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Glam Circus

This past weekend, Nick and I attended the 25th annual Jump Back Ball fundraiser for Playhouse Square. I blogged about this back in November, and created an inspiration board for the look and feel of the event. I settled on two things: I wanted a 60s look and LOT of glitter. 

And frankly, what better way to get all that glitter than a full-on glitter gown. I ended up picking the Badgley Mischka Glitz Gown, and pairing it with a pair of statement earrings, a cocktail ring, and blush pink, neutral shoes. 

Two tips if you Rent The Runway

1. Always have a backup-- a second best in the event your dress has logitistical/fit issues

2. Be VERY honest about your size and shape, and when in doubt size up. You get a free second size, use it. 

Turned out this choice was a little bit of a good-news/bad-news situation.

Good news: I wore a similar dress last month and had to size down for this one (yay for resolutions)

Bad news: At least 7 other women had the same idea about the glitter gown. But hey, this isn't Hollywood, and instead of freaking out, we just took pictures together! In all seriousness, my fellow glitter-girls all looked fabulous, and frankly, we all looked very different!

We don't know each other, but at some point, all 3 of us were standing back to back, in the same dress! LOL

We don't know each other, but at some point, all 3 of us were standing back to back, in the same dress! LOL

With Shelley Pippen, co-founder of Brewnuts, who was also celebrating her Birthday!

With Shelley Pippen, co-founder of Brewnuts, who was also celebrating her Birthday!

We had such a great time Saturday night- the bands were ridiculously fun. The main stage band, Radioactive, played a really energetic set of Top 40 songs, which included a LOT of 90s, so obviously I was in heaven. 

Current and former Cleveland bloggers! Fun fact: I met ALL these ladies via social media before we became friends in real life!

Current and former Cleveland bloggers! Fun fact: I met ALL these ladies via social media before we became friends in real life!

Kudos to my friends Allison Peltz who co-chaired the planning committee, and Adam Fishman who chaired design along with Rebecca Minerd (not pictured) and the rest of the volunteers, staff and really everyone involved, for putting together another fabulous night! 

So many friends having so much fun!

So many friends having so much fun!

Resting our tired feet at the end of the night!

Resting our tired feet at the end of the night!

Fun fact: my hair stylist Carolina at Tease sewed my half-up look into place so I rocked my messy bed head all day Sunday, including the grocery store! 

I don't often get this glam on a Saturday night, but I would be lying if I said it wasn't fun to get really dressed up for a night on the town. It was like my very own Oscars, and I enjoyed EVERY second!

Disclosure: I am a blog partner for Playhouse Square, and have been for a number of years. I received a ticket to this event in exchange for helping spread the word. As always, all opinions are 100% my own! Thank you for supporting the sponsored content on this blog! XO

 

 

And All Good Things Come To An End

When it comes to jewelry, I have a few motto's:
Bigger is Better
More is More

That said, I can always appreciate the beauty of a delicate piece: of course there is the option to stack them, but sometimes a single piece of delicate jewelry can convey endless elegance.


The Atlas Pierced Bar Pendant in rose gold
P.S. Orchids don't smell like anything. I did not know that until I actually tried to sniff them.


Sipping on a margarita at Luxe while wearing Atlas Bar Bracelets in sterling silver and rose gold. 

A closer look at those Bar Bracelets. The rose gold version even has tiny diamonds in it!

And with that, as with all good things, my time with my Tiffany & Co. treasures has come to an end. 

A huge thank you to Tiffany & Co. and their PR representatives for allowing my this truly amazing opportunity. Also, a great big thank you to N and my dear friend Melissa for being my photographers. And last, but certainly not least, thank you to YOU, my readers, for joining me on this adventure. I had an absolute BLAST doing it, and I hope you enjoyed reading it!

We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week!! 
XOXOXO

Disclosure: Tiffany & Co. lent me a number of pieces from their 2013 Atlas Collection and asked me to blog about how I would incorporate these pieces in my daily wardrobe. I have received no other compensation other than the ability to wear these pieces for the allocated time period. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.  


