Friday, December 14, 2012

Swell Ambassador Q&A w/ Lily Davenport of It's Official

We are so lucky to have some stylish & wonderful Swell Ambassadors. We absolutely love her classic but trendy style and the way she mixes and matches her accessories as a perfect complement.

 We did a Q&A with Lilly to answer some of our burning fashion questions & we're so excited to share her personal style & accessorizing advice!

Swell Caroline Ambassador Q&A with: Lily Davenport of It's Official

how cute is this outfit post from Lily's blog?

Where are you from, Lily? Minneapolis, Minnesota!

What's your favorite piece from Swell Caroline? All of the cable cuffs (Nimes, London, Merida). They are extremely eye-catching and absolutely perfect for stacking next to other pieces on your wrist or wearing alone.
Do you have any tips for mixing & matching accessories? I think the ability to mix & match is the best thing about accessories! I like mixing classic pieces (anything with pearls, solid gold or diamonds) with funky costume jewelry. This sophisticated/youthful look is my personal style in a nutshell.

What's your favorite jewelry piece you own? Easily the Moon and Lola gold Cutout Monogram Necklace! It is so timeless and simply cannot be beat.

What pieces do you like to wear to stay stylish when it's cold? Anything with fur. As a Minnesotan, I'm constantly looking for cute ways to layer and simultaneously add warmth. 

Post or dangly earrings? Post.

Favorite winter fashion trend?  The Christmas spirit in me has to go with tartan. I love the classic print of a plaid but the holiday twist of tartan really makes it magical!

Fashion quote you live by: "Nothing makes a women more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." -Sophia Loren

We want to see how you wear your Swell Caroline stacks & acessories? Send us a link to your instagram picture or posts for a chance to be featured in an upcoming post!

Thank you to all of you stylish ladies who wear our jewelry so well!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Link Love: Holiday Style

We are glittering with excitement to spotlight some of our best inspiration sources here at Swell Caroline!  The blogosphere is brimming with talent and creativity and we gobble up hefty helpings of swell inspiration from so many of them.  Take a minute to hop over and read the latest from these oh so talented ladies; see how they inspire your holiday decor this year! 
    MEG BIRAM: Christmas in California- We love this festive & colorful this holiday  table setting by Jamie Meares of Furbish Studio

    MONOGRAMS & MANICURES: DIY Ribbon Garland  Hopsy will have you taking an after work trip to the craft store to DIY one of your own perfectly preppy and pink ribbon garland to spruce up your Christmas decor

    DALLAS SHAW: Essie Winter Collection & Illustration Dallas' illustration inspired by Essie's new winter shades couldn't be more perfect for the holidays.  Stay a while and fall in love with her stunning illustration for the likes of Kate Spade & Bobbi Brown on!

    LUELLA JUNE:  Lela Rose Gown We love that Bradley is not afraid to rock a colorful nail with an evening gown

    BEAUTY & THE BEARD: Laura's cranberry & apple galette is a beautiful & simple dessert to make for holiday dinners. It looks like something from Martha Stewart herself

    TO & FROM MAGAZINE: Blogger Gift Guides This beautiful gift guide is full of ideas for everyone on your list from boyfriend to best friend. We spot a Swell Caroline monogram necklace in Amanda's picks

    LA PETITE FASHIONISTA: Try this Trend: Faux Fur Lauren shows us how to incorporate the faux fur trend into your winter wardrobe in her new post.

    EVENTS UNCORKED: Candy Cane Cocktail We are dying to whip up this holiday drink for an upcoming cocktail party made with candy cane infused vodka

     MATCHBOOK MAG: 10 Darling Stocking Stuffers We'd gladly take any of these colorful goodies in our stocking this year, did you spot our spade earrings?

    Leave a link to your favorite reads or blog of your own for an opportunity to be featured in a future link love post! Thank you for giving us such great inspiration, bloggers!