Its a New Year and We're Exploring New Fashion Trends for Spring 2019


Hey Luvs,

2019 is officially here! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the new year. Can you believe that we are about a month away from spring! After seeing what’s hot for the upcoming season, I am really excited about some of the fashion trends for spring 2019.

We are going to be seeing a lot of new trends for spring/summer of 2019. I wanted to share with you the trends that I will be incorporating into my wardrobe this spring. As a blogger and as a person who loves fashion, one of my personal goals this year was to explore and try out more of fashion trends of that current season. Personally, my style is usually not led by the current trend, however current trends can be an inspiration for a new look.

I did some research. I watched recaps of several designer Spring/Summer 19 runway shows and I have narrowed it down to 4 trends that I will be exploring this spring. So here they are:

Bows

Its all about the bows. When I saw that bows were making a comeback, all I could think of was the 80s…Pretty in Pink. For this season, bows are about making a statement…the bigger the bow…the better. I feel that we are going to be seeing bows on bags, blouse, jackets and as a hair accessory. Honestly I am really excited about this trend, for I can resurrect few bags in my closet that I have with bows.

Colored Tailoring

This trend will be a first for me, for I don’t own a full pantsuit in any other color except black. Designers have given your average suit a colorful update with vibrant hues that can be worn for both day and night. Suits will be available in colors such as pink, red, orange, green, blue and yes….yellow!


Frills & Ruffles

This trend is super feminine. They are calling this trend the “dolled up” look. We’re going to be seeing a lot of playfully colorful dresses, skirts and blouse with layers. Out of all this trend, I think this is the one that I will be wearing the most….just like the one I’m wearing in the photo.

Lace

Lace has transformed in a new way. When we think of lace, we usually think of soft, pretty and feminine. Spring 19 lace will be boxier and have a masculine silhouette. This lace will most likely be used as layering to ones look.


So there you have it! Those are the trends that will be inspiring my spring outfit post. with that being said, one thing that I've noticed...is that I already have quite a few pieces in my closet that ties in with spring 19 trends. My advise to you would be to take a look in your closet before you go on a fashion spree...you might find a hidden "jem". Drop me a comment below on what 2019 trends you'll be exploring this spring.

Stay Chic, 
Jem

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Wishing on a Star with Alterre Shoe Charm



Happy Holidays Luvs!

Wow! I can't believe that 2018 is already coming to an end....this year has flown by so quickly. I have a positive vibe about 2019 and I am truly looking forward to the upcoming year. Like many of you, you've probably made up your minds on whether your're going to stay in or head out this New Years Eve. These past couple of weeks, I have gotten quite a few New Years Eve parties invitations. So in today's post, I wanted to share a New Years Eve outfit inspired look.


My look was centered around a beautiful shoe charm that was gifted to me by Alterre. This interchangeable shoe charm called the North Star, is the perfect shoe accessory that can be worn with Alterre shoes as well as any shoe that has a 1/4" strap. If you haven't heard about Alterre...they're an innovative line of modular shoes for the modern woman. Their patent pending technology allow you to transform your shoes with over 500 combinations. And the best part of all, Alterre donates 5% of their profits to Restore NY....which is a nonprofit organization that is fighting to end sex trafficking.


In this look, I am wearing a brown pleated vintage dress with a faux fur cape. I decided to pair my silver Aldo heels with the Alterre North Star shoe charm. I think this particular look is be best if I decided to attend one of the parties that requires more of a dressier look. I can't wait to celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of the next.


Alterre wanted to spread a little extra joy this holiday season by providing the code "HolidayCharm", which allow you to get 10% discount off your purchase. To learn more about the brand Alterre, check out their online site: Alterreny.com

Powered by Brandbacker. Alterre provided products free in exchange for this post. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own.




APD Holiday Pop-Up Shop Recap


Hey Luvs,

Today on the blog, I wanted to give you a recap of a recent event that I had attended. This past weekend I had the pleasure to attend fashion designer APD's Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Is was such a blast viewing pieces from the latest collection and officially meeting the designer Amy Page DeBlasio (APD).


The event was held in Providence, RI at the oldest indoor mall, The Arcade Providence. As guest walked in, they were greeted with a little bubbly and delicious treats. The DJ set the mood as guest shopped the latest urban chic pieces.


Merchandise were lined from one wall to the next. Providing guest with trendy selections such as jackets, pants, t-shirts, scarves, belts to stylish hats.The collection consist of vibrant colors, patterns, graphics and fabrics that expressed a sophisticated type of swagger.




I knew that I couldn't leave this pop-up without snagging a designer piece for myself, so I decided on purchasing a camouflage logo black & white baseball tee. What made the night even more special, Amy was nice enough to gift me with a black logo beanie with a fur pom pom. Personally, I had an amazing time....it was wonderful being part of an atmosphere that was fun, trendy and lively.

