This Sparkling Necklace Can Help Save The Lives Of Children In Your Community

We’re excited to keep warm and radiate style this winter with Chico’s holiday sweaters, and we’re also pleased to share with you a lovely pendant necklace, designed to benefit sick children.

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How To Choose The Best Necklace For Your Outfit

You’re bound to hear “oohs” and “aahs” when you follow a few simple rules and pair just the right necklaces with your outfits. Since this is the one piece of jewelry that takes center stage, it always looks its best when the length, color, size and shape complement, rather than clash with, your ensemble.

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{Frocks of Gibralter} One Dress Five Ways

Every woman needs one great dress each season that becomes a go-to piece week after week.

It should be easy to wear and comfortable, and can be dressed up or down, depending on where it’s taking you. Put it together with the right accessories and toppers, and it will never let you down.

If you like these looks, many of the pieces we show here can be found in my online shop, H*O*T House of Terrance. But you can easily replicate the styles, perhaps even with pieces from your own closet.

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A Girl Talks About Her Pearls

Sherri Bodnoff, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant, is
the lucky lady who won a magnificent strand
of $2,500 Mikimoto pearls from Roy Herzl, diamond
and jewelry experts since 1855.

She lives in Union, KY, with her 14-year-old daughter, who shares her March birthday.

Sherri became a member of the dynamic community of FOF women on her last birthday, so her new necklace, of AAA Akoya pearls from Japan, is a belated present. The lustrous stand features Mikimoto’s signature 18-carat white gold clasp.

What do you think of the necklace?

I love the look of the pearls. They’re simple, yet elegant and classic, and can be worn for just about any occasion. The necklace makes me feel very special when I’m wearing it. I’ve never owned any jewelry quite like this before!

When will you wear the pearls?

I will wear it at work, and at home, not just for special occasions.

What’s your style?

I’m very casual. I wear a uniform for work, so at home I’m relaxed, I’m more of a jeans and t-shirt or yoga pants kind of woman.

What are your interests?

My hobbies include going to the gym/yoga studio, reading, watching movies, and baking.

{Frocks of Gibralter} 5 Stylish Resolutions For 2015

If you’re like me, you
embrace the beginning of
a new year with relish.

There’s nothing like the excitement of a fresh start, the chance to hit the reset button and change up something in your life. Time to clean out the closets, conquer a new skill, or just shake up your wardrobe by considering one or more of these style resolutions.

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Introducing “Frocks of Gibralter”

FOF Terry Gibralter has flawless style, as far as I’m concerned. She turns heads—men’s and women’s, alike—wherever she goes. She could be wearing something as simple as a white shirt and beat-up old jeans, and she’ll look spectacular. So we’ve invited Terry to write a FOFashion advice column, once or twice a month, in which she’ll share some of her tried-and-true tips.

This first column is about one of our favorite subjects—JEWELRY—in which Terry tells us how to wear it best during the holidays,
and throughout the year.

Some of Terry’s tips will link to specific items in H*O*T, her new online shop of new and vintage apparel and accessories. Terry likes to share more than advice. She’s even opened her closet to sell the shirts off her back (literally), because she’s bought and been gifted more than she could possibly wear. Her prices are marvelously modest!

Please join us in supporting FOF entrepreneurs, whenever you can. We’re the greatest generation of women in history, and we’re doing great things every single day.

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Win A Lustrous $2,500 Strand of Perfect Mikimoto Pearls

Roy Herzl, Inc., diamond and jewelry experts since 1855, is partnering with Readers.com and FabOverFifty.com to generously give away a jaw-dropping strand of pearls from Mikimoto, valued at $2,500.

The lustrous necklace is made of the highest-quality AAA Akoya pearls from Japan. Each white pearl is approximately 6.4mm, and the necklace features Mikimoto’s signature 18-carat white gold clasp.

Whether you wear it with a little black dress, or with slacks and a sweater, this classic strand of pearls will turn heads wherever you go.

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A Woman With Exceptional Style Opens Her Closet To You!

Terry Gibralter is one of those women with exceptional style.

You wouldn’t simply say she looks “pretty”, “beautiful,” or “put together” because she’s wearing a lovely—and flattering—outfit, accessorized with a nice handbag, shoes and necklace, and her hair and makeup look good. Her style actually is, well, just one of a kind, and no single adjective can adequately define it. I put a scarf in my hair and it looks like a schmatta (rag); Terry wraps a scarf on her head, and she, literally turns heads. That kind of style.

As a self-professed fashion addict, who inherited her mother’s and grandmother’s style genes (“My grandmother looked gorgeous until the day she died, at 101. She was still doing her nails and they were beautiful”), Terry has long been a fan of vintage clothes, accessories and jewelry, long before it became as fashionable to shop flea markets and thrift shops as it is today. It didn’t hurt that she lived and worked in Paris and Singapore for years, when her husband was transferred abroad. “Paris is a vintage haunt and Singaporeans are just plain insane about shopping. When we left Singapore, I put an ad in the paper for a garage sale we were having. People lined up outside our house at 5:00 AM!” Terry remembers. As a fashion stylist for Elle Magazine Singapore, Terry had suitcases of goodies that she preferred not to take back to the States.

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{Giveaway} Wear Your Favorite Beach On This Beautiful Bracelet

Since 2010, Boston’s Dune Jewelry has been transforming favorite beach memories into timeless pieces that “make waves” anytime, anywhere! Send in sand from a beach you love or choose from Dune’s collection of sand from over 1,500 beaches around the world. The Dune team will incorporate it into a masterpiece. Holly Daniels Christensen, Dune’s founder, tells us about her company and the process.

Once you’ve read our interview with Holly, enter to win a Sandglobe™ Charm Bracelet ($100 value). To enter, comment below by answering the question: Where will your sand come from if you win this charm bracelet?

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{Big Giveaway} A Necklace As Spectacular As The Place For Which It’s Named

Necklace Giveaway

Zee Jewelry is giving away a splendid accessory for autumn, and all year, a necklace called “New York” (retail value: $1200). Three large Tahitian pearls, peridot, sliced and multi-colored tourmaline, moonstones, and black spinel are joined together in beautiful harmony, with an exquisite 18k- gold toggle clasp. 1 FOF will win.

To enter to win, comment below by answering the question: What outfit would you wear with this necklace?

P.S. Don’t forget to “like” Zee Jewelry’s Facebook page!

1 FOF will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes October 2, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.