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Beach, PLEASE. May 30 2014

Yup. I was right… I fell in love with portugal as soon as I got there. I stayed in an area called the Algarve which is the southern region of Portugal. One of my many favorite parts… the beaches. My boyfriend and I rented a car and spent a lot of our time just driving around stumbling upon random little towns and beautiful beaches. It's funny though... before I left for my trip I did research on the Algarve and saw that one of the top most beautiful beaches in the world was Praia da Marinha. So this was immediately put on our list to do. Don't get me wrong, the beach was amazing but EVERY single beach was amazing. There was not one beach that I thought was better than the other. Pictures do not even do it justice.

Praia Dona Ana

Praia da Batata

Praia da Marinha

Praia de Monte Clerigo

Praia da Arrifana

I'm not even sure about the name of this last beach, but it was breathtaking...

 

I also went to Whitstable, England, which is where my grandmother lives. The beaches there are totally different... they're flat and full of rocks but still so pretty and peaceful. 

 

Beach, PLEASE!

 


Get the Look - Memorial Day Weekend May 23 2014

Enjoy the weekend and don't forget your red, white & blue!

Designer looks for less:

 

Elizabeth and James Monet Flower Maxi - $665

Forever 21 Floral High-Low Dress $19.80 (left), Silver Link Statement Necklace, H&M Chiffon Print High-Low Dress $29.95 (right)

Elizabeth and James Running Free Floral Dress - $395

Lulu's Ivory Lace Dress $33.00 (left), Smokey Stone Teardrop Earrings, Gold Hammered Statement, Charlotte Russe Chiffon and Lace Dress $26.99 (right)

Sachin + Babi Parisian Cabaret Dress - $475

Onyx Grid Earrings, American Apparel Crop Tank $26.00 & Forever 21 Lace Bodycon Skirt $15.80 (left), Twisted Stacking Rings, Royal Infinity Bracelet, American Apparel Crop Tee $30.00, Lulu's Lace Midi Skirt $41.00 (right)

 

 

 

 

 


Aloe Vera May 16 2014

Most people use Aloe Vera to treat burns, which is exactly what I have always used it for. While I was away in Portugal, I unfortunately got a pretty bad sun burn on my back. As I was using aloe vera to treat my burn, I thought there must be many other uses for it. I quickly did my research and now I'm excited to try these all out!





 


Birthdays May 09 2014

Each year is a privilege, and it's worth enjoying and celebrating! Your birthday is a day to appreciate, not worry about your age.


Today is my birthday, and a few days ago I was deciding what I should write about on this day. I couldn't help but contemplate the fact that I'm about to be closer to 30 than my teen years. Youth slowly just flying away...
Then I asked a little girl what she would say on her birthday, "On my birthday I won't be with Miss [her teacher] anymore, I'll be in kindergarten!" I was of course expecting the excitement, but to hear her thinking ahead about her life and anticipating things to come was a good kick-turn to my perspective. Seeing a 4 year old excited about something months away is all you need to remind you what's important.

One of the absolute best things you can do for yourself, even if it's only once a year, is to list the things you are grateful for. Sit down and try it! You'll feel about 100 years younger.

26 things to be happy for this year:

 

 

 

 

 


What to pack: Europe May 02 2014

Wanderlust (n): a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world. I'm always feeling it! I'm leaving for Europe tomorrow and have barely packed a thing. Leave it up to me to (over)pack just hours before leaving. So, the important question…what do I pack!? I have such a love/hate relationship with packing. I love packing my must-have's but on the other hand I also want to bring my entire wardrobe. Here are some of my essentials:

Necklace: Turquoise Geo Necklace Bracelet: Aztec Beaded Bracelet

Necklace: Dragonfly Pendant Necklace Bracelet: Aztec Stretch Bracelet

Earrings: Turquoise Teardrop Earrings  Bracelet: Mixed Bangle Set

Necklace: Honey Teardrop Necklace Bracelet: Brown Stone Bracelet

Necklace: Blue Quartz Ladder Necklace Ring: Crystal Teardrop Ring

Necklace: Mint and Pink Flower Statement Ring: Midi Gold Compass Ring

I am beyond excited to visit England and Portugal. I have been to England many times but this will be my first time traveling to Portugal and I feel like I've already fell in love. One of my favorite quotes by John Green is, "I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met."

Photos of my trip are to come!


It's in the Stars! April 24 2014

What's your sign?? I've been feeling exceptionally in tune with the sun these days... Or maybe I'm just happy it's been out! Either way, I'm trying to take in the good rays. Here's your weekend horoscope from my favorite Astrology site:

 

ARIES March 21-April 19

Three, two, one, manifest! On Saturday, expressive Mercury and curious Neptune form a harmonious angle, helping you transform a dream into something tangible. Beauty and all things luxe activate the muse, so fill up on fodder before getting down to work. Wander through an art exhibit, browse an upscale boutique, set up your workstation at a high-end café filled with one-of-a-kind antiques. Just make sure you’ve got pen and paper handy or your trusty portable recorder to capture those flashes of creativity. Sunday’s stars draw out your mischievous side. With the moon and unpredictable Uranus merging in Aries, the unorthodox part of your personality moves front and center. Throwing others for a curve ball with a little shock value is always good fun for Rams, but watch those limits. You could go so far over the top that people won’t be interested in engaging with you. Think dialogues, not monologues.

TAURUS April 20-May 20

No matter what social scene you dip your toe into on Saturday, you’ll fit right in, thanks to a harmonious Mercury-Neptune angle. It’s a fine day to engage in a little social experimentation. Who knows? Your tree-hugging hippie friend could make beautiful music with that straight-laced Wall Street buddy of yours. But you’ll never know unless you bring them together. Avoid throwing any invite-only soirees. An amigo could show up with a fresh face worth getting to know. On Sunday, a moon-Uranus meetup in your twelfth house of closure inspires you to go on a massive decluttering mission. The desire to downsize could be all-encompassing, but be thoughtful when scaling back. With impulsive Uranus in the mix, you could be rash when sorting things into the “junk” pile. Avoid regret by thinking twice. Perhaps you’ve never worn your grandmother’s brooch before, but it might be worth saving it as a memento for a younger relative who wants to connect with her roots.

GEMINI May 21-June 20

While it’s true that people are judged by the friends they keep, refrain from making snap assessments on Saturday. A crowd that normally gives off a closed vibe could surprisingly invite you into their circle. While they may be a tad narrow-minded for your tastes, suspend judgment and see what they have to offer. Even if this crew isn’t compatible with all of your core beliefs, there might be a couple of individual gems in the crowd who could play significant roles in your life. At the very least, bonding with this group will make a positive impact on your professional world, so don’t leave home without an extra stash of business cards. You’re gonna need them. Sunday’s moon-Uranus merger in your eleventh house of technology calls on your inner geek. If you’ve been hanging on to your Luddite ways, it’s time to let go. (That said, most Gems are way ahead of the curve, often first in line at the Apple store when the latest OS hits the shelves.) Dig up apps to save you valuable time and brain power. Single? “The One” could be floating around on Tinder looking for someone just like you. Start clicking! Coupled? Sync up your schedules on a shared calendar, and download Delightful for planning exciting fresh dates without all the hassle.

CANCER June 21-July 22

Open your mind. On Saturday, curious Mercury forms a harmonious angle to soulful Neptune, making you crave some intellectual stimulation. Investigate a new school of thought and see what inspires you. You could find yourself signing up for an intriguing workshop or retreat. While Googling could keep you busy for hours on end, don’t stay cooped up inside all day. Explore what the real world has to offer. Jump in on a discussion group, attend a lecture, peruse the stacks in your favorite indie bookstore. Besides getting excited about fresh ideas, you also could connect with a compatible new crowd. On Sunday, the moon merges with changemaker Uranus in your ambitious tenth house, paving the way for an unexpected career opportunity, possibly through your social connections. Are the demands of your job dragging you down, Cancer? Snap out of whining mode and move into a winner’s mentality. The solution could be as simple as setting up more efficient systems. With technophile Uranus involved, get one of your geeky friends to catch you up to speed on the latest gadgets, apps and software that can make your work life so much more pleasant. If you’ve been sidestepping a leadership role, the cosmos push you into the driver’s seat. You don’t need to apologize for being the boss, Crab. Besides, business is business.

