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#FRIDAYFAVORITE ——» Head on over to Instagram

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We are swooning over this #fridayfavorite! The Landon Midnight Druzy Necklace can be yours by simply commenting #sold! INSTA-SALE $155 (Org. $175 plus shipping included!) @paywithpenny will contact you for shipping + payment deets! Happy TGIF! #rifleandradford #instasale #paywithpenny#druzy #sparklesparkle (16” Chain + 2” Extension with 1.5” Stone)

ATX Date Night ——» View of the Colorado

imageimageGrab your date + head over to this hidden Eastside Austin gem ——»

Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile

Opening it’s doors just little over a month, the mastermind behind this modern ranch chic restaurant, Adam Jacoby, has truly hit a note of perfection.  Inspired by his family restaurant in Melvin, an underlying thread of his true Texas roots takes hold of chic city living at this superb spot overlooking the best patio view of the Colorado River.  The indoor bar with the great local beer + adorable deer head coasters feels like I am back in one of my favorite Chelsea haunts (It’s so well designed, but this is actually authentic!).  Walking out through the barn doors to the amazing back porch feels like you’ve waltzed upon a 1000 acre ranch in the middle of the Hill Country. Pleasantly confronted with a 180 view of a beautiful Texas sky + a part of Austin I’d never seen, we greatly enjoyed the sunset view.  Gazing over the water from the long wooden tables adorned with tasteful succulents + cactus whilst sipping on blue mason jars and munching on a super fresh charcuterie, we almost thought we’d made it to urban ranch heaven! The delicious train of amazing dishes + super service just added to the twilight sparkle. (The food is to die for … all sourced locally!)  This is a twist of Austin at its finest.  So, go go go before the frenzy begins … I assure you it will with this one …

For this Modern Ranch Date Night, we suggest snappy easy breezy attire with layers of fun colorful jewels:

Cheers!

Xx, M

For all your date night jewels, visit rifleandradford.com!  Don’t forget this month’s birthstone is SAPPHIRE!

HOUSEWARMING MUST-HAVES!

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Howdy from TEJAS! Oh Happy Day! 

Recently, the hubs + I decided to move closer to our families after almost 10 years in the inspiring + bustling Big City.  We are creating a new chapter of adventures - Whilst ‘permanently living’ in ATX, we are thrilled to have an opportunity to experience the ‘best of both worlds’ & will be sharing our time pretty evenly between Austin + New York.  A fun (but also a little scary) challenge!  We recently had the privilege of opening our new home south of the Mason-Dixon Line to our wonderful families + friends, enjoying an afternoon of laughter + love.

Here are my essentials for throwing a blast of a housewarming bash:

  • DELICIOUS EATS : Grilled to Perfection!

1.  Watermelon Shrimp Skewers

  • SNAPPY DUDS : Casual + Cute!

2.  R + R’s Luna Five Stone Necklace

3.  Warby Parker’s Lyle Hanalei Tortoise Lenses

4.  J.Crew’s Factory Neon Collared Sweater

6.  R + R Willow Statement Ring - Prehnite

7.  J.Crew’s Collection Cropped Pants in Medallion Floral

  • YARD GAMES : Festive Fun!

5.  Tumble Tower aka Life-size Jenga

Excited + honored to have y’all along for this new journey!  Let the good times roll!

Xx, M

NOW buy R + R on INSTAGRAM!

We are excited to announce a very fun fantastic opportunity!  Today, we are launching our first of many INSTA - SALE!  This is an easy breezy way to purchase your eye candy right on Instagram - All you do is comment #sold under the sale photo!  Woohooo that’s it!  The jewels are yours!  Shipping + Handling are included in the price posted … which will always be under retail value for an extra treat for our awesome Instagram followers!  We love y’all and this is just a way to say thanks!  This wonderful company @paywithpenny takes care of your payment + connects you with us for your shipping details.  If you are in NYC or ATX, sometimes we can even hand deliver to you!

