The Only 3 New Accessories you Need for Spring & Summer 

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Disclaimer: this post isn’t sponsored by anyone, I just shop a lot. However (!);

As you might know, I’m all about reusing and recycling, and even though spring is upon is and summer is down the road, don’t feel like you have to go out and hunt down a whole new assortment of accessories, shoes, and outfits every time a new season rolls around. If you notice, fashion recycles looks and trends from season and decades past all the time. 

You really only need three to four new accessories every season. Here are my current favorites for spring / summer:

A CUTE HAT

Not only will a cute new hat protect your skin and guard your youth against the sun’s rays, but it can make or break an outfit. A floppy hat can take a blah outfit to another level. I’m all for the floppy hat, especially during sunnier days, which is every day during the summer in Southern California. This one below by Asos goes with everything. There are so many iterations of the floppy wide brimmed hat, but the Panama Hat is one of my faves. I like the ring on this one too, because I’m into rings lately for some reason. 

Felt Panama hat by Asos. $35.

If you’re into the super beachy cute straw ones with funny sayings, these below by Etsy shop Sprinkled with Pink are up your alley. You can customize the lettering too, which is awesome. 

Customizable beachy hat by Etsy shop Sprinkled with Pink. $19+

Newsboy/conductor/fishermen caps are my new thing. I find that they frame the face nicely and they’re just unexpected and cute. The one I’m wearing at the top of the page is by Urban Outfitters and I scored it for $6 because of my app and as it was already on sale for $10. It was one of my happiest moments last week. I’m not entirely sure why it’s $24.99 online though. I’d check your local UO if you want it. 

Striped Chambray Fishermen’s Hat by Urban Outfitters. $24.99 online.

It also comes in ivory, which I totally need.

SUNNIES THAT POP

Slim Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses by Urban Outfitters. $16.

I’m so into translucent colored lenses on my sunnies lately. What they say about rose colored lenses isn’t so far off after all. 

Slim Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses in pink. UO.

These are the same ones I’m wearing above. $16. UO.

I’m also into aviators with colored lenses as I think they add a sexy 70s vibe to spring/summer outfits. I wish I could splurge on Desi x Quay Sahara sunnies below. 

Desi X Quay Sahara aviator sunglasses. $65.

These below are too cute and a fraction of the cost. 

Aviators by Pretty Little Thing. $12.

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STATEMENT PURSE

When fashion people say ‘statement’ or ‘it’ purse I’m not sure if that’s just a marketing tactic, or if they actually attempt making statements with their purses, or consider some as fashionable as an ‘it girl’. Either way, I’m going with it for spring and summer. I’ve been into bright or pastel purses combined with neutrals, or vice versa as of late. 

Source: glowsly.com. The pastel bags were all over SS2018. Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Valentino. 

The purse below, by Chloé has been on my fantasy wish list forever. I think it may be where my obsession with rings started.

Faye medium leather and suede shoulder bag by Chloé. $1950. 

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This is literally one of my paychecks though, so every time I glance at the price my fashion daydreams float back to reality.

Aliexpress. $7.19.

This one above by Ali Express is $7.19 and honestly, the way I treat my everyday purses, I have no business spending more than this. I probably will splurge on the Faye bag by Chloé eventually, but I’ll probably store it on a velvet pedestal and take it out once a year.

Source: Getty images. 

The super cute pastel bag seen on the Adeam SS2018 runway is so easy to pair with any outfit and super spring-forward. It’d  perfect with a camel colored dress. Here are two affordable pastel bags below, by H&M, from their new spring line of purses.

Baby pink bucket bag by H&M. $35.

Shoulder bag in lilac by H&M. $18.

Another trend in bags I’ve been loving lately is the wicker bag, and even though this trend has been going strong for three Spring/Summer seasons, as noted in Refinery 29, I can’t stop fawning over how classic and summery they are. 

Straw Structured Crossbody Bag by UO. $49.

The one below by Etsy shop Lake of Life is adorable.

Wicker purse by Etsy shop Lake of Life. $25.33.

These bags make me want to go on a picnic on some idyllic hill with a checkered blanket. 

Wicker handbag by Zara. $45.90

I hope you find some hidden treasures in whatever you already have as well. I can bet that some of the outfits you’ve amassed are still trendy this season. What accessory are you crushing on?

Love you all!

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The Style that Will Never Be Out of Style: The Eternal Romantic Ethereal Style Trappings and Formation of Stevie Nicks

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I’m not sure that there’s someone more influential to romantic bohemian style than Stevie Nicks. I find myself being drawn to her style staples time and time again; velvet, bell sleeves, gold, fringe, oversized flowy dresses and wraps, platform tall boots, etc. In addition to her impact and contribution to music, her fashion sense was and is pretty awesome and pretty instrumental at that. 

In her own own words she aptly stated, 

“I’m timeless, I got that Dickensian, London street-urchin look in high school. I’ll never be in style, but I’ll always be different.” 
-Stevie Nicks, USA Today, October 16, 1991

Much of the staples of boho style are renditions of looks she proliferated. The essence of brands like Free People is their hippie aesthetic, which is basically based on the Stevie Nicks style playbook. I’ve drawn form that playbook once or twice myself and I mean, what girl hasn’t? 

Stevie in 1975 looking cute af. Source: whowhatwear.com

You can pretty much copy any of her looks and be on point right now, even though many of these looks were fashionable around forty years ago. The fashion industry definitely has, proving the timelessness of the looks. In a moment of raw honesty and objective reflection on herself and the matter she noted :

People have latched on to my look because I’ve never changed it… You open a magazine and you say, ‘Oh, Marc Jacobs is definitely doing the Stevie Nicks handkerchief skirt and riding jacket and top hat and scarf,’ because that’s what I wore then, and I still wear it now.” – Stevie Nicks (Stevie Nicks in Control of ‘Dreams’ written by Amy Kaufman for LA Times) 

 If you don’t know who she is, I’m sure you’ve heard her voice as she sang on most of Fleetwood Mac’s hits. (Landslide, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, etc.) 

In a way, she was a kind of musical gypsy in the way she wove magic as a singer and songwriter. Her songs evoke a kind of alchemy you can’t quite put your finger on, and her lyrics speak on raw truths about the female side of the human condition. 

“While living in the male-dominated world of the very peak of the music industry in the 1970s, she wrote indelible songs that tell real, true stories, often about the bond between women, and about the life of an adventurer.”  – NPR.org (“Stevie Nicks: ‘When We Walk Into the Room We Have to Float in Like Goddesses'”: article by Ann Powers for NPR Music

Her voice is haunting yet beautiful, and her gypsy bohemian style matched her vocals seamlessly. The entire image worked in conjunction to create what the musical world has recognized as rockstar  goddess status. 

The ingredients of the magic that was and is Fleetwood Mac is a blueprint for modern folk pop rock music ever since their reign. The same can be said for female artists’ fashion choices. 

“… The 66-year-old’s free spirit, unmistakable raspy voice, and all-or-nothing attitude aren’t the only things that have made her such an icon. Her bohemian-influenced style, which has remained pretty much the same since she first broke onto the scene in the ‘60s, is so distinct that it has become inseparable from her as a human being. ” whowhat wear.com

Many of the details she’s been wearing for decades are now re-emerging as major trends on runways and in street style—fringeblanket coats, capes, wide-legged pants, and beyond. – Whowhatwear.comWhowhatwear.comWhowhatwear.com (Stevie Nicks is Having a Moment: Shop Her 13 Best Looks Ever by Meghan Blalock) 

Stevie Nicks began singing in a folk pop duo with her then boyfriend Lindsay Buckingham. Being in a folk pop duo and her struggle resonates strongly with me, as does her will to support a creative dream. She waited tables at Bob’s Big Boy to support herself and Lindsay, volunteering herself as the breadwinner to allow Lindsay to focus on his guitar playing, which was becoming more brilliant every day. 

Lindsay and Stevie. Source: FleetwoodMacNews.com

“I didn’t want to be a waitress, but I believed that Lindsey didn’t have to work, that he should just lay on the floor and practice his guitar and become more brilliant every day…as I watched him become more brilliant everyday, I felt very gratified. I was totally devoted to making it happen for him.

 I never worried about not being successful; I wanted to make it possible for him to be successful. And when you feel that way about somebody, it’s very easy to take your own personality and quiet it way down. I knew my career was going to work out fine. I knew I wasn’t going to lose myself.

~Stevie Nicks, SPIN Magazine Interview, October, 1997

There wasn’t much bread to go around however, in the early years.

“We were so poor that we used to share a hamburger for dinner, or sometimes a slice of pizza.

