Monday, December 16, 2013

A Touch of Sparkle...

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Blazer, J. Crew Factory // Plaid, J.Crew Factory // Sparkly Top, J.Crew Factory // Denim, J.Brand // Bag, Tory Burch // Boots, Tory Burch // Sunglasses, RayBan // Necklace, Bauble Bar // Bracelets, J.Crew, Siramara c/o 

Images by BACKROAD PHOTOGRAPHY

Tis the season to add a sparkly top into your wardrobe... and your everyday simple outfits.

A little off subject, but this weekend John & I were talking about this little blog. This may come as a surprise but he really loves this blog - maybe it's because I can talk about clothing here more & less to him, ha! Some of you may already know that The Sweetest Thing was never supposed to be a 'style & beauty' blog. You see, I am a small town girl, I didn't grow up in or around malls like many style bloggers. So, I never thought of myself as one who knew much about fashion. I did however work retail throughout high school, college & graduate school so maybe that's where I get my love for putting outfits together/accessorizing. Additionally, I have never been great with photography & surely have never been very good in front of the camera! John teases me because I am usually talking the entire time he snaps photos. We've literally just taught ourselves as each post comes and goes. With each day, I am learning to be a little less awkward in front of the camera & he is getting a little better using the camera. I could give you hundreds of examples of what I am learning day in and out through blogging but that would bore you. That being said, I've let this blog become reader driven & it's definitely morphed from a personal blog into more of a style/beauty blog over the past 8 months. As we were thinking about how this blog has changed over the past year, we both agreed that it was such a blessing. I have so much fun writing it & connecting with those of you who read it. 

Thank you so much for reading & for bearing with me as I am constantly learning how to be better at "style" blogging. :)      

28 comments:

  1. Your blog has definitely become one of my faves! I think it's because you are so down to earth and a small town girl at heart. Your style is so relatable and most items are things normal girls can actually afford!
    PS. My hubby leaked that he bought me the hair extensions that you use for Christmas, I can not wait to start wearing them!
    -Marcy
    mybudgetfriendlyfashionista.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey there! I love your blog! Please keep including tidbits like you mentioned above - about how it's awkward and that it does gets better. My husband takes my pictures as well and both he and I are like well how do we do this - ugh let me put hand on my and swish my hair...awkkkwwaarrddd. Glad to know I am not alone here LOL

    Anyways - love your blog! Keep up the awesome work!

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  3. I guess a sense of style just came naturally to you. You've come a long way with this blog! I remember when it was more of a lifestyle blog and it really has changes. In a good way! I do like to hear little life updates too. Love everything about this outfit.

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  4. Awesome to hear about how your blog has evolved into a personal style blog! You have amazing style and I love checking-in daily! Love this look! The layering and the sparkles are perfect! Thanks for the daily inspiration :)

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  5. Love this outfit and how you paired everything together!! You definitely have a lovely blog and I enjoy coming to it every day!!! :)

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  6. Your blog is certainly something I read on a daily basis! I love how it has evolved and am happy to know that you are happy with it. That's the most important!

    P.S. Tory Burch needs to hire you as a spokesperson :)

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  7. Beautiful outfit! Great blazer and necklace!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  8. I absolutely love your blog and find that my blog has been transforming as well. I too have my boyfriend taking pictures and I find myself talking the whole time (which creates some amusing photos). Thanks for all the fashion inspiration.
    Holly

    http://createbakecelebrate.blogspot.com

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  9. I have been following since a few months and your blog has really grown to be one of my favourites. You look always so pretty and I love all the items you wear! I haven't seen the evolution from a personal blog to a style blog, but you are certainly doing a great job putting outfits together :) And you are the living proof that it's not necessary for a fashion blogger to live around big cites and loads of fancy shops hahah :)
    All the love and keep the outfits posts coming!
    xo

    ps I am really in love with your boots!! So great that you make them return in some outfits, because it would be a waste to wear them just once on your blog haha:)

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  10. This is a great way to wear sequins to work or out during the day. I feel a lot of times the sparkly tops/skirts get lost in the back of your closet. This is perfect for the holiday season! It takes layering to a new level :)

    www.southofyankee.blogspot.com

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  11. I think you do an awesome job girl! Actually, I JUST started my blog and you're one of my inspirations! It def has some growing pains to get through.. haha. I just picked up the gray Jcrew schoolboy blazer from the factory on mega sale.. 50% off then an additional 20%.. it came out to around $76... I cant wait to style it!

    http://strawberrychicxo.blogspot.com

    -Amanda :)

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  12. Perfect matching between casual and fancy!

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

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  13. I always love checking out your blog to see what you wear! You have great style and always know how to pair things together perfectly!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    xoxo,
    Chelsey
    www.southernsoeurs.com

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  14. It's so cute that the two of you do this together!! I love this look, especially all the Tory Burch :)!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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  15. Thank you for your honesty! I sometimes get so discouraged that no one reads it or it's not important what I'm saying! I love reading your blog and it encourages me to keep going :)

    Alyssa
    cupcakesandsequins.blogspot.com

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  16. I love your blog, this is the first style blog I have ever followed. I found you on Lauren Conrad's site when I was checking out her blog. Also, I like how your high end stuff is always American designers like Philip Lim and Tory Burch and Michael Kors. Also, you inspired me to be more daring with accessories!

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  17. Loved this post! You have been one of my must reads for the past year or so now and it is so amazing and inspiring to see all of your success! Keep up the good work!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this post! My blog has slowly been involving into having a fashion and beauty focus over the past few months, and I think I like the direction it's going! :-)

    xoxo Miss ALK
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  19. Well, I don't know where you learned about fashion, but you learned it well! This should definitely be a style blog because you are excellent at it! That being said, I'm sure if you wanted to write about something else we wouldn't hold it against you :)

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  20. Thank you so much for your honest post about Style Blogging! It is hard sometimes to think that other bloggers have trouble with posing and stuff like that as well!

    www.ashleykiraand.wordpress.com

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  21. You look so pretty in these shots !
    xxx

    K
    www.lapizofluxury.com

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  22. Some people have naturally got it sweets...you always look amazing and your photographs are so gorgeous! Love the blog!

    Katie x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

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  23. This outfit is awesome! I had no idea you started as a lifestyle blog! And I would NEVER guess that you feel awkward in frnt of the camera. You look completely at ease! You two are an excellent pair!

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  24. I absolutely love your blog! You have a great sense of style and really know how to mix and match different pieces. You really inspire me to improve my style. Keep up the good work! And I love that you post every day :)

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  25. Style is in your blood :) Your down to earth personality and natural eye for composition makes this blog absolutely my fav. Love seeing all your posts and silly attitude.

    xoxo,
    Marta
    mbrauns.weebly.com

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  26. I love your style and your photos are always fantastic. Isn't it great to have all the support by your husband?
    Another beautiful look - and you certainly have the most amazing hair!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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