- Thursday, February 13, 2014
Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. The holiday of love falls on a Friday this year, so plan a special night out on the town with your sweetheart. Once you’ve made dinner reservations and ordered some roses from the florist, the only thing left to do is pick out the perfect gift. You can never go wrong with jewelry, of course, and our Boho style jewelry will be appreciated by any stylish maven.
We offer a large variety of jewelry designs, so finding the right piece for your special someone may not be easy. To help narrow it down, we’ll give you a glimpse of some of our most popular and versatile pieces. Go with your instinct, but know that any piece you pick will be appreciated. After all, the point is to let her know you care.
- If you’re on a budget, treat your trendy valentine to a Zig Zag Bangle. She’ll be able to stack it with skinny bangles or wear it alone as a casual everyday staple. This bangle is priced at $50 but it looks like it costs a lot more.
- One of our charm necklaces is also a solid budget-friendly pick. Choose from a Moon Charm Necklace, a Swirl Charm Necklace or a Star Charm Necklace. Any free-spirited fashionista will appreciate its simple, stylish design.
- Named especially for the upcoming holiday, the Valentine Freshwater Pearl Wrap is a chic choice for any woman who likes to wear pearls. Eight Freshwater pearls combine with a pewter heart on brandy-colored leather, hanging at 16” long (18” if you count the dangling heart). She can wear the Valentine Freshwater Pearl Wrap as a necklace, bracelet or a choker and it looks lovely in any season.
- Does your valentine have an urban, edgy style? Our Shipwreck Coin Replica Necklace will be right up her alley. If she’d rather have a cool piece of jewelry she can wear every day than a sophisticated special occasion piece, she’ll love the Shipwreck Coin Replica Necklace. It even comes with a backstory...the original piece was created with a coin from the Santa Maria De La Consolacion, an ill-fated ship that set sea across the Atlantic in 1681. While the story itself doesn’t have a happy ending, your sweetheart will surely enjoy wearing a replica of an artifact.
- If you want to wow your valentine with a more sparkly selection, pick out a pair of Pave Hoops in Rose Opal. Featuring gold-plated hoops and rose opal crystals, they’re one of our most in demand designs—and the best part is, they look like they cost a lot more than their $175 price tag. They’ve also been spotted on stylish A-list celeb Hayden Panettiere.
Remember, shipping on all orders is free—and, if this is your first time buying from Pame Designs, we’ll add a free Montauk Pebble Necklace as our way of saying thank you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
The holiday season is full of festivities that require us to dress up. And while we love the glitz and glamour of a fancy ensemble, we’re looking forward to more casual days now that the season is behind us. A standard go-to outfit for winter is a sweater and jeans—it’s classic, it’s comfortable and it’s casual, but not too casual. Here are three ways to rock this timeless look:
2. Wrap a scarf around your neck to add sophistication to the sweater. Since that will draw eyes upward, keep jewelry simple and wear a pair of stud earrings and our Pelota Stackable Rings. If your jeans have a narrow leg, wear pumps with them to elongate your legs. For this look, a clutch makes a perfect accessory.
3. Soften up the look by wearing our Hand Brushed Lariat in Natural Leather over the sweater and sporting our versatile leatherette as a bracelet. Finish off the ensemble with flats and a stylish satchel.
The little black dress is a classic wardrobe staple every woman should own (actually, we fully encourage having several). But sometimes we fall into a bit of a fashion rut, wearing our LBDs the exact same way every time. And while it surely looks good with those black pumps and chandelier earrings, we promise, there are plenty of ways you can dress your closet classic up and down. Here are ten ways to wear your little black dress:
1. Dress up your LBD with polka dot tights. They’ll add a trendy touch and are adorable at any age. Top off the look with black pumps and a pair of Pave Hoops.
2. Add some bold color by wearing a bright pink or royal blue blazer over the top. Accessorize with nude tights, nude pumps and some chic celebrity jewelry, such as the Cut-Out Cuff worn by Kristin Davis.
3. Make your handbag steal the spotlight. If you’ve got a designer bag in a bright color, make that your LBD’s main accessory.
4. Add a little edge by wearing a black leather jacket over your LBD. Accessorize with a red clutch and red lipstick.
5. A little black dress with a higher neckline will look elegant when accessorized with long necklaces. We recommend wearing a Leatherette at its full 45“ length and layering it with another necklace or two for a sophisticated look. Finish off the ensemble with a pair of ankle boots and some skinny bangles.
6. Sometimes only the most elegant accessories will do. If you’ve got a big night out and you need to sparkle, wear some sky-high, shimmery stilettos—if you don’t own any, your event is a great excuse to buy some. Accessorize with our most glamorous celebrity earrings, the Green Beryl Drop Earrings, and carry a metallic clutch.
