Green and Gold Leaf Earrings – a Collaboration With a Good Friend.

Recently I have had the pleasure to collaborate with Hughsie Sisters to design a pair of clay dangle earrings! This particular collaboration is a special one as the founder and creator of Hughsie Sisters is actually a close friend of mine, Nicole Hughes.

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How did we meet?

I worked with Nicole during her time here in Melbourne, but she is now back in her hometown Toronto and running this business with her sister April Hughes.

What made you decide to collaborate?

We actually started our creative projects on Instagram at exactly the same time, and this was not planned either! We thought this would be a great opportunity to do something creative together, have fun and support each other’s work.

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Tell me more about the earrings!

They are dangles and are handcrafted and made from clay. This particular pair, which I received below are clip-ons because I actually don’t have my ears pierced (of course this design is also available with the normal backing as well). The design is a blend of light green and a darker green, topped with gold leafing and a matching gold backing. Oh and we named it Carma!

What was the thinking behind the design?

We picked the colour green to use as a base because my name is Jade and we thought this would be quite fitting! To make it more unique, we decided to blend 2 different shades of green and adding gold leafing was a fun way to make them look more glam!

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Why the name Carma?

It is a blend of my middle name Carmen and the word ‘karma’ – karma because Nicole, April and I are believers that good things will come if you have good intentions and we are all quite spiritual as well so thought it’d be fun to incorporate this aspect into the name!

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Earrings Hughsie Sisters | Necklace Lovisa | Green blouse Dotti | Wide leg pants Glassons | Block heels SPURR Claudia Block Heels from The Iconic

Where can I go to check out other Hughsie Sisters earrings?

Hughsie Sisters – let a sister know.

This collaboration meant a lot to us. Nicole and I have both put in hard work into what we are passionate about and there certainly have been challenges while pursuing our creative projects. But we are learning that no matter what challenges you go through in life, the universe has your back and things will work out.

Always make time to explore your creativity and remember to trust in your ability to create the best life that you can live.

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3 Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day (Or Simply a Night Out!)

3 Outfit Ideas For Valentine's Day

Oh hey there girl!

Time is going by so fast, I can’t believe we are in mid-Feb already, and Valentine’s Day is next week! Richard and I are real foodies, so we normally celebrate by booking a nice place to have dinner, but we aren’t too fussed either and are equally happy to do something low-key.

Whether you are spending a romantic evening with your man or seeing the girls, I’ve got you covered with these 3 outfit ideas.

1. Romantic Red

Here I paired a red floral blouse with basic black shorts. The blouse is quite patterned and busy, so I decided to pair it with something more minimal. Red and black are a classic match, and yes, this outfit is totally inspired by my beautiful Kate Spade wallet! I am also all about the block heels this summer – so comfy, but classy at the same time. These nude coloured heels seriously make any outfit look more chic!

Blouse Dotti | Shorts Dotti | Wallet Kate Spade – Hyde Lane Poppy Stacy | Block heels Therapy from the Iconic | Lipstick bareMinerals – Marvelous Moxie (Risk It All)

2. Neutral and Feminine

Some of you guys may have already seen this outfit on my Instagram story a few weeks ago, but I just love it! I am in love with my black and white chequered skirt – the bow on the front makes it even more stylish. These style of skirts are really coming in this season. Such a nice shape and a bit more adventurous than your standard A-line skirt. An easy pairing with a basic white singlet.

White singlet Cotton On | Chequered skirt Ava | Block heels Therapy from the Iconic | Wallet Kate Spade – Hyde Lane Poppy Stacy | Lipstick Yves Saint Laurent – Rouge Pur Couture (No. 50)

3. Pink, Purple and Denim

I remember I was on the hunt for a nice denim skirt and was looking for something not too short and not super tight. Found this one and thought I’d go for something a bit quirkier – love the rose stitching! Of course, you can’t go wrong pairing denim with a white singlet, but to add a bit of edge, I threw on this pastel pink leather jacket from Dotti. This jacket also matched my shoes, which was a bonus! A bit of a girly theme going on here – pink, red, white, denim…so I thought, why not add purple in there as well? The wallet featured here is another one of my Kate Spade splurges…how could I resist?!

Leather jacket Dotti | White singlet Cotton On | Denim skirt Rumor Boutique | Wallet Kate Spade – Hawthorne Lane Pinwheel Stacy | Block heels Therapy from the Iconic

Whatever you are up to, I hope you have a special Valentine’s!

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