all!

aligrew82@yahoo.com

(Is this entry 4 of 5?)

Alison Nash said...

I bought several things from S & R (though, it's been a while, so I inderstand if this entry won't count): Alison (necklace), Jaiden, Jameson, and Lorna Maye (necklace, earrings and bracelet). Love it all!

aligrew82@yahoo.com

Alison Nash said...

My long-time fav is Autumn. It would match so much, and I could see if she'd make me earrings to match!

aligrew82@yahoo.com

mafiaprincess said...

I follow

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mafiaprincess said...

I subscribe

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mafiaprincess said...

I like simon and ruby on fb

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The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

I *LOVE* the Veritas Olive Jade Teardrop and Carved Wooden Bracelet

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The Knapps said...

I heart the Veritas Olive Jade Teardrop and Carved Wooden Bracelet on etsy (VioletShadows)

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wstilwell said...

I follow you!

wstilwell said...

I subscribe!

whitney.stilwell@gmail.com

wstilwell said...

This is what I like!

Caridad - Olive Jade, Taupe Mother of Pearl, Brown Fire Agate Necklace

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wstilwell said...

I like then on FB.

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Jill Nelson said...

consider it tweeted.
jilliandnelson@gmail.com