BELLA: Advent Calendar and Loungewear

I put together two roundups on BELLA. One on Advent Calendars and another on Loungewear.

I definitely need to start the Advent one earlier next year; I can’t believe that SO many sold out by the time the piece went live.

ELENA:)

 

BELLA LA: Best Dressed Guest

How many times have you been invited to a function and had nothing to wear? Check out the designers featured in my latest post for BELLA LA for some inspiration.

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7 Key Accessories Bloggers Need Before Travel

Here is a quick round up for travelling bloggers. Thanks so much Blogger Babes for letting me contribute to your network!

 

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5 minutes 5 questions: Kara Yoo

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Overall I’m a big accessories fan. Statement necklaces and earrings are my favorite. Kara Yoo Jewelry is the quite the opposite – its more understated chic. Nevertheless, I’m a fan of her stacking rings, which have tiny ridges making the sparkle subtle yet effective.

So happy to share a few Kara Yoo rings with my favourite friends here in NYC.  Here is 5 minutes 5 questions with the sweet, talented Kara Yoo

1. How long have you lived in Vancouver?

I’ve lived in Vancouver since 2001. I was born in Edmonton, and grew up in Oakville, Ontario. Vancouver is home!

2. When did you start your jewellery line?

I started Kara Yoo in 2012 at the end of the 2-year program I took in jewellery making and design.

3. Are you gold or silver?

Definitely gold, although I do like mixing metals and wearing a combo of yellow gold, rose gold and silver.

4. What is your favourite piece of jewellery?

My favourite every day piece is the Single Neck Cuff in yellow gold. I wear it every day and it goes with virtually everything from a t-shirt to a formal dress.

5. What are the top three characteristics on your Love List (characteristics or qualities you are looking for in a potential mate or current mate)?

Humorous, Caring, Genuine

Make sure you follow Kara on IG and Twitter: @karayoojewelry and ‘Like’ her on FB.

ELENA:)

 

 

Sophie’s Closet Review

I have to admit – I only found out about Sophie’s Closet through Instagram when designer, Kenneth Jay Lane gave a shout out to the online store.  I clicked on the handle and I was hooked like a magpie to a shiny piece of metal. Sophie’s Closet is an online mecca for rare, vintage (read: Chanel, Dior, YSL!) and contemporary jewlery from both established and up-and-coming designers.

Not only is Sophie’s Closet a great shop (I just purchased the last Joanna Laura Constantine Gold Double Leaf ring), but I feel like founder, Sophie Katirai could be my friend.  We have so many similarities! – Huge love of jewelry/accessories, MBA grads, and have both travelled a fair bit (yet – I can’t say that I’ve lived in 6 countries).

I really wish that I was able to visit showroom when I was in Dubai (which seems like ages ago). But I guess that means I need to plan another trip!

Check out Sophie’s Closet on Twitter/Instagram: Sophiescloset and don’t forget to ‘Like’ Sophie’s page on Facebook too!

ELENA:)