Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jewelry Designer Crush: Jess Leigh Jewels

 If you've been following us on Instagram or the blog as of late, then you'll probably recognize some of these adorable pieces of jewelry we've been sporting the past few weeks. The necklace I'm wearing in this first photo, and the other lovely pieces throughout this post are one of a kind designs created by New Orleans designer Jess Leigh Gholston of Jess Leigh Jewels. Lindsey and I adore her handmade designs and became immediate fans when we saw some of the chained body pieces she crafted for NOLA Fashion Week (see here, here and here, and swoon). So naturally, we were thrilled when she sent us some of her affordable pieces in the mail! 

This first Butterfly pendant necklace is my favorite Jess Leigh Jewels piece - it's an antique escutcheon plate from the 1800's, used to cover a door keyhole at one point. Just adore it! I love its sexy Egyptian vibe. It works with everything which is why Lindsey and I keep reaching for it. We wore this piece in a recent photoshoot so you will be seeing more of it. ; )

 Another favorite piece of ours is the round vintage button ring that Lindsey is wearing below. We love the pop of white in the middle for summer. This ring looks awesome with a relaxed chic look.

 Another piece Jess Leigh sent was this adorable threaded ribbon tie bracelet. We love it worn on the ankle. Looks great with this slinky Helmut Lang asymmetrical skirt (and also looks good with cut-off jean shorts).

Finally, we adore the raw lapis stone on this last pendant necklace, dubbed the Adventurine (love the name : ). The natural beauty of this piece is striking. Obsessed. This long pendant has been the answer to a lot of our basic summer tanks, and it matches with everything. It may be bright jade, but we consider this natural rock a neutral. You'll be seeing more of this necklace from our recent photoshoot. : ) 

As a special treat for our Laylon followers, Jess Leigh is kindly offering 30% off of her designs from now through July 10! The discount code is:  jljandlaylon 

Definitely check out her designs on her website and on Instagram here

FYI, here are a few of our faves:

 Large Arrowhead Gold Necklace (The arrowhead is 5 and a half inches long) #need |   The Raw Druzy Agate necklace  |  Small Agate Sterling necklace  |  Faceted Turquoise Rectangle necklace

Happy Wednesday to y'all! 
x, Mary

First outfit: Free People top and skirt | Second outfit: Show Me Your Mumu blouse, Helmut Lang Skirt | Third outfit: Bobi cotton top, Coach bag | Fourth outfit: Free People top and skirt
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  1. Love this blog! Lindsay's feet look just like Katy Perry's! :)


  2. Hi Mary,

    My name is Michele and I'd like to invite you both to a fashion media event in Birmingham. Could you drop me a line? michele @

    Thank youi!

  3. Hello! I recently stumbled across your Instagram which led me to your blog (That winged eyeliner post was seriously helpful). I'd love to get in contact with you two about collaboration opportunities. If you could email me at, or provide me with an email that would be great. Thank you!


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