Urban Jewelry of the Month No.3

This month, let’s talk about Silver Jewelry, which is one of PinKixx’s favorites.

Valued much more than gold at one point in history, Sterling Silver is more casual, trendy, and carefree when compared to the traditional yellow gold. Silver is more versatile and can be worn with greater laxity. Matching silver jewelry with some other color or jewelry is definitely easier than mixing the yellow or rose gold jewelry since silver goes with almost all colors. Not to mention, much easier to maintain and clean.

Silver Bubble Necklace

Sterling Silver Bubble Necklace

Silver has been a go-to look for evening wear for decades. Maybe it’s because it has the ability to make diamonds and crystals glimmer like no other metal can, picking up diffused moonbeams. For these reasons, you will always find dramatic shoulder-grazing earrings and sleek cuffs after dark at any club or swanky restaurant. At night outings including parties, match and mix your silver accessories with sequins as well as other metals.

You can also look at it as playing with natural light. Tons of silver jewelry with cute charms can be dressed down just as easily and worn as everyday jewelry. Small charm necklaces have been great gifts to someone who is shy with jewelry or accessories or graduates who are starting their new phases of life.

Simple silver jewelry is popular in summer with your favorite gauzy white tunics, cut-offs, or simple leather sandals. If wearing during the sun-shiny day, try mixing them with colorful jewelry including gemstone pieces too. You may wear silver jewelry with monochromes of all types.

silver layered bracelets from pinterest

silver layered bracelets from pinterest

For all of its shine, silver looks particularly fresh when brushed or antiqued to a rich gunmetal hue. Adding textures on silver goes a long way in fashion. Lots of geometric bib necklaces or statement necklaces look great in silver. This heavy look pairs well with fall’s rich textures of cashmere, wool, velvet, brocade and leather. Hair should be kept architectural, with soft pompadours or blunt angles and lips can be dramatic, in shades of plum or raisin.

Silver, along with white gold or titanium, is also popular for wedding jewelry or bridesmaid jewelry. Especially with initials or symbols are favorite choices.

Silver can also be featured via many different layers of chains in varying lengths and textures for a tough or more fashionable and confident women vibe. Bright silver collar necklaces are making a comeback too. These look sharp with sweater dresses or riding boots.

Finally, when the elements are small, — skinny bracelets or necklaces or rings —, silver and gold can play together in a cohesive look too. Mixed metal is another favorite at PinKixx.com.

Feel like seeing some Silver Jewelry now? Come over to PINKIXX today!

4 Reasons to Purchase Jewelry as Gift

Why do you buy jewelry? Of course, it’s pretty, it’s cool, and it’s beautiful, but, more importantly, purchasing jewelry is emotional process. It’s what you desire, it’s what you cherish. and it’s sometimes what you remember. Some have sentimental value, and some other jewelry represent something special to specific persons. It also shows the sense of status of the wearer. The kings and queens in history had their jewelry to show or verify who they were. In modern fashion sense, jewelry is fun to coordinate, and it makes you feel fancy and million bucks. Jewelry also boosts your confidence and mood when you need it. So, who wouldn’t give jewelry as a gift for their special someone?

1. Jewelry is perceived as holding its value.

The new survey of affluent consumers conducted by Time Inc. and market research firm YouGov shows that consumers remain picky and a little paranoid, Jim Taylor, vice chairman of YouGov says, and like the idea that jewels can be traded in when times get tough.

Taylor says “There is a really complex and interesting psychological rebirth of the inherent value of jewelry,” he says. “People understand that jewelry holds its value, particularly the metal content. It is a significant factor in justifying the purchase of an expensive piece of jewelry. It will be there for you down the road and doesn’t amortize its way out of existence, like a car.”

Silver Bubble Necklace

Silver Bubble Necklace

2. Consumers want meaningful purchases.

Jewelry is a very personal thing – gifts from your significant other, family heirlooms, purchases to mark milestones, or meaningful messages to remember.

