When jewels arrive at my doorstep, it’s a celebration! Here’s the rundown of my day when Stacy Nolan sent me some jewelry to play with and shoot.
9am: Stacy Nolan Jewelry arrives at my doorstep. 4 pairs of earrings. 2 necklaces. 1 bracelet. 4 rings.
9:05am: The box has been ripped open, now disheveled over in the corner with Chiefy & Frankie sniffing at it frantically. I’m talking aloud to myself and not a soul is in the house. “Omg I love these! Oh woah, these huggie earrings are exactly what I’ve been scouring the Inter-webs for!” I simply can’t help myself when I’m excited about something, all sanity goes out the window.
9:15am: Hair is a hot mess, pajamas are still on fully coated in Chiefy’s hair, no makeup on except for some remnants of yesterday’s cat eye and unnecessary bold lip–I start “styling” this pajama look with Stacy Nolan‘s pieces and the power of jewelry comes into play. I am immediately feeling myself because of the jewels–a diamond briolette can shine! And hell yeah this fringe necklace is somewhat elegant with pajamas, I can see how everyday wear on this baby is a definite.
9:30am: I’ve already established how I want to wear the Stacy Nolan jewels, so I take a few quick shots with my iPhone for memory’s sake, and start to get a feel for what I think the look and outfit should be. Most definitely girly–I feel very sexy with the fringe, the diamond briolettes and the threader earrings. The collection also has a daintiness to it, although when worn all together, it is hardly dainty. Ok, got it!
10am: Shower, indefinitely, and then start getting ready. For makeup, I stuck with a very similar look that I wear for special occasions, except adding the eye shadows that feature sparkles in the palette of my Naked by Urban Decay. I chose a pink lip color to add to the girly vibe and also play off the pink faux fur stole. For hair, I left the bed head look and stuck with my 3 day old curls. Didn’t want the look to be too overdone or too polished. For nails, I kept my natural nail showing and simply glittered the tips only. It’s a fun and easy nail look–takes some practice but no need to be an expert.
11am: Put together the outfit and now back to styling the jewelry. I opted for wearing the circular black diamond briolette stud earrings in my first holes, then got creative with the threader earrings and huggies. Rather than wearing them normally, I put one pair on each ear–so threaders on my right ear (holes 2 and 3) and huggies on the other side! I also didn’t thread the earrings all the way through–they conveniently have earring posts on each end and I wore them as if they were long dangle earrings. I love the long length and really makes them stand out this way. Necklaces, bracelet and rings were more straightforward with the styling.
11:30am: Off I go, hopped into the car ready to scout out a perfect location to shoot the photos! Our first stop was a historic building with a pretty yellow door. As cute as it seemed, the lighting was way off and after a few shots we moved on. I kept admiring the earring look I was sporting and couldn’t get over how perfect the huggies fit my ears. We pulled up to a green oasis with some blossoms and greenery that instantly worked. After some makeshift pruning to a few of the sticks and leaves, it was go-time.
1pm: Back at the house and already going through pictures! The multi-color diamond briolette bracelet and matching necklace really stand out in the photos. The lapis tear drop fringe necklace also stuns and I’m glad we got a few shots of the coordinating earrings, done in white onyx.
2pm: …I’ve already emailed and placed my order with Stacy Nolan the pieces that I want! lol
4pm: Once all the photos have been selected, I sadly pack up the jewelry to be mailed back. One of the diamond briolette rings finds a new home in my jewelry box instead of the package, and I wave off the pieces one-by-one as they go.
Pieces used for the photoshoot:
14k yellow gold multi-colored diamond briolette bracelet 2.30 carats total, Price: $1,195
18k yellow gold fringe drop necklace with lapis and diamonds, Price: $2,760
18k yellow gold matching fringe drop earrings with white onyx, Price: $3,750
14k yellow gold circle studs with black diamond briolettes, Price: $365
This post was brought to you in collaboration with Stacy Nolan Jewelry.