Sparkle, sparkle! I’ll be the first to admit that I am easily distracted by shiny things. Obviously I couldn’t go 12 days without devoting one day my beloved statement jewelry. You guys know I obsess over jewelry (here, here and here). No one does statement pieces quite like Swarovski because Swarovski crystals sparkle like no other!
Today I’m so excited to giveaway this vintage inspired Swarovski necklace. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Swarovski” in the comment section below. The contest ends Tuesday, December 10th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Swarovski” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a Swarovski statement necklace.
My Mom’s Cardinal Rule: never leave the house without any lipstick on. I’d like to add never leave the house without mascara on as well. I can have on the prettiest dress, the fiercest pumps but I still feel completely naked without a bold lip and mascara. I always buy multiples of my favorite mascaras and lipsticks because they seem to come and go in and out of my life. I can’t be the only person that has searched forever for a lipstick only to find it in a pocket of some random purse months later.
Today, I’m excited to give one winner a chance to win a collection of lipsticks and mascaras from one of my favorite beauty brands, Maybelline. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Maybelline” in the comment section below. The contest ends Monday, December 9th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Maybelline” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a collection of Maybelline lipsticks and mascaras. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
My current Maybelline favorites include Color Sensational Vivids lipstick (in fire red), The Falsies Big Eye mascara (in very black) and my everyday favorite, the Baby Lips lip balm (in peach kiss). Good luck to those who enter!
I really am channeling my inner Oprah. First, I’m spending 12 days giving away my favorite things. Now, I’m hosting my own Super “Sole” Sunday or sorts because today I’m giving away a $150 credit to Sole Society (read, in your best Oprah voice, Sooooooooole Societttttttttttttty).
I believe that shoes, like diamonds, are a girls best friend. Today, I’m excited to give one winner a chance to make some new friends. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Sole Society” in the comment section below. The contest ends Sunday, December 8th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Sole Society” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $150 credit to Sole Society. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
A closet full of clothes and nothing to wear! <- the story of my life. Seems like every time I have someplace to go, I can never find anything to wear. Just the other day I counted 18 black dresses. 18!!!!!! Now I’m a Southern girl and I love my dresses, but 18 LBD’s is about 17 too many! I’ve officially banned myself from buying any more black dresses (…unless it’s really cute).
Recently I’ve been working to add new fun and quality pieces to my wardrobe and today I’m excited to give one winner a chance to win a $100 gift card to Topshop to do the same. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Topshop” in the comment section below. The contest ends Saturday, December 7th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Topshop” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $100 gift card to Topshop. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
Below are a few of my current favorite Topshop dress. Notice how none of them are black! Click here to check out the full dress collection. There are so many wonderful options for all those Holiday festivities. Good luck and happy shopping!
We all know how much I love a good manicure (here, here and here). I love spending quality time at the nail salon, but sometimes it’s just as fab to pamper yourself at home. Sometimes you just need a night alone… conditioning treatment on your hair, favorite movie on the tube and a polish change for your hands and feet.
Today I’m excited to give one winner a chance to win collection of Essie polishes and Sleek Stick Nail Appliques. To enter simply type the phrase “Essie” in the comment section below. The contest ends Friday, December 5th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Essie” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number you win a collection of Essie polishes + Sleek Stick Nail Appliques . THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
Now that I’ve had my cup of coffee and spent time scrolling Pinterest for inspiration, it’s time to get busy! I spend most of my day in my tiny workspace. It’s tiny, but it’s mighty. It’s a creative place in my home for me to keep all of my DIY supplies organized (most of the time). I’ve had this DIY blog since 2010 so as you can imagine I’ve collected lots and lots of supplies. Glue, glitter, scissors, thread, dye, pliers, studs, embellished trim, buttons, crystals, etc, etc…
My supply list could go one forever, but today I’m excited to give one winner a chance to win a $100 gift card to M&J Trimming to stock up on supplies. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “M&J Trimming” in the comment section below. The contest ends Thursday, December 5th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “M&J Trimming” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $100 gift card to M&J Trimming. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
I think it’s safe to say that I suffer from cell phone separation anxiety. Is that even a real thing? If not, it should be! I love snuggling up in my big cozy chair with my cup of coffee and scrolling the pages of Instagram, Pinterest, etc looking for inspiration. I’m sort of a nut because I use my phone and my computer at the same time, but I digress… The Moto X by Motorola, with it’s big screen and vivid colors, is the perfect cure for my anxiety. Plus, it’s completely customizable meaning I can dress it up anyway I please. See here.
Today I’m giving away a Moto X cell phone!!! To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Moto X” in the comment section below. The contest ends Wednesday, December 4th at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Moto X” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a new Moto X that you’ll get to personally design. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
FYI: the phone is compatible with your current Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobil or Verizon cell plan.
The Moto X is such a fun and fashionable phone. There are thousands of way to customize it by changing the colors or adding a personal signature, it cost $99 and it’s made right here in the good ole USofA! Click here to find out more about the marvelous Moto X.
