It's the moment you've been waiting for so long: you're heading out for that vacation you deserve so much. The excitement starts well before you actually land at your destination. The real fun begins as you prepare for your holiday: checking hot spots online, planning your trip, packing. So you've stuffed all the clothes you could possibly want into your suitcase - but what about your jewellery? Here's a quick cheat-sheet to make sure you're taking the perfect accessories for your trip:
Dazzle the night away. No vacation is complete without at least one night out at the local bar or hot club. And no outfit is perfect without that little piece of jewellery to add the sexy twist that will make you feel you own the place - even if you've just walked into it in your highest heels. Make sure you take at least one piece of jewellery that will spice up that little black dress you packed to knock the guys over. We suggest something especially sparkly, like a necklace with an opal pendant, or sexy teardrop earrings inlaid with black onyx.
Oysters & champagne. Vacations exist for every budget. Whether it's a last minute weekend or a luxury cruise you've got planned, you're likely to see the inside of at least one nice restaurant. And whilst reaching for that fancy menu, be prepared with that extravagant pearl necklace or those stunning pearl earrings you keep in your jewellery box for just such an occasion.
Casual dazzle. It's great to look dazzling - but come on: you're not really going to climb the Eiffel Tower or stroll down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in four-inch stilettos. Amongst the cocktail dresses and designer suits you're probably packing a few pairs of jeans, shorts, or comfy tights. Don't forget to add a few pieces of jewellery to suit that casual look. How about a long, large-link silver necklace to make your t-shirt sparkle? Or a pair of dangling silver earrings inlaid with zircons to jazz up your jeans? Easy to pack - and even easier to wear.
Make a splash! Whether you're heading for a summer or winter getaway, chances are you're going to hit some water: the golden beaches of Thailand, an unexpected thunderstorm in Rome, or the rooftop pool of your hotel, any of which will add a refreshing splash to your trip. Rain or shine, make sure you bring jewellery that will also make a splash. An item you can wear as you go - one that will make a smooth transition from street to beach - is an anklet from Magnolia's collection. One with gemstones will show off your kicking legs...
Make sure you're safe. So, do you really want to take that ultra-expensive necklace that's been passed down in your family for three generations? Make sure there'll be a reliable safe in your hotel room first. A smarter idea would be to leave your fanciest jewellery in a safe place at home, and buy yourself something less expensive but no less beautiful or fashionable just for the trip. Magnolia offers bracelets, necklaces and earrings in all price ranges.
Passports? Check. Online flight booking? Check. Everything packed? Check. Now just make sure to drop by any of Magnolia's branches before heading to the airport, and find that perfect piece of jewellery to make your holiday special. Your vacation starts here!