Category Archives: glitter

spots && sparkle

20th December 2012

i finally have my blog back && i’m celebrating with a few of my favorite things: spots, sparkles && my main man waffles.

by now you all know that i’m a wee bit polka dot obsessed, so i couldn’t pass up an opportunity to pair spots with some sparkle by featuring my newest j.crew purchase!
can you ever have too many polka dots? i really don’t think so! but when daring to dip yourself in so many polka dots, try to stick tame it down by sticking to a basic color pallet (like my black && cremé). to keep it from feeling to muted, i added a red lip && bow belt for a pop of color!
believe it or not waffles doesn’t own a polka dot sweater (gasp) … well not yet! so he paired his black && white french themed collar with his classic b&w sweater (a gift from momma deuce! thanks lady we love you). while i kept the polka dot theme going with my domino ring && chunky pearls.
 top: j.crew (on sale! also comes in white)// skirt: h&m // belt: kate spade // necklace: francescas (diy statement pearls// shoes: kate spade // sunnies: kate spade // bag: kate spade // rings: domino // wire wrap // betsey johnson // arm party: j.crew // sequin // kate spade idioms // forever 21 // kate spade // j.crew

&&waffles is wearing a black && white contrast sweater
As some of your may know, my blog was recently stolen (hence my unplanned absence) but after a fight I was able to gain it back! Many of you reached out to me and were so kind && supportive of my situation, so I wanted to take a chance to express my gratitude! 
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purple people eater

8th November 2012

there’s something about the month of november that makes me want to slip into something that sparkles.

 you may remember my glamours glitter pumps that i picked up for my birthday in july (if not, check out the post here). so when kate came out with a matching glitter bow belt for holiday, i had to get my hands on it.
a little sparkle can go a long way, but i liked to double up on the shine && the shade by adorning a double dose of polished purple && glamours glitter. i keep the color going throughout my arm parties with bold bangles and shiny accessories. 
top: h&m (fall’12) // belt: kate spade (in three colors) // skirt: h&m (old) // shoes: kate spade (matches the belt) // purse: kate spade // sunnies: miu miu // earrings: vintage // tights: target // necklace: francescas // rings: kate spade // wire wrap (i’m obsessed!) // francescas // kate spade (outlet find) // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // kate spade idioms x5 (old-ish) // michael kors // kate spade // vintage // j.crew 
:: shine on ::
envious of my sparkle? since every girl deserves her moment in the sun, here are some sparkling steals all for under $50
if you’re in the mood to splurge, these glittered goodies are worth the money, including the kate spade glitter karolin a pumps i’m wearing in this look!
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ballerina

1st October 2012

i’ve found my soul mate…
i am now completely smitten with my new sparkly loafers so much so they inspired me to dance my way into todays ballet inspired outfit.

 never underestimate a baby pink — it is always fun to be bold && bring with a neon or shocking pink, but sometimes a pale ballerina pink can still make an outfit statement!
 short girls, here’s a tip — use your hair for height! whenever i wear flats, i like to wear my hair in a high top knot for an extra few inches. in this case, the bun also works with the ballerina theme.
pink dress (worn as a skirt) // cropped sweater: forever 21 // necklace: francescas // handbag: moschino // shoes: kate spade // sunnies: tom ford // earrings: kate spade // arm party: kate spade// j.crew // sequin // kate spade  // pearls // sequin // vintage // sequin Photobucket

Sophisticated Sparkle

13th June 2012

Glitter, glitz and glam can be any girl’s best friend, but it’s all about how you wear it!
It’s no secret that I am a bit of the top, I eat sleep and breathe bold colors and in your face outfits. But not everyone enjoys being as obnoxious with their outfits as I do, so here’s a way to a sparkly style in a sophisticated way.

As you know by now, I am all about the layering. To take a sweater or shirt from basic to bold, I pair it with a button up blouse. And to make a statement I layered on the necklaces!
Do any of these pieces look familiar? It’s because I wear them all the time! This outfit contains a few key investment pieces that could be worn a million ways: white skirt (a la zara), a black bow belt (kate spade) and a white button up. If you are color crazy like me, a bright bag and bold pumps may also make your investment list!
Over all, I like this outfit because it’s classy enough to make a good impression but still classic Courtney with bold pops of color and a little bit of glitz. I guess the moral of this outfit is you don’t have to sacrifice your personal style to “look the part”, you just have to intertwine the two.

Shirt: basic button-up, J.crew. Top: Sparkle Top, J.Crew (similar). Skirt: Tulip, Zara (similar). Belt: Gathered Bow Belt, Kate Spade. Shoes: Medugorje Pumps, John Fluevog. Purse: New Bond Street Florence Handbag, Kate Spade. Jewels: Kate Spade All Wrapped Up Ring, Kate Spade Gum Drop Studs, All Eyes On You Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace, Statement Pearl Necklace.
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