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.
Erika Slaughter says
I completely agree!!! You were made for those white earrings. And I love your heart sweater!!
Mix and Match Mama says
Well, I just love all of it. All. Of. It. I pretty much want to wear that exact outfit today…I'm coming over now to steal it from your closet ;).
I recently discovered the Mantrabands as well, and I love giving them as gifts! I got the "soul sisters" one for my two best friends, and we joke that they are the adult version of friendship bracelets!
Oh my goodness! I just can't get over that darling heart sweater!! So cute!!! Love it!!
The Kendra Scott Kelsie necklace in red and a few other colors at the rack online for $39!
P VINSON says
We would love for you to show how you manage and store all your jewelry!!!!??
I was thinking this exact same thing the other day! Would love to see a post on this!
Melissa Hill says
I hope I'm not the only one–but I can't bring myself to wear my white KS earrings during the winter. The no white till Easter is so imbedded into my brain that it even affects my jewelry selection. They look darling on you (I have dark hair too) but just can't wear white for a couple more months! 🙁
Melissa! Take those earrings out and wear them!!!! I promise it's no longer a "rule"! After you do it once, you'll be fine! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Anita Robinson says
Melissa, I just received the white mother-of-pearl KS earrings in gold trim. They are a little less "stark" white. Perhaps those would feel more comfortable for you to wear as they are more of a winter white.
You knew someone would ask you about your makeup bag, right? 🙂 So cute! Where's it from?
Hi Sara! It's from LOFT a couple of years ago, so it's not available anymore. So sorry! 🙁 xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Buddy's Mom says
You're hair always looks amazing! You mentioned a few times you use hot rollers. Any chance you could do a tutorial on the blog for those of us who are follically challenged?!
Hi there! You're so sweet! I curl it with a round brush, and then I roll it with big rollers. One on each side, one on the crown, and two in the back bottom. I will think about a tutorial, but that makes me nervous! 🙂 xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Joe and Casey Burns says
I need ideas on what to wear on a long plane flight! Headed to the beach in a couple of weeks and going from cold weather to warm weather. I want to be comfy but stylish!
Hi Casey! E-mail me directly at email@example.com ! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Are you going to be blogging about getting fit for summer again this year? I'm not implying that you need to because you look great but I loved those posts last year! They were so motivating and helpful. 🙂
Hi Mandy! Well, I have started (slowly but surely), but am about to go full throttle. Sadly, I'm not going to be blogging about it this year (it was just too much work last year). xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Jess -Little Bits of Joy Blog says
Love those Dogeared necklaces… I think I need every single one of them!!! And I'm like you, I never used to wear jewelry.. then once I started I just couldn't stop!!!
Jody Forsee says
I just love those Ugg boots and admire them every time you wear them. It's so hard for me to justify the price of them though. I wish they were just a little bit less. I know the price per wear would be so low though.
We had our family pictures taken in the exact same spot outside Babes! It was windy that day, too!
Monica Warren says
You are such a perfect size! How do the Uggs look on bigger women?
Hi Monica! That's a very sweet thing to say. I've seen the UGGs on women of all sizes, and I think they look cute on everybody…especially the slim profile ones! Hope this helps! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Candace Wall says
I love how you have styled the UGG boots. Stylish and comfortable at the same time I am all in! I wanted to mention the UGG website has a pair of boots that look very similar called "Abree" and they were hand crafted in Italy. They are on sale for $175 from $250. I realize they are still pricey, but a little less than the slim classic. They have an inside side zipper and are a little slimmer than the slim classic. Super cute!
I would love to see a little "how to" on stacking bracelets. I received a few bourbon and bowtie bangles and have some other stackable bracelets but just not sure how to put it all together. Dominant or non-dominant arm? how many bracelets? etc. Also, I see a lot of stacking with watches but what about fitbits? I use a fitbit charge hr so I don't also wear a watch, how can I make a cute little stack with the fitbit?
April Parrish says
Those slim UGGs are the best purchase I've made all winter!!! Absolutely love mine!
Karen Haskins says
I LOVE those slim Uggs! I wish I had known they existed! My husband just bought me a pair for Christmas, but I would have much preferred the slim tall boots. You said you did an entire post on the boots, but I searched and couldn't find it.. could you please point me to it? Thank you1
Hi Karen! Here it is: http://www.pinteresttoldmeto.blogspot.com/2015/11/ugg-love.html
Those white KS earrings look so good on you!!! And I still stand behind that sweatshirt!