July 23, 2014

She Who Leaves A Trail of Glitter. . .

No matter where I go or what I do in this jacket, a trail of glitter follows me. And my husband. And Ruby. That's what made it the perfect choice for an evening downtown at the Handmade Happy Hour: Summer in the City last weekend. (Cobblestone looks even better with a sprinkling of glitter on it, right?)
Jacket: Thrifted; Tank & Shorts: Rung; Shoes: Urban Outfitters; Necklace: Burlington; Purse: Baker's

I arrived at this free mini-music festival/outdoor shopping extravaganza to find a lively crowd ooh-ing over the handmade goodies from 50 local vendors. There were vintage duds, adorable baby clothes, eclectic jewelry, and other zany knicknacks on display and ready for purchase. I bought 2 pairs of retro earrings. I admit, that level of shopping restraint was a smidge difficult with complimentary cocktails from Pinnacle Vodka and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Luckily, some tasty slices of Empire Pizza helped balance things out. :)
Artwork by local artist Danielle Spradley
Photos by Chris Gibbon/ALIVE Scene Team
The highlight of the night was taking pics in the vintage VW photobus (yes, I said bus), courtesy of Photobus STL. The DIY setup allowed us to strike the perfect poses before the photos were snapped! I'm featured with fashionista Ashley and local blogger babe Brittany of Love.Style.Transform.
Glamour and glitter, fashion and fame! (Well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.)

July 21, 2014

Candy Crush

My days of playing Candy Crush Saga came to an unfortunate halt after too many weeks stuck on level 420, but I've still got a sugar crush on bold, colorful hues - especially when it comes to fashion. Wearing vibrant colors from the aisles of a Candy Shoppe is a quick way to satisfy any sweet tooth. However, like all acquired tastes, flavors such as tangerine or lemon yellow are not for the squeamish. Some candy-inspired looks may be too sugary for blander palates. One alternative is save sweets for dessert with an accessory. But, why not treat yourself with candy as a main course? Delicious! 
Blouse: Rung; Fringe Bag: Goodwill; Leggings: Burlington Coat Factory; Shoes: Madden Girl; Hat: family heirloom
These are one of the few pairs of earrings I managed to save from high school.
To keep things from being too sweet (as if that's possible) I paired my colorful getup with black accents. Last summer, I opted to go full-on toothache with the leggings.
This sequin beret was my grandmother's. Works for adding extra oomph to an outfit, or camouflaging a questionable hair day. 
P.S.-If you have any hints on how to beat that level in Candy Crush, please share! Not that I want to start playing that adorable but time-sucking game again. . .