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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

DRESS: Samantha Pleet x Urban Outfitters c/o of Pleet

Earlier this month, Samantha Pleet released her exclusive collection for Urban Outfitters. As usual, I was completely smitten with Pleet's designs - using prints seeped in allegorical references, her signature silhouettes, and casting her equally talented and beautiful friends to make the pieces come to life in a video that could only be described as a dream come true - this collection makes my heart sing!

Samantha was sweet enough to send me one of my favorite pieces from the line - the Scout Dress has a gorgeous leafy vine and oranges print. My favorite part of the dress would have to be the cut out, knotted detailing, however! It's unlike anything I have in my wardrobe, and so perfect for Spring!






Self Portrait: As Jean Shrimpton by Bert Stern

Saturday, March 21, 2015

In honor of Spring's arrival, I decided to recreate one of my all time favorite photos - Bert Stern's floral portrait of Jean Shrimpton has always stuck with me for it's sheer beauty.

I plan on doing more self portraits as some of my favorite 60s ladies! I really love taking self portraits - though I do sometimes wish I could just clone myself because it would be easier then running back and forth between the backdrop and the camera, flowers falling out of my hair as I go...!

Happy Spring!


The Inspiration: Jean Shrimpton photographed by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1965

Good After Nine Jewelry

Monday, March 9, 2015


CAT RING *, SWAN RING *, PINK UNICORN RING *, GOLD UNICORN RING *

Good After Nine, a jewelry store I've had my eye on for a while now, was sweet enough to get in touch and send me some rings to review!

Handmade and painted by a duo Tidarin Srisook (nickname "Nine") and Don in Bangkok, Thailand, I am truly blown away by these!


Special thanks to my friend Ali for sending me the Lush unicorn horn bath bomb!

The rings arrived in darling little branded cardboard boxes, wrapped in polkadot tissue paper. The actual rings themselves are carefully carved, with crisp lines and carefully drawn eyes. I absolutely love these! They have a wide variety of darling designs - ranging from birds, to domestic pets, to unicorns - and one attention to detail on each one is breathtaking!

Nine is also offering readers 15% off of your order with the coupon code "MERMAIDENS" until April 30th!

A Girl Plays Alone by Hana Haley for Zeum Mag

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hana Haley introduced me to Zeum Magazine a year ago exactly the first time we met - ever since I've admired their print issues as well as their beautiful curated website. So I am super excited to share an interview and photo series exclusive to Zeum Mag online!

"What we have here is an extraordinary creature whose musings and daydreams bonds our heart to the that thing we call love and adulation. Perhaps destined to cover the world in creativity when she was born into family with an artist mum and a teacher for a dad, both of whom instilled a deep love of colour and art in her, Kailey Flyte has gone on to make a name for herself through her whimsical fashion blog, Mermaidens. And what we couldn’t love more than Kailey’s pastel filled wardrobe and novel accessories are the moments she merges together with enchanting work of photographer Hana Haley to create something truly swoon-worthy. We took a moment to find out more about this muse and her recent collaboration with the star, Hana Haley."

See the feature here!

Aurora

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


DRESS: c/o Book of Deer TIGHTS: Sold out at ASOS, now available at ModCloth
FLATS: Forever 21 RING: ASOS HEADBAND: Forever 21 (sold out; similar)

The second I laid eyes on this dress by Book of Deer, I was smitten. Lush, navy velvet in a retro silhouette, complete with bell sleeves and a big bow with embroidered bears on it - perfection! I couldn't help but feel like a witchy Disney princess in it!

I continued the cute animal theme with these ADORABLE bunny tights - seriously how cute are they? And the past couple months I have really fallen in love with jewelry, rings specifically - and this star ring I got in an ASOS sale for only $6 is exactly what I've been wanting! I'm curious to know what your favorite jewelry stores are - leave me recommendations please?

As luck would have it, I actually ran into some deer while shooting these pictures, wearing a Book of Deer dress...!

Cotton Candy

Monday, January 26, 2015

COAT: c/o Missguided DRESS: c/o Coco Fennell SHOES: ASOS CLUTCH: c/o Klear Klutch (similar) SUNGLASSES: Amazon PHONE CASE: c/o With Lavender and Lace RING: c/o Now or Never Jewelry

So excited to share this outfit with you! Coco Fennell has been one of my favorite designers for years - so I was absolutely over the moon to be sent this dress for review! It's a gorgeous powder blue color with pink flamingos embroidered on the collar - and the fit and flare silhouette is perfection.

For accessories, I paired the dress with a darling candy swirl ring from Now Or Never (and if you sign up for their newsletter you get 20% off your purchase!) and how STUNNING is this floral iPhone case by With Lavender and Lace? It's clear, with gorgeous flowers encased inside. I love how you can see the gold phone through the case, but this time decorated with beautiful flowers!

And since it's still a bit chilly (SPRING WHERE ARE YOU!!), I also brought along this fluffy Missguided number - it's extremely warm but still super cute! I love the over sized color and the soft pink hue.

Until next time <3

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