Hello, My Pretties

So … I’ve been on a bit of a jewelry spree lately. Allow me to introduce you to my new babies:

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Let’s start with these two beautiful little ballerina rings. The one on the left has a baby pink pearl in the middle of her white sapphire skirt, and she’s gorgeous – I happened across her at the International Gem and Jewelry Show and she just had to come home with me.

The blue sapphire ring on the right has a more personal story, as the ring mounting is actually one of my mother’s sapphire and diamond earrings that she gave me when I was little because she lost the mate. I was absolutely enchanted at such a young age to own such a beautiful, fancy little gem. I’ve kept it all these years, and I recently took it to Shane Co. and asked them to mount it in an east-west setting on a simple gold band. I simply love the results. #TeamShaneCo!

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A close runner up for my favorite pieces are my new Stella and Dot Somervell necklace and matching Nancy stud earrings. They’re a gorgeous shade of peach that complements my skin and hair perfectly:

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Next up? Lucky Brand! I really love their jewelry and I frequently find it on sale at HauteLook or Macy’s, which means I can justify buying a lot of it – wheeeee! Both of these pieces were $10 each – BARGAIN. I just love this cross bracelet and matching teardrop earrings:

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I’ve been starting to collect a lot more bracelets recently as well. I think this means I’ve finally been brainwashed by the stacking trend. This champagne baguette bracelet is from Baublebar, and the other three came from a random brand I can’t remember on Hautelook, but they look fantastic together and with a few of my other older Lucky Brand bracelets thrown in as well.

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These pretty little earrings came from Hautelook too. I’m not quite as impressed with them, as I rather suspect they’ll fall apart soon from the appearance of the in person construction, but they were cheap and will be cute while they last:

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And last but not least, you can see in the middle my new rose gold heart beat necklace from the Etsy shop Great Lakes. I love layering this little beauty with other necklaces or alone for a dainty little touch. It’s so. damn. cute:

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Clearly I don’t have enough jewelry, amiright? I’m right. Let’s get more.

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All That Glitters is Rose Gold

I’ve officially hopped on the rose gold bandwagon, ya’ll.

This is surprising to me. I hate yellow gold. Sort of hate it on other people (just on principle), really hate it on myself. Part of this is probably due to the fact that everything about my natural coloring is cool-toned, from my skin to my eyes to my hair. I tend to stick to a color palette that consists of black, gray and blue. If I’m feeling especially sass-ay I may throw in some white or cool purples. Me and cool neutrals: we’re BFFs. We text for hours every day, we braid each other’s hair, we have slumber parties and gossip about those horrid browns and oranges. We have a thing.

I own one – count ’em – one piece of yellow gold jewelry. One single, solitary gold glitter nail polish top coat. And that is about the extent of my love for yellow gold. But rose gold? … I think it’s growing on me.

Exhibit A: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gold Roses from their fall 2013 by Tracy Reese. It’s a beautiful rose gold with a metallic finish – and it’s a TRUE rose gold. It’s not copper, it’s not yellow gold with a tinge of pink. It’s rose gold.

Best part? This is with only one coat. It's the little things.

Best part? This is with only one coat. It’s the little things.

This polish is vying with Orly’s Rage for top contender in rose gold nail polish. Also, can we talk about the brush in this nail polish? I love this brush. I want to save one of these brushes, wash it off, and save it to use each time I apply any polish. It’s the perfect shape, and coats my nail in two swipes.

Here's all the polishes used in today's look!

Here’s all the polishes used in today’s look!

I topped my ring finger with a few coats of Essie’s LuxEffect in A Cut Above. I like to think my love for glitter makes up for how boring the rest of my ensemble usually is. Right?