Layered Luxe. Sparkling Silver.

There are times when your LBD needs some extra sparkle. It’s nice to be able to add a touch of elegance and a personal statement with your accessories. That’s exactly what my sister did for the Menlo Charity Horse Show Gala, benefitting the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired this past August. She…

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Equestrian Spirit. Horse Love.

I began riding at the age of ten and competed tirelessly in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions throughout my teen years. Once a girl falls for horses, it’s forever love. Even though life took me along a path to university and on to raising children, I never lost my passion. Doesn’t everyone want a pony?…

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Believe. Shine Bright.

Shine bright like a diamond. Rihanna’s words, and good ones at that. Really, wouldn’t it be nice if everyone believed in himself or herself? I think I can. I think I can. Those words belong to the Little Engine that Could. What a great little story for children and relevant at any age. Believing, trying,…

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Sweet Hearts. Pearl Jam.

Hearts and pearls are classic symbols of love. Timeless and beautiful, they have old-world charm, ooze romantic sentiments, and can be totally modern glam with the right outfit. I think every woman should have a pearl necklace in her collection. Even if not worn often, I guarantee you will find the right time and inspiration…

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Vintage Sparkle. Let it Snow.

Vintage jewelry is a favorite of mine. As a child I coveted my grandmother’s brooches and beads. They always looked so pretty and added a personal touch to every outfit. There’s mystery, history and the element of daring to be different when you find just the right piece. And the brooches in particular are often large…

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Luxe Layers. Vintage Vibe.

Sometimes more is better. Especially when it comes to dreamy, drop necklaces. I picked these up while walking home from a lunch meeting on a beautiful sunny day. I was passing a local independent boutique called Red Velvet. They carry select designer lines with reasonable prices, quality and a unique collection of jewelry, hand picked…

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Love. My Name Necklace.

Inspired by Carrie Bradshaw. Yes I was. I was familiar with name necklaces from high school. They were very popular at the time. I always coveted one, as I do love things with a personal touch. Watching Sex in the City re-ignited my obsession with the name necklace. My online search began and I landed…

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