Jewelry talk

April 13, 2015

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Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty well as last week was rough but I made it through. 

If you are a fashion blogger do you have a hard time thinking up outfits and then find that once you have your photos taken in them that somehow it doesn’t look as good or the images aren’t clear enough? Well yesterday I had two outfits in mind. The first I wore to church and then because my hubby and I were tired and not feeling well the images came out with a glare because of the lighting and my facial expressions were meh so I changed outfits and my hubby suggested I get my friend that night to snap some photos, so I wore this outfit out with my best friend Kendall to get coffee and have some girl time and she was kind enough to get some photos, however none of the full outfit photos were clear enough so I provide you with one below, but otherwise I loved the pastel and spring colors of this outfit and loved just some girl time to reconnect and get away for a few hours.
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Along with my girl time I enjoyed talking about my future passions and endeavors. I have been contemplating selling jewelry someday but don’t know the right route or what company to represent as I have looked at a few but haven’t found what I have been looking for or the jewelry is expensive and I don’t want that. I have been wondering about Paparazzi though. Do any of you have experience with Paparazzi jewelry or consultants? How did you start a jewelry business if you own one? The fact that I am interested in this is both exciting and scary and worth praying about. Any suggestions would be awesome.
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I have bought lots of jewelry from the same businesses in the past and I respect the owners of many of them for what they do and how they give it their all. One such business is the owner (Leslie) of My Arm Charms. I admire her passion for this project to give ladies what they are looking for without the need to visit several stores to find the one piece they have in mind when her store offers all kinds of trendy bracelets to fit every lifestyle, price range, age, and make. In general the bracelets don’t break the bank, are very affordable and cute.
Here I am wearing two bracelets from this unique bracelet boutique. The layered chain and gem one is my most recent lovely wrist décor (see this bracelet here as it is super cute and $10) and I just loved how lovely it went with the “When In Rome” bracelet you see on the other hand (sold here for $14.99). While I have a few more bracelets from My Arm Charms as well as to other boutiques I liked these the best with the gold tones in my Kendra Scott earrings and I liked the hints of silver to go along with the silver contained with my Michael Kors handbag. 

I highly recommend you try this boutique out to find the perfect spring or summer bracelet. 

What did you do this past weekend?
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Outfit details: Bracelets:  My Arm Charms, c/o Fairy Shimmer (here), c/o When in Rome (here)//Earrings: Kendra Scott (same)//Scarf: My Sisters Closet boutique//Shirt: Target (same)//Pants: via Marshalls (similar)//Flip Flops: via Marshalls (similar)//Purse: Michael Kors (similar).  

Linking up with: Molly, Carrie, Lisa, Melissa, Charnelle, Rhea, Lauren., Celebrate Southern, Whitney, What I Wore Wednesday, Because Shanna Said So.

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  • Alissa April 13, 2015 at 7:49 am

    This weekend I got a lot of little stuff done which I really, really love doing! It sounds like you had a good weekend!
    The Adored Life

  • Megan April 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    You look so pretty here! I love those earrings and your scarf! The bracelets are so fun too!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • Shannon April 13, 2015 at 9:50 am

    So pretty! I’m loving that scarf and your earrings are to die for!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Leslie April 13, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Rachel,
    Hands down, When In Rome is STILL one of my favorites in the boutique. I love the original look of the bracelet itself with the textured metal and raised, gold-tone Roman numerals. It’s just a different look that seems to play well with any outfit. The dual tone color make it practical for any outfit. I thought it really looked good on the post where you feature yourself wearing all black and the lariat necklace.
    Thanks for recommending My Arm Charms where I strive to offer fashionable arm charm for every style situation!

    Leslie Seymour
    My Arm Charms

  • Shauna April 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I think the pictures turned out great! Jealous of those earrings, too. I want a pair badly!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Becky @ bybmg April 13, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Cute outfit! Good luck in the venture to find a jewelry business you love!

  • Tea April 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    My weekend was intensely busy! Glad you got a chance to have some girl time! Love that pastel on you, looks great with your scarf!
    Tea
    http://www.whatmamawear.blogspot.ca

  • Amy Ann April 13, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I hate it when the photos don’t turn out the way you want! That being said, I don’t think anyone is as hard on them as you are. I love these and this it’s a great outfit!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 13, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    My old hair dresser sells Paparazzi jewelry and makes a pretty good salary from it. Enough to quit hair dressing and she goes on some good trips. I really love the pastel pink and how it goes with that light sweater and those earrings I want of yours 🙂 I do get bad lighting on my photos somex and I usually just post them anyway a nd try to correct them in photoshop. It does tick me off tho, because I spend a lot of time dressing for them and dragging my husband out to take them 🙂

  • Lisa April 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Gorgeous!!! Love the colors XO. Thank you for sharing with #linkupwithlisa @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/04/linkupwithlisa-12-turtleneck-bodycon.html

  • ashley April 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I hate when photos don’t turn out well, but I think these look great. You can tell you had a great time with your friend. Sometimes coffee with a girlfriend is exactly what you need!

  • Denise April 13, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Happens to us all! My photos have for sure turned out bad, but I think we tend to be way more critical! Loving this look, the light colors look so nice on you!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Jennie April 13, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    This look is so pretty on you, Rachel! I hate it when my photo shoots don’t go as planned (my most recent one will be addressed on my post tomorrow), so I totally understand. I hope you find a company you feel will help you succeed in your business venture. I will also pray about it for you, sweet friend.

  • Tatiana April 13, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Great look, I love how you accessorized a simple soft pink tee. You look so chic!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

  • Susan April 14, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I have never heard of Paparazzi. but would love to hear more! I really like Stella and Dot. They have great pieces! I love your scarf and good luck with your new direction in life(: Susan

  • Ada April 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I love this simple pastel outfit. But you are right it is the accessories that make this fun. Beautiful earrings, scarf and bracelet. You have been looking great in pastels lately, Rachel. =)

  • maria at inredningsvis April 19, 2015 at 6:45 am

    VERY pretty outfit dear 🙂 I hope you had a great weekend so far

    Check out my classy New England decor post 🙂

    Have a FAB week dear

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