It is a truth universally acknowledged that, well, that I love a sale. Not like a Black Friday Sale (though I’m not opposed), or a Prime Day sale (where I acquired an Instant Pot), but like a “scroll through 30 pages of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Previews” sale. And then I remember I’m not independently wealthy. That being said, I want everything above…plus a few other drapey cardigans that I totally don’t need. Oh, and the sale starts tomorrow — early access though is happening now. (Mom, hint hint, nudge, nudge)
1. Trouvé Print Halter Tank | 2. ‘Aziza’ Block Heel Pump | 3. Trouvé Silk Asymmetrical Tank | 4. Barefoot Dreams ‘Circle’ Cardigan | 5. Double Face Cape Coat | 6. ‘Jayde’ Mary Jane Block Heel Pump | 7. Zella ‘Live In’ Graphic Leggings | 8. LORAC ‘Refined Romance’ Eye & Cheek Palette | 9. ‘purity made simple’ one-step facial cleanser duo
I have discovered a problem I didn’t know I had. Going on vacation makes me want to shop more. I have visions of great outfits, amazing jewelry, and the bags…oh the bags. It can probably be blamed on the fact that I have started to think of life in photographic snapshots so the vision of a flowy skirt blowing in the breeze while on a cliff overlooking the sea while wearing super cool jewelry and holding an awesome bag, I mean that can totally happen, right? With Turkey quickly approaching, I thought I would share what has tempted me most recently, i.e. my vacation wish list. However, I will say that what is actually going into my bag will be a lot what I currently own and love quite a bit. From my amazing lightweight colorblock scarf from scarf shop, perfect for darting in and out of locations that require head-coverings, a few pairs of well loved (and broken in) sandals care of Aldo, Rainbow & Madewell, a plethora of skirts below my knee, and of course my camera and a lot of camera cards to go with it.
1. camera case 2. random dye scarf 3. stack ring 4. gem ring 5. sandals 6. tote 7. guides
Do you know 31 Bits?
I always love finding out about new shops, etsy vendors, and pretty much any place I can encourage people to spend their money. I especially love shops that give back in some shape or form. So meet 31 Bits (per their website).
Kallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation.
Pretty jewelry, unique, good cause. I don’t think it gets much better than that.
Find 31 Bits online at 31bits.com
Not everyone wants the standard in the way of wedding rings. So when I saw these posts on Style Me Pretty and Grey Likes Weddings, it got me to thinking…how can people change their ring style to fit their personality?
What is your dream ring? Diamond? No Diamond? Solitaire, multiple stones or band?
When I see little girls running around I often find myself jealous of a number of things, the singing, the dancing, and mostly the princess/ballerina skirts. Twelve years of classical ballet training and my love of tulle skirts is still living within me. So when I found Ouma by Monique Martinez-Sandoval I may have squealed in delight. I also contemplated where I can wear one to.
I think I need a summer wedding to attend, yep, I think that could do it…or just move to a trendier city that wouldn’t judge the adult in tulle.
Find Ouma online at: www.etsy.com/shop/ouma