For those at the precipice, consider how you've changed over the years - your taste in music, your personal style, your philosophy in life, and so many other things rattling around in your brain. Turning 30 feels awesome, because I feel like I know myself a heck of a lot better!
So, just because an 'older and wiser' mentality has kicked in, doesn't mean I need to break out the Dr. Scholl's any time soon! (Although, I do admit that their insoles are incredible!) 'Grown-up' fashion for a new me is just around the corner - here are some of my most favourite shops that'll be seeing some of my 'birthday money' real soon!
|Entomologist Field Dress|
|Navy Blue Nautical Shirt|
|Dire Situations Skirt|
|Jersey Shirt with Leaf Applique|
|Whimsically Indulgent Tunic|
|Ruffled Chemise with Plunging Backline|
|Elasticized Bandeau Bikini Bralette, High-Rise French Knickers with Flounce|
|Lace Cup Camisole, Lace-Trimmed Panty|
|Draped Hemline Chemise|
|Hankerchief Linen Soft Bralette, Hankerchief Linen Boxer Short with Lace Trim|
Lorena has had some incredible success on Etsy since opening her shop in November 2008. Her Featured Seller interview on Etsy gives some wonderful background to her art and success, only finding her niche in this funky embroidery line after revamping her shop and product line a few times. Her pieces have a sense of humour with a certain je ne sais quois in class and sophistication. I've always loved statement pieces that speak volumes, and these pieces of art will say something different to everyone. Follow Lorena's work on Twitter, Flickr and her Tumblr blog for sneak peek on current projects and behind-the-scene work!
FUN FACT: Lorena's shop name is marañón, the Spanish name for a fruit, also known as a cashew apple. She and her grandmother are "avid lovers of its taste". Her grandmother claims it is her favourite fruit because it displays every colour visible to the human eye during its developmental stage. Lorena's been a trusting granddaughter and has taken her word for it, although she's never witnessed this little miracle herself. What an appropriate name for such a 'spectrum' of work!
|Basic Geometry necklace|
|Tribal Knot necklace|