How To Guarantee She’ll Love The Engagement Ring You Buy

You’ve finally decided it’s time to pop the question and you want to find the perfect ring to surprise her with. The pressure mounts as you begin to wonder what she’ll like. Then it hits you, you’re actually not so sure and certain of her taste in this realm.

When it comes to something that carries so much value and price, you don’t want to be feeling around in the dark. Therefore, we are going to suggest some top ways you can find out exactly what she likes so your engagement ring choice will tick all the right boxes.

When you start looking, you will want to search around online and in shops to get a good idea of what’s out there. If you’re struggling on where to start, there are some wonderful custom engagement rings in Sydney with stunning unique designs.

How to get her the engagement ring she likes:

  1. Give her something she wants

It’s all find and dandy knowing exactly how you are going to propose, the location and exactly how you’re going to do it. If the ring doesn’t tick her boxes, the proposal may go downhill. To start getting a good idea of what you like, it’s a good idea to look into her current jewellery collection. This way you will start seeing common design styles she likes, her favourite coloured stones and so on. Ask yourself as you look through whether her style is more traditional, antique, contemporary or quirky? Maybe she loves her yellow gold or silver.

  1. Question how she reacts to other engagement rings

It’s now or never. One of her friends gets engaged and she makes a comment on the ring. You need to start listening out for key things she likes and dislikes about engagement rings to build a bigger picture of what she will love.

  1. Ask close friends and relatives

Asking the people close to her about her personal jewellery taste will be a good thing to do. It’s important however that you completely trust them to keep your secret. This way you will have a good and accurate picture of her preferences.

  1. Find out her size

You’ll also want to get the correct size on the first hit. It’s best if you steal a ring of hers so you can take it to a sizer to get it accurately measured. This way you’ll get her something that is the perfect fit.

  1. Is she really into any eras?

Maybe she is a big antique jewellery fan and loves wearing or viewing items from historical eras such as Georgian or Victorian times. This might also dictate the style of ring you end up going for.

From the stone’s shape to the final setting, you’ll need to consider and cover all areas before finalising anything. Doing your research beforehand and being a detective can really pay off so you get her an engagement ring she loves.

Creating Headbands From Polo Shirts

Hi Beautiful People,

The place where I work implemented a new branding with a new logo. I have polo shirts with the old logo that I need to recycle. I was inspired to make three headbands. Today, we had a contest to see who could come up with the most creative way to recycle the old logo shirts.
Below is my hubby and I about three years ago, wearing the polo shirts. We worked on the 4th of July and was celebrating the holiday when we came home.

JT and hubby in Polo shirt

I searched Youtube to find a simple and easy to follow DIY plan for making the headbags. This is the one that I found that I wanted to try.

I used a rotary cutter to cut the shirt into six 1 to 1/12 inch strips on my mat. The cutter worked pretty well but you can also use scissors. The polo shirts has a little more fraying so the rotary strip was easier to maneuver over the fabric. The polo material stretches and creates a tube after it is cut.  The video is easy to follow and after I went over the steps a couple of times to make sure I was following the process. I finished the back of the headband with a glue gun and I sewed the seams by hand.


And this is the finished product. A colleague liked the design, so I gave one of them to her.


Well I didn’t incorporate the logo into my design because I don’t think it would look right and it wouldn’t be as versatile, so I didn’t win the contest. Oh well! However, I feel like I did win because these headbands are well made and they can be worn in a lot of different ways. If you like wearing headbands while working out or you want to keep your hair off of your face, give these a try because they super easy and fun.





Seasons Change

Hello Beautiful People,

Hope you are having a wonderful day. Christmas was great and now we are headed into a new year. The weather keeps changing from warm to cold. I find that I really have to dress for the day and in some instances for the hour. I use to iron a weeks worth of outfits. I cannot do that too much anymore because the temperature may change and what I picked out is not right for the day. This winter has been much colder compared to the whole winter season last year.

Te photo below shows the leaves are still on the burning bush and the day was brisk.  I had recently purchased the pink Vera Bradley crossbody bag after receiving an email that they were doing a huge sale on eBay. The bag was on sale for $14.00. The weather on that day was mild but there was a chill in the air.

JT styling Vera Bradley crossbody

We had snow during the Christmas holiday and now was time for my winter coat. Temperatures for the last couple of days have been in the teens so I had to bundle up.

JTwisdom in the snow

When it comes to the seasons sometimes there is a sudden change in a single day, so we have to be ready. Many people say they cannot wait to see the snow melt and go away because of one main reason. They hate to drive in it. Listen, I understand about traffic and taking long hours for you to get home, Other drivers honking at you because you are driving below the speed limit like you are supposed to. I know where you are coming from.

