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Blushing For Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's and Galentine's Day my lovely friends!

K and I celebrated Valentine's day last night with Thai food for dinner. Our work schedules this week are crazy busy so that was the only opportunity for us to catch up but some fun things are planned for the weekend ahead! 

Rocksbox Finale

I sadly just cancelled my Rocksbox subscription after receiving my final box of goodies. I absolutely loved all the sparkly statement jewelry I received during the holidays and since then I've toned it down to more delicate/subtle pieces (mainly from Kendra Scott).

The truth is summer is coming up, life is slowing down (in the fancy department), and I simply don't have enough events to wear a bunch of jewelry to. The cool thing is you can take "breaks" and restart your subscription at any point if you want/need more pretty jewelry in your life for weddings or any other events.

If you're not familiar with how Rocksbox works, you can get unlimited designer jewelry for $19/month. You can borrow 3 pieces at a time (approximate value $200) and return the set at any point for a new set. The subscription includes free, prepaid shipping both ways (which saves a ton) and you can also purchase any pieces you love for a discounted rate.

Rocksbox Set #9
Kendra Scott
Jamie Silver Bracelet in Platinum Drusy

This bracelet is gorgeous and went so well with my watch so of course I decided to purchase it. Kendra Scott's platinum drusy stone is so shimmery and one of my favorites since I prefer to wear silver toned jewelry.

This Kendra Scott iridescent drusy necklace was very pretty too because once again I love sparkly stones. I wore it quite often for a few weeks but decided not to purchase because I prefer the platinum drusy stone as mentioned above.

This ring was very pretty but not really my style so I think I wore it once for novelty. It was a definite return but at least they got the silver and dainty aspect covered.

What I loved the most about my Rocksbox subscription was all the beautiful Kendra Scott pieces I received over the past few months (of course, I ended up purchasing 90% of those pieces). Once you're a Rocksbox member you can create a wishlist of items which your stylist will make sure to include in your upcoming boxes. This is key to receiving pieces that fit your style and are from designers that you love the most.

Here are some my previous Rocksbox sets and purchases:
one  /  two  /  three  /  four  /  five  /  six

Spring Casual

When I think of Spring fashion, comfortable florals and colorful outfits come to mind. My closet once used to be very black and white but I've been adding lots of colorful tops and accessories over the past few years. I don't however own many floral pieces probably because I'm very picky with florals as they can't be too "flowery". Does that even make sense? I guess I don't like too much noise in my outfits. This cute yet subtle floral top from Forever 21 has been in my closet for over 7 years and I still love it! It's has a super comfortable elastic waist and is light and airy for Spring and Summer in Florida.


We took these photos while exploring the historic district in St. Augustine over Easter weekend. One of my favorite (and must-have) accessories for traveling is a good size cross body purse that can fit more that just a couple credit cards and a lipstick. My pink Kate Spade cross body purse is the perfect travel companion (this particular one is sold out but they do have similar cross body purses in a variety of colors).

I don't consider myself a fashion blogger and I don't have a professional photographer sidekick so these photos come to you as they are - unedited and imperfect. I love fashion and will share some favorite outfits from time to time.

Has anyone tried mid-rise jeans as yet? They are life-changing!! At least they are a life-changer for me and my particular body type. Express has a good variety of styles and after wearing my first pair for a few weeks (the Dark Wash Mid Rise Supersoft Jean Legging that I'm wearing in these photos), I've gone back and purchased two more styles.

Mac's Flat Out Fabulous matte lipstick is still one of my prettiest lip colors and it was the perfect touch for this spring-inspired outfit.

While we were exploring downtown St. Augustine, we had to make a stop at one of my favorite spots,  Sangria's Wine & Piano Bar to cool down and have a refreshing glass of fruity sangria.

I bought these adorable Purple Flash Mirror Aviators in Las Vegas last year from the Michael Kors store with some winnings from the Wheel of Fortune slot machine. Purple is my favorite color so I couldn't resist but they definitely don't go with just any outfit. Luckily I was able to wear them out that weekend with the outfits I packed.

