Designer look for less – Hermes

I love shopping online- at any given time I probably have at least a few hundred dollars worth of items wish-listed on various sites. I love online shopping because you can shop sales and filter by your size and find such amazing deals with such ease! I was looking on a website I frequently order from, Miss KL { the ladies-only Karmaloop site } and spotted this bracelet that looks all too familiar!  Get this trendy designer look for less here! Worn by countless celebs and bloggers, below my personal style idol Victoria Beckham rocks the arm candy trend flawlessly. (Is there anything she doesn’t do flawlessly though?)

Victoria Beckham wearing Hermes Studded Leather cuff

accessories boutique knock off hermes cuff

Above: Hermes studded leather cuff. Left: designer look for less – Large Hardware Bracelet in Camel

Accessories Boutique

Sale $11.95 – 50% Off

AVAILABLE HERE – sold out – similar here

I have almost the exact same one (just a different knockoff version) that I got from le chateau.

SPRING TREND WATCH – WHICH OF THESE LOOKS IS YOUR FAVOURITE? 

conch wooden feather earring, love ring, and hermes leather cuffcobalt and cognac - multicolored braided leather belt, leather and hermes gold studded wrap, wooden bangleaccessories -leopard pendant, bracelets - gold cross, arrow, hermes leather cuff, gold studsdesigner look for less- thrifted michael kors bag, knockoff hermes leather cuff, faux leather knockoff alice and olivia

Speaking of Designer Look for Less- this Forever 21 mini skirt is an adorable alternative to this lust-worthy alice + olivia version!  Click on each photo to see the full outfit post if you like! Thanks for reading lovely ladies!

xo, aiyanajane

Sugar Skulls & Neons

city style, country smile

|| leather jacket, sugar skull pashmina, ring by LeCHATEAU  ||  beanie + sunnies by ARDENE  ||  cashmere cardigan, cotton tee by ZARA  || olive skinny jeans by BLUENOTES || iPhone clutch by ALDO  ||  over the knee boots by SPRING

Hey gorgeous girls! Embracing a couple of my favourite accessory trends today for spring. I got this sugar skull pashmina the other day and I completely love it, reminds me of the late, great Mr. McQueen ❤ paired with neon wayfarer’s and an -almost- neon beanie. I’m loving my hair more and more lately.. the lightening spray I’ve been using has totally worked wonders and its getting longer you guys!! I also gave in and bought myself this little Aldo iPhone wallet. You might remember I’ve been obsessed with this Michael Kors version, but I figured I would see if I liked the style of it before shelling out the big bucks. Still not totally decided- my phone ends up outside the case 90% of the time, but i love the little wallet and its beyond convenient for going out. Worth the $20 at least!

This leather jacket I’m wearing is my favourite (I even bought two and gave one to my cousin!) it was an unreal deal ($35 for genuine leather!?) and I love the fit and tailoring. Roll up the sleeves and layer a cashmere cardigan underneath for a warm and casual look. Layered over a basic white tee and olive skinnies to add a bit of color. I  borrowed my roomie’s boots, I love that we’re the same shoe size! These over the knee boots from Spring were on sale for $60, they are super comfortable and cute, but I do wish they were real leather!

I think I got my pashmina obsession from my mother, but honestly I can’t rave about them enough.  If you don’t wear them, get on it girl. Not only do they add a surprising amount of warmth but a statement scarf can instantly change the whole look of your outfit! Its an extremely easy way to add color or print to a basic outfit.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter long weekend. I’m looking forward to some much needed down time with my family and some serious hugs from my mom.

xo, aiyanajane

arm candy

. – COMPLETELY OBSESSED WITH ARM CANDY – .

Maybe its because my phone is malfunctioning constantly, but lately I’ve been fantasizing about just throwing it out the window and spending the money instead on a beautiful watch. Its a nice dream.. freedom from the phone and pretty things- I’d call that win-win. Its not really realistic though, so instead I’ve just been drooling over them on pinterest and online window shopping.

What has truly caught my eye and got me completely hooked are

the charm wrap watches from La Mer Collections!

http://www.lamercollections.com

Going through their website I felt like I had actually died an gone to heaven..

I want this one! No, this one! Wait, this one!  ZOMG WHICH ONE?!

(see one you want? just click it!)

The runner up:

After great deliberation this is “the one”

THE PORTOFINO GOLD CHARM WRAP

portofino nautical charm watch

In my excitement I decide I must acquire this watch post-haste! Its in the shopping cart and I am reaching for my wallet before I recall that I got laid off and crippled in the span of 3 months and perhaps it would be best to exercise some restraint. Lousy reality sets in and I am sad.. so I decide to keep pretend shopping and make all sorts of customized watches, before I decide I still like “the one” the best and nothing can compare. So while reality may be forcing me to pay for things like my car, school, my phone.. someday I shall buy myself the “one” watch and then I shall feel momentary complete before I find the next must-have item.

In the meantime I recommend you check them out! Let me know which one is your favorite and have some fun customizing your own until your heart is content! http://www.lamercollections.com/customize

As well if you shop now (because the world likes to rub in my face the things I cannot have) check out using the code CAPETOWN2012 and get 25% off!! (Ends 9/05 at Midnight!!)

-xo, aiyanajane