Etsy lately…


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I spend a lot of time on Etsy maintaining my shop, and hours later I find my shopping cart filled with a whole bunch of beautiful handmade items to add to my growing Etsy wish list. I’ve decided to make a monthly post of all of the unique pieces from Etsy that I will be slowly adding into my life.

  1. Mystic Light Mala necklace from Malabella Jewelry.
  2. Felt succulent planter (Kitty cat vase) from The Yarn Kitchen.
  3. Ladies swing dress from ljc Designss.
  4. Custom state keychain from Nelliebead.
  5. Small mint cup (mug) from Pottery Lodge.

     Besos,                                                                                                                        Amber



Cool hues..


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Blue, green, and anything in between are among my favorite colors (especially to wear), that is why I was so thrilled to see a wide range of looks in the cool hues on the runway for spring 2015. Below are some of the pieces that are currently catching my eye. Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 2.19.33 PM

  1. Shorty Slip from Free People.
  2. Suede sandals from J Crew.
  3. Tilly Sweater from Boden.
  4. Woodlands Scarf from Anthropologie.
  5. Patterned shorts from American Eagle.
  6. Cielo Necklace from Sundance.
  7. Mermaid’s Dream nail polish from Deborah Lippmann.
  8. Hunter boots from Zappos.


Besos,                                                                                                                          Amber

Starter Crystals…


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Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 2.24.02 PMThere are so many beautiful and powerful healing crystals out there, which can make it overwhelming to know where to start (especially if you are new to the wonderful world of crystals). I believe that there are a six “starter crystals” that everyone should have in their environment in some form or another, which are Amethyst, Carnelian, Citrine, Quartz, Rose Quartz, and Black Tourmaline. These six healing stones are a great base and jumping off point for a well rounded beginner collection.


Amethyst for protection, purification, and inner peace.

❥Amethyst (a part of the Quartz family) is one of the most abundant stones in the world. It is an extremely powerful and protective purification stone with a high spiritual vibration. Helps one to release addictions of all kinds, and encourages inner peace. Excellent for sleep and meditation.


Carnelian for personal growth and transformation. Also  conveniently… a cleanser for any other stone (I always keep a nice big piece around all of my other stones, makes cleansing them so much easier)!

❥ Carnelian is a powerful aid for those who wish to build confidence, courage, passion and power within themselves. Carnelian helps to overcome fear of taking action or of doing the wrong thing. Helps one embrace change and transformation.


Citrine for abundance in all aspects of life.

❥ Citrine is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. Citrine is a stone of abundance. Brings happiness, and generosity. Raises self-esteem and removes destructive tendencies.


Quartz the most powerful healing stone, and magnifier.

 Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet. It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy and is also very effective for unblocking it. Quartz magnifies the energies of all the crystals it’s around.


Rose Quartz for love and matters of the heart.

 Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. Brings deep inner healing and self-love. Rose Quartz is very beneficial for the heart. It helps purify and open the heart on all levels. Helps to attract love and romance into ones life.


Black Tourmaline to keep you grounded and positive, which is extremely important in this hectic world.

 Tourmaline is a very powerful grounding stone. It has the ability to take and purify negative energy and turn it into positive reusable energy. Helps one to release worry and anxiety.

                          Besos, Amber

*All metaphysical properties are from The Crystal Bible 2 by Judy Hall.

Fall bootie search…


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Every fall I like to invest in a pair of quality leather boots, which typically means another pair of Frye boots. This year I am after a pair of booties, preferably of the brown variety. Above I’ve put together a list of my top contenders. The Fryes and Paul Green booties are definitely at the top of my list.

  1. Jackie Gore Stitching Horse by Frye.
  2. Billie Boot from Madewell.
  3. Paul Green “Aubrey” Bootie from Nordstrom.
  4. Sam Edelman Pacific wraparound strap bootie from Nordstrom.
  5. Spye Bell bootie Clarks.
  6. Kate Spade New York Prospect boot.

Besos, Amber

Words to live by…


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Happy Friday! I happened upon this quote the other day and since then, I have not been able to get its simple yet beautiful message out of my mind. Even in its simplicity, it’s funny how difficult this message is to follow sometimes. For me, it’s not competing with others that I have a hard time with, it’s comparing myself to others and their levels of success. So let flowers be a reminder that the only way to be blissful and successful in all aspects of life, is to do things that you truly enjoy, without worrying about what others are doing.

