Thursday, May 31, 2012

Seventeen Magazine Freebie Codes: June 2012

06/01 - red
06/02 - tribal
06/03 - lime
06/04 - jeggings
06/05 - sunny
06/06 - bright
06/07 - skinny
06/08 - cargo
06/09 - striped
06/10 - funky
06/11 - sweet
06/12 - floral
06/13 - colorful
06/14 - yellow
06/15 - dots
06/16 - strapless
06/17 - roller
06/18 - surf
06/19 - graphic
06/20 - venice
06/21 - orange
06/22 - yo
06/23 - lips
06/24 - peacock
06/25 - maxi
06/26 - romper
06/27 - glam
06/28 - chiffon
06/29 - summer
06/30 - feather

Grand Prize- oneill

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bay Bridge Run Playlist

Normally by May many of the New Year's Resolutions to get in shape and get active have already been forgotten. But that doesn't mean that it's too late to get it started again!
One of the best ways to get motivated to workout is to have a great workout playlist!
Tomorrow I will be running a 5k with my family and I thought I would share my some songs from my 5k playlist with you!:

1. Bodywork- Morgan Page ft. Tegan and Sara

2. Make Me Proud- Drake ft. Nicki Minaj

3. Cross the Line- Superchick

4. Get It Daddy- Sleeper Agent

5. Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) (Futurecop Remix)- Foster the People

6. Shake It- Metro Station

7. Run the World (Girls)- Beyonce

8. Run It!- Chris Brown ft Juelz Santana

9. My Body- Young the Giant

10. Radioactive- Marina and the Diamonds

So that's a sample of my playlist!! I am all motivated for tomorrow now! I hope this inspires you to create a workout playlist of your own!

Any questions or comments? Leave them below!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

10 Reasons Why My Mom is Stylish

After going through a box FULL of old pictures, I found many of my mom from her high school and college days. As I went through them I couldn't help but marvel at her style (not to mention many of the things she wore then are "new" trends today). So here are 10 reasons why my mom, Felicia Pyatt, is stylish:

1. Maybe She's Born with It

Some people are born with great style. Starting with the portraits you take as a child to tea parties with your friends.

2. Straight Outta the 70s

My mom does it right whether it's school pictures or a costume party in 2004.

3. These Suits!

Shoulder pads and more shoulder pads! I love the black, white, and red one!

4. Red Lips

Bonus Points for the Denim Shirt
My mom loved her red lips and now I love them too!

5. She Knows How to Have Fun

Even the most put together person needs to let loose every now and then. 

5. Accessories!

From hats in the spring to wayfayers in the summer.

6. Glamour Shots

These pictures are awesome. 'Nuff said.

7.She Liked Current Trends Before They were Cool

Rompers and printed pants?! Haven't I seen these somewhere? Oh yeah! In magazines! They say fashion recycles itself but it never really registers until you see the proof. And in that black dress my mom could give Angelina Jolie a run for her money.

8.She Loves Her Husband

My parents have been married for 15 years and each day they love each other more. What's more stylish than that?

9. She Loves Her Kids

And now the reason I can call her "mom". She's taken care of me my whole life and loved me no matter what. Even when I did something wrong. And last but not least...

10. I Love Her

'Nuff said :)


Thursday, May 3, 2012

DIY Cap Toe Ballet Flats

By now you have probably seen or at least heard of cap toe ballet flats. The bright pastels, and color blocking trends of spring have led to a new take on an old memnswear trend and they have quickly been gaining popularity .
Those of you who follow Shopping Girl on twitter may have recently seen a tweet letting you know that a post on DIY Cap Toe Ballet Flats was coming soon. Well here it is! 

All you need to make these shoes are

-1. A pair of solid color ballet flats                               --2. A small permanent marker----------------------------3. A large permanent marker                 ----------------4. Paper towels                          -------------------------5. Ruler (if needed)                      ------------------------While a neutral is traditionally the base color on cap toe shoes, any color can work, especially if you're trying to go bold! I chose bright purple flats (stolen from my mom's closet). 

Next I flattened the toe of the shoe to draw a straight line across it using a regular sized Sharpie permanent marker. 
At this point, the ruler may come in handy to make sure the lines on both shoes are even.
After making sure the lines on each shoe are even, use the larger permanent marker to fill in the toe above the line. (*Note*: Large permamnent markers usually have a strong smell. I suggest doing this part outside or near an open window. Even wearing a mask would b ea good idea!). Don't forget to fill in the areas under the shoe near the seams. Once you get closer to the edges of the shoe, it may be easier to use the smaller marker for more accuracy. Once you are done coloring it, place it on a paper towel to dry. Mine didn't bleed once I drew on the shoe but this is just to be safe! To be sure the color of the toe is completely opaque, go over the shoe two or three times with the marker. Once you are done with one shoe fill in the toes on the other show to allow time for the first coat to dry. Allow one hour dry time before wearing.Although the marker will be dry and won't rub off, it takes about one day for the smell to wear off. I suggest letting it dry outside, near a window, or in the garage in order to keep your house fume free.

The Finished Product!

Any questions or comments? Leave them below!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Seventeen Magazine Freebie Codes May 2012

Grand prize- paul