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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sequin top. distressed jeans.

 

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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!

Shop a similar look:

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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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skirt. denim top. sneakers. jacket.

 

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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3 Customizable Glitter Based Costumes!

As we are in the midst of October, living out best fall lives one special occasion approaches for the glitter-loving, sparkle-eyed girl: HALLOWEEN.  The perfect excuse (speaking form personal experience) to stand in a tub and dump glitter all over yourself that comes but once a year.

So I don’t want to break the bank for my costumes and I like to find real clothing items  that can be easily transformed into a costume rather than go to one of those overwhelming super Halloween stores and try on synthetic fabric until I can’t breathe.

So let’s get into this:  Here are just a few costume ideas to style yourself that will allow you to AMP UP your glitter factor!  The overall key to these outfits is find your “base” layer and build it up from there.

  1. Okay, obvious but true: THE UNICORN.

I know, it seems like a given but if there is one thing we all know about unicorns, they are a rare and unique creature.  That means you can basically customize your outfit to be the truest inner unicorn you can be.  From rainbow, to one color your options are endless. The key elements are to start with the base, which I show as a simple body-con dress, a majestic horn, a tutu, because when else can you wear a tutu….and add some GLITTER.

& yes, I’m wearing freaking flats on Halloween because let’s face it, no one handles the entire night well in heels & if you do……you’re lying but O.K.

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Silver Unicorn Snot Body Gel, 1.7 oz.

(tutu: party city, Body Con dress is Forever 21, Shoes are Keds, ears literally ANY spirit Halloween, unicorn snot at Hallmark online or Tilly’s in store)

Once you have the base for this outfit down, you can start to go crazy with your body glitter!  You can use the Unicorn Snot for ALL of these costumes FYI and why wouldn’t you….Channel the inner child that used to love the Limited Too!! (comment if you loved that store because it was LIFE as a child for me)

2. THE GLITTERING ALIEN.

TBH very similar base as the unicorn.  The goal is to find something already shinny and embellish yourself into something brand new.

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(Leggins on amazon, Top from Forever 21, and shoes Keds.  Add Antennas from any Halloween store or DIY some yourself with tin foil! )

Again, USE THE UNICORN SNOT!! The alien is super easy and comfy and warm for any outdoor activities too since you’ll be covered head to toe in shinning metallic clothing.

 

3.  SHINNY MERMAID

A classic go-to.  The mermaid is mystical and so are you when you wear scales and sequins.  So go for it.  You can mix up this outfit in various colors, and styles also if you check out amazon’s options for a legging style as well! Get creative!

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Blue Unicorn Snot Body Gel, 1.7 oz.

(Skirt & top on Amazon, shell clip is ASOS but let’s be real you could def find this at you’re local A.C. Moore/Michael’s, shoes are vans) 

So one more time, unicorn snot.  I am sure you can find body glitter gel at your local beauty shop or drug store, so grab it and COAT IT ON.  Literally this is the one night of the year where you will be allowed to leave a trail of glitter everywhere you go, so go big before you go home.

 

So I hope you guys enjoyed how I would style each of these outfits for Halloween & hope they were *~iNsPirIng~*  if you have yet to find your costume!

Comment if you like these ideas & share what other glitter-filled costumes you’ll be rocking this year!!

-Amanda

 

WTT: Rose Colored Glasses On

Hey everyone! Welcome back to What The Trend!  If you’re new to this, intro: I’m Amanda, and we’re gonna talk about things that are trendy and gab like besties.  If you’ve been following, welcome back!

So let’s just get right into things.  This year, it seems like reminiscing about the 90’s has been a trend in and of itself.  Being a born and raised in the 90’s child myself, I can’t help but feel by nostalgic heartstrings tinge seeing pops of this style all around.  BUT one style from another era seems to have taken on the street style of 2017. COLOR tinted sunglasses.  Not to immediately diss these statement making accessories, I suppose I’ve just always took a more logical approach to eye wear.  I can’t help but picture watching “Billboard Dad” with a young Mary Kate and Ashley( a 1998 classic where the trend is also V prevalent to those days) sporting these trendy items and thinking to my 7 year old self….don’t their eyes hurt? Is everything changed to pink when you wear those? 

