Category Archives: Fashion

Spreading You Wings: Shovava

One of the things that I think is important to know about me is that while I may be pushing 30, I am still very much in touch with my inner child. She is loud, opinionated, and, boy, does she like pretty things. Right now she is doing her best to convince me that it is absolutely imperative that we own one of the beautiful scarves from the Etsy shop Shovava. It’s becoming a problem because I know she isn’t going to be happy with just one.

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Flowers, feathers, birds, so intricate and ethereal. I follow their Instagram, and I love, love, LOVE seeing their photo stories. If I don’t have one by December, it’ll probably be somewhere at the tippy top of my Christmas list.

 

All images are from the Shovava Instagram page.


Free People Does Weddings!!!

I’m happily married, and I never plan on donning a wedding gown EVER again, but I still gave a little squee of delight when I received an email from Free People introducing their new wedding line  Ever After. Lace and bows and billowy fabric, oh my!

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I LOVE that these dresses still maintain the bohemian Free People aesthetic while still being undeniably wedding-y. I am a huge fan of people wearing whatever they want when they get married, but it should feel special. Fingers crossed, you only do this once. Side note: can we talk about how gorgeous the flower anklets in photo number 2 are? I may need to make some for myself and then find somewhere to wear them. Too much for the grocery store?


Holiday Necklaces

This the season to celebrate and sparkle! With holiday parties peppering the next few weeks, this is the perfect time to add some bling to your winter wardrobe, but where to start? Buying the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list can leave you a bit short on funds, so instead of trying to find a different outfit for every event (you know for the sake of facebook photos and all) you can make that LBD go a lot further by putting the focus on your accessories. One of my absolute favorite accessories the moment is the statement necklace; added bonus, it photographs really well. To help you find the right necklace for you, I’ve picked out a few of my favorites and organized them into categories.

DARK

Holiday Necklace Dark

1. Cordelia Gem Collar 2. Chain Tracks Gunmetal Rhinestone Necklace 3. Mixed Stone Curb Chain Necklace 4. Noir Nature Necklace 5. Beaded Crystal Bib

Ribbon
Holiday Necklace Ribbon

1. Delta Dusk Bib 2. Ribbon Back Bib 3.Rhinestone Tassel Ribbon Necklace 4.Ribbon Pearl Petal Collar 5.Jasmine Ribbon Necklace

Wreath
Holiday Necklace Wreath

1. Crystal Garland Strand 2. Faceted Bead Wrapped Cord Collar 3. Pave Stone Necklace 4. All Over Mixed Stone Necklace 5.Rose Headdress Collar

Pearls
Holiday Necklace Pearl

1. Pearls Please Necklace 2. Rockefeller Tassel Bib 3. Pearl & Fringe Chain Necklace 4. Pearlized Spike Necklace 5. Pearlized Blush Necklace

Now go forth and have yourself a bold stylish holiday season.


Made to Dance

I like the idea of clothing that requires a wearer. Tulle ballgowns and sharply tailored suites look stunning on a hanger, but there are lots of clothing that look like a lumpy mess until they find someone to “activate” them. More of a symbiotic relationship than a partnership. This gorgeous wedding dress is one of those items.

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It reminds me of a quote from the Secret Lives of Dresses:

“I didn’t really didn’t know that I was a dress built for dancing, though, until she started dancing by herself. She’d put me and the music on and just spin and spin…A knife cuts and a hose waters and I help her dance. That’s how it is”

And yes, like I said, I know this is supposed to be a wedding dress, but it would be shamefully limiting – that dress was made to dance.

 

All images from oncewed.


A Better Plan

I’m not always the best about “getting dressed” in the summer, I tend to throw on whatever is lightest, loosest and close at hand, but I was reading an article the other day where the woman said her go-to summer ensemble was shorts or jeans, a pair of sandals and a cute t-shirt. If she want to go a little fancier she switched out the sandals for flats and added a statement necklace. It’s so easy and it looks much more put together than my yoga pants and tank top. Now I have an excuse to amass a collection of cute t-shirts. Fortunately the internet has many many many companies that offer all sorts of cheeky shirts, like these from Tees in the Trap.

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The “I Hate Morning People” is my absolute favorite, it makes me wish that my office did Casual Monday instead of Casual Friday. It’s a shirt befitting of Monday morning.

 

All images from Tees in the Trap.