I wore a sweet little diamond necklace that Chris got me for me 30th birthday, and I wore a really tiny pair of little diamond hoops. Besides my wedding rings, that was it!
I remember exactly when everything changed.
I had a wedding to attend for a college friend, and I bought a chunky mint green necklace specifically to wear with my little black dress. I got sooo many compliments on it that night, that I decided to start trying to wear it with other outfits. And each time I did, I got compliments.
Apparently, I respond favorably to compliments….because soon after I bought a long pendant necklace, and I experienced the same thing.
Every time I wore it, people noticed it.
I guess that’s what happens when you don’t wear jewelry EVER, and then you do. People notice.
And they compliment you hoping it will continue. 🙂
I began to see how the jewelry would finish off my outfits and make me feel more put together.
And I’m now a firm believer in the power of jewelry.
And my mom is of course thrilled. Ha!
I have two pieces that I wear a lot (THIS watch and THESE earrings), but I have lots of other items that I rotate through, and I always love adding to my collection. So, when Nordstrom asked me to talk about options for Valentine’s Day jewelry, I knew I was the perfect person for the job. I also knew that I should probably add a couple of new pieces to my collection. Because RESEARCH.
So, I’m wearing THESE new earrings and THESE new bracelets (in pink and white)….but the jewelry is not all I’m crushing on. I am full blown obsessed with my slim profile UGG boots (you’ve probably figured this out after seeing them in so many posts), and the military jacket I got for Christmas is AWESOME. And my bag? Well, it rocks.
heart sweater / military jacket / similar jeans / slim profile UGG boots (all sizes HERE)
And here’s a close up of some of the jewelry! If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you will remember the enamel bracelets I went crazy for a couple of years ago from the brand “Sequin”. Well, for some crazy reason, they stopped making them. These new Kate Spade bangles are the closest thing I’ve seen to them, and they are such fun bright colors (they also come in royal blue, mint green, yellow, and black).
And notice the tiny little silver bracelet in between the two KS bracelets. Nordstrom just started carrying this Mantraband line, and I think they are so cool! Mine says “Be true. Be You. Be kind.” A nice little reminder!
Others say things like “Soul Sisters”, “Live What You Love”, and “Enjoy the Journey”.
watch / Kate Spade crystal and enamel hinged bracelets / mantraband bracelets
See how well they show up!!! I love these earrings and know I will wear them a ton!
sunglasses / earrings
So the plan was to have Chris take a couple of shots of the outfit without the jacket so you could see my darling heart sweater…but I wasn’t about to take off my jacket with the gale forced winds, so I snapped some pics after we got home. Tell me this sweater isn’t perfect for this time of year! That’s right, you can’t. 😉 I’ll be wearing it to my kiddo’s Valentine’s Day party at school for sure. And again, notice how well the earrings show up! If you’ve got dark hair, you need these.
And great news! The sweater is 40% OFF right now! I also love the navy stripe one with the lips!
Again, I sized up and am wearing a medium in the sweater.
Dress them up or down with just the right jewelry and you’ve got yourself a great outfit!
OH. EM. GEE.
It’s crazy comfy (it’s stupid soft on the inside), light weight, comes in lots of fun colors, and has fantastic reviews!
A reader even had this to say about it on facebook:
I have this sweatshirt in 2 colors and it’s my absolute favorite. It’s so soft and can look dressed up with boots and scarf but it’s really just a comfy sweatshirt. It’s the best. And one version of mine (last years) has pockets!!!! And the length is great too. – Megan B.
sweatshirt / earrings / similar jeans ON SALE /
slim profile UGG boots
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the shirt (true to size) and
a 6 1/2 in the UGG boots (true to size).
Okay, back to my outfit for today. I thought the jacket was really cute the first couple of time I wore it…..and THEN I ZIPPED IT UP! And I may even think it’s cuter all zipped up!
I’m wearing a small in the jacket, so I think it’s true to size.
I usually just carry my make-up bag, sunglasses case, wallet, and a little brush….but if I need to, it can also fit my calendar in it! A water bottle would also fit if need be.
The flap over portion is a magnetic closure, and if you can see the zipper there, you can unzip it and store things in the back of the bag. The front portion (the woven part) is actually a pocket (which is where I keep my cell phone for easy access), there is an interior zipper pocket (lined in pink) and then two other compartments for whatever you wish.
I wish the entire inside was lined with the pink material that’s in the pocket, but that’s the only thing I would change about this bag. I really do love it.
And I’m VERY particular about the functionality of a bag.
cross body bag
I prefer wearing it as a cross body, but you can choose to shorten the strap and just wear it over your shoulder as well! It also comes in azul, black, and stone.