I go through jewelry phases. Sometimes I don't want to wear anything other times I want to bauble it up. Lately I've been in serious necklace mode -- not wearing one makes me feel kind of naked. And when I saw the line from Leviticus Jewelry (earrings, bracelets, cufflinks, and necklaces, oh my), I fell in love! Plus, the prices are so good. Hmm...maybe because their made by a smart, sensible, and oh-so super stylish mom!
The adorable Levitin family
Tara Levitin is the Houston mama behind these handmade and one-of--a-kind pieces made with a mix of metals and all posessing that antique, super chic feel. Tara's children, 3 1/2 year-old Lucy and 8 month-old Tex, are the reasons she was able to create Leviticus Jewelry. She wanted to be a work-at-home mom.
Tara says that the biggest challenge she faces since she works from home is "trying to find a healthy balance between work time and spending time with my family. Too be honest, I haven't quite figured it all out yet."
I know a lot of moms out there who can relate.
I asked Tara what beauty and style things changed most for her after becoming a mom. She shared, "Well, a few months after I had my daughter, I started dressing really plain because I thought that was how moms were supposed to dress. I felt less creative because I wasn't me. I got back into my own style and felt 100 percent better. So, I found out you can still be a great mom without falling into the stereotypical 'mom' look."
Tara's morning routine may sound familiar. "I wake up, feed the kids, drink as much caffeine as humanly possible, and then I get to work."
Her daughter Lucy is one of her biggest fans. "She always requests that I make her one of whatever I am making so that she can wear it to pre-school. Kids have a mind of their own!"
Count me as one of her biggest fans, too. These are just four of my favorites:
- Leaky Faucet necklace ($89) -- one-of-a-kind...one of the more expensive pieces, but so cool!
- Fern necklace ($20) -- I will always love nature inspired jewelry.
- Metal necklace ($25) -- Rock 'n' roll!
- The Flock necklace ($59) -- Love how the charms are on the side.
Tara has some pieces on sale for as low as $5! And she's going to be adding rings to her line soon, too. Check it all out at LeviticusJewelry.com.
Which one is your favorite?