PRODUCT REVIEW: ROBERT MATTHEW MADISON BRACELET

There are so many ways to change your style or jazz up any look. One sure way to do this is by incorporating the right jewelry to your outfit. At One Style at a Time, we like to always provide our readers with valuable information about products and brands we love and that strike the right fashion note. Today we bring you a product review for the Madison bangle bracelet by Robert Matthew. If the brand name rings a bell then you are right fashionista because we previously did a product review for their Scarlett handbag (valued at $199 and I can happily report, the bag continues to hold up quite well after much use). 

When Robert Matthew sent over the Madison bracelet I couldn’t wait to see how it looked in person in comparison to the online photo. If you enjoy jewelry that is polished, elegant and lightweight, then you’re in for a treat. The bonus is it only retails for $75 and comes in a lovely velvet pouch inside of a gift box. With a simplistic design, it’s perfect to wear alone or layered with other bangles. Its silver plated  (also available in rose gold) and includes seven round cubic zirconia stones for a touch of extra glam. It’s 6mm in width and 17cm in length with a secure hinge fastening which I found very simple to open or close all on your own. The only notable concern was the circumference size of the bracelet if you happen to have a large wrist, this 6mm size might be too small. 

Overall this bangle bracelet makes a great gift. You can’t go wrong with Robert Matthew’s accessories. From its high quality, style and functionality, it’s a guaranteed compliment magnet! Head on over to www.robertmatthew.com for much more. 

One Style at a Time Review: An elegant, polished bracelet that makes a great addition to any jewelry collection.

One Style at a Time product score: Out of five style hearts we give Robert Matthew’s Madison bracelet 4 fashion golden stars. 


Disclaimer: I received the Madison bangle bracelet  for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

HELEN FICALORA ‘MOM’ PENDANT PRODUCT REVIEW

Mother’s day is quickly approaching (May 10th by the way) and what better way to celebrate her day than with a special personalized gift. Today we are happy to bring you a product review for Helen Ficalora‘s sterling silver ‘Mom’ disc charm pendant necklace. 

Who is Helen Ficalora? Well for over a decade her timeless pieces have been well-known for her alphabet charm pendants which always make her jewelry stand out gifts. Her ‘Mom’ pendant is just as classic and is a top seller. It sits on a 18″ fine silver chain and retails for $95.00. We love how simple, dainty and lightweight the chain and the charm look and feel. Another great idea is so to combine multiple charms and Helen Ficalora makes that easy, as her line also carries charms with a variety of themes. Some of those themed styles include florals, birthstones, animals, spiritual, sports, zodiac and so much more. Also, if you prefer yellow, white or pink gold there are plenty of options for you as well. If you are looking for the perfect Mother’s day present for your Mom, Aunt, Grandmother, a Mom to be or special friend than we urge you to consider this great disc charm pendant. You are surely to make that special someone very happy. We love hearing from our readers and invite you to visit share your thoughts and comments below. Also, if you enjoyed this post please use the social media share buttons below.


One Style at a Time Review: A timeless, delicate and affordable ‘Mom’ pendant that will make any Mother feel extra special. 

One Style at a Time product score: Out of five style hearts we give Helen Ficalora 5 golden stars. 

Disclaimer: I received the Helen Ficalora Mom Pendant  for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

PRODUCT REVIEW: ROBERT MATTHEW’S SCARLETT TOTE

Spring is the perfect time to do a little fashion inventory to your closet. Perhaps at this point you have already done some spring cleaning around the house or are planning to in the next few weeks. Sure the trends indicate that clutch bags and satchels are two favorite styles right now. Still, who doesn’t love a classic, functional tote handbag. Today we want to introduce you to the Scarlett’ tote bag by a California based company, Robert Matthew

When we received the Scarlett tote bag in cream it was easy to see that this handbag had all the makings of a go-to option. First, we put it to the test by loading it up with as many necessary items as possible. In this case we added a wallet, makeup bag, pair of sunglasses, cell phone, keys, a kindle, a fashion magazine, a bottle of water and a pair of flats. Everything needed to get through a busy work week and it held all the items with room to spare. This tote is made of soft vegan leather, includes a gold studded detachable shoulder strap plus two handles for variety and ease of carrying. When you open the bag you will find compartments with zippers and a pinstripe interior design. This bag retails for $199.00 and certainly works for a fashionable busy lady on the go and for travelers. If you are a bit on the petite side the bag might seem slightly oversized so make sure you consider the measurements which are 15″ W x 12″ H x 7″ D. The one minus was that although the interior pinstriped design was nice, the polyester lining felt a bit too plastic. The turn lock feature with the zipper at the top of the bag was quite welcome and gave a feel of security. So handbag lovers if you are looking for a tote bag that has style, is fashion forward and functional then consider this bag from the Robert Matthew handbag collection. Leave us your comments below and please make sure you share this post with the social buttons below. 

One Style at a Time Review: A good functional tote bag with significant storage features and on trend style.

One Style at a Time product score: Out of five style hearts we give Robert Matthew 4 golden stars. 

