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Currently Craving: JewelMint's New Collective

Just in case JewelMint wasn't cool enough already, they've just gotten cooler. For those who don't know, JewelMint is a part of the infamous Mint family of websites (StyleMint, ShoeMint, etc.) In fact, it has the distinct honor of being the first of the 'mints'. Sign up and each month, you receive a selection of curated pieces picked just for you. You select what you want and thats that! And the best part? Each piece is only $29.99. After your first purchase, you are charged every month. If you don't want anything that month, you can simply opt to skip it. And if you forget to skip it, you are given a credit.

JewelMint offers some pretty great pieces, but now they are offering even more thanks to the new JewelMint Collective. It is a curated marketplace of over 50 indie jewelry designers, and features over 2,000 pieces. Pieces range from the standard $29.99 - $300. But you don't have to spend that much to find a great piece- there are so many options for under $100 and even under $50. And there is truly something for everyone; you will find boho pieces, classic pieces, but most importantly, pieces that are different. Due to the low stock of all the pieces you are guaranteed to find something your friends definitely will not have. Prepare for some serious jewel envy, and start shopping!

1. I Adorn U Amies Whales Necklace
3. States of Love California Mirrored Necklace
5.Bones and Feathers Collective Navy Petite Mayan Pendant
6. Rocks Paper Metal Neon Yellow Teardrop Earrings
7. Sophie Monet The Malachite Ring
8. NolaBella Paua Shell Cuff
9. Earthling Bone Cuff
10. Vagabond Queen Mira Geode Pendant
11. Muses and Rebels Neon Geo Earrings
12. Alisa Michelle Starlight Necklace 
13. Pretty Little Things White Prism Statement Cuff
14. Androgyny Jewelry Steel Nail Ring
16. LyraLoveStar Gold Double Chain Ring


Guess What Today Is?!

Guys! Guys! Guys! Guys! It's July 11th! Do you know what that means? It's Kate Middleton's due date! Apparently there is some nonsense about it maybe being pushed back to saturday, but today is the original. And in honor of that, here is a list of the top articles surrounding the impending birth. Everyone is anxious to report on everything, and it can get a little silly. But it's also pretty exciting!

Here in her final pre-birth appearance.
Apparently the due date has been 'officially' changed to the 14th. Or the 13th. Or Maybe today. Who really knows anymore.

William's Helicopter Has Left Anglesey! IS THIS FINALLY HAPPENING?! Cool down, people, he's only just flown in to be with Kate. Mhmmm...

5 Things We Know About Kate Middleton's Royal Birth. She plans to have a natural birth, they don't know the sex of the baby, and the birth will be announced with a 41-gun salute and via....Easel. And Twitter.

Other Things We Know, In More Detail. Really guys, we don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet. Also, if the birth occurs in the middle of the night, the Queen will not be informed until she awakens naturally in the morning. And the Queen will not go to the baby, the baby will be brought to the Queen.

No Baby Yet, But an Official Title For Baby Cambridge. They might not have a name or a gender, but the baby will be given the official title of HRH Prince/ Princess of Cambridge.

Heir to Make History: Royal Daughter Can be Queen! Previously only a son could one day take the Throne. Progress!

Guess the Baby's Gender Based on Kate's Maternity Style. We might not know, but we can guess! Pink and blue are easy, but what about dalmation? What does that signify?

Royal Mint To Celebrate Baby's Birth by Giving Away 2,013 Silver Coins. If you're baby is born on the same day as the future King or Queen, you get a reward!

All the Details on Kate's Birthing Suite. It's really swanky. Seriously, her hospital meals are probably better than your regular meals.

Cameras Line Up Weeks Early at the Hospital. Everyone is assigned a spot, there are risers, it's a little crazy. But in a really organized way.

Kate is "Nervous" To Give Birth But Feeling Great. And just in case you didn't think she was feeling great, US Weekly reminds you about 17 times in this article.

