The Good, The Bad, and The Bling

Have you noticed that many celebs are packing on the…accessories. Tons of bracelets, doubling up on necklaces, and sometimes even wearing multiple watches. So how do you know when enough is enough and when to add a little more?While you have to personally decide what you feel comfortable wearing, there are also a few key rules to stick to. Here are some examples of the good, the bad, and the bling.

Sarah Jessica Parker has found a way to wear multiple necklaces and make it look good! The key to her fabulous look is that she has decided to tone down the rest of her outfit. Her dress is simple, her hair is pulled back, and she went with small hoop earrings so as to not distract from her layers of necklaces. The simplicity of the rest of her outfit really lets her over accessorizing stand out.

And here is an example of too much accessorizing. Paula Abul has made the mistake of too much in one area. While her necklace and earrings would be great statement pieces on their own, it is overwhelming to put them together. To improve this look she should either wear smaller earrings with the large necklace, or pair the earrings with a lighter necklace.

This is a great example of how to over accessorize your wrists. Since everything is on one wrist, it’s best to leave the other wrist bare or just add one light bracelet. By concentrating on just one arm it doesn’t over power you. You could even have a ring or two on either hands and it would still look good.

This is an example of the bad bling. This is way too much overall. I don’t know how someone wearing all this wouldn’t fall over from the weight. If you want to wear bracelets on both hands it should be a few light bracelets and maybe a watch or a thicker bracelet on the other arm. Also, pick a few rings, every finger does not need jewelry.

While over accessorizing is a great jewelry trend that is fun to play around with, make sure that you do it right. You don’t want to overdo one part of your body. If you’re wearing a large statement necklace, stick to small earrings. If you want to play up a bundle of bracelets, don’t cover both arms up to your elbows. Follow these few simple rules to help you successfully over accessorize.

Meet Our Featured Non-Profit-WHW

Runwayjunkie.com is a firm believer in looking good AND giving back. That’s why we donate 10% of our net profits to a variety of women’s organizations. We also feature different non-profits that benefit women on Runwayjunkie.com. An organization that we have recently teamed up with is WHW (Women Helping Women).

WHW is a non-profit organization in Orange County that was formed in 1993. They provide employment services to disadvantaged women, and they also now help men and teens. Their goal is to help their clients achieve economic success by providing employment opportunities.

A part of WHW services is suppling clients with work appropriate clothing. While the majority of the donated clothes are used at the WHW facilities they also have a retail shop that is open to the community once a week.

Déjà New has a plethora of designer clothing and accessories at unbelievably low prices. Every dollar that is made in the retail shop goes directly to helping the clients of WHW. The best part…They are now selling on Runwayjunkie.com!

From Stuart Weitzman to Michael Kors, Déjà New is listing fabulous pieces on Runwayjunkie.com and the money is going to a great cause!

Ready for Spring? Check out these lime green Stuart Weitzman pumps. They are listed for a mere $50!

Or maybe you’re in the market for a new colorful top. WHW has listed a beautiful multi-colored Michael Kors shirt for only $30! This is a brand new top with the tags still attached. Don’t miss out on this gorgeous deal.

Check out Déjà New’s online boutique at Runwayjunkie.com and look good while giving back!

Winter Warmth

A girl needs a great Winter coat to keep her warm during these cold months. From the West Coast to the East Coast and everywhere in between, you need to find the perfect coat for you and your location. While we are starting to see bright colored coats as the popular trend in Hollywood, you should also have that staple coat that goes with any outfit.

Pea coats are a timeless classic that can work for any weather, location, and occasion. If you are in the snowy states where warmth is very important you can try a coat like the Ben Sherman gray wool pea coat. This double breasted pea coat has an oversized collar that can be buttoned up if you are in need of extreme coverage.

Runwayjunkie.com has this Ben Sherman Pea Coat listed for just $100.

While heavy, warm coats are much needed when it’s snowing, sometimes you need a lighter coat. American Rag made a cute white with black trim, double breasted pea coat. It’s knee length and has great pockets. It’s cute, comfortable and with a few layers underneath, can be very warm if need be.

This American Rag pea coat is listed for just $100 by Working Wardrobes, an organization that helps women find jobs. So it’s a great coat and your money is going to a great organization! Check out this American Rag White Pea Coat  on Runwayjunkie.com.

If neither of these two coats peaked your interested, I have one more coat that is listed on Runwayjunkie.com that might be for you. This Dan Di Modes brown leather fur coat is a real eye catcher. It falls below the knee and is accented with cream fur.

This Dan Di Modes Brown Leather Coat is listed for $500 on Runwayjunkie.com, and it is well worth the price. It is also listed by Working Wardrobes and your money would be going to a great cause.

You can check out the above coats and more on Runwayjunkie.com!

New Year, New Happiness

Hey Ladies! I know it’s already February but it’s not too late to start 2012 off right. While many of you might have made resolutions that were too hard to keep, I have a better idea. Let’s spend this year concentrating on what we like about ourselves. There are things we all want to change, but I think it’s more important to BE HAPPY.

We all have to discover how to make ourselves happy. It could be as simple as working out more often or as complex as finding a new job, but what’s important is discovering where that happiness comes from. Once you know what you need, you can concentrate your energy on that happiness and avoid the daily negativities we all come in contact with.

While being happier in your everyday life is a benefit in itself, it has been found that there is even more to the happiness. The psychologist Martin E. P. Seligman found that there are six benefits of being happy:

  1. Happiness Feels Good
  2. Better Health
  3. Longer Life
  4. Successful Relationships
  5. Success in Work
  6. Better Mental Health

With these great benefits in your life how could you not want to be a happy person?! So lets make a promise, instead of spending 2012 trying to improve ourselves, let’s spend the year loving ourselves and being happy!

Authentic Happiness, Seligman, Free Press, 2002

Welcome to RunwayJunkie.com Blog!

Hello and welcome to the RunwayJunkie.com blog! Here we will be mixing fashion and philanthropy. From selling your Seven jeans, to buying a new BCBG cocktail dress, to helping women’s organizations, RunwayJunkie.com is a great site to be a part of. This blog will explore everything from fashion trends to non-profits and all that is in between. So follow our blog and become a part of the RunwayJunkie community!

RunwayJunkie.com is more than just a place to buy and sell clothing, it is somewhere you can go to learn about a variety of women’s organizations and charities that we work with and contribute to. RunwayJunkie.com is about women supporting women through the avenue of clothing. It’s the perfect way to be an active member in the women’s community while looking great!

Let me tell you a little more about Runwayjunkie.com and what we do:

RunwayJunkie.com is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell women’s designer clothes and accessories. You list your own items for any price and you decide the shipping and the return policy; you are in total control of your items. We also have an easy purchasing system where you are in direct contact with the person you want to purchase a designer piece from. It makes buying and selling new and lightly used clothes easy. So come join us and start selling your clothes today!

Fashion is not the only thing we do at Runwayjunkie.com, we also love to donate! We take 10% of our net profits and donate them to a variety of women’s organizations. We believe that giving back and looking great are non-negotiable. That’s why we’ve created a site where you can buy, sell, AND help a cause. We have teamed up with non-profits that benefit women in the LA and Orange County area. Have a non-profit in mind? Go to our contribution page and nominate your favorite non-profit.

Follow this blog to find out about fashion trends, featured designers and boutiques, and to learn more about women’s issues and organizations. And don’t forget to visit Runwayjunkie.com for all your buying and selling needs!