Fall is here! Hawaii doesn’t get much change in weather – well, it’s colder, but not by much… but it’s still my favorite season… woohoo! With Fall and colder weather come a change in clothing and accessories and today I’m going to be sharing with you an unconventional one. Who says a water bottle can’t be the newest fall accessory trend? I think it’s a great idea. So, today I’m going to share with you some Fall goods that I think would be a great accessory and make fun and festive holiday gifts too. While we are all changing out our closets and prepping for the newest beauty and fashion trends, I want you to complete your outfit with the latest and greatest accessory from Contigo.
Purses, shoes and jewelry are all fabulous things any time of year – but especially during Fall when dressing up is fun for colder weather. But, Contigo has added a new addition to their line of hydration products and I want to share it with you because I think it’s important to stay hydrated during colder months. The Purity Petal Glass Water Bottle is a glass bottle that is plastic free and adorned with a flower petal silicone sleeve in bright, vibrant colors.
Retailing for $14.99 this reusable glass water bottle offers style with your hydration. The BPA-free Purity Glass Water Bottle has a stylish silicone sleeve which really makes this glass bottle so chic and perfect for on the go. It comes with an attached silicone lid to make this convenient along with a carry loop to ensure that Purity will be ready for you and on your side for on the go. I love the wide mouth which also makes it easy to add ice to keep your water cold when you’re ready to hydrate.
Made completely of glass, steel and food grade silicone; no plastic parts
Contoured wide-mouth design
Attached silicone tethered lid
Comfortable, stylish non-slip silicone sleeve to help with durability
Top-rack dishwasher safe
20 oz. capacity
Available in: Very Berry, Scuba, and Grapevine
If you are someone who loves to drink tea or coffee (that’s me), then the Contigo AUTOSEAL Transit Stainless Steel Travel Mug may be one for you too. Available in Stainless, Polar White and Matte Black – the AUTOSEAL knows when to close. It is the ultimate commuter companion and so sleek and chic that it will go with any outfit. It’s basically the Holy Grail of travel mugs and I love it. It’s Spill Proof, easy to clean and stays hot for hours on end. It was thoughtfully engineered with a CleanGuard lid to keep out dirt and germs and is perfect for transit and for a ride.
So, are you on the lookout for a fun Holiday Gift Idea or just want to add to your list of fashion and stylish accessories this Fall? If so – I highly suggest checking out these finds from Contigo. My plan is to pick up a purple one to have on hand of the Purity Bottles because I just love how simple but stylish they are.
You can check out all the info and more on Contigo and their complete line of products here: http://www.gocontigo.com/ And, if you have a coffee or tea drinker or water lover on your holiday gift list, I definitely suggest you get them one of these – it will be a great gift.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
When it comes to jewelry, I’m pretty picky. I’ve discussed this time and time again and have mentioned it before, but because I have sensitive skin – finding the perfect jewelry piece can be a challenge. I am also someone that tends to gravitate towards dainty pieces that offer a statement without looking gaudy or too overdone. Let’s face it, we all know that I’m a casual girl and prefer a pair of jeans and boots to slacks and heels. But, that’s what makes our world so unique and fun… it’s that we all have our own individual style and flare. For me, I love something that is personal, offers a special touch and if it’s gold… hey, we got a winner. Today I’m going to introduce you to gorgeous personalized jewelry from Six Sisters Beadworks. I love a sweet piece of jewelry and this one, well it absolutely screams Honey… literally. lol
Six Sisters Beadworks is the business owned by Michelle who launched her jewelry business with the goal of introducing to others a gorgeous line of timeless keepsake gifts that are meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Michelle was inspired by her six small daughters to pursue a professional jewelry design business in an effort to create meaningful pieces that are artfully fashioned to feel and look both unique and spectacular. With classic heirloom pieces that are personalized with names, initials, dates and birthstones – they are crafted from the finest materials of .925 Sterling Silver, 14K gold filled, genuine Swarovski Crystals, freshwater pearls and natural gemstones. Michelle Bisesto’s jewelry designs are beautiful and what I love about them the most, is that they are timeless.
Each of the pieces that are offered at Six Sisters Beadworks are created and handmade with great attention to detail and a serious interest in fine craftsmanship. The designs are innovative and exciting offering pieces for babies, little girls, teens and women and they make beautiful custom made gifts. Recently Michelle has added custom pieces for boys and men as well for a classic and modern style.
I received the Hand Stamped Gold Cuff Bracelet – $102.00. When it comes to jewelry I look for attention to detail and I’m absolutely in love with this bracelet. It is a smooth 14K Gold Filled cuff that is hand formed and personalized. This piece is simplistic, but classy and can be worn anytime with anything. I am plus sized and found that this cuff fit perfectly and I was able to bend it open to place it onto my wrist with ease. You can personalize your cuff with special names, initials, date or phrase and I chose to go simple with just my name – HONEY.
This cuff bracelet can be worn on its own or as part of your arm candy with other bracelets. I love how easy it is to use and pair with your favorite styles and fashions. It’s well made and has stood up to my daily use without any tarnishing or discoloration.
Jewelry Care for any pieces ordered from Six Sisters Beadworks includes: -Keep jewelry dry. -Remove before sleeping. -Remove before changing clothes. -Please do NOT use silver polish on alphabet beads. -Sterling Silver does tarnish slowly over time due to exposure to air. Simply wipe with a polishing cloth to restore its original shine. -Store your Sterling Silver jewelry inits original gift box or inside an airtight plastic bag to slow the tarnishing process. -Please click HERE to purchase our Sterling Silver Polishing Cloth. -Storing your jewelry in an airtight box or bag will delay the tarnishing process.
With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to be sure to share this bracelet and company with all of you. I’m an online shopper and absolutely LOVE purchasing gifts for loved ones that add a little personal touch to their lives. This bracelet as well as the others offered at Six Sisters Beadworks are unique, beautiful and would make a great gift. I wouldn’t be surprised if you seen this in an upcoming gift guide because I do love it that much.
I love a business that offers quality and detail in each of their products and you will surely find something you love or a gift for someone you love at Six Sisters Beadworks.
Have you heard of Six Sisters Beadworks before? If so, have you purchased anything from them? If not, is there anything you have your sights on?
You can check out what Six Sisters Beadworks offers and their collection for sale here: http://sixsistersbeadworks.com/
Disclaimer: Products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased, as with anything you see on this site. Affiliate links are posted throughout.
You know, I’ve said this time and time again… but who I am today and what I have become was in part molded for me by those before me. My parents, my grandparents, family and friends who have inspired who I am as a person today. I recently was introduced to a beautiful Angel Locket by Yourself Expression and I wanted to share with you this beautiful piece that has completely won over my heart.
