• 5 Fashion Myths Debunked

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    With Labor Day just around the corner, I know what you are all thinking.
     Bye-bye white jeans...  Well, I am here to tell you that you can keep those white jeans in the front of your closet.
    They are not going anywhere.  For years, the fashion industry has been telling us what we can
    and cannot wear when and where, and we think all of these rules are simply ridiculous.

     Classic, timeless pieces never go out of style, but even with that said,
    many trends can be re-styled in a timeless way that works year-round!
    Let us show you how we debunked some of fashion's greatest myths. Myth #1: No white after Labor Day.
    This outdated tradition started because white used to be a symbol of leisure.  

    When people came back from their summer vacations and went back to work in the city,
    they traded their light colored garments for darker colors which meant they were ready to work.
     This soon became the unwritten social rule for decades to follow.

     Go ahead and rock those white jeans any time of year you'd like.

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    Myth #2: You can't mix patterns. This one is easy.  Just look around the red carpet or
    just about any fashion magazine out there, and you will see stylists mixing patterns and textures.  

    As long as you keep one print bigger and the other print smaller and more subtle, mixing and sophisticated.

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    Myth #3: The age old rule that you can't wear navy and black can be set to rest for good.

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    Myth #4: Horizontal stripes are unflattering. Horizontal stripes actually flatter most body types,
    it just depends on the fit of the garment.  If you are slimmer, opt for a skinnier stripe,
    and if you are curvier, opt for a thicker stripe.  Can't get any easier than that!  

    Anyone can dress like a French girl for a day!

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    Myth #5: Don't Mix Metals As jewelry enthusiasts, 
    we never really understood this rule or why anyone ever followed it.  
    We love the contrast of colors against our skin!  
    Who can say no to another layer of jewels anyways?

    These rules were made to be broken!

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  • Goodbye Summer!

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    Happy Friday

    Today I have outfit ideas to suggest you for the end of this summer,
    I mean this weekend! (wow. next week is September. Can you believe that summer is almost over?)

    If you have any colorful Summer outfits that you haven't had a chance to wear,
    this weekend is your perfect chance to have some fun with them.

    1. Sky Blue

    Jenny Earrings

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    2. Hot Pink

    Victoria Necklace

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    3.  Yellow Tuxedo Wrap Dress

    Nicole Necklace

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  • Bon voyage

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    Off to Asia-

    Karl Lagerfeld headed to Seoul in early May for Chanel’s Cruise show.
    Thus, much of the fashion world is contemplating a trip to the South Korean capital as well.
    This summer, we decided to visit Seoul because as you might know,
    DearMissJ's amazing design teams are based in both Seoul and SF.

    Seoul is jam-packed with tons of unique neighborhoods.
    Each neighborhood has its own style along with something special to offer,
    whether it’s sightseeing, shopping, or something yummy to eat. But first things first,
    let's talk about where to shop in Seoul! We picked 3 places for you.

    1. Gangnam

    Seoul is unusually sensitive to trends and the speed at which trends change is quite startling!
    Rather than focusing on the tailoring, there’s more emphasis on color or accessorizing.
    If you are curious about current trends, visit Gangnam because this is where trendsetting begins.

    Gangnam is Seoul's busiest area where you can experience real energy and excitement!
    Imagine Manhattan where the entire place is densely packed with restaurants,
    cafes, bars, clubs, boutiques, fashion stores and movie theaters.
    It is one of the most affluent areas of Korea.

    Gangnam’s Main Street is also in the top ten list of the world's most expensive shopping streets.

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    2. Cheongdam-dong

    Cheongdam-dong is the mecca of high fashion and fine dining.
    Cheongdam-dong’s Luxury Fashion Street is lined with flagship stores of prestigious
    fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Prada and more.
    It's probably the best place to go on an upscale shopping spree along with
    the Galleria Department Store, a high-end department store.

    This is also where Korean celebrities come to get their hair and make-up done,
    which is why Cheongdam is also called "celebrity street."

