Guest Blogger: Glitter & Pearls

August 5, 2011 § 13 Comments

I am so happy that Lexi from Glitter & Pearls is guest posting for me today! I have always been a huge fan of her adorable blog so please enjoy her post Rocking Pearls below!

I started college a week early, just to attend sorority rush. My mom and I shopped for months for adorable outfits and the perfect white dress (the white dress is vital to rush.) Day one of rush, you could have knocked me over with one fingertip once I learned what a typical sorority girl looked like. I’m small, brunette, and I talk too much. These girls were tanned, blonde, decked in Lily Pullitzer, and all wore pearls. Nobody in Miami wears pearls. Nobody. Liz Taylor wore pearls. My great Aunt wears pearls. Oprah: pearls. Betty Crocker, I assumed, wore pearls. But here were these girls, all in strands of pearls.

Years later, I must admit, the single short length pearl necklace is a bit too Miss America for me, but I have learned to love love the piled on pearls look. I channel Madonna, rather than Grace Kelly. But both women are gorgeous and glamorous. The longer the strand, the better in my book. If I’m going to wear pearls, I’m going to drip in pearls. I’m also a fan of pearls in unexpected places – wrists, waists, hair.

And don’t break the bank on this one – a few cheap strands of pearls draped over a slinky black dress = a classic.

{image a la pinterest}

So many thanks to Molliee for asking me to guest post on her blog. Molliee looks gorgeous in everything and it’s always fun to see what perfect outfits she comes up with. For more on fashion, trends, impractical shoes, home decor, attempts in the kitchen, DIY, and even the big scary future, check out Glitter & Pearls on facebook and twitter and blog lovin’! Follow glitterpearls on Twitterbloglovin

Guest Blogger: Birdie and Wilma

August 3, 2011 § 9 Comments

I am so excited to guest blog for Twirly Skirts. I have been a long time reader of her blog and just adore her style! My name is Lindsey and I write the blog Birdie and Wilma, which is a style blog dedicated to all things beautiful. You can follow me on Bloglovin.

I love watching celebrity style. Let’s face it, they have stylists…..they can’t help but look amazing. AnnaLynne McCord is a new up and comer with some serious style. I love this day look. Give me a gold sparkly oxford and I am in! Here is how to get her look.

  1. Hobo Bag – $198
  2. Steven by Steve Madden Oxford – $64
  3. Yellow Belt – $16
  4. Necklace Forever21 – $10.80
  5. Anthropologie Dress – $138

Guest Blogger: The Lonely Wife Project

August 1, 2011 § 19 Comments

Hi Twirly Skirts readers! I’m Sabra from the Lonely Wife Project and I’m so stoked Molliee asked me to entertain you while she’s getting all glowy on vacation. Today, I’ll be sharing my most favorite way to get drunk in the summertime — with a strawberry basil vodka cocktail. My go to hot weather drink must consist of fruit and vodka (check and check) and the fresh basil makes this perfection. Also, this is extremely easy and contains a high alcohol content. You can thank me later!

Strawberry basil vodka cocktail recipe (serves one or two, but preferably one if you want to get really drunk):

Double shot of vodka
8 fresh strawberries
6 fresh basil leaves
Squeeze of lemon juice to cut the sweetness
Fancy martini glass

Add ice, vodka, strawberries and basil leaves in martini shaker and shake furiously and for a long while. Ingredients should muddle together. If they don’t, use a utensil of your choice to muddle. Strain into fancy martini glass and squeeze a bit of lemon into the glass. Enjoy!

Visit my blog for more recipes and good times! Thanks for having me Molliee!

Guest Blogger: Sweet Nothings

July 29, 2011 § 9 Comments

Hello Twirly Skirts readers! I am Danielle of Sweet Nothings, and I am so honored to be guest blogging over here on Molliee’s blog! I’ve actually known Molliee for quite some time-we both are proud graduates of Saint Mary’s College, so I’ve seen her fabulous outfits in person.

I’m posting today about one of the biggest trend right now-color blocking. It is something I love, celebrities and fashion bloggers alike are trying it-and when done correctly, it is really fabulous.

On the red carpet:

Camille Belle in Gucci

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Jessica Alba in DVF

To the office:

Eva Longoria in Victoria Beckham

Pippa Middleton in Zara

This look is probably as bold as I would be able to go: a basic top and bright pants

and here is how I recreate the look with fabulous DVF trousers

Color Blocking Guest Blog

Mina silk top
$138 – revolveclothing.com

Diane von Furstenberg pocket pants
$200 – shopbop.com

Jimmy Choo high heel shoes
$950 – net-a-porter.com

Proenza Schouler clutch bag
$895 – barneys.com

How about you ladies? Do you colorblock? I’d love to see pictures!

Thanks Molliee for having me! Enjoy your amazing vacation!

Guest Blogger: bellissimo

July 27, 2011 § 8 Comments

I am so glad to have Megan Abigail Chandler, the blogger behind bellissimo guest blogging for me today while I am on vacation. Enjoy her summer loves below and make sure to venture over to her amazing blog!

The summertime boasts a very unique style. Because of the overwhelming heat, the days are slower and fabrics are lighter, so we have to rely on certain tricks to styling to make sure you look cool when it’s so damn hot.

First, leopard prints are phenomenal when paired with bright pops of color. Hot pink pants, a leopard belt and a great tank … well throw that on and a night out with the girls just turned into a fashion show. Slip on those Steve Madden Leopard slippers with a black mini and an awesome cobalt blue swingy top and you’ll knock him dead on date night. That is one accessory that can cross the seasons and look insanely hot on you when it is too hot outside.

And in that same breath pops of color are good tools on which to rely. Whether it be a great color on your nails or a fantastic piece of jewelry (that Kenneth Jay Lane number is a killer) or a lightweight scarf when you step into heavily air-conditioned movie theaters or restaurants, pops of color are fantastic styling tools when paired with your one and only LBD.

Light colors are a must. Nude is my pick, though I think white is fantastic too, but to spice it up and pronounce you more of a grownup, nude is the way to go (and its great for showing off a good tan).

Finally, scrounging up fantastic home finds is another daytime activity alternative to roasting in the sun. Isn’t that Anthropologie bed nuts?

Happy summer time, folks. Knock ‘em out with killer style.

1. Anthropologie Barnwood Hanging Bed 2. Malene Birger Palm Green Sequined Dress 3. Steve Madden Maddee Leopard Print Slipper 4. Ted Baker Imogen Printed Skinny Belt 5. Kenneth Jay Lane Jade Tusk Necklace 6. Essie Pinks and Corals Nail Polish 7. DVF Scarf 8. Valerie Tolosa Gleam Lover Bra and Short Set 9. Marc by Marc Jacobs Nude Wedge 10. Shop Ten 25 Watch and Broach Boxes

Guest Blogger: beancakes

July 25, 2011 § 10 Comments

Hi there! I’m Kristina over at beancakes, and I’m honored that Molliee has invited me for a guest post today! I would like to share with you, my favorites for summer travel! I like to go as light as possible. Not only does this make for an easy and no-stress trip, but it also makes it a great excuse to do some extra shopping!

I pack mostly light-weight clothing in neutral colors, therefore, everything pairs well together. I also leave my treasured jewelry at home, so there’s no need to worry about theft. I like to wear mostly cotton tank tops with skirts and shorts. And lightweight cardigans make for great coverups in the evenings. Also, bunching and rolling together your garments will help them to not wrinkle quite as much. The basic idea here is to pack as little as possible. And the very most important thing to do while vacationing, is to enjoy yourself and try and be in the moment. Remember to snap many photos as well, because it’s so nice to look back on all of your fun memories.

Well, I hope that you learned a new thing or two, and I really enjoyed posting here today. Please stop by my blog and say hello! And a wonderful thank you to Molliee!!

xoxo ~ Kristina {author of beancakes}

A Little Brit of Fashion Eccentricity: London Style.

June 1, 2011 § 10 Comments

I am so excited to have a fabulous fashion blogger guest posting on Twirly Skirts today. Yesterday I was over at her blog StyleOnTheCouch and was so honored to talk about west coast style. Here she is talking about her British style in NYC.

I’m a little Brit in The Big Apple.  I moved from London to Manhattan in December during the snow blizzards and I’m now experiencing a level of humidity that I usually only experience during summer holidays in Ibiza.  So you see, living in NYC has brought some wardrobe challenges and these are not just related to seasonal change but are also about adapting to New York style….

I feel that New York style is quite uniform.  This is largely “black” and I simply adore this as my wardrobe is very monochromatic, but it is also pragmatic chic; “safer” perhaps.  In London things can get a bit more wacky.  London has a larger population with such a vast cultural and ethnic mix…. I feel like there is more eccentricity and possibility in London than in New York with regards to fashion.  I’m embracing my London roots in this post for TwirlySkirts, even though in my heart I feel my personal style has a better fit with New York.

I love this dress.  I call it my Dorothy Dress as it has the feel of The Wizard of Oz to it. I bought it from a flea market!  Right now it is perfect for summer; fun and flirty – it doesn’t conform to a trend and I think this is true of Londoners in general.  London fashion is all about imagination and fantasy: remember Alexander McQueen sending corsets with spikes down the runway?  And Gareth Pugh’s PVC capes? London style is cheeky and fun.  Run with it 🙂

You can read about StyleOnTheCouch’s adventures in NYC on her personal style blog here.  She is also on Twitter and Facebook.

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