October 20, 2014

Couture, Candy, and Confetti

Step Inside My Closet Couture, Candy and Confetti - Candy Crush, The Confetti Bar, Kate Spade, The Shopping Bag, Halloween Costume, Halloween Candy Crush Costume
It looks as if I have fallen into a magical, scrumptious, and colorful candy wonderland...and I'm not sure that I ever want to leave!  Ever since the arrival of October, I've been getting more and more into the Halloween spirit. Along with the Halloween spirit is the long list of ideas that I have for my Halloween costumes, there's just so many to choose from! ...But then it came to me, candy!

Not only was I inspired by the treat aspect of Halloween day, but this Candy Crush Halloween costume was immensely inspired by The Confetti Bar Candy Corn mix. Sparkly, candy themed, and colorful, this confetti mix can make any Halloween party (or outfit!) shine. What I like about this confetti is that it's all hand mixed. Each batch is perfect for any occasion that's coming up for you, they even offer custom mixes! Planning a Halloween party? Get in the spirit with The Confetti Bar's Halloween inspired batches. From Candy Corn to a Wicked Witch's Brew, its the perfect party accessory to throw up in the air to celebrate!

Since candy and confetti is colorful, fun, and fresh, obviously my outfit for the costume had to be top notch. My yellow Robert Rodriguez Collection dress was inspired by the good ol' fashion candy corn. A fitted top and flared bottom dress is flattering for anyone. Plus, the neckline of this dress made it super fun and easy to play up the accessories.

Obviously fun accessories are going to come from The Shopping Bag! It's literally my go-to online boutique. The collections they've been releasing lately on their site are delicious. My love for the store only grew once I found their Theresa Jeweled Collar Necklace in blue. The different shades of blue picked up every color in the outfit (and candy!) and gave that perfect sparkle to the whole ensemble.

Kate Spade to me was the obvious choice from getting a clutch for this costume. Kate Spade's quirky and colorful items are a definite must have. This Multi-Colored gemclutch looked extremely candy-esque to me. It was the perfect colorful addition to the outfit to make everything pop even more.

Shoe time! Whoa, okay, you cannot disagree that these Steve Madden shoes are literally the cutest and playful pair of pumps you've ever seen in your life. They matched perfectly with my clutch and never missed a colorful beat from heel to toe. I fell head over heels for the gem detailing, it was just dazzling!

Thinking of tagging along with me into this Candy Crush Mania costume for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below if you are or simply what you're being this year!

Dress: Robert Rodriguez Collection

Jewelry: The Shopping Bag

Shoes: Steve Madden


Candy Corn Confetti Mix (C/O): The Confetti Bar

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Confetti Bar; all opinions are my own!
 
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October 5, 2014

October Fab Favorites


Happy October, everyone! Have you started planning your Halloween costumes yet? From day to day, week to week, month to month, products and accessories that we adore are quickly replaced by a new one that steals our hearts. So, I've decided to let you guys see what I'm crazy for this October! 

Layering, layering, layering is my all time favorite obsession when it comes to bracelets or necklaces, so obviously I'm obsessed with The Shopping Bag's new Coco Chain and Pearl Strand Necklace. The name fits it perfectly doesn't it? It reminds me of Coco Chanel in a way. Not only do I love the name and layers of this necklace, but the ribbon tie that clasps it all together. Ribbon ties are best on necklaces because it looks adorable from the back if you have your hair up.

2. Maybelline Master Kajal Liner
Major make-up favorite right here. This new Maybelline liner makes lining your eyes incredibly easy. The pencil is unlike any other. It's so smooth, and goes on super easy - whether you're try to achieve the sassy cat eye or just want a simply daily look, this is definitely my go to beauty product.

3. My Burberry Perfume
From the first moment I saw the iconic Burberry ad with Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss, I knew I had to get my hands on this new perfume from Burberry, and I'm glad I did. Floral scents transport you to a dewy London garden in your own Burberry trench coat...yeah, I wish!

4. Cinnamon Buns Body Wash by Philosophy
I am completely obsessed with everything that evolves around autumn. Cinnamon to me really embodies what fall smells like...but again maybe that's really just me. Anyways, Philosophy's Cinnamon Buns wash literally smells like cinnamon buns are baking right in front of you in the shower. It's one of those body washes that can't help but make you smile it smells so sweet!

What can I say? Just grab me a pair of Uggs and call me a white girl, 'cause my taste buds are favoriting Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. It is just the essence of autumn, you have to have it at least once! So embrace your inner white girl and take a selfie with your well deserved yummy hot drink.

