Earrings and Stuff
What to write... what to write? February 16, 2018 13:40
KEEPING IT REAL |
As I sit here on Friday morning trying to get the ideas flowing to write my latest blog post which truthfully should have been done yesterday, I have hit a block.
What Necklace | Which Neckline? February 02, 2018 00:00Need a cheat sheet on what necklace to wear with which neckline?! If so check out the no-brainer looks I picked out!
Hey 2018! January 02, 2018 18:19Wahoo first blog post of 2018! As I sit here on the second day of 2018 thinking about what direction I want my brand to go I actually have no idea, to be honest?!
The Blogger Edit November 30, 2017 19:34With the holidays in full swing, bring on the gift guides! Usually shopping online and sourcing items out is my jam.
The Cyber Monday Edit November 26, 2017 22:43Cyber Monday holiday earrings on SALE!
The Friday Five | Did someone say boot season? October 13, 2017 00:00This is the time of year where I have 1 pair of go-to boots so you know what that means? I’m in the market!
The Friday Five | I'll take one of each please! September 22, 2017 00:00Well, I am sad to say goodbye to summer I am happy to say "hello fall fashion!"
The Friday Five | Did someone sale on sale? August 18, 2017 00:00This week Friday Five is my top 5 things on sale that you need to scoop up before they are gone!
The Friday Five | Vacation is good for the soul! August 04, 2017 15:12After taking a 2-week hiatus from my Friday five series I figured the first one back should be about why taking vacations + traveling is good for the soul!
Time to stop + smell the roses! July 26, 2017 19:34 1 CommentLast week I took a step back from running my business while figuring out this whole being a new mom thing which I am so in love with!
The Friday Five | What's in my makeup bag??? July 14, 2017 15:08This weeks friday five is about the 5 components for the perfect girls night outfit!
The Friday Five | Did someone say girls night??? July 07, 2017 00:00This weeks friday five is about the 5 components for the perfect girls night outfit!
The Friday Five | That long weekend uniform... June 30, 2017 00:00This week Friday five is the 5 components of that perfect long weekend outfit!
The Friday Five | Summer Loading..... June 23, 2017 00:00
The Tropical Edit |
And just like that summer is here.. finally!! What better way to get into the season than inserting fun into your wardrobe with the tropical print. Here are my top 5 pics for this fun pattern!
1 | Urban Renewal Remade Tropical Print Dress ~ $64.00 | urbanoutfitters.com
2 | Embroidered Tropical City Bag ~ $29.99 (ON SALE!) | zara.com
3 | Kevin Slide Sandal ~ Dolce Vita ~ $110.78 | shop.nordstrom.com
4 | Tropical Print Top ~ $25.99 (ON SALE) | zara.com
5 | Palm Springs Lady Length ~ $170.00 | partyskirts.com
How to accessorize with this print? You can go either way:
stick with subtle + let the pattern tell the story
Go glam + pair with a red lip for a night time look
Go bold + colourful and really go for it!
Most importantly have fun with it....it's fashion not rocket science!
The Friday Five | The Beach is that way.... June 16, 2017 00:00
The Beach Edit |
This weeks friday five is all about how to accessorize those beach party outfits. As the summer gears up it's all about great outdoor events. Here on the west coast nothing beats an evening at the beach watching the sun go down with a delicious beverage in your hand surrounded by your besties.
Here are my top 5 jewelry pics to accompany that easy breezy outfit!
1 | Stretchy Bracelets ~ $15 - $20
2 | Boho Ring Stack ~ $22
3 | Rosary Bull Necklace ~ $27
4 | Esmeralda Choker ~ $28
5 | Frye Bib + Turquoise Bib ~ $25
Here's to a great summer surrounded by great friends, sunsets and of course the most important......delicious food + drinks!
The Friday Five | Love is in the Air June 02, 2017 00:00
The Wedding Edit |
Introducing the Friday Five! Every week we'll bring you our top 5 pics in regards to jewelry, fashion, whats trending or whatever else we feel like frankly.
This week we are talking wedding season! When it comes to paring jewels with your wedding attire I gravitate towards soft coloured pieces. I love wearing pearls or clear sparkly pieces as they match the best no matter what colour dress you are wearing. The bonus is you will be able to get multiple wears out of them complimenting any dressy outfit.
Check out our top 5 pics for attending that special day. We also included some our favourite dresses!
1 | The Flower Charm Bracelet ~ $15.00
2 | The Rose Dangles ~ $18.00
3 | The Chanel Lux Collar ~ $20.00 (ON SALE!)
4 | Gracie Necklace ~ $28.00
5 | The Ruth Studs ~ $14.00
6 | V-Neck Jersey Maxi Dress ~ $95.97 shop.nordstrom.com
7 | Leith Racer Back Shift Dress ~ $69.15 | shop.nordstrom.com
8 | Brodie One Shoulder Dress ~ $139.00 | Evernew.ca
9 | Always There For Me Navy Blue Floral Maxi Dress ~ $98 | Lulus.com
10 | Wilfred Almeida Dress ~ $145.00 | Aritzia.com
Have fun ladies + gents! Enjoy a nice glass of Rose and dance the night away.
from a bun in the oven to becoming a mom.... June 01, 2017 19:13 2 Comments
Hello all my jewelry loving babes!
I made it! I just past 3 weeks since having the cutest little boy! I still can’t get over I had a part in bringing this sweet little human into the world. Since giving birth and going through an intense labour journey I had this grandiose plan of writing an epic blog post. But as I sit here and try to articulate myself my baby brain is taking over so I may just do a mini photo gallery.
