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Black & Blue + Protect Your Pumps Giveaway!










IMG_4584 Jacket: Theory | Blouse: Maggie Ward (similar) | Jeans: Rag & Bone (similar) | Shoes: L.A.M.B (love these) | Purse: Ted Baker (similar) | Sunnies: Quay (need these) | Rings: Rocksbox(similar), By Boe | Bracelets: Nadri (similar) | Lippie: MAC “La Vie En Rouge” + Liner: MAC “Cherry” | Nails: Savina “Cotton Candy”

I’m a sucker for a good statement heel, and these babies had me at hello. Unfortunately, I’ve let them collect dust in my closet for two lonely months. Just sitting there. Looking all pretty. Too perfect to ruin. Then, like fate would have it, I received a package from Protect Your Pumps, and instantly knew which pumps these needed to save. They are a non-slip, transparent adhesive that is used to protect the soles of high-heel shoes or flats. They can easily be taken off after several uses, and the result is like they are new. My sister also did a review on them here.

Justine and I both love Protect Your Pumps so much that we wanted to give our readers a chance to win a FREE 10 pack ($70 value!) all to themselves! (That’s five pairs of heels you could save from self-destruction!) All you have to do is follow our Instagram, like our Facebook and subscribe to our blog and do the same for Protect Your Pumps! You have one week to enter; may the odds be ever in your favor! 😉




Seeing Stars

IMG_9992 IMG_9980 IMG_0008 IMG_9983 IMG_0018 IMG_0016 IMG_9998 IMG_0030 IMG_0022 IMG_0026 Sweater: Wildfox (similar) | Skinnies: Topshop | Flats: Target (similar) | Tote: Street Level (different color) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Nordstrom (similar) | Necklace: Marcia Moran (similar), Stella & Dot | Bracelets: Cara, Vince Camuto, Tasha, Alex and Ani (here, here, here & similar here) | Rings: Gifted, Ariella Collection (similar), Towne & Reese (similar) | Lippie: MAC “Happy Go Lucky” + “Candy Yum Yum” + Liner: “Magenta” | Nails: Essie “Ballet Slippers

I really don’t know when I’m going to grow too old for glitter, but I hope that time never comes. I’m drawn to all things gold and sparkly, like a crow! I can’t help it! Normally I enjoy having a minimalistic style, especially pertaining to my jewelry, and believe that “less is more.” After all it was THE Coco Chanel who said, “Before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror, and remove one piece of jewelry.” But apparently I wasn’t feeling Miss Chanel’s advice because I piled it on for this outfit! Like every rule, though, there are exceptions! Plus, my style changes too often to stick with simple accessories all of the time! What can I say, sometimes “more is more.”




Bold Prints









IMG_0039 Dress: Ted Baker | Shoes: Kate Spade (love these) | Bag: Kate Spade (love  this) | Sunnies: Michael Kors (similar) | Bracelets: | Rings:  | Earrings: (similar)

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Western + Rocksbox

IMG_4524 IMG_4526 IMG_4530 IMG_4560 IMG_4541 IMG_4479 IMG_4550 IMG_4496 IMG_4504 IMG_4511 IMG_4498 Blouse: Theory (similar here & here) | Skirt: Collective Concepts (similar) | Hat: BP. | Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Booties: Sam Edelman | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Perry Street (℅) | Necklace: Anuja Tolia (℅) | Rings: Gorjana (℅) | Lips: MAC “Brave” with “Twig” over top + Liner: MAC “Whirl” | Nails: Essie “Fiji

I purchased this skirt the other day at Francis Vintage, a local boutique in downtown Phoenix, and I immediately knew I wanted to wear it with this panama hat! I love that this skirt looks like it has sequins all over it, without actually having sequins… all over it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my sequins, but I love them so much that when one falls off it hurts my soul. Plus the stretchy, knit fabric is always welcome in my world!

Do you ever get in a jewelry rut? I know I do! I tend to find myself reaching for the same combinations and sometimes it can be a snooze fest, which is how Rocksbox came into play. This premium jewelry subscription box allows you to enhance your style through their rotating selection of jewelry, chosen specifically to match your tastes and style. The best part? It is sent straight to your door and once you’re over a certain piece, you can send it back (in the conveniently added and pre-paid envelope!) and swap it for something different!

Lucky for you, we have teamed up with Rockbox to bring our readers a month of Rocksbox for free with the code, desertmermaidsxoxo. After 30 days. that first month free code turns into a 50% off first month code!





Keep It Cool






IMG_9945 Top: Current/Elliott (here) | Pants: Joie (love these) | Scarf: Rag & Bone (love this) | Booties: Rag & Bone | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Purse: Alexander Wang | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Nordstrom | Lips: Bite

This shirt by Current/Elliott is called “the perfect” shirt and really it is. It is one of those shirts that is loose and easy wear: Two combinations that I love. I’m a huge fan of booties, but who isn’t? They add an extra “pop” to your ensemble, making it look put together but not too over-the-top. They add height yet the low, chunky heel allows you to walk in them all day, making them a sneaky comfortable! Of course Rag & Bone can do no wrong in my eyes, and these ones are the proof!

On a side note, I have been on the hunt for my first home! It is fun but kind of stressful at the same time! I just want to get it right! How did you guys know when you found your first home?