25 September 2015

Let's Get Fancy! - SUPER EASY DIY Pom Pom Shoe Clips

Poms poms are showing up all over the place! Topping off hats, furry details on key chains, and adding frou frou to handbags! And they're even showing up on shoes!

Credit : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Poms on shoes add an unconventional element and bring a little bit of something extra special to an outfit! Adding a poufy punch to everything from ballet flats to red bottoms, in a variety of colors, sizes and fabrics. There are a several retailers out there where you can find clips like these made from luxe materials for $50 a pair or more. 

Today's DIY will give you the chance to save yourself some cash (for that new pair of shoes) and still have some fashion fun!

What you'll need:

-  A segment of felt - just enough to cut two quarter sized rounds from
-  Scissors
-  Glue gun
-  Shoe clips (I got mine from etsy)
-  A pair of pompoms (I ordered mine from JoAnn Fabrics, no fancy fur, they're just acrylic)

Find the size pom that's right for you. For my first set, I decided to go big (and bright) or go home! So feel free to pick the size and shade that best represents your style.

1. Simply cut out your quarter sized round from the felt (I eyeballed mine).

2. Attach your clip with the hot glue to the center of the felt. Press it firmly to make sure it adheres, but be careful as the metal will be hot. Allow a few moments to cool.

3. Then apply a generous amount of glue to the other side of the felt and press it to the bottom of the pom. Mine had a flattish surface on the bottom. I left my clip open as it cooled (see image 3 above) so that the glue wouldn't seep through and make it stick together.

Once cooled, you can close the clip and complete your other pompom.

And in literally less than 15 minutes you've got a new pair of clips to sass up any pair of shoe you want!

Hey, why go for just bows on your toes, when poms are the bomb?!
Leopard Flats: H&M - sold out
similar, similar, similar, similar

Have a wonderful weekend!

21 September 2015


Yes, yes, y'all!! It's a Diva's birthday today!! Ayyyyeeeee!!!

Despite the tumultuous last six weeks, I am ever grateful and maintaining my positivity. I feel blessed and so appreciative that I am here to see another year!

I am typically a Monday curmudgeon, but I ain't even mad because today is MY Monday!

So, me and this boot are going to beaming sunshine and rainbows and embracing the little joys, like my free Starbucks goodie and Sephora birthday lippies, until my head hits the pillow this evening!

It's still Virgo Season, people! Be sure to find a Virgo diva and give her some love!

Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me! Haaaaaapppyyyyyy biiiiiirrrtthhhhdaaaaayyyy!!!

18 September 2015

DD's Style File - Bold Gold

It is getting to be about that time, y'all... The summer is winding on down and we're heading into the final warm days of summer.

The end of summer for me was always marked by my birthday (which is right around the corner) and I consider any other warm days after that to be a seasonal anomaly in my book!

I got the chance to pull this lovely skirt out one last time. I don't wear it nearly as often as I'd like, but it's still one of my favs.

I thought the floaty chiffon paired perfectly with the feminine detailing of the top. And to add a bit of edge, I topped the look off with bold gold accessories.

Top: Kohl's - old (similarsimilarsimilar)
Skirt: Forever 21 - old  (similarsimilar)
Belt: ASOS (I'm also selling one on Poshmark)
Shoes: Kohl's - old (similarsimilarsimilar)
There's no question that the star of the show is this eye catching gold belt. I want to wear it with everything! I think it's going to look amazing this fall over an all black ensemble. It's certainly one of those pieces that I consider an investment, because of the sticker price. In my opinion it's totally worth it, as due to it's versatility you can wear it with all kinds of things, which balances out the CPW.

I've been doing some reading about capsule wardrobes and will be delving into that in the upcoming weeks. And although I don't think the minimalist wardrobe is for me, personally, I do believe that having statement pieces like this to incorporate can certainly bring a dash of something special to a capsule collection or a hoarder's closet like mine!

I'd love to hear your feelings on the minimalist capsule wardrobe, do you love them or are you a fellow hoarder at heart??

Have a wonderful weekend!!

16 September 2015

DD's Style File - Polka Dots & Tulle

On those occasions that I head out with purely the intent to browse or return items, instantly evolve into the days that I end up buying stuff. Good buys, but unintended, none the less.

But, trust me, if I head out for the purpose of buying some new pieces and looking for something special, that is GUARANTEED to be the day that I spend hours roaming aimless and bagless.

Skirt: Forever 21 - sold out (similar)
Dress worn as top: ASOS - old (similar, similar, similar)
Pumps: Kohl's - old (cute options: here, here, and here and a flat option)
Belt: old (other options: similar, similar, similar)
Clutch: Macy's

I happened upon this skirt on one of those non-shopping occasions. I had returned some items to one store and just stopped off in Forever 21 to take a looksy. And there was this darling skirt in on a rack by its lonesome in a section in which it did not even belong.

My size and $20. Sold!

The salesgirl even told me this was the only one they'd received and us fashion girls know how special that is!

It is simply one of the cutest pieces I have in my wardrobe and I've held on to it for some time waiting for just the right kind of top to pair with it. That "perfect" top never came and I ran out of patience, so this time I wore a dress as a shirt for a more casual feel. Re-purposing items in your closet to do double duty is always awesome, right?!

I hope your week is off to a great start!!

14 September 2015

Life Lately...August, Absences & Clunky Boots

Hello World and Happy Monday!

Let me start by saying that August didn't turn out all the way I'd intended. I have been M.I.A. far longer than planned. Basically, the demands of life stepped in and pretty much took over! Between playing catch up at my 9 to 5 and school starting back for the fall I was pretty much tapped out.... The next thing I knew, it was getting well in to September.

Even better, my creativity has been given a serious challenge, as I was recently "gifted" with this:

Lovely, right?.. And oh so fashion friendly (not...).

Turns out I've got a fractured bone in my foot, so I've been sentenced to at least six weeks of living with this boot then hopefully I'll be able to gradually return to "normalcy."

Unfortunately, sometimes shoes just MAKE the outfit... There are certainly days where I get dressed based on what shoes I'm wearing. So, needless to say, this has put a serious damper on on the whole style post situation. *ugh* I  do have a couple regular style posts coming up this week, but please bear with me as I try to navigate these blogging waters sans cute shoes. *sad panda*

I'm definitely seeing some beauty reviews and DIY posts in my future!

Before I head off let me just say despite my displeasure of this whole unfortunate situation, I am certainly glad that it didn't happen before I got a chance to appear on the Today Show (could you imagine the devastation!?) and as much as I'm refusing to embrace the approaching fall season, my left foot is thrilled that it is no longer 90 degrees and humid. It's all about being grateful of the little things, right?

Pray for me y'all!!