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Uncommon Goods Collaboration: Beautiful Brass Circle of Life Cuff and Butterfly Earrings

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Happy Monday Ladies!

Ah. A bit of rest and relaxation was just what the doctor ordered! Back from vacation, and well rested, we had an amazing time at the Outer Banks. Much to the dismay of one of the workers at the Loft, we enjoyed bringing our pups to the pup friendly Bed and Breakfast in Manteo. ( lets just say there was some eye-rolling!) when I said we were taking our dogs on vacation with us. I will be sharing pictures from the trip tomorrow and telling you a bit about the Manteo/Outer Banks/Wanchese area in which we stayed, but today I am bringing you this wonderful collaboration with the company, “Uncommon Goods out of Brooklyn, NY. They are a company who focuses on creative design, supporting the artist community. With the generous selection of handmade jewelry that they carry, one is certainly bound to find something they love!

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As I looked at the brass and sea green patina colored cuff, I could most certainly see this at the beach, paired with white, sea blue, other ocean colors. I received the cuff in a very timely manner, as when I got home, it was waiting there for me. I love unique or “uncommon” pieces, as you know, not the run-of-the-mill , churn them out by the thousand statement necklaces or other pieces of jewelry. I also love pieces with a history or story to them. I collect the vintage brooches for this reason, knowing they were worn by someone with an interesting story to tell, or an era that fascinates me. The fluttering butterfly cloud hoop earrings were a surprise gift! The delicate silver earrings were certainly my style and I loved the hoops in which they dangled. I was quite interested in perusing Uncommon Good’s jewelry, as I knew it would fit my style!

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This beautiful “circle of life” piece is made of metal, brass, by Argentinian designer, Fernanda Sibilia, handcrafted in Latin American style, modern in its circular shapes and rounded completeness. From the website: “Wielding a hammer, she deftly bows sheets of metal into sinuous threads and gleaming rounds. She highlights subtle colors by electroplating select pieces with lustrous gold and copper, or letting the magic of oxidation give strands one-of-a-kind patinas that vary in hue from dark brown to creamy sea green.”  This pieces caught my eye right away with the circular shape and elegance, as well as the blue-green tone, reminding me of the waves that continually reach the shore.

Uncommon Goods is a company that celebrates the artisan, as well as the stories that are behind them and their pieces. The name is very apropos as the items are uncommon and unique.  They sell art in many forms: jewelry, art, household goods, unique gifts, as well as items for bath, decorative  home decor, and more. “The founder, David Bolosky, had been inspired by visiting the Smithsonian Museum Craft show. He saw artists and customers who truly enjoyed both the artistry and connected with the designs. He wanted to make pieces accessible to people, even if it meant those were found at a great distance.” The culture, the story behind the pieces also fascinates me as well. To read more about “Uncommon Goods” story, click HERE.

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If one has  a celebration in the near future,  or just looking for something special and unique, one can look to Uncommon Goods  for something original. Here are some of my favorites:

  1. The Women’s Organizing 4 pack. Since I have travel on the brain, I thought these were great! Store those items shown in each bag.
  2. Chakra Bath Salts Set:  Aromatherapy and Salts. Of course I would love this. I am all for bath salts and I use a diffuser, so 2 in one!

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  1. Flower Stemmed Wine Glasses: It is no surprise I like my wine. These wine glasses are lovely and would be great for sipping some summer Sangria!

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  1. This baby Mermaid tail was just too adorable! There are many fun and unique baby shower  gifts as well.

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Favorite Jewelry:

Mosaic Necklace: Brings some bright color to any outfit!

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. Cerro Statement Necklace: Would certainly go with my bracelet, this beautiful metal patina colored necklace makes a statement.

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I wanted to style the Swirling Circles Cuff  with an all white look, very reminiscent of my time at the beach and the natural surrounding we experienced at Nags Head and Ocracoke Island.  Wearing all white is very refreshing to me and reminds me of warm summer days. The bracelet lends itself to both casual and dressy wear. Along with the all white and then the sea green accent of the cuff, I am wearing wooden blue and brown earrings from Ernesto Barcelona. My hair had to be up as it is 97 degrees and only getting hotter this week!

My outfit details: Blouse: Ann Taylor, White denim Shorts: LOFT. Shoes: Clarks Artisan, Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag in Jungle, Earrings: C/O- Ernesto Barcelona,   Swinging Circles Cuff: C/O Uncommon Goods . Butterfly  Cloud Earrings: C/O Uncommon Goods.

The butterfly earrings were given as a surprise gift. The Swirling Circles Cuff was gifted for this post. All opinions are my own

Have a wonderful day,

Have fun checking out Uncommon Goods and see you tomorrow for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY FASHION LINKUP!

I look forward to it!

Jess XO

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    The Wardrobe Stylist
    August 4, 2016 at 1:07 am

    VEry unique finds from Uncommon goods. I love the mermaid tail for the baby. Glad you had a good time on vacation. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/08/01/nursery-wall-decor/

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    happinessatmidlife
    August 3, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Love those fun unique pieces!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    Claire
    August 2, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Lovely outfit Jess, love all of your accessorises 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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    thestylesplash
    July 28, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Looking gorgeous in white Jess! I love the contrast of the green bag. The jewellery is stunning – those butterfly earrings are so delicate and pretty.

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

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    carmen
    July 27, 2016 at 9:05 am

    My favourite summer look – all white with turquoise! You look fabulous Jess!
    I recently posted all white with a turquoise purse!

    ❤️carmen

    Please check out my outfit …

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/

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    garaytreasures
    July 26, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    So pretty…I love my UnCommonGoods jewelry pieces and the stories of the makers and how they were made.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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    Turning Heads #Linkup: Our Outer Banks Beach Vacation - Elegantly Dressed & Stylish - Over 40 Fashion Blog
    July 26, 2016 at 9:27 am

    […] you didn’t get a chance, check out my post from yesterday on my collaboration with Uncommon Goods and the beautiful bracelet that I will most certainly take to the beach when we return. Boy, did I […]

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    Bogi Kenney
    July 26, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Hi Jess! Great to see some of your vacation photos! It seems like you had a wonderful time! I just LOVE this simple all white outfit on you! It looks so chic and effortless. I love the concept of UnCommon goods. So many times you look for that special piece but you cannot find it unless you happen to know a great artisan.
    http://redreticule.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 26, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Hi Bogi, thanks so much! Yes, it was so nice to be away from the computer ( only IG) and just relax! I was very much in the mood for an all white look. Yes, I was happy to discover Uncommon Goods and you know I love unique pieces! thanks for stopping! xx

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    Nicole
    July 26, 2016 at 12:25 am

    The puppies are family members for you guys like our cats are family members for us. We always take them with us on vacation. Kasimir was on the Canary Island, in Boulder, Colorado, Vienna, Nice, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, at the American River, Davis, Ca, Dead Horse, Cold Foot, in Denali Park, at the Arctic Circle, at the Yukon River in Circle, Dragugion, Montferrad, Innsbruck.

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 26, 2016 at 9:32 am

      I love it! Yes, we truly enjoy taking the pups places with us. So true. How wonderful about your cats! They have traveled places I haven’t seen yet 🙂 Thank you for stopping by! xx

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    Anna Marcus
    July 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely break, Jess, you look lovely and that new tan of yours is looking great against the all white outfit. The bracelet is my favourite. Thanks for hosting the link up. Cheers

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Thanks so much. I was in the mood for all white, and used enough 50 spf as not to burn. Usually I burn but got just enough sun. Uncommon Goods has some great pieces, this one just called out to me! xx

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    July 25, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Jess! And you picked great items from Uncommon Goods. Love their merchandise and their mission!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 26, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Thank yoU Dawn! I was in the mood for all white and the bracelet really stood out to me when looking at their jewelry. Very true, love their support of artisans. xx

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    Patti
    July 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Wow – just a beautiful cuff, Jess, and earrings too. The baby in the mermaid tail always makes me happy. thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 26, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Thank you Patti! It was the piece that called out to me! I love it. Thank you I know isn’t that sweet! xx

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    robjodiefilogomo
    July 25, 2016 at 10:27 am

    I love that you went all white with the outfit and added color with the accessories!
    Absolutely gorgeous!
    As for taking the pups with you—-it’s almost easier than figuring out where to keep them while you’re gone, and making sure they’re happy! That’s why there are pet friendly places now—totally convenient!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 25, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Thank you Jodie! I was in an all white kind of mood. I loved the cuff and will wear it with much in my closet. Yes, the pups had a blast! They were so funny on the beach, as they ran away from the tide coming in. The place was awesome and Ill share more of my trip tomorrow. Thanks for stopping! xx

  • Reply
    nancy
    July 25, 2016 at 6:31 am

    What a beautiful cuff! It reminds me of Brighton, the Pier. I like it when jewelery are made of other material than silver or gold. Your other picks are stunning too, that colorful necklace fits with anything!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 25, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Nancy! I loved this cuff as soon as I saw it. Glad you like the look, I love all white in the summer. Yes that necklace was one I was admiring too! xx

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