As Ya’ll know, it’s only fair that I do a “Mother’s Day 2020 Gift Guide”, because last year I shared a great guide that you all loved! But I did notice that you were all asking to see more jewelry pieces that were cute and inexpensive, some of you guys even brought to my attention that you guys wanted to see what I recommended for your Momma’s, jewelry wise. So I thought to myself, why not switch things up this year and do an entire guide of beautiful jewelry pieces for your Momma’s that you guys can shop right from Marilin’s Jewelry 💎:
Hopefully this guide will help you guys find a little something for your Momma’s this Mother’s Day, we’ve got a little something for each type of Mom! Plus, don’t forget that Marilin’s Jewelry is offering FREE SHIPPING, when you use code : FREESHIP19 ! #HappyShopping 💎🛍💝
As many of you know Marilin’s Jewelry is literally my L.I.F.E 💎! It’s only fair to say this, because I was basically raised at my parents store. So much so, that every client that sees me always says the same exact thing, “Omg Yesi! You’ve gotten so big”! They were always so used to seeing me running around the shop or pretending to know what I was doing ever since the age of 7 🤣! But now I am all grown up, and managing two storefront locations alongside my parents, creating new marketing techniques & learning each and everyday what this business has to offer. I make it my daily goals to always continue bettering our brand, it’s not easy because I’m not a professional marketing director, but I feel like the fact that I care so deeply for this brand, it gives me more motivation to do better for it.
Creating can be difficult sometimes, especially when you’re working extra-hard to do something completely different from the norm. I’ve found that being different will definitely set you apart from other brands, and actually give you a chance to be seen as an original. In the jewelry industry, it’s extremely important to be authentic and have originality, especially if you’d want be seen by others. Which is why it’s been kinda difficult for me to find exactly how I wanted to market our Insta page. I’ve found myself on many occasions in a place, where I would come up with an idea, do it for a couple of months and then see it plastered on every other jewelers page. So I would feel, like maybe the idea was cool for the moment, but I gotta move on to something much more different + cooler 😎! Which is why progress & change are also very important factors in a business.
With that being said, I always envisioned our brand to take the next step and create an online presence. But as many of you know, working a full-time job and building a website can be difficult to-do at the same time. So when our storefront locations were mandated by the County to close on March 19th due to COVID-19, I thought to myself, let me make this time as useful as possible. I not gonna sit here and lie to you, the first couple of days I did take some time off & relaxed, because I physically and mentally needed it. But after I did, I felt like I could finally set my attention towards something I always wanted to do. Which was, build a website for Marilin’s & figure out what I wanted our brand to be. Figuring out what I wanted our brand to look like, was much more simpler than building a website. But I thankfully got both things done in a timely manner, I came up with a plan for our brand + built a simple website for the time being, because I really wanted to have an online presence as quickly as possible for our clients during these unprecedented times. The website is definitely a work in-progress, but the first step was taken already, and that’s the important part from all of this. Now that our website has been live for just a couple of days, I have realized why it’s so important to have one and I am glad that I took that initiative to build it, because now this step has opened up a whole new world for our brand! So cheers to Marilin’s new achievements & to many more!
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Confessions of a Jeweler 💁🏼♀️ : I wish I could put all of my jewelry tips & must-have under 1 blog post, but we would be here all day, so my top-10’s will do for now!
1. Stackable Bracelets :
I personally love being able to wear multiple bracelets all at once, because arm candy is definitely a must for me. I actually have a few thin gold bracelets that I normally never take off and I’ve also got a few others that I interchange every once in a while depending on my #OOTD or #OOTN .
2. Diamond Studs :
A pair of diamond studs are surely every woman’s dream, that’s why they call them a girl’s best friend! They have been a staple in the fashion industry for as early as the 16th century and have remained a beloved piece of jewelry for all women of all ages!
3. Stackable Rings :
Good news, if you’ve got rings, guess what! YOU ARE IN LUCK! Any ring can be a stackable ring, if you just try hard enough. Seriously! There are so many different ways you can wear stackable rings, but the most important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong way to achieve this look. If you love how you’re combining your rings and how it looks, that’s all that matters!
4. Layering Necklaces :
Necklaces can be fun, and the more you have ON these days, the better! I personally like to mix-and-match different links & thicknesses of necklaces all together. I have a few that I wear on a regular basis, and are totally trending right now!
5. Signet Ring :
I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT MY SIGNET RING! I’ve had my signet ring ever since I was a little girl, and it’s become part of my day-to-day accessory. Plus it can also be worn as a stackable, but I normally always wear it on my pinky!
6. Tennis Bracelets :
The diamond tennis bracelet has actually been around for quite a long time, and most people assume that it has something to do with the sport, but it actually doesn’t. In my opinion it should actually be called the eternity bracelet, because it’s an endless circle of diamonds on your wrist. It can be worn with pretty much any outfit, which is why I normally never take mine off!
7. Watch :
I’ve always felt like watches are a definite must-have, it doesn’t matter what brand or style, but you should always have a watch on! I have a few that I interchange depending on my #OOTD or #OOTN .
