Sunday, March 1, 2015

Shopping Fuel

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Second Shoe Thought

This post is overdue. After regaling the brilliant idea to someone, my topic choice was initially & swiftly vetoed. That left me to ponder if readers would be as excited as I was with my new/old favorite find. It just so happens that my favorite shopping find of the past year are my second-hand Doc Martens. They are worn in and fabulous. I also bought them from a friend so there's that awesome aspect as well.

This was a shoe that was intended for the busy mother (true story!) and has over time, developed its own wild-style reputation. This is possibly the 4th pair that I've owned during my lifetime. They are uber cool and comfortable so it's definitely worlds colliding when it comes to Docs as a fashion choice. I encourage all of you to have a pair...or two. The person who initially vetoed my post for its recycled nature owns several pair. Jealous much of the silky bows and unique pink-plaid lining on mine? Just saying..

More shoe shopping...

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Label Loving for 10 Years

This is slice from one of my favorite dresses. It's an iconic wrap by none other than Diane Von Furstenburg. I wore it out this weekend. I paid a small fortune for it. I've owned it for over 10 years and it'll never go out of style. It's eternal. I liken it to myself. Black. Classic. Ready for any occasion.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Keeping Gifts Eco-Friendly

Whether you want to admit it or not, you've Christmas shopping on the brain. I find myself curiously looking while at the shops. Considering who the currently in-sight item would be perfect for. Cheeky Monkey Drinking Cup is the choicest stocking stuffer I've found this season. Biodegradable, dishwasher safe  and made of bamboo fibre, with exception to the silicone lid and wrap, this is a great gift. It encourages water consumption and you can even enjoy hot beverages, you organic coffee junkies. Shop smart and look for deals like I did with this one. Small but sensible. $7. Not bad.

Happy Holiday shopping.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Read the Labels

I'm an advocate of reading the care labels designers put on their pieces. It helps to ensure the item lasts and if it's a good quality choice, it should. Well, I didn't follow my own advice thereby not heeding to jeweler Lindi Kingi's care label and nope my bracelets are in a state. Too horrid to display here. The very clear instructions are available online and here's a screenshot. I love my bracelets, the lava beads in particular. Note how it reads not to expose to water and lay flat when not in use. Did I mention I hardly ever remove them from my wrists? I'm pretty serious. Shower, yoga, here, there and everywhere. I liberally stack them on and don't take them off. Consequently, I've lost charms, trinkets and color. Bad me. Read the labels.

I consider them to now have a bit of character but I see more in my near future. Hello, Christmas.