How To : Swirl Nail Polish

Leaving on a jet plane tomorrow (whoop whoop) and as I was getting my stuff together I looked down to see a nightmare! My nails were a disaster! Like aftermath of a tornado, disaster! Of course I went over everything that I was packing about ten times but overlooked my own outer appearance! I will be meeting his WHOLE family and shaking hands was not an option with nails like that! I quickly grabbed two of my favorite fall colors I bought from S&T and decided to try a technique I saw on Pinterest a few weeks ago. I quickly grabbed two of my favorite fall colors I bought from S&T, taking pictures every step of the way of course! It’s pretty fun and a little messy! Have paper towels around just in case of a spill 🙂 So being the first time it didn’t turn out the greatest but definitely can see how awesome it will be one I get it down!! Try it out!

Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or toothpick, shot glass or cup (the smaller the circumference, the less polish you end up wasting), room temp. water, nail polish, tape (optional, but it helps with the clean up) I like to begin by prepping my nails with base coat and one coat of polish. Here I used China Glaze Innocence for a nice neutral base. Steps:  1. Fill your cup with some warm or room temperature water. If the water is too  cold, the nail polish will seize up.   2. Choose the polishes you want to work with; keep in mind the opacity of the  polish you are using, if its too sheer, it might not look right.   3. I like to begin with the lightest color. Load up the brush and let a big drop of  polish fall into the water. Continue with the other colors until you have a few  concentric circles of polish in the water.   4. Using the toothpick or orange stick, drag through the polish from the edge  toward the middle. Continue to drag the stick through the polish until you find a  design that you think looks pretty.  5. Optional: tape around the edge of the nail to protect your finger from  becoming covered with nail polish. Scotch tape works perfectly for this.   6. Holding your finger horizontally, dip your fingernail into the glass, making  sure it is completely submerged.   7. Use the toothpick/orange stick to trace around your finger, gathering up all the  unused nail polish in the glass.   8. Lift your finger out of the glass, and let dry before taking the tape off.  9. Continue with your other nails until you have a full set of beautifully water  marbled nails.  10. Slick on your favorite top coat and Voila! All done! Most importantly, have fun! As with any type of nail art, practice makes perfect, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time.  We would love to see pictures of all your water marbling attempts, so get dipping!

Water Marble Tutorial.
Supplies: orange stick or toothpick, shot glass or cup (the smaller the circumference, the less polish you end up wasting), room temp. water, nail polish, tape (optional, but it helps with the clean up)
I like to begin by prepping my nails with base coat and one coat of polish.

I chose Brown Speckle & Modern Wine

Steps:

1. Fill your cup with some warm or room temperature water. If the water is too cold, the nail polish will seize up.
2. Choose the polishes you want to work with; keep in mind the opacity of the polish you are using, if its too sheer, it might not look right.

3. I like to begin with the lightest color. Load up the brush and let a big drop of polish fall into the water. Continue with the other colors until you have a few concentric circles of polish in the water.
4. Using the toothpick or orange stick, drag through the polish from the edge toward the middle. Continue to drag the stick through the polish until you find a design that you think looks pretty.

5. Optional: tape around the edge of the nail to protect your finger from becoming covered with nail polish. Scotch tape works perfectly for this.

 I did NOT tape my fingers 😉 Probably a little cleaner if I had done so! lol

6. Holding your finger horizontally, dip your fingernail into the glass, making sure it is completely submerged.
7. Use the toothpick/orange stick to trace around your finger, gathering up all the unused nail polish in the glass.

8. Lift your finger out of the glass, and let dry before taking the tape off.

9. Continue with your other nails until you have a full set of beautifully water marbled nails.

10. Slick on your favorite top coat and Voila! All done!

Since it was a little messy I went ahead a painted them all solid with the Modern Wine…since I’m meeting the family and all!! I’ll definitely be trying this again though!!!!!!!! Maybe use a darker color then Brown Speckle.

Run by the store and pick up two of the MANY, MANY, MANY colors we have available and try it out for yourself!!!! You think I’m kidding when I overdo the MANY but for real we have every color you could ever want! The small size bottle are only $1.99 and the large size are only $2.99. I mean you can’t beat that! Not even at Wal-Mart or Target!

Happy painting!
XOXO

Love, Dani

The Perfect Thanksgiving Look!

It’s officially the week of Thanksgiving!!!! I love this time of year! Time to throw on a sweatshirt and unbutton those pants. Ha ha ha. Man this month has flown by! Last night we had our annual Thanksgiving dinner with friends. About 40 adults and 10 children gathered together at my good friend Ashley’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving. Everyone brought a dish & drinks to share.  It was a really fun night just hanging out, eating, drinking and catching up with old & new friends! PLUS, it gives everyone a reason to get dressed up and put on some festive outfits. So of course I found the PERFECT Thanksgiving dinner look!!!!

