Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tie-Dye Neutrals









Top: Aritzia // Jeans: Madewell // Shoes: Joe's Jeans // Bag: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Forever 21 // Jewelry: J. Crew, Etsy

I've always been envious of those that can rock white skinny jeans--how do they keep them so clean?! But I was feeling brazen when in Madewell a few months ago and picked up this light gray (essentially white) pair. And in an equally brazen moment, I couldn't say no to this open-back top when I stopped by the SF Aritzia store a few weeks ago. I know right, I'm feeling so sartorially adventurous these days who knows what else is next?

A friendly note that these shoes are uber comfortable and seem to go with just about everything. If you're looking for a pair of summer heels, snatch these up now!

Thanks for reading y'all!

XOXO
B

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Coming Up Roses









Top: Forever 21 // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Valentino // Necklace: Etsy // Bag: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Prada

I've been on the hunt for the perfect midi skirt for quite a while (this Tibi skirt has been on my wish list for about a hundred years). Proof that dedicated perusing of the interwebs pays off because I found this budget-friendly midi leather skirt via Forever 21, a steal for under $30! Plus, can you believe that this whole outfit (sans shoes) was under $100?   Cue happy dance here.

XOXO
B

Monday, June 9, 2014

B Loves...

A charming reminder of my Arkan(sassy) roots. 

I love accessories that carry a special meaning--this one features my zodiac sign's constellation!

Pool side essentials.


New kicks, scored during the Macy's Friends & Family sale!

 
Did you catch this DIY for jeweled sandals? 

My favorite time of the year: Peony season!

I wish I could say that I've been quiet on the blog front the last two weeks for exciting reasons, but alas, I've mostly just been swamped with work and packing. I'm finally moving in to my new place this weekend and while I'm slightly bummed that it's going to be smaller than my current place, it's going to be much closer to work (hello shorter commute!) and hardwood floors y'all

Happy Monday and thanks for reading!

XOXO
B

Thursday, June 5, 2014

B Crafts: Jeweled Leather Sandals DIY











It's common knowledge by now that I'm addicted to all things shiny. That's precisely why I fell in love with these J. Crew jeweled sandals and these Marni embellished sandals. Both pairs sported quite a hefty price tag and since I prefer to be judicious with my pricey shoe purchases, I decided to recreate the look with a DIY instead.

Things You'll Need:

  • Leather / Faux leather sandals (I scored these for $12 at Forever 21!)
  • Clear gemstones 
  • Craft adhesive

Tips:

  • If you're particularly OCD, I suggest laying out the stones first to get a sense of what you'd like it to look like. 
  • I considered a symmetrical layout, but opted instead for a more hodgepodge look--live your dream!
  • Try to work quickly--the glue gets tacky fast and starts to make a mess. (Thus helpful to get an idea of the layout first.)
  • Let dry for at least 48 hours before wearing. 

While I'm not usually a huge fan of flats, the extra sparkle adds just the right pep to my step. And really, I love just about any excuse for new footwear.

Thanks for reading y'all!

XOXO
B