LEO July 23-August 22

It may be the weekend, but with mental Mercury in your career sector, your mind is occupied with your loftiest goals. When you mix in Neptune’s potent influence on Saturday, you could find yourself hobnobbing with the who’s who in your field. You know how to keep your nose to the grindstone, but don’t neglect the human part of the equation. Power down your laptop, and strategically socialize at a VIP affair or invite a dream client out for haute cuisine. Sunday’s stars come with an “open mouth, insert Choo” alert. An alignment of the moon and unpredictable Uranus in your truth-telling ninth house puts you at risk of blurting first, thinking later. Honesty is admirable, but not if it comes filled with barbs. Rounding out the rough edges of your delivery may be a challenge, so it might be best to work it out on paper first. Besides getting clear about how you feel, it will also be healing. Next week, you’ll be crystal clear on what you’re going to say. Or, you might even be compelled to finally let it go, once and for all.

VIRGO August 23-September 22

Get off the defensive, Virgo. On Saturday, your planetary ruler, expressive Mercury, forms a flowy angle to dreamy Neptune, helping you lose the pretenses when it comes to love. Instead of taking a strategic approach (your analytical sign’s preference), speak from the heart. If you clam up out of fear, you’ll berate yourself later for letting this opportunity slide. No risk, no gain. Don’t freak out if your love interest doesn’t immediately respond as you’d like. This could be a major curveball—give them time to process. The emerald-eyed monster could make an appearance this Sunday, thanks to a moon-Uranus mashup in your shadowy eighth house. Your competitive streak could unexpectedly rise to the surface, leading you to look at one of your staunchest supporters as your number-one rival. Rather than letting envy swallow you whole, use it as a compass to point you toward your own desires. Redirect your energy into manifesting your own version of what she has. The opportunities are out there, Virgo. You’ve just got to know where to look. Scarcity mentality, begone!

LIBRA September 23-October 22

Making more money involves wisely investing what you’ve got now. Saturday’s stars point you toward amplifying your support network. Although this means sharing the profits, you’ll have much more to play with due to such help. Perhaps outsourcing the most tedious tasks or contracting a part-time assistant is the way to go. If you’re still in rookie-ville, seek out an internship with an expert in your chosen field. Even though it won’t pay the rent, you can’t put a price tag on the training—not to mention getting to know someone's inner circle. Hello, friends in high places! On Sunday, the Love Boat could hit some rocky waters, thanks to a meetup of the emo moon and volatile Uranus. Fighting words could get flung back and forth with a special someone, but this doesn’t have to be the beginning of the end, Libra. Take the day to cool your jets and raise the issue again next week. At the other end of the spectrum, this cosmic combo could uncover an unlikely attraction to someone way outside your type. Remain receptive!

SCORPIO October 23-November 21

Saturday’s stars are in cahoots with Cupid, setting the scene for a romantic encounter that leaves you five feet off the ground. Sounds heavenly, right? Not so fast, Scorpio. With quicksilver Mercury and illusory Neptune in the mix, it’s hard to discern fantasy from reality. While the spark can’t be denied, you could be projecting traits onto this person that simply aren’t there. By all means, revel in the rush, but don’t be in a hurry to write off your latest admirer and especially not your long-standing love. The real deal will reveal itself in good time. On Sunday, a merger of the moon and changemaker Uranus in your sixth house of self-care encourages you to work the buddy system. Arrange post-dinner power walks with a few of your neighbors, invite your pals to join you at your local yoga studio, take a healthy cooking class with a couple of your colleagues. Your generous streak may also rise to the surface on Sunday. See if there are any upcoming walk-a-thons or bike treks for a cause you care about. Besides feeling great about helping out, you might also make a few new friends/workout pals in the process.

SAGITTARIUS November 22-December 21

Ready, set, DIY! On Saturday, a harmonious angle between analytical Mercury and imaginative Neptune gives you a craving for some hands-on creating. Strip and stain an old armoire, or paint one wall of your living room a bright, bold color. Dive into projects that also serve a practical purpose, like making your own floating bookshelves. Or, you may want to put your green thumb to use. Get your hands dirty working on a kitchen herb window box, or start a vegetable garden if you have a backyard or rooftop terrace. On Sunday, romance is revving in full gear! The emo moon and impulsive Uranus unite in your passionate fifth house, bringing an attraction from a low simmer to raging boil. A high-octane fling is definitely within the realm of possibilities, Archer. Coupled? While you may be operating in prime form, your willpower is on the weak side, so don’t put yourself in temptation’s way. Tip: if things are feeling a little stale with your sweetie, don’t resort to picking a fight to get those juices flowing again. You’re so much more creative than that, Sag. Organize an out-of-the-ordinary date night (check out the Delightful app), or even spend a bit more time pursuing your own interests. A little distance can bring back the love.

