Feb 12, 2010

Lookbook: Tweet My Bag

When Jenny, one of the founders of Tweet My Style asked if I would like to partner up with them to help get the word out about their new site, Tweet My Bag, I jumped on board because social media + handbags = a very good thing!

What I'm Wearing:
Blazer: Eryn Brinie
Tee: J. Crew Boyfriend Tissue Tee
Jeans: Uniqlo
Shoes: Prada
Bag: on loan from Rebecca Minkoff/Tweet My Bag
Necklace: DIY
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Thanks to Rebecca Minkoff for sending over one of her pretty designs. I just adore the unique shape of this bag. I'm sad to let it go!
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Rebecca Minkoff and Tweet My Bag are offering a 25% discount on select bags. All you have to do is to upload a picture of you carrying a bag (any brand, doesn't matter) and tweet it on your account. They will also be giving away a handbag at the end of the week to any tweetmybag.com users that post, comment and retweet handbag pictures to share with their twitter and facebook friends. It's such a fun site, I've been perusing the site and love seeing everyone that is sharing their looks and handbags.

Onto my outfit, I felt like the bright salmon color of the bag should be the focal point so I went with a jeans + tee look but added my favorite white blazer. The last touch was this necklace that I just made. The best part of my sabbatical is that I'm able to do all my crafty stuff that I love to do but never have time! It makes me excited to actually have an hour or two to create something just for me. I got the instructions from the gorgeous Behind the Seams so am going to send you over there to see her easy to follow directions and her pretty version.
DIY Ribbons and Pearls
Mine is a little bit different as I modified it based on my ribbon and pearl size. The one thing that I must emphasize is to use strong thread and to double thread through the pearls. It will be much sturdier that way. I used an old pearl necklace that I never wear anymore and ribbon that I had laying around so this necklace was basically free for me as I didn't have to go buy anything. I'm sure many of you will be able to do the same!

Shop the Lookbook:

Eryn Brinie twill panel blazer
I got mine awhile ago at shopdetour but Bluefly has it now at a great price! Although this one looks more off-white than mine does.

You really can't go wrong with white blazers. This one from Anthro is a good choice too or this gorgeous studded one.

J. Crew Boyfriend Tissue Tee

This bow/striped tee would look cute too or this slouchy comfy tee.

J Brand Curvy Fit Pencil Leg Jeans
If you want to leave them cuffed like mine but still want them hemmed, I just add about 1.5 - 2 inches to my regular hem length.

I've always been a fan of True Religion skinnies but I think that non-designer denim has really changed over the years and you can get some great quality jeans for under $100 like these Levi's or these Cheap Monday's.

Giuseppe Zanotti grey patent leather pointed toe pumps

Gray pumps are as essential in my wardrobe as black pumps. You just need them. These are the same shape as mine, just with some added zebra stripes and here's some great ones for $40.

The bag I have is the Matinee bag but I'd take this hobo bag in the same pretty color.
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Nikki Hobo

You really can't go wrong with any of her designs. There are too many choose from, I love all these too!

If you didn't want to make your own necklace, there are plenty of ribbon + pearl options out there to buy.

I really like this necklace and if I get some more time, I might try to DIY it.


Totally unaffordable but sooo pretty.
Lanvin Glass pearl grosgrain necklace

A lot more affordable but in my opinion, totally DIY-able too.
Ann Taylor Pearl and Tulle Necklace

This was a long lookbook post wasn't it? Don't forget to go check out Tweet My Bag and upload a picture of you and your bag!

*I was not compensated in any way for posting about Tweet My Bag. I just think it's a great site! :)

18 comments:

  1. I love the way you wore this. That jacket is a perfect compliment to the bag.

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  2. Interesting post! I saw that DIY post on BTS as well...isn't she great? Nice to see your final product in action...it turned out awesome!

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  3. this is an ADORABLE look! loving that bag!!!
    love your necklace too...i have one that is very similar. :)

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  4. i really like this take on pearls, which are usually way too classic for me. this is a gorgeous outfit (as always!) and what a unique and cool bag!
    i have been on the lookout for grey boots and pumps. want. desperately.
    i've never spent more than $60 on jeans and that offended me ;) maybe i should try premium denim someday!

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  5. Great job on your necklace! It's it even more special since you made it yourself?!

    http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  6. I've been dying to make that necklace ever since I read her post. I must try it.

    On another note, I LOVE Rebecca Minkoff's bags. I have a mini mini and I love it!

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  7. i LOVE your necklace! what a great diy.

    happy vday, tiff! love u and i hope u're enjoying ur well deserved break. xoxo

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  8. think there are some great DIY projects here. I put you in my list of favorite sites this week. come check it out. You're always so inspirational. http://www.redsolediary.com/2010/02/spreading-love.html

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  9. Awww! loving the DIY necklace & the blazer!

    -xtine

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  10. That RM is so adorable love the style and color:).

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  11. Your hair looks great here!!
    Happy valentine's day Tiffany!

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  12. I love the necklace!! It's an awesome diy... would love to try make this too if I have the time!!

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  13. Cute DIY necklace. Happy Lunar New Year + V-day!!! : )

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  14. love your outfit, that baag is really cute.

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  15. I like fringy things hanging off bags. Just be careful not to get them caught in a car door like I do!

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  16. SUCH a gorgeous outfit and looks great on you!! but I love the DIY necklace the most!! I love DIY and the combination of raspberry ribbon and textures looks like it'd cost $100 :)

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  17. very happy to read your post.it is helpful for me !

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