Bling up Valentine’s Day with Azura Jewelry

It’s almost time for candy hearts, chocolates and red roses. You may already have your little red dress picked out for your special date night or your little black dress for Galentine’s Day. Why not take it up a notch with some sparkle. These ethically sourced, gorgeous pieces by Azura Jewelry can dress up your V-Day look – or better yet, send a major hint about these jewels to your significant other ahead of the big day.

These are some of my favorite pieces. Click on the images below to shop.

Unfortunately, the earrings I am wearing is sold out. However, there are plenty of other sparkly pieces to choose from.  I recently shared my excitement on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook about being featured on the  Azura Jewelry  blog.  If you have not already checked out their post, you can read all about it here.

In keeping with my 2018 the “Year of the Woman” theme, I would like to introduce you to Angela the founder and creator of Azura Jewelry.  You can read about her incredible story here.

Enjoy your weekend Lovelies!

*Sponsored  by Azura Jewelry

Layering up in Elizabeth Gillett Scarves

From the “bomb cyclone” to frigid blizzard conditions, this winter has been the most challenging season to look stylish. How is it possible to look chic wearing tons of winter clothes? The answer: What is a Scarf! When the cold keeps me bundled up and my outfit under wraps, these gorgeous scarves by Elizabeth Gillett pulls in double duty as an extra layer of warmth and as a fashion accessory.

I am not the only one to champion the versatility of scarves.  These scarves which feature exclusive artwork by Elizabeth believes a scarf is the ultimate accessory, an outfit-changer that brightens the face like a great shade of lipstick, makes traveling fun and chic, screens us from the cold and helps us edit what’s shown and what’s covered in an easy, one-size, timelessly style-able item.

Scarves, the once-humble wardrobe understudy is definitely one of the must have accessories this winter season. Lightweight and elegant these Elizabeth Gillett scarves can elevate any look. I can’t get enough of the individually dyed kaleidoscopic colors and patterns. As you can see I had so much fun exploring different ways to wear them but however you choose to wear these scarves you’ll probably nail that chic-bundled look.

Do you like accessorizing with scarves? What’s your favorite style?

In keeping with my 2018  the “Year of the Woman” theme,  it is nice to hear and read about successful female entrepreneurs.  Elizabeth Gillett is one of them.  She started selling her creative designs at the young age of eight and  has not slowed down since.  To read and find out more on how this talented designer and businesswoman got her start check out www.elizabethgillett.com There are some great sales going on as well so you can splurge on a few Elizabeth Gillett scarves this season 🙂

Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine

Sponsored  by Elizabeth Gillett Scarves

“Suit Up” for 2018 – Year of the Woman

Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will” ~ Ann Klein

Hello Lovelies,

I rang in the New Year by enjoying and sharing a collection of New Year wishes and photos with family and friends. Thank you for all your heartful New Year messages. I love the start of the New Year because it inevitably brings with it a fresh start and a lot of positivity and excitement. I am feeling  optimistic about 2018. I am not the only one who has my hopes set on 2018 as being the Year of the Woman.

2017 was a turbulent year for women’s rights in general. However, despite the many challenges and trying times women continue to rise. More women now than ever are feeling emboldened to raise their voices and fight for the issues that matter most to them, like sexual harassment in the workplace, paid leave,  gender equality, domestic violence, health and safety to name a few. Although there are still many hurdles to overcome woman are ready to move forward towards meaningful progress.

Some of the positive changes we are noticing are more women being elected in leadership roles, more women running for elected office, an increase in women starting up their own businesses and more women in college. The world is starting to take notice as businesses think of new ways to serve and attract female innovators. They are also thinking of ways to market and appeal to women as they control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. Speaking as a blogger, woman are the largest consumers of fashion, we have the power to inspire and empower others through what we choose to purchase. So, I will be choosing wisely.

On this positive note,  I end my first  post of the new year  with a quote from Hillary Clinton, “Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female”. So suit-up ladies it’s going to be an epic year !

Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine