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If I were not paying of my CC, I would buy this and this & this..

I have been a big fan of this brand for many years, and have seen it grow into a well recognised brand.  Who are you talking about, you ask?

Well, the brand that I totally love is gorjana. For my regular post, I was looking for something to share with you, but gorjana’s pieces are so fab, I could not just pick one.  So, with the help of Polyvore, I have created a little set of all my fav pieces – they are all just delicious!!

My favourite Gorjana pieces

Handbag / Jewelry / Necklace / Bracelet / Necklace / Necklace

Now, a little bit about the brand.  Born in 2004, by husband and wife duo Gorjana and Jason Griffin Reidel.  Now named gorjana & griffin,  its creators describe their brand as a “socially conscious lifestyle company that makes cool, fashionable, current, high quality products at reasonable price points for men and women.” – totally love this description.  And you can tell from all their pieces that they are true to their company branding.

I have personally seen the brand grow over the years, as they have added new lines to their collections.  Initially, launching with jewellery.  gorjana has grown their range to include handbags, shoes, accessories as well as launching in 2012 a Men’s line.

They have a huge following, from celeb’s like Kristin Cavallari, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford and Olivia Wilde.  They are regularly seen in fashion magazines in the US – Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Lucky& Instyle

You can visit their website directly here, and enjoy $15.00 postage costs, which is fab.  You can purchase all their collection, plus they have some exclusives that you can only get on their site.  I know that my favourite on-line website ShopBop also carries these wonderful pieces.

So, I would strongly suggest, if you are looking for some wonderful pieces at a fantastic price, with good shipping rates, I would get your little fingers down to gorjana now.

Til next time, be good…

 

 

Images care of gorjana & griffin

 

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An Excessorized Life – No thanks Rachel Zoe – Not for me!

Most of you would know who Rachel Zoe is, right?  For those of you who don’t, Rachel Zoe is a celebrity stylist, who has her own reality TV show, launched her own Rachel Zoe fashion line last year, and today(well, yesterday US time) has launched her new jewellery collection exclusively at Neiman Marcus

The jewellery collection is inspired by her Mother and highly esteemed international design houses.  Zoe explains “I poured my heart into the collection so that every piece tells a story, provokes a memory or connotes a sentiment—after all, jewelry really is the most personal part of any look.”
She goes on to explain that the pieces are of quality and detail, but at an attainable price.  hmm… I wonder who she thinks it will be attainable to?

Check out her exclusive video clip

Rachel Zoe’s Jewellery Collection Exclusive to Neiman Marcus

The only piece that I came close to liking was RZ’s – Domed Deco Bracelet

RZ – Domed Deco Bracelet – $420US

This as my most favoured piece from a not so nice collection, only because I have an slight obsession with all things on my wrist.  I must agree that the quality of the pieces is great.  She uses White pave Swarovski® crystals, gold plating, and black quartz.

I can not say much for the rest of her collection.  It is a bit too gold, and art deco for me.  A bit too over the top.  and again I say GOLD… way too much.  The site describes a lot of the pieces as vintage, but I think it is way too vintage for my liking.

There are 40 pieces in her collection, ranging from ear-rings,  bracelets, chunky rings, and necklaces.  The pieces range from $195 – $650, which I think is a little exey, considering that the US isn’t exactly in a good financial position.  Is she thinking about her clients??  I am not sure.

The collection is very Rachel Zoe and has been created from her love for all things vintage.  I have not always liked her style, as I think it is TOO vintage.

The great thing about this collection is that Neiman Marcus ships internationally, so if you love any of the RZ pieces or anything from Neiman Marcus (and who doesn’t), you can get it.  Just love Neiman Marcus

I encourage you all to check out Rachel Zoe’s latest collection and let me know what you think.

Have a great day!

Me? A Nasty Girl… its not what you think!

So, I have been working on an assignment over the past week, and I have been putting together my final pieces on Polyvore.  I am in throws of completing a fashion styling course, which by the way I have been trying to complete for over a year.  I now have a reason to complete it, so am doing so, but more about that later in the year. 🙂

In putting together “MySet” in polyvore, I noticed an awesome photo that I wanted to use in my next set, so I clicked it and it took me to this website – http://www.nastygal.com.  Now before you think, that this is a nasty website, if you know what I mean, its not.

I could not believe what I found.. EUREKA! – that is so Oussie! lol.. Do any of you know the feeling of finding something, that you were not intentionally looking for.. OMG.. that was this moment.  This site is fantastic… I totally heart it!! (is that a bit weird using that word – Am I too old??). When you have been looking at fashion for as long as I have on the internet, its a real treat when you find news ones.  I compare it to finding money in your jeans that you forgot about.. Yes, that’s the feeling – right there!

At this site you will find all sorts of fab-U-lous (I am saying this Kevin Lee style, you know the LA Celebrity florist) things.  Its cool, with a punk sort of vibe.  I was just checking out some styles and there are loads that I totally love.

