Free Holiday Shipping From Hurricane by Jane L.L.C.

December 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry) (, , , , , , , , )

I’m gonna keep it short and sweet, for orders over $40 I will be offering free shipping (insured, traceable and delivered in about 3-4 days) for any jewelry purchase made from my collection. If you are interested in this option, please contact me directly via email: hurricanebyjane.gmail.com, let me know what you want and I’ll make it happen.

The Hurricane by Jane boutique has a wide array of jewelry to choose from including handmade earrings, necklaces, bracelets and ‘multitaskers‘  and everything is priced under $100.  Whether you want to choose something for yourself like the gorgeous Icicle necklace or earrings in sterling silver and shimmering gold beads…

…or score a great gift for your BFF like the infamous and best selling Triple Strand Necklace in either sterling silver ($42) or gold filled ($48), now you can save a couple of bucks off of shipping.

Of course, if you need to buy multiple pieces for your office staff or prevent family squabbles, feel free to contact me as I offer discounts for multiple piece purchases. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Calvin Klein Discount for Pear Shapely

November 24, 2009 at 10:18 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , )

During the hey-dey of designer denim, Brooke Shields proclaimed that “nothing will come between me and my Calvins.”:

Even though I tried to channel her passion, the designer prices kept me far away from the jean line. However, today may be different as the retailer has extended their big sale to last one more day. That day is now and mere mortals can now save 30%-50% off of everything on the Calvin Klein Site.

With the holiday season kicking off in the next couple of days, my thoughts have turned towards rhinestones, sequins and metallic thread and this adorable cropped metallic cardigan sweater on sale for $47.60 would make an excellent addition to my collection:

This cardigan (please note my refusal to call it a “cardi”) can serve double duty. Not only can it be used as a layering piece over a long sleeved t shirt and jeans combo but it will be a perfect wrap for more elegant holiday attire. Either way, the sweater will add a bit of girth to your upper torso perfect for creating balance for a pear shaped figure.

Another piece that will provide visual interest on your fine upper body is this gorgeously sparkling sequined vest ($68.60):

Personally I would skip the graphic shirt promoting the line as this vest is almost festive enough to stand on its own. Of course your ensemble would be further enhanced by mixing in some jewelry by Hurricane by Jane and my choice for a contemporary accent would be the Moon of Mars Necklace ($77):

Silver and gold intertwine so you can mix and match your favorite holiday jewels and totally pull together the look. If you are interested in this piece from my collection or any other item from Hurricane by Jane L.L.C. feel free to contact me directly at HurricanebyJane@gmail.com and you will not be denied.

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Friday Finds: Refrigerator Magnets

November 13, 2009 at 9:28 am (Friday Finds) (, , , , , , )

Many times refrigerators become the central communication station for American Households. Art, coupons, “to-do” lists and recipes all find their way to the magnetized surface of the ice box and cute fridge magnets are the way to delightfully display the latest household headlines.

Thanks to Tamar Hammer’s shop on Etsy not only can we pay homage to our favorite fruit, the pear, but a whole fruit salad ($7.50) completes this set of 5:

Fridge Magnets, $7.50: Tamar Hammer

The vintage style of the images are based on the artist’s “original mixed media digital design” and the magnet strength is deemed very strong. If you are looking for a great holiday gift under $10, I think these cute as a button set would serve the purpose quite well.

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Daytime Sequins on a Budget

November 11, 2009 at 10:24 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Nothing ushers in the holiday season like the light reflection of sequins. If you are like a magpie and drawn to all things shiny, then the trend of currently wearing sequins during the day must fill your heart with glee. Instyle.com already declared this move as a “New Style Rule” back in 2008, and since then every editor and retailer has embraced the trend.

If you are ready to make the move yourself, what better way to do it then by shopping with a discount code from New York and Company. Coupon code “3886” will save you 30% off of your online order (limited time) and when you spend $65 you will get free shipping.

By pairing this sequined top ($36.95) with a great pair of dark denim or trousers and topped with a fitted blazer, you can easily and respectably shimmer during business hours:

Sequined T Shirt, $36.95: New York and Company

“But wait, there’s more!”  If that shirt is not your style, another great option for getting your bling on is this embellished tunic ($29.95):

Embellished Necklace Statement Tunic, $29.95

Although I love this top, I do not think that the stylist needs to channel their inner Coco Chanel and should have heeded her advice“Take one thing off before you leave the house”. The necklace and most of the bracelets must go!  There are too many accessories and that distracts from the embellished neckline. Keeping only the black cuff (featured ) and adding a great pair of earrings will complete the look. My suggestion, the Crystal Ship in sterling silver ($41):

Crystal Ship Earrings in Sterling Silver, $41: Hurricane by Jane L.L.C.

Out of all the jewelry I have made for myself, these are the earrings that get the most use as they are big enough to make a statement, neutral because of the teardrop crystals and light enough to wear every day. Combined with any sequined top these earrings will complete the look quite elegantly.

