Pretty Jewelry Organization


Did you catch the major closet overhaul that I shared recently? In it, I shared a quick look at my jewelry area and I wanted to share a few pretty ideas for storing and displaying your jewelry on today’s post.

**Click directly on the graphic to shop any of the jewelry organizers you are interested in!**

**Click directly on the graphic to shop any of the jewelry organizers you are interested in!**

I’m the kind of person that likes to see my jewelry instead of storing it away in closed boxes, so a glass or acrylic display case is my favorite thing. I also love hanging necklaces that I wear regularly on a jewelry tree so I can easily grab them but they also look like decor while they are hanging up!

Speaking of jewelry trees, did you know that “DIY jewelry tree” was the exact term I searched back in 2009 when I stumbled across a blog that had a tutorial for it which then led to me thinking, “maybe I can start a blog…?”? Yep, it led me to this article and that was the beginning of my infatuation with discovering blogs!

Jewelry should be stored out of direct sunlight and never in a humid environment (like a bathroom)! The absolute safest place for fine jewelry, or particularly important pieces to you, is in a soft pouch in a drawer or container.

A jewelry box with a clear top is the perfect thing for storing special jewelry out of the way, but keeping the daily picks easily accessible and visible through the top lid! The one pictured in the graphic is an amazing amazon find for about $43.00!

P.S. I shared a few spring fashion picks recently, along with a new of my favorite pieces of jewelry too!


Trends for a Casual Spring Wardrobe


Most of you know I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I’ve been here for 11 years!

We typically have short and mild winters, and our summertime starts in May and runs strong through October. I’m originally from the midwest, so I do miss the crisp, cool Fall days, but in general I truly love that it’s usually quite warm for a lot of the year.

So what that typically means is Spring comes early, and Fall never really shows up, so since it’s February I’ve already got my eyes set on warmer, sunnier days.

In light of that, if you are thinking of adding a few pieces to your wardrobe for spring, here are some great pieces for a casual, easy wardrobe. A few themes are animal print, texture, color and light layers.

Animal print is still going strong, and it’s easy to find on anything from sneakers to tops. I love finding non-traditional animal print colors and patterns, like this sweatshirt, too!

A classic tan trench coat is a must for any woman, and I really love a trench coat with a hood. A well-made, timeless trench coat is something that you can wear for years, and this coat from Target is a great option at a really affordable price point! Plus the hood is removable!

As much as I love a classic, neutral bag, it’s fun to add in a colorful option for spring and summer. I love this little Tory Burch bag I found at Nordstrom, but there are also so many classic clutches and crossbody bags at Target and Madewell right now.

My most worn shoes, perhaps of all-time, are these slip on sneakers by Vince (this is a very similar pair that I found on Amazon!). DSW sells a lot of very similar options, but I’m seeing sneakers with laces pop up more than ever. Since I’ve had such a positive experience with the quality of my Vince slip on’s, I got a pair of Vince sneakers with laces that I really love.

My favorite casual outfit for spring is a t-shirt and jeans with sneakers and delicate, understated jewelry. The right lipstick, hairstyle and shoes can take it from daytime to evening in no time, and the versatility and ease is right up my alley.

I’m currently browsing around for straight leg ankle denim that works with my figure. I really dislike the cropped boot cut trend, but I think I can find a straight leg shape that feels flattering and more relaxed than a skinny jean. I’m also seeing mules *everywhere* and while they aren’t my favorite style of shoe, I may try to find a few options that work! I much prefer a slingback to a mule, but I can see the appeal of a simple pointed toe mule for times you want an easy slip on shoe.

Is there anything you are looking forward to wearing in the spring?

P.S. A style choice that saves me time and money!

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How was your week? Mine was exciting because my sister and her husband Mike became NC residents! They moved into their house on Thursday and I’m so happy that they live near us! This was something I always hoped for but wasn’t sure would ever come to fruition. I cannot tell you how overjoyed I am that they decided to move to Raleigh.

It ended up snowing on Thursday afternoon and there was enough snow for the boys to play outside before bedtime. They built a snowman, and some of our neighbors even came over to play in our yard.

Snow is a novelty around here so when we actually get some, everything closes and we make the most of it!

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The pajamas Mara is wearing in this post are beautiful!

Amy rounded up some of her favorite jeans. I’m hunting for some straight leg styles since a lot of my denim is “skinny”, so I’ll be exploring this post soon!

I spent several hours cleaning out and organizing my closet recently and shared the entire process + “after” photos on this post!

I’ve been looking for some nice spring jackets and love the color of this faux suede option!

I shared a very simple hair tutorial over on IGTV, you can click here to watch it!

I hope you have a great weekend!

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