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Glitzy Glam

DIY green sequin shorts: My little labor of love before and after.

Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money so my mom would get our clothes (I’m the youngest of 3 brothers) from the community church. Although with very little options we were very grateful of course because the clothes were free. I remember this one particular green sequins xmas sweater that apparently was loved by my mother so much she would always have me wear it to school. I used to cry about it but she thought I was so cute and was just being difficult…We used to live in Jersey and during the winter it was freezing cold so I kept it on under my big coat….The freakin’ monster itches like hell and I think I could have blinded all the kids in class with the sparkles. Just imagine a bright green sweater covered in sequins with a ginormous tree in the front, and this tree was not your ordinary xmas tree. Anyway, I was the laughing stock for a while so as you can see sequins has never really land a soft spot on my heart.

…But as I got older, I have definitely learned to embrace unique styles, colors, textures and fabrics that I used to shy away from for one reason or another. Yes, even sequins!

Recently I came across a picture on Pinterest of someone wearing a pair of high waisted green sequin shorts and my hate turned into love right then and there. I wanted to add my own twist to it but I just adore simplicity of the white silky blouse tucked into a a pair of glitzy glam sequin shorts. I did however loose the pantyhose and blazer, added layered pearls and a pair of fuschia pumps. Ooh yeah, I think I’m ready for Vegas!

I’ve tried searching for the lady in green as I would like to give credit where it’s due but I can’t find her…so if you’re out there…Hello and thank you for bringing sequins back into my life (this time without the scary big tree :). xo

The most beautiful garden of sparkling flowers wrapped intricately over nude satin is this NaTasha Couture clutch. It’s the perfect (evening) accessory to add sparkles to any outfit.

[Photos by NR]
Top: Equipment signature white blouse
Bottom: DIY green sequin high waisted shorts
Shoes: Zara fuchsia pumps  / Purse: NaTasha Couture crystal clutch
Bracelets: Michael Kors ‘Collections’ two-tone link chain pave bracelet (similar here), Lauren by Ralph Lauren two-tone oval link / Necklace: Forever 21 pearl necklace

Happy Hump Day everyone! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’re day is off to a great start!

Love, KTR

A Pop of Color

The combination of black and white exudes timeless elegance and always bring me back to the glamorous 1920s, where white lace dresses accessorized with black gloves and darling pearl necklaces were the norm for a Friday evening dinner…Nowadays we’ll frequent dinner in our comfy jeans, tee and sometimes flip flops. Style has definitely changed throughout the decades but one thing has always remain: the classic combination of black & white will never be a thing of the past.

[Photos by NR]
Top: Express boxy pleat neck top / Shorts: Zara Crochet shorts
Shoes: Zara basic black sandals / Hat: David & Young Neo Noir fedora
Necklace: Gifted Monogram necklace / H&M fishbone necklace
Wallet: Marc by March Jacobs “Take Me Slim” wallet/ Glasses: Giorgio Armani
Bracelets: Michael Kors ‘Collections’ two-tone link chain pave bracelet (similar here),  Bar III neon bangle, Lauren by Ralph Lauren two-tone oval link

Snapping back to the year 2012, I’m wearing an outfit with the two color combo of that decade I admire so much…slightly dressed with a modern twist in crochet shorts and a loose blouse. There are no gloves nor pearls, but I’m accompanied by my new modern friends: hot pink wallet and lots of neon bracelets…B&W is timeless but no matter what I do or the time of year, I just can’t seem to stay away from colors… :)

What about you? Are you a black and white lover or do you crave color in your wardrobe?