OhConcept spring maxi dress

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Wearing: hat (also love this one) / YSL lipstick / Kendra Scott earrings / maxi dress c/o OhConcept / Cult Gaia Ark bag / Kendra Scott ring / Gucci spring nail polish / black watch / espadrilles (fabric version)

Spring is here! This means I am starting to think about vacations; both spring break and summer. It would be so nice to find a beach somewhere and sleep on it for a whole week! My kids schedules are wearing me out, I need a huge nap!

This maxi dress from OhConcept is perfect for my current mood. It has a vacation vibe, yet can easily be worn here in the San Francisco Bay Area at home. I wore this dress the other day to have lunch with my kids in downtown Saratoga, at the library, and to run errands. It was really comfortable, and made my day seem a little bit lighter since I felt like I was dressed for a beach getaway! Love that!

This dress by OhConcept is made from a lightweight jersey fabric and has a fun, open back. There is also a tie at the waist which adds a nice silhouette to the dress, as well as a fun little tassel on the side. Love it!

I cannot wait to plan a beach getaway and wear this dress non-stop while on vacation. It is the perfect vacation outfit idea for spring break or a summer getaway! This dress is also fabulous to wear right now, and well into the summer months, right here at home. It will be fun to wear casually with sandals or espadrilles, or pair with heels for a dressier look. Love this dress!

You can find this beautiful maxi dress by OhConcept online here, and you can find the entire OhConcept collection online at OhConcept.com. You will love their collection, they have so many fashionable, casual options which are perfect to wear right now! Love!

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Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy

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Welly Merck watch review

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Pictured: watch c/o Welly Merck. Welly Merck watch in gold

You know I am all about luxury, so when Welly Merck contacted me and taught me all about their luxurious watch line; I was intrigued. Not only does Welly Merck make luxurious watches which are beautiful and keep accurate time, they make them affordable too. Love!

The Welly Merck story is one of true love. The company was born from a loving marriage between two people who traveled the globe to be with one another. Rather than re-tell someone else’s story, you can read about the romantic tale online here.

From this love, a fabulous and luxurious watch company was born. Welly Merck watches are nothing short of fabulous! They offer thin watch faces; and my Mother always told me, the thinner the casing, the more expensive the watch! There are watch styles for both men, and women, in sporty and dressy styles. I love these watches!

The sleek, metallic and leather watch offerings fit any taste in watches. It was really difficult for me to pick just one watch! The gold watch shown in these pictures is what I ultimately chose since my only gold watch is vintage, and I don’t like to wear it that often. My Welly Merck watch is classic, sleek, luxurious, and easy to wear every day. Love that!

If you can’t choose between watch straps, Welly Merck also sells watch straps, so you can buy one face, and multiple straps, to give your watch all different looks; depending on your outfit or mood. They offer metal, leather, and fabric straps. I love the metallic watch straps. This gold strap is so chic! I love how it compliments the hardware on my favorite handbag.

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Welly Merck watches are so luxurious and chic. I am in love with my watch! These watches would also make great gifts for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, as well as Birthdays and Graduations. Love that!

You can find the Welly Merck watch collection online at WellyMerck.com.


Cult Gaia Ark handbag review

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Pictured: Cult Gaia Ark bag natural size large

Wondering what the new IT bag of 2017 is? Look no further, it is the Cult Gaia Ark bag; and it does not cost an arm and a leg to obtain. Love that!

Normally IT bags are priced well into the four figures. Well, this cute little wooden half circle of a bag is priced well under $200. Can you believe it! I was a bit shocked myself.

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The Cult Gaia Ark bag started to emerge as a hot handbag last year. I remember seeing it and thinking it was cute, but it didn’t click until the fall season. Since the bag is basket-like, it did not seem like something I needed in cooler weather. There is something about the Cult Gaia Ark bag which evokes a vacation vibe. It feels tropical; taking you from the busy city streets to a calm beach where you don’t have a care in the world. Yes! I need this now!

Since spring has sprung, and the Cult Gaia Ark bag is in stock, for the moment, I decided it was time to pull the trigger and bring a vacation vibe to my spring wardrobe. There are several colors to choose from, and the Cult Gaia Ark bag comes in two sizes; small and large. Since I have kids, I decided large was the size for me. I also chose the natural hue since it is the IT color for this bag. Natural is perfect since it is a neutral hue which works well with any outfit or color palette. Love!

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As you can see, the interior of the Cult Gaia Ark bag is roomy in the large size. I can even fit a book inside! Since it is also a great bag for the beach, this size will come in handy since I can fit a book, a few snacks, and more. Relaxation, here I come!

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My biggest concern about the Cult Gaia Ark bag was the sturdiness of the weave. So far, I haven’t heard any snaps or creaks. It seems to be quite sturdy as it can handle the large book I am currently reading, as well as my sunglasses; two bulky items with a bit of weight. Whew!

The bag has two handles and easily sits upright, making it easy to set down without having to worry about the bag tipping over and spilling; since there isn’t a clasp. The handle is comfortable to carry, but if you need to hold it for a long period of time, I would recommend wrapping it in a scarf. Which leads me to my next thought. . .

This bag is see through! I am sure you noticed that. ;- ) If you don’t want the world to see what is inside your Cult Gaia Ark bag, then this is great opportunity to personalize your Ark bag! You can easily slip a square scarf into the bag as a liner. This will cover your purse contents and add color, or even a fun print, to your bag. I plan on trying out different scarves with the bag as the season progresses.

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If you are wondering how to get your hands on a Cult Gaia Ark handbag, now is the time! You have to act fast because the Cult Gaia Ark handbag sells out almost as quickly as it comes in stock. Remember the days of Mansur Gavriel selling out before you even knew it was there? This isn’t as bad as that, but the bags sell out in a few days, so move fast if you want one!

If the natural hue isn’t your thing, I recommend the Cult Gaia Ark bag in classic black. It is chic, and translates well into both city and beach dressing. If I grab another one, it will be a small black Ark bag. I think it would be the perfect alternative to a clutch this spring and summer season.

What do you think of the Cult Gaia Ark bag? Are you excited to see an affordable IT bag this year? I am super excited to see an IT bag which is unconventional, yet sleek enough to pair with almost anything. Plus, the price is amazing!

You can find the Cult Gaia Ark bag in stock online here.

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