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Nordstrom Discounts for Pear Shapely

November 5, 2009 at 10:12 am (Discount Shopping, Dresses For Pear Shaped Women, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Since it’s humble beginnings as a local shoe store in Seattle Washington, Nordstrom has evolved into a national shopping Mecca! The retailer carries labels such as Diane von Furstenberg, Tracy Reese, BCBG, D&G and Max & Cleo and until November 15 you can stock up on your favorites as their Half-Yearly sale is in full effect. You can choose to either shop in person or shop online at Nordstrom.com.

My thinking is that the holiday season is right around the corner and surely there will be a cocktail party or two that justifies the purchase of a new dress to drape your girly curves. There are plenty of options for pear shaped figures to choose from, but for the money these are my favorites:

Adrianna Papell Gathered Cutaway Halter Dress, $98.90, Nordstrom

The Adrianna Papell Gathered Cutaway Halter Dress ($98.90) is simply gorgeous and will be easy to wear. The port color is divine and flattering to most skin tones, the A-line skirt will accommodate fuller swaying hips while the gathered neckline, halter top will tighten accordingly while accentuating our toned upper torsos.

If you are a size 10 or 12 (the only sizes currently available), don’t bat an eye or you will miss out on this great strapless cocktail dress from Shoshanna ($212):

Shoshanna Strapless Sweetheart Dress, $212: Nordstrom

Shoshanna is known for constructing tops to accommodate the “girls” and hold them in place effortlessly. Chocolate is a flattering neutral, silk and cotton taffeta is a rich fabric and the sweetheart bodice and a short A-line skirt is a classic style that will last for years to come.

Perhaps you want to wrap yourself up like a holiday gift? Then the bow detail on this Ane Klein Dress will fulfill your desire:

Anne Klein Dress, $126.90; Nordstrom

The dress comes in both navy/midnight or ruby. The cut is classic with a surplice neck, cinched waist and a full skirt, just perfect for pear shaped figures to luxuriously adorn themselves.

If you want to take advantage of this sale and get a bargain on your holiday ensemble here are some shopping tips to take advantage of the sale:

  • Keep it simple-Bejeweled, adorned or patterned dresses may be the trend, but their longevity is short lived as “hot” items become cool very quickly
  • Go for quality fabrics- Regardless of the designer label, silk and cotton are much better fabric choices the poly/spandex
  • Solid Colors- With a high quality, solid color garment you can wear your dress to a number of events and change the look with great accessories
  • Accessories- the right handbag, shoes, wraps and jewelry will complete your look and of course this is my plug for Hurricane by Jane Jewelry.

The best pieces I have for holiday dressing are the Boogie Night Necklace and Constellation Earrings.

Constellation Earrings, $57: Hurricane by Jane Jewerly

Boogie Nights Necklace $99, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Happy shopping!

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Esprit Online Discounts for Pear Shapely

November 4, 2009 at 9:57 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

When I was a kid and going “back to school” was right around the corner, we would load up the family wagon and make the trip to Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey  as tax free shopping was the bait.  Over time, that rite of passage evolved to trips to outlet stores where we could scoop up savings.

When the trend first emerged, outlet stores were truly a unique and worth-while shopping experience. Now-a-days, many outlet stores are just facades for where manufactures can produce a lower price point line and sell lesser quality goods just in order to generate another revenue stream.

According to  Consumer Reports “only one-third of survey respondents said outlet prices were substantially below sale prices at regular stores.” Author Ellen Rupel Shell’s further backs up that fact in her book, Cheap: the High Cost of Discount Culture, where she reveals that many retailers such as Coach, the Gap,and  Donna Karan produce lower-quality merchandise specifically for their outlets.

That does not mean all is lost for those dedicated to discount shopping as there are plenty of affordable and adorable options to be found around the web. Right now Esprit.com there is a major “outlet” clearance sale going on where some online exclusives and earlier season overstock is on sale for up to 70% off. To qualify for free shipping you need to spend $30.

From great bolero cropped tops to flowing tunics like this gorgeous printed chiffon tunic ($14.99) there are plenty of great bargains for pear shaped bodies:

Printed Chiffon Tunic, $14.99, Esprit

Use this retro inspired topper to dress up a pair of dark, sleek skinny jeans and you will draw the eye’s attention up and highlight your middle with the synch waist detail.

Of course, no look would be complete without some dazzling jewelry from Hurricane by Jane . My recommendation is the ever popular and best selling Triple Strand in Sterling Silver ($42):

Triple Strand Necklace, $42, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Pear Shapely is dedicated to the art of shopping for your figure and providing you with the best information out there. I’ll do the leg work to ensure that you can find fabulously, affordable finds for your figure. To compliment your look, my jewelry is all priced at under $100 and made in small batches so you can mix and match with your mainstream pieces and fully maintain your individual style.

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Lucky Brand Discount for Pear Shapely

November 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When it comes to the best jeans ever for my figure, I swear by Lucky Brand and the Sweet-n-Lows. I’ve previously mentioned that the Shelby Jeans ($99) are the next purchase  I will make from my shopping list. That day may be today as for one day only, November 3, Lucky is offering $35 dollars off of purchases of $100 or more.

