Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shop Spotlight: brianarose

I came across this shop a while ago when I did a post involving Geode jewelry(see Complex Geometries). I LOVE their use of color and affinity for earthy materials. They recently started selling some great bracelets that are perfect for summer. Take a look!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Etsy Outfitters

Looking for cute and interesting handmade jewelry without the Urban Outfitters price tag? Want to support small business owners? Take a look at these shops!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Boot Love

Boot Love
Boot Love by EtsyChic featuring combat boots

Styling tips for Spring/Summer boots

For the love of Boots!

If I was forced to choose a favorite type of shoe - difficult as it may be - I would definitely choose boots. They are so versatile and comfy. They have been my constant companion through these winter months, and I am happy to see that they still work for spring. I can’t wait to put on a warm weather dress (shameless plug for yesterday’s post) with a pair of cute boots. I stumbled upon this shop during my usual Etsy wandering, and was excited (more like PSYCHED) to see their collection of boots. This is definitely the best collection of chic leather boots that I have seen on Etsy so far. The shop also features the usual assortment of vintage dresses, with an equal amount of great leather bags. This shop curator definitely knows how to pick good leather. I’ve put together a collection of my faves, but there are 9 pages in this shop, so you MUST go see for yourself. Enjoy!









We can file this one under the "If only I was getting married" category. This shop has TONS of beautiful personalized items for weddings and as gifts. I will definitely be visiting this shop when the occasion arises.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rainbow Bright

These shoes are so cute I might actually consider running. Mens? Size 10? Oh darn...

Blue pompom hairpins

Shop: sewasong

Luxe gold dipped turquoise druzy geode necklace

Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin'
Summer Lovin' by EtsyChic featuring a cap sleeve dress

Summer frock styling tips

You're getting warmer!

Spring is here, and summer is not far away! If you are anything like me, you are probably in the process of planning your warm weather wardrobe. Sunshine is the #1 reason to put away your jeans and show off those legs. If you’re headed near the water, there is no better cover up than a dress. I’ve put together a collection of girly Spring/Summertime frocks that I think you will adore. I have also included some styling tips via Polyvore. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shop Spotlight: wenvrsleep

There is not much I can say about this shop except that I am currently lusting over EVERY piece of jewelry they sell. Mark my words, I will buy one of these pieces. Here is the collection’s inspiration in the creator’s own words:
“The initial collection of jewelry is inspired by secret societies: The Free Masons, Shriner's, and Odd Fellows. As well as sculptors of both marble and wood: Constantin Brancusi, Mark Lindquist, and Isamu Noguchi. All of the components in these pieces are recycled, dead-stock parts combined with small-scale artisan-crafted new materials.” - Sara Beaver

Precious Jellies

Pearly Pink Peep Toe Jellies. 80s. - $28 - 

Buy: pinguim on

Hello lovely.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Love or Lust?

The Masterpiece - Swarovski Crystal Statement Necklace

$799.... it's lust.

Shop Spotlight: MariesVintage

I stumbled across this shop while putting together a forthcoming “Summer Whites” post. This shop is based in Ohio, and the items are incredibly well chosen. So many Etsy shops these days feature dress after dress, usually involving a 50s silhouette. I love a 50s frock as much as the next girl, but it is refreshing to see a shop that veers away from the usual and sometimes obvious picks. This shop has a great mix of colorful, quirky, classic, and “right now” items. MariesVintage is a great place to look if you are readying your summer wardrobe. Enjoy!
P.S. This shop has 9! pages of clothing. If I posted ALL my favorites (Shoes!), I’d be here all day. I encourage you to go see for yourself.