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When I close my eyes and visualize a holiday jewelry collection, I see images of candy canes and Santa Claus – super cute items for the season, but not necessarily things I’d wear. My personal style is edgy and bold, but classic. I wouldn’t describe myself as trendy. I appreciate things that are timeless, and I love jewelry that makes a subtle statement of individuality without shouting its presence. When PANDORA Jewelry invited me to share my holiday jewelry style, showcasing their 2015 Winter Collection, I was honored and delighted. The central focus of the collection? Stars. So eternally stylish, timeless and beautiful. So up my alley. This lookbook will showcase PANDORA’s Winter Collection. Clothing by Simply Be, makeup by Andrea C. Samuels and all photos by Chuck Olu-Alabi. Get into it!





Can I confess – I’ve never had a charm bracelet before. I’ve always thought of them as diaries in jewelry form, complete with little tchotchkes representing your life’s interest dangling from your wrist. And yes, that is traditionally what a charm bracelet has been. But it can also be an expression of your style separate from all of that. I love the.925 sterling silver star charms and spacers on the PANDORA Double Leather bracelets.





If you have tiny wrists or bigger wrists, these will fit – you wrap and clasp to fit you!

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They’re the perfect quality leather bracelets for stacking, and that’s their intent — enough bracelets for an arm party,a row of earrings perfect for pairing, and necklaces ideal for layering; all customizable so you can show off your personal style.




Here I’m wearing the Starshine earrings with the Symbol of Aspiration charm. Serving holiday glam with a little edge. I love it!

Let’s talk about RINGS. There’s a huge collection in store, and the intention of the #ArtOfYou collection is to express your style by stacking or showing off bold styles that suit you. Here I’m wearing their Starshine rings. I love a look of abundance and opulence for holiday. These rings were just the things!


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If you’re in downtown Chicago and looking to check out PANDORA Jewelry for yourself, definitely head to the Water Tower Place location. They’ve got an amazing variety of stackable rings to try on and check out! I have chubby fingers so I NEED to get my fingers sized to perfection in order to stack ‘em up like this.




On a personal note, I really enjoyed the variety of shopper at the Water Tower Place location. So many men shopping for women, and women shopping for women (or for themselves)! The holiday spirit was in the air for sure, and the employees were all so attentive and helpful.

You are bound to find something to make you happy this holiday season!



Thank you PANDORA for this wonderful opportunity to share my personal style and opening my eyes to the #ArtOfYOU!


PANDORA has a holiday gift guide to help you find the perfect gift, including gift sets and more — check them out! And you can check out more of PANDORA’s jewelry on, or on social, at,, and

This post was sponsored by PANDORA Jewelry, but the opinions and style are all mine!


Danielle says:
December 10, 2015, 2:11 pm
I need ALL of these rings! I have three Pandora bracelets and need a bunch You look AMAZING as always, Patrice :)
pets says:
December 10, 2015, 5:03 pm
Wow! The jewellery (British spelling), your clothing and makeup/nails just were festive and alluring! Not sure if Pandora is sol in Trinidad and Tobago but will certainly check it out as I love this jewellery.
Macy says:
December 11, 2015, 10:48 am
side note: that purple on you is BEAUTIFUL girl!
Sarah says:
December 11, 2015, 6:33 pm
I agree Macy, that purple coat is just fabulous.
linda says:
January 13, 2016, 2:07 pm
Hi, im linda, u r beautiful! all your shots r really nice. the jewelry, hair, makeup, nails and clothing u wear very well. im not much of a jewelry person but looking at your pics gave me a little motivation, because like u Im plus size, my problem is finding the right makeup. for years i had this makeup problem. i was curious as to what brand or brands you use, for makeup and your nails and shades of the color. Is that your natural hair or a weave? sorry about all the questions.
afrobella says:
January 23, 2016, 1:19 pm
Hi Linda, thank you thank you! I promise to do a whole post on the makeup. And this is my natural hair :) I loved your questions, thanks for asking!
Jane says:
March 16, 2016, 12:36 pm
Hi, I really love the fashionable items. Those items and summer approaching you may want to get rid of a few extra pounds. Shedding weight doesn't have to be impossible. I really like to help people to lose weigh and to lose weight fast for special occasions.