Can I be honest? I absolutely loved the idea of owning a house with a huge, wonderful garden. Eating fruits and veggies grown and plucked out of my own back yard is a vegan dream come true. Tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, and squash for free! Amazing! Continue reading →
Hey yall hey! Happy Saturday!
Today I have a jewelry post for yall. The company Soufeel reached out to me and offered to give me $100 worth of charm bracelet products from their website for review. I’m generally not a bracelet kind of person, especially not charm bracelets but I wanted to give this company a try. My brother recently gave my mom a Pandora charm bracelet and I was really curious how this company would compare to Pandora. Even if I ended up not loving the bracelet I figured at the very least I could possibly find a great place to purchase new charms for my mom.
I opted for the Sterling Silver Basic Charms Bangle. I don’t personally like the way typical flexible charm bracelet designs look so I chose the bangle design. The bangle feels really sturdy and the charms glide along it easily. The ball clasp is easy to open and close on your own with one hand but I find that the ball does seem to scuff a bit easily. To get a goodidea of how the bracelet would hold up I wore it everyday since I received it. Since I work at an office sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day I think the ball scuffed up a bit against my desk. The wear and tear doesn’t make the clasp pop open though so that’s the most important thing to keep in mind. The scuffs don’t bother me personally but if that’s something that would bother you I would look for a different design.
Now let’s talk about the charms because that’s the fun part and honestly I think the charms are miles beyond better quality than the bracelet itself. If you are a Pandora bracelet lover highly recommend checking Soufeel out if you don’t want to break the bank filling your bracelet with charms. All of their charms are 925 sterling silver and made with incredible details.
The first charm I picked out was the Eiffel Tower charm since I’ve been to and enjoyed Paris. It’s seriously so cute. I was really impressed with all of the thatching details.
Being a lover of travel I chose the Red Travel Suitcase charm. The red coating is really solid and opaque. It’s definitely note cheap and doesn’t feel like it would chip or scrape off. My favorite part about this charm is the luggage tag. It’s just a small detail but it makes the charm feel a bit more special.
My final charm selection was the Vintage Camera charm since filming and photographing is a major part of my life. Part of the body of the camera is black in the vintage camera style and it has all the various camera buttons shaped out. The best part is that the lens is a small rhinestone adding some sparkle to the bracelet.
I asked my mom to bring her charm bracelet with her when I had her over for dinner last weekend so that I could compare the quality. I have to say that the Soufeel charms are just as good in quality. I see no reason to pay more for the Pandora charms when you can get more for the same price from Soufeel. You aren’t loosing any quality with the difference in cost.
Soufeel has provided a coupon code for my readers. Use code 5Amanda for 5% off of you order. Additionally they have several deals running right now. When you spend $59, $79 or $99, you will get a pair of free earrings, a free charm or free sterling silver bracelet, relatively. They also offer free shipping worldwide with orders over $50 and 365-day return and exchange guarantee. Most of the products ship from China, but the shipping doesn’t take long at all. I believe mine arrived about a week and a half after I picked everything out.
Let me know if you buy anything from Soufeel. Tag me in your photos on Instagram.
Soufeel provided the bracelet and charms for consideration. This is not a sponsored post and I am not affiliated with the company. I’m making no money from the use of the provided coupon code or any links used.
Hey yall hey! It’s spring and that means it’s time to clean out. I’ve been procrastinating spring cleaning my closet simply because I really didn’t know where to start.
After watching a few different videos about how people have been approaching spring cleaning their closets (this video was helpful) I came up with my own approach that has been working for me. I found for me that the best approach was to just remove an item or two at a time each time I comb through my wardrobe. It’s definitely a slow process but it’s far less shocking. I have the most trouble with the initial step of admitting that I don’t need/don’t wear something so pulling out just a couple of items at a time is far less stress inducing than tackling the job all at once.
I also think it’s easiest to go through just one item type at a time. For example, I went through my skirts at one time and didn’t do anything else that day. This definitely helps keep my mind focused. If I look at other areas of the closet I’m just going to start thinking up outfits with all of the items I really don’t wear and convincing myself to keep things I don’t need. Also, when I can see all of the skirts at once my favorites will definitely stand out so the skirts that don’t stand out are the ones that have to go.
If the items I choose to pull from my wardrobe are in good shape I like to post them on Poshmark, which is an app that helps you sell your gently used clothing. I have several items posted right now and I’ll be adding more very soon so be sure to check out my Poshmark page here.
I would love to know how yall are spring cleaning.
Hey yall hey! Happy Humpday! Since we have turned the page on another winter I thought I should go ahead and roundup the last of the winter outfits I shared on Instagram.
I am so ready for the weather to perk up so I can wear dresses again but for some reason mother nature insists on keeping the freezing temperatures around.
While I’m talking about dresses I just want to let yall know Target has put out a ton of adorable new spring dresses. Just a heads up because who doesn’t love an inexpensive cute dress, right?
At this point I feel like many of my outfits are blurring together and I’ve worn the crap out of those Old Navy sweaters. They were a great investment. I think when spring comes around in a month or so I’ll be able to pair them with skirts too. Great buy!
Speaking of spring I wanted to take a minute to be very clear that it is still winter. In fact we are having our coldest weather yet here in Baltimore. I’ve been getting so irritated with people posting about “transitional” outfits and pieces. There is over a month until spring begins. It’s 4 degrees outside. There is no way in hell I’m going to wear open toe booties right now. There is nothing transitional about February.
Rant over. Please enjoy my outfits.