Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tailored Tuesday & Travel & New Things in the Shop!

Of course, now that summer is over, I'm officially back into wanderlusting my life away 24/7!

1. Shourouk 'Gilda silver-plated swarovski crystal necklace'
i love me some overly-gaudy, overly-sparkly costume jewelry. this is definitely no exception. stunning.

2. J. Crew 'Cashmere sweater'
if you're gonna do neon, do it simply. j.crew perfects neon in this comfy casual.

3. Jonathan Saunders 'Julia brocade straight-leg pants'
soooo luxe. and i can't resist an uber dark, forest-y green.

4. Gucci 'Felt fedora'
the perfect winter fedora.

5. Nicholas Kirkwood 'Suede and glitter loafers'
this outfit might look a little much with all of the colors going on but i love the mix of prints and colors. it's clash in a good way and the black accessories tie it all together. i love the rich cobalt and the sparkly toes are just an extra fabulous detail.

6. Yves Saint Laurent 'Chyc velvet, satin and leather clutch'
how can you go wrong with ysl?

7. Jung-woo 'Umbrella with coffee holder'
for the woman on the go. until we learn how to grow extra hands, this umbrella is a God-send.

8. T by Alexander Wang 'Stretch-brocade soft-cup bra'
alexander wang is absolutely my favorite designer. he designs what women want to wear - or at least everything i'd want to wear. this bra is simple but stunning.

9. Smiths 'Rosebud salve'
this stuff is the answer to everything: chapped lips, dry hands, lotion, eye gloss, etc. a traveler's best friend.

10. Swiss Army 'Victorinox tomo in mint green'
it's always good to be prepared. and why not be fashionably cute while you're at it?

11. Globetrotter for J. Crew 'Luggage'
when i'm rich enough to afford it, all my luggage is gonna be from globetrotter. just gorgeous.

12. Kai 'Perfume'
my favorite. ever. clean and simple.

13. Diane von Fustenberg 'Heart print ear buds'
ears need some loving too.

14. Deborah Lippman 'Nail polish in bitches brew'
nothing like a good vampy polish.

15. Canon 'TS-E 45mm f/ 2.8'
when i travel, i love to rent out tilt shifts. once i can afford one, you can bet i'll be buying one for my kit.they have this dreamy quality that makes everything more romantic.

16. Roberu 'Leather compact camera strap'
good-quality and chic.

17. Brookfarm General Store 'Wallet'
a wallet fit for your teeny clutch on nights out.


this beach is red because of a weed that grows in the alkaline rich soil. if you want to check it out, make sure to visit during the autumn because during the rest of the year, the weeds are green.

there's nothing i love more than aquamarine, crystal clear water. kayaking through this water on a sunny day would be heaven for me.

like the hotel from my technicolor dream! i think these colors would instantly put me in a daze of complete happiness, possibly even more so if i had a cocktail in hand.

ever since i left chile a couple of years ago, i've been awaiting patiently for the time i'll be able to visit again. but this time, i'm making damn sure that i visit the patagonias! truly stunning.

the french refer to this lake as 'lac rose' because it's pinker than any milkshake you could get! it's pink because of the harmless cyanobacteria that lives in the lake, and like the dead sea, this lake has a high salt content which allows you to float effortlessly on pink dreams.

a new festival in thailand, organized by 'film on the rocks yao noi,' which commissioned architect ole scheeren to built this beauty, which he calls 'the archipelago cinema' and which he made completely out of recycled materials.

an actual desert oasis. 

set upon an uninhabited island, this cave is formed from hexagonally jointed basalt columns. the waves flowing through produce eerie sounds. 

elephants freely roam the property so you can enjoy breakfast in the company of these gentle giants. AMAZING.

cup of tea, sunrise, silence. sounds like my kind of vacation.


And if you didn't know, I opened an Etsy shop not too long ago. It's been pretty exciting getting orders, shipping them out and getting some awesome feedback. If you haven't checked it out, be sure to do so and let me know what you think!

Anyways, I recently added some new things, including some vintage cupcake/ jewelry stands...

a double layered necklace featuring varying shades of green amazonite stone on one chain and gold plated bars on another chain. all gold plated, enclosed with a lobster clasp.

gold plated chain punctuated with a repeating pattern of gold plated beads and authentic white howlite stone.

(vintage cupcake stands: floral or taupe shamrock)
repurposed china that i have turned into adorable mini cake/ cupcake/ jewelry trays. one features a delicate floral pattern and the other features a super sweet shamrock pattern.

detailed shot of the floral pattern.

a delicate double stranded necklace. one layer features miniature mint-colored glass beads along with gold plated beads on gold plated chain. the other layer is a delicate chain embellished with micro gold beads.

the chevron trend, done simple. great for layering and sparkles like crazy!

oversized graphite colored beads on gold plated chain, which is punctuated with gold plated bars.


  1. everything featured in this post is GORGEOUS!

  2. Love your jewelry line - can't wait to buy some myself :)