Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Diamonds are a girl's best friend!


Marilyn Monroe: Glamour at its finest, and part 2 of our iconic women series (check out part 1, the Frida Kahlo collection, here)! So if you're looking to kick up your style, grab the boldest lipstick you can, curl your hair and seal with the boldest hairspray you can find*, and treat yourself to some diamonds!

MARILYN NECKLACE

She sang "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend," but had she ever seen this crystal necklace? Packing a whole lot of sparkle, this necklace would have been worthy of Marilyn's collarbone at the Oscars.

Wear it with your finest apparel for a night out on the town, or dress it down with a checked button-down and a pair of jeans. (The latter being my preferred mode.)

Either way, love the sparkle and the variegation of warm and cool crystals--which add depth and glamour. This necklace might just be my new best friend. Adjustable from 16"-20". Imported.


MARILYN DANGLE

Iconic. Simple. Sparkly. Fabulous. Vintage post earrings with clear crystals. I spied these in a warehouse full of vintage treasures, and I knew they were destined for Darly.

~1.25" long.


*We love this Marilyn makeup and hair tutorial by our friends at The BeYOUty Bureau.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Brunch with Darlybird

Here at Darlybird, we're all about food (just kidding, we're all about jewelry, and toys, and general darling-ness). But we do love a good holiday and delicious food to go along with it! Check out this roundup of fruit-based (and one definitely sugar-based) brunch/dessert ideas for your Easter Sunday (or general upcoming springtime celebration):


Orange Marmalade Rolls from The Pioneer Woman






Raspberry Turnovers by French Press


Lemon Thyme Bars by DMR Fine Foods


4-Ingredient Easter Egg (Golden) Oreo Truffles by Gimme Some Oven

Do you have any Easter food traditions? 
We'd love to hear about them!
Leave a comment below.

*I'm going to keep pinning more Easter brunch ideas on a Pinterest board throughout the week leading up to Easter. Find that here!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Springtime with her healing grace


Winter was a wicked one this year. I spent a solid month frantically exercising and crafting, trying to distract my mind and keep moving forward. I don't think I've ever worked so hard at anything in my life, but I willingly gave all my effort to escape that grey.

Despite all of my efforts, the earth gave me the final burst of light I needed to heal- literally. Spring came, the mountains lost their winter coat, and I found strength and wellness again. The earth and everything around it is blooming again, and it's just the best.

We are basking in springtime bliss here at Darlybird. Rachel sent me this quote and I want to pass it onto you:


To welcome spring, I have been hiking in the day, running in the evening, and putting lemon in everything (lemon zucchini bread? yes please!)

How have you been celebrating spring? We'd love to hear from you! Comment below!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pinterest Giveaway!



Good things are coming to Darlybird this spring! We're about to launch a redesign of the website, and we have just added a bunch of new items, including our new series of jewelry inspired by iconic women (more of that coming soon!) and fantastic zodiac brass charm earrings! So fun! To celebrate, we want to do a giveaway.


The giveaway is now closed! Thanks to all who participated! You will be receiving your earrings soon! Keep checking the Darlyblog for future blog posts, Darlybird news, and giveaways!

The first 20 people to pin 10 of their favorite Darlybird items will get a pair of earrings shipped to them for FREE! (If you've pinned Darlybird items in the past, those don't count toward your 10).  Come back here and comment—include the link to your Pinterest page and tell us three of the items you pinned. Then email Rachel at rachel(at)darlybird.com with your shipping address. You'll get a little package in the mail in a week or two.

Happy pinning, dear friends!!

-Allison

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fridalicious!


Frida Kahlo, what a woman! If you're looking to channel Frida and add more color into your accessories, you've come to the right place. Darlybird is pleased to present our new jewelry items inspired by this iconic artist and her vibrant style!



Can I hear an "Amen" for these earrings? A stunning combo of vintage fuchsia roses, aquamarine crystals, and gold-plated and faceted teardrop beads. Inspired by Frida Kahlo, the mysterious and vivacious Mexican artist who knew that holding back was not always an admirable quality.


1.5" long on hypo-allergenic posts.



Frida inspired the color and textures of these clips. I think she would have worn them, had they been around while she was. I might have to grow my hair out longer just to be able to pull these off. They are that beautiful!


Set of three brass clips with vintage ornamentation: a painted metal flower, 5 Tiffany-set emerald Swarovski crystals, and a large Topaz Swarovski crystal.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Springtime at Darlybird!

Check out Darlybird for new bags, totes, & pouches...



...and new bracelets & cuffs!



And if you find yourself in Utah County...

...be sure to stop by Harmony for more Darlybird! 315 E. Center St., Provo UT


^ Photo from the Darlybird Instagram. We're embracing springtime with everything we've got!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift: Earring of the Month Club

Did I spend the morning Pinterest-ing "Galentines Day"? Yes, I did. (Thank you, Leslie Knope). I'm all about holidays. But I'm also, unfortunately, all about losing track of time. Which is why I just starting to work on Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day gifts this morning. Luckily, if you're like me in this regard, Darlybird has you covered!


The year may have already started, but it's not too late to sign your loved ones and gal pals up for the Earring of the Month Club! You can choose from either a 6 or 12-month membership. It's the perfect gift that keeps on giving! (Not convinced? Find some testimonials here). More info on the Earring of the Month Club and individual Darlybird accessories here.

If you're local in Provo, stop by Harmony to pick up some last minute Darlybird Valentine's Day products and accessories! Harmony is located at 315 East Center Street in Provo, Utah.