Etsy Pick Of The Day-Soutache Earrings You Can’t Live Without

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Etsy is one of my favorite sites for jewelry. I found these gems and fell in love instantly. These Soutache Earrings are handmade in Poland and they are stunning. Firstly, red, black and white are the national colors of Trinidad and Tobago so naturally, I love the combination. Secondly, I’m obsessed with beaded jewelry. The beaded tassels on the ends of these earrings give them length that pair well with an updo without making them heavy. For people with sensitive lobes like me, that’s a huge plus. These earrings are a definite win win. Click here to check them out.

My Solution To Dressing Kids The Eco-Conscious Way

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One of my biggest dilemmas since entering the world of kids is how to dress an ever-growing child in a way that’s responsible to the environment but still cute. With my own wardrobe, I try to shop as carefully as possible. I went through pregnancy with only a few purchases of black, stretchy clothing that would fit post-pregnancy. I try to research the clothes I buy so that I can be sure I’m buying clothes and jewelry made with fair labor. I also try to support the local economy as much as I can. I don’t always get it right but I try. This means that I buy less but the items cost more. How on earth do I make all this possible for a kid?  Continue reading

Bene Caribe-Fabulousness from Trinidad

Bene CaribeI love Facebook. One of my friends posted a link to Bene Caribe on the Book and tagged me. I naturally fell in love. Bene Caribe is a new jewelry and clothing line that hails from my homeland of Trinidad. I love their bright colors and clean silhouettes. They also have an Etsy shop, which is awesome. I snagged the Bene Caribe Wrapped Chain/Belt in Blue Flame. It was only $40. It’s handmade in Trinidad and each one is made to order. I love getting opportunities to support local talent. Trinidad is such a culturally rich country and it’s high time the world found out. I’m super nervous about the shipping from Trinidad but fingers crossed all goes well. I’ll keep you posted!

Caving To Comfort

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Consider my leggings and long-sleeved tee fashion redefined. I’ve gained so much respect for women who have amazing pregnancy style. It’s hard to suddenly gain a ton of weight, carry around a human life 24/7 for 9 months and still have brain space to think about looking cute. Those women make it look so effortless. Yes, I’m talking to you, Kerry Washington! With your exposed mid-section halfway through pregnancy….I know she has a stylist and a team to put her together but I suspect that even if I had extra help, I would quicker shush them away than be fussed over. We’re close to 2 months away from touchdown and I am so ready for homeboy to make his entrance.