i’ve had this collage chilling on my desktop for a month, a whole entire month. don’t forget the fact that i have a little post it-note reminding me to write about these earrings. did i do that? no. should i have? maybe. there are times i put together posts a little bit in advance so i don’t fall behind, but sometimes it happens anyway. especially right now. with daylight savings comes the loss of time and sleep, add traveling back to school on top of that, and don’t forget throwing yourself right back into homework, and you can see why putting posts up can sometimes get iffy. the intentions are all there i swear, but sometimes i feel bleh and they all go out the window. so instead of getting completely off topic, the earrings pictured above happen to be elizabeth cole pieces, and i’m obsessed. i’d like to say i could rock the fishbones, but that might be the delusional, tired me speaking… the parrots on the other hand seem SUPER functional and simple, so i’ll definitely try to fit them into my everyday wardrobe!!
every time the summer olympics rolls around, you will find me stationed in front of the tv when it comes to certain events. tonight will be one of those nights… there’s the men’s 200m im, where i’ll be rooting for team usa (and a little more for michael phelps!). i’ve been avoiding twitter, tumblr and any news outlets so i don’t see the results, but i really hope we medal in the women’s all around gymnastics final and swimming. fingers crossed!! i put together some simple olympics-inspired pieces i’d love to wear, and a pair of boots that can go from being casual to easily dressed up!
today was a bit rainy and i had off from work so i decided to lay low and play around with some jewelry. i took a very inexpensive necklace i got from forever21 and separated it into different sections so i could make different projects.
i love the combination of rhinestone costume jewelry with friendship bracelets and string, so i decided to try out my own take on it. the results were better than i hoped for, and i already have a few outfits planned out with this necklace as the center! (i also realized that if dory from finding nemo were to wear a necklace, this might be it!)
piece of costume jewelry (if you have a full necklace use pliers and wire cutter to separate it!) // two different colors of string with four strands and 20 inches in length // sharpie matching one of the string colors
weave one section of the colors throughout the necklace until its completed. if you need to string them through each opening and are having trouble, use a bobby pin to help!
once the weaving has been done, braid the strands together. (i did this with the yellow!)
one the other side i attached the blue strings to the costume jewelry by tying them around a hook and then doing chinese staircase.
i finished off the necklace by drawing some of the necklace’s diamonds in with blue sharpie.
that’s it! so simple, inexpensive and stylish!
There’s nothing that completes an outfit more than a handful of gorgeous bracelets. I love mixing styles and colors, white still maintaining symmetry! No one wants an accessory overload, so make sure not to pile on too many bracelets. I love to look online at Forever21 and ASOS for some great deals, but some of my favorite bracelets are from J.Crew. I still have my eye on the classic pave link bracelet, and would love to add one to my collection!
A few other favorites are:
These are a few of my favorite combinations from my jewelry collection…
Plus, here’s my new twitter where I’ll post updates! https://twitter.com/#!/lifeandlipstick