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    Handmade Hang Ups: Indie Craft Bazaar

     

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    Crafting is contagious. I have approximately 5 reams of card stock, 30 yards of fabric, 7,000 beads and piles of glitter to prove it. While DIYing is delightfully relaxing and fun, I’m guilty of leaving projects midway. To my left there is a sad, deconstructed lamp and to my right  a wilting flower crown. The Indie Craft Bazaar is one of my favorite opportunities to meet the Pinterest winners of society and get my hands on intricate beauties. It’s a handmade heaven for artistic souls.

    Held at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, the festival takes place every several months and features the creations of South Florida artisans. Onlookers find a slew of vintage, recycled, and upcycled treasures ranging from vegan baked goods to cat bow ties. At my last bazaar, more than 65 impressive  booths were accompanied by on the spot DIY crafts, free raffle prizes, gourmet vegan goodies, and mimosas – yes mimosas.

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    Flower Child Hair: Make Sustainable Fashion Statement

     

    fchSweet and feminine, flowers have always been a way for me to get in touch with my free-spirited side. I wear them so often that when I started dating by boyfriend, he waxed poetic about “a girl with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair” (most definitely quoting Led Zeppelin). I can often be caught doodling daisies. I have a fixation with buying myself bouquets to arrange in odd jars like a pseudo-Lauren Conrad. If you couldn’t tell, flowers are kind of my thing.  Other things that make the list? Humanitarianism. Continue Reading

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    Give Hope. Get Pink. Help Support Breast Cancer!

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    It’s safe to say that cancer has affected all of us in a negative way at some point in our lives. Whether you’re a survivor, know a survivor, or lost someone to the terrible disease, cancer has permeated the health of so many in an unforgiving way. After spending days upon days with my grandmother after her diagnosis (now cancer-free) and consoling my best friend n whatever way I could muster as her mom went through chemotherapy, I understand the need to put an end to this ruthless disease.

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    Cozy Up in TOMS + Target

    toms women-look-1From Altazurra to Jason Wu, every fashion follower is well-versed with the Target partnership routine. Wake up at the crack of dawn, exhale caffeine, drive full speed to your local Target, dash towards womenswear, relentlessly fight for every piece in your size, snap a pic as social media proof that you’ve succeeded, and repeat. Target is bringing on yet another collaboration and while this one isn’t a coveted runway phenomenon, it’s surely an important more.

    TOMS, the clothing line that has won our hearts with simplistic (and outrageously comfortable) footwear, has announced a new partnership with Target to launch in stores on Nov. 16. Continue Reading

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    ’60s Style Staples

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    I usually enjoy infused a touch of the past into my everyday look. While ’60s fashion is trending for fall, it’s been no stranger to my wardrobe. I fell in love with this Alice + Olivia dress and value the vintage-appeal of the ultimately lighthearted and quirky brand. Paired with Freyrs’ round sunnies and ModCloth flats, the entire ensemble is a mod-inspired bliss. An orange lip and heavy cat eye can help transition your makeup into a different decade. Tip for using the Stila eyeliner: separate the cat eye stroke into different shapes and connect for a perfect line. Check out this useful tutorial on Cosmo here.
    What’s your favorite era to revive in your wardrobe?
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    Summoning My Inner Carrie Bradshaw in NYC

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    Hi friends — it’s been awhile! I’ve been experiencing some tough times, so outfit shoots and wordy posts have been far less frequent. While on a major quest for happiness, I thought of the one place that gives me such light. New York City has always been my home without ever being a home. In fact, I’m currently staring at a mural of New York on the wall of my Florida home. Selecting a place to spend my 25th birthday was simple… it was NYC or bust! Continue Reading