Forever 21 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Forever 21 is proud to continue to support Stand Up To Cancer and hopes to rally its shoppers to help build on last year’s success.

From 10/1/2021 – 10/31/2021, for every specially marked SU2C Collection item sold, Forever 21 will donate $1 to SU2C, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $5,000. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to support the organization by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar at checkout at Forever 21 retail locations nationwide.

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (behind skin cancer) among American women. In the U.S., about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has dedicated over $54 million in funding to breast cancer research and Forever 21 is proud to continue to support this organization in 2021.

The O List’s Fortune & Frame Collection Comes To Alabama

Fortune & Frame is giving Alabama residents a new way to bring together fashion and self-expression, with lockets that open to reveal messages they’ve personalized with a meaningful quote or saying for those who mean the most to them. 

The original idea for her message-holding jewelry came about when founder Gretel Going got a fortune she wanted to hold onto but had nowhere to keep it. What started as a handful of fortune-holding lockets has since taken on a life of its own. Just this month, Oprah described Fortune & Frame’s lockets as holding “Words of Wisdom” in The O List. 

Fortune & Frame’s pieces are now carried by a number of stores across Mobile, Saint Louis, Oxford and others.

Jessica Alba Wears Vagabond Shoemakers and Victoria Emerson Jewelry!

Jessica Alba was photographed wearing a chic look in Los Angeles complete with accessories from Vagabond Shoemakers and Victoria Emerson! The seasoned actress and mom kept her look casual with Vagabond Shoemakers’ Judy Sneakers ($140; www.vagabond.com/us) and added a touch of sparkle with Victoria Emerson‘s Paperclip Style Gold Necklace ($39, similar styles available on www.VictoriaEmerson.com).

Holiday Prep and Onecklace Gift-Giving

The holiday season is right upon us.  I don’t know about you but there are specific details that need to be checked off the list in preparation for seasonal celebrations.

In previous years, I would take down the decorations and get straight to work.  This isn’t ideal because I would enter the new year with frozen meals and closets filled with miscellaneous items.  Thankfully, I learned from my unorganized ways and began to structure my home to truly ti’s the season.

Featured Photo Style:  Tweed Blazer: Express | Heels:  Jimmy Choo | Bow Ring:  oNecklace

#4 Lessons for Holiday Prep:

Lesson #1: Start de-cluttering before the new year. This is not up for debate!  If you wait until after Christmas, this will include gifts and leftover household items.

Lesson #2:  Clean the freezer prior to Thanksgiving.  This simple task will make room for extra food and potential freezer meals.  The holiday season can get busy, having freezer meals on hand eliminates the question, “What’s for dinner?”

Lesson #3:  Put up the Christmas tree prior to holiday festivities.  The longer you wait, the more stressful the holiday season will become.  I like to gather my entirefamily and pull down the tree at least two weeks before cooking the turkey.

Lesson #4:  The previous lesson leads me into the next one.  If the month of November is your busiest season in business or civic engagments, consider ordering the turkey.  There are several delicious options and this can be a time-saver (and energy-saver.)

Oh, in terms of gift-giving, check out oNecklace for one of a kind, personalized pieces.

The Sideways Letter Necklace and Bow Ring has been a elegant addition to my jewelry collection.  Both of the pieces are timeless. 

What are some personalized gifts that you will be giving this year?

Sideways Letter Necklace

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Lifestyle Alert: 8 Back to School Strategies and oNecklace Bead Bracelet

Life has been pretty busy but this is one of my absolute favorite seasons.  Fall is filled with pumpkins, football games, and trick or treating.

One aspect that has changed due to COVID-19 is the kids attending school.  Every family has made individual choices based on their household.  The similarity amongst everyone is the ability to adjust due to the circumstances.

I have implemented a few strategies to keep everyone’s sanity and wanted to share them below.

Back to School/Virtual Learning Strategies:

1.  Set-up a digital learning space with individual crates for each child.  Crates should be labeled.

 

2.  Create a school binder with all of the teacher information and print schedules.

 

3.  Know the log-in information for each child.

 

4.  Create a daily schedule and put it on a whiteboard.

 

5. Put snacks in a basket for individual grabbing.

 

6. Create a lunch schedule according to in-school lunches.

 

7.  Have a Chromebook/computer tutorial with each child to foster independence.

 

8.  Set alarms in a child’s cellphone for them to join Google Meets.

 

If there’s no homework, kids can do afternoon art projects or go outside!

 

Also, don’t forget that companies like Target, Publix, and Amazon are offering delivery services for various products!

