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CONTEST: Win a KeySmart 2.0!

It’s time for another contest, everyone! Enter to win your very own red KeySmart key holder and never have to worry about losing a key again!

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Made in the USA from aircraft aluminum, this second version of the stainless steel holder comes with a laser engraved logo and holds up to 4 keys! We’ll also throw in an expansion pack so EVEN MORE locks can be thwarted at moment’s notice.

There’s only one way to enter to win: Leave a comment on this post telling us an embarrassing story related to once losing your keys. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left my house key at the bar and only realized it was missing upon arriving home – sigh!

Contest ends August 1st at 6:00pm EST. Only US citizens are eligible to submit.

Good luck!

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Key Accessories Can Be Chic!

When thinking about accessories, key chains don’t normally come to mind, but they are an important part of everyday life.  We use keys for just about everything and as time goes by, we seem to accumulate more keys each year.

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One innovative way to keep your keys organized is with the KeySmart.  It is a patent pending design that seems to be using a similar design to the jack knife/ multi-tool, but specifically for keys.  The keys are attached to either end of the holder and have the ability to flip out and back, keeping the holder’s slim shape that would easily slide into any pocket or purse.  Specifically, the KeySmart 2.0 model comes in the bright color selections of blue, orange, green, and purple, but also in neutrals like black, slate, and titanium.

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The KeySmart is crafted of aircraft aluminum and stainless for durability with the ability to expand for more than four keys.  And at a mere $19.98, it is organization plus economy! I suspect I’ll be using my blue one for a while to come.

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The next key accessory is by J.W. Hulme and is constructed of 100% rich brown leather with brass hardware.  It has a “dog leash” style finding on one end and the key ring on the other.  The ingenious part is the loop that it forms, which allows it to be snapped onto a larger object that may be too big for the other closure.  For $38 at East Dane, it would be a great gift for those looking for a bit of luxury.

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Lastly, the Lobster Claw Key Fob by Jack Spade is a simple but effective design.  Available in a nickel or brass finish, both key chains have a substantial lobster claw clasp that is opposite the key ring, which can easily hook onto pant-loops or a backpack. I chose this style for my teenager after they “misplaced” the only set of keys to the car and I had to have it towed home. This fob is better for heavy-duty key grouping while the KeySmart definitely reigns for streetwear use.

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Sarongs: A Sophicated Way for a Lady to Dress for Summertime

Ladies who want to go to the beach fashionably, enjoy the summer lifestyle and dress elegantly need to remember that sarongs are the best all-purpose accessory for the season. Sarongs are like skirts that work with swimwear which women can enjoy during these hot months. Each style idea below takes the lady from a place she can wear her bikini comfortably to a place where she would not normally wear a bikini, but she makes this transition with sophistication.

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At The Beach

Ladies who want to sun at the beach must have a stylish way to leave the beach. A confident woman can pretty much pull off any style of bikini, but the sarong and a pair of heels adds some flair to the outfit that will allow the lady to shop for the rest of the day. She can walk right down the main boulevard dressed to the nines in something most people only associate with the beach.

At A Meal

Ladies often sun at the pool and head off to lunch or dinner with friends. Wearing a sarong allows the lady to sport her gorgeous bikini along with a faux skirt. This combination is very attractive, but it is also very elegant. It is as if the lady walked off the runway of a fashion show and decided to have a bite to eat.

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Ladies who have jobs at the beach are often in need of something to cover up when they are working. A bartender, waitress, photographer or lifeguard needs something that she can wear with her swimwear that helps her feel covered up. A sarong is not a full skirt, but a sarong is something that helps a lady feel like she is not exposed all during the day. This is especially helpful when she is working near the sand.

The sarong is a unique piece of clothing that is almost exclusively associated with bikinis, and it can serve ladies who work or play near the water. A woman can transform her swimwear into something that is elegant and sophisticated with just one wrap around her waist!

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Life (and Style) Is in the Details

It’s those little touches that make everything feel special. Whether it be your favorite pair of earrings, or a little something extra on your favorite top, an outfit can be made (or ruined) in the details.

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Try finding a top or dress worth looking over your shoulder for. Pim + Larkin Annie Bow Back Tank has a small keyhole with a large white bow. For another unexpected twist, Zara’s Dress with Chains on the Back just appears to be a classic high neck LBD from the front. However, when you turn around, the trendy chains are a sexy little surprise.

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Add something extra to your feet with Steve Madden’s Daisey Sandals. The gold bow on the t-strap of these thong sandals are sure to make you smile. Sigerson Morrison Kadle Sandal is a basic leather sandal with an ankle strap but what really makes it stand apart from the pack is the wood-paneled buckle closure.

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We just adore Kate Spade’s New York Shinny Mini Bow Bangle. This sweet bracelet is delicate yet certainly attention grabbing. Gorjana Lula Pyramid Stud has a polished eggshell enamel which provides it with the perfect balance. Neither piece makes a big in-your-face statement, but that’s what we love about them. They speak volumes in their simplicity.

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4 Ways ASAP54 is Changing the Way Women Shop Online

Commerce is changing rapidly and responsiveness is the new trend. People don’t just buy because advertisements tell them what the new trend entails – social platforms have provided a new era of organic, word-of-mouth marketing. Ecommerce has exploded in the last 10 years, providing opportunities in entrepreneurship with low start-up costs via ecommerce platforms.  If you have something to sell, whether it is software, information products, or even fashion, there is an ecommerce platform that can turn goods into cash.

A new mobile application has emerged as the first ever to provide fashion and social trend setting functionality to the consumer on the go. ASAP54 is a new mobile application that combines the social fashion community with the latest in visual recognition technology, allowing women to hunt down and share fashions instantaneously. This powerful application is revolutionary in many ways, but mostly provides an amazing experience for fashion enthusiasts and new comers alike.

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Inspiration – Pinterest was the pioneer in visually appealing inspiration for individuals across the globe. For ASAP54, think Pinterest specifically for the fashion industry, with a little social love on the side. Women are not just shopping anymore for fashions set forth by clothing brands across the world – they are living the experience of trend-setting ideas. Inspiration for fashion creates real-time, current clothing trends that allow women all over the world to express themselves through style and have fun with friends while doing it. Sometimes words are not enough and a picture is worth a thousand of them – ASAP54 solves this problem with flying colors. If you’re still not inspired through social interactions with friends, there’s no reason to sweat – ASAP54 offers a unique team of in-house stylists that will cater to your every desire.

Point-of-Sale Buying Opportunities – When women shop for fashion it can be a lengthy process where emotions are high and credit cards are out – they want to buy but don’t have a safe, secure opportunity to do so online. Does this fit me? Will I truly get what I want? How does this look on me? All of these questions are answered with ASAP54, where women are able to customize their fashion purchases and safely commit to the transaction with the help of professional, in-house stylists doing the heavy lifting for them. The experience is personalized and customer service is amazing.

Mobile Consultation – Whenever you wanted advice on fashion in the past, you needed to go to a department store or specialty clothing store to ask a sales associate about different fashion trends and how you look in them. Well, not with ASAP54 – you’re able to ask friends, find styles that work for you, and consult with professionals free of charge. The entire shopping experience is brought to your fingertips, on the go, and with the click of a button. Talk about convenience with a personal touch.

Top of the Line Technology – Before ASAP54, women shopped while looking at still JPEGS on a crowded site, full of choices but lacking design elements. These sites like Amazon and eBay, although effective in simple purchases, don’t provide women with the mobile shopping experience that they deserve. ASAP54 provides users with the top visual recognition technology in the industry, allowing women to crop images and find designs from those cropped collections of styles accumulated in their digital closet wish list. The application is free to download and is worth the time to investigate – whether you’re interested in the next big trend or just interested in finding a style that matches your personality. The app is available at www.asap54.com and contact information is also available for women interested in the next big thing.

Matthew Hall has worked in eCommerce for years, and now shares what he has learned through his writing. For businesses looking to get ahead, he highly recommends adopting a solid electronic shopping platform, and rather than building one from scratch he recommends visiting www.fastspring.com.

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More Ways to Customize Your Creations

When it comes to making your own clothing items, you need to have a way for people to get to know the creator. A terrific way to express your brand is through a custom made label. At http://www.clothinglabels4u.com, they have a line of custom labels to fit every budget. Unlike some of the other clothing label companies, Clothing Labels 4U also offers their custom label services with no set-up fees, low prices, fast service, and low minimum amounts for purchasing.

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The Cadillac of the label selection is the custom woven label. You may choose from a selection of fabric like damask, taffeta, satin, and semi-damask. Unlike many competitors, at http://clothinglabels4u.com these deluxe fabric woven labels also come in an iron-on version for those who prefer the fabric labels, but want them to lie flat against the clothing item, instead of sewing them at the seams.

As well as the woven labels, Clothing Labels 4U offers a version in leather or pleather, just like those from your favorite pair of jeans, but you can have it personalized with your own logo or design.

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For those customers who are looking for a more economical way to label their clothing creations, they may choose a printed label, which may be purchased on 100% cotton fabric, cotton twill, or 100% canvas. With the printed labels, it gives http://wwwclothing4u.com the ability to use images with intricate designs or high definition. They even use thermoplastic polyurethane, which are not only transparent, but also resistant to high temperatures.

At Clothing Labels 4U, you can even order rubber, silicone, or PVC tagless labels or Made in the USA, which are not offered by all label manufacturers, but expect to pay a little bit more for the Made in America process.

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Finding Quality Jewelry From Around the Globe

People who are fans of pearls often want to shop exclusively with quality dealers. Because they may only want genuine pearls for their collections, shopping with a dealer who has a reputation for providing genuine quality pieces can be important. If they lack such a dealer in their local area or they want the convenience of shopping online, these individuals may choose to browse the selections online on websites like www.ThePearlSource.com.

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When they shop at a website like this one, they can browse at their leisure and find pieces that are beautiful and unique. Many pearl fans, for example, may be unaware of all of the different locations where these jewels are found. They can look at those that come from the South Sea region, as well as those that come from Japan, Tahiti, or the Golden or White Seas. They can compare and contrast the pearls to find ones that suit their particular shopping purposes.

Likewise, they can select accessories that they need or want for their jewelry boxes. Many women consider at least one pearl necklaces to be a must-have for their jewelry collection. They can consider all of the necklaces on the website and find those that suit their length and style needs. In addition to necklaces, many women like to pair their collections with earrings. They can shop online to find earrings with pearls in them so that they can dress in an ensemble that is fashionable and well-coordinated.

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Earrings and necklaces make the basis for any quality jewelry basis; however, many women as well like to add other pieces like pendants and rings. When it comes to rings, some ladies recall that pearl rings can be particularly elegant additions to an outfit. When they have one of these rings on, they may receive compliments and admiring glances because of the style and appeal that comes with wearing them.

In addition, women who perhaps do not want to wear a necklace can wear a pendant instead. A pendant can be placed near the collar or on the shoulder area of an outfit to provide the same beauty and appeal as a necklace would. This option might be suitable for outfits that have scoop necks or boat collars.

Shopping online for pearls can be an option for people who only want quality pieces. They can find pieces that come from various geographic locations like the South Sea.

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