Glitter & Pearls


Hobby Couture
July 30, 2011, 11:34 pm
Filed under: FASHION, Tickled Silly

I can’t take up any new hobby because I inevitably want the designer accessories to complement my activity.

Louis Vuitton golf set?  Yes, please.  {Thanks to Ashlyn of My Unrehearsed Life for the golfing heads up.}

Thus my stance against new activities.  Because let’s face it, I don’t actually need Coach high top sneakers for my new hip-hop class.  Really, no one needs Coach high-top sneakers.

On a side note, this same logic applies to my future planning.  My couture obsession acts as excellent birth control, because until we can afford designer diaper bags, celebrity bugaboos, and a college fund, babies are a no-go for the newlyweds.

Am I the only nutcase with an obsession for all things designer?  Especially the positively unnecessary things?

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Decorating With Yellow
July 28, 2011, 10:27 am
Filed under: Design

Summer has me dreaming in bright colors (this is big, as I generally stick to blacks, whites, and greys.)  Today I’m on to yellow, and think it’s high time I invested in a few yellow throw pillows.

{images a la pinterest}

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Taupe is Dope
July 27, 2011, 9:31 am
Filed under: FASHION

… and my Post title’s are getting cheesier.  Taupe is inching it’s way foreward as the front-runner for the upcoming season’s coveted neutral.  Gorgeous on suedes, taupe is certain to take center stage in Fall collections.

{1. Topshop Suede Fringed Shopper Bag; 2. Christian Louboutin Ankle Boot; 3. Valentino Bow-Detailed Leather Gloves; 4. Cara Smashing Pearls Headband via Nordstrom; 5. OPI Nail Lacquer in ‘Over the Taupe’; 6. Alexis Bittar Sepia Dust Dome Ring}

{Dresses a la ModCloth: Hip, Hip, Mâché! Taupe Dress; Dancing Down Under Taupe Dress; Genoa Noon Taupe Shirt Dress}

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The Bodysuit
July 26, 2011, 8:15 am
Filed under: FASHION

{Pins & Needles Mesh Cami bodysuit; Wildfox Indian Brace one piece bodysuit; Shop Nasty Gal Animal Instinct bodysuit; American Apparel Lace Bra bodysuit; American Apparel Jersey Cross bodysuit; Akira Sexy Deep V Neck bodysuit}

With it’s flattering form-fit shape and mesh, cut-out, and lace details, today’s bodysuits are a seemingly improved predecessor to the bodysuit of the 80s.

Every store seems to carry the spandex shirt/swim combo nowadays.  ASOS also has a huge selection of bodysuits in every shape, size, and color.

Pros:  Throwback is always in.

Cons:  Difficulty getting in and out of – a.k.a., may need assistance peeing.  (Not for the weak-bladdered.)

{1. La Perla Icon Lace bodysuit; 2. Marc Jacobs Halter bodysuit; 3. Miss Selfridge Black V Mesh bodysuit; 4. The Lake and Stars Fingerprint Stretch Silk bodysuit; 5. Miss Selfridge Black Lace bodysuit}

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Fingers and Toes
July 25, 2011, 9:16 am
Filed under: Nail Art | Tags: , , , , , , ,

I’ve never been very good at matchy-matchy.  I always wear navy and black, cheetah flats with floral rompers, and colored tights with everything.  So today’s mini lesson is about manis and pedis … they don’t have to match.  Promise.

Go for hues that complement each other, match your outfit instead, choose a color that corresponds with the glitter on your toes.  It’s summer – have fun.

American Apparel Polish // Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road + Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday // Butter Snog + Butter Tea With The Queen // Essie Guilty Pleasures + Essie Mint Candy Apple // OPI You Don’t Know Jacques

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Weekend Dress-up
July 24, 2011, 12:29 pm
Filed under: FASHION

{1. Parker Sequin Jacket; 2. Adriano Goldschmied Ex Boyfriend Short; 3. Mason by Michelle Mason Striped Tank; 4. Loeffler Randall Deena; 5. Mr. Kate Twig Rings; 6. Mr. Kate Cuffs; 7. Mr. Kate Bracelets}



Friday Link Love
July 22, 2011, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Link Love

Next Friday I pack my bags and head for Maine.  I can’t wait.  It’s hot, buggy, and the ocean feels like a tub of lukewarm water, but I’ve packed my sundresses and I’m ready to go.  I LOVE Maine in the Summer; bugs be darned.  I promise pictures and plenty of fun facts later, but Maine is the crafting capital of my heart.  It’s actually really cool to be crafty up North (unlike Miami where you get seriously strange looks when you string bracelets at the courthouse.)  Oh, my point – I’m in a crafty mood!  And of course, Happy Friday!

Apartment Therapy has done it again.  And this DIY version comes all dressed in stripes!  Sold.  Plus – the project is super budget-friendly because vinyl floor tape, at $7.40 for a big roll of 2 inch tape and under $4 for the smaller sizes, is a whole lot cheaper than 6 buckets of paint!  {Fun Fact:  vinyl floor tape used is the same tape used to mark out foul lines on gym floors.}

I stumbled across Maycie’s blog {Maycie After Five}, and I’m hooked.  Why, you ask?  Because these DIY shorts are pure awesome.

A DIY Yarn Sign using yarn and hanger wire.  I’m imagining all of the places I can label in yarn lettering …

Another fabulous friendship bracelet … a la Honestly WTF.  {And this one is extra easy.}


And about that sundress, in preparation for my two week Indian Summer on the New England coast, I’ll definitely be on the hunt for a kaftan.  I’ll be searching thrift stores up north, but if you’re struggling to find that hippie-tastic Indian cotton kaftan dress nearby, Ebay seller, Thriftwares has a gorgeous collection of printed Indian cotton kaftans and jumpers!

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