The other day, I was in a boutique here in San Antonio (located in Sunset Ridge) called Bless Your Heart, when I found these awesome sandals. Introducing, Sseko Designs.
Sseko Designs display at Bless Your Heart in San Antonio, Texas.
Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand based in Uganda. Sseko Designs makes handbags and accessories, but what immediately caught my eye were the beautiful, leather sandals that come with a variety of interchangeable fabric straps and shoe accessories. These leather sandals can be styled hundreds of different ways. They are the perfect sandal to take on perhaps a trip, you could bring several different fabric straps and shoe accessories and wear a new style of sandal every day! Click here to find out more about the story of Sseko Designs.
These sandals enable every girl to keep up with the ever-changing sandal styles. Click here to find out how to tie your Sseko Ribbon Sandals. These Ribbon Sandals come with so many different types of fabric straps to choose from, from solid colors to fun patterns. Click here to see all of the different types of interchangeable fabric straps for the Sseko Ribbon Sandals. The fabric straps range from $9.00-$19.99. The fabric straps also come in different types of material such as chiffon ribbon and silk ribbon.
Sseko Designs is also hosting a contest from June 20th to July 1st, share your #ssekostyle every day for a chance to win a year’s worth of straps! Click here to learn more about the Sseko Designs contest. The contest goes towards a great cause.
Although #TasselTuesday will not become a weekly hashtag for my blog, I felt like today it needed to be official. This year I have become somewhat infatuated with tassel jewelry. I just think they are so cute and fun! I have been keeping up with various jewelry lines who sell tassel jewelry but I have found that a lot of them are very pricey.
Finally, I found a jeweler who was selling her line at a boutique in my college town! I felt as though this was a sign, so I investigated. Lou.C. Jewelry was founded by Sarah Cox in Nashville, Tennessee. She has really cute, vibrant jewelry. In Oxford, Mississippi (my college town) you can find her jewelry at Katherine Beck (an adorable gift shop!!).
Here are some of the earrings that I am currently swooning over from Lou.C. Jewelry…
Turquoise tassel earrings with large sea green stones $58.00
Hot pink handmade tassels + crystal gem $50.00
3.5″ turquoise tassels + blue stone $50.00
Orange tassels + turquoise stone $54.00
Druzy + purple tassels $55.00
Bright orange tassel earrings with hot pink chalcedony stones $50.00
These tassel earrings are so cute and, trust me, I’ve compared many other jewelers and have yet to find someone who has great prices like Lou.C. Jewelry!
A great wedge is one of my favorite accessories during the summertime. You can change your casual summer dress from a day outfit to a cute night outfit by dressing it up with a great pair of wedges! You can also wear a colorful top, white skinny jeans, and a pair of wedges for a dinner date.
I particularly like brown wedges (or neutral wedges) as you can tell from the picture below. But there are so many great neutral wedges that have a pop of color! For example, the ‘Emily 34 Aqua and Tan Platform Wedge Sandals from Lulu’s (#2). You can also experiment with several different types of wedges such as straw or cork.
In spirit of #FavoritesFriday, here are nine wedges that I think are fabulous for this summer…
‘Emily 34 Gold Platform Wedge Sandals’ from Lulu’s $30.00
‘Emily 34 Aqua and Tan Platform Wedge Sandals’ from Lulu’s $30.00
BC Footwear ‘Lickety Split’ in Taupe/Exotic Bottom from PiperLime $70.00
Badgley Mischka ‘Kleo’ in Platino Metallic Suede from PiperLime $215.00
Steve Madden ‘Blasst’ in Cognac from Zappos $79.99
Nine West ‘Caswell’ in Natural Nubuck from Zappos $99.00
‘Vachetta’ Leather Canvas Wedges in English Saddle from J.Crew $168
Via Spiga ‘Marisol’ in Camel from Zappos $115.05
MICHAEL by Michael Kors ‘Cicely’ Metallic Wedge Sandal in Gold from Neiman Marcus $145
Happy Memorial Day everyone! I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank those who serve and who have served our country. Thank you. We live in the home of the brave, because of the brave.
Summer is finally here, which means a few of my favorite things are back in season: sunnies, bright colored accessories and apparel, and open-toed shoes. Today’s post features just a few things that I have my eye on this summer.
