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In Full Bloom with Erstwilder!

If you know anything about me you’ll know I just love flowers and nature and Erstwilder has made my dreams come true in their latest launch “In Full Bloom“. In full bloom is a collection dedicated to flowers and houseplants – from monsteras to orchids – there’s something for everyone (but let’s be real anything Erstwilder creates is just gorgeous). I got to choose four pieces from this collection and I can’t wait to share with you all of my favourites!

This collection in it’s entirety is perfectly cohesive – you can mix and match and I love the fact that there are matching earrings to brooches or necklaces to brooches. It makes me want to buy all of them! I’ve never been much of a necklace wearer but the rose and lily bunch would look perfect with so many of my outfits. Every time I look at the collection I want another piece – what piece do you love the most? I’m so excited to see what you all like!

On Sleeping Eyelids – Pansy Brooch – Designed by Carmen Hui
(Viola tricolor var. hortensis)
Pansies are one of my absolute favourite flowers so when I saw this in the collection I knew I had to have it! It’s such a gorgeous brooch, it’s purple hues and the resin used make it such a spectacular piece. It has been so hard not wearing it all of the time!! Flowers are so perfect for people that like to go with a more “classical’ vintage look and the pansy is a must have! I can’t wait until Autumn so I can grow some this year! 🙂

Opulent Orchidaceae – Designed by Carmen Hui
(Orchidaceae)
Another flower! Orchids are such a beautiful flower and perfect. I picked the ORCHID because I loved the colours of this one and it would match perfectly with the pansy (my other favourite!) Fun fact: There are over 25,000 different species of orchids on earth – isn’t that crazy??

Green Eyed Monster Brooch – Designed by Carmen Hui
(Monstera deliciosa)
This summer I have become slightly obsessed with plants and the fact that Erstwilder came out with a range of house plants is just too much! I can now wear one of my favourite things! The monstera has really been “in” for the last few years – now I can finally follow the trend but in a quirky Erstwilder way!

Show Me the Money Plant Brooch – Designed by Carmen Hui
(Epipremnum aureum)
There’s something very sinister about Devil’s Ivy – they are really hard to kill and can pretty much grow anywhere and everywhere. Also they’re moderately toxic to humans (via Wiki) so instead of hurting yourself , cats and dogs, why not wear it in brooch form? The house plants collection is perfect for all of you plant obsessed people or the plant obsessed people in your lives! They’re subtle but still super fun and informative!

A huge thank you to the team at Erstwilder for sending me these amazing brooches and for allowing me to be part of this release. I had so much fun putting all of these looks together and I’m so excited to wear each piece everyday!!

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Instagram deleted my account – but won’t tell me why? I need your help!

On the 22nd of December on the walk home from work my life came to a stop.. My @missflosspots instagram account was no where to be seen. So I tried to log in and what appeared was: no users found..

I turned to my boyfriend and asked him to look for my account and it was gone. After a long day of working retail at Christmas time, I was in utter shock. I had no emails from instagram, no warnings – nothing.

I was an account dedicated to sharing my vintage hairstyling and make up – what’s so vulgar about that?! I had recently worked my way up to 24,000 followers which I had worked hard to get by posting every single day pretty much for the last three years. My community that I had grown – gone in an instant. But why?!

I don’t know if you know this but trying to get hold of anyone from Instagram is like trying to walk on water – it’s impossible. I’ve spent the last week commenting on their social media posts, reporting problems on the app, emailing them and even created a post which over 100 users tag them to get their attention. Not a peep.

On the 26th I had one email from then saying I had broken their community guidelines but upon reading them, I know I hadn’t. Or at least I wasn’t given a warning so I could correct any wrong doing. I have tried to appeal this with no word, on their help website it says you can appeal but the information on the website is outdated.

Why am I writing a post on this? Because I want people going through this to know that they aren’t alone and I want to tell them to not give up. I have loved instagram, it was my life and a huge part of identity – I connected with my audience and collaborated with my favourite brands and that’s not something I’m giving up.

Be persistent and keep trying to get Instagram’s attention – they’re a huge company so sometimes we fall in between cracks but some times you have just got to rise up!

What I need from you:

Comment, like, share – anything to draw attention to this blog post so someone from Instagram’s social will see it.

Thank you,

Floss.

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Lady Voluptuous – Lyra dress in Cute Confectionery

Lady Voluptuous – Lyra dress in Cute Confectionery

Donut worry be happy! Lady Voluptuous has recently released a new line of the amazing Lyra dress and I’m pretty dang excited. I absolutely love the Lyra dress style and I’ve reviewed it previously on my blog so when I saw the print ‘cute confectionery‘ I knew I had to have this dress. As luck would have it, when I commented on one of their stories I was asked if I’d like to collaborate and of course I said yes! If you’ve been following me awhile now you’ll know that I love Lady V London/Lady Voluptuous and have done for probably 3 years now and I feel very comfortable recommending their products to my audience – because they’re great. I own another Lyra dress in summer cherish which I reviewed with my first impressions as it was my first Lyra. All Lyra dresses are created equal – the prints just change and I’ll tell you what, my overly anxious mind really loves knowing that a product is going to have the same fit and it’s going to look just as good but in a different print – I know what works for my body and it gives me confidence in my online shopping! 

