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.
I was provided with a clutch in order to provide readers with a thorough and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and I stand by products I choose to review. If you are interested in having your product reviewed on Lost & Fawned, please feel free to contact me via this page.
Texture and unique stone selection set Andrea Bonelli Jewelry apart from the pack. Andrea makes each and every piece with her own two hands. From one-of-a-kind gemstone rings to delicate initial necklaces, it’s the perfect place to find meaningful gifts as well as treats for yourself that may someday become heirlooms. Visit Andea’s website to view and purchase her full collection.
I actually own a pair of Woodland & Tale foxes. I don’t have little ones to share them with, they just sit quietly on my shelf and guard my book collection. Kate’s handmade stitched animals are truly works of art. Her attention to detail and passion are evident in the faces of each little critter. Visit Kate’s shop to see more plush friends as well as her collection of nature inspired accessories.
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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!
It’s here! For weeks now I’ve been teasing on my facebook about a big giveaway. Finally I’m ready to share the full prize package with you and show off some of my newest favorite handmade brands.
Spring is here and now that many of us can open the windows and let in some fresh air, it’s a great time to get your home spring-ready. You might already have some store-bought brands you love, but I wanted to share some handmade essentials and extras to add to your arsenal this year.
The natural place to get cleaning is in the kitchen. Let’s start with the basics. I’ve tried a lot of sponges and scrubbers and I’m blown away with these handmade scrubbers from Kari Creates. They are durable, large and they get the job done. And the neon red is right on trend for spring and summer.
I have a weak spot for tea towels. I have tons. When selecting prizes for this giveaway I knew we had to have this tea towel from 618 Love. I love the cheeky quote (“Experiment In Progress: Please Do Not Disturb The Dust”). Perfect for drying dishes and cute enough to hang on your stove. What’s not to love?
Lets move to sink essentials. Every kitchen sink needs a great hand soap. Sure you can just use your dish soap, but why not pamper your hands after scrubbing the stove top or planting spring sprouts. Lemon is one of the freshest smells in the world to me and this Meyer Lemon hand soap from Eucyalpto Organics is so clean and bright. And it makes my hands feel clean and healthy.
Another bonus for your kitchen sink comes from Zinnia Designs. Growing up, I remember my grandma always taking off her rings before working in the kitchen and putting them in a cute china dish by her sink. This chickadee ring bowl is just the right size to keep on a shelf or windowsill to keep your rings safe while you prep food for the grill this summer or wash fresh veggies from the garden.
And now for some fun extras to get you in the cleaning and organizing mood.
To get myself in the cleaning mood on my days off, I like to open the windows, turn on some music and put on my trusty apron. This striped apron from Meyer Textile Company is so gorgeous in person. It’s perfect for women and men. You could use it while harvesting in the garden or dusting the bookshelves.
Spring is the perfect time to get organized too. Why not dress up your canisters and jars with these cute chalkboard labels from Image Fountain Designs. They come ready to stick to any surface and are great for kitchens, playrooms and even closets. The possibilities are endless.
Spicy candles are so warm in winter and fall, but when warmer weather rolls around, I like something that smells clean. This Clean Cotton candle from Recyclights smells like clean laundry with hints of floral and citrus notes. I’ve been using it in our living room where the dogs like to hang out and watch walkers.
And don’t forget to get yourself cleaned up for summer! Lady Gatsby has offered a pair of products from her shop to help get you ready. The Cranberry body scrub is perfect to exfoliate your winter skin and get it glowing before it’s sundress weather. And the Tigerlilly Soap is so feminine and floral.
Prize pack includes:
That’s a prize pack valued over $100! The whole prize will be shipped to the winner in one big package.
Use the widget below (WIDGET NOT VISIBLE ON RSS FEED, CLICK HERE TO VIEW), to enter to win this amazing prize pack! There are tons of ways to enter. Lots of great blogs, facebook pages and twitter accounts to follow. A few of the craftsmen have also asked you to lend a hand with some marketing questions.
This giveaway will end on Saturday, May 4th at 12:00am. That gives you two weeks to enter! Thanks so much to all the vendors participating and all the entrants! Good luck!
Note: I was given some samples of some products as compensation and in order to provide accurate descriptions and photos. However all opinions expressed are my own and I do stand behind each and every one of these craftsmen.
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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Metallic may be by favorite “color”. And the best place to find metallic paper goods and pretty things is Inkkit. Confetti, washi tape, envelopes, twig pencils, glitter stickers and so much more. What I wouldn’t give to spend an hour wrapping pretty packages in their studio.
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Affordable handmade is one of the best kinds of handmade, and Oh, Little Rabbit has the best of affordable and handmade quality. Their shop ranges from reusuable lunch bags to onesies, all hand printed with original illustrations. For more of Jason and Cara’s work visit Oh, Little Rabbit on Etsy or visit their Facebook Page.
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This week’s Covet is Quiet Tiger by becausemaybe, a little shop by graphic designer Nellie Le. What started as a knitwear shop is now growing to be a design and paper goods collection. I can’t wait to see what Nellie has up here sleeve this summer as the shop continues to develop. She’s currently offering 15% off with the discount code HELLOSPRING2013 through the end of the month.
This Sunday it was in the 50′s here in Ohio! I can see the spring just around the corner. So today, I asked Andrea of Andrea Bonelli Jewelry to share some of her handmade picks for spring.
Fresh fruit, fresh flowers and French lettering. If that doesn’t get you ready for spring, nothing will. Thanks so much for sharing Andrea! To see Andrea’s gorgeous work, visit Andrea Bonelli Jewelry. I know I have my eye on this Rutilated Quartz Ring and and anything from the Stardust Collection.
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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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