Crystal’s Smitten List: Accent Nails, Grace Ciao, Playful Sneakers

This week, I’m positively smitten with…

1. Accent nails: I may not be great with nail art, but I do love it. My favorite trend is the accent nail. There are a bunch of different ways to create the look of an accent nail. I always do accent nails on my ring finger nails, sometimes with a small design (like a heart or a stripe) and other times, I just go with a different color entirely on that nail. (Usually something really sparkly.) It’s a fun way to get creative and have a little fun with the look of my nails. (Photo credit Romina Campos.)


2. Grace Ciao: I stumbled across the fashion designs of Grace Ciao while I was on Tumblr recently and I’m completely smitten with her work. Using flower petals, Ciao creates breathtaking fashion sketches — everything from couture-inspired gowns to bridal dresses. They’re so amazing, they’ll make you wish her floral dresses were real.


3. Playful sneakers: When it comes to summer shoes, I’m more of a ballet flats or flip flops kind of girl. I tend to avoid sneakers at all costs because I’m conscious that they make my feet look big and I worry they look out of place with my wardrobe, which consists mostly of dresses. Unfortunately, forgoing comfortable footwear sometimes means I end up with blisters, which is definitely not cute. So lately, I’ve been getting into fun, fashionable sneakers, like the Nike ID collection, these neon kicks from Old Navy, or these floral Chuck Taylors.



What are you positively smitten with this week?


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