8. Diamond Huggies :
Just like diamonds studs, Huggies are on the same level of must-have. I’ve been wearing Huggies for as long as I could remember, and the great thing about them is how safe they are to wear. You basically don’t even realize that you’re wearing earrings, because the clasp mechanism is that great! The steam goes into the earring and clips on the back side, so they don’t even bother your ear!
9. Large Hoops :
If you guys know me well, ya’ll know that I absolutely LOVE Jenny from the Block! So it’s only fair, for me to say that you definitely have to have a pair of LARGE GOLD HOOPS! Trust me, you’ll thank me later!
10. Engagement Ring Alternative :
Last but not least, if you’re married or engaged this is a HUGE must-have! Engagement rings can be very pricey, plus they will always hold a precious sentimental value, so you’ll never ever want to loose it. Which is why I always recommend for every Mrs. to have an engagement ring alternative! You can have a simple white gold band or even an eternity band, that you can wear whenever you don’t feel like its the right occasion to be wearing your showstopper ring! [For example : while traveling!]
All items can be found for sale or custom-designed at our shop : @MarilinsJewelry ! Follow us on the socials for #dailypics of all of our jewelry pieces! 💎
Once a year the biggest Jewelry International Showcase takes place @ the Miami Beach Convention Center; JIS offers inside access to the hottest jewelry brands, industry leading manufacturers, jewelry wholesalers, and an experience like no other trade show! I was able to attend my first ever JIS last year and I was obsessed with the event! They honestly have the best of the best & makes it much easier to get ready for the Holiday Season with such great jewelry manufacturers.
With the Holidays right around the corner our jewelry experts are hard at work putting the final touches on our fall line @ Marilin’s Jewelry. Being recognized as Miami’s Top Ten Jewelry Store on Yelp ; means having the absolute best customer service, unbeatable prices, and a wide selection of fine and fashion jewelry. It’s important for us to always be up to date on the latest fashion trends. We always strive to have a little bit of everything for everyone’s taste + budget. This is why it’s extremely important that we’d attend the JIS jewelry expo. Like every industry, it’s important for us to reach out and feel part of a larger community of jewelry retailers and manufacturers. We have built lasting relationships with some of the top manufacturers of our industry and will continue to grow our relationships as we expand and grow our business.
We can’t wait to show ya’ll, all the beautiful & unique pieces that we’ll be adding to our collection this Holiday Season! So stay tuned for our JIS Haul on our Instagram page @marilinsjewelry + my top 10 favorite pieces for this Holiday Season! But in the meantime enjoy these snaps 📸 I was able to get while we were shopping 🛍 for ya’ll!💎 -Enjoy
When it comes to working out, I’m the type of person that would really love to make time for it, but at times, I find it hard to do so. My weeks are pretty hectic & I basically only “work-out” whenever I walk our little Scooby🐶! When I was younger I considered myself pretty active in that sense, but as the years go by, I’ve found it harder to do so. Ever since Alex & I adopted Scooby, we’ve been making it a habit of taking him out for 3 daily walks, needless to say, these daily walks have definitely been motivating me to be more active, and when that motivation kicked in I found it easier to justify the fact that I absolutely love wearing leggings for pretty much any occasion 😆! (I’m that type of gal that literally has over 20 pair of leggings in her closet, and whenever I find the opportunity to add another pair to my collection, I definitely do so!) Please don’t judge, lol!🙏🏻
So when LAKI Active reached out to me for a potential Collab, you can pretty much imagine how excited I was! LAKI Active is all about creating Premium activewear for modern Athletes. They strive to not only push the limits in creating apparel that not only is aesthetically pleasing, but also feels extraordinarily comfortable, and let me tell you something; those leggings definitely fit like a glove! They are extremely comfortable & form-fitting. In my opinion, they are definitely worth every penny especially since they’re so BUTTERY SOFT!😍
I got their Legacy Leggings – Rouge , which are the perfect blend of softness and compression! They are well known for having an inventory that is true-to-size, and designed with premium high-quality fabrics to be supportive in all the right places! I mean, once you own a pair of Laki leggings, these leggings will definitely become your go-to leggings for any occasion! Plus, they also have a variety of all types of activewear for both men & women. So, if you find something you like on their site, don’t forget to use Code : YESI15 for 15% OFF your LAKI order, enjoy!😘
Summer in Miami means three things, ungodly heat, white sand beaches, and Miami Swim week. So imagine my frustration finding something to wear to the events that fit my style and function.
For my dress I took to one of my favorite stores for cute outfits, Forever21. Dressing stylish doesn’t require breaking the bank. I was immediately attracted to this stylish slit dress that showed off just the right amount of skin. The bright vivid colors popped against the white back drops and runways making sure I stood out amongst the crowds of fellow party goers.
Then came figuring out what accessories to pair with my outfit. My advice, always go with a good pair of big gold hoops. Having a pair of gold hoops in Miami is rite of passage. They complement any outfit and provided the perfect balance between style and bag for your buck!
Being invited to Miami Swim Week events has one big caveat though. With so many events crammed into a short amount of time you gotta plan getting too and from events quickly and efficiently. On any given day I spend up most of 8 hours standing which means I need the absolute most comfortable and stylish heels available period! These Michael Kors Berkley Leather Platform Sandals are my go-to pair when I know I’ll be up standing all day. My only regret is not buying them in all the different colors #xmaswishlist2019