Satin Doll Café

Satin Doll Café

About Satin Doll Cafe

My name is Gaetana Parris fashion designer, business owner and blogger. I have a passion for all things fashion and design related. I started my blog back in 2007 and over time is have evolved to not only about fashion, trends, design but the love for my business, reading and planning. So sit back and enjoy.

2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:46AM
Mother's Day is less than a month away and if you're like me then you're already trying to figure what to get Mom.

Here's our 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide to what to buy for Mom at Satin Doll & Co.

For the Mom that has everything:
Our Earring of the Month Club is perfect because there are different subscription types and it's the gift that keeps giving.

Give Mom some bling:
What woman doesn't like the shiny stuff.
Cyclone Faux Druzy Stud earrings
Timeless Faux Druzy Stud earrings

For the Afrocentric Mom:
If you're mother is into afrocentric decor,jewelry and fashion then she'll love afrocentric beauties.
Brown Ankh Hand Painted Dangle earrings
Black Pride Afro Comb Hand Painted Dangle earrings
My Queen Head Wrap Hand Painted earrings

For the Survivor Mom:
If your mom is like mine and a survivor of some strain of cancer then she'll love these friendly reminders of the battle she won.
Breast Cancer Awareness Paper Clip Charm
Breast Cancer Awareness Traveler's Notebook Charm

The Trendsetter Mom:
If your mom is one of those that are with the trends and sometimes set them then she'll love these fashionista worthy pieces.

Circles Gold Plated Lariat necklace
Eggshell Floral Daggers Howlite earrings
Just Woven earrings

Book lover Mom:
If your mom is an avid reader then she'll love these bookmarks that work well as a page marker for just about anything.
Take Flight Bookmark
Animalistic Agate Carnelian and Acrylic Bookmark

Proud Mom:
These next items are perfect for new moms and any mom for that fact.
Children Paper Clip Charm
Loved Amethyst Acrylic Planner Charm

Still Don't Know What to Get:

You can't go wrong with a gift certificate. Give her cash and let her shop until the bucks stop. Satin Doll Gift certificates come in any amount which makes your life so much easier.Satin Doll Gift Certificates

No matter what you give your mom for Mother's Day make her feel love and cherished. Because you only get one mother. Two if you're lucky.

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Bring on the Pearls

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, April 03 2018 11:41AM
Pearls are trending and we're not talking about a single strand or pearl stud earrings that your grandmother would wear either. You'll find pearls not just as jewelry but bags, shoes and clothing. Here's how to wear them.

Pretty Hair Accessories

If you do't want to go all out wearing pearls wearing them in your hair is a sure fire way to wear them without feeling overwhelmed. They'll add a preppy feel to whatever you decide to pair them with.

The Sea is Your Oyster Pearl Mix Wired Hair Comb (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Her Bounty Baroque Pearl and Czeck Druk Glass Wired Hair Comb (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Drop Earrings

Classic pearls will never go out of style but the drop pearl earrings have emerged. Drop earrings are perfect for everyday wear and can easily be dressed up.

Oh Audrey Glass & Pearl earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Pearly Innocence Glass Pearl and Mother of Pearl earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co. )

Wedding Blossom Howlite and Pearl earrings ( available at Satin Doll & Co. )

Love Tomorrow Mother of Pearl and Glass Pearl earrings ( available at Satin Doll & Co. )

No matter how you decide to incorporate pearls into you style. Make it your own.

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Jewelry I Embrace in My 30s

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, March 27 2018 11:46AM
I've been in my 30s for 4 years now and I've noticed that fashion overall has changed for me. I no longer go for trendier items but more timeless and classic pieces. The same goes for my jewelry. I used to love my big, chunky, and bold pieces. Not anymore. Give me the simpler the better. I think as we age our likes and dislikes change like everything else. We can't stay the same forever. We do have to evolve and grow. So with that being said here is the jewelry I've been embracing in my 30s because they say it's the new 20s. It's as good as everyone says minus the gray hairs. Ijs.

Dainty bracelets - I never really cared for bracelets overall but I wear only one bracelet everyday no matter what I'm wear and it's a custom gold plated hamsa bracelet I made for myself. What I love about dainty bracelets is that you can wear them alone or pile them on. The more the merrier. They're simplistic yet still chic . You can do simple chain ones, ones with gemstones or ones with a mix of elements. The options are endless.
Bless Rose Gold Tone Chain bracelet (available at Satin Doll & Co.)
Choose Joy Pearl and Cherry Quartz bracelet (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Aurora Blue Agate Chain bracelet (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Simplistic necklaces - Just like bracelets I was never a huge necklace wearer. As a teen I was given jewelry by my parents, godmother and grandmother that I would alternate or wear all together. In my 20s I only wore my name plate necklace. In my 30s, depending on what I'm wearing I will only reach for certain necklaces if I do want to put one on and they're all simplistic. Why, you may ask because when they're simplistic they can go with just about anything. Simplistic necklaces are perfect for layering and they look polished and chic. A simplistic necklace can take a blazer, white shirt, jeans and ballerina flats from boring and plain to chic and sophisticated in a heart beat. Add a simple pair of earrings and a dainty bracelet and you're good to go. Take it from me. You'll be thanking me later.
5 Avenue Gold/Rose Gold Plated necklace (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Pink Stripe Agate Gold Plated necklace (available at Satin Doll & Co. )

Geometry Luxe Gold Plated necklace (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Stud Earrings -If you know me then you know that I LOVE earrings. My collection has a bit of everything but as I reached 30 and has been embracing it. I no longer reach for my trendier, bolder, and chunky pieces. If it isn't a special event where I want my earrings to stand out then I'm not reaching for them. Plus with me being natural now and my hair is always dye some shade of red. My hair speaks for me. My earrings have taken a backseat. So the simpler the better for me. I've come to embrace stud earrings .They come in so many different varieties that can get bored.

