style Saturday, February 18, 2017
Happy Weekend! How is it possible that it feels like February just started but it also seems like it's going to be over in a flash! This past week brought one of my absolute favourite holidays Valentine's Day and I wanted to share a few highlights from my week!
It started off with a coffee date with my lovely friend Teo, an artist for Smashbox Cosmetics. We stopped by one of my favourite local cafes called Saint James and spent hours chatting and getting to know each other.
I also had the absolute dream come true of picking up my finished wedding dress! There is nothing more magical and romantic than getting to take your dream dress home!
Next came the big day itself! Valentine's Day is one of my absolute favourite days purely for the overall atmosphere it creates. Sadly, we live in a world that is filled with negativity and we often feel underappreciated, undervalued and frankly unloved. That's why I think it is so important to take advantage of a day that helps us stop and smell the roses for even just a second.
It's time that we think of Valentine's Day in a different way, instead of something that is only for happy couples, let's make it a day to celebrate love and appreciation for anyone in your life. So this year I teamed up with Hillberg & Berk, a lifestyle brand of handcrafted, artisan jewellery that is designed to stand the test of time and do good for those who wear it.
Hillberg & Berk is a Canadian company founded by Rachel Mielke, an inspiring entrepreneur who wanted to create a collection of beautifully designed pieces that help empower and encourage women.
At H&B they believe every woman should possess self-confidence, an optimistic outlook on life and several pieces of beautiful jewellery that she truly loves. These pieces are made from the finest semi-precious stones and metals, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals sourced from around the world and many pieces can be worn several different ways, allowing for individualism and simple day-to-evening transition.
To celebrate the love that exists between women and their closest friends, Hillberg & Berk released a series of their Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings in a gorgeous ruby red shade that is meant to be shared from one friend to another.
The perfect gift for a Galentine, the Sparkle Ball earrings are designed to help women believe that they sparkle, every day and to capture it for all to see. This contagious burst of confidence, self-love, laughter and joy is meant to be passed along in the "Share Your Sparkle" movement, a movement of women empowering women and feeling empowered themselves.
H&B was so incredibly kind and they sent over two pairs of the Sparkle Ball earrings to help me share my sparkle with one of my very best Galentine's! I passed them along to my Matron of Honour, a beautiful woman and new mom who deserves to sparkle brighter than the sun.
The Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings retail for $70 CAD (10mm) and $80 CAD (12mm) and come in a variety of shades and finishes (including Opal, Mauve, Black, Peacock, Sapphire & Champagne Fade). They are made from handset crystal in a clay base with a sterling silver cap.
They are absolutely stunning, the perfect pair to go with every outfit and every occasion.
I truly believe that Hillberg & Berk create beautiful, timeless pieces that encourage every woman to shine bright and never be afraid to sparkle! I am so impressed by the Sparkle Ball earrings and I think every woman needs a pair of her own!