All things wood…

A friend of mine on twitter @forheavensbake LOVES all things wooden. Side note – she runs a fantastic cupcake business and her red velvet really is THE BEST. I digress. Back to wood – she has totally gotten me to join the wood bandwagon and lately I’ve been scouring stores looking for interesting wood pieces that I can accessorize outfits with. I found some fabulous treats on Etsy from some amazing artisans – such beautiful work here. If you’re looking to get back in touch with nature and need some hand-crafted goodness for your summer wardrobe – look no further! 

Love this bangle:

Wood Bangle -Wooden Bracelet - Size Small - Amazing Grain - Square Rounded Wooden Jewellery - Canada - Sustainable - Green - Sapwood - Sumac

Beaded necklace

 Wooden Beads Spring. Handmade wooden jewelry.

Reminds me of a black & white cookie, which I LOVE…unique earrings: Wood Earrings - Ready to Ship - Rectangle -  Wooden Jewelry - Earthy  - Black wood - Contrast - Black Beige - Contemporary

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Summer Braids (go ahead, you know you want to)

Braids can get a bad wrap – when I look back of pictures of myself in braids, I am, well, kinda dorky looking. However, over the last few seasons braids have come back with a bang! Not just the usual french braid or pony braid but all sorts of interesting and absolutely stunning looks. See which look could be right for your hair this summer – a braid is such a great way to keep your locks out of your face while maintaining that styled, fresh look you’re going for. I particularly love creating some sort of braid in my hair if I’m going to the beach so that I don’t look like a hot mess by the end of the day. If braids scare you, I suggest that you check out some online tutorials ( there are some great ones out there) and play around with some looks – you may just find one that you fall in love with! Here are some of my fave looks for the summer:

Braids upon braids – http://pinterest.com/pin/108508672242288398/

braid + braid + braid = cute

Soft and subtle – http://pinterest.com/pin/187603140698037603/

Braid to Braid

Great for the beach – http://pinterest.com/pin/193584483952935919/

Braid a braid into a braid

To the Max

Well, that warm weather is here and it is just calling for some maxi dresses. For me, they are just the perfect fit for summertime. So easy and breezy – light and fun. You can be so creative with how you accesorize them, as well. Maybe add a structured blazer or cardigan on top, a great belt and some fabulous jewelry and you have one styled look for these hot, upcoming months. Here are a few that I found on Pinterest (my new fave go-to site!) that I adore, what do you think? Happy maxing!

Bold colors this season – http://pinterest.com/pin/257901516131160930/

LOVE the stripes – http://pinterest.com/pin/257197828689424900/

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Pockets!! A MUST have – http://pinterest.com/pin/118289927682736976/

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The jacket pulls this look together – http://pinterest.com/pin/175921929163651112/

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