Crystal Stripe Lucite Stud earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co.)
Floral Flowers Japanese Porcelain Stud earrings ( available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Green Opal Vintage Glass Stud earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

No matter your age embrace it and your ever changing style.

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Trending: Bring on the Fringe

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Wednesday, February 14 2018 03:04PM
I feel like we've been here before. Fringe just won't go away. I'm not complaining one bit. It's one of those things that are super edgy and modern. Especially in leather or a pop of color. Fringe is fierce and a force not to messed with. From apparel to shoes to handbags to jewelry.

Here's some fringe that you'll find available at Satin Doll & Co. that will keep you on trend.Black Rectangular Leather Fringe earrings

Cognac Fringe Rectangular Leather earrings

Square Leather Fringe earrings

Triangle Leather Fringe earrings

In the Rust Suede Tassel earrings

Mustard Suede Tassel earrings

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Perfect Everyday Earrings You'll Never Swap Out

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, February 06 2018 12:02PM
I confess, I'm a earring lover. I never leave the house without a pair on. Yes, I'm one of those women.So when I heard there were "THE" perfect everyday earrings I'll never swap out. I'm here for it.

I'm in my early 30's and as I've gotten older my style has gotten more clean, sleek and chic. Goodbye, trendy.With that being said we all love our statement accessories but they're not accessible for everyday wear. This is where finding simple, sleek designs come into play. It makes getting ready so much easier and faster. They feature a bit of sparkle, unique shapes, and shades of silver, gold and beyond to make each one feel special. The best part is, I'll ever want to take them off. Winning!!!

So here's some great everyday earrings available at Satin Doll & Co.

A classic and Victorian feel. (Zodiac Stud earrings)

A lil' sparkle never hurt nobody. (Faux Druzy Stud earrings)

Abstract with out being in your face. (Contrast Vintage Lucite Stud earrings)

A unique shape in classic silver. (Elephant Antique Brass Dangle earrings)

Bold and color in a more chic and sleek style. (Floral Flowers Japanese Porcelain Stud earrings)

Classic gold in a unique shape. (Gold Mine earrings)

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Ditch & Adopt

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Friday, January 19 2018 10:26AM
2017 has officially come and gone. It's time to ditch some things from 2017 and adopt some new for 2018. If you're a fashion junkie then you already know a new year is a fresh start.

Here's what you should ditch and adopt.

Ditch: Big Earrings
We all love our big earrings. Me included but they have hit their limit and it's time to ditch them for something new. Bye, bye big earrings.

Adopt: Plastic Accessories
Spring is all bout plastic. Accessories across the board are embracing this trend. From low end to high end designers. From jewelry to shoes to handbags. Embrace the plastic.

Here's some pieces that you can find at Satin Doll & Co. to help you adopt plastic accessories.

Turquoise Picasso Vintage Plastic Beaded Dangle earrings

Cherry Pop Czech Fire Polish and Vintage Plastic Beaded Dangle earrings

Turquoise Delight Candy Jade and Vintage Plastic Beaded Dangle earrings

Rock Steady Vintage Plastic Dangle earrings

White Picasso Dangle earrings

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"Extra-Special" Jewelry Trend

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, January 16 2018 09:31AM
A lot of jewelry trends are stating dainty layered pieces are the style to lookout for but if you follow fashion and trends then you'll know there's one trend that all the fashion girls are wearing. It started popping up last fall and no one predicted it would be a major look. It's been dubbed as the "extra-special" by shopping destination Net-a-Porter. What's "extra-special"? In plain English, it's earrings that stand out from the rest. In shapes inspired by fine art, nature and rendered to embrace their imperfections. These earrings can be worn as a pair or alone as a single piece giving an eclectic take on asymmetry. No matter how you decide to wear this statement-making pieces, let them take center stage while pairing down all your other accessories.

Now here's some piece you can find at Satin Doll & Co. and make into the "extra-special" trend.

Dagger It Agate Antique Gold earrings

Eggshell Floral Daggers Howlite earrings

Floral Daggers Howlite earrings

Gold Mine earrings

Meet the Eye Adventurine Antique Bronze Dangle earrings

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Pantone Color of the Year 2018:Ultra Violet

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, December 19 2017 07:31AM
Pantone has release it's color of the year for 2018 and I'm happy to say it's a shade of purple. If you were to ask anyone what's Gaetana's favorite color they would say purple. I'm super excited it's this shade instead of a pastelly tone because I've been there and done that literally. I've had pastel bedroom walls from the time when I was 9-10 then again from 13-17 or 18. With a dark shade of purple for the carpet. Yes, I was one of those. So I can't wait for all the stores to start stocking this shade of purple. It's very wearable for all seasons and looks great on everyone.

Patone describes it as "a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade. PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future."

If you remember stars such as Prince, Jimmy Hendrix and David Bowie loved this shade of purple. Even kings. It definitely a shade that expresses individuality. Also emotion, and when a person usually wears this color they're going to make a mark on the world. (ie:Prince).

So enough chit chat on this amazing color. Here's some pieces that you can readily available at Satin Doll & Co. and be on trend.

With Grace Jade Catseye and Amethyst Beaded Dangle earrings

Dark Romance Catseye Beaded Chain necklace

Glamorous Twist Mixed Agate & Catseye necklace

Violet Glass Serenity Chain bracelet

Royal Glass Cats Eye and Howlite Beaded Stretch bracelet

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