CAPRICORN December 22-January 19

Subtle signs can be even more potent than in-your-face declarations, Capricorn. On Saturday, a sultry angle between dreamy Neptune and coquettish Mercury prods you to play coy. Actions speak louder than words, so instead of pouring out your potent emotions in a passionate soliloquy, show ‘em how you feel. Hold their gaze a few seconds longer than required, gently touch their arm and let it linger, dab on an extra few drops of that scent you-know-who finds intoxicating. There’s no harm in inciting a bit of a chase, Cap. When people have to work harder at getting what they want, they’ll value the end result (a.k.a. YOU) that much more. On Sunday, a relative or close friend could send out an S.O.S. signal with your name on it. Although you want to support your nearest and dearest, this particular request could feel like a major time suck. You are under no obligation to swoop in and save the day. Instead, talk things through and you’ll be able to whip up alternative plans of attack that are more conducive to both of your schedules. If you do choose to sacrifice some of your downtime to help, set clear boundaries. You’re in desperate need of some R&R at Chez Capricorn today. Honoring your own needs is just as important as tending to everyone else’s.

AQUARIUS January 20-February 18

Harmony rules under Saturday’s stars. Take full advantage of this warm-fuzzy vibe for some serious one-on-one time with your mother, sister, or another woman you’re close with. The influence of compassionate Neptune and communicator Mercury also helps you raise a sticky issue with a relative or a roomie—without turning it into an out-and-out war. Instead of finger-pointing, use “I” statements to express how you feel. On Sunday, the moon and your cosmic ruler, tech-loving Uranus, merge in your social networking sector. While you don’t need to post a play-by-play account of your brunch conversation on Facebook (#TMI), you and your friends will appreciate a few select shots on Instagram. Also, it’s a stellar day to reach out to someone online whose work you admire. Even the simple act of sending a flattering tweet or private message could swing open the door to future collaborations. You never know unless you put it out there, Aquarius. Apply the same logic to your offline contacts. Nurture a fledgling friendship over a macchiato or margartias and bring on the synergy!

PISCES February 19-March 20

Woe is you? On Saturday, the stars nudge you away from playing the victim. While you haven’t instigated the drama, you could be keeping it alive. The buck stops here, Pisces. Put your foot down, and stop going back for more misery. Even a slight change in your choices can trigger a fresh outcome. Are you finding it hard to move on? Your tried-and-true pals love you, but if truth be told, they’ve grown weary of listening to you sing the same old sob story again and again. If you’re having trouble letting go, get honest with yourself. Own your part in this situation instead of pretending that it’s everyone else’s fault. Sunday’s stars remind you that you can’t hurry love. A merger of the sensitive moon and unorthodox Uranus in your sensual second house urges you to take a slow and seductive approach. Take your time in responding to you-know-who’s texts or calls. Allow fresh friendships and romantic relationships to evolve naturally instead of pushing for a more intimate bond. When it comes to getting to know new people, limit your time together to no more than a couple of hours. Holding your cards close to your vest will work to your advantage. Keeping the mystery alive makes you all the more alluring.

 

 

All horoscopes are from Astrostyle, a fun site to visit for your daily horoscope with pretty illustrations and great articles. Love it!

Happy weekend >>---->


DIY Phone Charger April 18 2014

There are so many expensive custom phone chargers that I refuse to buy...why not use what you have and DIY? Today I am going to show you two ways to decorate your phone charger.

This first one is so easy. Here's what you need:

-Washi tape

-Scissors

-Phone charger

1) Take your washi tape and line is up straight to place on your charger.

2) Press down firmly so it sticks well and your done!

See, so easy!

 

You can pretty much do any design with washi tape, there are so many awesome prints. I bought mine here www.wishywashi.com. I have actually fallen in love with washi tape, I want to put it on everything.

 

This next one is a little more time consuming but it allowed me to slow down for a minute and relax while creating! Here's what you need:

-String

-Scissors

-Phone charger

1) Start by wrapping your string around the charging cord tightly.

2) When you are ready to start a new color, tie the new color onto your current string.

3) Cut the ends a little and tuck them in so you can wrap over the ends.

4) Start wrapping again!

5) Repeat until you have the pattern you want.

6) When finished, tie the end so it does not come undone.

 

Voila! Two different ways to spice up your phone charger.


