2015 Prints

Lately I have been obsessing over prints. Graphic prints, animal prints, anything you can imagine, I love it all. Anything you can use to spice up an outfit, whether it be a jacket, some shoes, or the smallest headband. Instead of being so matchy matchy, you can ad some flare to your outfits for this 2015 new year (which is so weird btw…2015. W0W)

Floral:

Like all other years, floral has always been a huge hit, whether it be on the runway, the stage, or everyday life. Everyone loves the way they feel when they are wearing some beautiful floral. It seems as though florals are here for good, and I am not mad at all. They are feminine but bold at the same time, and they accentuate the many different personalities of a successful woman! It might be that floral prints will stop being a trend, and start to be the real deal in the fashion world. It has been a “trend” for a very long time and maybe, just maybe, it will stay around for the long run.

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Animal:

Animal prints were covered previously in this blog, and they will continue to be a trend this Spring, but what you will mostly notice is that the animalistic colors will not only be confined to the boundaries of black and white, but be opened up to bright pinks, blues, and greens! Bright hues are again going to be a trend.

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Geometric:

Geometric prints have always been a standout for me. Although I have not gotten around to the perfect geometric print for myself, I always see a variety of ages rocking the bright colored prints all over their wardrobe. This year, different geometric prints are being designed in a perfect clash of bright and dark colors. Specifically, the most appealing prints will be in the black and white tones for those who want to stay true to their color hues.  These prints will become more popular on handbags and shoes.

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Black and White:

I have continued to stay inside my comfort zone with colors for a very long time. You can always see me wearing all black, and sometimes jumping out with a hint of color, but never too much. So, it makes me very happy to know that this 2015, black and white patterns are making their way back onto the drawing board. You will see black and white colors on pants with a variety of different patterns, ranging from polka dots to black and white florals. Another anticipated hit within black and white colors will be stripes on jackets and even on shoes. I am so excited to see how these prints will spice up my wardrobe!

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     Cannot wait to see all these different prints strutting down the street this coming Spring!

Tie the Knot? Or not!

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Soon to be brides can hand out these rings to their bridesmaides for perfect bridal party gifts. Imagine looking at your best friends walk down the isle for your wedding, all wearing these beautiful rings from Bare and Me. Such a perfect piece for them to have as a simple reminder that they will always be in your heart!

These rings would also look beautiful with our stacking rings, which are provided on Etsy as well as many of our other products. What we love about our rings is that they are so simple and elegant that they can be worn alone, but paired with our other rings will make for a great statement!

These rings are made with 16 gage, heavy beaded wire. Although the ring looks as dainty as it does, the wire used makes for a very sturdy ring, and very happy bridesmaids.

Everything here at Bare and Me is handmade in our studios based specifically in Maryland. We always tribe to create the perfect gifts for not only everyday events, but the special times in peoples lives where they want something to remember it all.

If you look on Etsy, many of our pieces have a lot to do with Weddings, each having special meanings.

We make custom jewelry for all over, and like to make them special for you.

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Simple as that!

Tie that Knot!

Ying Yang Love

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Dating is so strange. If you really think about it.

So sit back and think about every first date you have been on..

Was it awkward? Did you hit it off completely?

I have had my fair share of awkward first encounters, and while I think about it, its always with someone who is exactly like me. I have never once, in my life, and I really mean this, been attracted to or had any flinch of interest in someone who is like me. How bonkers is that? I mean, I don’t think Im awful or anything, but why love someone who is exactly like myself? That is just boring.

I have said this for a while now, and probably because I have been in a relationship for a year, but I believe that opposites do attract. They really do! Well, for me I guess.

My boyfriend and I were friends for a while before we actually started to date. I thought he was cute and all, but we never really were interested in each other until his senior year and my junior year in college. We had a few things in common, yeah, but wow are we so completely different. I mean, I love it. But we really are.

He is carefree, I am a worrier (thanks mom, its all your fault).

He hates planning, I like to know whats going on a year from now.

He hates country music . I love country music. (Damn him for that)

He is a perfectionist. I barely ever brush my hair. (There you have it)

Just a few of the many different things about us, but man, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Ying and Yang baby.

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The thing about being good for one another, is being just the right amount of different, and just the right amount of the same. Relationships are about complimenting one another, while spicing things up with your differences. Different personalities in relationships may cause some mishap, but ultimately all it really does is support one mega relationship. You spend so much time in your own body, why would you want to be with someone who is so much like you. It is boring, and ridiculous. I like being more carefree now. I like chucking my planner across the room (still sometimes hurts). I feel like in a relationship such as the one I am explaining, you are learning something new everyday. Everyday is a new adventure, and you both are on that ride together. Depending on if that person, really is your person (yes I just made a Grey’s Anatomy reference) than you will be able to roll with any obstacle that comes your way, because they will be by your side no matter what.

