Sentimental Value of Jewelry and Why We Keep Them

Whether or not you like to wear jewelry on a daily basis, you have one or two jewelry pieces that you keep for their sentimental value. I can relate to this myself as there are a few jewelry pieces that I always keep close to heart. These jewelry pieces are more than just accessories; they help remind me of special moments and people in my life.

One of the best ways to transform an ordinary piece of jewelry into something special is to personalize it. My wedding ring, for example, has been given a personalized touch. My husband I have decided to embed our names and wedding date onto our wedding ring. It is a great way to make an already special piece of jewelry even more special.

This is why I was excited to learn about my name jewelry. This website is a haven for gift ideas and for personalized jewelry. You can have endless opportunities to personalize your jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and mothers rings. For rings, the personalization options include the obvious - embedding your name or that of your loved ones to the chosen jewelry.

You can also use dates if they hold meaningful significance to you or your loved ones. Other ways to personalize jewelry is to use your photo or birthstone on the necklace, ring, or earrings. If you would like to learn more about customizing and personalizing your favorite jewelry pieces to make them extra special, you can check out my name jewelry 878.

Currently Craving: Customized Rings

I have never been a girl that was obsessed with rings. But when I got engaged and my then-fiance had given me a gorgeous diamond ring, it was hard not to fall in love with it. Given the sentimental value of the ring, I try to limit the amount of time I would wear it - often on special occasions only. Investing in other rings to wear for everyday use made perfect sense.

I recently stumbled on this website: It is a great resource for those looking for not just rings, but a wide range of other jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Even though Mother's Day is over, you can find a wide range of mothers birthstone rings to give as gifts to your mom. You can have them monogrammed or engraved with your mother's name to give it a more personalized detail. Below are some of the birthstone rings that had caught my eye:

Dazzling Birthstone Infinity Name Ring Sterling Silver

Dual Birthstone Ring Rose Gold Plated Silver

Gorgeous Engraved Double Birthstone Name Ring in Rose Gold

Another design that I loved is the Distinctive and Dual Drops Birthstone Ring. It is definitely something that I could see myself wearing. It is subtle and delicate yet very eye-catching, too. It has the right combination of trendy and timeless details rolled into one.

Which of these ring styles would you like for yourself? Comment your picks below!

Top 7 Straw Bags to Complete Your Summer Outfit

Are you looking to add a new handbag to your summer wardrobe? Here are some of the best options available right now:

Round Shaped Straw Bag with Convertible Strap
Metallic Handle Woven Tote Bag
Ring Detail Straw Round Bag
Woven Design Crossbody Bag
Straw Box Bag with Pom Pom
Round Straw Tote Bag
Straw Bucket Bag

Which is your favorite of this bunch? Don't forget to share your other picks in the comments!

xo, Abby

Currently Craving: Floral Print Edition

Hey lovelies! Can you believe it's March already? It seems like only a few weeks ago since I had my vacation and now I am gearing up for the next one. In the meantime, these are some of the items that I am currently craving! You can find all sorts of floral prints on tops and women dresses, women bikini, women flower dress, and accessories! Have fun exploring my picks here:

Lantern Sleeve Floral Print Top
Tie Waist Floral Shorts
Floral Print Twisted Front Bandeau Bikini
Tie Shirred Floral Crop Top
Cupcakes & Cashmere Aldona Top
Floral Print Midi Dress
Floral Print Espadrilles

Which item is on your list too?

xo, Abby

Pampering Gifts for Valetine's Day

Flowers or chocolates are nice. But honestly, I am not that type who like receiving these kinds of gifts. I would much prefer getting pampering gifts - stuff that I could actually use. And my husband knows it too well so he has taken a hint over the past few years. You know the type - shower gel, body scrubs, scented candles. These win me over!

