Pandora 20 | February limited-edition Charm + The Story Behind My First Pandora Charm

This year, Pandora celebrates their 20th anniversary of the, Pandora Moments charm bracelet. To celebrate 20 years of collecting, Pandora is going through their archives and bringing back a vintage charm every month in 2020. All 12 of the charms will be limited-edition. Each charm will be available only until it has sold out, which makes all 12 charms an absolute must for a Pandora collector!

I am so excited to join, Pandora in celebrating this special moment and milestone! In today’s blog post, I will be sharing the February limited-edition Pandora 20 Charm, as well as sharing a video about about a special charm memory: my first Pandora Charm!

So, make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let’s get started!

* All 2020 Limited Edition Frog Charm photos are provided by Pandora *

I am so delighted to see that the 2020 Limited Edition Pandora charm is the beloved, Frog Charm! He is so sweet with his little smile and webbed feet. He is beautifully updated with the Pandora 20 hallmark, on his belly. Each sterling silver, Pandora Frog charm comes with a certificate, confirming his authenticity. He is available globally, at select stores. Very limited numbers are available , so it is best to purchase him sooner, rather than later! You can also find him for purchase on Pandora’s estore.

Click HERE to shop (EN).
Click HERE to shop (FR).

I don’t know about you, but I waited until midnight, on launch day to order last month’s Strawberry charm, from the Pandora estore. It was worth staying up late for! I plan to do the same for the, Frog Charm. He is too cute and reminds me of a sewing project I did, as a little girl. Do you have a special meaning for this charm?

As many of you know, the first Pandora Moments charm released was the, Strawberry charm. I was inspired by this and decided to kick off my Pandora 20 celebrations by sharing the meaning behind my first Pandora charm: the Moonstone charm.

Whenever I look down at this charm, it immediately takes me back, to a special moment in time. It provides me with a wonderful reminder of all that I can achieve, if I put my heart and soul into it!

Pandora’s First Charm and my First Pandora Charm!

In this video below, you will hear my story behind my, Pandora Moonstone charm, as well as how I styled it with my Pandora Jewellery. You can also watch this video, on my YouTube channel.


The story behind my first Pandora Charm.
I also share my favourite Pandora rings, earrings and pendant to pair
with my, “Inner Strengththemed Pandora Moments Bracelet.

And that concludes this blog post! I would like to thank Pandora for the opportunity (and crazy dream come true) to be a part of their 20th Anniversary celebration! I am so excited to share exclusive Pandora 20 content and moments with you, over the next 11 months! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, along this celebration.

P.S: I would also like to thank, Ella for co-hosting, in this video. You were simply “pawfect”! I really hope Pandora comes out with a poodle charm, one day! xoxo

Pandora Collection | Celestial Stars and Disney

In this video, I share my collection of Celestial Stars Pandora Bracelet themes. I wore all four of these bracelets to ring in the new year, 2020 and have been enjoying wearing them throughout January.

I filmed this video on January 1st or 2nd, but just got around to doing the voiceover now! Hence, the Christmas tree in the background, haha!

In this video, you will see the following Pandora Bracelets:

1. Disneyland, “When You Wish Upon a Star” Moments Pandora Bracelet, size 17cm. Featuring Disney x Pandora charms and Disney Park exclusive charms.

2. Disney Aladdin theme, “Magic Carpet Ride”
Limited Edition Fireworks Pandora Bangle with Pandora Charms.

3. Pandora Shine and Midnight Blue / celestial stars theme
Pandora Shooting Star Sliding Bracelet Slider Bracelet with Pave Star Slider and Star Dangles Both Inspirational Star Dangle Pandora Charm and Bracelet were gifted to me from Gold-N-Memories Pandora for our Instagram Collaboration.

4. O Holy Night theme Pandora limited edition Mesh Bangle, “Shine Bright”
Featuring Country exclusive, Mother Mary dangle.

Which Pandora Bracelet is your favourite?

P.S:  BE MAGICAL OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY RULES

Harry Potter x Pandora | My Bracelet Design

In today’s blog post, I am sharing some photos of my, Harry Potter x Pandora bracelet! I just finished filming a video about it and I am looking forward to editing it. Whenever I film, I always make sure to take photos, as well! That way, everything is cohesive and reflects well together.

