Christina Greene Blog
The Silo Hotel, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, 8001 Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 863 3852
Christina and David took a private guided day trip with Explore Sideways. They visited Grander Bay Farmer Market where they got to experience the most iconic breakfast and coffee. Explored the historic beauty of Cape Town like a local by visiting the famous Company Gardens in the center of Cape Town’s 'city bowl’. After, they visited the famous brightly coloured houses of the BO-KAAP & learned about the heritage of the vibrant Cape Malay people. And ended the day with a bike ride along the sea point promenade.
(& of course Christina had to stop along the way to take pictures of her jewelry.)
The next day, they did something SO wild and SO scary.. I can't even imagine. Shark Diving..BUT the following day, they did something more of what majority of us would prefer, hang out with penguins at Boulder Beach.
Christina and David's favorite lunch spot in Cape Town ended up being Wolfgat. It's a top restaurant in the world right now. Wolfgat was recently named the world’s no. 1 “off-map destination” by the World Restaurant Awards. They had to drive two hours to get to the restaurant.. but the food was worth it!
Then just like that, they were off to the Cape Winelands.
Babylonstoren Farm & Hotel, Klapmuts Simondium Road, Simondium, Stellenbosch
Tel: +27 (0)21 863 3852 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awaiting for them here was, a helicopter tour, a couples massage, wine tasting and amazing food.
They enjoyed lunch at Delaire Graff Restaurant.
Delaire Graff Estate is a world-leading destination for wine, art & hospitality in an unrivaled setting. Designed with the discerning global traveler in mind, savoir breath-taking views of the Stellenbosch Valley. After, they enjoy a nice relaxing couples massage. For dinner, they dined at Babel at Babylonstoren.
One of many favorite wine tasting was, Babylonstoren.
La Residence, Elandskloof Farm & Private Estate, Franschhoek
Tel: +27 (0)21 671 5502
Then they left Cape Town and flew to Skukuza and stayed at the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge.
Ivory Lodge, Private Concession, Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)13 735 5000 | Email: email@example.com
&Beyond Benguerra, Private Island Retreat on Bazaruto, Mozambique
Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4706 | Email: johan.vandermerwe@andBeyond.com
One thing Christina and David did here, was a Dhow Cruise. A traditional dhow is a wooden sailing vessel owned by one of the local people of the island and mostly used for fishing. A friendly fisherman picked them up from their Cabana in the late afternoon and cruised around the bay.
They spent four romantic nights on this island before heading home back to Houston.
Earrings: Ginkgo Chandelier Earrings
Cheers to the newlywed couple, Christina & David McAllen.
Itinerary was put together by Kerry from Here's my Card.
Why Necklines Matter:
It is important to understand what necklaces go with what necklines. Not knowing what necklaces to pair with what necklines can totally throw off your look. After spending money on your outfit and jewelry, do you really want to throw off your look? I didn’t think so. With that said, you don't have to overthink it, that is why we created this guide for you. Now I know we discuss only four necklines, but if you would like to leave a comment at the bottom of this page other necklines you would like to know about, we will be happy to help!
V-neck – Pick a necklace that matches the same shape as the V-neck
V-necks naturally pull people’s eyes to the cleavage area. Therefore, it is best that your necklace does the same. A necklace that creates the same V shape is ideally what you want to choose.
Where your necklace falls is important too. You don’t want the necklace to be too long, where it falls past your neckline but, you also don’t want it to be too short where the distance between the necklace and neckline is too much. You want the necklace to fall about an inch above your neckline.
Avoid any necklaces that doesn’t compliment the V shape.
Scoop necklines have a deep curve and wide neckline. This kind of neckline is the easiest for choosing necklaces. A necklace with volume, layers or larger pendants is perfect. If you like more dainty pieces, then layering necklaces will do the trick!
Avoid chokers or small pendants. Remember, you want to fill in the space.
Crew Neckline – Pick a smaller, shorter necklaces like, collar or bib style
Playing with the length of your necklace is key. The necklace should be slightly longer than the crew neckline or just above. This looks great with different short necklaces. You can choose a cute chain with a dainty pendant or for a more bold statement, go with a collar or bib style.