6. Rouge Louboutin Nail Lacquer
Oops, another nail favorite - but this one is an ultimate forever favorite. The Rouge Louboutin Nail Lacquer had my jaw dropping from the moment it was announced that Christian Louboutin was coming out with a nail line, to the moment that my bottle finally arrived. I'm not sure if I'm in love with the color or the bottle the most, because both have me head over heels.

7. Frends Earphones
I've never truly been crazy over big ol' headphones and have tended to stay with the small earphones that don't mess up your hair - but have you seen how cute these Frends headphones are?! They're shiny and cute and play music and...are just the love of my life at the moment. Most of the time I'll be rocking these headphones...like right now.

8. Matte About You Polish By Essie
So, maybe I'm a little behind on this nail trend, but I'm really digging the Matte About You polish from Essie. Just like the name, it's a clear polish to put on your colored nails to give it an instant matte effect. Although I love glossy and shiny things, sometimes I want my nails to look a bit different. This polish kind of gives your nail color a hipster-y effect. Love!
 
9. BCBG Paris Darron Pumps
OMG, of course I had to start of my October favorites with a pair of shoes! These BCBG Paris Darron pumps are the best statement shoes in my life right now. The gold studs that line the straps are just to die for, and they're oh-so comfortable...which is a good thing because I want to wear them all the time.

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September 28, 2014

Spread The Sparkle - Week 4

Spread the Sparkle - One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Birthday, Concert, Tulsa Oklahoma


Can you believe that this is the final week of my Spread The Sparkle birthday giveaway? I hope that the beginning of your fall was special, because I know mine was even more than that. I spent the magical first day of autumn in Tulsa, Oklahoma to celebrate my birthday with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer!

There's no denying it, I'm a major die-hard fan girl from head to toe, so  you can just imagine my sobbing, heart racing, girly screaming self when I landed fourth row to the concert. For me, it was a trip that was full of memories with a night that I will never let myself forget (I'm still re-watching the night through all the videos I took). OK, before I completely start rambling and giving a second by second description of the concert, I want to touch on some of the fun I had elsewhere in good ol' Tulsa.

After a few plane rides and lack of sleep from part excitement and utter exhaustion, I decided that I'd kick off my birthday with a little relaxation. But let's be real, I also wanted to get super pampered and all prettied up for the big night in front of me. So, I landed myself at Jnar's Hair Salon and Spa. You never truly realize how hectic and quick life is until you're put in a relaxing dark room lit by candle light. The moment I walked in I instantly relaxed. Done by the lovely Jnar herself, I first started with a facial that left my face feeling sweet and smooth. Then I decided to curl up my long locks so I could overwhelm the One Direction boys with my hair flip (get it?). If you ever find yourself in Tulsa, make it your first priority to stop at Jnar's. Not only is she talented, but Jnar is amazingly sweet and gave me a great start to my birthday trip!

Now that my outerself was soothed, it was time to soothe the soul with something that can put a smile on anyone's face...chocolate! I decided to stop at the highly recommended Glacier's Confection in downtown Tulsa. The sweet aroma of chocolate instantly hits you when you walk in the quaint family run shop, then the overwhelming decision of picking out what chocolate your heart desires kicks in. I was literally a kid in a candy store. Picking out a variety of sweet treats I left with a box full of chocolates, a smile on my face, and a growling tummy. Want some? You can shop their chocolates online!

I'll try to make this short and sweet, but in simple terms the concert was amazing. There are so many words that I can describe it as, and maybe I'm being a little too over dramatic about it all, but this fan girl was filled to the brim with excitement from the moment I arrived at BOK Center to the moment I left. You never truly realize that you're standing there a mere feet away from your idols until you're leaving. I'm sure I looked identical to all the other screaming and sobbing (yes, I cried, guilty!) girls around me, but I like to think that my Charlotte Russe sequin crop top made me stand out among the crowd. Paired with my Victoria's Secret shiny black leggings and comfy Michael Kor black flats, I was all over the place dancing and screaming. Pretty sure I made eye contact with five out of five boys, maybe I didn't, but in my mind I'll always be determined that they saw this fashion blogger go absolutely nuts.





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 Time for your last chance to win a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag! I hope that you all have enjoyed the sparkle that has graced my blog this month, and I'm looking forward to next year so I can shower you all with glitter and sparkle again! 

Giveaway Instructions / Details:
  • The giveaway will last the whole month of September. 
  •  Each week a new giveaway winner will be announced. This week's giveaway winner will be announced October 6, 2014 on this post.
  • Each winner will win and receive a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag full of sparkling surprises for you to enjoy. 
  • In order to correctly get the chance of winning a goodie bag, you must complete each mandatory step in the giveaway below. Failure to complete and mandatory step will immediately disqualify you from being able to win the giveaway.
  • A new post will be uploaded each week hosting that week's giveaway for a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag. 
Congrats to Michelle McMullen!

