Sunday, September 24, 2017

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’™Spell and the Gypsy Lion Heart, Zahara and Moroccan Luxe ✨

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’™Spell and the Gypsy Lion Heart, Zahara and Moroccan Luxe


Wearing the new Lion Heart by Spell and the Gypsy Collective, Zahara midi skirt in Navy with the Desert Queen graphic tee.  Sizing is pretty on point with this collection and styles, I am wearing a M midi skirt and L graphic tee.  I can usually wear S-M in their skirts and S-L in their tee or singlets. This collection I ordered a L tee for length so I can tie them in the front easily.


Moroccan Luxe skirt, this is my all time fave skirt currently.  The fabric is gorgeous and I really love the muted neutral tones.  I sized down on this skirt cause from seeing it on other ladies and in the photos online it looked to be really full.  I usually size up to a M in the skirts for more added fullness cause I love to have a full swishy skirt but this has the half moon cut which gives lots of material and the perfect full swishy look I love.  The waist is fully elastic with a lovely tassel tie drawstring.  The S is 70 cm's which is the same as the above Zahara midi skirt in Navy and below Rosewater.  I am wearing the black Desert Queen graphic tee in a L.  This tee matches the skirt so good, and I love the styling possibilities of this skirt.  I have already worn it with a few graphic tees and blouses playing around in my closet.


Another shot of the Zahara Midi skirt in Navy and Desert Queen graphic tee.  I am also wearing some beaded bracelets from 31ements Jewelry and Charged Jewelry.  You can find links in my favorite shops in side bar for these brands.  I also have on my Jord Watch in Zebra wood and Turquoise you can enter to win a $100 gift voucher using my link below.  Everyone who enters will receive a $25 voucher good until 12/31/17.  Contest ends on 10/21/17.  More details on my previous blog post if you are interested in entering.


Cora Zebrawood and Turquoise watch link below:




My favorite skirt from the Lion Heart collection, the Moroccan Luxe skirt.  I am so tempted to order the blouse or dress too, because this fabric is just beautiful.  It is not as fancy with the lurex silver threading like the Zahara pieces and the print is not Spell's normal floral and bright style but this is really a dream come true for me.  I have always loved Moroccan design and style it is a huge inspiration in all my home decor and my wardrobe too.  The ease of wear with the neutral colors is my all time fave and here I paired it with my off the shoulder blouse with lace details by Pastel Designs.  I will include a link below where you can find the same top and lots of other lovely pieces that you are sure to like if you love bohemian style fashion.


Last up is the Zahara Rosewater mid skirt and Off the shoulder Blouse.  I went with the M again in the skirt and did a L blouse.  I had originally thought I needed a M and had it in my cart cause I was basing it off the chest measurements on their website but after speaking with a Spell customer service rep online they told me to stick with the size I would normally order which in tops like this would be a Large.  I thought it was going to be like the Elle blouse and have an elastic waist with drawstring tie but there is no elastic.  I am not sure if the M would have worked but the L is rather huge in my waist,  I have to tie it a lot and then play around with the gathering of the material so it looks right.  I don't plan to return to the top cause I am worried the elastic around the shoulders would be too tight on the M and would not stay in place, but the L is only loose on me in the waist the rest fits me very nicely.  I do not have any issues with the band in the arms around the capped sleeves or the band across the shoulders popping up or rolling over like I think the M may have done.  

All in all I am totally in love with this entire collection.  I wish now I had ordered the moroccan luxe dress, and maybe the rosewater tunic dress.  I was worried the tunic dress would tent on me since I would have to order a L to fit my larger chest.  I have seen several photos of larger busted ladies wearing the dress and I don't feel it is a flattering on them as the ladies with smaller bust that can order the proper size for their waist also.  I have so many strappy dresses from recent drops that I didn't even look into the midi dress cause I still need to get wear out of the ones I have in my closet, but I do love that style on all body types. 

