Our 5 Favorite Summer Statement Pieces

With summer right around the corner, it is the perfect time to update your wardrobe and your jewelry collection with some new, beautiful pieces that will accessorize your outfit perfectly. Whether you are attending a beautiful summer wedding, or bumming it on a sandy beach with your closest friends, we are here to show you some of the most in-style summer statement pieces that will go with any summer outfit or swimsuit.

Our Favorite Summer Statement Pieces

Facial Jewelry

Nose rings are making a comeback! These delicate summer statement pieces are all the rave right now. The trend with nose rings and other facial jewelry is delicate and simple. This trend is great for summer when paired with a casual ensemble. When choosing a nose ring, opt for a simple gold ring like this 10K gold nose ring or this diamond nose ring that makes a subtle, yet unique, statement.

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Colorful Pendant Necklaces

Summer is all about adding more color to your outfit. Why not start with your jewelry? One adorable trend we are seeing is tropical-inspired pendants on necklaces. Here is a Crystal Pave Flamingo necklace and a Crystal Pave Parrot necklace that would be perfect for a beach vacation ensemble.

colorful pendants

Pair either of these necklaces with a jumpsuit like the one below, to add the perfect pop of color! 

Personalized Jewelry

Another trend we are seeing in summer statement pieces are ‘initial’ pendants on necklaces and initial bracelets. It seems as though everyone wants a jewelry piece that reflects something about themselves. initial necklaceLayer your initial necklace like this one here with another beautiful necklace to make a statement, after all, layering jewelry is still perfect for the summer. Take note from Kate Hudson and layer, layer, layer. 

Casual, Everyday Jewelry

Jewelry doesn’t have to be fancy all the time. Some of our favorite pieces are great for everyday wear. Take this bead bracelets here for example , this would look great paired with a watch or bangle, perfect for a casual, weekend ensemble. Just as layering is a trend for necklaces, it is also a trend for bracelets as well. Check out a few other color bead bracelets below that are part of our inspirational bracelet collection. 

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Mini-Stud Earrings

The biggest trend that we have noticed for jewelry this year is simplicity. Delicate pieces such as necklaces, bracelets and mini-stud earrings are perfect for summer. This trend complements bold patterns and styles nicely, adding the perfect balance within your ensemble. When speaking on this trend, we are not just talking about diamond stud earrings, we are talking about gold studs that perfectly reflect your unique personality and style. Take these adorable 10K gold pineapple stud earrings. These are simple, yet they make an adorable statement to your personality. Check out a few other favorites that we are loving in our mini-stud earring collection

stud earrings

As you can see, the overall summer statement piece trend is all about simple, delicate pieces that make a bold statement to your personality. It is not about how big the jewelry pieces can be, but how they tie your whole summer outfit together and reflect your unique style. So go ahead, be bold this summer with delicate, feminine jewelry pieces that tell your story.

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5 Diamond Jewelry Gifts for The Dog Mom

Do you have a dog-crazy mom who just can’t seem to get enough of her furry friend? Do you know someone in your life who considers herself a “dog-mom”? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place! We have the perfect gifts for dog owners and dog-moms who want to express their love for furry friends.

Since Mother’s Day is approaching, we wanted to share five of our favorite jewelry gifts you can buy for your mother, or any moms you may know who have an infinite love for dogs. Stick with us as we share our favorite doggie-inspired pieces that she’ll love.

5 Dog-Inspired Jewelry Pieces She'll Love

The loyalty between mom and her dog is like no other. She treats her dog just like her child, even going as far as talking to him like he is one of the kids. She showers him with love, spoils him with treats, and takes him along with her on road trips so she doesn't have to be away for too long.

So why not give her a gift that symbolizes her infinite love for her pup? These necklaces make the perfect gifts for dog owners who want to express their love for their dogs in a unique and fashionable way.

1. Paw Print Pendant $29.99 - This paw print pendant is quite 'paw'-ssibly the cutest pendant for any of the dog-moms in your life. Made from sterling silver and beautiful round-cut accent diamonds, this pendant hangs from an 18" chain, making it perfect to wear everyday.

2. Diamond Dog Pendant $29.99 - This diamond dog pendant is charming and perfect for any dog-mom who loves a little sparkle. Made from sterling silver, this dog-shaped pendant is accented with beautiful 1/10 carat diamonds and rose gold elements to add a feminine touch to the necklace.

