Styling And Trade Tips

Summer Stripes

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Stripes work year-round, but there is something about  summer and stripes that just feels right. Whether it’s a horizontal navy and white maxi dress or a pinstriped print  top, stripes seem to add an extra level of cool to any wardrobe.

Jazz up a BBQ outfit with a flowy dress in bold stripes. Add a wedge and some MYJ accessories and you’ll look effortlessly feminine and casual.

For the office, wear a striped print top alone or underneath a blazer for a polished look that gives you a touch of individuality. Leave the solids in your fall/winter section!

Accessories are the perfect way to work stripes into an outfit without going over board. A striped scarf worn with a solid top provides the perfect amount of the summer’s It print. Shoes and bags in a striped print can also allow you to wear just a hint of this summer’s trend without feeling overwhelmed. Remember, just a hint of stripes can go a long way!

Whatever the occasion, make sure you have some stripes in your closet to work into your outfits and you’ll be set for summer!

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May’s 10 Accessory Essentials

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Silver Starter Layering Kit – Wear 3 Necklaces 16 Ways!

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Over the last several years, I’ve often been asked by girlfriends and women attending our trunk shows, “How do you layer and what necklaces should I include in creating a layered look?”   Many times the question is followed by the words “It looks too complicated and I don’t think I can duplicate your look.”  After a little coaxing from my sister, I embraced her brilliant idea and designed a Silver Starter Layering Kit that includes 3 necklaces that can be worn 16 different ways.  Photos of the 16 different looks are included to make it simple and fun  to accessorize.

ENJOY and be CREATIVE with layering!

~May

PS – Click here to view a printable version of our Silver Starter Layering Kit Brochure!




Gold Starter Layering Kit – Wear 3 Necklaces 16 Ways!

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Over the last several years, I’ve often been asked by girlfriends and women attending our trunk shows, “How do you layer and what necklaces should I include in creating a layered look?”   Many times the question is followed by the words “It looks too complicated and I don’t think I can duplicate your look.”  After a little coaxing from my sister, I embraced her brilliant idea and designed a Gold Starter Layering Kit that includes 3 necklaces that can be worn 16 different ways.  Photos of the 16 different looks are included to make it simple and fun  to accessorize.

ENJOY and be CREATIVE with layering!

~May

PS – Click here to view a printable version of our Gold Starter Layering Kit Brochure!



Storing Summer Statement Jewelry

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Some of May's favorite summer jewelry.

I am always looking for different ways to store jewelry and I recently came across an article that showcased different ways to creatively organize jewelry.  One versatile idea was to use a modern bamboo utensil organizer to arrange this season’s large statement necklaces and bracelets.

Pictured is how I used the organizer for my own jewelry.  The necklaces can be paired together to create a favorite layered look or each section can be color coordinated. You can also store your stretchy or chain bracelets in another section so that all of your summer go-to jewelry is easily accessible.  I have found that it is much easier to create a polished look when you can see all of your jewelry at once.  You can place the tray in a drawer or on top of a dresser.

The simple and elegant utensil tray I used can be found at Target for $12.

Get ready to accessorize your drawer!


Create A Layered Look For Summer

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I am asked quite frequently how to wear multiple necklaces to craft a fun and sophisticated layered look. I truly love to help women accessorize, so I decided to film this short video with Viviana M. Rueda and share my tips on how to wear layered necklaces and achieve versatile looks.

I hope you enjoy viewing our first video and are inspired to creatively layer necklaces in your jewelry wardrobe this summer!


Cleaning Tarnished Jewelry

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Baking soda is a great home cleaner.

Not a month goes by without someone asking me, “How do I clean my silver and gold jewelry that has turned color?”  While I have tried a couple methods in the past using a polishing cloth and dipping my jewelry in a liquid cleaner, I’ve discovered a new trick that is simple to perform at home.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1.  Baking Soda

2. Boiling Water

3.  Aluminum Foil

4.  Glass Casserole Dish

5.  Soft Cloth

Here’s what you’ll do:

1.  Line a casserole glass dish with foil and place jewelry on top

Sparkling bracelets after cleaning.

2.  Sprinkle with baking soda

3.  Cover jewelry with boiling water and soak for 10 minutes

4.  Remove and pat dry with a soft cloth

Last week I experimented with this method and was thrilled to see my sterling silver and gold filled chain bracelets (pictured) looking shiny and new again. Amazingly, the tarnish (and dirt) gets transferred to the foil.  This also works on pieces with pearls and semi-precious stones – just sprinkle baking soda on the metal parts and avoid the stones.  You can repeat the process for more shine and sparkle.

Happy Cleaning!


Welcome to May’s Blog

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Welcome to the launch of May Yeung’s Blog!  With the unveiling of our brand new website last month, I’m thrilled to share that I now will be writing about my true “passion points” every week.

In addition to the most recent news about MYJ, I’ll be including helpful, fun, and creative posts about Versatile Accessories, Contemporary Fashion, Modern Home Accessories, Sophisticated Lifestyle, Styling Tips, Inspirations, Philanthropy and finally my Favorite 5.  I have several guest bloggers waiting on the side line to share their stories as well so stay tuned.

As I start the journey of sharing my “passion points”, the following is my favorite quote that was forwarded by a dear friend and which I am fond of staying true to with my individual timeless fashion and home décor style.

Accessories are no longer an afterthought – they’re the main attraction.” – New York Times


Nautical Stripes

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Michael Stars – Long Sleeve Striped Cardigan

I was originally inspired with stripes 6 months ago after watching Coco Before Chanel starring the French film actress Audrey Tautou. In one of the scenes, she’s wearing a navy and white striped crewneck t-shirt, a classic and timeless print that captures the essence of Parisian style.

Although stripes are a hot and popular trend this season, the truth is that stripes are always in style. Many designers this year are offering nautical striped dresses, sweaters, cardigans, t-shirts, tanks, and scarves. You can easily pair your stripes with dark denim, white jeans, or a pair of khakis for an effortless and chic look that works from day to evening.

Stripes, whether black and white, navy and white, or red and white, are a simple and modern look. To accessorize your stripes, layer a strand of white pearls or a gold link chain to complete your timeless look!


How to Wear Layered Bracelets with a Watch

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May Yeung Jewelry – White Coral, Garnet, & Gold-Filled Link Chain Bracelets

I embraced the art of layering necklaces several years ago and this season, I’m ALL about layering multiple bracelets with my watch of choice.  Mixing different styles of bracelets, stone colors, textures, and styles is the accessorizing recipe for creating a unique layered look for your wrist.

Pictured is a combination of two stretchy bracelets and a gold filled oval link chain bracelet.  The white coral is light, porous, and mixed with a cubic zirconia pave ball.  The garnet semi-precious stones are smooth and opaque with a gold heart charm. The gold-filled link chain is weighty with a petite white freshwater coin pearl charm.

Be creative and have fun with layering bracelets and if you come across some bangles in your jewelry box, add them to the mix to complete your bracelet layered look!

Happy Layering!