14 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Express your Love

Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas to express your love to the special Valentine in your life.

 

“Girlfriend” Face Candle by Mixture in Mission Fig and Coconut fragrance $16.99

Who could resist her sweet face?  Use the container for makeup brushes after the candle burns down!

 

Diamond Heart cuff Bracelet by Chan Luu $220

Diamonds and Hearts are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

 

You & Me Heart Dish 4 1/2″ L $5.00

A sweet token of your love and great for a desk at work for paper clips etc.

 

“Love you More” Votive Holder 3 1/2″ H $5.00

 This votive holder is taller so the wax won’t spill out.

 

“How Sweet it is to Be Loved By You” Dish 5″ Round $6.50

Great for all kinds of little things and so much better than a card!!

 

Pink Mother of Pearl Kendra Scott Elle Earrings  $65.00

The new Spring color from the latest collection and so beautiful!

 

“Cozy Pants and Coffee” Ceramic Coffee Mug  $15.95

It is Pink and everyone loves coffee!!

 

“You Make Me Blush” Cosmetic Pouch   $15.00

Ladies love cosmetic pouches!

 

love you + forever handmade paper print 16″ x 12″ $32.00

Frame or hang using a clip in your favorite room in the house.

 

S’well Water Bottle in Bikini Pink  $35.00

To take to Yoga class or just to keep hydrated.  Drinks stay hot for 12 hours and stay cold for 24 hours!

 

Sugarboo Designs Love You + Forever Necklace  $120.00

Put this sterling silver precious necklace on and you will never take it off.

 

Rachel Marie Designs Rosewater Stone Necklace  $88.00

So beautiful even with a white T-shirt!


Fifteen Twenty Coral Cold Shoulder Top  $165.00

We love Fifteen Twenty and this newest arrival is just too cute!

and then saving the best for last is this piece that describes what true love is all about.

 

1 Corinthians 13 Framed Print  11″ x 11″  $32.00

 

Love is the Greatest Gift God ever gave Man. <3

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,

Inspire Me!

The Magic of the Druzy Stone

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Brittany is shown here at Tippecanoe Place Restaurant wearing a sueded skirt dress by Nana Nucci, Jewelry by Chan Luu and Headband by Deepa Gurnani.

Often we find ourselves drawn to a piece of jewelry for reasons we cannot place; it is an almost mystical phenomenon. Jewelry holds a magic and a wonder over us that we cannot explain. It may be something about the way the piece sparkles, the color, how it sits playfully or tantalizingly from our necks, ears, or wrists. How often have we sat in girlish giddiness admiring our mother’s or grandmother’s shining treasures? The stones and colors we choose say something about ourselves. Jewelry, like any piece of clothing, tells a story; and the druzy stone, as one of the hottest trends this season, has quite the story to tell.

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First a little science lesson. The term “druzy” refers to the tiny but beautiful crystals that form over a colorful mineral rock. Ground water carrying what is known as silica will rush over porous areas of a stone, and as this rapidly cools it forms the stunning crystal that we know and love. As a result, the druzy stone is also known as “The Stone of Stardust” or “Fairy Dust.” Pretty cool, huh? No wonder we’re captivated by it! Color choice, of course, carries meaning all its own, and due to the relative softness of the crystal, it can form over almost any mineral and be cut into any shape in bright, vibrant colors. Even more captivating, depending on the mineral the druzy forms on, the druzy stone is said to have mystical properties. It possesses powers that bring tranquility and peace to the spirit, protection, creativity, love, and even business success. The druzy stone is even said to have the power to heal, and has been used to help with ulcers and arthritis.  That’s a pretty magical stone!

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Here Brittany is outside the Michiana Family YMCA wearing our new cold-shoulder top by Fifteen Twenty, boyfriend jeans by Kut from the Kloth, tree scarf by Blue Pacific and our new tassled booties by Bos & Co.

 

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And the beautiful druzy pieces from our newest line Kendra Scott! Available in several different colors!

 

So wear stardust around your neck. Wear fairy dust in your ears. Tell your story through the druzy’s color and mineral properties. Cultivate the magic of the druzy stone!

We hope that we inspired you!!!

xo

Inspire Me!

written by Kelsea King, model is Brittany Krugh

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Bohemian Chic meets Romantic

I usually introduce a new clothing collection to you at either a Trunk Show or a Fashion Show, but this time, I decided to show it through our fashion blog.

