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Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

What’s better than a sustainable fashion brand?  One that offers up some serious style along side their planet conscious thinking!  Reformation does it again with their Spring fashion look book.  I’ve got my eye on quite a few of the dresses and this top shown immediately below.  How cute is this top?!  I’m also sharing a Spring/Summer trend I’ve noticed popping up at the end of this post.  Check it out:

 

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

The cutest!!!

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

I am crushing hard on all their new white dresses!

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

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Reformation Spring Fashion Look Book 2019

These shorts are trending for Spring + Summer!

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Madewell Sustainable Swimwear – Second Wave

I got really excited when I heard that Madewell launched a sustainable swimwear line called Second Wave!!  All of the super cute swimsuits in the Second Wave collection are made from recycled water bottles.  I love that!  I want to explore the idea of taking the ocean’s trash (aka our trash) and turning it into something beautiful (but that’s for another time!).  In the mean time, take a look at the sustainable chic goodness Madewell is pumping out:

Madewell Sustainable Swimwear - Second Wave

Loving the ruffled straps!

 

Madewell Sustainable Swimwear - Second Wave

 

Madewell Sustainable Swimwear - Second Wave

I can’t believe these are made from recycled plastic bottles?! Who would have thunk?

 

Madewell Sustainable Swimwear - Second Wave

Madewell Sustainable Swimwear - Second Wave

 

Madewell Sustainable Swimwear - Second Wave

More ruffled straps? Yes, please and thank you!

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Rolla’s Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

I recently discovered Rolla’s, an Australian based denim brand based out of Melbourne.  Owner and designer couple, Andy Paltos and Sarah Gilsenan are the creative pair behind the brand.  Their style is simple 70’s mixed with modern clean lines (probably why I love it so much!).  Originally working for Wrangler before starting their own denim line, Andy and Sarah wanted to create something that represented their own heritage and identity.  (Love that!)  P.S. Their line is also available in U.S. shops!

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

Love this look!

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

Just give me all the stripes!

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

 

Rolla's Spring Guide to Australian Denim 2019

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Value in Buying Handmade

Lately I’ve been choosing to spend my money on items that have more meaning and better quality over “fast fashion”.  I’m choosing to spend more on handmade instead of mass produced.  I’m choosing to support artists instead of corporations.  Sometimes I feel like we get so caught up in having things “now” that we forget how good it can be to slow things down.  “Slow fashion” instead of “fast fashion” has provided me time to see the bigger picture of what I’m buying.  It’s allowed me to find brands who’s values align with my own.  It also allows me to find unique pieces for my home or body that not everyone else has.  I like that.  I’m a unique person and why shouldn’t I showcase that?

Value in Buying Handmade

 

I’ve found that jewelry is about bringing love and light into your life and into what you wear, and that’s something that can’t just be manufactured by a machine.  Jewelry is something so personal and close to our hearts.  It’s something we choose to wear, not something we have to wear.  There in lies the difference.  It’s a choice and what we choose effects not only us but every single dollar we spend gives us a voice.  When we choose to buy handmade and “slow fashion”, our dollar says, “I care about handmade, the artist, and the way this item was produced.”

Value in Buying Handmade

Mermaid Scale Ring – handmade in Sterling silver

When I buy handmade I also love that pieces can be customized for me.  I do this for my customers as well, since not everyone wears the same size, likes the same colors etc.  Many handmade artisans can customize their pieces.  Why is that?  It’s because most of the time, the items aren’t made yet.  The item you are ordering is going to be made just for you!  How awesome is that?!  You become part of the handmade process by working with the artist and customizing something to your liking.

Value in Buying Handmade

Slowing down and taking the time to understand the handmade process allows us to see where an item is coming from, how it’s being made and who’s making it.  I often find myself getting lost in the corporate umbrella of companies.  Often times when we go to the store, most items and brands are produced and owned by only a few large companies.  It’s an illusion of choice.  When I buy handmade it’s simpler.  I can talk to an actual person about why they made an item, why that item means so much to them and how it was created.  It’s an entirely different buying experience.

Value in Buying Handmade

Mermaid Hoop Earrings – handmade using 14k gold over Sterling silver

I find this to be especially true of items that touch my skin.  This is one of the reasons I’ve always gravitated towards handmade jewelry instead of mass-produced jewelry even before I started my line, Nautical Wheeler Jewelry.  An item is much more intimate when it touches you.  I also find that the closer an item is to my skin the more meaning it tends to carry.  Jewelry is one of those things that often holds a lot of meaning for us.  I think this is because it’s so often given as a gift during birthdays, holidays or other special occasions. The meaning in a piece of jewelry goes deeper then just its outer appearance, making that much more special.

Value in Buying Handmade

There is so much value in buying handmade but it’s only when we slow down are we able to see that value.  Choosing “slow fashion” over “fast fashion” not only allows us to see where our items are produced but involves us in the handmade process.  Each and every one of us is so unique, shouldn’t the items we purchase reflect that?

Value in Buying Handmade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dressing Up for Spring with Free People

This Winter has been so funny!  A snow storm one night and the next day it’s 50 – 60 degrees.  I’m taking this as a sign that Spring is coming sooner than later this year!  Which means it’s time to take a look at the Spring fashion trends so I can update my wardrobe!!  Lately I’ve been loving all the cute new Spring dresses from Free People.  (Among other things that I’m sharing today!)

 

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

This one is labeled as a “trench” but I swear it would look cute worn as a dress!

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Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

Two pieces? Yes please!

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

Spring Dresses - Spring Fashion Trends with Free People

 

 

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7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

Have I ever mentioned how much I love cut-off denim?  Probably!  but it’s true, it’s one of my favorite things.  7 for All Mankind is doing it right for Spring with their denim refresh!!  My fave outfit is immediately below but I’m eyeing several other pairs and the tops are pretty cute too.  Take a look:

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

LOVE this look!

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

classic!

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

Love the cut-off look!

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

Oh and tie front tops are on my shopping list for Spring

 

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

7 For All Mankind Spring Denim Refresh 2019

 

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What does Handmade mean?

I wanted to take a minute to talk about what handmade means to me. I realize a lot of people have no idea what goes into making a piece of Nautical Wheeler jewelry but behind the scenes it’s all real people aka me! There’s no machines of mass production, no large corporations and no big flashy signs. It’s just me, hard at work, surrounded by various seashells and greenery. ⠀


Every piece has its own story and came out of its own spark of inspiration. I don’t design pieces because I think I can sell a lot of them, I design a piece of jewelry because I fell in love with it before I ever made it. When I come up with a jewelry design there’s an inherent need to create it, like an itch that must be scratched. ⠀


When I say handmade, I mean really handmade. From beginning to end, from scrap metal to a beautifully formed ring, I make everything by hand and send it off into the world to be loved and cherished by one of you! I put so much love into every piece, that’s part of the handmade process. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t make it. I only want to spend my time making pieces that bring me happiness and I believe all that love and happiness will be passed on to you, my customer. Hopefully in turn, you feel how important you are, to be part of the handmade journey every time you wear your Nautical Wheeler piece!!

 

I originally posted this on Instagram but really felt moved to share this on the blog as well to give everyone a deeper look into my line, Nautical Wheeler Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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