I quickly edited these photos and I am excited to give you a quick look at the design I came up with!

From left to right:
Red/Green Moonlight (Ogerbeads), Gryffindor Dangle Charm (Pandora),
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Pandora),
Fire Fragments 2.0 (Ogerbeads), Dobby the House Elf Charm (Pandora)

In the photo above, you’ll see a nice close up of the openwork charm: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This retails for $50 CAD and I have to tell you: I was shocked by the price point! I was expecting it to be around $80-100 CAD. When I received it in the mail from Gold-N-Memories Pandora, I could not get over the amount of detail on it! I also love that the back of the charm features the school’s crest and it is frame with dainty star details. Even without cubic zirconia, it is truly magical (and probably why it isn’t in the price range I was expecting to pay).

Beside that charm, heading over to the right, I also have Ogerbeads, Fire Fragments 2.0. It really makes me think of Harry Potter and almost resembles a lightning bolt! It contains pure magic, with touches of cubic zirconia and glitter and I cannot wait to edit the video, so you can see how it sparkles!

Heading over to the left of the Hogwarts charm, we have the Gryffindor Dangle Charm, which is my house! Both on Pottermore and at Warner Bros. Studio’s “Sorting Hat”, I was sorted into the Gryffindor house. So was my husband!

I love this dangle for a number of different reasons:

1. It has SO much detail, all over. This is something I love to see on any charm or bead.

2. It has magical, red cubic zirconia stars that just twinkle when they catch the light.

3. The bail detail reminds me of that old, classic Pandora look! I find that Pandora (recently) has been doing more plainer bails and it is sooo refreshing and lovely to see some more creativity to them.

4. The beautiful inscriptions on the bead: Gryffindor, Harry Potter and the three characteristics of Gryffindors: courage, determination, bravery.

Gryffindor Dangle Pandora Charm

Beside this Pandora charm, I have Ogerbeads Red/Green Moonlight Murano. The yellow and red detailing remind me of Gryffindor and the fact that it glows in the dark…and turns into a green colour, is just totally Harry Potter vibes!

Red/Green Moonlight Ogerbeads Murano.

Moving along, we have the first charm I ordered from the Harry Potter x Pandora release: Dobby the House Elf Charm. He is my favourite Harry Potter character besides, Professor Snape. I just adore him and every time I read or watch about what happens to him, I cry so hard. It breaks my heart! He is just the sweetest and while the charm is a bit too cartoony, for my liking…I love him just the same and I could NOT…not get him.

Dobby the House Elf Pandora Charm

I love his wide-open smile and his cute little ears. His feet are a bit too plain for my liking, but I just adore that he is holding a little white sock behind him. That part is soo detailed and brings tears to my eyes.

His garment has cute draped details and I love the black enamel button eyes. It’s lovely to see those little enamel accents.

Can you spot the sock on the, Dobby the House Elf Pandora Charm?

Over to the left of Dobby, you will spot the Black/Green Moonlight Murano from Ogerbeads. This also glows-in-the-dark and turns into a green colour, much like my other moonlight Murano shown earlier.

And there you have it! That is my Harry Potter themed charm bracelet! I have this bracelet on my Pandora Open Bangle, in case you were curious.

I would love to know what you think of my design and stay tuned for a video, coming out within the next few weeks.

ALSO: make sure to check out, Aali | Pandorably Charmed‘s video on her Harry Potter themed bracelet. She styled it on a Pandora Moments snake chain bracelet and added some really cute charms to go with it. I especially love the car charm, she picked out. So clever! You can watch her video, HERE.