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September 16, 2014

Spread The Sparkle - Week 3


Step Inside My Closet - Spread the Sparkle - Kenneth Jay Lane, MSGM, Oscar De La Renta, rsvp, Zappos
 
Hello to week three of my Spread The Sparkle birthday giveaway month everyone! Last week was all about luck, but this week is about making a wish! Maybe your wish is to win a certain giveaway, yeah? More details on the super fabulous giveaway are further down in this post.

But fashion comes first, and I decided to slip into a whimsical yet quirky and unique colorful dress. Whoa, lots of adjectives there, but this MSGM dress has so much fun character to it that it's hard to describe it in just a few words. The colorful pattern made me think candy...or rather cake is more fitting. I'm still in awe on how perfectly my scrumptious birthday cake gave a simplicity to the total look compared to the dress (but brought the sparkle with the sparklers!), it was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

To keep up with the shapes of my dress, I decided to put on my Oscar De La Renta white geometric shape earrings. I love, love, love long earrings like this. They capture the eye and are absolutely fun for a party...especially a birthday party. Wink Wink. Instead of a statement necklace, I went with a statement ring. This Kenneth Jay Lane blue and gold ring gives the whole bam! effect to the outfit, which I adore. Go big or go home, am I right?

Yay! Now for shoes. These rsvp Carla blue pumps were the perfect pop of color and coordinated perfectly with my ring. I got this perfect pair quickly from Zappos, a shoe obsessor's best friend. Plus, who wouldn't want to rsvp to a party wearing these?! I swear I could wear heels all the time. Maybe it's a short girl thing?
Now it's time to blow out the candles and make a wish my friends. But shh! Don't tell me your wish or else it might not come true! But let's be real here, did you maybe happen to wish upon
a little something sparkly? Good, 'cause your goodie bag is waiting for you.

 Dress: MSGM


 Earrings: Oscar De La Renta

Shoes: rsvp Carla 


Step Inside My Closet - Spread the Sparkle - Kenneth Jay Lane, MSGM, Oscar De La Renta, rsvp, Zappos
Step Inside My Closet - Spread the Sparkle - Kenneth Jay Lane, MSGM, Oscar De La Renta, rsvp, Zappos
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Step Inside My Closet - Spread the Sparkle - Kenneth Jay Lane, MSGM, Oscar De La Renta, rsvp, Zappos
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Step Inside My Closet - Spread the Sparkle - Kenneth Jay Lane, MSGM, Oscar De La Renta, rsvp, Zappos
Step Inside My Closet - Spread the Sparkle - Kenneth Jay Lane, MSGM, Oscar De La Renta, rsvp, Zappos
Step Inside My Closet - Spread the Sparkle - Kenneth Jay Lane, MSGM, Oscar De La Renta, rsvp, Zappos


 
Giveaway Instructions / Details:

  • The giveaway will last the whole month of September. 
  •  Each week a new giveaway winner will be announced. This week's giveaway winner will be announced September 23, 2014 on this post.
  • Each winner will win and receive a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag full of sparkling surprises for you to enjoy. 
  • In order to correctly get the chance of winning a goodie bag, you must complete each mandatory step in the giveaway below. Failure to complete and mandatory step will immediately disqualify you from being able to win the giveaway.
  • A new post will be uploaded each week hosting that week's giveaway for a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag. 
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Congratulations to Stacey Kerr! 


Good luck and remember to make every moment sparkle.


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September 8, 2014

Spread The Sparkle - Week 2


Step Inside My Closet - Spread the Sparkle Week 2
 
Welcome to week two of my Spread The Sparkle birthday giveaway! This week is all about chances as I move my birthday bash to Dave & Buster's for some mindless fun. The lights, the coins, the whole atmosphere emits the sparkle that this month embodies.

Last week I introduced you all to this month's Spread The Sparkle goodie bag giveaway in honor of September being this fashionista's birthday month. Yes, you read that right, this giveaway is lasting the whole month! Each week a new winner will be announced on that week's designated post. Last week was all about the big ol' birthday bash extravaganza, but this week's birthday theme is a little bit more relaxed, so sit back and enjoy an all around winning outfit.

I was Vogue-ing all around in my Vogue crop top during my play time around Dave & Buster's. This top was my favorite piece of this outfit. Anything with Vogue on it I am automatically attracted to, so I couldn't help getting this guilty pleasure while boutique shopping.

The typical Abercrombie & Fitch jeggings are also featured in this outfit, giving me the comfortable tight fitting fit for a long day of play. To add a bit of oo la la to these jeggings I slipped on my black Prada belt. By now if you've read my last few posts you would know that I am completely in love with this belt. I won't be missing it anytime soon, because it seems that I always have it on me!