Nana Nucci is a beautiful line from Italy combining the taste of French and Italian style, dedicating it to a pure, romantic and refined woman, enhancing her femininity.  This Spring Collection that I fell in love with has a Bohemian Chic feel to it and our model Sierra has the perfect “look” for this group.

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This first look is so relaxed and the perfect outfit for this summer’s activities.  I layered a couple of our Chan Luu necklaces and added one of our foldable straw hats by Two’s Company to accessorize her.

The beautiful top she is wearing is the Storyteller Embroidered Tunic with the gorgeous scalloped detail at the hemline and notice the intricate embroidery all over the body of the piece.

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Amazingly, the Embroidered Wide Leg Pant has the same intricate detail as the top with the scalloped hem and embroidered legs.

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I added our asymmetrical front to back pearl earrings to match the pearls of the necklaces and to keep it feminine and romantic.

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I seriously LOVE how my photographer Brooke from Ashley Beige Photography keeps getting my vibe on how I want to capture each model and look of each shoot!  If I have said this before, I can’t apologize because I just had to say it again.

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It is hard to look at the clothing when Sierra looks so gorgeous in all of them, especially this one.

This beautiful Black Embroidered Leaf Tank has impeccable detail as all the Nana Nucci pieces do.

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Here I added our triple tiered earrings by Love Heals, a thin crystal bar necklace by Bud to Rose and a sterling silver and wood bead wrap bracelet by Chan Luu to accessorize this bohemian chic look.

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For cooler days or nights, I showed a beautiful Cropped Lace Jacket for a little added warmth.  These stunningly chic and amazingly comfortable Floral Printed Silky Pants are so on trend this season.

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I LOVE this photo with the brim of straw hat turned down over her eyes shading the sun. Hats are a must-have this season.

To add to the accessories, I added this amazing gold plated horn necklace by Chan Luu and a simple gold and tiny black tassel bracelet by Bud to Rose that you will see in the following pics.  Simple accessories because the clothing is the statement here for this bohemian chic look.

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I added our cool Rita Sunglasses by Equipment in this shot.


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Culottes are the HUGE trend for summer.  They can be worn with flat shoes, either sandals or sneakers, for a very cool comfy look or pair them with heels for a more formal occasion and you will always look stunning.  Here I added our Edith Culottes by Weston Wear with this beautiful hi-low V-neck sweater.

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This beautiful  3/4 sleeve Open Weave Cheetah Pullover Sweater has a pinkish-beige layer underneath and buttons down the back with a pretty tie at the neckline.

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On those HOT romantic summer nights, this pretty little Midnight in Paris Sequined Dress can be dressed up with heels or worn with sandals to the beach.

To accessorize, I added a silver and beaded dagger necklace and silver and beaded wrap bracelet and metallic threaded wrap scarf all by Chan Luu.

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Asymmetrical front to back pearl earrings and this glittery cuff bracelet also add to the elegance of this look.

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These darling glitter sandals are some of our new arrivals by Pons Avarcas and they available in tons of colors and with ankle straps.  They are handmade in Spain and the soles are made of recycled tires.  Everyone is loving them including me!

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I love Sierra’s smile outside of Circa Art’s Gallery where she is wearing the Natural Woven Ruffle Dress that is so perfect to wear to all of the Art Shows that are happening around our area this summer!

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The tortoise shell sunglasses are the Rita from Equipment and tan woven sandals look perfect with the dress.

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For accessories, I mixed up a few bohemian chic jewelry pieces to the romantic ruffle knitted dress.

The large gold hoop earrings with crystals are by Noir, the tribal bone necklace with ribbon tie is by Hoss Intropia and the wooden beaded bracelets with turquoise leather tie is by hila. designs.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend everyone!

I hope that I inspired you!!!

xo

Jeanne

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Sierra Majors for modeling again!!! You were gorgeous!! and my STAR photographer Brooke from Ashley Beige Photography for these amazing photos!

Miss Teen Illinois Visits Inspire Me!

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I was SO excited when Miss Illinois Teen USA 2014, Miranda Fenzau was visiting my home last week and she offered to model for Inspire Me!  I immediately got a hold of Brooke, my photographer to see if she could arrange her schedule to do the shoot.  The next day, we dropped everything to get this opportunity to work with Miranda.

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This dress by Weston Wear with the floral paisley and beaded detail along the neckline was so cool against this weathered looking door from the East Race Office Building.