Stevie Nicks, on why she worked as a waitress at Bob’s Big Boy after moving in with Lindsey in 1970, Harpers Bazaar, 1997

Self sacrificial love was a key in Nicks’ success as was discerning what style suited her best. Almost innately she favored loose chiffon shapes that created a sort of other worldly angelic vibe, platform boots which added to her small stature and paired beautifully with her outfits, and colors which suited her overall mysterious gypsy allure. 

On creating her image she notes:

“I developed [my clothing style] before the Rumours album with my designer, Margi Kent, that I met in the first year of Fleetwood Mac. I told her, ‘I need to have uniform. We have to think of something that looks good. We can make three skirts, three tops, and have your shoes and your little, you know….a couple of wraps and jackets and you’re ready to go.’ And that’s what I did.” –Stevie Nicks, Spotight on Stevie Nicks, 96.1 WSRS, August 5, 2001 

Though Stevie would will herself to avoid stores and shopping she became so famous in such a life altering way and a fast span of time, that she soon amassed a treasure trove of the pieces designers emulate and it girls favor today.

“‘Y’know before Lindsey and I joined we had to steel ourselves not to go into stores… Six months later we were earning $400 a week each and I was totally famous. We used to pin $100 bills up on the walls of our apartment just for fun. You go through that with someone, you don’t forget.'”

It’d be one of the best fashion days of my life if I could play dress up in her closet. I for one plan on attending the garage sale she will throw upon retiring:

When I stop singing I’m gonna have a garage sale like you’re not gonna believe. We’re talking chiffon, chiffon, and more chiffon.” Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams and Rumors by Zoë Howe

Perhaps what makes Stevie’s style so effortlessly attractive is not clothes at all though, but attitude. She describes her image as a sort of suit of armor, worn not only to evoke beauty, but a quiet power;

She told her bandmate Christine what she believed about being a woman immersed in what was then a man’s world , “… you know, we can never be treated like second class citizens here. So when we walk into the room, we have to walk in with a big attitude. 

Which does not mean a snotty conceited attitude. But it means like we have to float in like goddesses, because that is how we want to be treated. And we will never not be invited to the party, because we are women.”-NPR.org

They did get invited to the party that is rock music, and have remained fixtures there ever since.

” Nicks and bandmate Christine McVie were strong female figures in an industry where many male musicians were hero-worshipped by fans across the world…” (Stevie Nicks Sees Women’s Rights Slipping, ‘And I Hate It’ by Dan Rys for Rolling Stone

 Stevie continues to be a fashion icon and rock pioneer today and admire her for doing so, and embracing her individuality and all that makes her Stevie. 

(if I didn’t mention an image’s source it’s because it’s from pinterest or not found)  

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Winter to Spring Staple: Pastel Sweaters

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Winter to Spring Staple: Pastel Sweaters

Winter to Spring Staple: Pastel Sweaters by maggiesinthemoon featuring floral home decor



Acne Studios ribbed sweater

net-a-porter.com

Long blazer jacket

abaday.com

Gucci short a line skirt

$730 – net-a-porter.com

Dr. Martens genuine leather boots

nordstrom.com

Fendi pink leather handbag

nordstrom.com

Cartier pink opal ring

$3,170 – harrods.com

Imitation jewellery

childofwild.com

Glitzy Rocks round earrings

overstock.com

Blush

charlottetilbury.com

Too Faced Cosmetics face makeup

toofaced.com

Burberry lip makeup

$36 – net-a-porter.com

Too Faced Cosmetics eyeliner

macys.com

Too Faced Cosmetics moisturizing lip gloss

selfridges.com

Miu Miu eau de perfume

miumiu.com

Floral home decor

wayfair.ca

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination 

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​Thanks soooo much to the sweet and lovely blogger from A Glitter Mirror for nominating me! Check out her blog now for awesome fashion, beauty, and lifestyle posts. She’s down to earth, funny, and so relatable! 

I’ve never been nominated for any of these but always loved reading people’s responses. Can’t wait to get started on my first so let’s do this! 

What is your favorite subject to blog about?

This is kind of cheating because I can’t pick just one but my favorite subject to blog about is a tie between advice, makeup, and fashion because I can’t get enough of these subjects. 

Street style during Paris Fashion Week. Photo by Sandra Semburg for Vogue France.

I love providing insight into things in life that seem unattainable or insurmountable if I know I can help. I’m also thoroughly addicted to makeup and fashion and always will be. I genuinely enjoy discussing these subjects.

Super cute planner by Paper Source.

Sorry I can’t pick one! I’d love to start blogging about my other interests too, as I have many, but I try to keep my blog streamlined and focused. 


