DIY Embellished Sunglasses

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I've been lusting over these Dsquared2 sunnies for quite some time now, and since they're not only sold out everywhere, they're a little bit (er, a lot) out of my price range. Meaning, the only obvious solution would be to DIY them, am I right? So of course after months of pondering the idea, I finally got a slate of free time and up-cycled a pair of my trusty sunnies and voila, Embellished Sunglasses. 

So grab your glue and those old sunglasses and let's bedazzle our sunnies, after all, it's one of Spring 2013's trends to love. Lucky for you this one is not only easy, it's a quicky. 
diy embellished sunglasses
sunglasses spring 2013
Tee Topshop, Shoes Justfab, Jeans Old Navy, Vintage Necklace, DIY/Old Navy Sunglasses, Clutch Debshops...

Chunky Knits for Spring

Since the weather is getting warmer in most parts, it has a lot of us stashing away some of our chunky knits, however, I'm still loving the layers so I'm bringing this baby from Goddis right on into spring with me. How perfect is it with these jeans, pumps and light blazer? Add some red lips and Sunglasses, and we're talking spring casual. 
    Dolce and Gabbana 3080 Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop, Jeans Juicy Couture, Shoes Just Fab, Scarf C/O Goddis, tank old navy, blazer sheinside

Spring 2013 Sunglasses Trends To Love

spring 2013 sunglass trends
Next to shoes, I've found that I have yet another obsession in the accessories department, Sunglasses. To me the more bold they are, the better, and after much research on the runways last season I noted more than a few sunglasses trends for Spring 2013. Perfect for the streets, blogosphere and our handbags, of course. Who could resist a statement making set of accessories to make even the simplest outfit pop, with daring prints and overly geometric you'll have people asking Who's behind those Foster Grants, Er, Pradas...

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round sunglasses trend
mirrored sunglasses trend
geometric sunglasses trend

cat eye sunglasses trend
colored sunglasses
decorated sunglasses
Which Trend Catches Your Fancy?

Psst. Stay Tuned, On Thursday We'll Be Covering One Of My Favorite Spring Sunglasses Trends in a DIY! You Won't Want To Miss It! 

When In Red

red blazer
 I'll be the first to admit that I've been stalking these jackets since they first surfaced at Target with the hopes of someday seeing them get marked down, way down. Lucky for me, I snagged this baby for just under $11 last weekend, and of course I couldn't be more smitten. I might just have to go back for the print version.
target blazer
 jacket target, shoes aldo, skirt leather, necklace inpink, tank shopbop, bag vintage
leopard shoes
leather skirt
red blazer
red coat

No, They're Not Pajamas

leatherette jacket
 You ever have one of those days (or weeks) where you'd just rather be in something light and comfy than all tied up in something constricting? This week more often then not has that been my feeling, and though it would give me great pleasure just to slouch around in pajamas all day, I have to force my self to get some what presentable, well or so I thought. Especially after I over heard some ladies chattering about how awkward it was that I put a leather jacket over my pajamas. Now given I was going for a slouchy vibe and even chuckled to myself about the whole this, little did they know the joke was really on them ;)...
carrie necklace
 necklace best personalized jewelry, jacket so head to toe, pants forever 21, bag debshops, tee old navy
leopard print
wide leg pants
layered look

Zucchini Rice Salad

gluten free
Since I've cut gluten (and processed sugar) out of my diet, I've been playing with new combinations to fulfill my pasta and bread cravings, most recently taking a stab at a rice 'salad' with Florida ripe veggies balsamic & flax. As it would have it, the brown rice mixture gave me the right amount of tang and texture I look for in pasta salad, which satisfied that angry voice in my head, for neglecting my favorite carbs.

Gluten Free Zucchini Rice Salad
1 C Brown Rice, Uncooked
3/4 Cup Flax Seeds
1 Large Zucchini, Chopped
1 Red Pepper, Chopped
1/2 Onion, Chopped
1/4 C Olive Oil
1/8 C Balsamic Vinegar

Cook rice as directed on package, Add flax when reducing heat to simmer. Cover and cook 30-40 minutes. Set Aside & Let Cool.
Combine Rice & Flax mixture with Zucchini, Onion, & Red Peppers.
vegetable salad
Mix together Olive Oil & Balsamic, shaking until thoroughly combined. Pour over Rice and Veggie mixture and toss until fully coated.
gluten free combinations
Cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. 

Brighten Up Your Winter Blues With Wellies

It's taken me a while to jump on the "Wellies" trend that we've been seeing around the blogosphere, mainly because well they're just needed in Florida. Sure, we get rain but I feel like wellington's are more winterized these days. And while I love the classic styles and solid colors, my eyes always wander towards prints and brights like these trendsetters from Brantano. They're bound to kick whatever winter weather blues out of your system, and go right on through to those April showers..

 Here's 4 styles that belong in my closet... Which is your favorite?

rain boots

printed wellingtons
colored wellies

5 Ways To Wear Carrie Hammer's Newspaper Print Skirt

I'm not sure if it's because I'm an avid SATC fan, or I really just love a good print but something about this skirt just did it for me. I sat for months after fashion week just thinking about how unique it was and how well it was tailored, finally biting the bullet I reached out to Carrie and boy am I glad I did, It's amazing right?

Not only do Carrie Hammer's pieces accentuate a woman's body but they make a statement, and with her motto "dress for the job you wanted not the job you have", she does just that. And if you're going to get something from her, I recommend this skirt, and as it would seem it's a heck of a lot more versatile than I initially thought, I think so far I've worn it 9 different ways, so if you're afraid to jump on the bandwagon, I'm telling you now - it works.

Here's 5 Ways To Wear Carrie Hammer's Newspaper Skirt...

1. With Chambray (Or Denim)
Dress it up or dress it down, you can even take this styling to the office..
denim and leather
2. With A Touch Of Casual Cool (ie: The Beanie Pairing)For a day of no fuss shopping with just enough appeal...
beanie and skirt
3. With A (Colorful) Tied Up Blouse and A Statement Shoe
Tying up your blouse at the waist accentuates your hourglass figure while giving a retro vibe, evened out with a stylish statement shoe, like this season's must, cap toes. Try adding this year's color into the mix, hellllo emerald!
Newspaper Print Fabric
 4. Print Mixed
Go really bold by mixing prints, stick with darker prints on top for the perfect contrast, like these tiny polka dots. Add a blazer and we're talking wear to work and to that date!
Polka Dots
 5. Topped Of With A Pop Of Color
Beat the B&W blues and top with a bold color -Instantly Bright.
Newspaper Skirt
How would you wear it?

Sweater Weather

There's just something up about piling layer upon layer that makes getting dressed so fun, especially when it doesn't warm up midday and you have to remove most of them...

lip color
 vest, clutch and scarf deb shops, pants old navy, shoes vince camuto, sweater c&c california
black shoes
black pants

5 Spring Styles To Love From Box Clothing

At this point just about everyone is looking forward to Spring and  the idea of breaking out the short sleeves and bare legs under dresses. And though I'm still wishing it would turn winter here, I am looking forward to some of the trends I spied while at Fashion Week last season which has inspired me to hunt for peplums, leather, and those gorgeous baroque inspired prints. Lucky for me, I stumbled upon most at Box Clothing for Well Under $100 each, some of which reminded me of the styles from  this Budget Babe Post.

Here are my must haves for Spring...