Emily Definitely Knows How To Get Noticed!

Naturally, because I’m so ‘fashion continuous’, I notice other people’s style (or lack-thereof). I can’t help it. There is a fine balance, on either end of the spectrum, between envy and judgement. Admittedly, I’ve been guilty of both.

I usually find myself lusting after the latest fashion trends on Refinery29, but my fashion envy and style idol right now is Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. This woman has impeccable style and grace; fashion just flows through her veins. If Audrey Hepburn and Carrie Bradshaw had a love child, Emily would be it. Not only that, she has an amazing talent with home decor and she can cook too. I could seriously marry this girl!

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On top of being the coolest and most fashionable blogger I know, she recently authored her first book – Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease. A woman with many talents, she is!

Cupcakes & Cashmere book cover

If you are looking for inspiration, want to know how to really style an outfit perfectly, find tips for home decor or discover a new recipe, then Emily is your girl. If I’m having trouble coming up with an outfit, I look to Emily’s Pinterest Boards. She definitely has mastered the art of getting noticed – in a good way!

Naturally since the explosion of Pinterest, it’s much easier to gather inspiration for building my own outfits, finding new dinner recipes or for discovering amazing, new beauty products like Dial 7 Day Moisturizing Lotion With Shea Butter for Extra Dry Skin. Getting inspired is no longer a chore, it’s a pleasure. It makes it easier than ever for me to find tips and tricks on how to get noticed whether it’s on the streets or in the kitchen.

The best tip I’ve seen on getting noticed is this one…

Be happy. Be bright. Be you.

What is your best tip on getting noticed? Is getting noticed something that is important to you or do you try to stay in the background?

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Enter dots “Pin To Win” Contest on Pinterest

Okay, here’s the deal! dots has an ongoing “Pin to Win” contest where fashionistas nationwide can enter to win up to $300 worth of merchandise. Yeah, see I knew you’d totally be interested in hearing about this!

dots is asking its fashion-savvy fans to show off their inspired sides by creating themed Pinterest boards, such as the “Gift of Glamour,” “Deck the Halls,” and “All is Calm, All is Bright,” featuring the latest dots clothing and accessories. Pinners can submit boards in the comments section for dots’ cover photo.

A dots Fashion Pinning Committee will review and award the $300 grand prize to our most creative pinner and nine runners up will receive $50 gift cards. Entries are due by December 14 and winners will be announced December 17. The official rules can be found here.

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Don’t waste any time! Jump on this RIGHT NOW! Click here for more info.

I’ve got some other good news for you… Readers of The Fashionable Housewife can get 25% off their purchase on www.dots.com with coupon code PINSPIRE25. You’re welcome!

Enter our Fossil Vintage Revival Pinterest Contest!

This post brought to you by Fossil. All opinions are 100% mine.

It all started with the desire for the perfect vintage-inspired bag. It had to be classic, of course, but remarkable in its design. With this in mind, Fossil created the Vintage Revival collection. Crafted from hand-burnished Heirloom leather (the richest, most coveted leather to date), this collection draws inspiration from the iconic vintage silhouettes and styling details of the past to create a timeless look that transcends the ages in an intense way. This fall, Fossil updated all of their favorite and best-selling styles in an exotic crocodile-embossed leather, stunning giraffe-printed hair calf, and rich colors, like spruce green and a warm rust color.

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The covetable details include the timeless design, heirloom leather and the gorgeous Fall colors like soft yellow, rust, pecan, spruce green and giraffe hair calf.


The Vintage Revival Collection pays homage to the iconic vintage silhouettes of the past with a timeless design and impeccable detailing that gets more remarkable as the years go by. Coupled with their new, exclusive Heirloom variety of leather, this collection exceeds all expectation with a stunning, variegated finish and a level of quality you just can’t grasp until you feel it for yourself.

 

I can think of so many outfits I could pair with these gorgeous bags. I think my favorite is the Small Flap Handbag that comes in red, navy, brown and my favorite… the Metallic embossed leather. Here are three outfits I would wear with this gorgeous bag…

 

French Bulldog Sweater Set Outfit

Moto Jacket & Polka Dot Sweater Blouse

Bow Dress with Green Suede Boots

 

I could come up with so many more outfits to go with this adorable handbagm but now it's YOUR turn!

 

We've teamed up with Fossil to offer our readers a chance to win one of the gorgeous and amazing handbags! We think the Small Flap Handbag is one of the cutest in their Vintage Revival Collection and one of the most versatile bags as well! See details below on how to enter for a chance to win this gorgeous handbag!

How To Enter:

1. Create a pin board on Pinterest titled "Fossil Vintage Revival Contest" and pin pictures to create an outfit you’d pair with a Vintage Revival handbag. Include #FossilVintageRevival in each Pinterest Pin.

2. Leave a message on this blog post sharing your Pin board. You must share your pin board URL in the comment in order to be eligible. ***you must leave your email address when you enter so that we can contact you if you win!***

 

NOTICE: if you are having trouble leaving a comment, please email us your entry!

