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    Style by Karen Turns 3: A Week of Giveaways!

    It’s hard to believe I’ve been blogging for 3 years!! My blog hasn’t hit the “big time” with thousands of readers and dozens of sponsors. Blogging is my sideline and not a full-time job as it is for some, but I still enjoy writing and sharing my ideas with you. Whether you have been with me from the beginning, or a new reader, thank you for your support and encouragement.

    What better way to celebrate this milestone than a bunch of Giveaways! I’ve chosen Giveaways that are a mix–for local and long distance readers.

    First up: Silpada

    I can’t imagine that many of you reading have NOT heard of Silpada Jewelry. It is sold exclusively by consultants at home shows. Simply said, Silpada is some of the finest sterling silver jewelry you fill find. It has been a favorite for years and I own a number of pieces. You may recall that I first wrote about Silpada a couple of years ago.

    For this giveway, I’m featuring consultant Kristi Jacobsen who is sponsoring the Giveaway this time around. I’m happy to support Kristi in her new venture and pleased to feature her on the blog. Krisit lives in Missoula, Montana, but of course with the wonderful Silpada site, it is very easy to order long distance.

    Kristi also happens to be my cousin. Although we didn’t grow up in the same area, we wrote letters frequently to each other as kids in between family visits. We also shared a common interest: Fashion

    I always admired Kristi’s style and somewhat envied the fact that her mom liked to shop and allowed her to buy nice things. While our moms were sisters, they did not share that love for shopping. Kristi always had the latest–at least in my eyes!

    She is a faithful reader and comments often. In May, we were able to meet and shop together for TWO days! Oh, the fun we had.

    For this post, I wanted to focus on a recent trend: Bracelet Stacking. I had never been a fan of a wrist of bangles because I didn’t like the “clanging” as the bracelets moved on my wrist. Once the stretch bracelet came on the scene, I did enjoy layering those a number of years ago before it was “on trend”. I also went through a streak where layered a bracelet with my watch. 

    Then, it seems I left my bracelets alone until recently.

    Now the trend is stacking LOTS of bracelets usually on the left arm. It makes quite a statement.

    The photos above are from random pictures/products on the internet so you can get the idea.

    Below, Kristi sent some great photos of bracelet stacking with Silpada bracelets.

    She is giving away the Goddess bracelet  (top photo) to ONE lucky reader. This is the perfect bracelet for layering–7 individual pearl bracelets. You can intersperse other favorite stretch bracelets or bangles for optimum mixing/matching!

    Now there is so much more available from Silpada than bracelets! Another winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate. Oh the possibilities… I’m going to treat myself to a couple of things, but it is really hard to decide. Here are a couple of my favorites from the latest catalog. Radiate Earrings, Indigo Mood Necklace and Go Coastal Necklace. And I’m a big fan of the Goddess bracelet because of how they would mix and match with what I have and give some of my older pieces new life.

    Since we are doing a week of different Giveaways, you have until Thursday, November 15 to enter.

    To enter, you MUST make a comment directly on the blog. DO NOT reply to the feed you receive in your e-mail. Click on the title of the article and make a comment about the jewelry OR bracelets in general. Do you have a favorite Silpada piece? Tell us if you are game to try the bracelet layering trend.

    Remember, TWO winners will be chosen!

    Good Luck and keep reading for more fun things to be coming your way this week!


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    Black Friday/Hairstyles Follow-up

    I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! I want to take a minute in this post to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who faithfully have read my blog for the last two years. If you are new here-Welcome! I look forward to bringing you more fashion advice…

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