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How to: Layering Necklaces

August 28, 2014

  Necklace Layering Tips A hot trend these days is wearing multiple necklaces.  In no particular order, here are some quick tips on the do's and don'ts of layering necklaces.  Mix and match chain tones (etc gold and silver) Don't be scared to use your gold, silver, and brass necklaces together Vary your lengths Try a Princess length paired with an Opera and Lariat length Add a statement piece.  No outfit is complete without a statement piece. Choose the necklace you want to stand out and work your way around it.  Choose an odd number of layers You may like even number better, but I find that odd number of anything add a little bit of interest. You can also make... Continue Reading →

West Africa's Best Kept Secret: Burkina Faso

August 23, 2014

Our chale {friend} Tom recently took a trip to Burkina Faso. He lives in Accra, our home base, and travelled from there on a breath-taking adventure. Check out his well composed pictures and descriptions below! "The start of the trip in Northern Ghana. I liked this sign in the bus station in Bolgatanga - a good example of Ghanaian English!" You may be asking where Paga, Ghana is so we have decided to include this map for you.    "The chief's compound in Tiébélé just over the border from Ghana. Square houses for single men... figure-of-eight houses for newly weds... and larger houses for older women and their children. All made of a mixture of clay and cow dung and... Continue Reading →

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