Spring To-Do list (ft. Socialite Pink jewelry)

Spring brings in the perfect, ideal weather for outdoor activities. It’s not too hot or humid and flowers are in full bloom so I’m extra happy around this time of the year! I decided to put together a list of different things you can do to enjoy the springtime. Feel free to post pictures of yourself enjoying this spring season on Instagram and use the  hashtag #seasonswithsyd so I can follow along with your adventures!

Spring To-Do List

  1. Go to the park: there’s a variety of trails to go hiking, biking, or take a casual stroll to enjoy the good weather! Be sure to pack a bag full of healthy goodies like trail mix (almonds, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds are a yummy combo!)
  2. Plant an edible garden and/or flower bed in your backyard! This is the perfect way to put your “green thumb” skills to work. If you don’t have your own backyard, look into local community gardens on how to get involved
  3. Host a BBQ/bonfire outdoors
  4. Explore a local botanical garden or flower field.  The Dallas Arboretum has a whole calendar of public festivities like concerts, tours, etc. And if you’re wanting to have a mini road-trip, there’s also the Tulip Fields a little further out of town in Pilot Point, Texas
  5. Berry picking! You can make delicious homemade jams, jellies, and pie afterwards!
  6. Shop at the Dallas Farmer’s Market for fresh flowers, berry jams, or delicious produce. The rainbow selection of fruits and veggies are to die for!
  7. Spring Cleaning: clean out your closet, attic, or any other storage units to sell items at a garage sale or donate them to Goodwill
  8. Find your new favorite wine bar that also makes amazing charcuterie boards
  9. Plan a tea party or picnic outdoors with your girlfriends. Pink lemonade is a must-have!
  10. Update your jewelry collection by shopping from Socialite Pink’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection!

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A huge shout out to Socialite Pink for inviting me to be a part of the photo shoot for their Spring/Summer 2017 collection! The whole picnic scene was set up and planned beautifully from the throw pillows to the jars of pink lemonade garnished with mint leaves and blueberries. Not to mention these stunning jewelry pieces! You can purchase the necklace I’m wearing here, it’s such a gorgeous statement piece. Check out more stunning pictures (taken by Jannet Blas Photography) from part of the collection below. My favorite has to be the dream wrap bracelets, they can also double up as a necklace, how cool is that?!

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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

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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

It’s Spring Time-with JORD!

The warm weather is finally here! With fresh flowers blooming and the invigorating air, I like to use this time of the year to go through a spring cleanse with different aspects of my life. I recently teamed up with JORD Wood Watches for a collaboration and a special giveaway for you guys! JORD focuses on creating classic timepieces that are modeled after our modern-day life. Their collections showcase beautiful, elegant pieces that equate pure minimalism and style. The best part is that they have a diverse collection for both men and women. I know we all have a busy schedule so it’s important to know where you need to be and where you want to go, so why not wear a watch that you’ll always love? I want to make sure every moment and minute counts with this beautiful piece, Koa & Ash from their “Frankie” collection. Check out three different ways to spring clean your own lifestyle with JORD.

  • Fresh Start

This is the perfect time of the year to start organizing your space. Start by de-cluttering your room, workplace, and car. Afterwards you’ll feel great by getting rid of all the junk and you’ll have free space to relax and breathe. Organize things in categories between what you actually need and what is just there for show. Being organized means that you’ll have more time to focus on other important things. You can keep track of that time with an elegant watch like mine!

  • Bloom and Blush

The warm weather is a great time to transition your wardrobe to new pieces. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and mix up different styles until you find something that suits you. One thing I love about JORD Wood Watches is the unique style they create by mixing warm toned wood and contemporary designs.

  • Natural Beauty

All of the JORD watches are made from natural wood: bamboo, maple, zebrawood, you name it! How cool is that?! Little things like this help us appreciate the natural beauty of life. Go on hikes, take a stroll in the park, be comfortable in your skin without makeup; embrace natural beauty. You’ll find it enlightening to see what nature has to offer.

