Because Coffee and Cold Go Perfectly….

Apologies dear readers for the lack of postings, 6th grade is harder than I remembered! I’ve also been dealing with some technical issues with SkinnyRist and some conflict – but that is beside the point and out of my hands! Anyways, SR is introducing a new color!

Sadly, I don’t yet have any bracelet photos to post of it, but as soon as I catch my breath (and dig my way out of student homework) I will be setting straight to work on making as many brilliant pieces as I can with this gorgeous new color. So what is it? Drumroll please……we will now be utilizing another of Pantone‘s picks for fall: French Roast! Yum!

Gimp Bracelets Are On Fire, but what makes them so hot?

If you frequent Etsy then you know about brands like helloberry, Doctor’s Closet, Punch Bracelets, Foxy Doll, SkinnyRist (hey ohhh), and more that specialize in gimp arm candy. But what is it about these super unique, ultra trendy bangles that’s got everyone going crazy? We came up with our top 10 reasons that gimp bracelets are your style must-have:

1) Color: gold and silver chain is gorgeous, but the extra pop of color that you get from the gimp lacing is what makes these bracelets extra special and extraordinary

2) Different: lanyard bracelets were popular back in the camp days, but they’re renewed now for a style that takes a retro favorite and mixes it with fashion chain – there’s nothing like it in the mainstream…not yet anyways

3) Affordable: these bracelets range from $50-$10! SkinnyRist regular cobra bangles are only $18, and our mini cobras are just $12 so you can collect them all and stack them high for the cutest arm party ever!

4) Variety: every shop has a huge variety of colors and styles, because there are many stores selling these bracelets on Etsy there’s competition to be the first to come out with the new hit style so shops are constantly searching for new, undiscovered styles and ways to use gimp!

5) Easy to Wear: I have a think about being comfortable and I can’t stand to wear jewelry that isn’t easy to wear, durable, and comfortable. Gimp bracelets are lightweight, come in a variety of sizes if you prefer extra large or more delicate and are made to take a beating and last through ti

6) Eye-Catching: pretty much everywhere I go wearing SkinnyRist I get asked about my bracelets, where did I get them? When I say I made them people get so impressed and want to know how or compliment my interesting jewelry. People always think gimp bracelets are incredibly unique and interesting and want to know more

7) Retro: I love the look on people’s faces when I tell them my bracelet is made from gimp like the old school craft lacing that you used back in the camp days they laugh and then they have to see it again and love that it’s a modern, grown-up twist on a retro favorite!

8) Versatile: these bracelets can dress up or down, I wear them running errands, to school, out with friends on the weekends and my mom wears them (the ones she pilfers from my stash…) to all the same places and even to work (she’s a VP of sales), which is a huge deal because she’s crazy particular about how she dresses for work

9) Guaranteed Handmade: the only way to make these gorgeous accessories is by hand so you know that each one is totally unique and handmade, while the possibility for variety might distress some people most will think it’s very cool that every piece of jewelry is 100% made to order for them personally

10) They haven’t peaked yet: these bracelets are crazy popular on Etsy, but no main stream stores have started mass producing cobra-style chunky chain bracelets yet that means that they haven’t even started trending so they can only get hotter as major designers start picking them up!

What are you waiting for? Go Get Yours NOW!! 

Romance Is Trending For Fall!

The big prediction for fall is a romantic look to jewelry, cream and rose hues and anything with a vintage look – especially gold! 70s vintage is also going to be big with muted-tone metals and jewelry featuring geometric patterns. Earth tones and leaf/flower prints are also said to be making their way into major designs.

1) Geometric Drop Earrings 2) Cutout Triple Arrow Necklace 3) Dream Catcher Necklace 4) Dusty Rose Enamel Hoops

This is a blog for a JEWELRY business, so you had to know we were going to tackle what’s coming up and super hot for fall 2012 because an outfit is nothing without a seriously stylish arm party! 1) Alexander McQueen & 2) Ben-Amun Bangles – wide and full of color these arm party classics are here to stay! 3) Chunky Chain – nothing compliments an extra-wide bangle than a matching bracelet with extra-wide chain, this over the top and attention-grabbing trend is back for the fall! 4) Alternative Colors – funky color combinations and big pops of color are in, wear a piece like this to brighten a neutral-tone ensemble!

Looking for more affordable ways to rock these trends? Don’t worry we got you covered! 1) SkinnyRist Shady Lady Gray Cobra Bangle: chunky gold chain and Pantone color pick for fall Titanium! 2) SurLhistoire Vintage Enamel Cuff: boasts a beautiful neutral cream color and the extra-wide cuff style! 3) ItsCalledJewelry Pyramid Cuff: super trendy with the contrast of bright metal and colored crystal detail! 4) Oiajules Chunky Gold Chain Link Bracelet: extra chunky gold curb chain plus a pop of color with a faceted aquamarine quartz!

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Gatsby Fashion Is IN for Fall

With Leo’s new movie looming, the newest remake of the classic novel The Great Gatsby, designers are throwing themselves at the mercy of 1920s fashion trends. Staples like the cloche hat, flapper dresses, and sexy sling-backs are a must for the true Gatsby woman.

 The above photo is a highlight from the Ralph Lauren runway show, he may have bombed the Olympic uniforms a bit but he’s certainly on target with his Gatsby inspired clothing line. You can go back to school 1920s style too!  Prefer to show your Gatsby fandom without dressing in character everyday? Rep your love of this classic in a more modern way with OutOfPrintClothing.comAnd if you’re not sure yet if you’re committed to the story, and reading’s not your thing, fall in love when you see the movie based on the book that’s cast Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, the perfect classic actor to play the most classic character in literary history. 

To Infinity and Beyond!

We love infinity symbols at SR, they’re super understated and cute and have meaning too – we all want something to last forever, right? I guess Brandy Melville agrees because she just released (and we ordered) these super cute tees and tanks see all her looks here: Brandy Melville USA

How cute to pair with our BRAND NEW and not yet released SkinnyRist Mini Infinity Cobra!

Stay tuned for more info and release dates of new products like the SkinnyRist Mini Infinity Cobra and others!

Back to School Accessory Must-Haves

Ok obvi #1 on our list for accessories is SkinnyRist bracelets, but we’re not talking fashion accessories as much as super cool school supplies. Who minds taking notes when it’s with a cute pen or on flashy paper? Maybe I’m just a nerd but I’ve always been a sucker for stylish office supplies…

1) Glasses Pen: Seltzer Goods 2) Magnetic White Board: LockerLookz 3) Phone Cases: HipsterCases 4) Earbuds: The Macbeth Collection 5) Contact Case: Urban Outfitters 6) Kate Spade Ipad Sleeve: Nordstroms 7) Pack at You Floral Backpack: Lulu’s 8) Glasses Pouch: Rebecca Minkoff 9) Pencil Pouch: Urban Outfitters 10) Lined Notebook: Urban Outfitters

More Back to School Trends!

Bomber Jackets: you won’t be bummed out by rain when it’s an excuse to rock your super cute super stylish bomber jacket, pair with dark wash jeans and dress it up with bright accessories

BDG Vegan Leather Bomber Jacket $99

Long Blazer: pair this oversized, slouchy jacket with a tank and jeans or make your favorite summer dress your favorite fall dress by wearing it with a blazer and tights!

Silence & Noise Oversized Double Breasted Blazer $89

Super Skinny Jeans: don’t let the “super skinny” in the title fool you, these are great on all body types because they actually flatter your lower half, ankle length with a little bunch at the bottom is the right fit – pair with a chunky heel for a cute nighttime look or flats for a comfy day time look!

Krista Super Skinny Hudson Jeans $198

Boyfriend Jeans: not sold on the super skinny? Don’t worry because boyfriend jeans are still in, these are a much more relaxed fit and you want them to be loose in the thighs and calf, balance the baggy fit on the bottom with more fitted layers on the top!

J Brand “Aiden” Distressed Boyfriend Fit Jeans (Gemini) $218

Boot Cut Jeans: this cut that ends right at your foot looks super clean and professional with heels and makes your legs look ultra-long! This is the most popular cut for denim and a darker wash will give your outfit a super polished look

7 For All Mankind “Kimmie” Bootcut Jeans $198

Plaid Prints: pair a subtle plaid in a cute color combo with dark jeans and boots, leave a plaid button down open with a solid color tank to bring out one of the colors used in the top

 BDG Breezy Plaid Dolman Shirt $39

Hair Bling: place sparkly hair accessories like clips and bobby pins on the opposite side of your part and mix various sizes, use hairspray to give extra hold or try a headband for a really bold look

 Rhinestoned Heart Hair Pin Set $3.80Metallic Bow Hair Clips $2.50

Glitter Headband – Set of 5 $12

Woven Headbands: if you’re less glitter and more boho a woven headband is the way to go, these are great because they totally hide your hair when you skip the shower for a day 😉 wear them with your hair up or down straight or curly and use bobby pins to secure if needed

 Printed Lace Wide Headband $24

Leather Boots: for the fashion badass, short leather moto boots will kick any outfit into gear and turn heads for sure, pair with extra tight skinny jeans or jeggings and a slacker tee

 Banddit Black Leather Women’s Bootie $104

Bright Sneakers: wear with a neutral top and biker or bomber jacket for a rocker-chic look or pair with a funky tee for a unique relaxed look

 Chuck Taylor Converse Lo-Top $45

Go To Flats: a girl’s best friend and such a must is a great pair of super comfy closed-toe flats, pair with skinny jeans, solid color tank and a blazer for a casual chic look or a printed dress for a dressed down day look and even pair with tights and an oversized sweater or tee to look comfy but ultra cute heading to class

Katchy Women’s Casual Flat Round Toe $69

Chunky Platforms: these are a personal fave because they are SO much easier to wear than heels and give you a great height boost without looking too dressy. These are essential to pair with your skinny jeans and and a great cropped tee with a blazer, button down or bomber for a sexy-casual look great for going out

Jeffery Campbell Roks Wedge $148Jeffery Campbell Roks Wedge $148Wyliee High Wedge $89Tampaa High Wedge $69

Moccasins: thank God these are still in because I literally wear them everywhere, skinny jeans with a cute zip-up sweatshirt and light moccasins takes the grunge out of running errands even when I just woke up (hello headband…) or do understated preppy and pair an oxford or colored shirt with super distressed jeans and mocs!

Betsey Johnson Mayhemm Flat $79Minnetonka ‘Kilty’ Suede Moccasin $39Jeffery Cambell “Mocky” Moccasin $129

Okay, if that didn’t give you the shopping bug you’re just immune because I’m hating the fact that I have my credit card number memorized right now as I fight the urge to pick up all of these trends!!

Mini Cobras: Endless Summer Collection

Okay we’ve been talking a lot of “back to school”, but summer isn’t quite over yet and you can keep reppin’ those hot summer sunset shades with the Endless Summer mini cobra collection NEW at SkinnyRist!

Shop The Collection Now!