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Walmart’s The Fitting Room Pinterest Winner’s Chosen!

We had a hard time choosing our favorite Pinterest Board from the entries in our Walmart The Fitting Room Contest, but we finally narrowed it down and picked our two favorites boards that featured the most trends and were the most creative!

Congratulations to:

Our two winners will each receive

a $50 Walmart e-gift card

so they can purchase

their favorite looks at Walmart!

 

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Take a peek at their boards for some style inspirations and be sure to check out Walmart’s The Fitting Room and follow ‘The Fitting Room’ on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/thefittingroom/ and visit http://see.walmart.com/the-fitting-room!!!

Today’s Outfit: White Wedge Sneakers

Wedge sneakers are a huge trend right now!

Now I KNOW you might not like my shirt…….. BUT you have to love these sneakers! When I received them to review, I opened up the box and thought “Oooooh crap! What do I wear these with?!” and promptly turned to Pinterest for some outfit inspiration since I’ve never owned a pair of wedge sneakers and honestly hadn’t a clue what to pair them with.

Jeans would be too boring… I wanted something FUN. So I grabbed a graphic t-shirt, a chunky sweater I just bought at a local consignment store, a hi-low hem polka dot skirt and threw on my new WHITE (holy mother of crabby patties are these shoes bright!) wedge sneakers and some Twisted Silver around my neck for good measure…

Okay so it’s a weird, eclectic little outfit and I wouldn’t normally wear something like this, but I thought it would be fun. I can’t wait to put together a few more outfits to go with these fabulous shoes.

* Don’t be nasty about the shirt when leaving comments!!! I know some of you won’t like it, but don’t bother going off on a tangent about how the “you didn’t build this” speech was taken out of context. It’s just a fun shirt. Look at the outfit as a WHOLE.

Today’s Outfit:

T-Shirt: I Built My Business Tee
Sweater: consignment store find! (similar style)
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins Polka Dot Hi-Low Hem
Shoes: Volatile ‘Cash’ Wedge Sneakers
Necklace: Twisted Silver Tokyo Necklace
Hair: Sebastian Trilliance Duo Shampoo and Conditioner
Lipstick: Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Black Cherry (Perfect fall color!)

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Nails: Layla Hologram Effect ‘Mermaid Spell’ Nail Polish

I saw Layla Hologram Effect Nail Polish in “Mermaid Spell” on Pinterest a few weeks ago and fell in love. I sent it to my mother in law (who absolutely LOVES blue nail polish) and she fell in love too. We decided we had to try it out. I bought it on eBay for $16 with free shipping, which to me was still cringe worthy since I normally don’t spend that much on ONE bottle of nail polish…

It arrived fairly quickly and I immediately threw a coat on my bare nails expecting to be amazed. It was horrendous! “What did I do wrong?!” I thought. Now normally one does not read the directions on nail polish… I mean c’mon, it’s NAIL POLISH. I think I know what to do! But here I was, turning the bottle over to see what it had to say since my nails not only looked flat and matte, but the color was dull and not sparkly at all!

I then realized you needed to use a special file to buff your nails before applying the polish. OH! ….. (paused for a moment to feel dumb) Then proceeded to remove the polish, wash my hands, let them dry, then buffed them with one side of the file, then the other side of the file to reveal glossy, shiny looking bare nails. Well logic told me that nail polish was not going to stick to this real well!

I applied 2 coats of the polish and was finally amazed with the results I was hoping for! A third coat really made them shine and sparkle. So cool!

Zappos says…

Create three-dimensional delight with these dramatic Layla Hologram Effect nail polishes! ; Made with the highest quality raw material to capture light and transform it into continually changing visual effects of liquid swirls and rainbows. ; Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and DBP. ; Will not stain your nails. ; To use: On clean, bare nails, take the Layla two-sided emery board marked Side 1 and rub all over the nail. Immediately buff the nails with Side 2 and a glossy base coat will appear. Apply one full coat of Hologram Effect onto the nail. Wait a few seconds to add the second coat. Apply a top coat to seal in the design.

For myself, I found that it took THREE coats to achieve the full effect. This polish does dry extremely fast. Something to keep in mind is that you buff your nails to a super glossy sheen so the nail polish just wears right off as soon as your nails touch anything. I put on three coats, sans a top coat, and my nails were half bare by the end of the day!

Lovely, right? Totally what you would expect of $16 bottle of nail polish, right????

I read several people say that a top coat dulls the hologram effect so I didn’t bother, but clearly you have to if you want it to look good longer than just the time it takes to snap a picture.

Overall, I think this polish is great for the beautiful effect it gives your nails. It’s unlike any other polish I’ve ever used. Just amazing. You really have to see it in person to believe it… However, I think it’s almost misleading calling this nail polish because it literally flies off your nails within hours, which is not what you expect of nail polish. Unless of course you buy it in the dollar store…