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Review: Dazzled by Jewelry from Ash & Willow

Ash & Willow jewelry review

One dreary, rainy Oregon day, I walked down to my mailbox and was surprised to see a small package inside. The return label read “Ash & Willow.” For someone who does a lot of perusing on retail sites, I was pretty sure I would have remembered if I had ordered something from this company. But it was totally foreign to me. I opened the box to find three of the most darling pieces of jewelry: a strand necklace, beaded earrings, and a geometric ring. I’ll admit I got a little over-eager and assumed I might have a secret admirer.

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Might I suggest...this feminine dress, a hat you'll wear even on good hair days, or these must-have shoes that feel Isabel Marant-inspired.

P.S. made our list of sites like Anthropologie (on a budget) - so if you love the artsy, international feel of Anthropologie's clothes, you'll love Ruche!

The Look for Less: Stuart Weitzman Tall Gladiator Sandals As Seen On Kourtney Kardashian

Stuart Weitzman's gladiator sandals are $398 in black, cava or truffle for $398 at STUARTWEITZMAN.COM.

Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals

Remember when Kourtney Kardashian wore them? I recreated her look in this Dress by Number post. I love how "out there" yet comfortable this shoe style looks. In fact I'm thinking I need to be the kind of mom who rocks knee-high gladiators, too...

Kourtney Kardashian's gladiator sandals by Stuart Weitzman

And maybe I can - check out this look for less that I just spotted at DSW.COM for only $45:

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5 Speed Dressing Tips to Get You Out the Door Faster

5 Speed Dressing Tips to Get You Out the Door Faster

Now that I'm a mom, getting ready quickly has taken on an entirely new meaning. I've had to streamline my morning routine to the absolute essentials, yet I've learned that it's important to maintain some level of decency so that I feel better about myself and ready to take on the day. So here are 5 "speed dressing" tips and tricks to get you feeling beautifully put-together and on your way in a few minutes flat!