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Carolily's Top Christmas Gifts for 2017

Carolily's Top Christmas Gifts for 2017

Now that December is upon us, it is time to start planning your Christmas shopping. (Unless you are like Danielle and you began last month!).

Here at Carolily, we are all about the thoughtful gifts that perfectly reflect someone's personality! Take a peek at our top Christmas gift ideas for 2017...

1. Fanny Necklace

 Handcrafted with sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and pearls, and hand-blown glass, the Fanny necklace is one of our limited edition holiday necklaces that is perfect for your next party!

2. Minnie Necklace

Between the freshwater pearls, Swaorvski crystals and crystal amethyst, the Minnie necklace is sure to seduce those who lay eyes upon you. Pair it with a little black dress at your next holiday party or keep it casual with a cozy cashmere sweater.

3. Leopold Lapel Pin

Add some personality to your outfit with our Leopold Lapel Pin- the perfect mixture of classy and badassy. The crystal quartz and pave' bead are topped by a silver skull and pairs beautifully with a black, grey or navy suit. Leopold pairs well with our Basil Pocket Square, one of the newest additions to our Gentleman's Lounge Collection.

4. Cameron Bracelet

 In addition to our handmade pocket squares, our men's bracelets, including the Cameron, are also new additions to our Gentleman's Lounge Collection!

5. Ashley or Pauline Bracelet

 We have always been lovers of pearls and since we couldn't choose between our Pauline and Ashley Bracelet, we included both in our list!

There you have it, five of our top picks for Christmas gifts! What will you choose?!

Please be sure to place your order by December 15th in order to receive it by Christmas!

 

We also wanted to thank the incredible team who helped bring this photo shoot to life- Brandon Boot for photography, Georgie Girl for wardrobe, Crimson Hair Salon for up-dos, Randi Toth for makeup, Hannah McKnee, Nicole Hayden, Jesse Croy and Des O'Brien for being our beautiful models and Caldwell Heritage Farms for letting us use their beautiful property.

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Carolily Among Top 40 Under 40 in Business for Kelowna

Carolily Among Top 40 Under 40 in Business for Kelowna

What an exciting week this has been! One of our owners, Danielle Scheven, was named one of Kelowna's Top 40 Under 40 in Business by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.


Danielle was featured in the Daily Courier and Okanagan Edge, and during a radio interview on AM 1150! Click the hyperlinks to read the articles and listen to the recording of Danielle's interview.

Thank you for your continued support as we grow our company! We are honored to be named among so many other successful business leaders and cannot wait to see what the next year has in store for us!

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How to Prepare for the Red Dress Gala

How to Prepare for the Red Dress Gala

This year, Carolily is a proud sponsor of the Red Dress Gala in Kelowna and will be one of the designers in the fashion show. We could not be more excited to support such an incredible cause!

In preparation for this year's event, we also want to make sure that we help you look and feel your best. There is nothing quite like walking into a room radiating beauty and confidence. Here are some of our tips for getting gala ready!

Custom gold and onyx necklace

But first, what is the Red Dress Gala?

The Heart Truth Kelowna, also known as the Red Dress Gala, is a fashion show fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation hosted on October 21. The evening serves to educate, empower and encourage women, and those who love them, to place women’s heart health first.

The Heart Truth Kelowna has raised more than $125,000 in the past 5 years and has firmly established itself as the premier fundraiser for women’s health in Kelowna.

If you'd like to purchase tickets for this wonderful event, you can do so HERE.

Carolily necklace and custom lapel pin

Be True to You

One of our most favorite things about dressing up is you can take it as an opportunity to express yourself. There are such a wide array of cuts, colours and styles available that you don't ever have to wear something that you don't feel 100% comfortable in. There is nothing more attractive than someone who is completely confident in what they are wearing.

 Accessories Are Key

Often, the difference between a good outfit and a great one is the accessories. They not only help to compliment what you are wearing, but they are another outlet of self expression. A stunning bracelet or statement-making necklace can help take your outfit up a notch. And to be clear, this doesn't just apply to the ladies! Lapel pins and pocket squares are essential for any gentleman!

Below are a few of our favorite ways to add some personality to your outfit.

Custom lapel pinPauline necklace made of silver and freshwater pearls
Carolily necklace made of quartz and freshwater pearlsCustom lapel pin

 

 Have Fun With It

No matter the occasion, have fun with your outfit! Whether that means stepping out of your comfort zone with a different colour, having a custom necklace or lapel pin made, or trying a new hair style, you may be surprised how good trying something new makes you feel.

How Carolily Can Help

If you have your dress or suit selected already, email us a photo to give us an idea of the look you're going for. We can either help select one of our Signature or Statement pieces, or create a Custom one-of-a-kind necklace or lapel pin. 

We are so grateful for the opportunity to support the Red Dress Gala, as well as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and look forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks!

