Harper Wilde

Hello hello!!! So if you have been reading lately you know that I have been trying to find a substitute to Victoria’s secret. I personally think they have gone down hill. I have been trying a few to figure out what is good and what is not.

So I have found Harper Wilde. They only have 3 bras, so they got your basics. They have a classic demi, a push-up, and a strapless. They come in very normal colors of tan, darker tan, black and navy. Haha. I have no issues with the colors because I prefer my bras to be in black or tan, for some people though this might be an issue.

I bought the demi bra and I love it!! It is a really great every day bra which is what I was looking for. I can forget I have it on which is amazing. I will say that for whatever reason it pokes me once but after that I don’t feel it any more.

I will happily buy from this again because it’s a great bra and also only $35.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Ivory Clasp

Hello Hello!!  So I have seen this subscription service advertised all over social media lately.  This is a subscription service for handbags. Whenever I go to their site they have this bag on their home page that I really like.  So I debated for a little bit about weather to sign up.  I saw a 50% off your first box and decided to give it a try, it has been almost a year since I bought a bag so why not?

Well I signed up and there was kind of a weird survey where you just pick all the handbags you like.  So I went through like 10 pages of this clicking on all the bags that I was attracted to, which was surprisingly not a lot.

After this my email just got inundated with so many emails from them, and half of them were  asking me to sign up.  Which was just really annoying because I had just signed up, how else would you have just gotten my email.  But whatever I rolled with it.  I was curious what bag I would get sent.  Then an email showed up asking me if I wanted to pick my own bag, and since I was worried about someone else picking my purse I followed the link.  I was able to pick out the purse that caught my eye.

But I would like to not that this is not s subscription service where they style for you if they allow you to pick you own bag.  I am happy I did get to pick my bag and I am sure if you didn’t pick a bag they will pick for you.  I like the bag that I got but I did pick it.

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Its an okay service, I don’t know if I will do it again.  The most annoying this to me is all the emails.  And then on top of that how long it took for them to ship it to me.  As well as the complete lack of being able to track the shipment.  Maybe I am spoiled but this is the year 2018 and everything that is ordered online should have good tracking.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Basics: Belts

Hello Hello!!  I want to talk about something that I personally do not really like but are necessary to every wardrobe, Belts.  And I am not talking fancy belts that can make your outfit look better.  I am talking about belts that actually keep your pants up.

So I have been vehemently opposed to belts.  I don’t really know why exactly maybe it is a combo of this.  First, I don’t really like the bulge they put right around your waist.  Like no I don’t need any more attention pointed in this direction.  Second, every time you go to the bathroom it is like this extra process.  And then, I cannot find a belt that functions as a belt but is also cute, you either get one or the other.

Lately I had a pant size that worked really well I did not need a belt to keep them on, they were prefect.  So what caused me to look into this again?  Well on black Friday I was buy pants, and yea the line for the fitting room was longer then the one to check out so I was only trying on a few and doing it as fast as possible.  So I tried on 2, I knew my size so no big deal.  But I picked the wrong length and just switch the pants and didn’t try them on again.  Turns out these new pants were a little loser then the other ones.

So yes these are the pants that I have been looking for an answer for but did not want to buy a belt.  Well I saw on amazon this buckleless belt.  And I had to figure out what this was.  So the first few times I was trying it out, it felt really weird, and I spent significant amount of time trying to get the size of the belt right.

So this belt is basically an elastic band that has snaps on both sides and a metal clasp to adjust the length of the belt.  So when you put this one the snaps go around the belt loops that are on either side of the button and you thread it through all the other belt looks.  So this is nice because you do not have any buckle in front, these snaps do not push out from the line of the body, and you do not have to undo and redo the belt every time you go to the bathroom.

Once I got the length perfect, this made the belt perfect.  So I wore this out last night and I had no issues.  It was a million times more convenient then an actual belt with a buckle. It made the pants really feel like they fit perfectly.  Given the price I would highly recommend at least giving this a try.

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Especially since I was tucking my shirt, it was made all the more convenient.  Then with the snaps, I mean they do stick out but they do not look bad.  In the future I might do something to make the snaps not stick out too much.

Let me know your thoughts

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Rachel Zoe Winter Box of Style Review

Hello Hello!!  Now I am going to be very honest that this box was not shipped very quickly so I was really annoyed that it barely came in time for the new year.  With that in mind I want to talk about the winter box.  Now I debate cancelling my subscription for this every time it comes up because it is a lot of money.  It is $99 for each season, which I can do but I always think it is a lot of money.

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The winter 2017 RZ box of style is by far the best one I have gotten, it is my favorite.  I opened it and unwrapped everything and was just super excited about what Rachel Zoe picked.  I couldn’t wait to wear the accessories.

So what did Rachel Zoe send?  She sent a box clutch (I chose marble print), House of Harlow earrings (Yes Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow), faux fur scarf, liquid eyeliner pen, essential hydrating oil, and a planner.  (I am least excited about the planner, mostly because I use my phone but maybe it will force me to write things down more.

Box clutch

Ahh!! I love it!!  This is great, you could pick it in the marble with gold accents to black with silver accents.  Both were really amazing and I would not have minded either but I like gold more than silver right now so that is the one I picked.  This clutch is big enough for your credit cards, phone and any other essentials.  I also love that it comes with a cross body strap, so it is very convenient to carry when out.