I love this strapless dress! So flattering by how the material is wrapped and sewed together! The colors are just right for a festive Thanksgiving/Fall look! The browns, wine red, dark greens and how they all compliment each other are so stunning! You can’t take your eyes off it like an abstract painting in a museum! I paired it with the brown suede boots from S&T. They have a thicker heel which I adore in boots and that strap that wraps around the ankle adds so much to the whole look! The boots totally completed the dress! I got sooooo many compliments on my outfit. I was going for a “festive, effortless, semi-dressy/casual look” and think this was just that! It was flawless!!! Definitely the perfect Thanksgiving outfit!

Dress and Boots available at Sophie & Trey
My good friend Abbey’s daughter, Anna (who was wearing one of the flower hair clips I made) and Me at the dinner last night.
Kat and I in the kitchen

So hurry in to copy this look or find another look for your Thanksgiving plans!!
ALSO…..don’t forget this Friday is Black Friday!!!!! We have AMAZING, SPECIAL DEALS so good we aren’t even revealing them till Wednesday night!!!! SO be on the lookout for that info on Facebook, I’ll post it on the blog and next time your in the store make sure you are on our mailing list because we’ll be sending the sales out in an email too!! Plus by joining you’ll always be up to date with events/sales!

Hope to see you in the store soon!!!
Happy shopping!

XOXO

Love, Dani

BOLD is Beautiful

What do you think of when you think fall? Brown, eggplant purple, rust…all of those come to mind. This season there is a new trend….Bold and beautiful colors!

Take the red jeans trend for instance! Super haute right now and worn by every celebrity! Though we are out of the red jeans, JUST IN the stores we now have Black Orchid jeans, which normally sell for $128 but at S&T we have them for ONLY $79.99!!!!!!!! Available in pumpkin, blackberry (which is like a dark eggplant color) and the always fabulous red! I’m speechless! They are AMAZING! How perfect to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in a pair of any one of these!?!??! Drop dead gorgeous and breath-taking! Shock everyone and put them in awe!
Pair these jeans with a sweater, fitted tee, tank with a jacket, sweatshirt….I mean the possibilities are endless!!!! Don’t look at them like they are colored jeans and let that intimidate you! Treat them as normal jeans with a burst of color! They are your focal point! Center your outfit and choose accessory around the jeans!

Katie Holmes in the pumpkin jeans!
Rihanna in the pumpkin jeans!
Colored jeans all the rage!!!
OUR FABULOUS JEANS!!!! Pumpkin, Blackberry, & Red
I LOVE the eggplant! Bought myself this pair 😉

Now you can embrace this amazing trend in dresses too! What’s even better than just a plain old dress? A SWEATER dress! Perfect for fall! Warm and brilliantly bold this dress is a must have! It’s so gorgeous, flattering and comfortable! I was shocked at how much I fell in love with it when I put it on! I danced my way all around downtown during this shoot in this number because I felt so fabulous! Pair it with some 4th & Ocean boots! Yum!

Photography by Marisol
Photography by Marisol
Photography by Marisol
Photography by Marisol

This sweater dress is available at Sophie & Trey online store, but probably not for long! Order now and do in-store pick-up!!!! For only $39.99 you too can be beautifully bright for this fall!

Also make sure to RUN not walk to the store this weekend to pick up your pair of bold and trend setting jeans!!! Make Thanksgiving a dinner to remember!

XOXO

Love, Dani

Press Picture Montage!

TWO HUGE EVENTS in the last week!!! Our Fall Fashion Show and last night we had our after hours “Pre-Black Friday” event! Both were a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out and sipped on champagne cocktails, indulged in hors d’oeuvres and received some amazing deals! It was a fabulous night and so much fun! Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

Here are some pictures from last week’s Fall Fashion Show! (photos taken by Michelle Stromberg Photography)

And here’s from last night’s Pre-Black Friday Event!

If you missed it, make sure to attend the next! We’ll be having more of these in store events so get excited! Look out for our “Holiday Party” that’s already in the works! So mark your calenders for DECEMBER 15th!! More details to follow!! In the meantime don’t forget to come out on Black Friday next week to check out all the sales and deals that will be going on that day! I’ll post those next week so you guys know what you’re in for 😉

TGIF! Have a great Friday night!
XOXO

Love, Dani

SNEAK PEEK : TONIGHT’s Pre-Black Friday Event

TONIGHT!!!! DON’T FORGET!!! YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!

Our PRE-BLACK FRIDAY PARTY is after hours TONIGHT (THURSDAY, NOV 17th) from 7pm-9pm!!!! There will be champagne cocktails, appetizers, and special deals every half hour!!!! Plus, you will get one-on-one assistance with our experienced staff and style experts! This is definitely an event to be at! It’s the perfect ladies night! So grab your mom, sisters, and closet friends and head to the stores after work tonight to get in on this amazing event! What a better way to follow up our fashion show then this!!

*Gift card not to be used with same purchase.

Here’s some pictures of new stuff we’re putting out on the floor for this event!!! 🙂

GLAMOROUS NEW JEWELRY!!!
And when I say glamorous, I mean Fergie G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S!!!
SEE YOU TONIGHT AT 7PM SHARP!!!!!!!!!!!

XOXO

Love, Dani