What I am saying is, don’t be boring. Don’t be safe. Fall in L-O-V-E

2014 MUSIC LOVE

This year has been a great year for many of the singers and songwriters out there. So many infectious songs have been created that either make you cry, scream, or want to kiss someone. They create a whirlwind of emotions, each having a reason for hitting you a certain way. Each year, certain songs have really stood out to me, and to end this year on a good note I have compiled five of my favorites.

1. Chandelier- Sia has one of the most powerful voices I have ever heard, because of how unique it sounds. Sia is always in and out of the pop records but she remains to stay true to her style of music and continues to always draw people in with her lyrics and crazy cool style.

2. Shake It Off- Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has had such a wonderful year, having each of her songs becoming hits and her new album being unstoppable. I usually am not that much of a fan of Swift, but her music has really come a long way and she has grown into a very influential women this 2o14 year.

3. Take Me To Church- Hozier

Take Me To Church is such a jaw dropping piece of music, and Hozier is an incredible artist for speaking out through his music. By creating this song, Hozier has taken a stand against homophobia and hatred. He speaks out about his standpoint on love, and how societies and groups of people should not have the right to choose who one can or can not love. This song has sparked a lot of conversations, but in my opinion is going to be one of the most influential songs written in a long time.

4. Blank Space- Taylor Swift

Yet again, T Swift is on my top list of songs. Other than the fact that this song has a great beat and I just want to get up and dance every time it comes on, its written because Taylor Swift is sticking up for herself through her lyrics. Swift has always been the center of attention for her many different relationships, and well, there endings. Many people like to bad mouth Swift for her “backlash” against her previous relationships, but in this sarcastic song, she mocks the media for saying so many harsh things about her, and I envy her for being so cool through it all. GO T SWIFT!

5. All of Me- John Legend

You can never really put into words how much you love someone, but listening to this song has really helped me to realize what goes along with sharing something so amazing. John Legend put it simply, “All of me, loves all of you”. So beautiful.

Hope you all like my list of favorite songs. I could go on forever, but wanted to narrow it down to only 5! What are yours?!

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GoForIt<3

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It seems as though at many points in one’s life, there is always that time where they feel like doing something different. Something out of the ordinary. Something you aren’t quite used to, but so need to get it out of your system.

I say, do it. Why overthink every possible thing in your life? This new year, I feel like I am biting off more than I can swallow, but there are so many things that I want so badly to achieve. But above all the getting into shape, trying new things, and jumping out of an airplane, I want to become a better version of myself. I know I am always one for staying true to yourself, and never changing, no matter what anybody says, but there are some things I need to do to become the best version of myself possible. I want to worry less. I want to speak my mind more. I want to walk a mile in another’s shoes before I pass judgements. Ultimately, I want to become someone that I would want to be friends with. Someone who I can trust to talk to, and always seek them out for better understand. I want to be the person that people like to be around, and honestly..I know I can do it.

Like I said, I am not trying to become a beauty queen, or a rockstar. I am not trying to become a skinnier version of myself, or alter myself physically. I just want to care less and love more.

I am by no means saying that I am a bad person, and I truly believe that I have done a lot of wonderful things in my short lived life. All I know is that I can become better. This year, and all the years to come, I am making changes, for myself, and for the people around me.

I can never change what has happened in the past. I have had friendships gone down the drain, and frankly, there is not much I can do about them at this point. You can only try so hard, and second guess yourself so much, until you do not really care anymore. I believe that everyone can change, and people can become better, and having said that, things will get better. But for now, I will continue trying to be the best person I can possibly be, continuing to focus on myself and the people who mean the most to me.

I will work harder to be successful, take chances, and continue to listen to my instincts.

I will go for it.

NEW YEAR!

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Life is crazy if you think about it. We all have these set schedules, and never seem to have time to take a breath and realize how lucky we are to get through another year. Another year of what could have been full of love, heartbreak, loss, and triumph. But it is another year, and you are still kicking.

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day should be a great day, this new year. Make the most of it and fight your battles, because there are many other people in the world who are worse off than you are.

My New Years resolution is that I am going to help more. I am going to use the free time that I have to make a difference in other peoples lives. And it can be the smallest thing, like sending someone a nice message, or going out of the way to hold the door for someone. Nothing extravagant, but still helpful.

A while back, Bare and Me participated in a “30 Days of Kindness” where we went around each day and did something for someone, that would hopefully end up putting  a smile on their face. We loved doing that so much, not only because we were making other peoples days, but because we truly could see how wonderful people truly are. By doing something kind for something else, we were able to spread happiness all over, by keeping it going. Many other people were inspired by our acts of kindness so they started doing it for themselves as well.

What I hope is that each and every one of you reading this will make helping other people a priority this new year. Take a couple minutes out of your day and do something that will stand out to someone else. I swear to you it is the best feeling.

Happy New Year, everyone.

NEW YEARS EVE OUTFITS!

OH MY GOSH! It is my favorite time of the year. I always love getting dressed up for New Years Eve, because well, SPARKLES! I love love love sparkles, and in my opinion, New Years Eve is the most perfect time to get away with an abundance of them. On your shoes, on your dress, hell, in your hair. I want sparkles everywhere, and I have yet to find the perfect sparkly dress for this wonderful occasion.

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These first two dresses are perfect for if you are heading to an extravagant party in the city with all of your friends, and you are looking to dress to impress. The first is an overload of sparkles, but also seems like the perfect amount! It all has to do with how you are feeling that night. Are you looking to be the center of attention and show off your assets, or are you trying to stay a little on the conservative side but have a little flare? Each of these dresses are perfect for New Years Eve and they allude a certain type of confidence that I find amazing!

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Hope you all find some killer outfits this New Years Eve. I am still in the process, so wish me luck!

Get Your Sweater ON!

Lately I have been obsessing over sweater dresses. Because of my longer frame, I always have trouble finding the right length in them, and they always end up being too short for me. This past Christmas, I was finally able to find the perfect sweater dress in the most perfect length. YES PLEASE!

Sweater dress’s are perfect for a day out with your girls, paired with some knee high socks and boots. But if you want to dress the outfit up for a night out on the town, put on some black tights and wear some cute wedged booties. I always love to create many outfits with the same pieces from my closet, that way, I don’t have to spend as much money going out and buying new things. Although, Im still pretty sure that never stops me!

Here are a couple of my favorite looks for a lunch date with the girls or a night out on the town!

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Layering is always perfect when it comes to wearing sweater dresses. This girl paired her sweater dress with an amazing pair of over the knee boots, a warm jacket, and a really cute beanie. This is an amazing outfit for a cute dinner date with your loved one, and drinks later on. I always love the layered look when it comes to such comfortable and simple styles, like the sweater dress.

338b69abe6a4271e33d5ce14d8b5a1adFor more of a casual look, and this is something I would definitely go with, wear a sweater dress with a flannel, either around your waist or, of course, worn. I love this look so much because even though it looks so effortless, and like she just rolled out of bed, the outfit is still so adorable, especially if you wear it with some booties, or vans. I always love these looks the best for a day out with the girls or running errands.

Get your sweater on!

This Year…

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365 new days. 365 new chances. Chances to redeem yourself. Chances to change your ways. Reinvent yourself. Try new things. The new years is a chance for you to become everything you ever so wanted to be.

Take dance lessons. Put yourself out there. Make new friendships. Fix old friendships. Tell someone you love them.

New Years is a chance to say I am sorry to the past, opening up to the future, and letting go of all your troubles.

What are you going to work on? Do you need to eat healthier? Find a new job? Take a trip? Do it. Make that change, and take that chance. New years, new beginnings, new people, new love. Find what makes you happy, and stick with it.

Here at Bare and Me, we have many things to be thankful for in this past year. We have started this blog, sold and made some incredible jewelry, and continued to try and spread happiness through our work. We do have a ways to go, and that is what this next year is for. We want to reach a stronger fan base, and ultimately become bigger, having more and more people fall in love with our products.

We want to share our magic with all of you, and help you to have a wonderful new year.

So, like we said. This new year has 365 days in it. It is up to you to make those days into chances. Take chances.

HOLIDAY GIFTS

If you are looking for some beautiful jewelry to buy for some holiday gifts, then what better place to look than BARE AND ME!

We have statement pieces, rings, earrings, and necklaces, all which can be made more sentimental with the initials of your loved ones. We have recently been coming out with a lot more pieces, and we are so excited about them! One of our favorites at the moment is our handmade Mixed Metal Horseshoe charm necklace which comes in Sterling Silver and Gold.

We love to mix silvers and golds so that our jewelry can be worn with anything. Many have layered our necklaces to make more of a statement and they always look so wonderful!

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We are really big into effortless beauty here at Bare and Me. You do not have to be so matchy matchy to look beautiful in something you are wearing. By mixing the gold and the silver, we want you to have the same effortless look as this beautiful piece.

Go check out this piece on Etsy.com, and all of the other beautiful jewelry we have to offer. It would be such a great gift for the Holidays!