DIY - TROPICAL MACAW HEELS

DIY - TROPICAL MACAW HEELS

Last Summer my bestie and I came across a beautiful pair of Parrot Heels from Kate Spade and couldn't get them off our minds. As we waited and hoped they would go on sale, I was inspired to DIY a Macaw version of my own.  Yes, you can make these heels yourself!!!

I shared a teaser a few months ago on IG but actually created this DIY about a year ago when I got the patches.  I initially shared it with my family in our group chat and my big sister gave me the great idea to do something additional. I got stuck on the idea and held off from sharing the tutorial while I tried to source additional supplies. I still haven't found the right supplies but with the recent parrot craze popping up in the fashion world, I figured I might as well share the initial DIY with you. This way you can get the look in time for Summer. 

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MILDRED IN ARUBA

MILDRED IN ARUBA

A few weeks have passed since my Aruba trip and it's now starting to heat up in NYC! When we got back from Aruba, we were welcomed by hot summer-like weather which made me very happy. It felt as though I had brought the good weather back with me, however, a day later NYC reminded me of who she was. It got chilly again!

Yes folks, my space heater, furry bedroom slippers and coat were in full effect again and I was bummed. Now, a couple weeks later, we're starting to feel the heat and all I can do is think about the sun, sand and all the fun Mildred had getting ice-cream.

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MAMA'S HOME - FLAMINGO FRIDAY IN ARUBA

MAMA'S HOME - FLAMINGO FRIDAY IN ARUBA

Two weeks ago, Stef whisked me away to Aruba to celebrate my 30th birthday, tropical-style! Yes, #KrystlesVintageThirty was in January but we're celebrating all year long (Beyonce diva-style) and it was time for #KrystlesTropicalThirty! 

If you can't tell by now, I LOVE Flamingos! F to the L to the A to the... okay we might be here for a while if I continue. Seriously guys these beautiful pink birds have a special place in my heart, yet I'd never seen them in person until now!

I've linked to some cute Flamingo beach wear so continue reading to get your Flamingo Friday on! 

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TRAVEL DIARY - KRYSTLE'S TROPICAL THIRTY IN ARUBA (PART 1)

TRAVEL DIARY - KRYSTLE'S TROPICAL THIRTY IN ARUBA (PART 1)

It's been about two weeks since my trip to Aruba and I'm currently sitting in the restaurant of a super cold Upstate NY hotel writing this post and day-dreaming of sunshine, beaches and flamingos! I met my darling pink babies in person for the first time but before I start gushing about them (I'll do that in a separate post) let's stay on track with the happy island.

Continue reading to get my full recap on Aruba! 

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LITTLE WHITE DRESS

LITTLE WHITE DRESS

You've probably been told you need a LBD (little black dress) in your closet and I'm all for it, but I'm here to let you know you need a LWD (little white dress) as well. Yes you do!

I'm all about bold prints and bright colors but a white dress is also one of my closet staples, especially during the Spring & Summer months. I love how refreshing white is after the dark & cold Winter months. Crisp, bright white provides the perfect backdrop for colorful patterns, tropical prints and bold accessories.

Continue reading to get this LWD and more, just in time for sizzling Summer days!

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LADY IN LACE

LADY IN LACE

Right before heading out on vacation, the boyfriend and I had a little dinner date and it was the perfect opportunity to wear this beautiful lace bell sleeve top.

The night was cool here in NYC, so I paired it with these black lace pants that have been sitting in my closet, unworn for about two years now. Sometimes it takes me a while to wear my pieces but two years was enough! When I got this white lace blouse from Tobi, I knew it was the perfect pairing pice for my pants. 

Continue reading to see how I styled this pretty bell sleeve top and get all the detail! 

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JUST PEACHY πŸ‘βœŒπŸ½

JUST PEACHY πŸ‘βœŒπŸ½

NYC came alive this weekend with soaring high temperatures and I couldn't resist being outside with all the other folks soaking up the glorious Spring sunshine. I ditched my Saturday chores and ventured to Brooklyn for an afternoon stroll. I stopped to smell the deli flowers along the way (NYC style), ate some pizza, did a bit of Vintage shopping and finsished the day with a little ice cream treat.

The streets were alive with vendors and artists galore and I shared quite a bit on my Instagram story. It was such a lovely day and I was in the mood for some modern-vintage 70's style.

Continue reading to see more from my day and get all the details on this entire look! 

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