Thrift Tips: Look At Things Differently

Do you ever see those transformation outfits that girls create from their thrift store finds? They buy these pieces, cut and stitch, and make them look totally different! Well kudos to those thrifty divas, because I can’t sow, though I wish that I could (anyone want to volunteer to teach me?).

For those of you who are like me, and aren’t that crafty, I have a simple thrift tips for you! When thrifting, it helps to look at things differently. For example, the other day I saw this floral vest. But the thing is, it isn’t a floral vest, it’s a button up dress. Instead of wearing it as a dress, I decided to unbutton it and make it into a long vest. There was no cutting or stitching to transform this piece!

Thanks for reading!

xo, Jennifer

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Product Review: Boho Queen Jewelry

Happy Wednesday! We’re half way through the work week!!

I wanted to take the time to do a product review for you. Unfortunately, this will be an overall negative review. On a positive note though, out of the (almost) two years that I have been blogging, this will be my first negative review of a product. As much as I don’t like giving a bad review, I would never want to give you a false perception. If I just said everything was great, you would not value my opinion.

So, let’s begin! When Boho Queen Jewelry asked me to do a collaboration, I was so excited. As you guys my know, my style is bohemian inspired. As I was checking the website out, I had no idea what to get. All the pieces looked so beautiful, and at that point I had a positive outlook on this collaboration. However, once I opened the package, that changed.

The jewelry looked okay and they actually sent me an extra piece (the choker seen in the picture below). However, after taking a closer look I saw how cheap the jewelry was. That’s not to say that cheap jewelry is a crime…but Boho Queen Jewelry is selling these flimsy pieces for up to $109!!

I was mostly unhappy with the necklace (for reasons that you will see below). The earrings look cheap, but at least they don’t look like they are going to break right away. Since I was unhappy with my purchase, I decided to look into returning them (no I did not pay full price, but I didn’t want to wear jewelry that was going to inevitably break). However, when I went to the website to find directions to do so, I found this under their “Policies-Customer Agreement” section:

RETURNS & EXCHANGES POLICY: Boho Queen Jewelry is final sale due to health reasonings. Only in the case that your jewelry is received damage will Boho Queen Jewelry replace your jewelry at absolutely no cost to you. We call this our hassle free exchange policy. If you receive your jewelry damaged, please refer to the below policies regarding damaged items received and we will be happy to resolve this for you.

Boho Queen Jewelry does not offer a refund policy. All sales are considered final. Please be aware of these terms upon checkout as there is absolutely no alterations to our refund policy due to the fast turn around time we package and ship your jewelry and accessories.

AMBASSADOR PURCHASES / USING A DISCOUNT CODE: There is NO refunds, exchanges or store credits available for purchases made with a discount code. All sales are FINAL SALE when using a discount code – even if there is a delay in shipping time. If a chargeback is conducted, Boho Queen Jewelry has the right to charge the full retail value of the jewelry once USPS confirms delivery to your shipping address.

So, my friends, I will not be providing you with my ambassador code. I would feel horrible if you used my code, did not like the product, and was then unable to return/exchange it.

(See above) Part of the coloring is coming off the inside of the large gem.

(See above) The links are made from a light plastic and many of the links are not fully connected.

I do like these earrings, and even though they look like better quality than the necklace, I still do not think they are worth the price.

Overall, you may see these items styled into some of my outfits, however I will not be I hope that this review helps other bloggers who may be asked to become a brand ambassador with Boho Queen Jewelry. I also hope the future customers see this before making their purchase.

Until next time, thank you for reading!
xo, Jennifer

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Product Review: REKS Optics

REKS Optics

Good morning, loves! It’s almost the weekend and the weather is beginning to heat up, both on the west coast and the east coast. With that in mind, I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite brand of sunglasses: REKS Optics.

REKS Optics has everything that you could want in a pair of sunglasses! They are completely customizable, so you can design a pair that fits your unique style. How cool is that?! Here are some of your options…

Frame: SeafarerRoundAviatorWrap AroundSport, and Sling-Blade. I prefer the round frames, but it all depends on the shape of your face and your style.

Lenses: Solux (lightweight and shatter resistant), Lumolux (polarized to resist glare), and Chromalux  (darker in sun, lighter in shade). I love the lumolux lenses because they are polarized.

Colors for Shades and Lenses: There are multiple colors available. I prefer to match my frames with my lenses, but you can mix and match depending on the style.

And best of all, REKS Optics are UNBREAKABLE!! Yes, I just typed that. These sunglasses bend, but don’t break! Which is absolutely amazing. These durable, yet stylish, sunglasses are perfect for when I teach, travel, or just for everyday use. I can say this with confidence because when Alejandro and I moved to California, I simply threw these sunnies in the front pocket of my suitcase…AND THEY WERE FINE! And we all know how the airport can treat our luggage.

Finally, REKS Optics are also affordable, with prices ranging from $30-$60! What more could you ask for?

**When purchasing REKS Optics sunglasses, make sure to enter code CUTETEACHINGS for my exclusive offer!**

REKS Optics sunnies

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REKS Optics sunglasses

unbreakable sunnies

summer time

My Sunglasses (above): Round Lumolux with gray frame and smoke lenses

summer time

My Sunglasses (above): Round Lumolux with blue metallic frames and blue mirror lenses

pool time

pool accessories

Thank you for reading!
xxo,

Jennifer

 

This post was created in collaboration with REKS Optics. I was provided complimentary sunglasses in exchange for review purposes. All content and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support cuteteachings.com!

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