Congrats to our winner Nicole!
Now that I’ve lost 25 pounds, and no longer need to wear Mrs. Roper like muumuus or find flowing shirts that don’t need to be tucked in– atÂ 39 years old I am currently attempting to reinvent my sense of self.Â In my twenties I know I chose outfits that screamed LOOK AT ME I WANT ATTENTION…and on the cusp of 40 while of course I still crave attention and yes even the occasional cat call (think Carrie from King of Queens) and wouldn’t mind if my husband had to tip some of the construction workers to whistle at me every now and then- by the same token I don’t want or need that kind of validation anymore ( for which I am grateful).
As I am hitting that 40 year old mark I’m feeling this increasing sense of finally wanting to dress and do stuff that is JUST for me. I’m at a point where I am taking stock of my life and I guess trying to reinvent myself and figure out what I want this next chapter to be. Which brings me to fashion in my *gulp* forties…. One thing I know for sure is that I love jewelry- and it will always be a part of what I am and how I present myself. There is something soÂ delicate, sexy and at the same time very sentimental about wearing a piece of jewelry that is akin to a totem of a relationship you hold dear or a symbol of an unbreakable bond ( \and yes that would be my engagement ring which in my forties I am determined to wear a lotÂ more often!)
And of course jewelry is a quintessential wayÂ a husband– who does not have the words all the time- can express his affection for you– especially with phrases like You’re My Everything without uttering a word, but instead inscribing it on a beautiful hand crafted one of a kind, personalized necklace from IsabelleGraceJewelry.com.
I love the sentiment and meaning behind these very special pieces and the fact that they can be customized with names, initials, and special messages. Here are just aÂ few of my favorite pieces of IsabelleGraceJewelry.com :
The Anniversary Tag Necklace-customized with a special date on the heart date charm and a double sided name bar tag that fits two names
The Love Dog Tag Necklace-featuring the word love on the front and capturing a secret message or names/dates on the back
The Christina Necklace-a 3 piece charm necklace featuring a round love tag, initial tag and fleur de lis tag. Both the love tag and fleur de lis tags may be inscribed with names and dates
The Love Locket-a classic way to show her your love. Inscribed with the words “You Hold My Heart” on one side with room for names, special dates on the other
And becauseÂ I adore my readers I amÂ giving away ONE LOVE_