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Nov 13, 2012
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Don’t get us wrong…sometimes we are big fans of the more is more philosophy, but day to day…

simplicity is where it’s at!

Simplicity = sophistication

One of our new jewelry lines, Ariel Gordon, is the ultimate form of simplicity and sophistication and we love it!  We have both been fans of the line for sometime and are thrilled to bring it to you!

While in LA shopping for spring we had the pleasure of meeting Ariel in her studio and seeing the full line in person.  Her studio is bright, simple and chic…the perfect setting for her jewels.  We fell head over heels with all of her designs and had a hard time not just choosing one of everything for the store!

Ariel designs jewelry that can transition well and be wardrobe staples, like a favorite pair of jeans or a trusted handbag. She firmly believes that a woman requires more versatility from her jewelry – a necklace has to work both when she goes out on a date Friday night and when she’s at the Farmers Market on Sunday morning. She strives to design jewelry for people like herself… girls who don’t change their jewelry everyday or with every outfit.    Some of her celebrity following includes Eva Longoria, Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel, Renee Zellweger, Emily Blunt, Lauren Conrad, Claire Danes, Jessica Capshaw, Camila Alves, and Audrina Patridge…the list goes on and on!  She has been featured in the pages of Lucky, People Style Watch, Real Simple, Redbook, Glamour, Us Weekly, and In Touch as well as all over the blogosphere.

AGJ studio tour by The Chalkboard Mag

The studio

Here’s a  peek at some of the pieces we have in the store:

14k gold bezel set, rose cut stone necklace on a delicate cable chain.Length: 16"Stone: 1/4"Choice of lapis lazuli, onyx, Turquoise, Peruvian Opal, chrysoprase or Rhodolite Garnet.

14k gold bezel set, rose cut stone necklace on a delicate cable chain.

14K gold 3 sided Tetra Spike Necklace on a delicate box chain.

The Love Knot Ring…this classic design is a simple reminder of those you hold dear. Hand-crafted from a single gold wire and available in gold, rose gold and sterling silver, the Love Knot Ring is a timeless piece.  Looks great as a pinky ring!

Or add diamonds as a custom order…

A modern take on the BFF Necklace – The Close to My Heart set features two 14k gold hearts with alternating halves paved with 10, 1 pt diamonds on a delicate cable chain. Buy one for yourself or buy the set…

Makes a great gift for your sister, your mom, or your maid of honor!

 Her line is extensive and all gorgeous so if you would like to place a custom order for pieces we didn’t bring in…we can help you out!  Ariel is a pleasure to work with!

And on a small world note…Lily of Gold and Grey (see previous post here) works with Ariel.  We didn’t know this until she was here for the show and we were both wearing our Ariel Gordon pieces (that we NEVER take off) layered with other pieces (Gold & Gray,  The Woods, etc.) and then put it all together.  Small world!

If you want to learn even more about Ariel Gordon and her jewelry there is a great article here via The Chalkboard.

Or better yet…just come by and see for yourself.  They are gorgeous!

PS…we are the only store in Texas to carry her line…we think that is pretty cool!


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Nov 12, 2012
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fall trend alert…full skirts

Full skirts are making the list for 2012 fall/holiday fashion trends.  They are a fun and flirty alternative to the pencil skirt…feminine without being too girly and structured yet flowy.  Best of all,  they are flattering for all shapes and sizes!

We have a couple of great full skirts in the store right now including this darling red one from Halston Heritage.

While we love it styled chic and simple for parties,  it’s also darling to  dial it down with tall boots and a blousy top!    This is a great way to take the same skirt and wear it during the day for a more casual look.

mini + boots

Or take inspiration from Zooey Deschanel…she is definately channeling a classic fifties vibe and is adorable as always!

This little polka dot number by Corey Lynn Calter is also in the store now.  Black and white is a classic, timeless combination thats a sure winner every time!  We love it dressed up or down too.  (think plain white or black tee with a bright shoe!)

Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific is a great go-to source for full skirt styling inspiration.  Day to night, dressy to casual…she can really mix it up!


Come by to give the full skirt a spin.


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Nov 8, 2012
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style icon report…

 Seriously, people…Rachel Zoe is a fashion force to be reckoned with…

She is a stylist to the stars, a New York Times Best Sellers author, a star on her own reality show – Rachel Zoe Project, and has recently added fashion designer to her ever growing list of accomplishments.

We love her boho chic elegance.  We love her passion for great vintage finds.  We love her fondness for statement pieces – be it jewelry, fur vests or oversized sunnies.  We love that she is a petite little thing but still embraces wide legs pants, flowy boho tops and maxis that go on for days!  Forget the rules that you have to be tall to carry it off…she does and she looks M-A-J-O-R!

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Rachel Zoe


Anyone with a jewelry closet like this is an icon in our eyes…we DIE!

Rachel Zoe in her JEWELRY Closet!

style according to RZ.

Need a little something to help your style speak for you?…come by to see what we have…it’s all BANANAS!


