Update and a giveaway!

Hi loves! My little blogging break was great, thank you all for your well wishes. I think along with being sick, I was just working myself too hard. It seems that this whole working full time while being a part time wedding photographer and fashion blogger takes quite a bit out of me! I think I’m back in shape though and am glad to be back!

To recap my four days of bloggy break I…

  • Painted my nails blue, which is a color I haven’t worn since 8th grade. Color is China Glaze Sky High-Top.

(alllacqueredup.com)

  • Went to the doctor to discover that she probably thinks I’m a hypochondriac as we were reviewing my history and I’ve come to see her almost every other month this year. (It has not been a good health year for me).
  • I discovered how handy the new drag and drop label feature on gmail is. I heart it! I have 3 email accounts that I fwd to my gmail so I need organization and I love just being able to drag over my labels. Read here on how to use gmail labels.
  • Had a fabulous photo shoot with our friends and their dogs.
  • Booked more weddings for style.ish (yay!)
  • Behind the scenes stuff for my blog revamp (changes are coming soon!)
  • Got some rest, enjoyed the sun, took long walks with my husband and our doggies
  • And the best part? Bought a pair of Louboutins on SALE at Barney’s! They are sooo pretty, I can’t wait to show you all.

Now for some fun! I am so so excited about this giveaway! The beautiful Fabiana from The Style Rules contacted me about doing a giveaway of one of her necklaces and of course I had to say yes! She wears them all the time on her outfit posts and I just love them. I was excited when she started selling them at her Etsy store. Fabiana is a fashion PR girl turned law student but loves being creative, especially making jewelry. If you aren’t already a reader, you gotta go check out her blog. She has such a fun casual, cool style that makes me want to move to LA!

stylerules

She is giving away this gorgeous 24K Blue Druzy Agate Necklace. Here’s her description:
This is a beautiful Drusy Agate necklace set in 24K gold in a gorgeous shade of blue, on a simple gold-filled chain. It has a few tiny speckles adding character to a stunning piece. Drusies are totally in right now, being featured everywhere from Vogue to Elle. This stone is very rare and changes color when under different light – everything from a baby blue to a sea blue. The back also has a a super unique pattern should you want to wear it both ways!
Chain is 22 inches long and opens and closes with a lobster clasp.

The Details:

-Necklace is valued at $67.00
-US Entries only, please
-To enter, check out The Style Rules’ Etsy Shop and leave a comment here!
-Comments will close on Tuesday July 28, 2009 at 6PM PST
-Winner will be chosen Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 6PM PST

Good luck!

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  • cherryblossoms
    July 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Can't wait to see the Louboutins! Loved the Etsy site, too. Gorgeous jewelry.

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    July 21, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    wow…i thought these were from my etsy shop! even the pictures and the descriptions were the same. pretty crazy!

  • WendyB
    July 21, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I've been messing with the labels thing on gmail too — very helpful.

  • AmandaScott
    July 21, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    i love that necklace!

  • kiran
    July 21, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    i adore the hot pink stone in one of the necklaces in the shop! and i always love a heads up about another blog to follow!

  • Luci
    July 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I too, have had a bad health year! I feel you! πŸ™

    Love the blue polish, I am currently on a neon kick and wearing Punchy Pink by Essie — love it.

    What a great giveaway! The necklace is gorgeous!

  • Stacey B
    July 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Gorgeous. I loved the cascading amethyst necklace…so pretty!!

  • janettaylor
    July 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Beautiful necklace!

    Xβ™₯Xβ™₯

  • Hanako66
    July 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    what beautiful stuff she has!!! I'm so glad that exciting things are happening for style.ish and can't wait to see the changes. Hope you feel better soon my dear!

  • Marjorie
    July 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Her necklaces are soooo gorgeous!

  • The New Black
    July 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I just bought a similar color of polish, but haven't been feeling gutsy enough to wear it yet!

  • L.A. Daze
    July 21, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Oooh I want that necklace. She has so many other pretty things on her site as well…if I don't win it, I just might buy one for myself! So pretty!!

  • Rosemary
    July 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Such a pretty necklace! I've been eyeing The Style Rules' etsy shop for a few weeks now. Gorgeous stuff!

  • Lindsey
    July 21, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I think I live vicariously through your shoe purchases. Cannot wait to see them!

  • Morgan
    July 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I'm glad you had a nice break! πŸ™‚

    I am seeing that shade of blue all over the place lately… I don't think I have the guts to do it, eep.

    Okay, and I am obsessing over this fabulous giveaway. I LOVE those necklaces in that shop!

