Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Posh'mina Review

I love the look of wraps and pashminas and I really think that they are something that can be worn year round. I know most of you might be like what?!? pashminas should only be worn during the winter when its sooo cold out! But I think that pashminas are perfect for a balmy summer night when it's not as hot as during the day.

Although I love pashminas as much as the next girl there can be some issues with wearing them, for one the fact that sometimes they slip off your shoulders when you are wearing them which means that you can be distracted by having to constantly put it back on your shoulders. And that's where The Posh'mina comes in!

The Posh'mina is basically a hybrid pashmina! They have taken the pashmina that we all love and truly changed how it functions. By adding two slots, The Posh'mina has totally revolutionized the way you can wear your pashmina! The two slots allows you to loop the end of the scarf through the hole so that you can get the perfect tied scarf look without the hassle of actually having to tie it and the added bonus of it not shifting around and getting loose! It's sheer genius! 

The Posh'mina offers amazing Posh'minas in a huge variety of colours and patterns. If patterns are not your thing then they also have many different plain coloured options as well! And The Posh'mina actually comes in two different styles slotted and sleeved! 

My Review: 

The Posh'mina was so kind and sent me two of their lovely Posh'minas to do a review on!

As you can see each one came nicely packaged with a great card and wrapped in twine! I love how they packaged the Posh'minas because it's simple and understated. 

This style is called the Lea'Pard Slotted and it actually also comes in the Lea'Pard Sleeved Option as well!

This amazing The Posh'mina is ZZ Slotted! Don't you just love the explosion of bright bold colour?

As you can see each of The Posh'mina have great detail and are very soft and feels so luxurious.

My sister and I decided to head out and show you all of the great ways that you can wear The Posh'mina both styled casually and for more formal occasions. 

I love The Posh'mina worn as a vest and belted up! I really love that you can throw this over a simple pair of shorts and a tank and instantly your look is updated!

The ZZ Slotted is so perfect because of all of the great colours! I mean it can go with everything and anything because it's just so bold!

My sister rocking the more traditional pashmina look! Which is what I love about The Posh'mina because you can get a pashmina but with the added benefit of it being able to be used as an actual piece of clothing!  

Not sure if you can tell but the Lea'Pard Slotted comes with an added's actually reversible!!! That's right! One side is a more dark and muted animal print and the other side is a more brownish tan colour! I love that this provides more styling opportunities!

My outfit: 
Bracelet: Pandora
Shoes: Browns
Sunnies: Tom Ford

As you can see the Lea'Pard Slotted is perfect to go with any night time look! 

Here I'm rocking the Lea'Pard Slotted in a more traditional style of wearing it as a wrap. 

It really works!!!I had no issues with slippage or it becoming loose! I almost couldn't believe it!! I have worn it a few times in this style since this shoot and I still have had no issues! Yay The Posh'mina you guys rock!

I totally love The Posh'mina and all of the amazing looks that you can achieve and just how well it fits into my wardrobe!

If you love The Posh'mina as much as I do you will be so glad to hear that I will be having a giveaway where one lucky reader will win The Posh'mina of their very own! Watch out for that giveaway coming soon! 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Talulah Lee Jewelry Giveaway!

 If you are looking for a great way to accessorize that awesome maxi dress or that neon bikini, Talulah Lee has so many great pieces that will be your next summer staple!

Talulah Lee is features great jewelry all the way from Sweden and each piece is lovingly created with attention to detail by Talulah Lee's designer Melissa!

Talulah Lee features many different jewelry with many different styles. You can find amazing charms, bracelets, necklaces and earrings in many different styles to go with any outfit. You can find delicate everyday pieces that will be great for daytime wear but if bold is how you like to roll there are so many great statement pieces that will set you apart from the crowd!

 Talulah Lee features jewelry that have the best metals and gemstones and beads. Each  Talulah Lee piece incorporates such things as sterling silver, gold, crystals, and gemstones!

 Talulah Lee and Melissa both have such great feedback and you should check out her Testimonial Page to see all of the great reviews and to read about just how happy her clients have been with not only the Talulah Lee Jewlery but from the great service that they recieved from Melissa!

If you want to find out more about Talulah Lee and Melissa check out her Blog and like her on Facebook for great giveaways, sales and discounts! Also check out the Talulah Lee Etsy Shop for even more goodies!

You also get a great discount if this is your first purchase! All first time customers get 10% off their purchase if they use the coupon code: 10PERCENT and of course you can get free shipping with every order over $325 kr or $50 USD! Such great deals!

My Review: 

Melissa was so kind to send me over three lovely pieces from Talulah Lee!

Each Talulah Lee piece is lovingly gift wrapped in a great embossed gift box artfully tied with twine.

Love the little heart detail on the bottom of the box!!! You can totally tell Melissa is all about the details no matter how small they may be. 

First up is the Silver Cluster Bracelet on Emerald Green Leather Cord. Love the green and how it just seems to pop!

Next up we have the amazing Silver Cluster Bracelet on Salmon Pink Leather Cord. Just love the name of this bracelet! Salmon Pink sounds so pretty! (This can also be worn as a necklace!!)

Finally the last bracelet that was sent to me is the Silver Cluster on Muave Leather. Love the fact that this bracelet is so neutral so it goes with totally everything!

These three lovely pieces are from Talulah Lee's Cluster Bracelet - Nugget collection! 