If you are this type, too, you might want to send over these items to your man:

French Girl Organics Sea Soak
Organic Blendz Coffee Body Scrub
The Face Shop Green Tea Face Mask
Kai Reed Diffuser
The Candleroom Lavender Essential Oil
Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Night Fragrance Lotion
Little Giraffe Chenille Robe

What other types of gifts do you like to receive, especially on Valentine's Day?

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xo, Abby

Floral Maxi Romper: Two of My Fave in One

First and foremost, pardon for not having proper outfit shots. I was on full vacation mode while in Boracay that taking photos of what I was wearing was the last thing on my mind. I just needed to share this look on the blog because this maxi romper is one of my favorite things to wear recently.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Floral Off Shoulder Maxi Romper
It took me a long time to give into buying this maxi romper. I love wearing a maxi dress and romper, but at first I thought it was somewhat ridiculous to combine the two. To my surprise, putting this on felt so comfortable. When you're on vacation and you spend a lot of time walking around, you will appreciate how comfortable this outfit can be. I like that you can get the comfort of wearing shorts but also the fashionable touch of wearing an off-shoulder maxi dress. It felt so summer-y and beach-y, which truly made it an essential in my packing list.

Lastly, anyone who has read this blog before knows how big of a fan I am of any floral prints. The summery floral print with the vibrant burgundy was begging to be on my vacation packing list! I can't deny that this was one of my favorite outfits that I wore during our most recent vacation. At only a little over $25, the fabric felt more expensive than it really is. That is a good deal in my book!

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I know I am a bit late to the trend, but I wanted to ask: would you wear the maxi romper trend?

xo, Abby

Valentine's Day Dresses for Every Type of Woman

Valentine's Day is slowly but surely creeping up on us. Hence, I bring you the first edition of Valentine's Day posts. While some of us would deny celebrating Valentine's Day, you cannot deny that you want to go extra in celebrating this special occasion. You have one day to make things extra special to celebrate your relationship with that special someone. It does not hurt to dress up a little and enjoy that romantic night looking your best. After all, as the old adage says, the better you look, the better you feel too!

I've included some tips for dressing for Valentine's Day according to your style preference and personality.

The Classic

TOP: Cupcakes & Cashmere Valet Dress / BB Dakota Alayna Velvet Dress / Shein Asymmetric Dress / Cupcakes & Cashmere CHER Dress
BOTTOM: Cupcakes & Cashmere ZODY Dress / Shein Plunge Neck Maxi Dress / BB Dakota Candler Midi Dress / Shein Fishtail Dress

If you prefer the classic style, you might find yourself gravitating towards the classic dress styles such as the LBD or the red dress. There is no shame for opting for these classic styles - after all, they're called classic for a reason! This type of classic dresses are going to give you that classic glow for your Valentine's Day date. Hence, it is a safe choice regardless of where you plan to have your Valentine's Day dinner date in.

Modern Woman

TOP:  Shein Faux Feather Bottom Dress / Shein Suede Dress / Shein Bardot Dress / Lulu's Burgundy Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
BOTTOM: Lulu's Royal Blue Maxi Dress / Shein Ruffle Hem Cami Dress / Shein Choker Dress / Lulu's Navy Blue Maxi Dress

Consider yourself a modern woman? You might be keen on trying bolder styles for your Valentine's Day date. Break out of the norm. Step out in these fun but daring styles for Valentine's Day.

Vintage Woman

TOP: Mod & Soul Fringe Dress / Mod & Soul Floral Maxi Dress / BB Dakota Ruffle Dress / BB Dakota Printed Ruffle Dess
BOTTOM: BB Dakota Printed Chiffon Dress / Lulu's Navy Polka Dress / BB Dakota Off Shoulder Dress / Lulu's Satin Wrap Dress

I would like to consider myself a vintage soul. If you consider yourself one, there are plenty of vintage styles out there you can choose from to wear for Valentine's Day. The best thing about vintage dresses is that they are easy to incorporate into modern styles. Hence, you can add a retro vibe to your modern dress styles.

Which of these dress styles do you prefer?

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xo, Abby