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Summer White and the Lion Tote

I recently made this “Lion Tote”, a large faux fur purse for my sister because she loves everything fur. She picked the fabric, I cut two squares, sewed them together, added a faux leather panel for the bottom and a faux leather panel, lined with faux suede, for the strap. It took some wrestling with the very furry fabric and I almost broke my sewing machine.. but good news, the purse and I both came out each in one piece!

I rarely do fashion posts (I’m a little camera shy and it’s just so much easier to take food pics), but before I sent this piece off to my sis, I had to get some shots of it!

I thought the purse would pair well with a white cotton summer dress and sandals or boots, but it would go equally well with darker fall tones.

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On me..

  • Dress: Sheer cotton sleeveless dress from GAP (purchased a few years ago). If you love to thrift shop but don’t have much time to go and search in stores or you don’t have Lauren’s amazing good luck or thrifting super powers.. https://www.thredup.com is a great online thrift store that you can browse from the comfort of your home. 🙂
  • Jewelry: Stella & Dot


Show the love… // Helen Ficalora

I love how classic and timeless Helen Ficalora’s jewelry is.  I got my first 2 charms from her about 8 or 9 years ago (an L for me, and a G for Greta, my English Mastiff fur baby :))  When the Huz and I got married 5 years ago, I added an H.  Then when Maya was born, I got an M.  I know that other people make them for less, but I have worn them every single day that I’ve had them, and I LOVE that you cannot tell the difference in their age at all!  Last month, I took a “selfie” with my phone of me and Maya snuggling in her rocking chair before her nap.  In the picture you could see my charms, so I hashtagged them on Instagram #showtheHFlove.  I don’t have that many followers on my personal account, so I never really thought much of it.  THEN…earlier this month, I get an email.

“Congratulations Lauren!!!!

You are the lucky winner of the #showthehflove giveaway for August!!

Look forward to receiving a yellow gold ‘love’ charm with a diamond!”

Um, WHAT???!  I never randomly win ANYTHING!  Mostly, because I rarely enter any kind of giveaway, and I loathe gambling. haha  I just sat reading the email over and over with my mouth open.  To win something that I LOVE (pun intended haha).  I was so excited, grateful, and amazed at the generosity!!  I loved Helen Ficalora before, but am even a bigger fan now!

All Mama’s, it’s a great way to keep your babies close to you at all times, and she has even more fun charms and jewelry too.

All these opinions are totally mine, and I in no way was asked to write this!!  Again, I won the charm from my personal account that has a whopping 84 folowers, so I know they didn’t send it to me to be promoted.  I just wanted to spread the love and in some small way show my gratitude.  And even MORE importantly share with everyone her amazing jewelry!Blog Helen Ficalora Charm Necklace-1How cute are these little pink boxes that the charms come in??! Blog Helen Ficalora Charm Necklace-2Little helper 😉 Blog Helen Ficalora Charm Necklace-3 Blog Helen Ficalora Charm Necklace-4 Blog Helen Ficalora Charm Necklace-5 Blog Helen Ficalora Charm Necklace-6Thank you, thank you, thank you Helen Ficalora!!  You have a customer for life 🙂

Here’s the iPhone picture I took… 🙂Blog Helen Ficalora Charm-7dit-elle-Lauren