Summer Style

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

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Closet Swap-Seasonal Magic

April showers have brought May flowers and the transition from a Winter to Summer wardrobe. I was approached by a website called Raise.com to participate in their Closet Swap campaign! Raise.com is a marketplace where you can buy discounted gift cards for your favorite brands (https://www.raise.com/buy-gift-cards). You could also sell any of your unused gift cards for cash! Their Closet Swap campaign features the transition from a cold to warm weather wardrobe. For my contribution to the campaign, I decided to wear a loose, fringe top with a lace bandeau and pastel pink shorts underneath; something freeing and easy to move in. My Converse sneakers are both stylish and appropriate for tree climbing. I stayed light on the jewelry with skeleton earrings and several bracelets. Green glitter nail polish completed the look.

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Bonus! Here are some of my top Summer accessory tips:

1. Pumped up kicks

Tired of those white laces? Swap out your standard shoelaces for something more colorful. Make sure you find a pair that are the same length as the original laces.

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2. Dial up your nail art

Add designs and patterns to your manicure with a nail stamping kit. All you have to do is paint your favorite color polish over the decal, wipe off the excess with the scraper, and transfer the design from the stamp to your nails.

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3. Dye your hair…temporarily

Colored hair extensions are an interesting and unexpected twist to a look. The extensions pictured below are the ones I used in my Gothic Holiday post. They are made out of real human hair which provides a very realistic result.

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Thanks for reading and a great, big thank you to Raise.com!! XOXO,

~Arianna

Farewell Summer

The leaves are changing, a new school year is starting, and a new season of fashion is arriving. Before the Summer of 2013 ends, I had one last hurrah. This is also my last shoot before I get my new hairstyle!

With a knee-length red skirt, I made a “The War is Over” tee into a crop top. Strappy leather platforms and cat-eye sunglasses kept things fun and casual. Light bracelets and my mother’s old engagement ring were used as accents.

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Thanks for Reading
XOXO ~Arianna