Do you DIY? From grade school to present day, I try to pass off anything arts, crafts or sewing related to my mom. But if it’s a 2-stepper, I’ll give it a try. I saw this simple fun neon statement necklace DIY (do it yourself) on a blog called A Pair & A Spare.
I’ll show you how to make the neon necklace around my neck that I wore to an event last night at one of the best men’s & women’s clothing stores in SF called Black Fleece. They were hosting a book signing event for celebrity stylist Brad Goreski who has his own reality show called “It’s a Brad Brad World.” More on that later, plus HOW TO get guys to an event that is even remotely related to Bravo or Rachel Zoe…
Spring Simplicity ~ There is nothing more comfortable and easy to throw on for women than a maxi dress when you have to get ready fast! I found this Calvin Klein tomato colored maxi in Palm Springs. Similar here
DIY 2-Stepper ~ I found this clearance necklace at Claire’s and should have spray painted it white first, but forgot. After spraying it neon lime green, there was a problem. All the chains hanging down were stuck together. Thanks to the cheap quality, I just pulled them off and the finished necklace is below….
NEON…Just Do It! ~ For anyone timid to try neon, accessories are the easiest way to incorporate your favorite fluorescent shade. Wear a neon statement necklace or bracelets with a solid color, a black dress or a white V-neck T & boyfriend jeans.
Tuesday Night in the Fillmore ~ The event was held at Black Fleece in the Fillmore neighborhood next to shopping, bars and restaurants. Whether you’re going to the Kentucky Derby, just got your tax refund, or want some guy style inspiration for spring, the collection is hereor check out the store in person.
BEHIND the SCENES
Brad & the Boys~How do you get two Anti-Bravo guys to this book signing? I decided to attend at the last minute so I called my friend Steve & brother, Drew, to go with me. They were at a sports bar watching the Giants game so I had to think fast! “Wanna go to a really fun event, but we have to go now!?” I asked. They agreed without pressing for details and as we approached the store I saw their looks of “Ugh, what is she bringing us to?” But once the Pinot Grigio started flowing and the crab cake platters appeared, guess who totally recognized Brad, chatted him up, and wanted to take pics with the celeb stylist?
Born to be Brad ~ I like his show and love his style, so I bought his book. As I browsed through the chapters last night, it includes funny stories, super styling tricks and 10 items every woman must own. He was nice enough to give Drew & Stevie some complimentary style tips including (Steve ~ ‘Nice shirt, but lose the vest’) and a bit of “How to Tie a Bow Tie” advice…(Practice, and don’t look at yourself in the mirror while you’re doing it because it can mess you up. Go by feeling.Thanks Brad!