I admire people who get dressed up every day. That whole “pulled together, with just the right accessories, make-up on and hair nicely done” look eludes me almost daily, so I truly am impressed by those who pull it off on a regular basis! If I had unlimited time and wardrobe options, I would likely choose a simple but classic knee-length dress, some super cute peep-toe kitten heels, and just the right bold and eye-catching accessories to top it all off. In reality though, I am usually happy if my outfit is clean, co-ordinated, and not terribly wrinkled. When I can sneak in a pair of cute shoes I am on a roll!
When I spotted these fabulous pieces by Filomene, I immediately added them to my mental collection… (to go with all those perfect Audrey Hepburn dresses of course!). Just check out this fun and bold bracelet, and you’ll see what I mean:
Filomene is the work of Audrey, a graphic designer from Quebec. Her inspirations include life, colour, buttons and even candy.
“Lemon Twist” is fresh and bright, the perfect accent to a little summer sundress:
Of course we can’t forget about earrings, and Filomene has some great ones, including these two very different but equally awesome pairs:
See more of Filomene over at the Etsy shop, you’ll be flipping out too!
I admit it, I sport a ponytail more days than I’d like. If I had some of Melissa Abram’s fun hair accessories, I might feel a little happier about that fact!
Okay, here’s another confession – I cannot make bobby pins do what they’re supposed to do. They just don’t stay in my hair… but if I ever figure it out, I’d like to add these pretty kimono pins to my collection, please!
Robots are, shall we say, “trending” these days and this handsome little dude is featured on one of Melissa’s necklaces and more retro robot styles on rings as well!
Melissa hails from Quadra Island, BC and has a great line of semi-precious jewellery as well. Be sure to drop by her website, her Etsy shop or her Facebook page to see more of her designs including earrings, rings, bracelets and more hair accessories.
P.S. I found Melissa via the Artzi Stuff shop in Nanaimo, BC! If you’re in the area, definitely check it out – over 40 Canadian artists are featured!
Beat those February blahs with these fun, brightly coloured accessories from Quebec’s Button Infatuation.
Love the monochromatic look of this white set, and the sweet flower in the middle is lovely!
The creator behind these lovely pieces is Marylène, of Saguenay, Quebec. She obviously has a passion for buttons, and yellow! You can see some of her other favourites on her Tumblr account (also? Yellow!)
I really like the asymmetrical styling of these necklaces, and the little birdie on this “Pinkish Pistachio” necklace is a nice touch.
P.S. Spring is only 33 days away. Yes, I’m counting now.