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What I’m Wearing
* Leyendecker dress …yes I’ve been wearing a ton Leyendecker pieces lately …I got a box full for my birthday 😉
* Rose necklace DIY worn as a belt …the colors were just a perfect match to not wear it as a belt! Click Here for the DIY
* Vintage brass & rhinestone paisley earrings
* Jessica Simpson patent peep toe bow pumps
* Burberry Wallet
* Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses
* Hair: Rope braids hair tutorial

~My husband must have told me I looked pretty 100 times while wearing this 😉 It’s definitely a man-friendly look.

~I maybe love my DIY necklace even better as a belt.

~ My vacation is officially over. I go back to work tomorrow …I’m torn.. I want to sleep in but excited to have a schedule and see drollgirl again. Fearing crankiness tomorrow morning though …especially if there’s traffic ..but since it’s Summer and I think school is out, I may be in luck!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Closet Fashionista

    June 9, 2010 |

    Love it!! Great earrings 😀 😀

  • Itsa

    June 9, 2010 |

    Great outfit!!! I’d like to know how to make that necklace!! It’s gorgeus!!

    Regards from Spain…


  • drollgirl

    June 9, 2010 |

    you look so pretty!

    and love the shot with the shoe shadow! fantastic!

    it will be fun to see you tomorrow. and the boss will be out of town. 🙂


    June 9, 2010 |

    The dress is a fabulous color on you! x

  • Kelly@TearingUpHouses

    June 10, 2010 |

    One of my favorite outfits I’ve seen on you!


  • Ife'

    June 10, 2010 |

    geez! I swear every time I see those nude Jessica Simpsons on you I want to jump through my computer screen and snatch them off your feet! I love them.

    Love the DIY. You are so talented and creative.

    Eboni Ife

  • wdmk

    June 10, 2010 |

    Love the hair you look like a princess!

  • Sara

    June 10, 2010 |

    This is just SO pretty! And I loved your DIY’s for MJ Trim.

  • Angela

    June 10, 2010 |

    Just beautiful! I can definitely see how this outfit is “man friendly” haha

    Love your hair in this post as well! I wish I could get the braids to look right on me. But they just don’t show up well with my black hair 🙁

  • Francesca

    June 10, 2010 |

    love the belt so awesome!

    F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • dreamylacey

    June 10, 2010 |

    this is really pretty. I like the color. it feels summer! and it was a great idea ti use your necklace as belt. I am all flower belt right now.
    I plan to use flower hair clip on belts to feed my craving!

  • Veronika

    June 10, 2010 |

    love the entire outfit and the hair braid is so gorgeous and serene.

  • le pearl

    June 10, 2010 |

    Argh your hair is the bomb <3

  • Rhonda

    June 10, 2010 |

    I think is my favorite thing I’ve seen you in!! Love the hair. Thanks for reminding me of why I’m growing mine out!

  • CGBlogger

    June 10, 2010 |

    Wow, that is lovely!

    Ready for your red carpet appearance!

  • celine

    June 10, 2010 |

    I looooove that last pic of you! You look hot 🙂

  • Irresistible♥Icing

    June 10, 2010 |

    I am loving the color on you! Fabulous!

  • Sadie's Momma

    June 10, 2010 |

    maegan, you’re just glowing. this color is fabulous with your skin and I ADORE your hair. it would be a really great go-to look while I’m trying not to use heat tools on my hair this summer. as always, you’re stunning and so inspirational. I long to live on the west coast and be your neighbor so we can DIY, garden, cook, decorate, and jabber. 🙂


  • Katie

    June 10, 2010 |

    LOVE the outfit! Gorgeous.

  • Maggie May

    June 10, 2010 |

    who can pay attention to waht you are wearing with those legs, lady!

  • Mara

    June 10, 2010 |

    you look so pretty! This is definitely a man friendly outfit. Maybe the color and the fact that it’s a dress and heels 🙂 Can’t wait to see the DIY!

  • Lynzy

    June 10, 2010 |

    I love how you wore that necklace as a belt, it looks great!!

  • Fashion Butter

    June 10, 2010 |

    great color! you look fab

  • Annie Spandex

    June 10, 2010 |

    Your hair! So pretty!

  • jennine

    June 10, 2010 |

    ugh, going back to work after a vacation is always tough… sleep sounds so good!

    your hair looks amazing, it always does!

  • kot-itsa

    June 10, 2010 |

    i love the necklace!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Petrarca

    June 10, 2010 |

    I love that color, it’s sooo summer! That necklace/belt is awesome…it makes that outfit look complete.

    Don’t want to scare ya, but my kids aren’t out until next week…maybe traffic still.

    Did you watch America’s Got Talent? If not, you have to see this group-they look like they are floating in mid-air, “Fighting Gravity.”

