What’s your favorite piece from the Fall Winter collection?
Definitely the Claudia earrings. I think they are so different and I get complimented on them all the time. Or Sophie…..or Rory….how do I choose?
What pieces and outfit would you recommend for a Thanksgiving dinner? How about a Holiday party?
You can’t go wrong with the Noel bracelet at a holiday party. For Thanksgiving, you want to be comfy, but stylish. I would wear the Laura earrings with Becky. Keep it simple with a solid sweater (tan) jeans and riding boots.
What is your background?
My family and I live in Baltimore, but just recently moved from Chicago. I work full time as an asset manager for a commercial real estate firm. I travel for work a ton, but found a way to work Guy & Eva in. It’s just slightly more fun than my “real” job. :)
What made you decide to become a Guy & Eva Style Advisor? Did you have any hesitations? Have you done direct sales before?
I had never done direct sales before. I had never been to a home party of any sort. I just loved the jewelry and I thought “I can do that”. I was really missing my time with other women. I felt as if I was all work and kids. This is a way for me to meet other women in the area and it doesn’t feel like work.
How does being a Guy & Eva Style Advisor make you feel? Do you find it rewarding?
I love it!!! I have changed my perception of jewelry. I really feel more stylish and I like having my own business though its not large, I do feel like its mine!
I love the Hailey and I can’t get enough out of my Rachel! I call it my magic necklace because it picks up the color from whatever you are wearing making it so so versatile! I also love that we added more gold!!
What would you pair with a little black dress?
Elizabeth. It would bring a gorgeous pop of color. I’d also wear either the Samantha or the Anna cuffs to tie it all together.
Any other style tips?
Styling is about balance. It’s about creating something that people see and also makes you feel good. Too much jewelry can be overwhelming. Too little lacks a statement. When styling yourself play off your features and be authentic.
I feel so lucky and blessed to be a part of this company and being honored to be Style Advisor of the Month! Everyone cares about one another and I know that I’ve made some of my best friends by deciding to join Guy & Eva. Thank you to everyone at corporate for taking the time to listen to us and for guiding us to be successful in this adventure!
Fall is by far my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather and layering clothes. I also love the Fall colors, the earthy tones in clothing, jewelry, and makeup! You will catch me decked out in camouflage with my bow in hand, wearing a bit of makeup and pretty earrings! My favorite part of fall is hunting season and KSU Wildcat FOOTBALL. Go Wildcats!
What fall trends pieces really caught your eye?
I love the new cuff bracelets, especially Becky in orange. I have to say I also like the Melissa, Kate and Samantha too! The wrap bracelets, Hailey and Ava, are two of my favorites as well. The layering and stacking of jewelry is so much fun!
What’s your favorite piece from the new collection?
Elizabeth. She is my favorite piece…it may be because I was able to wear her at our wonderful Guy & Eva Conference back in July! I swiped her from the table to wear during the last evening. (My daughter took all of my jewelry out of my bag before I left, so I ended up in NJ with none!) I, of course, let some of the wonderful staff know that I was just borrowing in case they noticed the beautiful jewel tones around my neck!
What would you pair with a little black dress?
Well, if I was wearing a little black dress, it would definitely be a special occasion. So, I would wear the Heather necklace. She is a beautiful statement piece. I may wear the Maggie ring for a pop of color too!
What’s motivates you on a daily basis?
Me. I don’t want to come off sounding funny or selfish, because my family and a variety of other things also motivate me. What I mean by me is, if I don’t take care of myself and do good for myself, do things that make me feel good and successful, what example am I providing for my girls and my family? I motivate myself to do better, be better, and provide better. I want to be the best me possible!
What Guy & Eva jewelry pieces will you be wearing from summer into fall?
There are so many favorites, it’s really hard to choose. I am absolutely in love with the Colleen necklace, Gretchen bracelet, and Rhonda earrings from the Spring Summer 2012 and Solstice collections. I can’t wait to pair them with some of the new Fall Winter 2012 Collection pieces!
What’s your dream vacation during these hot summer months?
I can’t get enough beach time, and I love showing off Guy & Eva jewelry with my summer tan! Anywhere exotic with beautiful beaches and fruity drinks is good with me. I love visiting the beautiful Alabama beaches on the Gulf Coast - we truly have the whitest sand you’ll find! If I could choose ANYWHERE, I’d want to visit the Mediterranean area because I LOVE Greek food.
What is your favorite piece to wear on a night out?
If I’m going for glam, I like to pair the Avery necklace with the Lisbon earrings and Nadine ring. When I go out to dinner at the beach, I love the warm tones of the Leigh earrings and Christie bracelet with the Trista ring. Then there’s the sophisticated combination of wearing the Claudia earrings and Sunny bracelet with a LBD (little black dress).
What’s your summer tv guilty pleasure?
I have to admit, I love watching Storage Wars and Chopped for some good mindless entertainment!
What advice do you have for building a can’t-miss jewelry wardrobe?
When building your jewelry collection, especially during the transition of seasons, make sure to get a good balance of pieces that you will wear with confidence. Try to have enough statement pieces that make you feel fabulous when you wear them, but also have several good basic pieces that will mix and match with those statement pieces without taking away from the focus!
What’s your go-to summer outfit and what jewelry items complete your look?
My favorite summer outfit would be my black halter dress because I can wear any of my goregeous Guy and Eva jewelry with it and it gives the dress a different look each time! My favorite summer Guy & Eva pieces right now are the Peggy necklace, Rhonda earrings and the Kayte bracelet!!! LOVE!!!
Tell us what a Summer Style Session with you would be like.
A summer style session with me is guaranteed to be a good time! I normally let the hostess decide if she wants to have a theme - especially in the summer months.. So far, we’ve had Tiki Party Maddness, Margarita Fun, and Pool/Beach Party. Every single one has been well worth the time and has been beneficial to me and to the hostess!!!! All guests have a fun time and LOVE the jewelry!!!!
How do you and your family stay cool during the hot summer months?
My family loves to hang out by the pool during the hot summer months!!! It’s the only way to really enjoy the sun and still stay cool!
Favorite Summer food?
My favorite summer food is definitely WATERMELON!!!!
When starting a new jewelry wardrobe, it is essential to pick simple, classic pieces that will go with many different outfits. For example, a classic pair of studs, simple gold and silver hoops, a good pearl necklace, etc. Find 10 of the best items to start with in your wardrobe in our new Pinterest board. These should cover all the basics!