3. Inspirational Dog Pendant $29.99 - This inspirational dog pendant serves as a lovely reminder to any dog-mom of how much love she has for her furry friend. This sterling silver pendant features a shimmering paw made from diamonds, complete with an engraved message saying, "Love Walks on Four Paws."

4. Diamond "Dog" Word Pendant $29.99 - This beautiful diamond dog pendant is perfect for the dog-mom who loves to make a statement; to let it be known that she loves her dogs, or all dogs for that matter! The sterling silver pendant spells out the word "dog" with the center holding a 1/10 carat total weight diamond-encrusted paw. Help your dog-loving mom keep her furry friend close to her heart with this pendant necklace.

5. Diamond Heart Pendant $29.99 - What better way to express her love for your pup than with this beautiful diamond heart pendant? This sterling silver dog sits in the middle of a heart that glistens with 1/10 carat diamonds. Help your mom showcase her loyalty and unconditional love for her dog by gifting her with this beautiful pendant necklace for Mother's Day.

Whether she is your dog-loving mother or just someone who considers herself a dog-mom, we're 'paw'-sitive any dog owner would love these dog-inspired necklaces. What better way to show off their love and loyalty for their beloved canine than by wearing a pendant like one of these closest to their heart. Give her something she can cherish for a lifetime this Mother's Day!

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Turquoise jewelry is known to date back thousands of years ago, where ancient civilizations played a huge role in the popularity of this beautiful stone. The beautiful Robin's Egg blue-colored stones were heavily mined throughout the American Southwest, and were often used as ceremonial gems as well as in jewelry and adornments.

Today, turquoise jewelry is more difficult to find. As a result, methods have been developed to create turquoise through a dying process that includes using "chalk turquoise," or reconstituted turquoise, into the stone. Because we are so fond of this beautiful blue stone, we wanted to share our love of it with you! We recently introduced several new arrivals to our collection, and one of those is the beautiful, reconstituted turquoise jewelry.

Spring Trends for Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise and sterling silver have been a classic duo in the jewelry world for years. The beautiful blue color and silver are a perfect match to create an ornate, vintage-feel to the piece. While the trend with turquoise jewelry has traditionally been associated with Native American culture and a southwestern style aesthetic, designers are beginning to take a fresh new approach to the way they use this beautiful stone.

One of the spring trends we've spotted on the runway is the addition of turquoise included in large statement earrings and bracelets. Statement earrings are one of the hot spring jewelry trends this year, so focusing on a beautiful pair of earrings to highlight your look is key! The robin's egg blue color is beautiful for spring and summer months, and pairs perfectly with a boho-chic inspired ensemble.

Incorporating it Throughout Our Collection

Since introducing the reconstituted turquoise into our collection, we have been able to incorporate it throughout our line in earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. The collection features sophisticated pieces, like these bar drop earrings or bar pendants. These designs are sleek and modern, and help to add a sophisticated element to your look.

Our reconstituted turquoise jewelry collection also consists of beautiful Native American-inspired pieces like thesedream catcher earrings that would complement a boho-chic outfit.

We are even finding ways to incorporate this beautiful stone into our pendant necklaces like this turquoise and peridot turtle necklace. This method has proven to be a more simple way to integrate turquoise into our jewelry collection. This is a perfect addition for the woman who prefers to add a little sparkle in with her turquoise.

With all of these beautiful turquoise pieces to choose from, you are sure to find your new favorite piece! Browse our new arrivals where you will find our reconstituted turquoise jewelry and other stylish items to add to your jewelry collection.

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Long gone are the holiday parties where it was fashionably acceptable to wear loads of metallic and glitter. It is now time to break out the cable knit sweaters and layer, layer, layer! With winter weather finally here, now is the time to search your closet for some winter looks that will not only keep you warm but they will also keep you fashionable.

Since we love to keep you up-to-date on the latest fashion and jewelry trends, we have put together some of our favorite winter fashion looks that you can replicate during this cold, wintry season. These cold weather fashion looks are both affordable and stylish. We are sure that you will be excited to step out and show off your winter look (Okay, maybe not too excited to step outside, but you get the point)!

1. Chunky Knits - Just because it is winter does not mean date night fashion has to suffer. This look is perfectly balanced with cozy and chic. We think this diamond cross bracelet would make a subtle statement to this trendy outfit.

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2. Bundled Up - Anorak jackets are definitely on trend this year. The military feel keeps the look casual, and the coat keeps you warm and cozy. We are loving the knit beanie hat and chunky heeled boots that add a feminine touch to the outfit as well. Pair this look with classic diamond stud earrings, like these ones here, and you will be all set.

Winter Fashion

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3. Oversized Scarves - We know that wearing scarves in the winter is not really a trend as much as it is a necessity. However, these oversized scarves take winter fashion to a whole new level. This look combines a polished element with a casual element, which is what winter fashion is all about: balance. This look would also pair nicely with a pair of classic diamond studs.

(Attribution: Brooklyn Blonde)

4. Bold Colors - Cold weather fashion does not necessarily mean muted colors and boring patterns. It is absolutely acceptable to wear bright colors in the middle of the winter. We especially love this look because it mixes a common winter fashion trend (hello, plaid!) with bright bold colors of the summer. To top this look off, we suggest accessorizing with a chunky cocktail ring.

Bright Colors for Winter Fashion

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5. Subtle Metallics - You might not be able to pull off a metallic cocktail dress as easily as you could last month, but that does not mean you still can't find fashionable ways to wear metallics with your every day winter looks. We love this look because it is polished, and the metallic flats seem to just add the extra oomph to the outfit. We totally adore this look and think it would be complete with this giraffe pendant necklace.

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6. Winter Lace - Lace can be worn all year, but we especially love it during the winter months. It is elegant and perfect for winter parties and cocktail events. To brighten up a dress like this, we suggest adding a pop of color with this beautiful emerald-colored gemstone necklace.

Chic Winter Fashion

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7. Monochromatic - This is a trend that is very 'in' right now, and we absolutely love it! Though there was a time when a monochromatic ensemble was frowned up in the fashion world, it has definitely made a turn-around! We see monochromatic looks on the runway almost every season, but this is a practical version of how to wear the trend for a more casual, every day look. Pair this look with a couple stylish midi rings to complete your look!

(Attribution: Brooklyn Blonde)

8. Structured Hats - Winter fashion is all about looking polished and put together. It is about pairing structured pieces with items that are more casual. This look is great for winter if you are in love with the idea of wearing structured hats. We love how casual, yet chic this look is. We think a pair of these adorable owl earrings would add a fun element to the look.

Trendy Winter Looks

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9. Athleisure - If you are unfamiliar with this trend, it is okay. We were too! Though, once we realized how practical and fun this trend is, we were totally on board! The basis of this trend is mixing athletic wear with a casual piece of clothing (say, a denim jacket or cardigan like the one pictured here). We think this trend would be fun to mix with a classic pair of diamond stud earrings to add a feminine touch.

(Attribution: The Honey Bee)

10. Distressed Denim - This winter look is another favorite here at Jewel Exclusive! There is something so effortless about a look that includes distressed denim. The great thing about distressed denim is that it can be dressed up or dressed down. We love how she opted for a polished top and jacket to balance the casual look. A great pendant necklace is all you need to finish this look. Might we suggest this colorful peacock necklace!?

Adorable Winter Looks

(Attribution: Carrie Bradshaw Lied)

See, winter fashion does not mean your style has to suffer! There are plenty of creative and fabulous ways to look chic and stay warm! Now excuse us, we have some major shopping to do!

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10 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Can you believe it is that time of year again!? The Christmas season is our favorite time of year, and we love sharing unique and personal ways to brighten the holidays. Whether it be with a personalized jewelry gift or something made from the heart, we love to inspire you during the holiday season.

We also know that holiday gift giving does not have to mean that you spend a fortune. Sometimes the best gifts are the ones made from the heart. Here are some of our favorite DIY Christmas gifts that you can make for the people in your life.

