Treat Yourself | Plus A Jewelry Giveaway!!!

14 Nov 2014 Permalink

Love this gold link bracelet!  Looks perfect worn alone or layered with other pieces! | @JTV #treatyourself KnockedUpFabulous.com

Love this gold link bracelet!  Looks perfect worn alone or layered with other pieces! | @JTV #treatyourself KnockedUpFabulous.com

Love this gold link bracelet!  Looks perfect worn alone or layered with other pieces! | @JTV #treatyourself KnockedUpFabulous.com

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, which means that Christmas is knocking at the door.  I’ve already witnessed people with Santa and friends on their minds, but I refuse to get too far ahead of the holidays.  I mean, it’s already snowing here in Chicago which usually calls for decking the halls, but I still feel like we’ve barely enjoyed fall.

One thing that I am getting excited about this year is presents.  And I’m going to be completely selfish and talk about the ones for the gift-giver…’cause you know, after shopping for everyone and their mother, you gotta reward yourself with a little something!!

JTV has tons of shiny little treats!  I’ve been all over their gold collection.  This yellow gold sideways bar would be perfect for layering with other necklaces, and I love the texture on this Splendido Oro gold ring!  They have really pretty gemstones and watches, too.  (I’ve pinned a bunch of my favorite pieces…just in case the husband needs a little help this year!)

This double curb link bracelet that I’m wearing is from their collection.  I love how nicely it pairs with my go-to vintage bangles.  I bet it’s going to become a regular on my wrists.  You like it too, or maybe you know someone who has a thing for gold like I do?  I have an extra one from JTV to giveaway!!  All you need to do is let me know in the comments here.  (Make sure you’re on this post’s page, not my main page or else the comments won’t show up.)  And you better act quickly!  I’ll be picking a winner on Monday (11/17) night.  If I don’t make this fast, Julia is already planning on wearing your bracelet to a party next week!  Good luck!!

This is sponsored post.  JTV provided me with a piece of jewelry for myself, and one for a reader.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands who support Knocked Up Fabulous.

Knocked Up Fabulous for Musana

12 Aug 2013 Permalink

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

With the anticipation of going back to school this week, I used last Friday for some “me” time.  My mother-in-law came over and watched the kids for a little, while I did some errands alone…including plopping myself down at the nail place for a mani and pedi.  I felt so refreshed after it all…sometimes you just gotta pamper yourself a little!!

Even though it feels great being a little self-centered, helping others (especially struggling mothers!) feels pretty darn good too. This past Mother’s Day, I worked with Musana Jewelry on a special project.  Musana empowers Ugandan women…artisans who make beautiful jewelry.  This Ssezibwa necklace that I’m wearing, was made by a Musana artisan.  It’s so beaufitul…no picture I took did justice to it!

During this month of August, I’m honored to be a brand ambassador for Musana!  You should check out all the beautiful pieces that they have to offer.  KUF readers can get a discount using code APRIL20.  Besides for this necklace, I also love the Safari Print necklace, the Bronze Bangle, and the Nkuba Earrings.  Each piece is handmade and helps support a great cause!

necklace – c/o Musana // t-shirt – Loft // skirt, sunglasses – thrifted

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Sweltering Summer Nights

19 Jul 2013 Permalink

aviator sunglasses, Loft t-shirt, orange shorts, cut-out wedges, backpack, vintage bracelets - Knocked Up Fabulous

aviator sunglasses, Loft t-shirt, orange shorts, cut-out wedges, backpack, vintage bracelets - Knocked Up Fabulous

aviator sunglasses, Loft t-shirt, orange shorts, cut-out wedges, backpack, vintage bracelets - Knocked Up Fabulous

aviator sunglasses, Loft t-shirt, orange shorts, cut-out wedges, backpack, vintage bracelets - Knocked Up Fabulous

Yesterday I mentioned wearing no jewelry during the summer.  I should have clarified better…because during the summer nights, nothing dresses up a casual outfit more than piling on some shiny stuff.  Besides, I knew these sweaty wrists would be cooled off with an iced drink.  (I wore this out with my closest ladies to grab some dinner and listen to live music!)

Hope you’re keeping cool!  We will be getting some pool/sprinkler action over the next few days.  And next week I have an awesome giveaway to share!

t-shirt – Loft // shorts – c/o thredUP // backpack – thrifted // bracelets – vintage

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style

10 Jun 2013 Permalink

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

I’m out with the flu today, so this little cutie is here to help me show you some of my favorite ways to layer necklaces for the summer.

In the cooler months, I have no problem layering on the big and bulky necklaces.  But that’s just too hot for summer! Summer is all about light layers!

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

One long necklace with a few shorter necklaces always look perfect.  I used a long safety-pin to add a little more length to one of the short necklaces.

gold chains – gifts // bird necklace – c/o John Greed

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

When I have a detailed necklace, like this winged crown, I keep the other necklaces simple.  I also used a safety-pin on this winged crown necklace.  Instead of lengthening the chain, this time the pin shortened it.

winged crown necklace – c/o John Greed

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

Sometimes all I need are two long necklaces.  I usually pick two necklaces in a similar color…like these gold tone ones.

elephant necklace – c/o John Greed // chain necklace – Bitten

One last safety-pin trick…when I layer thin necklaces, I pin them all together in the back so that the clasps don’t spin around to the front.

Are you a fan of layering necklaces?  What are your favorite ways to wear them?

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