Birkenstocks have been popular among travelers for quite some time, but the classic style was not appealing to me. In recent years, however, Birkenstock has branched out into a number of great looking styles. I decided to try the Gizeh model for my first pair. Yes, I said first pair. As in I can totally see myself getting more Birks in the future..
I don't care what you say, shopping for guys is challenging. You want to give a gift that is unique, meaningful, and something they will actually like and use. It's no easy feat. Alas! I have an idea for you!!
If you love things handcrafted from wood or are trying to find a gift for someone who does, check out this shop on Etsy: Kajzars Wood Work.
They are located in Slovenia and make some gorgeous wooden cufflinks, earrings, necklaces, pens etc.
The shop owner responds quickly and has good communication, keeping you updated as he custom makes your items and letting you know when they ship out.
I wouldn't call the prices cheap, but considering that they are hand made and shipping is INCLUDED, I think it can be worth it if this is your style. Estimated shipping time is 10-14 business days from Slovenia to most places, so keep that in mind and order well in advance. That being said, my order came a lot faster than that.
A great idea for a groomsman gift would be matching cufflinks to wear on the wedding day and beyond. Or their amazing wooden pens.
I finally did it. The insane. The unheard of. The completely uncharacteristic. After several years of staring, drooling, trying to choose a color.... I finally broke down and ordered the outrageously priced luxurious leather ballet flats -- Tieks.
Over the past couple years I have paired down my wardrobe considerably. I have probably passed on (donated, given to friends, used for DIY projects, etc) about 90% of what I originally had. It's a great feeling! Still, sometimes you want to add a couple pieces to keep things fresh.
In comes So Perla Grab bags!
Okay, so i was first introduced to So Perla a couple years ago when I saw them on the deal site Zulily. They had these adorable snap cardigans that actually looked flattering on someone petite and I loved the longer length. I couldn't make up my mind and the sale ended, but the name stuck with me. The next time they showed up on Zulily I went full steam ahead and purchased the cardigans in a bunch of colors. I wanted to get rid of my selection of mismatched cardis that were misshapen and didn't fit me right anyway. It was one of the best clothing purchases I have *ever* made. I wear these almost daily. Seriously. They were great to take traveling because I could wear them over my long sleeved UA coldgear shirt for cool London days, or my UA Victory tanks for Thai evenings.
What is a Grab Bag from So Perla?
ANYwho.... ever since falling in love with them, I have stalked the @soperla instagram, website, and zulily sales. I like to put it this way: 99% of what they sell is 100% my style! The only problem is that it is hard to choose.
So I decided to order 2 of their Grab Bags. The grab bags come with 3 shirts and cost just $14.99. Incredible deal! The shirts will be in the size you selected, but they are a surprise! I figured even if I only liked one shirt from each bag it would still be a great deal!
What Came In My So Perla Grab Bag Order?
My order really surprised me.
1. Summery yellow sheer overlay shirt with lace detail
2. Turquoise crochet v neck and hemline with tan boho shirt
3. Green Aztec kimono type cardigan
4. Dusty Pink button shirt with white polka dots
5. Vintage looking super soft white long sleeves flouncy shirt
6. Grayish-taupish long sleeves vintage flowery shirt with criss cross neckline
These are not official titles (LOL, terrible describer of clothes).
What did I think of the tops?
I was SO thrilled with this order!!
The dusty pink polka dot shirt isn't good for my skin/hair tones and wasn't totally my style. I tried it on but I know I just won't reach for it, so I put it in my giveaway bin so I can pass it on to someone who will *love* it! Cute, just not me!
The rest of the items I really like. I've worn the soft longsleeved vintage flower shirts and the green Aztec cardigan the most. It's just now warming up so I can wear the yellow top more. The turquoise one I love, it looks so beachy and boho, but I'm not sure how often I will get to wear it on the day-to-day. We'll see!!
Verdict on So Perla's Grab Bags (and So Perla in general!)
I definitely recommend you check out So Perla whether on their website or Zulily. Don't be afraid of the grab bags; embrace the grab bags!
If you do check them out on Zulily and you are new to Zulily, I'd love it if you would sign up here to support my so perla addiction! :p
Random irrelevant sidenote: I just ate a plate full of garden fresh asparagus which was delicious and the most gigantic asparagus I have ever seen in my life. 😳😳 I just felt like someone needed to know. Thanks for being that person! <3
I recently got to check out a number of scarves/blankets/wraps/shawls/??? from a seller on Amazon called Dimore. My favorite two are above! I love the shades in the plaid scarf on the right and the lighweight bird scarf is the absolute best. It's so adorable!!!
This review is for 2 of the NinaQueen Beads
1."Love Connection" 925 Sterling Silver Clasp Safety Chain Bead Heart Shape Design Charm
2."Happy Daisy" 925 Sterling Silver Stopper Safety Chain Bead Multicolour Charm
I was quite impressed with these when they arrived! I have a pandora bracelet and put them on the bracelet. Now, these beads snap onto the bracelet which means they won't slide off the ends and neither will the beads you already have on. Most beads just slide on the pandora bracelets and then when you take them off or put it on, you have to juggle the beads not falling off and clasping the bracelet shut. So beads like this help eliminate that issue by blocking non-snapping beads from falling off.
Still, you could use these on their own because they have great style too! In the video I placed both bead sets on one bracelet and alternated them. This allowed the chain to cross over, creating a unique look. There are so many options.
The beads come in a black box with a cleaning cloth. (always great to have!) They are very sparkly and I love them a lot! The Flowered one has great, fun summer colors.
These beads are a great way to protect other beads from falling off the bracelet and are a great, stylish addition to the bracelet themselves. You will enjoy them!
Don't forget thatthey are 925 Sterling Silver! Keep that in mind as you consider purchasing them.
While I did receive them for free to test and review, opinions are all mine!
Pandora Charm Style has a ton of other really cute beads. I'll share some that I love below!
Find Them On Amazon Here:
Amazon Product Review: Orrous & Co Legacy Collection 18K Gold Plated Bezel Cubic Zirconia Solitaire Earrings
**Experience With Orrous & Co Products**
This is the first time I have ordered any item from the brand Orrous & Co.
They have a lot of other jewelry that's really gorgeous like 18k White Gold Plated Cushion Halo Cubic Zirconia Engagement Ring (1.90 carats) and 18k Gold Plated Cubic Zirconia Cushion Shape Halo Stud Earrings (1.90 carats)<3333
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