Earrings

They are gold and skarlie and they dangle.  They frame your face so well.  These earrings are just so amazing, they can literally go with anything.  In the pic on the left I am just wearing them with a sweatshirt and they feel amazing.  The one downside is that they are a little heavy, but since I wear them out I am not too concerned about that.

In the words of Rachel Zoe from the unboxing video “No one is going to punish you for being glamorous.”   You tell it Rachel Zoe.

Faux Fur Scarf

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This scarf makes me feel so fancy and put together when I go out in the winter.  I am not normally a scarf person, I for the most part only wear them in the winter and think they get in the way the rest of the time.  This scarf is great, it is warm and a perfect length. Long enough to be beneficial but not too long to be in the way.  I love that one has a hole so you can thread the other side through it.

Others (eyeliner, hydrating oil and planner)

Don’t get me wrong I love these two but much harder to take a picture of.  The eyeliner is really great, creates a nice smooth line.  I use eyeliner every day so I use it all the time.  Hydrating oil is supposed to replace your lotion, I am not really a fan of the peppermint smell but it does work.  The planner is making me try to organize my life a little more.  It has these great quotes in it every month.  Here are a few,

Rachel Zoe: “style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”

Meryl Streep: “be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve”

Diane Von Furstenberg: “life is very short. insecurity is a waste of time”

Let me know your thoughts

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DIY Wall Decor

Hello hello!!!  Now for the past few weeks (months really) I have been work on makes these wall decor items for some of my friends.  And I am beyond excited to share them.

Here they are my current pride and joy.  And yes I did get them to hang up, that is why I am so excited right now.  

It all started with this saying “true friendship isn’t being inseparable it’s being spearated and nothing changes.”. For anyone who lives far from their best friend, you know this to be true.  When I graduated college I moved away and so did my friends and when I read this saying it resonated.  So I decided to paint it on something.  I went to the scrap yard in town to get some ideas.  I came across these windows and I was just like yes this is it.

I loved the frame of the window, the white paint that is cracked added so much character.  I used gold paint for the words because it felt the best nuetral (and I prefer it).   To finish it all off I plane to put pictures on the bottom that show our friendship.  This is probably my favorite DIY project to date.

Also I did have to use power tools to make then hangable on the wall.  And I am proud of that since I considered it the most intimidating part of the project.

Let me know your thoughts.

Review- Rachel Zoe spring box of style

Whats up, whats up?!  I love to get gifts in the mail, even if I am the one that orders them for myself.  So I do have a few subscription services that I do subscribe to, I am up in the air about keeping them.  I do like that they offer a lot of clothing and accessories that I cannot find anywhere else or that I wouldn’t normally pick out for myself, which I do really like.

The newest subscription I did was the Rachel Zoe box of style, this comes once a season, offers 5 products Rachel Zoe has picked out and is $99.  I have debated this one for awhile but I saw a preview of what was in the Spring box and was like I need that.  So what was in the box that I wanted?

This bag.

I saw this bag pictured/ advertised for the spring box and I had a 2 day debate about signing up and in the end I signed up.  The box was about embowering women entrepreneurs around the globe so every product was crafted by women (so I was more inclined to buy when I realized this).  I also just really love how this bag looks, it has a great spring pattern and leather accents.  It also offers a cross body strap which to me is necessary because I walk so much.  The black and white pattern means it goes with anything, and I currently am using it as my every day purse.  The few issues I have with the bag are the cross body strap isn’t that long so it is more of a messenger bag and the inside is not every organizational friendly.

So what are the other products?

First, is the scarf that is tied around the purse handles in the pics above.  I typically do not wear scarfs, well not typically I never do.  So getting a scarf was not really what I wanted, but I love the red color and the pattern.  And as Rachel Zoe suggested it looks really good tied around the purse.

The other products in the box are this water bottle, nail polish and earrings.  The earrings are amazing, I love the gold color (you got to choose if you wanted gold or silver), and they are versatile.  They can be worn with or without the hoops, I have been wearing them without them.  It works well when wearing them to work or going out.

The water bottle and nail polish are both in this pale pink color that I am really feeling lately.  I am not sure I am willing to buy a lot of clothes in this color so it is nice to have accent pieces like the water bottle and nail polish.

All in all I really liked this box of style and am happy that I subscribed, still unsure if I will continue to get the box.  But I will keep you posted.

(you can use the code “Spring10” to get $10 off)

Let me know your thoughts,

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When Work Dinners Come Up

Hello Hello!!  Well marketing is in town this week and that means presentations and work dinners.  I always feel like I need to dress up more then I already do for these weeks.  (Don’t get me wrong I love dressing up and usually do for work, but when marketing is in town I just notch it up a little bit).  Usually me dressing up for then I already do is me wearing heels.

Bold skirts all day every day! These are probably two of my favorite pencil skirts, they are pretty comfortable so I can wear them all day.  Which makes them perfect for marketing week, I can wear them all day and work and still be comfortable and fancy enough for a marketing dinner. I love to pair these skirts with these lose sheer shirts, they give a very professional vibe.

These heels I have had FOREVER, I mean forever, I bought them when I was in college interviewing for jobs.  Since I have had them so long they are one of the most comfortable pairs I own, and can wear them all day.

When I think about wearing work clothes all day long and into the evening, I am looking to wear my skirts with stretch and give to them, and then I want to wear a lose shirt.  This combo combines to make the outfit easier to wear all day and will balance out the fact that wearing heels all day kind of sucks no matter how much you have broken in the shoes.

Let me know your thoughts

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