Thursday, February 11, 2016

Weekly Photo Flash Updates

I have been sick and then had both my girls sick over the last few weeks so been behind on so much that I am playing catch up in every way. 

My last post was catching up on my home decor and I will have more from Target and other retailers later this month. Tomorrow my husband has one of his Valentine's Day gifts being delivered for the entertainment room we are decorating then I will most likely spend the rest of the time before our spring break road trip working on decorating that room. For now I am selling my old office furniture and Murphy bed to purchase a modular style sofa that can be used for guests sleeping as well as for family game nights. We got the space emptied out and all my decor is packed away from Christmas again. Always love to have everything organized again and since my health seems to take a nose dive the passed couple of years around the same time, October-February it feels good that we got a much needed spring cleaning in while the weather was nice. We were able to open all the windows and air out the house while steam cleaning the carpets, upholstery and curtains. 

After all the deep cleaning I snapped a few photos but since the lighting wasn't great didn't get any I really felt were post worthy so I will be sure to take plenty as soon as we get a day when I'm home and the sunlight is perfect.

Caught this cutie, our fur baby sleeping in between all the pillows in the living room when I got home today. She has that look because she knows she isn't supposed to sleep on the furniture when we aren't home. Usually I find her in her bed or sleeping on the kids ottomans for playing games. This was too cute couldn't resist sharing. 

Have I mentioned yet how amazing Alex and Ani's customer service is. Omg was amazed had emailed them and they sent me out this pineapple charm after I had some issues with my charms not staying on my new necklace I have since solved that issue but was so amazed they gave me a credit for the charm. Amazing customer service and they have grown to be one of my favorite shops for sure. Love all their amazing designs and jewelry. 

Got this Pam & Gela tee on sale from Nordstrom Rack then these really cute grid or window pane style pants from Forever 21 and they were just under $10. Can't beat that. Also got my fringe bucket bag in tan that I shared in an earlier post that I was unable to find in stores went ahead and just ordered it online while my 20% coupon was still good. 

New Fringe bucket, cross body bag from Forever21. This is the 4th bag this season I have purchased from them and they are all amazing everyday bags. 

Another sale piece from Pam & Gela I got while they had the last chance 20% off sale on their clearance items. Love it. 

Was contacted via Instagram by @OlioEssentials who was kind enough to send me these oils to try for my multiple issues from insomnia to pain and migraines. I will have a post soon dedicated to just the essential oils she sent and the amazing results I have seen in just a couple days of using.  Check out their IG page and follow, then promise I will have a more detailed post coming soon.

Tara Lynn's Boutique tunic with some Target leggings I got on sale from last weeks ootd posts. 

Another Forever21 purse purchase with my purse clip handmade by Simply Quinn. 

Canceled my Julep Maven subscription my daughter had which I had gotten her along with the Ipsy beauty bag that I also canceled awhile back, I had to use the last of my Jules and she didn't want anything since she has everything so I went ahead and got myself a few items then they also sent me some extra goodies too. I am now signing up for he Morphe makeup brush subscription so once the first box arrives I will be sure to review for you. My daughter loves makeup and these are her favorite brushes.

Another ootd post from IG. Robby and Dee studio tee, Walmart flannel on clearance for $5 and Hudson jeans. Necklace is from Fawninginlove also have the matching ring not pictured here. 

In this photo you can see ring and a portion of my clearance boots from Target last winter. 

My Lokai stack seems I have them all and purple is on its way for Alzheimer's charity. Love these bracelets and their meaning as well as the amazing charities they support. 

Pam & Gela tunic with Betsee sweatpants on a cooler south Florida evening. Love how soft all their pieces are. Literally could live in their line. 

Spiritual Gangster tank, with a solid basic tank from Old Navy and my maxi skirt by Spell & the Gypsy. My purse is Forever21 and was one of the first I featured here around the holidays from their new line. The clip was a gift and have these on all my bags if not charms then furry pompom style clips. Love the added accessory, a woman can never have too many accessories. 

This week ootd share from IG, paired my purple tone knit top, with my Silver jeans grey distressed skinny jeans and some feather pattern converse. A good pair of chucks are always in style. My necklace is made by Adam Rabbit you can find her link in my shops or on Etsy also she is now on Amazon handmade.

Today went with this turtleneck knit Aztec top from Maurice's, paired with flare Silver jeans and my strappy ankle boots from Shop Sophie May, I found on Amazon. Another purse clip this one found for $3.99 at the Beall's outlet before Christmas. Love them. Also have a larger black one my hubby got me for Christmas. 

