September 1, 2014

Spread The Sparkle - Week 1

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Happy 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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Good luck and remember to make everyday sparkle.

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August 22, 2014

Lips Without Lipstick Is Like Cake Without Frosting

Mwah! Today's outfit was all about the lipstick - from makeup to the outfit itself. Since summer is ending it's a bright idea to wear as much color and white as you can while the sun is out and the leaves are still green. So, I did a double whammy and I chose to wear my Rebellious One lipstick shirt that actually looks quite girly and rebellious to me. This cool shirt was inspired by my favorite lipstick, Party Proof by ModelCo.!

I paired this tank with my Abercrombie & Fitch tight fitting jeggings and my indefinitely loved black Prada belt. Whenever I'm wearing jeans you can pretty much assume that I'll be wearing this belt as well. It's black, fits, and its Prada, so ya know, why not?

Yay, shoes! I was so excited when I found these Adrienne Vittadini zipper black heel booties at TJ Maxx. Forgive me sounding like a commercial here, but TJ Maxx holds the best gems of designer fashion inside, for a lovely cost. There isn't any time that you can just go in there and get one thing, I always come out with a few bags if you catch my drift. 

To hold all my accessories and play on the zipper theme of my shoes, I incorporated my Kate Spade black zip clutch / bag into my outfit. I love this clutch so much because it has so much space for my purse hoarding tendencies. Plus, the silver chain that you can keep tucked in the purse, or use it as a shoulder strap is very tough looking to me. It's almost like grunge meets rebellious New York street style ... if that makes any sense?

Alright, time for the bling. And I'm talking major bling for this outfit. Look at this rock! This sparkling ring from Kate Spade was the perfect pop of sparkle for my hands. Moving up the arm I decided to add a House Of Harlow 1960 rhinestone wrap bracelet that gave the taste of toughness mixed with the all important sparkle. Plus, the bracelet is called the karma wrap and I'm all about believing in karma. Finally we end the jewelry portion of the outfit with my simple yet statement making Michael Kors silver hoops. Hoops are a jewelry collection must have, and Michael Kors hoops are an even bigger must have. 

This purse not only held all my little must have purse essentials, but also held my favorite lipstick! This lovely red color comes from ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick theme. Not only are the colors to die for, but the lipstick itself doesn't dry on your lips after you've had it on for awhile. Speaking of having it on for awhile, it's incredibly long lasting. I always hate when lipsticks disappear after a short while because it makes your face look know what I mean? Anyways, I highly recommend!

Top: Rebellious One (Similar)

Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch

Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini 

Belt: Prada

Bag: Kate Spade 

Hoops: Michael Kors 

Ring: Kate Spade 

Bracelet: House Of Harlow 1960

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August 20, 2014

Monthly Goodies - Part 2

This month I was delighted to see my mailbox holding a new monthly goodies box! This month's box is all about your nails, whether it's a mani or a pedi, Square Hue monthly box polishes will make your nails look totally fabulous. No fillers, no trial sizes, just pure full sized monthly trendsetting nail colors delivered promptly at your doorstep each month. SquareHue is special for not only the brilliant colors that they send out, but the cleverly designed nail polish bottles. Blank sides easily help you pick the color you are looking for instead of being surprised at the completely different nail color that comes out of a bottle. The top of the bottle was even designed to show you maximum color so you can see each color clearly when your bottles are organized. All the polishes are high shine and my favorite colors. For only $14.99 a month you're getting in season, fashion forward, full sized nail polishes to mix and match with your outfits and personality. Yeah, I know, it's pretty amazing.

But it doesn't just stop there. A portion of your monthly subscription payment is donated to organizations automatically by SquareHue. Change your nails, change the world.

This month made me feel like a rich kid of Beverly Hills with the Beverly Hills collection arriving in my mailbox. The colors included a pretty Wilshire Boulevard blue, a sparkly Rodeo Drive glitter, and dark pretty Canon Drive pink. Love!

I highly suggest you sign up now because Hue is sending out their The Passport Collection: Sydney, Australia nail colors soon!