Kate Has Been Looking Into Hypno-Birthing. In case that is too weird, she has also been doing yoga.

20 Things That Will Happen When the Royal Baby is Born. "A famous baby whose name isn't a noun will finally enter mainstream tabloid culture".

Maternity Designs for The Duchess of Cambridge. Karl Lagerfeld's dress totally looks like something she would wear, right?

All of Kate's Real Maternity Outfits. Seriously could there be a cuter pregnant person?

Princess Diana's Pregnancy Style. Well she's cute too, but lets be honest, 80's fashion is just not as good.

Kate and Diana's Pregnancy Style, Helpfully Compared. Peach Supreme! Green Goddess! On the Dot!

Kate's Favorite Pregnancy Dish is Vegetarian Curry. Stop. The. Presses. That. Is. So. Exciting.

Kate is "Nervous" To Give Birth But Feeling Great. And just in case you didn't think she was feeling great, US Weekly reminds you about 17 times in this article.

What The Baby Will Be Like Based on Kate and Will's Childhood Photos. The child will ski and be generally adorable. 

9 Crazy Royal Baby Souvenirs. Keep in mind the baby hasn't even been born yet and there are already commemorative plaques, pink and blue nail polish sets, and royal baby sick bags.

Alison Jackson's Imagined Portraits of the Royal Family. Despite what you might think, these are not real. Remember, the baby is still in Kate's stomach, in case you needed reminding.

8 Things Kate Middleton Should Know Before Giving Birth. Like, don't follow the advice of others. Ok... we'll be sure to give her to follow that advice.

19 of the Best and Worst #RoyalBabyNames- Joffrey seems good, right?

Here's What Americans Want The Baby To Be Named. Surveys are fun!

Snooki's Excellent Open Letter to Kate. "Sing to your booger." Ew.

Kate vs. Kim's Pregnancies. Totally worth comparing, right?

And just in case you need anything else, E!Online has a pretty extensive Royal Baby Watch happening.

Image via Getty


What Jack Wore: Spring Fling 2013

Hugo Boss Suit, Shirt
Vineyard Vines Bow Tie

In continuation of the Spring Fling posts, here we have the very newest What Jack Wore- and quite a dapper one at that!

Thanks to BellaLu Photography for the photo!


Spring Fling 2012

You may all remember Spring Fling, an event I told you about a year ago. It is a fundraiser my family started 11 years ago to raise money for JDRF in hopes of finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Now, you may notice it says 2012 up there in the top. Yes, these are from last year. I never published them, and now that Spring Fling 2013 has also come and gone and I'm preparing to publish that, I thought it might finally be time to get to 2012. It was a fabulous year, and I hope you all enjoy the photos from the Golf, Luncheon, and Evening Bash!
The Best Dressed Team on the Course.
 The Boutique-vendors from all over the Bay Area came and brought everything from bicycles to chocolate to toothbrushes to candles and agreed to give a percentage of their profit to JDRF. Luckily, there was no shortage of Ladies who love to shop.
If you bought a raffle ticket, you then got to pop a balloon to see if you won. Sadly, the balloons were sold out by the time they got to my table.
Evening Bash!
First, we had an impromptu photoshoot in our room. The boys looked quite dapper, it was hard to resist snapping away. We all went for a colorfull, bold look this year, as you can probably tell.
 Dad didn't really get the memo...
Jack Calhoun, Sonia Mathai, Patty Sue Mozart, and Raj Mathai
Our amazing as always MC, Raj Mathai. 
This year we had a set of twins, Shelby and Sydney Payne, both of whom play soccer for Stanford, and only one of whom is diabetic, as our speakers.
DAD! We want the puppy!
And then we won the puppy. So all in all, a good night.

My dress was Badgley Mischka, Shoes by Jimmy Choo.

Some photos are mine, most are from JDRF.


Sara, New York

I wanted to share some of these lovely photos I took of my friend Sara recently- so sorry about the long absence, I'm excited to be back!