Friday, March 29, 2013

Casual Friday Outfit: Studded Sweatshirt

Happy Good Friday, guys!! I'm not a typically one to wear sweatshirts, unless I'm working out or bumming at home. This sweatshirt, however, is a different story. Not only is it super cozy and comfortable, it's also cute and edgy! AND it's in a pretty easter color!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Outfit: Bright Pants

OMG I scored these ankle pants at H&M, for $7, last week and I am obsessed with the color - aren't they amazeballs? I wore this outfit while running errands yesterday and then to dinner dinner, last night - though I actually ended up carrying a small crossbody bag to dinner. You'll be seeing a lot more of these pants on the blog because I pretty much wanna wear them everyday!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Outfit: Floral Jeans

I know the first day of Spring was last week but it didn't actually feel like Spring until yesterday. So, I decided to go all out, in my floral pants.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Outfit: Black & White Stripes + Neon

Although, I've rocked black and white stripes before (here and here), I feel like they're kinda tricky to wear. A lot of the tops and pants I've seen look like the footlocker uniform and that, most definitely, is not the look I want. So, when Kristina, of Pretty Shiny Sparkly, posted that the next Bloggers Do It Better challenge is Black & White stripes, I wasn't sure if I would be linking up. That was, until I found this skirt! These stripes are perfect and it's an adorable skirt - this outfit makes me miss the Seaside Heights boardwalk in the summer!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Trend Alert: Military Inspired

Happy Monday, guys! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had spring break last week but it wasn't nearly as exciting as I had thought it would be. I spent the first half packing for and stressing about a trip that never happened. The second half was spend being sick, recovering from it, and unpacking from that trip that never happened. Anyways, I have a midterm tomorrow so I spent the weekend attempting to study for it! Jealous? Right! I bet your regular work weeks were more exciting than my spring break!

It wasn't all bad though! As mentioned in my Easter Finds post, I participated in a group giveaway, and I have a ton of new followers! So, before we talk about today's post, I want to welcome all my new followers - I hope you guys will enjoy Stilettos & Sequins! Also, have you guys listened to Justin Timberlake's new album? I mean, I had it on repeat alllll weekend! OK, moving on to today's post ....

Military-inspired is definitely one of my top five favorite Spring 2013 Trends! Personally, I feel like this would be more of a Fall/Winter trends but I'm more than happy to rock it this spring! As I had mentioned in this post, when I like a trend, I like to add 1 or 2 versatile pieces for that trend to my wardrobe. It's the best way to get your wardrobe ready for that season! So, I've picked out some of my favorite military-inspired pieces to help you update your wardrobe!
Maxi Dress / Scarf / Earrings / Bag / Short Dress / Wedge Booties / Camo Pants / Flats / Eagle Necklace / Camo Tee
Sandals / Dog tag Necklace / Khaki Green Pants / Embellished Camo Jacket / Combat Boots
I wish I could buy each of these items but if I had to pick one, I would probably pick the scarf - you guys already know about my neon obsession, don't you? So, which of these pieces is your favorite?


Linking up with My Thrifty Chic.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

ProFlowers Review - Scammed

I know ProFlowers has been around for a while but this is my first personal experience with them and it was so awful that I had to share with you guys!

For my birthday a couple weeks ago, Sheela sent me 2 dozen roses. When I received the package, I was so excited but I was a bit confused when I opened it. Here's a picture of what they looked like
I was confused because I know that Sheela would NEVER send me these flowers - she would send me something way more colorful. Also, the flowers were not fresh at all. Oh, AND these roses had no fragrance. At all! How's that even possible?

So, the next day I call Proflowers and I told them I received these awful, stale flowers and the lady told me she'll re-order the 2 dozen rainbow roses for me. Rainbow roses???? Yea, that's what Sheela had ordered for me - makes a lot more sense. Except when I looked for the rainbow roses bouquet on their site, this is the picture I saw
Well, you guys see the problem, right? She ordered a birthday bouquet and I received a funeral bouquet. I told the lady on the phone that my bouquet had literally ONE colored rose. So, she says to me that the colored roses must not have passed the quality control check. I mean, what the eff kinda bullshit is that? So, if someone orders a bouquet of white flowers and the white flowers don't pass their QC check, they send a bouquet of bright ass flowers? That's stupid! Anyways, I decided I'll wait for them to resend me the bouquet. Well, a few days later, I received my reorder and this is what it looked like
No, this is not the same bouquet from the first picture. This is what they sent me the second time around. I mean, are they kidding me? Once again, the same ONE colored rose!! I mean, they looked slightly fresher the second time around but still - NOT what Sheela had ordered! This is insulting and it's a freakin' scam! I eventually told Sheela what had happened and she said she called them the minuted I posted the first picture on Instagram because she was upset when she saw what they had sent me!

Also, on the phone, the lady told me they send buds coz they want us to "see the roses bloom". Well, I followed all the instructions they sent to the T and, over a week later, 80% of the buds didn't bloom Mostly coz they were stale to begin with. The buds just died, as buds.

So, I will NEVER use ProFlowers. Ever. And you shouldn't either. Save your money and a lot of disappointment. Have you guys had any experience with ProFlowers? Or other such companies? Is there one that you guys prefer? I'm not wrong to be upset, am I?

