Friday, July 21, 2017

friday find

Happy Friday!  Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!  I've taken some (er, a lot) of time off for the transition of our move to Greenville, SC (a city I had only been to twice before we moved!).  We've been having fun exploring the city.  But I spent most of the time unpacking.  It took two weeks before I even started unpacking and organizing my closet!  So let's just say I wore basically the same thing every day.  It's been fun decorating our new house and I'll be sharing some of my finds on the blog shortly!  I probably did not even look at clothes online for a couple of weeks (anytime I was online I was shopping for the house), but I started getting the fashion bug last week.  So we took a trip to Charlotte, which is only an hour and a half away, which I'm so excited about.  There's a Free People (yay!), Nordstrom (I can shop the Anniversary Sale, which starts today, in person!), Madewell, Neiman Marcus, Urban Outfitters, etc.!

Anyway, I've missed blogging and this 'Friday find' (which is something I'm going to continue going forward) was something I had to blog about.  How cool is this ZARA Multi-Position Shirt?  It's a long-sleeved shirt with buttoned cuffs, which turns into a cool sleeveless shirt with spaghetti straps!  It could also be worn as an off-the-shoulder shirt!  A steal for under $50.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

print mixing / stripes & florals

Happy hump day!  Today is my birthday and the day we finally move into our new house in Greenville, SC!!  We've been staying in a hotel for 10 days and are definitely at the point where we can't wait to move in!  In the meantime, we've been enjoying exploring our new city, especially trying out new restaurants (including a donut shop called The Donut Experiment).  We already have a couple of favourite spots, including Adams Bistro.  I packed a bunch of clothes/outfits, but have been basically living in a t-shirt and rotating 4 pairs of shorts.  I've also been living in my Adidas slides (which I paired with this romper before on the blog) since we've been doing a lot of walking.

But before we left Myrtle Beach, I had ordered these amazing ZARA Tied Jute Platform Wedges.  I normally do not find espadrilles comfortable but these are very comfortable.  I love the lace-up straps.  (Tip: I'm normally a 5.5/6 and the 5 fit perfectly.  The size 6 was too big.)  I first styled these wedge sandals with a denim on denim outfit, but then saw this Spell romper hanging and immediately changed my mind.  I love mixing prints.  Because both the floral romper and striped sandals are blue and white, I knew they would be the perfect match.  Keeping prints in the same colour family is the easiest way to mix prints.  Also, the subtle stripes do not compete with the bold floral print.  Stripes are also the safest print to mix with, IMO.

Happy print mixing!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

summer sandals

summer sandals

Summer is just around the corner!  As a stay-at-home mom I'm partial to slides since you can just slip them on and go.  I'm obsessed with these Marc Jacobs Daisy Aqua Slides (second from right).  I love the daisy appliqués.  I'm also partial to white sandals.  They're so fresh.  These MICHAEL Michael Kors Sonya Embellished Leather Sandals (bottom, second from left) are also very pretty.  If you prefer a black sandal, these Ancient Greek Clio Pearls Leather Sandals (bottom, second from right) are simple, but the pretty pearl embellishments elevate them.  If you're looking to add some colour, these peach RAYE Sashi Sandals (bottom left) will add a pop to any outfit.

You can shop the items above by clicking below!
Happy shopping!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

multicolored knit & tassels

{ZARA Strappy Multicolored Top (matching shorts here, which I also bought and love);
One Teaspoon Junkyard Skirt (other colours);
TOPSHOP FALCON Buckle Sandals (8 different styles!);

My last post was a bit of a downer so I'm perking things up with some colour, or actually a lot of colour!  This ZARA Strappy Multicolored Top is so fun with all of the colours and the tassels make it unique.  There are matching knit shorts (so comfy!), but you have to buy them separately.  I bought both pieces because I love a set and you get an outfit for under $70.  A set is great when you don't feel like thinking about putting an outfit together.  But I decided to let the top stand out so I paired it with my go-to One Teaspoon denim skirt.  I'm not a fan of Birkenstocks (I find them rather uncomfortable - but I believe you have to wear them in), but these similar Topshop sandals are actually quite comfortable even though they're synthetic, which I normally stay away from.  I love the gold touches!

It's our last full day in Myrtle Beach today!  We close our home tomorrow and then we're off to Greenville, SC, and staying in a hotel for a week before we move into our new home! 

Hope everyone has a great week!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

bluebelle & bad customer service

{Spell & the Gypsy Collective Lolita Romper;

The good news.  This Spell Lolita Romper is super comfortable and hides the fact that I've been eating nothing but junk (the stress of moving).  The bad news?  This will be the last Spell piece that I purchase.  I have come to really love Spell for their beautiful pieces (I would say they were second in line after my favourite brand, Free People), but customer service to me is just as important.  Around the time I purchased this Spell romper, I had purchased a slip dress directly from their site.  I had to pay shipping for the dress because I was under the required amount needed to receive the free shipping.  But I received the dress and it was stained.  No biggie, although disappointing because it was the last one.  I contacted Spell and was told (by email so I have proof) that I would receive my refund, the original shipping charges, plus be refunded for the shipping charges to return the stained item.  When I was finally refunded for the stained dress, I was not refunded the originally shipping charges.  I contacted Spell and they refused to refund my $10.  They sent me a stained item!  Now $10 is not a lot of money, but I am so soured by the terrible customer service that they have lost me as a customer.  I advised them of this.  They did not care one bit.  I then unfollowed them on social media, emails, etc.  As I said, $10 is not a lot of money, but in the end it cost Spell my future business.  Is it worth it for them?  I'm sure they'll be fine and get away with terrible service because they have such a high demand for their clothing, but I have noticed some other negative comments on their social media so it will affect them sooner or later (I believe).  As a fashion blogger, I feel it's my job to not only shout out the awesomeness of a company or their clothes, but also the not-so-awesomeness.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

jumpsuit joy


Happy Saturday!  This Free People Nora Jumpsuit brings me so much joy.  I mean, it's colourful and dramatic with the extremely wide legs, which makes it so fun to wear.  It's perfect for this heat in South Carolina.  I want to wear this jumpsuit every day, it's so comfortable.  You just slip it on and go.  I paired this colourful jumpsuit with a pair of wedge sandals, but it also looks great with a pair of white sneakers.

Free People has a wide variety of jumpsuits.  You can shop them here!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nordstrom half-yearly sale pt III

#Nordstrom half-yearly sale pt III

Part III of my picks from the Nordstrom's 'Half-Yearly Sale'.  (Part I is here and Part II is here.)  I've combed through thousands of items from the sale today!  For those not able to do the same, I hope these edits help you in finding that perfect spring piece (or pieces)!  There are a lot of off-the-shoulder options.  I love the colour of the Rebecca Minkoff Ghiradelle Top (second from left).  I would pair the orange top with the amazing See by Chloe Dakota Platform Sandals (bottom).  (Sadly my size is sold out.)  I've been looking for easy dresses lately because it's been so hot here in the South and this Free People Spring Love Drape Dress (top, right) looks so comfortable.  Sadly, the Ray-Bans above already appear to be sold out, but there is a pair of aviators on sale here or these similar ones by Spektre, which are 40% off.

You can shop all of the items above by clicking below!
Happy Nordstrom sale shopping!