Playing dress up ft. Alyce Paris gowns

Growing up, I’ve always loved playing dress up. My sisters and I had a box full of different costumes with assorted hats and tiaras to match. There’s something so fun about swiping on lipstick and slipping on high-heels and an embellished gown. I love everything about gowns; they’re elegant and make me feel instantly glamorous. Nowadays, it’s hard finding special occasions to attend where I can wear a formal gown so I try to take advantage of it every moment I get. That’s why I recently partnered with Alyce Paris, they have the perfect selection of dresses for homecoming, prom, or any formal occasion.

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It’s difficult when it comes to selecting the perfect gown to match the occasion. There’s different silhouettes, colors, and embellishments. Alyce Paris sent me this beautiful diamond white/rosewater one.  My favorite part of this gown was the top because it was embroidered with delicate white lace with small crystals and a lace-up back. The sweetheart neckline was a classic look and the gown fanned out to a mermaid tail fit. The fluffier silhouette reminded me of a wedding gown except the bottom tulle was a champagne color. You can purchase the gown here or even a similar one here. Some of my other favorites from their Spring Collection are this red one or this pink one that my best friend Dania is wearing in the pictures below! We instantly felt glamorous and loved doing a photoshoot together with Sheryl Abraham Photography in such stunning gowns. Check some more of the pictures from our shoot below! A cute little cat named George also decided to join us in some of our photos haha

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Shop the Alyce Paris Spring 2017 Collection here

Shop for my gown here and Dania‘s here

Photography: Sheryl Abrahram

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Alyce Paris, all opinions are my own.

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

 

Picnics with Socialite Pink!

Picnics with Socialite Pink come perfectly equipped with fresh flowers, sweet treats, and trendy jewelry pieces..what more could a girl ask for? I want to give a huge shoutout to Socialite Pink for letting me be a part of their 3 part lookbook series to show off their Spring/Summer 2017 Collection (you can shop for the collection here). Everything was planned down to perfection!  The setup was super chic and girly and had a little bohemian twist, including all of their stunning jewelry pieces! I had such a blast shooting and dressing up in pastels for the picnic. When it comes to putting together your own tea party or picnic, I have three main tips to help with the party-planning..

1. Choose a theme: Alice in Wonderland, Pastels, Pink Strawberry Champagne, there’s just so many options when picking out a theme! Having a theme is super important; it helps tie everything together and makes it easier when you’re shopping for supplies that will match each other.

2. Add flowers: Flowers just have a way of making everything look three times better than before. They just have a way of bringing some extra life and color into a setting. My personal favorites are roses or peonies.

3. It’s all about the Plating: It’s easy to forget how much creativity you can actually put into the plates at parties. And for picnics, the basket says everything! So switch out those plates and replace them with a wooden board, a woven basket tray (we had one filled with fresh croissants!), or even hand-painted antique plates.

I’d also like to give a huge shoutout to Summerfield at Tate Farms for letting us shoot at your location, check out some of the pictures from our picnic below! All of these stunning pictures were taken by Jannet Blas Photography.

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Socialite Pink is based on 3 simple things: Gorgeous hyper-functional jewelry, women encouraging women and giving. They also have a “Sparkle you, Sparkle her” gifting program: for each piece we sell, Socialite Pink will gift a piece to a girl who is overcoming life’s challenges with grace and strength! One of my favorite things about Socialite Pink’s jewelry is that they’re all so easy to style since you can mix-match and layer the pieces on. My favorite piece from this shoot would have to be the Arabella Earrings (which you can purchase here), they were classic unique compared to other hoop earrings because of the beaded detailing.

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Each jewelry piece feels personalized and Socialite Pink offers an exceptional collection of charms in different shapes: from stones to feathers to arrowheads!

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Shop the Socialite Pink Spring/Summer 2017 Collection here

Socialite Pink: website & Instagram

Models: Sydney, Alexis, Zaira

Jannet Blas Photography: website & Instagram

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

X Jewellery

Accessories really are a girl’s best friend! I teamed up with X Jewellery to show you a way accessorize for the summer with a range or composable bracelets. Unlike other modular link bracelets, X Jewellery is based off of the classic anchor chain-a symbol of strength-chosen to reflect bold women who see fashion as a form of expression. Each bracelet is unique it it’s own way like a self-portrait, composed of a set of links that YOU personally choose to tell your own story. X Jewellery is founded on a commitment to seeing women thrive and focus on three promises:

  1. Jewelry made by YOU-it’s a creative way to express yourself. X Jewellery gives you the power to personalize your bracelet
  2. Iconic Scandi Design and Craftsmanship-strong, fashionable, and dependable.
  3. Support us in empowering women-women with big ideas who dare to forge their own paths to help others deserve to shine. X Jewellery allocates 10% of their annual profit to women striving to make a difference.