  • kelly
    July 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    i was asleep and got rudely awaken by a mosquito bite! ARGH! but i am glad i did …since i got a chance to check out your blog! yay!

    so glad you're feeling better. i would say with your schedule you definitely need a break now and then! who knew blogging would and could take up so much time! i am so happy to hear about more bookings!! i cant wait to see the photos.

    and finally..how weird i just figured out labels too….they are the best!!

  • Elizabeth Marie
    July 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Im just figuring out labels too! I'm so glad you got some rest, this year has not been a good one for me healthwise either.
    gorgeous necklace!

    So glad you're back! XO

  • Laughing
    July 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Oooo new favorite etsy shop! I really hope I win this necklace, my birthday is next week and it would make the most perfect b-day present!

  • Milly
    July 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    oh yes i follow her blog…very cute necklaces…enter me please!!

  • SabrinaFairchild
    July 21, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    enjoy the louies! love the necklaces and love her blog (im a follower)! great giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Savvy Mode SG
    July 21, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    glad you are back with us and feeling great now. that necklace is so pretty.

  • Lainey
    July 21, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I am loving that blue nail polish! It's not to bright, but not too subdued either! It's gorgeous!

  • Kristy
    July 21, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Pretty! They do look similar to Cupcakes and Cashmere's necklaces haha.

  • Jenn Krogue
    July 21, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    i love that shade of blue.
    i think i need to go get some!!

  • Miss Jessica
    July 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    The Esty Shop is awesome! The necklaces on the site are so pretty and creative. I'll be following her blog. I'm loving the blue nail polish its very cute and I cant wait to see the Louboutins!!!

  • Diane
    July 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    i love drusy agate!

  • chicfille
    July 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    love the raw cascading necklaces too! agate is so in right now!

  • Diane
    July 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    wow tiffany. sounds like you have a lot going on. so glad you're feeling refreshed after your break.

    that necklace is SOOOO pretty. how i'd love to win it! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah
    July 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    ohh that blue necklace would look amazing on sunkissed skin!! a-m-a-z-i-ng

  • Chloe
    July 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    LET'S SEE THE LOUBIES! Ahem. *taps foot*

    And that necklace is beeeautiful.

  • Kate
    July 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    How gorgeous!! Love the blue! πŸ˜€

    xo, Kate

  • Lady Jane
    July 21, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I love that necklace and everything else she has in her shop! The 24K raw cascading necklace is to die for!

    So pick me , pick me

  • suburban prep
    July 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I love the cool tones of her jewelry.

  • Kelly
    July 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I love the beautiful necklace and blue is my favorite color! Can't wait to see your new Louboutins!

  • TeachingInHeels
    July 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I love the necklace…love the raw amethyst necklace in her shop too!

  • Zanzibarfly
    July 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I love that necklace! So pretty!

  • Blicious
    July 21, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    welcome back!!! wow that necklace is gorgeous!!!!!

  • J
    July 21, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Those necklaces are beautiful!

  • Mairyliscious
    July 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    i love the color of nailpolish i wanna find it too and paint my nails !!!

  • sydney
    July 21, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    ooo if you love blue nail polish… you have to try color Aqua Baby from China Glaze. perfect shade for the summer! oh and OPI's Do You Liliac It?… it's probably more of a spring-y color (it's a light lavender color) but it's sooooo pretty!

  • Meilily
    July 21, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks for the fantastic contest, and it's good to hear that you are feeling better. You have a lot on your plate and do a great job w/ all of it! btw Love the drusy necklace- would love to win it! Congrats to Fabiana on law school and such beautiful jewelry : )

  • TheBeautyFile
    July 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I want I want I want!!! I am sending out my good luck vibes to me & crossing my fingers…

  • atout
    July 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    such a beautiful necklace!!

  • Diabolina Da Fashionista
    July 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Love her and you for this. Contest ends on my b-day so will keep my fingers crossed πŸ˜‰

  • Rose
    July 21, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Loving this – and dying to see the shoes!

  • tinagirl
    July 21, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Such unique & pretty jewelry – I love it! The
    24 K Raw Cascading Amethyst Necklace is very
    chic as well.

  • The Stiletto Effect
    July 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Hi there!

    I'm partnering again with chickdowntown.com and we are GIVINGAWAY an "Elizabeth and James" Tee to one LUCKY WINNER and guess what? This is an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY, so everyone in the Planet can enter πŸ˜‰

    This GIVEAWAY ends next Friday, July 24, by Midnight (PST).

    Good Luck πŸ˜‰
    Kisses
    Su

  • Cari (Is Not Fashion)
    July 22, 2009 at 12:28 am

    I've been lusting over agate necklaces since I passed one up in Miami. Love yours!

