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The Ultimate Timeless Gift


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It’s the question that swirls around every man’s head, like a great unanswerable riddle. What’s the perfect gift for my beautiful lady? Flowers just won’t cut it. You’ve already used the framed photo idea – she loves a personal touch – and last year you took her away for the weekend; now that was great. But every year must be better than the last. And this time round, you want to give her something special, personal, something she’ll treasure forever.

But it’s really not a difficult conundrum to crack. We’ve all heard the phrase‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’. So imagine how much she’ll love the guy who gives them to her. Yes lads, I’m talking shiny, sparkly, beautiful diamonds. Diamond rings, diamonds pendants, diamond necklaces, diamonds, diamonds, and diamonds – whichever way they come, you can’t really go wrong. And they don’t have to be huge; she’s not expecting you to donate your life savings. In fact, she’s probably not expecting anything, and an unexpected diamond is a very special one indeed.

white gold diamonds eternity ringThe perfect way to give your girl a diamond without the proposal is in an eternity ring. A simple band set with a never ending circle of diamonds, its endless loop representing your eternal love. sterling silver cubic zirconia ringThe concept of the eternity ring dates back roughly four thousand years ago to the Egyptian period, when bands set with precious stones were worn to symbolise eternal life and love. An infinity ring is a similar, but less well known concept. The sideways figure of eight symbol is the mathematical sign for the concept of infinity, and it makes for a particularly meaningful, beautiful and timeless piece of jewellery, whether on a ring, necklace or bracelet.

But if these symbolic pieces don’t have quite enough character for you, how do you feel about personalization? Personalized rings and pendants show thought, individuality and meaning. Plus, they are proof that you haven’t simply popped to the local store on your way home to grab something, anything, because you forgot it was the most romantic day of the year. From a simple engraving of your initials, to a small message etched into the inside of a delicate ring, it could be a message of love or a private little saying only the two of you share.

Too much? What about a pendant? A simple but to the point heart charm, or a tiny, delicate diamond she can wear every day. Or a pair of pearl drop earrings, a treat to wear on those special occasions together.

But what makes your gift a truly special one?

It’s all about the way you deliver it. Tell her the pendant is so that a piece of you will alwayswhite gold diamond necklace be close to her heart. Give her a watch to celebrate the time you spent together. Cheesy? Sure. Romantic? Of course. But say it with a cheeky grin and you’ll really make an impact. I mean, who could turn their nose up at some timeless jewelry and a sense of humor?


This is a guest post brought to you by Bevilles. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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Creative, Fun Outfits for the Holidays

With Christmas only a few weeks away, the parties with family and friends are really starting to ramp up! Whether you are attending a casual or fancy event, looking your best for the holiday season is a must. This year, why not try something new?! Instead of reaching for the same old holiday outfits from year to year, try spicing it up with some fancy jewelry and wear something unexpected. Here are some ideas for your holiday occasions:

How to Wear Classic Pearls

Eternal and timeless, pearls never go out of style! Shane Co. cultured pearls are matched by hand for exceptional luster.

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Holiday pearls

Pair the pearls with a flannel shirt, sequin skirt and strappy pair of heels! You will look festive, classy and fun. This outfit is perfect for the holidays, yet adventurous and creative. Also, a little red lipstick completes the overall look! My favorite is YSL’s Red Muse.

How to Wear an Initial Necklace

Direct from Italy, the Capri Necklace is available exclusively from Shane Co. Personalize your Capri Necklace with your initials or favorite saying.Model with Capri

All Capri Engraved

Edgy Style with the Capri Necklace

Try something edgy for your Christmas or holiday outing this year. By pairing a leopard print skirt with a faux fur jacket and booties, you will definitely be grabbing attention for your stylish ways. Paired with a gorgeous Capri initial necklace, you add a personal touch, while letting the patterns and textures do the talking.

If you really want to wow people this year, the most important thing you can do is include your personality in what you wear and wear it confidently! Have fun, but also remember you can never go wrong by keeping it classy. Make sure you check out Shane Co. to find lots of great jewelry options for your holiday ensembles or as a gift for loved ones.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


Heather of Pearls & Paws

Heather of Pearls & Paws

I AM SO EXCITED about today’s Blog Every Day in May because it gave me the perfect opportunity to talk to you about my dear blogger friend Heather from Pearls & Paws. I’m sure many of you already know about her fantastic fashion blog and adorable pup named Rex (seriously the cutest dog in the world) but if you don’t, before reading… check her out NOW 🙂

I discovered her blog fairly shortly after starting mine in November of 2011 and really loved her outfits and quirky, entertaining writing style. She always has a positive attitude in her posts and her personality just always seemed to shine through in her writing and outfits. I love her style because it is cute, feminine, affordable and practical!  She always has an element of surprise to each and every outfit, whether she is dressed up for work or dressed casually for the weekends. Oh and she always looks drop dead gorgeous!

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So this is how it all started: she once commented on this post when I was at a Twins Game and she said she was there too. I was like SWEET but didn’t think much of it because I know a ton of people who drive up from Iowa and other places to go to a Twins game, so I thought maybe she came from somewhere else.

Heather comment

Luckily Heather took outfit photos in an area I recognized and I immediately realized she must live really close to me! She was just outside of one of my, well OUR, favorite restaurants in Eden Prairie, MN, Kona Grill! (I currently live in Eden Prairie and she is just one suburb over!) I love sushi and they have great happy hours. Turns out, Heather loves sushi and great happy hour specials too!

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So we decided to have a blogger date at Kona and well, let’s just say we hit it off on our first date 🙂 We have formed a great friendship, relating not only on fashion blogging, but work, boyfriends, dogs and life in general. I have had fun watching Sex & the City with her, eating sushi and drinking wine, playing with our pups Rex and Emma and chatting about anything and everything. Oh and did I mention she’s a Packer fan? (Sorry other Minnesotans but when you’re from Iowa you kind of have to choose a team and my family has always been a huge fan of the Packers!) Well and she’s from Wisconsin, so obviously 😉

She is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet, but is also a go-getter traveling all the time for her position and teaching a marketing class. What an inspiration! And all while looking amazing each and every day. She is also very modest in her accomplishments, I mean you will find this girl PINNED all over Pinterest but I have never even heard her mention it. And balancing life with her fur baby and boyfriend while posting 4+ times a week? Yeah she is kind of a big deal and I am friends with her… I’m pretty darn lucky! 🙂

P.S. Happy Cinco de Mayo!