  • Emi

    June 10, 2010 |

    LOVE the necklace! Do you think you could do a tutorial on how to make the roses on the necklace? I saw the slideshow on the M&J blog, but can’t visualize how to make the roesettes.

  • Nil

    June 10, 2010 |

    You look amazing Maegan WOW! 🙂

  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    June 10, 2010 |

    Can’t wait to see your hair how to today/tomorrow! 🙂 this coral color suits u very well!!!


  • L

    June 10, 2010 |

    your husband is absolutely right – you look SO pretty. and not just a man-friendly way, it’s also somehow really sweet and girly and just all-around-friendly-looking! lovely!

  • Leia

    June 10, 2010 |

    That color looks so good on you! I’m thinking of getting those Tom Ford sunnies …


    June 10, 2010 |

    Love the color of your dress! Amazing belt too! <3

  • Jo-Anne

    June 10, 2010 |

    you look SOOOOO NICE!!! very girly, but seeexyy 😉 I admire you a lot! hugs and kisses from Eastern Europe :)))

  • Amelia

    June 10, 2010 |


  • Ambersnotebook

    June 10, 2010 |

    Omg that belt anthe color o your dress is amazing!

  • Anonymous

    June 10, 2010 |

    while reading your blog and smelling the very fragrent PINK peonies on my desk (fresh from my garden) I can’t help but think: how fitting!


    ~ manda

  • Sal

    June 10, 2010 |

    Oh lady, the necklace is PERFECT belting this dress!

  • hello shopaholic

    June 10, 2010 |

    I love the outfit but I am obsessed with the DIY necklace!

    You are so crafty, it’s amazing.

  • Elle Sees

    June 10, 2010 |

    This is so cute! And I love your hair. That necklace goes perfectly as a belt with that dress. Wow. Love this.

  • DiamondsandTulle

    June 10, 2010 |

    Oooh! I LOVE this look! Soo pretty!

    xx Vivian @

  • besswess

    June 10, 2010 |

    You look refreshed.
    Hope you got a good night sleep.
    I love those shoes on you. Perfect! And the hair….too cute!

  • missDTM

    June 10, 2010 |

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE this diy you did. i definitely want to attempt it myself.

    and you’re right–it goes perfectly with your dress! it’s a really nice color on you.

  • Anonymous

    June 10, 2010 |

    You look amazing. You have a great posture and you look like a model.

    bags factory

  • Pretty Little World

    June 10, 2010 |

    I do think that this outfit is one of your prettiest – that color looks just stunning on you! The romantic up-do and floral belt are the perfect touches!

  • JKreids

    June 10, 2010 |

    You stop this right now! You are making the rest of us average women look bad. You’re too beautiful for words! FANTASTIC outfit!! 😀

  • Castor Pollux

    June 10, 2010 |

    love this look so much!
    it’s a great dress and definitely perfect when paired with t-straped sandals and sunglasses!
    love it

    Castor Pollux

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)

    June 10, 2010 |

    You do look so pretty!! Love the color on you and your hair is gorgeous. Can you do a tutorial on how you did it? Or can you just come to Chicago and show me? lol…

  • The Seeker

    June 10, 2010 |

    None can beat you my dear!! Always looking stunny!!!

    Hope all is well with you darling.

    Drop by my blog, I’ve a giveaway.


  • J-Diggety

    June 10, 2010 |

    Mmm, coral is such a yummy summer color! Such a fresh, happy outfit 🙂
    xoxo J

  • Jamie

    June 10, 2010 |

    Your blog is so gorgeous 😉
    Maybe we can link each?

  • Rebecca

    June 10, 2010 |

    Maegan you look really pretty here and I love the belt/necklace!

  • JuliaMit

    June 10, 2010 |

    The necklace as a belt looks great. I love your shoes and bag.

  • Down and Out Chic

    June 10, 2010 |

    such a fresh look and i’m inclined to agree with you. the necklace is fantastic as a belt!

  • Craftmaker

    June 10, 2010 |

    Gorgeous! Love the necklace as a belt. I will definitely be making it soon 🙂

  • A Chic Critique

    June 10, 2010 |

    Your blog is fantastic. I love how you take fashion risks – so rare, and not many can do it! Very inspiring. Nashville needs more of this.

  • S and O

    June 10, 2010 |

    I like your hairstyle so carefree and artistic 😀


  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    June 10, 2010 |

    Is it “shady” for me to say that your legs looks awesome??

  • Miss Emma Kitty

    June 10, 2010 |

    I love the Shoes ! I have the same pair. I was actually inspired to buy them after looking at your blog a while back. Lol

  • GlowGleamGlisten

    June 10, 2010 |

    I’m obbessed with your dyi belt! And you look gorgeous as well!

  • Gets

    June 11, 2010 |

    Love the hair, it looks so amazing and voluminous! I can never get that right ):

  • Jennifer

    June 12, 2010 |

    Me encanta!!! te ves linda!!

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