The Moto X makes my gal pal Kelly Golightly look bright and bold on Pinterest.
Photos by Sylvia G.
If you follow me on Instagram then by now you know that one of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to wake up early and head downtown to the LA Flower Mart (here, here and here). Bright and beautiful flowers in my work space really help the creative juices flow. I love being surrounded by fresh flowers. I also love giving flowers as gifts, but I have to admit sometimes I rely on companies like Teleflora to do the delivery work for me.
Today I’m sending one lovely winner a hand picked arrangement from Teleflora. Yea!! I love giving the gift of fresh flowers!! To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Teleflora” in the comment section below. The contest ends Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Teleflora” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win fresh arrangement from Teleflora delivery direct to your doorstep. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
Looking for a great gift to send? Check out Teleflora’s collection of beautiful arrangements. They have an arrangement for every occasion and at various price points. A few of my favorites are here, here and here. And check out their wonderful Holiday collection here. Trust me a delivery of fresh flowers is sure to brighten anyone’s day.
Me before coffee (here) vs. me after coffee (here). It’s no secret that for me life doesn’t begin until I’ve had my morning cup of joe (here, here here, here and here). My work day pretty much revolves a delicious cup of coffee. Being the coffee queen that I am, of course I’m very excited about my Nespresso machine which allows me to make a the perfect cup in the comfort of my own kitchen.
Today I’m excited to share the joy of the Nespresso coffee machine with one lucky winner. To enter this giveaway simply type the phrase “Nespresso” in the comment section below. The contest ends Monday, December 2nd at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Nespresso” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a Nespresso Coffee Machine. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
You’ll LOVE the Nespresso coffee machine. And if you happen to be in the Beverly Hills area you’ll have to stop by the new Nespresso Coffee Boutique on Beverly. You’ll probably catch me rushing in around 1pm to pick up my afternoon go-cup!
I’m so excited to finally kick off this 12 days of Kristmas giveaway series! Behold 12 days of some of my favorite brands, giving away a few of my favorite things. Let’s start with a little bedroom talk, shall we?!
I’m rather obsessed with my extensive collection of fancy and frilly loungewear. When I was younger I would wear my cheer shorts and a t-shirt to bed, but when I started working on my blog full time from home, and thus spending a ridiculous amount of time at home in my PJs, I realized it was time to invest in some chic loungewear (a la Blanche Devereaux from The Golden Girls here) that would hopefully inspired a little creativity.
Every lady should have a drawer of cozy intimates which is why I’m so excited to be giving away a $150 gift certificate to Largo Drive. To enter simply type the phrase “Largo Drive” in the comment section below. This giveaway ends Sunday, December 1st at 11:59pm pst when, with the help of a fancy number generating system, a random number will be selected. If your “Largo Drive” falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win a $150 gift certificate to Largo Drive. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
Photo by Sylvia G
Looking for a way to dress up your Thanksgiving dinner table? Or maybe you need a hostess gift to show your appreciation for your love one inviting you into their home to eat up all their turkey ? I just love these festive flower arrangements. I mean who needs a vase when you have a pumpkin? And what a clever way to dress up a boring store bought bouquet.
Once your pumpkin is carved and your foam is soaked with water, place the foam into your pumpkin. You might have to trim it to fit. Then, arrange your flowers by sticking the stems directly into the floral foam.
Pull out that red pen and get ready to mark your calendar because next Sunday, December 1st marks the start of the 12 Days Of Kristmas giveaway series on Glitter ‘N Glue! Yes, in honor of the Holidays and as my little way of saying ‘thank you” for a wonderful year, I will be giving away 12 days of “Kristen” inspired gifts (read Oprah’s favorite things). Just call me Miss Kris Kringle.
I’ve carefully curated a list of 12 things I simply cannot live without. I obsess over these items in my day to day life and I’m thankful that 12 brands have jumped on board so that I can share them with you. For 12 days I’ll introduce a new giveaway, meaning you have 12 chances to win!
I came to the realization this week that my current Fall wardrobe revolves around a chambray button down. It’s the only thing I seem to wear now a days… here and here for example. I pair my shirt with my favorite leopard skirt, my favorite plaid pants and my favorite pair of leatherette jeans. It’s great for layering over faux fur vest and goes with almost anything. Today we celebrate the chambray! Below are a few of my favorites. Some are on sale so if you, like me, need to add to your current chambray shirt collection, now is the time!
The countdown to Thanksgiving is on and I’m completely thrilled! I’ve been loving all the tablescape post and photos floating round the internet lately. When I stumbled upon the above image on Pinterest I thought 1.) I want to go to their house for dinner and 2.) I need to make those gold painted wine glasses for my collection. THESE GLASSES!!!! So glamorous and so simple to make.
