So sorry for the long absence! I have no good excuses, so let’s move forward! Fall is just around the corner. I can feel it in the cooler morning air and it’s so unfair that it still feels so far away! That hasn’t stopped me from obsessing about some of my favorite fall trends!
So far I’ve only been able to find this trend in the more expensive brands, but I’ve seen them in person, on a person, and they are amazing. My favorite are the black. We all love black skinny jeans, and the wax sheen gives it such a chic upgrade. It takes the outfit to a whole nother level!
There are a couple of DIY’s on pinterest for waxing your own denim. (I haven’t tried any so I can’t recommend.)
All in all, this is one of my favorite looks for fall! If they made it with a pregnancy panel, I’d be all over it!
What are some of your favorite trends so far? Follow me on pinterest!
We all know that the neon trend is going nowhere. It’s been building the past few summers and continues to pop up everywhere. Right now, one of the hottest trends is neon statement necklaces. Baublebar has some of the prettiest ones I’ve seen. And I decided to recreate my own. It’s completely easy and you’ve got an on trend look that didn’t set you back too much.
Bauble Bar Neon: Lemon, Mixed, Earrings, Bracelet
I found 2 rhinestone necklaces at Canton Trade Days (like a monthly flea market) for $5 each. I looked for ones with quite a bit of detail in the center and different sized stones.
source: fierceglamour’s instagram
Then, I chose which colors I wanted the necklaces to be. This might have been the hardest part. I chose yellow & pink for the top one and lime green for the bottom.
There is no big secret or trick to this DIY. The main step: dotting nail polish on each stone. On the green necklace, I chose not to color the big stones to make it a little more interesting. Also, my necklaces were shorter than I liked so I added more links and a new closing. (you can find both in the jewelry findings at your local hobby store)
THAT’S IT! No big process. Just grab a few necklaces and your favorite nail polishes and go to town. It took about 10 minutes to completely dry. You can also do this with bracelets and earrings! I can’t wait to wear them by themselves and layered.
Did you try this? What is your favorite neon shade?
Remember last week’s wedding wear inspiration? The wedding has come and gone. And of course, leave it to me to STILL not have pictures on the blog for it…the What I Wore post is coming soon….But in preparation for the wedding, I made an accessory to go with my dress. A bow. Yes, a bow.
This isn’t your daughters bow.
It’s the grown up bow.
No, ruffles, no buttons, no frills. Simple and sophisticated.
I was inspired by this picture from pinterest. I love how loose, flowy, and sexy her hair is but its still dressy with the bow. I didn’t have time to traipse all over God’s green earth to find a bow. So, I made one.
I ran to hobby lobby to buy flat alligator hair clips, and 1 1/2″ thick black satin ribbon. (total cost was around $4, my ribbon was 50% off) I also used a glue gun.
- First, I cut one long strand of ribbon. I guesstimate about 12 inches.
- From here,form the ribbon into a loop. Adjust the loop smaller or bigger, depending on how far you want it too stick out on the sides of your head. Then hot glue the ends of your loop together.
- Find the middle of your loop and pinch this together with the ends. You now have a “bow” form. Glue this together.
- Cut another piece of ribbon about 3″ long. Center your “bow” in the middle of the 3″ ribbon. Fold the sides of the 3″ section over and glue. Voila! you have made the bow!
- Center your bow on the alligator clip and hot glue. DONE!
Your end result will look like above! I have no source for this tutorial since I just looked at the other picture and free-
handed crafted it.
Here’s what it looked like when I was all fixed up. It had JUST the effect I wanted! Sophisticated, but sexy. and yes, I took a picture of the picture on my camera…..
Good news for you…
I’ve decided to give 3 of these beautiful bows AWAY!!
Just leave a comment below, on my facebook page, or on twitter telling me how you would wear it. There will be one winner from each. Giveaway ends January 31st! GOOD LUCK!