Friday, February 6, 2015


For those of you who read this blog or who follow me on Instagram, you know that I am a HUGE fan of Sira & Mara.  Sira & Mara is a fantastic online accessories boutique that sells everything from pretty necklaces, to fun bracelets, scarves and leg warmers.  The motto of the company is "Accessories that break the rules, not the bank!"  And, as a mom of two who loves to shop and loves to wear stylish things, that definitely is something I like!  I mean really...who doesn't love to wear on-trend accessories that you can buy ranging in price from about $5.99-$21.99???  But, the real reason why I continue to shop at Sira & Mara is because of the owner and founder Sandy Bodeau!  Now, Sandy and I have never met in person, we've only become friends through Instagram (which may sound crazy), but we've really connected and continue to do so almost every day.  Sandy has a special way about her that she loves to connect with people and she makes her customers feel like friends, not just people placing orders online from her website.  I only know a little bit about Sandy's story, but it is truly amazing.  She moved here less than a decade ago from Spain with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket, but she had a vision and she had a dream and that was to create Sira & Mara.  And since then she has worked so hard to make her business become a success.  She mostly uses social media outlets like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to promote her line instead of marketing.  She is dedicated, she is kind, she is compassionate, she loves her family and her friends, and she has a really big heart and soul!  That's why I really love wearing her stuff!  I wear it with pride!  I get compliments all of the time from people asking me where I got my necklace from.  I'm always so happy to introduce them to Sira & Mara, and they're always excited to know that they can get the beautiful jewelry without burning a hole in their wallet!  I hope to meet Sandy one day in person because she is just AWESOME!!!

Now onto this gorgeous necklace!!!  There's a really fun story behind it!
The other night I got a package in there mail from Sandy with this necklace and a letter inside to me and two other fashion bloggers (Lauren McBride and Theresa Millio).  Sandy wrote that this necklace never actually made it into production for Sira & Mara, but she loves it so much that she wants to share the love by letting us "borrow" it and wear it before finally mailing it back to her.  She calls it the #Sisterhoodofthetravelingnecklace!!!  I mean, how fun is that?  I can keep the necklace and wear it as many times as I want to before mailing it off to Lauren, and Lauren to Theresa.  Here I paired it with a new fun and colorful aztec sweater, boyfriend jeans and booties.  I think I want to wear it with a dress next because it is just so stunning!   Anyway, I just had to tell you all about Sira & Mara, Sandy Bodeau and the fun story behind today's post!  Hope you all have a great weekend, and I'll catch up with you here on Monday!

Necklace: Sira & Mara (not available, but love this and this and this)
Top: Forever 21
Sweater: Katherine's Boutique
Jeans: Forever 21
Booties: DV by Dolce Vita via Marshalls 
Bag: H&M
Sunnies: Marc Jacobs (old, similar here)

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