Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Weekly Highlight: New "Cozy" Tote by Manofatto

If you are one of my regular readers, you might remember the post where I told you about Manofatto, a brand known for its high quality handmade leather bags and accessories. In case you don't, you can check it out here.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Feel Beautiful with Aimee Wood

Meet Aimee Wood: she is a fashion designer and author born in the Philippines but based in Illinois who is on a mission to make women look and feel more beautiful through her fashion collections and the multiple e-books she has written. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pigeon Organics - Softness and Style for Babies

When you find a brand you love, you know you'll come back to it over and over again. When my daughter was born almost a year and a half ago I set out on a mission to find the best organic children's brands that make the cutest, highest quality clothing for babies.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Contemporary Art by Jason Smith

Even though I am not an art connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, I have always loved creative art, especially painting. I enjoy many different styles and own a lot of paintings, and I have long realized that what I really appreciate about them is their ability to please the eye. I don't typically look for hidden meanings and metaphors, historical significance or symbolism,  but I am very attracted to beautiful color palettes, harmonious compositions and unique painting styles. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

GUENSTLING - Handmade Quality from Germany

Accessories in general and handbags in particular are among the first things people notice in an outfit, so quality is paramount. That, and a well thought out design are what makes a handbag truly outstanding.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gentle Feminine Care by Jil Gyung Yi

With so many feminine care products on the market it's not easy to choose the one that is right for you. As the summer is approaching, we see a lot of new products and supplements hit the stores, but in order to make a good decision we need to be as informed as possible about how they work and what they can possibly do for us.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Weekly Highlight: Doendoe

Handbags are such a personal thing. Every woman is different and every one of us have our very distinct tastes when it comes to our trusty everyday companions, but what we all notice and appreciate is when a handbag is made with a lot of love and care and, of course, excellent craftsmanship.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fashion Brands to Watch

If you have been reading me for a while, you know that each month I share with you a few awesome fashion brands or online shopping websites that I think you would love to discover. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

BeYou23 Clothing: Buy a T-shirt and Feed 11 Hungry Children + GIVEAWAY

We love fashion for many reasons: it allows us to express ourselves without saying a word, it helps us make a good impression and feel beautiful, it makes our days brighter and gives us the opportunity to have fun and experiment.

But you know what's really great about fashion? It's potential to do good in the world.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Urbanwell - Online Shopping for the Cool Kids

If you are looking for a one stop shop when it comes to the coolest apparel and lifestyle products, Urbanwell is the store you want to check out. 

Majestic Expressions

Majestic Expressions is a family of unique brands built for you by Glen Palmenter. Glen's portfolio includes the Shirts Just For Your clothing brand, Mr Honey Pot natural beauty brand and Rugged Tents outdoor retailer. In this post you can see some of the tees from his apparel collection which are beautifully made and look fantastic with a pair of ripped jeans or denim shorts. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Weekly Highlight: Loaal Sunglasses

When it comes to sunglasses, everyone seems to have their preferences. Some like them sporty, others shiny and glamorous, others yet need them huge and black. Then there is the issue of face shapes - we have all read those articles that tell us exactly which kind of frames will look good on us - and which won't. It is is objectively difficult, if not impossible, for sunglasses brands to please everyone, but let me introduce you to a promising newcomer that has everything it needs to become a new favorite with the young and fashionable crowd. 

Spring Sparkle

Spring is officially here and it's wonderful! I have to admit I feel the same way about every season when it starts, but with spring it's still somehow different. It is a celebration of life after a long cold winter, the first green leaves and flowers and, most of all, the promise of summer.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Red Flowers

This little dress just arrived in the mail yesterday and the timing couldn't have been better. Today was the first really warm spring day so I didn't have to wait too long to wear it. 

This style is something completely new in my wardrobe, as I'm not really an embroidery girl and I don't wear trapeze dresses all that much either, but this just proves that sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zone to discover new and exciting things. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Casual Elegance - The Beauty In Every Day

I firmly believe that each day deserves to be lived and celebrated as a special occasion. Of course, that doesn't mean that we have to wear a ball gown every day of the week, but it doesn't hurt to put a little effort in what you wear, even if it's just a really nice pair of jeans or a small, but well-chosen accessory.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Weekly Highlight: Sparkles Jewellery

Happy Women's Day to everyone who's celebrating! It's a pretty big deal where I come from and I think rightly so. Us girls are awesome and we totally deserve a holiday dedicated to us, am I right? 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fashion Brands to Watch

Part of why I love my job is that I get to discover so many amazing brands each month and, of course, share my favourite finds with you guys! The world of fashion is so vast and diverse and full of creativity that it is truly a pleasure to learn about its many facets.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Younique - Nature. Love. Science.

When it comes to makeup and skincare, today's women are really lucky to have an infinite number of brands and product to choose from. This also means that beauty brands really need to step up their game if they want to become leaders it today's hyper-competitive market, which, again, is great news for us. A great brand needs to make amazing products at a competitive price, use high quality and healthy ingredients and provide concrete results. And, if it is a truly great brand, it will also set the goal of giving back to its community in some form.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Weekly Highlight: Farbod Barsum

There is luxury, and then there is wearable art that takes luxury into a whole new dimension.

