Today I want to introduce you to another ethical brand, that creates gorgeous leather bags and accessories for men and women. I am a bagoholic (yes, guilty as charged) and time to time I saw Fount bags mentioned on Purse Blog and pinned on Pinterest boards. So when they were sending me bag as a part of our collaboration, I was very intrigued. It arrived beautifully packaged, with high-quality hand-book (gorgeous photos, btw), extra business cards, hand written note and dust bag (of cause). Everything and more I would expect from the high – quality leather goods. I ordered THE COVENTRY BUCKET BAG that has this modern bucket shape, that I didn’t own in my collection before. When I first saw it, I thought “bohemian chic”, that’s the kind of bag I would love to wear to festivals / concerts (when we are back to normal from this coronavirus hysteria, oh well…). Anyways, it has this gorgeous patina, that you can see on highest grade of leather and solid brass hardware, that looks amazing with any color they offer. The color palette is very earthy and includes rich beautiful natural colors that suit anyone. I really was impressed with the bag. And I can easily style it for going out on the weekend or for everyday wear. This particular bag is in petite size, wich I prefer anyways, but they have a bigger version here. My first look is down below:
SHOP THIS LOOK
A bit information about brand. FOUNT is a design and production house based out of Cleveland, Ohio, with a focus on fine leather bags and other accessories. The company began in early 2014 as husband and wife creative team, Phillip and Jackie Wachter, began to pursue their passion to create quality products that are ethically made. What started simply as a side project, making handbags and accessories out of their home, quickly turned into a bustling creative studio in downtown Cleveland, now employing 46 team members and counting. Btw, all products are made to order, crafted in small batches made by hand. Very impressive, if you ask me…
Here are some reasons why you can decide for these bags without any doubts:
With Spring and Summer approaching, I’m constantly looking for some versatile layering pieces to refresh my wardrobe. When Wooden Ships company contacted me, I was really happy to collaborate with them. Their lightweight, high quality knit pieces were just what I was looking for. With so many beautiful themed designs to choose from, this particular sweater got my attention. If you know me well, you know that I’m a strong believer in Karma, I believe that things happen for a reason. That’s why I decided to get this gorgeous KARMA CREW COTTON sweater. Can’t wait to style it many different ways. But for now when it’s still chilly here, I styled it with my white distressed Rag&Bone slim boyfriend jeans and white Franco Sarto booties. The round RayBan glasses add just a bit more boho touch. Back to the brand… The other reason why I was very exited to work with this particular company, because they care about our planet. And I am a big supporter of that. Here is some information about Wooden Ships company, that make them stand out. This family-owned company started 25 years ago by Paola Buendia and Mark Donovan. They fell in love with Bali, where they opened an eco-frendly facility, that produces all of their knitwear and accessories. They believe in no-waste approach, each piece is made to order. 85 % of their factory runs on solar energy. They also make sure to give back by raising the money to help protect our environment.
We all must think more about our clothing and fashion choices partially by supporting brands, which are owned by people who are just as passionate about the environment and doing their bit to help reduce the impact of fast fashion.
Please take a look at their entire collection of beautiful knits here.
Use the “myazurelife15” discount code to get 15% off of your Wooden Ships purchase.
Right in time for my Birthday I’ve got this stunning 1 1/2 carat mystic topaz and diamond ring 💍. Mystic topaz is such an eye-catching gemstone and it’s for anyone who truly loves jewelry and loves making a statement by wearing it. What a great idea for Mother’s Day Present! Did you know that mystic fire topaz is believed to bear not only physical, but also mystical and magical healing properties? For example:
✦Deflects Negativity ✦Strengthens Faith ✦Inspires Creativity ✦Releases Burdensome Emotions ✦Improves Metabolism It’s right up my alley 😁😉. Thank you, @SuperJeweler for this gorgeous ring, I really love it! This ring makes a fabulous addition to my jewelry box. Because sometimes a girl wants to wear a little fire 🔥! P.S. I am also wearing my stunning @SuperJeweler 9 carat diamond white sapphire tennis bracelet.
Hello, my darlings 😍. It was a very chilly weekend in Dallas and that’s why I was so exited to get my fabulous pompom toques from Canadian brand @Lindoffur. I was looking for my perfect winter hat forever… No, seriously, F-O-R-E-V-E-R, and I genuinely hated all of them! I thought I’m just not a “toque person”. Girl, I was wrong! If you are still searching for a fabulous perfect winter hat, please check them out. Not only they have a fantastic selection of colors, styles and pompom sizes, but you can design your own! And because I’ve got 3 (thank you again, lovely ladies from @Lindoffur), I actually ended up with 9 hats, because you can snap off and snap on any pompom from any other toque if you want it to match your current outfit perfectly. It’s simply genius. Btw, it’s very warm and made from 100 % Merino wool (which is very hard to find in stores). In general, that’s the best pompom beanie you can find IMO. Totally recommend and have a bit of obsession, and you will probably see many other pictures of me wearing my beautiful new toques 💕😉👍. In fact, I promise to post more of them 🤣. Awesome, stylish, fabulous! Please let me know, if you love wearing toques or if you have trouble to find the perfect one. Have a fantastic day, loves 😍😍😍 PS. Lindof.com has a 40% off until end of the month. Fantastic deal! 🤩👍
Close your eyes and make a wish 🙏🎅🎁. I really do believe in you, let’s see if you believe in me 😄😍😉. Have a very Merry Christmas, my beautiful friends 😘! Thank you @armoire.for.all for sending me my fabulous party dresses. I’m totally ready to celebrate the season without breaking the bank 🌲🎁. Because you don’t have to wear a party outfit twice 😉👍
It was a fabulous presentation of the Cruise 2019 Collection at Dior Dallas last night. Awesome service as usual and many very delicious eye candies. I found something special for my Christmas wish list 😉🥂🎁. Here is a little side story… I know it might sounds strange, but I was terrified to go to that kind of stores at the beginning. It felt like I am in a wrong place at the wrong time, even though I knew exactly what I wanted and saved hard to get that particular thing. I wasn’t enjoying the process and wanted it to end as quickly as possible. It’s not a luck of confidence that bothered me, but the “horror” of being judged. Am I good enough for this brand? Am I dressed ok for the occasion? What can I say.., I missed so much of fun!!! Please, if you want to go to one of the high-fashion stores, just go and enjoy it! Bring a friend, have a great time, play in a fabulous dressing room. Just feel free, because not only rich and famous can afford to have a blast 😉. And if you did it or planning to do, please let me know how was your experience? Btw, if you need a company or suggestion, I am always here for you 😊! Peace!
