Sparkles, shimmer and glitter go hand in hand with the ideal New Year’s Eve get-up. My theory is, the more shine to your outfit, the better your night will be. See more of this glitzy look after the jump!
1. It’s about that time! Now that the gift-giving season is in full effect, I’m putting my wish list out there, and The Exchange Watch in black/stingray is at the top of it. Not only is it fit for everyday wear, it’s got tons of style. (fludwatches.com)
2. Wait a hot second! You mean to tell me that Fossil sells more than watches these days? Well, clearly I’m tardy for the party. However, I refuse to let you sleep on this Robot Resin Clutch. The side panel kinda resembles a robot, when you look closely. I must say, “Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto!” The future never looked so bright and trendy. (fossil.com)
3. Something about this Hot Glam Pencil Skirt just screams “holiday head-turning.” This sassy little number works at the office Christmas party just as well as at the New Year’s Eve bash. Pour me a glass of egg nog, and let the festivities begin! (pockettboutique.com)
4. Though I haven’t been amused by these rain clouds over Los Angeles this week (or the chill they’ve brought), this Clouds Print Beige Blouse more than makes up for it. Throw a statement necklace on this top and heat things up. (romwe.com)
5. The lumberjack look gets a hip makeover with these Chums Big Mike’s Overalls in mustard yellow. They’re made of a durable but soft cotton, which makes them the ultimate cozy coverall. (urbanoutfitters.com)
I got used to interviewing celebrities on red carpets while working at an entertainment magazine, but this time around I was the one walking the crimson pathway. A couple of weeks ago, my church, Antioch Church of Long Beach, presented the inaugural AIM (Antioch Innovative Missions) Awards, honoring those working in ministry at the church and those impacting our community. My guy, Dash, and I got gussied up in our black tie best for the glitzy event and had a wonderful time at the awards show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hey there! Of course I had to model these spunky sunnies for you guys.