High end fashion for less money

Go ahead and get those designer looks for a lot less with Park Lane!!!!

Than you would think…

Who wouldn’t love to shop at the high end fashion stores? I mean yes sign me up!!!

I do not have the wallet for that kind of taste, funny I have always had expensive tastes (champagne taste on a beer budget) 🙂

I have always loved name brands and the more expensive it is the more attracted to it I seem to be whether it be a tee shirt a handbag or a piece of jewelry!

When I joined Park Lane I had no idea of how much fun I would have but also how fancy I would feel every single day, Park Lane truly gives women of every age, every style preference and definitely every budget the ability to dress up and wear the highest quality fashion jewelry in the industry!

I have never been a knock-off fan, I mean if you cant have the real thing then dont bother…. absolutely no offense if you like knock offs.

I heard a stylist say oh my goodness look at this piece of jewelry a knock off of_________. This did not set well with me because I am not a knock off fan.

Then I heard another stylist say look at this__________ a designer inspired piece!!!! YES this right here is exactly what Park Lane has… Designer inspired not knock offs

A knock off wants others to think it is the real thing the designer name brand while a designer inspired piece is not trying to be something that it is not, it is just inspired by the “real” designer piece.

I wanted to share some GREAT designer inspired pieces we have in our line!!!! High fashion at a fraction of the price!

These are just some of my favorites we have a lot more

Tiffany & Co inspired pieces

Who doesn’t love that little blue box? You may love the blue box but the price is not right for you… it is fun to dream though right?

Well no more dreaming you can have these amazing pieces in your jewelry wardrobe for way less, Park Lane comes to the rescue with their cute white boxes!!!

The next designer I want to compare is Cartier, now even if you have some Tiffany pieces (lucky girl) you may be less likely going to have a piece from Cartier but you can have the next best thing with Park Lane’s exquisite pieces

The next designer is Dior, we all love Dior right but probably more than likely we don’t like the price well check out these Park Lane pieces inspired by Dior for a GREAT price

We have so many more pieces!!!! Check them out here

Many times I actually like our version better, what do you think?

So go ahead splurge by yourself some new sparkles and save some money while doing it!!!



Park Lane Price list

  • Idol necklace- $126
  • Crepe earrings- $22
  • Happy Necklace- $52
  • Sparkling earrings- $68
  • Chico earrings- $26
  • Cherish bracelet- $28
  • Tallon Bracelet- $72
  • Promise ring- $80
  • Peyton earrings- $80
  • Sparkling earrings- 68
  • Crest Ring- $44
  • Unite Ring- $38
  • Dovey- $30
  • Solei- $48

Again if you are ready to shop go here

you can also email me at rr.daniellec@gmail.com for a custom look curated just for you


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Cheesy Broccoli cheddar and rice soup

Easy make at home soup

Who loves to go to Panera bread for their broccoli cheddar soup?

I sure do but just wait till you see how easy this soup is and oh man the cheesy thick consistency with yummy broccoli and rice oh man what a perfect partnership.

So the next time you are craving that comforting broccoli cheese soup from your favorite Panera bread, grab the ingredients and make it yourself for a nice comfort filled evening at home with those you love most!

Cheesy Broccoli cheddar and rice soup

Recipe by The Closet CookCourse: MainCuisine: soupDifficulty: easy


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Comfort in a bowl


  • 1 medium head of broccoli crowns

  • 1 medium onion diced

  • 2 celery stalks diced

  • 1 carrot shredded

  • 1 stick of butter

  • 1 cup minute rice

  • 1 can cream of celery soup

  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup

  • 1 can of evaporated milk

  • 2 cup can chicken broth

  • 4 cup box chicken broth

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a soup pot melt 1 stick butter and saute onions, celery and carrots until tender
  • Add cream of celery soup and 5 cups of chicken broth
  • Add cut up broccoli crowns and bring to a boil, cook 15 minutes or until broccoli is tender
  • Take 1 cup of rice and add 1 cup of chicken broth cook and add to soup
  • Add cheddar soup and stir until completely melted and incorporated
  • Turn heat off
  • Add can of evaporated milk and stir in 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Enjoy with crackers, toasted baguette or the soup is awesome solo

Spring/ Summer 2021 Jewelry Trends

Spring 2021 trends you will see in Jewelry

I am so excited I can hardly stand it, SPARKLE convention is this Wednesday, like literally 5 more days!!!

To get ready, I decided to do some fashion research, fun research!!!

What could possibly be in style for 2021?

I have said for weeks I have a strong feeling that silver is back for an on trend metal color, I mean for what seems forever the go to metal color has been gold and I just felt like maybe it is time for Silver to have a turn again

I feel like it is time to sparkle so I think that sparkly pieces will be in

I also feel like maybe tropical or resort wear would be back as well

Other than just my feeling I am not sure but I hope pearls stay (hey who am I kidding…Pearls are always appropriate, right?

So I began my fashion research project at Harper’s Bazaar and found these are the top trends for jewelry in 2021

  • Multi-functional jewelry- so we have seen this for some time, necklaces that double as a bag to carry your lipstick, credit card, keys just your necessities
  • Hammered metals- adds dimension and details that are gorgeous in earrings, necklaces and bracelets maybe even rings
  • Chains- big chains, little chains, chains are in again… last season we saw chains everywhere from handbags to jewelry chains were in and thankfully they are staying in for this season
  • Resort wear- maybe because vacations got postponed, rescheduled or even cancelled during our pandemic but resort style jewelry is in this season and I cannot wait
  • Make a Statement- Statement pieces are back in for Spring, the bigger the better!
  • Silver- Gold has had its place for a while now but Silver is taking center stage for Spring, I cannot wait
  • Mixed Metals- a mix of Gold and Silver is in for Spring

With Park Lane’s Launch of Spring 2021 this Wednesday I am not sure what trends we are going with but I cannot wait to see!!!!