What is your favorite brand of makeup? 

That’s a very hard question but I’d have to say overall my favorite brand of makeup is most certainly ColourPop. Their quality and prices are simply unbeatable.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Twitterpated. $5.

Also their uniqueness makes them stand out to me. I love that they create amazing high quality products like their super shock shadows for such affordable prices. Plus they’re based in California so that’s awesome. My next favorite brand is Wet n’ Wild for sure for the similar reasons. 

All I See is Magic Palette. ColourPop. $20

Where would you like to go for a week long vacation?

I would love to go to New York City or Paris.

I’ve always been attracted to both of those cities but the only things I know about them is what I’ve seen in movies and TV and have heard from other people. I’d be ecstatic to see them firsthand and walk the streets free, aimless, and happy.

Image found on the-gorod.com.

 What is/was your favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject in school was always art, followed by English. I’m a typical right brained person.

Image found on artrockschool.org

What is your least favorite color?

I honestly wear every color so this is a pretty hard question. I’ve considered this question seriously and intensely and decided I don’t really have one. I like everything from plum to pink to beige to mustard to baby puke green.  

What is one makeup or beauty tip that you think that everyone should know about?

Probably the most important makeup and beauty tips I have are never skimp on skincare or primer! 

Benefit Porefessional. $12 for small size,  . 25 ounces. Ulta.

Always buy a good cleanser, moisturizer, anti aging products, masks, and wear a product with spf under your makeup. Your almost eternally youthful skin will thank you later. An effective primer will completely change your makeup game. Who doesn’t want their fave to look smoother and their makeup to last all day? 

What season is your favorite?

Most definitely fall. I love the cool temperatures, the changing leaves, everything pumpkin, the fashion, warm tones, dark lipstick, Halloween, and honestly the season just makes me happy. 

Photo found on Valleyfinancial.com

What is one thing that you like to do to unwind after a long day?

Watching YouTube videos and Netflix while doing a skincare  mask. A glass of wine and some popcorn doesn’t hurt either. 

Image from Amongotherthings.com

What movie do you LOVE the most?

I love so many movies but I would have to say The Wizard of Oz or Rocky if I had to pick just one..I can’t though. The message of both movies and the way they impacted me when I saw them as a kid and a girl struggling through puberty are the reasons why. 

I’ve watched The Wizard of Oz so many times and it’s become a part of my life.  The music, visuals, and hopefulness it lends sets it apart as one of the best movies ever, in my opinion. 


 I first watched Rocky in a summer cinema class and it was the perfect timing. I proceeded to watch it whenever I needed a boost in morale. Adolescence can make you feel like Rocky going up against Apollo Creed.  

I always kept the idea that it doesn’t matter how many times you’re knocked down but how many times you get back up and fight back that matters close to my heart too. 

What movie do you HATE the most? 

I’m trying to recall all the times I sat in a theater or at home and thought, what a waste of time. I hate a lot of horror movies. They’re unnecessarily gruesome and gratuitously violent in my opinion. One I really hated was Rosemary’s Baby. Though the clothes and the acting are great, the end and the ultimate meaning of the film wasn’t in line with my ideals and views on what constitutes a good movie in general. 

What is one difficulty that you have had to overcome when it comes to blogging?

One difficulty I overcame when it comes to blogging is time management. Though I’m still working on it, I’ve made huge strides since I started blogging. 

Adorable blog notebook from mindthejam on etsy. $5.90

One way I succeeded at organizing my time more wisely and maximizing my blogging potential was by planning my posts and writing down notes. 

When I get an idea or find a photo that inspires me I write it down or text it to myself. This has helped immensely. My next goal is being more effective with my words and less wordy.

Thank you so much to The Glitter Mirror and to you for reading!

Here are the bloggers I’m nominating:

All Things Allat

Lipstick for Lunch

The Life of Kristyn

Sharonchy

The Zinful Blonde 

 Bella Inizio

The Fashion and Style Police

Sparkle with Kerry

Caroo Makeup

The Style of Laura Jane

Beautifully Brooke

Rinky Dinky Rhi

Here are your questions:

What brand would you most want to collaborate with and why? 

Do you think social media is mostly used for positive or negative purposes? 

If you could have any superpower what would it be and why? 

What is your favorite new makeup product? 

What’s the best tip you’ve learned about skincare? 

What is/are your pet peeve(s)? 

What lesson/piece of wisdom you’ve acquired do you wish you could tell your younger self? 

Love you all!

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