June gloom, friends. It’s a real thing. I, personally, like to think of it as a metaphor. (Because, honestly, changes in weather don’t bother me.) It is those days when the shining sun is elusive, the bright side of things masked by grey. Missed alarm clocks, misplaced keys, the domino effect of one thing after another going wrong. This is the gloom I’m speaking of. Nothing life changing, but a downer nonetheless. One way I give myself a break from these types of days is to practice self-care in whatever way I can. More often than not, this means taking the initiative to look and feel my best so that the energy from that will propel me into a better atmosphere. I firmly believe that embracing beauty begets beauty. It’s contagious, after all.
Live & Conquer is one of those brands I hold in my back pocket for such occasions. Cheyenne Raduha is a gifted artist who turns out beautiful photography and jewelry based on the world around her. Her line of jewelry, Live & Conquer, is evocative and humble. The pieces are minimal and designed to accompany you on your life’s journey like a talisman. I am so incredibly drawn to this Double Druzy Ring and the Arc Bangle is perfection. Live & Conquer is a great reminder that beauty is right at your fingertips (or wrist, as the case may be.)