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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



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!

Just spent 1/3 of my weekly budget already.. but Jaffa is gorge..

Orange bracelet from Sunday Social – $35


Sunday Social Orange Bracelet


Ok, so I work in Fortitude Valley, and get the opportunity to see lots of interesting stuff, to say the least, especially when it comes to fashion boutiques.

On my way back to the office, I dropped into Winn Lane, specifically Sunday Social, and looked around and I was looking for something… I had been in there a little while ago, and found this fabulous bracelet and I was looking for it again, it was not on the table where I last saw it. I must of looked a little weird, cause the lovely lady asked me if I was looking for something, and YES I was!.  I explained I was looking for a bracelet, I can not recall what it looked like, but if I saw it, I would know it was the one..  She told me that she something changes the merchandise, and then pulled “HER” out from the other counter.  That was it – yes, the picture above.. Not sure what to call her, yes, I do – “Jaffa”.  I tried it on and she fitted perfectly! I have this affection for bracelets, and stacking so this was the perfect addition to my family of arm candy.

So, with that I purchased her… It was $35 and a third of my budget gone.. 😦 and I only just got my budget out for the next week, so looks like I am going to be relatively poor over the coming week.  But hey that’s ok, because I now have this bracelet to wear and look at the beauty of it, when I am hungry… lol…  things we do for fashion..

Below is Jaffa with her new family Members..  She fits in perfectly..

Jaffa with the rest of her family, Tiffany, Coach & Mimco

Sunday Social in Winn Lane, is a wonderful little place.  That same lovely lady told me that the owner purchases all her items in San Fransisco, where her parents live.  She visits vintage stores and markets.  There are some great pieces.  Outside today, there was this wonderful leather skirt that looked like a denim skirt, which I loved.  When you are next in the Valley, you must check out Winn Lane, which has a great vibe, good cafe called flamingo with the most yummiest home made food!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!!