7.18.2011

Blogger of the Week: Make Me Sparkly

First off, I wanted to say thank you for your comments yesterday! My eyes (besides the red spot/ popped blood vessel?) are back to normal. Whew. haha! I know it wasn't makeup or anything because I'm really good at washing my face... Plus makeup doesn't give me a lump. But it's gone. SO all is well. :)

Our Blogger of the Week this week is the fabulous Shelby from Make Me Sparkly! I absolutely love her blog. She's got FANTASTIC style and DIY ideas! I was so excited when she accepted my invitation to be Blogger of the Week!

Well hello there to all of Gentri Lee's readers!! My name is Shelby and I'm the star of the blog Make Me Sparkly. Gentri so sweetly presented me with her Blog of the Week award, and I'm incredibly honored and excited to do my first-ever guest post on her fabulous blog!!

So, a little bit about myself and Make Me Sparkly... I'm a full-time pharmacist that has a full-time love for fashion, shopping and crafting, and you'll find plenty of all of these on Make Me Sparkly. I post outfits, DIY accessory ideas and how-to's, and plenty of shopping and styling tips for my readers. Posting my outfits and drawing inspiration from other fashion bloggers has really enabled me to become more creative and unique with my style, and I have so much fun trying new looks and really playing with fashion for everyone that cares to see.

I decided to style an outfit for this very special post that completely encompasses what Make Me Sparkly is about, and it ended up being an incredibly fun photo shoot. I made the necklace I'm wearing a few weeks ago out of spray painted seashells and coral beads (instructions can be found here), based off an idea from one of my favorite craft blogs, P.S.-I Made This... At first, I had a difficult time incorporating the very large stand-out style into an outfit; it didn't look right with anything I tried. I then found this playful jersey dress on Threadsence that, by the way, is an absolute steal at $37. I love the bright, bold color and fun shoulder cut-outs, and the light jersey material is super comfortable (and surprisingly breathable for the hot weather we're having here in Ohio). I was thrilled to find that my seashell DIY is the perfect statement necklace to take this dress from basic to bombshell... because nothing is hotter than bright coral and rich gold together on a steamy summer night. The look, with the oceanic necklace and hot colors and wild hair, initially made me think of the Sirens from Greek mythology: seductive, dangerous, enchanting... But it started screaming "let's go salsa dancing" once I threw on my favorite gold heels. I summoned everything I've learned at my Zumba fitness classes and did a little dancing during my photo shoot, which was an absolute blast.

I hope you'll drop by Make Me Sparkly and say hello. I aim to inspire my readers to try new ways of styling their clothes and DIYing expensive accessories, and just to really have fun with fashion! Thanks for reading, and thanks again to Gentri for the wonderful award! 













DIY Gold Shell Necklace, instructions here
BCBGMaxazria heels and cuff
Asos double spike ring

Isn't she awesome?? :D I love that she styled an outfit specifically for this AND she even had a dance break during her photo shoot. So great! :) 


And have a great day!

19 comments:

Emmett Katherine said...

I like your blogger profiles, it's a great way to discover blogs :)

em said...

thanks for sharing! can't wait to check out her blog.. i love how free spirited she looks! glad to hear your eyes are much better, here's to a quick recovery!

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

Love the dancing, and the bright chic dress.

& your necklace makes me want to watch Little Mermaid!

HazelandMare said...

Aww, you're such a cutie pie! Love that pretty dress! And your cool salsa moves!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

What a great post for me to start reading on! Love your dress, you look great. Take care!

Rachel Wright said...

Way too freaking cute..love the color right now :)

P.S. I'm your newest follower..yipee! :)

Rachel @ theinspiredhouse.org

em.me.ma said...

cute shoes!

guildedsecret. said...

thanks gentri! what a FANTASTIC blogger spotlight! i'm loving this sexy summer look and especially love the fact that she's from my home state! will be following :)

with love,
guildedsecret formerly princesspolitico

Haley K said...

I am all about gold with beautiful corals :) she seems like a fun girl!!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

you look fantastic!

Alexis Kaye said...

lovely post :) you sound full of life! and I LOVE the shoes. Yes I do.

Sharda Sewdien said...

Beautiful outfit; the decoration looks like a beautiful necklace. You look very pretty.;)

Laura Elizabeth said...

Gentri- glad your eye is feeling/looking so much better. I hate when weird things happen to your body that can't be explained.

Shelby- your necklace is awesome! And I love zumba too. It's so much fun. I spend most of my time laughing... and accidentally dancing in the opposite direction to everyone else and bumping into people :)

Kiersten said...

Love the post, both of you! Thank you for having Shelby over, Gentri! And Shelby - I'll definitely be checking out Make Me Sparkly!!
<3 Kiersten

Sandy a la Mode said...

isn't she adorable!?? i LOVE all her poses hehe!!

Miss Celeste said...

gentri, may i just say you are the most talented commentet on blogspot i've ever seen...every blog i read and BAM you're on it with something sweet to say, including mine :]

thanks for being such a sweetheart! its no wonder everyone loves your blog!

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Mrs. T said...

She's so cute... I love the outfit!!

Sandra said...

I love your outfit! :)

Christi Lynn said...

can i just tell you that i love your blog! it is so cute and so creative. thanks for letting me follow :)