Thursday, March 31, 2011

 Gap jacket, Gap blouse, Gap boot cut jeans, Gap flats, Forever 21 earrings

I tried parting my hair down the middle...I had to do it a little off center because it made my nose look crooked.  I HATED IT ALL DAY LONG.  It will be a side part tomorrow.  The middle part is just not for me.  It looks ok in this picture, but in person I looked like I was balding down the middle of my head.    So, that's sick.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gap striped tunic, AE distressed jeans, TOMs, AE necklace, Forever 21 large faux diamonds

Forever 21 sweater pea coat/ was COLD.

Simon and Ruby GIVEAWAY!!!

How to Accessorize with Jewelry (according to

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  • Make sure that when you pair different pieces of jewelry together you are mindful of the materials they are made of. You wouldn't want to mix a glass beaded necklace with a stretchy rubber bracelet and wooden beaded earrings.
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    Choose jewelry that compliments your outfit. The colors don't need to be the same, but complimentary, like any other accessory.
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    A little can go a long way. If you have one focal piece (usually a necklace) the rest of your jewelry should be more discreet so as not to distract from the necklace. The goal is for someone to say "Oh you look nice" and not "Oh, wow. You have pretty jewelry." Be the Diva, not the jewelry store girl.

Accessorizing with necklaces

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    You can purchase personalized necklaces that showcase a picture of a loved one or favorite place.
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    Make sure your necklace doesn't cross the neckline of your shirt. The only time this is acceptable is when you're wearing one of those super-long beaded necklaces. Usually you'll be wearing a shorter piece and the centerpiece will be at the collarbone.
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    Be sure to "test drive" your neck wear before your big event. Sometimes beads and clasps can pull at your hair or scratch your skin. You wouldn't want to have to remove your accessories during the dance, wedding or formal event.
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    Try pairing a more formal piece, like Swarovski Crystals and pearls with a more casual outfit. Throw on a pair of sexy heels and your Jeans and Tshirt will look hotter than ever.

Accessorizing with Bracelets

  • When your bracelets are small and skinny, you can wear several of them together.
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    If your bracelet is beaded or hinged it can stand alone as an accessory to any outfit, and should only be paired with a smaller, chain bracelet or similar bracelets.
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    Solid formed bangle bracelets are fun to wear and still a surprisingly popular accessory, even though they haven't changed much since the 1980's.

Accessorizing with Earrings

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    Be sure your earrings compliment your hair style. Wearing gigantic complicated earrings with a shorter hairdo will surely make you guilty of over-accessorizing, no matter what the outfit looks like.
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    Likewise, if you have a lot of hair, you can get away with a bulkier earring.
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    Since the earrings and the necklace are both visible together it is very important to make sure they go together. Similar bead work, metal embellishments (if any) and complimentary color schemes are a few things to look for in matching jewelry.
All that being said, THANK YOU Simon and Ruby for sponsoring our giveaway!

Simon and Ruby, provides handcrafted jewelry made from precious materials such as, Turquoise, Pyrite, Sterling Silver, Bronze, Copper, Smoky Quartz, Olive and Jade.  

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Here is a little bit about Lindsay, the owner and operator of Simon and Ruby:
I am an individual born of my experiences. I’ve found a way to combine some of my favorite childhood memories to create art that I love. Both my grandmother and my great grandmother were seamstresses, so some of my earliest memories are of sitting with jars of buttons and beads spread around me, playing and combining colors that I liked. Simon and Ruby, my jewelry line, was born in 2008 in response to my burning desire to create a tangible, wearable piece of art. 
Each piece jewelry is handcrafted and designed with a story in mind. My designs are influenced heavily by my travels as well as characters in the books I read and movies I watch. I collect semi precious stones, glass, and vintage pieces from all over the world to create not only a beautiful piece of jewelry, but an intriguing story as well. I hope you love this collection as much as I do!
Simon and Ruby can be found on Etsy at, on Facebook at and now at their new store website

Here is what Simon and Ruby sent me:


These earrings are well made, made with quality stones and metals, and are VERY flattering!  I LOVE THESE EARRINGS!  

Simon and Ruby is offering the winner of this giveaway a $25.00 gift certificate!  

Here is how you enter:

1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)


2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my blog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me and Simon and Ruby.  Leave a comment letting my know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.
5.  Go to Simon and Ruby's Etsy store and browse her items, choose your favorite item from her Etsy store.  Leave me a comment telling me which item you love love love and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
6.  Go to Simon and Ruby's Etsy store and heart your favorite item.  Leave me a comment telling me item you heart and provide me with your email address

7.  "Like"
Simon and Ruby on FB by clicking HERE.  Leave me a comment telling me you "like" Simon and Ruby and provide me with your email address.

8.  BUY something from Simon and Ruby. Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)

This giveaway will end April 7, at 11:59pm

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The winner of the NewstyleNataly Giveaway is...

The random number generator selected comment number 5:

mafiaprincess said...

I follow!

Congratulations!  You have 48 hours to respond to my email before a different winner is drawn.

The winner of the Meydalle Giveaway is...

The random number generator selected comment number 7

The Stottlemyre Chronicles said...

I love the Forth Inspiration Necklace with a unique stamped clay element.

Congratulations!  You have 48 hours to respond to my email before a different winner is drawn.

 VS tunic plaid shirt, Gap legging jeans, TOMs, Express rhinestone hoops

Express rhinestone hoops

Monday, March 28, 2011

 VS thermal shirt, Gap lounge cardigan, AE necklace, AE jeans, UGGs, ole nakie ear

AE necklace
 Thunder shirt, Forever 21 baseball tee (under thunder shirt), AE jeans, UGGs, Forever 21 earrings

They had wine (since I don't do beer), at the game!  We won!  WHAT A GREAT NIGHT!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

VS OU sweatshirt tunic, AE jeans, TOMs, Forever 21 faux diamonds
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Winner of the Enchante by Michaela Dawn Giveaway is...

The random generator selected comment number 21:

Jillian said...

I posted the link on FB

Congratulations!  You have 48 hours to respond to my email before a different winner is selected.
Old Navy tank, Gap jacket, Gap vintage extreme flare jeans, Tretorn shoes, Forever 21 earrings

MY PRETTY TAHOE! We bought it yesterday...I LOVE IT!