Last Thursday I attended my very first New York fashion event hosted by Refinery29 and Nicole Miller! The party was all about starting a fashion revolution in honor of the launch of Nicole Miller’s Spring 2014 collection. The collection is inspired by the Palace of Versailles and the French Revolution, meaning unexpected print mixing and tough-luxe pieces. The racks were flooded with color, prints, and sequins! And the Soho boutique was turned into quite the party with champagne flowing, the photo booth flashing, a tower of colorful macarons quickly disappearing, beautiful hairstyles being created at the braid bar, and New York’s most fashionable including R29′s Fashion Editor Willow Lindley and designer Nicole Miller herself. Check out the fun French fête below!

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Nicole Miller + Refinery29 Present - NMrevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present - NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present - NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery29 Present NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery29 Present NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present NMRevolution

Nicole Miller + Refinery 29 Present NMRevolution

Spring is finally here! Even though here in New York, it might be a while before we can break out our fave cut-off’s and sandals but I am definitely ready to start incorporating some of these trends from the Spring 2014 runway into my transitional wardrobe! 

{{ Pastels (With A Pop) }}Pastels with a Pop - Spring 2014 Trends: Runway To Everyday

Pastels are a must for Spring and this year they were seen all over the runway. The monochromatic look was seen a lot, but I also noticed a different approach to wearing pastels which is pairing it with an unexpected pop of a brighter color. Try pieces in differing pastel colors with a few bright pops of color as layering pieces, on the lips, and feet like DKNY, the monochromatic look with a contrasting shoe as seen at Burberry, or try one statement pastel piece, with the other main item in a contrasting bright as seen at Dior. 

Orange Top // Lavender Blazer // Lace Top // Lace Skirt 

 

{{ Baggy Bottom Babes }}Baggy Bottom Babes - Spring 2014 Trends: Runway To Everyday

Don’t go breaking out your short-shorts just yet. Before it gets too hot to handle any extra fabric touching your body, try out this baggy bottom trend for Spring. All lengths and styles were seen on the runway from wide-leg and cropped at Proenza Schouler, bermuda shorts at Opening Ceremony, to baggy and belted menswear trousers at Hermes. 

Pink Trousers // Print Culottes // Cropped Trousers // Navy Pleated Trousers

 

{{ Mesh Madness }}Mesh Madness - Spring 2014 Trends: Runway To Everyday

Although this sporty inspired mesh trend is nothing new this season, it sure is not going anywhere either. Layer a mesh skirt with boy shorts and a bralette for a daring look as seen at Milly, pair up with the pastel trend like Rebecca Taylor, or edgy meets boho with slouchy prints like Gucci. 

Bustier Bra // Mesh Top // Mesh Skirt 

 

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Tea (Length) Time - Spring 2014 Trends: Runway To Everyday

Yellow Skirt // Gold Pleated Skirt // Floral Skirt 

Nothing says Spring more than a feminine skirt. And you can’t get much more feminine than a tea length one! Full and pleated skirts were the recurring styles on the runway seen in this length, so consider giving your go-to maxi an update with a little ankle grazing hem this season! Those metallic pleats are to die for at Proenza Schouler, try a matching floral skirt and crop top and you’re definitely ready for tea as seen at Tracy Reese, or a sunshiny yellow skirt paired with matching bow flats at Roksanda Llincic. 

All runway images via Style.com 

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Blush & Gold Valentine's

Blush & Gold Valentine's

Blush & Gold Valentine's

Blush & Gold Valentine's

Blush & Gold Valentine's

Blush & Gold Valentine's

Blush & Gold Valentine's

Blush & Gold Valentine's

Blush & Gold - Valentines Blog/Giveaway

{Outfit: Tank: F21 // Skirt: This Vintage Fox // Jacket: F21 // Boots: Francesca’s // Clutch: Thrifted // Jewelry c/o Ashley Celeste Jewelry}

Outfit photos by Ciera Design

My outfit in today’s post is all about subtle touches of Valentine’s Day. I am currently crushing on this pale pink and gold color palette with a little leather for that sweet yet edgy combo I love so dear. When most people think about what to wear for Valentine’s Day, they probably think of bright red and barbie pink. Well I don’t really wear red, and have very few pink options in my closet so in this outfit I just added hints of these colors with a pale pink top, a red lip, maroon clutch, and heart sunnies! The outfit inspiration was really this shimmery gold vintage maxi skirt I just got (from an Instagram closet y’all!) and the jewelry that’s part of today’s giveaway of course….the other “Valentine’s” touches came afterward honestly. But enough about my outfit, here’s the part where you can win some of the gorgeous jewelry I am wearing! 

{XOXO}

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Valentine’s Day is a time to spread the love, so I wanted to offer all of my lovely readers a chance to win the perfect accessories for your own Valentine’s Day outfit! I was so excited to team up with Ashley Celeste Jewelry to bring y’all not only 1 giveaway, but for 2 lucky readers to win one of these gorg handmade agate pieces! The pinkish color makes it the perfect subtle touch to anyone’s Valentine’s Day look!

{Details on how to enter below}

Valentine's Day Blog + Giveaway

Valentine's Day Blog + Giveaway

Valentine's Day Blog + Giveaway

Use the Rafflecopter Widget options below to enter the necklace giveaway.

To enter the bracelet giveaway… well you’ll have to go follow us on Instagram for those deets! {@Jasmine_H} {@AshleyCelesteJewelry}

Giveaway ends at 12AM on Tues Feb 11th, and will be announced on Wednesday! 

 

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Valentines-Roundup

Macarons (Image via Pinterest) // A Cut Above & Berry Naughty Nail Polish // Rosé Sauvage // Over the Knee Socks // Bite Me Pillow // Heart Measuring Cups // Lace Lingerie Set // Bubble Bath // Roses Candle // Candy Stripe Robe

Valentine’s Day is just 2 weeks away now. Whether you’ll be by yourself or with your boo, rather than going out and dealing with the V-Day crowds, here’s a roundup of a few things to treat yourself to a romantic, cozy night in the comfort of your own home. So put on some sexy lingerie, comfy socks, a silk robe and lounge around, take a bubble bath (while sipping rosé champs of course), paint your nails, and maybe even do some baking! 

A very special Valentine’s Giveaway from Ashley Celeste Jewelry will be coming at y’all next week! 

{XOXO} 

SequinCrushMovesToNY

Hello lovely friends and followers! In today’s post I want to start by saying THANK YOU for all of your support over the past 2 years (whoa has it really been that long??) I have had so much fun shooting outfit posts, covering fashion events, collaborating with some amazing people and brands, and watching the fashion industry grow in my beloved New Orleans! My life will soon be quite different though as I start a new chapter in my life as a NEW YORKER (holy shit!)!! I realized I mentioned getting ready for New York in my previous outfit post, but had not officially announced it on the blog… So here it is y’all, I’M MOVING TO NEW YORK! But don’t fret my little fashion loving pets, I will continue to blog from my Brooklyn abode, just a little less often at first do to this huge move. My sister has been a huge part in this blog as my photographer, so I’m going to have to find someone to replace her skills, and amazing availability whenever I needed an impromptu outfit shoot! My hopes are to bring you even more amazing fashion coverage from New York, and a chance to work with even more fabulous brands of my dreams as Sequin Crush continues a new life in NY!

Stay tuned for my adventures as a NYC FASHION BLOGGER! 

XOXO

Jasmine

Image via Vogue.com

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Photos by Ciera Design

#OOTD Tee c/o The Elizabeth Chronicles // Studded tank: H&M (Similar) // Army Jacket: Target-old! (Similar) (Similar) // Leather Jacket: Urban Outfitters (Similar) (Similar) // Jeans: ASOS (SALE alert!) // Heels: DSW (SALE alert!) // Sunnies: c/o Krewe Du Optic (Banks style) // Bag: TJ Maxx (Want THIS ONE instead!)

So my outfit in today’s post includes this very literal #OOTD tee by The Elizabeth Chronicles.  Even though “Selfie” was named the word of the year by USA Today, the hashtag #OOTD comes close on Instagram. If you follow any fashion blogger, or just fashion lover on social media, they most likely use the hashtag #OOTD to link to others sharing their own “outfit of the day”‘s!

This OOTD was all about layering (Gonna need lots of practicing before NY) and unexpected combinations (I’m pretty good at that already)! I like my tops a little longer so I layered this studded hem tank underneath my tee for that extra length plus an added special detail. The color combo of the jeans and army jacket is one of my faves, but the red in my bag is totally random. It definitely doesn’t match, but I am not really one to go for matching anyway. It’s just the only bag I have of this size to carry a bunch of crap around in (yes, there’s a pair of flats in there…again practicing NY ways). I added some vintage rhinestone brooches to my army jacket for that unexpected detail, threw a leather jacket over because it was very chilly, and there ya have it, Jasmine’s random #OOTD. 

The Elizabeth Chronicles will be selling their very cute tee’s at our February Made In Mind Market during the Julia St Art Walk on Saturday, Feb 1st so make sure you stop by! 

 

New Year’s Eve is only a few days away now, and I thought what better way to ring in the new year than with a giveaway…But first let’s talk about what to wear! New Year’s Eve is the one night where there can never be too much sparkle (well that’s any night in my book). Instead of just wearing an all over sequin body con mini dress, or going with classic black, here is some inspiration to make sure you will not look like every other sequin dress wearing gal at the party! 

 

{{ MIX IT UP }}

New Year's Eve on Sequin Crush

 

Try a sequin skirt with a cute crop top or casual tank, and don’t be afraid to play around with mixing colors. 

Top // Earrings // Ring // Skirt // Heels // Clutch

 

{{ ICE COLD }}

New Year's Eve on Sequin CrushThere will be lots wearing black. Try a different approach, and wear all white making your accessories the sparkle that you need and you will be sure to turn some heads. 

Necklace // Dress // Heels // Bangles // Clutch

 

And now for the giveaway! I teamed up with Scotch Naturals to give away one of their Southern Living Holiday Black Tie Collection to one lucky reader! The collection comes with 3 amazing colors (Red Velvet, Gilded Magnolia, and Grandmother’s Pewter), Plus their sticky base coat and deluxe top coat. Enter for a chance to win below. Also that’s a little peak at what I will be wearing on NYE. The nail polish colors match perfectly and are a great combo for any occasion! 

Giveaway ends on Jan 2nd and the winner will be announced on the 3rd. 

Comment on this post with your name and email after entering so that I can contact you if you win! 

Scotch Naturals New Year Giveaway on Sequin Crush

Scotch Naturals New Years Giveaway on Sequin Crush

Scotch Naturals New Years Giveaway on Sequin Crush

Scotch Naturals New Years Giveaway on Sequin Crush

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J Crew Sequin Polka Dot Top + H&M Plaid Pants

J Crew Sequin Polka Dot Top + H&M Plaid Pants

J Crew Sequin Polka Dot Top + H&M Plaid Pants

J Crew Sequin Polka Dot Top + H&M Plaid Pants

J Crew Sequin Polka Dot Top + H&M Plaid Pants

Photos by Kaylynn Marie Photography

Top: J. Crew (Similar) // Pants: H&M (Similar) (Similar) (Similar) // Coat: F21 (Similar) (Similar) // Pumps: Nine West (Similar) (Similar) // Purse: Vintage (Similar) (Similar)

Last Thursday Ciera and I had our 3rd The Made In Mind Social meet-up at Pearl Wine Co. We teamed up with A Little Happy to bring both networks of creatives together for one big, cozy cabin holiday party! I knew I wanted to wear these plaid pants I scored from the H&M opening night to fit in with the log cabin theme. A holiday party always calls for some sparkles though, and mixing prints is always a fave style of mine so this sequin polka dot top was a must. I have been wanting to try the plaid on plaid look, and since this coat is black and white which is the same color palette as my top, I think it worked perfectly! 

Check out the rest of the coverage from the night on Made In Mind Social + A Little Happy

shoplocalgiftguide

The holidays are officially here, and it’s about that time to start shopping for your loved ones. Since today is Small Business Saturday, I put together a gift guide for y’all featuring my favorite items from some of my favorite locals! 

1. The Clara Earrings by Loren Hope ($68) + The Petite Zebra Trinket Dish by Jonathan Adler ($24) both from Hattie Sparks. They have a great selection of cute home goods perfect for gifts, and the perfect holiday clothing and jewels for yourself as well! 

Enjoy 15% off your in-store and online purchases today with code: SHOPSMALL

2. Dry Bar Bleu Gift Card – Located at 701 Metairie Road Suite 112 2A. Buy one for a friend or family member, and join them before a holiday party to get one of their signature styles, enjoy some bubbly, and snack from the candy bar….Yes, they have a candy bar too!

3. Boot Leather Valet Tray by Dustbowl Dry Goods from Homestead ($60) – Handmade in Tulsa Oklahoma, these trays are a perfect gift for your man, father, brother, or even for your own bedside or side table! This recently opened gem is a mom & pop general store filled with high quality goods for your life and home. 

*Juley Le of Upperlyne will be there on Saturday helping shoppers pick out Christmas gifts and they will be serving punch and giving away handmade salted caramel with every purchase. Instagram your purchase and tag @homesteadnola with #homesteadnola to be entered to win a $50 gift card to the shop!!

4. Genuine Leather Snakeskin Tassel Keychains from Candy Apple ($40) – You can find the most stylish clothing and accessories at this boutique for all under $150!

*Stop by at 701 Metairie Road, Suite 1B105 on Saturday for 20% off the entire store (excluding rabbit fur items)! Tuesday they will be having a Very Merry Candy Apple Christmas Gift Party from 6-8 with gifts under $50 and 10% off your purchase! (*Keychains will not be available until then)

5. Crescent City Henley by The Elizabeth Chronicles ($35) – Visit this blogging duo’s chic tee shop and take advantage of their holiday promo where if you spend $60 you receive a free tote bag! The entire site is 30% off as well! 

6. Merry and Bright Card Set from Lionheart Prints ($18) – Don’t forget to send out those holiday cards! Lionheart Prints has the cutest selection of hand drawn, one a kind designs. 

Breaking news!!! An H&M just opened in New Orleans! Ha just kidding, that’s old news. But they did have a VIP grand opening party on Friday night, that I was so pleased to attend!  My camera was stashed away for the majority of the night as I attempted to browse the racks searching for my size in hopes that it was still available in the most coveted items, mingle with other bloggers & friends that attended, and try to keep track of my own group, all while trying not to spill my glass of bubbly. It was madness y’all! So here are just a few pics I snapped after 2 rounds in the fitting room, and a few trips to the champagne bar…

H&M New Orleans Opening Party

H&M New Orleans Opening Party

H&M New Orleans Opening Party

H&M New Orleans Opening Party

H&M New Orleans Opening Party

H&M New Orleans Opening Party

H&M New Orleans Opening Party

Success! We literally closed down the store!

H&M New Orleans Opening Party

Those are some happy happy girls! 

H&M New Orleans Opening Party