People are searching for gifts that really communicate how they feel in a relationship or how they like to feel when you have them. The value of jewelry as a metaphor for how they feel has returned to the table. There are searches for something with special meaning everyday. Jewelry can satisfy you for that easily.

If you give any message or meaningful jewelry, they’ll wear it often (if not everyday) and cherish it. What more do you look for in gifts?

Silver Word Necklace - believe

Silver Word Necklace – believe

3. Jewelry is a novel purchase.

Sometimes it seems like jewelry may have lost its value since it became such a regular and common purchase for any (special) occasions. But, as we all know that jewelry is personal, each jewelry has different value to different wearers. Each jewelry you receive will have different meaning and it’ll be just for you. Even the same jewelry will have different value when I wear it versus when you do. That makes it special and separates it from any other gifts.

Gold Infinity Bracelet with Initial

Gold Infinity Bracelet with Personal Initial

4. Jewelry is not a luxury item anymore

“Jewelry is expensive,” “I don’t need jewelry,” “I have enough jewelry already,” is this you? Think of it this way. Jewelry is to express oneself. Whether the jewelry one is wearing is expensive or not, it’s one of great ways to show who they are, not something extra they don’t need. As a confident woman, wearing jewelry means adding value to their fashion and themselves. And, vice versa, they can add value onto what they wear. Be the value of yourself. Wear the value of yourself. One special gift can change one’s life. Give the special jewelry to a graduate who start their new career, a bride heading to a new life, or a mom or wife who deserves something special. You’ll see jewelry is one of the best gifts out there.

AFTER THOUGHTS:

Pretty good reasons to get jewelry gift, right? Send jewelry that will mean special to your loved ones. PinKixx also has varieties of different handmade jewelry collections to choose from, depending on your taste. Come and shop today and let us know how you think.

What jewelry gift have you sent to someone? Please share your story in the comment.

 

Coming-Soon Cool Tech Gadgets in 2015

Samsung galaxy s6, htc the one M9 (hima), apple watch… What else are you waiting for? So many exciting tech gadgets are out there to make lives of busy professionals and career women like us easier and more enjoyable. This year is also not exceptional. Here are some our PinKixx members might ‘need’ (alright, ‘enjoy’):

1. Smartphone Case Printer 

A smartphone case that prints. Who wouldn’t want that? Raised more than $1.5 million on Kickstarter and now for pre-order with delivery in august 2015, Prynt prints the photos you take instantly.

Prynt smartphone printer

Prynt smartphone printer

http://www.pryntcases.com/

Don’t you think this will beat Lady GaGa who announced to carry a Polaroid’s photo printer in her purse at CES in 2011?

Purse size printers are also out there if you are interested.

2. Morning and Evening Caffeine Fix

As shown at CES 2015, this Smarter’s Wifi Kettle will greet you when you wake up and come home, oh, yeah, and make your perfect coffees.

smart-coffee-maker

smarter’s wifi kettle

With the wifi kettle you can start boiling your kettle from anywhere in the house. Using the wifi kettle app you will save up to two days a year by pre-boiling your kettle saving you up to five minutes at a time. The wifi kettle is smart, it will tell you when your hot water is ready to pour, remind you to refill and tell you when the kettle is empty. Or set  the kettle to automatically turn on when you pull up on the drive so its ready and waiting for you when you walk through the door. Love it?

http://smarter.am/#features

3. Healthy Household Plants

Seriously lacking a green thumb, or simply can’t find a kind neighbor to check in on your ficus while you’re on vacation? This smart sensor will make your house green-green and fresher and more nature-related at ease.

http://www.parrot.com/usa/products/flower-power/

It will test the soil, the amount of sunlight that your plant is soaking up, and how much water it really needs—and then sends this information to you for monitoring via an app.

