Hi, friends! Welcome back to Stylishly Good Vibes!
It’s been a minute since my last post—and I swear I will fill you in on what’s been going on in my life once I have something concrete to tell! But until then, we’re just going to keep cruising along!
I’m back on the blog today with a new take on my Top Picks posts. Introducing Monthly Must-Haves! This series will be a collection of my favorites offered to you each month.
So, let’s get started!
Puma Mayze Leather Sneakers
I have been on the hunt for a pair of elevated white sneakers for probably 8 months. Most of the time I’m not that picky, but in this case, I knew the exact vibe I was going for. They couldn’t just be plain white because HELLO—if you know me well or have been following along on the blog for some time now, you know that “plain” is just not my style. I need color and patterns! On top of that, I have gargantuan feet. . . so it’s hard to find trendy sneakers that don’t look like orthotics.
Any who, I found these Puma sneakers on Free People’s website last week and didn’t think twice before ordering them. The second I saw them, I knew they were meant to be on my feet! They’re surprisingly more comfortable than I expected, with great arch support for being a platform. I don’t think I’ve worn Pumas since the sixth grade, but I’m here for this resurrection of the brand into my personal style!
Everyone needs a Stetson—no ifs, ands, or buts. I don’t make the rules! I bought this one at a shop called Maufrais in Austin, TX! If you’re looking to buy your first Stetson, I highly, highly recommend trying one on in person! The biggest perk of trying one on in person: getting a third party’s opinion on whether the hat fits your face and head!
My best piece of advice if you can’t find a Stetson shop nearby? First, you should measure your head with a tape measure! Stetson has a great blog post about this very thing on their website. Second, when you do order and receive the hat in the mail, it needs to feel snug against your forehead. It will stretch out a bit over time, but it needs to sit steady on your head as to not blow away. This was something I wasn’t initially used to since most of my other hats fit pretty loose. But with Stetsons, you want them to feel like they’re glued to your head!
Portland Leather Astoria Crossbody
I was introduced to Portland Leather through a friend of mine and they will forever be my go-to for leather bags! Portland Leather has some of the highest quality leather bags—plus they’re at a price that doesn’t make you want to shriek. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of really great leather companies here in Cleveland, but am I willing to spend $400+ on a bag? Nope! Not at this point in my life lol! So if you’re in the same boat as me, you have to check out Portland Leather.
This bag is made with vegetable tanned leather, so it will patina over time. I also love the structured design because it’s very 70s inspired. Whether you’re searching for small leather goods or a new tote bag for work, head on over to Portland Leather. You won’t regret it!
Margot Chunky Rectangle Sunglasses
First of all, if you’re not following April Lockhart on Instagram, you should be! She has some of the best style on Instagram, and is definitely someone that I look to for creative inspiration! April always wears the coolest sunglasses in her Reels, which is where I first saw these sunglasses. I went all the way back in time on her Instagram to find where she got them and Urban Outfitters was the winner!
I bought the purple frames first because I thought they would be really fun for vacation, and then I got the chestnut frames for a more practical option. I’m not usually one to buy cheap sunglasses, but these are great quality for being under $20! Will they stand the test of time like my round Ray-Bans have? Probably not, but for $16, I can just continue to buy replacements!
azzú La Enedine
I swear my Instagram ads always seem to know exactly what I’m looking for before I know I’m looking for it. This necklace was shown to me in an ad and it’s become my go-to piece for everyday wear. It’s 14k gold filled, and made by hand with shells, natural turquoise, and Japanese freshwater pearls.
I’m obsessed with all of the chokers azzú offers, and already have my next purchase planned! If you’re searching for unique, handmade chokers that are colorful and fun, I can’t recommend azzú enough!
Well, that’s all I have for you today! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I’ll be back on the blog soon with fresh content for you!