Category Archives: sequins

Shine On

10th November 2013

I have a rule to dress by:
when you’re ever feeling dull, wear something that sparkles!
I was in no way down when I added sequins to my signature layering, but if I was, a little glitter would have helped to lift my spirits!
Shirt: Banana Republic (40% off right now) // Tee: J.crew (+25% off) (tank version here) // Jeggings: The Limited // Boots: Bacio 61 // Bag: Zara (similar, 50% off!) // Sunnies: Karen Walkers (black) // Jewels: Threads
Have you ever heard of a “Canadian Tuxedo”? apparently it’s when you pair a denim jacket with matching jeans (weird… I know). Anyways, I gave the Canadian Tuxedo a Color Me Courtney make over by adding a bold lip, bright bag and a little bit of sparkle! I also stuck to simple jewels and my statement sunnies to complete the look. 
Oh and speaking of sparkle, I was recently choosen to host the first ever My Threads Party by The Shine Project! My friends showed up in sparkle for sips, snaps and a little bit of shopping; and today I’m sharing the highlights!

shop threads by The Shine Project here
When I lived in Arizona, I hosted tons of dinner parties, but when I moved to my little New York apartment (see it here) both my hosting capacity and party throwing budget drastically dropped :[ I am truly a hopeless hostess at heart and desperately miss throwing a good party! The parties were also such a big part of my blog, so hopefully this Threads Party is first step in getting back to hostessing! So stay tuned to see the return of the hopeless hostess … Big Apple style. 
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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!