• Accessories,  Fashion,  Fashion Diaries,  Petite Style,  Uncategorized

    Namjosh Unboxing & Review | Headband and Hair Accessories

    In today’s blog post, I am sharing a review of Namjosh! Namjosh is a hair and accessories line from India. Namjosh creates gorgeous headpieces including headbands, barrettes, scrunchies and hair ties. Each piece is handmade by skilled artisans.

    I love the quality of each piece and it’s so special wearing a piece that you know was lovingly made. I also love the Namjosh pieces are sustainably made and Fair Trade!

    I was so excited to unbox my Namjosh package. It came beautifully packaged in an eco-friendly box and a lovely fabric bag. Each headband was carefully packaged with a cardboard insert and tissue, to prevent it from bending and to maintain the shape. I received three headbands, as well as a Pony Scarf Hair Tie.

    If you would like to see a short video review (to see an unboxing and the headpieces in motion), you can find it HERE:

    Here are the three headbands I received:

    Wheel of Fame | Beaded Cotton Headband | Everyday, Casual Piece

    Wheel of Fame is a 100% cotton denim blue headband with hand applied beaded accents done in a spiral pattern. When I originally purchased this item, I felt it would pair great with white and blue, but I have since styled it with lavender, pink and red colours and it compliments them beautifully. It is a wonderful versatile piece. Out of the three headbands, this is my most worn piece, so far! It’s a great “everyday, easy styling” casual piece.

    Beige Peony | Polyester Headband with floral beadwork | Casual or Party Piece

    Beige Peony is a gorgeous piece made of 100% polyester material. As soon as I saw a photo of it, I had to have one! It has the most beautiful autumn themed design. The tulle colour of beige paired with the floral and leaf embroidery beadwork are stunning. They remind me of an enchanting autumn day. This headband is great for a casual outfit pairing, but easy to dress up for an evening out or party!

    Crystal Queen | Polyester Headband, Golden Beadwork | Party or Evening Out Piece

    Crystal Queen is a perfect party or evening out piece! It is great for holiday season, but also lovely to wear for a wedding, special occasion, Valentine’s Day and more! It is a beautiful pop of colour and you can pair it with black, white, yellow, gold, pink or even a dark blue! I love how it draws attention to your face and really adds colour and vibrance! It is available in a variety of colours. My favourites were the pink (shown) and the red (on my Wishlist) and features gold crystal embellishment. It is made of 100% polyester chiffon and has a beautiful golden lining.

    And here is the beautiful hair tie I received:

    Pony Scarf Hair Tie | Casual, Every day Piece

    I am a huge fan of hair ties! Back in 2020 and early 2021, I wore them almost every day! I had longer, fine hair back then and I felt having a hair tie added extra volume and fun, especially when I wore my hair in a ponytail! I still love wearing hair ties, but since my hair is shorter now, I find I haven’t worn my hair into a ponytail, as often. I am excited to try this hair tie out!

    Which one is your favourite? Tell me down below! ✨

    If you are interested in checking out Namjosh feel free to use my promo code: EMILYDUNBAR10 to save 10% off! ✨

    A special thank you to Namjosh for gifting me these gorgeous headbands to review and style with! A huge thank you to this community, as well! I wouldn’t have these opportunities without each and every one of you 🤍

  • Afternoon Tea,  Alice Haenim in Wonderland,  DAVIDsTEA,  Making Tea at Home,  Pawfectella,  Sips By,  Tea,  Tea Reviews,  Uncategorized

    Sips By Box | Making the Sugar Cookie Tea yum!

    Sharing a look at what was inside my February Sips By Box! There was a snowstorm going on, as I filmed this video and I decided to make the Sugar Cookie Tea…comforting, sweet and delicious. I share exactly how I made this tea, start to finish! And I also share a little look at the snowstorm outside too. I was visiting Halifax, NS and it was fun to see what a winter storm looks like there!

    A special thank you to Alice Haenim for helping to “sniff test” each tea!

    You can watch the video HERE or down below:

    A special thank you to Sips By for sending me this box to review and enjoy! Shop Sips By HERE!

    Use code TEALOVE to save $5 off your first box!


    Teas Inside the Box:

    Cookie Tea SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART

    Oteas BELGIAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE

    Choice Organics DARJEELING

    DAVIDsTEA ORGANIC PEPPERMINT AMOUR

  • Fashion,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads,  OHM News & Updates,  Ohm Reviews,  Ohm Style,  Ohmily,  Pawfectella,  Petite Style,  Uncategorized

    OHM Beads | January 2021 | Bracelet and Outfit Styling

    Happy Release Day to OHM Beads! Today, their January 2021 Release launched. This release has 3 collections: OHM Chinese New Year, OHM Beauty and OHM Rawr. If you would like to see a detailed look at the pieces in this release, I do have a Youtube video sharing closeups in motion:

    In today’s blog post, I am sharing how I styled my OHM Rawr beads with an outfit of the day! I also share two other bracelet designs using the beads from the OHM Chinese New Year Collection and the OHM Beauty Collection.

    This blog post is also co-hosted by the sweet Alice Haenim. When I was taking photos for this blog, she came right over and wanted me to pick her up. She was quite curious about what I was up to!

    If you would like to know more about her (she is a rescue dog from Korea) and hear her adoption story, check out my @fashionstoryteller IGTV video or my pet account, @pawfectella.