The ‘Crystal Blue & tahitian Teal Ditty’ Tote by Hayden Reis — $144. What I love about this tote is that it’s made out of Dacron Sailcloth which means it is virtually indestructible, incredibly lightweight, and water/sand resistant. This tote is also very big, which is great for when you go on vacation and need to carry bulky items such as beach towels. Hayden Reis totes come in a variety of sizes and colors also! And the best part (if you ask me) is that you can monogram it!! This tote has six interior pockets, one interior hanging zipper pocket, and a snap hook for your keys or a wristlet!
Water Bottle from J.Crew — $19.50. What I love about this water bottle, besides the fact that it comes in my favorite color (turquoise) is the cute plastic design around the glass water bottle. This water bottle is also dishwasher safe! It’s important to carry a water bottle when you’re out in the sun so that you can stay hydrated, so why not stay hydrated in style!
‘Aviator Full Color’ Sunglasses with tortoise frame, gold temples, and brown lens treatment from Ray Ban — $175. Okay, I am obsessed with these sunnies!! Recently I have been super into sunnies, there are so many new, funky, retro, and colorful sunnies that people are wearing this season! I have several pairs of Ray Ban sunglasses but I am dying for this pair. I believe that tortoise is always in style and that these sunnies are ready to wear year round!
The ‘Happiness Bracelet’ from Hipanema — $128. The Hipanema Brazilian bracelets are to die for!! They come in so many vibrant, gorgeous colors! What I love about this bracelet is the gorgeous combination of pinks, oranges, and yellows and the different patterns within the bracelets. Another thing I love about the Hipanema bracelets are that it looks like you’re wearing numerous bracelets, but you’re really just wearing one! no more dealing with multiple bracelets sliding up and down your arm. The Hipanema ‘Happiness’ bracelet combines several different types of bracelets into one bracelet that is connected by a lovely gold clasp so that your bracelet is secure on your wrist. These bracelets are a great way to liven up an outfit!
The ‘Nine Space For J.Crew Beach Towel’ from J.Crew — $76. You’re always going to need a good beach towel when you go on a summer vacation. This Nine Space for J.Crew beach tael is perfect for this summer! The pink and white striped beach towel is lined with fringe to add a unique, stylish touch to what would be an ordinary beach accessory.
The ‘Slim’ Flip Flops in ‘Pool Green’ by Havaianas — $26. What I love about this flip flop is that it’s a simple, classic flip flop that’s affordable! These are the type of flip flops you’re going to want to buy in every color and print because they’re never going to go out of style. These flip flops are made in Brazil. They have a cushioned footbed with a textured rice pattern and rubber sole so that they provide extra comfort for those long walks on the beach! I’ve owned a pair of white Havaianas flip flops since I can’t even remember and they are fantastic! Now I’m ready to buy them in fun, bright colors!
I hope that you enjoy these summer accessories as much as I do! I also hope that everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day!
Today’s #FavoritesFriday features the ‘Panacea Double Row Beaded Bracelet with Tassel’ from South Moon Under. in every single color. I am obsessed with tassel jewelry, therefore today’s #Favorites Friday is all about this beautiful, fun bracelet!
This bracelet costs $24.00 and comes in black, fuchsia, orange, turquoise, and white. This beaded, tassel bracelet is a great addition to any arm party, and a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit. I discovered this website through Pinterest, and I am thankful that I did! South Moon Under has lots of great jewelry, some of which has been featured in People StyleWatch! There are lots of gorgeous beaded pieces among others. South Moon Under also sells clothing, footwear, jewelry, accessories, home accessories, and even men’s products.
As we all know, a woman’s purse is a secret haven. It seems like women store everything that one could possibly need within the hidden walls of their purse. Whether it’s a Band-Aid, brush, the perfect lip gloss, or a snack, women have what they need at all times.
In my purse, I carry my basic necessities. I always have to have a good chapstick and lip gloss. Today I was carrying several types! It’s an absolute must for me to carry around my comb, if you know me — you know my hair is pretty much always perfectly in place. That wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t touch it up every now and then throughout the day! During these cold months (yes it’s still a little chilly sometimes here in Oxford, yes I know it’s almost May) it’s also essential to moisturize! I choose to moisturize my hands with Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion, it’s non-greasy and smells good too! And for whenever the sun does decide to come out, I’m prepared to block the sun with my Tory Burch Aviators, and protect my neck from sweat with this fun cheetah print hair tie.
