Things I Bought That I Love: Lillian Crystal Necklace

For a little more than a year now, I’ve been following Yasi, the fashion blogger Hello Gorgeous on Instagram. She’s definitely been a style inspiration to me and I’ve always been especially obsessed with her necklaces.

Recently, Yasi announced the opening of her store, Hello Gorgeous Boutique—which sells the iconic necklaces she wears!

I snatched up the Lillian Crystal Necklace, available for $28, from Hello Gorgeous Boutique. Get yours here.


Friday Favorites #11



Technically, everything in my list this week is a DIY, but we’ll start with this from Momtastic—it’s a giant game of Yahtzee for the backyard! I’ve never seen anything like it, but the dice seem easy enough to make, and I’d kind of love the option of playing when I have family over.

In nail art


If loving nails intentionally painted to look like sprinkle doughnuts is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

In accessories


I love the look of this necklace, from the color blocking to the bow. Polka Dot Chair has a great tutorial to make your own using felt balls. So cute.

In beauty


While searching for ideas for what to get my mom for Mother’s Day, I found this citrus sugar scrub from from Delia Creates. The printables are probably my favorite part, but I also love that this sugar scrub is pink and smells like grapefruit, lemon, or orange!

What are your Friday favorites?



DIY Long Necklace Tutorial

I’ve been waiting for my chance to turn an old pearl necklace into a pearl necklace accentuated with a ribbon for quite some time. One of the first pins I ever saw was this:


And I was immediately like, “Yes, self, you need to do that.”

For whatever reason, I never did, until I recently, when I ended up with two pearl(ish) necklaces from Miss A that I needed to alter. It’s probably one of the easiest DIY tutorials you’ll stumble across .

DIY Ribbon Necklace Tutorial

What you need:

  • Necklace
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers (optional)



Step one: Decide how long you want your necklace to be, and cut your ribbon accordingly. There is no exact science to this, but make sure you leave a little extra room, since you will be tying the ends.

Step two: Slide the ribbon through the metal clasps on either side of the necklace.


Step three: Tie a knot to secure the ribbon.

Step four: Trim the ribbon as close to the knot as you can.

Step five: Remove any excess parts, such as a clasp you may no longer need.


Cute, right? Looking back, I wish I’d added the embellished bow like in the first image, so I may go back and do that. Otherwise, I’ve worn this necklace a few times and even received some compliments. Give it a shot!