I realize this is kind-of sacreligious for a girl, but I've never really been that into accessories. I wear my classic pearl studs and simple flip flops just about every day and would much rather invest in designer jeans or a JCrew sweater than expensive shoes and jewelry. That is, however, UNTIL I became pregnant!
Now, as you know, nothing fits me right and I feel frumpy and beast-like just about every day. (Um, literally as I type this I am wearing an old plaid PJ top with only the top three buttons done and my belly peeking out at the bottom - very cute.) The right accessory is just about the ONLY thing that can make me feel cute these days.
A few weeks ago (after this post in which I complained about the hideousness of this pregnancy), Laura emailed me about her Etsy shop Lilly Pie Accessories. The motto? "Accessories Make an Outfit (Even at Nine Months)." And boy is she right!
Here's a little of her Lilly Pie vision:
I believe that everyone: woman, girl, and toddlerette is FABULOUS. We are strong, beautiful, lovely, energetic, playful, soft, and fun. I believe that we love to feel put together. We like to create and add finishing touches to our work. We add garnish to a dish, icing to a cupcake, hearts to our i's, and shimmer to our eyes because we LOVE the end result. We enjoy taking a deep breath, soaking in the moment and saying "there". Lillypie is the icing.
(You can read more about her life and her business at Laura's blog too!)
Laura immediately sent me an adorable handmade necklace and broach - you might recognize them...
Coral Rose Posie Hairpin/Broach to my shower
Maxwell - Cream Ruffle Flower Statement Necklace out shopping yesterday
Now, I find myself carefully crafting outfits around these cute and stylish pieces as often as possible. Every time I wear them, I get TONS of compliments, and I actually feel like someone notices something other than my weight. Score!
Just look at some of the cute stuff she offers in her shop. (Don't worry, it isn't just for pregnant women - she has something for everyone... that's the great part about accessories!)
AND... Lucky you! Laura has decided to give away one of her popular Helland necklaces (which can be worn four different ways) to an E, Myself, and I reader - you choose the colors!
Leave a comment below telling me what makes YOU feel beautiful (one entry). *Don't forget to leave your email address too if it isn't linked to your profile.
Then, for a second entry, visit Laura's shop and leave a second comment telling me your favorite item.
Easy as Lilly PIE!
Contest will be open until Friday 4/29, and I will announce the winner on Saturday.