A special thank you to our fabulous photographer, Elizabeth Dunning, and our beautiful models, Lisa Stephenson, Dave Stephenson, Matthew Hammond, Lisa Kelley, Hannah McNee and Tara Sebastianis.

 

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For the Hottest Spring & Summer Trends DO NOT Shop at Carolily.com

For the Hottest Spring & Summer Trends DO NOT Shop at Carolily.com

It is true! Carolily jewelry is not trendy nor is it for one specific season. At Carolily, we do not focus on the next hottest trend and then move on. We continually focus on attention to detail, meticulous designs and the creation of pieces with modern sensibility and classic beauty. Women can build their personal style by buying timeless pieces that will last them many seasons.


Our customers are not followers, they are leaders. That is why we want to help empower women to be their own person, to be confident and to embrace their perfect imperfections so they can express themselves to the world. ’Your Statement. Our Necklace’ is somewhat of a mantra in our studio and we design all of our pieces with that in mind.


Our new line will be debuted in the next few weeks. You can expect our one-of-a-kind works of art, our limited edition pieces and of course, our Signature line. Choose quality over quantity and select a piece of Carolily that you will love for years to come.


To be notified when our new line is released, please subscribe to our newsletter using the form located in the footer below.

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Hosting a Carolily Social

Hosting a Carolily Social

Why host a Carolily Social?

What better way to spend an afternoon or evening with your girlfriends than with bubbly and jewelry?! We will bring a selection of our jewelry for you and your closest gals to try on in the comfort of your own home. You can even earn free products and discounts just for hosting! The more your friends spend, the more you earn. And since it wouldn’t be a party without bubbly, we’ll even bring a bottle to celebrate! All you have to do is invite at least four friends to your home, supply light refreshments (such as coffee and tea), and we’ll do the rest!

Hostess rewards:

Simply by hosting a fabulous Social, you will have the opportunity to earn free products and receive 50% off up to four items. The amount you receive is dependent on the total sales (pre tax) generated from your hosted Social, excluding your own purchases. Please see the below chart for details.

Rewards of Hosting a Carolily Social:

Total Sales from Social

(excluding hostess purchases)

Free Accessory Value

Receive 50% off of ...

$1,000+

$250 - $500

4 items

$500 - $999

$100 - $200

3 items

$300 - $499

$45 - $75

2 items

Please note:

  • Must have at least $300 in sales and 4 individual orders to qualify for Carolily Rewards
  • If friends cannot make it on the night of the Social,  they can shop your event online. You will still be eligible for Carolily Rewards if sales are made on line.
  • All jewelry at the Social is for show purposes only. All jewelry is made to order and will be shipped to customer’s home.

Booking Rewards:

For every Social booked as a result of your event, you will earn an additional $25.00 in Carolily Rewards. Please note that this must be used within 60 days of your hosted Social.

How to Book:

Interested in hosting a Carolily Social of your own? Email us at info@carolily.com to get started! Please note that Socials are available in select cities and are weather permitting.

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Embrace Your Personal Style with a Carolily Statement Necklaces

Embrace Your Personal Style with a Carolily Statement Necklaces

A statement necklace is an affordable luxury and the wonderful thing is that we can all wear them! It is about self expression and attitude and embracing who you are! Wearing a statement necklace can enhance your outfit as well as your confidence.

Here are some style tips for you to try:

Pair a T-shirt​ with a sparkling statement piece for a clean look that can take you from day to night.



A v-neck ​calls for a piece that follows the neckline and fills in the ‘empty canvas’ between your neckline and jaw line.



Work attire ​can go from boring to sophisticated rather easily. To add interest and colour to a white button up blouse/shirt simply put on a statement necklace. Add a blazer or chic cardigan and you are ready to take on what the day has in store for you.



A classic shift dress ​has the perfect neckline for a statement necklace. Adding a statement piece takes the dress to the next level.



Stripes​ are a great background for our necklaces. For example, a black stripe on white looks smashing with pearls and crystals.



May we also suggest being adventurous when wearing our necklaces, try layering ​pieces. Pair a smaller piece with a big chunky necklace, double up two chunky ones, or long with short for more impact. We would suggest if you do this, perhaps don smaller earrings such as pearls.



Wearing a Carolily Statement helps you express who you are...have fun with it!

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Introducing the Carolily Signature Collection

When we created Carolily, it was with the desire to honour the past generations of women in our family. Their determination, drive and confidence inspired us to create a company that empowers women and encourages self expression and confidence. We all have a statement to make and our jewelry can help you express it.

With all this said, we are delighted to introduce our Carolily Signature Collection. This collection includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings beautifully crafted from some of Carol and Lily’s favorite things- silver and pearls. Some of our customer favorites are included in this collection as well, such as our Carolily and Carol. All the pieces in the collection can be worn individually or coordinated with another piece or two. How fabulous is that?!  Take a look and let us know what you think; we always love to hear what you have to say.

