Thursday, August 31, 2017

On Vacay with Nateeva

I'm in Jamaica right now....I'm lying in the wet sand near the water's edge as gentle waves crash at my feet and an island breeze tousles my hair.  The intoxicating smell of my coconut scented suntan lotion and warmth of the tropical sun are trying to lull me into an afternoon nap....or am I already dreaming?......Neither, I just spritzed myself with Nateeva's scent Jamaica and it transported my senses back to a tropical paradise.

Nateeva's island fragrances

The kind folks at Nateeva sent me generous sized samples and they are all a vacation for the senses! My mother and I spent an afternoon spritzing ourselves and our favorite is Jamaica.  I'm wearing it now and I smell amazing and I swear I can hear a steel drum band in the distance.  

Saturday, August 19, 2017

'80's Glam

I went back to the thrift store where I found the beautiful vintage Karl Lagerfeld pin and bought two more.

One is also vintage '80's, a dragonfly pin with Gripoix glass, by Deanna Hamro.  I can't find too much info about her, except that she designed costume jewelry in the 80's & 90's, but otherwise designed fine jewelry.

Vintage Deanna Hamro dragonfly pin

The other is a Christian Lacroix sun pin, which I think may also be vintage '80's.  I will probably sell this one on Ebay, but keep the Hamro.

Christian Lacroix sun pin

I love how glitzy and glam the '80's were.  Makes for great statement jewelry!  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fabulous Find: Karl Lagerfeld Brooch

We went vintage/consignment shopping today.  There are two consignment shops and a vintage store in the area.  It's really fun to check in them occasionally to see what little treasures are in stock.  I spotted this brooch from afar and it turned out it's by Karl Lagerfeld and I think it may be a vintage piece.  When I got home I checked on Ebay and found it for sale for $329.  I paid $65.  Score!!  I think it will be a great accessory for a blazer or high neck blouse this Fall.

Karl Lagerfeld brooch