April 23, 2014

Wish List Wednesdays

What I want, need and love this week…

1. Elegant Wooden Planter by RawOriginals: House your succulents, cacti or air plants in this geometric brass and wood planter shaped like a gem.

2. Sole Society Linear Amethyst Ring: Who knew how cool Sole Society's jewelry line is? Affordable statement pieces like this ring will amp up any outfit.

3. 3.1 Phillip Lim Chevron Dress: The flare of this dress and the mixed patterns enhance its trim silhouette.

4. Amrapali Egyptian 2 Band Hoops: Not your average hoops - check out the mixed stones!

5. Sachin + Babi Verbana Shibori Print Dress: The perfect summer dress...

6. Raymor Italy Marble Elephants: Made in the 1960s, this family of vintage marble elephants would look great on a console or in a nursery.

7. Gold Sling Back Sandals: Looking for gold flats? These will keep your feet sparkly through the summertime.

8. Ann Mashburn Circle Skirt: Circle skirts are super popular right now - how about trying this watercolor print with splashes of yellow and grey?

See anything you want, need or love?

April 22, 2014

Chairish


Sometimes it can be tough to find what you are looking for at the flea market. Or you may not have access to a flea market with an ample supply of quality vintage furnishings for sale. Enter Chairish, an online consignment marketplace where you can buy/sell exceptional pre-owned home furniture and d├ęcor. If you’re a vintage lover, then you will love shopping with Chairish. Its team of curators scour the market to find pre-owned home furnishings that are worldly, eclectic, thoughtful and unique.

Chairish accepts “like new” items as well as those with great bones that just need some extra TLC; the latter can be referred to its “Rehab Clinic”. Pieces must be stylish, in good shape and offer great value. Buyers can purchase directly from the owner, making it easier to negotiate a good price and learn the history of the piece. Many items are designer, custom, antique or luxury modern and vintage pieces. Larger items must have a listing price of $250 or more and traditionally shippable items must start at $150.
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Chairish is adored by popular designers from Camille Styles to Kishani Perera. Shop their curated picks or search for yourself at Chairish. What do you love from Chairish?

All images via Chairish.

April 21, 2014

Vanity Fair

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Recently I was approached by Vanity Fair to review a bra from its new spring line. I chose the Beautiful Embrace underwire bra for its elegant floral detailing on the sides. Normally I wear wireless bras because I don’t like the feeling of the wire digging into my body. What I did not realize I was missing out on was the extra support, especially on the sides. With a bit of strap adjustment, the Beautiful Embrace bra fit perfectly and provided the right amount of lift I needed for a formal dress.

My only concern is that Vanity Fair does not provide sizing for those who need a 32 band size. But if you are looking for full figure coverage, Vanity Fair bras are pretty, comfortable and offer great support not only from the bottom, but the sides too.

I also learned a bit about the company, which has been around since 1919. Just check out some of these fabulous vintage ads for lingerie from Vanity Fair. I love admiring how fashions have changed throughout the decades, and you can get a good idea about lingerie trends here.

Vanity Fair Lingerie
Vanity Fair ads (1920s)
Vanity Fair celebrates women of sophistication, passion and confidence. The company offers classic, comfortable undergarments to complete your look. Its designs help to empower women with the “support” they need. 

Vanity Fair Lingerie
Vanity Fair ads (left: 1930s, right: 1940s)
Did you know it was the first lingerie brand to introduce animal prints? Katy Perry can thank Vanity Fair for inspiring those leopard print bustiers she’s sporting in Roar! 

Vanity Fair Lingerie
Vanity Fair ads (left: 1950s, right: 1960s)
Do you own a Vanity Fair bra? What do you think of its comfort and fit?

Disclosure: I was provided the Beautiful Embrace bra by Vanity Fair for review.

April 18, 2014

Delulah Winner


Thank you for participating in the Delulah Giveaway! I'm happy that Mona's story inspired so many of you. I hope you continue to check out her shop and follow along to see how it grows. I'm sure she is going to be huge! And now for the winner...

Sandy B.

Congratulations! Enjoy your Delulah treasures. We will be in touch soon. Don't forget to like Delulah on Facebook to stay up to date on her latest products, inspirations, and sales!

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