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How to Care for Your Piece of Carolily

Carolily creates affordable luxuries which need to be cared for.  Here are a few tips to keep your jewelry looking beautiful for years to come.

  1. For heavier, more substantial statement necklaces, it is best to lie flat in a storage box or drawer. Lighter pieces can be hung, but, storing in a drawer helps to keep them dust free. You want to avoid tangling, kinking and crimping which can cause breakage.

  2. If your necklace has semi precious stones, avoid storing in bright sun.

  3. Hairspray and perfume are harsh on jewelry and should be applied before putting on the necklace.

  4. Clean jewelry with a jewelry cloth or a simple damp cloth will be sufficient to remove traces of beauty products and body oil.

If you have any questions on how to care for your Carolily, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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Three Steps to a Stress Free Holiday Look

With Christmas quickly approaching, along with parties, dinners, and nights out, it’s time to dust off that sparkly dress, and glam up your party look. Don’t worry - I have you covered with my three steps to a stress free look. From timeless red lips and classic winged liner, to a bold beautiful smokey eye, and for the final touch, a statement necklace from local designer, Carolily Finery.


# 1. BOLD RED LIPS – The classic red lip never goes out of style, and paired with a winged liner, you’re set to make a grand entrance.

Fair skin tones - Try a cool blue based shade like Blu Red or Cranberry LipSense. (Bonus, these shades also make your teeth look whiter!)

Medium to olive skin tones - Stick to warmer based reds like SheLaLa, and Red Cherry LipSense.

Darker skin tones – Go for plum reds to brick tones as they will have great pigmentation and not look pasty. Try Brick, Mojave, or Rhubarb.

# 2. SMOKEY EYES – If you want all eyes on you, then go for bold smokey eyes with a touch of sparkle, and pair with a soft neutral lip. For a softer look, try a brown tone, like Smoked Topaz or a deep grey like Ebony Essence. For that all out smokey eye go for a black like Onyx.

# 3. SPARKLE – Don’t be afraid to add some sparkle to your LBD, by adding a statement necklace or earrings. Accessories can help take your look up a notch from simple to glamorous. Try necklaces that have mixed metals or stonework and sparkle, such as those shown below from Carolily Finery. You can really add your personality to your look with make-up & jewelry. Do you want to feel playful, bold, feminine or sexy? I am always amazed how the simple things can make you feel more confident and beautiful, so don’t be afraid to let your inner diva sparkle and shine.

For more information on how to glamorize your holiday look, please feel free to reach out to myself or the ladies of Carolily Finery.

 

Drupti Glowinkowski is a makeup artist and esthetician, working out of the Lower Mainland of BC. A SeneGence distributor and expert in anit-aging makeup and skincare, Drupti is your go to gal for all your makeup needs! Connect with her through Facebook, Instagram, or email- boldlooks@shaw.ca .

 




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How To Win The Style Stakes With Carolily

How To Win The Style Stakes With Carolily

Hello, Beautiful.  


You want to be crowned the Belle de Jour at this year’s Deighton Cup Style Stakes and we want to help you make this happen!


We have a few recommendations to help you stand out at this year’s event.


Let’s get started!


Know who you are! What makes you feel beautiful?

Everyone has their own unique sense of style that should be celebrated and embraced. You will want to wear an outfit that represents who you are as an individual!

Choose accessories that compliment your outfit and give it that “wow” factor. You will know it’s the right piece of jewelry when you feel beautiful and confident wearing it.


Carolily’s recommendation:

Pippa is crafted from semi-precious sapphire,  jade, amethyst, amazonite, crystal quartz, onyx and freshwater pearls. Pair Pippa with a black jumpsuit, white goddess dress or bright pink mini to make a dazzling statement.



Make an investment in your style and buy quality pieces.

Our pieces are created with only the finest materials, making them a worthy investment for not only the Style Stakes, but for years to come. The pieces we create are handcrafted and possess a timeless beauty, making them a classic staple in your wardrobe. Whether you are attending the Deighton Cup or a high tea, you’ll want to reach for your piece of Carolily.


Carolily’s Recommendation:

Sabrina is a classic beauty made of lustrous freshwater pearls, varying in size and delicate shades of white. While pearls look stunning with any outfit, we recommend a white lace dress for an elegant look.

Express yourself & buy custom.

There is a certain sense of pride that comes from wearing jewelry that was custom made especially for you. If you truly want to stand out this year, and every year to come, talk to us about our custom jewelry. There is no better feeling than wearing something no one else can have. Let us give you that feeling.

Carolily's Recommendation:

Zeta is not for the faint of heart. A combination of large rugged natural stone, smooth crystal quartz and Swarovski crystal make Zeta one of our favorite one-of-a-kind necklaces. Matched with a vintage inspired black dress or white pant suit, you will be sure to turn heads.

We look forward to helping you win this year's Style Stakes! Please reach out should you require any assistance planning your outfit; we are more than happy to help.

We will see you there!

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