These beautiful Angel Lockets are the perfect way to express love or remembrance (or both). These lockets are unlike the traditional lockets you are accustomed to. They are bold, but dainty and offer gorgeous geometric shapes to compliment who you are as a person or your personal style. Each locket features filigree-like detailing and crystal accents. What makes these lockets different than your traditional ones is that instead of holding a picture inside of your loved one, each locket houses a sphere with a chime inside. Each necklace can be personalized to fit your taste by choosing the color of the sphere, making your choice something that is symbolic to you or simply your favorite shade or hue.
The chime inside is subtle, light and not distracting at all. It serves as a reminder that someone you love is thinking of you and always with you in spirit. Each locket is meant to keep love and protection around you or the person you gift it to.
Teen Entrepreneur Shelby Golguski and her brother Gordon created Yourself Expression to share things they love with others – young and old. Their Angel Lockets merge customized accessories and an on-trend look perfectly. There are various different lockets in different shapes, designs and finishes that make these so pretty and unique to your personal style.
I have the Yourself Expression Spiral Design Angel Locket in Gold with a Silver Chimer. My chain is made of stainless steel and my locket is silver plated with a copper base. My chimer is a clay-painted ball that makes a soft chime when you move. Each Angel Locket can be easily cleaned and wiped dry and you should take care in not wetting it or wearing in water. The chain is 32″ and the locket 1″ in size.
I have had this locket now for about a month and have absolutely fell in love. It reminds me of my childhood and if you know anything about me, you know that each jewelry piece I use consistently has some type of significant meaning to me. The piece is lightweight and I absolutely love the soft chime I hear when the necklace moves about it. After using this consistently over the last month, I also love the fact that it hasn’t tarnished on me or turned my skin green as well. Most jewelry pieces will do that to me after the first use if they are not real. It’s sturdy and really well made. Each locket is $20 and I look forward to picking up one or two more to add to my collection because I am absolutely in love with my locket.
They say that when a loved one passes, you will carry a piece of them in your heart always. What makes this locket so wonderful is that the little chimes that come from it are little reminders that I’m never alone. As a lover of mythical creatures like fairies and unicorns, I am reminded that there is always a little bit of pixie dust somewhere to help brighten my day and that I always have angels over my shoulder.
I think this will be a timeless piece for years to come and a great gift for yourself or a loved one. Angel Lockets are a unique gift and the perfect little treasure for anyone to have. It’s affordable, well-made and stylish. I love the concept and enjoy the product and I’m proud to share it with all you today.
What about you, do you think Angel Lockets is something that you would enjoy or a loved one would like as a gift? Have you heard or seen anything like this before?
As the season starts to change and the weather gets a tad bit chillier, the kiddos make their way back to school for the 2016-2017 year. I remember as a kid, going back to school was my favorite time of year because it meant that I would have the opportunity to impress a new set of teachers and meet new friends. My boys returned back to school at the beginning of August and while it has been a busy month so far, we are so excited and they have been absolutely loving school. Today I share with you a few of their favorite finds for Back to School from affordable selections that we love and a few Celebrity faves. Since back to school can be a fun time for kids or some may feel a bit uneasy, it’s the perfect time to pick up some new goods that will surely put a smile on your littles’ faces.
Going back to school after a fun summer break isn’t always easy for littles. But, finding cool Back to School gear and supplies always make for a great start. This year I wanted the boys to be able to develop their own sense of style (see the twins with their mohawks and sunglasses in the photo above? lol), but I also wanted them to select basics that would make their year fun and functional.
A quality made backpack is always an important part of back to school. My eldest Kevin has a full schedule of classes and a heavy workload and homework sometimes. It’s important that he has a backpack that can take him to and from school while still offering him the option to use for extra curricular activities and sports. His choice of gear for this year was the Mountainsmith Approach 25 backpack (retail: $89.95).
This multi-pocket backpack is perfect for on the go for work and office, school or sports, or for a hike to climb the highest summit. It features a dual-anel loader system which is idea for travel and trail), a front panel stretch-mesh pocket with daisy chain attachment loops, Anvil Airway ridged EVA back panel padding which make it comfortable on the back no matter what you carry in it, tool / trekking pole carry, side compression straps, dual side-panel mesh pockets, an internal hydration sleeve to hold 3 liters and an eleastic sternum strap and bit valve catch with a safety whistle.
This backpack is sturdy and unisex. He has it in burgundy with brick red trim and it looks stunning and manly. It’s comfortable on and Kevin can stuff this backpack with his school supplies and homework without worrying about it falling apart. It’s a great backpack to have for anyone of any age and is not only for school but anything. I plan to pick one up for myself as well since it will be great for my forest treks.
Luke opted for a fun and stylish backpack from Chooze. Chooze is a brand selected and loved by celebrities alike. Matthew McConaughey’s little girl is a huge fan of the versatile and affordable clothing and accessories Chooze offers. Luke wanted the reversible ChoozePack in Quest(retail $43.95).
These ingenious packs feature a reversible design that has two functional sides to give your kiddos the power to choose which print to display. It offers padded convertible straps (which Luke says are BOMB because they are so comfortable) and you can flip each strap from side-to-side to provide a different look.
Of course, no back to school list and gear would be complete without a way to carry your lunch and snack to and from school. Kevin opted for something he could use for school and sports and went with the Mountainsmith Takeout insulated lunch pack (retailing $17.95). It is the perfect sized carry-all for school, office and tailgating and has a look that any teen would enjoy.
To help carry his favorite mom’s delicious soups to school for lunch, he also selected the Hydro Flask Food Flasks. He has them in the 12 oz. (retails for $29.99) and the 18 oz. (retails for $34.99). These flasks are perfect to carry his favorite soups or a hot cocoa on those chilly mornings. They fit perfectly into any lunchbox and are the perfect way to give kids a balanced healthy meal. They offer improved temperature control technology and can keep hot food items made in the morning steamy until lunchtime. He also enjoys holding his milk in these and pours a small box of cereal inside for breakfast on the go.
Luke & Isaiah decided that getting a traditional lunchbox was the way they wanted to go this year. Each of them selected a Personalized Lunchbox from I See Me! (retailing for $29.99 each, currently on sale for $17.99. Isaiah chose the Kick, Score, Run Lunchbox and Luke chose the Outerspace Lunchbox. I See Me! is a brand and leader in personalized storyboks and gifts for kids, offering over 30 customizable book titles. They also offer lunch boxes, stickers, growth charts, puzzles and so much more. This fun company is a favorite of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Brooke Shields.
