Tag Archives: Kendra Scott

Bundled on Lake Michigan

28 Nov

JCrew Cocoon Coat

About a month ago, my mom and I took a road trip to visit my brother in Milwaukee. I mentioned on my Instagram about a month ago that my family had to put Oscar, our beloved family pet of 15 years, to sleep. I haven’t written much about it because it was the most painful and traumatic thing I’ve ever had to experience, and even typing this is making my eyes fill with tears. Oscar was my best friend and companion, and as much as I wanted him to stay around forever, we also knew how much he had been suffering recently due to his strokes and diabetes.

A few days after we had to say goodbye to Oscar, I was in one of my best friend’s weddings. It was a ton of fun, but trying to put a game face on when you’re grieving is something I now know is extremely hard. Long story short, I was pretty drained. My mom and I decided to escape reality for a few days and drive up to visit my brother. She had visited Milwaukee before, but this was my first trip.

Our trip was short but eventful, and I feel like I got to experience a nice sampling of Milwaukee life. Since the trip was kind of a mental escape, I didn’t take many pictures of the places we ventured, which I didn’t even realize until after we left. I can tell you though, that the food was incredible and the sights were impressive.

I know I’m missing a few places, but these are the restaurants we ate at and loved: BelAir CantinaMo’s…A Place for Steaks and Carson’s Ribs.

Jcrew Stadium Cloth Coat

Patent Leather Loafers

Now, onto the outfit choices for the trip. I knew it would be a lot colder up in Milwaukee because it sits on Lake Michigan. I’ve learned from visiting Joe in Cleveland over the years (thank you cold Lake Erie) that the wind chill can be completely mind-numbing, especially for someone who is always cold like I am.  My goal was to pack warm and comfy.

I knew we’d be venturing to the lake on this day, so I dressed accordingly. That meant breaking in my new Cocoon coat from J.Crew, which I was more than happy to break out. I’ve wanted this coat for years now, and decided this was the year I was going to suck it up and buy it. It’s probably the best outerwear decision I’ve ever made. This coat is perfect! The color, the simple design, the length. It’s all so good, especially when you need to bundle up but still want to look put together.

Ever since this trip, I have been living in my J.Crew coat, and get compliments on it wherever I go. I know this is one of J.Crew’s staple coats, and if you’ve ever toyed with buying it, I can vouch that you won’t regret it. Another thing I’ve been living in are these incredible Rebecca Minkoff loafers. They’re black patent leather, and I think I’ve worn them every single day in November. There’s something so effortless and chic about a good pair of loafers.

JCrew Stadium Cloth

J.Crew Stadium Cloth Cocoon Coat | Banana Republic Black Skinny Jeans | Uniqlo TurtleneckRebecca Minkoff Edie Loafers  | Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace c/o | Kate Spade Bag (love this option)

Video: Kendra Scott Color Bar + A GIVEAWAY

9 Nov

Jewelry has long been an obsession of mine, and it’s pretty easy to see the second you see my massive jewelry collection.

I have every kind of piece you can imagine, ranging from dainty to statement making. Pieces that I’ve splurged on, pieces that were handed down to me from my mom and grandma. For me, jewelry has always been really personal. It’s a reflection of my varying taste and each different piece holds a special memory.

 I’ve always been a huge fan of Kendra Scott, and have grown to love the brand even more since they opened their Liberty Center store last year. I think most of the baubles I’ve added to my collection in the last year have been from Kendra Scott. Everything is just so good!

One of the staples of the Kendra Scott brand is the Color Bar. The Color Bar is a genius concept that allows you to customize your own piece of Kendra Scott jewelry via a touch screen and have it created in front of you to take home that day. Or, you can customize your baubles online from the comforts of your home. Amazing, right?!

It may or may not surprise you that I had an extremely difficult time narrowing down my design. Like I said, everything is too good! I ultimately decided on the Rayne necklace in rose gold metal with a rose quartz stone. I’m in love with it. I don’t have many rose gold pieces, and I loved the rich tone it gave off when paired with the rose quartz.

I teamed up with the Kendra Scott Liberty Center location to offer one lucky winner in the Cincinnati/Dayton area a chance to create something of their own from the Color Bar!