Parrot Flower Power H2O in a nutshell:

  • Automatic watering system
  • Water conservation mode maximizes water efficiency and minimizes waste
  • The most advanced wireless plant monitor
  • Solid & water resistant design that fits in any pot or garden
  • Free iOS and Android dedicated App with over 8,000 plants
  • Expert advice directly on your Smartphone

To water a plant while you’re away, simply affix a standard screw-top bottle filled with water to the device, and the Flower Power H20 will know how much to give the plant based on its “vital signs” and what type of flora it is.

Perfect for busy professionals, right?

flower power

parrot flower power

4. Top-Notch Home Security

Imagine you can answer your door from anywhere literally.

DoorBird, available now, secures and lets you know what’s going on at your door/gate.

“Talk to your visitors and open the door using your smartphone, from anywhere in the world. With DoorBird you never miss a visitor. With the DoorBird video doorbell you can always take control of your parcel, whether you’re in your garden or across town. No need to arrange your life around a delivery schedule. You will receive an instant alert on your smartphone or tablet as soon as a visitor pushes the button, securely and world-wide. You can also connect your standard in-house door chime. Always know what is going on outside your home. Receive alerts by the built-in motion sensor which detects any activity even if a visitor doesn’t press the button. Most burglaries occur during daytime hours, when homes are usually unoccupied. With this gadget, you’re always home.”

https://www.doorbird.com/

5. Climate-Controlled Home

No matter how new your HVAC system is, you may still have one room in your house that’s always a sauna—while another is an icebox.

Ecovent, available in August, helps remedy that problem. It’s a system of smart air vents, plug-in sensors and an app that allows you to set temperatures individually by room via smartphone.

https://www.ecoventsystems.com/

Because the system can sense someone’s presence, it also knows when it doesn’t need to heat or cool a room unnecessarily—saving you on utility bills.

AFTERTHOUGHTS:

So, what do you think of these gadgets? Any other cool tech gadgets you’d like to share? Please let us know in the comment.

For more gadgets, we like thegadgetflow.

 

PinKixx Jewelry As Seen On TV Show The Night Shift

Did you catch them on TV?

As we announced in our PinKixx monthly newsletter to members, our Bronze Diamond Earrings were seen on the popular tv showThe Night Shift” just a week ago. Yay!

pinkixxs jewelry on the tv show the night shift on nbc

pinkixxs jewelry on the tv show the night shift on nbc

It was so exciting to see our own jewelry on TV. We gifted our earrings last year for the show “the Original” and the stylist who is currently working on the Night Shift remembered our jewelry and used them for this show.

Actress Sarah Jane Morris (special guest starring), who had starred in Cold Case, Law & Order:Criminal Intent, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, Castle, and many more TV and movies, wore PinKixx’s Antique Bronze Diamond Earrings on episode 205 aired on March 23, 2015, Monday at 10/9 c on NBC.

sarah jane morris on the night shift wearing PinKixx's Bronze Diamond Earrings

sarah jane morris on the night shift wearing PinKixx’s Bronze Diamond Earrings

If you watched the show and caught our Bronze Diamond Earrings, please let us know how you thought in the comment. Predicting another giveaway in the near future? You never know. ;-)

How to Look as Confident Leader

A lot of our confident and proud PinKixxes are leaders of their offices and companies in various fields. How you should look everyday is important for your business and your co-workers and employees, and most importantly for yourself. We usually have less than a minute to make an impact and a lasting impression on someone or a group of people.

Your appearance plays a huge part if you’re a leader. Appearance opens the door and gets you invited in. What you wear and how you look can affect the way you feel and the way you act. So let’s dress for success, and to look good and feel good.

1. Healthy Look over Smart Look

Intelligent look is important as a leader, of course. What’s more important is that you look healthy. Show that you take care of yourself.

A Dutch-led study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience finds that people mostly ignore facial features that might make someone look smart. But they overwhelmingly prefer people who look healthy. The study concluded that “attractiveness is in part driven by cues to health, and healthy leaders are likely to be exceptionally important when disease threatens the viability of the group.”

