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Boho Bling Style

12 May

A few years back, I was starting to get spring fever so I went to buy something “springy.”  School was getting in the way and an online impulse buy was looking like my best option to curb the burning desire for a shopping spree.

In search of a spring dress, I found a super cute one on a random discount shopping site called Tobi, and just before checking out—I have no idea what came over me—I threw a fedora hat in my shopping “bag.”  What the heck!?  In my defense, the model looked super cute wearing it and for some reason, in that moment, a fedora purchase sounded like just the daring purchase I needed to spice up my otherwise dull spring day.

But let me tell you…Best. Purchase. Ever.  It was so fun to style!  I ended up sporting it all spring and into summer.  It worked with everything!  Casual outfits…short dresses, long dresses, complimented different kinds of sunglasses nicely anddd if I must list a practical component, it may or may not have saved my Irish skin a few extra freckles (you’re welcome mom!).

Ok, so my point here is spring hats are the BOMB.  They’re so fun!  And if you need any more convincing, these photos of our model, Clare,  should do it.

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She had a California-chic-meets-European-model look going as we strolled through the Del Mar Plaza.  Her hats made me think of a European spring break and the beachy jewelry added a gorgeous twist of California that brought me right back home.

Her hat + the casual style of her poncho mixed with the classic elegance of the Rebel Refined Gold Stick Necklace with Crystals and the Rebel Designs bracelets got fashion juices flowing.  In my checkout bag now please!

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Happy Spring!



Clare’s jewelry:

Rebel Refined Gold Stick Necklace with Crystals

Rebel Designs Gold Leather Bracelet with Crystal

Rebel Designs Brown Leather Bracelet with Crystal







Let Earth Tones Be Your Sweet Bling Backdrop

15 Dec

This past Thanksgiving felt more like July than November in Southern California.  Here in Del Mar, it was a spectacular 80 degrees and sunny.  The colors of the ocean simply took my breath away.

The next afternoon a few clouds rolled in, offering a magical light over the ocean.  I headed down to the beach, camera in hand, with my adorable model.

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On another note, I’m loving the brand Cloth and Stone from Anthropologie this season.  They have the most delightful chambray button down shirts.  They look like your typical jean shirt, but feel as cozy and comfy as your favorite Sunday afternoon sweatshirt.  My usual go-to is two-toned, deep denim, but I decided to dress my golden-haired model in a grey hue for today.  It seemed to match my mood as the first clouds in several days made me feel just the slightest chill in my summer attire.

The earth tones of her outfit—olive green jacket, dark denim skinny jeans, grey chambray and navy blue Toms—felt so classic and comforting as we headed down to snap a few shots.  I love dressing with stylish basics so that the pop of our favorite Sweet Bling pieces can make their rightful statement.

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This look is simple yet complete.  Classic earth tones mixed with the bright jewels of this statement beauty are perfect for a chillier southern California day.  I love the way the metal in the Tennyson Pear Drop Necklace compliments the olive green of her jacket—and the shimmer of the matching Tennyson Pear Earrings peeking out from behind her curls.  Just lovely.

And not to mention the colors of the sky that felt as if they were painting a warm, yet brilliant canvas behind my blond-haired beauty as we snap, snap, snapped away…


White Beaded Lariat Necklace

9 Sep

White and taupe beads sparkle on this lariat. This tassel like piece by Jamierocks has an easy to wear feel, yet makes a statement. Wear this lariat through the end of the summer, and then begin pairing with your favorite fall colors to pull the tone of the taupe beads and brown leather. Today we used the light color to our advantage by pairing with a rust orange. The beads and sheer fabric of the top love the light of the sun.

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Today’s featured piece is the White Beaded Lariat Necklace. For this piece along with more lariat and tassel trends, check out Sweet Bling here.

Study Abroad Packing List & Fall Fashion Essentials

18 Aug

Since February, I have been writing the blog and posting the Instagram content for Sweet Bling. I love getting the chance to style and take photos for the social media and being a part of such a fun website. Very soon, I will be going to Nantes, France where I will be studying abroad for the semester. But before I head off, I wanted to share some of my favorite fall fashion essentials and a few items I found to be necessities for my travels throughout Europe. I chose pieces that can transform from day to night and work well for many situations. It isn’t always easy to be fashion savvy and travel light!

Black Felt Hat– I can’t wait to wear this Urban Outfitters hat all around Europe. For travel days, days I don’t have time to fix my hair, or days I want to add a bit of flare to my outfit! The black makes it simple, wear with any color you like.

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Taupe Heeled Booties– Often when I’m shopping, I have a difficult time choosing what color of an item I want! Taupe makes life a bit easier by its ability to go with both blacks and browns. Matching all leathers and colors isn’t a fashion must. Mixed materials makes things a bit more interesting! I have many tall boots, but when I saw these sweet heeled booties at Nordstrom, I had to have them. The heel and low cut is very chic. I will wear these with anything from daytime denim to a LBD.

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School Backpack– I was on a hunt to find a backpack that is practical with lots of compartments, a water bottle holder, and comfort. Those specifications usually eliminate many of the cute, girly backpacks on the market! I was so happy when I found this backpack at Burton, the light gray pattern is soft and neutral.

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Sweet Bling Pearl and Rhinestone Long Necklace– This necklace is essential when packing light. It instantly dresses up simple denim, or finishes a glamorous look.

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Satchel Purse– When traveling around Europe, or in daily life, it’s nice to have your wallet and phone in a safe, close place. This bag is compact for comfort and convenience, and is easy to throw on under a coat if necessary.

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That’s a wrap on my favorite items I’ll be bringing to Europe! Whether you’re a traveling or happy at home this fall, check out these items and they’ll become your new fashion staples.

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RUSH Beaded Convertible Necklaces & Bracelets

11 Aug

Today we show off a few new RUSH by Denis and Charles pieces that are a must have. For the cost of one, wear the piece as a long necklace (44″), a doubled collar length necklace, or as a wrap bracelet. Choose your favorite among the four, and convert the length to wear with any outfit.

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Today’s featured pieces are the Kharis, Tenley, Keegan, and Demi Convertible Necklace and Bracelet. Shop these convertible pieces and more at Sweet Bling.

Vibrant Beads: The Blue Druzy Toggle Necklace

5 Aug

Vibrant Beads– This modern style gives your long strand necklaces a fun flare with some added shine. Today we show off another Timothy John favorite to mix up your accessories while still having the appeal of a classic long necklace.

The Blue Druzy Toggle Necklace features a blue pendant with crystal and sodalite stones. With gold detailing, this piece can be dressed up or down. For today, my everyday denim button up and beaded tank complete this casual look.

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For today’s featured necklace and more bright beaded selections, check out Sweet Bling here.

Timothy John Arrow Druzy Pendant with Black & White

28 Jul

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Lately we have been loving the unique pendant style. Today we feature the Arrow Druzy Pendant by Timothy John, who also recently brought us the Turquoise Slab Pendant. Arrows can symbolize direction, moving forward, strength, and fashion! This arrow necklace features a double gold chain (26″) and a white textured stone. While white with gold is a simple neutral combination, the detailed elements of this piece make it more special!

For today’s featured pendant and more picks from Timothy John, check out out Sweet Bling here.