Click here to enter

Guidelines:

-‘Like’ Baubles to Bubbles on Facebook

-‘Like’ Kendra Scott Cincinnati on Facebook

-Additional entry if you follow @kendrascott on Instagram

Enter through this Rafflecopter link

Fine Print:

-Winner to receive $100 certificate toward the Color Bar

-Winner must reside in the Cincinnati/Dayton region (within driving distance of the Kendra Scott Liberty Center location)

-Giveaway ends 11/17 at midnight

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Thank you to the super talented Mackenzie Frank for filming!

The Perfect Pairing: Summer Cocktail + Kendra Scott Baubles

19 May

Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail

Today’s post is all about two of my favorite things: jewelry and champagne!

This is another video in my Perfect Pairing series on my YouTube channel (make sure to subscribe if you aren’t already!), and this edition involves a spring/summer champagne cocktail. I wanted to make something using flavors that reminded me of summer and being outside. That’s why I thought grapefruit would be the perfect ingredient. Some fresh grapefruit juice, mint and champagne? What else would you want to drink this time of year?!

 Kate Spade Jigger

Finding the best jewelry match for this drink was extremely easy this month. I’ve mentioned the Kendra Scott Cindy earrings a few times on here, but these are my top choice for the upcoming summer months. The charms are what really sold me on these, and they add a really fun touch to a traditional hoop earring. These are statement earrings, but in a delicate way that’s not too over the top. I also associate these earrings with summer because they look incredible with anything off the shoulder. Something about the mix of dangly earrings and exposed shoulders just feels right.

Kendra Scott Cindy Earrings

Summer Cocktail Recipe

Pictured Above: Kate Spade Polka Dot Bowl | Kate Spade Jigger

70s Vibes

18 Apr

Off The Shoulder Top White

How was everyone’s weekend?! I actually did a lot more than I had initially planned on, but it was much needed. Plus, the weather was too incredible to stay inside and do nothing. This is seriously my favorite time of year. It feels like everyone is so excited to get outdoors and move around.

Jeans with Off The Shoulder Top

My mom and I went to the Flower Show on Saturday, per my request. I had never been, but I’ve seen some amazing pictures over the years and wanted to check it out for myself. I had an epiphany that day that I’ve pretty much reached senior citizen status. The flower show was a ton of fun, but I think I enjoyed the slow pace a little too much. I mentioned to my mom how quiet it was when we first got there. The entire event is outdoors, but I couldn’t believe how silent it was without any music playing. I quickly realized that I wish every event in life was calm and noise-free. I’m not sure that’s normal at age 25, but it’s something I’m totally content with.

70s inspired outfit ideas

Off The Shoulder White Top

I shot these pictures Friday night, which I think was the first true spring night of the season. My mom tagged along with me to tie up some last minute real estate business, and then we were going to grab dinner. In true blogger fashion, I had to get a picture of my outfit before we made any commitments. This turned into quite the fiasco, as I just wasn’t feeling any location to take pictures. For one reason or another, nothing was working in our favor. As the sun was setting, we wound up near the International Friendship Park and it all worked out. I’ve shot a few looks here, and I’m always a sucker for this multi-colored setup.

Spring Outfit Ideas with Jeans

Kendra Scott Hoop Earrings

I inadvertently ended up channeling my inner 70s girl here. I’ve been itching to wear my off the shoulder clothes, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to do so. I actually got this top at LOFT last year, and it’s probably the most versatile warm weather top I own. These pants are Gap from high school, and I’m so glad I held onto them. I wasn’t into the boot cut look after high school, but they’re a nice change from what I usually wear.

What I love most about this look is the gold jewelry. I borrowed this lariat from my mom, and will likely be borrowing it a lot more. It’s so delicate, and I could wear it everyday if I had the option.

I’ve had these Kendra Scott earrings less than a week and have already worn them multiple times. I’ve never really been a hoops girl (does anyone else think of Mean Girls when they think of hoop earrings?), but I had to make an exception for these. I mean, they have charms on them! I love unique details like that. They’re fun, and perfectly complete this 70s-esque look.

