6.29.2015

DIY: Daisy Crop Top

 

This crop top is an example of why you shouldn't always dismiss a piece because it is ill-fitting. It was given to me a few months ago by my sister whom accidentally bought the wrong size. Knowing I could potentially fix the problem and turn it into a little DIY project, I decided to take it off her hands. After confirming with her that I could cut it up, I had a bunch of ideas pop to my head. One of which, ended up being this beautiful daisy trim detail on the sides. It took me less than 5 minutes to do, and I have received many compliments thus far.
 
Since it was on the larger side, I cut off the sides to remove the excess fabric, and leave open for a cut-out effect. A dab of hot glue on each end, and WHALAA~ Now the crop top fits to perfection with a little personal touch.
 
Below is how I styled the crop top with my current favorite pair of pants from The LA Fuss. If you are loving these pants, be sure to enter my Instagram contest that features a gracious $50 gift card to their store. The giveaway ends tonight at 9PM PST, so get on it! Click here for more information.
 
Look out for my next post that will show another way I style this top. Think of it as a two-fer. :)
 

 
 
{Top} Gifted, DIY | {Pants} The LA Fuss | {Shoes} Pink Basis | {Jewelry} thecomelycloset

6.18.2015

Don't Worry, Be Yoncé

 
The world would be a better place if we all took on the mantra "Don't Worry, Be Yoncé". Don't ya think? I am not a huge fan of Beyoncé, but no one can deny her success and badassery. She has had a long and lasting career, a beautiful family, and a big group of supporters. On the outside looking in, I definitely want to get a piece of that... or maybe just 1% of it. Staying true to myself with a hint of Beyoncé. :)

{Top} Nordstrom Rack | {Jeans} Forever21 | {Shoes} Ross Dress For Less | {Bucket Bag} Nordstrom Rack | {Beanie} H&M
 
*Photos by my niece


6.17.2015

200th POST GIVEAWAY!!!


I am not sure how I managed to make 200 posts on this little blog of mine, but I did! Must be all that randomosity I have going on in my life.

This blog has been an amazing hobby that really pushed me outside of my comfort zone. It has allowed me to get creative with DIYs, share my personal style/lifestyle, and really show you who I am as a person. I have come a long way from posting pictures of myself in my room back in college (images that are not live here on this blog), and have so much more I want to share. Although I share tons with you all, thecomelycloset is something I created for myself - a place I can look back on and either cringe from old outfit choices, or smile from the memories.

Whether you have been visiting thecomelycloset since the beginning, or just happened to come across this post now, I wanted to celebrate with you all! Thank you for taking a little time out of your day to visit this little hobby of mine.

Now on to the good stuff... the GIVEAWAY! I wanted to give away things straight from my heart, hands, and pocket. Things that I have worn religiously the past few months and longer. All brand spankin' new goods and it's easy to enter!

SUMMER ESSENTIAL GOODS:
- Handmade Modern Dream Catcher Necklace. Styled here and here.
- Handmade Sun & Moon Bracelet. Styled here.
- 2 NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Instanbul & Stockholm (My all time favorites!)
- Essie Mini Polishes - Butler Please, Mint Candy Apple, Second Shine Around
- Aviator Sunnies
- $50 Gift Card to and courtesy of The LA Fuss

HOW TO ENTER:
- Be a follower on Instagram - thecomelycloset
- Like the giveaway photo (same as above) on Instagram
- Tag one friend that would be interested in the giveaway
- And don't forget to visit www.thelafuss.com and check out their ridiculously affordable items!

Giveaway ends on June 29, 9PM PST, Winner will be announced on June 30, via Instagram.

Good Luck Lovelies!

XOXO,
Amy

P.S. Giveaways are fun... Let's keep doing this! Look for more in the future. :)

 

6.03.2015

The Birthday Getaway


This birthday is one that I do not consider a "milestone birthday". It is very much an inexciting number. And unfortunately, it was a day that brought terrible news... news that affect you to the core and will never forget. However, the overwhelming "words cannot describe" beauty I experienced on my little birthday getaway was a light and moment that I will always remember.
 
Destination: Zion National Park
There were many things working against this trip - the traffic, the bipolar weather, and my deathly afraid of heights phobia. Overall, we perservered through it all. Don't ask me how I managed to climb the tallest point in Zion, even being ABOVE a rainbow, but I did it.
 
We did the Angel's Landing Trail, which is extremely dangerous and personally would never recommend anyone to do. It took us approximately 5.5 hours, with tons of stops to catch our breaths and take pictures. It was also very crowded, spent a lot of time waiting for others to go by.
 
To finish off the day, we did the Emerald Pools Trail, which only took an hour or so. There was a mini waterfall that was quite mesmerizing, especially when it marks the last precious moment in Zion before you head home.
 
My pictures do not give Zion the justice it deserves. I highly recommend visiting the national park. I literally would mentally and vocally say "this is so beautiful" every 5 minutes, even during the road trip up to the park. It is a place I plan to go back to and partake in the rest of the trails. Living in a big city, we definitely do not experience such beauty, and let me tell you, the struggles to get there, it was darn worth it.
 
Below are some pictures of my trip, and if you want more than just pictures, check out my VLOG of my getaway. Click HERE, and let me know if you have or plan to go to Zion!
 
To another year of life, HUZZAH!


The best friends a girl could ask for.

5.13.2015

Trend Alert - Culottes

 The inspiring Nicole Warner from www.garypeppergirl.com in culottes.

I've noticed culottes peeping around this past year, but it has completely taken the trendy scene as of late. For those of you who are unfamiliar with culottes, click here for a wikipedia explanation - the history of it is actually quite interesting! - but for short, they are known as a "split skirt".  They sit and flow like a skirt, but are split like pants for practicality.

Culottes are definitely not everybody's' cup of tea, including me, but I am not completely opposed to them. I find them quite beautiful and easy on others, but have yet to find one that suits my body and taste. I absolutely love how Nicole Warner styles the culottes, and have opened my eyes to pairing them with my swimsuit! I have always considered these pants to be a more mature item of clothing, but since entering the trendy scene, you can see them on younger woman, such as Kendall Jenner (image below).

What are your thoughts on culottes and would you wear them?


For even more gorgeous culottes, click here for some Zara ones!

*Images in this post do not belong to me. 

5.12.2015

Beach Day!





Cheers to the start of beach season and mismatched bikinis! Looking forward to more sun and gorgeously tanned skin. :)

Sam Edelman sandals from Ross
Aviators for purchase at Poshmark
Bikini top from Forever21
Bikini bottoms from Victoria's Secret

4.29.2015

Denim on Denim.


Still on that denim on denim craze. Will it ever go out of style... (again)? Is it not funny how certain styles were considered taboo one point in life, but then suddenly, completely acceptable and trendy later? Oh fashion, how you are such an open ended book that continues to transform. Hence, the reason I love it and will continue to appreciate and transform with you.

 
{Top} Local Boutique | {Shorts} H&M | {Shoes} Ross Dress For Less | {Sunnies} Rose Bowl Flea Market | {Jewelry} thecomelycloset