I’ve been obsessed with Ray-Bans for too long to count, perhaps it has something to do with Audrey Hepburn and her classic Wayfarers. Now I’m graduating from my Wayfarers to Clubmasters, because something about these makes me covet them deeply. Colorful or standard, these retro specs are the perfect accessory. I’d perhaps even go as far as to become one of those people I hate who wear sunglasses in the dark or inside for these babies.
Globus Ariera Pendant Necklace, by Joyce Makitalo; Vivre.com, $585.00
Something about this necklace is totally Xena Warrior Princess. It’s rough, yet beautiful, and it possesses that element of strength that will balance out even the most overtly feminine frock.
The piece is remnant of a different age, like someone took a shrink ray to a roman museum and miniaturized one of the curators favorite shields. Laced on a double strand of grey rice pearls lies a captivating pendant with a single osmena pearl for its heart, surrounded by white turquoise, agate, aquamarine, and mookite. It’s the kind of piece that carries the power to instantly elevate any ensemble, the strong silent type that’s very presence can’t help but soak up the attention. It’s as if Joyce Makitalo captured the very soul of a female warrior in it.
On my return from Barcelona, all I wanted to do was go back. The fact that I don’t own a Spanish villa and I’d just been tormented by a turbulence-full eight hour plane ride are probably what stopped me. Nevertheless I have an eye out for a red flamenco-ish dress to keep my new-found Spanish heart alive and this sweetheart neckline frock is just the ticket. Don’t get me wrong, I realize it’s not a full-length flamenco dress but the ruffled skirting and the luscious red hue are the next best thing to me right now. Not to mention walking around in a full-length flamenco get up would definitely turn a few heads in the wrong way, and I’d be likely to trip over the train.
Have I mentioned that I have a thing for peacocks? It all started when my aunt gave me a pair of silver peacock chandelier-like earrings. I wore them just about everywhere when I got them and managed to preserve them for three years for my sweet sixteen party. Even though I now can boast only knowing where one of the peacock earring pair is, I still love peacock accessories and this clutch reminds me why. It’s effortlessly grounded and beautiful, it doesn’t take much to reminds you of the majestic bird’s plumage and it speaks to my undying love of color.
Mila Schon Vintage – A.N.G.E.L.O Neon Pattern Skirt; FarFetch.com, $126.00
This is probably a piece any self respecting Copacabana mama would wear. The neon color rainbow printed pencil skirt almost resembles the wings of a butterfly. The colors are loud and the silhouette is simple, it’s so fun and tropical it’s practically screaming my name. It’s sexy vintage perfection that I truly can’t get enough of.
Fireworks in the sky can be a little overrated, but I’m in love with this fire shooting billowing blouse. With Canada Day up north and the fourth down here, patriotism of all sorts rang supreme. Although I prefer my independence days to be a little low key, I somehow manage to always take part in that great tradition of blasting off fireworks for no apparent reason, other than it’s cool and showy. This year I opted out of the whole colorful, pollutant laden experience, in favor of a crop top that’ll last way after the weekend is over.
I’d love to have these all over my place with my favorite quotes etched into them. They’re the perfect little personalized touch for a quote junkie like me. The timeless Steuben Glass piece is utterly exquisite, the kind that come with my Hot & Sour soup has nothing on these.