Designer of the week: Dannijo

If you haven’t gotten the hint from my previous post, Dannijo is the designer of this week. It is founded by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder in 2008, and hand-made in New York! They have amazing designs that I am absolutely in love with. Their recent collection, Mr. Dannijo, a collaboration with Man Repeller, is definitely my favorite.

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It is finally Friday!

Arki

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Exciting

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I am so excited!
I came back from my cruise to a wonderful surprise. Four customers placed orders on my Etsy store within two days. Oh wait, one more was placed today!
I am beyond thrilled. Can you imagine the feeling? Someone out there who lives in a completely different state, who is thousand s of miles away is wearing one of my pieces!

I am so thankful and happy. Spring started on a great note, I cannot wait to see what this summer will have for me.


Arki

DIY Vintage Chanel Inspired Earings

I don’t know about you, but Chanel is my favorite designer. Their vintage jewelry are super glamourous, super gorgeous, and super expensive! Every time I see a pair online, I start drooling over it and day dreaming about it.

Today, I felt very crafty and went to both Michael’s and Jo-ann Fabrics. I was just wandering around their isles, and hoping for ideas and inspirations to pop out… and there it was.. the best looking buttons I have seen a while. They looked so fab and vintage inspired. They desperately needed to be more than just buttons. they wanted to be statement pieces, they wanted to be noticed, and most importantly, they wanted me to make them into beautiful stud earrings!

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Revamping them into earrings was so easy!

What you need:

1. a pair of cute buttons

2. A metal/plastic cutter

3. Brass Earrings’ backings

4. Hot glue gun + Glue Stick

Follow these easy steps:

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1. Remove the little loop-hole from the back of the button.

2. Add a dot of the hot glue in the center of the button (Where the loop-hole used to be).

3. Immediately, place the earring’s backing in the center on top of the glue, wait a few seconds, and Viola!

It cost me less than $5.00, aren’t they gorgeous?

 

 

happy Crafty Day!

Arki

Edgy meets feminine outfit of the day

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I’ve been experimenting with different trends lately. There are some trends out there that I don’t necessarily love, but for the sake of change, I try to give them a shot. I fell in love with this sheer maxi skirt. Although, I usually stay away from maxi and flowy skirts [I am short], this one caught my attention. I absolutely love leopard print, and I lately haven’t given it any attention. I wanted to make-up with it today and wear it out!

Here are the details:
Top from H&M, leather jacket from Forever21, flats from TJMaxx, belt from Forever21, skirt from Lulu’s, chains from Arki Jewelry, bracelet from Target, ring from Hautelook.

Gold Digger

I used to hate gold tone accessories. In a fact, I didn’t own any piece of jewelry in gold tone. I always thought it was for older women and never got to like it. However, for the past couple seasons, gold tones started attracting me more and more everyday.

Now, I am totally obsessed with gold tones. I do not wear silver toned jewelry as much anymore! Actually, many times I find myself not wearing my wedding band & engagement ring simply because it doesn’t match!

Since I have olive skin tone, I love how the gold accessories compliment my skin. Here are some beautiful pieces I came across. My wishlist keeps expanding everyday. My wallet and I are in a huge trouble!

 

Click on me for more details and where to find these pieces.

Must Haves

Here are few of the pieces I would like to own before the spring. You can see it has most of my current obsessions: neon colors, spikes, rhinestones, chains, yellow, animal prints, cuffs, and finally one of my favorite jewelry designers Iosselliani. [click on the board to get directed to the different pieces]

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Go Green!

I know we haven’t gotten one single decent snow storm yet, but I like to keep thinking how Spring is approaching. I am looking forward to that. Spring has got to be my favorite season!

In spring everything turns green, flowers and trees blossom, life returns to the nature, our mood gets lifted, and our days become brighter!

I always associate Spring with pastel colors, my birthday, Easter, and finally the color Green! What a better color to symbolize the Spring season than Green?

Green is definitely a cheerful lively color that symbolizes life and nature. It has this positive energy when looking at it, and it brings this sense of relaxation to your mind as well. I love Green! It has been one of my top favorite colors.

