I love the look of a black swimsuit. It doesn’t seem to matter what style, they always look classy. Ever notice that even when they are really sexy, they never look trashy? There is just something inherently elegant about black. I know some people love bright colors for summer, especially in swimwear, and I appreciate that, I do. It’s just not for me. I like the simplicity, the clean lines, the elegance.
There is a shoe brand that I have fallen for….hard. Aquazzura. The line was started fairly recently, it’s only been around since 2011 and I probably first saw their shoes a couple of years ago. The designer is Edgardo Osorio and boy, does he design beautiful shoes! They are as comfortable as they are sexy. See if you agree……
Is it my imagination, or am I seeing a LOT of black and white lately? I know it’s a classic, and always popular in Spring, but this year, it’s really speaking to me. Which got me thinking. I have always loved the look. You know I love stripes, and gingham, both of which come in black and white, of course. But I really love the idea of black and white together as separates.
Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite jewelry designers, Melinda Maria. I’m sure some of you are already familiar with her as her line is sold at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, but I just think her pieces are so beautiful. She designs mostly in gold tone (though there are silver pieces here and there) and I would describe it as modern, yet not overly so. She does very interesting and sophisticated shapes without losing that timeless quality. I first was introduced to her a couple of years ago when my husband gave me one of her bangles. The bangles are one of my favorites, as are the rings. She also makes earrings and necklaces. Her line came out in 2005 and had immediate success. It has been seen on the red carpet, worn by celebrities, and listed as an “Oprah’s Favorite Thing,” however, it is not overly pricey. Her pieces are beautifully made and last without tarnishing and they don’t cost a fortune. They look amazing layered or stacked – a definite Friday Favorite!
This quote made me stop in my tracks the first time I saw it.
I try to remind myself of this every time I am arguing with my husband, or scolding one of my kids….. your words can be thrown out without even thinking about them and yet, they can be something that leaves a lasting scar on the other person.