Knocked Up Fabulous for Musana

12 Aug 2013 Permalink

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

stripped t-shirt, printed midi skirt, cut-out wedges, summer outfit, Musana Jewelry - Knocked Up Fabulous

With the anticipation of going back to school this week, I used last Friday for some “me” time.  My mother-in-law came over and watched the kids for a little, while I did some errands alone…including plopping myself down at the nail place for a mani and pedi.  I felt so refreshed after it all…sometimes you just gotta pamper yourself a little!!

Even though it feels great being a little self-centered, helping others (especially struggling mothers!) feels pretty darn good too. This past Mother’s Day, I worked with Musana Jewelry on a special project.  Musana empowers Ugandan women…artisans who make beautiful jewelry.  This Ssezibwa necklace that I’m wearing, was made by a Musana artisan.  It’s so beaufitul…no picture I took did justice to it!

During this month of August, I’m honored to be a brand ambassador for Musana!  You should check out all the beautiful pieces that they have to offer.  KUF readers can get a discount using code APRIL20.  Besides for this necklace, I also love the Safari Print necklace, the Bronze Bangle, and the Nkuba Earrings.  Each piece is handmade and helps support a great cause!

necklace – c/o Musana // t-shirt – Loft // skirt, sunglasses – thrifted

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Sweltering Summer Nights

19 Jul 2013 Permalink

aviator sunglasses, Loft t-shirt, orange shorts, cut-out wedges, backpack, vintage bracelets - Knocked Up Fabulous

aviator sunglasses, Loft t-shirt, orange shorts, cut-out wedges, backpack, vintage bracelets - Knocked Up Fabulous

aviator sunglasses, Loft t-shirt, orange shorts, cut-out wedges, backpack, vintage bracelets - Knocked Up Fabulous

aviator sunglasses, Loft t-shirt, orange shorts, cut-out wedges, backpack, vintage bracelets - Knocked Up Fabulous

Yesterday I mentioned wearing no jewelry during the summer.  I should have clarified better…because during the summer nights, nothing dresses up a casual outfit more than piling on some shiny stuff.  Besides, I knew these sweaty wrists would be cooled off with an iced drink.  (I wore this out with my closest ladies to grab some dinner and listen to live music!)

Hope you’re keeping cool!  We will be getting some pool/sprinkler action over the next few days.  And next week I have an awesome giveaway to share!

t-shirt – Loft // shorts – c/o thredUP // backpack – thrifted // bracelets – vintage

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style

10 Jun 2013 Permalink

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

I’m out with the flu today, so this little cutie is here to help me show you some of my favorite ways to layer necklaces for the summer.

In the cooler months, I have no problem layering on the big and bulky necklaces.  But that’s just too hot for summer! Summer is all about light layers!

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

One long necklace with a few shorter necklaces always look perfect.  I used a long safety-pin to add a little more length to one of the short necklaces.

gold chains – gifts // bird necklace – c/o John Greed

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

When I have a detailed necklace, like this winged crown, I keep the other necklaces simple.  I also used a safety-pin on this winged crown necklace.  Instead of lengthening the chain, this time the pin shortened it.

winged crown necklace – c/o John Greed

Layering Necklaces: Summer Style - Knocked Up Fabulous

Sometimes all I need are two long necklaces.  I usually pick two necklaces in a similar color…like these gold tone ones.

elephant necklace – c/o John Greed // chain necklace – Bitten

One last safety-pin trick…when I layer thin necklaces, I pin them all together in the back so that the clasps don’t spin around to the front.

Are you a fan of layering necklaces?  What are your favorite ways to wear them?

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Accessory Mercado

03 Jun 2013 Permalink

Accessory Mercado - Knocked Up Fabulous

Accessory Mercado - Knocked Up Fabulous

Accessory Mercado - Knocked Up Fabulous

Accessory Mercado - Knocked Up Fabulous

I’m a big fan of costume jewelry.  (If my husband only knew of the hidden stashes!)  Accessories are what makes an outfit.  So when I have a chance to grab some new pieces (bonus if they’re wallet friendly!) I take it.

Accessory Mercado is a new retailer that uses Facebook to offer flash sales on trendy pieces of accessories.  They have some pictures up on their page of some really cute stuff…perfect for summer!

Here’s how AM works (in a nutshell).  They they post what’s available every Wednesday evening, you comment “SOLD” if you want something, they email you an invoice, you pay, and your new pieces get mailed to you.

So simple, right?  I have to tell you, I’m a little giddy about this.  This Wednesday is the first flash sale, and I can wait to see what’s going to be shown!

top, skirt – thrifted // necklaces provided by Accessory Mercado, opinion provided by me

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