Wanderlust Jewelry Party April 11 2014

Spring is the perfect time for a jewelry party! Check out all of our new spring items at our new page.

This past weekend, we had a ton of fun with a jewelry party for girls. All of our new spring pieces and custom necklaces were available for each girl to create their own. Contact us to host your own, we cater to all ages!

 

Happy Spring!


Quote April 04 2014

Thought of the week >>------>


Spring Cleaning March 27 2014

D.I.Y. Pants to Shorts

Of course our favorite time of year because it's all about reviving your old styles! I've been emptying my drawers and came across some jeans I just couldn't get rid of. They're an old straight leg that I never wear anymore, but with such a nice dark brown color, they needed to stay. So I cut them into shorts! The best part about cutting your own shorts is customizing. Cut more or less of an angle to flatter your shape, and create your perfect length.

Use safety pins to mark where to want to cut. Start thinking long, since you can't go back after cutting them too short. I measured 4" down the inseam. Tighter jeans make for better short shorts.

 

Once you've pinned the inseam, use the ruler match the angle of the waistline and pin the other side.

 

Use chalk or charcoal to make a rough line.

 

And go for it! Roll over once about a 1/2" to cuff. Try them on and adjust.

If you want to keep them cuffed, make a few stitches up the side seams and iron them down. Throw them in the wash to fray!

The perfect pair to fulfill my obsession with green and brown. This embroidered top had great touches of gold to go with our new Dragonfly Pendant necklace, a piece from our spring items to come soon... once we are through with spring cleaning!

 


Pretty Pastels March 21 2014

For this weeks blog post, I wanted to showcase one of my favorite (new!) necklaces we just got in. This necklace is perfect for adding pretty pastels to your outfit with colors of mint, apricot, and ivory. Can't decide whether it should be worn during the day or at night? Here's how to wear our pastel statement necklace for both the day and night.

 

The color pallet for my day outfit are pastels and neutral colors. I'm wearing blush pink jeans, a white top and a beige cardigan.

My night outfit is still girly yet edgy with wax leather jeans and a black chiffon top.

Stay tuned next week for our new spring and summer jewelry!


A Wanderluster's Picks March 14 2014

 

As much as I love to be wanderlust, the actual traveling part is not my strong point. In fact, my fear of flying determines all of my trip decisions. When I do fly, I have to plan every detail. Organization is key when it comes to anxious traveling.

Layering is a must when you’re going from cold to warm, and comfort is a big deal when you’re about to sit for hours. Here’s my absolute favorite picks for traveling - ultimate comfort and style! And a few pretty little places from my trip ~

I got a light faux leather jacket and layered with American Apparel - most comfortable hoodies and tees! American Apparel is carried everywhere, easy find, and has the best fitting plain solids and new heathered styles.

Vintage Havana sweats - no matter the style, I could live in their sweatpants.

And of course, can't forget the new lucky scarf!

Travel well!


Spring Fever March 07 2014

It still may be freezing out but Spring is right around the corner. Its never too early to start updating your wardrobe with new fashion trends. There are so many trends that I'm excited about, but today I wanted to add for of my favorites to Suzanne's post from last week.

1)Lace- As lace lover, I'm ALL about this. Below is our Pink Lace Infinity scarf.

inspired by:
 
2)Embroidery- I have already added 5 pieces of embroidered clothes/accessories to my closet. This is one of my favorites. I love the pairing of different prints and colors. Our Mint Embroidered Infinity is perfect for this trend!
inspired by:
 
3)Tassels- Tassels are now all over. Just about everywhere you look you can find tassels on shorts, jewelry, cardigans, dresses, scarves etc. Our Bohemian Tassel Scarf is perfect for incorporating this trend into your wardrobe.
inspired by:
 
4)Floral prints- MORE floral prints…they're here to stay again this season and one of the biggest spring colors… PINK. everything pink. Add our Pink Floral Infinity scarf to spice up your outfit. 
inspired by:
(all pictures from pinterest)
 
Trends for spring/summer 2014 are endless. Don't be afraid to try something new this year. Stay tuned for new spring jewelry!

Colors of Spring February 28 2014

Mint and coral are in!

March is just about here and it's still freezing, which makes it the perfect time to take a trip somewhere warm. I've been putting together spring outfits for Florida next week, and going from 12° to 75° weather is just making me more excited for spring and all the colors it comes with.

Here's a couple pieces of coral and mint to mix and match on my trip. It was a rough winter and spring has never looked better! 

