The History of the Bangle
Bangles are characterized as closed, circular arm accessories that are traced back to 2600 B.C. The Mohenjo-Daro settlements of Pakistan are reportedly the “trendsetters” of this jewelry. Their famous statue “Dancing Girl,” discovered in 1873, is 4,500 years old and depicts a teenage girl wearing bangles up her arm.
Bangles were made out of glass, shells, wood, stone, gold and everything in between. In India, they are still used today to represent marital status. Different colors of bangles can represent levels of happiness, the health of family, luck, guidance and many other symbols. The meanings vary between families and regions. Bangles have also been traced back to ancient Mayan and Roman ruins.
In the twenty-first century, bangles have morphed into a fashion statement at all corners of the globe. In places like Rajasthan, the tradition of wearing bangles as a representation of life has become obsolete. Similar to us, the younger generations now wear bangles as an ornament to their outfit. The bangle is now considered a shiny and fun accessory, and the Busy Girl Bangle is a timeless addition to any outfit.
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St. Patrick Day Green
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We’ve got some tips on how to create your lucky outfit by pairing the perfect green with your Busy Girl Bangle.
What better green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day than shamrock green? Pairing this shade with silver provides a bit of contrast. Silver and shamrock green are different pallets of color but both cooler compliments to any outfit.
Gold is a bright color that looks great with a spring green. The weather is warming and your outfit reflects it! This is a fun color palette that feels bright and cheery.
Rose gold is a warm color that should be paired with another warm color: emerald green. This is one of the most subtle St. Patrick’s Day styles that doesn’t scream green but will still keep you from getting pinched.
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Celebrating Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month, and we’re happy to celebrate all the wonderful women who have made strides for us to have the rights we have today. We want to spotlight women who are not only known for the great deeds they’ve done, but have also shown a great sense of style while being a busy girl. Here are some of our favorites:
CoCo Chanel –
Coco Chanel is as relevant today as she was in the early 1920s. Growing up in a French orphanage, CoCo educated and created a name for herself. Not only did she spawn the glorified Chanel No. 5 perfume, she also revolutionized women’s fashion. She slowly weeded out the corset and emphasized making fashion comfortable for women. By borrowing from men’s clothing, she created the style of the Chanel suit, which is still worn by professional women around the world. You know the phrase “little black dress?” CoCo Chanel invented it! Previously worn only in mourning, Chanel morphed the color into a chic evening style.
Audrey Hepburn –
Audrey Hepburn popularized CoCo Chanel’s “little black dress.” Paired with big pearls and an elegant hairstyle, Audrey translated her on-screen fashion to the real world. Audrey was frequently spotted in modest necklines and diamond earrings and showed simple can also be chic. Most importantly, Audrey was a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and a recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Reward. Her passion for working with UNICEF stemmed from her experience growing up during the Nazi occupation of Holland.
Jackie Kennedy –
It’s been argued that Jackie Kennedy was the most fashionable first-lady of the past. She kept her style clean and light, always accessorizing her solid-colored outfits. From her baby blue to her pastel pink suits, Jackie led the way for colors of the 60s. Not only was she a fashionable role model, she also made extensive good-will visits to third world countries and became a book editor.
This #WomensHistoryMonth we are committed to appreciating the many women of the past! These role models inspire us to be a #BusyGirl even more.
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What We Love in an Outfit
It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, and there’s nothing we love more than the perfect outfit. So, what is the perfect outfit?
Style – Every outfit should reflect who you are. Is your personal style sporty, preppy, casual or bold? The perfect outfit reflects the person you strive to be! The Busy Girl Bangle comes in gold, silver or rose gold so it can match any style. We even have different colored hair packs!
Comfort – Let’s face it, it takes a special girl to enjoy wearing Spanx or high heels. The compliment “you look so comfy” holds just as much weight as “you look so cute.” Nothing’s better than feeling like you’re wearing your pajamas all day. The Busy Girl Bangle is open so it won’t cause rashes on your skin or constantly need to be toyed with.
Convenience – We all love an outfit that’s just nice enough to wear to both the office and happy hour or comfortable enough for class and the mall. Pair your outfit with your hair in a bun at a meeting and let your hair loose to hang with the girls. With the right outfit, your hair can transform any outfit, especially with the help of a Busy Girl Bangle.
What makes your perfect outfit? Check out our website for the perfect accessory to any ensemble!
Pic: Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins’ Amy Loochtan
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Stay Hair-Ready All Weekend Long
Being a busy girl is tough. Balancing work, hobbies, fitness, sleep and a social life is an insane tug-of-war for time. Sometimes it seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Alas, the Busy Girl Bangle is here to save the day! From the gym to the bar, you can switch to a new hairstyle in less than 30 seconds.
At work, pair your business-professional outfit with a low bun or top-knot bun. Both of these styles take one minute or less to create in the mornings. They can both be tied with one hair-tie and add the perfect touch of sophistication.
On your way to the gym, quickly pull out your bun and tie a high-ponytail. Your pony will have a slight twist in it from the bun or stick sleekly straight. The high ponytail can be tied tightly for extra-firm hold during rigorous activities like running, jumping or Zumba.
Time is running out on the day but you haven’t had your girl time. After changing at the gym, meet your friends downtown for a fun time. Let loose with your hair pulled back in a half-pony, or if you’re feeling extra spunky, pull back a high half-pony. Your style will be chic and fun, just like you! The Busy Girl Bangle is the perfect way to shave extra minutes getting ready out of your day.
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Be a Busy Girl
It’s the New Year and everyone is trying to hold strong to their resolutions. Our resolution is to be a Busy Girl. No, we don’t necessarily want packed schedules and oodles of to-do lists. We have a deeper meaning to the term “busy.”
A Busy Girl is occupied by enjoying herself. She is engaged, involved and positive. She sorts out the busy moments and soaks up the quiet ones. She accepts who she is and knows life isn’t a competition because she wants everyone to make it. She seeks individuality and is unique in the person she is.
Go conquer the year, Busy Girl! Wear your own fashion with pride and express yourself. 2017 is your year!
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