I'm taking a little departure from the norm on the blog today and talking about one of my other true loves - that would be jewelry, of course.
For those of you that know me, you know that there are few things I love more than some chunky, WOW-inducing, unique jewelry. Give me a pair of big earrings or a statement necklace and I instantly feel better. In fact, I won't even show you my jewelry storage because it's bursting at the seam and desperately needs to be organized (story of my life, btw). So when my very very good friend Hillary (whose accessorizing skills put me to shame) scored a sweet gig with local jewelry company Towne & Reese, I felt like I hit the jewelry jackpot.
Towne & Reese was started in my town of Charlotte, NC by two young working moms who clearly have discovered the keys to design, business and just general fabulousness. One of my favorite aspects of T&R (as we true fans call it) is that each piece is named after the owners friends daughters. In fact, the company name honors the two founders daughters, Towne & Reese - love! Keep in mind, T&R is blowing up and is sold in hundreds of boutiques nationwide and has been seen in some little ol' publications you may have heard of - People, Real Simple, Redbook, etc. Recently there's been a big celebrity ambassador of this line, but I'll tell you about that later :)
T&R held a trunk show at my latest fundraising event (with 25% of proceeds going back to the charity - thanks!) and it was a huge hit. Basically T&R rocks the house, is super affordable and will have all your friends saying "Where did you get that?!" Lucky for you they just launched a website where you can purchase their baubles - so don't be mad at me when you spend half your paycheck on their website! Head to www.towneandreese.com to get instantly styled! Here's a few of my favorite pieces (I may own them all, just saying...obsessed!):
Side note the aqua necklace below is probably one of my favorite pieces of jewelry I've ever owned... it's called The Harper and it comes in coral too. I get tons of compliments every time I wear it...and I love compliments. Just saying.
Now for that celebrity I mentioned. If you are a fan of the ABC's the Bachelor and Bachelorette, you might know Emily Maynard who is the seriously beautiful Charlotte native who is starring in this season's Bachelorette. Emily is a big fan of T&R and is sporting the jewels this season! In fact, check out her earrings in the below promo shot:
Those are the super popular earrings, The Brooke. And if you're thinking that the Brooke might be named after my niece Brooke (see below for adorable-ness) then you are RIGHT! Thanks to Hillary for making Miss Brookie a little famous and getting these fab earrings named after her :)
So seriously, add some color and pizazz to your summer wardrobe this year. Become a fan of T&R and just wait for the compliments to start pouring in. And for you Charlotte peeps, support your local badass business owners! And thanks to Hillary for always keeping me in the loop and improving my jewelry wearing skills - what a great perk to friendship, right?!