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I absolutely love the packaging for this watch, the whole box is carved out of natural wood and looks gorgeous! This watch is so beautiful and unique; I love wearing it everywhere and I’ve received so many compliments. I’m really into the ash color on the watch face. The neutral, muted color helps me pair this watch with any outfit. Unlike other watches I’ve had, it’s not heavy at all and it fits comfortably. You can also get your own watch sized and engraved before you receive it!

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I hope you all love the JORD Wood Watches as much as I do. This is why we’re sharing a little treat for all of you guys! You can enter to win a $100 gift code for their website! One lucky person will win, but everyone will receive a consolation code worth $25 once the contest ends. All you have to do enter your email and info in the link below.

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The giveaway will END on Sunday 03/19/2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on 05/31/2017. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for all the updates on the giveaway.

JORD Wood Watch website (here)

JORD Wood Watch Women’s Collection (here)

JORD Wood Watch Men’s Collection (here)

Watch featured in blog post (Koa & Ash here)

Thanks JORD for sponsoring this post, all opinions are mine

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen


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The Big Fake Wedding: Ticket Giveaway!!

The Big Fake Wedding is a unique experience with a vow-renewal ceremony, dinner and drinks, and a dance-party reception. The event offers guests (mainly brides and grooms-to-be) the experience of a real wedding. Everything is carefully currated from the music, lights, food, cakes, flowers, and decor. It’s a perfect opportunity to chat with local vendors in your area to plan your wedding or another special event. I’ve been to three fake weddings the past couple years they never disappoint. It’s a great local networking opportunity and it provides inspiration to plan my own events in the future. I love going to meet new people and enjoy the party with my friends! I’ve teamed up with The Big Fake Wedding to offer YOU a chance to experience the fun as well! (Tickets give you access to the upcoming event in Dallas on 3/23) All you have to do is comment you name and email and you’ll be automatically entered in to win free tickets 🙂 If you don’t win, it’s okay! You can click this link here to buy tickets and RSVP to the next fake wedding near you!

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Check out:

The Big Fake Wedding: Website & Instagram

Buy Tickets/RSVP here

My personal Instagram account here

Photographer Sarah Lanette: here

Disclaimer: all of these photos were provided to me by The Big Fake Wedding, they were taken by Sarah Lanette

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

Step By Step Choker Bodycon Dress

I’ve noticed that the choker trend has been making a huge comeback and I love how this trend is not only seen with the necklaces but for tops and dresses as well. I fell in love with this bodycon dress from Tobi and I couldn’t resist getting it. It’s a form fitting bodycon with that features the choker neckline and a front bandeau design (they sell it in the colors black and mauve). I decided to pick the color mauve since the light lilac color is soft and feminine for such an edgy-styled dress. I wasn’t sure how the color would look on my skin tone but after trying it on, I love it! I wanted to keep the rest of my look simple so I paired this dress with neutral-toned accessories. There’s something about this dress that made me feel so effortlessly chic when I wore it out to around Dallas just to get some pastries at a local bakery. When shopping for dresses, I recommend looking for versatile pieces that can be worn both during the day and for a night out. This helps you utilize your closet and you can have a lot more fun when it comes to accessories!

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Outfit Details:

-Dress: Here

-Heels: A’Gaci

-Purse: Forever21

www.Tobi.com sponsored me with this dress, all opinions are mine.

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Winter Plaid and Preppy

I’m really into the preppy-inspired fashion looks for winter time. I like mixing classic pieces and pairing them with warmer layers. I recommend incorporating patterned tights under dresses/skirts, socks under oxford flats, and blazers under my coats. A great way to start layering is by wearing a scarf. There’s so many different shapes and techniques to tie them. I love wearing plaid scarves in the winter time, they’re perfect for dressing up any outfit and doubling up as a wrap when it gets colder. This scarf is from Rue21 but you can find some similar ones here for less than $6!

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Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen