May is Gold Month.


I have a pretty great collection of jewelry – we’ll just call it an occupational hazard, shall we? But even though I work for a jewelry brand, my favorite pieces are the sentimental ones, the ones with special meaning – especially family pieces that have been handed down to me. The necklaces I’m wearing in today’s post are actually gold charms from my grandmother’s jewelry box. As a kid, my mom would let us sort through her jewelry and play dress-up with them, and slowly, with time, she’s passed down some of my favorite pieces. I’ve been wearing these charms with delicate chains – pairing old with new to give them new life.

I put together this outfit in as May is actually Gold Month (who knew!?) to highlight some of my favorite gold pieces – old and new. May is a time for Mother’s Day, graduation, bridal showers, anniversaries… and treating yourself to special gold pieces. I recently treated myself to this Ariel Gordon Signet ring.

In celebration of May is Gold Month, MIGM is hosting two sweepstakes and one contest to help support the initiative, and you can go here to get trend reports.

  • If you subscribe to the MIGM mailing list, you’ll be entered to win a $1000 gift card to the participating retail jeweler of your choice.
  • MIGM is hosting a Pinterest contest – you can win a $950 pair of earrings (More information here)
  • Lastly, they’re hosting an Instagram contest. You can win a $1500 bangle by sharing gold product or inspiration using hashtag #MIGMcontest. The image with the most likes as of May 31st wins.





These gold earrings, from Kathleen Whitaker, are a new favorite.


Shop the Post:  Chelsea28 Blazer { a new fave and such a good price} // Chelsea28 Camisole {one of my fave basics – have it in four colors!} // J. Brand Black Jeans // Sole Society Sandals // Saint Laurent Bag {even smaller version here, and love these colors too} // Vintage Necklaces // Kathleen Whitaker Staple + Chain Earrings // BaubleBar Cuff Bracelet

photography by Lydia Hudgens

Thank you to Style Coalition and May is Gold Month for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Saša Rakovec:

    I love your earrings girl!!!

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  2. Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl:

    I’m loving that mini chain strap bag…it’s so perfect!!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  3. Christina Storm:

    Love this look! Great backdrop!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  4. Abby:

    I love all your gold pieces, but I especially love your nail color! I would love to know the color/brand!

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    • Grace Atwood:

      thanks Abby! It is Essie Fiji 🙂

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  5. strollingthecityinheels:

    Beautiful! I love family pieces as well. I wore the necklace that my great grandmother, grandmother and mother all wore on their wedding day on mine!
    xo Emma

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  6. westvillagevoyager:

    Lovely! I love pieces with a strong history – my favorites are rings/bracelets from my grandmothers/mother 🙂


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  7. Andrea:

    You look fantastic! I love your cute necklaces and I have to tell you, the ‘new’ hair looks awesome! The lighter blonde suits you perfectly! 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  8. fashionsbit:

    Your grandma has a great sense of fashion! Love bag too!

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  9. comfortablyychic:

    Love the all black with gold jewelry look 🙂

    xo, jen

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  10. Kate:

    Where is your watch from?

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    • Grace Atwood:

      Hi Kate, it is a Rolex. 🙂

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  11. Erica:

    I agree with Abby, love the polish! I also love your rings. Where are they from? I’ve been looking for a cute gold band or two. They look great on you!

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  12. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles:

    Love how you accessorized the mono-black suit with these pretty gold jewelry….happy to have found your blog!


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