7. Embellish your little black dress with a brooch or pin. The right brooch can make even your oldest LBD look new again. Since the dress’s embellishment will provide plenty of bling, stick to a simple pair of earrings like our Faux Bois Wave Earrings and skip the necklace.
8. Go crazy with colored heels! If you own a pair of leopard print pumps or red strappy sandals, your LBD makes a perfect pairing. Colored or printed heels were practically made for wearing with this closet classic. Accessorize with similar hues, but don’t be too matchy-matchy...the black dress makes a perfect canvas for creative color play.
9. Create extra waist definition by wearing a skinny colored belt around your waist. In addition to whittling your middle, it will add contemporary flair to your dress. For a more subtle contrast, wear a shimmery black belt.
Everyone loves to dress well, but some women are under the impression that they can’t afford to look sophisticated because they don’t have a large budget for clothing, shoes or Hollywood jewelry. This is not the case! While it’s true that investing in a good wardrobe will take some money, you don’t have to cash out your 401K account to look like a million bucks. Here are a few tips for looking luxurious for less:
The vast majority of the country is in the middle of a frighteningly cold winter. With temperatures like this, even the biggest outdoor enthusiasts can be tempted to stay inside and hibernate until spring. For women, that can mean losing motivation to stick to a beauty routine. After all, why should we bother shaving our legs if we’re just going to bury them under layers of clothing?
However, it’s just as important to stick to our beauty rituals in the winter as it is in the summer. When we look good, we feel good, and the last thing any of us need is a decrease in confidence along with the temperatures. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should suffer—you can put away anything with short sleeves, and forget about walking through snow in stilettos.
But do make an effort to look and feel your best underneath those layers. Stay hydrated, exercise (inside!), shave and moisturize your skin. And even though your ensembles may be more about sweaters and scarves than sundresses and sandals, make an effort every day to leave the house looking stylish. Wear that Hollywood jewelry even if your hands and ears are covered outside. Trade the chapstick for lipstick once you’re comfortably inside. You deserve to feel beautiful all winter long.
Inspiration is all around us, that much is certain. But what inspires one may not inspire another. A writer may be inspired by overhearing a conversation, while a graphic designer might get inspired by the way tall blades of grass look. Each of us views the world through a different set of eyes, so different things will trigger those places in our minds that encourage us to create, move, take a chance or do whatever it is that we need to do.
Many of our boho style jewelry was inspired by natural elements. The appropriately named Montauk Pebble Necklace, recently featured in Nylon magazine, was inspired by the gorgeous oasis of Montauk, our Roman Glass Slice Necklace was inspired by the beautiful beaches of Mexico.
And while the ocean is perfect inspiration for all things beautiful, it’s not just the scenery that inspires our designer to create. Since Tahitian pearls are known for providing protection and good luck when you’re in the water, Pame Designs offers lots of beach jewelry that features them, such as the Triple Tahitian Pearl Wrap. The Oblong Pave Nugget, one of our most popular pieces. was inspired by some natural stones we thought would look better with a little sparkle.
For some, it’s not art that needs creating or jewelry that needs designing. Some people may need inspiration to do something they’ve resolved to do this year, like finding a new job or getting into shape. They may look to traditional places for inspiration, such as others’ success stories or motivational quotes. Or, something more serendipitous may happen...one may get inspired by a magazine cover, take a yoga class, fall in love with the practice and get into shape in the process.
The beautiful thing about inspiration is that it can guide you to living your best life, doing amazing things and having meaningful experiences. But to be inspired, you’ve got to know how to find inspiration. A few good ways are:
So… what inspires you?
We believe that it’s perfectly acceptable to buy a piece of chic jewelry because you love it, even if it’s impractical or you can only wear it with one outfit. However, when it comes to our everyday accessories, versatility is vital. Our Leatherette is one of our most popular jewelry designs for that reason—not only can you wear it with practically any outfit, but it can be worn as a necklace, choker or a bracelet. Here are five ways you can rock your leatherette in any season:
1. Spruce up a long, cozy sweater and leggings by wearing your Leatherette as a double wrap necklace. Just wrap it twice around your neck for a mid-length necklace that’s sure to get noticed.
2. Accessorize a knit dress by wearing the Leatherette as a long necklace layered with a choker. The small beads and pewter coins will add a subtle shimmer without overpowering your dress or the rest of your jewelry.
3. Class up a casual t-shirt and jeans by wearing it as a bracelet. Wrapping it around your wrist will give you the look of several bracelets in one.
4. During summertime, the Leatherette looks amazing when worn as a choker with a beachy sundress and sandals.
5. Layer it on! The Leatherette can be worn with bangles, a cuff or other necklaces. Its versatility will make it the go-to piece of jewelry you always reach for.