What’s in my purse:
Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion
Cheetah hair tie
Brown hair clip
Keys with Smathers and Branson “Parsons Stripe Needlepoint Key Fob” key chain
EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in ‘Sweet Mint’
Clinique Long Last Gloss Longtemps in ‘Clearly Pink’
Blistex Five Star Lip Protection chapstick
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip color Balm in ‘Volumptuous Violet’
Marc Jacobs Daisy Roll-on perfume
Tory Burch Aviators from her Spring 2013 collection
Tory Burch Wallet in Brown from several seasons ago
Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Classic Q Wingman’ wristlet in ‘Cinnamon stick’
I did two #FavoritesFriday today because I have so many new favorite things!! As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral. Neutral colors create the look of the ever so timeless animal print, therefore it must be a neutral right? Right. And I need these items right meow. Leopard is a great way to dress up a simple outfit, whether it’s in your shoes or your clothes.
The Michael Kors ‘Double Printed Rochelle Knit African American Small Infinity Scarf’ (top left) from Michael Kors.
‘Letting Leona Cutout Top’ (top right) from Tobi.
‘Wild Woman Cardigan’ (bottom left) from Tobi.
Clark’s ‘Valley Lounge Loafers’ (bottom right) from Clarks USA.
Today’s #FavoritesFriday features everything that I adore by Reece & Blaire! Reece & Blaire has recently become one of my favorite jewelry brands. Reece & Blaire use beautiful stones in their jewelry line that makes each piece one of a kind.
‘The Adelynn’ bracelet (top left)
‘The Gretchen’ bracelet (top right)
‘Limited Edition’ — The Sullivan’ bracelet (bottom left)
‘The Timeless Collection — The Wit’ necklace (bottom right)
Christmas shopping can be fun, but it can also tug on your wallet. But it doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. Plan ahead this year! Keep track of all of your favorite store’s sales and beat the crowd! These are a few great gifts that I have found online that are under $50. I will be posting more gift guides throughout the holiday season, so stay tuned!
Acrylic Cambridge Monogram Bracelet (top left) — $48.00 from Moon and Lola. These bracelets come in many different colors! This website is a fantastic place to get any and all monogrammed jewelry! Trust me, I would know, I’m a fanatic of monograms!
Deena & Ozzy Hammered Cross-body Bag (top right) — $42.00 from Urban Outfitters. This bag also comes in several other colors!
Glitter Box Set (bottom left) — $30.00 from Kate Spade New York. These socks are too cute and come in great Christmas colors!
Dainty Texas Necklace (middle bottom row) — $46.00 from The Impeccable Pig. I’m from Texas so, of course, I love this necklace!
Neiman Marcus Exclusive Four Monogrammed Coasters (bottom right) — $34.00
Crane & Co. For J.Crew ‘Merci’ Card Set (top left) — $24.50 from J.Crew. These thank you cards are so cute! And who doesn’t need to re-stock their thank you notes? I know I get plenty of use from them.
‘To The Moon’ Pillow by Primitives by Kathy (top right) — $24.00 from Nordstrom. This pillow is too cute! It can also easily match with other pillows, therefore whoever you give this gift to (even if it’s for yourself, I won’t tell!) you won’t have to worry about it not going well with their decor.
‘Color Me Glossy’ Lip Glaze Set by Stila (bottom left) — $28.00 from Nordstrom. I personally love Stila lip gloss. This gift makes for a great stocking stuffer too!
Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings (middle bottom row) — $48.00 from Nordstrom. These Kate Spade earrings also come in several other colors! These earrings are so classic, a great purchase for a friend or relative, or even yourself!
‘Be Dazzling’ Scented Candle by Kate Spade New York (bottom right) — $40.00 from Nordstrom. This candle also comes in black and white polka dots. Who doesn’t love a good candle? I know I sure do!
‘101 Recipes You Can’t Live Without’ Cookbook by Macmillan (top left) — $24.99 from Nordstrom. Ok someone needs to get me this! I need to get in the kitchen and learn how to make yummy new recipes, because only knowing how to make mac n’ cheese and scrambled eggs isn’t cutting it.
‘Everyday Pretty’ Lip & Eye Palette by Bobbi Brown (top right) — $30.00 from Nordstrom. This is a great stocking stuffer!
Boxed Initial Pendant by Nadri (right) — $38.00 from Nordstrom. This is a classic gift and a great stocking stuffer!
Etched Enamel Bangle in ‘Natural’ (bottom left) — $39.50 from J.Crew. This bangle also comes in two other colors!
Acrylic Hartford Block Monogram Post Earrings (bottom right) — $44.00 from Moon and Lola. These come in many different colors!