A Fool for Tulle

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I have been wanting a tulle skirt for eons! I couldn’t find one in stores, so I made one! That’s right, this girl can sew (with the help of Gammie of course). You have know idea how rewarding it is to create something with your own hands and wear it! I feel like Stella freaking McCartney. I like to rock girly pieces like a tulle skirt with leather, to toughen it up a little. Edgy-girlie ensembles are always cool and fun to wear. I had to add a pop of color and these Ted Baker hot pink pumps (w/ stunning rose gold heels) – which are my life! And of course I needed a bold lip. This mac color is so beautiful it makes me pee! Lastly, I am carrying my new muted lavender clutch from my wonderful friend, Donielle. It’s just enough sparkle with the necklace to finish off this very NYE appropro look, or really any party look. Happy New Year! Make a resolution to dress up this year! Even if you don’t have an occasion because you always feel better when you look good.

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Tulle Skirt, DIY By Me! 

Vegan Leather Fitted Blazer by BLANK NYC, Nordstrom – Love this! Present from my Grams!

Ted Baker Suede Pumps, Nordstrom, very similar

Lavender Crystal Clutch, Present from my friend Donielle

Cropped Striped Mock Turtleneck, American Apparel 

Mac Lipstick in “Toxic Tale,” Gift from my Mama! & Probably my fave new color!

Mac Lipliner in “Entertain Me” (limited edition, orange liner)

Gem Gold Chain Necklace, Forever 21 

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Thankful for Sparkles & Elastic Waistbands

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I have no sympathy for those who complain at Thanksgiving dinner for being too full when they are wearing jeans, dress pants, or even chinos – rookie mistake. We were given the elastic waistband for a reason. Today I looked pretty derrrnnn fancy, but I was still comfortable enough in my Express sequined mini skirt (with a very stretchy waistband) to consume 2 Thanksgiving dinners. Yes, that’s right – dos meals – deux. It’s hardly a 4X Gilmore Girls feast, however, it’s harder than it sounds. You don’t want to offend any grandmas by passing on their famous stuffing or the 24 pound turkey. Elastic is the way to go. This is also a great example of how you can get away with mixing textures and patterns. I think people shy away from purchasing pieces like sequin minis because they aren’t sure what to pair them with. Who says you have to wear a boring solid blouse? Why not pair it with a great pattern like I have here!? I love this look. The skirt is more versatile than you would think. Be brave! Happy Thanksgiving and gobble gobble!

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 Black Boyfriend Blazer, H&M/ Similar

Phillip Lim for Target Blouse/ Similar here and here

Express Sparkly Mini Skirt! #lovelovelove

Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Louis Vuitton Pochette 

Prada Sunnies

Michael Kors “Runway Watch” in Stainless Steel

Lips, Mac Myth Lipstick and Stripdown Liner