Sunday, March 22, 2015

DIY | No Sew Denim Hem

Hey Loves!

My denim ALWAYS ends up the same way- folded into a small cuff. Sometimes by choice and sometimes because they're so long! Most of the time, I can find pair of petite denim that fits. I may have to roll them up once, but overall- the length will be suitable. The real problem I have is when I purchase a nice pair of ripped denim that does NOT come in lengths. Or when you find a pair on sale and NEED to have them but it's a 4 Long. Now here is where this DIY comes in handy!  

Taking a pair of cute denim to get hemmed can run you about 15-25 bucks. Trust me, I've been there and when I get them hemmed, I always like the original hem look (that's about $25). So eventually, I had to come up with my own solution. Here's the thing, I don't mind taking them to get hemmed but eventually it adds up. I mean, you buy a pair of pants on sale for $14.99 but it costs $25 to hem them- does that make sense? I think NOT. I rather save the time and the money. Here's an easy tutorial to get your new favorite pair of denim, out of the bag and onto your body! I mean, this bunched up look isn't cute!

Let's get to the DIY-ing! 

Things You Will Need: Denim (duh), something to measure the length, a scissor that cuts fabric. The dog is optional. 

Measure: I measured about 2 & 1/2 inches. Make sure you give yourself some room. DO NOT OVER CUT. You can always cut more, at the end. Keep in mind, the denim may shrink when washed.

Cut: I cut the two leg openings together and took my time cutting. The fabric will move, so if you cut too fast you will end up with unmatched ends. The ends won't be perfect but that's where the final step comes in.

Fold: You can either fold them one time or double. I always end up folding them twice. I like the look of them. 

You can even rock them with a pair of sneakers! 
You know my DIY's are always Easy Peasy and I will continue to share them! If you end up snipping your denim, please send me a picture! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Until next time...................

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lets Mix It Up | Pattern Play

Hey Loves! 

You wouldn't believe the amount of times someone asked me today "I thought it was against the rules to wear stripes and polka dots together?"- My answer? "There are NO rules when it comes to fashion". I mean, are we really still trying to conform to these so called "rules"? I think not. I love stepping outside of that box and spreading my style wings every now and then. Since spring has been peeking its head out, I thought it was the perfect time to mix it up. 

I found this skirt for five bucks at a local boutique. I didn't even try it on, but I knew somehow I can work it into my wardrobe. I added this lightweight cardigan over for color and function- the weather still gets a bit chilly. Check out my look!   

Striped Sweater: Old Navy/ Cardigan: Forever 21/ Tights: Target/ Belt: Strawberry/ Shoes: Sam Edelman/ Neckalce: Ricky's NYC/ Bracelets: Alex & Ani

It's fun to try new things and pair different patterns together. When I am mixing patterns, I try to stay in the same color family. I mean, there's no real way to style patterns, it's honestly what you're comfortable trying. Here's two more options for trying patten play!
Until next time.........................

Sunday, March 8, 2015

First Signs Of Spring | Featuring Rocksbox

Hey Loves! 

Happy SPRING! Ok, maybe I am jumping to conclusions BUT I was so happy today when I woke up to 53 degree weather. I've survived snow storm after snow storm and I am ready to say good bye to the cold! I feel like all I do is wear snow boots or rain boots- OVER IT! So with all that being said, I was ready to enjoy this day. It was still a little breezy so I had to layer, which is never a problem in my life. I love to layer. 

You may notice that I am sporting some new baubles thanks to Rocksbox! I love pretty jewels and Rocksbox is a new monthly mail subscription where you can borrow before you buy! Here's how it works: just like most monthly subscriptions, you take a style quiz so they can get an idea of what you like. After that, you get to either choose the pieces or add some to your "wishlist". Within a few days after your activation, a new Rocksbox will be on its way to you! You get three pieces that you can either buy OR trade for some new goodies. Best part? You get to hold on to them until you are ready to send them back. Cool right? Check out my look and my new Rocksbox pieces! 

Reason #12334434 why I'm over the snow? Notice the white stuff on my bag? I can wipe it off but I needed it to prove that this winter has sucked! 

Dress: Target/ Sweater: Lucky Brand/ Booties: Target/ Bag: Dooney & Bourke/ Jacket: Old Navy/ Hat: Cotton On/ Stockings: Target/ Socks: Calvin Klein (from the bf's sock drawer)/ Earrings: Gorjana (Rocksbox)/ Infinity Ring: Wanderlust + Co (Rocksbox)/ Necklace: Margaret Elizabeth (Rocksbox)/ Other Jewels: Aldo

You can check out Rocksbox here - You can use code TheFashionBeautyJunkieXoxo to get One Month FREE or 50% off! Until next time........

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Perfect Poncho

Hey Loves!

I am not kidding when I say this but I am OVER this weather on the East Coast. OVER IT! Sorry for the yelling but this needs to stop. This past weekend we had one gorgeous day so I pulled out my latest Nasty Gal piece. I bought this open front poncho when they were having a (major) sale. It just looked so comfy and versatile and it definitely IS. I always justify my purchases- I think to myself, "how many times can I wear this?". After wearing it the other day, I can certainly see many more outfits involving this poncho.

I went to a birthday brunch for my friend and it was the perfect "I'm over winter" look. I'm really serious when I say, I am over this weather. Check out how I styled it!

