new year sparkle

*Photos thanks to my lovely sister, Lauren.

Jacket: c/o Eshakti, Shoes: DIY, Collar Necklace: DIY, Top: Similar, Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Happy New Year, everyone!! I hope you have lovely plans to ring in the New Year tonight with all of your favorite people. Looking back on 2012 brings me so much joy and happiness. It has been a great year for us – Ross and I bought our first house! We are settling into married life, real grown-up jobs, and I’m starting to figure out this blogging thing, of course. I’m so glad that I get to add blogging and you guys to my 2012 wrap-up. The entire style blogging community is definitely the best on the internet. Thanks for welcoming me, and reading along this year. I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for us all!

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Eshakti + my burgundy crush

Jacket: c/o Eshakti, Jeans: similar, T-shirt: similar, Scarf: c/o Fancy Details, Boots: similar

Eshakti is the most amazing clothing idea I have ever heard of. If you’ve never visited their site, you are definitely in for a treat. They customize each piece of clothing to fit you – the price per customization is built into your order, and you receive your item already altered and made just for you! I just love that! Considering I am on the shorter side and, being a personal trainer, my build isn’t exactly what I would consider “standard”, this kind of site is just perfect for me. I just love this tweed jacket with hand-embroidered sparkly details around the trim.  Check out their unique and beautiful (and personalized) clothing here.

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DIY sparkle heart sweater

Inspired by the Wildfox Couture red sparkle heart jumper, I decided that making my own would be pretty simple. Here is the V-neck version of this sweater, for $108. My version costs closer to 10 or 15 bucks. I printed the largest heart that I could find onto a piece of computer paper, cut it out, and outlined it onto my sweater with a red marker. Then, I filled in the heart (focusing on the outline) with fabric glue, and covered the sweater with red fabric glitter. I let this dry for 24 hours, and then just shook off the excess glitter. Super easy, fun, and girly! I hope you’re inspired to make your own! :)

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faux fur + hunter green

Scarf: similar, jeans: similar color, Top: similar

I priced faux fur vests for a few weeks – only to find that they range from about $40 to around a jillion. So, I found this faux fur scarf at Ross for $3.99, and I think it really creates the same look for waaaay less. So lets hear it for cheaper options! :) Will you guys be rocking the faux fur look this winter?

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