  • DIY Teacup Candles : Are you looking for the perfect DIY gift idea for the girly-girl in your life? Look no further! These DIY teacup candles are the perfect way to add a bit of charm to a lovely coffee table or dresser. The best part is that you get to pick out the perfect teacups. Just visit your local thrift store where you are sure to find tons of unique patterns and styles.
  • DIY Jewelry Tray : Did you think we wouldn't have something related to jewelry on this list?! This is a great idea for the jewelry lovers in your life. Take it from us, pretty jewelry is meant to be displayed in a beautiful fashion. Visit your local thrift store or ask your Grandmother if she has any vintage plates that she doesn't want anymore. Simply hot glue between two candle holders, and you've got yourself an adorable and trendy holiday gift. This DIY Christmas Gift is sure to make any jewelry lover very happy.
  • Handmade Soaps : Did you know that it is incredibly easy to make your own soap? This DIY Christmas gift is great for the person on your list who loves to indulge in a little pampering from time to time. The sweet cinnamon aroma of this gift is perfect for the holidays too.
  • Mason Jar Hot Chocolate Mix : With the weather turning colder, what better way to snuggle up and get cozy than with a cup of delicious hot chocolate? This DIY Christmas gift is great for a chocolate lover or simply for anyone who enjoys the simple things in life (i.e, hot cocoa). To add a festive touch to your gift, create a Christmas label and adhere to the jar.
  • DIY Table Coasters : This DIY project is inexpensive and very customizable! All you need are some inexpensive tiles from your local home improvement store, printed scrapbook paper, and some adhesive supplies. This is the perfect gift because, who doesn't need new coasters?
  • Peppermint Body Scrub : Do you know someone who would love a little pampering this holiday season? If so, this is the perfect gift for them! With only three ingredients required to make this DIY Christmas gift, it is sure to be easy on your wallet and we think the peppermint smell is perfect for the holiday season.
  • Hand-painted Coffee Mug : This DIY gift would go great with the mason jar hot chocolate mix! The great thing about this DIY Christmas gift is that you can personalize it for whoever you are giving it to.
  • Blanket Scarf : For the fashion lover on your list, he or she will love this plaid blanket scarf! The best part is that there is no sewing required!
  • Flavored Cooking Oils: Since infused oils can be hard to find, any chef or foodie on your Christmas list would be very happy to receive this gift. You can choose any oil such as olive, grape seed or even peanut oil and infuse it with your favorite herbs and spices! With just a few steps and a few finishing touches, you will have yourself a beautifully bottled jar of herb-infused oil.
  • Scrabble Tile Wall Art : Sometimes something so simple can make such an artistic statement. This scrabble tile wall art can be made to spell out just about anything. With its modern look, it would fit perfectly in just about any home decor setting. Of course, this would only take about an hour to create and about $20 to make!

We hope that you have found some DIY inspiration amongst this list of gift ideas. Whether it is for your best friend, your neighbor or your loved one, we are sure that they will love the DIY gift that you surprise them with! Now excuse us while we go make some of these for our own gift giving!

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10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes We Love

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Most people can agree that the holiday season is the best time of the year. You get to see your friends and family, eat delicious food and go to fabulous holiday parties! What's not to love? And now that Halloween is behind us, it is time to fully set our sights on Thanksgiving!

One of the greatest parts of Thanksgiving is the abundance of delicious food. Besides the turkey, of course, you have the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, the sweet potatoes, and oh goodness, we could go on and on! As a matter of fact, that is exactly what we are going to do. We have compiled a list of our favorite Thanksgiving sides that you can incorporate into your dinner this year!

