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Lady in Pink

4 Mar

Four ways to redefine your look by keeping it polished and lady like, but with a contemporary take on it.

1. Smooth hair, whether straight or wavy.
2. Silk blouse or collared button down, preferably white.
3. Simple Black clutch.
4. Stilettos, preferably with little or no platform, or classic round toe like mine.

Take a peek….

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Our event was a success and thank you for your continued support on our adventure. This little crystal quartz arrow was the center of attention.

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As, always Carolina Xoxo

Skull And A Spike

28 Jan

The beginning of my weekend was a bit sad, I bought risotto some time ago waiting for the perfect evening to cook it and I like to think I’m pretty good in the kitchen for an amateur chef. It’s been a while since I made a dish which took 3 hours and 18 minutes to make and to end it by not having the texture I’m accustomed to.  Although the flavor was a hit the texture was a miss. While in Italy I had an endless amount of risotto and I was eager to make it hoping it would whisk us back to our great Italian memories, but I was let down. Not so fast Mr. Risotto did you forget I enjoy a challenge! You better believe I’ll be back!

Now for the great part. I got some trinkets for my home office, narrowed down my color palate, designed new jewels and completed  few DIY little projects that I’ll be posting  one tomorrow.  Hint: think gold chevron pretty paper.

Now for the fashion part of this post. I’ve been wanting to wear this hat but since I live in L.A it would be kinda silly if I wore it on a sunny day although most hats are made for the sun, while in my case it was for a bad hair day and more importantly to keep my head and ears warm.  Then we had this amazing 65 degree weather finally!! I was able to wear Mr. Wool Hat…..  take a peek!

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Hat: Spain|Skull T: Nikki Beach Marbella Spain| Blazer: Jcrew|Jeans: Rich and Skinny| Booties: Charles David| Purse: Italy trip: Lips: Mac Media| Nails: essie mink muffs.

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What do you think of our new designs!!? !! infinity chain necklace (old) but great for layering, Kelsi pearl necklace and pyrite stone with a spike, wooden stretchy bracelet and pearl knotted bracelet. Made by yours truly essentjewels!

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As, always Carolina xoxo

Glitter, Cheetah And Polka Dots

22 Jan

Hi friends!

This weekend I was doing a bit of research online, magazines, and bit of window shopping for inspiration for new designs. Trust me, you will go bananas, I was inspired by classic pieces your used to seeing: Cow hide; abalone, and stones, but just like we said before, we love to keep our style classic but giving it a little unexpectedness and asymmetry is what makes us over the top ecstatic. Stay tuned!

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White button down: James Purse| Sweater: Madewell| Faux leather Leggings: Trouve via Nordstrom| Shoes: Steve Madden: Watch: Marc By Marc Jacobs: Lips Mac: Ruby Whoo| Clutch: Jimmy Choo. If I tell you the story behind how I got my hands on it, better yet the price I got it for you’ll want to kill me. Hint: my friend works at a Barneys outlet.

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As always, Carolina xoxo

Gifts for Her

13 Dec

I put together some gifts for her which most of us consider essentials.

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Candles, glosses, cute bags, jewels, a pretty belt, and something cute to pour your cream with I can’t think of anything lovelier.

  1. Refined Crystal – Bow Buckle Belt
  2. Infinity Earrings
  3. Quinn Feather Clutch
  4. Apilco Cow Creamer
  5. HOMESCENT COLLECTION – HEIRLOOM ROSE
  6. Bobbi Brown Lip Glosses

XO,

Monica

 

Plaid Pants

12 Dec

Hi Jewels,

Hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday!

As much as my sister loves polka-dots I love plaids. I have run around to hardware stores, and appliance stores with my husband since we bought our house and like any fashionista I have to make it a fashion statement.

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Layering in Michigan is more necessary than it is a fashion statement, and although it hasn’t snowed it has been cold.

Jacket –Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bag – Coach,  Lips – Bobbi Orange here, Chambray – Grand & Greene, Sweater – compliments from mom, Plaid Leggings – no name, Boots – Steve Madden here

Until next time,

Monica

Fall Layering

3 Dec

Don’t be afraid of color  during the fall. You would be surprised how many people appreciate color during the season and you mustn’t be shy about layering and mixing patterns.  If layering, keep one article of clothing fitted, either the upper or lower waist and you will be safe. I posted some layering photos giving you a better idea of how to balance the look without looking frumpy.

Take a peek.

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As always, Carolina xoxo

 

Fall Essentials

3 Oct

Happy Hump Day Jewels,

Take a look at my fall essentials that I added to my wardrobe.

Leopard pumps from Banana Republic.


This season this seems to be the top that is complimenting many of my skirts and pants, I literally want to wear it everyday. Navy blue sweater with an attached scarf with cherries: Tory Burch

Of course I had to get a bag in this season’s color: burgundy by Dona Karen New York (DKNY).

If you have been following our blog you know how we feel about our lipstick, and it was essential to buy it in burgundy. Lipstick: Flirt – Sinful.


I like to dress my table according to seasons as much as I like to play dress-up. I had to get this cute rustic wheel barrow for salt at Pottery Barn the last time I was in there, it brings a smile to my face every time I look at it. I am a sucker for little charming things.

I can’t wait to share photos with you all wearing my new pieces I added to my wardrobe.

Until next time,
Monica

Forest Green

2 Oct

It has been triple degree weather here in L.A and I have no idea why I decided to wear this outfit, maybe because I couldn’t wait for fall to wear my new purse I got in Italy!!

Sunnies: Ray-band| Blouse: Italy trip| Jeans: Free People| Leather Purse: Italy trip| Shoes: BCBG| Watch: Michael Kors

Simple details on these skinnies go a long way.

I love theses studded flats, they bring any outfit to live. You’ll be seeing  me wear more flats during this time of the year!

As always, Carolina xoxo

From Summer To Fall

24 Sep

Happy Monday friends!

This past weekend I cleaned until I could no more I like to call it Cinderella. One project I’m working on is my closet. I am organizing it and I’m nowhere near done! I should have taken before and after photos, I cannot wait until I am done. I will feel better. I took a quick scan and pulled out all of my summer clothes that I will be wearing throughout winter, got to love the chambray, my over-sized purse and the bright shoes that can smoothly transition into winter!  What will you be wearing into winter?

Michael Kors: shoes| No brand: leggins| White long sleeve: Splendid| Zara: Chambray|Purse: Nordstrom

Oh yes! I cut my bangs too, I’ve had bangs for years! Until my hairstylist about killed me to grow them out. I have a round face so I’m always a fan of the side swept bangs. But today I was playing with different looks. I need a new look which will make fall that much more exciting.

As always, Carolina xoxo

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