Look of the Week: Family Reunion

Family reunions are full of reminiscing, fun activities and a really great chance to catch up with what’s going on in everyone’s lies. The key to family gatherings is to look amazing, yet comfortable for all the festivities. Continue reading to check out our Look of the Week!

Look of the Week - Family Reunion - Kelsey

Brown Crossbody Bag | Peridot Earrings | Peridot Ring | Peridot Bracelet | Floral Infinity Scarf

What makes this combination of items perfect for a family reunion?

The cross body bag is perfect for being hands-free, especially for hugging all those relatives you haven’t seen in years. Plus, those types of events usually include buffet-style food, and you need both hands when scooping up your aunt’s famous potato salad or your grandma’s award-winning cobbler.

Out of all the items you used to create this look, which is your favorite and why?

I really love the floral scarf! It’s just the right amount of a pattern and it really has a fresh, youthful feel to it.

Out of your family, who would you say has the most similar style to yours?

My mom and I definitely have similar styles! We both like classic pieces with pops of color or a pop of prints.

Does your family have reunions? 

We don’t necessarily have reunions, but we’ll visit each other and have gatherings. My mom is from Ohio and my dad is from Pittsburgh, so anytime we get the chance to go up there, it’s like a family reunion. They usually don’t come down here because they can’t handle the heat!

Look of the Week - Family Reunion - SarahBlack Studded Clutch | Thai Black Spinel Cuff | Bali Legacy Collection Cuff | Smoky Quartz Ring | Spinel Necklace

What makes this combination of items perfect for a family reunion?

Family reunions for us are always a big affair because we’re scattered all over the place. When we get together, we do it in style. My style is classy but edgy and these pieces all represent that, plus they all tie in with my jumpsuit. I’m also wearing Smoky Quartz, my national gemstone.

Out of all the items you used to create this look, which is your favorite and why?

I actually can’t choose! I love the studded clutch because it’s very me. The black spinel is edgy, but so glossy. It gives such a glitzy look, and I’m never far from cuffs or bangles. I love them all!

Out of your family, who would you say has the most similar style to yours?

I’d say my cousin, who is also one of my best friends. We call each other ‘Cuzza’. She’s also a presenter, and we both lived in London at the same time for years. We have very similar tastes, but we can’t wear each others clothes because she’s 5 inches shorter than me 😀

Does your family have reunions? 
We’re Scottish, so we do reunions well! Our last reunion was February this year. It was held in my honor,  which was awesome. I hadn’t been home for two years. It was amazing to see so many of my family members and to finally meet all the new additions! My mum loves entertaining, so she held it at our cottage and cooked for everyone. My dad was the Sommelier as always. Our next reunion is in a few weeks for my sister’s wedding.

Look of the Week - Family Reunion - Jessica

J Francis Gray Leatherette Bag | Glass Pearl Earrings | Glass Pearl Necklace

What makes this combination of items perfect for a family reunion?

I feel like summer dresses are comfy, which is perfect for a family reunion. Easy breezy!

Out of all the items you used to create this look, which is your favorite and why?

I love the tote. It’s not too big and not too small. And I love the color!

Out of your family, who would you say has the most similar style to yours?

My mother and I have similar styles. I have always considered her to be a fashionista. I get my sense of style from her. We still share clothing, jewelry, shoes… anything that fits.

Does your family have reunions? What are they like?

My family gets together as often as possible. We celebrate birthdays, accomplishments, holiday dinners and anything else in between. My family is amazing, even when it’s been a while, it’s always like old times. We have lots of fun, laughs, music, dancing and we usually eat Puerto Rican food. We love each other unconditionally and always have a blast. Love my family!!

You decide!

The best part about the Look of the Week is that you can get all of these featured items right here at the LC! Now that you have seen THREE fabulous ways to look great for that big family reunion, use the hashtags #SARAHSLOOK, #JESSICASLOOK and#KELSEYSLOOK on Twitter and Facebook to cast your vote!

What the Colors You Wear Say About You

Did you know that the colors you wear influence your mood and the mood of others around you? From trust to desire, the hue of your outfit has a lot to say about what others feel when they see it. Take a look at our list to discover what the colors you wear say about you.

