Friday, May 9, 2014

Vitamin C

Friday.  We made it.  

There's nothing like a whole lot of orange to wake you up on a Friday.  This bold stripe skirt from Coco and Main is so bright, so fun & so appropriate for the 85 degree weather we had this week.  I kept it summery with nude wedges and my favorite Hobo clutch that I got for my 15th birthday (yes I am a true clothes/accessories hoarder...)

I have been obsessed with layering dainty baubles right now.  Don't worry statement necklaces, I won't be gone for long....  And some of these new pieces get layered on the daily.  I love the simplicity of this horseshoe pendant from Coco and Main and the rose gold bar necklace from Shinymix . (don't forget to use code Modaandthemar for 10% OFF your first purchase - & Shinymix always offers free shipping!)  

I also have to tell you the story on this Maggie necklace.  A Bit of Alexandria takes your handwriting (or someone elses') and creates a piece of art in the form of a necklace.  You can use a signature, name, phrase, etc..  When I saw this necklace on, I was amazed.  I lost my grandmother almost 8 years ago and still miss her terribly every day.  My grandparents lived at the beach (where I am now) so of course my brother and I wanted to spend every summer with them.  EVERY summer.  So they were very influential in my life.  My freshman year of college, my grandmother would write me a letter each week with a $20 bill inside.  She would write about the weather, the dog, her garden...nothing of consequence.  But I so looked forward to getting that letter every week.  I kept a handful of them and read them from time to time for a nice memory.  And not so much the memory of the words, but the memory of her handwriting.  Her handwriting is the most distinctive script I know.  I could spot it a mile away.  And thanks to this dainty silver necklace, I will have one of my favorite memories close to my heart forever.  

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! 

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  1. Woah! Hot mama! Love that skirt!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  2. Ok first things first, that skirt is amazing and looks so good on you! I love the colors. Second - the story of your necklace is so sweet and beautiful - I might have to copy that idea. xoxo Danielle @ For the Love of Leopard

  3. That is so sweet!! Also, a great idea! I miss my father terribly and to have his signature on a necklace would be so special!
    loving your skirt!
    xo, Lee

  4. This is such a great look on you, and that is a very special necklace, a very touching story :)


  5. What I great idea behind a jewelry line and I loved your story even more!!

    xx Shabnam

  6. that story is so sweet i got chills reading it! how touching and sentimental that you can now wear a piece of her!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

  7. I really love your vibrant skirt! Your look is so perfect for summer. I'm a big fan of jewellery with sentimental value and I'm so happy that you found something that you can cherish!