Friday, January 31, 2014

Floral Inspired Spring Looks

Spring doesn't officially begin until March but I'm having a bit of spring fever already. I am ready for warmer temps and the flowers to bloom! 

Speaking of flowers, I was approached by ProFlowers to share some floral inspired spring looks. I ordered flowers from them for my wedding and was very pleased so I jumped on the chance to plan some fun outfits. 

I used some of my favorite flowers to inspire the following three outfits: orchids, tulips and roses! 

Look 1: Radiant Orchid
This seemed appropriate since radiant orchid was named Pantone's color of the year. I love how vibrant this color is, it made outfit planning so much fun. This shade looks great on just about any skin tone. I love everything about this outfit from the beautiful ornate necklace to the ripped boyfriend jeans. 

Look 2: Spring Showers
 I thought an outfit for April showers was a must. Rain boots have been so popular and ever since I bought my first pair last year I wonder why I never owned them before? They are both practical and stylish. They instantly make a great accent to an outfit. This whole look makes rainy days much more bearable (I hate rain)! Mind as well look cute, right?

Look 3: Blush and Mint
I love this romantic and whimsical look inspired by these beautiful roses.  I knew tulle and pearls had to be incorporated somehow. And one of my favorite color combos lately has been mint and pink. It's so girly. I add a few more girly touches like this ring, bright pink brooch and a bow belt. 

I created these looks using the Polyvore iPhone app. Check it out to find all the details! 

Which look is your favorite?? 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stella & Dot Swooning

Just finished drooling over all the new jewels over at Stella & Dot. 

I am hosting an online trunk show over on Facebook and Instagram. I will be giving away one item from the spring collection to one (1) mystery shopper. Could it be you? 

Start making a wishlist and shop my trunk show from now until Feb 19th! 

Below is the link to the show!

Here are just some items on my wishlist! (all photos below are borrowed from Stella & Dot's Instagram account or website.) 

I just love how Stella & Dot's COO, Blythe Harris, dressed up this simple outfit with the Fleurette Statement Necklace!  

(pic via @mrsstrock)
I seriously cannot stop admiring the Zora Crystal Necklace. It's the epitome of a statement piece!

Nothing better than a good arm party! I really want to add the gold sparkle bracelet (far right). It's such a versatile bracelet and adds so much sparkle! Not to mention, it goes perfectly with the Somervell necklace I own already! 

All the prints of these poufs are so fun. I could probably use a new makeup bag. I'm think the leopard one, what about you? 

Check out these two deals too, when you spend $50 or more, get these items half off!! 

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

We are enjoying a "snow" day here in Savannah. They were expecting snow today and of course, everything was immediately closed. No school, no work... also no snow.... For my kids' sake, I hope it snows for a little bit so they can see it.

Anyway, the closet remix challenge I participated in is coming to an end. I did good not shopping for a whole month and remixing items in my closet. Below are some of the outfits from Days 16 to now.

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

skip to Day 22

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Day 26

skip to Day 28

It's funny how you think about what you wear more when you lay out your outfits like this. 

You can check out my other outfits from the challenge from my previous post (found here).

Linking up The Pleated Poppy for wiww.

Friday, January 24, 2014

DIY Lipstain Coffee Mugs

I've been swooning over this lip tease mug for awhile now and after recently reading Caitlyn's blog post (found here) I was inspired for this afternoon's little do-it-yourself project! What's better than one tutorial? This one too by Evelyn Henson.

I liked the idea of having the gold against a clear glass but I'm not much of a wine drinker so I was happy when I came across some $2 clear mugs at Wal-Mart yesterday!

Supplies needed:
glass or mug
lip printable
painter's tape
paint pen

First, I printed out Evelyn Henson's beautiful lip sketch turn printable. Then, I cut out some different options to see which one I preferred on the glass.

I used some painter's tape to hold the lip cut-out in place. I felt like I needed both hands. I get nervous okay?  :)  Next, I used the paint pen to trace in a zig-zag pattern over the cut-out. 

All of 3 seconds later, Voila! 

I was so happy with how it turned out I made two! And I want to give one to a lucky follower! And along with it, all the goodies below too! 

