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in jewelry-related news…

Apropos of nothing, I have two lovely jewelry-related things to tell you today, friends.

First, remember that today’s the last day to nab those two beautiful Alicia Marilyn bracelets and see 20% of the proceeds go to a very deserving nonprofit that helps furry little farm animals. (Sorry, I can’t resist a little guilt…it’s a genetic imperative).

Alicia Marilyn Designs, via shopping's my cardio

Second, you simply have to see the new collection of vintage jewels for sale over at Elva Fields. She makes the most divine vintage-inspired original pieces (in fact, they’re so good that she’s a featured designer at Anthropologie now!), so it’s no surprise she has a fantastic eye for vintage finds. This new trove is fantastic news for me, as I’ve always wanted to be a vintage jewelry collector, but have no patience for sifting through mounds of eyesores to find one gem (I’m talking to you, Etsy). Better still, everything’s incredibly affordable, so you’ll get plenty of bling for your buck.

Elva Fields, Vintage Jewelry, vintage bracelet, vintage necklace

Could someone please buy that amazing crystal panther bangle before my resolve wears down?

Since I’m clearly on a jewelry kick this week (wait, when am I not?), have you seen anything new and gorgeous I should know about? Tell me all about it…I’m itching for some new bling!

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do-gooder: alicia marilyn designs & SMC for farm sanctuary

Friends, I’m so excited to tell you about a little collaboration I’ve cooked up with jewelry designer Alicia Marilyn. It turns out we both have a serious soft spot for furry creatures, and thought it would be fun to team up to try to raise some dough for an animal charity Alicia particularly loves.

I got to peruse Alicia’s entire collection, and – because I couldn’t narrow it down to one – I picked my two favorite pieces:

Alicia Marilyn Designs & Shopping's My Cardio for Farm Sanctuary

Filigree Cuff, $165 / Interwoven Cuff, $260

Aren’t they beautiful? As pretty as they are in pictures, they’re even better in person: detailed, dimensional and substantial. I love that they’re statement pieces, but still incredibly versatile. I’ve tried them with everything from jeans to work wear to wedding-guest attire, and they’re flawless.

Alicia Marilyn Designs & Shopping's My Cardio for Farm Sanctuary

(How do you like my modeling technique? I know, I could totally be a professional bracelet model.)

If you love them as much as I do, buy the Filigree Cuff or the Interwoven Cuff between now and August 15, and 20% of the purchase price will go straight to Farm Sanctuary, a fantastic non-profit that rescues abused farm animals.

(Okay, don’t look too closely at Farm Sanctuary’s website…it will make you sad very quickly. Just trust me when I tell you they’re doing good things for cute little furries.)

Everyone wins! You get a bracelet you’ll wear with absolutely everything (I haven’t been able to take the samples off since they arrived…), and the smug satisfaction of having helped some very deserving sheep and ducklings get a good home. I can’t think of a better way to treat yourself.

So, I’m dying to know: do you have a favorite? Now that I’ve tried them out, I might love one slightly more than the other, though it’s still a very tight race. How about you?

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