Your 2016 Beach Style Guide

With Memorial day weekend right around the corner it's a great time to start thinking about your 2016 beach style. Every year styles evolve and trends come and go and this year is no different. Off the shoulder swimsuits, pom beach bags, caftan cover-ups, gold jewelry and both neutral and pastel colors are in. Keep it simple, chic and modern this beach season with style that will have you saying, "hell yeah I'm feeling this look". Check out our 2016 beach style guide created to inspire you to look your best this upcoming season! Prices range from $48-$445 but there are always alternatives to higher priced items. Get inspired and find similar pieces that meet your budget!
         
    Beach style

 

Here are the links where you can find all these beach ready looks:

 

1. Madewell Coronado straw hat  

2. M.Cruz Mar cuff 

3. Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini 

4. Aquazzzzura Palm beach wedge espadrilles 

5. Taft Collections Catarina caftan

6. M.Cruz Sun stud earrings

7. IIIesteva plan beach sunglasses

8. Talbots Multi stripes basket tote

9. M.Cruz Mar ring

10. Serena & Lily beach towel

If you loved any of these looks please share them in the comments below. We would love to see how you style M.Cruz Jewelry so please follow us on Instagram @mcruzjewelry and hashtag your photos with #mcruzjewelry.

xo,

Melissa 

 

 

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• Love Stories • Beautifully Seaside

LOVE

 

I'm so happy to introduce Love Stories to the blog. Every month I will feature a love story to uplift, inspire and encourage you. This month I have the pleasure of sharing one of my favorite bloggers, Desiree of Beautifully Seaside love story. She shares how she met her hubby, the proposal and wedding, words of wisdom and more. In Desiree's words here goes...

How We Met

My husband and I first met in PE class, when I was in 10th grade and he was the only senior in the class. We never talked; however, I knew he was a great guy, because he always respected the teacher and did his best in all the activities. Our paths crossed again two weeks before I graduated high school, and we've been together ever since. I fell head-over-heels in love with him, because he was smart, stable, full of faith and has a great sense of humor. And he still makes me laugh to this day!

Proposal and Wedding

My husband proposed to me a few weeks after the category 5 Hurricane Andrew hit Miami in 1992. None of our homes had air conditioning a few weeks after the storm, and he popped the question after I had been helping my mom clean the house all day with no air conditioning! After he proposed, I quickly showered and we drove around to find the closest restaurant that had air conditioning to celebrate our engagement over lunch. I was 20, and he was 22. I was still going to school, and he had just graduated from the University of Florida.

We had a huge, beautiful wedding with about three hundred guests, thanks to our parents who paid for all of it! Everyone had a blast dancing the night away, and we left the next day for our tropical honeymoon in Mexico.

Family

My husband and I started having children right away; and within a few months of our marriage in 1993, we were expecting our first of three boys, who is now a junior in college. Our second son is a senior in high school and our youngest is a sophomore. All three boys bring so much joy to our lives, and I thank the Lord for blessing us with them. We enjoy all kinds of activities as a family, and it's nice to see that our boys still enjoy being around us!

 

Words of Wisdom

The most important thing in my life is my faith. I've always been close to the Lord, and my faith has seen me through many hardships and disappointments. My faith in God has also brought me joy that no one else could give, and I make sure to share the Good News of Jesus with my boys all the time. These seeds of faith I planted in them when they were babies have grown into a faith in God that they can call their own. Some of the scriptures I share with my family and friends are:

I am with you always. Matthew 28:20 Take your thoughts captive. 2 Corinthians 10:5 The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 and Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

The Single Most Important Thing

Jesus! He is my anchor and my rock in whom I trust. Before I do anything, I pray and ask the Lord to be in control.

My Blog Beautifully Seaside

My blog in itself is a blessing straight from the Lord. When my boys were little, I dreamed of doing exactly what I'm doing now-- sharing what I love with readers. Back then, there weren't any blogs; and creating a website proved to be too expensive for me to do. In 2010, I stumbled upon a blogger who was doing what I had dreamed of many years before. My heart sang, and I was thrilled to start my new blog the very next day for free! What began as a hobby with only a few readers, my husband and parents, has grown into something I would never have imagined. I thank the Lord for blessing me with the desires of my heart, and I'm so thankful to my family, friends and readers who have supported my blog throughout the years!