Most of our pieces are one-of-a-kind, as you know, so if you see #singlesale in our comment, hurry to be the first to comment #sold!  If you see #multisale, that means we have a few of that style & you can post #sold to buy even after others have (until we post #soldout)!  

Now how fun is that? 

Head on over to Instagram and follow @rifleandradford to join in!

Here’s what’s on sale today:

These Gorgeous Midnight Druzy Drops can be yours. $95 (org. $115) Be the first to comment #sold & buy thru @paywithpenny!  We’ll ship or hand deliver right to your door for free!  Stone .5” / Erg 1.25” #paywithpenny #singlesale #oneofakind Perfect for wedding season! 

Our first ever Insta-Sale begins tomorrow! We are creating one-of-a-kind jewels especially for our Instagram loves & will be posting them here exclusively for purchase on Instagram. All you have to do is be the first one to comment #sold & it’s yours! Check back tomorrow for a gorgeous R + R jewel! Special piece & price! #rifleandradford #paywithpenny

Texas Spot : Driftwood Estate Winery

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I recently had the pleasure of touring the hometown and true source of inspiration of the head lady behind R + R & one of my best gals, Melanie. A highlight on our adventure around Austin and the surrounding area was definitely Driftwood Estate Winery. During our memorable visit, we sat on a bluff, sipped our favorite Longhorn Red and enjoyed the majestic vista. The Hill Country has tons of other hidden gems which I won’t divulge in this post, but let’s just say it includes a little bit of two-steppin’ and a lot of delicious BBQ. 

An easy ensemble for a hot Texas day:

If you haven’t taken a trip down to this Lone Star State, I highly recommend it & be sure to have an expert tour guide with you like I did. 

Happy Monday!

Xx, C

Happy Friday! We are lovin’ the way this Amethyst Geode Pendant sparkles in the warm morning sunlight. Find dazzling Statement Jewels at rifleandradford.com. Cheers to a great weekend! #rifleandradford #amethyst #iolite

NYFW Inspiration

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It’s that time of year again in NYC! Heels are hitting the pavement and models are hitting the runway. Here are some of our favorite looks, so far, from New York Fashion Week paired up with our favorite R + R jewels!

Oscar de la Renta sent quintessentially feminine and flattering frocks down the runway. His floral embroidered coat is absolutely to die for! We love it with a pair of Stella Chandelier Earrings + the Tallulah Bar Necklace

We can’t help but admire Theory’s luxurious simplicity. A well cut, white Theory dress is a wonderful palette for layering your R + R jewels. For example, we love it with the Ora Pendant Necklace, Petite Clementine Horizontal Necklace, Sydney Statement Solitaire Ring, + Petite Rosie Studs

For Spring ‘15, Tibi is all about fluidity and Asian + South American influences. One of the results is this breathtaking watercolor dress. The Luna Ocean Jasper Necklace is perfectly complementary, along with the Aven Single Drop Earrings + the Piper Statement Solitaire Ring.

Monique Lhuillier, an authority on all things evening wear, ventured deeper into the realm of daywear for her Spring ‘15 collection. Her pieces shimmer with iridescence and we R + R gals love a little sparkle! Some luminous jewels to go with a luminous Lhuillier: Eryn Horizontal Necklace, Anastasia Petite Coin Necklace, Petite Phoebe Studs, Verdia + Prehnite Nesting Rings

Lyn Devon’s models are pretty in pastel, paying homage to the glamorous sixties. We’d top off the pineapple print swing coat with a pair of Marguerite Studs + the Grace Teardrop Necklace

Trends We Love:

White Out

——> White is making an appearance all over New York Fashion Week. It’s refreshingly graceful and simple, as shown by Theory.

Structure Less

——> While we love a good tailored item, like Oscar de la Renta’s embroidered coat or Lyn Devon’s swing coat, we also noticed that some more loosely structured, flourishing outfits have made their way onto the runway. See: Tibi.

Pastel Getaway

——> Lyn Devon and Monique Lhuillier referenced the Bahamas and Bermuda, respectively in their collections. We love the rosy and peachy hues!

Happy Fashion Week!!

