A few months back, two of my friends, Kat and Sophie collaborated on a line of awesome hair accessories. The second I got a sneak peek, I pre-ordered a few for myself. After wearing them across Portland, London, New York and Palm Springs, I’ve fallen head over heels not just for the unique styles but also for the craftsmanship. These pieces are tough!
A lot of thought was put into this line and I love how each piece comes with a branded linen dust bag to protect it. I may be slightly biased about the line since there’s a Shauna headband but I actually end up wearing the Emma most often!
Today is a big day since a new capsule collection was just released! I wanted you to have the opportunity to try out a Crown And Glory piece for yourself so we’re running a little giveaway. All you have to do is check out the shop and then leave a comment below telling us what your favorite piece is and why.
This giveaway closes on Thursday, October 24th at 12 a.m. PST. Two winners will be drawn at random and notified via email so please make sure to include a current one that you check regularly! The hair accessories will be shipped directly from the U.K. This is open to residents worldwide. Good luck!
Why does it seem like the most basic staples in our wardrobe end up being the most elusive to find? I’d been on the lookout for a nearly flat pair of stylish black boots for awhile but kept coming up empty-handed. I have plenty of black boots but they were all a little too dressy — none of them were ideal for long walks with Rocky or rainy days.
Then, for my birthday I got a Zara gift certificate so I figured I’d start there. And after a little digging, I found the holy grail of black boots: black leather, low heel height, great traction, cool hardware, a comfortable rounded toe and priced under $200.00. I ordered them and waited, not expecting much. These basics always seem to look better in their online photographs than in real life, right?
But when they finally arrived and I slipped them on, they had a nice, roomy fit and were ridiculously comfortable. They’re now the pair of shoes I leave by the door to slip on and go.
For Fall and Winter, I’m definitely leaning towards well-made, simple monochromatic basics. I’m at the point where my beloved staples including the coat and purse I use every day are wearing out after a few years of nonstop wear. I want things that can easily be dressed up or down and will last me a long time.
These are some basics I’ve got my eye on: Saturday Buckle-over Dress, Kate Spade Literary Glasses Scarf and the Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag which would all go perfectly with the Zara Zip Ankle Boots.
Are there any attire basics that you’re currently on the hunt for?
When H&M’s home line launched on their site last month, I rejoiced at all of their stylish offerings and went a little nuts, ordering a bundle of goodies. Best of all, everything that showed up on my doorstep looked exactly as it had on the website and was of decent quality, considering the ridiculously affordable prices. My favorite items in my last order? These subway ticket towels and this espresso mug.
At this point, after living in my house for four years, the major construction projects are nearing an end but overall, it still is lacking some style. There’s a reason why I tend to only show the same three rooms on my blog — the others still need some oomph and I’m no interior designer!
I’ve been looking for some odds and ends to spice things up around my place. Over the weekend, I took a peek on the H&M site once again and they’ve made a bunch of new additions. Here’s a few I’ve added to my must have list: 1. Egg Cup, 2. Tray, 3. Vase, 4. Tea Towel, 5. Plate, 6. Metal Tin, 7. Glass Vase, 8. Candle Holder, 9. Hangers, 10. Candle and 11. Table Runner.
Have you ordered anything from H&M Home yet? What did you think?
I tend to not wear much jewelry. On an average day, I’m in front of my computer for at least 10 hours and the clink-clank of rings and bracelets hitting my desk and the keyboard drive me insane. When I’m going out though, I like to add some pizzazz to my basic dresses with a statement necklace.
Two weeks ago, when Kat, Gala and I flew in from Greece to London, we were running heavy on causal vacation clothes but lacking some dressier things for four straight days of teaching. Luckily, our next door neighbor in London was Westfield, an upscale mall. So with maybe an hour to spare before our dinner reservations, we hit it hard. I barely found a thing. Then, as I was feeling despair creep in, I hit the jackpot at Zara when I spotted this necklace dangling from the wall.
A little bit Coco Chanel, a little bit early Madonna, I knew it was the perfect way to dress up all the simple shift dresses I’d packed. All it took was one statement piece to turn things around. Needless to say, I’m completely, totally obsessed. I have no idea why it reads “Maybe” but it’s definitely a conversation starter!
Featured: Combination Pear and Chain Necklace, Zara.
I’ve long admired the thought and attention to detail that type foundry House Industries puts into its offerings and its newly released capsule collection for Uniqlo is equally impressive. With a number of fresh patterns available in multiple color ways, there’s bound to be something for everyone and even better, the line is completely affordable.
Which design is your favorite of the bunch?
All featured designs are available at Uniqlo.