Another season, another “What I Want” post. Just thinking about summer makes me squeal with excitement. Technically it isn’t until mid-June but I like to officially start things Memorial weekend which happens to be this weekend! Memorial Day kind of snuck up on me but I’m not mad about it! I have my eye on a few things for this summer. Some fun thins for me and a few things for the boys.
Let’s start with things for the boys. It has been one year since having two children and I still do not have a double stroller! I have a double jogging stroller which I love but I have to take the wheels off to fit it in my trunk (it’s super easy to take them off but just an extra step). When Noah was first born Myles was only 21 months and wasn’t interested in sitting, EVER. So I got him a board to ride on and he loved that, it worked great for the zoo and trip around the mall and I used my jogging stroller for runs and long walks around the neighborhood. This summer we have a beach vacation and a trip to Disney on our calendars and I’m going to need a double stroller. I have heard great things about this Joovy stroller from my friend with twins and the reviews seem great! If you are in the market for a single light weight stroller I highly recommend this one. It folds up so tiny it can fit under the seat in front of you on a flight! I took it to Disney when I was pregnant with Noah and just had Myles and it was so easy to maneuver and lift.
A couple fun summer toys for the kids is this bubble machine that works really well. We have an electric machine that blows the bubble out from the side which is ok but this one blows them up and is much for fun for the kids. Don’t forget to buy a lot of extra bubbles! Some how I stumbled upon this teeter totter and I think it is a great idea. It doens’t seem to take up much space and is perfect to have in the grass. Another thing to have in the grass in this pop up playard. I actually bought it when Myles was a baby but never used it. Now with two kids and a pool I need this! If I need to run inside or take Myles to go potty I can leave Noah in the playard for a minute.
Now lets talk about what I want for myself. Trends are fun to try but somtimes become a little too trendy. The past couple of years I have had the hardest time finding a pair of sandals or wedges because I feel like everyone is wearing the same style. I finally found a pair of sandals that I want to purchase. These sandals are neutral and will go with everything and have a small platform without being too over the top, plus they are under $100! Another example is shells and all the jewelry it’s on which I still like and so does everyone else. Something with shells I haven’t seen is a headband and I love this one! We all know neon is trending and its bright hue can be a little intimidating, these neon pink hoops a perfect introduction to the neon trend.
In the summer I enjoy layering dainty jewelry like these bracelets. I also love this coin necklace which is a little longer than my current necklaces and will go with my summer tops that have a lower neckline. The reason I want this light pink shirt is because the print is a cross between tie-dye and animal- both trendy and I have a pair of light pink pants that I think will match perfectly.
As far as summer beauty goes I don’t do much. I don’t do much with my hair or my skin. I like to wear a light tinted moisturizer with SPF. In the summer I rarely blowout my hair due to the humidity and hot weather. Styling my hair curly can be unpredictable. I need a good product to tame frizz and moisturize and I’ve heard good things about this one!
How To Dress Up A Casual Jumpsuit Featuring Star Jewelers
As you all know, I recently entered the next decade of my life, my 30’s. I feel more grown up than ever before and it feels like the right time to reevaluate my wardrobe including all of my clothes, shoes and accessories. I am a jewelry lover of all sorts. Some days I like to layer multiple dainty necklaces, wear large statement earrings or throw on mulitple chunky rings. While I was looking at my jewelry collection I noticed a lot of it was costume jewelry from my college days. To be honest, most of it had started to change color and tarnish. I have decided to do a major jewelry edit and start focusing on buying a few investment pieces (simple diamond studs, classic gold hoops) and building a jewelry wardrobe that’s appropriate for me.
I am a jumpsuit girl. I love how easy they are to wear (no need to think of what matches a top or bottom) and I can easiyly run around with my boys in them. When I bought this jumpsuit I knew I wanted to dress it up. I actually have it in red from a few years ago and always wear it with flats. Although the jumpsuit is made of jersey knit and very casual I was determined to dress it up! I came across this jewelry store in the Short North called Star Jewelers On High. At first I was a bit intimidated because as beautiful as the jewelry was, it seemed to all be fine jewelry that was way out of my budget. I was very wrong. I met the owners of the store and they showed me around. I got to see their many one of a kind pieces and a variety of affordable jewelry that would be a great addition to my collection.
While I was walking around Star Jewelers I had this green jumpsuit in mind and was wondering which pieces would dress my look up. I saw this beautiful blue sapphire ring that complimented my wedding ring so I started there. I am never one to be too matchy matchy but I just fell in love with these blue sapphire stones. The earrings are made up of almost 18 carats of blue sapphires and oxidized sterling silver for the dark and edgy finish. The necklace is also made up of blue sapphires and oxidized sterling silver. The chain and pendant are sold separately which I love, customers can customize to their style. Since the pendant on the necklace is far from the earrings it was ok to wear them together. I would not have worn a shorter necklace that matched these large statement earrings.
Wearing nice jewelry with a little sparkle or a large statement piece is the perfect way to dress up a casual jumpsuit or outfit of anykind. Don’t forget to add a bold lip and the perfect pair of heels!
With all this talk about blue sapphires Star Jewelers will actually be hosting a Sapphire Showcase event on Thursday, September 13th from 11am to 6pm. There are so many shades of sapphires including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, of course blue and many more. There will be a colored gemstone dealer who’s an expert in the field and will be able to answer any of your questions. For those wanting to learn more or to even make a custom ring this is the perfect event for you! Or to just see pretty jewels 🙂
I knew I wanted to dress this casual jumpsuit up. I have been dressing a little too casual these days and I felt the need to put on some heels and feel a little extra. My jewelry from Star Jewelers really helped transform this outfit. I love how the navy jewels and army green compliment each other and the black heels made me feel confident!
jumpsuit | Bobi ’Supreme Jersey Jumpsuit’ in Cargo (in gray)
heels | Giuseppe Zanotti (similar)
ring | Carat Blue Sapphire and White Gold Ring from Star Jewelers
necklace chain | Oxidezed Sterling Silver Chain Link with Champagne Diamond Lobster Claw Clasp from Star Jewelers
earrings | Blue Sapphire Disco Ball Drops from Star Jewelers