Saturday, January 28, 2017

Geek chic! My review of Erin Etc.

 For today's blog, I am excited to team up with Erin. Etc.  Erin Etc. is a fab Etsy shop created by my sister Erin.  She offers geekery at it's finest, the cutest accessories with designs that are all things pop culture, movies, comic books, cartoons and more.   Erin makes earrings, keychains, ornaments and other fun little baubles to compliment your wardrobe and bring a smile to your face.  I am a lover of accessories, as well as a bit of a geek chick so I enjoy wearing items that have my favorite characters on them.    Many of the designs bring back fond memories of childhood and I love anything that inspires happy nostalgia!

Outfit Details:
Earrings: Bambi Earrings C/O Erin. Etc
Brooch: Little Lockheart by Erstwilder
Hair Flower: Delightfully Dainty Double in Pink by Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Dress: Deer Print 50's Dress from Clarence and Alabama
Cardigan: Cropped Cardigan in Black by MAK from Pinup Girl Clothing
Lipstick: Red Velvet (1946) by Besame Cosmetics
Hair done using Curlettes
I love these Erin Etc Bambi earrings!!  I am a sucker for Disney movies and Bambi has some of the cutest characters.  Also, Michigan is known for our beautiful White Tailed Deer and I have begun a bit of a collection on that theme.  The earrings are perfect, just the right size and cute as a button.  The detail is great with bright, sharp color and each pair is hand cut so they are very detailed.  The earrings are made with nickel free studs so they are safe for those with sensitive ears, I have issues with some earrings but these are comfortable for long wear.  People really noticed these Bambi earrings when I wore them out!  I received lots of compliments and had a few people ask where they could get a pair for themselves.

I wore my Erin Etc Bambi Earrings with this Clarence and Alabama 50's dress and Erstwilder Little Lockheart brooch for an adorable deer themed outfit that was perfect for a day out with my husband, we even enjoyed a little bit of fun playing in the snow.  I love to use accessories to create outfits with a ton of personality!  Erin Etc offers such a wide variety of designs that you are guaranteed to find something you love and if for any reason you don't, she also does custom orders. It's hard to chose with so many fun characters but there are a few I could not resist:

Ren and Stimpy:  My favorite cartoon during my teen years, I remember laughing until I cried with my friend over the weirdness that is Red and Stimpy!!

Sarah and Jareth AND The Worm from Labyrinth: Probably the movie that we watched the most in our home during our childhood, Labyrinth is still a family favorite and it's characters seem like old friends of mine!

Sophia from The Golden Girls:  Many an hour was spent with my grandmother watching The Golden Girls and wisecracking Sophia was always my favorite!

Strawberry Shortcake:  One of my most loved childhood cartoons, I still have my Strawberry Shortcake doll from when I was a little girl!

Go check out Erin Etc and tell me what are your favorite designs?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Berry Beauty! My review of the Kiyonna Indie Flair Maxi Dress

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It's great to be back to blogging after taking a break to enjoy the holiday season with my family.  I had tons of fun, tried some new things and spent a ton of quality time with those I love most. I feel energized coming into the new year!  My resolution for this year is to try as many new things as I can, I hope to expand my horizons as a model, writer and blogger.

 Today, I am reviewing the Indie Flair Maxi Dress in Boysenberry by Kiyonna.  The Indie Flair Maxi Dress is a bohemian dream.  This comfortable, flowing rayon maxi has many sweet and stylish design elements that make it a bold berry delight.  Kimono sleeves, a peplum style accent and a wrap bust give this dress maximum appeal to stand out in your wardrobe.  I am wearing the Indie Flair Maxi Dress in size 1x, the fit is great, flowing and perfect all around.  The length was past my feet but at 5'3" that's not unusual, I have to shorten most maxi dresses for the best fit.  The skirt is generous and flows nicely around you and I just love how soft the rayon material is against my skin, it floats and does not cling.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Indie Flair Maxi Dress in Boysonberry size 1x courtesy of Kiyonna
Earrings: Vintage Wooden Hoops
Heels: Candies- Thrifted

I adore this vivid Boysenberry shade, purple is my favorite color and this shade is perfection.  The rich berry tone of this dress is a gorgeous shade for anytime of year, dramatic and hard to ignore.  The wrap neckline is comfortable and drapes gracefully emphasizing the bust without being too revealing.  The kimono sleeves are comfortable and flowing, hitting at my elbows and providing much welcome coverage for the winter but are lightweight enough for wearing in the summer heat.  The cute peplum style feature at the hip is trendy and flattering, emphasizing and enhancing a curvy silhouette.

 Fun to wear, flowing and dramatic the Indie Flair Maxi Dress is a berry beauty.  I added simple bohemian accessories with vintage wooden hoop earrings and a daisy in my hair to play on the hippie vibe it gives me.  I love having a variety of stylish choices to wear for every occasion and Kiyonna always deliver the best!