Accessories

New Piercings + Accessories

As a late Hanukkah gift from my parents, I recently received three new ear piercings; another on each lobe and my first helix. I had them done at The Quillian Tattoo in Allentown, Pennsylvania and I absolutely adore my piercings! The shop’s piercer and former nursing assistant, Desiree, was professional and extremely sanitary. There was only a small amount of pain with each piercing; especially since she used only a needle rather than one of those terrible piercing guns. There was a quick pinch and done!

The accessories I wore included a black Kate Spade handbag and motorcycle boots with gold zipper and buckle detailing. I am also now sporting a full on fringe hairstyle. I will be doing a better feature on them in my next post.

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Inside the shop

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With the piercer, Desiree

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Ouch! (but worth it)

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

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Home Run Hats

Sports have always been a part of my life, especially baseball. I’ve attended many live games of America’s pastime, but one that I remember most was when I saw the New York Yankees play back when their old stadium was still standing. Those memories were all brought back to me when I participated in a campaign to construct the perfect baseball game day style for Fanatics, the leading online retailer for everything sports. I was tasked with picking the hat of my choice from the great selection Fanatics offers on their MLB hats page and pairing it with clothing and accessories to showcase my baseball-inspired outfits.

Scrolling through an array MLB hats, I was surprised to see how much Fanatics has available for baseball fans. I eventually decided on the New Era New York Yankees Galaxy 59FIFTY Fitted Hat. I love that hat not only because it shows off its wearer’s NY Yankees team spirit, but also because its stand-out print immediately caught my eye. I created two looks for a truly unique New York Yankees fan. Enjoy!

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Yankees galaxy hat: Fanatics

Cropped Jersey Top: H&M

Circle Skirt: H&M

Yankees bracelet: Fanatics

Bucket bag: Kate Spade

Converse sneakers: Amazon

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And the Crowd Goes Wild

Yankees galaxy hat: Fanatics

Studded jacket: Hot Topic

New York Graphic Tee: Old Navy

Gray-Wash Skinny Jeans: Old Navy

Doc Martens: Amazon

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My deepest of thanks to Fanatics.com! Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

My Style Icons – Part 1

In the fashion industry, it’s important to know what it is you want to say about yourself and your work. As I’ve been pinpointing my interests and developing my personal style, I’ve found several style mavens that influence me and have introduced me to new ways of thinking about fashion.

Lykke Li

When deciding who to feature in this post, one of my favored musicians immediately came to mind. Lykke Li is undoubtedly unique in both her style and her sound. Her fashion sense is simplistic with a twist. Li sticks mainly to black and white pieces, but keeps things interesting with a mixture of structured and free-flowing shapes. She hits the mark when it comes to experimenting with textures as well. Just like with her music, Lykke Li leaves no room for gimmicks and instead focuses on quality. She says herself in an interview with Vogue, “I need to travel light but still feel empowered – there’s no space for frills or colours; quality above all!”.

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Luanna Perez

Luanna Perez is the creator of the popular style blog Le Happy. Since 2010, she has been sharing her alternative fashion sense and has since gained a large fan base. Perez has a talent for taking her clothing to the next level and presenting the unexpected. Her look gives off a cool girl vibe that I find particularly fascinating. Her fondness for trendy shoes and accessories such as creepers, round lens sunglasses, and chunky knit beanies is also a plus.

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Thanks for reading and stay tuned for part 2! XOXO,

~Arianna

(Photos courtesy of Google Images)

Skellington

I’ve been inspired by a recent addition to my playlist, “Sally’s Song”; my favorite ballad from The Nightmare Before Christmas. What’s yours? With simple black leggings, I wore a double-sided Jack Skellington shirt dress and army green ankle booties. I color coordinated my black and red nail polish to accent the colors in the dress. I accessorized with my versatile, spiked bangles, a red gemstone ring, and a black and white polka dot bow headband.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

My Favorite Looks at the 2014 Oscars

The Oscars 2014 red carpet last night was filled with gorgeous gowns far as the eye can see! So much so, that instead of having a top 5 best and worst list, I would like to show only my absolute favorite looks from the event.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
Nyong’o wowed yet again in a pale blue and was accessorized with gold. She has become a new fashion icon of mine.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani
Anyone would feel like a princess in this sparkling gown that was practically dripping with beads.

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Gabourey Sidibe in Theia
Sidibe packed in the wow factor with plenty of texture and sequins.

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Charlize Theron in Dior
The simplicity of this look is what makes it so fabulous. A single statement necklace accented the gown’s sleek shape.

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Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
This silky white number was far from boring with its plunging neckline and delicate cape.

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Chrissy Teigen in Monique Lhuillier
Pretty in pink, Teigen decided to go daring with a bold floral print.

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Amy Adams in Gucci
Adams looked as classy and sophisticated as ever in this navy ensemble paired with coral dangle earrings.

Thanks for Reading! XOXO!

~Arianna

(Photos courtesy of Yahoo.com)

Best and Worst Looks at the 2013 American Music Awards

Music award red carpets can deliver some of the coolest, most buzz-worthy looks of the season, and the AMA’s are no exception. I was eager to see what was worn and to pick my favorites of the night. So without further ado, here are my top 5 best and worst looks! All ratings are based on my own opinion.

