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Corter Leather

I love how natural leather takes on the personality of the person who is using it.  All the scuffs just add to the character and beauty of each piece.  A couple of years ago my boyfriend got a natural belt from Corter Leather which allowed him to apply whatever oils he wanted to change the color of the leather.  It has gotten nicer as he's used it, loosened up some and just been a fantastic addition to his wardrobe.  He recently discovered that Corter Leather did a "grab bag" - their version of a sample sale, where you pay $32.50 and they send you some samples from that season that usually double or triple the amount you paid.  Unfortunately he's always managed to miss the new season's grab bags by a couple of days so I kept a look out for him and lucky me, I managed to catch the Summer 2015 Grab Bag right when it started!  We both went in for one, I received mine today and was really happy with what I got, both are beautiful pieces and very much worth what I paid.  These would make a great little gift for Father's Day!  Grab one here today before they're gone!

(Corter Leather)



I've recently been loving custom personalized jewelry.  Over the winter, my cousin visited and we brought her to the Brooklyn Flea Market.  It was my first time there but won't be my last.  There were some great vendors there selling all sorts of jewelry, furniture, clothing, and vintage knick knacks.  I could have spent a fortune in the short time I was there but focused my attention to choosing one thing from the trip.  I ended up admiring this vendor that was hand stamping brass jewelry.  They had everything from necklace pendants, tie bars, money clips, and bracelets.

I ended up choosing a small cuff that fit my wrist (if you're a long follower of my blog, you know how hard it is for me to find bracelets!    After some deliberation, I decided to stamp Smile on my bracelet with my anniversary with my boyfriend on the back because he's the reason I have started smiling more (sappy I know!).  Smile was also inspired by one of my favorite bloggers Andy Torres from StyleScrapbook as she had it tattooed in her handwriting on her which I thought was beautiful.  I love my my little cuff, it's so versatile and easy to wear.  It's also a good reminder to smile.

If you're interested in personalized brass jewelry, visit their website THEA GRANT.  They've got stamped jewelry as well as their own designs!  I thought a stamped tie bar would make a fun groomsmen gift for the future.

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