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X Jewellery consists of individual links: Rubber links, Bronze links, and Silver links. I wanted to create bracelets that reflected the mood of summer so I styled this apricot and turquoise one. Wearing these bracelets make me feel so special because I specifically designed the looks to fit my own personal style. Shop for your own pieces here and post them on social media (Tag @xjewelleryofficial on Instagram and use hashtags #xjewellery #madebyyou). There’s also a sizing chart to refer to when creating your own bracelet. You can also receive 10% off of your first purchase if you sign up for their newsletter here.

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Shop my look below!

Apricot Rubber X

Turquoise Rubber X

Links: Melody (Double Bronze), Flow (Bronze Lock), Lovers Bond (Double Bronze Link)

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by X Jewellery, all opinions are my own.

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Frilly and Floral (ft. Papaya Romper)

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The weather has been transitioning over to the summer heat and I find it even more difficult to dress myself in comfortable clothing. My go-to-piece would have to be jumpsuits or rompers like this one. I recently partnered up with Papaya to show off pieces from their Spring and Summer Collection. Rompers are perfect for any occasion and are effortlessly chic. Papaya offers a variety of different rompers, each with a unique detail: this crochet sleeved one is perfect for a garden party and this striped one is perfect for shopping at your local farmer’s market. The best part about rompers is that they’re one piece outfits so you don’t have to worry about pondering what top and bottom looks best together. Ladies, this saves you extra time on those days you feel like you have nothing to wear! I love this specific piece I’m wearing because of the open shoulders with the ruffle details. It makes me feel extra girly and the delicate shaped-silhouette makes me feel dressed up without having to add any accessories. I love how the shape is flattering on any figure, it’s looser and the frills enhance your curves. You can either wear it casually with a pair of strappy sandals or dress it up with some earrings and wedges.

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Romper: Papaya (here)

Papaya: website & Instagram

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Papaya, all opinions are my own.

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Western and Rustic ft. Socialite Pink Jewelry

From outdoor music festivals to shopping at local flea markets, I get inspired by the bohemian styles but I like to add an eclectic western twist. The western-inspired look has been a huge trend for summer and was seen all throughout Coachella. There’s no such thing as too many accessories and the possibilities are endless from layered necklaces, floral and fringe, and cowboys hats! My favorite accessory for summer are necklaces. The one I’m wearing below is so unique because the beading changes from stone to crystal, you can purchase it here. My favorite part is that the wooden pendant is detachable, you can have a whole collection of different pedants to exchange with friends! You can shop for some gorgeous spring and summer accessories from Socialite Pink’s collection here.

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Socialite Pink was so sweet to ask me to be a part of the photo shoot for their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. For this part of their lookbook, the other models and I wore printed flowy dresses (shop for a bohemian dress here) and we shot with rustic textured walls, longhorn skulls, and even a vintage car! The coolest part of our accessories is that they were made of wood, different shaped stones and crystals, and even druzy stone gems. Pairing them with our dresses worked perfectly! The key tip to keep in mind when dressing bohemian is breaking fashion rules: messy hair is perfect, denim on denim is okay, and you can mix tons of different shades on brown together.

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Shop the Socialite Pink Spring/Summer 2017 here

Socialite Pink: website & Instagram

Models: Sydney, Alexis, Zaira

Jannet Blas Photography: website & Instagram

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Dreamy about Druzy

Details:

JewelzbyHanz Necklaces // Druzy: here & Arrowhead: here

Use code “sydney15” for 15% off of your order!

With the warmer weather here, now’s the time to take off those scarves and scarves and replace them with unique jewelry pieces! I’m in love with these new necklaces the JewelzbyHanz sent me and I had so much styling them in different ways. My favorite piece is this statement druzy bracelet. Druzy stones have such an exotic, unique appeal to it since the shape and style is so different compared to other gemstones. My favorite part is how the bracelet can also double up as choker necklace. The purple color is so beautiful, I kept on getting so many compliments while wearing it! They also sell a gorgeous gold version here. These necklaces make a huge statement and the druzy stone is perfect to add a little bit of sparkle. I also love to wear daintier items when layering jewelry so I recommend looking for pieces that exotic touches like a tooth shape, animal, or a small arrowhead like this one or this half-moon pendant here.

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Use code “sydney15” for 15% off of your order!

Details:

JewelzbyHanz Necklaces // Druzy: here & Arrowhead: here

Thanks @JewelzbyHanz for sponsoring this post, all opinions are mine

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Luna-Endless Lust

Use code “syd” for 10% off of your order at Endless Lust

Lace, lingerie, and slip dresses are always saved for intimate occasions so it can be a little bit risky trying to pull off ways to wear them out in the public. I love the challenge of trying to transition spring to summer clothes, masculine to feminine pieces, and in this case, nightwear to a fun night out! I recently teamed up with Endless Lust to show you some of there stunning pieces. A few of my favorites from their website are: this unique, silky blouse, this summer-inspired romper, and this denim skirt with a lace up detailing. Be sure to use the discount above for 10% off of your entire purchase!