Celebrate EVERY Day with Tiffany & Co

I used to be the kind of person that used to save all my "treasures" for special occasions. Then earlier this year, I read a quote (and I wish I remembered who said it) that essentially advocated (and I'm paraphrasing here): Stop saving your beautiful things for special occasions because LIFE is a special occasion.

In the spirit of this very wise saying, here's me wearing my most FAVORITE Tiffany piece!! It is the Atlas Hinged Bangle in rose gold, and lets just say that if I owned this, I would wear it ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE!!


My dress is the Gemma wrap dress from Banana Republic, shoes from Nine West (discontinued but similar to this). And in keeping with high-lo, the chunky resin necklace is from Francesca's 


As you can see above, I stacked the Atlas bangle with a cuff bracelet from my personal collection. I'm also mixing metals with some rose, gold and silver!! 
Here's a closer look at my new obsession. Isn't she gorgeous?!

So what do you think of my new motto to Celebrate Every Day? Are you inspired to wear some of your "treasures" more frequently?

Disclosure: Tiffany & Co. lent me a number of pieces from their 2013 Atlas Collection and asked me to blog about how I would incorporate these pieces in my daily wardrobe. I have received no other compensation other than the ability to wear these pieces for the allocated time period. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.  



Tiffany & Co. at Work


While I work in a generally conservative field, I am lucky enough that my dress code is business casual on days that I'm not visiting clients. For me, business casual takes a few different forms: a dress + cardi/blazer, a skirt + knit top/blouse, or my new favorite, skinny pants + blouse/cardi. Between the J.Crew Minnie and the Gap Ultra Skinny, I have amassed quite the collection of black skinnies. 

When I'm looking to make my work wardrobe more "fun" I usually turn to the big 3: shoes, bags, jewelry. I think of them as a way to inject some personality into what might be an otherwise boring look. 




Gap Ultra Skinny Pants, Gap black tank, polka dot sweater from Marshalls, red Nine West peep-toes from years ago, but similar to these.


On days like this one, where my outfit may be veering a little toward casual, I like to dress things up with more sophisticated jewelry: diamonds or pearls are guaranteed to glamorize any outfit!!



Here I'm wearing the Tiffany Atlas Open Pendant with diamonds (note that this piece is bigger than the one I have linked to) and Atlas hoop earrings (note that the earrings I'm wearing are smaller than those in the link)

Here's a closer look at those earrings.... oooooh SHINY!!! 

While diamonds may not be realistic for every budget, I firmly believe that it is important to invest in a few classic, quality pieces. You can never go wrong with a pair of elegant pearl studs or a simple, understated necklace! What are your go-to pieces when you're trying to make an outfit more elegant or glamorous?

Disclosure: Tiffany & Co. lent me a number of pieces from their 2013 Atlas Collection and asked me to blog about how I would incorporate these pieces in my daily wardrobe. I have received no other compensation other than the ability to wear these pieces for the allocated time period. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.  

Wearing Tiffany To A County Fair

Each Labor Day Weekend, the Geauga County Fairgrounds host The Great Geauga County Fair. While a county fair is not typically my thing, we have a 3-year old nephew who really wanted to see barnyard animals, so off we went. I had two major concerns for the day: (1) What is the appropriate attire for a county fair, and (2) What sort of fried cheese would I want?

Knowing that it was going to be ridiculously hot and humid, and barnyard animals = barnyard animal poop, I decided to keep in casual and comfortable with shorts, a tee, ankle height boots, and of course, jewelry. While a county fair may not be the first place one might expect to see Tiffany jewelry, the beauty of the Tiffany silver jewelry pieces are that they are absolutely casual enough to wear anywhere, including The Great Geauga County Fair!!


The Tiffany Atlas bangle in medium and narrow



The bangles again, with the Atlas lariat in sterling silver



Tiffany would be perfect on a Harley too. 


A closer look at the bangles while I play tug with Clair

As far as the second question of the day: Fried swiss cheese on a stick was definitely the way to go!!

Disclosure: Tiffany & Co. lent me a number of pieces from their 2013 Atlas Collection and asked me to blog about how I would incorporate these pieces in my daily wardrobe. I have received no other compensation other than the ability to wear these pieces for the allocated time period. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.