It’s Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal

4.20.2014

Its Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGalFTC Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I receive a small commission if you click through and buy something. To read my full Disclosure Policy, click here.

Yup, the weather’s finally warming up and I’m in the market for a brand-new bathing suit. But nothing boring, nothing run-of-the-mill. I want a statement-maker. And Nasty Gal has some amazing options (even some that are more conservative than the usual fare). Check out my picks to outfit you and your unique style this Summer:

Above graphic, top row l-r: Nasty Gal Cruz Bikini Bottom in WhiteIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal   /  Chromat Tri Bikini BottomIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Lolli Line Up Bikini TopIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Lolli Borderline Bikini BottomIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal

Middle row, l-r: Mandalyn Betty SwimsuitIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Lanikai SwimsuitIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Chromat Pentagram SwimsuitIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Paixoto Alda BottomsIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal

Bottom row, l-r: Nasty Gal Bora Bikini Bottom – BlackIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Nasty Gal Bora Bikini Bottom – RedIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Nasty Gal Martine SwimsuitIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  One Teaspoon Superman Bikini TopIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal

Its Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal

Above graphic, top row, l-r: Nasty Gal Frill of the Chase BikiniIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Mikoh Seychelle’s MonokiniIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  6 Shore Road Push Cart SwimsuitIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Shakuhachi Heatwave Neoprene BottomIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal

Bottom row, l-r: Lee and Lani Rio BottomIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  / Sky and Staghorn Lottie Crop Top BikiniIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Lisa Maree Twice Shy BikiniIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal  /  Lisa Maree Night Sea SwimIts Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal

Anything strike your fancy?

Happy Easter (and the beginning of swim season!) everyone!

xo
Carly


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DIY Radiant Rhinestone Belt for Wander & Hunt

4.15.2014

DIY Radiant Rhinestone Belt for Wander & HuntHello friends! Today I am sharing the DIY tutorial for the Radiant Rhinestone Belt kit I designed for Wander & Hunt. It’s a fun little project with maximum impact, and you can place your stones however you like to get totally different looks. DIY Radiant Rhinestone Belt for Wander & Hunt(My version is less symmetrical and more random, as you can see.) Here’s how:

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Enter to Win LuLu’s Instagram Fashion Face-Off!

4.14.2014

Enter to Win LuLus Instagram Fashion Face Off!

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Are you ready for a Fashion Face-Off Challenge? Find out which style will reign supreme in LuLu*s Fashion Face-Off! Choose your team and enter on LuLu*s Instagram page weekly for a chance to score a $500 gift card! Contest ends on May 9th, so you’ve got plenty of time to get in on the action!

How to Enter

1. Follow @lulus on Instagram
2. Choose the trend you wanna take on!
3. Upload your original photo on Instagram with the hashtag #lulusfashionfaceoff as well as your team’s hashtag. Remember, your profile must be public to be entered!
4. Check back every Monday for a new chance to WIN!

Week #1: #TeamSkater vs. #TeamShift
Week #2: #TeamFloral vs. #TeamStripes
Week #3: #TeamLeather vs. #TeamLace
Week #4: #TeamBabydoll vs. #TeamMaxi

One winner will be selected every Friday at 5pm PST and announced via the LuLu*s Instagram!

**Plus, LuLu’s is running a great deal on shoes right now where you can get 20% off shoes on sale. Just use code DYT87NX at checkout!!

xo

Carly

 


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Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!

4.09.2014

Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!I’ve just completed a super-fun collab with DIY kit shop Wander & Hunt – and designed 2 special DIY projects just for them.

Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!  Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now! The first, the DIY Radiant Rhinestone Belt, was actually inspired by a rhinestone belt I spied on Anthropologie.com this past Winter, and figured it would be a snap to re-create. For $29 you get the ribbon base, felt for attaching the rhinestones, glue, a skewer, and an absolutely HUGE amount of rhinestones to deck out your waist embellishment. Gorgeous over a plain shirtdress or even a light coat, this will be an accessory you reach for again and again to dress up your outfits.

Check out the DIY Radiant Rhinestone Kit Here

Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!For the second project, the DIY Gem Pendant Necklace kit, I drew inspiration from a Dannijo bejeweled pendant I saw on Pinterest. Again, for just $29 you receive a bevy of gems, glue, a skewer, PVC plastic, endcaps, jump rings, and a rope for the necklace. The design is super-chic – and creates a fabulous statement!

Check out the DIY Gem Pendant Necklace Kit Here

You can also check out all the other DIY kits available at Wander & Hunt here (everything under $70!), as well as all the other supplies and materials that they offer. They have a ton of tutorials on the site as well, so you can get your DIY on without even buying a kit. Standard shipping is also free worldwide!Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!

Thanks so much to the team at Wander & Hunt for making this happen! I had a blast designing these projects. Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!

What do you guys think of these kits? Have you ever bought a DIY project kit – and was it worth it? Let me know in the comments!

xo

Carly


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Spring Clean Your Closet with Goodwill’s Help

4.08.2014

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Spring is finally here – and that means Spring cleaning! I always head to my closet first and foremost to do a major purge this time of year. It’s cathartic and frees up my mind to get rid of lots of old junk that has accumulated – and that I no longer wear and enjoy. And what do I do with everything I pull out of that overstuffed madness? I head to Goodwill and donate it all – since I know it creates jobs and helps my community: one of the best ways to create a local impact by investing back into it. (more…)


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DIY Gossip Girl-Inspired Starburst Safety Pin Blazer

4.02.2014

DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin Blazer*This project I contributed to Snippets Magazine: The New York Issue on Cut Out + Keep in 2010, and am re-posting to my blog here.

A la Balmain or a la Jenny, this blazer is looking sharp!

DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin BlazerThough it only appeared onscreen for the briefest of moments, this was Little J’s take on an elegant cover-up to take her straight to the Ambassador’s Dinner and show up Damien. Making your own is easy, just by adding multiple safety pins to a blazer in need of a makeover.

Materials:
DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin BlazerBlack fitted Blazer  /  Medium-large size silver Safety Pins

How To:DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin Blazer 1. Start by inserting a couple safety pins in a fan-shape at one of the side-seams of the blazer, right where it hits your waist. Try not to push the safety pins through the jacket lining.Add more safety pins in-between the first row.

DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin Blazer2. Keep alternating placement as you fan out from the side and create a “starburst” pattern.

DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin Blazer3. Add a few larger safety pins near the edges.

DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin Blazer4. Repeat for the other side of the blazer.DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin Blazer
So easy- and so impactful. This piece looks great over skinny jeans, or even a slinky dress for a night out!
DIY Gossip Girl Inspired Starburst Safety Pin Blazer
Happy DIY’ing!
xo
Carly

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