Consider this an early holiday gift from Lucky founders Gene and Barry. If you are are in the market for a new pair of jeans, anything from the Sweet-N-Low line should do the trick. Since many of this cut of jean are under $100, another little something, something is required to get the discount.

As a big fan of animal prints, there would be no other choice but this thermal top ($49.50) for me.

Animal Print Thermal Top, $49.50: Lucky Brand

The fabric is a soft and gentle weave of 100% cotton, the pattern will bring the viewers eye upward, and the v-neck front is the most flattering cut for all body types.

Shopping Tip: Since this top is 100% cotton, make sure the item fits you as snugly as possible (allowing for comfort). Like all items made of cotton, the item will stretch from use, but will snap back into shape with a washing. Make sure to follow the manufacturers recommended care instructions for the longevity of your item.

I would pair these two items together, wear them with my most beaten up Frye boots, layer on top with a cropped cardigan sweater and top off with some of my jewelry. My choice for this is the handmade Princess Necklace ($79). Just so you know, I hand craft the sterling silver pendant which is the focal point of this piece:

Princess Necklace, $79: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

The dangling elegance and simplicity of the All Mixed up Earrings ($42) will top off the look delightfully.

All Mixed Up Earrings, $42: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

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Michelle Obama: Fashion Icon and Pear Shapely Role Model

November 3, 2009 at 10:44 am (Celebrity Style, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Just Because, Media Sources, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , )

What a difference a year can make. Bad hair cuts can seem to mend themselves, pounds can be gained and lost, and the First Lady has established herself as a style icon. The best thing about Michelle Obama are her curves and the fact that she is a tried and true Pear Shapely kind of gal. Yes she is fit. Yes, her arms are worthy of praise. And, oh yes, her hips are bigger proportionally then her upper torso.

Harper’s Bazaar is currently paying homage to our luscious first lady by highlighting her fashion accomplishments for the past year. She knows how to rock her figure by highlighting her curves with a great synch belt and by wearing appropriate shapes for her figure:

Michelle Obama Pear Shaped Figure

She knows how to drape her figure for any occasion:

Michelle Obama Pear Shaped Figure

and in general, she is a healthy role model for women of all shapes, sizes and colors.

This First Lady certainly seems to have it all. The only thing that appears to be missing from her life is some great jewelry from Hurricane by Jane. I’m sure if she were to know about little ol’ me, she would choose some pieces that were unique and shimmering from the Icicle Collection (Necklace $92 and Earrings $52).

Icicle Necklace Gold and Silver: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Icicle Hoop Earrings $52: Hurricane by Jane

Why wait until she takes the plunge? Be ahead of the fashion pack and buy yours now! If you are interested in the complete set feel free to contact me directly at hurricanebyjane@gmail.com and I’ll make you and offer you can’t refuse.

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Friday Finds: Pear Coasters

October 30, 2009 at 8:22 am (Friday Finds) (, , , , )

Holiday shopping is a drag and with more and more retailers feeling the economic crunch, the season has already begun. Instead of contributing your hard earned cash to the big-wigs of the world, why not help the little guy this season and consider emulating Santa by shopping handmade?

If you need a great hostess guest for an upcoming celebration, then these handmade pear coasters can affordably ($16 for four) do the trick:

Pear Coasters $16, Monika Designs

They are lean, green and help support the handmade movement, the total lifeblood of the Etsy community.

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JC Penney Discount for Pear Shapely

October 27, 2009 at 9:10 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When I was a tween in Long Island, there was nothing like a back to school shopping trip to Roosevelt Field Mall. Fashions and bargains abounded and although a run through of JC Penney was always part of the ritual of finding treasures for the school year, I always left the store empty handed.

What a difference several decades has made as this mid level department store chain has learned a lot from it’s nearly 100 years of operation. Now the store features great options courtesy of the lower priced point lines of  Nicole Miller, Bisou-Bisou, Charlotte Ronson and Allen Schwartz and by shopping online and entering the code SWEETS4U will save you $10 off of a $10 purchase until 10/28/09. Some recommendations for your luscious pear shaped body including this great and affordable look from C. Ronson:

I 'Heart' Ronson Cardigan $34.999

My favorite piece of the ensemble is the Ombre sweater. Because the dye goes from light on top to black on bottom the color fade provides the necessary palate for a best Pear Shapely optical illusion. Additionally the belt tie is sure to show off your little middle.

I think this sweater would provide you a perfect opportunity to show off some Hurricane by Jane jewelry, especially the pieces that integrate gold filled and sterling silver metals. My styling recommendations include the Boxer Earrings ($51), Circle Choker in the Gold/Silver combo ($47) and the Lock-Her Bracelet ($58(.

Boxer Earrings $51, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Circle Choker Gold/Silver $47, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Lock Her Bracelet, $58 Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Let me know if any of the jewelry interest you and I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.

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