Girls, it’s back! An animal print, that some of fashionistas already considering as a neutral, is everywhere. I am sure, you still have some version of it in your wardrobe and now it’s the time to rock it! The most trendy are different kinds of snake skin prints in both, natural and very bold (like red) colors and a very eye catching zebra print. As good as it looks on other people, I wouldn’t personally pick it up for myself. The leopard print on the other hand, had always intrigued me. You know, it gives you that vibe, when you feel more confident and maybe even irresistible, if you know what I mean ;-). This chiffon-like blouse is from Forever 21 and I got it from Poshmark for couple of dollars. There is however a Saint Laurent Blouse that will cost you a bit in case you want to invest in it :-). As always, I am combining high street with some high fashion. My leather pants are from Alice and Olivia and they are the staple in my fall/winter wardrobe. I’m sure you will see them a lot this upcoming season. I also added to this look my Chanel Boy bag and Gucci belt, they go with everything! My shoes are the most fabulous Chanel slingback dupe from DSW. You can find direct link in “shop the look” section down below if you are interested. They are gorgeous and very similar looking. If you like the appearance, but hate the price on the original ones, these might be for you. I personally love them so much, that already thinking about buying a pair of Chanel ones, because I am absolutely sure i will get a lot of wear from them. But that’s on my Dream Wish List ;-). I hope you have one too, because you’ll be surprise at how quickly the Universe will move with you once you have decided.
I know, I know, I’m feeling that I am too late on this and Gucci Ace Sneakers are almost tacky at this point, but… I also have a feeling that these beauties are here to stay for a long time. I wanted to give them a try. Because I am a sneaker girl in general, and have many different pairs of simple white kicks, that I wear non-stop, decision about this gorgeous, but pricey pair was somehow easy to make for me. I ignored them for the longest time possible, but then I stopped by a local Gucci store and tried them on just out of curiosity. I wanted to know, what’s about them that makes every fashion heart beat faster? I already knew, sometimes curiosity might be a bad thing for my bank account ;-). And this was exactly the case. Not only they are very beautiful with many designs to choose from, but they are also so comfortable.., I fell in love right there. Side note: if you want to buy them online, size down at least one size. I actually sized down one and a half size. Usually 38.5 in Italian shoes, I got this pair in 37. Mine are in the simplest, but already classic design with the bee embroidery. This gorgeous all leather, very lightweight pair of shoes became my instant favorite for the Month of July. I’m making an excuse to wear them almost with everything in my summer wardrobe. Therefore for me personally they were worth buying. Because they are kind of a statement shoe, I like to keep everything else in my look very clean and simple. Here I am styling them with my H&M black t-shirt and Diane von Furstenberg White Shorts. I am also wearing my old Falabela mini Rucksack from Stella Mccartney and a Gucci Belt. Just add some cool pair of shades and your sporty chic weekend look is ready.
It is not a secret that the Gucci Ace Sneakers are an investment piece. If you like the look, but don’t want to spend too much on these, I found couple of great affordable options for you below. Much love. Peace.
The best sale of the year is finally here! As many of you know, this is the ultimate opportunity to get luxury labels at more affordable prices. I usually shop Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for timeless favorites (like leather jackets, coats and more pricey shoes), or statement pieces, if I don’t wanna spend the full price on trendy things. This sale is perfect for that. Note, this is not a summer clearance sale. This sale is your opportunity to buy current pieces from the new upcoming F/W 2018 season for super-sale price, that will go up after the sale ends.. And that makes this event so exiting as Christmas in July ;-). If you like my style and trust my choices, I already did a huge work picking the best (IMO) items for you, that might sell out super quickly.
Nordstrom cardmembers? Get an early access from July 12, while public access begins July 20 and ends August 5.
How can you get ready if you are not a Nordstroom cardholder? Make your shopping list now and be prepared to grab what you can before sizes and colors run out. Here’s a look at some of the deals I picked for you.
Tops. As we can see from the sale, balloon sleeves are going strong F/W season also. This White Sweater and Red Jacket are right up my street. Also still going a stripes trend and here I have my favorites like this Striped Cardigan or this Classic White Blouse with gorgeous ribbon detail in the front. Some classic jackets are always good idea and cozy sweaters are irreplaceable for the winter time.
I hope you find my sneak pick of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale useful and entertaining. I’ll do some of my Accessories and Bags sale picks soon. Stay tuned if you are interested. Don’t hesitate to leave me a comment , I’ll be glad to hear your opinion on the sale in general and on your favorite pieces.