How to Fuel Your Online Shopping Addiction

Let’s just get it out there: I love shopping. I especially enjoy shopping when I can purchase items online from the comfort of my home, with the simple click of a button. Online shops are some of my favorite places to browse. Having a blog myself, I think it is important to help other people achieve their dreams whenever possible. Not to mention, most independent online shops have unique products, amazing quality, and a great attention to detail. I find many online boutiques through Etsy, Instagram and Facebook. Due to my immense fondness of self-run shops, I thought I would share my favorite ones with you today! This post is not sponsored, I just absolutely adore these shops and hope you will too! Disclaimer: I do not own any of these pictures, all rights reserved to the shop owners.

1. Made With Love Jewelry – Massachusetts-based jewelry store with an affinity for unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets and so much more! This isn’t the first time I’ve talked about this shop in my blog, and most likely won’t be the last. Many Disney themed designs, all created by owner, Shana Cohen.

                                                 shop post 62. eff.Y.bee – A jewelry company based in New York that inspires and empowers women to “follow their bliss.” Many boho necklace, bracelet, and ring styles, as well as sorority design options.

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3.  Aritzia – This boutique is a more well known, as it has locations across the U.S and Canada. I just recently learned of Aritzia however, and I must say that I love their site! Aritzia has it all: from sweaters, to pants, to basics, and everything in between. I’m in love.

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4. Ivory Ella – Connecticut based; Offers preppy, adorable, and affordable elephant-themed clothing and accessories, plus a portion of proceeds goes to the Save the Elephants Organization.

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5. Planning Roses – After purchasing my own Lilly Pulitzer planner, I have become obsessed with all things planning/decorating related! It’s actually my new obsession, but I’m totally okay with that. The shop, Planning Roses, offers a wide variety of stylish stickers – perfect for embellishing a notebook, planner or journal. These nail polish stickers are my absolute favorites – I’ve never seen anything like them!

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I hope I’m not the only one addicted to online shopping! What are your favorite online boutiques?

Love, Mariel

P.S. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram @marielelena_ 😉


Kate Spade Surprise Sale Picks

Hi everyone!!

As you may or may not know, Kate Spade is holding a massive surprise sale right now for its email followers! I get email notifications from the brand and I am huge fan of Kate Spade products, so I figured you would enjoy hearing the news as well. I believe the sale ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. PT. I love deals so much, and the items in this sale are up to 75% off!  I created a list of my favorite items below. I hope you enjoy and have fun shopping 🙂

  1. Hello Sunshine Phone Case – $20
  2. 2016 Agendamultiple sizes/patterns $25-30
  3. Grant Street Grainy Vinyl Neda Wallet – $59
  4. Kennywood Harmony Baby Bag – $139
  5. Primrose Hill Medium Harmony Bow Bag – $159
  6. Grand Street Calico Bag – $129
  7. Elsie Street Exotic Small Meriwether Bag – $159
  8. Sawyer Street Colorblock Maxi Bagmultiple sizes $99-149

To find my picks and so many more deals, head over to!

Love, Mariel

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, nor am I receiving any sort of compensation for providing  links to these items. 














Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration

Hi Everyone!!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I put together a series of looks that will be perfect for Thanksgiving. Both options are cute but the first look is more dressy, while the second look is more casual and comfy. I created these collages on Polyvore, so the clothing in each collage will have links to help you find the items on the Polyvore website under my username marielelena. Keep in mind that many other stores also carry similar items to the ones in my collage for less money. My favorite shops to buy cute, inexpensive fall clothing are Forever 21, Target, and Charlotte Russe.
 Thanksgiving Look #1
Thanksgiving Look #2
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it gave you a few ideas on what to wear this Thanksgiving! Leave me a comment telling me which outfit was your favorite, and if you make a Polyvore collage leave the link down below so I can check it out!!

October Favorites

Hi everyone!!

Today I am going to be sharing what I really enjoyed this past month! My October favorites range from beauty and fashion to music! There will be links to find everything I talk about at the bottom of this post! This post is not sponsored by anyone, nor I did not receive any form of payment for mentioning or sharing the links to these products.

  1. My first favorite is this Golden Snitch bracelet from the Etsy shop MadeWithLoveJWL! I went to a Harry Potter movie marathon this month and I decided to embrace my inner geek by wearing this adorable piece of jewelry. I got lots of compliments and I think this bracelet is a perfect gift idea for any die-hard Harry Potter fan like me!
  2. My second favorite for this month is my Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner. This eyeliner doesn’t get a lot of attention, but let me tell you that it is absolutely incredible! I used this eyeliner on Halloween not only on my eyelids, but also to draw a mouse nose and whiskers on my face. And it stayed all day and night – a total of 13 hours!! I recommend using it with the Stila La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush, or another brush similar to it.
  3. Another favorite of mine is the Hershey’s Cookies and Cream chocolates! They are so delicious and smell heavenly. Words don’t do this treat justice, so my advice to you is to pick up one of the cookies and cream bars at your local drugstore. If you are a fan of cookies and cream like me, you won’t regret it.
  4. My fourth favorite is a music favorite! One Direction has been releasing a lot of new music lately, and I think their fifth album is going to be the best one yet. While listening to the songs that have been released so far, their sound is definitely more mature this time around and shows off their incredible vocal ranges! Out of all the new songs, Drag Me Down and Infinity are my favorites, but it’s almost impossible to choose. Their new album, Made in the AM, comes out November 13 and I recommend pre-ordering to immediately receive four songs when you purchase. I just bought my pre-order today!
  5. My last favorite for the month of October is the book 13 Reasons Why. I just started the novel, but so far it has been really interesting. I know how difficult it is to read a book when you are busy and have other things to do, but I recommend trying to find some free time to sit down and read a chapter or two. Also, word is that Netflix is going to create a TV show series based on this book, starring Selena Gomez. It’s always best to read the book before seeing the movie (or in this case TV show), so that’s one more reason to read 13 Reasons Why. – This is the Etsy shop where I got my bracelet! Contact the seller if you are interested in something similar.

Have a great weekend!


10 Fall Boots Under $50

Hi everyone!!

Today I’m going to be sharing my ten favorite fall boots under $50! I personally style my boots with black jeggings, a sweater and an infinity scarf. Sometimes I will even add pair of boot socks, to create a cute comfy look. All of the boots listed below are under $50, and if you click directly on the picture it will take you to where the boots are available for purchase.





Thanks for reading!! Leave me a comment letting me know how you like to style your boots and which one of these boots is your favorite.

– Mariel