Star-Studded Fourth

30 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs 4th of July Outfit Ideas

The Fourth of July is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year – synonymous with burgers and popsicles while the festivity requires celebrations outdoors, soaking up the summer sun and enjoying a cold beverage with family and friends. For all your patriotic activities, we have your perfect ensemble. A mixed patterned dress and espadrille sandals paired with our Aria Selene triangle necklace and Julianne Himiko studs make for a festive look. Whether you are going to be sitting on the grass by the lake, hanging out at the beach or enjoying an old fashioned BBQ, we hope you have a safe and happy Fourth!

1. Felt Hat 2. Floral Shirtdress 3. Aria Selene Necklace 4. Prada Sunglasses 5. Zimmerman Sandals 6. Chloe Shoulder Bag 7. Julianne Himiko Studs 8. Chanel Polish in Laque Rouge

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Shop Office Favorites

23 Jun

Dana Rebecca Office Favorites

If you follow along on our Instagram, you know we’re big fans of a good stacking situation. With new pieces coming in weekly, we’re always thinking of fun and creative ways to layer our jewels. Office fun fact: We all just got our 2nd ear piercing recently to add more DRD to our own personal collections! (Talk about dedication, right?) We’ve rounded up a few office favorites for you to shop directly below! What’s your favorite combination?

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Must Read: InStyle July Issue

16 Jun

Zoe Saldana Instyle Summer Trends Rose Gold Jewelry Trend

Have you picked up the July issue of InStyle? If you haven’t heard by now, it’s rosé season (& we’re not just talking about champagne!) The #yeswayrose hashtag has taken over Instagram and InStyle has taken note, highlighting out-of-the-box rosé-inspired pieces to add to your looks now. Making the list in their “What’s Now: Pink Party” piece is our Aria Selene Multi Band Ring, perfect for everyday wear. Designed in an organic shape, the natural movement makes this ring a must-have luxurious accent.

InStyle Summer Trends Rose Gold Jewelry Trend Lauren Conrad Bridesmaid Gift

Aside from rosé season, it’s also wedding season & Lauren Conrad spills her secrets for staying calm as the big day approaches, dishing advice on personal touches to no-fail gifts for bridesmaids. From our Sylvie Rose necklace to wear on the wedding day to a romper and robe for getting ready, Lauren put together the perfect bridesmaid package for each of her ladies!

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MEET BLOGGER LAUREN NELSON

11 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs New York Blogger Lauren Nelson

Once a month we highlight one of our favorite bloggers! Meet Lauren Nelson, the New York based creative mind behind her self-named lifestyle blog, lauren-nelson.com. On her well-curated blog, Lauren shares her love for interior design, fashion, travel & beauty. Get to know Lauren as she dishes on her best kept beauty secrets, favorite hangouts in both Chicago & New York, and tips for networking below.

HOW DO YOU JUGGLE A FULL-TIME JOB & BLOGGING? This is a tough one! Sometimes I don’t know how I manage both as it can get quite overwhelming. My day job takes priority over my blog and there are days where I have to accept there will be no new content going live on my site. I work a ton on the weekends to line up content that I can roll out over the following 1-3 weeks. If I get struck with an idea at work, I will write it down or save it as a draft so I know to come back to it later. I also make sure to line up a queue of Instagram photos that I can use throughout the week as well.  

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TIPS FOR NETWORKING EFFECTIVELY: I love scheduling breakfast meetings. The morning is really the only guaranteed time I know I have available to meet and network with brands. My evenings tend to fill up quickly with client entertainment obligations for my job and events for the blog. Oh, and I also try to have a personal life and work out.

HOW DO YOU WIND DOWN? I’m obsessed with Candy Crush. Anyone else? I’m such a nerd but I love playing to wind down. Or I just get off my phone completely if I need a digital detox. 

TOP 3 STAPLE PIECES EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN: A classic navy blazer that can take you from work to play, the perfect pair of skinny jeans (my personal favorite are from AG), and black heels.

Dana Rebecca Designs New York Blogger Lauren Nelson

CAN’T GET THROUGH A DAY WITHOUT: Coffee!

CURRENTLY OBSESSING OVER: Ginger jars and turkish towels.

FAVORITE HANGOUTS IN THE CITY: I have so many here in New York. Rosemary’s is my go-to in the west village, East Pole on the Upper East Side, Delectica Cafe in Murray Hill, Tartine in West Village, The Smith on 3rd Ave, and Catch in Meatpacking. My old favorite Chicago hangouts are Old Town Social, Benchmark and Siena Tavern.

Dana Rebecca Designs New York Blogger Lauren Nelson

MUST-HAVE SUMMER TREND: I’m loving off the shoulder pieces right now! Shopbop has a great selection – I love this top and this dress.

MUST-OWN JEWELRY: Everyday earrings, a cocktail ring and a long necklace that can dress up any outfit. 