Coral Beaded Statement, Mixed Bangles with a pretty mint top, high waist shorts and an ivory crochet cover.

Mint Shimmer Statement, Turquoise Drop Earrings, Ivory Infinity Bracelet, Turquoise Stud Watch Bracelet with a coral dress.

 

We've got some new light scarves in! Here are a couple of my favorites in coral and mint, and check out the others at our new page

Coral Lace Lightweight Infinity

Mint Embroidered Lightweight Infinity

 

Vacation with some nice light scarves or get ready for spring. Can't come soon enough!


DIY Dreamcatcher February 21 2014

Growing up I always had a dreamcatcher above my bed to protect myself from nightmares. Dreamcatchers are so beautiful and if you make your own, there is so much room for creativity. When my dad picked up beautiful lace doilies from Budapest, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
I have a thing for dreamcatchers so if you love them as much as I do, you'll enjoy this DIY. Here is my version!
Here's what you need:
-String/cord
-Glue gun
-Lace doily
-Chain
-Stones/charms
-Jewelry wire
I started by taking my jewelry wire and creating a circle that was sized to my lace doily. I used hot glue to close the wire.
You can use any type of string to tie your lace doily onto the jewelry wire. I used leather cord to wrap around the wire.
Now this is the fun part. Add string, charms, stones, feathers, lace, chains or any type of fabric to decorate your dreamcatcher!
I have so much fun making dreamcatchers... below are the others I have made.
My next creation: dreamcatcher necklace!


Valentine's Day Tunes February 10 2014

 

Valentine's Day has always been a fun day for me, because I love love! No matter what the relationship, it's an amazing thing to acknowledge and appreciate it. One thing I've learned over the years is to especially appreciate the relationship you have with yourself - love yourself then love others.

Music is the great mood setter. I put together a few songs of light rock and reggae that would be my love playlist. There's got to be at least one or two that everyone can get into for your romantic night!

1. "Star"  -Andrew Ripp YouTube iTunes
2. "Young and Wild"  -John Butler Trio YouTube iTunes
3. "Realize"  -Colbie Callait YouTube iTunes
4. "Beautiful"  -G. Love ft. Tristan Prettyman YouTube iTunes
5. "Dimming Sky"  -Passafire YouTube iTunes
6. "The Only One"  -The Black Keys YouTube iTunes
7. "You"  -The Pretty Reckless YouTube iTunes
8. "Lazy Afternoon"  -Rebelution YouTube iTunes
9. "Everlasting Light"  -The Black Keys YouTube iTunes
10. "Hey, Hey, Hey"  - Delta Rae YouTube iTunes

 

Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Don't forget to use the code LOVELOTS at checkout for free shipping until February 14 <3

 


DIY Chain & Charm Hair Ties February 07 2014

I'm always wearing hair ties around my wrist but hate the way they look next to my bracelets and/or watch. I don't even actually use them that often, but they are always there just in case. I decided I needed to fix this and spice up my hair ties to look better with my outfits.

These are so simple to make. Here's what you need:

Chain

Pliers

Hair Ties

Carefully open up the first chain link with your pliers and place the hair tie in the chain link. Close up the chain link. Follow the same steps for last chain link.

And voila! A hair tie AND bracelet that will look good with any outfit!

I was feeling inspired so I decided to create another look. Also very easy to make.

Here's what you need:

String

Hair Tie

Jump Rings

Charms

Pliers

With all the tassel accessories seen lately, I wanted to add one into my creation. I cut pieces of the string and tied it at the top to make the tassel.

With your pliers, carefully open the jump ring and add your charm. Link it on to the hair tie and close the jump ring.

I love these...they look great on their own, stacked all together, or paired with bangles and a watch! There are so many different ways to glam up your hair ties. Get creative!

 


Valentine Gift Guide January 28 2014

Jewelry and accessories are always the best gift for your Valentine! Here's a few idea's for lots of love on Valentine's day <3 Use code: LOVELOTS for free shipping, now through February 14

 Turquoise Snap Stud Watch, Midi Heart Ring & Turquoise Drop Earrings

 

Renewal Red Stone Bib Necklace & the Burgundy Stud Slouch Beanie

 

Ivory Gold Speckle Infinity with the Geo Gold Necklace & Midi Ring Set

 

Turquoise Knit Infinity, Coral Beaded Statement & the Turquoise Stone Wrap Ring

 

Brown Solid Infinity with the Renewal Vintage Arrow Necklace & Midi Arrow


Wanderlust January 24 2014

We all enjoy a good weekend away but I’m seriously always itching to travel. Since it’s been so cold I thought I would share my get away in Cancun. This was really one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve ever been on. I was able to clear my mind and rid myself of any stress.

