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Birthday Bling

I’ve finally turned the big 25, and so far there is no quarter life crisis. Life’s been good, and there have been many changes. I moved to a new house and have been ecstatic with my stay there. My walk home from work and to work are a little longer, but I like the exercise. ( I’ll post pics of my new house soon!)

On my birthday, my coworkers surprised me with a birthday cake, and I had gotten so many well wishes from everyone- family and friends. Nice to feel loved. My phone ran out of batteries because of the many alerts, but it survived after a little charging. I didn’t do much on my actual birthday, but one of my friends bought me a drink at a bar. I left after one drink, and instead opted to go home, read a book and eat a slice of cake by myself way past bedtime. I thought that was living on the wild side- eating carbs right before bed! I’m feeling old!


I wore the gold pearl necklace my mom had sent by Kaye Gems. She designed it herself. I also wore earrings and a ring from Kaye Gems. I love the uniqueness of all the jewelry. The ring has a leaf shape curve to it, and my earrings remind me of earrings from traditional old times. What do you think? I have to thank my friend/colleague Donald ( who is also in the pictures ) for the photos. He took pictures of the jewelry for me on my birthday. lol




Sapphire and Diamond Earrings from Madagascar and Sri Lanka

I’ve been pretty busy creating stories for work and although I haven’t updated in a while, I will make it up to you with the updates that I will be doing incessantly this week.

Lately we’ve had a lot of request for Sapphire jewelry, and I think it might be due to the news of the Royal Wedding and the popularity of Princess Kate’s wedding ring. Sapphire and diamonds do scream out ” royalty”, I must admit. 🙂 I love Sapphire and Rubies. I’ve always said that- maybe even more so than diamonds. Don’t quote me on it; I don’t think my mother would approve. I just can’t help it that I like color and shine! Diamonds are gorgeous too. After all, they are the most expensive gems. Speaking of which, I do have a video story that I just made on arguably the most famous diamond in the world, but I’ll save that for a later post. 😉

For now, I’ll leave you with pictures of the 2 sets of Sapphire and diamond earrings that we just created. One pair of earrings are Sapphires from Madagascar. The other pair is a set from Sri Lanka. Can you guess which is which? And the cts.? Which one do you prefer?

My 24th Birthday and my 1 year Anniversary in Washington DC

I’ve officially turned 24, and I’m just so thankful for the great people that I’ve met, the great events that have occurred over the years and the family and friends I’ve been blessed with to have in my life. There is a big let down to being 24 though, it just makes you realize that life goes by so quickly, and to make the best of what life has to offer. I know that it sounds so cliche, but your 20’s can just pass you by in a blink of an eye. That’s how I feel has happened in my college years, and now I want to hold on to my 20’s for as long as I can. ( Imagine…why do I still shop at ” Forever 21″?)

I have such great friends, and this one year in DC has been difficult. The transition was hard, and I went home many a weekends. I’m just so glad I was able to go back home to NY to be able to do work as well as check up on my family. ( My parents need me- really…) SO this year, I celebrated in DC my 24th birthday as well my 1 year anniversary in a new city. 🙂

Here’s to life.  ❤

( What I wore: I wore a orange/ pink dress with a sweetheart neck from Forever 21; diamond necklace, earrings and ring from Kaye Gems. I also wore a bracelet made out of different colored stones from Kaye Gems. The shoes are beige shoes from Bakers.)

Leopard is in ! Blue Topaz Jewelry too !

I went out this past weekend with my friends from NY. They threw me a surprise bday party! Trust me… I was really surprised. I had such a great time, and I realized that friends are so valuable. Even among my hectic schedule with work and trying to see my family as often as I can, it’s great to know that I have an amazing bunch of girl friends.

I wore my black dress with puffy sleeves from H & M, Liz Claiborne shoes and a leopard bag from Aldo. As for the jewelry, they are from Kaye Gems. My mother had designed it. It is a matching set- of blue topaz. My friend Zonia was also matching me ( it was not predetermined). She wore her leopard top from H & M and black shorts.

Cherry Tube Dress for Cherry Blossom

Every year, there is a big cherry blossom festival in Washington DC. This  year in 2010, the festival lasted from March 27th to April 10th. My friends came to visit me during that time, and we went to watch the festival as well as tour around DC during the day, and later on went out on the nights. On one particular night during the Cherry Blossom Festival, I had worn a cherry tube top dress. I was wearing one of my favorite set of jewelry- ruby and diamond earrings, pendant and ring- all from Kaye Gems .

Pearl Necklace and Bracelet

I went to a family party this past Sunday in New Jersey. It was so great to see my relatives. I wore a pearl necklace and a matching pearl bracelet. I usually never wear bracelets because it is so difficult to get on, but on this occassion, I wore it and loved it. My mom wore a mandarin garnet ( orange gem) necklace as well as mandarin garnet earrings. She even matched it to her clothing. I thought she looked really cute. All of the jewelry was designed by my mom, and hopefully I will be designing some of my own soon!

Hope you like them! You can go to www.kayegems.com and take a look at some.

Classy means Confidence in your Clothing and Style

Posted in Earrings, Events, Pendant, Set- Earrings, Set: Pendant, special occassions by kayemlin on July 12, 2010

Note to Reader: I’m sorry I keep posting up old pictures, but I realized that I have so many old pictures from my computer, and it is so relevant to the fashion that I wanted to discuss in the blog.

When we think about high fashion, we picture great balls, high society- elegant dining and classy people. Well, I think ” high fashion” is just an image that every girl has to create for herself. Fashion doesn’t mean labels ; it only matters how comfortable you are in your dress, your jewelry and with your date. ( Company does matter when you go to events, which is why I always prefer to take a friend. You’re bound to have a good time.)

I look back at the Senior Ball I had gone to my Senior year in College and realized just how great of a time I had. ( 2 years ago) I wore a long golden gown from Bloomingdale’s and an Amethyst set of earrings, necklace and ring from KayeGems. I don’t remember the shoes. My friend, Evelyn had on a beautiful dress from French Connection.

We both wore very different styles to the ” Senior Ball”, and I think Evelyn and I both looked like ourselves and both showed off our style well. 😉

Kaye Gems – My Favorite Earrings

Posted in Earrings, Ring, Rubies, Set- Earrings, Uncategorized by kayemlin on July 8, 2010
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