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Feeling a bit Minty Fresh

25 Feb

Until recently, I haven’t given the cringe-worthy 80s bathroom tile color a chance … but now I’m obsessed. I went shopping over the weekend and am now 100% diggin’ this minty hue. I ended up with an array of mint pieces…Mint tops, dresses, shorts … oh my.

Not only is it a universally flattering color, there’s no other color (at least in my Pantone color palette) that soothes quite like mint green. It always looks so fresh, comfortable and feminine. The calming shade is a beautiful mix between blue and green and gives off a light, airy vibe. I’m a big fan of pairing mint with a neutral to add a pop of color. The whimsical color gives a refreshing twist to your look.

fASHION
earrings – $5, forever 21 // necklace – $8.50, Wet Seal // jacket – $59, H&M //pants – $29, Topshop // top – $14, H&M //boots – $99, Steve Madden //clutch = $1910, Yves Saint Laurent // bangles – $7, Forever 21

girly chictop – $58, OASIS // clutch = $1420, Yves Saint Laurent // skirt – $27, topshop // bracelets – $140, Nicola Hinrichsen // earrings – $48, Kate Spade // shoes – $79, Dorthy Perkins

 

How are you liking the color?

xo, frillyfab

Cozy Up*

29 Dec

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We’ve been getting quite a few snow storms within the past couple of days here in CT, and if anyone knows me, you know I love snow. There’s just something so whimsical and calming about watching the flakes as they fall slowly down from the sky.

I write this as I watch  our backyard slowly transform into a winder wonderland … while browsing Etsy. Pure bliss.

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Ear bands have been … well, my thing this winter. They’re perfect for New England winters full of chilly air and frequent snow falls … also perfect to mask not-so-great hair days ;).

Though I swooned over most of the ones I stumbled across, these from Love, LLC really caught my eye. What left me swooning? The flowers are removable on each ear band! For indecisive broads like myself, they’re the perfect solution for constantly changing your look. And with a price tag that my wallet approves of, how can you go wrong?

Let it snow!

xo, frillyfabulous

(Check out more of Love, LLC creations here)

Corpse Chic*

11 Oct


Bones are back, baby. And I’m not talking about the scrawny models on the runways. Not just for Halloween anymore, skulls are being stamped on just about everything from jewelry to blouses and have taken over fashion.

Alexander McQueen helped kick-start the trend for skulls not long back, and thank the grateful dead, because I am the biggest fan on this trend wagon! Infatuated with all things skull inspired, I recently bought a few great skull pieces——Cute, glitzy, and sometimes spooky, skulls are surprisingly versatile.

Whether a skull is a pleasant surprise on a chic charm bracelet or a statement print on a scarf, they bring a certain edge to your look.

xo, frillyfab
(Purchase the skull bracelet here)

FrillyFabulous Favorites*

28 Sep

Wow, finally Friday … It’s been a hectic past few months to say the least and it’s safe to say after this week, things are going to start calming down! YAY! Take a look at what’s been keeping me a float lately:


Favorite DIY Project: My heart flutters when it comes to anything rustic-looking. I think this little guy needs to be made before I head out to Vegas this weekend.


Favorite Decor: You have no idea how much I love the idea of enlarging a letter and framing it. How presh?


Favorite Daring Move: If I didn’t work in a corporate environment, I’d definitely dye my hair this color! So pretty!


Favorite Fashion Piece: I need this sweater! … and to be LC!


Favorite Shoe: Get into my closet…like now.

TGIF!

xx, ff

(all images via)

Aztec Lovin’

28 Aug

Geometric shapes, warm colors, and coarse fabrics are filling the racks in the form of tunics, skirts, and shirts this season. Yep, I’m talking about the Aztec trend. The bold tribal pattern is becoming all the rage this season and I couldn’t be more excited. Bold colors are favored this season, so be sure to add a few pieces to your closet. The tribal pattern adds drama and definition, and certainly an ethnic vibe, to your look.

Tone down the bright, bold pattern with a pair of black skinnies or take your tribal look from day to night by swapping your flats for a pair of heels and a great clutch.

What are your thoughts on the Aztec trend?

Lets Be Friends

22 Aug


I’m not quite sure what it is about these little beauties, but whatever it is, it has me hooked. Maybe it’s their simple, chic charm or their delicate touch. Perphaps it’s the ease of making the bracelet itself, and how relaxing it can be. Maybe it’s the simpler life that these resemble. The life that was when the colorful intertwined string tied on your wrist symbolized a lifelong friendship. Perphaps it’s the ease of quickly styling and arm party.

Whatever it is, I’m diggin’ the friendship bracelet fad and simply cannot get my hands creating these little gems quick enough.

Hope you all have a frillyfab day!

xo, frillyfab

(images via)

Wordless Wednesday*

15 Aug

Go For The Gold

9 Aug


1 – $705, Aurélie Bidermann // 2 – $50, Max & Chloe // 3 – $25, Deben Hams // 4 – $1, 505, Ginette // 5 – $95, Calypso St Barts // 6 – $8, Forever 21 // 7 – $47, River Island // 8 – $140, Econe // 9 – $6, H&M // 10 – $78, JCrew

With the Olympics in full action, all I seem to think about is gold accessories. By no means am I an athlete (unless you count an hour of spin class here and there ;)), so I have to get my gold fix elsewhere. I’ve always been a big fan of gold and fortunately, gold is making a huge comeback. Luckily, gold accessories aren’t the same super shiney, yellow Mr. T looking gold that was popular in the 70s. Now, gold accessories are a warm, vibrant tone and come in all shades of colors such as white, rose, and even green. Choosing a different color of gold is a great way to keep your look from being too predictable. Adding touches of gold is classic way to add flavor to any outfit.

Are you into gold? What are some of your favorite pieces?

xo, frillyfabulous

Olympic Fever

6 Aug

If there were such thing as Olympic fever, then I’m pretty sure I’d have it. I’m not sure what it is this year, but I’m all about keeping up-to-date with the Olympics. I’ve stayed up way past my bedtime for the past week eager to see if USA wins another medal. I know, I know, I can just look it up online, as there’s plenty of spoiler alerts, but nothing beats watching the athletes in action.

In Sunday’s post, I wrote about taking time to yourself and doing things that make you truly happy. Baking is what makes me truly happy … Throw in a dash of the Olympics and I’m one jolly girl.

I made a vanilla/vanilla cupcake, because what else scream American then the traditional Vanilla/Vanilla cupcake combo? Yeah, I couldn’t think of any other either.

Ingredients — Cupcake
-2 cups flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-3/4 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-1 cup milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
-Preheat oven to 350f and line cupcake cups with liners
-Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
-Beat in eggs one at a time
-Add flour (mixed with baking powder and salt) alternating with milk beat well
-Stir in vanilla
-Bake for 15 minutes

Ingredients — Frosting
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-1 tablespoon milk
-3 cups powdered sugar

Directions
-Beat butter on medium
-Add in powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla

What I love most about these cupcakes? There was no pressure to make these perfect. The heat and humidity were certainly not working in my favor and my frosting completely melted within seconds, but I was still overjoyed. I hadn’t baked in what seems like months, so just the chance to create something was good enough in my book.

Are you guys just as obsessed with the Olympics? What’s your favorite sport to watch?

xo, frillyfabulous

Starfish Loves You*

1 Aug

Hellllllo my lovelies! Truly sorry for my lack of posts lately. Life has been a little hectic the past few weeks. Running at full speed is an understatement! But don’t fret, I’m back ;)

It’s no secret that I’m slightly addicted to Etsy. Seriously, someone hide my credit card. I was browsing the site last night and stumbled across these adorable starfish accessories. Be still my beating heart, be still. Just looking at them makes me day dream of beach hair, salty air, and relaxing weekends. Exactly what I need just about now!

Hope you’re all having a lovely day!

Find these beautiful pieces here.

xo, ff

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