I’m definitely a girly girl. In fact, my friends have often referred to me as a girl’s girl — I love anything that glitters and sparkles. And whether it’s an outfit or a room in the house, I’m always styling something new.

One of my absolute favorite things for the home is using jewelry as a decor element. Keeping my baubles and bangles organized is an important part of my daily routine, and without being able to see all of my favorite pieces, I forget about them! So it’s fun to incorporate them throughout our home in interesting and unique ways. Since I am limited on space in our current apartment, the majority of my collection lives on top of my dresser and on a wall in my closet. Using a variety of small bowls and trays from Target (similar), crystal wine coaster that I turned into a jewelry catch-all (similar), box with velvet lining (similar) and a jewelry tree (similar), I have created a system that works for my lifestyle while displaying some of my favorite pieces in an organized, pretty way.

As I continue to add new jewels to my collection, I am always looking for fun ways to creatively showcase my favorites while keeping things classic and true to my taste. Whether on a cake stand, in small decorative bowls, neatly organized on a wall or layered on a beautiful bust in the corner of a room, I’m in awe of these gorgeous displays. I can’t wait to incorporate some of these sweet, sparkly vignettes into our next home.








In searching for some no fuss summery office-wear and looking for some easy-to-care-for maxis, I came upon these blue beauties. From pale blues with posies to ombre and high-contrast prints, these seasonal dresses play the perfect part whether at the office or out to dinner for an al fresco dining experience.

The trick to pulling off the maxi dress is to find one that highlights a waist – that way you don’t get lost in the yards of colorful fabric. I just love the way each of these shows off the waist – either with a built-in cinched band, or a contrasting belt, it’s important to draw in at your natural waist-line (not down at your hips where you tend to wear your jeans).

In the Blue

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How was your Easter weekend, friends? Hubby and I went to visit family for the weekend — the perfect mix of R&R, some delicious feasts, a lot of sweets, warm sunshine and shopping. I even snagged these gorgeous Elaine Turner cork beauties on sale over the weekend!

But of course, no spring or summer ensemble is complete without the perfect bag and I’ve had my eyes on some pretty purses lately. While perusing the handbags at Nordstrom recently, I came across this beautiful sunset orange Vince Camuto that has my name all over it. Simple and sweet with the perfect pop of color, I’ve fallen head over heels for this baby and desperately need it in my closet, stat. Funny part is that I opted for a different bag that day in the store (this Vince Camuto black crossbody with laser cut details that I simply could not pass up). But now I’m dreaming of this must-have bag like it’s nobody’s business… do you blame me? Swoon.