  • xgf
    July 22, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I love bold colors on short nails. Very cool for summer.

    I also love that necklace!

  • Iva
    July 22, 2009 at 1:15 am

    I AM SO GLAD you are back and feeling better! love the blue! πŸ™‚ What a fantastic necklace! Great giveaway!

  • SMALL and TALL
    July 22, 2009 at 1:28 am

    Love the necklace! Her stuff is amazing. I also like the tie-dye bags perfect for shopping.

  • Kristin
    July 22, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Glad to hear your feeling better! What a fab giveaway. I'm also loving her totes!

  • Kristin
    July 22, 2009 at 1:35 am

    I meant you are or even you're. It's been a long day.

  • LawStudent
    July 22, 2009 at 2:09 am

    I hope you are feeling 100% soon! Love the giveaway. Fabiana's pieces are just gorgeous!

  • Leah
    July 22, 2009 at 2:35 am

    I'm so glad you are feeling refreshed! Great giveaway, Tiffany! It's so cool that your work was featured on Destination I Do's blog…we love our wedding photos!!

  • Christina
    July 22, 2009 at 3:49 am

    I'm glad to see you're feeling better, and am so crushing on that necklace. It's dazzling!

  • Chelsea
    July 22, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Love Fabiana and her necklaces. I've been hoping for a giveaway and my wish came true! Now if only I could win… πŸ™‚

  • Michele P.
    July 22, 2009 at 4:14 am

    love that blue polish, that is my favorite color! I also love the Druzy necklaces-neat designs and love the fact that they come in pink, blue and varying shades of those colors.

    micaela6955 at msn to com

  • Fashionista
    July 22, 2009 at 4:22 am

    love that blue color on your nails although i don't think i can pull that off…
    love that necklace…so simple and classy

  • intnltrvler
    July 22, 2009 at 4:22 am

    First time I'm leaving a comment! Such a pretty necklace! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • yingyangmom
    July 22, 2009 at 4:24 am

    A girl who doesn't have a favorite color, recently I've been buying blue — 2 blue dresses from Gilt to be exact. One is a Tracy Reece lace chiffon and the other is a Badgley Mischka cocktail halter. I'm looking to wearing them during our 5 year anni- mini-vacay. Needless to say, my outfit will be complete if I win this beautiful blue agate necklace. πŸ™‚

  • Tracy
    July 22, 2009 at 4:27 am

    I cannot wait until I am a proud owner of louboutins! Looove the necklace!

  • Cecilia
    July 22, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Wow! That necklace is gorgeous. I sooooooooooo want it!

  • kelly
    July 22, 2009 at 5:17 am

    fab fab fab! giveaway!!! you know im gonna post it on my blog! xoxox love ya

  • candacerose
    July 22, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Hey lady! How ya feelin'? Hope you're doing better. Stress can be so tough πŸ™

    Love the nail polish! Congrats on booking more weddings and your continued success πŸ™‚

  • a!k0
    July 22, 2009 at 6:03 am

    im glad to hear youre feeling much better ^^
    and youre struttin' your stuff πŸ˜‰
    and the necklace is looovely…:D
    my fave blue ^^)

  • LIN
    July 22, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Great to hear you are feeling better! Can't wait to see your new Loubies1

    And, her necklaces are gorgeous!!!

  • erin
    July 22, 2009 at 7:07 am

    cute polish! glad you're back! πŸ™‚

  • Lily G.
    July 22, 2009 at 7:10 am

    love the blue nail polish!!! I want to see your loubies, and gorgeous necklaces!

  • Amanda
    July 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I would love to win!!

  • Erica
    July 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Big follower, never a poster. But I had to today because I LOVED those necklaces. I loved all the colors (especially this blue one and the pink Druzy Agate one.) Thanks for all the help you give us, even if it is making you sick!

  • Fell4fashion
    July 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Such a gorgeous necklace and great etsy shop! Crossing my fingers! πŸ™‚

  • pranksygang
    July 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    thats color suits you dear!! its gr8!

  • Honeybunches of Roses
    July 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    That necklace is so nice and yes great shop!

  • slh
    July 22, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    That necklace is great and the rest of her shop is awesome too!

  • chibi
    July 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Just checked out her store and adore the 24K Pink Druzy Agate Necklace.
    Love the tiny pink stones on the chain.

    I'm glad you're back and blogging!
    Can't wait to see the new shoes!

  • Jean
    July 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    unique jewelry…one of a kind…just the way i like it =D

  • Elizabeth
    July 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    What gorgeous jewelry!

    I'm glad you enjoyed your break–stress is never good for keeping healthy!

