happy mother’s day from caradise

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I’d seen and heard of Rocksbox before by virtue of being on Instagram. Feels like every blogger is promoting it and if I’m being honest, I hadn’t had a desire to try it out because it seemed like the jewelry wasn’t my style nor was it very unique (Kendra Scott tassel necklace anyone?). But then Rocksbox contacted me and asked that I give their site a try. So I did. And bottom line: I’m into it. You can curate your own Rocksbox by virtue of answering their style questionnaire when signing up, so if tassel necklaces aren’t your thing, you won’t get ’em. The questionnaire asked things like: “Are you looking for day or evening jewels” “Which of these two necklaces do you prefer?” “What is your ideal date night outfit?” “Do you wear silver, gold, etc?” Then a stylist matches your answers to their inventory.

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My kind of bar

Last week I went to the Kendra Scott store opening in Plaza Frontenac. I’d never been to one of her stores — only seen her things advertised in magazines. And to be honest, I didn’t think the jewelry was my style, so never bothered to look further. However, after visiting the store, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not a jewelry brand where I’m dying to buy one of everything (ala Jennifer Meyer), but it did have a few pieces that I really liked (see my favorites below). The coolest part about the whole store was the Color Bar. It’s basically a giant touch screen that lets you customize jewelry – kind of like a Chipotle for gems. You choose your silhouette (necklace, earring, etc.), metal and stone color. Then, voila: a worker custom makes your jewelry right then and there. Not every piece you see in the store is customize-able via the Color Bar, but many are. It’s pretty cool. And the brand has a philanthropic bent to it- they donate portion of proceeds to charity and will also host your organization in a “shop for a cause” type fundraiser – so you bring the people, they make the party, and a portion of sales during the fete go to your charity of choice. Added bonus, sign up for their insider list and get 50% off a piece of jewelry during your birthday month… so basically, I’ll be back in March.

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My favorites:

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Bracelet // Earring // Necklace // Ring

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