magical question

mr. adventure popped the magical question on 11.11.11. why on that particular date you ask? that's because mr. adventure is horrible with dates. he even has formulas to remember my birthday and our anniversary. 11 is also my fav #. that date works for us and i'm engaged! we've been together for 7+ years. sounds long, but every day is filled with amazingly fun and happy adventures with him :)

i apologize for not picking a winner yet for my giveaway. november is a busy busy month at work. also, we'll be going to san francisco for thanksgiving and i've been running up and down shopping for "early christmas presents" for friends there. i'll pick a winner when i get back!

shimo, our newly adopted kitty is curious about our christmas tree. 5 ornaments broke so far. i think we're going to have an "ornament-less" tree by christmas. if any of you are wondering, mantao is still out there ruling the cat kingdom. have a great thanksgiving everyone~~~~

my first jewelmint

i got to admit i was intrigued by jewelmint the first time i saw it. their pieces are unique and fashionable, but i was reluctant to pay $29.99 without looking at the pieces in hand before purchasing. after watching tons of youtubers and reading blogs featuring their jewelmint purchases, i became more and more impress by them. when they had a 60% discount for 1st time buyers, i jumped at the opportunity, signed up, looked through my showroom, added to bag, checked out, and waited impatiently for the box to arrive.
more info about jewelmint
JewelMint is an online subscription based jewelry boutique with pieces designed by Kate Bosworth and her stylist Cher Coulter. Upon signing up, you will take a style quiz and each month your personalized jewelry selection will be available in your showroom for $29.99 per item.
i present you cavelier crest pendent nicely packaged in a mint box with a bow.224
notes from Cher regarding the design from the website
"While I was home in England for Christmas, I went to my favorite vintage shopping town, Hitchin. I came across a great jewelry repair shop and found a unique shield piece that inspired this necklace! I love the way it's masculine yet light, and fits in with our love of chunky jewelry. Wear it against a floor-length, solid colored outfit, or mix it with other necklaces over a washed out printed tee and jeans. "
why i picked it?
i love the intricate, edgy details and the story behing it. it’s hard to say no to the engraved fleur-de-lis and I’m on a quest to collect chunky/statement jewelry. trivia, my breakfast nook is inspired by a parisian cafe.233
how i styled it?
paired it with a vintage inspired dark blue stone ring from nordstrom094
the outfit. yup, I don’t have 20/20 eyesight.
army green tank: esprit
black knit: forever21
camel faux suede button down scallop skirt: forever21
grey boots: steve madden
white and black striped messenger bag: thrifted
unfortunately the necklace is sold out right now, but they might bring it back later. do check their website if you’re interested. also, I like jewelmint so much that I ordered the  mystery bag. it contains some randomly selected pieces for their halloween promotion. can’t wait to see what I got.

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thanks everything for entering my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner soon.