i am wearing: striped dress from h&m, chambray shirt from jcrew, aryn k khaki military jacket, knot ring & necklace are from target, coach bag, thrifted belt and cole haan cheetah print flats. diy rattlesnake mani details below.

ok, lets just talk about my rattlesnake mani for a minute!!! i read a tweet on twitter about a mani using REAL rattlesnake skin that was like $300 or something insane (ok, maybe not that much). so i thought i would try to re-create it with my new nail stamp kit! what do you think??? i started with a gold polish called “gilty pleasure” by sally hansen and then added a light coat of opi’s black shatter polish. then i used the fishnet stamp with white polish to create the “faux snakeskin” look. might be my new favorite mani. but enough about that…you see the striped shirt up there in my ootd pics??? well, it’s actually a dress but it’s just a tad too short for me but it ended up being perfect to wear over leggings! and the BEST part about it is that i bought it from this bloggers closet. i am addicted to shopping bloggers closets so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me who your fave closets to shop are in the comments! i added the feature to my blog but am lagging on adding items…but i promise it’s in the works!

18 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Kimberly
    May 19, 2011 @ 4:04 am

    I love the idea of “shop my closet”, but I haven’t added it to my blog yet because I’ve gotten so used to selling all my things on eBay. Also, most of the people I buy clothes from are on eBay, too! Anxious to see your things, though! πŸ˜‰

  2. lisa fergus
    May 19, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    Love this look! and love your nails!!! I’m wearing salon effects on my post today too!!! πŸ˜‰ Glad you like your dress! xo

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

  3. Melanie
    May 19, 2011 @ 5:31 am

    Amazing nails! The outfit is great as well πŸ™‚

  4. Laura
    May 19, 2011 @ 5:38 am

    Yes I love browsing through blogger closests, too!! I have yet to buy anything but it is fun to look.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your mani!! So cool!

  5. Kenzi
    May 19, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    I never would have thought of that combination for your mani!! It looks amazing!!

    Your outfit has to be one of my favorites so far. I love the layers!! [& you may have introduced me to a terrible, terrible thing!! haha. I went and bought like 3 things from her !! Adorable stuff & you can’t beat the prices.] I may have to look into doing something like that. I’ve also seen sites that have a “swap shop” which could be a good idea too! So maybe if I ever figure out how to do all of these fun things with my blog.. Do they make a “Blogging for Dummies” book?? haha.

    http://thecardiqueen.blogspot.com

  6. Amber - Real Girl Glam
    May 19, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    Love the outfit, and of course the mani! The jacket looks great with the belt over it. I will have to try to remember to do that when the weather gets colder here in Florida! Think I’m going to have to play with my konad stamper today and take some pictures. I MUST try the snakeskin look!

  7. The Girl In The Yellow Cab
    May 19, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    I love the snakeskin mani:)

    http://www.girlintheyellowcab.com

  8. cadrommy
    May 19, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    I LOVE everything about this look. The clothes, the mani. That belt is THRIFTED? Dangit!!!!!

  9. Megan
    May 19, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    Love Love Love!

  10. kelsey
    May 19, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    Girl, you totally killed it with this outfit! I wore something similar on my blog yesterday. Woohoo for being (kind of) twinsies!

  11. Haute Muslimah
    May 19, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    Love the nails. I wish Little Tin Soldier had a closet I could shop.. and you too for that matter! πŸ™‚

  12. Amber Lena
    May 19, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    Great outfit and I love the nails! I’ve been updating my blog shop a bit and hope to add more this weekend! http://www.fashionbargainista.com/p/outfits-for-sale.html

  13. doc starr
    May 20, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    great outfit! & how do you buy from other bloggers closets? i’ve never seen this! i’m totally jealous lol.

  14. kimmie
    May 20, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    I can’t wait to see what kind of items you’ll have up for sale! I’d totally love to shop your closet! πŸ™‚

  15. Ggshoe
    May 20, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Love, this one! One if not my favorite from your outfits. The nails are AMAZING!!

  16. Trina
    May 23, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Love this mani! I may just have to copy….I have all the tools I need! πŸ˜€

  17. Jennifer
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    every detail is perfect! love that snake print manicure. my snake mani is coming up next monday! yay! can’t wait!

  18. Whitney Anderson
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    I LOVE that manicure, but I can’t imagine I could do it myself.

    Also, I just set up a “shop my closet” page — http://bit.ly/pxS8nz