Sep 23 2013

Stacking Bracelets: Crosses and Thorns Available Online

The last couple of weeks a lot of things have changed for me, one of many is the online accessories store that was started with the help of family and friends, and it has been a very exciting journey for me! The store has a variety of bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings available for everyone in South Africa.

We launched with a pretty brand called Blossom and it is all about trendy, affordable accessories. I’ve recently started making the accessories myself and I’m loving every moment of it! It is so much fun to create something beautiful and unique and to see people wearing it and coming back for more. Accessories has always been my passion and when I realized there was a huge gap for unique accessories in South Africa, I couldn’t wait to create something that people will enjoy and love.

Spike and cross stacking bracelets

This week we launched the “Crosses and Thorns” Bracelet collection, that basically consists of six stacking bracelets that brings the current grunge and spike trend with a touch of femininity. Whenever I browse images on Lookbook.nu or fashion blogs, I always see people wearing spiked accessories and crosses and it looks so gorgeous along with the 90′s vibe people are into right now. But I’ve always struggled to find something similar in South Africa, and so I wanted to make something that is trendy, yet speaks to the South African consumer.

The first bracelet is a delicate double chain bracelet with three silver spikes. What I love about this bracelet, is that it looks amazing on its own or stacked with other bracelets. It adds a dash of sparkle and shine and even though it features the three spikes, it is still very feminine. I love how the spiked chain kind of dangles lower than the other one, just above your wrist and slightly across your hand so you can see it even when you are wearing a long sleeve. This bracelet comes in three sizes- small, medium and large. If you have particularly small wrists, the small will be perfect for you. If you never really have an issue with finding a bracelet that will fit you, the medium will work for you, and if you find bracelets are usually too small for you in stores, then the large will work perfectly for you. This is true for all the handmade bracelets.

The next bracelet is a grunge inspired charm bracelet. It features a square brass chain with three cute silver charms dangling from it: an anchor, spike and cross. According to the experts, mixing metals is the newest in thing, so pair this bracelet with combat boots, cut-offs and rock the grunge look! This bracelet is available in medium and large as it doesn’t have a clasp and dimensions can be found on the site.

If you like the grunge vibe, you will love these spike and cross bracelets. They are made of a combination of PU leather and solid metal and they look amazing worn alone or stacked together.

Grunge spike and cross stacking bracelet

If you like a more rugged look, they look great piled together as seen in the picture above, or you can wear them separately for a bit of bling ;-)

Other bracelets in the Cross and Thorn collection:

 

 

Sep 4 2013

5 Must Have Summer Accessories

Summer is finally here, , people are slowly but surely exposing their pretty summer wardrobe and the excitement is palpable in the air. This is my absolute favorite time of the year, with the sun warming and the flowers blooming, I always feel like camping out on a blanket with friends, baking in the sun, listening to the classics and generally loosing myself in the nearness of December and all the wonderful promises it brings.

Along with all the basic things you need to do to get ready for summer-toe manicures, leg shaving, abnormal amount of thigh exercises- you also need to stock up on a few new items for your closet, and that includes accessories! Accessories is such a fun and affordable way to spice up your wardrobe and we have the hottest 5 accessory trends for you right here!

Ear Cuffs

We are loving this trend right now! It’s the perfect finishing touch to one of those days you  feel like  just pulling our hair up in a pony tail and not going to much trouble, as it will still add sparkle and  much needed bling to any simple outfit.

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You can find your very own ear cuff at our online store for only R19.00 !

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Grunge angel wing golden ear cuff

Spikes

I’m sure everyone has seen the spike bracelet trend around, and though spikes have always been seen as hard and rugged, what I like about it this summer is that  the spikes are more feminine, dressed up in gold and pastels, the perfect accessory to pair with your existing bracelets and watches.

Spiked bracelet trend

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Get your spike bracelet from our online store for R49.00 :-)

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Pastel Spike PU leather bracelet

Mirror Sunglasses

As covered in my previous post, we’ve still got to get ourselves one of these!!

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Thick Chains

This is probably my favorite trend of the season, particularly because I think it is going to be around for many more seasons to come- simply because a thick chain is just such a classic piece to have in your closet. You can wear it with formal wear, corporate clothing, a t-shirt or on a night out! It always adds a touch of style to any look and it is ideal for layering with your existing jewelry. In later seasons we’ll probably see people adding embellishment to the chains, but for now a clean chain is perfection. Definitely a must have for everyone!!

