Layer Up

Everyone needs to have a favorite every day necklace. One you can wear with anything, and it should hold some meaning.
My style tip for is to try layering your necklaces. It's such an easy and modern way to tell your 'story' (or at least how you're feeling that day!). Change it up, mix your metals, and have fun.
Personally, I go through phases, but my every day necklace for the last few months is Dogeared​'s original {karma} necklace. I have it in silver and gold. It's pretty, simple and when anyone asks about it, it's a universal reminder. Who doesn't believe in karma?!
After this post, I'm feeling like I need the Massachusetts and Rhode Island necklaces to layer. Raised in MA, but in RI for the last 10 years, it might be time to update my 'story':)

How to Turn your Scarf into Infinity

I'm really excited about this week's style tip. We all love scarves, right? Well, once the fashion world introduced us to the infinity scarf, I wondered how we went so long without this fantastic invention.

Then something sad happened. I ignored all of my regular scarves because they felt too cumbersome. Toting two toddlers around will seriously make anyone reconsider any extra unnecessary appendages so the infinity scarf was just an easier, more sensible alternative.

Then I saw a life-altering pin on Pinterest​ called 'How to Turn Your Regular Scarves Into Infinity'. I clicked on it. At first I was irritated that I didn't figure this out sooner, but then thrilled to finally be able to start wearing ALL my scarves again.

To many women, scarves feel like a style security blanket, and spring doesn't mean you have to part with your go-to accessory.

Spring is my favorite time of year to wear scarves because they start serving as fashion, no longer function (and warmth). The fabrics and textures lighten up, and so do the colors. I can still wear my transitional winter/spring wardrobe but add a fun, new scarf. I even like wearing fashion scarves with t-shirts and jeans. It feels effortless and comfortable, two things every woman needs/wants in her daily wardrobe.

Mixing + Matching

As soon as we laid eyes on Luca + Stella last summer at market, we knew we had to have them. It's a local Rhode Island based company? Yes, please. Then we heard that the line was created as a tribute to the designer's late brother who lost his battle with Leukemia at 33, and these beautiful bangles felt even more meaningful.
(P.S. If you missed The Providence Journal's Sunday article, grab some tissues and read on...…/1503298…/-1/breaking_ajax)
These Luca +Stella bangles are unique, pretty, perfectly priced (28.-38.) and meant to be collected. I actually dare you to try choosing only one. They look great stacked with other brands too. I always recommend Luca + Stella for anyone as gifts, especially because each one comes with a meaning card. They come in 2 colors--oxidized brass and silver plated and 2 sizes--7" (for small wrists) and 7.5".

I have a ridiculous number of bracelets. I would count for you, but my almost 2 year old daughter has half of them stashed all over our house so the number wouldn't be accurate anyways. My style tip for tonight? Just mix and match...beads, metals, colors, finishes and textures. I rarely wear a bracelet by itself (it would get lonely, right?). I wear them if I need to liven up a neutral outfit or even based on what I feel like that day.

So here are my 2 favorite stacks (trust me, it changes daily) or feel free to shop our site for Luca + Stella:













The Statement vs. The Stud

Ah, the old 'Statement vs. Stud' debate. Women tend to root for either earring “team”.

I’d like to help settle the sides.

The Statement Earrings.

{savannah earrings 30.}

When to wear and how? This is the “queen bee” of the jewelry box. They work best with a really simple necklace (or none at all). I love them when the hair is pulled back. Why hide beautiful earrings? It’s just plain wrong.  They look amazing with short hair, it’s super feminine. Try not to be too matchy. Wear a statement earring in a contrasting color to an outfit, i.e. fuschia earrings with a navy top.

The Stud Earrings.

{sierra earrings 15.}

When to wear and how? If the statement is the “queen”, the stud is the “worker bee” of the jewelry box. Wear them every day. To school. To work. To the gym. Out for lunch. They are a great option if you’re wearing your hair down, they look so pretty peeking out. Wear them with a simple necklace. But my favorite time to wear studs is when wearing a fabulous statement necklace. You don’t want anything to take away from the necklace, but you don’t want to leave your ears bare.

I suggest picking one accessory to make a splash...earrings or necklace, but not both.

So who wins? It’s a straight up tie.

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