for the badass ladies

Covet + Keep

We first spotted Elea Hilliard’s sassy jewelry at our favourite little charm shop, Belljar.  We were immediately drawn to the Jessie necklace, which at first glance looked sweet and unassuming.  Upon closer inspection we learned that the delicate pendants actually read “f” and “u” in braille.  We loved it a little more, then.

Covet + Keep

An ex-fashion editor, Elea started Covet+Keep Jewelry for the woman who “loves her life, wears her confidence, and is unapologetically herself”. A celebration of women and their deep-rooted and unwavering friendships, the local designer’s first line is aptly named That’s My Girl. The charming pieces display discreet braille messages like, “I’m not sorry”, “when you’re bad you’re better” and “this too shall pass”.  We covet them all, but we think the Dana necklace makes the perfect gift for your right-hand woman.  A grown-up take on the classic BFF necklace, the Dana set comes in two pieces – “best” + “bitches”.


Covet + Keep pieces can be found in Victoria at Belljar, Reunion Boutique, and Hive Hair. Not from these parts?  Covet + Keep is also sold in Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Toronto, St. John’s and, of course, online.

Go ahead, be bad.

friday faves

friday faves

1. The Casual Optimist’s 50 best book covers from 2013, via Caribou Creative.  2. These adorable jewels from kris nations, available at Suasion.  3. Pretty flash drives from Son of a Sailor, available at Belljar.  4. Kid-friendly tee-pees from hip baby.

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Happy Friday.

how charming

Marilyn may think diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we prefer Labradors and a deep glass of vino over head-to-toe glitter when choosing our closest companions.  That being said, even us simple girls need a little frosting.  For bling that makes a subtle statement without breaking the bank, Victoria’s newest shop Belljar has won our hearts.



If you want delicate stacking rings, vibrant necklaces, or bracelets that layer, look no further.  Belljar is full of tiny treasures under $100, including one of a kind handmade pieces by Five and Two,  Son of a Sailor, and Kara Yoo.

Consider us charmed.

Find Belljar at K6-3551 Uptown Blvd., Victoria BC.