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Festive Splendor with Erstwilder!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right… Christmas! Well it’s November which pretty much mean it’s Christmas (that’s if you want to enjoy it!) Anyone else have their tree up? No? Just me? … Moving on, with it being near to Christmas and the festive season, what on earth will one wear? Well! Not to worry because the amazing Australia owned company Erstwilder has got you covered from earrings to brooches and even necklaces. Anyone else find this time of the year to be the best? Christmas films, music and not to mention the food? What are some of your favourite things about the festive season? And what’s your favourite Christmas film? Let me know below in the comment section!

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A Haunting We Will Go…. Erstwilder – Halloween 2018

The countdown is on and there’s only 51 days until Halloween. Are you ready? Because I am, thanks to Erstwilder‘s latest launch; A Haunting We Will Go.. I’ve already got outfits planned for the week of Halloween and my costume because I like Halloween almost as much as I like Christmas!! Us Australasian folk grew up watching all of you Americans with your fall leaves, apple bobbing, trick-or-treating and last but not certainly least carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns business and quite frankly I was jealous and to this day I still am. Erstwilder has brought my childhood fantasy of the whimsy & nostalgia of Halloween into accessory form and I’m living for it – pumpkins (YES THE ORANGE ONES NOT THE ANEMIC GREEN ONES WE GET IN NZ), skeletons, potions, beasts and freaking candy corn!! It’s everything you could want in the weeks leading up to one of spookiest nights of the year…

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OUT OF AFRICA! – ERSTWILDER

Out of Africa! The new release from one of my favourite brands; Erstwilder. If you haven’t heard of Erstwilder – where. have. you. been? Have you been hiding under a rock? Please do tell. To keep it short and sweet – Erstwilder was established in Melbourne, Australia a mere 7 years ago in 2011 and has since grown into an international accessory company selling quirky, cute and nostalgic brooches, earrings & necklaces. I have been a huge fan of Erstwilder for many years now, they really have something to offer to everyone – not just the pin-up scene. TL;DR Erstwilder is a really cool brand and they make super cool accessories, okay?

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When Erstwilder got in touch with me (squee!!) for this latest collection I was pretty much bouncing off the walls (metaphorically speaking of course) and I knew all of you would be excited about this range too because: animals.
WARNING: I WILL USE THE WORD ‘CUTE’ 3 MILLION TIMES IN THIS BLOGPOST.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED….
Which brings me to their latest launch, Out of Africa. It’s pretty straight forward, this range is dedicated to the amazing animals that inhabit Africa from cheetahs to meerkats; there’s such a diverse range of animals and the designs for this range probably have to be one of my favourites. Browsing through the catalog was so much fun and I know you’re all going to love them. Please let me know your favourites!

First up: Cheetara’s Chum designed by Sally Land

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As soon as I saw Cheetara’s Chum I knew it was going to be a winner (I’d get this one quick!) The colouring of the brooch is so striking it even sticks out of my leopard print dress! Cheetara’s chum is such a different take on the cheetah, it’s so bold and it’s just the right shades of yellow & mustard. And I adore cats so anything to do with feline family must be mine.

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Kubu The Cutie designed by Sally Land

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This has to be my favourite brooch in the whole collection! Every aspect of this design is perfect from the freckly nose, the eyelashes to the colour itself. The colour of this brooch is so unique and sticks out like a sore thumb (in a good way). I cannot wait to wear this one out and about – it could even replace my iconic fairybread piece!!! Every time I look at this piece I smile – it’s so darn cute!

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Finnicky Fennec Fox designed by Sally Land

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Okay y’all, I need you to open up a new tab and search ‘Fennec Fox’ – you’ll thank me later. The Fennec fox is one of the most adorable animals out there, they’re so small and their ears are so big and they’re just so precious! Finnicky Fennec Fox captures the innocence of the fennec fox and is made up of the most amazing pastels and get this – iridescent resin/acrylic ears and face. I don’t know how to explain but it’s shiny and sparkly and it gives the brooch a-whole-nother dimension. This is definitely one to see in person.

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And those are my picks! I highly recommend you checking out the whole range on the Erstwilder website and please, please, please let me know your favourites!! I am a huge lover of animals so this was such a great collection to work with.
Thank you so much to Erstwilder for allowing me to review these brooches – it was an honor! I can’t wait to see what you come out with next. 🙂

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