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Beginning with one piece of wire, founder Jamie Pope has handcrafted her collections to embody a natural elegance that can be worn for a lifetime.

LJ takes AC | vol. 3 Preliminary Competition

It has been a fun crazy week at Miss America!

Monique has been busy with rehearsals and preparing for competition and rocking some Liz James!


She has volunteered helping families in the Atlantic City area.


She spent time talking with children.


Then it was time for preliminaries! The first night Monique competed in fitness and evening gown.


The next night she performed a beautiful ballet en pointe to “Requiem for a Tower.”


The final night was her On-Stage Question. She did a fantastic job all week long. We are wishing her the best of luck on the final night of competition!


Don’t miss the final night on ABC at 9p/8c with a live pre-show before! Show your support with #GoMo!

*photos from the Miss America Organization Facebook page*


LJ takes AC | vol. 2 Meet Taylor


Hey y’all I wanted to introduce myself to you before I head to Atlantic City. My name is Taylor and I started at Liz James in May. I recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with my degree in PR!

I love to travel, I only wish to go to the same number of countries as Monique! I have a little sister who is a wonderful gymnast. I love football, or sports in general. I also love pugs!


I met Monique Evans through our sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. We clicked instantly and she has become one of my best friends. She is the sweetest person you will ever meet.

I love being a part of the Liz James family and can’t wait for you to follow along with me at Miss America.

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LJ takes AC vol. 1 | Meet Miss Texas


Monique wearing the Whitney earrings

We want to introduce to Miss Texas 2014, Monique Evans. You may have followed her at Miss Texas. Now she is headed to Miss America. We will be following her stylish journey and we are headed there next Tuesday!


Monique wearing the Romy earrings at the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade

Monique is a pre-med nutrition major at The University of Texas at Austin. She wants to go to Med school to get her DO to help people through preventative and integrated medicine. Her platform is “Remember Your Heart: One Beat at a Time” and she focuses on educating people on the dangers of heart disease and how they can prevent it.


Monique supporting her platform

Monique is a professionally trained ballerina. She is a beautiful dancer and we cannot wait to see her on the Miss America stage!


Performing her talent at Miss Texas

She is also a member of the Delta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. Monique is an avid, and we mean avid, traveler having been to 45 states and 87 countries. She is also a beautiful ballerina baseball player.


Monique and her sorority sister, Taylor, at her Miss America sendoff party

Monique headed to Washington D.C. yesterday to begin her adventure of a lifetime. She was named one of the top 10 finalist for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarship.


Monique and the other top ten STEM finalists at Miss America

Follow her time at Miss America with us as LJ takes AC. Throughout the time you can use #GoMo to share your support for Miss Texas! You can also vote to get her into the top 15 at Miss America! The final night of Miss America is Sunday September 14 at 9p/8c on ABC!

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Liz James Gameday!

We cannot wait for football to be back. There’s nothing like donning your favorite boots and gameday dress, all that’s missing is the perfect accessory!

We are excited to introduce the first of the Victory earrings. They are gold rings with burnt orange suede and perfect for any Longhorn.


We also love adding the Mia necklace to these earrings. It is a great piece to wear in the Texas heat!


Get your Gameday Package today!

Hook ‘Em Horns!

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LJ Naming Contest

We are so excited for our new line that we cannot wait until the middle of September to share it. So we are leaking one new pair of earrings just for you to name!

These leather and gold earrings are a great addition to any fall wardrobe!


How the Contest Works


Step One: Like Liz James Designs —– Step Two: Like the Contest Photo


Step One: Follow @LizJamesDesigns —– Step Two: Retweet the Contest Photo


Step One: Follow @LizJamesDesigns —– Step Two: Like the Contest Photo



For each of the platforms you complete, you will receive one entry to the contest. You can have up to three entries one for each, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Naming Contest will run from August 20, 2014 through September 3, 2014. The winner will be randomly selected and notified on September 4, 2014.

The winner will receive a pair of the new earrings and will get to name the earrings after themselves, daughter, sister, wife or whomever they choose.

Good Luck!

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LJ’s Summer Style part six

LJ’s Summer Style is back again featuring the Allie necklace. The Allie is this month’s Sizzlin’ Savings and is now only $115, originally $225. So snatch one up soon before they’re all gone! 

This necklace is perfect to wear around town or on date night!


 Tank, Pants, Tote, Wedge | Tank, Pants, Wedge, Purse

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LJ’s Summer Style part five

LJ’s Summer Style is rocking along with the Romy Earrings. 

These are a great pick to wear to a dinner on the water or to a picnic. 

The Romy was also spotted on Miss Texas 2014, Monique Evans, as she competed for Miss Texas at the beginning of July. 


Tank, Belt. Skirt, Wedge | Top, Capris, Tote, Sandal

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