Without getting into too much detail 2017 started off on a not so good note with my family and my partner Geoffrey’s family as well. My dad has been fighting a battle with cancer since December and the strength he shows is nothing short of amazing. He has finished up radiation but his journey continues as everyday is still a struggle but as everyday passes he is 1 day closer to feeling better. My mom has been an amazing caregiver and their love for each other continues to inspire me.
On the other side of Geoff’s and I family unfortunately his mom fell quite sick as well since the new year and we lost her in March. Geoff being an only child we were excited for her to be a gramma with the birth of her first grandchild. We were really hoping she would make it till May to meet our little man but we know now he has a guardian angel watching over him.
On the lighter side of things on May 9th after an interesting labour which I won’t even get into Ethan Van Geoffrey Ballance entered the world! Everyone always says there is no love like the love of your own child which is 100% correct. We are relishing in all the newborn cuddles right now and I can’t believe this cute little human is all ours.
Below is a photo gallery of our maternity shoot which I never got a chance to post due to everything that was going on. Also enjoy Ethan’s photoshoot which happened at the hospital 3 days after he was born! So happy we got those first few days captured.
Wish me luck as I enter mommy hood!
maternity shoot by Britney Gill | www.britneygill.com
baby photos by jjfamilyphotography.com
finding my mojo again.... March 01, 2017 10:22 2 Comments
Hello March |
Oh wow so much has happened in the last couple months or so I have been quite absent from my business while also trying hard to be as present as I could be. Not to get too much into it but my dad has been having health problems for the better part of 2017 and lets just say I didn’t really feel like having anything to do with running my store. When it comes to family + health all those little things that seemed so important before just don’t seem to matter anymore! Trying to prep for the baby and finishing up with my serving job I had all these big marketing plans and goals for January but here we are beginning of March and the last 2 weeks I finally feel like ok I can get back a bit.
I am struggling with the balance of serving full time and trying to get my store to where it needs to be for me to compete in the market. I feel like I am in a weird space because I need to work as much as possible before the baby comes and I go on maternity leave but I also need a solid week to get my store spring time ready! These are things that yes a few months ago would have me stressed to the max but in my current mood I am a bit laissez-faire about it. At the end of the day I think we are the hardest on ourselves and when you work for yourself I guess the only person that suffers if you. Everyone else is going on with their day and not noticing if you haven't added new products in the last week. So my question to you guys is how do you balance work life when something emotionally major happens and makes it seem so insignificant?
On a side note as I was putting together my favourite instagrams for February I am very happy with how my feed is looking. It only took about 3 years but hey at least I figured out my secret sauce eventually! Now onto to making my website look as good as my insta feed…. I will get there I just know it!
Thanks for always being there for me everyone + listening.
PS. stay tuned for a new post all about the silversmith class I have been taking for the last 6 weeks! It wraps up this week + I can't wait to share some of the pieces I have made ( that being said there not the greatest... but hey you have to start somewhere?? )
2017 | new year + new beginnings January 05, 2017 20:45
As I sit here writing my new years blog I realize that yes I am behind but better late then never right? The holiday season for me is very busy between running Earrings + Stuff paired with serving full time at the restaurant and obviously participating in holiday parties! Being the busiest time for both businesses I was definitely run down by the end of it all! My first day spent in 2017 was at home on the couch without even leaving my apartment, it was blissful! Taking that day to unwind + unplug felt amazing! Then just a short few days later is my birthday. I turned 35 this year which I still cannot believe because I feel in my early 20’s. This upcoming year for me will bring the most change in my life as a first time mom as my due date is in May. As I look on this upcoming year I am not 100% sure what is to come but I do know that I am very excited + happy to start this next chapter. I look forward to see where my business will be and what new opportunities I will take on. This new stage in my life adds a great deal of excitement entering the unknown both in family life + career life.
So here’s to a happy + heathy 2017 everyone!
last minute holiday looks! December 05, 2016 23:29 1 Comment
Did December all of a sudden creep up on you? And you feel like you have nothing to wear?
With party season in full swing you definitely need those go to looks that are fool proof. For me heading into the holiday season pregnant this is a must! I went on the hunt for great dresses that aren’t skin tight that I know I can throw on with black opaque tights, heels + jewels and be out the door in no time!
Jewelry tip! Pick out jewelry that are neutral colours or clear crystals so you can sparkle without having to worry about if it matches or not.
Here are my top looks to party in style + best yet won’t break the bank!
1 | Lace mini dress ~ $49.50 | ZARA
2 | Plush sweatshirt dress ~ $17.99 | ZARA
3 | Velvet dress ~ $39 | JOE FRESH
4 | Lace trim sweater dress ~ $29 | JOE FRESH
5 | The carrie bracelet ~ $13 + The margo bracelet ~ $20 | EARRINGS + STUFF
6 | The sparkle choker ~ $27 | EARRINGS + STUFF
7 | The sparkle choker ~ $27 + The sammi necklace ~ $30 | EARRINGS + STUFF
8 | The charm necklace ~ $30 | EARRINGS + STUFF
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season filled with love + cheer surrounded by their loved ones.
Rebranding Woes November 16, 2016 20:19
my website got a face lift and it felt so good…. but then,
I have been very busy at Earrings + Stuff working hard on rebranding my website, trying to make it perfect for y’all. I bought a theme for Shopify (my website host) which I was able to tweak to my liking. For the most part I found it user friendly but there has definitely been a few bumps in the road making me wish I had the budget to just hire someone to take care of all this tech stuff. I had it live for about a week but yesterday I had to make to executive decision to go back to my old one until the new one is perfect. There is so many things that go into making a website run fast and smoothly that in the end honestly it was driving me crazy that I could not figure it out. I have been spending so much time on this which heading into holiday season probably wasn't the smartest thing. Moving forward I have reached out to a few companies so fingers crossed it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg to get things sorted. That being said I had a very successful holiday photoshoot with one of my best friends the other day so my homepage feels fresh with all new pics.