Now, let’s talk fashion. Green color is big in fashion trends this year/spring. Especially, lime green shades and neon greens. They are quite fabulous colors! I have so many favorite pieces I am planning on purchasing soon. Seriously, what a better color to welcome the spring?

Enjoy the little inspiration board I put together. You can click on it to direct you to the individual pieces.

Valentine’s Pink

Usually we associate red color with Valentine’s day. Well, not this year!

This year has been the year for bright neon colors, and the Hot Pink color has definitely proven to be the color of choice for many clothing articles and accessories out there. I am not a pink girl (shocking!), but I am definitely a Hot Pink fan. It makes everything look sophisticated, glamorous, pretty, yet edgy!

Hot Pink is definitely one of my favorite colors. It is such a beautiful color and it brings glow to my skin. It definitely suits my olive skin tone. If you are not brave enough to rock a Hot Pink outfit, well, this Valentine’s day should be your excuse! Everything out there is in that Hot Neon Pink color, go grab a piece and rock out wearing it on February the 14th.

Happy Hot Pink Day!

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On my Finger

What’s your favorite statement ring?

A couple months ago, I purchased few rings from HauteLook. They are absolutely my all time favorite statement rings!

If you do not know what Hautelook is, it is a website where you can purchase designer/name brand items for 50-75% off, all you have to do is sign up! Everyday they introduce and bring a new brand name. It is incredible as you can snag your favorite designer items for less, and sometimes get introduced to a new brand that becomes your absolute favorite. In my case, “Beyond Rings” became my favorite. I am obsessed with all of their rings’ designs, and the price is AMAZING!

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I already own rings 1, 6, and 8. They are absolutely even more beautiful in person!

xoxo

ArKi

 

Stack Me Up!

I can never get enough Neon!

Those vibrant colors make it easier for me while waiting for the spring/summer to arrive. I hate winter! It is such a depressing season where color disappears from everything. It even disappears from your complexion!

Those pastel and neon colors help bring it back into my life. All these stackable bracelets are on my to get list.

Cuff Love

My favorite piece of jewelry has always been the bracelet. I love stacking a bunch of bracelets with different dimensions and characteristic to create a unique look. Bracelets are definitely the arm candy!

What better candy than those neon vibrant colored cuffs. How about those studded cuffs with bold geometric shapes?

Those are a few of the many bracelets I am getting my inspirations from.

Outfit Of The Day

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It’s casual Friday and here’s what I wore to work today:
. Pink Blouse from NastyGaL
. Dark blue Jeans from Forever21
. Grey suede boots from Nordstrom’s Rack
. Snake earrings from UrbanOutfitters
. Zaina the Mati Rosary from my Etsy’s shop.
. Neon Orange nail polish from UrbanOutfitters

Xoxo

I Love My Monday

Since I am on a 4/10 work schedule, I get Mondays off. I love my 3 day weekend! Who wouldn’t?

I usually get everything done on Mondays. Run the bank, go grocery shopping, clean around the house, and work on whatever I’ve been putting off the week before. Today I got to work on my jewelry, and at this moment, I am working on posting them on my Etsy shop.

Stay tuned for new pieces!

Arki

Excited!

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My Etsy shop has been open for a week now and I just sold my first item! It is such a great feeling I have now. I woke up this morning and saw that my first transaction had gone through and I instantly felt butterflies in my stomach! I am feeling fantabulous today. The beautiful bracelet is cutely packaged and ready to be shipped to her owner. I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed designing it.

Happy Monday everyone!
Arki

Jewelry shop on Etsy

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Yesterday was such a productive day for me. I was able to work on many projects that I have been putting on the shelf for a while. One of the most important projects was to start my Etsy shop. I’ve been planning for it, coming up with ideas, and working on some pieces for quite a while.
After I posted the first piece on Etsy, my heart skipped a beat. I was so excited, happy, and proud of myself for finally doing it. So far, I have only two designs on Etsy. I am planning on working extra hard this week/weekend to get more designs in my shop.
I have so many ideas to share with you, but at least I finally started!
I would like to thank my family and friends for their constant support and motivation. It means a lot to me.
I would also appreciate every thought, suggestion, and recommendation you may have for me. I am always up to learn more and broaden my knowledge.

Keep checking here and my shop for new designs, news, and announcements.

Have a fabulous day loves.
ArKi