Looks like that will wrap up my catch up post for now. Ending with a photo of my presents for my girls for Valentine's Day. My two little hearts that have my entire heart and soul, they are my world and love that I can take a small holiday like Valentine's Day to get them thoughtful gifts to show them how special they are to me. They really are the light in my life and my everything. Hubby also has his gifts wrapped too didn't forget my best friend and souls mate. Without him I wouldn't have the two amazing girls that are a part of each of us. Hope everyone has an amazing Valentine's Day weekend 
XoXo ❤️

Where to shop: 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Spell & the Gypsy Spring Beauty

Spell & the Gypsy Spring Collection 2016

Hotel Paradiso

One of my favorite lines is by Spell & the Gypsy Collective, also known as Spell Byron or Spell Designs. I own many amazing pieces from their passed collections from peasant tops and dresses, kimonos, rompers, shirts and shorts, to amazing maxi skirts and dresses. Their designs are gorgeous and very bohemian 70's inspired which I adore.

I love how all their collections can be mixed and matched to look great together. The color choices are always amazing and the fabrics are lush. 

A few of my new spring favorites 

I love the white fringe purse paired with the gorgeous white and blue maxi dress.  White with the porcelain blue floral design is really popular right now and I just love how it looks together, blue is my favorite color.  I love this line because they put so much into every detail of each piece they create. The fringe and tassel details on the lace up front of the maxi dress to the trim design around the waist.  All of their pieces are made of the most gorgeous fabrics and have the perfect details always.   This white romper is so perfect for summer and lounging by the beach or just running around town.  I adore their collections of bralettes and bloomers. I could live in this collection and wear nothing else if I could only buy every piece. 

Then this mermaid blue and green tone dress with matching romper/overalls and bra/bloomers set is perfection.  Again the details and pattern with colors is amazing.

Pair the above items with the beautiful brown fringe saddle bag and you have a 70's bohemian, gypsy ensemble right out of Woodstock.  This bag is sick with the floral design in the leather and belt style buckle closure.  I really am obsessed with their new collection, but to be honest I don't think I have seen a collection from Spell yet that I don't love each piece. 

I love their rompers whether the short or pant versions. I have two of the short style I wear during the summer to the beach or just taking the kids to the park or local farmers market. The pant romper I have is similar is style to this one but not as low cut in the front and I have worn it to many events and girl's nights out. Throw on a pair of wedges or cut flats with the perfect bag you cannot go wrong. 

I wasn't able to upload the new collection yet through ShopStyle but I have linked some gorgeous pieces from their previous lines that are all similar and some on sale. I will include a link to their website so you can check out their new Spring line for yourself and see what your favorite designs are. There are many more I only picked my favorites. I could have reposted the entire line here but then the page would have been two or three screens long lol. I know some don't like to have to scroll forever. 

Enjoy and excited for Spring, not just for the amazing new clothes but for spring break! We have planned our annual spring break family road trip and can't wait to be in the mountains enjoying that beautiful scenery and crisp mountain air. Have a great Friday and weekend. XoXo

Where to shop:

Spell Designs Website

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her❤️

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her❤️

Valentine's Day is around the corner and if you are looking for some last minute gift ideas for that special lady in your life I have put together a quick collage of items that are surely going to make any woman smile when opening. From perfume, chocolates, her favorite new purse for spring, the hottest trend in shoes, red lace up heels. With Alex and Ani jewelry you can never go wrong, right now they have lots of new pieces that are perfect for Valentine's Day. The arrow and heart wrap bracelets, heart wrap rings, and the chain station necklace with lots of charms to pick from. I have also included smaller thoughtful items, like socks for the sock lover, heart elbow patch sweatshirt for ladies who love graphic tops and fashion, heart shaped furry purse charm, and more. If you are looking for something personalized or unique check out for handmade jewelry that can be personalized with names or messages. I know I always love tickets to an upcoming concert or event in our area. My husband has gotten me tickets to Cirque De Soleil, Stomp, Stevie Nicks and Buck Cherry in the passed, I have always remembered those to be some of my favorite gifts. Hopefully this post will inspire you or help give you some ideas for the perfect gift for that special someone. 


Oversized shirt

Love crew socks

ChloƩ leather handbag

Tory Burch bag

Alex and ani bangle

Alex and ani bangle

Alex and Ani heart jewelry

Initial necklace

Key chain ring
$42 -

Fingerless glove


Yves Saint Laurent gift sets kit