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I am a fan of charms because of their whimsy. Charms, amulets, and talismans have long existed in history as objects that bring their owners good luck, love, protection, and great fortune. Definitely a fun piece of jewelry to have and it doesn’t hurt to have that extra dose of good luck. The Lucky Charms Necklace was part of Jewelmint’s December 2011 collection. I thought the size of the charms are just right (I like that they are on the bigger side) but I thought that the necklace as a whole could’ve felt more substantial. It’s adjustable so I could wear it short when worn with collared shirts or longer when worn with chunky knits.

JewelMint Lucky Charms Necklace

The charm collection includes: a lock, crown, heart, wishbone, key, love, lions, swallow, and a clover.

JewelMint Lover's Locket

I thought it paired well with the Lover’s Locket (another fun, whimsical piece from JewelMint)!

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I have a new love – and her name is Rebecca Minkoff. I love the details in her designs, both the cosmetic and functional – the quilted leather, the petite studs, the leather laced chain strap that you can wear THREE ways, the size of the clutch that is perfect for all things girl, and the pockets (five of them!). Equally impressive is the woman behind the brand. I watched a good number of YouTube videos of Rebecca Minkoff and she seems so down-to-earth and so connected with what women want. The pictures below are of my newly acquired Affair- Small Quilt + Stud in Dove Grey and Blood Red – both from the Black Friday Sale. The sale was so good I swear it took my attention away from the delicious turkey and pumpkin bars that were served that weekend. I cannot wait to wear these!

Is it sad that I spent my Saturday morning surrounding myself with my JewelMint pieces so I can mix and match them? I swear I’m usually more productive. I’ve never really spent the time to do this yet. I felt like a pimp! I am hoping that this exercise will help me maximize my use of my pieces. I call myself a timid mixer. It is my hope that one day I can pump the volume up a notch. Needless to say I had a lot of fun. I’ve never been *this* interested in costume Jewelry until JewelMint. I’m still waiting for my Bewitchmint bag and a couple other pieces which is why I decided to make this a two part post. I would love to know what your favorite JewelMint pairings are! I am officially adding JewelMixing to my list of hobbies :)

JewelMint Rachel Earrings and Fantasia Necklace

JewelMint Payal Belle Bracelet, Hayden Necklace, Urban Warrior Ring, Humanity Bracelet

JewelMint Very Audrey Earrings, Gatsby Bracelet

JewelMint Gatsby Bracelet, Krishna Diamont EarringsJewelMInt Sweetheart Ring, For Keeps Bracelet

JewelMint Nordic Treasure Necklace, Urban Warrior Ring

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my first giveaway! I really enjoyed reading your comments. The winner of the Setting Sun necklace, which I picked via random.org, is ckennedy9687 [at] yahoo [dot] com! The quote she shared, which I loved, is below. Congratulations! Please expect an email from me shortly :)

“There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroads. Afraid. Confused. Without a roadmap. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. Of course, when faced with the unknown, most of us would rather turn around and go back. But once in awhile people push on to something better-something found just beyond the pain of going it alone and just beyond the bravery and courage it takes to let someone in. Or to give someone a second chance. Something beyond the quiet persistence of a dream. Because it’s only when you’re tested that you discover who you truly are. And it’s only when you’re tested that you discover who you can be. The person you want to be does exist, somewhere on the other side of hard work, faith and belief, and beyond heartache and fear of what lies ahead.”

There are so many posts on JewelMint’s Facebook page recently that expressed love and yearning for the Setting Sun necklace. I really LOVE this piece but the thought of making someone else happy is definitely worth giving mine away. This is also my way of saying thanks to the wonderful JewelMint community! Please note that this was worn once. I would give away a brand new one if I could :)

  1. Subscribe to my blog You can enter in your email address on the sidebar. I will be announcing the winner via blog post.
  2. Leave a comment on this post and let me know about a song or quote that inspires you the most and your email address (so I can contact you in case you win)! The dose of inspiration that you will provide to me and others will be much appreciated! My favorite quote is posted on the sidebar. Hoppípolla by Sigur Ros is a song that never fails to inspire me, it is in Icelandic and I don’t understand a word but it’s so beautiful. You can listen to the song here.

A few important things to note:

  1. I used this necklace ONCE.
  2. This giveaway will be open until sometime on Monday morning, October 10th. I will add {Closed} to the blog post title and post a comment.
  3. I will pick a winner via random.org and announce the winner via a blog post by Tuesday, October 11th.
  4. This giveaway is open to everyone

Thank you for joining and good luck!

P.S. StyleMinx just announced an incoming giveaway on Facebook too, please check out her wonderful blog by clicking here :)

Cashmere ivy sweater + Setting Sun necklace
Cashmere ivy sweater + Setting Sun necklace

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