Going through this process has made me reflect and realize how much works goes into running this shop. After grinding for the last few years I feel like I have come a long way and hoping it all starts to pay off sooner than later. I would love to be able to have a budget to spend on things that I know suck up my time. In a perfect world I would be able to hire a photographer for all stock photos, a writer for all weekly blog posts, a social media manager so then I could concentrate on buying and making rad pieces for the store. With a bigger budget I would also love to carry other brands supporting other small businesses. One can dream right? Well, here’s to the holiday season may things run smoothly and efficiently over here at Earrings + Stuff.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any special requests during the holidays!
Oh yah and with me getting completely side tracked with the website rebranding and my holiday shoot I totally forgot to do my 2.5K give-away on Instagram…. so that will 100% be happening this week! So stay tuned… make sure you are following me on instagram to be able to enter! @earringsandstuff
table for 3! November 07, 2016 14:47 1 Comment
Baby on board!
I am very happy to announce that my main squeeze Geoffrey and I are expecting our first child in May! After 10 years + of being the two of us I cannot wait to see what kind of munchkin we make. After the excitement of it all now comes with the reality of motherhood setting in. I have been working hard at making Earrings + Stuff successful for almost 3 years now for this very moment coming in May. To be able to work from home would be my ideal scenario. If you have been following me along for bit you know that I have been serving full time for many years, which has been the perfect career to focus my attention on my side hustle. The downside of being a server for so long means that my maternity leave is less then ideal especially living downtown in an expensive city. So now it is go time! I need to really get out there and be more aggressive in growing my brand. Starting your own business is an uphill battle that I am learning never seems to feel settled. So here is to the next 7 months of killing out there as a boss babe until my entire world gets turned up side down, for the better of course!
Hope you all follow me on my new journey! Also I am always open for any advice or tips so please fill me in on any info you know I need.
DIY | Lace Tambourine September 25, 2016 19:52
How cute are these lace tambourine's? I made them a few months back for a look book shoot + wanted to share the DIY tutorial with you guys. They are cute for wedding's, bridal + baby shower's, even a cute tea party. I saw them on pinterest, naturally and I had to make them. You can also hang them from branches with strings which gives off pure romance.
Click the link below and find out how you can make these pretty beauties!
oh hey fall September 15, 2016 00:15 1 Comment
layering + layering + layering ~
Summer came to a complete stop in Vancouver once September started, we immediately moved right into fall not being able to show off our transitional outfits we’ve been creating in our heads. Who doesn't love a cute boho dress, booties + over sized thin army jacket? With the weather making a turn around for the next week or so here in Van the gods have listened and we can sport those summer outfits layered with great fall pieces we’ve had just waiting in our closet. Here are my top outfit choices until the weather really turns!
Here are transitional outfit sets I created in Polyvore |
kendra scott stacking bracelets ~ $205 | NEIMANMARCUS.COM
wide brim fedora ~ $8.59 | TOPSHOP.COM
starry day denim jacket ~ $115 | HIGHHEELSSUICIDE.COM
olive cut-out booties ~ $130 | SOLESOCIETY.COM
printed chiffon dress ~ $64 | HOLLISTERCO.COM
vita fede mini titan side surf bracelet ~ $545 | BERGDORFGOODMAN.COM
shimmer couture eyes ~ JILLSTUART-BEAUTY.COM
cuissardes en cuir velours catherine ~ $1285 | BALMAIN.COM
light grey duster jacket ~ $115 | RIVERSISLAND.COM
sasha pink quilted envelope clutch ~ $33 | C21STORES.COM
lace trim cami ~ $120 | WITCHERY.COM.AU
one teaspoon hollywood bandit shorts ~ $140 | SHOPDASHONLINE.COM
long sleeved boyfriend plaid shirt ~ $43 | AEROPOSTALE.COM
jeffrey campbell cromwell booties ~ $225 | SHOPBOP.COM
deluxe wrap choker ~ $22 | MODEMUSTHAVES.COM
sincerely jules 'yes but no' tee ~ $64 | NORDSTROM.COM
one teaspoon sailor vintage ~ $95 | SUPERETTE.CO.NZ
silver satin maxi dress ~ $44 | NEWLOOK.COM
converse all star low-top leather trainers ~ $82 | SELFRIDGES.COM
j crew moto jacket ~ $720 | JCREW.COM
grey velvet backpack ~ $35 | SKINNYDIPLONDON.COM
My dusty rose obsession September 06, 2016 21:52
s e p t e m b e r // m o o d // b o a r d
After making my September mood board the other day I realized how much I am still crushing on dusty rose. Let's be honest it has become my new neutral. I always seem to gravitate towards pieces with the romantic hue but as the season’s progress I like it in different textures. That’s me mixing it up correct??
