Personalize and Customize: Out the Box Creations

I love handmade items. Not only are they crafted with care, but also by someone who is passionate about what they do, and I dig that. As most of you already know, not only do I sell on Etsy, I shop there too. It’s my go-to online marketplace where I find unique, eye-catching products that display fine craftsmanship and creativity. Recently I did a mini-review on a beautiful shop called Out the Box Creations.  You may remember the onesies and the maxi dress that I featured. I’ve really noticed how the brand was developing and expanding in a very positive direction. One that can be summed up in a great word: Custom!

Firstly, I’d like to mention that Spring is just around the corner, and I’ve been looking for some fresh statement pieces for my wardrobe. While browsing the shop, a gorgeous Chevron Clutch Purse popped out at me right away. I’m really into colors and patterns, so this instantly stood out to me. The wonderful thing about these clutches is that there are different colors to choose from:  aqua, navy, gold, hot pink, grey or burnt orange. You are also able to choose your own inner lining color, and have the option of adding a monogram, initials or name. The Spring Clutch Purse is also very pretty and fresh for spring! It comes in 4 different fabrics, all very fun and colorful. These can be customized too, with a flower or button accent, or a different lining or monogram as well.

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Next on my list…infinity scarves! I love infinity scarves so much, so when I saw that these were offered, I got all giddy about it! The Mother/Daughter Infinity Scarves are an adorable idea. These comfortable cotton scarves are made to order, and come in 9 specialty colors, any solid color or 6 chevron patterns. These come in different sizes, depending on who you are ordering for. toddler, tween or adult. They are also available separately, if you just want one for yourself or for a child. This makes a great gift, and you can custom make it to fit your own personal style.

ImageLast, but definitely not least, I completely adore both the Bowtie and Tie Onesies and Personalized Baby Girl Onesies. As an auntie, I feel the burning desire to spoil my nephews with gifts and the cutest clothing. They bowtie and tie onesies come with optional vest, buttons or suspenders. Super adorable, right? These onesies are not your boring plain white ones! Have a baby girl in mind? How about a personalized onesie for her too?! You could have her initial made of buttons, a little necklace design, colorful flowers, or any of the other creative and colorful designs as you can see from the photo! There are so many to choose from. There is so much room for customization and personalization, that these items are just really unique. You’ll be sure to capture a lot of attention and compliments with these cute onesies, and they make a perfect gift.

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All in all, I’m impressed with the new items in shop, and the direction they are taking. Some shops aren’t open to custom orders, but , with Out The Box Creations, if there’s a different color or size you need, that’s great! If there’s an option that’s not listed, she will try to make it happen for you! Items tailored to your every need! Need I say more?!

Free Earrings Giveaway!

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As a lot of you already know, I run a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy.com called Earth and Soul Designs. I am pleased to announce that I’m having a giveaway for a free pair of earrings! If you’d love to win this pair of romantic flower earrings, please be sure to check out the contest details to enter!

How to Enter:

  • Visit Earth and Soul Designs on Facebook
  • Find the post about the giveaway (it’s pinned to the top so it should be the first post, always)
  • Click on the sharing button (public sharing) to share the photo/contest
  • Leave a comment below the picture, so I know you’ve shared it
  • ‘Like’ the photo itself
  • ‘Like’ our page if you haven’t yet

Drawing on Feb 14th! Good luck!

What I’m Wearing

I see tons of blogs and articles showing what you’re wearing and decided today was that day day to reveal my crazy outfit. If there’s any day to share what I’m wearing, it’s today. It’s a bit mixed in patterns and isn’t something I’d usually reach for, but I was going for something fun. I also got a red wig in the mail that I ordered, so I decided to go all out on this one.

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Black skirt, peter-pan neck top with a bow pattern on it, a short sleeved cardi on top, belted with a bow belt, polka-dot leggings and a red wig. Not my usual outfit, but I was feeling quite bold today and wanted to experiment. I don’t even care if the patterns match. I was feeling so quirky and fun today. I’m not even going out anywhere. I just love playing dress-up!

My New Favourite Top

meeI’m a little too excited. Here’s why:

Yesterday I was feeling terrible in general. I had gained a bit of weight and felt ‘fat and ugly’. I have been also having some family drama that I didn’t want to be a part of. My mood was really low and I needed to get out. I met up with my good friend Laura to do some retail therapy. It never fails me, and I had some Christmas cash to spend. I also wanted to feel good about myself, so naturally I decided to stop into some clothing shops for something cute! Thankfully, there were TONS of boxing week sales, as I’m a fierce deal hunter and pretty thrifty. I went into two stores that both carried plus size clothing and ended up being thoroughly disappointed. I even tried on sizes much bigger than my usual size. One size is too small, the size up is too big, or too long. Feeling defeated, I tried one last shop that goes up to an XXL size only. I chose 3 things that I fell completely in love with, 50% off the lowest tagged price. I dreaded the change room so much. I got in, reluctantly took off my coat and shirt to try on the tops. To my surprise, the first one fit. So did the second and third. Fit like a glove! What the heck!! So I decided to rock it and go out to karaoke. Just a side note, I NEVER fit into peplum tops because they’re too long usually and I’m a short gal…I’m completely amazed and feel pretty great now.