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Jewelry making is a passion of mine, and I cannot thank you all enough for being supportive as I’m pursuing this little adventure. Many of you have sent me amazing pictures rocking my jewelry, and it truly makes my heart smile knowing that you cherish my pieces as much as I do. Get your stack HERE.


DRESS: Dainty Jewells c/o | SUNGLASSES: Forever 21 (sold out, similar HERE) | HEELS: Steve Madden via Nordstrom

Beautiful friendships were formed, thanks to Instagram. I had the opportunity to meet one of my IG besties, Michelle from GoldDustAndSugarLust and what can I tell you?! She is beautiful, inside and out. So blessed to know her and her adorable family. Check out her blog HERE.


Photography: Rene Atchison

 Jennifer, founder of LinenLaceAndLove wears my colorful bead bracelets to perfection. She is a beautiful soul, and I encourage all of you to visit her blog HERE.


Photography: Emily Charron & Blair Staky

DRESS: CHOIES c/o (ON SALE FOR $26!) | BRACELETS: Cartier Love Bangles

Collaborated with Wandeleur at Donna Hall‘s apartment to shoot a special project titled: “When Interior Design Meets Fashion“which was probably one of my favorite collaborations.


My favorite pair of shoes. Get them HERE for under $30!

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Happy Friday, lovelies! No outfit post today but instead I decided to share some of my favorite Instagram pictures with you! Instagram has really been such an amazing tool that not only allows me to follow some my favorite bloggers but also connect with some of you on a deeper level that led to amazing friendships. This whole blogging experience has been so wonderful and I am truly grateful for all of you! I read all of your comments, and I really do try to respond to all of your comments – even though it can be tough at times. Besides blogging and jewelry making, I also have a full-time corporate job + I am a mother to a beautiful son who will turn 4 this year. Life gets hectic at times but all of you encourage me each day to keep on going! Hence, thank you all for your amazing support! I am so blessed to be surrounded by such beautiful women, YOU (!), who inspire me each and every day!

As always, thanks much for reading and don’t forget to stop by Monday for a new outfit post!

I love you all.



DRESS: CHOIES c/o (ON SALE FOR $26!) | BUCKLED BLOCK HEELS: Forever21 | BEAD BRACELETS: V Wear Collection | DRESS: Dainty Jewells c/o | SUNGLASSES: Forever 21 (sold out, similar HERE) | HEELS: Steve Madden via Nordstrom | BRACELETS: Cartier Love Bangles



  1. July 10, 2015 / 1:34 AM

    Lovely photos as always, Vanessa!
    Thanks for sharing about your thoughts and for introducing your friends, I’ll go check out their blogs, too ๐Ÿ™‚

    In so many cases, internet nowadays is one of the ways we met new friends in a way we less expect it. And I’m glad you found yours!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Jhem |

    • July 10, 2015 / 8:49 AM

      Thanks, Jhem! You made my day!! You’re so sweet!!

  2. July 10, 2015 / 4:32 AM

    I love your sense of style and how you write your text <3 You're so inpiring and I hope that you have a lot of success with your jewelry ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sending you much love from Germany ๐Ÿ™‚

    XOXO Tine

  3. July 10, 2015 / 5:12 AM

    You’re so inpiring and your jewelry are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing about your thoughts my dear !
    Sure Im comming back monday for a new outfit post!
    Sending you much love ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 10, 2015 / 8:48 AM

      Thank you, Nina!! Totally appreciate your lovely I comment!!! Much love!!

  4. July 10, 2015 / 6:19 AM

    lovely shots!
    Have a wonderful weekend. xS

  5. July 10, 2015 / 6:38 AM

    Thank you so much Vanessa for sharing your pics! Your bracelets are stunning. I love following you on IG and I thought your shoot with Wandeleur was perfection. Have a terrific weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 10, 2015 / 8:47 AM

      Thanks, K! Means a lot coming from you!! Happy Friday!!

  6. July 10, 2015 / 7:45 AM

    You are such an inspiration, Vanessa! I’m so glad that you and I were able to connect via Instagram and hopefully we can one day meet in person, COME TO NEW YORK, hehe! I hope you continue to grow and flourish because it’s people like you who deserve. Someone who’s caring and supportive of others and it’s amazing that I can even say that without even knowing you intimately, that’s how strong it radiates.

    I hope you have an awesome, fun filled weekend with your little angel ๐Ÿ™‚



    • July 10, 2015 / 8:47 AM

      Jalisa, thank you for your beautiful words! You made my day! I’m so blessed to have met you as well! You are such a beautiful soul!! I love New York and I’m sure I will come visit again soon and then we finally have to meet! Love you!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  7. July 10, 2015 / 9:05 AM

    You are an incredible person, Vanessa! And you have so much depth and layers- behind all of that beauty lies intelligence, grace, compassion, humor and the greatest mommy and wife. And now I know firsthand–friend. So proud of everything you are and so blessed to have you in my life! Xx

  8. July 10, 2015 / 9:51 AM

    You are the sweetest! I loved that we connected on instagram. It really is such a great platform to stay in touch with the world but also to make great friends like you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope you have an amazing weekend!

