Friday, July 29, 2016

Hat Attack

I've never been a hat girl. They didn't appeal to me and I think I never looked good on them. But when I bought my first straw hat, I fell in love with it. I love how it adds to an outfit, especially in your summer style. Pair it with a cute sundress, you have a rocking summer outfit. It's been a while since I last bought one and I think my one and only straw hat needs a new friend. Thus, I've collected some of the ones that I've added to my online shopping wishlist to get your pulse on this.

Cream Lace Hat (here and here)
Billabong Floppy Straw Hat
Dark Grey Sun Hat
White Pom-Pom Large Brim Hat
Khaki Striped Hat
Vacation Bow Brimmed Straw Hat
Red Raw Trim Brimmed Hat
Eugenia Kim Bunny Hat
Artesano Playa Crochet Hat

Which of these hats should I get? 
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Easy Breezy - Choose Your Chic

When it comes to shopping for dresses, I have two go-to websites: Shein and Shopbop. Shein is my first option because I like to shop on a budget without compromising my options and the quality of the items. However, Shopbop is my guilty pleasure. It has the best selection of designer items that are unbeatable in quality - plus that 3-day worldwide shipping cannot be beat!

When looking for easy breezy dresses, you won't be disappointed with these two options. Check out my top picks for easy breezy dresses that will keep you cool while looking chic:

Printed Ruffle Off Shoulder Dress
Tassel and Embroidered Off Shoulder Dress
Floral Swing Cami Dress
Pink V-Neck Tie Waist Maxi Dress
Floral Sleeveless Maxi Dress
White Pom Pom Decorated Dress
Caroline Constas Bardot Dress
Pampelone Capri Dress
Ace&Jig Fiesta Dress
Raga Printed Dreams Dress
dRa Emmie Dress
Free People Louise Smocked Dress

PS - You can shop the new sale at Shein! Details below:

Use the following code to shop the sale & get more discounts: 

MK40 for 40% off on orders $55 and above
MK45 for 45% off on orders $105 and above

What is your favorite site when shopping for dresses?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Uncommon Goods + Unique Gift Ideas

I am of the opinion that accessories and jewelries can elevate a simple outfit. Even when you are wearing a simple tee and jeans, pairing it with the right accessories can transform the outfit. Therefore, I always relish the idea of stumbling upon a website that offers unique jewelry options. When I was introduced to Uncommon Goods, I knew right away that this would be a great website to support. You can check out the website's unique collection of handmade jewelry here

When I tied the knot last year, I bought my bridesmaids and maid of honor earrings as gifts so they all wore the same earrings on my wedding day. Jewelry is and always will be a classic gift idea for special occasions like weddings, bridal showers, birthdays and more. You will be spoiled for choice at Uncommon Goods; just check it out for yourself on their website. I've also included some gift ideas that you can choose from, especially if you are attending a special occasion soon:

Jewelry Organization

Walnut & Steel Magnetic Jewelry Organizer - shop here
Crystal Ring Holder Dish - shop here

Handmade Bracelets

Mixed Metals Hinged Cuff - shop here
Aquamarine Ebb and Flow Cuff - shop here

Handmade Necklaces & Earrings

Seafoam Bar Earrings - shop here
Mosaic Necklace - shop here
Mixed Metals Bar Necklace - shop here

My picks are merely scratching the surface; in fact I had a hard time picking my faves with so many unique styles. From necklaces to earrings, to pendants and other customized jewelry, it's easy to find a style that would suit your personal taste (or that of your intended recipient). You can check out more unique gifts here

Uncommon Goods was founded in 1999 and quickly carved its niche in the industry for its commitment to bring the most unique, handcrafted jewelry while being eco-friendly. Not only are the methods used for production safe for humans, animals and the environment, but majority of the materials used are recycled or upcycled. In addition, their website becomes a platform for artists and designers to showcase their handmade creations. 

On top of an eco-friendly business practice, Uncommon Goods give back to the community. As part of the company's core values, they want to utilize the creative talent of artists to create a positive impact on the environment and the immediate community. To date, they have donated up to $1 Million to charities via the Better to Give program, of which the company has been a part of in the last 12 years. You can learn more about the company's story here

What other reason do you need to support such a purpose-driven company?

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