Chasing Davies

March 22, 2019

Simple, Beautiful Jewelry to Wear Everyday


I have sensitive ears, but I'm also lazy and tend to keep my earrings in for multiple days and nights in a row... sleeping, showering and exercising in them. If the earring isn't quality, my ears get really itchy and I have to take them out within only a few hours. Does that happen to anyone else?

I found these delicate hoop earrings (that upon close look, you can see are made of little hearts) that are gold from AU Rate. I can not even feel them in my ear, and after wearing them for a week straight, still don't feel them and my ear is completely fine.  I wore them in this post with my oversized blazer outfit.

Other simple and delicate jewelry I love to wear are necklaces. I wear this Bezel stone gold chain necklace almost all the time (similar to how I wear my earrings... through showers, workouts and sleeping).  

Etsy is also a great place to buy price-conscious and unique jewelry - and support small businesses!  Two recent favorites are this dainty north star necklace and this moon and stars coin necklace.  I usually wear these layered with my bezeled necklace above.

I'm not a big bracelet wearer (except to match my daughter, like the ones worn above) since I work a lot on the computer, and they tend to just get knocked around making noise and annoying me. I go in and out of wearing my watch - I still love my white and gold one.  I will sometimes wear bracelets on the weekends, but I'm still looking for the one I love and can wear all the time. 

I'm a HUGE fan of dainty, stacked and several rings - but I haven't found all my dream ones yet. That's definitely on my to-do list. :)  It's super important for me to find high quality rings, as most turn my finger green so quick, and it's kind of embarrassing.  I found this article on why some metals turn your skin green - and ways to remedy it (and good news - it's not just buying expensive metals, you can use clear nail polish to act as a barrier).  

I love these sweet, thin stacked rings, and will give them a try, and one I have and still love is this diamond shape ring (wearing in photo above).  What do you think about rings on pinky fingers and above knuckle? I haven't found something that works for me there, but like the look in theory!

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Disclaimer: partnership post with agency, Nakturnal. Earrings were provided to me, but all reviews and opinions are my own.

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March 20, 2019

Favorite Wears: Oversized Blazers

I have been wanting to get into the oversized blazer trend - a blazer more for fun than work (though they can certainly work for both) - since last Spring when the casual blazer look started being such a thing. I loved the look on other people, but couldn't find the right one for me, without spending a ton.  On a whim, I got this one, because I thought the color (while I wasn't totally sure about it at first) felt good for Spring/Summer, and the price was right.

What I learned after getting this one, was that the double-breasted style added more fabric to drape and apply that "oversized" look without being too bulky around the shoulders/back (making me look even broader).  I also had fun styling this blazer casually with a t-shirt and sneakers.

I wear these sneakers with everything - and have over the last year (or more) I've had them. They are super comfortable and feel like they make any outfit a bit cooler. ;)

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What do you think about the oversized blazer trend?

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March 4, 2019

A Simple Morning Waffle Bar & Netflix!

Instead of movie night with popcorn, we turned a Sunday morning into waffles and Netflix!  You would have thought I just filled our house with Legos, LOL dolls and puppies when I broke out the Eggos and Reddi-Wip for a waffle bar. It's moments like this that makes me remember that it's the simple things in life that bring so much joy to children. 

The waffle bar allowed for each kid to choose their own waffle kind and top it however they wanted. I love when I can give my kids the freedom of choice.  And I also love when we can all find a fun show that has a positive message and instills inclusion, problem solving and friendship. Nora got us all hooked on "Spirit Riding Free" on Netflix,  and it was the perfect morning compliment to our Sunday waffle bar party.  The series is about a girl named Lucky who moves to a new town, makes new friends, and has new experiences, stepping outside of her comfort zone. And shows how she has all she needs within herself!

We often make our own waffles, but I have to tell you... shopping at Walmart for Eggos allowed us to purchase multiple varieties for more options, and gave us more time to spend together eating and watching Spirit (check out these show-themed activities!).  The Eggos toast to golden perfection in just minutes, and are warm, fluffy and delicious! I also really excited my kids with Reddi-Wip as part of our spread, and I personally was excited to try the non-dairy version made with high-quality coconut cream.  Reddi-Wip uses less hydrogenated oils than other frozen whipped toppings, so that makes me feel good.

After this sweet morning, I vow to do more surprise and delight type things with my kids more often. Celebrating the everyday and spending time together.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #AddSpirit2Breakfast

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