My latest Kendra Scott addition (purchased from Rocksbox) is this adjustable Jamie Bracelet in Platinum Drusy which I love because it sparkles in the light. Rocksbox just sent me the matching necklace and earrings so temptation is running high to purchase those as well. I mean they're meant to be worn together, right?

Shop The Look

Express Mid Rise Jeans * Michael Kors Watch * Kendra Scott Jamie Bracelet * Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace * Kate Spade Cross Body Purse * Michael Kors Chelsea Aviators * MAC Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick

What do you love about Spring fashion?

Rocksbox Lately

It's been a while since I posted about the Rocksbox accessories that I've gotten thanks to a wonderful friend as a birthday gift in December. I've received two boxes since my last update so today I'm sharing Rocksbox 6 and 7.

Rocksbox #6

Kendra Scott
Rayne Silver Necklace in White Pearl
Loved - purchased for $60  
(Link here)

Jill Michael
Layered Chain Bracelet in Silver
Liked - returned (wore once)

Perry Street
Bethany Necklace
Liked - returned (wore once)

Rocksbox #7

Kendra Scott
Danielle Earrings in Black
Loved - purchased for $48  
(Link here)

Half Pavé Triangles Bracelet
Too Dainty - returned (never wore)
Loren Hope
Sylvia Necklace in Crystal
Liked - returned (wore once)
Overall, I was pretty happy with these two boxes mainly because both included pretty Kendra Scott pieces (I've been buying all the KS pieces). Other than that some pieces were just okay and I wore a few pieces once just for novelty and then returned them.

Links to my previous five boxes:
one  /  two  /  three  /  four  /  five

Rocksbox Holiday Jewels

A friend of mine gifted me a Rocksbox subscription for my birthday and I received my first box of goodies right before Christmas which included a beautiful pair of Kendra Scott earrings, a statement necklace and a dainty silver ring. I used to have a subscription over a year ago and was always quite happy with the pieces they sent me but I eventually decided to cancel it since it wasn't a necessity for my wardrobe. I posted about my previous boxes here, here, and here.

Kendra Scott Elle Earrings
Perry Street Noelle Necklace

Sophie Harper Pavé X Ring
I absolutely love the earrings and necklace and while I really like the ring as well, it came a bit tarnished so it looks quite worn.

From this box I decided to purchase the earrings and I'm still deciding whether I want to purchase the necklace or not. Overall I'm really happy with the pieces they sent despite being slightly disappointed with the ring.

What do you think about the necklace? I wish I had taken a photo from when I wore it on Christmas night. #badblogger

Rebecca Minkoff Statement Rings

When I started holiday shopping around Black Friday, I stumbled upon Rebecca Minkoff's jewelry and immediately fell in love with all of her chunky and bold rings. I've always loved her purses but didn't think to check out her line of accessories. Statement necklaces have always been my thing but now I've opened up a new love for statement rings because of her collection. I bought myself this dual stone ring in silver as an early birthday gift and thought I'd share some of her other beauties.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

Hope everyone has gotten most of their holiday git shopping done but, if not, maybe these rings might appeal to some of the spumky ladies on your list.

Happy Holidays!

Friday Favorites + Urban Decay Giveaway

What can I say about this week? It really didn't start off too fabulous on Monday and Tuesday when I thought I was getting sick but by Wednesday all my energy kicked back in and I was ready to take on the world. I met up with a girl friend for Thai lunch on Wednesday which was fun catching up on our different travel adventures and life in general. 

I also had fun going through all my photos from Vegas and recapping my trip on the blog yesterday here. K and I cooked up healthy dinners every night because you know traveling can throw everything off so I've been trying to get back on track. I also somehow managed to crush it at work and get so much done which called for a glass of wine or two last night. At the end of the day, it turned out to be a pretty great week ;-) Now it's time to join Amanda for some of my weekly faves. 

Favorite Fashion Accessories: 
These adjustable Alex and Ani necklaces are so pretty and perfect for layering. I'm a big fan of starfish and sand dollars.

Favorite Makeup Lust:
Has anyone tried out the Ultimate NARS lip pencils? I love all three colors in this set. 
Favorite Recipe:
Tracie's Edamame and Bacon Succotash recipe looks like the perfect side dish for summer days.

