Wednesday, May 31, 2017

bluebelle & bad customer service


{Spell & the Gypsy Collective Lolita Romper;

The good news.  This Spell Lolita Romper is super comfortable and hides the fact that I've been eating nothing but junk (the stress of moving).  The bad news?  This will be the last Spell piece that I purchase.  I have come to really love Spell for their beautiful pieces (I would say they were second in line after my favourite brand, Free People), but customer service to me is just as important.  Around the time I purchased this Spell romper, I had purchased a slip dress directly from their site.  I had to pay shipping for the dress because I was under the required amount needed to receive the free shipping.  But I received the dress and it was stained.  No biggie, although disappointing because it was the last one.  I contacted Spell and was told (by email so I have proof) that I would receive my refund, the original shipping charges, plus be refunded for the shipping charges to return the stained item.  When I was finally refunded for the stained dress, I was not refunded the originally shipping charges.  I contacted Spell and they refused to refund my $10.  They sent me a stained item!  Now $10 is not a lot of money, but I am so soured by the terrible customer service that they have lost me as a customer.  I advised them of this.  They did not care one bit.  I then unfollowed them on social media, emails, etc.  As I said, $10 is not a lot of money, but in the end it cost Spell my future business.  Is it worth it for them?  I'm sure they'll be fine and get away with terrible service because they have such a high demand for their clothing, but I have noticed some other negative comments on their social media so it will affect them sooner or later (I believe).  As a fashion blogger, I feel it's my job to not only shout out the awesomeness of a company or their clothes, but also the not-so-awesomeness.

Mx

Saturday, May 27, 2017

jumpsuit joy







 

Happy Saturday!  This Free People Nora Jumpsuit brings me so much joy.  I mean, it's colourful and dramatic with the extremely wide legs, which makes it so fun to wear.  It's perfect for this heat in South Carolina.  I want to wear this jumpsuit every day, it's so comfortable.  You just slip it on and go.  I paired this colourful jumpsuit with a pair of wedge sandals, but it also looks great with a pair of white sneakers.

Free People has a wide variety of jumpsuits.  You can shop them here!

Happy shopping!
Mx

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nordstrom half-yearly sale pt III

#Nordstrom half-yearly sale pt III

Part III of my picks from the Nordstrom's 'Half-Yearly Sale'.  (Part I is here and Part II is here.)  I've combed through thousands of items from the sale today!  For those not able to do the same, I hope these edits help you in finding that perfect spring piece (or pieces)!  There are a lot of off-the-shoulder options.  I love the colour of the Rebecca Minkoff Ghiradelle Top (second from left).  I would pair the orange top with the amazing See by Chloe Dakota Platform Sandals (bottom).  (Sadly my size is sold out.)  I've been looking for easy dresses lately because it's been so hot here in the South and this Free People Spring Love Drape Dress (top, right) looks so comfortable.  Sadly, the Ray-Bans above already appear to be sold out, but there is a pair of aviators on sale here or these similar ones by Spektre, which are 40% off.

You can shop all of the items above by clicking below!
Happy Nordstrom sale shopping!
Mx

Nordstrom half-yearly sale pt II

#Nordstrom half-yearly sale pt II

Part II of my picks from the Nordstrom's 'Half-Yearly Sale'.  (Part I is here.)  This sale is the perfect time to stock up on those summer sandals.  I'm eyeing these Marc Fisher LTD Greg Platform Wedge Sandals (center), mainly because they look really comfortable and give you some height.  How cute are these Jimmy Choo Dolphin Espadrille Flats?  I love anything denim.  Speaking of denim, I am obsessing over this 7 For All Mankind Denim Culotte Jumpsuit (bottom, left).  Off-the-shoulder is still a big trend this spring/summer.  I love this Rebecca Minkoff Dev Off the Shoulder Minidress (bottom, right).  It would be great for shopping/brunch or the beach. There are so many great pieces on sale, I will be posting a Part III later this evening!

You can shop all of the items above by clicking below!
Happy shopping!
Mx

Nordstrom half-yearly sale pt I

#Nordstrom half-yearly sale pt I

Nordstrom's 'Half-Yearly Sale' started today.  I've been combing through thousands of items and, since there are so many great pieces to choose from, broke my edit down into 2+ posts.  Part I includes items that are great to transition into spring with (since it's still a little cool in some areas) and part II will have more warm-weather pieces (stay tuned!).  Most items are 40% off, but only until June 4!  This Free People Weekend Wanderer Military Jacket (top, left) is the perfect jacket for spring.  I prefer whites for spring, but it also comes in green and black.  A sandal (I've been eyeing these leopard-print Steve Madden Inca Sandals) is a great way to dip your toe into spring (pun intended, sorry).  You can pair them with jeans and a long-sleeved top, like this pretty See by Chloe Fishnet Lace & Fringe Top, or this beautiful TIBI Cotton Poplin Asymmetrical Top.  I love the colour and the cold shoulder detail.  There are many spring bags on sale.  I love this Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag in Sea Mist.  It would look great with an all-white outfit, or paired with another fun colour like the lavender TIBI top above.

You can shop all of the items above by clicking below!
Happy shopping!
Mx

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

kissed by the sun set



{Free People Kissed by the Sun Set (also comes in blush/red);

I love a set because you essentially get 3 outfits for the price of 1.  I first wore the pieces of this Free People Kissed by the Sun Set together with a pair of Adidas slides and my Lack of Color Boater Hat.  Next I'll be pairing this beautiful embroidered top with denim cutoffs.  I love the wide sleeves, which seems to be the theme of my tops lately.  I'll be wearing these flowy shorts on a regular basis with a simple tee.  You can just pull them on and go.  So there you have it, 3 easy outfits for under $150 (along with pieces you already own).  Of course, you can pair the top and shorts with many other pieces in your closet and get even more out of this Free People set.  You can also dress these pieces up a bit by pairing the top with white skinny jeans and lace-up sandals and pairing the shorts with a black top (or bodysuit) and black wedge sandals.

Mx

Monday, May 22, 2017

springing for straw

springing for straw

Straw bags are everywhere this spring and there are so many to choose from.  They're not your average beach tote, although there are many fun options for that too.  If you're looking for a small bag for every day, this Clare V. Petite Alice Maison Tote (second from right, $175) would go with any outfit and take you from work to dinner.  I love that it comes with detachable shoulder straps.  I think it would look great against an all white outfit!  I also love this ZARA Crossbody Bag with Pompoms (not shown, $35.90) and this ZARA Raffia Bucket Bag (not shown, $59.90).  If you are looking for a large tote for the beach, this Rebecca Minkoff Beach Hair Tote is roomy and fun.  And for something in between, I love the bright colours and fringe on this JADEtribe Pom-Pom Fringe Basket (right, center, $143).  (It also comes in black.)  I also love this simple Free People Straw Basket (center, $68) and the idea of tying a bandana around the handle.  You can buy a few bandanas (or scarves) to switch things up and the bag will feel different every time!

You can shop the items above by clicking below!
Happy shopping!
Mx