 Boot Cut Jeans Outfit

  Off The Shoulder Top with Jeans

   White off the shoulder top

LOFT Off the Shoulder Top (similar)

Gap Jeans (similar)

Kendra Scott Charm Hoop Earrings

Gold Lariat (similar)

Lulu’s Sandals (similar)

Boohoo Sunglasses c/o

February Favorites

3 Mar

March is already flying by, and I’m loving it! Bring it on, spring. Before I get too far ahead of myself, I wanted to share some of my favorite things from February. I filmed a video highlighting all my favorites, but thought I’d share a few of them in a blog post, too.

This Acqua di Gioa perfume by Giorgio Armani was my go-to perfume this past month. It has a strong, masculine scent and is perfect for these last few weeks of winter. It’s different from what I usually wear, but it’s good to switch it up every once in awhile.

Aqua Di Gioa Perfume

Another product worth mentioning is this Aveeno Positively Nourishing body wash. I use the lavender scent, and it is incredible. I love anything that smells like lavender because it’s so calming and relaxing. This is no exception, and I’ve even got my boyfriend using it when he’s in town! I love how fresh it smells when you get out of the shower and ready for the day.

Aveeno Body Wash

I attended a Kendra Scott event earlier in the month, and had an instant connection with these Carey amethyst earrings from their new spring collection. Since I have dark hair and features, I thought these would stand out nicely against my brunette locks. Plus, I didn’t have any purple earrings until now, and you can never say no to purple earrings, right?

Kendra Scott Amethyst Earrings

Patchology has become my go-to when I wake up with heavy, puffy eyes (which newsflash, is every morning). The FlashPatch eye gels sit directly on your puffy bags, and you can instantly feel a cooling sensation the second you put them on. I leave mine on when I’m getting ready for work in the morning!

Patchology eye Patches

Bauble Wish List: Kendra Scott Spring

16 Feb

It’s time for February’s Bauble Wish List! How is it mid February already? I want time to slow down, but I also want it to be spring, so I’m a little conflicted. How about time flying until spring arrives? I think that’s the best alternative.

Not only am I anxious for spring because of the weather, but now that I’ve seen the Kenda Scott spring collection in person, I’m even more ready for it. Luckily, the jewels are something we don’t have to wait around for because you can shop them now!

I attended an event at the Kendra Scott store in Liberty Township over the weekend, and was amazed by everything I was seeing. There are lots of gorgeous stones in this collection, and some incredible pieces that incorporate unique pearls. There are a lot of different pearl varieties too, including black brown and the standard ivory.

I fell in love with the amethyst Carey earrings, and knew I needed to get them. I included them below, but it’s hard to see its true beauty online. They’re a stunning shade of pastel purple, and think they really complement brown hair. Plus, I have a lot of weddings to attend this year, and have been searching high and low for a reliable pair of statement earrings. I can’t wait to style them!

I included my other favorites from the spring collection below. Everything looks rich and makes for a subtle statement. The stones do all the talking, and no two pieces are the same.

Kendra Scott Spring 2016 Collection

Lyle Hand Bracelet | Gavin Cuff Bracelet | Charlotte Gunmetal Necklace

Carey Earrings | Cambel Bracelet | Tristan Neck Cuff | Ginna Stud Earrings

A Valentine’s Day Giveaway

1 Feb

Happy first day of February! That felt really weird to type out, but if it means we’re one day closer to spring then I’ll take it. I’m hoping this week flies by, because I finally get to see my boyfriend for the first time in over a month. Our schedules have both been pretty crazy since the new year, so it’ll be nice to not have to communicate via phone.

Today’s blog post is an exciting one, because you have a chance to win some incredible prizes. If I could enter I totally would, because I want everything we’re giving away.

It’s been one year since we started Thread Cincinnati, and we are so grateful for all the support we’ve been given since we started this new adventure. In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up, we want to spoil one of our readers with a gift any girl would love. Just follow this Rafflecopter link, and you’ll be entered to win the highly coveted Clare Vivier leopard clutch, a gorgeous Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace, and a L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lip Color! We wanted to use this as an opportunity to thank you for the continued support of Thread, and to say how excited we are for 2016.

Good luck!

clare vivier leopard clutch giveaway

Bauble Wish List: Collar Necklaces

18 Nov

I think it’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a bauble wish list! That’s further proof just how crazy my life has been this fall, but my monthly jewelry series is back.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing the collar necklace just about everywhere lately. This kind of necklace is unique because its construction is somewhat dainty, but it still makes a statement because it’s such a centerpiece.