Luxury is in the details, like custom hardware, soft leather and hand-sewn stitching. It's in the quality of a product and the elegance it exudes. What takes luxury to the level of art is the thoughtfulness of the design, the combination of exotic skins and the care that goes into creating a product that is meant to be used and loved for many years to come.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fashion Finds That Will Bring You Joy + GIVEAWAY

As I might have mentioned before, I'm trying to embrace a minimalist lifestyle - not absolute, bare to the bone minimalism, just in the sense that I'm trying to get rid of clutter and things I could easily do without. This also means that when I think about buying something, I ask myself whether it is something that will be useful to me and if not, whether it brings me joy. With these criteria in mind I put together a selection of fabulous fashion finds that would be a great addition to even the most minimal of wardrobes.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Season Style

As the cold season is nearing its end, I noticed that there are two kinds of people: those who can't wait to rock the newest spring fashion trends and are sporting things like white overalls already, and those who want to enjoy these last few days (or weeks, depending on where you live) of chilly weather and get another wear out of their favourites from this winter. Which type are you? I know I'm having trouble putting away my favourite coats and boots, so I'm definitely the latter.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Spring Favourites

Spring is in the air, you guys! When I stepped out this afternoon there was no sign of the grey sky and icy wind I'd become so used to this winter. Instead, it was warm and sunny and a much happier place overall, which made me think of all the fun things we'll get to do (and wear!) this spring. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Manofatto - Contemporary Design and Timeless Quality

There are few things that speak as clearly about a person's style and elegance as good quality leather accessories and handcrafted Italian leather is just about as chic as it gets. If you love these kind of things as much as I do, you must checkout Manofatto.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fashion Brands to Watch

Welcome back to my series of posts dedicated to fascinating fashion brands and talented designers. This month I choose some really interesting ones that I'm sure you will love. Read on to find out who they are!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lantern Sleeved Blouse

Pretty sleeves are my latest fascination, as you might have noticed. I like the idea of simple basics, like this melange grey blouse, with one detail that really stands out, and these lantern sleeves were just what I was looking for.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Duo Du London Giveaway

Duo Du London is a unique urban apparel brand established in London in 2012. The designs are hand-drawn tribal-like designs, using calligraphic pens and Chinese inks inspired by different facets of street art. The detail behind the designs is likened to tribal artwork – with an aboriginal edge. The final images are screen printed onto a range of carefully selected soft, organic cotton fabrics. Some are also finished with official Swarovski crystals to add a little sparkle to the final product.

Edit: This giveaway has ended. The winners are:

  • Elizabeth Brooks (@lizard_brooks)
  • Allyson Becker (@irishskater425)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Valentine's Jewelry Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day is nearing and while there is no limit to fantasy when it comes to choosing a gift for your beloved, I think we can all agree that jewelry is always, always a good idea. So to the gentlemen reading this: please take notes.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Jewellery Giveaway by GratefulHeartMS

Happy Sunday, beautiful people! I hope all of you are having a great weekend - I certainly am, since the weather is much warmer now and we finally get to enjoy some much-needed sunshine and fresh air and take our baby girl out for walks. Here's hoping it will last.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Win Your Favorite Item From StyleWe!

Hey guys! It's Friday and I have an awesome giveaway for you to kick off the weekend. If you have been following me for a while, you are probably already familiar with StyleWe, an online store that always has the coolest fashions, with new items arriving every day. They're super trendy and super elegant.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ruffle Sleeves


Oh how I love sweater dresses! They are the easiest pieces to pick out and wear on winter mornings when you really just want to stay in bed and not get dressed at all. Not much thinking needs to be involved, just style it with contrasting accessories in the same colour (black, in my case) and you're good to go.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Reasons to Conduct Research before Buying Baby Products

*guest post*
To other people, caring for a newborn may sound easy, but it most definitely is not. Unlike older and more mature individuals, newborns require special attention; they have special needs. We can’t afford to just use any product on them, especially if what we know about the effectiveness of that product is merely based on hearsay. So for mothers, it has become a common practice to check the best baby gear reviews for a baby product before going ahead and buying it. Are you still unconvinced? Here are more reasons why research prior to buying a baby product is very important:

Monday, January 23, 2017

Franchetti Bond Winter Sale

Let's be honest, January wouldn't be a very exciting month, were it not for the winter sales. It is the best time of year to make those bigger purchases you have been putting off since before Christmas - like winter boots, fur or cashmere sweaters, or indulge in some guilt-free impulse shopping.
In case you haven't yet checked out Franchetti Bond's winter sale, you definitely should. They offer a beautiful selection of stylish clothing, footwear and accessories that are now up to 50% off.
You're welcome! ;)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Baby Shopping

Ever since my daughter was born, I get much more kick out of shopping for her than for myself. Tiny children's clothes are just so irresistibly cute and while I can perfectly resist buying myself a 100th pair of shoes (never thought I'd say that), I can never say no to a new outfit for my baby girl. Good thing she grows out of everything I buy her so quickly so I have the perfect excuse to constantly shop for new stuff haha.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Early Swimsuit Shopping

If  after the holidays (and the holiday dinners, specifically) swimwear shopping is the last thing on your mind, I can't blame you. But, you know, it's never to early to dream about summer or seaside vacations. We still have a few months to get back in shape after all.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Are You The Next Up and Coming Fashion Designer?

Do you have an eye for design?
Do you doodle croquis every chance you get?
Do you think you could be the next John Galliano or Jean Paul Gaultier?
Then this contest is for you!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Karli Q Designs

Karli Q Designs is a California-based fashion brand that creates clothes and accessories for babies, toddlers and expectant moms. Their headbands, hats, scarves and harem pants (the absolute comfiest thing to dress your kid in, trust me) are made out of the softest and cutest printed fabrics - both comfortable and fashionable. Karli Q will also custom make your maternity dress to your exact measurements for maximum comfort. Visit their 5-star reviewed Etsy store to browse their selection!
Cardigan and legging set for toddlers

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome to 2017

There's no nicer way to say this: 2016 wasn't very kind to me and I'm glad it's over. I guess we all have years that are tougher than others and that's fine. Good thing that every year ends on December 31 and everything it brought will remain a distant memory. 
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