Check out some of my fav’s below..  I have a little bit of an accessories bias for obvious reasons

Nastygal – Metal Mania Clutch – $47

Not only do I love this silver clutch, but I love all the colours and of course the rack of bangles… gives me some ideas for a gold stack!

Nastygal – Villa Woven tote – $57

This bag is perfect for summer weekends.  I just just obsessed with brights ATM.

Nastygal – prickly platform (by J.Campbell) – $214.00

And these shoes – OMG.  I am so totally in love with these J.Campbell shoes..  So, Lady Gaga.  Not sure how I would go walking in them but they are some fiece shoe.  anyone out there interested in buying me a pair??

Now, a little about this wonderfully fab website.

Nasty Gal is a global online destination for fashion-forward, free-thinking girls. In 2006, founder Sophia Amoruso started an eBay store selling a highly curated selection of vintage pieces. In just five short years, the shop has grown to become an international style source offering both new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Our buyers search high and low for pieces you won’t find anywhere else—be it from the Rose Bowl Flea Market or the racks at showrooms. Our shop is stocked weekly with both handpicked vintage and a highly curated selection of up-and-coming designers, giving you not just what the fashion doctor ordered, but truly unique items that can’t be found elsewhere.

Besides the style of clothing and accessories, I of course love the prices and so will you.  They are all very reasonable.

They ship to Australia.  If you are willing to wait, shipping costs can be as low as $15, but if you can not wait to receive your purchase, you can pay up to approx $40, which is on the high side. I would be going for the $15 shipping myself.  They have have a vintage section, with some fab pieces.

So, do any of you people out there, know of this website? Am I a little slow on the uptake?  Check out the site and let me know what your favorite pieces are!

Til next time!

Weird name, but some great buys – BOOHOO

So, last night I was watching “It’s a Brad, Brad World”, which is growing on me.  I actually think Brad is way better than what’s her name??  I can see her face, just can not recall her name,  I am thinking of the emails I receive from her,, that’s right Rachel Zoe.

Anyway, during one of the show breaks, I see an ad for a new on-line retailer, called “BooHoo”, that’s right Boohoo.  First time around I did not take much notice of the ad, but second time around, I sat and watched, then I tried to go to the site, but for some reason, I think I was like many other chickies, trying to access the site with no luck – 😦

So, this morning I checked it out.  I actually really love the pieces that they have.  Below are just some of the pieces that I chose.

Charmaine Scale Effect Blanket Edged Clutch - $36

Elizabeth Diamond Print Peplum Top - $30

Sophie Spotted Paperbag waist Cropped Trousers - $36

Now, just a little bit about the brand.

“Boohoo is one of the UK’s leading online fashion retailers, offering trend-led clothing at affordable prices. Boohoo provide a wide selection of celebrity and catwalk inspired pieces – with lots of new looks arriving daily….Since the launch in 2006, Boohoo has quickly become one of the most successful online fashion retailers for women’s clothing. As the company has grown, so has the customer base and Boohoo now ship worldwide to countries such as USA and Australia.”

I tried to see the cost of postage to Australia, but at the moment their pricing says $FOC.  If you can work out what this means, please let me know.  It takes 7-10 days to ship, which is not bad.  The only down side, is that you have to pay to have the items shipped back to the UK, if you want to return them.  A bit like the other UK brands, before ASOS moved to returns in Australia.  For my international readers, the pricing seems pretty reasonable.  You can check out their delivery information here

I think the price point is fantastic, and new pieces are coming in all the time. Boohoo seems to have built a great business, and looks as though many magazines use their products.

In a time, where people are a little more careful with what they spend, and still want to look fabulous, I can only say check them out.  You will be able to find something at a fantastic price point and have something that not everyone is wearing.  Enjoy guys.

Will you be buying something from BooHoo??  If you do, please let me know, what you thought of them..

Til next time… Be Good

If I weren’t paying off my CC, I would buy this…

Squared enamel-link bracelet

J Crew - Squared enamel-link bracelet

WOW – how beautiful is this bracelet!  When I saw it I just had to post it.  I am very tempted to purchase it, especially because til the end of April J Crew will ship to you for free.. That is right, they will.  But because I am committed to not using my CC, I will refrain, and hopefully one of you out there will make the purchase.

As you would be aware, I am slightly obsessed with bracelets, I think I have always been.  I can remember buying my first gold bangle, and today I still have it.  This piece would be a perfect compliment to my collection, and at $82.80, it is a little on the expensive side, but I am sure that I would get the wear out of it, and it is made in Russia, now that says something, doesnt it… lol

I was very excited this morning to receive my email from J Crew, because it was telling me that they now ship internationally and in April they will ship to you for free.  J Crew has been a favourite of mine for a long time, but it was always a no go because they do not ship to Australia.  So, now as soon as I pay off my Credit card, I will be visiting J Crew to make a few purchases.

I have pinned this on my Pinterest as well.  For all you people out there, you must join Pinterest.  It is totally fabulous and I have found my latest obsessio, and believe you me it is going to be bigger than facebook… Get on to band wagon now….

Anyway,

Be Good…

Lucia