Happy New Year!! I love starting the new year with flowers as it signifies a fresh start to a new year and I am sooooo ready for that. Hope your New Year is off to a terrific start.
Hubby and I did a recent Spring themed photoshoot and I am really happy to be partnering again with Erstwilder, my go-to retro vintage inspired jewelry team. I have shared many posts on my blog about the incredible limited edition collections that Erstwilder creates all the way in Melbourne, Australia and today I am really excited to show you my new pieces from the 2021 Flowers collection.
My Purple Rose Necklace is spectacular with its beautiful deep purple color and the craftsmanship of the flower petals!! The necklace is adjustable and very comfortable to wear. I think curvy girls should not shy away from pretty necklaces because when you pair it with the right neckline on a dress or sweater it can really be a stunning accessory. Erstwilder has me speechless at their amazing creativity and the pace they release limited edition collections that are high quality, stunning, and one of the only plus size jewelry manufacturers!!
Time to get happy and dance in the rain!! I’m thrilled to have partnered with Erstwildwer on this magical collection called Whatever the Weather designed by Jess Racklyeft. You all know just how much I love rainbows and color so this really is a perfect collection that I am so excited about it and it supports important causes like mental health at Headspace and Minus18Youth. 2020 has been a hard and very sad year for so many people that Erstwilder is doing what they do so well and that is spreading happiness and delight during these hard times with this brilliant new collection as well as donating a portion of the sales to Headspace and Minus18Youth. This collection instantly cheered me up when it arrived (we too have been dealing with situations out of our control involving the sickness of a loved one and with an already difficult 2020, times have felt pretty tragic) having special pieces like these that arrive in a custom box from so far away (Australia) really can lift the spirits and bring some joy to your day and you feel really good knowing that the proceeds support two important organizations.
I am wearing the statement necklace called All the Way Across the Sky and I love just how large it is and the details of two seagulls on each end. The necklace is incredibly comfortable and comes on an adjustable chain. I am also wearing the most adorable brooch called Rainbow Ruff that has the body of a rainbow puppy dog and the head of an adorable doggy that is so cute and will melt your heart!! Jess Racklyeft is such a talented artist the other pieces in the collection are swoon worthy….. Wish I could have them all.
As with all Erstwilder pieces, these are limited edition and very high quality that are made in Melbourne, Australia. Collections do sell out very quickly and the Whatever the Weather collection also supports two organizations doing very important work so hurry to Erstwilder and snap up your favorites before they sell out. A big thank you to my hubby Gary Greco for the super fun photoshoot!!
This is a bittersweet post for me. We shot these pictures the day before another horrific wildfire broke out in California’s beautiful wine country. Although we are very fortunate and beyond grateful to still have a home, hundreds of people are not and so many businesses and world famous wineries burnt down. For those not familiar with this latest wildfire it is the Glass Fire in Napa/Calistoga, California.
It was a warm and glorious Autumn day and we drove out to our local vineyards for a Fall photoshoot. I wanted to wear a colorful dress because I felt so happy and never tired of the beautiful vineyard views. Many vineyards are currently in harvesting mode here but we managed to find some that still had lush grapes hanging on the vine!!
My accessories today are all by Erstwilder and they are part of the brand new Fan Favorites launch happening tonight. Erstwilder is a company based in Melbourne, Australia (I have partnered with them many times here, here, here, here, and here) and they do so much good for their community from food bank donations to helping the animals and wildlife and they did a lot for the animals during the tragic wildfires that happened earlier this year in Australia.
How fun is my Cyril the Sloth necklace!! I love his cute little face and he is perfect to wear for all seasons. I thought Cyril complimented the large Tarsier I posed with. Cyril comes with an adjustable chain and it will fit comfortably on you. Cyril will sell out very fast so hurry to Erstwilder to snap him up!!
I sure have a thing for pretty birds and could not resist my beautiful Betty Jo Sparrow brooch. The colors on this birdy are spectacular and she will match all my outfits this season. I especially enjoy wearing these lovely Erstwilder pieces when I am on my Zoom calls as my teammates and colleagues also like to see what I will be wearing next. You can snap up Betty Jo Sparrow here before she sells out!!
How spectacular is my Lacey of the Lily frog brooch, I love the bright green colors! Now this is a brooch to wear all year round and it will enhance all your outfits. I love the size of the brooch, not too small but perfect and looks lovely on someone with a curvy figure and full bust. So easy to wear and adds a brilliant pop of color. You know this one will jump right into everyone cart so hurry to Erstwilder and snap yours up now!!
This was a fun photoshoot in the beautiful California vineyards that turned tragic with the Glass Fire. The fire has been burning for over 1 week now, over 65,000 acres burned. Our frontline responders and all the firefighters are doing such a tremendous job and they are all so courageous!! We can thank them enough!! Hoping the fire is under control very soon and everyone will be safe.
I am so excited to be collaborating with Erstwilder on their newest collection Fan Fovourites. The adorable collection is recolors of favorite pieces and I love the Heartfelt Hydrangea necklace and brooch. I had to pair these pieces with my vintage inspired hydrangea pinup dress and feel like I am in hydrangea heaven. Yes, for all of you wondering, hydrangeas are one of my absolutely favorite flowers. The colors of the hydrangeas on the necklace and brooch are superbly done in the exact shades of pink, purple, and blue that hydrangeas come in. I also want to let you know the necklace is adjustable and I was so comfortable wearing this one. There is also a pair of hydrangea earrings you can order to complete the Heartfelt Hydrangea collection.
In these pictures I am wearing the golden Woven Wattle brooch, which is Australia’s national flower. The intricate details on the Wattle are expertly crafted and you can see each and every flower head. The brilliant golden yellow color is beautiful and can easily accessorize so many outfits.
The highly anticipated Valentine’s Day collection from Erstwilder is here!! For this particular collection Erstwilder has really exceeded expectations. The pieces from this collection are beautiful and so sweet and come in the most adorable heart-shaped box making them perfect for gifting.
I teamed up with Erstwilder to share some pictures of just some of their new Valentine’s Day collection brooches and if you see any you like then hurry on over to Erstwilder and snap them up because you know they will sell out quickly!!