Not Everything is Black & White…Or is it?

belladulce clothing boutiqueThere is something about black and white in fashion that transcends time. The two colors work so well together  bringing class and style to almost any outfit. The classic duo emerges and re-emerges from runways time and time again yet, creating a unique style evolution.

From the little black dress to a white hot blazer, the two colors are a wardrobe must-have. Together they work well in casual or business attire, separate, they illustrate their own dynamic, speak their own language, and emerge with thier own seasonal flavor.

How do you wear your black & white?

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Great Gift Ideas: Origami Owl by Independent Stylist Lindsay LoMele

Origami Owl Social JewelryWe came across another great find this past weekend and it is called Origami Owl. Independent Designer Lindsay LoMele, who also hosted the shopping event gave us the inside scoop on this customized, social shopping experience. Origami Owl lets you create your own unique lockets with personalized charms, chains, and dangles. I have attended many a jewelry making party and they are great opportunities to chat it up with friends while creating fun and memorable pieces.

With Origami Owl, there are literally hundreds of charms to choose from as well as rhinestones, Origami Owl Lindsay LoMeleinitials, and a vast selection of themes for all walks of life. The jewelry is very sturdy and has plenty of bling. The lockets can be filled with as many or as few charms as you perfer. The wide selection of chains, and plates, is perfect for mixing and matching bracelets and necklaces for an eye-catching look.

I loved Origami Owl so much, I  just had to snag a piece for my mini. I opted for a simple bracelet with a handbag and floral charm. What I love most about the bracelet is the rhinestone accent around the edge of the locket. The bracelet shines really well , and is very dainty looking. The locket is delivered in a cute decorated pouch which is placed inside of a tiny gift box that is shaped like a takeout container. It was absolutely adorable and made for the perfect surprise gift for my mini.

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Origami Owl Display at FlipFlop Events Craft & Vendor Show

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Stylish Nails without Going to the Nail Salon: Check Out Jamberry Nail Wraps

Jamberry Kimberly Cassista Independent ConsultantWhile running a boutique, managing multiple projects for clients, and making runs to cheerleading practice; somewhere between dinner and laundry, I often find that my nails are a jagged, hot mess. I honestly cannot remember the last time I actually went to a nail salon, and when I did, I am almost embarrassed to say that I ended up picking the tips off once they had grown out to the very ends of my own nails, not the cutest sight around, but what can I say, I am a busy entrepreneur on the go, who has time for nails!?

As you can imagine, when I bumped into Independent Nail Consultant, Kimberly Cassista with Jamberry at the Flip Flop’s Vendor Event, the timing could not have been more perfect. I knew immediately that Jamberry would be the perfect solution to my nail woes. Due to the nature of my business, I really cannot neglect my nails as uneven, and ragged as they are because I am constantly meeting and greeting new people at networking events, and of course I want to give the best impression. I am not talking about slapping on a quick coat of polish before running out the door, nor going to the nail salon and spending $35 bucks or more, I am talking about stylish convenience, a must have for anyone that is on the go.

Kimberly was amazing and provided a quick demo on Jamberry and, I was immediately sold. The nail wrap is a simple appliqué that is placed on the natural nail. The application is painless, unlike having your cuticle clipped and nail-bed sanded with a power tool like at the salon. The selection of colors and patterns is so vast that you can literally have a new look every week; with thousands of options to choose from. Most importantly the price is amazing and much more cost-effective than trips to the salon.

I tried out the ‘Cheer’ pattern which is part of the sports collection. The application was quick, easy, and painless. The nails looked absolutely fabulous and, you can even apply them on your toe nails. Jamberry offers french tips, animal patterns, sports themes, and many other one-of-a-kind artistic designs; including digital camo patterns. This product is perfect for women, teens, and younger girls who typically enjoy colorful nail polish. They are durable, and can easily be used to complement any outfit. They wear for about two weeks and remove is a breeze. One sheet includes 18 wraps and can be used for up to 5 or more applications. Check back to see some of our favorite Jamberry styles.

Jamberry was launched in 2010 by three sisters who were looking for a cost-effective alternative to pricey nail salon visits. There is more great news, Jamberry nail wraps are  Gluten Free, Vegan, and they are made in the USA! Shop now or host your own Jamberry Styling Party with Independent Consultant Kimberly Cassista at kimberlycassista.jamberrynails.net.