February 26, 2013

leading lady - light vs. dark

After completing my first half marathon Sunday morning, all I wanted to do/could do was lay in bed and be lazy. Thank goodness the Oscars were on! While dissecting the red carpet fashions, I noticed the division between between light and airy gowns vs. dark metallics with a few saturated hues sprinkled in (horray!). Here's a quick rundown...

February 13, 2013

pink + red: a little Vday eye candy

Since I will be spending Valentine's Day coaching and corralling 25 teenage soccer girls {how romantic}, I thought I would bid you a very lovey dovey Valentine's Day and inspire you with some red + pink. Don't you love? 

I also want to remind you that there are still a few pieces left from the Valentine's Sale! Don't forget to browse before we spring into the new season {see what I did there??}. And for those of you who are paying attention I'm taking another 15% off. 

Before you go, I know F/W 2013 fashion week is going on right now and this is way off season and sooo last year but I just fell in love with the Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2012 show. Talk about an explosion of color combos {plus perfect examples of the red + pink we're talking about here}. 

Check it out: Salvatore Ferragamo - Spring 2012 Show via Vogue

Happy XOXO day!

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February 11, 2013


Melissa wearing our rock crystal and gold chain necklace at the Grammy's

Wow, what did you think of the Grammy's last night? Our remote got a good workout switching between Downton Abbey, the Walking Dead, and the Grammy's but I would have to say the bits I watched I was pretty entertained (well, except for Frank Ocean's Forest Gump bit... keep running Forest).

PLUS, if you are a fan of my facebook page you would have noticed that one of my necklaces made an appearance at the Grammy's on my stunning art advisor friend Melissa Flory Mathis! She killed it in a hugging black number and rock crystal necklace {see above}. LOVE.

Here are some other ladies that I thought were a HIT:

love RiRi's red number by Azzedine Alaia, probably could have used a little more coverage but hey it's RiRi

Kelly Rowland in a geometric peek-a-boo George Chakra Couture gown

Karlie Koss in Michael Kors - flattering cut out in an electric robin's egg blue

And then the MISS:

Adele you are amazing! but I am not a fan of this Valentino floral mess

as a jewelry designer I admired the beading detail on top of Katy Perry's Gucci dress but found the low cut, long sleeves, and color a little off

Guiliana Ranci - arg! I hate that you are on my MISS list because I love you so much but girlfriend this just washes you out *sad face

Do you agree with my picks?

February 06, 2013

be mine - valentine's sale

An assortment of Merrick Jewels pics for your viewing pleasure! Annnddd some are up to 40% off till February 14th for our Valentine's Sale (under the Sale tab on the site). Take advantage of this steal while they're available. Beautiful baubles, will you be mine?