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

  1. Corn and Bacon Casserole - This recipe is a unique take on a traditional casserole. With the two main ingredients being corn and bacon, we could not help but tell you about this one! It is extremely simple to make, and we are sure that all the men in the house will love it (Um, bacon, hello!?). This recipe takes only 15 minutes to prep and another 20 minutes to bake. The full recipe can be found here at Lil’ Luna.
  2. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta - If cranberries do not remind you of holiday meals, we don’t know what will! You can bet that any dish that contains cranberries is sure to be a hit! Not only is this dish visually appealing with the contrast of colors, but it is also packed with amazing flavors. The three main ingredients are butternut squash, cranberries and feta cheese, which make this dish delicious and simple! The full recipe can be found here at Peas and Crayons.
  3. Honey Glazed Baby Carrots - This recipe is a staple for any Thanksgiving dinner, which is precisely why we had to include it on our list. Staying with the same theme of simple and easy, we chose this recipe because it has only one main ingredient - carrots. The rest of this recipe is just a variety of seasonings. In total, honey glazed baby carrots takes about 20 minutes to make. The full recipe can be found here at Damn Delicious.
  4. Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole - Thanksgiving dinner would not be complete without potatoes! Even if you are on a low-carb diet, we are just saying that potatoes are a must for this holiday. We think indulgence is necessary in this case, and we promise you will not regret it. This cheesy casserole made our list of our favorite recipes because, well, do we really need to explain our reasoning? The main ingredients in this recipe are potatoes, of course, and cheese! The full recipe can be found at Table for Two.
  5. Creamy Green Bean Casserole - This delicious Thanksgiving side tops our list for one of the classics! It is a twist on your average green beans with a few extras added in. This recipe does take about an hour to prepare and cook, however, as it is all created from scratch. Even with the extra time, it is totally worth it! The full recipe can be found at Sally’s Baking Addiction.
  6. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Cranberries - Thanksgivings dishes are all about color, and this recipe has no shortage of that. The green, red, and amber colors of this dish make it a lovely accompaniment to any Thanksgiving dinner. This dish can be created in about 40 minutes, and you can find the full recipe at Julia’s Album.
  7. Truffle Mac and Cheese - Doesn’t this just sound absolutely delicious? Comfort foods are one of our favorite dishes for the fall season, so adding this dish onto your Thanksgiving menu is perfectly appropriate. The creamy cheeses combined with the toasted panko bread crumbs can make your mouth water just thinking about it. This Thanksgiving recipe would not be considered a simple one, but we can promise that it will be one to enjoy! The full recipe can be found at Yes To Yolks.
  8. Crockpot Cranberry Apple Stuffing - Sticking with our cranberry theme, (can’t you tell we love them?) this Thanksgiving side dish is one of our favorites because you can make it in the crockpot! Who doesn’t love something else doing the cooking for you? Stick all of the ingredients inside, and let it cook away - it's that simple. A major benefit of this recipe is that you will have plenty of time to prep all of the other delicious sides that we have mentioned while the stuffing cooks perfectly in the crock pot. The full recipe can be found atHouse of Yum.
  9. Creamy Fruit Salad - We cannot give a top 10 list without mentioning something sweet! A creamy fruit salad is the perfect ending to a very-filling Thanksgiving dinner. It is not too heavy, and it packs just the right amount of sweetness. This salad takes only a few minutes to prepare and whip together and about an hour or so to chill. You can find the full recipe at Tastes Better from Scratch.
  10. Orange Amaretto Cranberry Sauce - As we wrap up this list, we wanted to save the best for last. Yes, cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving dinner staple. Did you really think we would leave this one off of our Favorites List? This Thanksgiving recipe is a unique twist on the classic cranberry relish. It combines a hint of citrus with a succulent sweetness of Amaretto. Go ahead and give this one a try this holiday. We firmly believe that it will not disappoint. The full recipe can be found at The Farm Girl Gabs.

Now that we have shared with you our Thanksgiving favorites, we would love to hear about some of your favorites too. Leave us a comment below with your favorite Thanksgiving recipe.

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Halloween party ideas

Vampire pumpkins (DIY Maven) http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/14331 
Spooky Balloons (Brit & Co) http://www.brit.co/diy-halloween-balloons/
Pumpkin Drink (The House of the Smiths) http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com/2012/10/fizzy-pumpkin-halloween-drink-party-tips.html 

Can you believe it is almost Halloween!? For many people, this means one thing; it’s time to start planning the annual neighborhood Halloween party! While hosting a party always seems like a great idea, it can be stressful if you do not start with a solid plan. Here are some great Halloween party tips that you can use when hosting a Halloween party that the kids and the adults will love!

Where is the best place to get inspiration?

We live in a digital world where information is at our fingertips at all times. However, sometimes that can get overwhelming, especially when we need something specific. When you decide to start planning for your party, the best place to go is one of our favorite places - Pinterest! Pinterest is a collaborative website where you can find great visual ideas for just about any party theme, including Halloween, that you are looking to plan. The first step is to create a free Pinterest account. Then, establish a board specific to your party or theme, and finally, begin searching for ideas and Pin away!

What kind of foods should I make?