Not sure what kind of top to pair this with? I’d go with a classic crew neck cut. If you really want to show off your collar necklace, then pair it with a scoop neck to show a bit more skin. I like the idea of wearing this necklace with a more rounded neckline because it complements the shape of the collar. See some of my favorite options below!

What are your thoughts on this necklace trend? Would you try it?!

collar necklaces

Kendra Scott Coursen Hinge Necklace| BaubleBar Sailor’s Knot Collar

Lele Sadoughi Token Crystal Collar Necklace | Tom Binns Crystal and Bead Collar Necklace 

Fun In Fringe

16 Nov

J.Crew Fringe Top

J.Crew Fringe Top

Fringe and fun are pretty much synonymous with each other, and that’s exactly why I snatched this top up the second I saw it at J.Crew last week. If I could have a closet full of glamorous pieces, I would. I already have a similar style top, but I love unique details like this, and feel like it’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Just talking about all this is making me excited for all my festive outfits!

Even though I’d consider this a fun holiday top, I think it’ll be pretty easy to style for daytime. One of the perks of working in real estate is the flexibility you have with your wardrobe. I like to dress up, and think pairing this with a blazer and some dark skinny pants would be totally work-appropriate. Maybe even a sleek ponytail to finish the look!

Kendra Scott Elton Bracelet

This is the drusy bracelet I bought during our Kendra Scott event last week. It’s the Elton bracelet, and this sparkly platinum design belonged in my jewelry collection. It’s my mission to add more silver jewelry to my massively gold collection, and Kendra Scott’s holiday collection is making that a lot easier for me!

Kendra Scott Elton Bracelet

Leather Shorts with Black Tights

Grey Fringe Top J.Crew

Black and Grey Fringe

I know this picture’s a little blurry, but I had to show the fringe in action! You should (but never will) see the 50+ attempts at taking a picture of this. I looked like I was partaking in an invisible hula hooping contest, and it was not pretty.

Black and Grey Fringe Top

I wanted to keep my outfit fun and party-ready, so I thought this tights and leather shorts combination gave off the perfect vibe for that. You can always opt for some black skinny jeans with a top like this, but a shorts and tights look definitely adds a fun element.

Grey Fringe Top

How To Wear a Fringe Top

J.Crew Fringe Top

J.Crew Fringe Knit Top | Gianni Bini Leather Shorts (similar) | HUE Tights | Vince Camuto Heels (similar) | Kendra Scott Elton Bracelet | Silpada Cuff

Kendra Scott x Thread Cincinnati Event

11 Nov

Kendra Scott Earrings

On Monday evening, the ladies of Thread Cincinnati got together and hosted a shopping party at the new Kendra Scott store at Liberty Center. It was my first time inside one of her stores, and as you can imagine, it was paradise! It was dark and gloomy outside, but the second I set foot inside the Kendra Scott store, it felt like I was walking into a bright, inviting dream.

Kendra Scott Liberty Center Cincinnati

As you can see, the space is absolutely gorgeous. I love well-lit spaces that make it easy to shop, and this was no exception. Not only is it easy to see the products you’re shopping, but at Kendra Scott you’re also encouraged to play with and try on your baubles! I love this mentality, because buying jewelry is such a personal experience. You want to see what it looks like on your body and let’s be honest: you feel like a big kid in a woman’s version of a candy shop!

Kendra Scott Color Bar

The Color Bar is a customized experience that allows you to design your very own piece of jewelry. Like I said above, jewelry is so personal, and this totally acknowledges that. I really like the idea that you can create something nobody else has.

Kendra Scott Jewelry

The colorful section of the store had my attention most of the night. It was rainbow heaven!

Kendra Scott Party

No party is complete without some sweets and drinks!

Kendra Scott Store

Everything was laid out neatly and organized, making it easy to find what you’re looking for.

Kendra Scott Store Cincinnati

If I had to design my dream house, I’d use the Kendra Scott store as inspiraiton. The arched doorways and statement chandelier are now on my wish list.

Thread Cincinnati

The ladies in attendance: Alice & Karen | Tamia | Elise | Liz | Preeti