Xx, The R + R Ladies

Adventures on the Vineyard ——»

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Ahoy from Martha’s Vineyard! 

Last weekend, my Momma + I had the great pleasure to attend a longtime friend’s beautiful wedding on the Vineyard.  Being our first time on the tiny Island, we soaked up everything we possibly could … Viewing the collapsing clay cliffs, touring the iconic gingerbread houses, munching on much-need fresh lobster + festive cocktails, breathing in the wharf’s cool ocean air, vista-seeking from the top of the lighthouses and walking amongst the gorgeous Cape Cod style cottages, we couldn’t get enough of this picturesque place.

Whilst adventuring on this Island, style + ease is the key!  Here are our MUST-BRINGS:

Here are our MUST-SEES:

  • Aquinnah’s Gay Head Cliffs
  • Edgartown Lighthouse or Gay Head Lighthouse (before it’s moved!)
  • Menemsha’s Fresh Lobster Feast
  • Oak Bluff’s Gingerbread Cottages
  • Shopping @ The Black Dog
  • Biking on Chappaquiddick Island

Enjoy a little R + R!  Happy Humpday!

Xx, M

For all your sparkly travel essentials, visit rifleandradford.com!

DIY: Memo Board / Jewelry Organizer

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Here’s a simple DIY for hanging all your clippings, photos, or R + R jewelry!

Supplies + Jewels:

  1. Empty Frame
  2. Jute Twine
  3. Light Duty Staple Gun
  4. Mini Metal Binder Clips
  5. RIFLE + RADFORD Irene Single Drop Earrings
  6. RIFLE + RADFORD Kylee Single Drop Earrings
  7. RIFLE + RADFORD Sloane Double Drop Earrings
  8. RIFLE + RADFORD Grande Lyla Tennis Bracelet
  9. RIFLE + RADFORD Valarie Horizontal Necklace

Create the web effect by stapling the twine to the empty frame in one continuous piece. Adorn and personalize however you like!    

Enjoy!

Xx, MH

Happy Monday! Saturday Spotlight ——»

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On this lovely Monday, I wanted to share in a little secret … My favorite Saturday in the City Spot!  

Sanctuary T, tucked discreetly in the heart of SoHo, makes for a fabulous brunch spot for all y our girlfriends or maybe an early day date. Specializing in tea, the restaurant’s menu is organized so that you can pick one based on your mood. Although it’s great all year round, Sanctuary T’s iced teas and outdoor seating make this spot Summer friendly. Pair the Koa Ladder Necklace with some R + R studs and bracelets at your next brunch and your ensemble will be a conversation piece for sure!

Even though it’s only Monday … My head is stuck on Saturday.

Hope y’all enjoy a little R + R!  Happy Brunching!

Xx, MH

Happy Friday! Today’s jewels showcase one of our favorite combos - Gold + Silver. Find these Petite Sparkler Studs & this dainty Titanium Hematite Bar Bracelet @ rifleandradford.com. Enjoy! #rifleandradford #druzy #hematite

Sapphire - September Birthstone

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Happy Birthday September Babes!

We just LOVE your birthstone … SAPPHIRE! We also enjoy the alternative September stones - Egyptian Blue Titanium Dipped Druzies, Ultramarine Agates + Lapis!  

Here are a few of our favorite RIFLE + RADFORD picks for your favorite birthday gal:

Enjoy a little R + R!  Cheers to you!

Xx, The R + R Ladies

Day to Night Jewels

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R + R jewels transition seamlessly from a busy day to a night out, perfect for any gal on the go. The Aven Single Drop Earrings pair well with a breezy chambray tunic for a trip to the post office as well as a fun floral print for a Friday night date.

Easy Transitions:

Enjoy the day!

Xx, MH

Ocean City, MD

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In an effort to soak up a few more rays before the Summer comes to an end, I headed to Ocean City, Maryland. This family tradition would not have been complete without the beach, boardwalk, and some Maryland crab. To top it off, my R + R jewels kept me sparkling the whole time!

To Wear on your Last Minute Vacations:

Enjoy the day!

Xx, MH