I met Sara, owner of Beaded Bench, last July on Instagram. She was so sweet and hand made such beautiful jewelry we decided to work together and have now done so a few times since then as well. She carefully handcrafts her pieces and is always bringing gorgeous new products to the table. She makes pieces for men, women and children and focuses on necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I absolutely love her bracelet stack collections but I think my new favorite is her hot new debut: repurposed Louis Vuitton jewelry!!🤩🤩(You’ll have a chance to win a repurposed Louis Vuitton piece; details at the bottom of this post)! I asked Sara if she would give us a little bit of a backstory on Beaded Bench, herself, and what makes Beaded Bench unique. I love how she chose her shop’s name!!
“Beaded Bench is a small business built from a hobby and a lot of love. I’m Sara, a married mother of two girls from North Texas. I work full time as an Executive Assistant by day and run my jewelry business in the evenings and weekends.
I started making beaded bracelets with my mom using healing gemstone materials for my friends. I really wanted to help 3 friends going through 3 different life events with a special, handmade gift. My mom taught me how to make the bracelets and we included a handwritten card notating all of the stones used and their properties.
I soon found myself buying materials locally and online so I could make more bracelets in my spare time. I started posting them on my personal social media and people were asking to buy them, so I ran with it! I ran a contest for ideas to name my small business and Beaded Bench was the winning idea!
I’ve been in business almost two years now and have expanded my jewelry line into necklaces and earrings. I truly love piecing things together to make jewelry; mixing and matching components is so exciting! I still write handwritten cards with the stones used for my bracelets & now necklaces.
I would love to make something for you and I hope you will enjoy my pieces as much as I have enjoyed making them.”
-Sara Bench of Beaded Bench
Isn’t she just the sweetest? I love hearing about how her jewelry business came to life and about her love for designing custom pieces; how special! These new repurposed, authentic Louis Vuitton bracelets are so chic, I know I could style them with anything from a casual outfit to formal attire. She has wonderfully offered to give away a Repurposed Louis Vuitton bracelet to one of you! Just enter below!!
🌟🌟WANT TO WIN a Repurposed Louis Vuitton Bracelet?!🌟🌟
Leave a comment on this blog post stating which type of jewelry you wear most often and why (necklace, ring, earring, bracelet, etc)! Can’t wait to see what is the most popular!❤️❤️Giveaway will end Monday, February 3, 2020!!
I can’t wait to see who wins! Thanks for being here friends!😘😘
Shop Beaded Bench handcrafted gemstone jewelry here!
Follow Beaded Bench on Instagram here!
🌟Budget Friendly Distressed Denim
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Budget Friendly Distressed Denim
Hey friends! I shared these high waisted mom jeans in my Instagram stories earlier this week and soooo many of you grabbed them and sent me messages about them! I adore the light wash and the distressing is perfect. I am 5’3” tall and usually wear a size 27 jeans and went with the 5 as recommended.
These jeans are only $54 and such great quality! I am curvy and love how they fit nicely in my thigh and bum but also still fit my waist perfectly too. They are a good mix of a hard jean material but also have stretch and are so flattering. I highly recommend you check them out! It’s always so hard for me to find jeans that fit how I like them and this pair gets five out of five stars from me!
These jeans are from one of my favorite stores too! They have so many cute vacation, office and everyday style pieces to choose from! You can view all of their denim, dresses, tops, shoes, accessories and more here!
Do you have a favorite pair of jeans? Where are they from! Message me so I can check them out!🌟❤️
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I am eagerly awaiting my warm weather getaway next month and am so excited to partner with Simply Dresses to share a few of my favorites from their collection with you. Simply Dresses carries so many beautiful styles to fit any occasion. Whether you are in need of a wedding guest dress, prom dress, cocktail party dress, military ball dress or vacation dress, they have it all! Simply Dresses carries regular and plus sizes and they have long/medium/short dresses as well as solids and prints in varying sleeve lengths. I have been wearing pieces from them for over a year and the quality has always been wonderful. Sizing information is provided separately for each item on their listings which is incredibly helpful.
View their entire collection at SimplyDresses.com!
Looking for more vacation outfit inspo? Here are a few more of my favorites!👀⬇️
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Hey friends! I’ve been getting asked by sooo many of you how I am liking my new phone and which phone case I chose to go with (I even have a discount code for you)!! First of all, thanks for being here and reading my blog, I love connecting with you and hearing your feedback!
I did not have a hard time deciding to get the iPhone 11 Pro Max; I had heard amazing things about the camera on it and, as a blogger, a good phone camera is crucial so I was instantly sold! I’m a long time Apple iPhone user and there will be no convincing me to switch from that!🤣The sleek design, accessories like the Apple Watch, and tech features keep me coming back to it time and time again; I believe this is my fourth iPhone!
