Category Archives: Fashion Gems

DIY Hair Ties

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{Chain Hair Tie DIY}

I was so inspired by Jenni’s chain hair ties from I Spy DIY that I decided to recreate them myself.  They were so simple to make and so chic that I may never use a normal hair tie again.  I went out and bought a chain necklace for $1, a few hair ties, and grabbed some pliers from my basement.  Using the pliers, I separated eleven links from the necklace.  Then, I opened the first and last links and reattached them to the hair tie (as shown).  Finally, I folded the hair tie in half and wore it around my wrist. Amazing.

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{What you need: Chain, hair ties, pliers}

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{Take free end of chain and attach it to the hair tie in the same fashion}

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{Before & After}

Amanda

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Under $100: The Fitness Fanatic

Fitness Fanatic

Fitness Fanatic

1. AdNArt “Flavour It” Glass Water Bottle with Fruit Infuser

2. Lotus Folding Yoga Mat

3. Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

4. Beats In-Ear Headphones

5. Grace Digital Eco Pod Rugged and Waterproof Case

6. Dr. Cool & Dr. Hot Packs

Day 2: The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Fitness Fanatic.  We all have that one friend or person in our life that loves the fit scene, so I gathered up some really cool presents, all under $100, to fit our fit friend personality type. Gifts like a water infuser water bottle, a folding yoga mat, a Fitbit wristband which tracks all your daily movements and sleep activity, headphones, a super durable phone case, and some hot and cold packs for muscle pain.

Click the links below to check out where to buy them & don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another personality type!

Amanda


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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Under $100: The Holiday Hostess

I absolutely love the holiday season but what I definitely don’t love is the chaotic present searching that comes along with it.  So, that’s where I come in! This  holiday season I created the week long Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide and get this… all gifts under $100. Also, today just so happens to be Cyber Monday, so who knows, maybe you’ll be able to score these holiday hostess gifts for even cheaper!

It is hard to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list so starting today, for a full week, I will be posting perfect presents for different types of personalities (for girls and guys) and where to buy them. How awesome, right?

Make sure to check back tomorrow for Day 2 of the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, can you guess which gift guide is next?

Holiday Hostess Homerun Homemaker's

1. J.Crew Coaster Set  (Similar one here)

2. Kate Spade Salt and Pepper Shakers 

3. J.Crew Crystal Shimmer Earrings 

4. Okuno Measuring Cups 

5. DII Pink Pout Daisy Garden Apron

6. Neiman Marcus Shaker 

7. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Soy Candle-Geranium

8. Vintage Cocktails (Similar one here)

Amanda

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Summer Style

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I’m really into wedges lately.  I went out for  my best friends birthday party last weekend and insisted on wearing wedges with my searsucker pants despite the fact that it felt below zero when we left the bar.  I found these wedges by Diane Von Furstenberg and insisted on creating an outfit around them.  I couldn’t be happier with my wedge gem find and plan on buying them ASAP.

Tory Burch “Lucas” Link Necklace {1}  HarLex Personalized Leather iPad Case in Envelope Clutch {2} Moto Pale Pink Jonie Jean {3} J.Crew Ponte Peplum Top {4} ABS by Allen Schwartz Drama Coil Bracelet{5} Diane Von Furstenberg Opal {6}

Source| Nordstrom , TopShop, Polyvore

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Spring Fling

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The weather yesterday was absolutely beautiful with a high of 83 degrees.  I tend to think it’s funny how warm weather and a little sunshine really boosts my mood.  It effortlessly  throws a smile on my face and makes my day 100x better.  Bright colors are synonymous with warm weather and they are always a spring style must.  After yesterday, I really felt that spring had finally arrived and could not have been happier to welcome it with a spring fashion set.

PH Reactive Lip Tint in Jewel {1} Linger Gladiator Platforms {2} Textured Cigarette Trousers {3} Fabric Stone Bracelet Pack {4} Knitted Fluro Pink Crop Jumper {5}

Source| Topshop 

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Lucky Gems

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Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner and every year I am sure to attend some type of party, parade, or fun Irish bar.  Sometimes planning a sexy yet themed Saint Patrick’s Day outfit can be a tad challenging, so I decided to put together a stylish outfit perfect for any Saint Patrick’s Day occasion you have planned this week. I’ve paired beautiful mint skinny jeans and an ombre Select top. Mint is very “in” right now and since Saint Patrick’s day coming up, the mint could not come at a better time.  As far as accessories go, I figured we should go with the “Pot of Gold” theme with a gold Forever 21 wishbone necklace (always lucky) and a gold Chantilly lace cuff.  Last, but definitely not least I added some classic nude Nine West peep toe heels and a Mercer Isle Booker Kate Spade purse. Happy St. Patrick’s Day my little golden gems!

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Sources| Stella & dot, Kate spade, Nine West, Select, Top Shop, Forever 21

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Heart Day

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My all time favorite holiday of the year is approaching! Since I was little, something about Valentines Day hit home for me. The gift giving, romance, passion, and the love that it brings is super special.  Valentines Day is meant to remind everyone to tell the ones they love how much them really mean to them.  Write a letter, send a text message, give a present to show you care, hell, shout it from the rooftops. Tell everyone how much you LOVE them. Now, that’s what Valentines Day is all about.

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Source | Ray-ban, 1901, Forage, JCrew, The Art of Shaving

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Obsession Confession: Glam Kicks

Alright, that’s it… here is my latest obsession confession: GLAM KICKS. I seriously cannot get enough of these awesome sneaks. If your going to pull off some kicks, why not rock them like the New Year and go out with a bang.

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Source| All photo’s from: here, here, here

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Gems + Gold

Here is a little glimpse of my style from earlier today. My new fave wrist bling by Nordstrom’s line, BP.  What do you think?!

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Obsession Confession: Ice Cream Color Scheme

Ice cream colored pastels are totally in!  The beautiful, rich pastel colors are replacing the latest neon trend.  As much as I enjoy brightly colored neon clothing, pastels, at least in my opinion, will never go out of style.  They scream “sophistication” & “elegance” no matter what occasion.  Ice cream also happens to be my favorite food in the whole wide world and the fact that it is pared with pastels just makes me love them both 100x more.  I scream, you scream, I will most certainty scream for ice cream colored style schemes.

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Source| photos from here & here

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