Clip On Creativity with Emitations.com

cliponearrings2It seems clip-on earrings are having a moment again – and rightly deserved, since they are more versatile than one would think! Not just limited to earlobe decoration, clip-on earrings can be incorporated into your wardrobe in a variety of surprisingly chic ways. cliponearrings5Emitations.com sent me a pair of sparkly clip-on earrings to style, and here are a couple ways I came up with to let their beauty shine:

CHIGNON DECORATION

cliponearrings4One of my favorite ways to wear clip-on earrings is to use them to adorn my hairstyle – and they look especially fabulous in an updo. Perfect for graduations, evening soirees, and dressy events, a little bling in your hair can go a long way.

COLLAR ACCENTS

cliponearrings6Taking a page from Michelle Obama’s playbook, using a piece of sparkly jewelry in an unexpected place – like the collar of a coat or dress – lends your ensemble a major dose of refinement. Adding a pair of clip-on earrings right at the front opening of a coat creates focus on the face and ups the glam factor.

SHOE CLIPS

cliponearrings3Adorn those plain pumps with a sweet pair of clip-ons! Having a small amount of sparkle at your feet can make you feel like a true Cinderella. Unlike true “shoe clips,” clip-on earrings don’t have the teeth on the underside of the snap, which means these won’t ruin your shoes like shoe clips can.

There are a ton of great clip-on earrings to be found at thrift stores, flea markets, and Ebay – as well as brand-new, gorgeous options available at Emitations.com (they look just like the real thing it’s almost impossible to tell!)

cliponearrings1Do you have any ideas about how to style your clip-on earrings?

xo
Carly

FTC Disclosure: I received a pair of clip-on earrings from Emitations.com to review and style in a post. I have received no compensation for this post and the above opinions are my own. To read my full Disclosure Policy, click here.

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DIY That Style! Lupita Nyong’o’s Chic Sheath and Textured Clutch

howtodiy_lupitanyongoLupita Nyong’o burst onto the scene in 2013 with her amazing performance in 12 Years a Slave, and has since shown off her amazing style on red carpet after red carpet. Her signature look is bold color, great shapes, simple silhouettes, and matching. This outfit is no different – and is super-simple to DIY. Here’s how:

How would YOU accessorize this cool colorblocked sheath?

xo
Carly

Lupita Nyong’o photo source. Clutch image from here. Collage by me.

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DIY That Style! Diane Kruger Polka Dot Blazer and Banded Fedora

howtodiy_nauticaldianekrugerWelcome to the first installment of DIY That Style! I actually used to do a version of this as “Steal That Style” …this is basically the same thing, just renamed. And made a little cooler, with more of a focus on DIY.

For the first breakdown, I’m going to take a look at Diane Kruger‘s recent chic nautical Spring shopping ensemble – which can be easily re-created at home. Love all that navy!

For this dotty statement blazer, I’d personally go with a pair of red pants and totally red-white-and-blue it up!

What would YOU rock this polka dot blazer with?

xo
Carly

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DIY the Look: Tilda Swinton for Cut Out + Keep

large_tildaWhen I first started blogging back in 2008, Cut Out + Keep was the very first tutorial-sharing site that I joined. I loved its scrappy, can-do attitude and the welcoming community there. I ended up posting 61 projects on the site over time, as well as being featured multiple times as a Crafty Superstar, a DIY Fashionista, and contributing to their online zine Snippets.

So when the founder of Cut Out + Keep Cat Morley asked me to try to DIY TIlda Swinton’s unique style, I said of course! Who could resist a how-to about that avant-garde icon? (Plus, she’s my favorite actress hands-down.) Click on through to find out how you can DIY her edgy look at home:

Find Out How to DIY the Look: Tilda Swinton

Thank you to the team at Cut Out + Keep for the feature!

xo

Carly

Photo courtesy of Cut Out + Keep.

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How to Style a High Neck Shirt

styling-a-high-neck-shirtWith Winter still lingering and the high-necked and turtleneck top still on-trend, I came across this helpful photo from ShopBop. I’m always at a loss when it comes to how to style these things, and I love how clearly it’s all laid out.

How about you – how would YOU style a high-necked top?

xo

Carly

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