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And yes of course we know where you can get yours today!  We have both a silver and gold thick chain available for R119.00 and a golden bracelet for R79.00. This isn’t one of those light, plastic-feeling chains, it’s a proper chain!

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Thick Golden Chain Necklace

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Thick Silver Chain Necklace

Deer Antler Trend

Get rid of your bunny ears and hook up with a deer antler accessory! I find this trend so eerie and mystical… I saw the antler trend featuring a lot in interior decorating magazines and it quickly filtered into the fashion industry as well. We have a really cute pendent styled deer antler necklace available here on Easy style that I’ve worn a few times myself and I was amazed at how well it goes with everything!

Deer/antler accessory trend

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Here is a photo of the necklace available on Easy Style for R69.00

Deer Antler Trend

Old gold deer antler necklace

 

Happy spring everyone and thank you for reading!! Xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 10 2013

Trend Alert: Sunglasses

Recently I’ve noticed a few sunglasses trends popping up, especially on Lookbook and on fashion blogs. I have a soft spot for a pair of nice sunnies myself, and like all accessories, sunglasses can be a cheap way to update your look.  If you are in the market for a new pair, make sure to keep your eye out for the following three trends:

-Mirror Sunglasses
-Round Sunglasses
-Embellished Sunglasses

Mirror Sunglasses

Mirror sunglasses is probably the biggest trend of all three of these trends, as I’ve seen them on celebs, on the streets and on my friends! You can go for a green, red, blue or yellow shade glass, but the green and blue appears to be most popular. What’s cool about this trend, is that you can still buy the shape that suits you, it’s just the actual glass that needs an update.

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Round Sunglasses

Round sunglasses has been around for a while now, with people like Mary-Kate Olsen wearing them since 2010 and hippies and YOLO being what it is. But recently round sunglasses has been worn a lot with the grundgers and spikesters and it is a match made in…well…heaven. What I love about round sunglasses, is that it works with nearly every face shape. We did our Crave summer 2013 catalogue shoot last week, and we had a bit of a 60′s vibe going, so we bought a pair of round, plastic sunglasses to use in the shoot and they looked divine on the model and with the clothes! It’s funny, but the moment sunglasses are plastic, it screams 50′s and 60′s, but the updated trend is to go for a thin wired pair which has a more 70′s vibe.

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Embellished Sunglasses

Embellished sunglasses were all over the catwalk for spring/summer ’13 and since it is a smart way for brands to distinguish their sunnies from others, it is not a surprise. I’m especially in love with the vintage take on this trend, like that of Dolce and Gabana’s, as it just reminds me of style and class and I just want to put on a full skirt and leather gloves to go with it! On the other hand, this trend can be a bit whack, with people using big flowers, fringing and animal shapes to embellish. You can also find a lot of fun DIY articles on the web on how to customize your own sunglasses.

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Jun 17 2013

Trend Alert: Spiked Accessories

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Where can you buy this trend?

Spiked accessory Trend

Mr Price
SPIKE MULTISTRAND
R49.50

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Mr Price
SPIKE RING
R29.99

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Mr Price
SPIKEY BANGLE
R25.99

Spiked accessory Trend

Mr Price
SPIKES BANGLE PACK
R29.99

Spiked accessory Trend

Mr Price
SPIKE BANGLE PACK
R29.99

Spiked accessory Trend

Mr Price
STUD BANGLE PACK
R59.99

Spiked accessory Trend

Zando
Fred Tsuya Charm Necklace Faux Gold
R229.00

Spiked accessory Trend

Zando
Fred Tsuya Stretch Spike Cuff Faux Silver
R148.00

Spiked accessory Trend

Zando
Friis & Company Bliss Necklace Black
R239.00

 

Jun 14 2013

Fashion Inspiration: Smoke in Mirrors

Easy Style Polka Dot Coat2

Dress: Yuka Paris
Coat: YDE
Earrings: Sass Diva
Shoes: Rage

 

 

Easy Style Polka Dot Coat2

You know how to touch me baby, I blow the smoke in your eyes.
I laugh with my head back.
You like to touch me baby, when I sway your eyes never wander.
The music has us dreaming.

I listen as you’re talkin’ baby, the sweetest things with that dirty mouth.
Your touch has me aching.
I watch as you notice me baby, and when I cross my legs you ponder.
In the darkness we’re gleaming.

You have that look to you baby, I taste the whiskey on your tongue.
I shudder when you smile.
You’re looking restless baby, the night’s not get any younger.
Tomorrow we’ll forget this feeling.