Indego Africa Bracelets for J.Crew

I love the style of these bracelets and I love the idea behind them! Indego Africa is a nonprofit project that is helping women artisans in Rwanda to sell their handmade products to the world, while being able to provide for their families. The proceeds go towards helping these woman become businesswoman, by providing literacy and business programs to encourage their learning. So grab one of these beautiful bracelets, which is signed by each artist, and beautify yourself and the world. 

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Tropical Prints

Tropical prints were all over the spring runways and now that the sun is out and about bringing in the hot summer weather, why not wear it on your clothes! Palm trees, hibiscus flowers, waves, and (my favorite!) pineapples have been popping up in tropical prints all over our favorite fashion items…shoes, skirts, tops, purses, jewelry…you name it, you can wear it! 

So pick our your favorite item, and your favorite print, and show us how you like to wear this hot trend! 

Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra Ankle Cuff Pump – barneys.com

Dream Daily by Rozae Nichols Henga Tank – Anthropologie.com

ASOS Pencil Skirt in Mirrored Tropical Print – asos.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs Havana Floral Dress – shopbop.com

Elizabeth and James ‘Bruce’ Print Silk Jacket – nordstrom.com

Lanvin Charm Earrings – ssense.com

Tropical Parrot Tank – forever21.com

DVF loves current/elliot “classic skiiny” jeans – nordstrom.com

ASOS Leon Slipper Shoes with Tropical Print – asos.com

Alturzarra Spring Tropical-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Dress – net-a-porter.com

Juicy Couture “Creatures of Paradise Mini-Wish” Pineapple Ring – nordstrom.com

Stella McCartney Hawaiian-Print Silk Pants – net-a-porter.com

Zara Printed Box – zara.com

Topshop Tropical Mirror Print Shorts – topshop.com

Whistles Beatrice Pineapple Print Dress – asos.com

Suno Hawaiian String Bikini – barneys.com

Zara Asymmetric Chiffon Skirt – zara.com

*some items found at Luckymagazine.com

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Bright Accessories

I love brights for summer! If you’re looking for a way to wear them, but feel a little overwhelmed going all out with a whole outfit of brights, try adding an accessory to start! Throw on a neon necklace or a scarf to add a punch of color to your wardrobe or turn your bad hair day into a fashion moment with a fun colored hat at the pool! These colorful catches will be sure to brighten your day if not others! 

1. Ann Taylor Solid Sun Hat, $48

2. B Brian Atwood Campisa Pumps, $400

3. Donatienne Camille Clutch, $360

4. Assad Mounser Shiprock Necklace, $428

5. Love Quotes Linen Scarf, $88

6. Topshop Perspex Sandals, $80

7. J.Crew Snakeskin Belt, $45

8. Pour La Victoire Brice Duffle, $345

9. Illesteva Mademoiselle Sunglasses, $240

10. Kenneth Jay Lane Thick Bangle, $54

*found on the Zoe Report

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Cara’s Birthday

Recently, my friend, Cara, had her birthday! A bunch of us went to Malawai’s Pizza at the Riverwoods (so good!) to celebrate! I’m pretty sure I stuffed myself silly. Afterwards, a few of the girls went over to her parents theatre to watch Clueless. I haven’t seen that move in so long, but you gotta love Cher. You need to sit down and watch it again, because there were so many funny lines that I had forgotten about. 

Happy Birthday CARA!

Leah, Cara, Me, Jenn, Aislinn

Cara and I

I just wanted to talk about Cara’s outfit because I’m obsessed with it. This is that Rebecca Minkoff purse that I talked about in the post I did recently. Shirt: Anthro. Necklace: Anthro. Shoes: Fergie

My outfit: Shirt: Anthro. Jeans: American Eagle. Shoes: Forever21. Necklace: Nordstrom (BP)

Aislinn, Me, Jessica, Cara, Jenn

Love those outfits 🙂

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Anchors Away!

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, J.Crew has an abundance of nautical designs for your beach or boating trips! This post is dedicated to their love of anchors. Here are ten fun items with anchor prints for your sailing pleasure!

