Glitter & Pearls


Happy Halloween!
October 31, 2011, 10:25 am
Filed under: Inspiration, Muzik

Since the MJ version scares the pants off of me (and I’m sticking with Nicole Richie’s anti-slut-oween costume mantra … a.k.a., pants on):  a prettier, happier version of Thriller

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Friday Link Love
October 28, 2011, 11:04 am
Filed under: DIY, in the KItchen, Link Love, Tickled Silly

Like most of the world, I LOVE Halloween!  And as the Halloween-inspired posts roll in, I can’t help but smile.  I hope these do the same for you.

Allure goes straight to the makeup artists to give their best lessons for Halloween looks, and most of the inexpensive makeup looks are fairly easy to do.  #BecauseItsOkayToWaitUntilTheLastMinuteToComeUpWithAHalloweenCostume

For a chic Halloween costume alternative, Glitter-n-Glue’s got you covered.  Check out this DIY glitter skull sweatshirt – this piece combines all of my favorite things: DIY, glitter, skulls (because I think I’m punk), and sweatshirt forgiveness so that I can unabashedly consume Halloween treats.  An all around win.

This article had me laughing out loud.  Also, eerily true.  ‘Turning Tricks-for-Treats – the Most Inappropriate Kid Costumes on Sale This Halloween.

Devilish Halloween Black Velvet Layer Cake.  #JustificationForTheSweatshirt

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love, want, need = Red Shoes
October 27, 2011, 11:24 am
Filed under: If The Shoe Fits, Thoughts On Grown-Upness

When you grow up with brown hair, your childhood idols are princesses like Belle and Jasmine.  I was an old movie buff at the ripe old age of six, and so I fancied myself a Dorothy.  And naturally, I wanted red glittered mary janes to prove my allegiance.  Not much has changed in the last #$%*@^&)! years, and I continue to envy ruby red slippers – with precarious heels, luxe leathers, and big girl attitude.

{images via Pinterest; Red Pumps via Polyvore clockwise from left: Vince Camuto Milesy in True Red Patent, Christian Louboutin Devalavi 120 Suede peep toe pump, Topshop Glam Red Suede Court Shoes, Dv By Dolce Vita Dahlia, Vince Camuto Wendolyn Red Patent, VALENTINO Patent Bow Pump, Highonheels Pump, Sam Edelman Roza in Ruby Red}



Gold Link Chain Necklace
October 25, 2011, 12:42 pm
Filed under: Accessorize, Snag Her Style

Reese Witherspoon’s go-to necklace – an Irene Neuwirth rose gold large-link chain, and I’m smitten.  Perfect on its own or for layering, the heavy chain link necklace is perfect for Fall and season to come.

And because I don’t have several thousand dollars lying around for the real deal, a few chic alternatives:

{Clockwise from left to right: Betsey Johnson Chain Text Round Link Necklace, $38; Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Link Necklace, $80; Tory Burch T-chain Necklace, $195; Vince Camuto Toggle Link Necklace, $112; American Apparel Tina Necklace, $40}



Dalmatian Crazy
October 24, 2011, 10:39 am
Filed under: FASHION, If The Shoe Fits, Inspiration

Mostly, anything dalmatian print reminds me of Cruella DeVille of 101 Dalmatians infamy, but thankfully, today’s dalmatian prints harm no animals in the making, and are turning up on runway after runway looking rather chic.

{images a la I Love Muffins; Buzznet; and Polyvore: Sonia by Sonia Rykel Coat, 3.1 Phillip Lim Printed Leather Shorts, Topshop Mary Jane Ribbon Heels, Topshop Angie Dalmatian Boots, Topshop Jancey Dalmatian Heeled Ballet Shoes, Topshop Dalmatian Tassel Bag, Laura Lombardi Poule Noire Necklace, Black and White Dalmatian Print Enamel Bangle Bracelet, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Dalmatian Twill Scarf}



Peter Pan Collar
October 21, 2011, 3:04 pm
Filed under: FASHION, Vintage, Way Back When

A little bit of history:  The rounded collar, sometimes detachable, became popular in women’s and children’s clothing in the early- and mid-20th century.  Even today, the style channels an unmistakable vintage glamor vibe.

Michelle Williams (right) was photographed for the March 2011 issue of Interview wearing a detachable Peter Pan collar from Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2011 collection. For the July 2011 issue of Marie Claire, Elle Fanning (left) donned the same collar — and struck a similar pose.  Both photo shoots evoked a classic old Hollywood feel.  Tres chic.

ASOS is featuring the sweetest tops, dresses,  and attachable collars with feminine peter pan accents.

{images a la Pinterest, Fashionologie, and ASOS – a few faves: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and this fab sequin collar}

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Grown-up Pouting
October 19, 2011, 10:45 am
Filed under: Inspiration, It's Not Weird, Muzik, Thoughts On Grown-Upness

I’m having one of those days where I feel like my dress is tucked in my panties.  You know those days  when everything is going wrong, and it’s only inevitable that at some point in the day you’ll walk around for a good ten minutes with toilet paper stuck to your shoe.  Yeah, that’s today.  Pouting is healthy; of this I am (fairly) sure.

Also, I think I’ll start carrying a Polly Pocket in my purse.  The hours spent on my Iphone are making me twitchy and half blind.  I was much cooler in my Polly days.

And randomly, I’m envious of Rivers Cuomo’s daytime wear – striped pajamas are awfully appealing right now.

And with that … Rivers Cuomo of Weezer’s cover of ‘Brain Stew’ …

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