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National Jewel Day 2024

From top left: bracelets- silver bar bracelet, silver station bracelet / green handbag / golden hoop earrings / ivory statement earrings / beaded bracelets (local designer!) / yellow pouch handbag /

Happy National Jewel Day 2024! This fabulous day celebrates jewels, heirloom jewelry, jewelry designers and jewelry in general. This makes today the perfect day to invest in a piece of jewelry you will cherish for a lifetime; and hopefully pass on to the next generation.

To celebrate, I want to give a shout-out to some of my favorite jewelry designers. A few of my favorites include Lois Hill Jewelry, Tiff’s Jeweldom, Kendra Scott, Sheila Falj, Swarovski, and Compass Rose Design. I am able to link to my favorite pieces below through LTK with the exception of Compass Rose Design. Please visit Compass Rose Design at

What are your favorite pieces of jewelry you would like to celebrate?

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Shoe capsule wardrobe spring 2024

shoe capsule wardrobe spring 2024

Shoe capsule wardrobe spring 2024 from left: rose and white sneakers / black loafers / grey canvas sneakers / navy ballet flats /

This spring season is a bit warmer than last year, enabling me to store my boots and reach for lighter footwear. Loafers are a classic style which is still popular for the spring season. This season, I picked up a new pair of loafers which have orthotic-level arch support inside. I don’t need to move my doctor prescribed orthotics into these shoes, they have all the support I need. Love that!

In addition to loafers, ballet flats-also a classic shoe style, are currently the “IT” flat of the season. (They were last year too, so if you have a pair, you are in good shape!). These ballet flats also have built-in orthotics, so I can wear them all day! They are amazing! If you have planter fasciitis too, you might love these shoes!

The loafers and ballet flats are both by Vionic, but they seem to be sized differently. The ballet flats run true to size, but the loafers are slightly large. I needed to size down by a half size.

Onto casual footwear! These rose and white sneakers are so pretty! I love them on casual days. I also love these casual grey boat shoes which are lightweight and ideal on warm days.

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Well, that’s it for my spring shoe capsule wardrobe. It is simple and practical so I can walk for miles! What are your favorite shoes this spring season?

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Satchels for spring 2024

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Satchels spring 2024 from top left: pink woven bag / soft black satchel / small ivory satchel / black classic satchel / neutral satchel / black satchel /

Classic, duffle-style satchels are hot this year, and chances are, you have one hiding in the back of your closet! Whether you call it a satchel, a small duffle bag, a small weekender, or a doctor bag, this roomy handbag is a great everyday choice for carrying around everything you might need in a day. Love that!

Designers and brands such as Coach, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Khaite, and more, showed these roomy satchels on their runways for the spring 2024 season. You can choose a structured style such as the Givenchy Antigona, or a softer style from Khaite. The type of fabrication you choose will be both classic and timely for the spring season; just don’t pick the logo fabric, that’s not really “in” right now.

The good thing about this so-called trend, is that it is also a timeless handbag style which you can feel good about investing in for the spring season and beyond. While there are plenty of trendy colors, especially pastels, available for spring 2024, if you are looking for longevity, I would recommend a neutral hue or black. This handbag style will take you well past the spring season and become a staple in your wardrobe for many years. I have had my Givenchy Antigona for close to a decade and I still reach for it often.

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What do you think of this classic yet on trend handbag style? Do you already have one or more move in your closet? Or do you plan to invest in one this spring season?

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