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Alex & Ani: Numerology

This Alex & Ani addict is dying for a trip to the Newbury Street store– the holiday collections are just calling my name!  I’m surprised, though, at how interested I am in the Numerology Collection.  What I love about Alex & Ani is how much these little symbols inspire me, and I think everyone feels tied to specific numbers.

These numbers go beyond your birthdate– each makes a statement, so here’s my when-to-wear guide!  Also, since the holiday season is right around the corner, I’ve included a gift guide here too!

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Seasonal Sparkle

Happy Friday, my loves!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve had just about the roughest week imaginable.  To combat that, I like to treat myself!

I love a good statement necklace, especially during the fall and winter when we’re so buttoned up!  Recently, I’ve added this baby from Mirina Collections to my rotation.

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We all could use that extra spark of something in these post-daylight savings months.  These elaborate beauties would make great gifts with the holidays approaching, or a great contribution to a holiday outfit!  You can snag anything on the site for 20% off using the code “nikki” so shop around and let me know what you pick!

Have a great weekend!

Scream Queens: Beware of Young Girls

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How cruel of Scream Queens to delay this episode a whole week!  But it was a good one.  Here are my assorted thoughts and favorite quotes:

  • We knew we’d see Ariana Grande again.  I thought maybe that coffin shot was it, but yay for another Chanel no. 2 appearance!  I also thought every detail of this funeral was perfection.
  • Also, no. 3’s necklace is clearly from Bauble Bar.  I even blogged about it here.  The plentiful pearl baubles in this show have long given me the Bauble Bar-vibe, so I think this confirms it!
  • Love a good Ouija board.  Love the joke about the movie Ouija which I will never see.
  • Gigi was on the phone with said red devil who she knows and loves.  I think this could be the baby!
  • What is the deal with Grace and Gigi going shopping together?  Why is every relationship Grace’s father has so freaking weird?
  • HOW GREAT IS THE MUSIC IN THIS SHOW.
  • Oh goodness, the “just a head” pun.  I love it.
  • “Why do you have 9 tampons in your purse?”
  • The VIGOR with which Billie Lourd says “KIX” cracks me up.
  • “How do you even crush a diamond?  It’s like the hardest substance on earth!”
  • I want Chanel’s bed.
  • “There’s no dinosaurs?”
  • Chanel’s grasp on rat poison is much better than mine.
  • This was Jamie Lee Curtis’s episode, man.  That whole last scene!

Can I just be really honest with you guys for a second?  Why does KKT allow Grace to wear such hideous clothes?  Like, I was never in a sorority, nor do I believe this to be a factual representation of one, but there seems to be quite a bit of conformity amongst the Chanels and the KKT sisters of the past.  If anything, Grace needs a fashion influence.  Her clothes actually offend me.  I love the color palette of KKT, even though I live a life of neutrals, this pastel paradise is the real me.  It reminds me of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

I think I’ve decided that Grace isn’t the protagonist of this show.  I hate her.  Do you?

Let’s hear your thoughts & theories, hookers!

October Favorites

Many a Youtuber has asked, is the 4th too late for a monthly favorites video?  The answer, of course, is no… because mine seems to always land on the fourth of the next month!  Truthfully, this video has been up for a while, but today is the day I’m sharing it on the blog.

Go ahead and watch to see what I’ve been loving lately!

Rulers of the Woods

Since there was no new Scream Queens this week, I have a chance to share with you my absolute favorite Alex & Ani collection yet.

Unless you’re super new here, you know that I am Alex & Ani’s biggest fan.  And the collection has grown since then!  One of the new collections for fall is this, Rulers of the Woods.  As an earth sign (Capricorn!), I love the look of this collection.  I also love the symbolism.  Each tree is associated with a different time of the year.  My birthday falls in Birch, the tree that holds the energy of a new day.

My favorites are below:

To see which ones I added to my charmed arms, check out my October Favorites video on Youtube, and be sure to subscribe for more fun!

Be sure to check out the whole collection on Alex & Ani’s website and see which one corresponds to your birthday!  Let me know which tree you are and which bangle is your favorite!  They also come in necklaces and I may or may not have worn my for the last three days…

Have a happy Halloweekend and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

Pretty in Pearls

Before June is over, let’s talk about my favorite birthstone: June’s pearl.  June technically has three birthstones including alexandrite and moonstone, but pearls have always been my favorite.  No offense to my garnets, but the association with the sea gets my every time.

Now, I’m not a preppy girl and you won’t see my rockin’ a stand of pearls.  It’s just not my style.  You will, however, see me decked out in pearls in other ways.  Actually, I wear three pairs of pearl studs every day in my second, third, and fourth earlobe piercings.

Bauble Bar always has such fun pearl jewelry!  Here are my favorites:

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 12.21.26 AM[1] Pearl Bar Pendant – A different kind of pearl necklace.  How cute would this be for layering?!  Order now on BaubleBar.

[2] Pearl Arc Ear Jacket – As if I don’t wear enough pearls in my ears!  This is actually the piece that I am currently waiting for to arrive.

[3] Double Pearl Earrings – An interesting twist on a classic pearl!  Though not currently available on Bauble Bar, I picked up the same pair at a local boutique.  Be on the lookout!  They’re around!

[4] Pearl Wraparound Ring – Another piece that is sadly not available anymore.  I’m hoping this pops up again soon.  Similar here.

[5] Petite Pearl Cuff – This delicate bangle is available, and will mix & match well with other bracelets.  There’s also a larger piece, the snowball pearl cuff, that’s more of a statement!

[6] Gemini Pearl Ring – While stalking the pearl wraparound ring elsewhere on the web, I came across this ring also gone from Bauble Bar.  Similar around though!

 

Any favorite pearl pieces in your jewelry box?

I tell you, I’d be a stand-of-pearls girl if someone wants to buy me some Mikimotos… I’d love you forever!

May by Day

Since June is barely even days away, it’s time to share my May instagrams!

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[1] I can’t believe how different the weather was in the beginning of the month!  At least I got to debut my Banana Republic dachshund sweater. [2] My youngest cousin made her First Communion!  Here’s my family all dressed up. [3] I bought my first ever pair of Jacks!  They’re Nicole, platinum & gold. [4] I did a 5k walk for my cousin’s company through Forest Hills Cemetery, which was spellbindingly beautiful! [5] Selfies were taken in my signature camo jacket. [6] My ModCloth jewelry arrived!  Did you guess right? [7] Memorial Day weekend brought my triumphant return to the Ocean State!  Here are some Rhode Island things. [8] The beach house got all dressed up for a new season. [9] And I even got started on my tan!

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

What summer fun do you have planned for June?!