Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Jackie Kennedy Jewelry Collection

Like many of us, I love to see what my favorite celebrities wear on the red carpet and to special events. I particularly love the amazing jewelry that is worn, usually with an armed security guard standing behind the women important enough to have these sparklers on loan.

If you look further back, however, you’ll see historical figures wearing jewels that they owned, or that were passed down within their families. One woman always perfectly adorned was Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Many of the jewels that Jackie Kennedy wore became iconic pieces. So much so, that there has been, and there continues to be, a demand for replicas of her most sought after looks.

My friend, Diana Miller, is the owner of SCLadyDiJewelry. She has a large collection of jewelry pieces from the Jackie Kennedy Collection. This collection was designed and made by Camrose & Kross, the makers of fine jewelry. All of the JBK pieces come in beautiful velour-covered boxes with Certificates of Authenticity.

For over a ten-year period, Camrose &Kross painstakingly created replicas of many of Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal pieces of jewelry, right down to their exact weight. However, Camrose & Kross has retired this collection and destroyed all of the molds for it. Pieces from The Jacqueline Kennedy Jewelry Collection are becoming more and more scarce and, therefore, have become HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE. The replicas are identified by a "JBK" signature stamp. (JBK stands for Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.)

Diana has been stocking up on JBK pieces in her Etsy Store for the holidays (I’ve chosen just a few to share photos of in this post). They are immensely popular items in her store. All of the pieces are Like New and a great investment as collector items. I, myself, have a copy of her everyday watch that I wear almost daily. It’s gorgeous, and I’m very proud to wear it.

I’ve worked with Diana and SCLadyDiJewelry for a couple of years, and I’m always so happy to help  jewelry shoppers and collectors find her store. She is so professional, and the pieces that she chooses for her store are selected because she loves them, and she knows that others will love them as well. Whether you’re a collector of designer pieces, or if you’re looking for a lovely piece of stand alone jewelry, just wait for Diana to share her vast knowledge of collectibles with you. You’ll definitely be impressed with her picks at SCLadyDiJewelry.

To find SCLadyDiJewelry, follow any of the links in this post, or go directly to

Monday, December 4, 2017

Pearl Earring Giveaway

Just a couple of days left to enter my giveaway with Naughton Braun Pearls! We’re giving away a gorgeous pair of Rudas Earrings to one lucky winner.

You can also get a discount at Naughton Braun Pearls using code PM15%Coupon.
Rudas Pearl Earrings:

  • Freshwater drop Pearl earrings
  • Gold plate over Sterling Silver shepherds hooks
  • Clear CZ setting suspending a 10.5mm high lustre freshwater white pearl

I’m the meantime, my giveaway ends on 12/7/17. You can’t win if you don’t enter!

Pearl Giveaway Entry

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thoughts on likes, loves, lusts, and laters...

I think we have many great loves in our lives. Hopefully by the time we are old enough to appreciate love, we have found one that is mature, that loves us back, and that makes us both happy. But wow, along the way, it can be bumpy. I mean crazy, put on your seat belt and hold on because it will be BUMPY. It can suck, it can be incredible, we can be in over our heads, and we might not care.  

I believe that every relationship, no matter how big or small, is an important one. Even if they rip our hearts out, there is still something important that we take with us to the next relationship. Hopefully, we take what we have learned about ourselves or about what we will need one day. I'm going to mix metaphors a ton in this post, and I don't really care. You've got to kiss a lot of frogs, my friend, in hopes that in the end, you'll find a prince-IF that's what you're looking for in the end. I’ve absolutely got mine, but parts of it can be so hard. 

I've never thought that I was one for woulda, coulda, shouldas, but as I get older, I realize that I clearly am in some ways. I've looked back on every relationship, it seems, and wished I could have done something differently, even if that something was to wear cuter shoes or to triumphantly slap someone across the face as I spin on my heal and head out the door.

Even in friendships. I wish I had been (and that I am) a stronger, more resilient person. I would not let myself get walked over, only called when someone needs something from me, ignored until a friend needs “therapy” from me, and most importantly (yes, taking absolute blame here), I wish I had ever told a friend that I needed them. 

This post sounds much like a whoa is me ramble, but it’s really not. I found the beginning of it in my “drive” while trying unsuccessfully to get a December calendar to print. I don’t remember when I wrote it, but it seems like a good post to put up. 

It’s the holidays, and I imagine there are some readers who are feeling ignored and lonely. There’s always something we wish we could do differently.

Life. Can. Be. Hard.

Let’s talk about it.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Huge Cyber Monday Sale at Julep!

Are you kidding me with this sale?! Time to go spend a little money at Julep!

50% off sitewide at through 11/28/17!


50% off Cyber Monday

Half off is a whole lot of fun. Take 50% off EVERYTHING at today. 

50% off sitewide at with code FUNDAY.

