June 26, 2020
I have become a bit of an accessory hoarder lately. Eww, I got to say, I don't even like to use the word "hoarder" because it is, quite frankly, the very opposite of who I am. Call me neat, organized, clean (come on people, we all should be this way), and you get my point.
It used to be I would buy an outfit and wait to get shoes, jewelry, purse/clutch, and anything else that would fit the ensemble. Now it is "I will take this outfit and pair it with these earrings and this clutch. Oh, now I can buy the shoes I had my eye on to complete the look."
Do I know how to spend money? Umm, ya. Was I tired of never having the right "something" to go with it? You betcha! While I am digging this new philosophy, my bank account may be wondering "wtf."
I should spend a whole week or two on the accessories that I have accumulated. Since Covid-19 happened, I have a whole new wardrobe - yes, I needed it (does that sound convincing) - and a whole bunch of new "plus one's" to be showcasing. As my Mom recently said to me - you really need to be going on a whole bunch a dates with the clothing you have purchased. She's right, but then it would be a decision on what outfit, what accessory, what pair of shoes, etc. Ha!
So, yes, while I could fill my blog up with what it is trending, I want to share with you 2 accessories that I have been obsessed with and are, hands down, my Summer favorites! Plus, if I had a dollar for every time I was complimented or asked about them, I might be able to quit my day job.
Please, I kid! I would never do that to you!
Are you ready to see the two items that you NEED to purchase ASAP? These are some great FAST FASHIONS to kick off your Friday too!
Accessory #1: All Things Shiver & Duke!
If you like wearing your labels on your heart, sleeve, or even as a statement on your ears, then you need to check out this company right now! Yes, I command you to do it! LOL. I was introduced to the brand through my Baltimore "go-to" boutique, Sassanova. I was immediately drawn to the Chanel inspired earrings, and then it spiraled into a fabulous bracelet, and two different sets necklaces. Trust me, when you see the selection, it will be hard to just pick one! Plus, my new motto is to get all the items, needed, to complete your look!
Another reason I gravitated towards this brand is because of the fabulous story! I love that it is family built, and inspired by a daughter's vision to go into business with her mother. The company's brand name is derived from a family lineage but is, also, the name of the designer/owner's 2 children. Ah, I LOVE IT!
And, yes, I have my eye on a LOT of other jewelry pieces too. Hey not just for me, but for gifts as well. I mean, talk about some great pieces for the fashion forward Mom, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt, Niece, Friend, etc.!
Accessory #2: These Pucci Inspired Jute Platform Shoes
The minute I saw these showcased on the Sassanova website, I knew I had to snag a pair of these Gaimo jute sport shoes "Runni" style from Spain. And, while they say they have an animal print bow, I think they look, exactly, like the Pucci scarf my parents purchased for me when they were in Vegas.
Ivory in color, these pair beautifully with jeans, rompers, dresses, shorts, etc! They are 100% natural leather, handmade, and they are ridiculously comfortable too. They do run a bit small so I encourage sizing up just in case. High quality, high fashion, and worth every bit of the $160.
FYI: Find a local boutique, such as Sassanova, who carries the Gaimo brand. Currently, they do not ship U.S. Hey, this means you can support your local small business instead!
Happy Shopping and Happy Friday! Hard to believe it is the last Friday in June! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, and will be doing so in style!