Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cartagena And It's Colors

After a full day being at different airports and catching connections, I finally arrived to Colombia. This time of the year is my favorite of all, I get to see my family, friends, and also I get to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and weather that my country has. Not because I'm Colombian I'm saying this, but I have never seen so much diversity, colors and happy people in any country ever, being here is such a paradise and I try to enjoy every minute of it.

Of all the cities I have been in the past, Cartagena still and is my favorite one. I feel blessed every time I get a stroll inside La Ciudad Amuralla and capture pictures that will always remain with me, is funny because my parents don't understand sometimes why I'm always with my camera capturing all the streets, doors & balconies around, the truth is that being a blogger is not easy at all as people use to think. 

Even though I love traveling with them because we are all so funny, making pranks between each other, I truly enjoyed every little detail starting from the quality time with them, the amazing food and unique restaurants, doing exercise at the beach, walking around and of course tanning.

Thanks for reading!
xx. Laura


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Get your Wardrobe Ready for Spring

Spring is the prettiest season of all, who else agreed with that? Speaking of which as you may know this is also the month for major sales! This is why today I wanted to share with you guys this great website that currently has thousands of options at incredible prices. Rosegal, For me it's great to share those websites where I can find a tons of options for every season, this is why I organized this wishlist, picking versatile pieces where you can perfectly wear even for winter and also for spring.
Here are my faves:

1. A Khaki Woolen Coat
I love this coat mostly because of the color and the ways it can be paired. It's a classic color that can fit perfectly into winter and spring. 

2. The Cool Wide Leg Suspender Pants
These versatile trousers I considered them as perfect for anytime during the day, the wide leg gives them this cool trendy look with the straps on the top. 

3. All in Pastels
This might not be a winter top as it's sleeveless, but I did fell in love with every single detail of this shirt. Is super feminine, delicate and totally the right color for spring.

4. Sleeves to Die For!
Whenever I found something black & white together I can't ever resist from buying it, this sweater proved that again. The sleeves are incredible! I just imagine of matching it with a coat and showcasing the sleeves out of the coat which will give a unique touch to the entire look.

5. The Must-Have Jumpsuit
Black is a color that will always be on point, I love wearing jumpsuits during the night because they are very elegant, stylish, and comfortable. What I usually do when it's cold outside is to wear a puffy coat and a good pair of gloves.

Hope this is useful for you!
x. Laura


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

My Exclusive Artisan Line

Hi, Lovelies! Since I started traveling for my blog, I got inspired to tell my country's culture through fashion. Hence, Sparkle Piece. Last year, during my stay in Colombia I started cooking up an amazing project that I am very excited to share today. Colombia is full of artisans who create extremely high-quality and beautiful products. I am a proud owner of many artisan items. Every time I show artisans work to my European and North American friends, they are immediately interested in buying some pieces but unfortunately, they could not find retailers in their country carrying something similar. Is because of this that last year I wanted to learn more about these artisan products and give them some spotlight on my blog. 

The artisans behind the handbag I am wearing have been making them their whole life by hand, and love it when foreigners appreciate their work. They come from very humble towns and have a hard time getting their bags in the hands of people who understand the work behind it. While chatting with some artisans, I came up with the idea of creating an artisan handbag and accessory company that not only share artisan's story but also their amazing work. This is Castellana. 

I was supposed to wait until May to launch my own product line, but now that I am in Colombia I became so excited that I had to share it. Before May though, I wanted to do something nice for my followers which is why I am opening Castellana for Sparkle Piece followers. Please reach out to me by DM on Instagram ( @sparklepiece) or contact me through my website if you want to get one. I have 50 pieces of these handcrafted bags retailing at $50 USD + Free Shipping to selected countries.

Needless to say, I am extremely excited to be working with amazing artisans who would love to get this international recognition for such an amazing fashion statement. I really look forward to seeing what all of you think and please send me pictures of you wearing them after you buy so I can share them on my Instagram page. 

Thank you for reading!
xx. Laura

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