Sparkle Box Review: August 2015

Here’s my quick review for this month’s Sparkle Box package. I received a Subtle jewelry collection this time around, and I have to say I was very excited after I unboxed it! Each piece looked dainty and beautiful. Very classic and could stand the test of time.

Here’s what I received, from left to right:

  1. Dripping with Style Earrings
    “This teardrop-shaped duo is subtle and reserved with their blush marbled cabochons. The pretty gold-stone settings add some sparkle.”
  2. Charlotte Necklace
    “Two layers of sparkly charm.
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What I Wore: Skirts and Hats

I woke up one day and decided I didn’t like pants. Don’t really know why, I guess I’m getting bored of my usual look? It’s also really uncomfortable to have skintight jeans when it’s so hot out.

We went shopping in Vegas, and I picked up a few skirts to explore this style shift I’m going through. I haven’t worn skirts since my very conservative Christian high school where girls weren’t allowed to wear jeans and we all had to wear knee-length skirts if we were out of uniform. Read more…

What I Wore: On Vacation

I packed very light for our one-week vacation in Vegas. One pair of shoes, one pair of sunglasses, one bag, two dresses, three shirts, one pair of jeans, and a pair of lounge shorts for sleeping. My goal was to travel without checking in any luggage. I used to be a notorious overpacker, but I’ve been keeping it simple now.

Unsurprisingly, it was very hot in Vegas! It was like an oven outside, and the heat being dry doesn’t really help much. Read more…

Sparkle Box Review: July 2015

Sparkle Box is a monthly subscription box for jewelry. I signed up earlier this month to give it a try, so I can add to my accessories collection. I’m generally choosy about jewelry, but Sparkle Box allows you to choose between various styles to suit your tastes. I asked to alternate between Trendy and Subtle. I love statement necklaces and would love to have more, but I’d also like to have something more timeless.

I received my box a week after signing up. Read more…

What I Wore: Green

Moving to a lusher area has inspired me to wear brighter, more natural colors. Having lived in big cities for most of my life, my style of neutral and pastel colors synced well with the harsh lines and drab structures of urban life.

And while I’m not camping out in the wilderness, this new place still feels like nature. Rather than car horns, I wake up to birds. The nights are peaceful and chilly which has allowed me to me sleep better. Read more…