Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dreaming of a Boho Summer

Wow first of all I want to say that I feel absolutely terrible about not blogging in about 3 or so months! That is absolutely not okay with me and I feel like I let y'all down. So much has happened in the last few months that I would love to share with you all but know there is not enough time in the day ( plus I know you all don't want to hear it haha). But I do want to say a big thank you to Casey Estorga for being a loyal reader of SMC and crackin down on me to get these posts coming on a regular basis. This one is for you!
Next off I am so excited to tell you about a few ventures I have gotten myself into. The first one is adding "Simply 1 Love" my handmade accessory line to Etsy. It has been a long time coming and I am thoroughly excited to share the launch of it with you. Secondly I would love to share with you all this amazing company I started with last month. It is called Nerium International and is the cure to fine lines, wrinkles, acne, sun spots & everything in between. I love helping people and am so happy that this little venture has fallen into my lap. You can find out more about the company at my website HERE. I  love making a better life for myself and I have found just the company for that. I am always open to answering any questions you might have so please feel free to contact me!
Lastly I wanted to introduce to you all my favorite jewelry line which is located out of Australia called The Sunday Market. They have the cutest bohemian jewelry & accessories and I just cannot get enough!! The Sunday Market also just introduced tie-dye maxi dresses recently and they are TO DIE FOR! You can check out all they have to offer on their Facebook page HERE (PS The Sunday Market is also launching their website this weekend to stay tuned!) I am looking forward to the launch like crazy!  

Top: Forever 21
Bandeau: Charlotte Russe
Skirt: Forever 21
Wedges: Apt. 9 by Kohl's (not pictured but similar HERE)
Necklace: custom suede yellow feather necklace C/O The Sunday Market (HERE)
Bracelets: Rustic Slave Bracelet C/O The Sunday Market & antique turquoise cuff gifted by my future mother in law <3
Besos, Cat

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Creativity, New Chapters & Cute Clothes. Plus WINNER of the Libi & Lola Giveaway

Wow what a crazy few weeks it has been over here. I went from being terribly sick, to finding a great new job & starting it, to starting school, which all has left me lacking on the blog and my Etsy shop. I do apologize for the lack of posts but I will now be back on the grind thanks to some newfound inspiration.
Last week A & I went to Santa Cruz to meet up with a few friends he met in college. These two lovely ladies are the faces behind The Smoking Nuns an LA based fashion blog which is absolutely amazing! They are also they brains behind George & Laurel their very own jewelry line (which launched very recently) entitled "Ladies Who Lunch" (you must take a look their line. Their ear cuff "The Norbert" is to die for!!)  Needless we connected on SO many levels. I had so many questions for them and felt kind of silly asking so many but I had to know ;) I left that night feeling more than inspired.
A few days later I added the newest addition to my ink collection. I got the word Creativity tattooed on the inside of my right middle finger. I absolutely love it!! Starting my new job (working with children again!) and this newfound inspiration made me want to be reminded everyday to be creative. Every time I look down at my hand it makes me smile because I know creativity is what keeps me going.
Sorry for the rambling haha. Now on to the fun stuff! Right now am in absolute love with pattern leggings and this slouchy long sleeve tee by The Printed Palette (which can be found HERE). Alissa (the owner and designer) is amazing to work with. I cannot get over how comfy her tshirts are (& not to mention adorable!) If you know me you know I am all about looking good and being comfy. That's why it is rare you will ever see me in jeans haha.
PS: The winner from the Libi & Lola giveaway is KATHRYN Z. Please contact Ashlyn Selland @ Thank you for all of your entries. I will be having a few more giveaways coming up soon so stay tuned.
Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend <3

Top: c/o The Printed Palette (here )
Leggings:  Mossimo Target
Boots: Mossimo Target
Earrings: Forever 21 (old)
Bracelet: c/o Libi & Lola
Besos, Cat <3

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Spring Fling with a Twist

Because today was warmer than the usual 50 degrees and below (for California winter weather haha)  I decided to dress a little more spring like. Pink and green always remind me of spring and warmer weather! I think it is because as a kid growing up I always remembered seeing the bright pink flowers starting to bud in my neighbors yard and I knew that spring was right around the corner.
I decided to pair the green in my jeans with a neutral top to offset the brightness and added pops of bright pink for a little flair. I actually straightened my hair for once (which is not usual for me lately because I'm really trying to grow it out) and pulled it into a side fishtail braid, securing it with my new favorite hair ties courtsey of Kitsch.
Kitsch has the absolute best selection of jewelry, headbands and hairties & can be found a local boutiques and stores near you.  They are sold at Anthro, Free People, Urban Outfiters & Nordstrom just to name a few. I am Literally obsessed with how durable and cute their hair ties and headbands are (and even look adorable worn as bracelets on your wrist!). The lovely ladies of Kitsch even sent me a pack of their Swan Lake Headbands which come in the prettiest pastel colors. I litterally have been wearing them non stop since they arrived in the mail. Hope you've enjoyed!

