Tuesday Treasures: Heart of Gold {Necklaces}

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{Yellow gold heart locket}

My taste in jewelry is quite broad and can range from the teeniest simple gold post earrings to the absurdly large statement necklaces/earrings/bracelets/cocktail rings. I am a walking contradiction of sorts when it comes to my life and my style. Some days, I will keep things simple with maybe just earrings and my wedding jewelry (an engagement ring and wedding band) and some days I will break out the cocktail rings and layered statement pieces.

My wedding jewelry is a contradiction in itself. My husband picked out a diamond engagement ring for me so I decided to go minimalist with my wedding ring and chose a simple yellow gold band (I tried to go as small as possible, but the jeweler insisted I not go any smaller than his recommendation). My rings are classic pieces, so I can pair them with anything. Today, I wanted to showcase heart necklaces because this is one of those pieces that I like to wear by itself or layered. Here are some of my favorites pieces.

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{Heart initial pendant with diamonds}

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{Mini double heart necklace}

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{Minimalist heart initial pendant}

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{Mother of Pearl heart necklace}

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{Heart and key necklace}

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{Open heart necklace}

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{Abstract hearts necklace}

Do you wear jewelry? Do you have a particular jewelry style? What are your favorite pieces to wear?

Fashion: The Best of All Things Yellow

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As much as I love the color yellow for its cheeriness and optimistic outlook, I find that it’s a color I have trouble fitting in my wardrobe. I’d like to wear more of it without looking like Big Bird. So far, I’ve found that mustard is the only shade of yellow that looks good on me. But mustard looks good on everyone. That said, I would like to try to find another yellow shade that would look good on me, but have yet to do so. Here are some of my favorite yellow things coming up for spring. Do you wear yellow? If you have an olive skin tone, have you found any yellow shades (other than mustard) that look good? Please share!

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{All items and photos from Zara.com}

Two Cute Pastel Shoes That Are Too Cute

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Marc by Marc Jacobs “Punk Mouse” Ballerina Flats

I don’t have a lot of pastels in my wardrobe, but I do love pastel colors in anything. There is something so sweet and playful about them. Now that Spring is coming, I am starting to see them pop up all over the place, especially since Easter is right around the corner (dare I mention pastel M&Ms?). I love Marc Jacobs’ ballerina mouse flats and am really feeling this pink pastel “Punk Mouse” version. I like the juxtaposition of the sweet color paired with the studs (we see what you did there, Marc;). I am also really loving Rebecca Minkoff’s pastel blue jelly sandals. They look super comfy and stylish. I will have to find my way to a store soon and try these on. Do you wear pastels?

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Rebecca Minkoff Sava T Strap Jelly Sandals

8 Sweet Deals for Your Home and Wardrobe

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Embroidered Monogram Pillows – $19.95

Though I sometimes find it cumbersome to sift through racks or shelves for bargains (due to sheer laziness), I have to admit, I love a good deal and even moreso when I come across one unexpectedly. Like the one time I bought a black silk maxi skirt for $10. I’ve worn it so many times I think I owe the designer money! I’ve done my fair share of combing sales racks, thrifting, shopping at estate sales and garage sales, but nowadays, I have to really be in the mood. Like recently, I felt like browsing online to see if there are any good deals out there. Here are my top picks. Do you like shopping for sales or just when you happen to come across them?

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Paraiba Kimono Cardigan – $39.95

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Women’s Snake Print Crossbody Bag – $16.99

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Embroidered Tassel Halter Dress – $18.99

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8 Piece set of Lauren Ralph Lauren Gold Tone bangles – $46.40

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Gold flatware set – $31 for 1 set or $112 for 4 sets

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Brass Wall Art – $9.97 {per letter / number}

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6-Cavity Mini Donut Baking Pan – $6.39

Adding More Green to My Wardrobe

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Parted Emerald Dress by Tracy Reese

Much like my home, green is not a dominant color in my wardrobe. I think it’s a great color, but the only green items I’ve really ever purchased were an army green (jacket) and this gorgeous Indian sari inspired wrap skirt that I’ve had for a while now and still love. (Oh, and I once bought a beautiful green silk blouse in Paris.) However, I’d like to add more green to my wardrobe. I’ve done some online shopping for inspiration. Here are some of my favorite finds. Do you have any colors you gravitate towards? Does green play a prominent role in your wardrobe?

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Army green jumpsuit by Theory

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Tourmaline chandelier earrings by Munnu

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Green aviator sunglasses by Ray-Ban

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Chartreuse silk-charmeuse shirt by Matthew Williamson

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Sea Green Jeans by J Brand

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Sea green Balenciaga City Mini Classic