Here are my top dusty rose pics for fall |
The Rose All Day Cuff ~ $18 CAD | EARRINGS + STUFF
mini geo crossbody bag w/ tassels ~ $29.90 CAD | ZARA
member's only satin bomber jacket ~ $129 CAD | URBAN OUTFITTERS
slub velvet leonelle sofa ~ $2798 USD | ANTHROPOLOGIE
fendi x puma fur slides ~ $80 USD | PUMA
cozy texture throw ~ $59 CAD | WEST ELM
The Fall Edit August 24, 2016 14:28
My pics for Fall |
Now I know this will be my first of a few posts leading up to fall seeing how it is one of my favourite fashion seasons, much like many other fashionistas out there. This season I will be wearing on repeat oversized outerwear paired with skinny jeans + booties. The main pieces that I am gravitating towards after snooping around the shops + online are:
1 | The oversized jean jacket ~ We have been seeing this on many of the starlets over the past month. For me I have been loving the faded black jean look on this style, I scoped one out at Top Shop the other day but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
Jean Jacket ~ Top Shop $120
2 | The oversized bomber jacket ~ Sticking with the jacket trends for fall this is another one that has been seen on lots of beauties. I am leaning towards an army green version of this one as I already am planning on getting black for the jean jacket, although classic black of the bomber you cant go wrong with either, ill get back to you on that one.
Bomber Jacket ~ asos $69.79
3 | The black booties ~ This is obviously not a new trend but a classic purchase at the beginning of every fall season. Weather worn with skinny’s or a cute dress booties are worth the investment every season. This year I am loving these ones by Jeffrey Campbell, they have cut outs on the side past the ankle bone which I love and silver metal tipped toes giving them a western feel.
Jeffrey Campbell booties ~ Nordstrom $262
Steve Madden booties ~ Nordstrom $174
4 | The Choker trend ~ Wow have we ever been seeing the choker trend everywhere which has been a nostalgic feeling for myself, seeing how I rocked this in high school like it was nobodies business. Moving forward into fall this look with take a bit more of a delicate approach, pairing delicate chained chokers with other layering pieces. The nice thing about this look is for a night out you can amp it up with a sparkly bolder choker or an antique boho choker layered with delicate chains. For day to day just keep piling on those simple pieces together, which you most likely already have in your jewelry box!
The Sparkle Choker ~ Earrings + Stuff $27
The Aztec Choker (set of 2) ~ Earrings + Stuff $35
Love you to the moon + back choker ~ Earrings + Stuff $20
Tourist in my own town.... August 10, 2016 14:02
How do you disconnect? |
Wow the last couple weeks I have really been able to let my hair down and be a tourist in my own city. It all started a few Monday’s ago when I decided to take a break from it all by having a classic Vancouver day biking the seawall, hitting up the beach and of course taking photos. With summer in full swing it’s hard to have some me time. Serving full-time on a patio while running my online store paired with the commitments that come with summer season it was defiantly nice to turn off from it all! A quick few days after my biking day it was my mans 30th so we had a staycation for 5 days! We really killed it out there, we hit up Spanish banks a few times, socialized with friends and took a break from the grind. So now that brings me last week where I felt refocused and motivated to get back at it! Being able to reflect and realize how important it is to enjoy the little things in life is priceless. I feel as an entrepreneur this is especially crucial, the up’s and downs are enough to drive anyone crazy. No matter what success you have those moments of doubt are the worst. If everyone could try to take a day, an afternoon even 20 minutes to disconnect, breath in and take a moment guaranteed you will feel lighter with a positive vibe! Just a little food for thought for y’all. How do you guys disconnect?
Enjoy my gallery below!
Snapchat VS Instagram Stories August 04, 2016 15:28
Will you be using both?
Alright so this may not be a long post but I want to know where everyone’s head is at on this whole instagram stories vs snapchat business. So I have been a fan of snapchat for a while now, I love how you can personally send snaps to people, some stuff is just meant for your bestie yah know or for your story. With instagram introducing a story feature I never know where to post my stories now. On the one hand I have more of a following on instagram but on the other hand I also like to keep it og and rock out snapchat. Not to mention the filters on snapchat are on point. I feel like I’ve been cheating on snapchat the past few days for using insta stories. Everyone else seems to be doing the same but heres my question are they snap chatting too? What a funny world we live in now where I am actually writing blog post on what story video feature to use.. lol! On that note let me know your thoughts are below on the ever changing social media world!
Work + Travel + Work + Travel July 19, 2016 13:17
work to travel | travel to work
Well, just like that summer is here! I also realized that I have not written a blog post in a while, guess I have been too busy living, lol! So much has been happening at Earrings + Stuff the past month. I have been travelling lots finding inspiration every step of the way but struggling with having the time to do it all. Running my own business has been quite challenging so far this summer. Like many entrepreneurs out there building my dream is my #1 but unfortunately paying the bills is also my #1. How does one find the time for everything while still getting to enjoy what life has to offer out there? I heard one of the Sharks on Shark Tank say that many entrepreneurs work 80 hours a week trying to achieve that 40 hour work week working for themselves, sounds familiar? Navigating my way through this whole work life balance has been a bit blurred lately. Running my business solo like many others out there does anyone feel like there is never enough time for everything?? From creating product, taking photos, editing, thinking of these blog posts to packaging + shipping orders, I have this constant feeling of doing everything half assed, does anyone else feel this way? I guess this post turned into a bit of therapy session for me! Shout out to all my entrepreneurs out there who my also have the same constant thoughts, you are not alone. On that note I’m out.
Hope everyone is having a great summer so far.
May Faves May 01, 2016 10:59
Hello May |
Spring is in full effect and I am loving it! Here are all my top picks for the month.
