Completely Gratuitous JEWELRY Post…

mint green crocodile jewelry box, jewels, diamonds, rings


If you’re a long-time reader of my blog, this post title may sound a little familiar to you… for those of you in the dark, back in the beginning, when I first began posting my outfits here {in late 2008}, I was a little embarrassed about the narcissistic nature of the whole thing. So to poke a little fun at it all, I titled each a Completely Gratuitous Outfit Post {which began around September 2008 if you search through my archives – but don’t because omg}. I’m often asked to bring back the “leg up” shot, in which I modeled my shoes for my iMac camera, but what’s in the past must stay in the past.

I found this pretty minty leathery crocodile embossed jewelry box I bought a few years ago just sitting emptily in a cubby next to me at my desk and randomly opened it the other day. I think after using it to help decorate my office, I forgot that it actually has a use. And when I opened it, it was so pretty inside I wanted to fill it with jewels and then promptly grabbed my camera for a pretty-girly-sparkly-photo op.

But in editing the photos, I felt that same twinge I had the very first time I posted photos of myself and felt the need to defend them a little as they are not meant to be boastful, but merely pretty in photographic nature. I grabbed a few of my favorite pieces and my daily wears and realized later that all the rings lined up were gifts from my husband. The Tiffany & Co. silver heart ring was the first piece of jewelry he gave me and it’s still one of my favorites. Our six year wedding anniversary is just around the corner and not that they need to, but each ring symbolizes a different anniversary and special time in our lives together.

Some of the pieces you see here are real and some are not… many of the necklaces are vintage and were my grandma’s and I’m sure you’ve seen them here before, either in a post or around my neck. Many are worth very little but the value to me is far greater than the price… that’s how jewelry is I suppose.

* If you’re looking for info on my wedding rings click here.

mint green crocodile jewelry box, jewels, diamonds, rings, vintage necklaces

mint green crocodile jewelry box, jewels, diamonds, rings, vintage necklaces

mint green crocodile jewelry box, jewels, diamonds, rings, vintage necklaces

mint green crocodile jewelry box, jewels, diamonds, rings, vintage necklaces

mint green crocodile jewelry box, jewels, diamonds, rings, vintage necklaces

mint green crocodile jewelry box, jewels, diamonds, rings, vintage necklaces

mint green crocodile jewelry box, jewels, diamonds, rings, vintage necklaces

* FACEBOOK * TWITTER * BLOGLOVIN’ *

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

16 Comments

  • Rachel

    August 21, 2012 | Reply

    I remember when that was your title! All of these pieces are so pretty and the mint green is the perfect addition. Perfect pictures!

  • christian

    August 21, 2012 | Reply

    stunning pictures!
    xo

    christian

    http://www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

  • Megan, TfDiaries.com

    August 21, 2012 | Reply

    I remember these titles! best rings ever.
    Xo Megan

  • Felicia

    August 21, 2012 | Reply

    Love that jewelry box!!! Been looking for a good one for a long time.

  • Anonymous

    August 21, 2012 | Reply

    What we love about you is that you always remember your dear grandmother and treasure her jewelry and various items. Not everyone is as sentimental as you now-a-days. You have a genuine appreciation of everything vintage. Blessings to you and your good memories always, Sunshine.

  • Laura

    August 21, 2012 | Reply

    What a beautiful jewel collection!

  • Anesa

    August 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow! I love your collection =) I would like to have at home =D

    anesagill.blogspot.com

  • thankfifi

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    gorgeous shots and beautiful jewels – I remember those posts and the leg-up shots – didn’t seem funny at the time, you were working with what you had!

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Daisy Nguyen

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    LOVE all the pics. You don’t have to explain yourself – that’s why we’re reading, We want to look at beautiful fashion photos! But I DO understand the feeling of having to explain it all. :-) Always love reading and peeking at all your FABULOUSNESS!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com
    BLOGLOVIN
    FACEBOOK

  • Jessi

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ah, the Gratuitous posts… loved those :) And LOVE the girly-sparkly post here – no feeling embarrassed allowed, every girly girl loves some sparkle!
    xoxo J

  • Lisa Petrarca

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    Oh I totally remember that Maegan! I too always feel weird posting pics of myself but I never think anything about other ppl doing it. Guess I’m just very critical of “me” but working on it! I LOVE all the pics and family heirlooms are PRICELESS! Thanks for sharing!!
    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2012/08/back-to-new-york.html

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    TOTALLY remember the title and the “leg up” pics! my god…why does that seem like a million years ago? LOVE all of the rings from your hubby..you have an amazing jewelry collection!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • meg fee

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    oh your rings!!!!!!! ah, I’m dying. and those dangling earrings with turquoise. yum.

  • A.Co

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    Those turquoise stone earrings are beautiful!

    I love your way of writing and explaining yourself.

    Keep up the great blogging! :)

  • Cat

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    all the pics are beautifull.. xoxo http://teammode.blogspot.com/

  • drollgirl

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    hello gorgeousness!!! so much! so pretty! the colors! the softness! girly city in the best possible way!

Leave a Reply