I just love how much these colours just go so well together! You have the bright pops of colour that is offset by the neutral tone of the last bracelet.

If you are a girl who just loves the yellow gold don't worry! Talulah Lee also offers these Nugget Cluster Bracelets in a large variety of other metal colours as well! There's Bronze, Gold, the Silver which I reviewed and the breathtakingly beautiful Rose Gold!

And with multiple leather cord colours the possibilities are endless! You can really find a great piece that has your favorite metal colour on you favorite coloured leather cord! 

Each piece also is finished with a bright silver button clasp.

Another thing that I totally love is that each bracelet is adjustable to fit wrists of 6, 7 or 8 inches! I have had a huge problem in the past with bracelets being able to fit me because they are always so large so I love that Talulah Lee has the option to cut off the excess leather cord to ensure that you will get the perfect fit! 

Here are some shots of  Talulah Lee in action! Look at how great the bracelets look alone and stacked together!

And here are some shots of more great Nugget Cluster Bracelets from the website:

Melissa also did a great interview where we can get to know more about her and her design process: 

Name: Melissa

Name of shop:  Talulah Lee

Location:  Sweden

Favourite item from your shop: Cluster Bracelets - Probably the Emerald Green color

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am orginally an American citizen from Buffalo, NY who worked abroad in UK after college. I starting dabbing in with beads and baubles in 2006 when I knew it was something of interest to me. As of then jewellery making became a hobby when I had time in between my full-time marketing job in London, UK. In 2010 I signed up for my first professional jewellery-making course. Here I learned metal work, soldering, and shaping of metals into form.  Since then I’ve taught myself using online tutorials, blogs and my own research. In college I studied marketing and obtained my MBA in 2006 so I know alot about the business side of how to run a successful startup. However, now I live in Sweden with my husband who is Swedish so there are many new challenges including learning the Swedish language, understanding the Swedish customer, and EU business laws that are different from that in the USA (where I was born).

When and what made you want to open up your shop? I always wanted to have my own shop as that is the identity for my store. I think especially now living in Sweden it is the perfect time because I can work from home, sell my wonderful creations, and people from Sweden, Canada, USA and all over the world will begin to appreciate my designs. 

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process:
It may take me a day to determine a style or look that is aesthetically appealing, determine the technique involved and then create a piece. For many pieces, a lot of time is spent experimenting on what stones and materials and look will look best. Many times I will make a one-off piece as a special edition and once it’s gone that it! Items with many components such as crystals, stones, thread, and leather, may take 2-3 days even after the design is finalized. I love using the best high quality materials such as ecological leather and Swarovski Crystals. It really makes a difference to the piece.  Then there is the entire marketing aspect – photography, description, website and promotion. Each jewellery piece is finished off with my hand stamped tag available in sterling silver or 14K Gold. I take pride in knowing that each piece my customer receives is unique and special to them.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs?
I love classic looks and clean lines…or what I call wearable beauty that never goes out of style. Each item reflects this in one way or another whether it’s a wrap bracelet, delicate gold necklace, wire wrapped earrings, or simplistic charm bracelet with a single charm. If someone asked me my style in two words it would be understated elegance.  There are elements of current fashion trends and colours, but it doesn’t overwhelm the overall lines in my jewellery and I try not to pay attention to the fashion trends too much.
I love the symbolism and meaning of many objects we find in nature and try to incorporate them into many of my pieces. For example, feathers hold meanings of spiritual evolution and ascension and represent the sacredness of air, wind, and thunder gods. Sparrow birds, free-spirited, swift and humble, are also symbolic in that they remind us to use our creativity in life’s everyday challenges. Lastly, the lotus flower, known for its purity and beauty, symbolizes spiritual awakening and faithfulness. Stones also hold special meaning, and many of my pieces incorporate natural colored jade, amazonite, peridot, pearls, sunstone, and moonstone. You'll find these in many wrap bracelet styles.

What is your go to piece in your collection? I personally love the new cluster bracelets. They a minimalistic in their design yet show off alot of bold color at the same time. Whats great is that you can mix, match and layer the single layer versions to create your own unique color look and style for any occasion.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why? I have a rabbit obsession, and so I would probably pick to be a rabbit. They may not be the most majestic animals or have amazing speed or anything like that but they are pleasant and well, just adorably cute!

If you could have one super power what would it be and why? If I could snap my fingers and have all my work done for the day for my jewelry that would be a dream. I am not saying I would want this superpower everyday but perhaps once a week would be refreshing! In regards to running the business, I do mostly everything myself, and although I love doing it, some days it does get quite exhausting. There is always something to do whether its photography, inventory, keeping spreadsheets up to date, ordering new supplies, creating a new piece, managing the website or fulfilling orders. I think the best thing is that when you get a nice email from a customer who just loves their piece of jewelry and they are ecstatic! That is what makes my day and why I love doing this so much.

The Giveaway: 

Love  Talulah Lee as much as I do??? One very lucky winner will win a gift certificate worth 325kr or about $50 for anything from Talulah Lee's shop!!  Melissa is way too generous! 

This giveaway is open to everyone no matter where you may live and will end on September 15!!

How to Enter

There are three ways in which you can enter: Fill out the form below, click here to fill out the form, or enter through the comment section. Also if you want to add more entries but have already filled out the form you can just add the extra entries that you have in the comment section so that you won't have to fill out the form again!