Sequin Anchor Tank

Maritime Anchor Dress

Cece Printed Ballet Flats

Anchors Aweigh Underwire Top and Belted Bottom

T-shirt Dress in Dizzy Anchors

Anchor Iphone Case

Scoopneck Blouse in Anchors Aweigh (I love the little buttons on the shoulders)

Anchor Bead Charm Bracelet 

Anchor Popover Hoodie

So this little guy isn’t from J.Crew, but it fits perfect so I decided to throw it in this post! 

Gorjana Anchor Necklace – gorjana.com

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Favorites Lately – Jessica Simpson ‘Cocoa’ Wedge and more!

Jessica Simpson ‘Cocoa’ Wedge – Sale $69.99 (at Piperlime)

Alexis Vivienne Long Flared Pleated Skirt in Red Delight – Singer22.com

Brompton Clutch in Safari Cat – J.Crew

I love the design and color of this mirror – (found on pinterest)

Love Sam Print Dress – Piperlime.com

I have no idea where this is, but it is gorgeous. How awesome would this be to have as a tent for a party or wedding? So beautiful! I love it.

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Finch Charm’ Triangle Bikini – Revolveclothing.com

American Eagle Leaf Cuff – ae.com

Back Story Blouse – Anthropologie

Just some good advice 🙂

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Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Rebecca Minkoff is one of my favorite handbag designers right now. I love the shapes and textures she uses. I also love the prints and colors she puts together as well. She does design clothing and tech accessories as well, but I decided to focus my post on some of my favorites from her spring handbag line. All of these are available at Nordstrom, but you can find them places like Piperlime, Shopbop.com, Saks, Bloomingdales, etc. She is all over the place!

Her spring line consists of bring fun colors, mixed with her traditional snakeskin prints. I am obsessed with the line. See what your favorites are and be sure to pick one up! I got one of her bags last year; They are great quality and so fun to wear!

Desire Ostrich Embossed Satchel

Diamond Straw Tote

M.A.B. Mini Perforated Whipstitched Satchel

M.A.B. Mini Ostrich Embossed Bombe Satchel

Swing Ostrich Embossed Shoulder Bag

Swing Colorblock Shoulder Bag (My friend Cara just got this and it’s gorgeous in person. You can use it as two straps or it pulls through and can be used as a cross body bag.)

M.A.C. Shoulder Bag

I love her wallets. They are big enough to hold everything you need, but still flat so you can fit it in a normal sized bag. Plus, you can basically use it as a clutch on the weekends. Here are three options of different prints:

Passport Wallet

Cheetah Print Passport Wallet

Stripe Passport Wallet

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Vix Swimwear Safari Collection

Vix Swimwear is one of my favorite swim brands. They make great quality suits and have such fun styles and prints. Today I received and email for their new arrivals, just in time for Memorial Day. This is one my my favorite collections. Check it out below, but make sure you visit their site for some of my other favorites! Vixswimwear.com

The Safari Bikini and the Safari Aline Dress

Safari Rachel Long Dress

Safari Flip Flop

Safari Vintage Tunic

Safarai Scarf

Get the Santorini Hat for free with a $150 purchase! Use code: SAFARIHAT

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

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Spotted: Blair in Beaded Orange

As you all know, if I could raid a celebrity’s closet it would probably be Rachel Bilson, and if I could raid a television character’s it would be Serena or Blair’s from Gossip Girl. The season finale for season five was last night, and Blair went out with a bang. She paired this Naeem Khan Beaded Orange Gown from the Spring 2012 collection with a gorgeous turquiose braclet for a perfect “Blair” ensemble. I’m in love…

…also make sure you watch the finale because I could not be happier with the very end of it! YAY! I can’t wait for this fall!

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Printed Shades

This summer, printed shades full of artistic design are all the rage. Cover your eyes with something that will catch someone’s eye!

Check out these ideas for sunglasses with a kick!

 

1. Betsey Johnson – BJ $75

2. AJ Morgan Aztec Print – ASOS.com $75

3. Charlotte Olympia by Linda Farrow Projects – $389

4. Forever 21 – Floral Sunlgasses $5.80

5. Alexander Wang Zebra – $290

6. Ray Ban – $160

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