Here is a video recap of the event:


Music: Dreams-bensound.com

To learn more about the fashion brand APD, check out their online pages and sites:

Instagram: @apdpvd

Website: APD- Amy Page DeBlasio


Stay Chic, 
Jem



Novembers Culture of Venus Beauty Box


Hey Luvs,

Yayyyy! Our first subscription winner is Sarah W. Congrats Sarah! I hope that will enjoy all the goodies!

I am super excited about theses beauty boxes. I love sharing the products that I like. Feel free to tag @cultureofvenus if you are sharing your excitement on Instagram.

Decembers beauty box is around the corner. Please be sure to read the previous post Culture of Venus Beauty Box Giveaway, for the rules and guidelines. Stay tune!


Stay Chic, 
Jem

Green Tree Jewelry: The Uber Chic Eco-friendly Jewelry Company



Hey Luvs!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I am so thankful for the things in life that truly matters....family! I had such a great time being around family and friends...its was a day of reminiscing, laughter and comfortableness. I hope that you all had a similar experiences as well.

A about a few days ago, I received two complimentary pairs of earrings from a company called Green Tree Jewelry. I had the option to choose my own pair. I decided to choose two pairs of earrings from their Bamboo collection. Made from sustainable resources, this collection was 25% thinner than their previous designs.


I was really excited to have the opportunity to try out their Recovery Bamboo and Eucalyptus Bamboo earrings, that I decided to plan an outfit around each pair. But before I get into the outfit details, here is a little info about the company:

Green Tree Jewelry is a company that is based in San Diego, CA. They make laser-cut wooden jewelry that are unique, elegant and eco- friendly. The company was founded by Lance Nybye Sr. and his son Lance Nybye Jr., who wanted provide affordable fun jewelry from sustainable resources in the USA.



When one thinks of an outfit with wooden accessories, they might automatically think of a super low-key causal style.... like an oversize or slouchy sweater with baggy boyfriend jeans. But, when I first saw the beautiful artwork on the Eucalyptus Bamboo and the intricate laser design of the Recovery Bamboo...I knew that these earnings could be styled with a more dressier garments. I was aiming for a "business and causal chic" look, with the earrings being the highlight of the outfit.



First look:
Recovery Bamboo Earrings- Green Tree Jewelry
Mustard Wrap Dress- And A Way for Target
Navy Blue Coat- Primark
Blue and Gray Suede Boots- Macy's




Second look:
Recovery Bamboo Earrings- Green Tree Jewelry
White Button-up Shirt- Universal for Target
Black and Gold Scarf- Chanel
Blue Jeans- Lucky Brand
Black Fur Jacket- Sak 5th
Black Patent Leather Heels- BCGB



At one point while wearing the earrings, I had forgotten that I was wearing any all. I really loved how light weight these earrings are. Overall, I think think Green Tree is really awesome! I love the eco-friendly aspect of the brand and how affordable the prices are for each pieces. Green Tree has hundreds of styles and a wide range of accessories....trust me, check them out?! Head to their site and use Promo Code: GTJ10 to get FREE shipping and 10% of your purchase.

Green Tree Jewelry provided products free in exchange for this post. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own.


The Compass Soul-Spinner from M. Kindred



“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

Hey Luvs,

In today's post, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about a beautiful piece of jewelry that I’ve recently fallen in love with. About a week ago, a brand named M Kindred kindly gifted me a gorgeous necklace called the Compass Soul Spinner.

M. Kindred was founded by Rhode Island natives Melanie Ryan and Keri Marden.
This brand makes great quality inspirational jewelry by using semi precious gemstones, sterling silver and gold plated charms. M Kindred's motto is "manifest what you wish", which definitely has meaning to me at this present time.



When it comes to inspirational jewelry, the jewelry may have elements of a symbols, shapes or gemstones which allows us to embrace meaningful or heart warming messages. Sometimes, the simplest symbols are the ones with the most powerful meanings.  For example, the compass...this symbol is usually associated with the meaning of being on a directional path. That you are trusting in your ability to soul-navigate effectively through the world in order to achieve the results you are wanting. And for me at this time, mentally...that is the space I'm in.


So, what are my thoughts on this necklace... it's phenomenal! This silver 18" flat cuban chain makes such a statement as well as being minimal at the same time. You are able to spin the compass pendant back and forth as you are determining what you want to accomplish.
The collection features 5 types of Soul-Spinner necklaces in different finishes and lengths, at a staring price of $48 USD. The packaging is simple and elegant. The necklace arrived in reusable pouch that has the M Kindred name and motto.



M. Kindred has a wide variety of necklaces and charmed bracelets. Most pieces can be found in gold or silver finish. Since the season of giving is practically around the corner, head to their site and check out the array of inspirational pieces. They may bring you or your loved ones the inspiration you need to manifest a better life. Click on M KINDRED to view their collections.



Stay Chic,
Jem

Culture of Venus Beauty Box Giveaway


Hey Luvs!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful day! Today, I am super EXCITED!!!! *Deep breath* The Culture of Venus Beauty Box is finally here! The monthly "subscription box" has officially started this month.

Disclaimer and Rules:

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