My First Sample Sale

I am super excited for my first sample sale! I have a bunch of designs that I am trying to clear out in order to make room for new ones. All pieces are brand new. I have enough material to make one or two of each so get them while you can. They are priced at 50% off the regular price, perfect to help you build up your jewelry collection or start your holiday shopping early. As always, each piece comes with an airtight bag and in a box ready to be gifted. Look for the Sample Sale banner on my home page or simply type sample sale in the search box to see the selection. Happy Shopping!

New Creation Wednesday - Chunky Black Chain Edition

One of this Fall/Winter's top jewelry trends is chain and especially chunky chain necklaces. As simple as this new necklace looks, it is a vital addition to any girl's jewelry collection. This bold black and gold chain necklace is so versatile. You can dress it up or down and wear it from day to night. My favorite lightweight gold chains wrap around the thick black chain for an easy look that will be sure to radiate endless compliments.

Affordable Looks for the Everyday Fashionista - Weekend Edition

Another weekend is upon us ladies, but that doesn't mean we have to opt for the sweats to feel comfortable. Try an outfit like this one to give you that relaxed and easy look yet effortless chic in the same time. I always say that jewelry can make an outfit go from boring to chic and even glamorous and this is exactly how. Everyone owns a white tee and some skinny denim at this point (if not, go get one!). Add a chunky chained pendant necklace like this African jade handmade piece from my line along with some skinny bangles and sandals to complete your look...Your welcome.

Affordable Looks for the Everyday Fashionista

It is time for another affordable look for this Spring/Summer. I am a firm believer that being in style does not have to be costly. Here's a fun Summer look for you to try with this flared A-line skirt from H&M. White is the simplest way to pair it with this off the shoulder top from Asos. You can also combine it with black, ivory or printed top (loose or tight) if you please. Add this chunky colorblocked statement fuschia/navy necklace to help highlight that neckline and a simple gold bangle for the perfect finishing touch.



Affordable Looks for the Everyday Fashionista

This week's feature is far from boring with this faux camel colored skirt and light blue top. Perfect to pair together or to wear each piece separately to create endless possibilities.  Such a comfortable ensemble to wear out or even at work for a fashionable day with a cardigan or blazer on top. At the House of Zada, it is all about the easy looks that make a loud statement. As always do not forget the most important part, your jewels! Pair with this Swarovski crystal dangle earring for the perfect combination.






Top Trends for /Summer 2014- The Summer Nudes

Summer is upon us and you know what that means, white, beige...white, beige. You see where I am going with this? White pants are a summertime staple that  makes any look extra fashionable. The feel good factor once you put on those white pants or tank that can brighten up anyone's day. The store shelves packed with neon colored pieces that all you need is a nude shoe or white pant to make the ultimate ensemble. This is a DO for every Spring/Summer season and don't forget to wear white pants in the Winter too! Here are some affordable finds this lace fitted sweater combined with linen Loft trouser pants and some chunky heels to keep you comfortable yet so chic. Don't forget your most important piece, your House of Zada handmade gemstone statement necklace.

Affordable Looks for the Everyday Fashionista

Another lookbook Thursday is upon us and this time we welcome Spring with open arms celebrating its summer nudes and all that it has to bring. I will be doing a summer nudes feature next week where all things are white and beige and how to combine them. For now, step out with these powdery pink shorts and an off white blazer to bring the heat. Don't forget the most important part of your outfit, that chunky Ihani handmade necklace and the ankle strap sandals which is a must for this Spring/Summer 2014.

Affordable Looks for the Everyday Fashionista

What happens when you combine two of the hottest trends for this Spring/Summer? PERFECTION. Orange is the new black in case you haven't seen orange everything once you walk in any store and when you combine it with navy and stripes, it is a guaranteed hit. This affordable look can be worn at work with a cardigan or as is. You can also wear it for a night out with your ladies, a date or a fun night out in the city. The possibilities are endless. Don't forget to complete your look with your pearl Swarovski crystal earrings where pearls are always appropriate. What do you think. Do you see yourself wearing this?

Top Trends for Spring/Summer 2014 - Stripes and the many misconceptions

Fasten your seatbelts for this much necessary how to wear your stripes guide. I don't know about you, but I LOVE stripes. Too bad when I talk to many girls, they always say "it makes me look big." That is because different stripes can change your look entirely. Stripes can make you look wider or can be very flattering, but you must choose the right ones that work for you. I always think, just because a certain trend is in, it does not mean it has to fit who I am. You can skip some trends if you are totally uncomfortable, I promise I won't judge. This trend though, should be embraced by many more if you find YOUR stripe.

Let's start off by talking about horizontal stripes. Horizontal stripes usually make one look wider. But, this can change depending on the width of the stripe and how it falls on YOU. Bigger stripes usually make one look wider whereas the thinner stripes can offset that look a bit. To wear wider stripes, see how it falls on you. Can you belt it to show off your hourglass figure and change the entire look, does it show some skin like a shirt with a sheer top or even sleeveless. That can make wider stripes look very flattering. Do you have a small bust but want them to look bigger? Horizontal and especially wide stripes can do the trick. Want to accentuate that figure, pair a medium horizontal striped flowy skirt with a plain top. You will never know until you try. 

Next comes your vertical stripes. Vertical stripes are very flattering on most women. They will make you look slimmer, elongate the torso and make it seem like you have longer legs. That is why most striped pants are vertical stripes. This is usually a safer bet if you want to dive into the strip trend. Wider stripes can make you look a little wider even in vertical cuts where thinner ones are usually more flattering. 

What about the diagonal ones? Diagonal stripes are very tricky. There's no secret to this one but to try it on and see how it fits you. If you are going for a skirt, it usually gives off a more hourglass look. If you are already have lots of hips to play with, it might not be your best option depending how high or low the waist of the skirt is.

Still not convinced? Try adding a striped bag, shoe or jewelry to your outfit to stay right on the trend wagon without falling out of your comfort zone. As always, here are some affordable finds to try at your next outing.

Stay tuned next week for graphic black and white trends!



Ring in the New Year in Style

We all know New Year's is right around the corner but the big question is, what do I wear? You can always go for the same glitzy dress or top everyone will be wearing or you can be different. I don't know about you but I want to be different. Stay warm by wearing pants and closed toe pumps in a way far from boring, a jumpsuit. This one shoulder beauty from ASOS is to die for. Combine with one of my head turning gemstone handmade earrings for the perfect touch.