I often have customers asking for my input and ideas on how they can style their jewellery and one of the questions that frequently comes up is, "Is it okay for me to wear two different metal tones together?"...followed by, "And how do I do that??"
The answer to these questions is a resounding, "Yes!" and, "Let me show you how!" That's why I've teamed up with one of my favourite style influencers and bloggers, Samantha, from The Family Jewels, to bring you a special How To Mix Metals styling guide.
Samantha has such an amazing, cool-girl style that she makes easy for real women to emulate. You know what I'm talking about: we don't all sit around posing for photos in designer clothing every day - most of us have busy lives with jobs, kids, errands, and other "stuff" to attend to. That's why I love Sam: she walks the talk as a busy mom of two little boys who also works as a personal stylist that loves travelling and having fun with her family.
Samantha did such a beautiful job styling the different looks we've put together to showcase my Five Ways to Mix Metals. Check it out below, and be sure to pop over to Sam's blog for some fantastic styling tips for your whole wardrobe!
How to Mix Metals
Here are some of the products, places and things that I'm loving lately!
1. Cannon Beach, Oregon
I had the pleasure of visiting Cannon Beach over the May Long Weekend, and it was every bit as special as I'd been told. Miles of breathtaking coastline, hiking trails to explore, and a charming little oceanside town make Cannon Beach a must-visit.
After various attempts at implementing a daily meditation practice in my life, I discovered this awesome meditation app (thanks for the tip, Mom!). Unlike other meditation apps, Insight Timer has literally thousands of amazing guided meditations to discover and is completely free. The Live Awake meditations with Sarah Blondin are my absolute favourite, but there is always something new to discover. The best news? I've finally become a "regular meditator". Ommmmm....
I have to admit that I'm not normally a "pink girl", but these blush-coloured Lacoste sneakers from Hills Dry Goods called my name anyways. I'm pleased to report that they fit like a dream, and are now in heavy rotation in my spring wardrobe.
4. BITE Beauty's Agave Lip Balm
I am a huge fan of BITE's lipsticks, which are produced in Canada, using only natural, food-grade ingredients. Their recently launched lip balm is a soothing vanilla and agave treat for the lips!
This little pretty from our Spring Collection is around my neck constantly these past few months. I love layering it with my labradorite Mirror Necklace, but it looks perfectly chic, all by its lonesome.
Come meet us and shop our jewels in person, at one (or all!) of our upcoming events:
Mother's Day Pop-up @ West Elm Granville
Shop for the special mamas in your life at our pre-Mother's Day trunk show
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 12 - 4 PM
2947 Granville St, Vancouver BC
While lots of love, thought, and careful attention goes into each and every design I create, there are pieces in every collection that become personal favourites of mine.
These are the items that I'm especially drawn to, and which find themselves in heavy rotation in my own accessories wardrobe.
Below are the pieces from the latest Spring 2017 Collection that are my personal top picks.
Be sure to visit our Instagram feed before 11:59 pm, April 8th, for the chance to win your own favourite item of jewellery from the new line up!
This method for cleaning your tarnished silver jewellery is faster, more effective, and less messy than using a polishing cloth or cleaning solution:
Step 1. Line a small tupperware or old yoghurt container with aluminium foil.
Step 2. Add your tarnished silver jewellery plus 1-2 spoonfuls of baking soda.
Step 3. Pour enough boiling water over your pieces to cover your jewellery.
Step 4. Watch in amazement as your silver jewellery is transformed! You can “stir” the jewellery around a bit with a plastic or wooden utensil (i.e. a chopstick) to ensure it's thoroughly cleaned and add more baking soda as necessary.
Step 5. Rinse your jewellery with water, and then dry carefully with a soft cloth or towel.
A few notes on the above…
This Valentine's Day we're partnering with women's philanthropic networking group, YES! Vancouver, to raise funds for Dress For Success. From February 6th through Monday, February 13th, we will be donating 20% of Keltie Leanne Designs' online sales to Dress For Success Vancouver, to help assist in their mission to build confidence and help remove barriers to employment for women in our community.
Supporting and empowering other women is of huge importance to our company. We believe that approaching our relationships with others - both in the public sphere and amongst friends and family - with kindness, love and an attitude of giving, is a way we can positively impact the world around us.
As we have powerfully witnessed in recent weeks (and throughout history!), women have the ability to be true change-makers. Whether by teaching and upholding positive values for our children, exhibiting strong leadership in the workplace, or by raising our voices in support of broader, societal change, there are so many ways that we as women are positively changing the world around us. Of course, to truly bring impact into this world, we need both the tools and support to do so.
Besides physically equipping their clients with apparel and accessories, Dress For Success lends career services and skills development programs to women facing barriers to employment, so they can confidently enter the workforce, and open doors to new opportunities in their lives and the lives of their families.
When you decide to shop Keltie Leanne Designs for yourself or someone you love this Valentine's Day, you can feel beautiful inside and out, knowing that 20% of your purchase will be donated to make a positive impact in the life of someone else.
Happy December! The promotion you've been anticipating is here, and I have some amazing gems in store for you over the next 12 days.
From today through December 12th, we'll be hosting a series of online exclusive, 1-day flash sales and offers on some of your favourite Keltie Leanne Designs.