Small Business Saturday: Earbuds

With my new, shorter-than-ever haircut, I’m pretty much obliged to rock huge earrings. Plus my recent jewelry purge made me realize that I had a lot of boring pairs! Some too small, others a lil dated, and a few made me question why I ever spent any money on them.

So, continuing on my crusade to buy small and buy Black [and local when I can], I just wanted to share some of my latest and greatest finds.I don’t know how, where, when or how I discovered Peace Images, but it’s an amazing brand. Very earthly, beautiful designs-wearable art from the heart. Soon as I get my money right, I’m buying up the entire site!!

pij-fatale

pij-fatale

pij-pineapple

Rachel Stewart‘s page was suggested to me when I had Facebook and BOOM-I was instantly enamored. You know it’s real when you can’t decide what you want to buy cuz you want it allllll! Funky, chunky, colorful and fresh, she really has a signature aesthetic. I absolutely LOVE her stuff! [P.S. there’s a sale going thru February 5th!]

rs-chika

I was introduced to Beads by Aree by a friend on the gram.. but it’s SO much more than beads! A quick scan thru her feed and I was like ok, this is something very cool and special. Majestic and soulful and happy are a few words that I feel describe these amazing, imaginative beauties.

ankhnificent

bba-swings

bba-swings

My trusty Etsy always always comes thru! A search on the site results Alii Fuerza and her lovely collection of badass, innovative jewelry. Featuring Malcolm X, 2Pac, and Che Guevara, Alii’s gems make such a statement without you having to say a word. [Perfectly fitting for Black History Month, no?]fts

Again, I was hunting for a certain something when I came upon Green Tree Jewelry on Etsy.They specialize in eco-friendly, wooden laser cut earrings. Suuuper lightweight and charming, they have everything you can think of to sport on your ears-from animals and plants to cityscapes and everything in between.

greentree-ele

greentree

Even if you’re not all gungho on buying Black or small or local, you have to admit that these unique brands are kind of dope, right! Regardless, I’m excited that they exist and that I can share them with you.

xo

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How to Wear White to a Wedding

[disclaimer: this post speaks to wedding guests, of course, not brides or maids] I figured since wedding season is in full swing aaaaand I’ll be attending two ceremonies this summer, I can share with you ladies how to dress in white for the occasion without upstaging the bride. As most of you know by now, […]

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Kiss My Aztec

The Aztecs are the indigenous people of Mexico. Aztec is also a city in New Mexico and a sports team, but I, being a fashion nerd, know aztec best as an awesome fashion statement with cool prints featuring triangles, stripes and diamonds. I just can’t get enough of it! Here are a few things that […]

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Warm It Up, Chris

The weather has been playing with my emotions, giving me mid-spring warmth, mild winter cool and official cold weather blues all within a few weeks. I can’t take it. So what’s a better pick-me-up than looking at beautiful clothing? It for sure warms my heart. My spotlight is on Duro Olowu again, who we all know […]

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street chic

DOOTD: tough, sexy lady street chic by yeathatswright featuring sheer tops David Koma sheer top stylebop.com Miss Selfridge circle skirt missselfridge.com Kohl shoes zalando.co.uk Anne Klein black watch $155 – debenhams.com Melody Ehsani acrylic ring djpremium.com Bridge Jewelry stud earring set jcpenney.com Pink nail polish myer.com.au Céline Occhiale da sole Preppy lindelepalais.com

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