P.S. Don't forget to enter in the Libi & Lola giveaway HERE. You only have 4 days left!!

Besos, Cat <3

Top: Apt. 9 by Kohl's
Jeans: JCREW
Shoes: Tom's
Fedora: similar here
Necklace: Apple of my Eye Jewelry (no longer available)
Bracelets: Apple of my Eye (HERE & HERE)
Hair Ties & Headbands: c/o Kitsch 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Blues

Today's post is all about rocking the blues. For once I am wearing jeans (gasp!) haha. It is quite cold here today and I figured I would layer up a bit. So I grabbed my trusty skinnies, my favorite teal long sleeve tee (I grabbed on a great sale at Target) & A's trusty slouchy beanie. I swear sometimes I love wearing his more than mine (guys beanies are so much thicker and warmer!!) I wanted to match the tan in the beanie to my shoes so I grabbed these lovely tennies. I swear they are one of my favorite pairs of tennis shoes & they are so dang cute. A bought these along with a grey and black pair of coach flats for me a few Christmases ago and I fell in love. To top it off I added one of my favorite new bracelets courtesy of Gloss Jewelry based out of Utah. They have the most adorable jewelry at such affordable prices!
 The B Charmed interchangeable bracelet in silver is seriously my new go to piece. It comes with 3 interchangeable strands (crystal, pearl, and silver chain) and you can buy extra strands to match with any outfit. Here I am wearing the turquoise strand as well as the pearl and crystal. They have clasps on each end of the strand so you can add as many or as little as you'd like. All of their jewelry is to die for & even comes in a drawstring pouch for easy travel & care. From necklaces to earrings to individual charms for bracelets and necklaces it's hard to choose just one & at affordable prices you don't have to!

Check out Gloss Jewelry's website HERE
Facebook:   HERE
& show them some love!!

Top: Target
Jeans: Anchor Blue (Old)
Beanie: Borrowed from A
Bracelet: c/o B Charmed

Besos, Cat <3

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day Giveaway by Libi & Lola (CLOSED)

I am so excited to share with you all today's giveaway. It is brought to you by Libi and Lola, a local Bay Area based jewelry company (can be found HERE). Ashlyn & Megan, the two lovely ladies behind Libi and Lola were generous enough to give one lucky winner a "Bo Peep" Ring and a "Marley Pink" Bracelet just in time for Valentines Day! Contest will start today and end on Valentines Day 2/14.
 Their website has the most adorable jewelry and selection of handbags! From earrings, to bracelets, to rings & necklaces it's hard to choose just one ;) I had such a hard time picking what I wanted to order that I finally decided on this adorable leather and gold chain wrap bracelet, these lovely gold & orange tassel earrings & a pair of chic black & silver triangle earrings for my mom. The lovely ladies of Libi and Lola were generous enough to even include an extra little surprise in my order, a silver chunky chain bracelet (to die for if I do say so myself). I'm sure your all wondering where you can find these amazing accessories so I am including all info on where to find them below.
How to Enter:
(leave a comment for every step you complete)
1. Must be follower of Small Town Chic Blog either by BlogLovin or by email (both located in sidebar)
2. Like mine and Libi and Lola's Facebook pages here and here
Extra Entries:
3. Follow Simply1Love (my personal acct) and LibiandLola on Instagram
4. Follow SmallTownChic and LibiandLola on Twitter
5. Share this giveaway on facebook.
6. Repost Libi & Lola giveaway picture on my instagram account, hashtaging #smalltownchicgiveaway & follow me & Libi & Lola on Instagram

Winner will be chosen on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14th. Good Luck!!! <3

Sweater: Xhilaration by Target
Jeggings: Gap
Scarf: China Town SF
Booties: Old Navy
Bracelets: orange leather & gold chain wrap: Libi & Lola (found here)
pearl: handmade
Earrings: Libi & Lola (found here)

Besos, Cat <3

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sneak Peak at Tomorrow's Giveaway with Libi & Lola

So todays post will be short and sweet as I am overcoming the stomach flu. Let me tell you it is not fun! Although today I feel 100 times better (thankfully!). I am excited to share with you all a sneak peak at tomorrows giveaway. I have teamed up with Libi & Lola a local Bay Area company. They have the most adorable jewelry & collection of handbags a girl could ever ask for. The 2 ladies behind Libi & Lola (Megan & Ashlyn) are absolutely wonderful to work with! They are so sweet and helpful and even included a little surprise in my package. 
All details about the giveaway will available in tomorrows post here on the blog. Please stay tuned & don't forget to show these lovely ladies some love on their website found here.

PS: Simply 1 Love's giveaway does end tomorrow afternoon. So if you have not entered please enter & leave me a comment letting me know you've done so.

PSS: I have received a few emails regarding comments on Small Town Chic. No worries I have fixed the comment box & should now be up & running. Thanks for baring with me!!

Besos, Cat <3