Since this is a Halloween party, the best kinds of foods are those of the creepy variety! Of course, since you are planning something more kid-friendly, try to keep the scary factor to a minimum! Here is a list of some of our favorite Halloween party foods that the kids will love:

· Cup of Dirt with Worms

· Chocolate & Vanilla Mummy Cupcakes

· Frightful Fruit Kabobs

· Mummy Hotdogs

· Jack-O-Lantern Cheeseburgers

· Fizzy Pumpkin Halloween Drink

· Oreo Spider Cake

· Graveyard Pudding Cups

What are some cool Halloween party tips for decorating?

A Halloween party is not quite complete without the scary décor to go along with it. Again, since you are planning a neighborhood Halloween party for the kids, you want to make sure your decorations are not too scary! Here are some great tips for crafts and other decorations on a budget:

· Spooky balloons - take a sharpie to some white and orange balloons and draw Jack-O-Lantern faces on each balloon.

· Vampire Pumpkins - Cut out an area for a mouth from your small white or light colored pumpkin and insert fake vampire teeth into the mouth area.

· Printable Garland- the internet is full of sites that offer free printable garland. Hang some pumpkin or even Bat garland along a hearth or on the wall!

· Spider Streamers - Take black balloons and tape them to the corners of the ceilings. The next step is to get some black streamers for their legs. Tape the ‘legs’ to the balloons. This gives the illusion they are crawling up the wall!Creepy!

Inviting everyone over!

Now that you have figured out the details for your party, it is time to invite your guests! There are a couple of ways you can handle the invitations; it really is just a personal preference. If you have more time and want to spare no details, consider sending out paper invites to your little guests. They will love having something come in the mail for them, and you are even able to put your own personal touches on it! Since we also live in a digital world where you can reach most, if not all, of the parents, you could send out a Facebook invitation as well. Since it costs nothing to create and invite people to a party on Facebook, this may be a great addition to sending out paper invitations too!

What kind of games should I plan for the party?

Keeping the little ones entertained during the party should not be too difficult as they will be enjoying time with their friends, the excitement of unique costumes, and the feast of sugar treats in front of them. However, having some fun games planned can certainly help keep them enthused. Here are some inexpensive games you can create for your neighborhood Halloween party:

· Pumpkin Patch Stomp - Fill a dozen or more orange balloons with some money or small pieces of candy, and then fill them with air. Attach a leaf print out to the stem of the balloon so it mimics a pumpkin, and arrange them on the ground. Whichever kiddo stomps on the most "pumpkins" in the shortest amount of time and collects the most prizes wins the game!

· Pin the Spider on the Web- This is a twist on the classic game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Create a giant web to place on the wall, and stick some tape on the back of a big, plastic spider. Blindfold each kiddo and let him/her have a chance to get the spider as close to the center of the web as possible.

· Guessing Games- These games are always a hit at parties, especially if the party is with older kids. Fill some jars or bags with mystery items, and have the kids try to guess what the items are. Using creepy plastic spiders, gummy worms and candy corn will help keep up with the Halloween theme.

· Mummy Costume Content- Divide the group up into pairs and create a team name for each. Then, have one person be the designer and the other person be the ‘Mummy.’ Use toilet paper to create the mummy look and see who can create the scariest mummy.

We are sure that these tips in addition to your creative skills will help you create a fantastic neighborhood Halloween party that your kids will love. As for the mess you will have to clean up? Well, you are on your own with that one!

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10 Back-to-School Outfits for Under $25

Back-to-school shopping can be a stressful time for a parent, especially if you have more than one child. Trying to stay within a budget is usually the goal, but it can be challenging when your teenagers has a specific goal in mind as well - staying in trend with all of the latest fashions. If you are a parent that is looking to stay within a budget but still dress your kid in the trendy, back-to-school fashions that you know they will love, then be sure to stay tuned! We are going to show you 10 Back-to-school outfits for under $25 each. The best part about most of these styles is that you can mix and match the pieces for even more fun looks!

