Top: Ralph Lauren (old, Ewa Bazaar) // Skirt: INC (old) // Sandals: Sam Edelman (Marshalls, old) // Sunglasses: Unknown brand (from Poland) // Bracelets: Walmart (believe it or not they are from Walmart and I added the tassles myself) // Necklace: Michael's (I added the tassles myself)
Tassle and pom pom accessories have been EVERYWHERE. I see them everywhere whether it be tassle jewelry or tassle key chains or even tassles/pom poms as part of a purse. I personally love this trend and I hope it’s here to stay, at least for a little while. I started seeing this trend with a lot of my favorite southern bloggers. Especially all of the neon colored tassles, I really truly love them. Sometimes I feel like I really do belong in the south because I love their style. Don’t get me wrong I love looking at NYC fashion but I feel like I could never pull it off (at least the most intense fashion statements). I noticed a lot of southern fashion caters more towards my own personal style. I love girly, frilly, ruffly, the whole nine yards. Don’t get me wrong I also love an outfit with a good pair of cowgirl boots and a very country look but that’s not on a daily basis because I do love dressing up.
I always tend to get off track when I’m typing up my blog posts geez haha. Anyway, these particular tassles I made myself and put them on an already made pearl bracelet and chain necklace. I would upload a DIY but I couldn’t get good pictures and to make matters worse it took me a few tries. I will eventually upload a tutorial once I find a method that works well for me but in the meantime I listed a few tutorials that you might find useful if you don’t want to spend money and instead make it yourself. I also want to try a few of these DIY’s especially the one with the leather tassles because I feel like those would be super easy to make and I just really love anything leather lately. So, below are a few DIY’s for Tassle Jewelry and I figure if you don’t want jewelry you can always get a key ring and attach it to your keys or find a way to attach it to your purse.
I always click on the links to items that bloggers post and like I said earlier I follow a lot of southern bloggers. Their accessories are from stores or sites that are just a little out of my price range. I unfortunately can’t bring myself to purchase one single bracelet for $30+ dollars when I can make it myself. I have this problem where I really love a great bargain. The two investments that I will make though are a good pair of shoes and a nice bag. Those are the two things I am willing to pay full price for. I still have bags from many years ago, my mom has her original Dooney & Bourke bags that are trending right now, so she’s the perfect example. Shoes I feel like need to be quality (unless you’re only looking to wear them a few times) because if they are good quality they last longer. I’m also a believer in leather shoes. If you look in my closet I think all but 3 pairs of shoes are leather. Two of those three are flip flops. People always ask me how I have a different outfit almost every day and well, this is my secret. I’m willing to pay full price for shoes and bags, but not for everything else. I like to make a lot of accessories like jewelry because I find it fun, relaxing, and like I made a mini accomplishment.
Oh, and I don’t really know how I look this tan, I think it’s because I’ve been using Jergen’s Natural Glow but I definitely wasn’t THAT dark. I decided this year that I’m going to try and minimize my time in the sun. I keep reading of all of these people who are being diagnosed with skin cancer and I don’t want to join them. After many years of laying out in the sun and also tanning at a salon I decided that self tanners/spray tans are good enough for me. I’ll stay outside for the minimum amount of time that you should get every day for Vitamin D or going to the beach because that you can’t really help but I won’t make it a point to get a nice tan.