video how-to: scarf wrapped side ponytail

One of my goals for 2013 was to add more videos to the blog. Nearly six months into the “new year,” I’m finally posting my first one! Better late than never?

I filmed a how-to for this scarf-wrapped ponytail weeks ago, after a few of you requested a tutorial. Then I forgot about it. The clips sat untouched in iMovie for nearly a month before I stumbled across them, and pulled it all together to [finally] share it!

Have requests or ideas for other how-to videos? Please share them in the comments! {And have mercy, I’m still new to this “vlogging” business.}

what’s in an evening bag?

BHLDN Beaded Deco Clutch

I’ve never been much of a collector. Polly Pockets, maybe, when I was in elementary school? Which, by the way, speaks volumes about my responsibility; do you know how difficult it is to keep track of Polly, her diminutive friends and pets, and all those teeny accessories?! It must’ve worn me out, because I haven’t collected much since.

But if there’s one thing that draws me in like a magpie to a sack of sequins, it’s a great evening bag. Over the years, I’ve accumulated a sizable stock of clutches in all shapes and sizes, and they carry more sentimental value than any other item in my closet. Memories of romantic date nights, concerts, fun girls nights out, friends’ weddings, and holiday parties are tucked into those tiny bags right next to the tubes of lipstick, peppermints, bar receipts and ticket stubs. I love scouring thrift stores and antique shops for vintage eel skins, beaded beauties, fancy miniaudieres, and tooled leather.

When BHLDN sent me their Deco Beaded Clutch, I was thrilled to add it to my collection. The silver sunburst design has all the charm of a vintage silk evening bag, with beautiful quality that I know I’ll enjoy for many years to come!

I have big plans for this little sparkler this season: Pairing it with jeans and a simple tee for a casual night out, wearing it with a cocktail dress and sky-high heels for a special occasion, and slinging it on as a cross-body over a pretty day dress with flats.

Thank you BHLDN!

This post sponsored by BHLDN. I received material compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own. Check out their beautiful selection of shoes, clutches, and accessories!