Monday, February 27, 2012

Are you feeling lucky?

Did you know that St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated since around the 9th or 10th century? And did you know that there are 36.9 million U.S. residents with Irish roots? This number is more than eight times the population of Ireland itself (4.5 million)*.

Are you feeling lucky? Well you should, because St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. March 17th will be here before you know it. Do you have your green? Don't worry, we have you covered with new Lizzy & Janes items that are sure to send you right over the rainbow! Place your order by March 14th* and get it in time for St. Paddy's Day! Enjoy free domestic shipping on our entire St. Patrick's Section now through March 17th.

*Domestic Shipping 
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Whether it's elegance or playfulness you are looking for in your St. Paddy's Day accessory - we have both! And we have them available in hairclips, headbands and pins and will be adding more up until March 1st. (Items shown are just a sample of available items.)

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Because we love this day so much we are going to let you, our lucky loyal readers in on a sneak peek of things to come for Lizzy & Janes:
-International Shipping
-Bridal Items
-Easter/Spring Items
-Kid Specific Items

So get egg-cited, cinch up that wedding dress and do a jig, order it up international-style, and run around like a crazy kid... because we will have lots of new things to look forward to in the coming weeks and months! Have a happy, healthy, lucky March! -Lizzy

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Style Guide: 20 Ways to Accessorize with Flowers

Flower accessories are more abundant than ever - all types and styles, and everyone is wearing them from children to bridesmaids, to moms. It can be a little overwhelming to know how you should wear them and if you can pull it off. The possibilities are almost endless and I am going to give you just 20 different ways you can accessorize with your flowers (okay technically 19, and you'll see why).

1 Shoeclips
Shoeclips are a neat little invention that allow you to clip a flower to your flip flops, to your cute sparkly flats or to dress up those plain pumps. You can even use the clip on other items like purses (but more on that later).
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2 Jewelry
Pin or clip your flower to an existing necklace or bracelet. Pearls work well, but again the possibilities are endless depending on your jewelry collection. Be creative and play around. This allows you to customize to make a unique look that no one else will be sporting!

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 3 Purse
Jazz up your purse, handbag or clutch by pinning or clipping your flower to it. Maybe you want your purse to be understated during the day, but you are going out at night and want to spice it up a bit... add the flower and you have the perfect flirty accessory. When you add your flower accessory to your wallet - it is no longer a wallet, now it doubles as a clutch!

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4 Cardigan
Clip or pin your flower to your favorite cardigan. This can take an ordinary cardigan and make it really stand out... this is especially true if you have on a lot of basic pieces or if you are trying to tie a bunch of different pieces together into a unified look.

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5 Cardigan Zig-Zag
This puts a great spin on a classic item. Take a cardigan or item that zips, buttons, or clasps down the center and grab both sides (while you are wearing it) and criss-cross the two pulling one end behind and the other side in front. Keep pulling until you get the desired look and then hold the cardigan in place while you pin it together (both layers, so they stay put). Then pin/clip your flower in place. Great for accentuating your waist and creating an hourglass shape.

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6 Standard Headband
Take your standard covered headband... you know the ones that are plastic, but they've been covered in patterned/colored material and they are usually 1-2" wide and clip your flower from the back side (so the clip is not showing from the front).

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7 Lace Headband
This is pretty basic, pin or clip your flower onto a lace headband. If you have a flower pin you can weave the pin through the headband to make it more secure.

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8 Crochet Headband
Pin or clip your flower onto a crochet headband. Again if it is a flower pin you can weave it through the headband to make it more secure. You can also wear this headband lower, around your forehead for a flapper costume or vintage feel.

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9 Metal Headband
Clip or pin your flower accessory to a metal headband. Best part about these headbands - they go with almost anything! Just make sure to go with a high quality metal headband, because it makes a HUGE difference. I recommend nickel-free as it is higher quality metal (bonus - it's hypoallergenic).

