Thirsty Thursday: Lollipop + Lemon Drop + Lime Coat

Whew, today’s happy hour is a doozy. I’m mixing lemon and lime with my favorite lollipop flavor – Ippolita. Ippolita is having a moment, and arguably started off the slice jewelry trend a few years ago. We still aren’t purchasing many pieces from their Lollipop collections, and that means it’s still hot hot hot – typically I’ll start noticing more and more of a certain style or “it piece” in the showcases as its popularity wanes and the owners sell to RLJ or come in to trade for something new. So current Ippolita pieces are diamonds in the rough at RLJ. Read More →

The 20 Cutest Flower Girl Dresses Ever

Is there anything sweeter than a photo like this? Perhaps only your flower girl herself, marveling not only at your beautiful wedding gown, but her own fairy princess dress. It’s the stuff little girls dream of, and the adorable member of your bridal party that your guests will ooh and ahh over! So to make her feel as special as she is, and let her know how important her role is in the big day, let her dress for the occasion. And any of these dresses would qualify for the cutest flower girl dresses ever. Ever, ever, if she makes you Read More →

Friday Favorites: Fall Ready

Why, yes, that is meant to be a play on “already!” Get it?? My unmistakable…wit…aside, I am ready for Fall. Well, as ready as I’ll ever be after the unbelievable winter that just ended approx. 2 months ago. But with Fall (my favorite season and I don’t even drink PSL’s) comes all my favorite things. School supplies! Plaid! Riding boots! Football! Apple picking! And baking pumpkin everything! And actual, lovely Fall foliage now that I live somewhere with seasons. It’s great, for the few weeks it lasts before we revert back to the frozen tundra. The rainy 50 degree weather Chicago’s Read More →

Final Recap: Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

Alright, I’m just about ready to wrap up with the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, considering it happened a month ago. I still have a few more hilarious Dozen questions with Designers & Diamonds to share, but I wanted to show off the gorgeous pieces from a few vendors I wasn’t able to chat with. This show is truly gorgeous, it’s right on the bay(?) of Baltimore, and in summer time it was perfect. The convention center itself looks a lot like Batman’s lair from the outside, but Palm Beach Show Group, as always, transforms the inside of the convention center Read More →

A Dozen Questions with DD: Chris Mulloy Antiques

We continue on the epic adventure that is a Dozen Questions with Designers and Diamonds. Today, Chris of Chris Mulloy Antiques takes the time to chat with me about all things sparkling and fabulous. Please ignore my cackle at the end, and just be grateful I didn’t snort. Chris Mulloy antiques is based out of Palm Springs, California, and regularly shows off some of the best vintage estate and antique designer jewelry at Antiques shows. Chris has been in business for 23 years and divides his attention between luxury watches and stunning vintage and antique jewelry. The case at the Read More →