Jeans: Express/ Shirt: Old Navy/ Poncho: Nasty Gal/ Boots: Old Navy/ Necklace: Strawberry/ Gloves: Ebay/ Sunglasses: Ray Ban/ Lipstick: Wet n'Wild/ Bracelet: OASAP

Maybe my next style post will involve some florals and pretty spring colors. Until next time..........

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Hey Loves! 

When I attended The Makeup Show Pop-up shop back in December, I came across this awesome brand called Static Nails. They lured me in with their fashion forward fancy manicures. I made a couple of circles around the place and then ended back at their booth. I had to see what it was all about. The owner, Alexis gladly explained everything to me and how it works. My friend Anita, who was with me that day picked up two packs (as a christmas gift) for me to try. I know, it took me so long to use them but FINALLY- I have! I honestly can't remember the last time I had long nails. Even though I prefer my nails to be on the shorter side, I have been admiring the stiletto nail trend for a while now. Lets be honest- it is EVERYWHERE. Ultimately, I was able to try it without any real commitment. Perfect, right?

Moving on.....................

Static Nails gives you the option to switch up your nails with their reusable, paintable AND shapable manicure! The set comes complete with a file, nail glue and 24 reusable nails. There are 12 different sizes, so you're guaranteed a great fit. 

I kept them on for a few days but I just couldn't hang. I felt like I was incapable of doing anything. This is because I ALWAYS keep my nails short. The nails did hold up, I kept the glue in my purse just in case but I didn't need it. I ran my finger tips under hot water and just popped them off. I personally found that so easy! I stored them back in their bag and put them away, just in case.

Here are some tips:

* Make sure your nail bed is clean
* Check the sizes before you start with the glue so there aren't any confusion
* A little glue goes a long way

I did receive many compliments on my nails. None of them came from my boyfriend, he actually hated them. What attracted people to them was the matte black finish. It gave it a nice edge. I do see myself using this set again in the future. It was fun to have fancy nails for a bit! You can check out this set and others on their site here. Some sets are on sale! 

Until next time.........

Sunday, February 22, 2015

One Sweet Day | At Home With Me

Hey Loves! 

My week of being on vacation is over and you wouldn't believe it but I've been sick all week. Now, I'm ending my week with an eye infection. Perfect right? Not really but you know, sh*t happens. The next upcoming weeks are going to be crazy for me because I will be back to work (which is full time) AND I'm going back to school.  In between all this and life, I need time to blog. I know what you're thinking- why the heck would I do all of this to myself? Well, it's simple- I'm crazy. No, seriously that's my reasoning. This weekend I took some time to get myself together and prepare for the next few weeks. I composed some future posts and relaxed with the puppies in between. 

When I'm in "getting ready to organize my life" mode, there's a few things I need- My laptop, my phone, some earbuds to pump the new Drake mixtape (which I can't stop listening to) AND a comfy space. I always head to my bedroom because it's roomy and bright. This will be a blog FIRST. Are you ready for this? If you haven't already scrolled down, you haven't seen it yet. I'm wearing SWEATS!!! Surprise! This is actually how I lay around my apartment. 

I don't normally wear glasses but my eye is kind of swollen so you know, I had to dress it up. It just made sense to me. It was this or my sunglasses and that definitely didn't make sense. (Glasses are from Express). 

My ice cream cone headphones (find here) and phone case (find here) are from Ankit. They have the cutest techie things! I've gotten so many compliments on my phone case! The headphones I use at home because they slip out a bit- I unfortunately have tiny ear holes. If you check out their site, you can save 20% on these products by using my code FBJ20 at checkout! The code is valid until March 1rst- so hurry up and go! 

I hope the next few weeks go smoothly. I have more coming up soon! Stay tuned and don't forget to stop by to save 20% on cute things! Until next time.........

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What I Really Wear | My Style Story

Hey Loves, 

Style isn't something that is made to stay the same forever. Just like your life, your style should evolve. Even though you're changing there's a tiny part of you that will always be that girl (or guy) that loves to eat the cake batter off the spoon, right? Same concept with your style- you may adapt to the trends but you always stay true to who you are. When I look back at past post on TFBJ and if you know me in real life, I am happy to say that 99% of my style posts are things I would wear in my day to day life. That 1% involves a shoe switch after a few hours BUT still very true to who I am. I love trying new trends, even the "over the top" ones but I always end up with a casual look. But listen, my casual may be VERY different from what you consider casual.

Moving on................

Last week, I shared a couple of shoots I did with my friend Sally (here)- This is what I actually wore to her studio. My favorite pair of Nikes and an oversized sweater. I could seriously LIVE in this outfit. This is what I consider casual. I went through a phase of "I'm not wearing sneakers" BUT that wasn't me and like I stated before, your style can definitely change a bit but there's a little part that stays the same. That's what makes your look organic. With me, the little sneaker head of a teenager never left and I'm totally ok with that. Check out my look!   

Jeans: Forever 21/ Sneakers: Nike/ Sweater: Mandee/ Jacket: Old Navy/ Hat: Six

I seriously always have my ankles exposed. It's like "my thing" but it sucks when it's 4 degrees out. 

What's your style story? How has your style stayed the same or changed? Until next time.............


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