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Nonetheless, celebs and style experts alike are bringing this trend back to life.  Let’s open the portal to the past; the 70’s to 2017:

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Okay so for starters, some of your fave celebrity icons from today have been rocking these in various shades.  Hailey Baldwin has been seen shading herself from the sun (get it, SHADE(s)…pun.)  in this trend and color coordinating it properly. A positive about this trend and what makes it appealing for me at least, is the opportunity to add even more vibrancy to a look with a minimal effort. Minimal effort in the summer heat, AND still looking cute to boot? I’m in.

As we take this away from the starlight of the celebrity life, back down to the streets in the sunlight, style expert Chronicles of Her amplifies her french girl chic vibe with a rose-colored tone.  She also explains in her post here, that she found a yellow pair at Ebay for just $2!! Affordable fashion? YES please!

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Bringing this trend into a relate-able everyday look, style blogger Isabella Leyva shows how to work the yellow glow pairing it with yet a second trend with her sheer floral top. I love how she makes her style look like any one of us can look as adorable as she does.  She brought this trend back down to basic, which is exactly what I like to live for at Eat Your Glitter. Basic, but not boring!

Okay so after seeing this trend working in different situations, I think it is totally doable! BUT, I also think it’s not worth splurging half your paycheck on.  Let’s look into some more affordable options.

MIRROR-OR-TINTED-AVIATOR-STYLE-SUNGLASSES-MEN-WOMEN-NEW-LENS-FRAME-100-UVGuys, don’t discount Ebay.  It has the power to your cheap trends.  These are only $6.99!! And if you feel inspired by that $2 find I mentioned previously, I’m sure with some further diving you can find yourself a great deal at this site.  Shop them!

Ugh maybe I’m a sucker for a fun novelty item, but come on. These are PRIME summer vibes, and I found them on Amazon so pun #2 for this post!!  Although these could be for the more ambitious style seeker, they would be the talk of any pool party you attend this summer.  Luau theme anyone? Find them on Amazon for only $2.46!!

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Looking for a more sophisticated shape? These are from the motherland of surprising fashion finds, Target.  They are $16.99 which seems steep compared to those amazon finds, but they are slightly more refined in style if you’re looking for a more subtle try at the trend.

So, What The Trend do we think? I’m Sold.  Especially after finding this trend for super affordable prices, I am all in for rocking color tinted eye wear adding a super fun, and bold statement to your looks!  I would even venture to say I wouldn’t need to wear concealer to hide my under eye bags because they will be all ~*jazzed~* up through the magic of color.

I hope you enjoyed this edition of WTT! I’ll be keeping an extra EYE out for more! (I did it, 3 puns, 3 strikes, I’m outta here 😉 )

xxo,

Amanda

DIY Glitter Travel Mug!

Hey all! Okay I am super excited about the latest DIY!  It is super easy and you are going to love the results! Here we go: a DIY travel floating glittering mug! 

Who doesn’t need this in their life?  We’ve all been there in the morning, late, rushing, no time to sip your favorite caffeinated beverage.  So you have no choice but to take it along that drowsy commute.  You reach for a disposable paper cup with just as much dullness as the sleepy zombie persona of those who are non-morning people.  

Brighten up your morning (literally) with this DIY!

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Supplies:

  • Glitter of your choice
  • Clear tacky glue
  • water
  • Travel mug with a removable inner cup (not sure if there is an official name for these, but they are found at a local craft store such as Michael’s!)

Let’s get started.

  1. Remove cup inside.
  2. Fill base of cup with water about 3/4 of the way that will fit your cup, this will take some experimentation so I recommend filling the water without glitter or glue to make sure your happy with the measurement.
  3. Add a bunch of tacky glue! This will take up the rest of the 1/4 of space needed but don’t stress about exact measuring, it’s adjustable!
  4. Get Glittery! Add you favorite mixture of glitter into the cup and stir vigorously with the water and glue!
  5. Insert travel mug inner piece into cup of glitter mixture.  **this WILL be messy, find a sink or outdoor setting!** You will loose some of your water mixture so there is room for the inner mug, but its totally alright!  It gives the glitter just enough space to be able to float and dance around!
  6. Screw on the inside mug super tight!! You won’t be opening this again, unless you have a desire to change the inside mixture.  
  7. Fill with your favorite morning beverage and get out there and sparkle!!

 

I am in love with my mug currently, and hope this DIY is helpful for you all! Let me know what you think!

xxo,