1 | How cute are these napkins? They add a perfect punch of colour to any dinner table | $8 Caicos Napkins ~ Anthropologie
2 | I can't wait to do this DIY showcased by Lauren Conrad's team. I am loving succulents these days & paired with these cute painted terracotta pots is a project that can't be missed | click the link to try it out ~ http://ow.ly/4niouX
3 | Just in time for summer I made this cute boho beaded necklace. Paired here with a bikini but also looks great with a tank and jeans | $28 Earrings + Stuff
4 | Recommended by one of my good friends this matte lip stain by Sephora is the perfect colour for day and night | $14 ~ Marvelous Mauve
5 | Another recommendation from a girlfriend apparently you will not be able to put it down. Can't wait to pick this book up | $13 ~ The Glass Castle ~ Amazon
6 | How cute is this Swan Floatie? Made popular last summer but still a great addition to any pool party. Seen here is my girlfriend floating in Palm Springs on a girls trip | $36 ~ Swan Floatie ~ Walmart
Hope everyone has time to stop and smell the roses this month!
ESxTravel | Photo Blog April 28, 2016 15:47 2 Comments
After getting away for a much needed 2 week vacation I feel in love with outdoor photography. The first place I visited was Sayulita, a small surf town located around 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. I spent the majority of my trip there, I settled into being a beach bum quite well. The town is great, between to people, the food (street meat is a must) and the relaxed lifestyle I will be back there time and time again for years to come. If you are looking for a relaxing, easy beach vacation then Sayulita is a must with many vacation homes for rent! Below is a photo gallery from the Sayulita part of my trip. Hope you enjoy!
If you have any questions about planning a trip to Sayulita comment below!
Wanderlusting | Find What You Love April 11, 2016 19:04
Below is a blurb I wrote on my vacation, just never had a chance to post before I came home |
As I sit here in a beautiful setting on a gorgeous sunny day in Sayulita I can’t help but be inspired by everything that catches my eye. I have always been addicted to wander right from when I graduated high school, so it’s no wonder this trip has ignited life into me again. The thought of going home yes makes me sad but I am ready to create and really dive into this next chapter of my business and life. I feel in love with photography again since being here. With my business I am always taking photos of jewelry inside which yes is fun but I am always trying to find the perfect light, angle , etc. Here in Sayulita surrounded by old buildings, beach and culture I have been able to click away letting the surrounding and camera do the job. In conclusion I feel refreshed, motivated and excited to continue building and growing my ultimate dream job. I will continue to live my truth of “find what you love” and I welcome you to join in as life is too short to hate your job!
Thanks for being an ear! I will be posting a collection of my photos from this magical vacation.
April Faves April 02, 2016 21:43
Top 6 picks for April |
There is something about April that gives me that blissful feeling. We can officially say goodbye to winter and think spring. Here are my April favourites aka The Spring Report!
1 | Add some flair to your house with fun throw pillows, this little tweak of colour will give you that spring feel | Anthropologie $78-88
2 | Nothing like adding new coffee table book to the collection. I always enjoy Lauren Conrad's books, in this book she shows us how easy it is to throw a fabulous party | Chapters $25
3 | The Selena Studs are perfect for getting you into spring! I love all the bright colours | Earrings + Stuff $13
4 | I am loving the nude lip trend this season. This one from Charlotte Tilbury "K.I.S.S.I.N.G Nude Kate" is perfect one to start with. Plus the packaging is so glam with that rose gold | Charlotte Tilbury $45.60
5 | I have a slight obsession with candles. This one "Pure White Cotton" is perfect to compliment all that spring cleaning that happens around now. Also these candles last forever, and who doesn't want their place smell like clean laundry? | Bath and Body Works $22.50
6 | You always need to snag a new pair of shades for when the sun comes out! Sunnies are the chicest way to glam up any outfit | Zara $25.90
Happy April everyone!
Instagram changes | My food for thought March 28, 2016 17:10
To be notified or not to be notified? That is the question |
I am currently sitting on a beautiful beach in Sayulita (the photo above I just took a second ago) thinking about how this Instagram change will affect my business. Which is funny because I'm on holidays but I guess when you're an entrepreneur are you ever really on holidays? With Instagram changing I don't know what direction to go. I feel like half the public is promoting turn on notifications while the rest of the community is saying no. If you do turn post notifications on, then every time someone you clicked yes to posts something you get notified, which can get very annoying. So my question is what happens if people don’t turn my notifications on, will I just get lost in the abyss of Instagram or will my target audience still find me? At the end of the day when it comes to followers it is quality not quantity which I think gets forgotten most of the time. The changes are happening gradually although today it seems everyone is freaking out. This sent me into a state of panic, which also made me take a step back and reflect, does all this really matter? Going forward I will interested to see how it progresses and how everyone adapt's. Perhaps it will get rid of all the annoying spam people that are always getting you to buy followers, that would be a treat! All in all I am hopeful for it to be a positive change because at this point there is nothing we can do, as they say if you can't beat join em!
Thanks for being an ear! Hope everyone had a great long weekend.
Trend Alert | Statement Earrings March 16, 2016 22:10
Love how dangly statement earrings are trending |
The best part? Shop the look below and find out!
image via OK Magazine
1 | The Cadence Drops ~ $10 ( regular $14 on sale! )
2 | The Diana Tassels ~ $10 ( regular $14 on sale! )
3 | The Lucy Drops ~ $13
4 | The Fern Statement ~ $7 ( regular $14 on sale! )
5 | The Regal Tassels ~ $10 ( regular $18 on sale! )
6 | The Charlotte Earrings ~ $14
7 | The Jillian Drops ~ $8 ( regular $14 on sale! )
8 | The Gatsby Drop Earrings ~ $8 ( regular $14 on sale! )
Go head make a statement this season!