Courage, Determination, Bravery

My Pandora Christmas Bracelets | Pandora Open Bangle + Ohm Beads Bracelet

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

In this video, I share my Pandora Moments Christmas Charm Bracelet and my Pandora Open Bangle Disney Christmas themed Pandora Bracelet. I also share my Chrismas themed Pandora Floating Locket necklace and my Ohm Beads Lucky Red Whip Bracelet with some Beadmas themed beads! I hope you enjoy this video and a very blessed and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greeting to each and every one of you! I hope it’s a magical one! XOXO

Zooey, Georgina, Ella and I
Decorating the Christmas tree.
Ohm Beads and Pandora Christmas themed bracelets

Pandora Winter Collection | Haul and Styling

Pandora Winter Collection 2019

In this video, I share my favourite items from the Pandora Winter collection and why they are meaningful to me! I also show how I chose to design and style them together, on bracelets and with two different outfits! I hope you enjoy this video…I love that Ella was able to co-host with me.

Enjoying a cup of DAVIDsTEA with Ella!
Celestial Stars Pandora Ring
Dream it. Wish it. DO IT!
Pave Star Slider detail!

OUTFIT ONE DETAILS:

Kate Spade New York Star Silk Dress
Pandora Pave Star Slider Bracelet + Inspiration Stars Dangle Pandora Charm

Dress: Kate Spade Silk Chiffon Dress (retired) Similar design
Pandora Pave Star Slider Bracelet *
Inspirational Dangle Pandora Charm *
Celestial Stars Pandora Ring *
Pandora Bracelet | When You Wish Upon A Star | Disneyland themed bracelet
Starshine Pandora Earrings (retired)
Pandora Starshine Ring (retiring)
Pandora Star Ring (retired)


* These Pandora Jewellery items were gifted to me from Gold-N-Memories Pandora for our collaboration on Instagram! They were so sweet and sponsored some of my Instagram content in celebration of their new online store! I have been a huge fan and customer of Gold-N-Memories for around 2 years and I cannot recommend them enough! They have amazing customer service and ship Canada Wide! You can see their full Pandora collection online and can place an order on their estore or feel free to give them a call or send them an email, with your order (that’s what I love to do).

I love Anthropologie! It is one of my favourite stores to purchase special and cute clothing items!

OUTFIT TWO DETAILS:
Blue Star Sweater Between You & Me | Anthropologie
Liquid Charcoal Black Leggings
Roots Cabin Socks
Pandora Sliding Bracelet + Pandora Charms
Pandora Fireworks Bangle + Pandora Charms | Disney x Pandora Aladdin Pandora O Pendant
This necklace has:
Ohm Beads Beadmas Tree
Ohm Beads Snow Angel
Ohm Beads St. Nick

And everything else worn is the same as outfit one!

What are your favourite pieces from the Pandora Winter 2019 Collection?
I love the Pandora Winter Packaging, this year! A magical night’s sky!
Pandora Sliding Bracelet! Can you spot my Disney x Pandora | When You Wish Upon A Star Disneyland themed Pandora Bracelet?

Reliving my Childhood Wonder through the Disney x Pandora | Aladdin Charms

If you rubbed the Magic Lamp, what would your three wishes be?

When I was a little girl, I was captivated by the animated film, @disneyaladdin ✨ I owned all three films, I wore my princess Jasmine pjs to bed, (every single night) and I would pretend to be Genie, Aladdin or Jasmine in the fun “make believe” games with my brothers. For a while, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them: Princess Jasmine and an artist. 🎨👸

These animated characters were so special to me and it was a story that truly let me imagination take flight…and often made me wonder if my blanket could fly like a magic carpet (I may or may not have made a few attempts with my brothers).

Last September, I even had the privilege of meeting, Aladdin at Disneyland. It was like meeting an old, childhood friend:

Talking to Aladdin nearby Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Meeting a childhood friend <3

I even got to meet, Jafar!

Jafar was so flattered to hear he was my favourite villain.

My husband and I went to see the live action version of @disneyaladdin on opening night. What an incredible time…it was reliving my childhood wonder and excitement of the story! I enjoyed the changes and additional story lines they added, especially to Jasmine’s character. I love that she didn’t need to be rescued and the ending was just amazing!!! I’ll try not to spoil anything, incase you haven’t seen it yet 😉 But it is a vibrant, fun movie that will not disappoint and you will leave with a smile on your face.

Opening Night of Disney’s Aladdin. I wore my Hot Topic Aladdin t-shirt and Magic Carpet Ride pin.

