OPINION: SWEET LEMON


What's your ideal backpack?















Who said backpacks were only meant for school?

I don't know about you, but I sure am glad that the fashion world has embraced the school bag and transformed it into a wardrobe staple. Featured in this post is Sweet Lemon's Bucket Backpack--quite possibly a new summer go-to this year! With 3 simple, yet strategically placed zippers, this piece is a character of its own. As shown above, it has a small space for your essentials: phone, keys, etc. Then you have two options to view inside and I must say that the back zipper is useful when you're in a rush and don't want to take the entire backpack off to reach for something. I also love how spacious it is! I fit my DSLR with a 24-70mm lens (which is really big and heavy) and the backpack held up without any discomfort. This item also has two options: you can wear it as a backpack or as a purse!

Another thing that's great about this backpack is how easily it can be styled. I chose to wear it with a simple striped dress and a faux leather vest for a more street-style vibe. I threw on my good ol' Docs and popped on a bright lipstick to add color.

How would you style this backpack?

OUTFIT:
Striped Dress-Cotton On
Vest-Forever 21
Boots-Dr. Marten's
Backpack-Sweet Lemon

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Have a happy day,

Rachel 

OPINION: MIKUKUMI


Cute earrings are 
worth blogging about...
















Whenever I want to add a little spice to my outfit, I always gravitate toward accessorizing with jewelry. Whether it be my necklaces or rings, I make sure that all the details complement my overall look. So, when I received these lovely earrings from Michelle, creator and designer of Mikukumi, I knew they would make the perfect finishing touches to my future outfits.

"Be inspired and do what you love," are the words that Michelle used to start her company. Her desire to enrich her life as well as the lives of others brought her to create Mikukumi--a fashion accessory business that focuses on creating cute and fashionable handmade fabric button earrings and hairpins. Michelle's current favorite pair of earrings is the turquoise, brass anchor ones that you can purchase for yourself on her webpage!

Mikukumi has a variety of designs to choose from and whatever your personal style, there is definitely a pair fit just for you. I love how unique each pair of earrings I received is--they are perfect conversation starters too! Plus, with every purchase, you receive some inspirational words to live by (how awesome is that?).

Featured on the blog:

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Thanks for reading, 

Rachel

P.S.- Thank you Hannah for helping shoot! <3


OPINION: BOUTON BRACELETS



What's not to love about personalized jewelry?

OK, how cute is this packaging??









A couple weeks ago, I received an email from Breanne, one of the co-founders of Bouton Bracelets, asking if I'd like to review one of her products. After checking out her store on Etsy, I had to reply with a yes! 

Combining the latest trends in fashion jewelry with personal tastes, Bouton Bracelets allows you to mix-and-match different buttons and charms to create the ultimate statement piece. Breanne and her husband, Logan, started their accessory line with the help of her background in the fashion industry, as well as the creative efforts of Logan (an artist by trade for the last fifteen years!). They go by the motto, "Inspired By Life," and incorporate it into everything they do including: working with charities and donating 10% of all proceeds to non-profit organizations. When asked about her personal favorite in the collection, she told me the starter kit was a must have! 

I was so excited when I received this particular bracelet in the mail: both Breanne and I love turquoise! I think the color of the band complements the color of the stone very well. The band itself is not too thick and I find it so appealing how each button can be switched around (and more can be purchased online!). With the adjustable straps and cute, yet personal packaging, what's not to love about Bouton Bracelets? It's definitely something that I will be sporting often during this summer season. 

Check out their store on Etsy! These bracelets would make the perfect, wallet-friendly gift for a pal, mother, or yourself! (And you know me, I am all about frugality in the most fashion-forward way).

Let me know what you think about Bouton Bracelets in the comments section below!

Hope you're having a happy summer, 

Rachel