    So, if you ready for today’s blog post…Make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea (I’m enjoying some Buddha’s Blend from DAVIDsTEA) and let’s get started!

    This post contains some affiliate links.
    OHM Rawr, OHM Beauty and OHM CNY collections were gifted to me by OHM Beads. OHM Bird Cage was sent to review.

    Outfit Styling with the OHM Rawr Collection

    I love the glass beads in the OHM Rawr collection. The earthy, stone-like colours look so cool paired with the sterling silver beads. The names of the three glass beads are: OHM Gondwana, OHM Rodinia and OHM Pangaea.

    As soon as I saw these glass beads, I couldn’t wait to pair them with my dress from American Eagle. It is called the Soft and Sexy Plush Tunic Dress. The tunic dress and colours of the OHM glass beads match so well together! This tunic dress is a few seasons old, but you can find a similar version HERE. I actually am tempted to purchase this tunic dress too.

    I love the Soft and Sexy Plush line from American Eagle, especially during the autumn and winter seasons. They are made of 74% Viscose and 21% Polyester. They are soft to the touch. I have a few pieces from the collection and each one is cozy and comfortable. I find them especially perfect if you work from home or for a casual weekend!

    I also love that the pieces in the Soft and Sexy Plush line are basic wardrobe staples, making them great for layering with a faux leather jacket, favourite sweater/cardigan, scarf or vest!

    To accessorize my tunic dress, I decided to add a statement necklace. I chose the OHM Bird Cage. This pendant is unique. It also has a “locket-like” quality where you have the option of adding something special inside of it. The door opens and it has a little lock to keep it closed. I chose to wear it with nothing inside and without the lock.

    If you would like to hear more about the OHM Bird Cage, Nichol of @myprettycharmedlife and I did an Instagram Live video on it, as well as a few other BBQ beads. You can watch it HERE.

    Also, to accessorize (and stay cozy), I added my La Vie En Rose Knitted Knee-High Socks in Grey. I love the cute pom-pom details! Do you prefer cozy socks or slippers? I love both!

    Of course, I also had to add a bracelet stack to complete the look! Pictured, you will first see my OHM Rawr bracelet design. I styled beads from the OHM Rawr Collection onto my OHM Twisted Bangle.

    I paired my OHM Rawr bracelet design with my OHM Plain Bangle featuring pieces from the OHM Beauty Collection, as well as a bracelet from Joanna Bisley.

    Here is a close up of my OHM Plain Bangle with pieces from the OHM Beauty Collection. Each bead in the OHM Beauty Collection comes inside its own magenta pink box. I love this pop of colour! As mentioned in my Youtube video, I would love OHM Beads to come out with a magenta pink (or rose pink) OHM Whip Bracelet!

    Not worn, but also released today is the OHM Chinese New Year collection! I had so much fun styling these new pieces onto my Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet. I am excited to share another outfit of the day, styling this bracelet. Stay tuned!

    And that concludes today’s blog post! Do you have any favourite pieces from this release? If so, how would you style them?

    Have a wonderful rest of your week every one!

  • Beadmas | #BeadmasStories,  Fashion,  Jewellery,  Ohm Beads,  Ohm Style,  Ohmily,  Petite Style,  Uncategorized

    OHM Beads Holiday Style | Beadmas 2020 | #BeadmasStories

    Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you are all had a great week. I cannot believe it is already Friday and day 4 of Beadmas!

    In today’s blog post, I am sharing a cozy outfit styled with some holiday themed OHM Beads piece.

    So, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let me share my outfit with you!

    The Jewellery:

    For jewellery, I am wearing my Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet. It is limited edition and exclusive to OHM in Taiwan. It is such a brilliant pop of red. Perfect for the holiday season, but year round too! On it, I have a mixture of Beadmas, Christmas/Holiday beads, as well as beads such as OHM OHMily and OHM Bead Mail. These two beads remind me of this amazing bead community and the wonderful people at OHM.

    I am also wearing my OHM Drop Necklace paired with OHM Candy Crush, OHM Sugar Dipped and OHM Ice Cube. I am obsessed with OHM Ice Cube and find myself using it with a lot of necklace designs. It is perfect for the winter season! BUT…it’s also fun to wear in the summer, when you need to “cool off”. It is an exclusive bead to OHM in Thailand.

    The Clothing:

    For clothing, I am wearing a ruffled sweater vest I purchased from Anthropologie almost two years ago. This vest is a great layering piece and it is very versatile. I can dress it up or down. I can also wear it in the spring, autumn and winter seasons. It has a nice amount of warmth to it! I also love the creamy colour to it! I tried to find a similar version, but I couldn’t find an exact match. Another vest I have been eying (in a similar colour) is the Maddie Sherpa Vest from Anthropologie.

    For today’s outfit, I paired it with an older cotton shirt from Marshals for a more casual look.

    The Giveaway:

    Day 4 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories 

    One winner will win:

    A free bead of their choice, up to $65 value. (Reward will be provided as a “$65 OFF” OHMbucks coupon to the winner. A “My OHM”account required. Free shipping will be applied.)

    Here’s how to enter:

    1. Leave a comment below and include your Instagram Handle.
    2. Go to Instagram and find my #BeadmasStoriesDayFour post.
    3. Answer the following question in the comment section of the Instagram:
      What bead am I wearing that is exclusive to OHM in Thailand?
    4. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

    This giveaway ends on December 5, 2020 at 11 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow all instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer question 3 correctly.

    Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

    This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, WordPress or Anthropologie.