BEST KEPT BEAUTY SECRET: Skincare is one of my favorite hobbies! A few of my favorite best kept secrets are Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream (a little pricey but worth it), Ole Henrikson’s Collagen Booster is a gem, and I’ve been loving Dermalogica’s entire line.

Dana Rebecca Designs New York blogger Lauren Nelson

BEST TIPS FOR BRANDING YOURSELF: Stay focused. If you create content you love, your brand will develop over time. I’m still evolving my own personal brand. I think your interests and priorities change as you get older and it’s important to embrace that. Don’t be afraid to cover various topics as you grow.

FAVORITE DRD PIECE & WHY: I have been such a fan of Dana ever since I met her back in 2011 when I was living in Chicago. I love the Lauren Joy Mini Necklace and the Sylvie Rose Bar Necklace. They look great stacked together! 

Dana Rebecca Designs New York blogger Lauren Nelson

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Lacquer It On!

9 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs Summer Nail Polish Trends

We searched for this season’s hottest manicure looks for the summer and it leaves us nothing short of fun! From bright boysenberry to mustard yellows, we have the perfect hues that will look great on your fingers as you slowly start to safely gain a golden tan. For our sophisticated woman, we have a soft peach to add a splash of color to that crisp white shirt and rose gold jewels. Our Kathryn Lynn eternity band or Sophia Ryan statement ring will stand out beautifully with any fresh manicure. Treat your hands to a new look this summer. Your hands will be happy you did!

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DRD Bride: Kristin Scrimalli

2 Jun

Dana Rebecca Designs Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

THE COUPLE: Ben and I met in 2007 at a concert in Boulder, Colorado. We had a lot in common and were both from the Philadelphia area. We were friends for many years before we started dating in the early summer of 2011. Shortly after we started dating, I moved to Philly to be with Ben and I knew he was the one. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend on November 8th, 2015 and we are now expecting our first child together!

Dana Rebecca Designs Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

THE PARTY: Starting with daytime activities for our guests at my family’s country club to a French-inspired rehearsal dinner, we wanted everyone to get acquainted before our wedding day, stretching it into a unique 3-day celebration. From the moment our guests walked through the door at the Ritz, they were immersed in the beautiful old marble which was used as a backdrop for the entire event. The Ritz pushed us to think outside of the box, allowing us to take over the lobby for cocktail hour and adding deep fried twinkies to the late night menu.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: We added a unique touch by having an artist capture the event in real time by painting the celebration on the dance floor. We selected a band that we knew would bring all of the generations of guests together through music. The entire night the dance floor was not only packed, it was spilling over. Late night soft pretzels and cheesesteaks were served to represent the Philadelphia food scene. My dress was a one-of-a-kind designed by Matthew Christopher that had strategic beading with beautiful fabric inlays throughout. My Blahnik‘s and DRD Jessica Leigh drop earrings showcased the beading on my dress and served as the perfect touch of sparkle.

Dana Rebecca Designs Bride Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?

I’ve always been a jewelry girl, so my wedding day jewels had to be just right. I wanted something classic and beautiful but also something I could dress up or dress down after the wedding. The drop earrings were ornate, light and added to my overall look instead of competing for attention. Ben went with a custom DRD white gold wedding band with a rose gold inlay and one round diamonds. I went for a thin, white gold and diamond eternity band that stacks beautifully with my engagement ring and is the perfect amount of bling.

Dana Rebecca Designs Kristin Scrimalli Bridal Jewelry

TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.

I’ll be wearing my Jessica Leigh earrings to the wedding of one of my bridesmaids on June 5th!

NEXT PIECE ON YOUR WISH LIST?

Definitely the stunning DRD diamond hoops. I’ve had my eye on them for a while. Maybe a push present? Hint, hint!

Photos by Marie Labbancz / KRT Photo

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Gifts for the Grad

28 May

Dana Rebecca Designs Graduation Gift Ideas

1. Planner 2. Lisa Michelle Necklace 3. Custom Initial Ring 4. Creed Perfume 5. Business Card Holder 6. Leopard iPad Case 7. Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote 8. Emily Sarah Studs 9. Fresh Flowers

One of the most rewarding times of the year is upon us, where our loved ones and friends celebrate their accomplishments of becoming alumni. Treat your graduate to diamond studs or customize an initial ring to remind them of just how proud you are. If they are entering the professional world, a great tote or business card holder is essential to their success. Your grads deserve a gift as big as their dreams. With their thinking caps and DRD, they can begin their journey with a statement! Congratulations, class of 2015!

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Office Favorites: Annie

26 May

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites How to Layer Necklaces Annie Showalter

Time to get to know the team behind DRD + find out which pieces we’re currently loving! With new pieces coming in weekly, we’re always thinking of fun & creative ways to stack our jewels. Our account executive, Annie, swaps her go-to heavy layers for light, minimal jewelry in the summer, pairing a Jemma Morgan dagger with a Jennifer Yamina bar necklace.

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites Annie Showalter How to Layer Necklaces

Both pieces can be worn alone, but together they shine as an unexpected, creative pair. Wear this combo with a bar ring or studs and your jewelry uniform for the summer is set! No fuss – diamonds and sunshine are all you’ll need. GET THE LOOK below!

Dana Rebecca Designs Office Favorites How to Layer Necklaces Annie Showalter

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Set the Bar for Summer

21 May

Dana Rebecca Designs Memorial Day Outfit Idea

Illesteva Sunglasses | Embroidered White Dress / Coverup | Katie Z Ring | Jennifer Yamina RingLa Mer Sunscreen | High-Waisted Bikini | Allison Joy Studs | Straw Fedora | Stella McCartney Tote | Jimmy Choo Leather Sandals

As the unofficial summer kick-off, Memorial Day means it’s time to get ourselves beach ready! With a weekend full of barbecues and boating, we all want to look and feel effortless and chic. High-waisted bikinis and strappy sandals make a fashion statement while our delicate jewels add some sparkle. Stock up on diamonds and sunscreen, because summer is right around the corner! How will you wear your DRD this season?

xx,
Happy Memorial Day! We remember those who have fought for our nation and those whose families lost a family member for their bravery. Thank you, we salute you!

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Shop Insta-Faves

19 May

Shop Dana Rebecca Instagram Favorites Delicate Jewelry

To say we’re Instagram obsessed would be an understatement. (Bring on your best DRD selfie using #DRDgirl!) From sneak peeks of our office life & weekends about town to new ways we love to layer our pieces, our Instagram is nothing short of an insider view into our lives. Today we’re rounding up your favorite & most liked DRD snaps to make shopping them that much easier. 

Shop Dana Rebecca Instagram Favorites Delicate Jewelry

We want to hear from you! Tell us in the comments below what you want to see more photos of & we’ll be sure to add them to the mix.

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The Next DRD Bride

13 May

Dana Rebecca Bridal Jewelry DRD Bride

Are you a DRD bride? Once a month we highlight one of our brides on the blog, giving our readers a play-by-play of the big day from the very beginning: how they met, the party, the details & of course, the bling. Whether it’s a DRD engagement ring or that perfect pair of drop earrings, we love to see how our brides put their own spin and personality on the pieces, taking the jewelry well beyond the wedding day. Interested in being our next feature? Send an intro e-mail our way to merisa@danarebeccadesigns.com.

Get to know some of our past brides + get a look into their big day here.

Dana Rebecca Bridal Jewelry Features DRD Bride

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Are you a DRD girl?

5 May

Dana Rebecca Designs DRD Girl

We’re firm believers in wearing what you own. From the very beginning, the goal of DRD has been that jewelry should never sit in a jewelry box reserved for a special occasion. We want the jewelry to feel timeless, classic and functional on a daily basis, morning to night. The DRD girl is a girl that loves to layer and isn’t afraid to mix & match! Are you a DRD girl? Share how and where you wear your pieces on our Instagram using #DRDgirl or post on our Facebook page to be featured as our Girl of the Month.

Dana Rebecca Designs DRD Girl

Photos: Brittney in a Sylvie Rose Bar | Molly of A Piece of Toast in a Lauren Joy Mini Necklace

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Exclusive Mother’s Day Offer

28 Apr

Dana Rebecca Mother's Day Promotion Code

Show Mom she’s a gem! Brighten her day with a little sparkle. For a limited time only, we are offering an exclusive Mother’s Day offer on our Allison Joy short bar necklaces. The unique and striking necklaces are adorned with sapphire bar pendants and spruce up everyday looks with just the right amount of color. Impressive as a stand-alone piece but also makes a stunning statement when layered with other delicate pieces. Choose between 16 and 18 inch options in a variety of colors & use code MOM25 to receive 25% off. Offer valid on Allison Joy short bar necklaces only, until midnight CST, Sunday May 10, 2015.

Dana Rebecca Mother's Day Promotion Code

Looking for other gift ideas? Lucky for you – diamonds always fit! From personalized jewelry to everyday minimalistic staples, our Mother’s Day gift guide has a wide selection of beautiful gifts. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, wife, or daughter, we’ll help you find a gift that is just right for the woman in your life.

Dana Rebecca Designs Mother's Day Gift Guide

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DRD Behind the Scenes

23 Apr

Dana Rebecca Jewelry Lookbook

Earlier this month we shot our next lookbook in New York, showcasing bold and vibrant new pieces we’re so excited to share with you! Our dream team couldn’t have been more of a pleasure to work with: gorgeous model Erica Candice, in-demand makeup artist Paige Campbell and our go-to NY photographers behind the lens capturing all of the beauty. Our new collections include a combination of feminine geometric gems plus a fresh take on old favorites. Check out a few behind-the-scenes snippets from our shoot below + follow along on our Instagram for more sneak peeks of new products in the coming month!

Dana Rebecca Jewelry Lookbook

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