Avoid chokers and very long necklaces.
Tank Tops – Pick a long necklace
Tank tops are more squared off in the chest area so choosing a long necklace will help soften the neckline. Make sure the necklace is way past the neckline.
Avoid short, pendant necklaces and chokers. You want to stay away from necklaces you would choose for a scoop neckline. Since tank tops tend to have a more square neckline, something you’d choose for a scoop neckline would just enhance the square shape.
Most of us have experienced the nightmare of packing jewelry. Smaller pieces are easily lost, anything that has a chain will get tangled in knots and the last thing you want to be doing on vacation is taking the time to detangle everything. With a few helpful packing tips, you can avoid a jewelry nightmare when traveling.
STRAWS WILL SAVE ALL NECKLACES
Whether you are using a jewelry roll organizer, jewelry box organizer or just a travel pouch you should always use straws for your necklaces when packing your jewelry for a trip.
Loop one end of the necklace through the straw and secure the clasp. This will prevent your necklace chain from getting tangled in knots.
WASHCLOTHS AND ZIP LOCKS FOR YOUR BRACELETS
If you aren’t using a jewelry organizer for packing your jewelry, zip lock bags can be another alternative to separating out your jewelry. Using one large zip lock for all your bracelets would be just fine, BUT I’d suggest wrapping each bracelet in either washcloths, tissue paper or even toilet paper. Wrapping your bracelets in some type of material will help prevent any damages that could happen during your travels.
BUTTON YOUR EARRINGS
Even if you have some type of jewelry organizer to help you pack your jewelry, I would still use buttons for your earrings. This is one of my favorite tips! It gives you a greater chance of not losing the backs to your earrings. Insert the earring post into the button and secure the earring.
There are many, many more tips and tricks on how to pack your jewelry when you are traveling. I hope the few that I listed will help you on your next trip. If you apply any of these tips while packing for your next trip make sure to take a picture and tag us on Instagram! @christinagreenejewelry
Here are a few jewelry organizers I found online that you can order:
Miss Christina Marie Greene and Mr. David Ashley McAllen, Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at five o’clock in the afternoon at Ten Peaks Ceremony Site in Mount Crested Butte, Colorado. The Reverend Timothy Clark officiated the double ring ceremony. Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a dinner reception at the same venue with entertainment provided by I Love this Band.
Escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an elegant gown designed by Sareh Nouri. The off the shoulder, three-tiered trumpet gown, made of ivory Mikado featured a deep V-back with buttons down to the end of the train. In addition, the bride added a dramatic custom bow train extension. To complement the gown, she wore a stunning cathedral length veil of Silk Tulle, trimmed with French Alencon lace by New York designer Tia Mazza and carried a lovely bouquet of white garden roses, white ranunculus and greenery. Her earrings of gold and quartz with a blue sapphire were from her new “Bridal Collection."
Serving as Matron of Honor was Christina's cousin, Elizabeth Smith. Bridesmaids included sister-in-law of the bride, Leslie Greene, sister of the groom, Salome McAllen, Taylor Brady, Stacy Bucklew, Jodi Causey, Lauren Curtis, Margaret Giles, Erin Hagler, Heather Johnson, Ariel Levy, Maddy Moffitt, Mary Thompson, Ellie Thompson, Mona Sarofim and Claire Drewery. Charlotte Greene, niece of the bride, served as the flower girl.
Andrew Gilliam served as Best Man. Groomsmen were brother of the bride, Jonathan Greene, Donny Dillard, Jeff Hastings, Joel Luebcke, Blake Matthews, Jonathan Page, Zachary Peters, Andrew Reinking, Andrew Sarofim, Sam Schulman and Kane Sutphin. Benjamin Greene, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.
Well ladies, wedding season is here and for Christina, she has been in full wedding mode. You can image the wedding talk that has been flying in and out of the office and all this wedding talk has got me looking at Christina Greene’s jewelry, asking myself, “what jewelry pieces would I wear to a wedding?” Which that question is followed by multiple other questions, “Is it appropriate to wear pearl jewelry since it’s white?” “Would wearing black colored jewelry be offensive, as if I’m mourning over the couple who is getting married.” “What is considered too much or too less?” The questions go on and on.. So after doing my own research and asking Christina’s advice, I thought I would put together a blog for all the women that have the same question as me, “What are the best jewelry pieces to wear to a wedding?”
