First things first, I've made a few discoveries as to where I buy jewelry from lately. I am really loving JewelMint right now. The earrings you see above are from their website and they are even more gorgeous in person. When I lost one of them last week I was devastated because I think these are such a different and interesting take on the hoop earring and the fish-hook. Luckily, my superhero husband found my lost earring and now I have my set. Jewel Mint always has these really cool, slightly modern, designer looking pieces. Although I am not a fan of subscription sites in general, they are amazing, you can actually opt out of paying a monthly fee if you don't see anything you like that month.
Additionally, I stopped at Charming Charlie recently and was pleasantly surprised with just how much adorable stuff was there. They seem to really be on trend which is fantastic, because I know I can go there and find something that I would have to pay $2,000 for at CELINE . Part of the danger of this animal jewelry trend is how cheap some of the items look. There are a lot of stores making pieces that just simply do not have the kind of weight, shadow and texture that this necklace has.
I love that I have been able to build a set from two completely different accessories retailers. The green really pops in both of these and I think this might be what I'll wear to a dressy dinner.
Second of all, I found the most amazing pair of boots a while ago and I recently took the jump to buy them. I know, "boots in summer?" you say! But here's the thing, I think Shelly's of London may have provided an answer to that every strange question "can I wear boots in hot weather?"
They have this really cool jungle fabric print where the main color palette is blue, teal, green and read. The print has parrots and jungle leaves throughout, so naturally I am excited as I looooove birds. Look ma I can wear birds on my shoes! Wow... childhood regression...
I am going to put together an outfit this week to wear with these, which will kind of be a challenge right? I bought them on ModCloth.com and they did have one photo of someone who had found a great way to integrate these into her casual look:
I like the idea of wearing something fairly pared down with such a vibrant pair of shoes. She's super pale like me (thank you ModCloth!) which is great because I think these will wear well with a pair of shorts.
So that's my fashion challenge for the upcoming week. Come up with an outfit that can be worn in summer with these fabulous jungle booties!