Tribal Maxi and Rustic Cuff Giveaway!
Tribal Maxi and Rustic Cuff Giveaway!

Remember my previous post here about my fear of maxi skirts? Well, I got a little more courage after that last post and decided to push the envelope a bit further with this maxi skirt with a side slit! Luckily there weren’t too many people around when taking these pics, so I strutted along with a little more confidence than usual. :)

Wearing: Skirt: Forever 21 (old but similar here, here and here) Top: Target (here) Bralette: Nordstroms (SO comfortable, here) Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target (old, similar here) Accessories: Cuff (thanks to Rustic Cuff!), Tildon necklace via Nordstroms (here) Purse: Chanel ‘WOC’

Hello everyone! I’m so extremely excited to finally host my very first giveaway and what better way to do it than team up with one of my favorite custom cuff lines, Rustic Cuff. I’ve wanted to do a post dedicated to them for some time now and this was the perfect opportunity! I initially found out about Rustic Cuff after seeing my celebrity crush Giuliana Rancic wear hers on TV right after she had her adorable baby. They immediately caught my attention, and I had to find out who made them. After some researching, I found my way to Rustic Cuff and the rest is history.

My first custom cuff, gifted to me by my husband (here), is extra special since it’s engraved with our wedding anniversary date and a custom message. I wear it almost every day and has undoubtedly become one of my most loved accessories. I’ve always been extremely fond of things that are customized or monogrammed - the personal touch just makes them priceless. Additionally, as someone who constantly has trouble finding bracelets that fit my smaller than normal wrist (so frustrating!), you can imagine how excited I was when I learned that these sturdy cuffs could still be easily bent to fit a small or larger wrist. They have so many amazing and unique selections (not only cuff style), and I really think there is a style out there for everyone and all age groups (even kids!). After interacting with the talented owner, Jill Donovan, I just know how passionate she is about what she does and it’s so great to see her company grow. I know that everyone will love her accessories as much as I do.

With that said, let’s get to the fun part! Rustic Cuff has kindly offered to give away 10 (YES, 10!) bracelets from their upcoming ‘Cate’ collection (pictured below) to one of my lucky readers. When I found out what Jill wanted to giveaway, I could not wait to share it with you guys. I mean, to be honest, I kind of want to enter my own giveaway, lol!

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The lucky winner will receive all ten of these bracelets - pretty awesome, yea? You’ll have so many different colors to play with and they are so easy to wear and stack with your other arm candy - you’ll be set! The giveaway rules are simple, so I don’t see any reason why you guys shouldn’t enter! :)

All you have to do is:

  1. Follow @thefashionpledge on Instagram (if you don’t have Instagram, you can also follow me on loglovin’ or Twitter, just tell me which one!)
  1. ‘Like’ Rustic Cuff on Facebook here (if you don’t have FB, you can also follow them on Instagram @Rusticcuff (or even better, do both!)

  2. Leave a comment for me with your name and email and also if you would like the bracelets in the adult or kids (ages 5-15) size (for all you Mama’s, Aunts, Sisters out there, I think your little ones will absolutely love these!)

    Giveaway will end at 11:59PM PST on Wednesday August 21st. Winner will be chosen at random and announced shortly after giveaway closes. Open to U.S. and Canada residents only. One entry per person. All three rules must be completed to qualify.

Thank you so much for reading and good luck everyone! <3

Taking A Risk: Cutout Dress
Taking A Risk: Cutout Dress

Hi! I really apologize for being so MIA over the past week! Things have been a little hectic since the Fourth - with finalizing our home renovations, then heading straight to Vegas after work on Friday, a nightmare flight delay coming back to LA (6 hours!) - let’s just say I’m happy to be home safe and sound and am just getting back into the groove of things.

I hope your Fourth of July was fun-filled and relaxing. Just a few pictures of my outfit from the Fourth (seems so long ago now!). I definitely wanted to stay cool in the heat, so I opted for this easy breezy cutout dress.

I’ve been nervous to wear this dress out for some time now – this is definitely considered out of my comfort zone since I’m typically on the conservative side in terms of how I dress. I guess working in a corporate environment for so long can really diminish the opportunities to try new fashion risks.

Since I purchased this dress several months ago, I dreamt of many different occasions I could wear it to: beach outings, brunch, picnics in the park, summer date nights – but nope, never happened. I would take it out, admire it, then put it back and say “next time”. Well, July 4th rolled around and in my patriotic attempt to dress in red, white or blue, I pulled this dress out again and decided to just go for it. When I first put it on, I wanted to keep my arms glued to my sides at all times to cover the cutouts (robot style). Then, as the day went on and the temperature rose (and rose and rose), I realized the cutouts were working in my favor and my skin could breathe easily with the extra holes, lol.

Also, you can tell from the pictures that the dress is pretty much backless, so I was also wearing a bikini under the dress, which actually gave me some comfort in knowing that I wouldn’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions/slips, if you know what I mean. Basically, I have a whole new appreciation for cutouts in hot weather!

We hung out by the pool most of the afternoon for a nice relaxing day with some friends - a perfect day off if you ask me! :)

Sometimes, Mother Nature is what forces us to take some fashion risks and in this case, the summer sun was what pushed me to finally give this dress some well-deserved attention.

Wearing: Dress: ASOS (in pretty yellow here and a short version here) Tote: ASOS (here ) Bikini: Target Sunglasses: Forever 21 (here) Sandals: Zara (love these here!) Accessories: Vita Fede bracelets (here ), CC Skye feather bracelet (here), J.Crew hat (here)