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    CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

    swarovski elements free app

    A few weeks ago, Swarovski Elements launched the official free Create Your Style iPhone and iPad app that gives Swarovski fans a way to make their own creations using the sparkling elements. The Create Your Style app is your direct connection to inspiring ideas, sparkling designs and the latest crystal innovations. With this app users can browse latest design projects like special holiday creations, get instant information about every Swarovski Element within that design project and learn step-by-step directions on how to bead and create. Perfect for any DIY enthusiast, this app takes the creator from step one to a dazzling final product they’ll love to share.

    How fun is that!?!? A free DIY app!!! Now I just need to get my little hands on an iPad2 for more fun with it! 😉

    Xox,
    An

    What To Wear

    Red Blazer

    An Dyer in H&M Red Blazer | Forever 21 Black Tube Top, Striped Sailor Skirt | JC Penney Worthington V Striped Tights | Brass Plum Clutch | Steve Madden Black Raven Boots | Banana An Bangles | Michael Kors Watch | Louis Vuitton Monogram Inclusion Necklace

    H&M Red Blazer | Forever 21 Black Tube Top, Striped Sailor Skirt | JC Penney Worthington V Striped Tights | Brass Plum Clutch | Steve Madden Black Raven Boots | Banana An Bangles | Michael Kors Watch | Louis Vuitton Monogram Inclusion Necklace

    I was pretty hesitant about buying this jacket. As much as I love the color, there was just so much of it. I mean, this jacket is really…RED. I do love the pop of color but am always weary about a piece being too loud. After a little debating, I decided I needed something like this to get me out of my usual comfort zone of neutrals. I love that it can stand out in looks like this but can still be put together for more subtle looks, also. That is definitely something I’ll be exploring more of…

    An Dyer in H&M Red Blazer | Forever 21 Black Tube Top, Striped Sailor Skirt | JC Penney Worthington V Striped Tights | Brass Plum Clutch | Steve Madden Black Raven Boots | Banana An Bangles | Michael Kors Watch | Louis Vuitton Monogram Inclusion Necklace

    Xox,
    An

    Beauty

    Grey Nail Polish

    While checking out at Forever 21, I saw this nail polish at the counter. I normally skip over cheapy polishes – the last thing I want is yellow toe nails and chipped polish, but the flat grey caught my eye. I love grey – I love wearing it, dressing my  husband in it, accessorizing with it… it was even one of our main wedding colors! 😛 I figured I’d give this $2.80 nail polish a shot. I applied it with my OPI nail polish base and top coat to ensure long-lasting chip free color and no yellow nails. It worked like a charm! These shots are from almost two weeks ago and today, my polish is still in tact and looking great. It will definitely be added to my stash of favorite nail polishes (alongside my beloved nude shades).

    Xox,
    An

    What To Wear

    Jessica Simpson Dany

    An Dyer in Jessica Simpson Grey Dany | JC Penney Dome Ring | Louis Vuitton Saleya Gm | H&M Navy Sportcoat | Pinkzone Wooden Necklace | Frankie B Wide Leg Cuffed Jeans | Forever 21 Burnout V Neck Tee

    Jessica Simpson Grey Dany | JC Penney Dome Ring | Louis Vuitton Saleya Gm | H&M Navy Sportcoat | Pinkzone Wooden Necklace | Frankie B Wide Leg Cuffed Jeans | Forever 21 Burnout V Neck Tee

    I’d been coveting these Jessica Simpson Dany’s since I saw them on the likes of Rumi Neely, Jennine Jacob and Fashion Snag last year. Why didn’t I buy them? I have no clue. They’re not overly expensive… I do recall them being sold out everywhere early Spring 2010… maybe I just gave up searching and instead, just drooled over them for more than a year? I must have been out of my mind. Anyway, I recently saw them available at Zappos and Macy’s along with a few other retailers so my loving husband ordered them for me 😀 I got them in this grey and a plum purple velvet (that I’ve yet to wear). I especially love how sky-high they are… see, my husband is a foot taller than me. One whole foot – a full twelve inches! Wearing these babies barely brings me to his cheek lol but it makes it nice not to have to strain my neck and tippy toe to give him a kiss 😉

    Grey Jessica Simpson Dany

    An Dyer in Jessica Simpson Grey Dany | JC Penney Dome Ring | Louis Vuitton Saleya Gm | H&M Navy Sportcoat | Pinkzone Wooden Necklace | Frankie B Wide Leg Cuffed Jeans | Forever 21 Burnout V Neck Tee

    Jessica Simpson Grey Dany, JC Penney Dome Ring, Louis Vuitton Saleya Gm

    Xox,
    An

    What To Wear

    Navy Poncho – yes, another one.

    An Dyer in Navy H&M Poncho | Grey Foreign Exchange Jeggings | Patent Leather Navy Seychelles Wedges | Grey Banana An Lenny Sunglasses | Louis Vuitton Ribera Mm | Michael Kors Watch

    Navy H&M Poncho | Grey Foreign Exchange Jeggings | Patent Leather Navy Seychelles Wedges | Grey Banana An Lennie Sunglasses | Louis Vuitton Ribera Mm | Michael Kors Watch

    Maybe, I’m the only one that notices or maybe I really do have a [slight] shopping problem. I’ve mentioned it before but I have this habit of buying whatever item I like in every color it comes in. On the surface, it doesn’t sound so bad, right? But I do this with everything- jeans, tops, outerwear, skirts, shoes, bags, accessories… and maybe, it gets a little repetative. Case in point, this poncho. I bought it in grey, creme and navy.  Another example? My Steve Madden Raven boots; I bought them in both the taupe and black patent leather. In fact, they also came in glittery versions and I would have bought those too if they had them in my size. If I don’t buy it in every color it comes in, I’ll kick myself later for not. Those Seychelle wedges I’m wearing here? They also came in black and cranberry and I still think about them and wonder why I didn’t buy those colors too. They’re comfy and perfect for work or out to brunch but unfortunately, they’re no longer available (as far as I know). Even more frustrating is when an item I like is available in similar shades, say charcoal, black and navy. I’ll end up at the store for as long as I can debating on which color to buy and whether or not to buy them all. Sure, I’ll know they’re different but if I were to wear them three days in a row (which I’d never but just hypothetically of course) others would think I was wearing the same thing since the colors are close.

    So what do you think? Is it an issue I need to address or just a personality quirk?

    Grey Banana An Lennie Sunglasses

    An Dyer in Navy H&M Poncho Grey Foreign Exchange Jeggings Patent Leather Navy Seychelles Wedges Grey Banana An Lennie Sunglasses Louis Vuitton Ribera Mm Michael Kors Watch 2

    Xox,
    An