Elizabeth and James

Or really Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, women my age grew up with them and probably admire them as an actress and as the respected designer they are today. I on the other hand still couldn’t decide. But ever since I read an article of their store opening, The Row in Melrose, I started kin-of-liking them. The layout of the place is genius and the minimalist feel is always an A+ in my book. it looks like a big open walk in closet sans the clutter. Then the next factor is the Elizabeth and James, gorgeous designs on both the clothing articles and jewelry articles, their price is also not bad, I wouldn’t mind paying for a $95 ring as pretty at this with high quality plating.

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via Saks Fifth Ave

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I’ve been absent of the blogosphere this past few days, with the July 4th holiday, I was just really looking forward on relaxing and just being lazy. I am not a huge fan of alcoholic drinks anymore, but that weekend I got some what inebriated for 2 days straight, we celebrated John’s birthday at their house and ended up sleeping there since I had 4 beers (enough to get a DUI, so its a NO NO) and I am the DD then the next day we went to our friend Alphy and Rommel’s house in Cerritos to celebrate the 4th, and as soon as I walked in I counted 12 Hennessey bottles with 1 already empty. I had some shots but not to the point where in you swear not to drink alcohol for the rest of your life. You guys know what I am talking about?! Anyway it is always fun celebrating the 4th there since fireworks are legal in LA county (well with restrictions of course), it feels like the New Year’s Eve in the Philippines, Gabe (my 2 year old) got to light up sparklers for the first time, it was priceless. How was your July 4th celebration?

Earlier that day Gabe and I decided we wanted to go to the mall. Me? to check out good deals of course and him to ride the carousel at South Coast Plaza and get some $1 toys from Target. All in all it was a good weekend. *smiles*

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The Samantha Watch, Henri Bendel // Henri Bendel Classic bangle, Poshmark find // items I used to sell and currently selling on my Poshmark closet // Braided bracelet  – Nordstom Rack // Marc Jacobs Rose gold necklace – Bloomingdales//  Current favorites – pave crystals in Sterling silver – TJMaxx  //  Double band ring w/ crystals and spike in Rose Gold – Custom // Turkish design rose gold ring w/ pave crystals – TJMaxx // Ellie mini crossbody-  Pour La Victoire a Bib and Tuck find

Natural work of art

Lately, I’ve been eyeing some really gorgeous pieces inspired by mother nature and/or made from natural minerals. I have to start a collection. So far I have 2 pieces (that I can find), it would have been more if the 12 year old boy (my son Gavyn) didn’t beg me for a necklace. Maybe I can reclaim it once he deemed it uncool and decided that he doesn’t believe in the power of the Citrine on its pendant. The other pieces are unknown in location *sad face*

Currently and without a doubt, my favorite piece is a Poshmark find from the designer Jennifer Matrasko, the ring is made of the most beautiful amethyst stalactite I’ve ever seen. It is adjustable w/ filigree base and painted with 24k gold.

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But for office wear I mostly use a purchase from Urban Outfitters. Sadly, I do not know the material name but as you can see, they are inspired by natural elements.

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These pieces and anything like it in elements are perfect all year round, more so during this summer season because of its vibrant colors. I would be wearing blah office attire (which is not saying much because we dress casual at work, but you know what I mean) and any of these piece instantly adds flair to my outfit. I would be wearing nothing else on my arm / finger and it would still make a statement. Below are some suggestions and pieces on my wish list to be added to my collection.

 

Honeycomb Bracelet gold plated

Honeycomb Bracelet gold plated

Agate Druzy flower

Agate Druzy flower

 

Dagr Ring molten lava reminiscent

Dagr Ring molten lava reminiscent

blue crystals

blue crystals

 

smokey quartz

smokey quartz

VIP Bangle Giveaway – We have a winner

I’ve chosen the winner for this Giveaway.

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I’ve been working with this great designer and he does my custom jewelry orders, he is fantastic,  ordered several bangles for friends and family and have several left. I thought this is a great giveaway item.

As a grand opening for this blog, a giveaway seems prudent.

The item below is great for stacking and everyday wear. It is made of stainless steel plated with 18kgp and sterling silver.

2 lucky winners will be chosen to get the color of their choice.

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