Quality Genuine Leather Handbags, Oh My! At Affordable Prices You Can Pay; Shopping With Forrest & Harold.
Are you tired of the cheap handbags that start showing wear the first month? I am, and I have been buying quality purses that last many years!
A nice feature about leather is if it begins to show wear after a few years, a good leather shop can usually always repair any damages so your purse is good as new again!
Forrest & Harold is a new company that I found while scouring the internet for quality purses but at affordable costs. Forrest & Harold have the company mission to provide us with items that we can afford, and with prices we would pay.
"Designer leather is crazy expensive and the markup is, frankly, a bit ridiculous. So we set out to find beautiful handmade leather bags and accessories at an actual price humans of the earth would be willing to pay."
Forrest & Harold
Fall is quickly approaching, and the heat has been rising here. Some perfect Fall Staples to be stylish and show a wardrobe transition are featured below. These are all items that are on my shopping list this month. Forrest & Harold have the perfect handbags to go with each outfit.
My selections for handbags are below to complete this style!
Some really nice features about shopping with Forrest & Harold are that they quality check every bag, each bag is handcrafted and eco-friendly. They also have a process that the leather undergoes before being transformed into a beautiful handbag or purse.
"Forrest & Harold ensures the bags we have selected undergo the best possible practices from start to finish, meaning we handpick our hides individually, rather than buy in bulk. We then have hides washed up to six times before tanning. Only then are they tanned professionally to a high standard using eco-friendly vegetable tanning practices."
Forrest & Harold
Did you know???
Many products are often labeled “genuine leather”, when they are, in fact, not genuine leather at all!
Wondering how to spot a true genuine leather bag?
Check the fine print.
This is an obvious one, but many times a subtle change in words “made with real leather” can make an item seem 100% genuine, when in fact it is just a small piece or strip that is real.
Here are also some key terms that are commonly used to pass off fake leather handbags as real genuine leather.
Next time that you are searching for your handbag, make sure to check the label, inspect the quality, and shop with Forrest & Harold. Shopping with them gives you piece of mind, that your item is truly genuine leather and will last you a very long time.
You haven't seen quality like this in a while, snag it up while the style you love is available!
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My Own Personal Shopping Stylist; A quick & simple alternative to shopping at corporate retailers & Personal Stylist websites
I recently have started to only buy quality clothing. You know what I mean...
You get a deal on an item, but it only survives the wash 2 times; before shortly, strings and elastic bands are coming from places everywhere.
Or have you bought an awesome looking shirt from the internet, only to find out when it arrives it is thin and not in USA sizes, or has major flaws?
I once purchased a sweater that the sleeves were not even halfway sewn down the arm, it was like someone knitted it....but then gave up and sent it anyway for me to finish.
This is an amazing outfit that I love, the entire color scheme complements each piece! Bell sleeves are perfect for the beach, fall style, and summer style.
You can even get 2 looks with this outfit!
Wear it as a dress, or wear it with leggings!
Check out this beautiful shirt, it is of course straight from a designer. This means they designed the shirt in complementing ways to your body. Unlike mass produced shirts that have a pocket or collar added into the design and no product testing or model reviews.
Plus a huge perk...These necklaces made in Bali, they are made by women from other countries, whom are less fortunate. All sales send money back to these women so that they can have the necessities in life that they go without.
Here are some other accessories that I love, if you want to purchase necklaces to help contribute to the women in need..Simply search the hashtags for #bali...SO SIMPLE!
Now you can truly steal my style, and shop quick and painless all from Instagram and pay with the trusted Paypal...Get styled with Collections of the Homeplace, while on your work break, in between classes, or start searching early for special event wear to LOOK YOUR BEST!!
Click on any of the images to be taken to their Instagram account, to check out through Inselly.
Or go straight to their Inselly store to purchase your favorite item here: Inselly/Collectionsofthehomeplace
Fall is quickly approaching, which means the summer clothes are in their final days before they are sent packing out of my closet. One main transition staple that screams FALL is BOOTS!
Not just any boots will do; you need a fun, stylish, yet practical pair of boots to bring your outfit together.
I always start with my jeans and top, I complete my ensemble with accessories second to last, and of course my fav foot wear last.
I also keep my purse well put together in easy zip bags to easily transfer to the perfect purse for the day.
Now comes the accessories, wondering what items made the list of the HOTTEST accessories for this year? Here is a list of great pieces you can reuse time and time again in your outfits.
Local boutiques, and shopping stores make the perfect stop to stock up on your accessory pieces. I found this great featured Druzy Set from a local store Lil Rap; let's give them a page like guys and gals, to show them some appreciation for keepin it trendy!
Check out the store Facebook page here: Lil Rap
How to wear the colors black and brown together?
Below is an outfit I put together for you, you know...So you can Pin it to your Pintrest board of course!
Make sure to incorporate closet staples you already have, and finish off with a dusting of a light scented perfume.
And lastly be comfotable and have fun with your style!
How To Wear Fringe by cafedatalkalamode featuring brown boots
Black crop top
H M white jacket
$47 - hm.com
2LUV blue jeans
Steve Madden brown boots
Frisky Filigree Photoshop Brushes
INKWEAR Dandelion Tattoo
$3.12 - inlovewithfashion.com
Earring polish off your look, but what if you have sensitive ears? Look no further IceCarats Sterling Silver
I love jewelry, but sadly due to sensitive skin I am limited to 2 options:
A. Buy Very expensive jewelry usually gold
B. Buy Quality Sterling Silver
I was trying not to get my hopes to high when I opened the gorgeous box that these were sent to me, as I was hoping they would not irritate my ears. The Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia earrings arrived in a blue and black gift box perfect for gift giving, or to store them when you are not wearing them to make sure you always have a pair.
These cubic zirconia earrings can be worn for any occasion including every day, office wear, casual wear, and formal wear. They are designed nicely that you can even sleep with them in without them poking you.
I love that theseIceCarats Cubic Zirconia earrings are Sterling Silver, and they do not have additives. I wore these for several hours and no burning sensation or red itchiness. 6mm in size is perfect for everyday wear, they are not too large.
They capture and sparkle well in the light, I wipe them clean with a jewelry cloth after use to keep them new and polished. You can get a pair here on Amazon
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One of my favorite things to do on a beautiful weekend are to take a road trip shopping spree. Often when opportunities like this arise I have very little time to get prepared for the adventure. So what do are the must have, don't forget items?
Minimal items are always items some often forget when prepairing for a road trip shopping spree. Once you get halfway through the day you will be serioulsy rethinking your choices. Make sure that you wear casual, comfortable clothes that you can move around in when searching for a great deal. I also recommend a small purse clutch for the day that you can carry your money and cell phone in.
Don't forget to put some water bottles in a small travel cooler for the car, bottled water can cost up to $3 at some locations.
Summer Casual & Comfy Look Book by cafedatalkalamode featuring a yellow dress
Old Navy a line dress
Long sleeve maxi dress
Coconuts by Matisse blue sandals
Kendra Scott necklace
Charlotte Russe gold necklace
Tom Ford black sunglasses
Illesteva tortoise shell glasses
Dorothy Perkins floppy hat
$23 - newlook.com
Dorothy Perkins floppy hat
$14 - dorothyperkins.com
So what do you wear to this event? You will definitely want to wear a dress. A fancy floral or color block print will be perfect. Roses are always in at the Derby, since the winner is given a rose garland of over 400 roses. Up cycle a floppy hat, hot glue some fabric roses that are color coordinating to match your outfit. You will also want to take a smaller purse, the crowds are large and a smaller purse is the easiest to manage.
Make sure to stop by and grab a Mint Julep on your visit, the drink is after all the signature drink and don't be late to grab a seat, the derby is 2 minutes long. You will of course have many after events to attend. The entire surrounding area, almost every local business has an after derby party or event.
Make sure your styled to perfection this Kentucky Derby, up cycle a floppy hat and hot glue fabric flowers and embellishments around it. Coordinate your accessories to match your outfit. Test your luck at betting by placing a bet, and be prepared to have fun at one of the oldest horse racing events in the United States.
Casual Friday Look book
Transitional Outfit Look Book
Meet the Ecentric, a dressy slip on sneaker. This style is a perfect transitional piece that will transition throughout the seasons well. What's best about this shoe is it can be dressed up or down, all depending on how you pair them. A cute, dressy and casual slip on.....could you ask for more?
This style is in the color fushia, they are made with pony hair and get many complements. One nice feature about the Ecentric is that they are nicely padded around the collar of your ankle. This style is the perfect height to still wear socks with, however I would not wear them in the rain as they are a Spring, Summer shoe.
The only downfall that I could find was that the style runs a little small. I always wear a size 8 in brands like Naughty Monkey, Steve Madden, Falchi, Adidas, Nike, Reebok and the list goes on. They may run small due to the pony hair exterior not stretching like man made materials (they do not stretch much at all), but whatever the reason they are still very stylish. To show you what I am talking about in size, see the below picture.
I definitely recommend purchasing a whole size up on these on the Ecentric, but they are worth trying. There are many additional colors available. I have also purchased these in the color black recently to dress down for casual days. They have also recently started coming available in leopard and other various prints. These are the perfect shoe to mesh into any outfit, and can be found for around $50 at Steve Madden retailers.
Get you a pair today...