Modern, Minimal, Fine Jewelry You Can Actually Afford

I’m not sure what prompted the shift. It could be the haircut. It could be that I’m getting older. But, my taste in jewelry underwent a drastic shift in the last year. I favor minimal jewelry these days, y’all. Additionally, if I’m going to wear dainty pieces, I prefer that they’re real gold. Yes, the price of gold might still be steep, but the gold mine I’ve found has lots of affordable fine jewelry. Today, I’m sharing that source and some favorite items.

affordable fine jewelry

Featured items (all 50% off retail):

Chevron necklace | Oval bar necklace

Chevron studs | Bar studs | Circle studs | Open ring

I already own the chevron stud earrings (see them worn here and here). Just over $100 for studs I can wear forever? I’ll take ’em. All of the featured items are around $100 (many marked down from around $300).

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These Perfect-for-Summer DVF Styles are on Sale

Somebody please take my debit card. DVF has a huge sale, and I keep adding things to my cart. Seriously, though, I think I need the green Eva heels (shop them here) and the silk stripe t-shirt dress (shop it here). Actually, I could keep adding things to that list because DVF takes feminine silhouettes, bright colors, and bold prints to create the most stunning styles. I’m a fan. Here are some of the coolest DVF spring styles already on sale.

DVF spring styles

Wrap dress | Maxi dress | Striped dress

Striped t-shirt dress (seen before here)| Mini bag | Heels

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5 Summer Trends That’ll Make you Dress Happy

May is here. The sun is shining. It is time to dress happy, and these 5 trends will bring out all the joy. There is no denying the established notion that there can be mood-altering benefits from some of our clothing choices. So, I’ve rounded summer’s popular styles that are most likely to lift spirits. From cheerful primary colors to pretty pastels, check out these happy summer trends.

Pretty Pastels

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 Crayola Brights

happy summer trends

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Stripes All Over

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Checks, Checks, Checks

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Palm Prints

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April Favorites: 8 Spring Looks You Can Rock into Summer

Bye, April. Welcome, May. You’ve probably heard me say this a gazillion times, but warm weather styles are my favorite. The colors are brighter, the prints are more exciting, and the silhouettes are so much more flattering. April in St. Louis was a bit of a struggle as far as the weather was concerned, but I was able to churn out some spring styles that quickly became favorites. To celebrate the new month and our journey closer to summer, I’ve rounded up those favorite spring styles.

Favorite Spring Styles in April

1. Palm print pants and crisscross top | Original post

favorite spring styles

2. Lovely lilac with a pop of yellow | Original post

3. Red stripes and floral loafers | Original post

4. White denim and chambray | Original post

5. Sunshine trench and white jeans | Original post

6. Tracy Reese jumpsuit | Original post

7. Yellow, gingham, and leopard | Original post

8. Bright linen blazer and white | Original post

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Why You Want to Reach for Your Scarves this Spring

Last fall, when I watched all the Spring 2018 runway shows, I was excited to see that scarves were prominent in many collections. What was especially interesting about the scarf trend was how the scarves were worn. Some were draped around the necks of models. Other designers styled them as belts. Some got really funky and simply draped them from waistbands of skirts (see how Dries Van Noten did that here).

All in all, I got inspired to dip into my scarf drawer. I envision using my scarves to create mixed print ensembles (see here for inspiration). I can see scarves adding the perfect pop of color to an outfit (like this). Scarves can even literally cinch an entire look together when worn as belt. And, if we’re going to talk about functionality, scarves can simply be that additional layer we need when facing sporadic spring weather.

spring scarf trend

So, bring out your scarves this season. If you need to add a few new ones to your collection, check out the selections below.

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