Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red White and Denim

I am loving that overalls are making a comeback. They are so comfortable and easy to pair with anything in your closet. I added a red tank underneath and added blue and white espadrilles for the 4th of July. If you are bbq'ing with friends and family this weekend this is the perfect look for you. Click the links below to purchase any of these pieces. 

*Home of the Free because of the Brave--thank you to all who serve*
Hope you have a great holiday! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DIY Jewelry Box

I have been searching for a jewelry box for a while now but have not been able to find anything suitable. So, I decided to take it into my own hands....And a DIY was born!  The best part is that with a coupon I spent less than $30 on the materials but the end result looks like I spent way more. 


-Adhesive of some sort
-Paint Brush

1. Paint the jewelry box and let dry, put another coat if necessary. 

2. Measure the length and width of the squares inside the box. Double the width measurement and cut the felt accordingly. Roll the felt and make sure it sits in the rectangle comfortably with no creasing. Cut enough of the felt for 3 rolls per section. 

3. Next, start cutting the fabric. Use the same measurements as the felt but add a little more to the length to fully cover the felt on the sides. Cover the felt in the printed fabric and arrange into the jewelry box. Take the ruler and push the excess fabric on the sides down to hide it. 

4. Measure the length and width of the inside of the drawer, cut the fabric, add a small amount of adhesive and lay in the fabric. 

And your jewelry box is complete!

I am able to fit a portion of my earrings, watches and bracelets that I wear everyday in it, which is great because everything is visible to easily pick out every morning! 


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Vacation Photo Diary

We went on a cruise through Royal Caribbean on the Grandeur of the Seas to Bermuda out of Baltimore for 7 days. It was such an amazing experience and I am so thankful that Steve's parents took us along for their 35th wedding anniversary trip! Below is a photo diary of my favorite parts of the trip along with a couple outfits with links to purchase. Enjoy!

Room service on the balcony in our room.

First day off the ship to explore!

Couples massage with hot stones.

 Our cruise ship.

Beach bonfire.

Playing with the GoPro while snorkeling at a shipwreck and the coral reef about 4 miles from land on a Catamaran. 

 The town of Hamilton

 Crystal Caves in St. George

St. Catherine's beach in St. George

St. Catherine's beach in St. George

 St. Catherine's beach in St. George...breathtakingly beautiful. 

 The beach on King's Wharf where our ship was docked. 

The beach on King's Wharf where our ship was docked.

Rock climbing on the back of the ship!

This romper is my own design that came to life! :)


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Vintage Jewelry

My favorite jewelry pieces are those that have been handed down to me, and some of them I wear all the time. Not only is it a daily reminder of my Grandmothers, on both sides of my family, but it is also so cool to know that these treasures have been around for so long. Mixing my vintage pieces with newer pieces creates such a unique look that no one else can replicate and that, to me, is style. 

After my Grandmother's passing we all looked through her jewelry and a couple pieces immediatley stood out to me. Those are the ones I kept as a reminder of the Angel who is watching over me now. My Mom has always talked about how fashionable her Mother was and how it skipped a generation (haha). Below are my two favorite pieces that I inherited. I wear the ring everyday and the necklace occasionally.
When this ring was appraised during my freshman year at college we learned that the artesian created it in Arizona. Coincidentally I went to school at Arizona State University which makes me feel even more connected to the piece. I get compliments on the ring all the time and I love telling this story. 

This necklace is so beautiful, each of the stones are delicately placed and the colors are amazing. The closure on the back is circular, covered with stones and is magnetic! It is a real piece of art that I am honored to have in my collection.

My paternal Grandmother gave me these earrings. They were hers when she was younger and since we have the same initials it was the perfect Christmas gift. These were one of the best gifts I have ever received because there is so much history behind them. Monogramming has become so popular again the past couple of years that they are back in style!

Along with my vintage pieces I also cherish some pieces that my mom has given me throughout the years. Each has a special meaning and a story behind them. The 'h' necklace was one of the first, it is from Tiffany and still a favorite of mine. She bought me the turquoise ring when we were in New Mexico for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago and it is the perfect compliment to my vintage ring. 

If you are interested in checking out vintage jewelry CLICK HERE. has some amazing pieces that you can bid for on their online auction. 

Below are some blog posts with me wearing these pieces...I will have to wear the statement necklace in a future post!