What does that mean? Take care of yourself before you take care of business. That means get enough sleep, exercise, and a well-rounded diet. Employees can tell when you’re burned out.

2. Simple Look over Expensive Look

A few years back, a study by the Center for Work-Life Policy, a New York think tank, was released that executives with presence act self confident, strategic, decisive, and assertive. That’s what you want to show. Confident women  don’t need much accessory to decorate themselves. Loud accessories will distract from showing who you are. I noticed that a lot of coaches and public speakers wear mono-tone outfit or simple but unique accessories. Unless you’re purposely wearing colorful or big shiny accessories for your business or a particular event you’re attending to, you would want to wear something that wouldn’t overpower what you’re trying to show people: yourself. The clothes or accessories you wear don’t have to be expensive at all either. It just has to make y-o-u look million bucks.

how-to-look-as-confident-leader

how-to-look-as-confident-leader: image from pinterest.com

3. Familiar Look over Nicer Look

Don’t get me wrong. I am all about being unique and being bold. I am a “i wear whatever i wanna wear” woman. You can wear mixed unconventional dressing that completely goes against people’s expectation on what people of your career should wear, such as a tough-talking lawyer with excellent skill and judgment, who matched stiletto heels and fishnet stockings with a huge smile in a court room. However, studies suggest women can end-run social norms by simply being more “familiar”: understanding the power of putting others at ease. When people you work with feel they “know you” – that you laugh at jokes, watch the same shows – they are more likely to give you latitude to be yourself. Dress the part of where you are as a professional and be yourself.

4. Stylish Look over Fashionable Look

“You’re so stylish” means you’re wearing what looks good on you. You made whatever you’re wearing work. “You’re so fashionable” means you’re wearing what’s currently popular and on trend. That’s what I meant by here anyway for those terms. Trendy look absolutely has its value for people who closely follow what’s popular, and I do love to see people follow what’s going on out there. But, more importantly, it has to look good on you. How precious the accessory you’re wearing or how trendy the lipstick color you put on has no positive value to wear it unless it represents you. Being stylish doesn’t have to be about anything expensive or popular. It just has to help you shine in the crowd by being a part of you. Wear what suits you.

how-to-dress-confident-leader

how-to-dress-confident-leader: image from pinterest.com

5. Confident Look over Power Look

This is major. The most look you have to wear. Look confident. Like Cindy Crawford said, “when we feel beautiful, we have confidence and self-assurance. When we feel that way, we go out with our chin a little higher and make better decisions. I don’t think good choices come out of insecurity. That’s why it even matters; otherwise, who cares?”

The confident look is the million-buck look. Without it, whatever you physically wear does not matter. Confident people gather people around them. People want to learn from them, they want to be protected by them, and they want to meet them if they had a chance. Powerful people overwhelm others. Uncomfortable to reach out to them or rather watch them from afar.

Let’s not overwhelm people with too many colors (if it’s funny, then it’s a different story), look-at-me-look-at-me glitters, excessive makeups, or huge accessories. Do not wear something that would make you uncomfortable. When you’re confident, you should feel comfortable and natural with any type of audience you might have wherever you are at.

AFTERTHOUGHTS:

No matter where you are or who you meet, you should feel good as much as look good. With all above, what you wear has to be you: to represent you and what you’re working for or going for. Just looking at your image or appearance should say who you are, what you are, and how much you’re capable of.

If you’re trying to change your images, please do not change your style drastically. Start with one thing at a time.

How you dress is not a one time deal or just a special event only. It’s a constant everyday practice to be a leader or a confident woman. How you dress changes your attitude and mind. If you’re not sure whether to dress casual or business attire, dress up rather than down.

There you have it, PinKixxes. Don’t let a little thing like what you wear get in the way of being the best you can be. You can also check out our stylish modern jewelry you need to go with your outfit at PinKixx.com

Dress who you are, and remember to be confident!