Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Brighton

Each piece has a heart located somewhere on it whether it be a large heart dangling off of a bracelet or a small etched heart hidden.
While I was in Hawaii I discovered an amazing jewelry store aka. my new obsession: BRIGHTON! Do you have any Brighton jewelry? I have never heard of it before until a bunch of other gals on the trip were sporting Brighton jewelry and I kept complimenting them on it. Luckily there was a Brighton store that was RIGHT next door to our hotel in Maui and we could even shop in our bare feet... A little too convenient perhaps? I found all of the Brighton jewelry extremely reasonable and super expensive looking.. is there anything better than that? Although the jewelry is silver plated, the silver doesn't tarnish, which I was happy about because I can't stand polishing silver, and they sell a selection of jewelry, charms, handbags, accessories and a few gifts. Here are the pieces I picked up or was gifted while I was there! ... and a few others I would like to add to my collection ;)
Since I was on a Pampered Chef incentive trip this bracelet was really meaningful to me and I thought it was fitting.. It reads "Sing with all your heart, Follow your dreams, Dance like nobody's watching, Reach for the stars". I always try to get myself a special piece from each trip to remind me of our travels and I worked particularly hard in 2011 to earn the gold level so I thought this was perfect.. and it was only $28!!! Each sentence is separated with a Swarovski crystal too.
My upline bought me this beautiful bracelet on Valentine's day.. It's called "Hello Sunshine".. Love it!
Big hug after she gave it to me :)
I got these multi-colored hoop earrings for my sister in law and they are smaller hoops that have a "spectrum" of different topaz colors in them. I thought they would go well with neutral colors and browns :)
I am hosting my best friend's baby shower this upcoming Saturday and look at this super cute "sweet pea stroller" charm I found for her Pandora bracelet. This photo really doesn't do it justice- the wheels turn and everything :)
I LOVE this business card holder.. Once again for Pampered Chef because one of their colors regarding success is red.. I am hoping to bestow this upon a member of my team ;)
How cute are these signature "Heart Notes"... You can choose a necklace you like and then pop a special "heart note" inside and the little envelopes on the necklace open up:
The quality of the jewelry is very impressive for the price.. This necklace is $54
Tiny love note to go in the envelope- only $6! Lots of detail on each one as well.
I wish I would have gotten these "Spectra" earrings for myself... These are the same ones I got my sis except in blue. So pretty.. and only $38!
A photo does NOT do these sparklers justice... I picked these up and put them down SO many times... They are crystal and shine like you wouldn't believe for $45... There is also a matching ring.. I think I have a jewelry addiction OY!
Loved this trio of rings called "Monte Carlo" for $58... You should have seen them shine!
Oh look a matching Spectra ring!!! :p
Funky belt buckle! $69
Are you as addicted as I am or am I alone here?! I want to go back!
Cute hobo bag.. A bit more though at $450
They feature "box sets" of charms in all different themes.. This one is a Fairy Tale theme and you get all three detailed charms for only $52.50
Travel chic charm set. Can you spot the signature hearts? This one is $53 for the set.
They have just come out with these great glass marquis necklaces for $48. Love the nautical theme.
Fancy badge or conference clips.. How smart is this ?!?! This mixed metal clip is $45

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lia Sophia

I have a slight addiction to Lia Sophia jewelry... I blame my work wife for getting me addicted to accessories! Her favorite thing to shop for is earrings and she has gotten me hooked! My sister in law had a jewelry party right before we left for Hawaii so I nabbed a few pieces. I like how their jewelry doesn't tarnish and that there is a lifetime warranty... their specials are also unbeatable always incorporating half priced items ie. buy two regular priced pieces, get the next two half off- and they can be your most expensive pieces. Here is what I picked up and I'm super happy I did! Having nice jewelry to wear to work or for a night on the town always makes me feel a lot more dressed up:
This is my fav piece! "Peachy Keen" ring for $64 (I got for 50% off)
I got this to match the peachy keen ring. It's called the "bellini necklace" and it was $55 but I got an additional 50% off. It looks so pretty on and matches with tons of stuff.
Thought these earrings were pretty funky for $28
I've been looking for a nice gold bracelet for a while and this link charm bracelet caught my eye for $64 (I got 50% off this one too!)
For the linked charm bracelet I chose the "coral" as one of my charms for $20. I love things that look like tree branches.
I am also a sucker for keys... This guy was $20
 Do you like Lia Sophia? Where is your favorite place to buy jewelry?

Friday, February 3, 2012

ALOHA!

Well the hubby and I are off to some fun in the sun on Hawaii, Maui and Kauai! I earned the trip through Pampered Chef and can't wait to see some friends and most importantly: RELAX!!! It's been a very busy year and I'm excited to tune out for a bit.... I cannot wait to share with you all of the great SHOPPING that I have planned and can't wait to experience! WOOO! Thanks for following and inspiring me to keep writing :)