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Monday, July 28, 2014

Obsessing Over this Gold Hand Chain from Nearly Naked!

If you know me at all, you know how infatuated I am with unique accessories…ones that fit my personality and can’t be found everywhere else. Lucky for me just such pieces can be found at Nearly Naked, my favorite being the Simply Sexy Gold Hand Chain ($58) I’m wearing below. While I adore how it looks with my dressy jumper, I also loved how it was just the right amount of bling for my casual outfit of cutoffs, long-sleeve tee and retro-like sneaks. Handmade in the USA and 14k gold plated, the line consists of other fun pieces, such as barefoot sandals, body chains and even head pieces. All sorts of cute!

An edgy piece of jewelry  than can be worn with a variety of styles and outfits.

The perfect contradiction of delicate chains and an edgy silhouette.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Adorable Summer Floral Maxi from Trovea

I’ve lately found myself perusing the stock at Trovea.com – an adorable new ecommerce destination for ladies interested in up and coming designers from all over the globe. Their fab selections include accessories, shoes and clothing, all offered at a variety of price points. What I really love about these options however is the fact that they aren’t showcased everywhere else. Who wants mainstream when you can have original? Tonight I’m gravitating toward this Floral Maxi ($80) from Indian designer T-Republic. In a silhouette we can’t get enough of during the summer, this keenly mixes an electric blue with perfectly pink bouquets set against a white backdrop. So cute! Although I see a hint of a platform stiletto, I’d pair it with cute gladiators (like these) or summer espadrille wedges (like these).

T Republic Floral Maxi



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Baubles and Bling at Felt Noir

Ever notice how jewelry is a dime a dozen? Like, literally. Every store, every site, even random specialty stores primarily offering gifts and the like. That said, it’s sometimes hard to find options that can be trusted not to turn the skin on your fingers, wrists or necks green without the need to take out a loan for purchases. Launching this past November, Felt Noir aims to allow it’s customers opportunities to confidently purchase its certified gemstone and diamond jewelry at prices considerably less than they might find elsewhere. Their high quality baubles are sold directly to the consumer without a middleman, keeping the prices lower than other retailers with similar options.

Merchandised collections, with two added every month, include the Black and White Collection, Something Blue Collection, Jewel Tones Collection and my favorite, Vintage Inspired, each offering rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets, with numerous style options perfect for a variety of tastes.

Two of my favorites are below, but check out the line for yourself. And now through August 31st, use code BBSUMMER20 for a 20% discount off the jewels you like the most! Felt Noir also offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more and a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied with your purchase.

10K Gold Citrine Ring, $150

10k Gold Citrine Ring

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On My Radar: Pixie Mood’s Paige Clutch

I’m such a fan of interesting and unique pieces that aren’t necessarily main stream, yet aren’t completely whack-a-doo either. Needless to say, this Paige Clutch by Canadian brand Pixie Mood has me swooning. Made with real cork and a vegan leather flap, like all Pixie Mood pieces, the Paige Clutch is animal friendly and is complete with a removable gold chain for more of a crossbody effect.

Paige Clutch by animal friendly line Pixie Mood

The Paige Clutch (18 x 31 cm) retails for $45.99 Canadian dollars, or $42.77 for those of us in the US.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Perfect Daiquiris for Backyard BBQ’s!

Who knew there was a National Daiquiri Day? Well loves, there is, and it happens to be today, July 19th! If you missed out, no worries, there really is no wrong day to celebrate the daiquiri! According to the Ontrac 2013 Bartender Survey, this Cuban classic is one of the best-selling cocktails in the nation.

With plenty of days left in summer, this trendy cocktail will be the perfect compliment to your BBQ dishes, especially when made with Caliche, a super smooth Puerto Rican white rum, barrel-aged and produced by the legendary Serralles family. Impress guests with the below daiquiri concoctions, complete with Caliche rum!

Cali Strawberry DaiquiriCali Strawberry Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Agave Nectar
1 Fresh Strawberry
Garnish: Strawberry

In a shaker, combine all ingredients, then lightly muddle the strawberry. Shake vigorously until well chilled.  Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with strawberry.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jump on Board with Bloglovin’!

Sometimes when I’m talking to friends, it becomes crazy-clear that the things I think are common knowledge, really aren’t. Take Bloglovin’. Apparently, there are a lot of people in the world that not only don’t use it, they don’t know what it is. So, for all of you Bloglovin’ novices, allow me.

Bloglovin’ is this fun little website that allows you to follow your favorite blogs. And while you can always log on to view what each blog has posted, you can also choose to have it delivered via a daily email. These emails show a quick little blurb and pic from each post so you know exactly what you want to click on and read.

If you’re not already a member, be sure to sign up today and be sure to follow yours truly, so you never miss any posts from 24-7 Style!

And with that I leave you with a little Friday inspiration! Happy Weekend!!!♥♥♥



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Easy DIY Geometric Nail Art

I’m not really a fan of nail pens, as even with their precision, I still find it hard to write or draw…especially when I’m trying to make symmetrical anything on both hands. I need something a bit more foolproof. Like painters tape. I can easily create perfectly geometric designs using a few strips of tape and my favorite colors of the moment (in this case, black and gold).

Easy DIY nail art with fun geometric shapes is easy with your favorite colors and painters tape.


Monday, July 14, 2014

July Beauty Box 5 Review–Defining Moments

The July Beauty Box had each recipient thinking about accomplishments, however great or small, as their Defining Moments package was in celebration of those achievements. In addition to imploring us to think about our triumphs, the team at Beauty Box 5 selected some mighty fine products to keep us pretty both day and night.

July Beauty Box 5 featuring Revlon Mascara and Starlooks Lip Pencil