Top 5 Best Looks:

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Taylor Swift
Cutout dresses have become an escalating trend.

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Ariana Grande
Grande has proven to be a rising star in both music and fashion.

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Jordin Sparks
A studded leather bodice with bold accessories was a great combination.

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Katy Perry
This look was garden party gorgeous and complete with a Webster’s Dictionary book clutch.

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Jennifer Hudson
Fashion critics have either been loving or hating this look, but I think it was the best of the night! From the interesting hem to the blue eyeliner, Hudson looked fierce!

Top 5 Worst Looks:

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Lil’ Mama
Matching your hair to your dress rarely ever works.

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Kelly Osbourne
Kelly was drowning in this sea of tulle.

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T-Boz and Chilli
TLC has reunited! (with their 1990’s wardrobe)

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Heidi Klum
Klum donned this tacky lingerie/paper shredder disaster.

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Phoebe Price
O_o…um, where should I begin?

Thanks for reading!

XOXO ~Arianna

(Photos provided by Yahoo.com)

Crochet Corner: Coin Purses

Making fun and useful coin purses has been my new crafting addiction! The first purse pictured was modeled in my Pandas in the Rain post and inspired by fairy kei. I love how this pattern left me with the freedom to decorate them as I pleased.

Pattern used: http://collectionofcrochetstitches.blogspot.com/2013/03/pattern-easy-coin-pursewallet.html

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Thanks for reading!
XOXO ~Arianna

Crochet Corner: New Segment

Hello readers! I’ve taken a long hiatus since my last post, but for good reason! I’ve decided to create a special new segment on this blog called Crochet Corner! Crochet Corner will be a post series that highlights all of the things I love to crochet. In each of these posts I’ll also provide the pattern I’ve used or created.

Happy crocheting everyone!

XOXO ~Arianna

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

“Columcille Megalith Park, Land of Myth and Mystery” the sign said at the shoot location. It was a happy coincidence to see that slogan considering my T-shirt choice!

My comical little red riding hood tee, Old Navy purple shorts and converse sneakers made walking the humid trail comfortable. The crossbody Kate Spade bag can be seen in my previous post “Like a Flower, Spring Fashion Blooms”. The crochet bracelets were made by me. They’ll be featured along with other crochet accessories in my new, upcoming post segment.

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XOXO
~Arianna

Cloudy Day, Summer Fashion

Despite the weatherman calling for rain, it didn’t dampen my longing for summer. The thoughts of relaxing by a pool with a shirley temple wouldn’t escape my mind this week. However, just because the right weather isn’t here yet doesn’t mean I can’t channel the coming season through style!

A black tank top and light blue shorts provided the backdrop for plenty of accessories. Stacked beaded bracelets, a colorful stone necklace, and vintage 1950’s wooden parrot earrings gave a slight tropical feel. My nails were decorated with red polish and green glitter. A Jessica Simpson snakeskin hobo bag and zig-zag wedges completed the look.

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XOXO
~Arianna

Fashion DIY: Bracelet Holder

Nothing but dark, rainy days have passed this week, so what better than doing a little fashion DIY! With the help of some online inspiration, I made a stylish bracelet holder with everyday household items.

Materials needed: a toilet paper roll, a tin foil roll, a small square of cardboard (I used a flap from a small box), magazine pages, a hot glue gun, and colored/printed duck tape.

Step 1: Cut two small half-circles at one end of the toilet paper roll (see photo 3). Step 2: Stuff the TP and TF rolls with crumpled up magazine pages. Step 3: Wrap up the square of cardboard and the stuffed rolls with the duck tape of your choice. Don’t cover the ends of the TP roll. Step 4: Hot glue the TP roll onto the cardboard, half-circle end facing up. Step 5: Hot glue the TF roll onto the TP roll, fitting it snugly between the half-circles, and you’re done!

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Happy crafting! XOXO ~Arianna

Like a Flower, Spring Fashion Blooms

I was much more prepared this time after experiencing a trial and error adventure last photo shoot. Hair and makeup done? Check! Extra camera battery? Check! Etc.

Me and my grandmother, a.k.a the photographer, visited 2 sunny parks. The first had an abundance of hand-painted park benches, perhaps done by members of the community.

Greeting the warming weather, I opted for a green 3-quarter sleeve sweater with a multicolored floral skirt. Adding leopard print flats provided a print-mixing element. Black leggings and a black lace undershirt were worn underneath. Accessories included a red Kate Spade crossbody bag and a rhinestone “Love” necklace. Simple nail art added extra flair.

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Hello fish!
XOXO ~Arianna

Simple Early Spring Style

I present to you…my first fashion photo shoot!

Taken back in March, nice days out were rare. Despite the chilled air, gusty wind and camera battery dying, it was a success.

I paired a graffiti-style, heart T-shirt with a grey moto jacket and black skinny jeans. Accessorizing stayed on the simple side with forest green ankle boots, silver hoop earrings, matching rings, and black sunglasses with metal detailing.

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XOXO ~Arianna