Ha! I Made It- Easy DIY Jewelry Holder

So at my old job I had a lot of access to DVD spindles. We went through many while I was there and it was kind of frustrating that we couldn’t reuse all of them, so I took one home and started to brainstorm. (spindle image source) This DIY is super simple! And honestly the spindle made a great jewelry holder without the additions I made. But I got super annoyed by the clanking of the plastic when I laid… View Post

Shop for MORE-Same Sky

Friends, you know that I am a constant partaker in the arm party so when the fine folks at Same Sky contacted me and introduced me to their beautiful bracelets I was ecstatic. Not only am I crushing on so so many of their gorgeous items the work of Same Sky is truly commendable. Same Sky first partnered with Gahaya Links a company that employs HIV+ women, all survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Same Sky’s success has enabled them… View Post

What I Wore-Bluma Project

I heard over the summer anthropologie was going to start carrying fair trade jewelry line the bluma project. I totally fell in love with the bluma project’s really colorful and urban design over the summer so I decided to pop in and see if anthropologie was still carrying any goodies from this ethical brand. AND THEY WERE!!! I scored this gorgeous neon beaded necklace :D. (blazer-h&m; tee and shorts- thrifted via goodwill; shoes thrifted via buffalo exchange) I LOVE IT!… View Post

Shop for MORE-Free the Nations

I am soooooo excited to share with you the amazing Shop for MORE this week!!! You’ve actually had a little peek at their wonderful goods as I was obsessed with my latest purchase from them, but I would like you to formally meet. Friends I’d like to introduce you to the gorgeous jewelry of free the nations.   I have no idea why I did not know of this beautiful shop and I was delighted when Sarah Hale founder of… View Post

Smile File-Aqui Giveaway

So I’m new to blogging but what I found to be my most favorite thing is meeting wonderful people. This lovely lady is a bff via blogging. (click any image to be directed to aqui) Ain’t she gorgeous?! Her life is pretty beautiful too: Aqui is wonderful for many reasons: 1) she is truly lovely; 2) she is traveling all the time!!! I love seeing her experiences in Brazil, Argentina, and now Uruguay; 3) She has generously brought her readers… View Post

Store Highlight- Imani

I read about Imani on The Compassion Fashion Project. (click on any image to buy) The Zion Project is an organization that aims to heal and empower war-effected women and girls in Africa; Imani is their store. I completely fell in love with all the bright colors in so many of their necklaces.   These women are paid fair trade wages and many of the necklaces use recycled paper, sorted by color and then meticulously made into beads. So theses… View Post

Crushing on Nail Rings

Oh man, oh man…I have no idea why I am so ga ga over these little guys, but I want one stat! Anna-Sara Dåvik spotted on Style Pantry: I am NOW obsessed with finding an affordable version that is comparable to the simple and clean look of Anna-Sara Davisk’s design (and then of course sharing it, winky). You can buy one or the complete 10 finger Anna-Sara Dåvik set here…I would personally only want one, BUT I would not hate… View Post

Site Shoutout…Svpply

Oh boy! Svpply is trouble! Like MAJOR trouble…I mean in the best kind of way. I stumbled onto Svpply via Miss Moss‘s guest blog on Cup of Jo and poof there goes an hour of my time. Svpply is a site that provides a way to kind of curate the things you want to buy later and you can follow people who suit your taste to see what they want to buy AND you can filter by price/gender/home/accessories/apparel. These are… View Post

Happy V-day to Me!!! Thank you Budget Babe!

I love  The Budget Babe.  They have wonderful fashion finds for a lady on a budget so it kind of feels like you’re in on a great secret. Also, they have this super fun game that I play every time it pops on my reader… today’s game is with Frye boots. I got it right today (smile), but there are definitely days when I pick the bargain version and am shocked! Below is The Budget Babe’s look-a-like challenge today. One pair… View Post

Smile File part deux….2/10/2011-Wear your heart :)

I want my bit about jewelry from yesterday to have it’s own post. I  really want to encourage wearing things that are meaningful to you  because it really does brighten my day. I typically over accessorize and you might miss these gems on me since I’m over gemmed typically, but I always wear something from 3 very special people: my mamacita, my dad and my dear Aunt who is like another mom. The Cartier watch was a college graduation gift… View Post

My new fave skirt and tuesday white jeans repeat!

So my Smile File post was so late in the day!!! I want them to be morning posts to start my day out right. Darn! I am kind of upset at myself, but alas I am human, was running late and I had a lot to write about b/c it was a very big smile and loads to share…okay I’m also outfit behind! I’m not posting today’s outfit b/c I had a job interview and although there is me in… View Post