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5 Online Shops I’m Obsessed With Right Now


IMG_5345I recently discovered this ceramics shop on Etsy that makes every day ceramic pieces and (now here’s the kicker, people) ceramic jewelryI ended up getting two pieces from the shop. This adorable heart necklace (pictured) and a giraffe pendant. I’ll show that one off soon. If you want to get yourself a piece from this store use the code ‘CLARABELLE’ to get 25% off!!

Everyone is doing sassy t-shirts and makeup bags, but these pillowcases take sass to a whole new level. Oh, and for all you bed hogs out there, this pillowcase set perfectly stakes your claim on the bed.

You guys, this site is a home decor dream! I want all of the things. Don’t forget to check out the gifts section for all the cuteness.

Calling all mommas! This shop specializes in the sweetest pinafores for girls. I want then all for Hannah. I can just see her fluffy-headed little self rockin’ the heck out of a pinafore!

This African store is Beyonce approved — and for good reason! There are so many cute things. Great patterns, flawless silhouettes. Can we just take a moment to swoon over these printed pants?


The Perfect Gift Guide for Your Jewelry Obsessed Besties

Okay I WAS going to wait until after Thanksgiving to start gift guiding. Then I didn’t. So let the gift guides begin! As you can see from the photo below, Hannah is really excited to talk about gift guides. They are her favorite.

mommy and baby holiday

A classic gold ring is the perfect gift for your very best friend. Give one to her and keep one for yourself. It’s like chic friendship bracelets (except rings and super cute).

For your astrology obsessed friend, these zodiac rings are super cute and beautiful on!

This is my favorite Etsy shop to buy jewelry. The options are endless for unique, dainty, beautiful gifts.

Pearls and sparkles make this any girl’s dream necklace.

These tinsel drop earrings are perfect for the party gal on your holiday list.

Help your jewelry loving friend get organized with this giraffe trinket dish.

For your friend who’s always changing her mind, get her ‘jewelry‘ that turns heads but is totally not permanent.

A Dress A Day Till Christmas Day: Is it possible to have too many swing dresses? I don’t think so. This dress comes in black and red and is only $58!

Fall Favorites

Now that Fall has become very real, some changes need to be made to my beauty routine. I emphasize a lot of fashion on this blog, but when I seasons change I usually change my beauty and accessorizing routines, too. Here are a few of my favorites for Fall:

fall hair favesTo put it as nicely as possible, my hair is a bit difficult to deal with. In the summer, it is easier for me to embrace the craziness that is my hair — but the Fall calls for sleeker styles. Now, my hair is prone to crazy dryness and breakage so I constantly have to nourish and strengthen it. To keep it growing, I take a hair vitamin daily. I also use Kevin Murphy’s Luxury.Wash shampoo and conditioner — an absolute life saver for dry hair. This last product on the far right is  a brand new serum from PhytoSpecific, it is called Baobab oil and it is so great for added moisture.

fall polishNext, of course, is switching my polish from summer to Fall. I love the dark, rich nail colors Fall brings. My favorites above from left to right are Essie’s After School Boy Blazer, Garnet, Aruba Blue, and Hot Coco.

anjolee studsSome darker Fall jewels are perfect to jazz up any Fall outfit. Anjolee sent me these beauties are they just gorgeous! I haven’t taken these earrings off since they arrived. May I also say that, if you are looking for special occasion jewelry like diamond earrings (ooh lala!), Anjolee has some beautiful pieces.

statement necklacesLast but definitely not least, statement necklaces are a must, must, must! There are only so many sweater/skirt/jean/button down combos a girl can wear. Statement necklaces make things much more interesting. The J.Crew Factory store has great necklaces for very reasonable prices, so check them out.

So Inspired

I love pretty pictures.

Photos via Tumblr

My Favorite Jewelry

Time for my second installment for Couture Cinco. I will be talking about my favorite jewelry in this video. Also, I have no idea why I am so close to the camera. However, if you haven’t gotten a good look at my face , now is your chance!

Just in case you forgot, here are the remaining four members of Couture Cinco. Check out their videos too!

Couture Cinco is an initiative created by Dena and Leia to showcase five international bloggers who are all passionate about beauty and fashion.


Day 9: Casual and Carefree

I love this necklace. It is like carrying around a piece of the sea.

skirt: Etsy | top: Urban Outfitters | shoes: Target | cardigan: Old Navy | necklace: H&M | Headband: Barney’s