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April 24, 2017

NAVY BLAZER

NAVY BLAZER
April 24, 2017
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Hey loves! Hope everyone had a great weekend! It sure flew by! We had our first girls night at the new house this weekend which was so much fun! It's sometimes so hard to keep in touch with friends when everyone has such busy lives, so it was great to have a wine night and catch up. We went out for brunch this morning and then some much needed retail therapy.

This navy fitted blazer is a favorite piece of mine and works great to dress up a casual outfit or wear over a cute summer dress. This white blouse is a classic closet staple and under $35! It also comes in some adorable floral patterns. These Topshop jeans have been on repeat in my wardrobe. I love the distressed denim is having such a moment right now. Confession that my foot totally got caught in the knee hole when putting these on but I think it works right??? At least in my opinion :)

Hope you are having a great start to your week!




April 17, 2017

STAYING INSPIRED

STAYING INSPIRED
April 17, 2017
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I've been blogging for almost a year now and have had my share of ups and downs with staying inspired. Some days the ideas are flowing and others it feels like I'm struggling for an Instagram caption. I think we've all been there! It can be really frustrating when you aren't feeling as creative so I compiled a list of things that help me when I'm in need of some extra motivation.

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Ask yourself what you can do better next time. Did your last post not perform as well as others? Try making a list of what you think you can do better for the next post. Once you start writing, the ideas will start coming to you! Ask what went wrong, what did I like, could the photography be better? Baby steps - one small tweak at a time.

Brainstorm with your blogger friends. I've recently met a group of wonderful blogger babes from Pittsburgh. Sharing tips and post ideas is so helpful when you are feeling in a rut. If you don't have a any local blogging friends, grab lunch with one of your friends that you feel your blog relates to. Talk about posts that have worked well in the past, posts that didn't do so hot, or any upcoming posts you have in mind. Talking out loud with someone gets the creative juices flowing!

Take a breather. Sometimes you just need a break! AKA what I've been doing the past two weeks!! Don't look at social media or your computer (easier said then done) and do something you love or just relax.

Try researching new content. I don't get to read magazines that often but when I do, it always leaves me with a few color schemes or outfit ideas in the back of my head. I keep a notepad in my phone with things I see (trends, key words, outfit ideas) so when I'm in a slump I can turn to that.

Don't compare yourself to others. Every time I do this, I get down on myself and it makes me less motivated and nothing kills your buzz more then negativity! Your blog should be about you and your interests. Stay true to yourself ( hence my wrist tattoo ) and just do you!

Do you have any tips for what gets you inspired when your feeling in a slump? I'd love to hear your suggestions! Hope you are having a great start to your week!




April 8, 2017

LUXE + LEISURE

LUXE + LEISURE
April 8, 2017
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Good Morning! I really can't believe that it's April and we had snow yesterday! It's supposed to be beautiful the rest of the weekend so fingers crossed that was our last cold spell!

Now on to this outfit. Taking athleisure up a notch and into the workplace for casual Friday. I mean joggers are basically sweatpants fancy cousin so when we can dress them up to go out, that's a definite win in my book.

Sharing a few of my favorite tips on how to wear joggers to the office:

1. Choose luxe fabrics. Joggers naturally have a casual vibe so make sure to opt for fabrics like faux leather, silk, or cashmere to make your look more polished. Pair with a classic button-down or sweater for clean lines and a sleek silhouette.

2. Draw the eye upward. A structured blouse or lace crop is unexpected and adds some additional interest to your outfit. Layer on a statement necklace or long earrings for the finishing touch.

3. Play with patterns. Palm prints and florals are the perfect choice for summer, while geometric or classic patterns look fab all year.

4. Throw on a blazer. Blazers make everything look instantly chic and can pull an outfit together. Pairing a blazer with your joggers is a surefire way to elevate what would be a weekend-only ensemble.

5. Make a sporty statement. Make an athletic-inspired statement with striped joggers or pair with your favorite sneakers. A tailored jacket and elegant accessories will instantly give you the pulled-together look.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


April 2, 2017

JORD WATCH GIVEAWAY

JORD WATCH GIVEAWAY
April 2, 2017
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Happy Sunday! I'm excited to share with you one of my new favorite staple pieces! Have you heard of JORD watches? They use a variety of gorgeous woods to create unique, modern statement piece watches. I am wearing the Frankie in Dark Sandalwood & Smoke. Notice the rose gold detailing as well…. obsessed.



JORD offers a variety of both men’s and women’s styles and in the short time I’ve been wearing the Frankie, I’ve received a ton of compliments. And you all know I am all about the packaging and JORD doesn’t fall short. Each watch comes personalized in this cool wooden box which includes your  new gorgeous watch, a cleaning kit, and a humidity control towelette to keep the wood looking fresh. Not to mention you can totally repurpose your wooden box. 



So today I’ve teamed up with JORD for a fun giveaway as a big “THANK YOU” for reading and supporting Lovely in Gold. 


Here’s the deets: 

 • Everyone that enters will immediately get an exclusive coupon for $25 off any purchase on JORD’s website
• The winner will receive $100 gift card to spend on the watch of your choice

 • Enter here! Giveaway ends 4/16/17, 11:59PM.

Good luck and hope everyone is having a great week!




This post was sponsored by JORD, however all opinions are my own. 

March 29, 2017

LESS IS MORE

LESS IS MORE
March 29, 2017
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Hey guys! As you may have noticed we switched things up a bit on the blog. This is part one of a few changes I'll be making but I think it's much easier to navigate with the drop down menus and an overall prettier aesthetic ;)  Thoughts?!

Today I am sharing a few of my favorite closet staples that are my usual go-to's when I am having a "I have nothing to wear, I hate everything" moment. Ugh, we've all been there right?! This sweater is one of my favorite pieces and I had to sneak it in one more time before completely swapping out the winter wardrobe. These jeans are in frequent rotation on the weekends and are so easy to dress up or down. A statement necklace, heels and killer lip are the perfect finishing touch to complete your daytime look.

All pieces I am wearing, along with similar styles are linked below! What are some of your favorite closet staples?


March 17, 2017

SPRING HOME DECOR

SPRING HOME DECOR
March 17, 2017
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Happy Friday! We had our house painted this week so I can finally start decorating. I've been eyeing up lots of decor and different pieces to give the house a chic cozy vibe. I am going for lots of neutral colors and mixed materials. I'll be posting some home tour posts very soon to share with you! In the meantime, here are some of my favorite decor items for spring. What home trends are you excited about for spring?


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