 

oNecklace Circle Initial Bead Bracelet:

I adore a beautiful bracelet.  It’s a simple touch of sparkle that can pull an entire outfit together!

oNecklace shipped an Initial Bead Bracelet that was perfect for my current jewelry collection.  The company allowed me to personalize this particular piece and of course, I added the letter K.

This bracelet is high-quality and coordinated well with my cardigan, camisole, and high waisted jeans.

oNecklace Initial Bead Bracelet

Just like the style bloggers would say, “The bracelet is stackable.”  That means combining several bracelets of varying styles for one accessorized look.

oNecklace Bead Bracelet

Visit oNecklace to purchase a one-of-a-kind, personalized bracelet.  It’s the perfect gift idea as we celebrate the holiday season!

 

 

 

 

 

How To: Shop Your Closet and Create Instant Outfits

Would you believe that I have not been in the mood to shop?  That’s because I’ve been practicing social distancing and focusing on virtual events.  But, there’s always a solution to every problem.

One perspective is that I have always been an advocate for shopping in your closet.  There are so many wonderful pieces in there that you have probably forgotten about.  From accessories to midi dresses, I can guarantee that you’re closets are filled with instant outfits.

A suggestion that I share with my Personal Style clients is to create outfits (in your spare time.)  The worst time to figure out a hot look is right before any event.  Life is a lot easier when you have something to wear!

The outfit shown below is an example of just that.  I was leaving out the door for a lunch date and needed to put on pieces that exuded my personal style.

Cape BlazerAmazon | Cami & JeansExpress | Strappy Heels:  Target similar | Crossbody:  Louis Vuitton similar

 

Hadiya Williams Handcrafted Graphics, Designs, & Jewelry Rooted In Bold African Diaspora

Hadiya Williams – emerging artist and owner of Black Pepper Paperie Co., – a Washington, DC-based mix-media art + design studio and lifestyle brand that focuses on creating globally inspired, one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces to include wearable ceramic art, home decor, paper goods, and apparel. These ancestral modern pieces are rooted in memory and cultural influences from across the African diaspora, and I am sure they’d be of interest to your readers!

Additionally, Hadiya Williams’s graphic design work received national attention as she recently partnered with Best Buy for their Black History Month campaign “Write the Next Chapter.” It ran for the month of February.

In addition to her mixed media and graphic design work, Hadiya has done work with non-profit organizations in the Greater Washington, DC area serving families in marginalized communities throughout the city for the past 15 years. In her free time, she has also functioned as an art director & designer for special events, weddings, and small gatherings. Her ultimate goal is to create work that transforms spaces and helps people celebrate life’s most important moments. Her style is bold and all her own.

4 Interesting Benefits of Wearing Birthstone Jewelry

You may have seen it or even have worn a piece of birthstone when you were younger, but do you know what it really means to wear one? Birthstones are those mystical stones that are connected to your birth month and represent certain powers. They are of different bright and dark colors and shapes that come in necklaces and bracelets that you can customize. If you’re looking to invest in a piece of birthstone jewelry for yourself, your daughter, or grandchild, the following are some benefits you need to know before making the purchase.

They Can Provide Better Mental Health

Problems arise in everyday life that can affect us mentally to distort the emotional state for it to feel discomfort. Functioning in daily life with a mental state that isn’t stable or has negativity can be quite hard. Birthstones can help diminish issues with the brain and help you relax. They provide energy for your mind to calm down and make you feel serene. You can consult a birthstone specialist and ask them about the powers of your stone. Different stones have their energies that can offer you with the strength that they direct from their planet.

They Can Protect You And Bring Luck

Some birthstones protect you against tough situations in life and help you through some dangerous scenarios. Some stones can help you from evil thoughts like ruby and some can help you stay calm through a challenging task like the Pearl. You can get alternative gems to these if you can’t afford the real one with just as many powers. Both of them can bring you luck and open doors to opportunities. It may sound like a myth to you but it is not also completely untrue. Birthstones have the power to alter your situation into a favorable one and help you succeed at a stage in life providing you serenity and strength.

Make A Fashion Statement

These colorful jewels can help you make a statement any time you step out. You can create your own personalized birthstone necklaces with your birthstone to flaunt it at events. The bright color can contrast with your dress and help you shine. Celebrities can also be seen doing this to look good. And the trend of wearing colorful jewelry can never go out. These colors let you connect to the cosmic colors of the galaxy that provide you immense supremacy over your body and mind to have peace.

Meaningful Gift

A birthstone can be gifted to loved ones on many occasions and it can be the best gift. These stones with meaningful backgrounds and powers that can make someone’s life better and mind renewed can be a memorable present to someone. They can be presented on the birth of a baby by his/her parents, grandparents, or other relatives. A grown child can be given the stones of every family member when they depart from their home for studies or after marriage for them to be able to feel their presence while being apart.

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