I decided to go with LoopyCases to protect my iPhone. I used LoopyCases for my previous iPhone and instantly fell in love with the design and cute color options. LoopyCases are not exclusive to Apple products so if you are team Samsung or Google you can snag one too (use my code below)! I chose the Jasper LoopyCases for my new phone and it is such a pretty turquoise with gold flakes!
LoopyCases are the first cases with a loop to help prevent phone dropping and it’s definitely helped me! The loop is very soft and comfortable in your hand, and moldable to push down easily so that you can still stick your phone in your back pocket.
For my previous iPhone 8 Plus I had both a Leopard print LoopyCases and the Rose Marble Metallic case. They hold up well and if something were to happen to your loop, the loops have a lifetime replacement warranty! They will quickly send you another loop at no cost. I tried so many phone cases prior to LoopyCases and these are by far my favorite. I highly recommend you check them out and be sure to use my code if you decide to order one, that way you can save some money on it! LoopyCases Code: HPARKER10
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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Shop Cute Valentine’s Day Outfits
I don’t know about you guys, but Valentine’s Day is sure sneaking up on me! Between New Years Resolutions, Snow Days and everyday mom life, January is flying by!
I love a good graphic tee and this one is perfect for anyone celebrating a laid back Valentine’s Day this year. It is so soft and comfortable and the color is even prettier in person. I sized up for an extra loose, cozy fit. It would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day coffee date or an at home movie night! Right now with young kids my husband and I are at a stage where we include our girls in Valentine’s Day fun and they love having Daddy bring flowers and chocolates home for them too. It’s so sweet but this also means we tend to stay home for it so a casual Valentine’s Day outfit is more my style right now!
These photos were taken at an adorable coffee shop, Mastersblend Coffee House, in Everson, WA. If you live nearby or are in the area be sure to check it out. Our barista was so sweet, the coffee was delicious and the the cozy atmosphere is so welcoming. My cardigan is from my sweet friend Amy’s boutique, Lilac & Lemon.
Another casual favorite of mine is this heart tunic in the photo below. It can easily be worn year round as it’s not Valentine’s Day specific which is a nice option too. These tunics have been a favorite of mine for months; I love the long length and soft material. I usually front tuck them or layer with a vest during the colder months!
These leggings are my all time favorite and will pair nicely with anything from a casual Valentine’s Day tee to a fancy blouse; I’ve even worn them under a dress in the winter months. They come in sizes XS-3XL and regular or petite. They are a bit of an investment but they are so worth it! The first pair that I bought is still in great condition year and a half later and I wear them a ton! If between sizes, size up. I am wearing the medium.
i have rounded up the rest of my favorite Valentine’s Day looks below! From sweaters and blouses to dresses, pajama pants and necklaces, there are so many cute options! I love how most Valentine’s Day styles can be easily worn throughout the year making it an extra sweet holiday to shop for! Do you dress up for Valentine’s Day or do you wear something comfy? We don’t have any plans yet but I’m sure I’ll be home doing something laid back!
🌟Check out this hair curling tutorial to create loose, romantic curls this Valentine’s Day.
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The music, the smell, the casually cool vibes. We all know it, don’t we?😉Abercrombie & Fitch.
I started shopping at Abercrombie in middle school😱and now as a 30 year old mom I’m still there.👋🏻I stopped by recently and rounded up a few of my favorites from the current season. You can always expect classic styles and high quality items that last.
This white button up is a soft, thicker fabric and NOT see through. Pairs great with a vest or scarf, layered under a jacket or sweater or even with shorts and the sleeves rolled up in the warmer months. Such a great basic. Also comes in light pink.
I love all of the stunning neutrals and varying textures offered here. This belted cardigan is so cute and comfy yet could be worn dressed up at the office or date night too.
This cozy cardigan was clearly a favorite. It drapes nicely, keeps me warm and has pockets!
Photo credit for the photos with the hubby: Teressa King
This cami layered here is also an Abercrombie fave. I sized up in this one for a more comfortable fit. Exact is no longer available but here is a super similar one (it’s a solid silky white, with multiple other colors available too, instead of the polka dot print of mine).
One thing I’ve always loved about Abercrombie & Fitch is their cologne and perfume. Women’s 8 has been a favorite of mine for years and Men’s Fierce is my all time favorite for my husband to wear.
For a limited time, they even have the option to customize your Fierce bottle now so your hubby/boyfriend doesn’t have to look at some random guy’s abs each time he uses it.😂
I’ve rounded up a few more of my favorites below! Do you shop at Abercrombie? How long have you been shopping there? I’d love the know!
Affordable style plus a few splurges (that are totally worth it)!