Glitter & Pearls

The Blanket Wrap Cardigan

The title alone has me sold – before I’ve even delved into the luxe sweater that celebrities and trend-setters all wear, the gorgeous patterns and oh-so-soft textures – no, I was sold at wearable blanket.  These sweater coats are literally blankets with sleeves, and I own several.  Also known as wrap cardigans, these sweaters have an open front with a whole lot of draping down the center, in lieu of buttons, zippers, etc.  They’re absolutely perfect for travel, walks on the beach, trips to … well, anywhere.

But who am I kidding?  I wear mine for long days in the office, almost exclusively.  Hey, at least I get away with wearing a blanket!

1. Forever 21 Long Line Cardigan // 2. Goddis Drape Cardigan in Chocolate // 3. Goddis Lindsay Wrap // 4. Goddis Addy Sweater // 5. Goddis Naples Sweater in Del Sol // 6. Sold Out (Similar: Goddis Leona)


The Full Skirt

I am forever a fan of a full a-line skirt.  I love a slightly high waist – to accentuate my own waistline – and a bold flair hem.

If I’m going to wear a skirt, I want to be able to twirl in it — is that so much to ask?

Also, I’m all for the bandage or super-fitted skirt on everyone else, but I’m just not a tube-sock-worn-as-skirt kind of girl; plus, I like carbs.  The full skirt offers a skinny-day version and a fat-day version.  Multi-use clothing is my fave.  (That is, until I one day have a wardrobe to wear outfits only once, a la the Kardashian sisters.)

The “I woke up with a flat stomach and utter willpower” day:  full skirt paired with tucked in blouse, thin belt, and highest of heels

The “‘I feel like such a heifer. I had two bowls of Special K, 3 pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of popcorn, 5 peanut butter M&M’s and like 3 pieces of licorice.'”-channeling-Cher-of-Clueless” day:   full skirt, lace crop top, no belt, cardigan, snacks in your purse

Images: 1 // 2 (Kelly Wearstler Tie Dye Skirt here) // 3 (Corey Lynn Calter Skirt (Similar), Tory Burch Double Wrap Bracelet here, Neon Pink Cambridge Satchel here) // 4 (BB Dakota Dress here – worn as skirt)

Shoe Love: Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian sure knows how to pick boots.  And one pair of  flat over-the-knee boots in particular have really won me over, and wouldn’t you know it – they’re totally affordable!  One of Kourtney’s favorite pairs: Chinese Laundry Nevada boots (sadly, sold out).

For a few similar styles:

Chinese Laundry Trouble Maker

Chinese Laundry Night Owl

Chinese Laundry Tally Ho


Outfit Love: Hilary Duff
November 17, 2011, 8:40 am
Filed under: FASHION, Snag Her Style | Tags: , ,

Even preggo, Hilary Duff still rocks a casual chic look like none other.  And truthfully, she had me at those shoes.  Side note:  do you have to be pregnant to walk around in shearling-lined low-top moccasins?

Get the Look:

Tory Burch ZuZu Shearling-lined Moccasins

Alexander McQueen Pink Leather and Brass Skull Keyfob

Balenciaga City Bag in Granny

Victoria Beckham Collection VB0063 Audrey Sunglasses in Green (LOVE!)

SINCLAIR The Vertical Rowan Straight Leg in Shake Down

{Image via Star Style Inc.}

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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}

JewelMint & A Major Discount
October 17, 2011, 4:09 pm
Filed under: FASHION, Snag Her Style

It all began when I saw this image on Glitter Guide’s Tumblr – the pink sequined D&G blazer, the incomparable Kate Bosworth (she had me at ‘Blue Crush’,  … I mean, who didn’t want to surf after that movie?), the turquoise-dipped hair tips {fun dip-dye tutorial, here}, and those rings.  Bold, chunky, and totally rockstar – it was love.

And then, as fate would have it, JewelMint contacted me with a chance at partnering up.  Obviously, I jumped.  And the ring is just fabulous, along with the packaging, the customer service, and the sweet $29.99 price tag on everything that’s on trend and drool-worthy.

And because I love you all, and I myself need more baubles, a 50% off coupon code (50% off your first JewelMint purchase) …

Shop JewelMint with the code:  BOCT50

Honest-to-goodness, 50% OFF.  Enjoy!

{Baubles: JewelMint New Wave Ring; JewelMint Charm Bracelet; Mark by Avon Bracelets; Wrap Bracelets by G&P}

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The Pullover Sweater/Dress Combo
August 25, 2011, 8:19 am
Filed under: FASHION, Snag Her Style

{image a la tumblr}

I have always loved the cozy vintage feel of the pullover sweater on top of a sweet dress.  I like sweaters, I like dresses, the two together – winning!  Plus pairing your summer dresses with sweaters is a great way to transition your favorite dresses into fall.

Then Free People featured a million (or maybe three) loose-weave sweaters over dresses and slips in a summer catalog, and I thought Free People stole my style, and then I thought, yeah … I stole Taylor Swift’s style.  But also, Free People has a way of making me feel like all of the vintage and super soft sweaters and dresses currently in my closet are wholly inadequate.  Genius sales, Free People.  Genius.

Taylor Swift, Ashley Tisdale, and Alexa Chung all look picture perfect and vintage chic in their sweater/dress combos.

{1. Free People Sahara Sweater; 2. Topshop Sequin Heart Sweatshirt; 3. 3.1 Philip Lim Raglan Sleeve Pullover; 4. Viktor & Rolf Lumberjack Pullover; 5. 3.1 Philip Lim Raglan Pullover; 6.  Elizabeth & James Dottie Crochet Pullover; 7. Vince Chunky Knit Pullover; 8. T By Alexander Wang Gauze Back V-Neck Pullover; 9. Topshop Antique Floral Slip; 10. Alice and Olivia Sammie Trapeze Dress; 11. Topshop Lace Babydoll Slip}

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