When @theofficialpandora came out with three special charms for the live action film, I knew I had to get one of each! I designed two themed bracelets incorporating these new charms as well as the Jasmine Murano and the Jasmine Dress (both are now retired). These bracelets transport me back to that childhood excitement after seeing the movie for the first time. Childhood Emily would have loved these bracelets and would never take them off, haha. That’s the beauty in #disneyxpandora collection, even as an adult…I can have that smile and touch of magic to my outfit… In an understated way. I love that!!!

You can see my two designs and the charms below as well as more information about the designs and charms in the captions:

I created a blue themed bracelet inspired by the Magic Carpet Ride charm from Pandora. I added the Patterns of Frost charms as it made me think of the blurry, starlit sky. I also added the firworks charm and put the charms on the fireworks Pandora bangle, to represent the beautiful fireworks in both the animated and live action versions of Aladdin.
Here is a closer look at my Magic Carpet themed bangle.
And an even closer look at the charm. I love the glittering sky!
The back reads: you fill my world with wonder.
My next bracelet design was put onto the exclusive Pandora Jasmine Bangle (the clasp is so detailed)!
I included the Jasmine Muranos and Jasmine Dress Dangle…I love the pop of colour next to the Pandora Shine dangles.
Agrabah Pandora Shine Dangle and the Magic Lamp Pandora Shine Dangle both have a CZ detail on the bale. The lamp’s lid also opens and reveals a shimmering hint of blue…could that be the Genie?
Could that be the Genie inside the Magic Lamp? I love these clever details that Pandora includes.
Abrabah
Never Loose Your Sense of Wonder ✨ Jasmine Pandora Bangle
Never Loose Your Sense of Wonder ✨ Jasmine Pandora Bangle

I love the Pandora Shine for the Lamp and Castle, although it would have also been sooo cool to see Pandora also offer two tone 14k gold versions of these charms, as well. A lot of collectors are not interested in purchasing from the Pandora Shine range, as it is a gold plated collection. Often, gold plating does not hold up well…and with the price point of Shine, many collectors feel it is not worth it.

I inquired to a few Pandora associates, at different locations, their thoughts on Pandora Shine and how long it will last. I did not get a set amount of time, but I heard the same thing from each associate and even a manager: the Shine plating is strong and more durable than Pandora Rose. I thought this was quite interesting. Since I have recently invested in a few Shine pieces (besides the bee petite and two Shine muranos my husband got me last spring)…I will keep you posted on if this is true…and how long the plating truly lasts, with proper care!

Ohm Beads + Pandora Bracelet Design With Me | Meet My Guinea Pigs

In this Pandora Bracelet “Design With Me” video, I incorporate three special Ohm beads charms onto a new Pandora Bangle Bracelet design. I also ended up personalizing a few of my charms for this bracelet. I also introduce my three adorable pets. You will get to meet my guinea pigs as I share some cute facts about each of them. This video is in loving memory of my dearest best friend, Harlow. Kristella, thank you so much for letting me know about the Guinea Pig charm from Ohm Beads! @chocokittypie on Instagram

Ohm Beads + Pandora Bracelet
Ohm Beads Guinea Pig Charm
Ohm Beads Guinea Pig Charm
Ohm Beads Guinea Pig Charm
Ohm Beads Guinea Pig Charm
Furry Family:
Harlow (left), Georgina/”Georgie” (middle), Zooey (right)

Pandora Valentines | Bracelet & Outfit

Thinking about how blessed I am to have my sweet husband in my life.

A new video is up on my youtube channel! I am so proud with how this video turned out. Would you believe I probably spent about 12.5 hours total with filming and editing? I tend to get these fun ideas and images in my head of how I want a video to look…and I may get a bit crazy with filming and editing to make it as close to the ideas in my head!

I often get asked, “who films your videos”. This is such a compliment to me because…well, actually I film all my own footage and edit it myself!!! I usually set up a tripod and play around with different angles. This may take more time, but it is worth it because I get some lovely shots.