Casual

This look is for the teenager that cannot seem to make it out of bed early enough each morning but still wants to look fashionable. For a more feminine touch, mix this casual look with a pair of these adorable Bow earrings. {Shirt, Jeans, Shoes & Earrings}

Casual back to school outfit

Graphics

Graphic tees are the “in” thing right now! Let your teen express her style with a cute printed tee paired with some comfy denim. To keep with the ‘Love’ theme, pair these heart lock earrings with the look as well. To maximize the budget, we recommend pairing this look with a pair of these casual canvas shoes (also shown above). {Jean leggings, earrings, shirt

Graphic tee back to school outfit

Plaid

This is the perfect fall staple that your teen will love to have in her closet. We paired this plaid/flannel top with the denim leggings and canvas sneakers (above). By mixing and matching, you get much more for less! Complete this look with these adorable football stud earrings as the perfect way to kick off the fall season! {Plaid button-upearrings}

plaid back to school outfit

Floral Prints

Just because the weather has shifted does not mean dresses can no longer be worn. Pair this dress with black booties and this long sleeved denim jacket, and you have successfully transitioned a summer dress into a fall dress! Way to go! To accessorize this look, we recommend a dainty, feminine necklace like this angel wing necklace. {Dress, booties, denim jacket, necklace}

floral back to school outfit

Chambray

Denim on denim can be scary if it is not done right! With this look, however, we are pairing a chambray (fancy word for denim) button-up shirt with a pair of dark denim jean leggings. Complete this look with the black booties (above) and the football stud earrings to keep this look affordable and under $25! {Chambray top, jean leggings

chambray back to school outfit

Layers

Fall is all about cozy fashion and layering. This trend is fun because it adds dimension to an outfit as well as warmth for those chilly fall nights. For this look, we took the plaid button-up (above) and layered it with the denim jacket (above) and a pair of distress denim. Add this dainty necklace to the ensemble for a more feminine look. {jeans}

layered outfit

Feminine

This look is for the dressier girl with a chic sense of fashion. Here, we have a  mix of casual layers with a chiffon halter top and some chic booties. {Halter blouse, jacketnecklace}

feminine outfit

Midi Dresses

These dresses are great for summer or fall! Just like we mentioned above, you can transition a summer dress into a fall dress with a few additions. We paired this denim jacket (above) with black booties and this infinity necklace (above). {Dress}

how to wear a midi dress

Faux Leather

There are many fashion trends that come along with the fall season. One of these trends in faux leather. You are seeing it more and more in skirts and even tops, but we are sticking to basic pieces for this look - like this jacket paired with a midi dress (above) and some matching brown booties. {booties, bracelet}

faux leather outfit

Tee Shirt Dresses

These dresses are the perfect mix of chic and comfort. We love this dress because you can style it up with booties or dress it down with a casual sneaker. To fight off the crisp cool air that the fall season brings, we recommend pairing this dress with the button-up chambray shirt (above) and leave it un-buttoned for more of a jacket-feel. To accessorize this look, we recommend this super trendy arrow midi ring. {Dressmidi ring}

how to wear tee shirt dresses

We know how important a budget is for you and your family, and we also know how important it is for your teen to have a trendy wardrobe! We hope this Back-to-School fashion trend list can help you create some totally awesome looks for your teens while helping you stay within your budget.

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Can you believe that the fall season is right around the corner and summer is on the way out?! I know, we are pretty sad about that too! Not to worry though, with the change in season comes fantastic fall jewelry trends that we cannot wait to share with you. These trends might be ones you have seen before or maybe it will be the first time, but in either case, it is time to try them out for yourself. Whatever it may be, we are ready to inspire you!

Top 5 Popular Fall Jewelry Trends

Baroque- This trend has slowly made its way back onto the fashion scene over the last few years. At first, we were seeing it with clothing and now it has transitioned into the jewelry scene. Baroque reflects a European style that is characterized by ornate detail. Since this style of jewelry emulates elegant European trends, these earrings could be paired with a dressier look, such as an evening gown, or even a feminine blouse and structured blazer for a more modern look. 

Floral- When we think of floral, we tend to think of the spring and summer months, but believe it or not, the floral trend is breaking way into the fall jewelry trends for this year as well. The runways were filled with floral jewelry trends, both big and small, for the 2015 fall season. Floral is feminine, and being feminine will never go out of style. This necklace is the perfect way to incorporate fall jewelry  into your autumn wardrobe without feeling like it is too much. You can wear this with a lovely blouse or layer it with a dainty chain necklace for more of a trendy feel. 

