Back to Basics

October 30, 2013

I was 19 years old when I started this business, and as time has passed, my personal style has evolved (as it should) and my tastes have changed. I always try to keep items in stock that I enjoy wearing, and I feel like I’ve come to a point where it’s time to introduce some new, more classic and timeless pieces.

On a daily basis, I like to wear simple and versatile pieces that go with anything. Keep it simple, right? With that said, over the coming months you’ll see some new pieces coming that are sure to last the test of time with your wardrobe. These rings are a few of my favorites. I love the texture and sophistication they add to an outfit–understated and elegant.

To make room for the new, I’ve marked down a section of items at the top of the store. I can’t wait to show you the rest!

Catching up.

October 11, 2013

I’m embarrassed at how long it’s been since I’ve posted here! Life has been so busy with wedding planning, my job moving locations, honeymooning, etc. Needless to say, I’ve been trying to keep all of the plates spinning but failing horribly when it comes to blogging.

But exciting news–Brandon (my boyfriend of seven years) and I just tied the knot!

At a Luau in Hawaii

After Brandon proposed in December, we started making plans to get married in September. September 28th (which is also my Dad’s birthday) was picked because the outdoor venue we wanted just happened to be the only opening left this year. As it got closer, it looked like it was going to rain on that day–but our rehearsal the night before had PERFECT weather. Afterwards we had rehearsal dinner at a local pizza place and gorged ourselves on pasta and pizza…it was delicious.

The day of the wedding it was really overcast–but it didn’t rain! I hope to share some of the wedding photos once we have a chance to show them to our families. We had a brief outdoor ceremony and then headed indoors for some amazing home-cooked food (stuffed chicken breasts, lasagna, fruit skewers, dinner rolls…and so much more!) and danced beneath the lights. We spent the night in the Bed and Breakfast above our reception area and headed out the next morning for the airport–a week in Hawaii (big island) was next up!

This shot is from the luau we visited–one of many exciting things we did while we were there. But this is my short recap (for now.) More recap coming soon!

Laura from The Band Wife Blog

April 29, 2013

Laura recently shared this photo of her wearing the quartz dangle necklace, and I can’t get over how great it looks! She is so gorgeous, and that necklace just adds the perfect amount of interesting to a simple v neck shirt. Check out her blog at The Band Wife.

Coffee talk: International Shipping

March 11, 2013

I just wanted to take a moment and explain the recent increase in international shipping costs–up from $2.75 to $6.00 as the minimum. USPS has recently increased postage (again) and with that came a HUGE fluctuation in the types of padded envelopes I send. I am still trying to go with ‘honest shipping’ and not charge more than the actual cost of the shipping, but it has noticeably increased.

Additional items will still only be $1.00 to add on, so that’s good, right?

Thanks for hanging in there with me, international friends. I appreciate you!

Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor Gifts

February 22, 2013

I’m trying to be better about getting on top of wedding planning things. So far, we have:

1. Picked a venue and secured it (Can’t wait to share photos of the place this spring!)

2. Picked bridesmaid dresses and got those ordered

3. Picked a dress for me! (Top secret)

4. Sent the bridesmaid gifts

For these special gifts, I had to send them by mail since one lives 2.5 hours away and one lives in Boston. I found these cute book shaped boxes at Michaels and hand painted the front- then filled the inside with color-themed treats and a little card. I’ve got a short attention span when it comes to arts and crafts, so this took just enough time before I got distracted.

We’re working on getting the caterer set and figuring out where we’ll want to honeymoon–it’s been pretty low stress so far, though, and I’m really happy about that. It’s the decorating I’m worried about–I’m not good with details and need some direction. I’ll keep you posted!

Lookbook Sneak Peek

January 23, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I braved the cold with photographer Erin Fitzsimmons and her sister, Tayler, to shoot the new UE Jewelry lookbook photos. We visited some of my favorite locations as a backdrop, including my uncle’s farm in the middle of nowhere and a beautiful, decaying French-style home built in 1850.

I can’t wait to show you all of the new photos! You’ll soon see them on the front page of the site, as well as a few new pieces that are coming soon.

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