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10 Hair
Clip your floral accessory directly into your wavy curls, or oh-so-cute updo. Why this works so well? It's easy peasy lemon squeezy. You have hair (unless you've recently gone Britney on us) and it can make your whole outfit look polished and well thought-out. If you want cute ideas for hairstyles with your floral accessories, then check out She has way cute hairstyle ideas and she has an Etsy shop of her own selling jewelry with her sister (Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry)!

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11 Scarf
Clip or pin your accessory onto a scarf. There are so many ways to tie a scarf! Just check out for tons of ideas. And then once you find an idea you love, try it out and accessorize with a flower. This option alone has endless possibilities thanks to all the amazing color, style and tying options. Can't go wrong with this!

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12 Outfitters
Pin or clip your flower onto whatever you are wearing. No need to get all fancy. Just work with what you got. (This outfit is pretty darn cute though.)
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13 Bridesmaids Dresses
Clip or pin the floral accessories to your bridesmaids dresses to make them fun and unique. Go matchy, matchy with the same flowers for all, or change it up and do the same color palette or same style and different colors.

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14 Bridesmaids Hair
This is obviously similar to bridesmaids dresses with your options, but perhaps your bridesmaids dresses are too busy or you want the focus to be in the hair and away from the flowers in the bridal bouquets. Whatever your choice, this is a great option and can be fun if it plays off an accessory the bride has that coordinates.
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15 Bride
Choose a floral accessory for your big day that compliments your theme and style. There are so many options, and with free customization you can dream up the perfect item that will make a statement without stealing your spotlight. We happily accept custom orders! Use the link below to drop us a line:
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16 Belt
With belts being just as much about fashion these days as function, this is the perfect opportunity to add a cute floral accessory. Whether you go big or small, this can add a feminine detail to the perfect outfit!

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17 Sash
Maybe you have a fancy satin sash that goes with your formal dress, or maybe you just have a cotton sash to compliment your outfit. Find a cute way to tie your sash and polish it off with a floral accessory.
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18 Gift
Dress up a gift box/present by adding a flower instead of a bow. Not only does it make the packaging look adorable, but then the gift recipient will be thrilled that it is also functional fashion!

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19 Hat
Pin or clip your accessory to your favorite hat. The cuter the hat, the cuter the combo. This especially makes a neutral hat fun and fashion-forward!

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20 Tangerine Speedo
Last but not least, pin a floral accessory to your tangerine speedo. Tangerine is the 2012 PANTONE color of the year and there's nothing like drawing even more attention to yourself with a floral accessory on a speedo. Trust me, you do not want a picture of this one, so just use your imagination. :)

Well there you have it, 20... I mean 19 ways to accessorize with your Lizzy & Janes flowers. There are many other ways to accessorize, but these are some of the most basic and versatile. Let us know which ways are your favorite, or let us know if you have a fun, new idea that is not mentioned here! Happy accessorizing!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Easy Updo for Everyday

So Pinterest is one of my all time favorite sources for everything, but especially cute hairdo options. I thought I would share this pictorial especially because it is cute, easy and incorporates beautiful flower clips a la Lizzy & Janes. Unfortunately this looks like a copy of a copy & the source was not properly if anyone knows were I can find the original PLEASE let me know! We like to give credit where credit is due.

Have you found one you would like to share? Leave a link in the comments section or repin on pinterest @Lizzy & Janes. Thanks for sharing!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Jessica Burton she won her favorite flower! Thanks to all those who entered we appreciate your feedback!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


We received our first custom comission today...they wanted a fusion of these styles:

This color...
...with this blossom style...
...and a center like this...
And this is the end result!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We are Live!

Lizzy and Jane's is celebrating the launch of our Etsy Shop! We have tons of flower accessories at killer prices! Each one of our flowers is handcrafted and unique. As a thank you for our blog readers we want to give you 10% off your purchase during the month of February. Enter coupon code BLOGGER10 at checkout. Don't forget to enter our sweepstakes! Be sure to check back often for special offers and styling tips!