Category Archives: Accessories

Giveaway

I am so excited to announce my very first giveaway courtesy of the fabulous Fornash!  When it comes to accessories I have never been able to take Coco Chanel’s advice, instead I always add one more thing before leaving my apartment and right now I am all about layering bracelets. Fornash has such incredible bracelets for stacking and I just can’t get enough of them.  This giveaway features the Melisa bracelet, which is perfect for layering or bold enough to be worn on its own.  At the risk of sounding so 2012, let’s get this arm party started!

The rules of entry are as follows (and SUPER simple):

1. Comment on this post & pick your fav color of the Melisa bracelet (make sure to leave your twitter handle & email)

2. Follow Garden of Glam on twitter by clicking here 

3.  Follow Fornash on twitter by clicking here

4. (optional) For extra entries tweet at Garden of Glam & Fornash about how excited you are for this giveaway!!

The winner will be announced in one week on 2/20!  This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

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Holiday Bling (Part II)

This Holiday Season I collaborated with Charm to showcase the hottest accessory trends.  Black and gold, while simple, complement each other perfectly and act as a stunning show stopping combination.  Charm has so many incredible pieces and I had the most wonderful time styling holiday looks with Jaclyn Mason and the Charm team.  A good rule of thumb when getting dressed for the holidays is the sparklier the better!

For more beautiful unique pieces stop by Charm in Georgetown (2910 M St.), visit their website and like them on Facebook!

Necklace: Deepa Gurnani, Bracelet: Deepa Gurnani, Rings: Melinda Maria, Earrings: Marcia Moran

I am in love with this one of a kind, show stopping cuff and am a big fan of the double cuff.

Of all the beautiful pieces I tried on, this Margaret Elizabeth ring is my absolute favorite! It is perfect for every occasion and as Jaclyn said in our interview a cocktail ring is a must have to complete an outfit.

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Holiday Bling

To showcase the hottest bling for this holiday season I collaborated with Charm and Charm’s owner, Jaclyn Mason.  Charm Georgetown is an incredible local accessories boutique that features unique, show stopping, conversation starting pieces.  This season I have been very drawn to black and gold, two basics that when combined have a stunning effect.  I had such a fabulous time working with Jaclyn and her team styling four different accessory combinations to rock this season.  I am also beyond obsessed with each piece of jewelry and unique bag featured in this post.  So please scroll for some blinged out holiday inspiration (stayed tuned later this week for the other two looks) and for an interview with the fabulous Jaclyn Mason.

If you haven’t visited Charm already, you must! They are located at 2910 M St. (in Georgetown).  Also, check out their website here and of course, like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter (@CharmDC) for news on the latest trends, style tips and merchandise!

Bag: Moyna, Bracelets: Tai (stretchy beaded), Melinda Maria (gunmetal bangle), Deepa Gurnani (spiked), Rings: Isharya (spike), Melinda Maria (both small gold)

Earrings: Marcia Moran, Bag: Moyna, Bracelets: Tai (stretchy beaded), Melinda Maria (gunmetal bangle), Deepa Gurnani (spiked), Rings: Isharya (spike), Melinda Maria (both small gold)

Bag: Moyna, Bracelets: Tai (stretchy beaded), Melinda Maria (gunmetal bangle), Deepa Gurnani (spiked), Rings: Isharya (spike), Melinda Maria (both small gold)

Bag: Inge Christopher, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Ring: Sibilia

Earrings: Kendra Scott, Necklace: Alexis Bittar

Earrings: Kendra Scott, Necklace: Alexis Bittar, Bag: Inge Christopher, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Ring: Sibilia

1. What tips do you have to successful accessorizing this holiday season?

Just bling it out! The holidays are a time of year that you can get away with your biggest and most sparkly accessories. Whether you’re at a family gathering or picking out your Christmas tree, a little bit of shine will make your outfit.

2. What piece of jewelry does every girl need to have in her jewelry box?

A pair of studs for everyday wear. It doesn’t matter if they’re diamonds or plain silver balls, they complete a look.

3. Who are your favorite accessory designers?

Louis Vuitton for bags and leather goods. They last forever and never go out of style. Love Quotes for scarves. We sell them in the shop, and they come in every color!

4. Who are your favorite clothing designers?

Missoni, DvF, Parker—basically, anyone that can make a great dress that you can wear for years. For winter coats, you can’t go wrong with Moncler and Burberry. If you’re going to bundle up, do it in style!

5. What inspired you to open Charm?

I grew up around some amazing jewelry collections—my mother, for example, has some heirloom pieces that are to die for. I wanted to create a store that spoke to those influences, that had jewelry and accessories that women of all styles could enjoy and wear. I was raised in DC, and I looked around Georgetown and didn’t see any shops that had this kind of jewelry that I knew there was a demand for. Charm gave me the freedom to sell amazing pieces at a great price.

6. What is your favorite part about owning your own store?

My favorite part about coming to work is definitely the interaction I get to have with our clients. Helping brides and women pick out pieces for high-end events is always fun but working with any client is so fun!

7. What is your buying process like?

We work with designers based out of Los Angeles, New York, and many other places. We have a team of three buyers that have different styles that allow us to have a variety of products that cater to different tastes. We attend all of the accessories shows in NYC annually.

8. What can you absolutely not leave your home without?

I can’t leave home without oversized sunglasses, a bag big enough to hold all of my things, and some accessory like earrings or a necklace that I adjust to whatever mood I’m in or to my outfit.

9. What is your go to piece of jewelry?

A cocktail ring. It makes a statement and is a great conversation piece at a party.

10. What was your latest purchase?

Short black Ugg boots. They may not be the cutest, but they’re a winter necessity.

**For any questions about any of the pieces featured in this post feel free to contact Charm at info@charmgeorgetown.com or at 202-298-0420.  And again, visit Charm (11am-7pm Mon.-Sat., 12pm-5pm Sun.)!**

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Ring in the Bling

I am definitely a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl, so accessories are crucial for completing my outfits.  I find that rings can be a subtle and somewhat unexpected way to add a little polish and excitement to your look.  Enjoy the bling!

turquoise is timeless and perfect for every occasion.  i also love the turquoise, gold, yellow, silver, pink combo.

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perfect balance of delicate layers juxtaposed with chunky layers

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simply OBSESSED

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i love the avant-garde ring paired with a preppy bracelet and blazer

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Arm Candy

Whether simple or over the top, accessories make an outfit.  This week is dedicated to game changing accessories.  Enjoy some serious arm candy and layering at its finest.

incredible mix of color, gold, studs, and bling

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oversized framing perfection

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the claw is an absolute show stopper

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i LOVE the heavy unexpected layers

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