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I added these AMAZING beaded chandelier earrings by Chan Luu to compliment the beading in the dress.

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The brown multi colored  5 wrap bracelet by Chan Luu matched the colors of the flowers in the dress perfectly and giving it an understated look.

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We absolutely loved how fun and flirty this outfit looked on Miranda!

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It is all about her and this colorful, neon gypsy skirt!

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A simple little crop top is just right for this skirt that we sell for just $9.00!

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A simple gold beaded heart bracelet by Chan Luu was just the right accessory for this playful look!

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Cool and chic is how I describe this look.  Let’s start with the awesome sleeveless scuba-like fabric dress from Red 23 that everyone is raving about.  The fabric is so stretchy and smooth and comfortable!!!  A HUGE trend right now!   The jacket from BB Dakota is this years vegan leather version that we sell out of every year.  We love the crinkle in the fabric and the draped front look it has when it is opened.

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Add a great statement necklace to any outfit like this one and you will surely get noticed!

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Another one of our scuba fabric pieces from Red 23 is this cute black mini skirt.  Again, so comfortable because the fabric stretches and feels amazing!

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We just received this sexy little lace crop top with black embroidery that has a key hole split in the back.

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The chandelier earrings and pearl and crystal wrap bracelet are both by Chan Luu.

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These black BCBG gladiator sandals, I found at DSW and I use them in almost every one of my photo shoots lately because they look great with almost everything!

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The cool mural behind Miranda is just being painted at the Purple Porch Co-op, our neighbor that connects consumers and local producers in a food cooperative with emphasis on sustainability.  It is coming along so nicely that we thought it would be a great background for this leather disc dress by Staples.  It comes with the slip underneath and is also available in a Gold color as well.

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We are all looking forward to watching Miranda compete for the Miss Teen USA crown on August 2nd at 8:00 pm!

This young, gorgeous lady was so sweet and kind to let us work with her last week.  We were in awe of your professionalism.  It was truly an honor!  THANK YOU MIRANDA!

I hope that we inspired you!!

xo

Jeanne

PHOTOGRAPHER-  Brooke from Ashley Beige Photography

MODEL- Miranda Fenzau

“Romantic Language of Summer”

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Can’t you just hear their laughter in this adorable picture of these darling girls standing in the beautiful Historic Oliver Gardens at the Center for History in South Bend?

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The line that I am highlighting this week is “Language”, the beautiful silk embroidered tops that the girls are wearing.  They have a romantic, bohemian feel to them and so I decided to mix it up with 3 different style girls.

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Gabby has a soft rocker vibe to her look in this outfit.  The hat is what really sets her apart from the others and it works great with the soft green color of this tank by Language and maxi slip/skirt by Chan Luu and pastel floral infinity scarf to add a little color to brighten things up.

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Chan Luu Silver beaded earrings

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Lenny and Eva “Always” bracelet and Love Heals pearl necklace and leaf charm wrapped as a bracelet.

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Hand beaded adjustable ring

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I love the different looks shown here!

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Sierra has a fragile “don’t break my heart” look that I love here.  These cool wedged shoes can say a lot especially in this outfit because of the contrast with the other colors.

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I mixed crystals and pearls and silver to give her a feminine gypsy vibe especially with these AMAZING sterling silver chandelier earrings by Chan Luu!

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I adore this photo of her “fragility” here in embroidered suspender jeans by Desigual, blush embroidered top by Language and floral scarf used as a sarong/wrap by Johnny Was.

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Leather snap cuff by Anna Sukardi

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The coral color of this top is such an amazing healthy color on everyone especially blondes like Emily paired with a white lace skirt by Chan Luu.  I love the sweetness that she radiates in these photos!

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Clear Crystal Earrings and Necklace by Chan Luu

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I requested some photos of flowers in the garden and so our photographer Brooke took pictures of sweet Emily twirling in the center of this garden patch.

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We currently have a collection of floral headbands like this sweet fuchsia one at the store now that everyone is going crazy for!

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Stretch pearl cross bracelet and pink beaded wrap bracelet from Gawdybobbles. Rings are models own.

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Young girls innocence, do we have to grow up?

No!!! we are coming back soon!!!

I hope that we inspired you!!

xo

Jeanne

Special THANK YOU to the amazing Brooke from Ashley Beige Photography  and our gorgeous and talented models Emily Nicole Sroda, Sierra Majors and Gabrielle Ravotto!!!

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