Holiday How-To: Wear SPARKLES ALL DECEMBER LONG

It’s the most SPARKLY time of the year! This time of year we are all looking forward to celebrating with friends and family, and with this season comes the perfect excuse to be able to wear all the glitter and sequins you want without worrying you’re blinding your co-workers at 9am!  I, for one, believe we should all try wearing sequins for more than just special occasions, and the holidays are a great excuse to give day-time sparkle a try.

If you’re ready to take advantage of this season’s eye-catching glitz, let’s talk about how to incorporate that shine into your wardrobe.

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Okay so, this is probably my favorite way to pull off sequins in a casual manner.  As Amy Song, of Song of Style (above) is wearing, pulling distressed VS sparkle creates this unique harmony for an outfit.  When combining the urban vibe of distressed denim with the femininity if sequins is like a contrast made in style heaven.

Try it yourself with these adorable finds.

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Another example of dialing down your sparkle, is to layer it with your fave cozy coat & basic tee.  Featured from Eat Sleep Wear, layering these stand out joggers in a laid back manner creates a cohesion that reads fun, but relaxed (even if you are in the middle of a breakdown because Anthropology sold out of those wine glasses you were getting for your mom this holiday) You’ll appear cool and collected throughout your holiday hustle!

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So if you’re picking up the vibe, it seems the key to pulling off your day-time shine is to pair it with items that combine casual with sophistication.  In this example from Ring My Bell, layering a denim style button down with a classic leather biker creates a juxtaposition of fabrics that makes this instant street style.

TIP:  instead of rocking heels, try sliding on your favorite casual sneakers or slides to bring this into an even more laid back look.

Give it a shot with these similar pieces:

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Finally, if you’re not ready to take the plunge into a clothing item bringing in all that glitter, you can start by trying out some accessories!  They add a perfect pop of glitz and fun to an outfit!  Here are some I’ve had my eye on this year:

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studs. vans. satchel. phone case. glitter ball roller. pink phone case. backpack. embellished beanie. pouch. sneakers.

 

I hope these examples were inspiring for your holiday season!  Get out there and get sparkly, because there’s a lot to go around!

Happy Holidays!

Amanda

 

 

 

 

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On The Real: What Happens to the Fashion?

Hey Everyone!  Welcome back to Eat Your Glitter!  If you’re new to the party, ✨Welcome Glitter shower for you! ✨

So Today I’m trying out a new segment for the blog called “On the Real”  For this, I’m here to break down some thoughts and particular mind pondering that sometimes we overlook, especially when it comes style!  And maybe you guys can join in the convo with your own insight!  Please do.

HERE—-> If you didn’t want to read the intro, I’m here to ask one question today:

WHAT THE F*!$  HAPPENS TO ALL THE CLOTHES THAT FASHION BLOGGERS WEAR?

The other day as I browsed my feed of style star bloggers, it got me thinking.  I noticed a fundamental element in which my personal life can not relate to.  No one is an outfit repeater!! HOW is this possible? Are they not human? Are they style Goddesses that dissolve fabric after wearing it ONE TIME?

To be fair, I completely understand the reasoning behind this, being that a style blogger’s entire job is to showcase new looks, keep their followers engaged and even represent a brand they are working with. But let’s bring this down into reality, their closets must be EXPLODING.  Where does it all go?!?!

 

Okay, so these are just 2 image examples, since I am sure you can all scroll through your Instagram feeds and see the point I’m making, but what kind of augmented reality is this?? Who has an endless closet with a clothing pattern that regenerates everyday?

I don’t know about you all, but even at an attempt to not repeat for a week or so, I’m tempted to reach for the comfort of my same black t-shirts and jean stash.

Call me lazy if you will but to that I say:

 

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If it isn’t broke why fix it, right?  Within our fashion fantasies of course we all dream of living the style lives of the elite influencers, but how realistic can this be?

For instance, if I like the way a dress looks, I’m definitely going to be rocking that dress on various occasions.  When it comes down to it, we define our style with our own point of view.  So even if you closet matches mine and looks like this:

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Outfit repeating is normal.  Why should we hide it? Wear what you love, and what makes you feel like you!

If you have any gems of wisdom about the secret to style blogger’s, share a comment! If you just wanna chat, share a comment! And if you guys like this new type of post, lemme know and there will be more to come!

xxo,

Amanda

WTT Floating in Florals

Hey Everyone, it’s finally full on SPRING TIME.

I don’t know about you, but I have hung up my down jackets and shoved my winter blues into a dark place for the next few months.  Finally, it’s warm enough to rock those open toe booties you’ve been dying to break out since January.

With spring as any season comes trends, so it is time for another WTT!  Today I’ll be discussing something groundbreaking….florals. I know, right Miranda? Related image

 

Anyway, this season, it’s not just about adding a pop of flowery fun to your outfits, but rather about making your entire ensemble a growing garden. Let’s begin shall we?

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Okay so, although the runways were beaming with bold, vibrant versions of this trend, you may be thinking, nah not for me.  Hang tight, because I do believe it is possible to pull this look into normal-person mode for the streets.

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Here, Christina from The Boho Flow is totally rocking this trend.  The two piece she found is pulled together  and is not outrageous for a daily outting. The floral pattern doesn’t scream out too loudly, and she even managed to pull in a SECOND trend by layering those fishnets. YASS GIRL.

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I’m a big fan of matching two piece outfits in general, so making them vibrant and covered in a pattern of sorts is basically demanding a chunk of my latest paycheck. Anyway, they’re super easy to navigate on days when my mind does not want to work too hard at finding an outfit, and they still look polished and complete. Anything to make a Monday morning run smoother, and I’m in.  So here, with the pant and jacket combination you can even pull off office-chic trendy any day of the week.