Oscar's Red Carpet Roundup February 28, 2016 21:48
9 fav looks |
1 | Margot Robbie | This plunging gold snakeskin gown is perfection in my eyes. The Tom Ford dress fits Margot impeccably! Also the floor grazing tassel on her black clutch is everything to me love ~ Tom Ford + Forever Mark Jewels
2 | Charlize Theron | Charlize looks effortless in another plunging neckline that hits the carpet. This Dior gown paired with a Harry Winston lariat necklace is pairs together beautifully ~ Dior + Harry Winston Jewels
3 | Naomi Watts | The colour on this Armani Prive strapless is very refreshing on the carpet. Of course I love the statement necklace Naomi paired with the strapless gown! The pattern of the beading on this gown is also something I was immediately drawn to ~ Armani Prive + Bulgari Jewels & Clutch
4 | Daisy Ridley | I am obsessed with the colour palette on this Chanel gown. The dusty grey gown was complimented with silver embellishments all throughout. The bracelet and ring combo she wearing by Chanel Fine Jewelry looked smashing ~ Chanel + Chanel Fine Jewelry
5 | Rooney Mara | Givenchy did not let us down with this gown. I love the cutouts paired with the texture of the fabric and lace. The slit added the perfect amount of flair in my eyes ~ Givenchy Haute Couture
6 | Saoirse Ronan | The emerald colour of this Calvin Klein dress looked fab on the red carpet. The cut was made for Saoirse which complimented her body perfectly ~ Calvin Klein + Chopard Jewelry
7 | Cate Blanchett | The seafoam colour on this mermaid style Armani Prive gown was a great match for Cate. The flower appliqués added a romantic touch to the plunging neckline ~ Armani Prive + Tiffany & Co Jewels
8 | Rachel McAdams | The train on this August Getty gown was a show stopper on the carpet. I loved how she rocked the on trend halter neckline and again the emerald green colour looks smashing ~ August Getty Atelier Gown
9 | Brie Larson | My favourite thing about this look was that belt, how fabulous! The colour on this gown paired with the softness of the fabric was also a hit in my mind ~ Gucci
Will you be my Valentine? February 04, 2016 00:31
Need some sparkly gift ideas for that won't break the bank? Here are my top 8 pics for your Sweetheart | #Swoon
1 | This pink charm bracelet adds a cute vintage vibe to your loved ones wrist | The Amy Bracelet ~ $14
2 | How cute are these studs? Perfect gift for any sweetie in your life | The Tickled Pink Studs ~ $11
3 | Give the gift of glam with this sparkly collar necklace | The Chanel Lux Collar ~ $30
4 | The clear quartz paired with the long silver chain makes for a easy breezy necklace that will leave any boho girl smiling | 01 ~ $25
5 | These earrings exude vintage glamour which I'm all about | The Eddie Studs ~ $15
6 | I have been crushing on these faux poofs since I got them in stock. They add the perfect amount of flair to any purse | Faux Poofs ~ $18
7 | This clear quartz wire wrapped ring is perfect for everyday wear | 04 ~ $14
8 | I love the colour on these studs. The surrounding clear gems compliment the blue colour perfectly | The Capri Studs ~ $12
Happy Shopping y'all
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Happy Days Ahead | February 01, 2016 16:05
I’m not sure about you guys but for me once February hits I can almost feel the sun on face. I know there is still potential for cold weather but the end is near which excites me. There is also something about a new month that inspires me. The last month for me was all about taking a step back and regrouping from a very busy holiday season. My goal for this month is to continue on my path of creating original content for my social media platforms. I have endless ideas bouncing around in my head and can’t wait for everyone to see them come to fruition. On that note time to get back to work. I hope everyone has a romantic month!
Golden Globes | January 12, 2016 10:30
My top 10 pics of the night |
1 | Kate Bosworth ~ From the moment I saw pictures of Kate on social media I was obsessed! I am dying over her Dolce & Gabbana gown, the sequins paired with the cut of the dress is perfection. Her earrings by Norman Silverman are also my everything, so fabulous. All in all favourite look of the entire evening.
2 | Kirsten Dunst ~ There is something about this dress that I couldn't stop staring at. The neckline on this Valentino gown is something I have not seen before. I think it looks great on Kirsten, she hasn't been on the red carpet in a while so it's nice to see her in such a great dress.
3 | Olivia Wilde ~ She looks great from head to toe in this Michael Kors dress. The cut fits her body impeccably not to mention how amazing the deep marsala colour looks. Also another amazing plunging neckline that looks great!
4 | Katy Perry ~ I am not necessarily crazy about the fit of this Valentino dress on Katy but I am all about the dusty rose colour. Her 70's style hair is also pretty amazing!
5 | Jennifer Lawrence ~ This Dior Couture dress is definitely a different cut then we have seen before on the red carpet. I absolutely love this look on Jennifer. The colour paired with that glitzy Chopard necklace is flawless in my eyes.
6 | Lady Gaga ~ This is another outfit where I don't necessarily love the whole look but I am obsessed her Atelier Versace dress. The neckline paired with the hips jetting out is a vintage throwback which I enjoy.
7 | Olivia Palermo ~ Love, love, love everything about this Delpozo dress. I am dying over the cut of this dress as well as the colour combo. You don't usually see those see this look on the red carpet but I wouldn't expect anything less from the fashion tastemaker.
8 | Jenna Dewan-Tatum ~ This is definitely on the more fancy side then everyone else at the Golden Globes. I love the navy paired with the crystals on this Zuhair Murad gown. Also another plunging necklace that looks seamless.
9 | Jennifer Lopez ~ I mean would we expect anything less from JLo? She is rocking a Giambattista Valli gown, Jimmy Choo heels and Harry Winston jewels. The colour of the dress paired with the strong lip and the silver accessories is flawless. I wouldn't change anything on this look.
10 | Sofia Bush ~ This is that perfect LBD that I wish I had in my arsenal. The Narciso Rodriguez dress is definitely on the fancier side of things for everyday wear but the cut is fabulous. The simple hair paired with the sparkly necklace is great!
So how is 2016 for everyone? January 10, 2016 17:29 1 Comment
I know I'm a week behind |
Wow 2016 is in full force and for the first time in a while I am excited to tackle this upcoming year. I know that I am a week or two late on the resolution blog, my birthday is on January 4th so the new year for me always starts a week after everyone else. With wrapping up my second Christmas season since I have been in business I could not be any happier with the where I stand in e-commerce world. I started taking camera lessons and the outcome has been wonderful. I still have lots to learn in the photography world but in the meantime my photos are looking much better. I can’t believe how far I have come in the last 2 years from taking my first shots with my iPad. I am eagerly waiting for heaps of new stock to arrive so I can update my site going forward into spring. Yes, I said it, I am already thinking spring and summer. Right after Christmas I received my first bridal custom order for her bridesmaids which sets the stage for a successful season I’m thinking.
The other reason why I am heading into 2016 with a giant smile on my face is from a personal level. My boyfriend (which I know sounds so juvenile) are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year! Time has flown by but thinking of how much we have experienced together is really incredible. To celebrate we are travelling in Mexico for a few weeks which I am already counting down too. Also I am hoping I can pick up some unique pieces for the store.
All in all I hope everyone is having a Happy New Year so far! My resolutions for this year is to continue on the road of being positive, happy and driven. Anyone want to join me?
Gift Guide | The Glam Girl December 09, 2015 00:42
6 gift ideas | for the sparkle lover
1 | I mean who doesn't want a pink flask to add a little glamour to the party? | 6oz classic flask | $16 | Urban Outfitter
2 | I love this fashion print made which is made right here in Vancouver. A great addition to any girls office or make up room | Lipstick Print | $20.60 (8 x 10) | Art Rose Prints on Etsy
3 | These sparklers have been my favs ever since I got them in stock | The "I DO" studs | $20 | Earrings & Stuff
4 | This faux fur snood is the ultimate accessorie for any glamour girl | Faux Fur Snood | $29 | Zara
5 | This is the necklace for any girl who likes to add shine to her outfit, it's a show stopper | The Princess Necklace | $20 | Earrings & Stuff
6 | This watch set is perfect because there is a strap for every mood | Acayssa Watch ~ Changeable Straps | $35 | Aldo
Happy Shopping everyone!
Gift Guide | The Boho Girl December 06, 2015 14:47 1 Comment
6 gift ideas | go ahead spoil her
1 | This clutch is everything to me. I love the fringe and light cream beige colour which can take you all the way through till summer | Fringe leather clutch | $49.90 | Zara
2 | How amazing is this floor pillow? Adds a boho touch to any room | Magical thinking Adar Floor Pillow | $69 | Urban Outfitters
3 | Inspired by the trees in Stanley Park this is the best seller from the local company | Woodlot Original Candle | $32 | ShopWoodlot.com
4 | This velvet turban looks chic for a night out or for running around the city | Colourful Velvet Turban Headband | $25.90 | Zara
5 | Blanket scarfs have been on the necks of most ladies around town. But in my opinion you can never have too many. I love the colour combo on this one | Geometric Print Scarf | $49.90 | Zara
6 | I have been crushing on this necklace ever since I go it in stock. From the beach to a night out with a great pair of jeans and heels it is the perfect addition to your necklace army | The Boho Beach Necklace | $30 | Earrings & Stuff
Happy shopping everyone!
Gift Guide | The Fashion Girl November 24, 2015 23:16
6 Gift Ideas | $40 & under
Want to have a stress free Christmas season this year? Here are my top gifts that won't break the bank!
1 | Who doesn't want to look chic while keeping warm? The colour on this beanie is very on trend as well | Shimmer Ribbed Beanie Turban | $29 Urban Outfitters |
2 | I have been in love with these little faux fur poofs since they came on the market. You can attach it any purse to add a little style touch. | Faux Fur Poof | $19 Zara |
3 | This blush is a cult favourite with many of the beauty bloggers. My sister gifted it to me last Christmas and I have been hooked ever since! | Nars Orgasm Blush | $37 Sephora |
4 | This necklace completes any outfit giving off that vintage vibe | The Meadow Necklace | $22 Earrings & Stuff
5 | From fashion mavens Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen any girl would swoon to get these rollers they can pop in their purse | Elizabeth and James Nirvana Mini Roller Set | $30 Sephora
6 | “The guardian of all style” ( The New York Times Magazine ) shares stories on life, love, style, and career, from Paris to New York, and inspires readers to cultivate an effortless chic that is all their own | Love x Style x Life by Garance Dore | $39 Chapter's
See what blouse I'm crushing on this season | October 21, 2015 16:41
Top 8 Bow Tie Blouses |
I am loving the bow tie blouse look this season! They look chic worn with skinny’s and ankle boots or tucked into a high wasted midi skirt. Styled with a great knit or Moto jacket will give you easy breezy style. Here are some of my top pics this season!
