Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fedora Hats

Can we talk hats?  This is an accessory that I know people are somewhat scared of.  When my husband and I were first married, he let me know that hats were not his favorite in general, but that they also weren't his favorite on me.  Me being the loving, supportive wife that I am, told him that I would wear them if I wanted to ;-) (I didn't say who I was supportive of.... a girl can be supportive of herself!)

 But when you don't like to wash your hair every day and you have to have a daughter at school at 8:30 am and it is almost 30 minutes away, hats quickly become your best friend!

I had been wanting to try out some new hats and decided to get on eBay to see what I could find for cheap before I committed lots of money to something I wasn't sure I would like..... I got on and found these for a whole whopping $3 each!  They were a steal and I couldn't decide on the color, so I bought 2.

Here is my first outfit with the darker hat.

 I paired it with a rust colored Mak cardigan that can be purchased here, a textured wheat colored wrap shirt that I bought in Mexico, dark skinny jeans from Forever 21 and my comfy slip on gold flats.

 I do like how it all works together with my hair being really full here.  The hats don't look quite as great when my hair is flatter as you will see in the next outfit.

In this outfit I am sporting the lighter tan hat.  I chose to pair it with my all brown leopard tank, long sleeve V-neck wheat shirt, my brown corduroy jacket, dark skinnies again that are from Forever 21 ( I seriously LOVE their skinny jeans, if you haven't bought any, I highly recommend them!  They are only approximately $10 and are stretchy and oh so comfy).  These boots are from Zulily and my boot cuffs once again.

 and can I just say how happy I am that I chose to keep this necklace!  I really do wish that I could get these beads to make it for other people because it is SUCH a staple for me, but they have not gotten anymore of them in any where, so I will continue the hunt.... but I do have a similar one for sale here that would make a great staple piece!

But you can see how my hair is more flat in these second pictures and the hat doesn't work quite as well, but I do still really love these hats and feel like they take me out of the box that much more... and I do love being outside of the box when it comes to fashion ;-)  So tell me, do you love hats?  Are you willing to try them out?  I think it is worth $3 to see if you could pull this look off.  I am sure glad that I tried it out and now I am hooked!

Happy Hat Fashion Everyone!

Lindsi Jo

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Changes Being Made

I just wanted to say Thank You to those of you who have supported me and for those that purchased jewelry during our Black Friday Sale and this past year.  The Support of all of you means more to me than you will ever know!  The past few weeks I have been doing a lot of thinking and reevaluation of the past year with this business and I have come to the conclusion that some changes need to be made.  Prices being raised is the first change that will be happening the first of the year. 

This past year I have spent a lot of time on trying to build this business and wanting to offer as many options at amazing prices, but the truth is, I have been running myself ragged with VERY little pay.  There is a lot of time not only spent on creating the product, but in the shopping, designing, creating, pictures, listing items and packaging.  I have been so focused on trying to create a great product that is affordable to all and offering BIG sales to give everyone the opportunity to afford product, but the bottom line is, I haven't hardly made any money and it is time that I value my time, my abilities and my family.  I am looking to give a facelift to the business and the blog and to really try and focus more on the quality of everything that I am sharing.  I have been trying to compete with box store prices, but I am not offering box store product.  These jewelry pieces are one-of-a-kind (for the most part) which means that I go through the designing process from scratch every time and there is a lot of trial and error to create the perfect end piece that you see listed.

 I am excited about the vision that I have for Peacocks and Leopards and this upcoming year and I hope that you choose to stick around to see what is created.

With Thanks and Love

Lindsi Jo