Please use my link to shop the collection above and below or you can also find banners in my side bars.  I really do love being an affiliate for Spell and the Gypsy since I wear their clothes more then any other label or brand.  I appreciate everyone who has supported me by using my link and I am always here for any sizing, quality, or other questions you may have.  Please feel free to comment below or on any of my posts I receive email alerts every time a comment is left, or you can always email too.  Hope y'all had a great weekend and have a wonderful week.  Keep an eye out for a lot of new pieces and styles this week on my social media pages and I will also have some new collections and brands this week here on my blog.  Peace, love and light always xoxo.

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Jord Watches Giveaway, Wooden automatic watches

Jord Watches




You can use my link below to head over to Jord Watches and enter to win a $100 voucher good towards any watch on their site. Everyone who enters will receive a $25 voucher good until 12/31/17. Contest ends 10/22/17 at 11:59 pm. 

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The above link will take you directly to the same watch I am wearing




Jord Watches are made of real wood and are automatic watches so you don't have to fuss with changing batteries. They have so many style options and colors as well as choices of wood. I love that their watches can be worn with anything from day to night or casual to black tie attire. Whether you are looking for a ladies watch, or you like a more masculine style watch the options really are endless. I picked out their Cora Zebrawood and Turquoise watch because I have always loved the tones in the Zebra wood then blue is my fave color. 

It was very hard to select one because I really like to have a more round and larger face watch for wearing with my jeans and tees then a more feminine shaped watch for my skirt and dress looks. Another awesome feature with Jord Watches is their online sizing. You can print their measuring tape online and then measure your wrist, this way when your watch arrives you can wear it right out of the box without having to take it to be sized. They also have custom engraving which I love for presents. These would make awesome gifts and they have the most stunning all wood boxes with a little storage drawer to keep the little bottle of preserve for the wood that comes with the watch and cleaning cloth. 

I know I plan to buy a couple for my Christmas presents this year. As soon as I received my watch my husband, oldest daughter and mother all fell in love with the watch. They all were on the Jord Watch website looking at the styles they liked and I already have everyone's wish list together for Christmas. I'm planning to order my daughter the Frankie Dark Sandalwood and smoke for her upcoming 18 birthday. I love that I can have it custom engraved and sized for her when I place my order. 




If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to comment below or email me. Don't forget to head over to the link now and enter to win your own $100 gift voucher. I will be giving away one $100 voucher and everyone who enters will receive a $25 voucher you can use until 12/31/17 towards your purchase. Thank you for visiting my site and look forward to seeing who the lucky winner is. Good luck to all. Peace, love and light always xoxo. 

Melissa  


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Monday, September 18, 2017

LionHeart by Spell & the Gypsy Collective preview and first pieces launch

You can use my link below to shop the collection and all other Spell related designs.

I know their graphic tops and skirts are my fave, for many years now I have been ordering every tee, singlet and skirt I love from their many collections.  I have a closet full of Spell skirts and graphics lol.  I decided to behave this collection because Flower Child I got so many pieces only because it was my birthday so this collection I am only going to order 2 tees, 3 skirts, 1-2 blouses and maybe a dress.


Funny I own a black and 2 white Tom Petty style tee shirts that look almost identical to these with a camel.  The one black cold shoulder tee and then the white men's tee are by Chaser Brand, I got one for my birthday last summer from Chaser and then the other I got online also last summer or fall.  I then saw a v neck women's tee that had a more vintage look on Wilde Bella's page and was on the hunt.  I prefer a vintage look to my tees especially older bands and I discovered Recycled Karma had one like I wanted so I also got that one on sale.  If anyone is interested in the men's L by Chaser brand in white please messsage me, once I find it cause we moved I am going to sell it.  Blue is my fave color so of course this skirt is a favorite.  I also love morrocan style and decor so the moroccan white with gray skirt is so lovely.

I love off the shoulder tops, this is for sure a must have and always like to get one blouse if they have a short sleeve option to break up always wearing graphic tees or tanks.


