Sequined Wear.

DSC_0255I love glittery, shimmery things. Love them. When I saw this top I knew it would be a great go-to for a night out or even a day at work. I recently paired it with black jeggings and cut-out booties for an evening show. Very randomly, this whole outfit, aside from the flats, is from Forever 21. I tend to grab a lot of basics from there.

DSC_0266(Black clutch- Forever 21)

DSC_0268(Flats- Charlotte Russe)

DSC_0279(Starburst earrings- Forever 21)

DSC_0256(Sequined top- Forever 21)

Greylin Darling.

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I recently went to the Livermore Outlets for the first time with my mom in search of a few new pieces to lift my closet so I could purge some of the old.  In my quest to find a perfect fit for a few weddings I will be attending coming up, I found this perfect dress from Greylin.  It’s comfortable, cute, and formal enough to wear to nice evening events.

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It has a cute high V back cut.

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Sequins everywhere.

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I paired it with this black sequined clutch that was a Kate Spade score in the clearance section.

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I love my find!  You can also find it http://www.revolveclothing.com/greylin-gayle-sequin-dress-in-black-white/dp/GYLI-WD74/ online 🙂

All photos by: Roberto Jimenez.

DIY: You’re So Clutch.

DIY ClutchI am in love with my new homemade clutch! It’s a pretty simple thing to make too! I started off trying to make something that was outside of my sewing skill level and came up with this version instead- it’s perfect for beginners!

DIY ClutchWhat you’ll need: A long strip of leather or pleather, a skinny strip and a square piece of the same material, sewing machine (or needle and thread), rhinestones and rhinestone glue (optional).

DIY Clutch(Step 1: Fold your long piece of leather in half, make sure it is flush. Pin in place)

DIY Clutch(Step 2: Fold the material in half and sew an end seam on each side)

DIY ClutchDIY Clutch(Step 3: Once you have the two ends sewed together to make a long open bag, take a blade and make a small slit in the middle of the material)

DIY Clutch(Step 4: Take your square piece of leather and cut slits up until about 3/4 of the way up)

DIY Clutch(Step 5: Put glue on the top 1/4 of the fabric)

DIY Clutch(Step 6: Insert the long strip of leather through the slit you created, fold it in half and wrap the square material around it to create a tassel)

Suspender TrendingThere you have it! It couldn’t be easier! I added rhinestones to mine in the shape of my and Nick’s constellation signs, it adds a little something special and unique to my creation. Make your own with any sturdy fabric!

When in Doubt, Bling it Out

IMG_6935You know, I have a really hard time pulling together great outfits but if there’s one thing that makes a person look fancier without really trying it’s BLING.  You can throw on a spicy piece of bling with a plain t-shirt and be work ready in an instant.  I am the queen of trying to save time in the morning just so I can sleep in an extra 10 minutes so I’ve stocked up on bling to help me pull it together for work in a moments notice.

IMG_6923(Nordstrom BP studded clutch, Forever 21 ring)

IMG_6933(This wrap bracelet I got for Christmas and it’s the perfect piece of edgy bling to add to some jeans and a tank top)

IMG_6932(Beaded bling clutch)

IMG_6931(Forever 21 gold cuff)

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So don’t forget that when in doubt, bling it out!