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Say hello to JewelMint. JewelMint is an online jewelry club started by lovely fashionista Kate Bosworth (love her!) and her friend/award-winning stylist Cher Coulter. Each piece is designed by Kate and Cher. You can tell that they are very hands-on – from designing to styling. Each piece is available for $29.99 for members (shipping is free).

This is how it works: On the first of each month, JewelMint releases a new collection and gives you recommendations based on a style quiz that you take when you sign up, your order history, and pieces that you have marked as favorites. They basically have some kind of algorithm that helps them determine the pieces that you would like. You are not limited to their recommendations and you can also order from past collections (if there are any left, some pieces sell out pretty quickly). There is  no obligation to buy each month BUT you have to opt-out by clicking the “skip this month” button from the 1st to the 5th of each month OR ELSE they will charge you the $29.99 (good for one piece of jewelry). This is the part I don’t like. You can cancel your membership by calling customer service.

All right, enough of the technicalities. Now for the review. My first purchase is the Sweetheart Ring. This piece is definitely eye-catching and unique. I wear a size 6 and it is true to size. I’m going to go ahead and say that I am not totally in love with it but I like it a lot. It’s not so much the design (I think the design is great! SO cute!) but how it feels when worn. It reminds me of a graduation ring. I know that I am wearing it because of its bulk. I’m keeping it though,  it’s a charming piece to have. It just won’t be an everyday ring like I thought it would be. :) Maybe I just need to get used to it?

JewelMint Sweetheart Ring
Jewelmint Sweetheart Ring

The Stripe silk tee in Azalea is so perfect for summer: it’s light and airy, it’s comfortable, and… it has the perfect amount of neon pink which to me is a must-have color for summer :) It’s also work appropriate which is always a plus. It’s true to size, it has an exposed zipper in the back, and in my opinion this top doesn’t require a camisole (which is great). Enjoy the photos!

Trivia: Azalea is a flowering bush and one of the symbols of the city of São Paulo, Brazil :)
J.Crew Stripe silk tee

J.Crew Stripe silk tee

It looks perfect with the Foxtrot jacket that I raved about in this post:

J.Crew Stripe silk tee and Foxtrot Jacket

The Foxtrot jacket in aged driftwood is the best surprise in my J.Crew box from the recent 30% off sale. The picture online does not give this jacket justice (!!!) so it was such a surprise to see that it was so lovely in person. I love this so much I even made a video :) The standing collar and the gold hardware are my favorite features of this hip-length jacket. This is also available in the color ebony but this version is still full price.

 

J.Crew Foxtrot Jacket

J.Crew Foxtrot Jacket

J.Crew Foxtrot jacket

J.Crew Foxtrot jacket

When Lulu Frost’s J.Crew collection was launched, this charm bracelet was number 1 on my wish list. I was very excited when the sale price was lowered to something I can deal with especially since I was very happy with my first Lulu Frost for J.Crew piece. Out of the box, I was underwhelmed. The gold looked quite dull. I can tell right away that the quality isn’t what I expected. Upon closer inspection, I can see that the circle links that hold the charms are worn, the gold plating was wearing off.

Lulu Frost for J.Crew heirloom charm bracelet

And then, I tried it on. It’s very pretty when worn. I am in love. It immediately reminded me of beautiful Indian hand henna because of the way the charms fell. I am on the fence about this one because of the quality. What a shame! I might ask for an exchange although I doubt that the next piece would be any different. Ah, decisions, decisions.

Lulu Frost for J.Crew heirloom charm bracelet

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