Have a uniquely wonderful weekend centered around you!

Besos, Amber


Crystal L❤ving: Cactus Amethyst *Spirit Quart*


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I have had Cactus Amethyst or Spirit Quartz on my wish list for a while now and I finally found this beauty.There is something so mystical about it, its sparkle, shape, and its natural purple and orange color combination.

Healing: Cactus Amethyst is an extremely uplifting and spiritual stone that radiates high-vibration energy in all directions. Assists in an effective but gentle psychological, mental, and emotional detox. Promotes purification, protection, spiritual evolution, and freedom from fear.

Chakras: Opens the crown chakra (7th) and the higher crown chakra (8th). Also works with the solar plexus chakra (3rd). Aligns and purifies the entire chakra system.

Placement: Place on the crown for chakra work or in home/work environment.

*All metaphysical properties are from The Crystal Bible 2 by Judy Hall.

Below are some pieces I am currently coveting that are inspired by uplifting Cactus Amethyst.

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  1. J Crew lady day coat.
  2. Zip back crew sweater from American Eagle Factory.
  3. J Crew Factory scarf.
  4. Kate Spade sunnies.
  5. Butter London 444 nail lacquer.

Besos, Amber

Fall Inspo…


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I haven’t posted in a while and I figured October 1st was the perfect time to start up again considering my love for the month of October. October is my favorite month of the year, and not just because it’s my birthday month. I love the crisp fall weather, the beautiful foliage (yay New England), apple picking (mmm warm apple cider donuts), the official start of soup season, and of course, Halloween! Above is some inspiration for fall!


Stripes and pops of pink…


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Yay, the long weekend is finally here! This weekend my boyfriend and I are planning day trip to Peaks Island in Portland, Maine for some sea glassing and sunshine and I cannot wait! I have been so swamped with work lately (the reason for the lack of posts) so it will be nice to get away, even if it is just a day trip. Lately, I have been really into stripes with pops of pink, which will be prefect for a casual weekend day trip. Do you have anything fun planned for the long weekend? Have an awesome Memorial Day weekend!

  1. Striped boyfriend shirtdress from the Gap.
  2. Stripe sweater from the Gap.
  3. Abstraction infinity scarf from Anthropologie.
  4. Needlework sandals from Anthropologie.
  5. Kate Spade purse.

Besos, Amber


❤ Crystal healing: Vesuvianite…


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Delicate Vesuvianite is so beautiful, I love its natural soft green color with hints of purple.

Healing: Vesuvianite is useful for the manifestation of the heart’s desire. Helps one figure out their true path or calling in life. It aids one in finding the courage to make changes in jobs, relationships, habit patterns, thoughts and emotions in order to fully realize the heart’s yearnings. Brings enthusiasm back in life.

Chakras: Beneficial to all of the chakras, according to its color. Yellow-greenish Vesuvianite, helps to simulate the solar plexus (3rd) and heart (4th) chakras, helping one align personal will with the desire of the heart.

Placement: Place in personal or work environment or wear near the heart.

*All metaphysical properties are from The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian.

Below are some green and purple pieces that are inspired by Vesuvianite.

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  1. Getaway wrap maxi dress from Victoria’s Secret.
  2. Swimsuit from Anthropologie.
  3. Necklace from J Crew.
  4. Butter London nail polish.
  5. Nine West wedges from Zappos.

Besos, Amber

Met Gala 2014 best dressed…


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Nicole Richie can do no wrong. Sexy but not too revealing, 1940’s inspired dress, and how great is that purple hair?!

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Monochromatic pink look with a tasteful crop top and peekaboo leg, beautiful.

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A 1950’s inspired corset bodice is always at the top of my list, especially when combined with an elegant train PLUS the black and white color scheme, it all just screams old hollywood glamour.

From a young age, I have taken any opportunity that came my way to dress up, be it a birthday party or a holiday. I think that is why I have such an obsession with red carpet events, I love seeing everyone dressed to the nines. The Met Gala has always been my favorite red carpet event, I love its extravagance, loads of couture, and the often artsy flair. Above are a few of my favorite looks of the night. Who was on the top of your best dressed list?

Besos, Amber