To me, jewelry isn’t just something I wear. It’s representative of my experiences, milestones, and landmarks. When I look in my jewelry box, I don’t see pieces of metal and precious stones. I see the necklace I wore on our wedding day, the bracelet I wore when we got engaged, the pairs of earrings I wore during our time in Japan, and the necklace I bought while shopping in Paris. That’s why I see every new piece of jewelry I add to my collection, like the prettiest pearl jewelry from Julie Vos, as future moments of good times!
I’ve always loved wearing pearl jewelry. Something about it is timeless, and it goes with everything from denim and a plain tee to a black tie evening gown. Worn by royalty and those living along the sea for millennia, pearls have an inherent value beyond the monetary, and their unique shape means no two are ever the same. Unlike diamond or other precious stone jewelry that require skillful cleaning and careful storage, when worn frequently, pearls are very simple to care for properly once you know how to do so. In this guide, I’ll share all of my tips for ensuring your pearl jewelry stays lustrous and bright for generations to come!
Whether I’m traveling or relaxing at home, I love to be comfortable. It’s important to me that what I wear feels good against my skin too. I used to endure itchy wool sweaters and scratchy, unlined brocade fabrics because they looked good, but a few years ago, I vowed to myself to never to wear anything uncomfortable again. That’s why when I spotted this gorgeous, cozy cotton silk pocket henley and cotton silk ribbed leggings from Lunya, one of my favorite loungewear brands, I immediately fell in love with it. It is unbelievably soft and silky. Made of organic cotton and sustainably sourced silk, so I know the fabric is good for my skin, my body, and my peace of mind.
Sushi by M is a fantastic omakase spot in New York City. If you haven’t tried omakase yet – you’ll definitely want to give it a go! Omakase is a type of meal where sushi chefs select the courses for you based on what’s seasonally available. Omakase essentially means, “I’ll leave it up to you”” and unlike the omakase at Kissaki where the menu is based on their talented sushi chef’s whims, Sushi by M has set menus at the start of the day. They also offer upgrades for an upcharge, like upgrading the hand roll finish of the meal to the toro scallion hand roll like I did. Everything here was phenomenal and so, so fresh. I can’t wait to go back someday soon!
Kiel James Patrick is a very classic, quintessentially New England brand that captures the laid-back, nautical, and fun-loving nature of the East Coast. I’ve worn this brand for years, and I still regularly wear the scalloped oxford I bought from them back during my university days. It’s only since moving to New England myself that I’ve come to appreciate how well the brand encapsulates the spirit of New England in all that they make. Currently, they’re offering an extra 20% off their sale items, including the gorgeous pieces I’ve picked below, so check out my favorites from the Kiel James Patrick sale and explore their large selection of pearl jewelry, relaxed dresses, and playful accessories.
The Gardens of Versailles at the Château de Versailles, approximately 12 miles southwest of Paris, France, is one of the most magnificent gardens I’ve ever visited. It’s an incredible 2,000-acre garden that was first built in 1624 but looks quite similar to how it would have nearly 400 years ago. We visited during our time in Paris as a day trip, and I was absolutely blown away by the complexity and sheer magnitude of these gorgeous gardens. Truly, I’ve never seen anything like it. I can’t even imagine how this space would have wowed visitors centuries ago who had little in the way of a frame of reference.
I hit the ground running bright and early this morning snagging all of my favorites from the Lilly Pulitzer Sunshine Sale. If you’re unfamiliar with this twice a year event, head to this post for all the details! This sale had discounts up to 75% off, meaning I got some amazing things for deeply discounted prices! Here’s my Lilly Pulitzer Sunshine Sale Haul – share yours with me in the comments!
If I had to guess, blue and white is likely the color combination I wear the most often. It’s also the color scheme of our home. It’s so timeless, simple to mix and match, and it looks universally flattering on everyone. Once you begin building a blue-and-white wardrobe, you can be very selective about what you add to it and know that it’s all interchangeable. That’s why, when I pack for my travels, I typically bring blue and white clothing, as it’s so easy to make a mini capsule wardrobe from. Here is my Spring Essentials Volume 10. I hope they inspire your wardrobe for seasons to come!
2022 was such a wonderful year. I traveled a lot domestically and abroad, attended numerous weddings of some of my favorite friends and family, and spent more time than ever doing the things I love, like gardening, hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, reading, and writing. My husband and I spent a little more than a month…
This Lilly Pulitzer Sunshine Sale January 2023 FAQ & Preview will help you make the very most of the upcoming Lilly Pulitzer Sale and show you what you can expect to see in the sale! Set your clocks and mark your calendars for January 5-6th, 2023, from 8 am EST on Thursday, January 5th to Friday, January 6th at 11:59 pm EST. Every category Lilly normally sells, from baby & girl’s and women’s to accessories, swim, and shoes, will be included. Read on to find out which prints will be included, how much things will cost, and more based on the preview my friends over at Lilly Pulitzer sent me to share with you!
One of my best friends from my sorority days got married on New Year’s Eve (Hi, Anna!). It was a beautiful wedding with a black tie optional dress code, so I thought, what better time to break out this gorgeous mirrored dress and the coordinating mirrored bowtie my husband and I have been saving for a special occasion? I ran the dress past the bride to be sure because, believe it or not, there wasn’t anything online about the etiquette of wearing such a thing to an event like this, haha. With her enthusiastic approval, we made our way back to Michigan for the event and had a fantastic time ringing in the New Year during their beautiful Romanian – American wedding!