Sunday, November 25, 2012

Glitter Barrettes - DIY!

Tis the Season to Sparkle!!  Just a touch added to your look everyday is so festive, so I have been on the look-out for something simple to embellish a basic outfit that I could share.  Usually, I immediately gravitate towards ideas at (website HERE) and I found a simple, glittery Bobbi pin that I loved and it seemed like it may be easy enough that I could give it a whirl and make a few of my own...

Here's how they came out - Pretty good, right??

Here's the "how to":

Supplies needed are spools of glitter ribbon (3/8 inch width is perfect), strong glue - my favorite is E-600, scissors and classic Goody barrettes!
To get started, cut a piece of the ribbon just a touch longer than the length of the barrette so you make sure not to come up too short.  Next, dab on the glue all over the top of the barrette making sure 1st that you have unclasped the barrette so you can hold from the bottom and also so the clasp does not accidentally get glued in place.
Final steps - place the piece of ribbon on top of the glue lining up the ribbon perfectly even with the back of the barrette (I consider the front where the clasp is) you will see you have a bit of ribbon hanging over the front, so once you have lightly pressed the ribbon down onto the barrette to make sure it adheres properly you can grab a pair of scissors and carefully even up the longer side so it now perfectly evens up with the barrette.  Set aside and let dry overnight (reminder - leave the clasp open!)
I love these for a little stocking stuffer, gift exchange or hostess gift... It's so easy you could make a pretty impressive set that any gal who wants a little shimmer will LOVE!
Make sure to save a few for yourself :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Day Soiree

Turkey Day Soiree

There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate. ~Robert Brault
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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$40 -

A X Armani Exchange water resistant watch
$265 -

House of harlow 1960

Bare Escentuals lip makeup

$27 -

(MALIN+GOETZ) Neroli Candle
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Monday, November 19, 2012

November Giveaway!!

This month's November Major Baggage Giveaway Winner is 
Dana Hunt Ragle!!

It's that time again... Major Baggage's November Giveaway and I am definitely feeling the excess baggage coming on for the holidays!  As we approach Black Friday and begin to kick off the shopping frenzy I believe a hands free, cross body bag is in order so you can shop till you drop & get all on Santa's List checked off!  

Click HERE for the Major Baggage Facebook page and simply click "Like" on the November giveaway post from Monday, 11/19 through midnight on Thursday, 11/22 and you will be entered into a random drawing to win this amazing bag (one like per person, please!)  One winner will be announced on Friday, November 23rd.  Good Luck!!

Lovely selection of cross body bags found at MARE Boutique!

And yet another reason to be hands free!!  Can't power shop without one of these, now can we??

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Neutral Nail Color

It's been awhile since I have made a trip to the nail salon.  I had to give it a breather after the summer months as too much continued polish on my nails does indeed do a bit of damage.  Do you have this problem?  Anyway, I'm not quite ready for all the amazing, vibrant reds that are available so I chose a very neutral gray from Essie... The name is my favorite - Miss Fancy Pants!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

1 Pair 3 Ways

1 Pair 3 Ways
For Carol w/ love!  She bought these perfect, suede TOMS wedges and needed a hint of inspiration of how to make them work with a few different looks.  I think I need a pair for myself now :)  Let's go shopping!!  XO!

Vero moda
$32 -

VILA cowl neck tunic
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Dorothy Perkins drape cardigan
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Quiz cream shirt
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J Brand low rise jeans

Aubin Wills cotton tight
$10 -

Forever 21 knit pants

Forever 21

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Socks & Heels

I may be a year or so behind on this trend, but as the weather turns chilly here in LA I'm looking for an easy alternative to tights to wear with my weekly uniform of dresses and skirts.  I've treaded very lightly  with this idea as all that pops into my head is the thought of looking too much like those lovely ladies in the 80's music video prancing around to "Legs" by ZZTop.  Right... that's NOT the look I'm going for!
Below is my interpretation of how far I am will to take this along with some similar looks I found Pinning around...

The perfect length is an inch or so above your ankle bone.  Start out with a neutral grey and keep the rest of your look pretty basic.  My preference is pairing this trend with dresses and skirts at or a bit below the knee.

I can never pass up a chevron pattern... Going a little bolder with this look, but I think it works if I keep to a super simple outfit.  I am a big fan of mixing patterns in the same color scheme.

Below are a few more looks I found searching around on Pinterest:

I love this photo mainly for the deep red and camel color combo as the socks may be a little too ambitious for me at this stage.
And here are a couple open toe looks that seem reasonable to me... I would probably start with black on black like Leighton Meester's fun look on the left.