  • Jenny
    July 22, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Beautiful jewelry! I loved looking through her shop. I'm on my way out the door to pick up that nail polish, love it!

  • chicncheap
    July 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Love 24 K Pink Druzy / Druzy Agate Necklace – the color and style go with my Nanette Lepore suit to a H&M t-shirt.

  • remnantsofnonsense
    July 22, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Everything in her shop is gorgeous. It's all so classy and would easily go with anything.

  • Kellie
    July 22, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    That necklace is gorgeous and it actually made me remember about the ring that I won in your previous giveaway! I never got it! I wonder if it got lost in the mail land??? πŸ™

  • Tahoebound2009
    July 22, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I'm loving the gmail labels too. Love her stuff, the stones are so pretty!

  • β™₯ Manuella β™₯
    July 23, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Love the necklace…pick me πŸ™‚

  • Christy
    July 23, 2009 at 1:36 am

    love the colors of the rocks!

  • Hannah
    July 23, 2009 at 2:05 am

    those necklaces are too cute! i love them! =D

  • Sluff
    July 23, 2009 at 2:18 am

    ooo so pretty! i waaaant πŸ˜€

  • splendidlysarah
    July 23, 2009 at 2:27 am

    I'm picturing the many outfits I could complete with her gorgeous necklaces!

  • From Seattle to San Francisco
    July 23, 2009 at 3:59 am

    love the nail color and the pretty necklace. it's classic yet unique.

  • Uh Oh, I have a Blog too!
    July 23, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Omg I love this! I've been looking for a piece like this to wear as an everyday thing!

  • K @ Blog Goggles
    July 23, 2009 at 5:05 am

    That is so amazing! I'm a long-time fan of Fabi's and love everything in her shop (I think I've hearted about 90% of them).

    Can't wait!

  • Megan
    July 23, 2009 at 5:46 am

    I love this necklace. Just started reading The Style Rules and I Am Style-Ish – now I'm addicted. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Kimberly
    July 23, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I recently just discovered your blog and I must say that your style and photography are absolutely fabulous!! πŸ™‚ That druzy agate necklace is absolutely gorgeous, as well as all her jewelry.

  • Tami
    July 23, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Love that necklace!

  • CTO
    July 23, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    i just love blue jewelry πŸ™‚

  • Jasmine
    July 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Love that polish. Cute!

  • jdb
    July 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I've recently been getting into fashion-blogs (I'm normally the food-blog kinda girl), but thanks to my new roomie HoisinIvy, I found you! Great outfits, and beautiful necklace! I love when blogs and etsy mix it up together!

  • Chessa!
    July 24, 2009 at 12:07 am

    gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous! I can think of about a zillion ensembles to wear this with. I hope I win!

  • Shooting Stars Mag
    July 24, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Oh, I love the color blue. She has some great pieces. I would love to be entered. Such a cute necklace.

    -lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  • Kriti
    July 24, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I need to go get myself some blue nailpolish! The only blue I've dared try is a very deep navy, but your's is absolutely adorable, especially for the summer!

    kg.author(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Karen
    July 24, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    all her jewelry is gorgeous and i can't wait to see the loubs!

    karen
    karen.eli.ross@gmail.com

  • kwag05
    July 24, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Adorable necklace!! Understated fabulousness!

  • thatbrunette7
    July 24, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Great giveaway… love the etsy shop as well πŸ™‚

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    July 25, 2009 at 3:03 am

    those necklaces are really pretty! i added a link to this contest on my site.

  • Elizabeth Marie
    July 25, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Sidebarred this for you lovely! XOXO

  • Ha.fuu.sa
    July 25, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Ooh I would love to win this necklace, crossing fingers!

  • just my style
    July 25, 2009 at 5:35 am

    I hope you are having a restful weekend. That polish is great,I think I need some! Beautiful necklace….need it too!

  • Amanda K
    July 25, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I love the 24K Pink Druzy Agate Necklace. It's very pretty.

  • {eleise}
    July 27, 2009 at 3:37 am

    These necklaces are AMAZING!

  • Pinky
    July 27, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I adoreeeee druzy necklaces. They are so raw and yet feminine that they take my breath away. The etsy shop was just a drool-fest for me!

    P.S. I am convinced I am hypochondriac, you'd think this would make me have a healthier lifestyle lol

  • pinkpom
    July 28, 2009 at 5:40 am

    The necklaces are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

    Your style is amazing. I love you blog!!

  • throuthehaze
    July 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

    gorgeous necklace!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  • Kelly
    July 28, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    These are AWESOME!

  • Nicole Marie
    July 29, 2009 at 12:48 am

    umm i think i have 10 minutes to enter! those necklaces are absolutely gorgeous!