Three things behind the inspiration of my blog are: Coastal living, Hamptons style, and the movie "Something's Gotta Give." With these inspirations in mind; my goal is to share what I love in fashion, home design, food, and travel.

I would like to thank Desiree for sharing her love story with us, it was inspiring! If you want to share your love story, please email a 500 word narrative to hello@mcruzjewelry.com. 
                                                              xo,
                                                         Melissa
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Fall Favorites 2015 :: M. is for Monochrome

Fall Favorites 2015  

This fall, we’re all about the simplicity of monochrome.

It's officially Fall!  Dressing for this colorful season is easy, breezy.  Just let the bright autumn tones do all the work and keep it crisp and clean with the timeless classiness of your grays, whites, and blacks.  Top it all off with some of M.Cruz Jewelry’s finest and you’ll easily be turning heads at the office or just out on the street.

Here are some of our 2015 Fall Favorites below.

Shop the Look: Necklace – Maria Onyx Necklace (M.Cruz Jewelry) Bracelet – Esther Cuff Bracelet (M.Cruz Jewelry) Ring – Page Lapis Ring (M.Cruz Jewelry) Dress – Turtleneck Micro-Stripe Sleeveless Dress (Banana Republic) Scarf – Factory Forest Print Scarf (Banana Republic) Watch – Reva Goldtone Stainless Steal & Leather Double-Wrap Strap Watch (Tory Burch) Bag – Perry Leather Tote Bag (Tory Burch)
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Audrey Magazine Features the "Vanessa" Ring in Fall Issue

Spotted in this month's Fall Issue of Audrey Magazine:

I'm so grateful that this month's Fall issue of Audrey Magazine features our "Vanessa" Ring. The magazine covers entertainment, trends, lifestyle and fashion from the perspective of the Asian-American woman. Anna Park, the editor, is such a pleasure to work with and I encourage you to check out the magazine online. If you like what you see order a yearly subscription and receive a new copy every season. Take a look at the feature below! Yay! Vanessa Ring in Audrey Magazine  

Since we launched the collection this past April, the "Vanessa" ring has been our bestseller.

It's simple modern design creates a statement piece you can wear daily, dress up and feel comfortable wearing. Some of my customers even wear it as a wedding band! A lot of love and attention went into this design and I'm so happy to see it's getting some love! If you want to add  the "Vanessa" to your collection go here.

xo, Mel

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Summer Dresses

summer deals!-3  

It doesn't quite feel like summer is near in NYC this week but I did find really great summer dresses for the season. Summer is one of my favorite seasons because of the long beach days, weekend getaways and overall fun time with family and friends. So in honor of the season, I complied my favorite summer picks.  Whether for travel, brunching with the girls, a daytime wedding, rooftop boozing or a weekend getaway these dresses will look fabulous! The best part is they are all available in petite sizes. As a petite lady myself (under 5 ft) I love to find clothes that will fit perfectly and feel it's only right to share with my fellow petite ladies. These dresses are all priced under $159 and these stores frequently offer sales, so if patient, you can snatch these dresses at a great price! I added our Maggie pearl lariat necklace to the mix. It's simple, classic design will compliment these dresses and work well as a layering piece, one of the seasons trends.

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                                       Here are the links to all these lovelies:

1. Banana Republic red high low dress; 2. Loft tiered olive green dress;3. Loft short white eyelet dress;  4. Loft black cami dress; 5. Maggie Pearl Lariat; 6. Madewell white off the shoulder dress; 7. Banana Republic V neck dress; 8. Ann Taylor tiered dress; 9. Loft black and white strip dress.

Several of these dresses are 30%-40% off as of today. If you love the Maggie necklace, enjoy 15% off your purchase with code HAPPY.

Happy shopping ladies!

xo, Mel

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