Did I ever mention how much I enjoy Quinoa? Well, I couldn’t resist putting some of these yummy snacks in the boys lunch boxes. I Heart Keenwah snacks are perfect for any kiddo on the go or to pack with their lunch. These Grab n Go (1.5 oz) snacks are great afterschool or lunch treats that taste great and are fun and nutritious. I Heart Keenwah quinoa Clusters and Puffs are a healthy alternative to chips, crackers or sweets. They are made of organic, Non-GMO ingredients. They are a protein-rich superfood snack and gluten-free with the perfect crunch to fill and fuel your little ones bodies. I love them myself and the boys think they taste great. We find them at our local Safeway and Wholefoods at a reasonable cost.
Setton Farms International Premium Quality Snacks are also a great buy. Our favorite are the Creme Brulee Blend that has cashews and toffee peanuts. The Creme Brulee Blend incorporates all the creamy sweetness and crunch of the traditional Creme Brulee without the spoon. It combines freshly roasted cashews and toffee peanuts with creamy butterscotch and white chips for an irresistible treat. They are available in 5 oz resealable bags and available in major grocery store chains across the country – Price Chopper, Market Basket, King Kullen and more. Setton Farms sent us a variety of treats to try but the Creme Brulee Blend is our favorite. I hope we can find more of these in our local stores, so far I’ve only found them at http://www.puritan.com/ and I’ll need to be purchasing more soon.
When it comes to back to school, the boys are simple shoppers which makes my job easiest. I remember as a child wanting to have all the pretty notebooks and pens for back to school supplies. This year, when I did the boys school supply shopping, I also took advantage of some discounts for myself too. Whether it’s Crayons or Pens, Notebooks and Planners or a tablet, the options are endless and come in a variety of price points. Some of our favorites included:
Crayola Crayons 24 Pack – these are perfect on the go or to keep in the desk or at home. When shopping during the sales you can get these for about $0.25 each.
Calendar or Planners – some of my favorites are the Blue Sky Planners from Target. Of course, you can’t go wrong with an Erin Condren Life Planner, Happy Planner or your traditional binder planners like Kikki K, Filofax or Dokibook.
Pencils – Oh, how I love me some pencils. Currently my favorites at the moment are any type of Mechanical Pencil with 0.5mm lead, BIC Pencil 0.7mm (the metallic ones have won me over), Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Pencils (have you seen the beautiful metallic ones?) The Ticonderoga pencils are perfect for sketching as well as writing and erase cleanly.
Notebooks – Spiral, composition tablet… you name them and they are available in all kinds of paper style and cover design.
Folder / Filler Paper – ah, hand me a ream of college ruled please! The twins use Wide Ruled, Kevin uses College Ruled. I love that they are available from a variety of brands and price points.
Amazon Fire Tablet – for less than $50, you can get your hands on a Tablet that acts as a Reader or Internet hub. The Amazon Fire Tablet is affordable but gives your student (or you) the option to get online, use amazing apps or just play games. It’s definitely a great tool to have for the student or the mentor.
Now – you don’t need to pick up these particular items. Honestly, I just wanted to include some of my favorite school supplies (or mommy supplies) because I was feeling a bit left out. lol
Last but certainly not least in our Back to School finds are some great threads. Each child is an individual and I really love seeing them shop and select their own clothing, accessories and shoes – even their own hair cuts. All three of my boys are simple guys but they do enjoy fun pops of color to their outfits and clothing selections. Whether it be plaid shorts with a solid color shirt or fun hats and accessories, the boys take pride in finding something to wear that is not only comfortable and functional – but reveals their style. Isaiah is absolutely enjoying his Rocket in Listen modern sneaker boot style shoes from Chooze ($54.95) and he wanted to show them to our readers today.
This modern sneaker boot style shoe comes with a side elastic gore added for comfort. It has a signature dual design with easy access side zipper entry making the shoe easy to take off and put on. It has padded throat for extra comfort and soft canvas uppers. The flexible support offers comfort while the removable, padded, anti-stink insoles make these the perfect footwear for an active little guy. They wipe clean easily with a damp cloth or can be washed in cold water and air dried. Chooze offers a variety of footwear designs for both girls and boys and they are stylish and fun to allow your child to make a statement all their own.
Luke likes a shoe that can allow him to run and play with a little swagger and Kevin, well – if he’s not in his Nike Basketball shoes most of the time, you can find him in a pair of flip flops (rubbah slippahs as we call them here in Hawaii) and a cool pair of shades to finish off his look. The boys were quite ecstatic to return back to school because the new school year meant that they were all beginning their football season for Pop Warner but most importantly, they got to go back to school and learn… I mean, hang out with their friends, just kidding lol. The boys love school and love learning new things so shopping for new gear for back to school is always a huge highlight.
No matter what you decide to get for your child (or yourself) this Back to School season, make it fun and colorful and let it represent your own individual style. Have your kiddos gone back to school yet? If so, do they sport a relaxed and casual style or do they really like to dress up and have some fun? Wishing all the students a wonderful 2016-2017 school year filled with lots of fun, friendships and learning. From our house to yours… Aloha!
Disclaimer: Some of the products mentioned in this post were sent for review and feature consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature these products. Some products were also purchased with my own money. Affiliate links are posted through out.
The boys and I have been enjoying our summer months together since my husband is usually working on the weekdays. Come on now, we live on Maui, which has been rated the number 1 Vacation Destination by Conde Nast many years in a row, so we do have a plethora of sites to see and lots of fun to be had. While we live on the mountain, we experience really hot days so I decided to pack the boys up into the car and take a drive up to Kula to cool down – since the air is much cooler there. Our journey led us to the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, a place we have visited many times before – but it’s been years since I bought the twins here, so I decided it would be a perfect place to venture.
The Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is located on the slopes of Haleakala and overlooks some of the most beautiful views on the South side of the island. It is a 25-30 minute drive away from the Kahului Airport (the main airport into Maui) and a popular spot for visitors to stop at and have lunch after watching the sunrise at Haleakala or hiking the crater. At one time, it used to be free to enter the Lavender farm, so I was surprised to see a guard house at the entry (it was not there my last visit a few years ago) and entry for adults is $2.00. It’s well worth the cost however. You can bring your own lunch and have a picnic or hike the grounds for a great adventure. The air is so cool up there, it was a perfect place for the boys and I to getaway to beat the heat.
There is a little shop that sells tasty delectables featuring the fresh picked lavender, but the boys and I decided that we would just take in the sites and cool down and head home to eat lunch instead. We walked around the gardens and admired the fragrant lavender as we took in the sites.
It was a short little adventure, but a beautiful day out so I took this opportunity to take some shots of the boys and my eldest son Kevin helped take a few photos of my casual outfit I wore.
The best part about our little drive and excursion today was that I was able to spend it with the boys. They go back to school in about 2 1/2 weeks and this summer break flew by too quickly. The twins are off to 1st Grade and Kevin is off to 7th Grade. With Football season starting for all three boys August 1st – I know that times like these will be few in between, so I’m glad we made great use out of our Summer break.