As we end the holiday season and greet the new year, it’s natural to focus on fresh starts and setting goals. In addition to the standard New Year’s Eve resolutions (and the exciting style and beauty resolutions), it might be fun to go through your closet and jewelry box to see how many new outfits you can create from pieces you already own. If you’ve been living in sweaters and jeans all winter, break away from those standard staples and get creative with your separates and chic jewelry. With a little creativity, you can easily maximize the contents of your closet.
1. Sequins aren’t just for holiday parties! You can incorporate them into your everyday ensembles—even your work outfits! Try pairing a sequin skirt with a soft sweater, tights and ankle boots. Or, wear a sequin tank top with a blazer and jeans. Top off the look with a Zig Zag Bangle, which has a subtle shine that won’t distract from the sparkling sequins.
2. Wearing all black is chic and stylish, if it’s done right. Play with textures and pair a black leather peplum top with black skinny pants. From there you can add color with some bright heels and a bold handbag. Gold jewelry like our Wave Bangle looks especially elegant when worn with a black outfit, but we also like the colorful contrast the Turquoise Labradorite Wrap will provide.
3. Some of your sleeveless summer dresses may work for winter. Simply add leggings, a long cardigan and a scarf and you’ll have an outfit that’s ready for a cold day. Just make sure any jewelry designs you wear aren’t too summery.
4. Wearing white all winter is in style this year—but have you tried blending black and white yet? Take a white chunky sweater, add a black skirt, wear some white tights and a black hat and you’ll have a look that’s totally Parisian-chic.
5. Did you buy in to the tartan plaid shirt trend of Fall 2013? Try wearing it with a knee-length leather skirt, ankle boots and a set of Studded Bangles. The edgy femininity of the leather skirt will offset the Western look of the plaid perfectly.
6. Slip on a long-sleeved white button-up shirt under a sleeveless dress. Whether it’s a black, plaid or printed dress, it will add trendy texture without creating extra bulk.
7. If you have a graphic sweatshirt, pair it with a skirt instead of your standard jeans. Then add some decorative flats and some Hollywood jewelry. The creative combination will be the definition of casual-chic.
8. You know that light, faux leather motorcycle jacket you haven’t worn since early October? Start wearing it as your outfit’s top layer instead of as a coat. You’ll add instant edge to any ensemble.
As we enter the new year, spend some time digging through your closet and finding creative clothing combinations. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to settle for subpar style.
With less than two weeks remaining until we say hello to a brand new year, now is the time to focus on those 2014 resolutions. Oftentimes people focus on things like losing weight, saving more money or furthering themselves in their careers. And while those are all worthy and important goals, it’s also vital that we focus on the way we present ourselves to the world.
When we look good, we feel good. And when we feel good about ourselves, we’re much more likely to make positive changes in our lives and do nice things for others. Next year, try and develop your own personal sense of style—and if you’re already a fabulous fashionista, take your trendiness to new heights in 2014. Here are some ideas for style and beauty resolutions to inspire you:
1. Wash your face and moisturize before going to bed. Whether you’re 25 or 65, it’s very important to take care of your skin. Resolve to always wash your makeup off and slather on a good night cream.
2. Clean your makeup brushes at least every other Sunday. Bacteria and products can build up on your brushes easily, and it’s important to keep them clean.
3. Make an effort to learn at least one new makeup trend in 2014. Master the art of the smokey eye or finally learn to properly use liquid liner. Freshen up your face!
4. Expand your accessories collection. This could mean getting a few new scarves, buying a few belts or treating yourself to some Hollywood jewelry. Mixing up your accessories can alter the look of your entire outfit, so you’ll get more use out of your clothing.
5. Focus on your hands. So many women neglect their beautiful hands. Care for your cuticles, use lotion every day, get regular manicures and decorate those digits with some celebrity rings.
6. Break at least one fashion “rule” in 2014. These rules are made to be broken! Wear white after Labor Day, mix your prints… whatever makes you happy! Taking a risk once may inspire you to take more style risks in the future.
7. Learn to walk in high heels. Even if you’re a flats kind of girl, mastering the art of strutting in stilettos will make formal occasions less stressful.
8. Drink more water. This may not seem like a beauty or style resolution, but drinking more water throughout the day will make your skin glow and your skinny jeans fit.
9. Learn at least one new hairstyle in 2014. If you’ve got long locks, master the art of loose waves. If you have a bob, see if there’s a loose bun you can do.
10. This one is obviously our favorite: treat yourself to one new piece of chic jewelry per month (or every other month if you’re on a budget). You deserve to replace those cheap trinkets with investment pieces you can wear for years to come.