Your New Best Friend, RocksBox: A New Personal Jewelry Stylist Monthly Service.

posted on: 8/20/14



I love jewelry. I don't feel complete unless I'm wearing a ring or a pair of earrings. I also don't discriminate against where I find my next favorite piece whether its at Nordstroms, a thrift shop or my mom's jewel box, if the piece speaks to me I wear it. But with RocksBox you don't know what you're getting until it arrives in the mail.


What's Rocksbox? It's a service that acts as your personal jewelry stylist.
I do admit I was a little hesitant about trying it out at first. I think jewelry is personal. I like to the think the way I mix simple and statement jewelry adds my personal twist to my outfit. So, how can a stylist who've I never met pick out pieces for me? Well, she can.

Your jewels come in cute little bags. 

I had to fill out a style profile and take a short style survey, but it must have given my personal jewelry stylist a good idea of who I was and what I loved because I adored every single piece I received.

This necklace is perfect for layering. 


There's a great to twist to Rocksbox. You don't have to keep or buy what you get. Because you pay a flat monthly fee, you can wear what you receive for as long as you want and when you're ready for something new you place them back in the box and send the pieces back. This is a fun way to update your jewel box without having to break the bank. But if you decide you love a piece too much to let go there's an option to buy.


These gold finish earrings are light and summery. I've worn them a few times. 

I love love love this ring. 


I adore my necklace and earrings, but I LOVE this ring. I have a feeling it may be staying with me. I can't wait to see what I get next month!


Find out more about RocksBox and give it a try.






This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts are my own. 




The Beach to the Street This Fashion Twist Stands Out!

posted on: 8/18/14




Summer is winding down... I know its hard for me to admit too. The stores are quickly changing from sun dress havens to sweater boxes. So, instead of buying new summer blouses and dresses we're having to dress up and play with our favorite pieces. So, what's a girl to do? It doesn't have to be complicated. Knot it up.


Maxi dresses perfect for those inbetween weather days can be knotted up for bike rides.


This a trick petite girls use for dresses that are just a little too long or a little too boxy. 

When the sun starts to go down, but you want to soak up beach time as much as possible, knot up your cover up. 


Looking to borrow your boyfriends summer shirt - knot it up for a perfect fit. 


Or knot up your button up and wear it with your boyfriend jeans. 
The best thing about knots - they're not permanent. You can easily play around with it or just completely undo it. So, next time you're looking in the mirror trying to figure out a new way to wear your favorite summer piece, try knotting it up.


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Summer Fun: I Have Blonde Hair!

posted on: 8/12/14




So, this is what happens when you trust your hair stylist.. .you go blonde. Over the past year I've become adventurous in the hair department. It's fun to switch things up and when Allegra suggested going blonde for summer, I jumped on it.


I've done the balayage treatment before, but this is the first time I've done a foil. This hairstyle is actually a combination of both treatments. The foil is at the top and the bottom is all balayaged.


First time my bangs have been a different color.. ever. 



Do blondes have more fun? To tell you the truth I had a lot of fun as a brunette, but this golden color has been fun to dress up. It's cool how your freckles pop a little differently, your lipstick shines a little brighter and how easy breezy it is and goes perfectly with my summer dresses.



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School's in for Summer: A Pleated Style Story

posted on: 7/24/14



So, pleats are growing on me. I never thought I would say that. I never thought I would write a trend story about pleats, especially pleated skirts. 
Why am I so against this style of dress? Well, I had to wear a pleated skirt as part of a school uniform for too many years. I hated it. 

These skirts are pleated, but they in now way remind me of school. In fact, I would have skipped to school happily if I could have worn skirts these pretties. 

Here's a few of my favorite ways to wear this summer style: 


The crop top look. 
 Make that school girl look grown up. 

With sneakers
The sporty look - I love mixing looks. 

Black.

I'm all for color, but classic black is always chic. 

Long sleeves.
For the breezy beautiful cool summer days, the long pleated dress makes you look effortless. 


Moral to the story: Never Say Never 
The only question is what length should my pleated skirt be? That's a whole other blog post. 


5 Reasons Why I Like Blake Lively Reynolds New Website.

posted on: 7/23/14





I confess I was more of a Blair fan than Serena. Blair had flair and Serena annoyed the hell out of me. I guess it's not fair of me to extend that annoyance to Blake Lively. I know actors aren't their characters, but I still did it. So, when I heard that Blake was launching a new lifestyle website, I rolled my eyes.
But, when I saw that Preserve.us launched curiosity got the best of me.

Five reasons why I like Blakey Lively Reynolds new lifestyle website:

1. It's swimming with nostalgia, and I'm a complete sucker for that stuff.
The Art of Letter Writing and Read 'em and Weep are not your everyday articles and have a certain depth to them that you can't help but want to read beginning to end.



2. The photos have a classic tint. No, they do. I don't know what the filter is, but it's probably has vintage in the title.

3. "The heart of PRESERVE culture is about discovering old and new: music, travels, books, films and more." - I like the old part. I'm in social and tech, so I'm always about the new side of life. I've been trying to discover the old and the craft part of life too, and if this site could be a resource then, I'm all for it.

4. Shop: There are certain sites run by other blondes that sell expensive stuff that makes my mouth drop. But, this isn't the blonde or the site.  Yes, the price point is on the higher side, but I can see why. A lot of the pieces are crafted not manufactured.



5. They're Greater Good stance. It's pretty straight forward - They're for profit, but they're also working towards a goal of giving back.

"We have set our first goal of giving 5,000 children a meal, 2,000 children a blanket, and 2,700 children a warm hoodie, all within the U.S."


So, I'm glad I gave into my curiosity. I'm by no means a super fan, it's only the first issue, but I know it's a site I will visit again. 

Check out the Summer Issue.

I Want to Live In This Coral.... I mean Color.

posted on: 7/9/14



I know I know, coral was the color of the season like 3 years back. It's supposed to be all about radiant orchid right now, but the heart wants what it wants. Coral is bright and can bring summer glow to every outfit.






 High on my coral must have list.
coral flower dress



Have you been wearing coral and didn't even realize how much you love it? 

Why Aren't You Wearing This Top?

posted on: 7/8/14




Why aren't you rocking the peasant top? These casual cool tops can really bring that effortless summer look to life. You don't have to be a hippie or a child of the 70's in order to wear one of these festive tops. Here's a few ways to make it part of your summer life.

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Are you walking around your city or maybe you're on vacation? - the peasant blouse is light and perfect as an around the town look.


The blouse that can also be a beach cover up. 



The detail makes it stand out from other tops. There will be a style that fits you.


I do see this more as a "I'm on vacation" top. It's one that I would love to wear in small beach towns. But if I can't wear it on the streets of a beach town, I want to look I just came from the beach and this top is perfect for that.


The Accessory That Says Summertime Fun: You Can't Have Just One!

posted on: 7/7/14



Summertime is really all about the sun. And the one accessory that will be getting the most play out of all of your must haves, will be your sunglasses. It's easy to find one pair that will be your go-to's everyday, but there's 93 (hopefully) days of summer - shouldn't you have some fun and mix up your look with some out of the box styles.








There's a million different styles to have fun with so you will find something that not only fits your face, but also fits your playful summer personality. It's easy to revert to the black round sunnies, I have a pair - every lady should - but I also have pink, green, gold, two/tone, mirrored etc and the truth is I want more. Here's some of my favorite styles that have made it into my Keep collection.