Red

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - Red

As you probably already know, the color red is associated with desire. Studies have shown that it not only makes others more attracted to you, but makes you feel more attractive while wearing it. This explains the explosion of red on Valentines Day.

Because it’s a strong and powerful color, red suggests that you’re not afraid to stand out and get attention. It can also make you appear to be impulsive and determined.

Wear it when you’re planning a girls night out, so you can stand out. But be weary of a wearing it on a first date or an important meeting at work. You don’t want it to seem like you HAVE to be the center of attention.

Orange

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - Orange

This lively shade is very enthusiastic and inviting. Wearing it often suggests that you are competent and independent. Because of its animated color, avoid rocking orange during a serious occasion. Instead, wear it when you want to appear social, friendly, or approachable.

 

Yellow

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - Yellow

Yellow is the color of fun! It suggests that you’re interesting, active, and lively. The feelings associated with the color yellow are very similar to the colors associated with orange. Because of its bright color, yellow is definitely worth wearing for a pick-me-up.

Green

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - Green

According to studies, green puts you and those around you in a really good mood. Green is loved because it represents nature, and this is generally soothing and refreshing. Wear green if you’re feeling stressed out at work or just need a feeling of calmness.

Blue

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - Blue

Blue is generally acknowledged as the color of success. It helps you to think creatively, and it shows others that you are trustworthy. Wear blue to ace that job interview for the position you’re just dying to have!

Purple

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - Purple

Whenever you want to feel creative or inspired, put on something purple. Those who wear purple often tend to want the best out of life, and exude confidence. Wear purple when you’re working on a big project or when you want to send the message that you’re a self-assured thinker.

Brown

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - Brown

People who wear brown tend to have a need for a safe, secure and comfortable existence. Wear this when you want your outfit to be understated.

Black

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - Black

Black is the universal color of authority. It is preferred by fashionistas, cops and CEOs. Many women love black because it’s a slimming color, and it goes with everything.

People wearing it comes across as strong-willed and disciplined, but may also seem too independent and inflexible. Wear black if you’re trying to make a statement, whether it’s to stand up for something or to put your foot down.

White

What the Colors You Wear Say About You - White

White is a positive color, suggesting the individual is well balanced. Of course, the most common time to wear white is at your wedding!

Now you can use the knowledge to your advantage the next time you want to make a statement without actually saying anything. If you want to accessorize with a pop of one of these colors, be sure to check out our Rising Auction. We feature a large collection of colored gemstones and they all start off at $1!

 

What to Wear: Back to School

Summer is coming to an end, which means class will be back in session before you know it. Make sure you’re prepared to make a stylish first impression by checking out our What to Wear Guide for the Back to School Season.

What to Wear Back to School Collage

1. J Francis Black Poncho

This poncho is the ideal lightweight piece on a mild day or a sheltering, layering item when the weather cools down. Didn’t have enough time to give thought to your outfit before walking out the door this morning? That’s okay. Throw a poncho over it and instantly become chic and put-together. This year round item will surely become a wardrobe staple.

2. Austrian Crystal Set of Bangles

Books aren’t the only thing you’ll be stacking this season. This gorgeous set of bangles is a perfect addition to your look if you’re wanting to spruce it up. Be sure to learn how you can make the perfect stack of arm candy by checking out our DIY video!

3. J Francis Reversible Shoulder Bag

Sometimes you just want to switch up your style for a refreshing look. The reversible nature of the bag explores pastel tones on rose patterns and a spread of wild spots for the other side. This dual personality is repeated on the scarf.

4. J Francis Black Crocodile Embossed Wallet

Whether you’re going back to school or you have children going back to school, it’s a very busy season. Stay organized and on task in style with this J Francis Collection wallet. The black leatherette enjoys a wild crawl of the crocodile pattern while the interior has serious assignments for cash, card and IDs.

5. Set of Lined Journals

From taking notes to making grocery lists, it’s always handy to have a journal nearby. Colorful and playful, this set of 3-lined journals features pink, green and blue. This is a great choice to carry in your backpack for the class or for the office.

