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I must admit, I did not fall in love with the Hayden right away. I immediately pegged this as a return item. I’m not quite sure why I didn’t like it at first sight. Maybe my expectations were too high. Plus, it really smelled like strong industrial glue (the smell faded after a few days). Maybe I wish it was a tad bigger. Having said all that, I still want to hold on to it for now. I have a feeling that it will grow on me. Here it is paired with Stylemint’s Newbury tee:

Jewelmint Hayden Necklace

Jewelmint Hayden Necklace

This is my first Stylemint Tee. This shirt is ridiculously SOFT. Wow. It’s really true what they say about Stylemint Tees being so comfortable! The cherry tomato color is a true bright red. Love it! I like the scoop neck neckline – I was worried that it would be too low but it hits just the right spot. I picked a size 2. Just for reference, I’m usually a US small, 2, or 4. Overall, it’s a really good first impression for Stylemint. It took me a while to buy from them because I can’t seem to justify paying $29.99 for a plain t-shirt. I took advantage of the recent PopSugar “$44.98 for three t-shirts from StyleMint” deal. After seeing and trying on the shirts, I still wouldn’t pay $29.99 for them. I’m happy with cheaper shirts from the Gap or J.Crew. I will definitely keep an eye out for promos though!

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Stylemint Newbury

The Newbury is also available in ivory and black – photos below of how Jewelmint styled the tee:

Stylemint Newbury

Stylemint Newbury

Stylemint Newbury

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It’s official! This is my favorite Jewelmint piece (that I own) so far! It is such a cool necklace! It’s the right amount of chunk, the pendent is the perfect size, and I love the green glaze that makes this piece look aged. I literally gasped when I opened my Jewelmint box!

My initial instinct was to pair it with blue – it reminded me so much of sunken treasure!

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Cher mentions in the ‘From Cher’ section that this “works well over earthy browns and rusts”. I will take Cher’s advice any day of the week!

Jewelmint Nordic Treasure Necklace

Jewelmint Nordic Treasure Necklace

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The description of the Gatsby bracelet in Jewelmint’s website begins with the invitation to “swing your way into the golden era of the 1920s and indulge in grand opulent splendor.” The 1920s, otherwise known as the Roaring Twenties, was a great and liberating year in womens fashion. This was the decade of Coco Chanel, jazz, art deco, and flapper fashion (think shorter hemlines, long cigarette holders, bob cuts, layers of beaded necklaces, cloche hats, and fancy headbands). This was also the decade when women said goodbye to restricting corsets and hello to trousers.

The design of the Gatsby definitely fits the 1920s. If you run your finger through the length of the bracelet, I love that it has so many dimensions. I love the design so much that if I could, I would go to Southern Africa, mine for diamonds, and then ask a jeweler to replicate the Gatsby. On the downside, the feel of the bracelet isn’t substantial enough for it to feel opulent in my opinion. It’s not that I want a heavy bracelet, I just expected it to have a little more weight. Overall, lovely piece from Jewelmint!

Jewelmint Gatsby Bracelet

Jewelmint Gatsby Bracelet

Jewelmint Gatsby Bracelet

Jewelmint also encourages us to let our “style take flight” a la Joan Crawford and Louise Brooks with the Gatsby. What I would do to dig through the wardrobes of these women!

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