May 31, 2011

A Memorial Weekend


DSC_0029
DSC_0009
DSC_0024
DSC_0006

Dress: c/o Romwe//Hat: Forever 21//Sandals: Steve Madden//Vintage Pearl Necklaces

Memorial Day weekend was a work weekend for me. I worked nights (which is always brutal) and made a quick pitstop in NYC on Saturday night for a friend's birthday. We went to the Hudson Terrace which has the most gorgeous view and the breeze at night is amazing. I brought my camera and realized it was dead once we got there, so no photographs were taken to document the night, Bummer.
What did you all do over the long weekend?

Don't forget to enter the giveaway, it's extended until Friday at noon EST! :)

Picnik collage




Follow Sparkling Footsteps

May 30, 2011

Fringe and Floral

DSC_0129
DSC_0118
DSC_0090
Dress: Forever 21//Denim Vest: Forever 21//Fringed white vest: H&M//Oxfords: c/o Wanted Shoes

I hope that everyone is having an amazing Memorial Day weekend! I have been working (with a short trip to NYC in between)! I can never get enough of that city! Today I am guest blogging for Anna over at See Anna Jane today, venture on over to her blog for the rest of the post!

May 25, 2011

Striped Sunrise

DSC_0200
DSC_0214
DSC_0232
DSC_0235
Dress: ASOS//Handbag: Melie Bianco via Silvia's Shop//Scarf: Vintage//Hat: Forever 21//Wedge Sandals: Seven//Necklace: Vintage via Brimfield Market

I fell head over heels in love with this dress the second I laid my eyes on it at ASOS. It reminds me of this Kate Spade dress, just slighty different and more affordable. I wore this to a friend's Jack and Jill this weekend. It was fun to twirl around in and I am counting the days until it is acceptable to wear it again (and again). This will become a summer staple dress this year for sure...
What's your go-to item for summer this year?

PS. Did you enter the giveaway yet? (Click on picture to enter)



Picnik collage



Follow Sparkling Footsteps

May 24, 2011

Kendall K Giveaway

chic

Picnik collage

"Amber" Dress Giveaway!

Told ya'll I had a wonderful surprise waiting for you today! Kendall from Kendall K is offering one of my readers their own Amber dress (retail value: $110)! 

For those who would love to own this dress immediately (or another item)...don't fret! You can use the code "Sparkling" to receive 25% off until May 31st! ;)

To enter: 
1.) Would love to have you following via google (up to the right of the page) or bloglovin'
2.) Follow Kendall on twitter or facebook

EXTRA entries:
1.) Follow Kendall K's blog

Giveaway ends next Tuesday, May 31st! 


May 23, 2011

A little bit of ruffles and shimmer


<DSC_0136
DSC_0154

DSC_0162
DSC_0100
DSC_0174
Dress c/o Kendall K//Clutch: Vintage//Shoes: Franco Sarto//Necklace: Vintage

This weekend was one without any prior engagements, which can be the best kind of weekend. The rain let up and the sun came through both Saturday and Sunday, which was a nice surprise (especially considering it's supposed to rain all week again). 
Have any of you heard of the independent designer, Kendall K? Her lace "Betti" shorts were recently featured in the May issue of People Style Watch and her line has some unbelievably gorgeous items. I love that this dress has the ruffled top and the skirt has a bit of a shimmer to it. Perfect for any summer event. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post because there will be a surprise for all of you that involves Kendall K Style! :)

Follow Sparkling Footsteps

May 22, 2011

My Favorite Finds (via Spotted Moth)

Picnik collage

1.) Delphi Dress, perfect for a wedding or baby shower!
2.) Cornflower Blue Skirt - I adore this pleated skirt with a colored shirt and oxfords!

Picnik collage

1.) Ikat Weekender Bag- Take this with you on your summer weekend adventures!
2.) Giraffe Scarf- playful, makes you feel like a kid again, easy to make chic with trousers and collared shirt!

Picnik collage

1.) Brass Bumble Bee- I have always had a soft spot for animal inspired jewels!
2.) Alligator Ring- How could you not fall in love at first sight?

May 20, 2011

Prep School

DSC_0036
DSC_0033
DSC_0007
DSC_0021
Blazer: Vintage//Polka Dot Blouse: Urban Outfitters//Petticoat: American Apparel//Tie: Borrowed from the boyfriend//Handbag: Kate Spade//Heels: Forever 21

Yet another Bloggers Do It Better assignment. I actually thought about sitting this one out, however considering my competitive personality; I quickly got to work. I chose a basic black tie so that I could stick with a black/red/white palette (which for some reason makes me think "total prep"). 
My next "bump in the road" came this morning. The weather for the next 5 days includes...you guessed it, RAIN. I jumped outside when there rain decided to take a break. 

I attempted the infamous "Carrie Bradshaw" bun via the gorgeous Beth Jones. It was great having my hair out of the way all day, tucked nice and neat on the top of my head. Her tutorial was super easy to follow and I will definitely be using this look again!

Follow Sparkling Footsteps

May 19, 2011

Leopard Brights

DSC_0031
DSC_0025

DSC_0042
DSC_0029
DSC_0007
Leopard Sweater: Vintage//Coral Collared Blouse: Vintage//Denim Shorts, Readers and Motorcycle Boots: Forever 21

Last year I made the mistake of wearing sandals to the Brimfield Flea and came back with some pretty dirty feet (TMI?) This year I opted for some comfy motorcycle boots that I scored from Forever 21 recently. They made it through the day without annoying my feet and were great trudging through the dirt. 
You will also notice that my hair is much lighter for the upcoming summer months (will it ever be sunny and warm?!) I am hoping the sun will contribute to brightening the rest!

Follow Sparkling Footsteps

May 18, 2011

Brimfield Flea Market

DSC_0063
DSC_0067
DSC_0066
DSC_0064
Vintage shopping has quickly become a passion/hobby of mine. My favorite event is the Brimfield Flea Market which is held three times a year in May, June and September. I highly suggest you visit if you live nearby! There is thousands of vendors and you can find just about anything here. This year I found lots of vintage jewelry and saw a few other things that were slightly overpriced (thus, left them). 
If you can believe it, I scored all of these items for under $75. SCORE. Yes. 







DSC_0060
Loving these old hanging buckets with flower pots inside. Definitely recreating this. 
DSC_0058
DSC_0057
Very boho chic. Loved this daybed with cushion!
DSC_0051
DSC_0046

Follow Sparkling Footsteps

May 16, 2011

All About Business

DSC_0050
DSC_0061
DSC_0053
DSC_0041
DSC_0045
Blazer and Skirt: J.Crew//Blouse: Vintage//Shoes: Franco Sarto//Clutch: Etsy via Curly in the City//Sunnies: 80's Purple

This weekend was filled with lots of driving and thus-lots of traffic. We went outside of Philly for my boyfriend's family members' graduation...Sometimes a good, but short road trip can be fun! Plus, even though the traffic was heavy, I still love going over the George Washington Bridge. 
This outfit is not from this past weekend- it was pretty rainy and If you follow on twitter- you would have seen my outfit from Saturday. I forgot my camera this weekend and wasn't able to get any outfit pictures! Boo!

How was your weekend?!

PS. Dear Taylor, I am obsessed with my clutch (well, both actually) and I am so glad you are the creative artistic type (because I am not). Your shop answered my clutch prayers and I will be sure to purchase many more in the future! xo
Lynzy