6. Hebei Peridot Earrings

Add an instant face-lift with this gorgeous set of peridot earrings. The timing couldn’t be better because peridot is the birthstone of August!

Even if you’re not mentally ready for back-to-school season, at least you’ll look ready because of this What to Wear Guide!

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Look of the Week: Summer Date Night

From drive-in movies to a serene walk on the beach, August is perfect for a romantic summer date night. If you’re finding it hard to come up with the perfect outfit, no worries. Continue reading to check out our Look of the Week!

 

Look of the Week - Summer Date Night - Jessica

Black Studded Leatherette Envelope Clutch | Black Diamond Bangle | Black and White Austrian Crystal Earrings

What makes this combination of items perfect for a summer date night?

It’s Sexy, classy and comfy.

Out of all the items you used to create this look, which is your favorite and why?

I love the clutch! It’s rocker chic and allows me to leave the large handbag behind.

What’s your best advice to give about getting ready for a summer date night?

Wear something you feel comfortable in and try not to go over the top with makeup. If you have a significant other, try to wear his favorite color, favorite shoes, favorite scent, etc… It’s all about your date!

 

Look of the Week - Summer Date Night - Sarah

J Francis Teal Leatherette Crossbody Bag | Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cuff | Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring | Sterling Silver Necklace | Sterling Silver Cuff

What makes this combination of items perfect for a summer date night?

They’re cute and not trying too hard. The bag matches my dress and it fits all the essentials. The cuff and choker match, and then I added some turquoise to tie everything in.

Out of all the items you used to create this look, which is your favorite and why?

I LOVE the cuff… it’s feminine but strong and makes me feel like Wonder Woman. You need that confidence on a date!

What’s your best advice to give about getting ready for a summer date night?

Make it look like you haven’t tried too hard, (even if secretly it took you hours to get ready), and choose key items that tie everything together. I keep the accessories fairly simple. I want him looking at me and blinded by my beauty, not blinded and distracted by too much bling.

Do you have a funny date night story?

Oh my, I could literally write a book!! I’m seriously thinking about doing that.

Look of the Week - Summer Date Night - Kelsey

J Francis Gray Leatherette Handbag | J Francis Poncho | White Austrian Crystal Headband | Bondi Blue Tanzanite Bracelets | Bali Legacy Collection Cuff | Bali Legacy Collection Bangle

What makes this combination of items perfect for a summer date night?

The dress as the base makes it flirty and feminine. I wanted the shawl in a neutral shade so it can go with everything and add a little extra warmth since it’s usually cooler at night. You always want to make sure your personality comes out on a date so adding a touch like stackable bangles or a preppy headband can do the trick! I chose taupe, tans and beiges with silver sparkle because I wanted my dress to stand out and I wanted the accessories to be able to work with all prints, colors, and patterns.

Out of all the items you used to create this look, which is your favorite and why?

I really loved wearing the headband! I’ve always had long hair, so finding new and fun ways to wear it can sometimes be challenging. A headband is an easy way to add sparkle and sophistication to a look while keeping your hair out of your face!

What’s your best advice to give about getting ready for a summer date night?

Don’t try out a new style or look that you aren’t comfortable with- it will show! BE YOURSELF is the best advice in any situation, but on a date it is paramount. If it goes well and you have more dates with this person, they’ll find out who you really are eventually. Be yourself and you cut down on wasted time.

Do you have a funny date night story?

In high school, a friend of mine and I realized that the same guy asked us out on dates (one Friday night, the other Saturday night). We decided to mess with him and text him at the EXACT same time the EXACT same things. He was so confused and panicked and started texting our mutual friend to see what was going on. Did he not think we would talk? So funny!

You decide!

The best part about the Look of the Week is that you can get all of these featured items right here at the LC! Now that you have seen THREE fabulous ways to look confident and stylish for a summer date night, use the hashtags #SARAHSLOOK, #JESSICASLOOK and #KELSEYSLOOK on Twitter and Facebook to cast your vote!

 

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