jewelry by Vrai & Oro

Meet Vrai & Oro, a fine jewelry brand founded on the principles of quality, simplicity and transparency. With a name meaning truth (in French) and gold (in Spanish and Italian), Vrai & Oro questions the traditional jewelry market by offering gorgeous pieces without the retail mark up, which can be up to 10x the actual cost of the item. Keeping this value in mind, they seek to design not for trend, but for longevity and everlasting style.

jewelry by Vrai & OroThey offer loads of options, from 14k white gold to 14k rose gold, simple studs and pavé. Even the sweetest collection of deco-inspired baguette pieces (my personal wish list item). What I really love about this concept is just how simple and pure each piece feels. Wear them layered or solo and  you’ll feel totally chic no matter what the outfit or occasion.

jewelry by Vrai & Oro
jewelry by Vrai & Oro
images via Vrai & Oro

what to wear // the tropical persuasion

Is it too soon to start thinking about tropical attire? I think not. If you’re anything like me, you’re aching for that warm summer sun to give you a smattering of freckles and natural highlights. I’m lucky enough to be in California where it’s been nice and toasty, but my heart goes out to you east coasters. To jumpstart some spring-time happy thoughts, try injecting a bit of the tropical into your wardrobe with these picks. Think bold and bright prints bursting with fresh fruit and lush leaves, jewels in sorbet tones, and slip-on sneakers trimmed in crisp white. I especially love the idea of mixing the tropical trend with the graphic tee trend, like this Zoe Karssen sweatshirt. Also, not sure about you, but these days I’m feeling a bit pasty, but I think this beach body oil by Bobbi Brown might help cut through the glaze of my pale, pale legs. So… feelin’ more ready for spring?

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jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session

A good bag is all about the details. This is why I love the new small Garrison Bag from Winter Session. This super-functional tote has some seriously hearty construction details: veg-tanned leather handles that are hand-stitched with waxed linen thread, and solid brass rivets at key stress points. The Garrison bag also features  an exterior document pocket with snap closure, easy-access end pockets, two internal accessory pockets, a leather tab closure with brass stud at the bag’s opening, and a detachable veg-tanned leather shoulder strap with solid brass hardware. The more petite size, waxed canvas, and array of pockets make this perfect for everyday carrying, as well as travel. Plus, this tote is handmade in their Denver, CO studio, making it all the more special.

jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session
jojotastic - the Small Garrison Bag from Winter Session
images via Winter Session

jojotastic // link love

Happy Friday, everyone! As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share some light reading from across the internet. Let’s start with my most recent posts for Clementine Daily: The Best Budget Shades for Spring and Surprising Ways to Sneak in Exercise.  I’m always partial to big, statement sunglasses (remember this shoot with Toms?), so these cat eyes are a Must for me this spring.

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One of my favorite ways to sneak in exercise is what I call ‘dance-cleaning.’ Head over to Clementine Daily to see more ways to feel the burn.

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I’ve been busy over on Anthology, too. Two of my favorite posts are the perfect inspiration for a spring-time refresh in your home: Faceted Planters by Raw Originals and Birdhouses by Pygmalion Studio.

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While we’re on the topic of home decor… check out my posts over on Rugs Direct, too: Let’s Get Nautical and Lovely Lace. It’s pretty common knowledge that I am obsessed with all things nautical, so these rugs are totally on my wishlist.
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etsy wish list: enamelware

So help me, all I want in my kitchen these days is enamelware… and Etsy is just the place to find it. My wish list of vintage finds just keeps growing and growing. There’s just something about the durability, the glossy smooth surface, the bright pops of primary color that grabs me. I want it all. Plus, think of how functional these pieces will be for my next camping trip!

etsy wish list: enamelwareI am really loving these enamel paella pans. The colors are so cheerful and I love the fact that they nest! Plus, the outside is black, making them a bit more sophisticated.

etsy wish list: enamelwareBlack and white is such a classic, I can’t help but love these small enameled bowls

etsy wish list: enamelwareStripes! I have a serious love affair with this enameled pot.

top image: This vintage set of mugs and plates has a really sweet speckled effect in buttercup yellow.

effortless simplicity from datura

Maybe it’s California, maybe it’s turning 29, but suddenly all I want is to get back to basics. Datura is the perfect example: timeless, elegant, casual, sophisticated, effortless… the whole nine yards. And don’t even get me started on this photography. It’s taking all of my inner strength not to run to the desert to frolic in floaty layers and chunky knits.

fashion by DaturaDatura is designed in New York under the guidance of Creative Director Stefania Borras, then each piece is made in Barcelona. Designed with free-spirited, adventurous women in mind, Datura explores “the connection between the natural world and our urban lifestyle.” On the business side, the brand promotes slow fashion by focusing on natural fibers for it’s textiles and controlled manufacturing processes.

fashion by Datura
fashion by Datura
fashion by Datura
fashion by Datura
images via Datura

current beauty favorites

Every time I move to a new city, it feels like I have to reassess my beauty regimen. Different humidity levels, more time spent in the sun, heck, even different water quality — it all affects my skin and hair. I’ve been in San Francisco for about a month and I think I’ve come up with a beauty plan that is worth sharing:

L’Occitane Amande hand cream: Not only does this smell so freaking good, but it absorbs quickly. My hands feel incredible after I apply this. I can’t believe it took me this long to discover this hand cream.

Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap: I’m obsessed with all things nautical, but even without the great packaging, I’d love this soap. The fragrance is pleasant, but not overpowering. Plus, there are exfoliating bits in the bar, perfect for elbows and knees.

Josie Maran bohemian waves argan hair mist: Finally, a salt spray that doesn’t dry out my hair and smell like coconut. This stuff is legit, guys. Totally worth the price, a bottle will go a long way. Just use it sparingly because a little goes a long way (my heavy-handed first use was not so great…).

Johnson’s No More Tangles: You can’t argue with a classic. This stuff helps a wide tooth comb glide through my waves without making me want to cry.

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse: The smell of this alone is worth it… but the way just a few drops leaves your skin feeling is just out of this world. I also use it sparingly on my hair if I’m feelin’ frizzy.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana: Talk about signature scent… I’ve finally found it! I am totally addicted to this fragrance. It’s got notes of sandalwood and vanilla, so it feels a bit familiar, but also a bit sensual. I freaking love it.

Aveda Dry Remedy Masque: My hair is pretty dry lately, probably because I haven’t had a trim since summer (oops). This stuff smells awesome, sort of like tea, but then also makes my hair feel so much less crunchy.

If you’ve got any other beauty faves, I’d love to hear them!
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