Spring Changes & Giveaway

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Top: Revolve Clothing | Tank: Express | Denim: Nordstrom | Necklace: Julie Vos [c/o], Julie Vos [c/o] | Bracelets: Julie Vos [c/o], Julie Vos [c/o] | Earrings: Julie Vos [c/o] | Shoes: Chloe, Similar Less Expensive | Bag: YSL, Similar Less Expensive | Lipstick: Requiem

Photography by: Angie Garcia

Last Thursday it was 75 and sunny. I was thanking the Lord above I lived in Texas and I got a bit overzealous with the notion spring was coming. I mean, Valentine’s Day hadn’t even come yet and I was tempted to pop in J.Crew for some shorts.

January is not my favorite month. Never has been. Probably never will be. I remember in elementary school always dreading this month and being so excited by MLK day because I knew we were almost to February. I mean, I hated the month at 9 years old. That’s some strong emotion right there.

I’m sure it has something to do with the weather and taking down Christmas decor, but by mid February that feeling is gone because Spring is coming. And that weather was a complete reminder and catalyst to new projects! Spring is my project season. Last spring we bought our first home, this spring I’ve already got visions for lots of things I want to do in our backyard and a few furniture swap outs. Nothing like having a puppy chew up a rug or 14 coffee table books to kick start a new design project. 😉

But because I can’t come to everyone’s home and plant some hydrangeas and swap rugs, I thought I’d help start a fun project for you all: collecting new spring jewels.

I’m a Texas girl, so one thing I think you need in your jewelry box is turquoise. Turquoise, a white tank and a bright lip are your spring/summer staples here and if done right can be incredibly chic. A designer I actually started to wear last spring was Julie Vos. My mom’s birthday was coming up and she mentioned she wanted one of the cuffs. So like any good, first-born daughter I went and got the turquoise Lafayette Cuff, wrapped it and gave it to my dad so he could surprise her.

Then, I borrowed it. Maybe 6 or 7 times. At that point is it even called borrowing?! So i invested in my own and it was a domino effect.

I partnered with them to pull my favorite pieces from the spring line and give the Santorini Statement Necklace to one reader as well, so you can maybe have the same experience I did! You just don’t have to give it back. 😉

I loved layering these bracelets together [this is my favorite!] along with this Santorini Statement Necklace. I think because of the tasteful juxtaposition of bright stone and smooth gold hardware, this collection makes it easy to layer. Typically, I wouldn’t think, “Yep, let’s do 4 pieces of turquoise jewelry at once.” But with this look I even thought, “Ehh..I could pile one more bracelet on!” And if you aren’t even a big turquoise girl [it’s okay, this Texas girl still loves you!] the Lafayette small link necklace is a key layering piece for a monogram necklace or dainty piece. To win the Santorini Statement Necklace just enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Do you have any spring projects you like to start?!


In partnership with Julie Vos. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow COF to operate full time and gift readers!

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  1. Paulina Rios wrote:

    That beautiful jewels! but not if I can participate, is open international? Kisses!

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi! It is open to international readers! xo

      Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  2. Amanda Marks wrote:

    My spring project this year is to de-clutter! I’m usually pretty good about organizing my closet on a regular basis but I’m getting married this summer and definitely don’t need to take everything with me in our new home together.

    I LOVE this jewelry post though! We just booked our honeymoon to San Juan and the turquoise jewelry would look PERFECT with the outfits I have planned!!

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  3. Kacie wrote:

    That top is absolutely beautiful and he sheer white that you wore under it is perfect! Love the turquoise with it as well!

    xoxo, Kacie

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  4. Clarissa wrote:

    This look is SO SO SOOOO gorgeous I am obsessed. Also completely in love with Julie Voss- a little boutique in my town carries her pieces and saving for my first cuff is at the top of my spring shopping wishlist! What an amazing giveaway. Happy almost spring!!


    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  5. These jewels are soooo gorgeous! Very excited about the giveaway – fingers crossed

    xo Laura Leigh

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  6. Fingers crossed I’m one of her BIGGEST fans! Her work is just amazing!

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  7. Veronica wrote:

    Beautiful pieces!! Do you have to have a facebook or twitter to enter?

    Getting so excited for spring clothes now!!


    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  8. Kathryn wrote:

    I love the turquoise bracelet paired with the pale pink top. It really makes it “pop”!

    xx Kathryn

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  9. Abby L wrote:

    Looove those jewels! You paired them perfectly with the top!

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  10. Courtney wrote:

    my spring project is the classic, Spring cleaning! we are also looking for a house so I want to get rid of things i’ve hoarded over the years so i don’t have to move it!

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  11. I just love turquoise jewelry…and these pieces are just such a dream…they’re so beautiful!! Love this post and that darling top too! xo


    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  12. Love the soft pink shade of this top <3


    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  13. Katelyn wrote:

    Adore how you’ve layered these necklaces! It doesn’t get better than Julie Vos jewelry. So luxe!

    Fingers crossed for the giveaway ?

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  14. Sherri Chase wrote:

    Absolutely exquisite jewelry! The colors and the details are just gorgeous!

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  15. My spring project is reorganizing! I started to work on it over the winter, now I just need to finish it!


    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  16. I love this look! That lace top is amazing!

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    IG: teacupofstyle

    Published 18 Feb 16Reply
  17. Love Julie Vos! Also can’t wait to start a few spring projects! I love this time of year!

    XO amber

    Amber Jefferies

    Published 19 Feb 16Reply
  18. Kiah wrote:

    Beautiful! I’m Native American so turquoise is just….LIFE! 😉

    Published 19 Feb 16Reply