But, I still enjoy seeing the snow fall and the peacefulness in the air; there’s nothing like it. I am not a little kid; but I feel like one when I am running around outside with my husband and my puppies in the freshly fallen snow. Those are memories I cherish in my heart.  Life is what you make it and it’s so much more fulfilling when you turn that frown upside down.

Am I a naturally whistle while I work person? No. I have to choose to be happy in this world that we live in. Yes, it’s a choice. We have to be careful that we do not fall into that negativity trap because it will only bring us down and we can’t move forward that way.

Your Checklist To Looking Stunning In A Lace Prom Dress

Lace can be absolutely gorgeous for prom…if it’s done right! Lace boasts sweetness, glamour and just the right amount of sexy when done tastefully. However, if it’s done wrong then things can really take a turn for the worst.
It’s your big day. Prom is a day you always want to remember for all the right reasons and the prom dress you choose will play a huge part in that. When you look back at the photos you want to be proud of the dress you chose. This is why it’s crucial to follow our do’s and don’ts when it comes to choosing a lace prom dress.
Remember, if you’re searching online for lace dresses, there are some great options out there. Check Prom Dress Shop’s cheap green prom dresses 2018 collection to see some stunning items that you may like.


  •  Do buy a beautiful lace dress that doesn’t reveal too much.

If you are going with lace, you may be tempted to flaunt it all. But sometimes less is more and when we are talking prom dresses, this saying is most definitely appropriate. Lace can make a stunning evening look which is perfect for prom but remember to keep it tasteful!

  • Keep it colorful!

Lace doesn’t always have to be in dark shades. You should definitely experiment with different colors like blush pinks, yellows, blues, purples and other shades of pink. Lace goes really well with a variety of colors so feel free to experiment on this one. Also, don’t be put off by the white wedding dress look if you have fallen head over heels with a white lace dress! Go for it. 

  • Keep up with the times.

Some lace dresses, let’s face it, can look like they were from a different time period altogether. Unless you want to go for the antique/vintage look its best to avoid older styles with high-necks when buying a lace prom dress. Follow blogs and get on Pinterest to make sure you are keeping up with current trends in lace so you won’t be disappointed with your choice. The layering technique is current and on-trend so if you spot a lace dress/skirt underneath an opaque dress, feel free to experiment and try it on!

  • Don’t go too fancy

When it comes to lace, simple works best so be careful you don’t overcomplicate and overcrowd yourself with accessories. Lace is an intricate one and the less you do the more the beauty of the lace will shine through.
So, if you want to embrace the lace, remember these tips and you’ll be just fine. It’s best not to overthink things with prom dresses but with lace there can be more margin for errors. However, when you pull it off (which you will) you’ll get the most stunning, elegant and sexy look possible!

Indigo Rd. Embroidery Boots Are Made For Walking

Hello Beautiful People,

It’s that time of the season and the holiday glitter is in the air.  Thanksgiving is next week, the trees in Missouri are so beautiful with all the variations of the different colors of fall. When I think of the holiday season, I see bright colors and that make me smile.
I am enjoying the embroidered look in fashion. For my wedding anniversary my husband and I saw these boots called Veraly Chelsea in navy/multicolor at DSW and I had to have them. The boot was $59.95 which is such a good bargain because I have seen embroidered boots going for $67 and up.

indigo rd embroidered boots

Styling boots with embroidery is not complicated. Make sure the boots are the focal point. If there’s too many different prints and patterns, the beautiful embroidery pattern in the boots get lost.

Styling with indigo rd embroidered boots

In the collage photo above you can see how comfortable the boots are with that extra goring on the sides for easy on and off. The heel is about 2 inches and very stable and grounded.

Style File
Pink Cardigan – Macy’s
Black/White polka dot long sleeve blouse – Macy’s
Pant – Isaac Mizrahi 24/7
Flower headband
Earrings – Gift
Agate Necklace – Birthday gift
Ankle Boots – Indigo Rd. Veraly Chelsea from
Fragrance: Pacifica Coconut Nectar

Happy National Handbag Day!

Happy Day Beautiful People,

Happy National Handbag Day!

I think this holiday should be celebrated the whole week, not only a day. How can you limit the celebration for just one day? I know that I cannot.

My handbag enjoyment started as a small child. It is all my mother’s fault. She purchased a handbag to go with my Easter outfit. It was a time where crochet gloves and handbags were a necessity for a special occasion outfit or for a holiday. They were not expensive bags, however they were pretty and I always thought it finished my look. My outfit was never complete without a handbag.

While in college my main bag was my backpack because I needed something to be on the go, and carry all of my textbooks at one time. When I got married, I started looking at bags differently. I wanted quality and longevity, a bag that would take the test of time and age gracefully.

My first prestige handbag was a Dooney and Bourke cross body. It was a splurge for me at the time; but my hubby gave it to me for my birthday and I have never looked back.

National Handbag Day

A handbag adds class and style to my different looks whether dressed for a day at the office or going to see a movie with the hubby.


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