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
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! :)
Now everyone- GO CHECK OUT HER BLOG!
And have a great day!