Let me know if you sign up and of course tell me about a favorite monthly box that you stalk the mailman for! 
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August 15, 2014

Fancy Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! I decided to channel my inner edgy Iggy Azalea and make this a fancy Friday. Although I was trying to channel Iggy, this outfit almost looks Avril Lavigne-esque once I added the sparkling tiara on my head - but if you're going to be fancy you might as well go all out, right?

My fancy shirt comes from Abercrombie & Fitch, and honestly I'm still in complete excitement that they introduced their new black and white line instead of going along and having only navy as the darkest color for their clothing. I'm incredibly curious for all the wonderful new clothes to come out in some non-Abercrombie like colors. 

Speaking of Abercrombie, I'm sporting my trusty jean jeggings from Abercrombie & Fitch itself. Practically all my jeans are from Abercrombie and I don't regret any of them one bit. They're comfortable, an essential, fitting, and make your booty pop. Yep, I know we all want those pair of jeans that you can sashay away in uber confidence. 

Traveling down to my favorite part of the outfit is of course - the shoes! These fierce cheetah printed flats come from the one and only Steve Madden. This flats are super comfortable and I was falling head over toes for the pointed toe of the shoe. I felt like the fashionable city girl walking around in these, all I need was to be dropped into New York or London and I think I would fit it pretty well. 

Time for the jewels! I didn't want to give too much sparkle to this outfit since I was trying to go all rough and tough, and I think my attitude came across well with this spike necklace I got from The Shopping Bag. This statement necklace screams don't mess with me. Rawr!

Even though I said I didn't want to add too much sparkle, every outfit needs some - so here comes the bracelets. My lovely watch is from Michael Kors which I wear everyday with every outfit. I believe everyone should have a watch at some point in their life because it's a piece of jewelry that is useful, extraordinarily pretty, and is timeless. Ha! ... My rhinestone and beaded drawstring bracelet comes from The Shopping Bag. I've had this bracelet for awhile and it seems to always have a place on my wrist with every outfit I'm wearing. I decided to keep up the stack of bracelets with my Ralph Lauren silver beaded bracelet that's simple and shiny. My last bracelet comes from Abercrombie and carries on the tradition of their signature navy color. 

To add a little bit of shine to the center of my outfit I slipped on my black Prada belt that I can and will never live without. It's a perfect belt to give that t-shirt and jeans look a drop of designer. 

I felt a bit adventurous with my nail color, and decided it would be nice to have a pop of color to this dark daring outfit, so I put a couple coats of Mini Kitten Heels by Ruby Wing on my nails. First off, I love the name of this nail polish, and of course I love the color. The bottle says that the hot pink you see in the bottle is what your nails will be indoors, and outdoors they'll be red. How cool! 

I hope your weekend goes flawlessly and you decided to be a little fierce and fancy along with me today. 

Belt: Prada

Shoes: Steve Madden

Beaded Rhinestone Bracelet: The Shopping Bag

Necklace: The Shopping Bag

Watch: Michael Kors

Rhinestone Bracelet: Abercrombie & Fitch (Similar)

Beaded Bracelet: Ralph Lauren

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August 1, 2014

Back To School Backpack Essentials

Back to School Backpack Essentials
Dun dun dun....yep, school season has arrived, my friends. Just because we don't have the hot summer days to lounge and be fabulous, doesn't mean we can't show off our cute and fashionable personas through our school essentials. In today's post I'll be unzipping my book bag and letting you see what this fashionista has got to have on her throughout the long strenuous school days ahead.

First things first! My book bag. Usually I'm not crazy over the generic shoulder strap book bags and like to spice it up once in awhile. What could be a tote to carry around with you all time can easily double as a book bag for me. That's why I use the Kate Spade 'Play Hooky' tote (#5) that I'm crazy over right now. It's the perfect ironic phrase for the school setting, dontcha think?