Kimono Cover up – Forever 21 Plus
Ribbed Tank – Old Navy
Linen Shorts with pockets in black – Torrid.com
Flip flops – Guess Jeweled Slip ons
Watch – Invicta Angel
Sunglasses – Maui Jim Maui (style no longer available)
Nail Polish – Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters Collection in Kozy
My embedded video above also showcases our dinner for that evening… I made my homemade poor man’s rissotto (recipe coming soon) and we watched a beautiful sunset from our porch to end a wonderful day. If you’re not following me on Snapchat – my code is in my side bar, come and follow me on my daily journey. What about you, are you enjoying the summer months? I’m thankful to live in Hawaii and blessed to have a lifestyle where every day is an adventure and a vacation.
Since my DSLR hasn’t been working, it’s been really nice to find reasons to take my phone out to practice shooting with it… all the images that you see in this post were taken with my Samsung Note 4.
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned or featured was purchased with my own money. Affiliate links may be posted through out.
I can’t count how many times I have been told that Plus sized gals don’t belong in shorts. It’s the summer ya’all… and it’s way too hot so I’ll wear it if I have it. The fact is, I live in shorts if I can find a pair that suits the rest of my outfit and as many know who follow this blog – I’m a casual and laid back soul who loves to dress according to what makes me feel comfortable, not what others think I should wear. Before I became “plus sized” I actually wore a lot of shorts or lived most of my teenage life in a bikini, because I like to be cool and this is Hawaii, where most people are lightly clothed, lol. So, while my thighs are thick, I like them to be free and cool, so summer means either shorts or dresses. Today, I remind you all that plus size girls can wear shorts too… with a quick summer plus size casual outfit.
Earlier in the month I got a really cute ribbon crusher hat in white from Scala Pronto and thought that my casual, but functional look for the day would be the perfect marriage. Since the boys and I were out and about playing tourist on our island, I thought – why not strut my stuff in a fun hat with a comfy outfit to pair with it.
The #LC511 Hat is a wide brim hat that is lightweight. It includes a sewn-ribbon design and also provides SPF 50 protection which makes it perfect to pair with your summer outfits or year round. It has a pretty tie at the back with an interior swear band for all-day comfort while wearing and includes colors in white, black, turquoise, poppy and fuchsia. This is the ideal accessory for the pool and beach as well as a casual (like I’m wearing) or dress up style.
Tank: Carpe Diem Danskin Now Actives
Shorts: Torrid Denim
Hat: Scala Pronto available at Zappos
Flip Flops: Lisa Frank from Shoeminded.com
Watch: Invicta Angel
Sunglasses: Maui Jim Atoll
Now, I know what you’re thinking… “But, Honey – isn’t that a workout or active wear shirt?” Well, Yes and that is the whole reason I wore it today, hence the word “active wear”. Don’t you know that running after three kids is major cardio? Hahaha! I needed something I could move in because keeping up with the boys while they are on Summer break means I have to be ready in an instant and constantly on my toes… but, don’t worry about me, I digress! It’s cool and comfy but loose enough to allow me to really be active and have some fun with my littles. And, I happen to like the saying on it, who doesn’t like a cute graphic tank anyway?
Growing up in Hawaii, being a surfer girl and tomboy for most of my life has really allowed me to embrace the casual island living. I’m not gonna lie, you will catch me in a tank and shorts or a dress most of the year if I’m not rocking out a pair of jeans. I love it and I love that I can be comfortable and get down and dirty with my sons if the time calls for me to do so. While I’m not a size 7 like I used to be, I still use shorts and I think plus size gals like myself shouldn’t be ashamed to use shorts too. It’s comfortable and don’t we deserve to be comfy, especially during the summer?
So what about you? Do you find yourself rocking out a pair of shorts, graphic tank, flip flops and a cute hat this summer? Comment below and let me know what you’re wearing while out and about and playing tourist this summer?
Disclaimer: Some of the products mentioned in this post were sent for review or feature consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased as with anything you will read or see on this site. Affiliate links are posted throughout.
If you’ve been on my blog for a while, then it’s pretty obvious that you have read or seen that I have a love for shoes and handbags… actually, it could most be categorized as an addition – ssshhh… don’t tell the husband (lol – he already knows). As much as I love product to keep me in touch with fashion, I’m also a mom who’s realistic and knows that having a lot of shoes takes up much needed space. Last year I introduced you to ALTERRE 21-in-1 Shoes, a brand that literally takes a bunch of shoes and wraps them into one pair to keep on you. If you’re one of those ladies that need comfy footwear that is versatile, then these are for you. Today, I want to share with you a few details of ALTERRE and their Kickstarter campaign. Starting May 16th and running thrugh June 15th, ALTERRE is running on Kickstarter to help raise $15,000 or more to help fund new styles for next season. As someone who absolutely loves their footwear – I have a pair of my own, I just had to share.
ALTERRE shoes are designed in New York City but produced with fair labor in Brazil. In collaboration with shoe experts with more than 30 years experience both here in the US and there in Brazil, ALTERRE brings to you a shoe that is expertly crafted and made beautifully. ALTERRE also believes in producing shoes with fair labor so they visit the factory themselves to ensure that everyone there was happy and healthy while working.
ALTERRE is inspired by women and each shoe is named after women that the founders and designers admire. With the $15,000 or more that ALTERRE hopes to raise, they want to use this money to create two brand new looks and a high platform heel for next season. They plan to include sparkly sequined and metallic options as well – for those divas that are ready to shine. They have prototypes underway and I am excited to see some of the sneak peak photos they have coming soon.
Like I mentioned previously, I have my own pair of ALTERRE shoes that I absolutely love. I literally take my one pair and completely change it up so I can go from a day to evenly look in a matter of seconds. It’s convenient and expertly crafted footwear to provide comfort and quality. I can’t wait to pick up my next pair and I’m looking forward to checking out their new styles once they are released.
Head on over to Alterre Shoes Kickstarter Campaign and check out what they have going for them, the information behind the brand and designers and how you can help them make their goal. If you’re a woman that loves shoes as much as I do – I think you’ll be fascinated to see how much this company has grown in the little time since they have been open – but also, how great of a product they have to offer.
You can check out their Kickstarter Campaign at this link: http://kck.st/1VYuBwI
Disclaimer: This is an informational post. By writing about this and sharing information, I was not paid to promote or discuss this and all opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased.
