More Jewels for You

August 26, 2011 § 20 Comments

Some of you may have seen the announcement of another giveaway on Facebook this week and I am staying true to my word. With all the pieces of JewelMint I have worn in this week’s posts (including a new necklace here today), it is not hard to guess where this giveaway will be coming from! See the details on how to win at the bottom of this post!

Today’s JewelMint necklace was a piece that I wouldn’t normally gravitate to, kind of like the delicate gold bracelet in yesterday’s post. I wanted to get it because it is so elegant and I really love the mix of metals. This gives me the ability to wear silver or gold earrings as well as either metal rings. I also think this can be dressed up or down (I am dying to test it out with a plain old white tee and boyfriend jeans). ♥

sunnies: Nordstrom, shirt: Victorias Secret, skirt: Zara, sandals: Target

Giveaway Details: JewelMint is upping their game and giving 2 of my lovely readers the chance to win a piece of Jewelry (of their choice). Read more about JewelMint from their last giveaway here. In order to be qualified for a chance to win this time, make sure to 1) take this style quiz 2) comment on the JewelMint Blog 3) either tweet about this giveaway to @MsTwirlySkirts and @JewelMint OR comment on my Facebook page. The winners will be announced next Friday 9/2.


Crochet and Gold

August 25, 2011 § 22 Comments

tank: Urban Outfitters, leggings: Zara, shoes: Chinese Laundry, sunnies: Nordstrom

Being a boho lover, I can’t seem to get enough of the crochet comeback. When I received this tank (and this previously seen vest) for my July birthday, I was transported to crochet heaven. There are so many ways I want to wear this that I’m sure you will soon see some more options. Since the obvious pairing would be some chunky jewelry and maybe a scarf or two, I wanted to surprise you all with it’s first appearance. So, I let this JewelMint Corsica Bracelet be the lone star on my wrist (unlike my arm garden). The bright metal paired with milky white stones adds a hint of classic sophistication to an otherwise hippie-esque outfit. This bracelet is interesting enough to stand on its own like it did here with a powerhouse of crochet, but it may be invited to a future arm party as well. PS: I had to show off our grown up fur-baby!  ♥

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Arm Garden

August 24, 2011 § 23 Comments

sunnies: Nordstrom, bracelets: JewelMint, vest: Express, dress: Anthropologie, belt: Target, shoes: New York & Co.


If you are not familiar with the craze of the arm party, you can get filled in here. The trend was coined by the Man Repeller and quickly adopted by all those who can’t just put on one bracelet. Always a fan of layering my bracelets to the max, I’ll never turn down the opportunity to invite more attendees to my arm party. When JewelMint sent this precious Garden Patch Trio to me, I rejoiced at the new arm garden I had going on. With the bright colors and floral pattern, this trio of bracelets was screaming for me to pair them with a bright color and a boho look, so I listened. ♥


August 23, 2011 § 13 Comments

Every time I leave the house without perfume on, I end up feeling naked. The same goes for leaving without sunglasses or my cell phone, for more obvious reasons. Perfume gives the same sense of finality to the getting-ready process as a great accessory. I prefer keeping a few different bottles on hand for various moods and occasions. If I have on a bold outfit that needs a strong scent to keep up, I like to spritz appropriately. On the other hand, a romantic date night will need a sexy and feminine scent. I have several favorites, but right now I cannot get enough of YSL Parisienne. It is extremely feminine with lots of floral and fruity notes with an underlying “woody structure”. I feel ultra glamorous every time I spray this on, and recently had to restock. What is your go-to perfume? ♥

image via pinterest

(of)matter for you!

August 19, 2011 § 6 Comments

I am happy to finally announce the winner of the fabulous (of)matter giveaway! Thank you all for your lovely comments on this post, I hope you are new fans of this talented Etsy jewelry designer.

The lovely Samara from this is my so-called style was the lucky winner of the Inverted Triangle Necklace!!!

Congrats Samara! And thanks to my new fabulous fans on Facebook and Twitter! xoxo ♥

Metal Head

August 18, 2011 § 22 Comments

scarf: vintage, tank: Urban Outfitters, pants: J. Crew, shoes: Target, bracelet: Deloche, ring: Forever 21


I have been finding every opportunity to wear a DIY turban ever since I first discovered the idea. The last time I posted about it, I was rocking a floral print scarf turned turban and loved the sweet effect it gave to the trend. This time, I wanted to spice it up a little, so I wore a metallic print scarf that I bought at a flea market. Usually I wear this scarf as a makeshift belt or tie it onto a purse, but with my craving for more turban opportunities, I was inspired to utilize this scarf’s striking pattern for just that. What would have been a pretty basic tank and pant outfit suddenly has interest in the form of a shiny head-turning half turban. Have you been experimenting with this trend? ♥

(of)matter Giveaway

August 12, 2011 § 37 Comments

sunnies: Nordstrom, dress: Forever 21, flats: Tory Burch

While perusing the jewelry on Etsy, I came across a shop that immediately caught my eye. The quirky name (of)matter meshes so well with the unique, handmade jewelry. There are necklaces with numbers, stones, or shaped metals and all of them have a vintage-yet-trendy feel. Each one makes a statement while still managing to look delicate and interesting. They recently sent me the inverted triangle to show off to all of you and it instantly drew me in with the brass color and perfect length. Needless to say, I haven’t stopped wearing this with anything and everything (I wore it in France here).

It gets even better: (of)matter is offering one of these stunning inverted triangle necklaces as a giveaway to one of my lucky readers!  Just make sure to head over to their shop and tell me what you like about their jewelry style in the comments below. Also, you must be a fan of Twirly Skirts on Facebook and follow me on Twitter to qualify to win. This giveaway is open internationally too:) Good luck! ♥

Get a look similar to the one I am wearing here with one of (of)matter’s necklaces and a dress like this, this or this! If you want even more vintage shopping pleasure, head on over to Lackluster Co., which comes from the same fab owner as (of)matter. Giveaway ends Thursday 8/18 and winner will be announced 8/19!

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