 Earphone Splitters and Organizers

I'm all for a scrumptious donut now and then, and have come to find out my obsession with the doughy pieces of heaven have moved to somewhere else than music. These cute multi colored donuts are actually earphone organizers (#6) so you don't have to go through the hassle of untangling your earphones during your day. You can get these cuties on sites like Amazon and more.
Cute + Efficient = Perfection

Another handy dandy essential to have on you for your earphones is Belkin's earphone splitter (#3). Nothing's worse than the awkward silence that ensues after you play a song or video too loud and end up playing it for the whole room instead of your group of friends. So here's the solution, everyone just plugs their earphones in (helps if your friend has dirty earphones...ew) and you can all happily enjoy turning the volume as loud as you want. 

 Touch Up Your Look Essentials

3. Gym. It's a fashionista's worst enemy weaved into your schedule everyday. Sweaty and smelly don't mix with the cute outfit you've got on and does the school really think you're going to shower there? Don't sweat it (ha!). Keep your smell to yourself and simply spritz on fresh's perfume (#2). This perfume is literally the best I've ever smelled when I want something simple and not overpowering. Imagine a warm spring day walking through flowers and then coming home to warm just smells like a fresh hug in a bottle. When I'm at school I like to use the rollerball and roll it behind my ears and on my wrists. 

4. Gym's over and it's after lunch. The food is gone...but the taste in your mouth isn't. Make sure you keep some kind of pack of mints or gum in your backpack at all costs. I love using Victoria's Secret peppermints (#4) because they get the job done and I'm a sucker for pretty packaging. it's happy bunny Mints are a great one too. The packaging is an extra bonus because it can silently let your friend know that they should maybe have a mint or two too. You can find both of these in stores near you!

5. But wait! The inside of my mouth is fresh, but my lips are awfully dry. I'm a huge fan of Eos lip balms (#8). Yet again the packaging is Tumblr trendy and they make my lips feel silky. My favorite is the sweet mint, just like the color the smell is minty too - making everything extra fresh.

6. My last touch up look essential is definitely Beauty Fixation Make Up Remover swabs (#1). These are incredibly useful for when your eyeliner smudges and spit quite doesn't do the trick. All you do is take a swab, snap one end, and remove any make up flaws with the now saturated end of the swab. I personally haven't used these to rid my entire eye of it's make up, but find they're a brilliant tool for touch ups. I first tried mine from Birchbox in their monthly box - but they sell them on their website for only five dollars! Um, yes please!

Taking Notes

7. My go to writing utensil when taking notes is usually just a regular old mechanical pencil, but once in awhile I like to jazz things up a bit. These quirky saying pencils are great to show off your personality. I found mine in a shop on Etsy, (#7) but I'm sure you could find these anywhere online with all different kinds of sayings that portray your quirkiness. Another great writing utensil to use is Kate Spade's pencil set and ink pen set

8. I've never used this next essential at school necessarily, but it is a lifesaver when you're getting your homework done. Saving the trees is just an added bonus that comes along with the Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet (#9)from The Shopping Bag. It's pretty much a digital whiteboard that you can clear with a click of a button. Write friends messages with it, solve out those tough equations, or keep it at home for your to-do lists. 

Hopefully your school year goes well and you strut down those hallways with all these extraordinary essentials and a boat load of confidence! Let me know what is a must have in your backpack by commenting below or tweet me @SInsideMyCloset

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July 28, 2014

Monthly Goodies - Part 1

Socialbliss Style Box Review

Hello, gorgeous! Growing up, you know that the best part of leaving a party was the goodie bags. Why should getting goodie bags be limited to parties though? In my new series I'll be reviewing boxes of goodies delivered to your door each month. 

So, to kick this series off I'm introducing Socialbliss' StyleBox. Fashion insiders and trendsetters at SocialBliss specially curate a special box full of the latest and greatest fashion trends and pieces that everyone has their eyes on. The best thing though? It's full size, real deal, no sample size stuff. 

You're probably thinking that all this greatness comes at a cost though...and you're right. You can choose on their site to sign up for just one monthly box, three months of boxes, six months, or twelve months of boxes all in the $30 range. Honestly, the price is well worth it because I can guarantee you'll never be disappointed on what goodies are packed inside this stylish box of bliss. Plus, $30 is nothing to pay when each box is close to $100 or more in total value. 
Socialbliss Style Box Review

So now that you have a little background knowledge of SocialBliss, lets dig in to the latest box that landed on my doorstep. This box's theme was summer metallics! You know I love sparkle so this made me smile. The box ensures that every look for your summer holds the look of metallics so you no longer have to wait until the holiday season. 

