I’m Loving: Lagos Jewelry

A few weeks ago, I attended a media lunch with Philadelphia-based jewelry company Lagos. They’ve been around since the 1970s and when they popped up in my inbox, I realized the name sounded familiar because I’d regularly caught sight of the brand when I was growing up in Dallas…which it turns out is one of their largest markets! I hadn’t thought of the brand in years and am glad they’re on my radar because now that I have an increased appreciation for brand identity, craftsmanship, and versatility when it comes to investment pieces, can see why Lagos has been a low key powerhouse in the fine jewelry market. What’s really impressive–and to me, sets the brand apart from many of its competitors–is that there are hundreds of new pieces created each year and there’s something for everyone. I always thought Lagos was geared towards a slightly older demographic but am pleasantly surprised to see that many pieces are truly ageless and while many are firmly in the “investment” piece camp, several come at more accessible price points, too.

I just had my iPhone at the event so excuse the photo quality, but I wanted to share some of what we previewed and pulled some of my favorites below! The most distinguishing characteristic of a Lagos piece is the iconic Caviar design that’s incorporated into all of the designs, be it more pronounced in some of the heftier pieces and less so in the daintier styles. I love that the Caviar adds a more formal element to the pieces and helps them translate from casual to dressy in an instant…I always prefer when my jewelry–particularly when it’s expensive–can play double duty!

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A Quick Chat With…Grace Atwood & Becca Freeman from Bad on Paper

Like many of you, podcasts are part of my weekday morning routine (I listen to them on my walk or bus ride to work) and I read a selection of my favorite blogs every morning (Bloglovin’ is my favorite way to aggregate my daily reads!). Today’s A Quick Chat With… is a fun one because it combines both of those worlds! If you remember this post from last summer, Bad on Paper is one of my favorite pods I’m so excited to have Grace and Becca here to chat about BOP and their upcoming live shows, wanderlust, their favorite NYC spots, and more! They’re both currently self-employed–Grace with her blog and Becca as a marketing consultant–and have really cool professional backgrounds…they met working at BaubleBar in the company’s earliest days, Becca helped launch Lola, and Grace has worked at some of the biggest names in beauty. I’ve also been reading Grace’s blog–The Stripefor several years and asked her a few questions about how her content has evolved, decor (her apartment is beyond impressive), and of course, skincare (she REALLY knows her stuff!). This is a good one, friends!

A quick note: If you live in Chicago, DC, Boston, or Nashville, Grace and Becca are coming to you! The Chicago show is tonight and unfortunately I’m out of town during DC’s, but there are still some tickets available for all of them! It would make the ultimate girls night…they had a sold out show in NYC this spring and I heard from several people that it was incredible!

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11 Memorial Day Sales to Shop

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We’re sticking around at home and enjoying a three day weekend with some R&R, pool time, and grilling with friends! This is obviously one of the biggest sale weekends of the year so I’m sharing some of my favorites, plus what I’ve purchased myself. I hope you have a safe, relaxing, and wonderful weekend!

BROOKS BROTHERS: 40% off dresses and up to 70% off clearance–this linen dress is gorgeous and this would be perfect for the office.

CLUB MONACO: 25% off your purchase with code SUMMERTIME–One of my favorite stores but I’ll only shop it on sale! If you’re willing to go braless, this dress is stunning, a silk tank in several colors, and this versatile cashmere sweater comes out to over 50% off.

DUDLEY STEPHENS: Free shipping with code FREESHIP–you can read all about my favorite fleeces here!

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