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Nov 5, 2012
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our new boyfriend…

We love our boyfriends jeans!  They are the perfect go to for those days that a skinny is just not what you are in the mood for.  They are comfortable & stylish…the perfect boyfriend! 

We aren’t alone in our love for the boyfriend jeans…

Fashion bloggers love them…

Boyfriend jeans

Furry coat + boyfriend jeans = love

bloggers top to bottom: pink peonies, fashionvibe, styleheroine,

And celebrities to do…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a huge fan…

Rosie Huntington-Whitely in a tweed jacket and boyfriend jeans.\

So is Reese…

And Jennifer too…

JA CE JT Nudie 2 e1311360223828 Jennifer Aniston in Current/Elliott & Justin Theroux in Nudie

We could go on and on but why…we think you get the picture.


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Nov 2, 2012
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a great read…

We love giving books as gifts and this one is at the top of our gift giving list this year!


Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in The Nutcracker? Or what happens backstage before the curtain rises? The Making of the Nutcracker invites you to come along on a special journey with Texas Ballet Theater. You’ll go from auditions, rehearsals and amazing costumes to the theater, the big stage, and the excitement of Opening Night.  This is a wonderful way to discover the magical experience of performing in The Nutcracker!

We think this book is the perfect gift for the holidays.  Buy one for all the kids you know and a few extra to stock your gift closet.   When those holiday invites start rolling in,  you will love having a great hostess gift on hand!

Stop by You Are Here today to get The Making of the Nutcracker!

The price for the book is $34.95 – all proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Texas Ballet Theater.

To find out more about the book visit their website by clicking here.

And speaking of the ballet…

if you are planning on attending the Ballet Fashion Show or any of the wonderful Nutcracker performances and events we have so many beautiful dresses, skirts, pants, blazers…everything you would need to put together a really special outfit.


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10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nov 30, 2011
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Jewels and shoes

Need I say more?

This Wednesday for our Happy Hour Shopping Event the girls from Lane Knight will come over with a great selection of fall shoes from designers including: Joie, Elaine Turner, Cynthia Vincent & Pour la Victorie.

And in addition to fabulous shoes we will also have gorgeous jewelry by Kori Green.





To see even more photos of her beautiful designs go to Kori Green’s facebook page.

So for Wednesday night it will be one stop shopping – from head to toe!  Come by and see us – it promises to be a fun time!

And as if you needed any more reasons to come by – Kori Green has generously offered to do a drawing for 2 reserved seats to the Pat Green show at Billy Bob’s – a purchase gets you entered in the drawing (but come by for the official details).

Trust – it will be a good time so grab some girlfriends and head on out for a little Wednesday night shopping!

See you there!








Nov 27, 2011
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Weekend review…

As we wind down from the weekend of giving thanks – we would like to add a few more to our list:

1.  Enchanted Rock Vodka – A huge thanks to Enchanted Rock Vodka for helping us celebrate our opening with a wonderful vodka cocktail!

 photo: Leigh & Brian Lowrance, Joanna Bennett & Anne Walker Miller

2.  Everyone who stopped by this weekend – We know that Thanksgiving is a busy time with family – we so appreciate each and everyone that got out and stopped in to say hi!

We are super excited about our upcoming week!  Wednesday Happy Hour (5:30-8:30 pm)  shopping featuring beautiful jewelry by Kori Green Designs and great fall shoes from Lane Knight .  If it is anything like our first go at Happy Hour shopping, it will be a good time!

Nov 24, 2011
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There are so many things to be thankful for but here are just a few off our list:

1.  Our wonderful supportive husbands who have made displays, vacuumed floors, hung signs and made us laugh when we thought we could not do one more thing!


(beautiful flowers sent by wonderful hubbies to celebrate our opening!)

2.  Our biggest cheerleaders which include (but are not limited to): our mothers, our family & friends, all who have helped spread the word.

3.  Our fabulous beautiful children…of course!

4.  All of the designers & showrooms who embraced our “out of the box” thinking allowing us to bring you beautiful clothing and jewelry.

5.  Our landloard and property manager who gave us a temporary place to stay.

6.  Finding each other and ending up here – we are happy and thankful to be here and glad that YOU ARE HERE with us!

We know that we could go on and on about all of the wonderful people who help  us so please know that we are thankful for each and every one of you!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Nov 23, 2011
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Simple. Things.

A few photos taken while setting up (so pardon the mess) of the gorgeous furniture we have on loan from Simple Things.  And if you like what you see – good news – all of the pieces are for sale!

If you live in Fort Worth we are sure you already know and love Simple Things like we do but if you are not familiar with them – you can (and should) check out their blog here.  They are an amazing furniture company and are worth a visit…from where ever you maybe!

an oval dining table:

a stainless base with vintage wood plank top:

a gorgeous marble scale:

modern simple wood end table:

We just can’t thank everyone at Simple Things enough for loaning us these pieces!  Be sure to check them out when you are at the store.

Nov 22, 2011
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Getting closer…

Official opening Friday, November 25th at 9:30 but in the meantime…








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