    Love, Pam

  9. July 10, 2015 / 10:35 AM

    I love your Insta feed and this is such a great round up! Have a great weekend, Vanessa!

    Wishes & Reality

  10. Tash
    July 10, 2015 / 10:45 AM

    Awe these photos are very nice! ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. July 10, 2015 / 11:08 AM

    I love reading more personal post from you. It gives us insight into who you are and your day to day.

    Your insta feed is by far one of the best out there. I’m a big fan. Have a lovely weekend!

    If you ever come to Seattle, drop me a line. I would love to meet up.

  12. July 10, 2015 / 11:15 AM

    I think you’ve been balancing it all wonderfully! I had no idea you had a full time job also, I would have thought from how wonderful your blog is that this was your job! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  13. July 10, 2015 / 12:26 PM

    You’re such a beautiful person Vanessa, inside and out! You are an inspiration to many of us bloggers who also agree that it can get hectic at times working full-time and raising a family but it is all worth it to meet wonderful people like YOU, get style and life inspirations and enjoy life to the fullest! Thank you for all you give to us and I hope your weekend is nothing short of amazing! xo

  14. July 10, 2015 / 1:15 PM

    This post and all the others can show how beautiful you are, dear Vanessa! You have a genuine way of writing and connecting, a sweet smile and who wouldn’t like being your friend! I am so glad that you got to know such a great friend on the blogosphere/Instagram and I love your outfitss and jewelry and now even more, knowing how much you value people, instead of being just someone who values fashion – I say this, because I know some people who would just value fashion and the people are meant to be their audience, nothing else. I am very glad to get to know you, and to know you have a sweet son, and I wish you a great weekend! Kisses!

  15. July 10, 2015 / 9:42 PM

    Beautiful photos luv! Love your lace dress from Dainty Jewells. How sweet that you got a chance to meet one of your IG besties.

  16. July 10, 2015 / 9:54 PM

    Always love looks at your insta! You always have such great photos and I always love them! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  17. July 11, 2015 / 1:38 AM

    You’re such a sweet and inspirational person and I absolutely reading your blogs!! Your handwork clearly shows through your wonderful posts!! Keep up the beautiful work girl!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. July 11, 2015 / 9:18 AM

    Loving those stacked bracelets!! You made them?? The tassel is too cute
    XO Christine
    Maple and Mint
    Insta: @Mapleandmint

  19. Gabrielle
    July 11, 2015 / 9:57 AM

    Wow, your jewellery creations are lovely – a woman of many talents! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can see why you love those block heeled white sandals by the way, they’re perfect!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  20. July 11, 2015 / 12:09 PM

    Aw girl, I love you! I’m so happy to have met you though blogging and I wish you all the best, every single day. you are such an inspiration!

    Sara Kate Styling

  21. July 11, 2015 / 2:57 PM

    Those bracelets are so pretty!!! It’s so nice to know that you can make real friends through social media. Life is surprising sometimes isn’t it? If you are in LA, we def have to try to meet ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~ xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  22. July 11, 2015 / 5:47 PM

    I’m loving your insta photos, so colorful and lovely, just gorgeous!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

  23. July 11, 2015 / 11:53 PM

    Beautiful dress and shoes and I รฑove your jewelery!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    Enter in the Giveaway on my blog where you could win a week holidays in Turkey!

  24. July 12, 2015 / 2:21 AM

    what a great post vanessa! and i agree, instagram has surely connected a lot of people together and created lasting friendships! I know i’ve met a lot of great people via instagram! i will follow you now! ๐Ÿ˜€
    i love your bracelets, they are so cute! i started making bracelets with intention of selling them too but too much work for me with school/work…not sure how you do it all, superwoman! ๐Ÿ˜€
    hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend, love! xo

  25. July 12, 2015 / 8:33 AM

    Love your sense of style! Always love stopping by your page and insta!! Happy Sunday!!
    Flaunt and Centerย 

  26. July 12, 2015 / 11:54 AM

    Instagram can be such a great space for meeting like minded people! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. You are one busy women, I don’t know where you find the time to get it all done! Amazing! I can’t wait to get my bracelets and I just adore my druzy ring!

    xo, Jackie

  27. July 12, 2015 / 12:06 PM

    Wow you have so much going on but still manage to give 100% of you to everything that you do – I’m really inspired by that and will definitely check out your jewellery line! Hope you had a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Elise
    July 12, 2015 / 8:16 PM

    Love this post! Really awesome to hear that you’ve built amazing friendships through Instagram. Props to you for balancing blogging, your job, and being a mom. ๐Ÿ™‚


  29. July 12, 2015 / 9:30 PM

    That’s such a sweet picture with you, your son and the other blogger, Michelle’s family. Instagram really is a great way to connect to one another and I liked the pictures you shared.


  30. July 13, 2015 / 12:08 AM

    Instagram is such a great place! Great pictures. I love the shoes and beat bracelets. So many color to choose from.
    Love, Kim

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