I love getting flowers for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Mother’s Day or “Just Because”, but I’m always open to fun ideas and little things that make these occasions fun, exciting and sentimental. While flowers are nice, I love finding products that are practical and will have a purpose. This year, I wanted to share a few items that I have been loving lately that would make GREAT Mother’s Day gifts. Whether you are buying this as a treat for yourself or making the day of that special mommy in your life, these gifts are definitely some that will make any woman happy. Read on if you want to check out this round up of Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.
I have had my fair share of great Mother’s Day gifts. My husband and I are so in-tune with one another that we usually know exactly the gift we want to get for one another or something that is practical and we’ll get a lot of use out of. My goal for this list is to offer a variety of goodies for any woman, whether the stay-at-home or work-from-home mom, busy business woman or the granny with style, these gifts will surely please.
Let’s start with a little makeup – shall we? I recently was introduced to Youngblood Cosmetics, a beautiful line of mineral cosmetics created by Pauline Youngblood. From Foundation to lipstick and everything in between, Youngblood Cosmetics offers a wide range of color cosmetics that is made with quality ingredients and great black and chic packaging. I have been using a few of the products from the line and look forward to trying more. Anything from Youngblood is gorgeous, but two of my favorites is the Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in Shanghai Nights ($43 USD) and Mineral Radiance Compact (pictured) in Splendor ($43 USD). Each or any of the products are perfect for the sophisticated woman that is looking to add a little color to their life or the makeup and beauty loving mom that wants to try something new.
A great cleansing oil and a fantastic mud mask is perfect for that mother in your life. One of my favorite gifts to give to my favorite gals is the Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask for Face and Body so I just had to include the Fango Active Duo Set as a gift option. This two piece set retails for $60 USD but the Fango Active Radiance Facial Oil retails for $60 on it’s own, so it’s like you get a free product or gift with purchase. This set is gorgeous and I love how Borghese products display on the vanity. The Radiance Facial Oil has a blend of botanical oils that help to transform the skin’s texture, soothe dull and dry skin and nourish and restore lipid loss due to aging and environmental damage. The Fango Active Mud for Face and Body is one of my holy grail masks, offering a detoxifying mineral-rich mask that hydrates and firms the skin while reducing fine lines and providing you with smooth and toned skin. Paired together, this not only makes a wonderful gift – but a great treat for anyone.
Can we just talk about the design of this unit for a second? My gosh, it’s so pretty and girly and would make the most wonderful Mother’s Day gift for any mom. The Michael Todd Soniclear Petite is one of my favorite skin cleansing tools. I have raved about it time and time again here on my site and would recommend ANY of these units for a gift. This cleansing tool is the petite version, smaller than the original and the elite but perfect for travel and comes with a universal USB enabled charger which makes this great for those on the go. It’s a waterproof unit with 3 speeds to help tailor to your cleansing needs and is antimicrobial. What makes it so great is not only the design (and the pattern) but that this product is reasonably priced at just $109.00. I seriously wouldn’t mind unwrapping one of these as a gift and I know it would make a fabulous present for anyone.
I wrote about these two products from LATHER on my blog a few weeks back and they continue to be favorites of mine so I know they would make any mom or mom to be happy. The LATHER coconut creme body whip ($22 USD) is one of my favorite body butter / lotions to date. I have used MANY, trust me, and I find that it not only smells yummy – it moisturizes my skin wonderfully and leaves a light fragrance that is so delish. This body creme is silky and whipped to perfection and my skin is left soft and hydrated for hours. This is the perfect creme for any mom or mom to be. I highly suggest this as a gift to that “mom to be” because this would make a great body creme to lather on the body while pregnant too. The Vanilla & Argan Lip Scrub ($10 USD) is a must have for anyone. It is moisturizing and tastes delicious and sloths away any dry skin on your lips leaving them plump and soft for your favorite lip product or for kiss… teehee. What’s great about these products is that they come from a great brand and are made with quality products.
With the summer months just around the bend, nothing says beachy and ready for some sun like a great tote. This gorgeous striped Sportswear Tote by Helly Hansen ($50 USD) is lightweight and the perfect bag to store your everyday essentials for all your summer fun activities. It’s available in three different colors: Navy, Aquamarine and Sorbet and has a shoulder strap and carry handles. Marine stripe fabric and detailing give this tote the perfect look for sporting and toting around this summer. As a handbag lover, I know that I would love to get this quality made bag as a gift this Mother’s Day.
The next gift is one of my favorites… for moms like me who like to take their hair ties and rubber bands and turn them into an unsightly fashion statement as we wear them on our wrists. The Bittersweet Hair Tie Bracelet ($45 USD) was created by Maria Shireen – a functional fashion accessories company. It was a gift from her husband as he had it designed and created so that she could eliminate the pressure on her wrist from the elastic bands but also make her hair tie look like a stylish bracelet, by creating a channel that holds the hair tie in place. Hello – total genius, simple, unique but functional. This bracelet has literally changed my fashion game up hugely. If you have seen any of my outfit posts here on the blog – then you know that I have turned my many hair ties into the ugliest thing to grace my wrist, but I NEED them at a moments notice so I keep them handy that way. Now with the Bittersweet bangle I can literally look fashion forward without being a fashion faux pas. This literally makes a great gift for any mom and I know they will make use of this bangle as much as I do. I love it so much – I have my eyes on the gold and rose gold too.
You can’t go wrong with buying your favorite mom a perfume for Mother’s Day and Pacifica Beauty offers a set of three for just $19 USD. The Daydreamer Roll-On Trio offers three delectable scents that would make any mother happy. Tuscan Blood Orange, Tahitian Gardenia and Indian Coconut Nectar (one of my favorites) this set offers a roll-on perfume for everyone. Pick up the whole set and gift it together or break up the set and make three mother’s happy this Mother’s Day. Pacifica offers cruelty free products and are available on their website: Pacificabeauty.com, Target and Ulta stores.
Now, of course – I know there are moms out there that may be stationery, planner, pen or paper addicts… like me. So, I wanted to make sure that I included something that would satisfy those moms too. I LOVE pens and some of my favorites come from PenGems and from their signature collection. I probably have 8 or 10 of them and I love them not only because of the way they write, but because they are beautiful, stylish and just a great statement to any planner, purse or notebook. Pens, pencils and notebooks can be great gifts for mom from children or grandchildren. I love searching through Target’s One Spot Dollar Spot section for cute notebooks, pens and pencils as well to give as gifts. You can get a great selection for about $1 to $3 and you’re bound to find something you will enjoy as well as the favorite mother(s) in your life. These kinds of gifts are easy to personalize and make great little presents to open.
Of course, we can’t leave out the techie gadgets and nothing says awesome like the gift of a camera. The Sony RX100 iv ($950.00) is the perfect gift to give that will help that special mom capture every moment that her family has. It’s compact and powerful. With the ability to capture images in 21MP at up to 16 frames per second and record videos in 4K or HD – this is the perfect camera for a beginner or camera enthusiast, offering an impressive compact camera for every day use or for special occasions.