UPDATE: After I tweeted this post, someone from ProFlowers CS contacted me, asking me to call them. So, I did. Basically, I was told that the bouquet Sheela picked is one of the lower end (or discounted) bouquets and it's supposed to be an assortment of roses. Essentially, what it means is that since it's not ridiculously expensive, they just throw in whatever stale, colorless, roses they did not want to put in the more expensive bouquets. Anyways, Sheela has since been given credit for the bouquet she sent (ProFlowers credit). Also, they are now sending me a third bouquet! This time, however, they're sending me a different one - one that's "guaranteed" to have a lot of bright flowers. I told her it wasn't just a color issue. The first bouquet was actually stale!

Anyways, you know how I feel about the third bouquet? Whatever. They should've gotten it right the first time. Or, at least, the second damn time.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easter Finds Under $50 + A $300 Group Giveaway

Easter Sunday is only 2 weeks away! Here are some fabulous pieces - all under $50 ea -  to get you prepared, regardless of where you are and what you're doing!
Dress / Skirt / Bracelets / Pants / Bag / Hat / Tank / Necklace / Flats / Heels / Anorak / Ring / Scarf / Shorts
I love all these pieces but the "Disco Bunny" tank has got to be my favorite! What's yours?

And now, it's giveaway time! I'm sponsoring Get Your Pretty On this month and it's time for the group giveaway. There are a lot of awesome winnings so, get to entering -

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Linking up with My Thrifty Chic.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

It's My Birthday!

Hey lovies! So, I'm officially a year older today - blah. But it's not all bad because I'm actually guest blogging over at Get Your Pretty On today, about how to add a POC (Pop Of Color) to your outfits! Why don't you hop on over and check me out

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Birthday Party: Black & White Leather

So, my birthday is coming up on tomorrow but I actually celebrated last Saturday. I was so hot and cold about my party this year that I didn't actually decide on an outfit until the day before. Once I had this outfit figured out, though, I was super excited. I love that it combines two of my absolute favorite Spring 2013 trends - Black & White, and (faux) Leather!

I actually went to a day party this year and was able to take some pictures before we headed out.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Outfit: Distressed Jeans + Pops of Color

We've seen a few days with really nice weather in NJ lately which I absolutely love!! Initially, I had paired this outfit with my favorite black bag (seen here, here, and here). But then I thought this green bag (also seen here) would look so much better with these yellow pumps. What do you guys think? Btw, the title of this post has to do with the fact that this outfit made me wish I was in LA!

Also, I'm participating in a Lucky Magazine contest and I would REALLY appreciate it if you could take a quick second and VOTE for me! Thank youuuuuuuu!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Outfit: My Favorite Coat & Boots

Happy Monday, lovies! Today's post is pretty much about my favorite coat (also seen here), favorite boots (also seen here), and the fact that my mom is an amazing photog (she randomly captured the picture above, and the one below, while I was walking)!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Outfit: Stripes + A Dash of Green

I'm so proud of my mom - she's gotten so good at taking pictures. She randomly captured this and I love how you can see the bag's super cute lining! Btw, it was a little windy when I took these pictures so, please pardon the messy hair.

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Favorite Skirt + A Birthday Month Giveaway

You know how sometimes the strangest things happen and you can't find an explanation for it? That's kind of what happened with this skirt (also seen here and here). I bought this skirt years ago and it's been my favorite skirt since. Then a couple years ago, the skirt went missing. I searched my entire house - the skirt was nowhere to be found. The skirt was so old that it wasn't even being sold anywhere anymore. Finally, after months of searching, I found it on eBay and ordered it right away! How this skirt just went missing isn't even the strangest part though - it gets stranger.

Last week, I was sitting in my room, doing my hair. In the same exact place where I always sit and do my hair. I happen to look over under my dresser (not the first time I've looked there either) and I see something. Wanna guess what it was? Yep, my old skirt. After years of having gone MIA,  it reappeared just like that! It's so strange because when I was searching for the skirt, I'm pretty sure I had looked under my dresser several times! I'm super excited I now have two of my favorite skirt but I still wonder - just what in the heck happened there?
           Skirt: Under My Dresser / Bracelets: BCBG and Loehmann's / Necklace: Forever 21 / Bag: TJ Maxx / Pumps: Bakers               Trench: Armani Exchange / Earrings: c/o Lauralina Collection
So, I wore this outfit for girls' night on Saturday and I got so many compliments on these gorgeous earrings! Laura, from Lauralina Collection, sent me these earrings last week and I couldn't wait to wear them! They are absolutely stunning!

Now for the giveaway - 

Laura has offered a $25 gift card, to her shop, for one lucky S&S reader! She has so many gorgeous pieces. Here are some of my favorites - 

Here's how to enter -

1. Follow Stilettos & Sequins on GFC (Google Friend Connect - You can do this simply by clicking on "Join This Site" under "Followers" on the right sidebar). Also feel free to follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
2. In a comment below, leave the name you're following with and an email where we can reach you.

And that's it! Enter away and spread the word! The giveaway will close at 11:59 pm on 3/16 and I will announce a winner on 3/17! Open to all US residents. I will use rafflecopter to pick a random winner, from the comments below.

Saw something you loved and don't wanna wait till the 17th? No worries - play Jewelette now and you can win up to $500 in jewels!

Thanks for entering!! ♥


This giveaway is now closed. And the winner iiiissss *drumroll*....
#15 - Jennae
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Friday, March 1, 2013

I Saw, I Loved, I Featured: Color Explosion

Sweater & flats: Target / Shirt & Jeggings: Express / Necklace: Forever 21
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you - that's not me! Hehe. This is my classmate, Richa. Yesterday, Richa sent me this picture because another classmate of ours, Racquel, loved this outfit. Racquel told her she had to send me a picture and I am SO glad she did. How fabulous does she look? Thanks for allowing me to share this on my blog, Richa!