Self Portrait: As Jean Shrimpton by Bert Stern

Saturday, March 21, 2015

In honor of Spring's arrival, I decided to recreate one of my all time favorite photos - Bert Stern's floral portrait of Jean Shrimpton has always stuck with me for it's sheer beauty.

I plan on doing more self portraits as some of my favorite 60s ladies! I really love taking self portraits - though I do sometimes wish I could just clone myself because it would be easier then running back and forth between the backdrop and the camera, flowers falling out of my hair as I go...!

Happy Spring!

The Inspiration: Jean Shrimpton photographed by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1965

Good After Nine Jewelry

Monday, March 9, 2015


Good After Nine, a jewelry store I've had my eye on for a while now, was sweet enough to get in touch and send me some rings to review!

Handmade and painted by a duo Tidarin Srisook (nickname "Nine") and Don in Bangkok, Thailand, I am truly blown away by these!

Special thanks to my friend Ali for sending me the Lush unicorn horn bath bomb!

The rings arrived in darling little branded cardboard boxes, wrapped in polkadot tissue paper. The actual rings themselves are carefully carved, with crisp lines and carefully drawn eyes. I absolutely love these! They have a wide variety of darling designs - ranging from birds, to domestic pets, to unicorns - and one attention to detail on each one is breathtaking!

Nine is also offering readers 15% off of your order with the coupon code "MERMAIDENS" until April 30th!

A Girl Plays Alone by Hana Haley for Zeum Mag

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hana Haley introduced me to Zeum Magazine a year ago exactly the first time we met - ever since I've admired their print issues as well as their beautiful curated website. So I am super excited to share an interview and photo series exclusive to Zeum Mag online!

"What we have here is an extraordinary creature whose musings and daydreams bonds our heart to the that thing we call love and adulation. Perhaps destined to cover the world in creativity when she was born into family with an artist mum and a teacher for a dad, both of whom instilled a deep love of colour and art in her, Kailey Flyte has gone on to make a name for herself through her whimsical fashion blog, Mermaidens. And what we couldn’t love more than Kailey’s pastel filled wardrobe and novel accessories are the moments she merges together with enchanting work of photographer Hana Haley to create something truly swoon-worthy. We took a moment to find out more about this muse and her recent collaboration with the star, Hana Haley."

See the feature here!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DRESS: c/o Book of Deer TIGHTS: Sold out at ASOS, now available at ModCloth
FLATS: Forever 21 RING: ASOS HEADBAND: Forever 21 (sold out; similar)

The second I laid eyes on this dress by Book of Deer, I was smitten. Lush, navy velvet in a retro silhouette, complete with bell sleeves and a big bow with embroidered bears on it - perfection! I couldn't help but feel like a witchy Disney princess in it!

I continued the cute animal theme with these ADORABLE bunny tights - seriously how cute are they? And the past couple months I have really fallen in love with jewelry, rings specifically - and this star ring I got in an ASOS sale for only $6 is exactly what I've been wanting! I'm curious to know what your favorite jewelry stores are - leave me recommendations please?

As luck would have it, I actually ran into some deer while shooting these pictures, wearing a Book of Deer dress...!

Cotton Candy

Monday, January 26, 2015

COAT: c/o Missguided DRESS: c/o Coco Fennell SHOES: ASOS CLUTCH: c/o Klear Klutch (similar) SUNGLASSES: Amazon PHONE CASE: c/o With Lavender and Lace RING: c/o Now or Never Jewelry

So excited to share this outfit with you! Coco Fennell has been one of my favorite designers for years - so I was absolutely over the moon to be sent this dress for review! It's a gorgeous powder blue color with pink flamingos embroidered on the collar - and the fit and flare silhouette is perfection.

For accessories, I paired the dress with a darling candy swirl ring from Now Or Never (and if you sign up for their newsletter you get 20% off your purchase!) and how STUNNING is this floral iPhone case by With Lavender and Lace? It's clear, with gorgeous flowers encased inside. I love how you can see the gold phone through the case, but this time decorated with beautiful flowers!

And since it's still a bit chilly (SPRING WHERE ARE YOU!!), I also brought along this fluffy Missguided number - it's extremely warm but still super cute! I love the over sized color and the soft pink hue.

Until next time <3

Kiss Kiss

Thursday, January 22, 2015

SWEATER: c/o Emerging Thoughts BLOUSE: Forever 21 (similar) SKIRT: American Apparel
SOCKS: Forever 21 SHOES: Missguided PURSE: Gift from Marlena

How is 2015 treating you guys so far? I'm going to be honest, January hasn't been the kindest to me - it was really getting me down but I'm feeling more positive and determined to not let that derail me!

I'm combatting the dreary weather by dressing up in this bright, lip print sweater Lauren from Emerging Thoughts, one of my very favorite shops, sent me! I'm kind of picky when it comes to the fit of my sweaters - but this one fits beautifully and looks GORGEOUS on! Also, the thicker knit kept me warm (afraid I can't say the same thing about my legs... which were freezing haha!).

I paired the sweater with my matching lips bag that my blogging bff Marlena sent me and I picked up my shoes from Missguided in one of their sales. I've been hunting for a pair of t-bar flats for a while, and these are darling!

If you follow me on Instagram you will also note I've completely fallen for American Apparel's tennis skirts - the high-waist and pleated design GOT TO ME and I had to splurge. That said, I probably should have gone up a size, oh dear :|

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