Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

In honor of New Year’s Eve, it’s about to go down.

1. This is the absolute epitome of what we want our night to look like.

2. So many fancy drinks. So little time. Cue the coconut Bellinis.

3. Glittering food to match the décor. We can’t get enough.

4. All of these optimistic 2014 sayings are making us a little sentimental (and very excited).

5. Sparklers. Need we say more?

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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December 31, 2013

Mani Monday

Mani Monday

New Year’s Eve is all about the sparkle. And for this year’s festivities, I’m going all out with a glitter manicure that will outshine even Times Square’s NYE ball.  For your own sparkly nail art (that will look elegant wrapped around a champagne flute), check out the steps below.

What You’ll Need:

-A bottle of your favorite colored nail polish and top coat

-Tape

-Scissors

-Jar of glitter (I used the Martha Stewart craft glitter found here.)

-Dry paintbrush

-Patience

 

Steps:

1)    Paint your nails with the colored polish and let dry completely.

2)    Cut thin strips of tape and place on nails at an angle.

3)    Immediately after, paint the top part of your nail with clear polish.

4)    Next, dip your freshly painted tip into the jar of glitter. Repeat for all nails.

5)    After 10 minutes, carefully peel the tape off of each nail. (Note: Try to peel off tape in one take, otherwise the tape will come off in pieces which will be tedious to fix – that’s where the patience comes in handy.)

6)    Use the dry paintbrush to dust off any wandering glitter.

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

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December 31, 2012

The #RueSprint: All That Glitters

No one’s ever said too much sparkle is a bad thing, and we’re proving that point with today’s #RueSprint. For just $19, this glittering Betsey Johnson clutch has enough room to store the essentials as you tear it up on the dance floor (or just look good at the grocery store).

But act fast – these clutches are only available through this link for 24 hours (or until they sell out).

Need to know what The #RueSprint is all about? Get your info here, then shop away!

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December 16, 2012

The Holiday Shoe Guide: What to Wear, Where

It’s no surprise that this time of year brings its fair share of holiday parties and events. From picking out the perfect tree to dancing the night away, a necessary shoe stock-up is in store. Thankfully, our Charles David Boutique has every soiree covered.

For holiday dinner.
Although a full-on red dress may be a little too festive for your family dinner, these fiery T-strap sandals add just enough merriment to any tried-and-true LBD or sweater dress.

For picking out the tree.
Decidedly the most fun day of the season? Picking out a perfectly shaped evergreen. Slip on a pair of stylish flat-bottom boots for a picture-perfect tree-chopping look – even if you’re more of the observing type.

For the festive party.
The holidays are the perfect time to go totally glam, so why not start from the ground up? Equal parts glittery and strappy, these sandals will up the ante on any party frock.

Our Charles David Boutique opens Monday, November 12, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 12, 2012

Try It: Sequins for Daytime

Sequins, formerly a creature of the night, are transitioning into the light of day. That’s right – it is now more than acceptable to flaunt your flashiest pieces during the workday.

Just in time for all of the glitz and glitter that goes hand in hand with the holiday party circuit, here are the best ways to wear sequins during the day:

Tone it down. You don’t want to look like RuPaul breezing into the office. A top with a sequined front and cotton sleeves and back adds just the right amount of sparkle and shine to an everyday outfit.

Offset it with something casual. If you opt for allover sequins, pair the embellished piece with a nondescript counterpoint. Try throwing chambray or a plaid button-down on top of a gold sequined skirt. The contrasting fabrics will be eye-catching while still looking put together.

Upgrade your staples. No need to disregard your go-to pieces to accommodate this trend. Try rocking a sequined blazer with a simple tee and dark denim to update a classic look.

Bare basics. This is one fashion scenario where the idiom “less is more” definitely applies. If you want to nail this look, make sure to keep everything else simple – including your makeup. Skip the eye shadow and opt for just a touch of mascara and blush instead.

Own it. The only accessory you need to pull off the daytime sequin look? Confidence. Embrace the sequin trend unapologetically and shine on.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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November 8, 2012