Whatever gift you decide to get that mom or moms in your life, I’m sure it will be wonderful. These are just a little suggestions of products and goodies I’ve been loving lately. Of course, as I mentioned previously – I love flowers and welcome them with open arms (especially my favorites) but when you want to think a little outside of the box, some of these presents would be perfect gifts for your loved one. I look forward to Mother’s Day each year because it reminds me that being a Mommy is so much more than presents – it’s love and happiness year round. I look forward to my sons making me beautiful handmade cards that take them hours to complete and while Mother’s Day is everyday in my house, I think it’s a day worth celebrating. Besides, I wouldn’t be a mother myself without the help from my mom and those that have come before me… right?
Disclaimer: Most of the products discussed, mentioned and featured in this post were sent to me for review and editorial consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature these products. Affiliate links are posted through out.
I have always loved dressing up and look forward to events so I was very excited to be invited to attend the Royal Order of King Kamehameha 150th Year Jubilee Ball. This beautiful event is held every so many years but this year, being the 150th Anniversary made for a huge event. The event took place at the beautiful Grand Wailea Resort in the Haleakala Ballroom and Garden on Saturday, April 9, 2016. My husband and I were quite excited and while it was last minute that we were invited to go, we were able to pull together our attire in time for the event.
The color for the event this year was red, so I chose to go with a red dress. I always love the way I look in red so it was an easy choice. Finding a dress for my plus sized self was not an easy task however, but I’m glad I found a beautiful dress last minute and it fit perfectly. The affair was a formal event which meant suit and tie for gentlemen and gown for ladies were required. Everyone was dressed up fancy and beautiful.
There was dinner and entertainment. For dinner we were served a sit down 5 course dinner which consisted of a fusion of Hawaiian and local cuisine. My husband and I really enjoyed the food and entertainment was wonderful as well.
Above is a video with my snapchat timeline from that evening. I was so busy having a grand time and enjoying the night that I didn’t have a chance to vlog or to take a lot of photos, but I tried to snap as much as possible. I did take photos of each course we enjoyed for dinner. Our 5 courses included the following:
Course 1 – Amuse Bouche, Ahi Poisson Cru with fresh Cilantro, Coconut Milk and Moloka’i Pa’akai.
Course 2 – Pohole Salad with housemade pipikaula, maui onion, dried shrimp, pea shoots and haiku tomato with Rolls and Lilikoi (passion fruit) butter
Course 3 – Roast Pork wrapped and baked in Ti- Leaf, served over ‘Uala (sweet potato), Lu’au, Inamona and Chicharron. Served with white rice family style
Course 4 – Lilikoi Haupia Brown Butter Cake with Haupia, Kula Strawberries and Chantilly
Course 5 – Friandise, Chocolate Truffles and Tea or Coffee
Of course, since we were in an ambient setting and the lighting was not the greatest, photos were not as clear as I would have liked… but I wanted to share this wonderful evening with all of you. I had a great time and it was such a special event. There are few events like this here on Maui so it was so nice to be able to attend.
I literally felt like I was going to prom. Everyone was dressed up and looked wonderful. It’s interesting because it literally was the adult version of a prom, but with a full service bar and adult conversations. I love that as we get older, the uncomfortable feeling we get around our peers tends to dwindle – which is quite different from how it was as we were teens. The event was beautiful, food a wonderful delight and I enjoyed every minute of it. It was a wonderful way to finish our week of celebrations for my husband and I for our wedding anniversary. 15 years married and a wonderful ball – I say it was a grand time.
Disclaimer: It goes to say that none of this was sponsored and everything was paid out of pocket.
Since my family and I live in paradise, our world is our playground – literally. We like to spend our days trekking through the forest trails or lounging as a family at the beach. Because of this, traveling with essentials is always a must for us and making sure we have the right kind of gear to hold all of our essentials is a requirement. Recently, my family and I have been introduced to some awesome packs from Lewis N. Clark and I wanted to share them with you. With Spring and Summer months right around the bend, if you are anything like my family, you’re planning your next adventure and these awesome packs are worth the mention. The Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are perfect for the world traveler or explorer and today I share them with you.
The Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are compact bags that are collapsible. I remember as a kid, my dad had something similar to use for his surfing gear so immediately when I set my eyes on these – I knew they would be a great addition for us to use. The ElectroLight bags weigh in at just under three ounces and are made with durable silnylon and made to last. The collapsible backpacks (and duffles – they have those too) are compact and well-constructed for how tiny and lightweight they are. These cool packs are made in bright, sporty colors – which I love, because as a mother it not only helps me with keeping an eye on the kids (they literally stand out), but colors are trendy for the boys and really make these cool all on their own. The Lewis N. Clark bags are resistant to water and stains which is also a plus since stains are inevitable and this makes it perfect for days when exploring out and about and it starts to drizzle.
What I enjoy so much about these is the fact that they scrunch and fold into a small compact pouch which makes this not only great for storage and for keeping on hand (in the car, etc.) but perfect for travel. The size of the backpack is perfect to fit those little extra necessities or “last minute shopping buys while traveling” but also fits well in the overhead of the plane, on the floor below the seat or folds back into it’s little pouch for easy storage. These backpacks fit comfortably on the shoulders and distribute the weight nicely so that it sits comfortable on your back as well. My entire family has been loving these and we plan to pick up three more so each of us can have our own.
This backpack retails for $27.00 and like I mentioned previously, Lewis N. Clark also have a dufflebag that folds up small as well. The backpack is equipped with non-slip, adjustable straps which make it convenient for my 12 year old to take with him when he’s off to the beach or to the pool with his buds. It easily fits his towel, goggles or other swim gear, an average size bottle of water and a few odds and ends with ease. This backpack is a minimalist travel essential. This will be a great edition for our summer fun adventures because it’s perfect to hold everything you want to keep organized without the heavy feeling of a traditional backpack.
Whether you are using this backpack for travel, exploring, hiking or everything in between – you will have a backpack that is made with quality. Each of the Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are:
Made with silnylon fabric that is water and stain resistant
Unfolds easy from a compact pouch to a full backpack
The clipped on pouch can be used as a separate ditty bag
Comes with non-slip, adjustable straps that feel comfortable on the shoulders
An internal pocket allows you to keep small valuables like a set of keys, etc.
17in x 13in x 6in
Are you a backpacker and love to explore and go on adventures? If so, do you think these packs would fit into your adventure lifestyle? If you’re interested in getting your own Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpack – you can check them out and the other colors available here. Don’t forget, they have dufflebags too.