Shoes! These Franco Sarto black heels were love at first site. They give that European-esque look to any outfit, which I absolutely adore. Usually I pair these heels with knee socks for a preppy look, but I decided to take this shoes to the arcade for some fun.

For jewels I decided to wear a sparkling rhinestone and chain necklace that I also purchased from boutique shopping. What can I say? There were a lot of good finds.

Now can I just say how fun Dave & Buster's was? This girl is all for a creamy milkshake, so I definitely indulged in a strawberry milkshake (whip cream and cherry please!) before I went through the sugar rush while running wild play games for some fun. We all need those outings where our minds aren't anywhere else but in the moment just having a good time.


Vogue Top: Similar Here!

Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch

Belt: Prada 

Shoes: Franco Sarto 

Necklace: Similar Here!

Bracelet: The Shopping Bag

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OK, time to get the ball rolling for a new giveaway winner this week!

Giveaway Instructions / Details:
  • The Spread The Sparkle giveaway will last the whole month of September. 
  •  Each week a new giveaway winner will be announced. This week's giveaway winner will be announced September 15, 2014 on this post and will be immediately contacted via e-mail.
  • Each winner will win and receive a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag full of sparkling surprises for you to enjoy. 
  • In order to correctly get the chance of winning a goodie bag, you must complete each mandatory step in the giveaway below. Failure to complete a mandatory step will immediately disqualify you from being able to win the giveaway.
  • Non-mandatory entry items can earn you more points. The more points you get means achieving a better chance at winning the giveaway.
  • A new post will be uploaded each week hosting that week's giveaway for a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag. 


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Good luck, and remember to make every moment sparkle.  




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September 1, 2014

Spread The Sparkle - Week 1


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Happy birthday...to me! I'm beyond excited for my up and coming birthday this September, and you're all cordially invited to my birthday bash! Everyone knows that a party isn't a party without a stellar goodie bag, so don't think you'll be missing out on one from me!

You know how much I love doing giveaways, but since this is a birthday I had to make a little more special... Every week a giveaway winner will be announced during the sparkling month of September. I'm determined to spread as much goodie bags filled to the brim with sparkle to as many of you as I can. 

But before we get into the giveaway details, lets dig into this outrageously sparkly outfit, yes?
I always say an outfit should have a little bit of sparkle, and a birthday outfit obviously has to take the cake, ha, for the most sparkle packed into an outfit.

I made sure to bring the sparkle and glitter with my sequin romper. This romper screams party to me, so it was a perfect birthday outfit main attraction. I love the black ribbon tie that holds together the halter neckline too. 

To keep up with the big bang of the romper, my accessories had to be in tip top shape, so these Oscar De La Renta tassel earrings were the perfect fit. These earrings move with you in every way and are perfect for dancing into my birthday month!

Nothing brings more sparkle than diamonds and crystals, so of course I had to slip on my Chamak by Priya Kakkar bangle set. I love stacking my bracelets and these bangles just added glitziness to the overall outfit.

Now to my favorite part - the shoes! It's not everyday you can walk out of the house wearing uber sparkling glitter gold heels, so I took the opportunity to put these babies on. Sparkling from heel to toe, these Benjamin Walk heels made me feel like I could take on the whole world. So sweet!

The last piece of this sparkling ensemble was my Love Moschino black and gold clutch which I simply can't keep my eyes off of. The ModelCo. Party Proof Lipstick is perfect for the mid-party touch-up and the thin gold chain inside the clutch is great for when the party is over and you simply can't hold on to the couture clutch any longer - but I wouldn't mind holding this baby all night.

Clutch: Moschino

Shoes: Benjamin Walker

Earrings: Oscar De La Renta

Bracelets: Chamak by Priya Kakkar

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Alright! You've waited long enough, it's time for the giveaway 411.

Giveaway Instructions / Details:
  • The Spread The Sparkle giveaway will last the whole month of September. 
  •  Each week a new giveaway winner will be announced. This week's giveaway winner will be announced September 8, 2014 on this post and will be immediately contacted via e-mail.
  • Each winner will win and receive a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag full of sparkling surprises for you to enjoy. 
  • In order to correctly get the chance of winning a goodie bag, you must complete each mandatory step in the giveaway below. Failure to complete a mandatory step will immediately disqualify you from being able to win the giveaway.
  • Non-mandatory entry items can earn you more points. The more points you get means achieving a better chance at winning the giveaway.
  • A new post will be uploaded each week hosting that week's giveaway for a Spread The Sparkle goodie bag. 

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Congratulations, Amanda Devoe! Sending Sparkle Your Way!


Good luck and remember to make everyday sparkle.





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