1 | Tie Neck Blouse | $71 | Mango.com
2 | Silk Bow Top | $310 | ToryBurch.com
3 | Melissa McCarthy 7 plus Bow Accented (printed) | $115 | LordandTaylor.com
4 | Melissa McCarthy 7 plus Bow Accented (blue) | $115 | LordandTaylor.com
5 | Take a Bow Blouse in Evergreen | $48 | chicwish.com
6 | Stretch Silk Tie Blouse | $385 | ToryBurch.com
The Neck Blouse | $39 | JoeFresh.com
Printed Blouse | $69 | Zara.com
10 Knits I'm Crushing on | October 07, 2015 15:00 1 Comment
ALL ABOUT KNITS |
Now with fall in full effect I figured it was about time I did a blog on the oh so cozy chunky knits on the market. I love nothing being cozy and stylish. Knits look great with leggings, jeans and dressed up with skirts. Also I do love a good sweater dress! Below are all my favs out there right now.
From the top down |
Orion Rolled Neck Chunky Jumper | $35 (ON SALE!) | stylemoi.nu
Paige Chunky Knit Sweater | $155 | shopsincerelyjules.com
Mango Cable Knit Jumper | $80 | johnlewis.com
Long sweater with high collar | $49.99 | Zara
Twisted cowl neck | $24 | Joe Fresh
Cowl neck sweater | $24 | Joe Fresh
Vest E09 | $38 | Noul
BDG Elbow patch sweater | $72 | Urban Outfitters
Babaton Tylrion Sweater | $185 | Aritzia
Bianca Dress | $175 | Aritzia
Emmys Red Carpet | September 21, 2015 17:55
7 best dressed from last night's Emmy Awards |
Last night for the 2015 Emmy Awards I was drawn towards all the gowns that had great deep colours, complex texture and interesting necklines. Here is the breakdown for my top 7 looks.
Amanda Peet was in Michael Kors. First of all I am all about the texture on this look! The contrast of a traditional style gown paired with the modern cut out look was amazing.
Ariel Winter looked so elegant wearing Romona Keveza. I loved the figure hugging dress. The neckline was also something I was drawn too, very unique.
image Frazer Harrison | Getty Images
Sarah Hyland wore Zac Posen, I am all about the wine bordeaux colour. The fabric looks so lux as well, another figure hugging dress that I love.
Julie Bowen looked smashing with this unique neckline in a fit and flair gown by Georges Chakira. All girls from Modern Family basically killed it wearing figure hugging dresses.
Christina Hendricks was wearing this amazing embellished gown by Maxior. She must have been so hot on the red carpet but I love this long sleeves.
Kerry Washington always takes risks on the red carpet and I love it. She was wearing Labourjoisie. Between the different textures, the colour and that slit, it was love at first sight for me.
Emma Watson looked great in this deep v gown by Jenny Packham. The jewel on the belt is a glamorous touch that I love. It adds such a vintage hollywood vibe that I always lean towards.
image John Shearer | Wire Image
Ready to get you're sparkle on? | September 19, 2015 07:00
See what's trending in the jewelry world this season |
I just finished reading the latest edition of People Style Watch magazine, I am so excited for all the jewelry trends for the upcoming season. From what I gather all the sparkle and glam is not going anywhere. It seems the more sparkle the better. On the flip side if you're not a sparkle person necklaces like "The Ayra Necklace" (shown below) will be more you're scene. Statement necklaces are sticking around transforming any basic into a show stopper. Ever since big necklaces came on the scene which was around when I started my business I have loved them. I think its great that with a killer pair of jeans, heels, and a basic tee “The Super Necklace” as they're calling it makes any outfit a knock out. Big earrings also seem to be a hit heading into fall. Seeing how my company is called Earrings and Stuff, this makes me very happy. I have lots of goodies on route that will be up not the store soon! But in the meantime shop the trend below of necklaces and earrings I currently have in stock which match the trend.
The Sylvia Necklace | $29
The Ayra Necklace | $34
The Caroline Necklace | $32
The Ariel Necklace | $29
The Royal Necklace | $32
The Gatsby Drop Earrings | $14
The Selena Studs | $13
The Starla Burst Studs | $13
The Jillian Drop Earrings | $14
The Cara Studs | $13
The Lucy Drops | $13
The Cadance Drops | $14
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Shop the Look | September 17, 2015 05:00
Booties booties and more booties |
Obviously with summer coming to end my mind is on fall fashion! Today I am going to showcase all my favourite booties on the market. Booties are a great transition piece, they look great with those summer dresses you still can’t part with and those great pair of jeans you have been waiting to rock. I feel like they are a great investment piece, you will wear them over and over again. There is lots out there for everyones price point. I gathered some inspiration on my fav app Polyvore (pic below & check out my blog all about it)! I always seem to be drawn towards fringe, leather, blush tones & black when it comes to booties. Although I came across some navy ones which I thought was a nice switch up, also the animal print black ones add a little fun to your feet. Happy shopping!
1 | Mint Velvet Nonie ankle boots / $305 / johnlewis.com
2 | Frye Parker fringe boot / $318 / shoemall.com
3 | Sole Society Zada ankle booties / $100 / solesociety.com
4 | Michael Kors Sabrina flat booties / $260 / bloomingdales.com
5 | Michael Kors Prudence booties / $365 / lordandtaylor.com
6 | Tory Burch Hyde booties / $595 / toryburch.com
Kate & Mel Fringe booties / $180 / Town Shoes
Minnetonka Tramper boot / $60 / Urban Outfitters
Sam Edelman Louie fringe / $140 / Urban Outfitters
1 | Material Girl Onedia Booties / $34.65 (SALE! REG $99) / The Bay
2 | Michael Kors / $198 / Little Burgundy
3 | Seychellres Impossible booties / $200 / The Bay
4 | Seychellres Stand up Straight bootie / $100 / The Bay
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