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    3. Garosu-gil

    Due to its diverse tenant mix that blends chic cafes, bars and boutique stores,
    Garosu-gil is called as “Europe in Seoul.” Garosu-gil is becoming a popular
    meeting place that featuring boutique retailer shops catering to women aged 20-39.
    You can find small unique stores selling exclusive items from local designers/ artists

    This area is not as busy as Gangnam and not as expensive as Cheongdam-dong.
    So if you want to enjoy strolling and window shopping
    , this is the perfect place to visit!


    Summer in Korea is really hot and humid, especially in July and August.
    So remember to pack light clothes when you are off to Seoul.  
    Having trouble figuring out what to wear to Seoul?  

    Our favorite “Seoul travel” pieces are:

    Kylie Earrings

    Alexander McQueen mini dress

    Summer sandals

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  • What is the birthstone for August?

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    The peridot gemstone!

    Peridot jewelry is known for its shimmering yellow-green hue.
    It's also said to bring peace and good luck to its wearer.

    Have you ever wondered what creates this beautiful green hue? Let's talk science.

    Peridot is a gem-quality transparent variety of olivine, a mineral composed
    of magnesium-iron silicates. The color of olivine ranges from olive to lime green, sometimes
    with a brownish tinge. The green color is due to the presence of iron, while the brownish
    tinge indicates a higher iron content.

    We thought about how to design a pearl necklace with these beautiful peridot stones.
    Our goal was wanted to create a signature classy DearMissJ look with a touch of the
    mysterious and unique green hue from peridots.

    From there, the Claire necklace was born. What do you think?
    Do you like this peridot and pearl combination?

    (Let us know what you think by posting a comment below!)




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    Shop Now: Claire Necklace

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  • How to be a fashionable and savvy wedding guest

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    I’ve reached the point in my life where I’ve gone to so many weddings that it’s becoming more
    difficult to figure out what to wear each time. I used to spend lots of money on getting
    a new dress for each wedding I went to but realized later that it wasn’t very economical.

    The older you get, the more weddings you go to, and the more important it is to budget for
    your outfit because weddings certainly aren’t cheap to attend. Here are a few tips on how to
    look fabulous as a wedding guest without burning a hole in your wallet!

    Rotate your dresses:  Who says you can only wear a dress once?
    If I’m going to spend money on a nice dress, I sure hope I will have another occasion
    to wear the dress.  Don’t be ashamed of wearing the same dress to multiple weddings.  

    A great way to change up your look is to have a different hairstyle the next time you wear
    the same dress,  carry a different handbag, or pair your dress with different accessories.  

    I love adding elegant or bold statement pieces to a dress because then you bring more
    attention to your new piece of jewelry rather than the dress you’ve already worn.  
    The large grey pearls and delicate clover pendants of 
    Troian necklace adds the perfect elegant accent to any outfit.

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    Rent the Runway:  Want to look like a million bucks without having to commit to a
    pricy designer dress?  
    Rent the Runway is where you can rent designer luxury dresses for
    a fraction of the retail cost. Plus, if you’re the type who only likes to wear a dress once, this is a great option.  

    Badgley Mischka for $70? Count me in!

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    Ann Taylor and J.Crew wedding collections: Retail stores like Ann Taylor and J.Crew now carry
    wedding collections which also have affordable dresses that can be worn to any wedding, whether
    you’re a bridesmaid or wedding guest.  I recently attended a wedding wearing a dress I purchased from the
    Ann Taylor wedding collection and received lots of compliments on it.

    People were under the impression I had spent a lot on a designer dress only to learn that it was from Ann Taylor.
    I must say I was proud of myself =)

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    Me (next to my handsome boyfriend) dressed in an Ann Taylor Satin Jersey Halter Gown.

    Borrow from a friend.  Chances are, your friends also probably have a closet of dresses they’ve worn
    to wedding themselves.  You should figure out which one of your friends are the closest in
    size to you and ask them if you can borrow a dress.  That’s what friends are for right?

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