Occasionally, (more so, if I am outdoors), my husband will help take some footage for me. I don’t like leaving my tripod and camera unattended, so I feel safer having him around to guide the camera! However, this can be challenging too because I am not always sure if he is capturing the exact angle I am envisioning. Often, I’ll try to show him first, so he can have a rough idea. But what also ends up happening, is he sees a cool shot or angle and I end up loving that too! In this particular video however, it was all filmed by me!

Here is where you can watch my video!

This particular video features my Pandora Valentine’s Day bracelet (all about the charm meanings and why I put them on) as well as detailed information about my Valentine’s Day outfit and other accessories including handbag, shoes and other Pandora jewellery. Here’s a couple shots:

Two special Pandora Bracelets and delicious Charbonnel Rose Chocolates
My Loefflerr Randall Bucket Bag is the perfect handbag for Valentine’s Day!
I love my blush velvet Nine West Shoes!!!

What did you wear on Valentine’s Day and did you have a special Valentine’s Day outfit?

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Love Emily xx

Pandora Pandora Pandora!!!
Pandora Valentines Day themed bracelet

My “go to” Pandora Earrings…for any occasion!

The best “go to” earrings are the ones that compliment any look or occasion.

Fairytale Tiara Earrings

Pandora’s Fairytale Tiara Earrings

Pandora’s Fairytale Tiara Earrings are so beautiful and unique, but classic enough to balance any look!!! I also love that they provide a “two looks in one” option…you can wear them just as a stud earring, as well!

Light as a Feather Earrings

Pandora’s Light as a Feather Set

The “light as a feather” earrings were my first ever earrings from Pandora. I wore them for about 2 years straight. They have a beautiful sparkle about them and while they are a bigger earring, there is something very classic and wearable for them. I find whether I dress them up or down, they always work!!!

And if I can pick two more options…

I’ll be honest, I also have a few runners up, such as the Daisy Stud and Starshine Stud earrings. There’s something so effortless and easy about stud earrings!!!

What are your “go to” Pandora earrings?

Sweater Weather Outfit of the Day

When it’s a warmer winter day and the sun is shining, it is so nice to go outside for an afternoon stroll. Although, my husband and I love to go on walks (or hikes) together, no matter the weather! It is such a great time to catch up on each other’s lives, share ideas and enjoy one another’s company. AND…to take some fun photos of each other!

While my husband is a bit “social media shy”, he did let me post one photo of him, or rather…his favourite shoes (see below). And he helped me take some photos of my outfit! Usually, I am always setting up my tripod and putting the timer on to take my outfit photos. But wow!!! He was such a huge help and we had fun taking creative shots together. He was so great at listening to my ideas and making them happen! What a difference it makes having your best friend help you!

Following this particular afternoon stroll/fun mini photo shoot, we headed over to a local cafe for some delicious tea lattes. They were wonderful, but sadly…no pictures to tempt you with!

<3

Let’s head over to the outfit photos!

I was wearing a wool coat, but since it wasn’t freezing outside, I decided I could brave a bit more cold…for a few outfit of the day photos! 😉

Sweater: 1.State
Pants: Wilfred
Shoes: Nine West
Purse: Nanette Lepore

These flats are so comfortable and easy to walk in. And I love the light blush colour and velvet finish. I tend to opt for flats whenever possible or a nice chunky heel for casual weekends.

Flats: Nine West
Pants: Wilfred

My husband loves these shoes. He has had them for over a year and loves dressing them up or down. He got them at the Hudson’s Bay.

Husband’s Shoes

Today’s bracelet stack combined my, Enchanted Forest Pandora Rose Bracelet with my Pandora Rose Bangle. I also wore my tan sliding leather bracelet on my other wrist with accompanying rose charms. And (of course) a few Pandora Rings and my fairytale tiara earrings.

Pandora Rose Stack featuring the Pandora Rose Bangle and Bruno the Unicorn

I purchased this Nanette Lepore blush pink handbag back in the summer time and what a fantastic purchase it was! I have worn it so many times and I find the colour still works well for the fall and winter, depending on what you pair with it! Blush can be a neutral! And I love how it looks paired with my box pleat pants.

Purse: Nanette Lepore
Pants: Wilfred