NOTE: Offer expires on 11/28/2017 at 11:59pm PST. Promotional code FUNDAY must be entered at checkout. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount (e.g. Maven 20% discount). Offer applies to julep.compurchases, excluding the Jule Box and Savvy Deals catalogs. Orders placed for the Monthly Maven Reveal (e.g. monthly Maven Boxes, Upgrade Boxes, and add-ons) are not eligible. Not valid for purchase of gift cards, gift boxes, or Gift of Maven. Some other product exclusions may apply. All items purchased with promotional code are final sale, no exchanges or returns. No adjustments on previous purchases. Taxes vary by location.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Naughton Braun Pearl Earrings Giveaway

I’ve written several posts sharing my love for Naughton Braun Pearls. Their pearls are stunning and their designs are interesting. They are such an amazing company to work with, truly a blogger’s dream. They’ve given me a discount code to share with my readers (PM15%Coupon), and now they’re giving away a pair of Rudas Earrings to one of you as well!

Rudas Earrings
Simply pretty dropped pearl earrings topped with a sparkling CZ, and suspended in time from a graceful gold-tone shepherds hook.
*Freshwater drop Pearl earrings
*Gold plate over Sterling Silver shepherds hooks
*Clear CZ setting suspending a 10.5mm high lustre freshwater white pearl

The giveaway will go until 12/7, so there is plenty of time for you to check out their website, make your wish list, and complete tasks. If you have any questions, ask away in comments below!

There is no purchase necessary to enter. The more tasks you complete, the more entries you will receive. US entries only.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Julep Diamond Mystery Box-Win a Pair of Diamond Earrings!

It's time for the diamond Mystery Box from Julep!! Not only do you get a box of Julep goodness valued at $150+ for only $24.99, but one lucky Mystery Box will contain a pair of diamond earrings, too. In the past, this Mystery Box has sold out! Once these are gone, they are gone.

HOT OFFER! Bling It On Mystery Boxes just $24.99 Each

November Mystery Box

Who needs a diamond ring? Let every finger shine bright with this dazzling mystery box. Each Bling it On Mystery Box includes two NEW multi-faceted nail colors + other beauty & nail surprises valued at more than $150.
Plus, one special mystery box includes a pair of 1 carat diamond stud earrings! Will you be the one to find them?

Get your November Mystery Box - $150+ value only $24.99 - while supplies last.

Pretty great deal! Click on any of the links in this email to shop the Diamond Mystery Box! Maybe one of my readers will win!

NOTE: Offer expires on 11/21/2017 at 11:59PM PT, or while supplies last. Every Bling It On Mystery Box will include Maxine (Bombshell) and Reina (It Girl). Other products vary. Purchase of multiple Bling It On Mystery Boxes may result in polish or product overlap. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $150. Taxes vary by location.

The prize winner will be randomly selected from Bling It On Mystery Box orders placed 11/6/2017 through 11/14/2017. Prize (0.60 ctw diamond earrings) will ship separately from Mystery Box order. Winner will be notified via email from the address in the account.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Top Tier Style (psst...great holiday gift ideas)

I am not the kind of person who does my holiday shopping in advance. Believe me, I always mean to start earlier, but I just don’t get it done. Or started, actually. My husband and I are the couple at Target on December 23rd-24th trying to fill in the gaps that are left after we purchase our boy’s large wish list items. What I can do, however, is recommend fantastic gifts for your daughters, friends, girlfriends or wives.

I’ve recently collaborated with Top Tier Style to pick out some really adorable items for the holidays, any of which would be a great gift. Each item was hand picked by me. I’ve gotten compliments, and people have asked me where the items came from and they are high quality. I recommend them without hesitation.

I chose this super cute Vogue T-Shirt because I knew that it would look fantastic with boyfriend jeans, my leather jacket and black boots. It’s super trendy, and easy to style. Seriously a great gift for $23.99! I would recommend sizing up, however, as it does run quite small.

The Luxury Women’s Casual Watch is probably my favorite thing from Top Tier Style. It is so gorgeous, and I get compliments every time I wear it. It is comfortable to wear, keeps great time, and comes in 5 colors. Of course, I chose pink. It is such a steal at $32.99! If you buy one thing this year, either as a gift, or as a gift for yourself-this is it!

Looking for something super cute for your daughter or bestie? These Love Slippers are so comfy and cozy and cushy. Technical descriptions aside, they are all of these and then some. I’ve never been a slipper wearer, but these were so cute, I thought I’d give them a try. I’m so glad, because I love them. They’re like walking on marshmallows, and even my kids have now asked for slippers for Christmas. Top Tier Style has these cuties for $24.99!

I can never ever have enough pink in my life (you can probably tell by the majority of items that I’ve picked out to show you). No, it is not just for little girls in pink tutus, although they are pretty stinking cute. I was so excited to pick out this adorable floating crystal watch from Top Tier Style. If you know a girly girl-you cannot go wrong with this watch. I’ve got it pictured here with some of my other favorite pink items. This watch though! It is Top Tier Style’s Leather Crystal Stone Watch, in the pink/gold combination. I love everything about it, but the pink floating stones around the face make it so special and fun. The crystals around the bezel give it a beautiful twinkle. Don’t like pink? I won’t judge-it comes in 15 different colors! Leather Crystal Stone Watch $43.95 (Sale price)

Thank you so much to Top Tier Style for collaborating with me for this review. To shop with them, you can find them at

The products in this review were provided by Top Tier Style. If you would like to purchase your own use the coupon code BLOG15 for 15% OFF everything on their store! 20% will apply to all boho dresses through the website.