Pink Peonies And A Little Sparkle...

Pink Peonies And A Little Sparkle...

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Top: Rachel Parcell | Skirt: Joanna August (also here, similar style here) | Moissanite Ring: Charles & Colvard | Twist Ring: Charles & Colvard | Square Ring: Charles & Colvard | Watch: Michele | Moissanite Bracelet: Charles & Colvard | Nail Polish: Let's Be Friends by OPI (similar shade here) | Lips: YSL #7 lipstick and Soar liner by MAC

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I have my mom to thank for my love of jewelry! My passion for accessorizing definitely started with her! When I was little my sisters and I would watch my mom get ready and the very last thing she would do before walking out the door is put on a pair of earrings, a watch, a bracelet and a necklace. I distinctly remember thinking to myself "I hope one day I’ll have a jewelry collection like my mom’s!"

Over the years I’ve added to my jewelry collection, and most recently I discovered moissanite – a naturally occurring mineral that is recreated in a lab. Charles & Colvard is the original creator of these earth-friendly gems that look like white sapphires or diamonds. Moissanite sparkles more than any other gemstone and mixes well with my staple pieces that I wear almost every day; my wedding ring, my michele watch, a pair of earrings and occasionally my necklace that has my children’s initials on it. I feel like my outfit isn't complete until I add some sort of jewelry, which is why today I thought I'd share with you a few of my tips for styling jewelry!

◦ It's okay to mix and match your metals. One of my favorite watches that I wear A LOT is a mix of silver and gold, so don't think you have to wear all-silver or all-gold jewelry. It's fashionably acceptable to mix it up!

◦ Stack 'em. I started stacking my rings about a year ago and I always get so many compliments and questions when I do! I don't know why I didn't think to do it sooner; I love how it looks and I especially love to stack thin bands together. Right now I'm obsessed with this one and this one from Charles & Colvard!

◦ Consider moissanite! It really is the world's most brilliant gem and it’s helping create new standards within the fine jewelry industry. Charles & Colvard's Forever One colorless moissanite is absolutely gorgeous and I love that they are more affordable than diamond! Try stacking a moissanite band (loving this one) with your other metals.

◦ Think about how you store your jewelry. The moment I started using trays for my jewelry I noticed a huge difference; I was able to visibly see it as I was deciding on an outfit (drawing inspiration from it), I would find things quicker and the best part... nothing went missing! If you have a designated spot for your jewelry and you are consistent in putting it there every time you aren’t wearing it, it will last longer.

Let me know if you have any questions about my jewelry or how I style it! I'd love to hear what your favorite pieces are and any jewelry tips you have. Share below!

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Charles & Colvard.

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