Overall I’m not only impressed with the quality of these packs but I love that they are lightweight and versatile for my family. While these may not be holding school books or heavy items, they can hold up to a 60 lb. burst weight, though I do not suggest you carry anything that heavy in the pack. My sons love the colors they come in and I love that they give my family the option to carry some of the things we need for when we travel or go hiking without sacrificing comfort or storing anything huge when not in use. We are definitely picking up a few more so each of us can have our own.
Comment below and let me know if this is something you can utilize in your life?
Disclaimer: The products featured and discussed in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.
I am all about having a great pair of footwear for working out and today I wanted to share with all of you this pair of comfortable shoes that I’ve been loving lately. Let me introduce you to FITKICKS, an active lifestyle footwear that is lightweight and versatile for anyone on the go or looking for something to be comfortable with. They are the “Anywhere” shoe!
Let me start by saying that these are not traditional “workout” or “anywhere” type of shoes and when I first seen them I was both intrigued but also wondered how well they work. Since I have issues with my ankles, I’m always looking for something lightweight that I can use on the elliptical when working out or something at the gym that will not add any extra bulk or weight to my feet. At first glance, they remind me of reef shoes, which is something you see a lot here in Hawaii. But, once I got the pair in my hands and tried them on – I was instantly appeased and excited to give them a go.
The Fitkicks range in cost from about $19.99 – $24.00 and come in a variety of different colors and designs. I received the light grey with lavender trim which suits me since you know I love my purples. The pair I have retails for $19.99 and comes in four colors in this specific design. You can find them in a range of sizes from Small – Extra Large, I have the Large and normally use a size 8 1/2 shoe. They fit comfortably and easily slip on without any problems.
Fitkicks claim is that you can slip into these comfort kicks and use them for a variety of things… traveling, yoga, cruising, exercise, walking, at the beach, dancing, as high heel relief, running every day errands, water sports and just overall hanging out. These awesome little shoes take up very little room and are easy to fold and take with you – making them ideal for keeping in a gym bag, traveling with or in my case, keeping in my bag in the car for those days I want to go for a walk or run. They are made of durable flex form soles and are extra breathable which make them comfortable on hot days – I didn’t get sweaty at all, even after a long workout. They have great ergonomic comfort and are so easy to slip on and off.
Since FITKICKS offers such a unique design and ergonomic fit, you get full movement potential with your shoes. The Durable FlexForm sole naturally contours your feet for free range of motion making it the perfect active wear shoe. Since our lives keep us on the go I love that these make it so convenient to keep your “workout gear” with you – no bulky shoes to lug around. They are the perfect fold-and-go portable shoe. And, with technology that is specifically engineered to provide a natural contour, the FITKICKS are comfortable.
The FITKICKS also has a protective toe guard that prevents dragging and excessive wear points which make it perfect for anyone to use. And, these awesome things are washable and dry-able, hello genius!
Women Shoe Size: Small (5 – 6 1/2), Medium (7-8), Large (8 1/2 – 9 1/2), X Large (10-11)
After having these for a few weeks, I’m absolutely loving them. As I mentioned before, they are very comfortable and lightweight which makes it ideal for me when working out and are my go-to shoes for when I am on the elliptical. FITKICKS offers so many other designs and footwear that I have a list of a few that my eyes are set on like the Energy Sidekicks Foldable Flats, FITKICKS in Black/Grey, and a pair for each of my sons (since they have FITKICKS Kids and a pair for my husband (yay for Men’s sizes too). I’m not only impressed with how well these fit, how comfy they are, but also the fact that they are reasonably priced and offer you so much versatility for use. As a mother of three very active boys, these shoes allow me to keep on my toes while chasing after them and I can use them at a variety of locations. I love that they offer light support and are really cool.
If you are someone who works out and is looking for some new footwear, I highly suggest checking these babies out. You can find them at: http://www.fitkicks.us/. Check them out and see if you can find a pair (or two) for you or someone you love. I have my eyes on a few more and one specifically to wear around the house, so I’ll be heading over to the site soon too.
Have you tried anything like this before or have you heard of FITKICKS? If so – what are your thoughts? If not, comment below and tell me, would you rock them out?
Disclaimer: The product(s) mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to feature or discuss these products on my site, but affiliate links are posted through out.
Are you still on the hunt for that special Gal-entine’s Day gift or special surprise for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? There are so many options available when shopping, but why not make a statement with what you choose to gift this year or anytime? Today I wanted to share with you a gorgeous piece from CAROLEE – just in time for Valentine’s Day or a special gift of “just because”. If you are anything like my husband and I, celebrating love is a daily occasion and doesn’t need a special holiday so you can elect to get some from CAROLEE anytime of the year.
While all the pieces CAROLEE offers are stunning and gorgeous, I decided on the Candy Colors Dramatic Necklace ($130.00) that comes ready for gifting in a gorgeous gift box. This beautiful statement piece is the perfect gift for anyone who loves color and jewels. It comes with multi-color acrylic stone in a gold-tone setting and has a lobster claw closure. It has an 18-20 inch adjustable chain and great weight to it offering a chic and sophisticated look.
This classic design is one that will go with just about anything. Use this necklace with a pair of jeans and a cute top or dress it up for a night on the town. I love that it is filled with gorgeous colors that will be perfect for any occasion and you can use this as your statement piece to your entire outfit. Since the necklace features several different colors it would be a great Spring or Summer necklace (not just for Valentine’s Day).
If you have your eyes set on this necklace, like with any other jewelry make sure to wipe the necklace down prior to storage and if at all possible store in an air tight bag to keep the dust away. This will help to prolong your necklace so you can get lots of use out of it. This gorgeous piece makes such a great gift for someone you love or a nice piece to add to your own collection. I’m not only impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship but also with the overall appearance and look. It’s beautiful and would make a fantastic gift.
CAROLEE offers a variety of jewelry pieces to choose from, made from the finest materials that meet the highest standards in workmanship. They ship worldwide and offer a worldwide lifetime guarantee which is spectacular. While I don’t live in the Continental U.S., I’m happy to say that CAROLEE offers free Standard Shipping on any purchase within the Continental U.S. (awesome) and the products available are drool worthy. Take your time to go through the site and see what else they have to offer. There are a few pieces I have my sights set on and a plethora of gorgeous jewels in their Sale section to choose from as well.
Be sure to stop by the site and see what CAROLEE has to offer. You can shop the online store here: https://www.carolee.com/.
Have you heard of CAROLEE before? Are you a fan of getting jewelry as a gift for Valentine’s Day or anytime of the year? Comment below and let me know.
Disclaimer: The product(s) discussed or featured in this post were sent to me for consideration and editorial purposes. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.