First up from the glamorous goodies is the Metallic Melie Maven Bag. Framed with gold and sparkling with the metallic lust - this bag can actually be a clutch as well. Attached and tucked neatly inside is a gold chain that transforms it into a shoulder bag. While we're talking about the inside I might as well gush about the cute polka dot and gold metallic pattern that the inside is lined with. Adorable.

Perfect to keep inside the bag is the full size Oscar De La Renta Espirit D'Oscar Summer scent rollerball. This is a sparkling gold summer scent that I could use in one day. I'm tickled that SocialBliss introduced me to this scent because I'm definitely going to get more.

Jewels! Hot on this summer's fashion craze is body chains. Inside this box came the Bombshell Jane Body Chain Necklace. This chain can double as a body chain for your bikini or backless dress look, or as a necklace to jazz up a simple tee. 

I'm excited to try and incorporate this in my next outfit along with the "Drop Of Gold" Bead Earrings that also came with the box. Simple bead earrings like this are my favorite because they can go with any outfit you're wearing. 

Last in the box is an item that will brighten up your eyes and make them pop! Fit-To-Flare Lashes supplies several different fake eyelashes to enhance any make up look. 

Let me know if you're going to get your hands on one of these style boxes and sign up for a box full of glamorous goodies. 

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July 26, 2014

The Shopping Bag Giveaway

Guess what time it is...giveaway time! Whoo! Are you as excited as I am right now? If you look through where most of my outfit accessories and clothing come from in my outfit posts, you're guaranteed to see at least one item (or more!) come from The Shopping Bag. Why, you ask? Let me explain.

The Shopping Bag prioritizes that each of their customers gets  care and quality products, and boy do they deliver. With a sea of cute items on their website, The Shopping Bag offers home accents, jewelry (my fave!), clothing, beauty items, and more. Going to their website is like wandering into a virtual boutique bursting with amazingly cute items and very cute prices. Every time I order from the website my item is promptly to my door as speedy as possible, all wrapped up in an actual shopping bag like I just walked out of a boutique! You could very well say I have a collection of these bags from all the items that I've ordered...

Intrigued? Good, 'cause now it's time for the fun part. Since my love for The Shopping Bag is ever growing, they have agreed to give away $100 (you read that right) for clothing and jewelry. It's perfect timing too with school barreling it's way back in our lives! Want your chance at $100 worth of sparkly new jewelry and clothes? Read below for further details and make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for constant updates on the giveaway!
If you happen to drift on over to The Shopping Bag, be sure to check out all my fave pieces from The Shopping Bag located on their website for you to browse. Now, it's time for you to enter and start picking out your face pieces! 

Giveaway Details and Instructions:

Winners will be announced August 1, 2014 on this post. Mandatory steps such as likes, follows, etc. will be checked before announcing the winners. 
Failure to complete the mandatory steps will result in your entry becoming invalid,  meaning you will no longer have a chance at winning the giveaway.
Steps such as likes, follows, etc. each have different point values. The more following and liking you do, the more points you earn which can increase your chance at winning the giveaway prize. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be announced and contacted immediately to claim their prize. 

July 1, 2014

App Of The Month: Pump Up

Happy July, everyone! So, it's a little late in the season to just be getting your bikini body - but that doesn't mean it's too late to begin a healthy lifestyle. 

I'm obsessed with all aspects of fitness to be honest, whether it's nutrition side of the spectrum or the hardcore working out. One thing I haven't mastered yet though is keeping motivated to workout out each day. 

That's where PumpUp comes in. It's a free app that supplies you with motivating community, workouts that are customized to what supplies you have at your fingertips. You can set how long you want to workout, what body part, and much more. Pair this app with clean eating and I'll be damned if we don't have six packs by next summer. 

What's your habit of keeping healthy? Let me know below or on any other of those sassy little social media sites. 

Oh yeah! And once you get your PumpUp account follow me on there @StepInsideMyCloset so we can be fitness buddies!