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Ever Notice the Jewelry Worn on Real Housewives?

Real Housewives Lisa Vanderpump jewelryThe two guilty pleasures of mine – the Real Housewives reality show and jewelry – are near and dear to my heart. And quite frankly, they feed into one another. Am I the only one to notice the truly remarkable pieces worn on the show? Sometimes I feel that way!

With the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills new season just starting, the number of magnificent pieces residing in the closets never ceases to amaze me. I mean – it’s really difficult to even say whose jewelry collection takes the cake – Erika Jayne or Lisa Vanderpump? It’s a tough call.

I am not proud to admit this, but I can truly gush and gaze over their various rings, bracelets, necklaces that are sported so casually. In fact, some of the housewives are decked out in the diamonds just taking the dog for a walk.

This is obviously to the extreme of luxury as that is seemingly the purpose of the Real Housewives series. However, there is something to be said for those stable, glamorous pieces of jewelry in one’s collection. Just like the ladies on the show, I think that a fine piece of jewelry is appropriate for many occasions and dresses up any outfit. Whether it’s a flashy bracelet or simple studded earring set, the right piece of jewelry makes a statement and be the highlight of an outfit. As the housewives make more than clear – a diamond can suit any occasion.

My appreciation for fine jewelry stems from the fact that I find it to be true art. Art that can be worn and appreciated by others and most importantly oneself. Regardless of how glamorous one’s everyday life is, every woman deserves to feel glamorous, gushed and gazed over. Embrace your inner Real Housewives and wear your favorite piece of jewelry – no matter whatever the occasion. It is okay to stand out and catch the eye of others!

Article by Kelly Rupinski.

Thoughts About Reality Wedding Shows and Wedding Planning

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Wedding planning has everything needed for successful reality television – ups, downs and everything in between. The importance of the day combined with preparation demands provides enough drama to make for interesting viewing. It is no wonder why the many wedding shows such as Four Weddings have thrived.

Bravo is known to feature specials typically for housewives that are getting ready to tie the knot. Real Housewives NeNe Leake, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, LuAnn de Lesseps and Bethenny Frankel were all front and center for Bethenny Getting Married. Their dramatic personalities, when combined with the stresses of wedding planning, make for great entertainment.

On the other hand, wedding shows like Four Weddings have what I find to be an interesting nature. It essentially rates how the day went based on many factors such as food and venue. However, aren’t the differences in wedding simply a reflection in different individual preferences? Isn’t a special wedding day by nature supposed to be unique? How is execution of such a special day confined to such generic categorical ratings?

These are all the questions that run through my mind when I tune in to such shows. I mean – at the end of the day visions will obviously differ. So how is it rated on such a simplistic and standardized scale? I realize that I am over analyzing this to the upmost degree, but I am doing so because I think reality TV is some cases can DILUTE ACTUAL REALITY.

Believe it or not, I am not completely against these shows, as I watch them! In fact, some good can come of these shows. They can serve as source of wedding planning ideas and plain reassurance that it all works out in the end. There has yet to be an episode in which the bride and groom have not been completely smitten with one another at the end of the night. Despite dramatic twists and turns that run its course throughout an episode, there is always a moment of gratification shown. In the end, both bride and groom could not be any happier for the fact that they are spending the rest of their lives together. These days, everyone seems to need a little reassurance that it all works out in the end.

Are you interested in checking out some of the best wedding shows on TV? has a great list of wedding shows, and you can vote for your favorite.

If reality TV isn’t your style, then maybe a featured wedding movie on Netflix is more to your liking.

Happy Wedding Planning!

Article by Kelly Rupinski.