Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Life File: Etsy Field Trip

Today I want to share with you an amazing day I had the opportunity to experience thanks to Etsy and everyone who made the most idyllic day possible. I had no idea what I had signed up for and didn't even know what to expect when I got the invite to go on a road trip with Etsy. Aside from some obvious knowledge that we would be getting crafty (duh... wink wink) I had zero clue of how the day was going to look like.

After a school bus ride up north, we arrived at the beautiful Belcroft Estates (what a property!) and were greeted with this beautiful spread and breakfast. The morning started out incredible with delicious scones and jams from Kitten and The Bear, mimosas, greek yogurt parfaits and flower bouquets (by Minim Designs) for each and every single one of us (did I mention we were a group of 12 bloggers?) I mean look at this set-up! Could spend all day with a book there!

After breakfast we got crafty and got the chance to make our very own mirror thanks to Joseph and Dayna who (patiently) taught us how to. I partnered up with Lauren and we ended up not messing one but both mirrors! I mean, I like to call myself a crafty gal and not only did we fail once but twice!! (epic guys, epic). Anyhow, Joseph and Dayna took care of our disasters and we both went home with our own mirrors (yay!) Unfortunately I didn't take a pic of the mirror but if you search the hashtag #EtsyFieldTrip I'm sure you'll see it posted by someone else ;) I'll share it with you guys as soon as I can!

Then we took part in a Scavenger hunt in groups of three. Kaylee and Natalie were my team and we basically ran around the estates looking for our clues and snapping away while doing so! It was pretty fun.

Lunch was served under these beautiful roses, how stunning?! 

Next up, Julie from Province Apothecary taught us everything to know about essential oils and their properties and we all got the chance to create our own roll-on scents invented by us. I went with a mix of Rose Toto, Grapefruit and Bergamot, a nice uplifting scent :)

After some afternoon treats and sweets (yes, there were s'mores!) we headed back Downtown and ended what was one of the loveliest day trips I've taken.  This is definitely at the very top of media events I've been part of, so so freaking lucky.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Shopping File: Studs, Loafers and Neutrals

What's on your radar this Fall? As I have mentioned multiple times here on the blog, I'm dying to get a pair of snakeskin booties and I'd also looove a pair of studded ones (I dream with these and these, emphasis on dream). I recently came across these from Cartel and how cool are they? I'm a huge fan of the brand (quality is superb!) and one of my favorite loafers are from them so I'm sure those booties are even better in person. Also on my radar are these super cool studded belts that remind me of the 90's, anyone else digging them?

1. See by Chloé Ruffled flocked georgette mini dress: What a gorgeous dress!
2. 50 Ways to Wear Denim: Oh I'm pretty sure I'd love this book!
3. Anine Bing Low Charlie Boot: I'm obsessed with these booties and well, everything Mrs. Bing does. If my wallet could afford it I would just dress in her label and nothing else ;)
4. Gap Stretch Denim Skirt: This would look great with a chunky knit like this one, or a tie-front shirt tucked in. Love!
5. CB2 Berber Rug: I'm obsessed with this rug!
6. Frye Erica Venetian loafers: Love me a good pair of loafers.
7. The Laundress Mesh Washing Bag Bundle: I use these for my delicate undies and I love them, highly recommend them if you're not into hand washing but still want to take care of your delicates.
8. See by Chloé Appliquéd cotton-jersey sweatshirt: Sweatshirts are a must for low-key Fall weekends, right? This one is super cute, though kind of pricey.
9. Le Specs Savanna in Tort: If you're looking for statement sunglasses for cheap, these are just $69.
10. Waiting on Martha Pumpkin Peppercorn Demi Gold Metal Candle: Nothing like having great scents around to cozy up to in these cold months.
11. Zara Patterned Basket with fringe: How great is this basket from Zara? Great findings in their Home collection people.
12. CB2 Izel Pillow: A simple way to add a bit of boho to your decor.
13. Gucci Polly Block Heel Pump: Oh my, smitten with these. Also these.
14. J.Crew Friday tee: Ok we all need this right???!
15. Banana Republic Lace-up Vee Pullover:  Great knit! Comes in navy too :)
16. H&M Sneaker Sandals: Aren't these cool?
17. Cluse La Bohème Rose Gold Black/Grey: Gorgeous watch under $100!
18. Rebecca Minkoff Flat Strap Belt with studs in gold and silver: I'm dying for these, so so cool! Think about just wearing a plain white shirt and denim and boom! Takes them up a notch just like that :)
19. Banana Republic Heritage Pleated Ruffle Neck Dress: What a cute dress! I'm really into silky and flowy dresses with booties and over the knee boots for Fall.
20. Evil Eye Portable Charger: Super cute and practical!
21. Cartel Rocha Black Leather Chelsea Boot: Ohhh those studs! These boots look amazing!
22. J.Crew Silk Pajama Top: Loving this shirt in both colors. A rich one that blends in perfectly with Fall colors and a subtle blush tone that pairs well with black and grey.
23. CB2 Fini Pillow: Love the pattern!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Outfits File: Layered in Black and Grey

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! My Saturday post didn't go up so if you missed it, it went live late at night so go check it out if you're interested in last week's reads and finds ;) Well, looks like Summer is gone and I'm not complaining about the fact that I can take the jackets out, because if there's something I love about Fall is wearing jackets and layering, layering, layering. Double jackets, vest and jackets, shirts and sweaters, you name it, I'm down for it.

I recently got this black denim jacket and I have to say, it was a great purchase (keep an eye on the special promos Gap always runs, I got it with 30% off!). While I do believe that the classic blue denim jacket is a year round staple, a black version blends in nicely with your cold weather looks and it's a great alternative to have on hand when you want to give your trusty denim layer a rest ;)

WEARING: Karen Walker Moon Disco Sunglasses (here too) | Madewell Grey Wool Vest (old) | Madewell Leather Vest (old, similar, similar) | Gap 1969 Icon Denim Jacket | Gap Skinny Jeans (similar if you want them with the rips) | J.Crew Essie Pumps (gifted) | Mackage Rubie Crossbody Bag | Hair and photos by Cabello by Carolina