One of my favorite parts about traveling is exploring new places by just wandering. This is exactly what I did and I came across so many beautiful spots.

The place I stayed at was like a giant greenhouse. There were plants EVERYWHERE and as a nature lover, I was in heaven.

Next up, Europe!!

Get away this weekend, Happy Friday!


DIY: Galaxy Print January 16 2014

After a long, very cold walk on the beach this weekend, I got in my car and headed home. On my way, staring at the cliffs ahead next to an open sky above the water, came down a meteor-like object. It was far in the distance, but close enough to see the colorful glowing smoke coming off. Pretty blue and gold barreling down. I've never seen anything like it.

Of course I've thought about it all week and as nature inspires us, the universe is on my mind. Galaxy is a trendy print now and spray paint is an easy way to get the look. I wanted to paint an accessory to add a nice printed touch to an outfit, and to show off my galaxy story!

 

Need:

Dark Stretch Fabric

Fabric Spray Paint - Ivory, Purple & Pink

Needle

Thread

Cut 2 fabric strips approximately 4" x 20".

Start off with big splotches of purple, then spray at an angle with Ivory for a mist of stars.

Add just a few splotches of pink.

Roll each piece, criss-cross and close the ends together with a simple stitch.

Galaxy is easy! Play around with the pattern.

This cute headband can be done in so many different fabrics and prints, to be plain & simple or funky & bold. Here's a few from the web I loved in similar twist styles.

Love!

 

 


Nature Inspired Decor January 09 2014

Decorating my room to me is ever changing. I'm always adding new things to it. I have always loved nature inspired room decor. It's beautiful. There is so much creativity and beauty found by just taking a walk outside.
However, its freezing which means less time outdoors. 
Newest to my room are these amazing shelves made by my talented boyfriend. I couldn't have gotten these gifts at a better time because I've been trying to think of a way to add a touch of nature into my room. These shelves did just that.

They are perfect for showcasing my prettiest pieces.

(from left to right; Brown Stone Bracelet; Turquoise Chain Necklace; Honey Teardrop Necklace; White Turquoise Cuff)

(from left to right; Mint Shimmer Statement Necklace; Kelly Green Leaf Bracelet; Gold Hammered Statement Necklace)

 This ring holder and jewelry box were also hand made gifts. 

What I love most about this little jewelry box is that it has a peso from our trip to Mexico. All of these creations are amazing (and encourages my jewelry addiction)… I now have new places to put my treasured pieces.

I can't wait until it get just a little bit warmer so I can explore outside for new nature inspired room decor!


Nothing to Resolve December 31 2013

I've never made a new year's resolution. I've decided certain things about my life around this time, but I never made anything my "resolution" knowing that I wouldn't keep it. Change is exciting, a life is an adventure. How can someone decide something so specific and not let any other experience in? Make a large goal, something with plenty of wiggle room. There's nothing wrong with adjusting as you go. A year is a long time, and life really isn't that short if you make your moments worth while.

There is nothing to resolve in a person. What's happened has happened and what the future holds is yours to take on.

A few places we've been this past year:

Quotes by Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman, Hal Borland, an Irish Toast & Ellen Goodman respectively.

 

Happy New Year!

 


Dress Up Your Gifts December 23 2013

I got pretty crafty this year when it came to wrapping presents. I'm usually the type that's wrapping gifts in the car on the way to a party.

I went on a pinterest binge and went straight to Michaels. Below is some holiday wrapping inspiration I created.

 

Here is what inspired me on pinterest:

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!


'Tis the Season December 18 2013

Scarf Season! Well, it's always the season... but when the snow starts coming down, a nice knit infinity is a necessity! It's one of the easiest gifts because who doesn't want a scarf?

We have some new comfy styles! Check them out and don't forget to use our WINTERWANDER code to get 10% off, now through Christmas.

I've never had the patience to knit, but luckily I have some crafty friends and family. Here's some scarf styles, handmade and gifted to me!

And lastly, my favorites of Wanderlust, the Dark Blue Knit Pattern Infinity wrapped around with the Beige Solid Infinity, an easy way to change it up!