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Natasha Goldenberg, Russian style icon and journalist brought this trend right down to the streets in her two piece suit attire.  This is also a great way to bring this fun vibe into a professional appearance, but will also make you stand out in a sea of black blazers.

Maybe we can’t all afford those pricey accessories that she’s toting along, but the center piece (lol get it….like a table flower center piece)  of the look keeps the trend spirit strong within us.

 

Let’s explore some more realistic styles to get shopping!

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LuLu’s has this blue hued beauty set that is definitely wearable right away! You could even take a leather jacket (as see previously) and layer if it’s a bit too chilly for bearing all arms still.

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Be a boss babe in this suit from ASOS.

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Honestly, sometimes Forever 21 is worth taking a deep breath and browsing through.

 

Thank you for reading if you stuck with me through all those patterns and prints. General synopsis for those skim-readers: Florals are fun. ~*Spring into it*~

Puns are fun also.

Love Ya, Mean It,

Amanda

WTT White Jeans in the Winter?

Welcome back to What The Trend!  I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted, but what better time to reconnect with old friends than around the holidays?!  

So today’s topic is something that I have been noticing that has been breaking the fashion rules. Wearing white jeans in the winter.  So like any fashion loving styling abiding citizen, my initial reaction to seeing this was “WHATTT in the style world are you doing! The style gods are shunning you!…..or are they?”  After letting this trend settle in, my eyes adjusted.  Seeing many bloggers and style icons pull of this look with a classic pair of OTK boots, my style rule book readjusted.  

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Check out this babe rocking winter white like a pro!  Winter white can be one of the hardest looks to pull off.  I believe this look takes some serious pre-planning.  Finding just the right shade of white to complement the outfit is the key to this trend.  

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Blogger, Sydne Style, is rocking this look.  The monochrome blend of black and white becomes a classic look rather than an off season faux pas!

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And finally A Southern Drawl blogger, Grace Wainwright, found the perfect shade of suade to pair with this transitional look into the colder months.  

Feeling style inspired? Me too, until I attempted this look and felt my fashion genes (see what I did there? 😉 ) had betrayed all my trendy knows.

So, if you are thinking of attempting this trend, here are my final tips on rocking the winter white jean:

  1. Find the Perfect white jean for YOU.  Finding jeans can already be a daunting process so if you don’t already own a pair that you know look killer on you, maybe this trend isn’t worth spending the money on the 2-3 times you may be wearing it this winter. 
  2. TRY IT ON BEFORE you are rushing around with 5 minutes in the morning and decide this is the time to explore your trend setter side.  This could lead to panic and late Monday morning havoc. 
  3. If you don’t have the pairings, this look could easily look like a mistake.  Tall boots, suede materials, a cozy sweater are all things that pull this look into a winter vibe.  Without these things put together, the jeans will stand out and begin to look out of season, making the style gods right….and I sure hate when other people are right. 
  4. Have fun & follow your inspiration!  If you see a blogger, friend or style icon rock this trend follow what they do! Observe how they pulled the look together and then compare it to your own closet.  If you don’t own those excessively expensive Stewart Weitzman OTK boots, don’t kill yourself forcing the trend.  

Okay so to sum things up, this trend is a style RISK!  I am all for supporting breaking the style rules, but be true to you and your closet!  I can say as a babe on a budget that this one isn’t worth breaking the bank for.  

So, if the jeans fit, rock ’em!

xxo,

Amanda

Instagram Update

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Hey everyone! Happy Fall! I don’t know about you all but this only means one thing in my mind: The Season of Boots is upon us. YES. This season brings so much.  Great hair days with low humidity, the ability to wear just a sweater and jeans and not feel like tiny freezing knives are attacking you down the street(looking right at you North Eastern winters), and the oh so special moment we all feel when we slide on that particular pair of boots that makes us feel unstoppable. Personal favorite latté or seasonal drink is an optional accessory.  

Anyway, until it becomes just the right temperature for this wonderful time of year I figured I’d post my recent instagram looks for those of you who haven’t been following along with me there.  You should though, instagram is so fun and expressive daily, I’d love to connect with you all! 

In the past few weeks of September it’s still been pretty warm where I can wear shorts so I tried to take advantage of this in my looks! I did throw on some distressed skinnies for the 1st day of fall, however I did regret it when it hit 80 degrees in the sunshine here.  

I look forward to sharing some awesome fall fashion with you guys! What do you think, are you ready for the Godly season of boots and jeans??

xxo

Amanda

Distressed Denim & a Cozy T-Shirt

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Hey Everyone! Happy Summer! Or as the calender tells us it is….the weather around here the past few days has been anything but summer time fine.  Gloomly clouds and rainy skies have filled the air lately. With this kind of set up I figure it is appropriate to take advantage of the time I can to wear these distressed white skinnies!  As I finally have a day off from work and won’t be working with paint, it is a great day for me to break out some crisp clean whites! 

I paired these classics with another of my all time favorite go to shirts.  This shirt from Vans is SO COMFY. I am sure you all have that super soft-easy to wear-give me a hug type tshirt hiding in your closests. I’m here to tell you it is the BEST item to over-wear and rock all the time, es pecially on a day off from work or a weekend full of to-dos.  Nothing is better than running errands in a breathable cotton t-shirt that won’t give you none of that sass as you wait in that absurdly long Starbucks line for your mid-day pick me up.  

Enjoy your Thirsty Thursday everyone! It’s almost the weekend! 

xxo

Amanda