SWAK this V-Day: Jules Smith Designs

I took a little trip down memory lane this morning.  Henry and I met 15 years ago.  Our first date was on Super Bowl Weekend, and I guess one wedding, two kids, many dogs and 2 houses later…The rest is history.  This being our fifteenth Valentine’s Day together, I don’t know what to expect but the romantic in me is hoping for something to remember.  Our first V-Day was not spent together.  My closest friend was having a destination wedding on February 14th, and since the relationship was new, I was set to go to the wedding on my own. Before leaving, I did bake Henry 12 dozen cookies and Henry was sneaky and hid a huge box of candy in my luggage.  We have never replicated the candy and the cookies, but there have been many years of lingerie and robes and I am pretty sure a pair of slippers.

This year, I have been dropping hints, and let it be said – I may even buy myself something special this V-day.  This is because I recently was introduced to Jules Smith DesignsGina Nigrelli Smith, founder of Jules Smith is my kind of woman.  With a background that includes dancing for the NY Ballet, working at Diesel, living in the Caribbean and now a mom balancing being an entrepreneur and life with kids in NYC.  Gina’s and my mission paired up like no other, and I instantly started to stalk her designs.


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My first piece of Jules Jewels (as we have been affectionately calling them) were the Surf Bangles, and I have been wearing them since Saturday.

Surf Bangles Jules Smith Designs







They have been to basketball, a pretty swank dinner, a Super Bowl Party and now are jingling on my arm as I work.  Not only can they go fun and casual or swanky, but the Surf Bangles make me smile when I look down on them.  I am also a big fan of the bracelets lightweight feel.  You know that these bracelets were inspired by a busy woman who not only had a flair for cool design but also understood the need for a little funky bling that can one from work to fun to basketball. (That can be worn?) 

So, I have been busy looking and hinting for what I want for the next piece.  Perhaps the VIva Glam Necklace

Viva Glam Necklace Jules Smith Designs














or the Chained to You Earrings…

Chained to You Earring Jules Smith Designs













I am trying not to get to sappy, but everyone can use a little surge of umph or romance and if there ever was a time to do it, I would say Valentine’s Day in the middle of cold and dreary February is the way to go.

Wait! I have a present for you too!  Leave a comment in the PINK section below.  You can just include a no-nonsense comment, but make it more fun and include a squishy romantic anecdote.  One winner will be picked on 2/11/2013 at noon.

heart necklace Jules Smith

Disclaimer:  Thanks to Jules Designs for sending me the Surf Bangles.  They were my first choice.  Although, Jules is sharing her sponsory warmth here, all opinions are my own.

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  • Jenny from Mommin' It Up February 6, 2013, 11:28 AM

    Super-cute necklace! My first Valentine’s day w/ my husband we were 18 and I had bronchitis. Tried to go out on a date anyways, and he just had to bring me home after dinner, I was so sick. He was really sweet about it, though. 🙂

  • Emily February 6, 2013, 11:28 AM

    Pick me and I will wear it to a romantical dinner with you and the two Jennys in CA.

  • Scott February 6, 2013, 12:11 PM

    Where can I get one of those necklaces? What brand/designer is it?

    • Rachel Blaufeld February 6, 2013, 12:49 PM

      Scott – all the pieces here are from Jules Smith Designs.

  • Andrea Glickman February 6, 2013, 12:45 PM

    Fab jewelery!! Luv ya. AG

  • Lisa Friday February 6, 2013, 9:15 PM

    Since my hubby and I don’t celebrate valentines day- he will tell you (with a hint of sarcasm) that every day is valentines day with me- I may have to treat myself to a Jules Smith piece. LOVE the skull double cuff and the surf bangles!

  • jenny February 7, 2013, 3:59 PM

    That necklace is adorable! Last Valentine’s Day all I wanted was someone else to put away my clean laundry. This year I thinking something more romantic is in order…and that necklace is adorable… 😉

  • Hollee February 7, 2013, 6:26 PM

    I love wearing hearts — have all sorts of heart necklaces. They just find me:)
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  • Mel February 9, 2013, 9:35 AM

    Love it all! Would be perfect for my very romantic v day… A trip to the dentist. 🙂
    We will have to wait until the weekend to celebrate

  • Nicky Findon February 11, 2013, 2:50 PM

    Rachel!! As I sit here online shopping….I’m loving this necklace! I’m going to need to do some shopping with this designer- Clayton should buy me an extra special prize for g’day since I’m stuck at Magee!