All posts tagged: accessories

Pin Review: “Courage, dear heart” By The Clever Clove

Originally posted on mailbox mermaid:
What incredible luck I’ve had with “seconds” pins of late! My?newly beloved mousemoth pin?(about which I apparently cannot stop talking) is practically perfect in every way, even though I bought it at a wonderful discount, and, in a similar vein, I am nothing but impressed by this seconds-sale enamel pin with a courageous theme from The Clever Clove on Etsy. (Watch me refer to it not-so-sneakily in every one of?next?week’s updates!) As I’ve alluded in previous posts (to put it lightly), exactly a week ago I faced a surgical fear that has haunted me for?nearly a decade. I know that wisdom teeth extractions are pretty commonplace here in the states, but as someone with incredible needle anxiety, I have dreaded this day since I first turned sixteen and learned that I did indeed have a quartet of those unwanted beasts. I had to get it done–and I was remarkably brave in the days leading up to it!–so when I randomly stumbled upon* this beautifully designed pin quoting my favorite?inspirational lion,…

What To Get Your Book Lover For Christmas!!

Originally posted on Book Enthral:
GUY IT’S CHRISTMAS GIFT BUYING TIME!!! I actually love Christmas. I know everyone says it’s their favourite time of the year but it?is?my favourite time of the year! I like it over my birthday! Here in Australia, Christmas falls right in Summer, and my parent’s house is right on the beach so for like the week or so I spend at their’s it’s just food, presents, sunbaking, surfing and reading. STRAIGHT UP PARADISE. I thought, in spirit of my favourite time of the year, and in preparation for the start of me going full speed ahead on prezzie buying, I would make a list of all the awesome bookish things you could get your book lover for Christmas! Or if your like me and don’t really have any book lovers in your life expect yourself, you can forward this list onto your friends and family for yourself! BOOKS! This one’s a given for your Book Lover! Just check their Goodreads to-read list and pick a couple of books that you…

Accessory Obsession

Originally posted on Chique Duluxe:
Hi loves,  So, I haven’t kept up with the blog as much as I’d like to, as most of you know the boif came home from his trip in Africa to come home and celebrate my birthday (which was ever so sweet of him) so I’ve basically been living under a rock since he got home! So much has been happening! I was recently signed to an agency (FINALLY) so my schedule has been jam packed! I feel like I have so much stuff to blog about I don’t even know where to start! I’ve been wanting to do an accessories blog for quite some time, and wanted to share my favorite outfit essentials..so without further adieu! BAG  I’ve been semi obsessed with collecting purses, especially little cross body bags like the one featured. This was an UNBELIEVABLE find! I found it online on a website called Shein.com and the price? only $20. I mean really, this is a freaking steal! This makes for a perfect night-out-bag, because the size is just…

Outfit of the (Yester)Day: Nancy Drew Meets the Creatures of the Deep

Originally posted on mailbox mermaid:
My everyday style ultimately alternates between two looks: old-style “girl detective” and actual mermaid. Sometimes I fawn over vintage-inspired dresses and midi skirts, while other times I show off my island origins by wearing lots of shell and pearl jewelry. (I’m always so surprised that more Mainlanders don’t wear shell earrings!) It’s very rare that these two looks intersect–but when a slightly colder morning inspired me to strike new territory by adding a navy cardigan to one of my favorite dresses, my beautiful glass jellyfish necklace seemed the perfect way of tying my various aesthetics together. After all, there’s no place on Earth that has as many mysteries as the sea! (Important note: no, that’s not a real jellyfish! It’s crafted entirely from glass by an extremely talented artist. Can you even imagine what kind of skill that must take?) This dress (made by Sunny Girl and purchased through my old favorite Modcloth!) has been one of the most versatile and long-lasting pieces I’ve ever added to my wardrobe. It’s seen me through my first day…

Cath Kidston Lovely Things

Originally posted on Chronic Pain Cockney – The Little Things:
A lot of things in my life have changed beyond recognition in recent years as the pain has progressed from chronic to daily (again). There are a few things that remain constant however; one of them is my love for Cath Kidston ?bags, purses & accessories. My birthday is in late August, so it’s a fairly safe bet that at this time every year, a few new CK bits and pieces will be added to my collection 😊. Here are my 3 latest additions: ?? iPhone 6 case with card slots ?- £20 Little Leaves Zip Purse?- £6 Painted Rose Frame Washbag?- £20 I love these three! Let’s look at each one in turn… ??? ??? I have been waiting for AGES for CK to release an iPhone 6 case that wasn’t just a hard shell that only protects back of phone. I know some of the hard backing cases sport very pretty designs but I don’t see the point of them; surely the screen…

The Jewelry Box

Originally posted on Minimal Millennial:
What costs less than $5, looks cool for a season, and falls apart when you think you need it most? Trendy jewelry. I’ve always liked the idea of accessorizing to really make an outfit pop, but I haven’t acted on that inclination in years. In high school, I had a dozen sweaters I circulated through and each sweater had a corresponding pair of earrings. And there were sequins – on both the sweaters and the earrings. Looking back, I’m slightly mortified. I mean, we’re talking seventeen-year-old Emily. Seventeen and sequins everywhere. I know some like their accessories, so in line with what I’ve said about trends, keep it if you love it and if it adds value. But I challenge you to go to your jewelry box right now and see if there are pieces that you just have “in case.” My guess is that there are some. Earrings are my bling of choice, but even then I only have one or two pairs that I wear on a regular basis. These are my treasured…