Favorite Nail Design:
I recently tried out Jamberry nail wraps which come in every color and design imaginable. Check out my Jamberry post from earlier this week to see how they work along with some of my favorite designs.

Favorite Giveaway:
Of course the Naked Smoky palette giveaway hosted by Kate, myself and several other of my favorite bloggers. Only 2 days left to enter!

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Happy weekend everyone! 

Anjolee Jewelry Review & My Lost Wedding Band

What girl doesn't love diamonds or a keepsake piece of jewelry?

I was contacted by about reviewing one of their pieces and I accepted because, after browsing their website, I realized they offer really pretty diamond and gemstone pieces that can be customized and designed online. *Online* being the keyword here because, other than groceries, I do about 99% of my shopping online due to convenience and stress-free browsing.

I wish I knew about their website when I was in the market for an engagement ring and wedding band but those days have come and gone. Although they do offer more than just wedding/engagement rings. Diamond/gemstone earrings, necklaces and bracelets are great gifts for momentous occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries (K, are you reading today?) LOL. I'm only kidding. 

What I really like is that all of their pieces can be customized online according to your preferred metal type, carat weight, diamond/gemstone quality, and ring size. You can also add custom engraving and I think their prices are pretty reasonable for the quality and styles they have to offer.

I chose to review this beautiful eternity ring because I sadly lost one of my two wedding bands recently and thought it would help fill that void.

The reason I had two rings in the first place was because K and I essentially had two weddings (a small one with very family/close friends and then a full-blown wedding two years later).

Soon after our first wedding, I decided to solder the first wedding band together with my engagement ring so it stays perfectly lined up (and doesn't get lost, let's be honest). The second wedding band I kept separate because I like wearing just a band for certain occasions like going places that include water and traveling to possibly unsafe destinations.

I also really don't mind rocking a simple wedding band because sometimes less is more.

Ring Pairing:
For the ladies & gents that are in the market looking for an engagement ring or wedding band. 
I think the diamond band I have featured above would look amazing with this engagement ring This is entirely my style and not all girls will agree. 

After reading through Anjolee's company policies, I found the complimentary size adjustments on jewelry to be an excellent perk, the 30-day return policy to be very fair and the free FedEx shipping (2-day shipping on orders of $500) to be another added bonus of buying online from their jewelry store especially in rushed situations. 

*I was provided with this ring complimentary from for testing and reviewing purposes but all opinions expressed above are my true and honest opinion.*

The Perfect Jewelry Holder + $50 Amazon Giveaway

I want to thank the lovely ladies over at The Sequin Notebook for introducing me to this wall-mounted jewelry rack and organizer. They posted about it a couple weeks ago and I knew right away it was the perfect solution to my problem. 

I've collected so many pieces of fashion jewelry over the years and simply have no good place to store them. My bed-side table drawer has been the storage spot for the past few years but I've always felt guilty for just shoving my pretty pieces in there. This jewelry holder is the perfect solution to help me organize and display my statement necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. 

This is the one I bought from Amazon for $16.99:
The top of the jewelry rack can also be used as a shelf to display perfume and other decorations.

Last weekend I had K help me install the jewelry rack in our master bedroom above my armoire where I keep my smaller and more dainty pieces of jewelry.

Giveaway Time!
Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card hosted by the lovely Steph from Life According to Steph.

Good luck!

Rocksbox #4 - Sparkle & Shine

Slate Chromium Crystal Necklace
This necklace is the definition of a statement necklace and I plan to use it for one of my holiday parties or NYE.

I added this necklace to my Rocksbox wishlist and sure enough received it in my next box. I wasn't 100% sure how it worked but creating a wishlist will definitely pay off for those who are signed up.

Urban Gem Black Clover Earrings
The stud earrings are very pretty but also quite practical so can be worn on any occasion. I love the black and gold colors too (Go Knights!).

Jules Smith Cage Arrow Bracelet in Silver
This bracelet is just my style. Practical but with a bit of sass and it can also be paired up well with my ever growing Alex & Ani collection.

I'm really impressed with my fourth set and considering keeping the statement necklace.

My Rocksbox also came with a pretty surprise that I get to keep - a dainty gold "shine" necklace that I've been wearing all week.