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I decided to style this dress by pairing it with a lace choker necklace. I love the lace trim on this slip dress and I wanted to incorporate that with the accessories for this outfit. I tried to keep the overall look simple, with bed-head messy curls and lace up heels. Incorporating nightwear into my regular wardrobe has been so much fun. I’ve been inspired to wear lace bodysuits under a pair of ripped jeans with high-heels or wearing a silky robe as a cardigan. The boudoir trend has been a huge hit over the red carpet and in tons of fashion magazines. It’s fun playing with different fabrics and silhouettes. My best tip is to have fun with it! Check out different bustiers and the necklines of different lingerie-inspired outfits. And if it’s all new to you, start by wearing a black thin, lace bra-lette over a white-tee. You can start off with this and gradually transition outside of your usual comfort zone.

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Use code “syd” for 10% off of your order at Endless Lust

Endless Lust: Website & Instagram

Outfit Details:

Dress: Luna (here) // Necklace: (similar here) // Heels: (similar here)

This post was sponsored by Endless Lust, all opinions are my own.

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Girly in a Touch of Gold

Outfit Details:

SheIn Top // Skirt: Dillards, similar here // Heels: BCBG

I hope all of you lovelies are having a fantastic new year so far! I decided to create a dressier look for any special night time occasion or even a little party where you want to add a touch of sparkle. This statement skirt really speaks for itself; it’s an exotic piece but still elegant. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the original piece but I did link a similar one! Hope you all love the look!

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Outfit Details:

SheIn Top // Skirt: Dillards, similar here // Heels: BCBG

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Nha Khanh-Amelia Gown

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Last year, I was blessed to be chosen as one winners of last year’s 2015 #NhaKhanhHoliday Giveaway! All of the dresses from  the past Holiday 2015 collection are absolutely stunning so be sure to check them out too.Out of the options I was given, I decided to choose the Amelia paneled ball gown. I’m in love with the gown that I chose because it had a more dramatic, theatrical feel to it yet it still looked romantic and soft. Nha Khanh (created by Khanh Nguyen) is a beautiful label with designs that focus on the idea of modern glamour. I’m absolutely in love with their Instagram and all of the designs are meticulously fabricated to merge the concepts of femininity and contemporary elegance.

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Since the colder weather is here, I used this opportunity to finally shoot in this gown. It has such a darker romantic tone to it and I love how the colors are a blend of a rich purple and silky black. My favorite part of the gown would definitely have to be the silhouette. It has a very princess-like feel to it since it has a fit and flare shape, however, there’s the modern twist with how the dress falls to the floor and the open back is such a unique touch. This gown has such a sophisticated balance of luxe femininity with a modern edge.

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I hope you love the look from my photoshoot! Also, huge shoutout to my friend Sheryl Abraham because she did such an amazing job taking these photos for me. Be sure to check out her page as well! 🙂

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Outfit Details:

-Gown: Amelia Gown from Nha Khanh’s

Holiday 2015 Collection

-Earrings: Versona

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Cozy and Comfty-Minx NY socks

Outfit Details: 

Minx NY socks (SYD10 for 10% off) // Michael Kors Sweater // Forever21 Short // H&M Boots

 I love snuggling up in warm sweaters and scarves  with this cold Texas weather. I love getting dressed up to go out but it’s also so nice to have more relaxing days in pair of cozy socks like these. That’s why I decided to team up with Minx NY! Photos were taken by Sheryl Abraham Photography, be sure to check her work out!

Be sure to use the coupon code SYD10″ for 10% off of your order!

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Minx NY has such a colorful selection of cozy accessories. Their philosophy is built around the “Hygge lifestyle”-the idea that life should be full of pleasure, meaning, and beauty. And what better way to practice this idea than with warm accessories that are both comfortable and fashionable!

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I absolutely love knee-high socks, they have a way of elongating your legs and they’re perfect for layering over tights or under leg-warmers. I recommend wearing knee-highs with shorter-hemmed bottoms like skirts and shorts. It’s also a perfect trick to still wear some of your favorite summer pieces in the winter!

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Check out some of my other favorite pieces from their website like these gorgeous knee-highs trimmed with lace, this taupe fur pom-pom beanie, and this elegant fur shawl.

Minx NY Website: https://www.minxny.com/

Minx NY Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveminxny/

Thank you Minx NY for sponsoring me, all opinions are mine.

Outfit Details:

Minx NY socks (SYD10 for 10% off) // Michael Kors Sweater // Forever21 Short // H&M Boots

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen