March 29, 2015

My Style: Metallic & Lace

Festival season is upon us, and I'm loving the emerging trends!  I began this styling with a beautiful pair of crocheted lace shorts with eyelash detailing on a scalloped hemline.  Next, I added a black, bell sleeve, off-the-shoulder blouse and a black panama hat with embroidered ribbon detailing.  These pieces are so much fun to style!  If you haven't guessed, the metallic temporary tattoos are one of the most popular body accessories this spring and summer.  Lastly, I slipped into metallic footbed slide sandals, and I'm ready for a great day.  Please let me know about any music festivals you attend this year; I know each festival is unique and has its own fantastic elements--I'd love to hear about them.  Xoxo, Shelly

March 25, 2015

How to Style Fringe Jackets

Being a lover of bohemian style, I adore fringe jackets - well really fringe anything.  I teamed up with blogger babe Esmirna Tapia of Platforms for Breakfast to show our adored readers two different ways of rocking fringe jackets.  I chose a beachy festival vibe since warm weather is here, and summer is right around the corner.  I styled my heather gray jacket with a halter-topped lace dress, delicate beaded sandals, and a wide-brimmed black hat.  A statement necklace, colorful tribal print purse, and cool sunnies completed the ensemble.  Esmirna, one of my lovely fellow Teen Vogue Fashion Click bloggers, chose to show a stylish white-on-white fringe jacket and skinny jeans along with strappy heels and a striped top. Whether you're a chic city girl or a free-spirited boho babe, fringe jackets are a wardrobe must.  I would love to hear how you rock your fringe in the comments.  Xoxo, Shelly

P.S. Check out the new Others Follow Spring Lookbook for more amazing pieces like this pretty lace dress!

Photos of Esmirna by Henry Young


March 22, 2015

Clubbing with Khloe Kardashian

This weekend has been a whirlwind!  About two weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw Khloe Kardashian had posted about a contest to meet her in Las Vegas on March 20th.  I am such a fan of the Kardashians, especially Khloe (honestly, she's my fave), so on a whim, I entered the contest.  I made sure to follow all the steps correctly and a day or so before the event, it was announced that I was the lucky winner!  I was in shock and over the moon excited!  The trip was all paid for and included travel, one night stay at the stunning Mirage Hotel, gourmet dinner at Stack, and VIP entrance into 1 Oak.  

Instead of flying to Vegas, I decided to make a road trip to NV (stopping to see the Hoover Dam along the way) and had my brother, Billy Stuckman and my sister-in-law, Bianca Stuckman, meet me in Vegas.

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We all arrived mid-day and had a blast exploring Vegas, seeing the beautiful Caesars Palace, wandering the Bellagio, and eating lunch at the famous Gordon Ramsay Burgr restaurant (BEST sweet potato fries ever).  After a full day, it was time to head back to the Mirage and get ready for the big night.

The restaurant had a special menu ready for us to select from when we arrived.  Each meal was delicious!  Bianca, my brother's wife, tried the Flat Iron while I opted for the Roasted Chicken and both were amazing.  For dessert, we tried the mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches with caramel dip and the jelly filled donuts with icing dip.  We were too nervous/excited about meeting Khloe to finish anything, but we sure did enjoy it.  haha  Fun fact:  Khloe and her friends had dinner right behind us!  They all walked in together and were all smiles.  The film crew was along for the night and will probably air the dinner on Keeping Up with the Kardashians someday.  I signed a waiver giving the film crew permission to show clips of me on the show.  Who knows if I will make the cut?  It would be fun though!

Bianca and I wore Charlotte Russe dresses ♡

After dinner, it was time to be escorted into the club's VIP section, waiting for Khloe while she walked the red carpet.  We met the club's social media manager and the owner.  Everyone was polite and looked forward to introducing me to Khloe.  The second Khloe entered the club, everyone was very aware.  The camera crew had lights on her, people started screaming with joy, and the energy immediately got insane.  

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Khloe and her friends had the VIP lounge right behind the DJ booth.  She brought her BFF's Malika and Khadijah Haqq, singer Cassie, model Dorian Renaud, actress Lauren London, and a few other close friends.  

Once Khloe and her friends were comfortable in their lounge, I was escorted in and introduced.  Khloe immediately opened her arms and gave me a big hug.  She was so sweet and welcoming.  She complimented my style and I let her know her dress was gorgeous!  The photographers took multiple photos and the film crew captured the whole thing.  After the photos and talking, Khloe, being a classy hostess, asked me if I would like a drink.  I got to chat with Malika, while my drink was being made and she was so nice.  I thanked them all and spent the rest of the night dancing with my friends.  The club was packed!  The experience was unforgettable and I'm so thankful for the opportunity and memories.  Xoxo, Shelly