Love all the dresses but may hold off and wait, the next half of the collection has some lovely sage green and more blush pieces coming in October. Be sure to use my link to shop the collection which is above and below as well as on my social media profiles and I have a couple banners here on my blog.  Isn't this collection stunning?  What pieces are your fave?  Any questions on sizing or pricing? Please feel free to comment below and I will do my best to answer any and all questions.  Have a lovely afternoon and tune in tonight to the live Spell preview where they also answer a ton go questions as well as showing all the details of each item.  Hoping to see some more sneak peeks at the rest of the line too.  Peace love and light always.

My link to shop the Spell collections


All photos are property of Spell designs,  I got these from their FB page to share with everyone after they released them publicly.  

Down the spiral staircase with Ettika and Spell this Monday

Happy Monday lovely ladies, sorry for my absence between moving, purchasing land, building a new home, school starting and then Hurricane Irma my life has been very hectic. I have so many amazing new styles I have posted over on social media and working hard to get caught up with my blog posts. 


Today I wore my Spell and the Gypsy Flower Child Sayulita musk mini dress. I paired it with my white converse, and lots of fun jewelry. The choker is the Down the spiral staircase by Ettika. I'm also wearing their celestial moon ring, turquoise beaded charm bracelet with fringe gold details, and a lovely charm anklet with all kinds of fun charms. You can use my user name for IG, CR8TIVEWANDERLUST to receive 15% off your purchases at Ettika.com.


My fringe pink earrings and turquoise bar pendant necklace are from my monthly Rocksbox. You can try Rocksbox for a month no strings attached using my code MELISSASBFF20. I love getting new pieces that are the latest trends and styles to wear with all my new clothing every two weeks. Amazing monthly box and you get to pick the pieces you love to add to your wishlist. I have kept so many amazing pieces and each month you get to use the money you pay for the monthly box as a credit towards any items you decide to keep as well as enjoying discounted prices for the pieces. Just another perk of being a monthly Rocksbox subscriber. 




For those of you who follow me regularly either here on my blog or on social media know how much I adore bohemian style clothing. It is basically all I wear along with jeans and graphic tees. Spell & the Gypsy is one of my long time faves and they have a brand new collection launching tomorrow night in the US. Tonight is their preview on social media and today they released a few photos of the styles that will be dropping in tomorrow's launch. Below are some of my faves and be sure to use my link to shop. You can click on any of the Spell banners on my blog or the links in my Twitter, and Instagram profiles. 



I know for sure I will be getting the 3 skirts being released along with the graphic tees and a blouse. I am trying not to spend too much because they have the rest of the collection coming out in October with more lovely blush tones and some amazing sage green tones. I love Moroccan design from being an interior designer so I'm totally loving all the Moroccan design influence in some of the new pieces. 

Hope y'all have a wonderful start to your week and stay tuned I am about to announce a contest very soon along with some amazing new pieces I will be posting. I have lots of new brands to share from all over the world. I'm always looking for new brands to share with all my amazing followers and I have come across so many. I'm so blessed to be able to work with brands and designers to collaborate by posting photos of their new collections to share with everyone. I promise you will fall in love with all the new designers and pieces. Fall is one of my fave times of the year and I'm heading to the mountains in a few weeks to do a photo session with all the new styles I have received and some other stuff I have picked up on sale or off eBay to style with the new looks. I can't wait to share and I'm so excited to see the fall leaves.  Be sure to check out my next post with all my new fave Spell pieces and the link to shop. Peace love and light to all xoxo 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Arnhem Portofino Verde & Quiqui Clothing


The new Arnhem clothing Portofino Collection skirt in Verde.


Cream off the shoulder blouse with fringe details and bell sleeves from Qui Qui Clothing


Perfect combination and this top is so light weight that I can actually wear it here in hot South Florida.  I am always impressed with the quality and speed of Arnhem's International Shipping.  I have ordered from them a few times now and it has been pleasant every time with impressive quality in all their clothing.  This new collection does seem to run a little larger then the Juniper or Spanish Rose pieces I ordered an Australian 12 and it is loose fit compared to my other 12's but doesn't look bad or too large.  The material is a shiny silk or satin like material but not thick, it is perfectly light weight and the colors are so vibrant.  One of my faves for sure from Arnhem and they have had so many amazing prints and colors. Any questions on fit or sizing feel free to message me in the comments below or find me on IG you can find my link in my sidebar. 

