Jewelry


Kendra Scott Santana Row celebrates one year on the row

Kendra Scott is celebrating one year at Santana Row! In order to celebrate their anniversary, the Kendra Scott team threw a fun party which included a gift with purchase if you spent $75 in-store. The gift was a beautiful gold and turquoise bracelet. Love!

In addition to a gift with purchase, from 1pm-4pm last Saturday, Kendra Scott donated 20% of sales to the Junior League of San Jose. If you have been following me for awhile, you might remember I am a Sustainer in the Junior League. It means so much to me that one of my favorite brands is so supportive of a non-profit organization which is near and dear to my heart. Kendra Scott is always giving generously to various charity organizations throughout Silicon Valley, it is so refreshing and inspiring to see a large brand take a keen interest in the community. It makes me want to support them back; and I do!

pictured: necklaces / dangle earrings / stud earrings / gem picture frame

It was a lot of fun to catch up with many of the ladies I have known through volunteer work for well over a decade at the event. Then, a few minutes after I arrived, my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Fun showed up! Yay! I loved being able to introduce her to my friends from the Junior League. They are all such nice ladies, it was great to be able to introduce everyone.

Although people make the event, Kendra Scott left no stone unturned to throw a fabulous party. There were delicious light bites, yummy donuts, fun fruit juice concoctions, and a DJ. It is entirely possible a few of us were wiggling to the music a little bit. 😉

In addition to the party, there was some shopping to be done! I will always shop when I know it benefits a great charity and also to support a business who supports our community.

pictured: Rita (you might remember she went to NYFW with me in 2013 and 2014), our fabulous President Marsha, and myself.

pictured: Harlow necklace (these stones look amazing in person-I wish these photos showed how cool these stones are!) / turquoise earrings (on my wish list) / bracelet stack / dangle earrings / gem tray

These strawberries were so delicious! There was also a light bite which was a mushroom stuffed with crab. Oh my! They were so good!!!

Kendra Scott’s summer 2017 collection:  nail polish / bracelets / thin cuff / wide cuff (this is the cuff I wear all the time in my outfit posts!) / turquoise and gold necklace / leather bracelet

There was a Polaroid station at the event. Dawn and I took a couple of photos. It was so much fun and reminded us of back in the day when we owned Polaroid cameras. I wonder if I still have mine stashed away somewhere?? haha

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All in all, the party was so much fun! It was the beginning of our current heat wave, so I wanted to make sure I wore something comfortable. I decided to wear a lightweight, pale pink basic tee with my favorite floral wrap skirt. This skirt by the way, is on major sale! Here are my outfit details:

YSL lipstick / ivory earrings / pale pink tee (promo pricing-such a great deal!) / necklace c/o Kendra Scott / Kendra Scott cuff / nail polish / Chloe bag / floral wrap skirt (on major sale!!!) / black wedge espadrilles

Now, you might be wondering what I snapped up at the party? Maybe just a little? I purchased a pair of Elle earrings and a sparkling, rose gold bracelet. I earned the turquoise cuff as a gift with purchase and Kendra Scott also gifted me a nail polish and a rose gold Y-Necklace. You can see my new pieces in the scroll widget below. What is your current favorite piece by Kendra Scott for summer?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Daniel Wellington Petite collection

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watch: c/o Daniel Wellington Petite watch (use coupon code BAYAREA15 to save 15% off your purchase)

Daniel Wellington has a new watch! You may have noticed I already own a couple of Daniel Wellington’s timepieces. So when Daniel Wellington told me they had a new watch debuting this spring, I was thrilled! The new Daniel Wellington petite collection features the classic Daniel Wellington watch face we have all grown to love, in a smaller, more demure size. Love!

Although I already own a black watch in the larger, classic size, I decided to go for the petite version in black too. My classic watch is black with rose gold, so for the petite version I chose black with silver. I love the contrast of black with silver; it is extremely classic!

Petite watches were all the rage back in the 1990s. According to the runways, and the streets, the ’90’s have a little bit of influence over our current trends, so, it is only natural that smaller watches re-enter the watch scene. They offer vintage appeal, while still remaining timeless. It’s all about petite!

The Daniel Wellington Petite watch collection is fabulous for anyone who wants to rock the hottest trend in watches; or has a small wrist and feels like the larger watch face overwhelms their arm. My petite watch keeps the same, accurate time as my classic watch, with the same luxurious look and feel I expect from a Daniel Wellington watch. Love that!

You can find the entire collection of Daniel Wellington watches online here. Use code BayArea15 upon checkout and you can save 15% off your purchase! This would make a great gift for graduation, or later this year during the holiday season!

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

*thank you daniel wellington for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Statement earrings summer 2017

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This is one of my favorite pairs of statement earrings for summer 2017. I wear them often! I love the movement statement earrings provide; plus, they brighten up simple outfits. Also, I love how they add color to my dark hair.  They really look amazing with any hair color since bold earrings add color and dimension. Love that!

Statement earrings are a huge trend for summer 2017. They were all over the runways for spring/summer 2017, and they are all over the streets right now! If you have not jumped on this trend yet, now is the time to hop on!

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From top left: hot pink beaded drop statement earrings / silver circles statement earrings / green tassel earrings (color of the year!) / rose gold earrings (so sleek and perfect for evenings!) / black and white ball drop earrings / ivory and gold statement earrings (on my wish list!) / bold gold statement earrings / cobalt blue ball earrings (I own these in pink and LOVE them!)

There is no better way to dress up a basic outfit then with a pair of statement earrings. As we head into the hot summer months, our clothing becomes more simple, and comfortable; in order to help us stay cool. With simpler ensembles, there is a need to try and remain fashionable while expressing our personal style. Statement earrings can help us do that!

When temperatures hit 90 degrees, most of us reach for a simple sundress, or a pair of shorts, with a tee, and flip flops. The only way to spice up a simple outfit such as this, is with jewelry. Sometimes bracelets and rings can be uncomfortable in hot, sticky weather since our fingers can sometimes swell in the heat. This leaves necklaces, and earrings, for dressing up our hot weather looks. I find earrings to be the most comfortable option. Three cheers for the statement earring trend for summer 2017!

There is no better time than the present to bring out bold, statement earrings on casual days, or fun summer nights. They are so easy to add to any outfit!

Currently, I have been wearing these hot pink ball earrings, and this pair of ivory tassel earrings non-stop with my casual attire. For summer, I definitely would like to add this silver pair, and this ivory and gold pair.

Which earrings are your favorite for summer? Are you ready to rock the statement earrings trend for summer 2017? If you are already wearing this hot trend, what are your earrings to wear for summer?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy