Friday, October 11, 2013

all that glitters is gold... Glitz & Glam!

With winter and the holidays approaching, my mind is stuck on metallic. I'm ready to do some holiday party planning, shopping and maybe even some redecorating- and I want it to be all sparkle, glitter and gold...

The fall/winter season also happens to be my favorite time in New York City. It really comes alive.. and, lucky for me, it sparkles!

Manhattan Glitters Eye Poetry Photography

Using glittery NYC as my inspiration, I found some really great "wish list" party items from around the web- Would it be gaudy and over the top to wear it all at the same time? :)

 1. Kate Spade charm heels  2. The most beautiful ring EVER from Nora Kogan (xoxoxox)  3. Twinkling at Twilight Dress by Modcloth   4. Golden Garden Dress by Modcloth  5. Crystal Wildflowers Necklace by J.Crew  6. (The appropriately named) Champagne Kisses by China Glaze

In my search for the perfect party dress and accessories, I found a glitzy weekend bag from Anthropologie. I think I could make a similar version if I had the perfect metallic fabric (I have something in mind, so stay tuned Michael Miller fans!)

 How cool is the unexpected pop of shimmer on the side panels?! I love the mix of a neutral stripe, canvas straps and bling!

And, another glitzy bag (1) from Anthropologie-- perfect for a party or a wedding. If you'd prefer to make it yourself, I found a sequined clutch tutorial here and tassel tutorial here. Michael Miller's Clementine Cotton Couture (2) would add a surprising pop of color!

After I hit up my go-to sites, Anthropologie, J.Crew and Modcloth, I couldn't pass up a quick look over at ABC Carpet & Home. If you're ever in NYC, you should definitely stop by- It's pure eye candy and you can't help but be inspired.

ABC Home is right on trend with these metallic polka dot glasses --

Glassware led to barware which led to votives which led to vases and, finally, led to DIY gold mason jars and a very sparkly tabletop-- You know how it goes when you're surfing the web...

The mason jar DIY is from a blog called lovely little Details.

And the amazing sparkly tabletop and sparkle votive DIY comes from Hey Look via Glitter Guide.

And now, I'm off to try out some tutorials and dream about all things shiny...

 Stay tuned- Michael Miller is planning to release some fancy new fabric in the very near future and I'm going to share it here first... We'll also have a surprise guest blogger!

xo, kait

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