There’s a special little place in the front of mum and dad’s house that mum calls the secret garden. She read the book to me when I was young. We had some time before supper to take pictures as the sun was setting and figured it was the perfect place. I couldn’t resist this cute egg hatching a baby dinosaur — too whimsical!
I found this cobalt blue top and immediately thought about wearing it with my Jimmy Choo sandals. I don’t get to wear them that often and even though we weren’t going anywhere fancy I decided to go for it. I figured wearing them with distressed jeans would dress them down a little. I love mixing fancy things with distressed jeans or something really casual. It just makes them that much cooler.
Top – Charlie Jade (Bloomingdale’s, in pink here)
Jeans – Zara (Similar here)
Sandals – Jimmy Choo (Saks, Last Year, Similar here)
Sunglasses - Italia Independent
Watch – Michele Watches
Jewellery – Lots including Trollbeads and Alex and Ani
I’m sure you have all seen my Trollbeads bracelet in many of my posts. My mum and dad got me started when they bought me a bracelet for my birthday. Since then I’ve completely filled it with beautiful, cool beads and I can’t wait to start another one. When I was asked to blog about a special Trollbeads Celebration Day I was so excited! Trollbeads is hosting their first ever Trollbeads Day event on August 1st to celebrate the stories and meanings behind the beads, as well as personal stories consumers have created because of the beads. Are we going mum?
Trollbeads was founded in 1976 in a small jeweller’s store in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is the original bead-on-bracelet brand known for using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Trollbeads is part of a Danish design legacy, which is known for its simplicity, functionality and quality. The brand offers an assortment of jewelry pieces, including, beads, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and accessories. The collection is inspired by mythology, astrology, fairytales, fauna, flora, cultural diversity and the familiar things of everyday life.
This is my bracelet…
If you haven’t had a chance to view their collection, Friday, August 1st would be the perfect time to start! A complete description of the event is included below. You can visit their website here and their store locator here. I warn you… they’re addicting!
Really, it’s OK to wear black in the summer. It may not be the brightest (literally and figuratively) choice on a scorching hot day, but for a night out when it’s not too balmy, why not? Black is always chic and black and gold, even better. You know I’m a fan. I couldn’t resist this top when I saw it at Nordstrom on sale in the Savvy Department. Black, shiny, fringes — a perfect trifecta? Those fringes make it not seem cropped too. Yeah! Of course I picked shiny black and gold accessories and my favourite Italia Independent sunglasses. They were the first ones I got from that company and I still absolutely love them! They’re actually flocked velvet and they’re so light and comfortable that you don’t even know they’re on your face! Do you still wear black in the summer?
Black & Gold Fringe Top – ASTR (Nordstrom Savvy)
Black Coated Jeans – Joes (Available Here)
Studded Wedge Sandals – Vince Camuto (Available Here)
Studded Velvet Sunglasses – Italia Independent
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar Here)
So we all have flip flops right? What could you possibly do to make a flip flop interesting and fun? We’ve all seen them embellished, but wait… how about if they changed colour? Something different! A conversation starter at the beach or the pool! I was excited when CaliMojos asked me to review their new colour changing version. I picked the cutest pair with cheerful butterflies. They’re one colour inside and as soon as you step outside they change to a new bright hue! Even if you just step into the shade they immediately start to change. The design is also adorable with a double strap and a bedazzling jewel. Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you how comfortable they are! BTW… I really need some colour myself! Time to go to the pool in my new flip flops and work on that.
Flip Flops – ℅ CaliMojos
I know. It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I had to take some time to recover from my most recent surgery. After almost a year since my breast cancer diagnosis I’m ready to introduce you to the new girls. I finally have my permanent implants and after seeing 27 doctors (OK, slight exaggeration) this week, it looks as if I’m healthy! It’s also so much easier to get dressed! While I’m not completely done, I’m hoping the worst is behind me and I can start to get my life back.
This outfit has a couple trends encompassed within. A crop top and boyfriend jeans. I have to admit that the crop top trend sent shivers down my spine. Really? I’m not one to walk around half naked! Done properly, or at least what I deem to be appropriately, I’ve found that it can actually be cute. This top, for example sticks with my whole “flowy” personality and barely shows any midriff unless you catch a breeze. Even then, only the slightest sliver of skin pops out. Perfect! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect loose, comfy boyfriend jeans for a while. Believe it or not — Gap! Haven’t been in there in ages, but I’m so in love with these. The looseness and the shredding is also a much cooler (literally, as in temperature) option for summer. Buy them a size too big for extra effect.
Black Top – Zara
Boyfriend Jeans – Gap (On Sale!)
Studded Wedges – Vince Camuto (Last Year – Available Here)
Watch – Michele Watches
Bracelet – From France
Sunglasses – Carrera by Jimmy Choo
It’s #NationalSunglassesDay everyone! What a better day for the Glasses Girl? Here are some of my favourites for you to enjoy in their honour!
Sunglasses by Italia Independent, Oliver Peoples, Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, Oakley, Smoke & Mirrors, Carrera, Future Eyes
I swore I would never wear Birkenstocks. They’re hippie shoes. I’m not a hippie. I lied! I kept seeing them on people and thinking — not gonna happen! Well… it happened. It actually happened more than once, as you’ll soon see, but these are the first ones I’m sharing with all of you. Of course I had to be just a little bit different. I went for the shiny black patent ones. They were actually really hard to find, especially in my little size! The rest of the outfit is from Zara. I can’t believe I was so slow getting on that wagon. Figures that the only store remotely near me is now closed for renovations for about 3 months. Now what?
Top – Zara
Pants – Zara
Sandals – Birkenstock (ShoesCentral)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent