August 2, 2014

Yellow Geo Print

Happy August! (Meaning: I can't believe it's already August, where is my time going.) I picked up this top at Nordstrom on our last shopping trip during the Nordy Early Anniversary Sale, where we got 3x the points which is awesome. (Check out my picks here and here -- Hurry, only 2 days left to shop!) During this trip as I've told you guys, I was on the search for printed sleeveless blouses for summer because as I've grown up, I need grown up shirts. With a coupon and such we got this shirt for $40 (normally $60), so it was great. I paired it with my favorite denim shorts I've had for years from American Eagle. Sadly, I can't buy their shorts any more because they're wayyy too short, but these are a great length (3 1/2"). Threw on my favorite Target wedges, and ta-dah! Quick outfit that looks put together but still cool for this blazing Georgia weather.

And I have finally found some rings. After searching for some stacks that weren't too hard on my wallet, I almost gave up, but the good 'ol Wal-Mart came along and did it's thing. I found this ring stack for only $5 at WalleyWorld. It also came with two other rings, so I got five rings for five dollars. A pretty good stand in if I do say so myself. Now to the bracelets. A few months ago I started to make my own tassel bracelets, and needless to say, I wear them all the time. Caitlin Covington, from Southern Curls and Pearls, recently came out with an awesome DIY tutorial on how to make them. So go check it out. But some things I would suggest: 1.Use a comb. Comb the tassels with a fine toothed comb before wrapping it with the gold string/wire. It helps the fibers come apart so the tassel doesn't look too bulky.  2. I thought using a credit card to wrap the string was a little too long, so I used two fingers and it turned out to be a better length and I had more string in the tassel part. 3. I used gold string instead of wire to wrap around the tassel. Using wire seems a little too much of a hassle.

Also, I have come across the most wonderful invention ever for girls with long, curly, thicker than you can imagine, hair. Well, really it's just a clip, but it has a wider body and longer prongs than just a regular oversized hair clip. I got mine at Wal-Mart and now I use it all the time. Putting my hair up in a ponytail gives me a headache every time because it's so thick, but really because it's so long. It's like strapping a weight to your ponytail. Seriously.

Shirt: Nordstrom | Shorts: Am. Eagle 1 • 2 • 3 | Wedges: Target 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 5  | Geo Necklace: Etsy 1 • 23
Monogram Necklace: Etsy | Tassel Bracelet: DIY (soon to be on Etsy shop) 1 •  | Nailpolish: Sally Hansen "White On"
Purse: Target 1 2 • 34

Check out how I made my monogramed tumbler here!

All of my DIY-ed tassel bracelets. Thinking about adding them to the Etsy shop. Thoughts?

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