Follow me @jtcruzan on Instagram for details on how you can win all of this! 

One (1) winner will receive:
1)  handmade by yours truly "DO EPIC CHIC" print
2) mint and gold polka dot nail stickers (via Forever 21)
3) gold lip stain cup
4) cream and gold polka dot brush (via Forever 21)
5) Maybelline Color Show polish in "lust for lilac"
6) handmade by yours truly "love & macarons" print

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Love in the Air

I've been bombarded with Valentine's Day reminders everywhere but I'm totally okay with it all. I love all the hearts, the pink and reds, the glitter, confetti, sweets, you name it! Here are just some of my favorites to get ready for the day of love!

Let me break it down for you! 

This Valentine's Day Package from one of my favorite etsy shops-- Pearls and Pastries
Aren't those sequin hangers gorgeous! I own a gold one but these are so lovely and festive! 

I love these hair clips that double as brooches! Such a fun accent piece! 

I love funny cards. This one is perfect! No mushy cards for my boo and me! I love these cards from Julie Ann Art on Etsy. Her business cards say it all "You won't find this shit at Hallmark!"

These stack-able L-O-V-E rings are perfect year round from Forever 21

This pic courtesy of Hasouts' IG account covers two things-- my love of macarons and my love for this bracelet! It comes with lots of letters so you can create so many possibilities! 

Tell me you don't love all of this stuff from hello apparel! I'm obsessed with these leggings! 

I recently discovered these adorable garlands from Studio Mucci! This would be a great addition to my office space even after Valentine's Day! 

Another great find from Forever 21. polka-dots and girly lips! 

Don't you just want it all?? Me too.... me too! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Glitter and Bows: 1 Pair of Shoes 3 Ways

When I first saw these flats in a fellow IGer's feed, I was smitten with the glitter and bows. They reminded me of something in a Kate Spade collection. I was happier to find out they were on sale too! I got them for $20 from Just Fab (FYI; if you plan on ordering a pair for yourself, the run big, so order at least a half size smaller).

 At first I didn't know what I could wear with them but after playing around in my closet, I found no problem putting outfits together. Here are just three looks that worked well with these fabulous shoes!

Look 1
Plaid shirt: Target, Camisole: Forever 21, Jeans: TJ Maxx, Necklace: gifted from Hand Picked

I have always been a matchy matchy girl but this for this look I threw that out the window. Why not add some sparkle to this outfit! 

Look 2
Striped button down: JCPenney, Pants: Forever 21, Necklace: Very Jane, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Ily Couture
This was an easy look I could wear to the office. I love how the necklace ties this outfit together. 

Look 3
Vest: Old Navy, Sweater: Gap, Pants: H&M, Necklace: Groopdealz

I've been such a fan of vest this season. I love the hot pink as it easily adds a pop of color. It goes perfectly with these shoes! I paired it with a cobalt colored statement necklace and I love that it gets it's own attention! 

Which look is your favorite? 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Half-Way Mark

Today is January 15th!  That means, I have made it 15 days into the no shopping challenge/ closet remix challenge! Are you playing along? It's so fun looking through everyone's outfits. I've been picking up some great inspiration!

Hoping the rest of the month goes just as easily! 

See my previous posts for Day 1 and Days 2-7

 Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Linking up with Lindsey of The Pleated Poppy for this week's What I Wore Wednesday! 

Follow along for the rest of this closet remix challenge on my Instagram at @jtcruzan

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

The 2014 Closet Remix continues. It's a IG tag-up with other ladies vowing not to shop for a whole month and remixing items in their closets instead. So far I'm going strong. I have been staying away from tempting retail emails and closing my eyes when I walk through Target. I've decided if I can't shop for shoes, clothes, or jewelry it will give me the extra mula to pick up a few things for my office nook project (#3 on my 30 Things list). 

Here are more outfits from the week. Of course I'm linking up with Lindsey of The Pleated Poppy! Check her out to get the scoop on all that is "What I wore"
Day 2

Day 3 (spent in pjs) Day 4:

 Day 5

I am obsessed with these Kate Spade Keds! 

Day 6: first day back at work. I was feeling blue. Hehehe.. get it? 

Day 7
I love this necklace my sister gave me for Christmas!

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