All That Glistens Blog

Completing her tenth year as a vendor at the Atlanta Market, Taylor returned from the peachy, southern state recently only to jump right into the craziness of the Dallas Market. But that hasn’t stopped her from reminiscing about the abundance of blush and blue tones galore, glamorous flower displays, and introduction to new talent with every shake of a hand. The Atlanta Market lasted from January 10-19, providing Taylor with plenty of time to explore the nooks and crannies of Atlanta (make sure to check back Wednesday for a Hidden Gems of Atlanta blog post). Even in the dead of winter, the Atlanta Market managed to brighten and cheer up the dreariest of days! Taylor proclaims seeing old friends as her favorite part about the Atlanta Market. Taylor cherishes all the times she has with these dear friends because with such a hectic schedule, who knows when she may run into them next. See you next time, Atlanta! 

Rise and shine! Managing your own business is no small feat and Taylor can definitely attest to that. Most mornings, Taylor can be found in the upstairs seating of Royal Blue Grocery in Highland Park Village typing away at her computer with coffee in one hand, planner in her lap, and tunes playing through her headphones. The soft hustle and bustle of this compact location paired with her go-to almond milk latte gives her energy throughout the morning to chug through the nitty gritty before planning all the lovelies designed for the world to see. A coffee fanatic, her other go-to caffeine fixes in Dallas include coffee from Top Pot Doughnuts and The Drip. Maybe you'll see her there sometime! 

 

 

The official countdown to Chirstmas has begun! Our tummies are still stuffed from Thanksgiving (please tell me we aren’t the only ones who had extra helpings of um, everything), our decorations are in transition and errand lists growing longer, but one thing is certain: winter weather has arrived and we are confident that Hazen completes every outfit out there! Whether you need to add a little something extra to your LBD for that holiday party, spice up your festive sweater (we love the Leslee necklace with Jasper paired with sweaters), or complete your everyday outfit, Hazen Jewelry can fill that void for you and transform your getting ready process to be just that much easier. 

Thanksgiving means extra time with family, a slight break in the craziness of commitments, an emphasis on gratitude and last but certainly not least, extra helpings of food. This Thanksgiving holiday, take an additional moment to let your loved ones know how thankful you are for them and how blessed you feel to have them in your life. This is a day to acknowledge how much you appreciate those in your life and you should embrace that! This time around, Taylor is extra grateful for…time with family and friends, fireside conversations, fresh food, hallmark movies, decorating for Christmas, the smell of a Christmas tree, the opportunity to love the work she does, a warm home, coffee, supportive friends and family, and all the chances she gets to travel. Which blessings are you counting this holiday season? 

 

Said by reigning designer Tory Burch, this quote has stayed Taylor's favorite because it has helped her to accomplish so many things she would not regularly do, and always for the better. Especially in today’s society, it can be such a challenge to put oneself out there; by pushing oneself far beyond his or her comfort zone, the benefits will outweigh every single aspect that previously held one back. That fear that lurks inside of you should be your motivating factor. Don’t let it hold you back because then you will never know what amazing things you can accomplish. 

Now that Texas has finally decided to partake in the wonderful season of fall, we can rejoice by fully embracing the joys of what all it brings. The perfect accompaniment to that warm blanket and cup of coffee this fall is the Hazen Jewelry fireside fall playlist. No day is complete without switching on some tunes and relaxing with these beats playing in the background. We couldn't help but throw in a holiday song too; November means one step closer to Christmastime, so naturally we can't resist a few holiday songs here and there! Let us know which tunes you enjoy the most! 

 

Running a jewelry company full-time requires a lot of focus and attention. Believe it or not though, Taylor isn’t sending all of her concentration to her jewelry 24/7; she still takes time to enjoy all the little things in life, including simple yummy drinks and calming songs! Taylor’s current stream of thought is filled with daydreaming about...

The Intern: Can we just have every piece from Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe, please?! We could deal with that office too…*sigh*

Emily Hearn Pandora Station: Known for her honest music, brace yourself for some warm tunes that speak to your soul

Bucket bags: So cute and easy to pair with every outfit

Izze’s sparkling grapefruit drink: Much more exciting than drinking plain water, this drink is so refreshing and yummy

Miraval Rose: The perfect drink for a relaxing girls night in

Jane Scott Hodges of Leontine Linen’s new book: swoon

Ben Rector’s Brand New album: Cue every song on repeat. Oh my goodness.

Trader Joe’s go-to salads: Nom! Perfect for that healthy on-the-go meal when you have no time to stop and cook something

 

And of course, no day is complete without an iced coconut milk latte from Starbucks! What goodies have been taking up your brain space lately? 

As the weather starts to finally cool down in Texas, we are so excited to start embracing the joys of fall here at Hazen Jewelry. There is nothing quite like strolling along the streets with a warm cup of coffee in hand while surrounded by crisp leaves. Bring on the sweater weather, PSLs, and rustic colors! Check out what Taylor is most excited about this fall season:

 

Fave fall color: Hunter green

Fave fall shoes: Lace up pointy toe flats

Best place to look for sweaters: My go-to’s are Ann Taylor and Loft, although I’m a sucker for a good Vince turtleneck.

Fave piece of Hazen Jewelry for fall: I wear one of our Leslee Necklaces almost everyday! The jasper pendants have so many fun fall colors in them from royal blue to amber. 

 

Any of these faves on your list too? We know we are all swooning at the look of the Leslee Necklace combined with those flats! 

One of the simplest joys in life is losing yourself in a brilliant book. There’s nothing quite like cozying up on the couch under a warm blanket and getting sucked in by the descriptive characters, wonderful setting and creative plot. This upcoming weekend, lose yourself in one of Taylor’s reading recommendations:

Daily Reads: She Reads Truth & The Skimm

Weekend Reads: Inc. Magazine & Fast Company

Bedtime Reads: Anything Tim Keller or Brené Brown

Beach Reads: Town & Country Magazine, Southern Living, Harper's Bazaar

Classic Go-To's: Pride and Prejudice, Age of Innocence, The Great Gatsby

 

Grab one of these magazines or books or head to your computer to peek at the picks that Taylor chose. Happy reading! 

Fabulous, faithful and fashionable, Taylor Miller started Hazen Jewelry with the purpose of creating jewelry that inspires joyful living (read her story here). Behind all the jewels, beads and strings is just another girl who loves spending time with friends at the beach and indulging in oh-so-worth it delectable treats. Want to know more? Read on:

Favorite vacation spot: Rosemary Beach, Florida

Go-to comfort food: TCBY chocolate-vanilla swirl with heath bar on top…MMM!

Best present ever received: Wow, that’s hard! I legitimately have no idea. I feel like when I think about gifts that stood out it wasn’t the gift itself, but rather the person that went out of their way to give the gift!

What brings you joy: having meaningful conversations with friends

Who inspires you: Jessica Herrin

Staple fashion piece: This season, definitely a good vest

Ultimate dream: Oh, there are so many! But definitely to find a way to spend a good chunk of each year at Rosemary Beach

Monopoly piece: Call me old school, but I’ve got to go with the top hat!

 

So there you have it. Taylor Miller is chasing her dream while fantasizing of long days relaxing by the big blue ocean. And she’s well on her way!