Have a great weekend, peace, love and light y'all. 


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Spell and the Gypsy Sayulita Flower Child

With my upcoming 40th birthday on August 27 I splurged a little on the latest Spell drop. Sayulita from their Flower Child collection is amazing. Love the colors and floral print. Then the designs are very feminine vintage 1970 vibes. The denim pieces are amazing and so happy I went with the jeans because they ended up being one of my fave pieces from the collection. 

If you have followed me since I started blogging Spell graphic tees and their mid to maxi length skirts have been a long time staple in my wardrobe. I also had an obsession with their jewelry and kimonos. About 4 years ago my love grew more and more now over 70% of my wardrobe and accessories is Spell or something similar in style. Bohemian, edgy rocker chic are my fave styles. I love long flowy dresses and flouncy skirts with graphic tops, bell bottom jeans, fringe, kimonos, wedges, clogs, vintage jewelry and distressed tees. Then I love leather, ripped jeans, band tees and edgy boots. 




The Sayulita frill strappy mid length dress in birthstone is a fave. I love the color since blue is my fave in all shades then the frill ruffle design of the front and back is beautiful. It really is a very lovely feminine look. The steps are adjustable and the back is very open with the ruffle right at the bottom of the open back. Here I belted it with a crochet tie belt, and paired with crochet cork bottom wedges from American Eagle. Bracelet is a turquoise beaded piece by Ettika jewelry. 


I don't usually like to post mirror style selfies but wanted to share the musk frill mini dress quickly. This is a Spell exclusive color and also purchased the yellow both in L. Keeping this color and either selling for what I paid for it or retuning the yellow. Want to save up for the next collection so decided I didn't need two of the same dress. It is really nice, it has an elastic waist, button down front with tie neck. It is a short play dress style but very cute with some boy shorts underneath and love it with a camisole under it with a couple buttons open or worn as shown here too. 



Last items I have worn is this wild moon singlet in a M, love the wolf and feather graphic print. The jeans are amazing, I almost didn't buy them cause I had heard so many say that they ran very small. I was also worried if I sized up to a L or XL them being very long and wouldn't want to hem them cause of the amazing embroidered and patch like details. I finally after placing two orders went back and decided since they had my size I had to try them. When I am not wearing Silver Jeans the only other jeans I wear are Free People super flares jeans cause I love the stretch to them and wide leg bell bottom style flare. These jeans are the most amazing fit and the details are insane. 

They have a very high waist which I love, two front pockets that I feel add to the look. Patches and embroidering all over but not so much that they look gaudy they actually look super cool in person. I wish now I had purchased the shirt and skirt but I'm very happy with the jeans. They have some stretch and a hidden side zipper.  I'm 5'8 and the length is almost perfect they are maybe a tad long but with my wedges they are perfect and usually I always wear a heel or wedge with jeans unless they are Capri or ankle length. If you are on the fence about the jeans and you love the vintage 1970 bell bottom look or free people flares you must buy these. 



You can shop all my looks using the links in my sidebar and I also have a link on all my social media accounts. You can access both the US and AU sites using my links. All ads for Spell on my page in sidebar are also one click links just simply click on the ad or photo that will direct you right to their site. I have the Flower Child graphic tee, sunflower mini dress, birthstone and black old style bras and bloomers and then the birthstone frill mini skirt still to share from my first batch then I also ordered the black pant set, birthstone blouse, and the new style triangle lower cut bra in birthstone coming from a late night restock last night. My mom got me the white lace clover dress and then have another tee I want that should be released any day now. Stay tuned to my social media and blog for more photos coming soon. Thank you and happy end of summer to all. Hope all the kids are enjoying their first weeks of school. 

Peace love and light always xoxo 

For all my ladies always asking about sizing cause I know I am always asking others about sizing also, I am wearing a XL in jeans which I was told they run very small and they do.  I normally wear a size 28 in jeans.  Mini dresses are all size L, mini skirt is a L, and any other questions on any sizing please comment below.  I will always answer back.