The One-Sided-Earring Look- This may not make sense to some of you, but we want to be the first to say that you do not have to love every piece of jewelry trend that graces the runway! This particular trend is for the edgy woman; the woman who dares to be different. This fall jewelry trend is what we would consider a fun trend that you can try when you are heading out for an entertaining girls night. If you have two piercings in each ear, simply take two studs (they don’t necessarily have to be the same color, size, shape) and put them in one ear. Usually parting your hair away from that side or even wearing your hair up will show off this trendy look.  These stud earring pictured below are a subtle way to rock this fall jewelry trend. 

Pearls- Here at Jewel Exclusive, we like to think of pearls as a classic jewelry staple that never goes out of style, (and it usually does not) but with this trend, pearls are being worn with more edgier pieces, balancing a look of feminine and edgy. On the runway, this jewelry trend was paired with leather and a lot of prints. These earrings can be paired with a cute t-shirt, motorcycle jacket and a cozy scarf for a stylish fall outfit as well. 

Layering Chains- Fall is all about layering, so it makes perfect sense for layering to be one of our favorite fall jewelry trends for 2015. This trend is the most simple because there are not a lot of ‘rules’ when it comes to layering jewelry. You can wear this trend with bracelets and necklaces. We like the idea of taking dainty, feminine necklaces and layering them over a cute tee or a billowing blouse. These two chains here would look great paired together. 

No matter what trends you choose for the fall season, we know you are sure to look amazing in your Jewel Exclusive jewelry. For more fall jewelry trends, visit our Instagram page for daily inspiration and other exciting jewelry styles that we cannot wait to share with you!

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Summer fashion is all about fun prints and lots of color, but sometimes simple, classic pieces can be great staples for a summer wardrobe too! As most people would think, great fashion often comes with a high price tag, but we say otherwise. Affordable summer fashion is easier to find than you might expect, which is why we are here to show you that you do not have to break your wallet to look stylish. We want to show you how you can put together a trendy summer look and style it with some chic jewelry at a reasonable price.

Summer Date Night Look

Date nights with your significant other are incredibly important. Whether it is your first date or you have been happily married for 20 years, you want to look your very best. This is a great, affordable summer look because it is simple with a touch of elegance. Pair the jumpsuit with a pair of strappy heels and this cross bangle, and you will be ready for your date!

Jumpsuit: Target Bracelet: Jewel Exclusive

Saturday Shopping Spree Look

We all know how fun, and hectic, weekend shopping can be (hello online shopping). Because of the hustle and bustle of a shopping spree, comfort is always the key to picking out a functional outfit. We love this look because it is effortless and comfortable, yet still stylish. Pair this tee-shirt and shorts combo with a dainty necklace for a feminine touch, and you will be ready for a full day of shopping with your girlfriends.

Tee Shirt: Target Shorts: Target Necklace: Jewel Exclusive

Beach Vacation Look

This is an affordable summer look that can transition into several different outfits, which is why we love the maxi dress look so much.  This maxi dress is colorful and comfortable, making it great for a vacation at your favorite beach! You want something that is stylish but not stuffy for those hot beach temperatures. This dress would go great with some super chic sandals and a toe ring to accessorize your feet! After all, you are on vacation, right?!

Dress: Gap Sandals: Target Toe Ring: Jewel Exclusive

Weekend Brunch Look

When you think of brunch, you think of a mix between two great things, breakfast and lunch. Why not add the same concept to this affordable summer look? Mixing a bit of casual with a bit of feminine is the perfect combo when you think of a brunch ensemble. We love how relaxed these pants are and how lively and bright this top is; both perfect for summer. Add some fun summer jewelry like this Peridot Gemstone necklace and you have got yourself a complete and stylish look for your next ladies brunch.

Capri Pants: Macys Tunic: Macys Necklace: Jewel Exclusive

Summer Wedding Look

Summer weddings are absolutely beautiful, and your outfit for such occasions should be just that, beautiful! This is a great and affordable summer look because it is elegant, classic, and wedding appropriate. Finally, to complete this ensemble, pair the beautiful lace detail of this dress with classic diamond stud earrings and a matching diamond bracelet.

Dress: Macys Earrings: Jewel Exclusive Bracelet: Jewel Exclusive

As you can see, you can have great summer fashion on a budget. All it requires is a savvy eye for some great deals and some beautiful jewelry to complete your summer look! 

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