In our household, Valentine’s Day is every day so it’s not a holiday or date we necessarily put a huge emphasis on each year. To my husband and I, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and we embrace love and commitment each and every day. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the occasional flowers, box of chocolates or jewelry but for us, Valentine’s Day is really about spending time with one another. You see – with our busy schedules and odd shifts, parenthood and just our overall daily lives, spending time with one another is what makes for a great Valentine’s Day.
“Any time not spent on love is wasted.” – Torquato Tasso
My husband Kevin and I have been together for almost 19 years and in that time we have definitely celebrated this holiday in different ways. Dinner by candle light, roses and floras galore and beautiful gems and jewels to stop traffic but one tradition we have definitely kept strong over the years is a new watch for one another. Whether I’m buying a new one for him or he a new one for me, each year whether for the holidays, birthday or Valentine’s Day at least one of us gets a new watch for our collection. Watches are so significant to each of us. To us, a watch is more than just an accessory we wear on our wrists, it symbolizes time and our time together is so precious and important to us.
“I would rather have 30 minutes of something wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special.” – Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias)
This year I treated Kevin to a beautiful JORD Watch – a 94A Series in green sandalwood and maple. This perfect wood watch makes a statement that is bold but not so much that it would make a person feel uncomfortable when wearing it. It is the kind of watch for those who are making the most of every moment, every single minute and every day. For a couple like us who collects watches of all kinds, this particular time piece is classic and stunning.
While each couple or person celebrates Valentine’s Day the way they choose, we opt to make sure that no matter the reason, we make sure that we spend time with one another, soaking in each and every moment and absolutely cherishing what we have. As a couple we have learned that life’s moments can sneak up on you and in a heartbeat anything can change. Make use of the time you have and spend it with the one(s) you love. Make Valentine’s Day every day and make every moment you live something wonderful.
Each person celebrates love differently and whether it be to buy something special for someone you care about or to spend every waking moment with the one you love, the decision is up to you. With busy schedules, three active boys and a life of activity – my husband and I have found that two minutes with one another is a cherished commodity and one we take advantage of as much as possible. Time with one another is our favorite gift and the reason why we buy each other watches for presents.
I’ve partnered with JORD to giveaway a limited quantity of e-gift cards worth $25 each for Valentine’s Day! If you’ve had your eye on one of these stylish wood watches, be sure to enter to redeem your gift code. Your gift code will be good through the end of March 2016! Entering is easy; click the link below. You will be asked to enter your email and your favorite JORD watch (there are so many to choose from). Once you hit enter, your code will be emailed directly to you!
Click here to get your e-gift card ($25 value) http://bit.ly/1K2H9yC. Remember that there is a limited quantity available so head on over to the site soon to take advantage of this offer.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Wishing all of you a wonderful Valentine’s Day – no matter the reason you are celebrating… whether it be for love or just because. Make every moment, every single time – breathtaking! xo
I am aware that I’m a bit late with sharing my Rocksbox from November, but this month literally got away from me and I’m trying to catch up on everything. Today I’m going to be sharing with you my November Rocksbox and the goodies I got inside. I’ll be honest, when I first was contacted by Rocksbox, I didn’t think that it was for me – but after giving it a try I can honestly say that I’m enjoying this subscription.
So what is Rocksbox anyway? It is a subscription service that includes an unlimited jewelry rental from top designer brands including Kendra Scott (one of my favorites, Gorjana and so much more. Each box is personalized for you and curated by a team of stylists. I decided this would be the perfect time to share my November box with you because this would make a great gift for the Holidays. You can wear your jewelry on loan as much as you want and then swap anytime when you are ready to refresh. Simply return your set in the original packaging with the prepaid label, leave your stylist feedback online and your next set will be on it’s way shortly. I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy using jewelry that had been returned and worn, but I was so impressed with not only the packaging for each piece, but the care and instructions included and the quality of each item. The pieces are gorgeous, well maintained and kept and I loved each one I received this month.
Special discounts and member rewards are given towards purchases and you keep and purchase at a discounted rate the pieces you want to keep and return those you don’t. Rocksbox also offers Free prepaid shipping both ways which makes this subscription service a fab choice. The attention to detail in the packaging is wonderful. My box came a tad bit crushed, but it didn’t bother me because everything was well packaged and nothing was damaged upon receipt. There is a wonderful theme through out the packaging – down to the stickers and tissue paper and I was very impressed with what I opened even before I seen the jewelry pieces inside. Let’s dig deeper and see what I got, shall we?
I received three gorgeous gold toned items. I love gold and use it often so I was impressed at how nice each piece was. The first piece I received was the Melinda Maria Cade Pave Ring (Insider’s Price $46). This ring is gorgeous. It is a tad bit too small for me to use like a regular ring on my ring finger but makes a great accent ring or even midi ring for any of my fingers as a great accent. Each little crystal is set in place and this offers a beautiful statement without being too over powering.
The second piece I received was the Kendra Scott Jamie Bracelet in Irridescent Drusy (Insider’s Price $52). If you have been following me a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of Kendra Scott jewelry and own a few pieces from the line. I immediately fell in love with this bracelet because I’m also a huge fan of gemstones and drusy cut stones that I knew this would make a great piece in my collection. This is the item I decided to keep.
The third and last piece I received was the Gorjana Cresent Pendant Necklace (Insider’s Price $56). This piece was probably my least favorite out of the three I received. It is funny though, because I had this necklace added to my wishlist but when I received it I realized that while the style is something I would wear – the length of it was just too long for me to love. My Rocksbox stylist saw that I added this necklace to my wishlist and built the cohesive set I received around it – so it still is a great find and a gorgeous piece but I really would prefer something with a shorter chain. I love it nonetheless, but not enough to keep it. This necklace would make a great piece to pair with a casual outfit like jeans with a top or dressed up for your business suit or a dress.
For just $19 a month you get three pieces to wear on loan and you swap your set anytime you want. If you fall in love with the pieces or a piece – you get a $10 monthly shine spend to apply towards your purchase. There is zero effort and no commitment on your end. Prepaid shipping allows you to simply put the items back in the mailbox and wait for your next set to arrive. It’s simple and easy and while this is my first time experiencing Rocksbox, I am loving it.
Each item I received was wrapped well and each came in their own little pouch to keep them secure and protected. Instructions also came with the box on caring for each piece so that they would last and keep looking great. Each piece you receive, while Costume or Fashion jewelry are well made pieces from awesome designers giving you the opportunity to try new ones each time you get a box. Like I mentioned previously, I think this would make a fabulous gift for anyone who loves jewelry. I am beyond impressed with this subscription box.
“If loving jewelry is a crime, we plead guilty.”
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So have you been hearing about Rocksbox lately? Is this something you wouldn’t mind getting as a gift? What about the pieces, do you think I made the right choice in choosing the drusy bracelet to keep?
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to feature these products or this service here and affiliate links are posted throughout.