Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Every year the fashion magazines and runways tell us what's 'in' for the seasons ahead. Every year I disagree. I honestly never know what sort of mood I'll be in 6 months from now (who does?!). So this is my 'at the moment' mood board comprising of all the things in my wardrobe rotation since September till whenever I darn well feel like changing my mind.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The oversized, ultra soft monogram sweatshirt is an instant classic. The black and gold combo seriously goes with everything in my closet! I pair it with vests, collared button downs layered underneath, skinny jeans, leather leggings, flats and booties. You could even wear it tucked into your favourite tulle party skirt with pumps for parties.
I had to add a little note about Ali's packaging! I always say a product is only as awesome as it's packaging which makes Ali's goodies out of this world! She tucks custom cutouts, sweet hand written notes, hand stamped envelops, and lots of colorful, sparkly confetti into each and every order.
Make sure you take a few moments to follow Ali on her social media accounts so you'll be notified of her newest products, flash sales, giveaways and coupon codes!
My second favourite item in Ali's boutique are these micro nail decals! This one is just the right size to spice up your 'accent nail'. A cute way to use these would be to order a sheet for your bridesmaids, or as party favors for an all-girl sleepover! You could have a mani/pedi station in the living room and surprise your guests with their own nail swag after you're done painting!
And last, but not least, I love these large interlocking vine decals. I use mine to decorate my travel envelope. My passport, boarding pass, International Driver's license and other important travel necessities go in a transparent envelope pouch from Staples.
Ready to do a little online shopping at Ali's boutique yet?!
Take 10% off your order of $5 or more through Halloween (October 31st 2014) with code 'RACHEL' at checkout.
Now for that surprise I promised!
Ali has generously opted to give away a personalized 4" glitter bow decal to one of our awesome Instagram fans! All you have to do is share the image below via Instagram and follow the re-post instructions for a chance to win!
Winner will be chosen at random and announced via Instagram on the Saturday after Halloween.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I'm all for splurging a bit on a nice handbag or pair of shoes... but let's be realistic... Even if I had millions to burn I'd feel guilty spending thousands of dollars on such materialistic things. Think of all the medicine, shoes, and clothes just one callier de chien cuff could buy for a child in an underdeveloped country. *getting off my soapbox now*
My aversion to spending copious amounts of money on fleeting objects does not mean of course that I do not admire these style and designs. I'm often want to drool over the timeless elegance of the Cartier Love bangle or the sleek lines of a Celine tote. The prices of these items does not at all keep me from sporting the latest and most fashionable looks! I simply am a bit more creative when it comes to finding items that 'look' very similar to their high fashion inspiration.
That being said, I want to be very clear that I do not in any way condone the manufacturing or purchasing of knock-offs which bear the logo of the item they are emulating. That logo emblems of Hermes, Cartier, Celine, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Louboutin, Givenchy, etc. are all the sole property of those companies and should not be stamped, drawn, stitched or otherwise, onto an item that was not created by the company. I have never purchased a knock-off and I never will.
There are hundreds of companies and designers who create similar 'look a like' accessories that are inspired by the greats, and those are the ones I'll be discussing today. Below you will find links to gorgeous and affordable versions of items worn by your favourite celebs. These are places I've purchased from and can personally attest to the impressive quality of materials used for the amazingly low prices. See, you can have your cake and eat it too!
available in black, gray, white and tan
Rockstud Dog cuff Ebay (Hermes)
available in black, milk, faux tortoise shell and red
available in black or silver
available in gold, rose gold and silver w/ or w/o rhinestones
available in gold, rose gold and silver
size available slightly larger than the iPad 2/3/Air