Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Free Spirit

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Hello! Spring finally feels like it's here to stay with sunny skies and warm temperatures. Weather like this makes me just want to flit about in pretty, printed dresses paired with platform heels. And today, I did just that. I slipped on a bohemian dress in a boxy silhouette. To give the dress a bit more shape, I tied a burnt orange cardigan around my waist. Deep cherry red platform heels, a spiked necklace and round sunglasses pulled the look together. 

You might have been able to already tell from my last few outfit posts (including this one) but recently, I've been feeling very inspired by the hippie fashion and lifestyle of the 1960's and 1970's and the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. Paisley prints, retro bellbottoms, round sunglasses, platform heels, psychedelic prints and flowers have all been playing a major role in my recent outfit choices. I've also moved more towards breezy, free-flowing silhouettes. In the past few weeks, I've taken on somewhat of a more free-spirited persona in my style, music choices, opinions, etc. I'm embracing "flower child" fashions, listening to The Doors albums on repeat and attempting to pay less and less mind to societal expectations (such as wearing a bra everyday or shaving constantly.) Expect many more modern day hippie looks to come. 

Paisley dress: Forever 21
Platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Orange cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Spiked necklace: c/o ShopLately
Round sunglasses: c/o ShopLately

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Insou Jewelry Giveaway

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Hello! It's been quite a while since I've hosted a giveaway on my blog and I'm happy to bring you guys a giveaway sponsored by Insou Jewelry today.

Insou Jewelry sells their unique, handmade flower jewelry on Etsy. They carry a large assortment of necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from polymer clay. Their garden-inspired pieces are ideal for making a statement this season. Whimsical colors, intricate details, one of a kind pieces... what's not to love?

Today, I've teamed up with Insou Jewelry to provide one lucky winner with a pair of their spring earrings. Winner will receive the delicate pink anemone flowered earrings shown above. The earrings are attached with silver plated hooks and measure 4.5 cm (1.8 in) with the hooks. Similar earrings retail for about $30 in their Etsy shop.

This giveaway is open to all readers. It will run from today until April 28th and the winner will be contacted by May 1st. To enter the giveaway, you must enter through the rafflecopter app below (which ensures a fair giveaway.) You MUST "like" Insou Jewelry on Facebook and follow my blog in order to enter the giveaway. There are also a few additional, optional entries that you can complete is you wish (by doing so, you will have a higher chance of winning).

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and enter!

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival

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Hello! I hope that you guys enjoyed your weekend. My sister visited me in Philadelphia and luckily, the weather perked up for her trip. We took a trip to Center City on Saturday and today, ventured out to the StrEAT Food Festival in Manayunk. This is the second time that I've been to the StrEAT Food Festival and I absolutely love it! Crowds of well dressed people, cute food trucks, delicious food and vibrant music...who could say no to that?

For my look, I gathered inspiration from recent music festivals and Free People catalogs. My look is very free-spirited and bohemian. I started my look with a hippie-inspired print dress; I love the bold colors & pattern and cut-out shoulders of the dress. I styled a pair of platform sandals reminiscent of the 70s and a bright cobalt, embossed crossbody bag with the look. I decided to pile on the jewelry and started with my necklaces. I mixed a golden coin necklace, turquoise stone necklace, small circular golden necklace and orange statement necklace together. I then layered on a few golden rings and golden stone bracelet. Woodstock inspired round sunglasses pulled the whole look together. 

Printed dress: Daily Look
Flatforms: Steve Madden
Blue bag: Vintage
Golden coin necklace: Lily Wang c/o ShopLately
Stone necklace: Cob & Pen c/o ShopLately
Orange necklace: c/o Mall of Style
Golden circular necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Stone bracelet: Cob & Pen c/o ShopLately
Round sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Golden rings: Assorted 

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