Disclaimer: I received the Scarlett tote bag  for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

SLIMSATION PANTS- PRODUCT REVIEW

When women go shopping for clothes, some key factors that are usually kept in mind is fit, quality, comfort and the classic question, “does this make me look skinny?” Lets be honest, on occasion ladies have found themselves asking a girlfriend or shopping partner that question when trying something on for the first time. Well, with spring upon us we are scouring around to find just the right products and brands that that have style and have great functionality.

Today we would like to introduce you to the Dallas based women’s clothing company, SlimSation. When One Style at a Time was contacted by SlimSation regarding their products we couldn’t help but quickly accept this collaboration. Can you imagine a pair of pants that offers a slimming effect with a tummy control panel and gives you a streamlined shape? Well sit back and keep on reading blog readers because you will want to hear the rest of this product review.

When I received the Spring Skinny Pant in the taupe color I couldn’t wait to try them on and see the slimming results for myself. The first observation was there are no zippers, no buttons and includes a high waistband, tummy control band which has a spanx feel to it. The waistband did in fact contour the waist area. This is important if you are like me and have issues with pants that gap in the back of the pants. The material is stretchy, made of rayon, nylon and spandex and it really does move with you and its lightweight. It’s comfortable and if you have an on the move job or are planning on traveling, you should certainly consider a pair of Slimsation pants because it has great shape recovery and ease of movement. I will say they are figure flattering and they are machine washable so that is a plus! Visit their website and you can find options in sizes from 2-24W including leggings, ankle length, shorts and capris (hello spring/summer options). Price ranges between $54.00 to $74.00 and shipping is free. My one reservation with the pants would be that if you are under 5’3″ in height you may need to do a bit of tailoring with the length. They do not offer petite sizes at this time. When it comes to fashion separates  having the right pair of pants that you can dress up or wear casually is an important wardrobe piece. SlimSation certainly has taken note of many body types and with that said fashionistas we would love to know your thoughts. We welcome your comments, thoughts and opinions so please scroll below and drop us a note.  

One Style at a Time Overall Review: SlimSation certainly provides options for many occasions with a sense of comfort, ease and fabric flexibility. 

One Style at a Time Final Score: Out of 5 hearts we give SlimSation 4.5 golden hearts! 

Disclaimer: I received the spring skinny pant from SlimSation for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

BLING JEWELRY PRODUCT REVIEW

After what felt like an eternal winter, spring is finally here fashionistas! Yes its true New Yorkers did get a few inches of snow on the very first day of spring. Nevertheless we are glad that spring fever is officially here and what better way to liven up the new season’s wardrobe then with a little sparkle. Today we are very excited to introduce you to Bling Jewelry and share product reviews for three items right from their online store. This fashion jewelry company was founded in 2008 by Elena Castaneda and is currently thriving with an array of affordable styles for men, women, children and includes costume jewelry as well. When Bling Jewelry contacted One Style at a Time for a collaboration we couldn’t be happier after seeing the variety online, not to mention their prices for so many pieces are very affordable. Something that did catch our attention is their Bling inspiration collections which include theme categories like Miss Timeless, Hopeless Romantic, Animal Obsessed, Modern Muse and City Chic. With all that said, lets move on to the three products we selected for this product review.

First up we have the Golden Eye Bracelet from their Spiritual collection which currently retails at $44.99. From the online image it looked like the eye design might be a bit oversized but in fact its the opposite. It was a pleasant surprise to see that the bracelet in its entirety is very light, dainty and delicate. The evil eye includes a dazzling blue and white cubic zirconia with a gold chain. The only slight negative would be the size of the bracelet which is 7 inches in length but might run a bit on the small side for those with a larger wrist size. Otherwise, the bracelet makes for a great lucky charm or gift to ward off some of the world’s unwanted evil. 


Next if you like soft pink hues and a touch of vintage then here’s something to consider, the Rosy Outlook Earring. This vintage style simulated rose quartz, cubic zirconia detailed dangle earrings is brass and rhodium plated. They have just enough charm to wear for special occasions and it sells for $39.99. The only concern was the lever back closing which was a bit small and took a little maneuvering before getting it on and closed. Once in place the clasp was secured. I would just suggest that they make the lever back opening slightly wider to accommodate the pierced earlobe more easily. Beyond that I was quite pleased with the weight, all around detailing and look of this pair of earrings. You may have noticed that gemstones are a big spring trend in jewelry and this hits the mark! 

Finally, if you follow me on Instagram  you may have already seen me wearing this classic snow white pearl necklace from Bling Jewelry’s Miss Timeless inspirational collection. When you first see this necklace it would be hard to believe that it is only $39.99. Every woman needs to make that classic statement and channel her inner Jackie O. If you have any spring weddings, showers or special spring events on the horizon, this is a great buy ladies. What can be more classic than a single strand of pearls. With Mother’s day right around the corner this might be a nice surprise gift. 

One Style at a Time Overall Review: If you are looking for affordable, fashion accessories that brings today’s fun trends with classic favorites then Bling Jewelry is well worth a visit. 

One Style at a Time Final Score: Out of 5 hearts we give Bling Jewelry 4 golden hearts! 

Disclaimer: I received all three pieces of Bling Jewelry for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.