I’m officially declaring today the official, unofficial Chanel No.5 day! It’s an international holiday, y’all. Talk about a staple of an iconic brand that has stood the test of time. When I think of Chanel No.5 I automatically think of my Grandmother …my Mom’s Mom. This is her signature sent. I’m pretty sure she’s been wearing it since the day Coco squeezed out the 1st drop. I say that not to say that it’s old, but to say that in my life it’s the symbol of class, femininity and beauty. Red lip, Ferragamo flats, Louis Vuitton bag, a dash of No. 5 and my Grandma was out the door. And obviously no matter the decade that image still resonates with us. Recently Chanel released a new commercial of an old Hollywood legend selling us the perfume and we’re eating it up! Sorry Brad, but we’ll let Miss Marilyn take it from here…
My Grandmother saved most of her old Chanel bottles. I’m so lucky to have a small collection of them, but if you’re looking to add a few to your collection try searching ebay and etsy. From time to time a few pop up!
I adore this Chanel illustration by artist Melissa Bailey. It’s available to purchase on her Etsy shop (here). Her shop is closed which is closed until Nov. 23, but will be open in just enough time to place those Holiday orders (read adding this to my Christmas list). How elegant with this print be framed in your house?
Chanel No. 5 is clearly a hot trend this Fall and not just in the beauty department. Perfume bottle clutches spotted all over the place (here and here). Now the Chanel clutch retail for $9,500 (<- yes, girl) but Alana from Dream, create has come up with a clever way to DIY the look (here). I’m obsessing and collecting lucite as we speak.
My friend Hattie (owner of the fab New Orleans boutique, Hattie Sparks) introduced me to Loren Hope last time I was at her store and I’ve been lusting over her pieces ever since. The Loren Hope collection is very colorful and decadent. Every piece is like candy and I’ve added them all to my Christmas wish list. Above is a small sampling of the pieces I’m currently coveting. Check out the rest of her luxurious collection at LorenHope.com
Over the knee boots are the hottest Fall shoe trend. There are so many wonderful pairs out there, but here’s a easy way to transform your favorite pair of booties into a fab pair of boots. Who doesn’t love a little wardrobe versatility?
Essentially what we’re making is a fancy pair of leg warmers. I know… leg warmers!!!! Purchase a yard of faux leather or faux suede. Do your best to match the fabric of the boots you’re trying to transform. Then, cut your fabric into two piece. The width should be the distance around your calf PLUS one inch (the extra inch will become your seam. 17 inches in my case) and the length should be the distance from your heel to over your knee (21 inches in my case). Add a healthy amount of glue to your one inch seam allowance and fold the other side over to meet it. Allow some time to dry and add a free hand stitch to secure.
My FAVORITE Fall booties. Seriously, I’m wearing a hole in them. And of course I’m about to get even more mileage out of them now that I can convert them to over the knee boots!
Photos by the fab Sylvia G
Happy November!!! Let’s celebrate with a look at my latest DIY project for Today.com. Did y’all know I was a Today Show online Style contributor? Yes honey! I have lots of fun creating fun projects for them every few weeks. This week I’m tacking those metallic gold heels that are oh so popular. My feet are thankful for the return of the thick heels and I love the gold effect on them. It looks like metal. It’s the perfect way to dress up a basic black shoe. Click here to see how to do it yourself.
Crinkling the paper gives it a textured effect. Much like that Marc Jacobs iPhone 5 case I’m coveting. (Too bad it’s not time for me to upgrade yet). Click the link for more outfit pics.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween! Don’t count on an over the top evening from this girl. I’ve planned a night of couch surfing, watching scary movies and eating Halloween candy (that I bought for myself). What are your plans? For those of you still looking for last minute costume ideas, click here for some ideas with items you probably already have in your closet.
Happy Halloween! xo
This week friend and celeb stylist Lindsay Albanese and I decided we needed to dress up our Fall pumpkins. I mean a pumpkin with no metallic paint on it… or jewels… SHAME! Click on the video below to see our glamorous DIY pumpkin makeover.
Thanks to designers like Alexander McQueen, skulls are no longer just a Halloween thing. Enjoy this collection of fancy skulls that are perfect to rock year-round.
If you’ve read then you know I’m not at all excited by Halloween. I rarely dress up in costume. Seriously, the best I can do is a DIY glitter sweatshirt (here). But all hail Queen B because this week she posted an Instagram pic that inspired this years Halloween costume. Beyonce posted the Instagram selfie to end all selfies (see here). Hello inspiration… #DIY #Halloween #Costume #iGottaMakeOne #Party #CrazyInLove #BowDown
The “college prep” look is a popular trend for Fall. I’ve been coveting a personalized letterman jacket (a la Karl Lagerfeld) for over a year now… looks like it’s time to pull out the glue and make my own! Click HERE to watch this quick and easy (seriously easy) how to video. While you’re there don’t forget to subscribe to the channel!
Anything love anything monogrammed or personalized with my initials. Lately, I’ve seen a lot of these letter stud earrings and thought it was time I made a pair for myself. Note – these also make a wonderful gift and with the Holidays right around the corner… I’m just saying!
TIP: When painting such small pieces, I often use a Q-tips so I don’t have to worry about cleaning a brush afterward