A Few of My Favorite Things

Tis the season for giving back and sharing a few of my favorite things so today I am placing the spotlight on a local vintage+handmade jewelry brand Havana’s Heyday.  As a wife, mother & cancer survivor, the founder & CEO Ginger, has a passion for fashion & strongly believes in giving back.  5% of each sale is donated to two charities – 2.5% to Colorectal Cancer Alliance & 2.5% to Dress for Success

Havana’s Heyday is unique & affordable, two of my favorite things!  I mean who doesn’t love to get a little bling & give back?!  Her collection is constantly evolving with four seasonal launches per year focusing on your main go-to accessories, necklaces, bracelets, rings & earrings. 

My typical go-to accessories are necklaces & earrings but when I saw this vintage-inspired cuff I just had to have it!  Being that it’s winter in Pittsburgh I layered it over top my cozy wrist warmers and I love how this look turned out.  It adds just the right amount of WOW factor. 

AND, I am so excited to share that I’ve partnered with Havana’s Heyday to give one lucky winner a limited edition winter-inspired pendant necklace.  The pendant, pictured below, was only made in 1982 and looks great worn on its own or layered with another delicate necklace.  Head to my Instagram account the_wexford_hosuewife_ for all of the giveaway details…

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Shop Local – Eva Bryn Shoetique

The more involved I get with the Pittsburgh blogging community the more I find myself taking pride in this city & everything it has to offer.  Shopping locally, especially from women-owned businesses, has become very important to me.  Through various social & networking events I’ve had the chance to meet some power house women with style, vision & one of a kind boutiques. 

I recently had the opportunity to meet Kelly, the owner of Eva Bryn Shoetique.  Kelly has created a chic destination shop 30 minutes north of the city.  The store is full of must-have accessories from designer shoes to on-trend handbags, Oprah’s favorite slippers and cozy layering pieces.  I am so excited to share some of my favorite pieces & what I decided to bring home with me.

“In the walking village of Zelienople, north of Pittsburgh, Eva Bryn Shoetique believes that you don’t have to live in a big city to have access to the latest trends in shoes & accessories.”

I’m a sucker for a great layering piece, so this cutout detail blazer & faux fur wrap were right up my alley.  Though you won’t normally find me in a hat, I couldn’t resist trying on this chic red beret.  With its’ fuzzy pom & detail stitching, it’s the perfect accessory for the holidays.  These beautiful heels I’m rocking are by Lucy Choi, the talented niece of Jimmy Choo.  I was truly surprised at how comfortable they were; I may have to go back for the buckle detail pumps.

Another thing that I love about visiting new boutiques is being exposed to brands/designers I’ve never heard of before.  The flats I’m wearing above are by All Black Footwear, “a fashion forward contemporary shoe brand that combines innovative materials with retro-inspired designs.”  I mean, how cute are these animal printed pointed toe flats?!  Though I didn’t snag any shoes during my visit I did take home this cozy teddy cropped jacket by Lush.

If you’re local to the Pittsburgh area I definitely recommend visiting Eva Bryn Shoetique.  Not only are the associates super friendly & helpful, but the free street parking & nearby restaurants make this destination shop worth your while. 

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Beauty, Bites & Bubbly

This past week I was honored to attend Beauty, Bites & Bubbly – an anniversary event for Pure Skin Care & Beauty Lounge in Pittsburgh.  Pure promotes “affordable, honest skin care with no attitude” by offering “expert and affordable organic facials, microdermabrasion, microchanneling, chemical peels, waxing, body treatments, and massage therapy”.  I mean who doesn’t love to look great without breaking the bank?!

This year, Pure chose to support the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign by donating 100% of ticket sales and a portion of product sales to the cause.  This movement is important to the owner, Michele, as her family has been affected by heart disease.

It was heartwarming to see so many women in red come together to not only support a local business but a great cause.  The evening was full of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cocktails & fantastic swag giveaways.  I was able to socialize with good friends & make some new connections – always a plus in my book!

Bell Sleeve Shift Dress $39.99 from Versona

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area I would highly recommend stopping by this chic beauty lounge in Robinson.  I’ll be booking a facial soon, so stay tuned for results & feedback.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx