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Blogger Style: NYFW Fall 2018

NYFW has come and gone, though the beautiful street style looks continue to grace my Instagram feed, and I am loving it! I don't know how these bloggers do it...running from show to show, and add to that the parties, sponsor events, fittings, and meetings. Yet they still have time to churn out content for readers as well. Anyone who thinks blogging isn't a job knows absolutely nothing about blogging! These ladies are so inspiring, not just with their killer style, but with their self-made and much earned successes. Here are just a few of my faves and a snippet of the top looks from the concrete runway. Enjoy!





Aimee Song from Song of Style is my all-time fave. She has the best fashion week videos, and as you can see, is just so cool. I love that her style is always inspirational yet relatable. Song incorporates unique trends and top brands but styles them in a way that isn't too out there. She often has the most exquisite accessory details, as you can also see above, and i…

Product Review: Eco-Friendly Coffee Cup Sleeve from Beyond Quilts

A lot of Etsy shop owners and companies contact me to do product reviews, and I usually turn them down, because I don't have the time to promote giveaways at the moment. However, I wanted to feature the products in my Holiday Gift Guides.

I browsed through hundreds of Etsy shops and was drawn to Beyond Quilts because of the vast amount of products and fabric choices available. Owner and crafter Carolyn Pavlovic kindly agreed to send me a sample for review, and she let me pick exactly what I wanted!

My first choice was her Eco-friendly Coffee Cup Sleeve. I've been wanting one for a while now, and she has so many different fabric options. I'm usually very picky, but I couldn't even decide, so I asked her to just send me any of the modern styles.

She sent me the one pictured on the right. I totally love it! I imediately noticed how professionaly-made it is. It can be tricky ordering off handmade sites like Etsy. There is a huge difference between homemade and handmade. To me handmade is something of quality, made by an expert. This coffee-cup sleeve (and the gorgeous book mark she also sent) were absolutely high-quality pieces to the degree that I would order anything from Beyond Quilts with confidence.

When I asked Carolyn how she got started, it's no wonder how she is so skilled. She has been doing this for a long time.
Q: How did you get started selling handmade?

A: I have been making things with my hands since elementary school and got started about 10 years ago selling handmade items to friends when they began asking for me to make gifts for their friends. Then other friends and my daughters said "You should have your own shop online." I had no idea how to do it, so my web-savvy daughters set it up for me. I forced myself to learn how to upload pictures in May of 2010 and haven't looked back since. My sales are almost three times what they were a year ago for the entire year. Yippee!!




If you haven't gotten an order in at Beyond Quilts by December 17th, you can pay an extra fee for rushed shipping so your gift will arrive in time for Christmas. There are lots of items to choose from that are ready to ship. Click here to shop.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was provided with a product for review. All of the opinions above are my own.

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