I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite clutch. Recently I was contacted by Mezay of Corals + Nuts to check out her new collection of handmade clutches and pouches. The entire collection is gorgeous but I decided to try out the metallic gold leather foldover clutch.
When it arrived (and it arrived quickly, even though it came all the way from India!) I fell head over heels. This clutch is gorgeous. It’s beautifully made and feels like luxury. The leather is so soft and has the prettiest soft metallic sheen. It has a small pocket on the inside to keep your phone or lipstick easy to find. It’s so roomy! And I love that you can carry it as a full sized pouch, or as a foldover clutch. It would be great in a travel bag too to hold electronics or a delicate piece of clothing.
This clutch is so versatile! For day it’s perfect for toting an Ipad to a meeting over coffee. For night, fold it in half for a roomy clutch that is big enough to hold your phone AND a full sized wallet (no more digging out your ID and cards out to fit them in a teeny handbag). Metallics are a great way to add some texture to an outfit too. Since it’s a neutral, you can pair it with just about any color combination.
Check out the full collection over here. She has a wide range from simple colorblocked totes (in your choice of colors) to shimmery sequined clutches. She also carries beautiful vegan leather clutches and pouches.
Mezay is also give Lost & Fawned readers 20% off at Corals + Nuts! Looking for a way to treat yourself or have a slew of summer weddings to attend? This is a perfect time to purchase the perfect bag! Just use the discount code LOSTANDFAWNED20 when you check out in her shop.
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We have been collaborating for over a year over at Cotton & Brass. It’s been a blast, but we have been staging these photoshoots out of our own pockets. In order to grown and continue we decided to do a seasonal Pop-Up Shop everyone so often. Our first one launched this week. The Cotton & Brass Spring Shop is packed with vintage jewelry, paper goods, ceramics, fabric bundles and so much more. Lots of beautiful and unique mother’s day items. All of it was styled and selected by the Cotton & Brass team and photographed by Christa Kimble. All profits go toward recovering costs from past photoshoots and growth and new shoots in the future.
Items are very limited! So purchase while they are still available! Visit the Cotton & Brass Spring Pop-Up Shop today!
In case you missed it, over the course of the next month or so I’m on a mission to trade, alter and thrift my way to a fresh summer wardrobe. I’ve already started, but I wanted to put my goal in writing. So here is what I’m aiming to add to my closet:
There are a couple of bonus items that would be challenging and not totally necessary, but if I have money leftover or get really lucky with a good deal I’d like to add something from this list:
Shoes are probably going to suck up a chunk of my budget out of pocket budget since I would prefer new to used when it comes to shoes. Jeans are also going to be a challenge. I’d like a nicer pair of jeans, but ordering them online is a risk. I’ve never ordered a pair that fit right when they arrived.
As far as my bonus items go, I don’t think we’re going anywhere that would require a bathing suit but I haven’t purchased one since the beginning of college. And I finally had to throw that one out because it was so old the elastic got stiff and crumbled. We also don’t have any weddings to attend this summer, but I can never say no to a cute formal dress. What I mean by a risky/impractical item is something out of my comfort zone or a really specific show-item. Something that I can’t wear every week, but something that really makes an impact when I do wear it.
I spent yesterday on a thrifting date and I’m actually feeling pretty confident I can do this. I was a little nervous at first, but with the progress I’ve already made this week, I’m pretty excited about sharing the end result in a few weeks.
Your mission should you choose to accept it… blah blah blah. Neverrmind.
Let me start over… I’ve set a goal this spring. We have been trying to cut back to save up for some bigger projects. At the same time, I have been dealing with a quarter life wardrobe identity crisis. I really want a new summer wardrobe to give me some confidence, but I really don’t want to spend a lot. So here is the game plan…
To clarify the budget, I only want to spend $100 out of pocket. I can supplement that budget if I sell some of my outgrown clothes. I’ll get into how I’m doing that as I go along. I’ve already started and I can’t wait to share a new tool with you.
I can’t wait to show you what I have already purchased and how this all turns out. I’m already on my way and feeling really confident I can do it (or come pretty close). Let the countdown to summer begin!
I would love for statement rings to become the new statement necklace. Two of my sponsors this month are masters of the statement ring, so I figured this would be a great time to feature a pair of my favorites. Big, bold rings are great for both day and night. I created 2 looks, a market day look and a date night look inspired by rings from Hedgerow Rose and Andrea Bonelli Jewelry.
First up, is a look I would love to wear to the first market of the season.
And the second look is perfect for an early summer date night to dinner and ice cream or maybe a wedding.
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It’s officially spring… … …. But it’s still snowing here in Ohio. I’m waiting for green and gardening and sun on my shoulders. We have been planning our summer garden over dinner and in the car, but I wish I was out there prepping the beds already.
While we wait for spring to stop teasing us, how about some springy picks…
Coriumi‘s beautiful designs recently caught my eye. I love handbags. And the neutral patterned clutches from Coriumi like this one would be a perfect addition to my spring wardrobe. It’s just special enough without taking over an outfit. A little bit of texture, luxe materials and trendy but tasteful color.
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Earlier this summer I worked with Bonlook when I needed my first pair of glasses in over 7 years. My buying experience was so good, I jumped at the chance to partner with them again, this time as an affiliate.
What’s my vision? Here are some of my picks!
A new year means a new vision insurance allowance for some of us! Why not start February with a fresh paid of specs? Check out Bonlook for prescription glasses, polarized sunnies or even fashion frames.
If you are not a member of Fab yet, today is the PERFECT day to join! Some of my favorite brands and artisans are having sales on Fab right now. Red Raven Studios and Izola are both having beautiful sales (I snagged that shower curtain on the top left corner for 55% off!) that just started. Items are going fast, so use this link to sign up and get shopping before they sell out.
For those of you who haven’t heard, Fab is a flash sale site that focuses on beautiful design and artisan craftsmanship. Sales range in discount from 20% to over 70% and are only available in limited quantities and for a limited time. Every day at 11 AM Fab introduces a new set of sales. I have discovered so many amazing products and designers through shopping with Fab and I’ve also gotten some amazing deals. My husband is tough to shop for, but I always seem to find him something on Fab.
They also offer great social shopping benefits, like credit when your friends join and purchase. And credits mean free stuff, free shipping and more! It pays to share!
Join Fab today to gain access to these deals and more!
One of my long-time favorites, “Funny Face” is now on Netflix. I spent Saturday night on the sofa watching Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire dance through Paris in the late 1950′s. If you haven’t seen the movie (you really should!), Hepburn’s character Jo lives in Greenwich Village in New York City where she works at a book store and studies philosophy.
I don’t want to give away too much (mild spoilers!) but if Jo had been a real person, this is how I would imagine she would dress post-Paris living back in NYC. She would still stick to her practical basics, but with some chic, luxe touches (those flats) and a little added color (the accessories). And don’t forget a great tote to carry all her books on “empathicalism”.
T-Shirt: Mossimo Women’s Crew Neck from Target – $12.99 // Pants: Cropped Trousers from H&M – $24.99 // Purse: Bow Chain Handle Bag from ASOS – $49.23 // Shoes: Shannon Flats from Piperlime – $150 // Necklace: Tinley Road Tassel Necklace from Piperlime – $12.99 // Tote: Paris Shopper from ASOS – $22.87