Here is what I hope we see

  • Silver and lots of it, I absolutely love silver and a lot of my customers love silver
  • Resort wear, I think these pieces are fun
  • chains- we already have several chain pieces I hope we continue this trend with some new chains
  • mixed metals- gotta love mixed metals
  • statement pieces
  • I want to see more pieces with Stars, hearts, bees, butterflies
  • Anything that sparkles will be good for me!!!

What are some trends you are hoping to see?

Until Wednesday here are a few sneak peeks for you from the new line



References: Harpers Bazaar

Cheeseburger Soup

Do you love cheeseburgers? Of course you do😂

Do you love soup? Gotta love tge comfort of warm yummy soup on a cold winter day!!!

Well here is another recipe Mashup a cheeseburger in soup form!

Cheeseburger Soup

Recipe by The Closet CookCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 pound of ground beef

  • 1 medium onion diced

  • 3 celery stalks diced

  • 2 small carrots shredded

  • 12 oz Velveeta cheese sauce

  • 29 oz tomato sauce

  • 3 cups beef broth

  • 2 tbsp worshteshire sauce

  • seasonings
  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp hamburger seasonings

  • 1 packet of onion soup mix

  • soup thickener
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice(dill pickle)

  • 2 tbsp corstarch


  • In a large soup pot brown meat with salt, hamburger seasoning
  • Add onions, celery, carrots and simmer
  • Add the onion soupmpacket, and worshteshire sauce
  • Simmer 5 minutes stir so not to scorch
  • Add tomato sauce, beef broth and simmer to low boil 15 minutes
  • Add 12 oz of Velveeta cheese sauce stir in and simmer 5 minutes
  • Add soup thickener see below
  • Stir and simmer 15 minutes
  • Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and fries
  • soup thickener
  • In a bowl add 1/4 cup of pickle juice and stir in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch stir any lumps out until smooth

I hope you enjoy this cheeseburger soup

Let us know if you try it how did you like it!!!



Fashion Friday

I am so excited to begin this blog series

All about Fashion on Fridays!!!

I will be featuring items from Walmart, TjMaxx, Marshall’s Macys Backstage pass

I Love fashion but I also believe that we don’t have to sacrifice fashion for our budgets.

I will be sharing how you too can be on trend, fashionista while sticking to a tight budget!

I remember a time when wearing outfits from Walmart got you made fun of(thanks a lot jr. High and high school)

Walmart fashion used to be pretty plain Jane but still the fact that wearing outfits from there should not get you made fun of… so sad.

Walmart has made a complete 180 and is now offering high end fashion at Walmart prices and I am here for it!!!

Check out this sweet outfit I put together

Top is from arie and probably the most expensive piece… ummm no wait my jewelry is more expensive!

The super cute pants are from Walmart Time and True brand stretchy with a side zipper make these dressy pants super comfy

Shoes are Unionbay and come from Macys Backstage pass

Jewelry is from Park Lane

Necklaces: Raja a sweet necklace with an elephant and Roman that chunky chain trend in deep blue

Earrings: sparkling studs

Bracelets: Denali set

Be sure to come to my Park Lane site and see the gorgeous jewelry here



Italian Stuffed Pepper Soup

Italian Stuffed Pepper Soup… all the taste of your favorite Italian Stuffed Peppers in soup form!!!

Oh my goodness do you like stuffed peppers? You are going to live this recipe!!!

In 2020 I shared 2 recipes every week!!!! Wow what an accomplishment 👏

In 2021 I want to slow down a bit and only share 1 recipe per week some weeks I will have a bonus recipe(maybe more)

I hope you have enjoyed the recipes so far and hope you will continue to follow this year for some more yummy recipes that are easy to fix right at home any night of the week!

I absolutely love green bell peppers and the idea of stuffing them with ground beef, rice, tomato sauce is just perfect but what about winter and you feel like soup instead? No problem I’ve got you covered with my Italian stuffed pepper soup recipe that is sure to be a hit with the whole family!!!

Italian Stuffed Pepper Soup

Recipe by The Closet CookCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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all the deliciousness of a stuffed pepper in soup form! Perfect for those chilly winter nights!


  • 1.5 cups rice(minute rice)

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 6 cups beef broth

  • 1 small can tomato sauce

  • 3 tbsp tomato paste

  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 medium onion diced

  • 2 bell peppers(1 green and 1 yellow)

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 2 tsp basil

  • 1 tbsp parsley

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • mozzarella cheese for garnish

  • 1 green onion sliced for garnish


  • In a large pan place 2 tbsp olive oil and saute onions and peppers until tender, remove from pan
  • In the same pan brown ground beef until fully cooked and brown through
  • Add Worcestershire sauce add onions and peppers and simmer
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste and beef broth bring to a boil
  • Add rice turn heat down to low stir, put lid on and allow to simmer for 10 minutes
  • Take lid off and stir soup allow to simmer with lid off 10 minutes
  • Put garlic bread in oven to brown
  • Laddle soup into bowls top with a pinch or two of cheese and green onions
  • Allows our to sit in serving bowl for 5 minutes as tge soup is extremely hot also gives the bread a chance to finish toasting
  • Enjoy!!!

I hope you enjoy this soup recipe and please let us know if you tried it… what did you think?