Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Shop Till You Drop…and Why Women Love It

Why do women love to shop?  Please note, that by shopping I am not discussing the mundane grocery shopping or school supply shopping, I am speaking of Shopping in it’s purest form, such as clothes and accessories and jewelry shopping.  I am sure it is a question that has popped up many many times.  What makes shopping so appealing to women?  It is certainly a question that I have pondered as I am handing over my credit card.  I could offer you countless theories and an abundance of research into the supposed genetic and predisposed reasons that women shop, but I won’t bore you with the details.   From my point of view as a self proclaimed shopaholic and a trendy jewelry business owner, the reasons are much more simple than that.

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” (Bo Derek) 

1) Shopping releases our happy endorphins:   It’s true, shopping is just plain fun!  Retail therapy is akin to happiness!  Ever had a bad day at work and then decide to stop at the mall to pick up a few things?  Instant Happy!  I know I have mentally prepared for a stressful week by promising myself (in my head of course) a shopping spree on saturday as a way of rewarding myself.  Let’s face it women, we are wired differently from most men.  Men look at shopping as a means to an end, we look at it as an experience we can’t wait to have.

“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. ” (Tammy Faye Bakker)

2) Shopping is a sport:  Now look, I know what you are thinking, baseball is a sport, shopping is not.  In response to that, I disagree!  What women hasn’t gotten immense pleasure in knowing she is the first in her group to wear the “it” jeans or have the “it” jewelry accessory?

Shopping brings out the competitive nature in all of us.  Think clearance sales.  Have you ever stepped back from a clearance rack and watched the women fight over the last item in that color or size?  On that end, I have been guilty of walking through the store and holding onto that blouse that I probably won’t end up buying, but just in case, I don’t want anyone else to have it either.  What about sticking that last size medium across the store in another rack of totally unrelated clothes so nobody can find it in case you change your mind?  Come on ladies we have all been there and scoring the last one is like winning the world series.

“Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.”

 “Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.” (Erma Bombeck)

3) Shopping is a social event: Women look at shopping as a fun way to get together with their friends.  Have you ever heard a man call up his friend and ask him to go shopping for clothes together? I certainly haven’t.  Shopping is a great way to spend time together and catch up on each other’s lives.  What better way to spend the day than shopping with good friends, and after all, we all need someone to tell us our but doesn’t look fat in those jeans :) .

Jodi Johnson, Owner of Simply Trendy Jewelry

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It’s Free Shipping Time!!!!

Summer is here and the lazy hot and humid days have gone to our heads here at Simply Trendy Jewelry!  For absolutely no reason at all other than we love our customers, we are proudly offering:

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS THROUGH 7/25/13 (cannot be combined with any other offer)

Shop our complete line of chic trendy jewelry including our monogram collection and our new sterling silver jewelry collection all with absolutely no shipping charge and no minimum order needed to receive the discount.IMG_5660_1367879879silvermonogramearrings


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Trendy jewelry whether it is sterling silver or costume jewelry can last  an immensely long time if properly taken care of.  Read below to see how to best care for both your fun jewelry and your high quality sterling silver (.925 jewelry).

FASHION JEWELRY or sometimes known as costume jewelry is usually made of a mix of metals and is worn to compliment an outfit or look, but is generally not of heirloom quality. It is usually much more affordable than fine jewelry and since the trends seem to change weekly, accenting the “IT TREND” doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  That being said, it can last multiple seasons if you follow these simple guidelines.

1) Never use harsh chemicals on costume jewelry or put on any type of perfume or lotion while wearing it.  Doing so can cause discoloration and dulling of the jewelry.

2) keep your jewelry durst free and protected when not wearing it by either placing it in a jewelry box or a jewelry pouch.  Avoid getting it tangled with other jewelry items.

3) Always take off your costume jewelry when swimming, showering or washing your hands.

If you must clean your fashion/costume jewelry then simple soap and water is fine, but always make sure to dry it thoroughly.  Another option is to use a small amount of Windex or it’s equivalent  on a soft cloth and gently wipe.  NEVER use harsh jewelry cleaners on fashion jewelry.

STERLING SILVER JEWELRY or fine jewelry can last a lifetime if taken care of.  Sterling silver is actually made up of 92.5 percent fine silver and 7.5 percent of other metals.  You will often see .925 engraved into sterling silver jewelry and it is in fact a requirement that there be a marking on the jewelry if it is in fact sterling silver.  ”Sterling” is sometimes seen engraved instead of .925.  Either is acceptable.  If you are wondering why sterling silver is in fact made up of other metals, the reason is that 100 percent silver would be too soft to form jewelry and the added other metals makes it hard enough to mold.

Here are the best ways to care for your sterling silver jewelry.

1) For light cleanings to remove dirt, makeup etc… using a small amount of liquid detergent mixed with water is acceptable.  Make sure to use a very soft cloth or a very soft toothbrush.  Remember that although sterling silver is scratch resistant, it is still a very soft metal and can scratch.  Avoid anything abrasive.

2) For a deeper cleaning and polish there are many sterling silver cleaners and cloths on the market.  Always read the instructions and warnings, because some cleaners are not safe to use with gemstones.

3) Store your sterling silver jewelry is very important, because contact with acids will tarnish your jewelry.  If you are storing your jewelry in a jewelry chest, adding a non tarnish liner or anti tarnish cloth are options.  Another option is store your jewelry in an airtight  polyethylene zip lock bag.

4) Always remove your jewelry before swimming, cleaning or washing your hands and if the jewelry does get wet make sure to dry thoroughly.

With just a little effort you can keep all your jewelry both fun and precious looking great for a long time to come!








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Simply Trendy Jewelry is Proud To Introduce Our Newest Sterling Silver Jewelry Collection

Simply Trendy Jewelry is proud to introduce our new line of chic and trendy sterling silver jewelry at affordable prices.

Check out our new necklaces including sterling silver inspirational charm necklaces, heart necklaces, gemstone and beaded silver necklaces.  We also carry a large selection of sterling silver earrings and bracelets to complement your look.

Visit today and tell us what you think!  We would love to hear from you.



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Take 20% Off Your Next Monogram Jewelry Order

For a limited time at we are offering our most exclusive customers a 20% off discount on our monogram jewelry line.

USE PROMO CODE:  TREND at checkout

***hurry this offer expires on 7/1/7/13 and cannot be combined with any other offer.acrylic name necklace

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What’s The Hottest Trend In Fashion Jewelry Right Now?

acrylic monogram braceletThese days it is hard not to notice the huge monogram trend that is taking place.  From sterling silver name necklaces (think Carrie in Sex and The City), to bright colored acrylic monogram jewelry the trend has spread all over the country!

When you think about it, what’s not to love, it’s fun, its personal and unique!  Monogram jewelry makes a great gift for that special hard to buy for friend or loved one and is so much more personal than a gift card.  Best of all they come in all price ranges, and all designs.  From earrings to necklaces and names to initials the choice is yours.