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Fancy Things Friday

April 10, 2015

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1. It’s polka dot perfection with these Natural White/Dotted Flats from H&M. So many styling ideas come to mind: a hot pink dress, a horizontal striped blouse, a spotted chambray shirt, florals, and the list goes on and on! (hm.com)

2. Where are all my church girls at? I know you can relate to this Look at God tee. Won’t He do it? Yes, He does every single time. Thanks be to God! And thanks to Andrea Lewis for making one of my favorite sayings wearable. (missandrealewis.bigcartel.com)

3. If this Ivory Floral Twist Dress from Dorothy Perkins doesn’t put you in the springtime mood, then I don’t know what will. This dress was made for twirling in the sunshine. Pair it with some espadrilles and a floppy hat, and you’ve got a winning ensemble. (dorothyperkins.com)

4. How fun is this Blue Cotton Candy Beaded Bracelet Set? There’s a whole lot going on with the tassels, beads and pops of gold, but sometimes you gotta kick things up several notches with accessories. (poppycove.com)

5. Come on baby light my fire is right! Check out this smokin’ hot Clayton Tunic in cayenne by Tularosa. I wouldn’t be surprised if this spicy number is in heavy rotation at Coachella. (revolveclothing.com)

Fancy Things Friday

September 26, 2014

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1. When it comes to sunglasses, my motto is “go big or go home.” Not only to these Holly Sunglasses fit the mold, they break it. Now that’s what I call doing it big. (hollydiamonds.com)

2. Dance and twirl the night away in this Starry Night/Vincent Van Gogh-inspired skirt. This Retro Stylish Printed High Elastic Waist Short Skirt from Jolly Chic just invites whimsy. (jollychic.com)

3. Meg & Dia would be delighted to find that this Elbow Patch Cardigan is the epitome of cardigan weather. (hazelandolive.com)

4. This Double Breasted Coat provides more than a little pop of red. It gives off an explosion. And just like that, I think I’ve officially warmed up to the idea of colder seasons. (zara.com)

5. From the runways to the walkways, all eyes will be on you when you use this luxurious Madeline Paris Clutch to complement your outfit. If you want to go hands-free, wear it across your body with the optional gold chain. (morninglavender.com)

DIY Time: Embellished Sunglasses

May 1, 2014

It’s been a while since I got arts-and-crafty, but I was tired of my hot glue gun collecting dust so I put it to good use by embellishing a pair of sunglasses with some pearls. The glasses were $7 from obligatory girly store Zizibeh, and the adhesive pearls were about $4 each (if memory serves) from Michaels. Thankfully, I have some left over for future projects.

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I was on the lookout for big rounded glasses but settled for these snazzy two-toned numbers. The true color of the temples (the arms that go over the ear) is teal, though they appear turquoise in different light.

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These faux pearls were snatched up a while back on a jaunt to Michaels. I’m glad I was finally able to do something creative with them. I went with two different sizes to allow for fun with the design and to add dimension.

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Voila! Here’s the finished product. After a bit of trial and error, I got the hang of picking up the pearls (flat side out) with some tweezers, running the end against the tip of the glue gun (just a little dab will do ya), and carefully placing it onto the glasses. I started embellishing the front (black side) and finished with the temples.

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The glue strands are a little too visible for my liking. I may go back with the tweezers and try to scrape some of the dried excess off. Next time I’ll use an industrial strength glue like E6000 to cut back on the hot glue drips.

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I’m loving the half flower-esque pattern. A full flower on the widest part of the temples could kick things up, but I don’t want to do too too much.

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Hey there! Of course I had to model these spunky sunnies for you guys.

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Feeling a bit inspired by the Sweet on the Eyes shades featured in my latest Fancy Things Friday post, I may get crazy and try adding faux flowers to some sunglasses for a bold statement.