If you have any other advice or tips to add, please comment below!
As everyone knows, being a guest at a wedding, you must show your respect to the couple, meaning you need to look your best. However, styling an outfit for wedding guest attire can be overwhelming or in my case become filled with a lot of questions and uncertainty.
Your accessories offer up the opportunity to add even more style to your outfit. Here are some helpful guidelines in order to make sure you are choosing the right items.
DON'T OVER DUE IT
Wear jewelry to compliment your outfit and not overdue it – The most important wedding etiquette for the guests is not to complete with the bride. Be mindful and use good judgement when trying to match your dress with jewelry. Too much and you’ve outshine the bride, not enough and you may look as if the day is just a normal day when it is the biggest day for the bride.
MINIMAL JEWELRY OR COLORFUL JEWELRY
If there are a lot of details, print and colors in your outfit, opt for minimal jewelry. If you are looking for a bit of vibrant touch, pair your fun, colorful jewelry with a conservative outfit. Meaning, if your dress is simple and plain, spice it up with jewelry.
AVOID DIAMOND JEWELRY
If diamonds are your best friend, take it as an opportunity to wear a different style of jewelry. Leave the diamonds to the bride, it’s her day after all. (Yes, your wedding or engagement ring is acceptable.)
AVOID STATEMENT PIECES
As a guest keep in mind you want to wear jewelry that doesn’t attract too much attention. Wearing elegant pieces is fine, much make sure not to overdo it.
(It’s all about a well, respectable balance ladies!)
NECKLACES FOR DIFFERENT NECKLINES
If your dress is high-neck, you probably don’t need a necklace and can opt for a bracelet and earrings instead. If your dress is strapless, a necklace will compliment nicely. If your necklace is bold, you probably need to choose simpler earrings and bracelet.
“PEARLS ARE ALWAYS SUITABLE FOR WEDDINGS.”
My question answered! Pearl jewelry is elegant and suitable for any wedding. You can always go for this safe bet when attending wedding events. It will surely give you enough class and you won’t have to worry about all the other “Do’s and Don’ts”.
Weddings are celebrations that are best shared with the couples’ loved ones. If you are attending a wedding, make sure to plan and celebrate with the couple in mind by wearing the appropriate type of jewelry. It’s about a well, respectable balance with some give and take. Be selfless – as it is the brides day, but don’t forget to express yourself as well.
BALANCE. GIVE AND TAKE.
When wearing floral print clothes or an outfit that has a lot going on, I tend to reach for the more dainty or simple jewelry pieces. Adding simple, dainty jewelry will complete a busy outfit perfectly. So remember ladies, when you got a lot going on with the outfit, less is more with your jewelry!
This week I would also love to highlight Mali, our Marketing Intern. Check out what she has to say about first learning about Christina Greene, her role as an Intern and what her dream job would be.
When did you first hear about Christina Greene?
I first heard about Christina Greene when I was looking for places to shop jewelry locally online. I am so passionate about supporting local brands so when I saw that Christina was looking to hire an intern I had to apply!
Can you briefly describe your role as an intern in Christina Greene?
As an Intern, I help out with a variety of projects. Working for a small company means that I get to wear a lot of different hats and make an impact on many parts of the company. I tag and sort through new merchandise, help with sending out packages to brands, and even create graphics for the website!
What is your signature piece of jewelry from Christina Greene that you could not live without?
Definitely the stackable ring! I love how bohemian the piece is and that it matches with every other gold piece I own.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be a creative director for an advertising agency. Short term I'd love to do merchandising, promotions, and marketing for a concert venue. I love live music and would love to be a part of making a show come to life!
If you could meet any musician who would it be?
Mick Jagger! The Rolling Stones are my all time favorite band and Jagger is just so iconic. I'd love to learn about where the inspiration for his music stems from.