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Monday, October 22, 2012


Have you embraced online magazines? While they may never be quite the same as their paper counterparts, I do love the convenience - you can view them on your iPad and can take as many issues as you'd like; you can take a screen shot and add it immediately to your inspiration folder or Pin it to Pinterest (despite my best intentions I almost never get around to scanning my paper mags). You never have to worry about an over flowing magazine rack either.

When they are completely free, like the Swarovski Elements magazine, you have nothing to lose.
Swarovski Elements just launched a new iPad app, which will download new issues the instant they come out. Of course if you don't have iPad, you can still enjoy the magazine on their website.

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In the current issue I was drawn to the "Rock Chic" and "Think Big, Bold and Beautiful" segments, so I put together this look, incorporating the spikes and crystals with the mixture of jewel tones and pastels.

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The Rundown
Cloudburst Dress Joie via TJMaxx
Knit Moto Jacket c/o Maurices
Shoes Me Too via TJMaxx
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Spike Necklace TJMaxx similar
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Stud Bracelet Vera Wang for Kohls
Spike Bracelet Ebay similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Twisted Glamor Bracelet c/o Swarovski Elements
Sunglasses Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

This post was sponsored by Swarovski Elements, my views and opinions are my own.

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  1. I haven't yet gotten into online magazines...that's because I don't have an Ipad..yet..so my stack of magazines are always piled really high until I get aggravated and throw them all out...what a waste. I love this outfit and the splash of color from the motorcycle jacket!

  2. Another reason why I need an Ipad or even a Nook. I really like this outfit especially the burgundy blazer. That dress is beautiful on you always look so classy! :)

  3. I love this dress!! I have a few magazines on my ipad...I guess this will just be one more lol thanks for sharing!

  4. love this whole outfit! i have been getting more into reading magazines on my iPad as of late. although it might be easier to read, it definitely isn't the same :)

  5. I still kind of like flipping through magazines and doing the dog ear thing, but the electronic magazines are great for instant pinning.

    Love this dress on you! Heather

  6. I love the color of this jacket, it's so bold and pretty. You look so pretty in this dress!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. i adore your style :D really great look.
    xx m


  8. That dress is perfect! I love the pattern so much:) Have a beautiful start to the week, lovely.

  9. Thanks for the tip! I'm always on the lookout for other fashion related ways to use my iPad. I recently have been hooked on my Stylebook app and rediscovering my closet. I love your burgundy blazer Lydia!

  10. Yes, I read both print and online often, especially iPad mags on-the-go! You look lovely and I adore the Swarovski Elements! Have a great week dear. xx

  11. Oh, my the color of that blazer is so perfect on you! It is just dreamy with your dark hair. I love how you styled this with a more edgy necklace. Adds some definite interest to the ensemble!

  12. Oh, my the color of that blazer is so perfect on you! It is just dreamy with your dark hair. I love how you styled this with a more edgy necklace. Adds some definite interest to the ensemble!

  13. I like digital magazines for when I travel because when I have the paper ones I don't really get that great of use out of them and then I end up throwing them away. So for when traveling I just get them on my kindle and I can enjoy them for longer. I love that blazer on you!

  14. I have an iPad, but I don't usually read magazines on it. I usually read magazines o during takeoff and landing on airplanes, when they don't let me use my iPad.

  15. I've tried to get into online magazines but I just cant do it. I need a paper copy or its a no go.

  16. So in love with that jacket, amazing color!

  17. Love the Willis! making me want a black one even though i thought my heart was content with the brown one!

  18. wow this look is gorgeous I love it the blazer is amazing great post!!!

  19. i am trying to embrace online mags more and more, but there is just something about having it your lap, turning pages, tearing out pages etc

  20. i love online magazines. i read matchbook girl every month. great dress and jacket.

  21. this is awesome! i love swarovski -- it's one of my mom's favorite jewelry designers and i've been borrowing hers for years!! i haven't fully embraced online magazines yet, but i must agree that i haven't been reading the paper versions as much as i use to...might have to make a switch!

    xo Diana

    Dressed Up Alligators

  22. Lovely outfit! I love the color of the jacket and the outfit.The bracelets are so stylish!

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  23. I love this look--the funky layered bracelents complement that pretty feminine dress so well! I haven't read very many online magazines, although I keep meaning to try a few on my Nook!

  24. I absolutely love the spikes and studs!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  25. I am definitely going to have to check out Swarovski elements...I love all your bracelets and necklace today. Hat jacket is such a great piece!!

  26. I have actually not read any online magazines yet! I guess I'm really behind on my technology. The Swarovski online magazine looks great though, and I love the outfit you put together!


  27. That necklace is so cool! And hooray for blazers made out of sweatshirt material!

  28. No iPad here, but... I have been thinking about the mini. I have a problem with technology and always wanting it! Probably comes with doing social media.

    I love how this dress makes the look a soft rocker chic! Think the jacket color contributes a little, too.

    I am in the process of (please please I hope so) getting a new apartment. Please come visit one weekend!

  29. I dont have an ipad.
    And i do not read mags on line... i am the one who has a pile of magazines waiting to be read.


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