Necklace Giveaway

After receiving numerous comments and questions about my turquoise bauble necklace from this post, I thought it appropriate to offer a very similar necklace from Pop of Chic to one very lucky reader!

Here is the beautiful necklace in purple and navy from Pop of Chic that will seriously add the right amount of pop to any outfit:


And here are the rules:

The giveaway, open to US residents only, is open from Monday, April 30th until Sunday, May 6th at midnight. The winner will be announced on the blog Monday, May 7th and will have 48 hours to claim their prize by emailing me at!

To enter, please leave a separate comment for each entry!

Mandatory entries:

Like The Thread Affect on Facebook
Like Pop of Chic on Facebook
Leave a comment stating you completed both mandatory entries and tell me which color necklace you prefer and why!

Additional entries:

Subscribe to The Thread Affect by email [use widget on sidebar]
Follow The Thread Affect on Twitter
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Tweet, Facebook, shout from the rooftops about this giveaway, 1 extra entry per shout out

Thank you so very much to each and every one of you for reading my blog!  I sincerely appreciate every reader, comment, question, and suggestion!  Thank you!  Love you all!  And a special thanks to Cynthia from Pop of Chic for helping me with my very first giveaway!

Weekly Rewind

This past week was full of family and exciting accomplishments: my blog post “Striped Dress, Two Ways” was Freshly Pressed by WordPress and had over 10,000 views in two days, my older brother Drew had an interview in Chicago (fingers crossed he is moving our way), my youngest brother Ryan qualified in the Steeplechase for Drake Relays, and Justin had extremely successful life-changing LASIK surgery.  Needless to say we are all extremely thankful for the extra amazing gifts we were blessed with this week.
Shout-out to Yvette and the other amazing Drake girls who made these awesome shirts to help support Ryan this weekend!  Everything from the picture to the quote to the handwriting was absolutely perfect!  You ladies rock!
Make sure to check back tomorrow for a giveaway inspired by this post! 🙂

Reese’s Pieces Drop Cookies

Reese's Drop Cookies


1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup clear corn syrup
4 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups Special K original cereal
1 cup Reese’s Pieces


In a medium sauce pan bring sugar, syrup, butter, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Allow to boil for 1 minute before removing from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Fold in cereal making sure to coat thoroughly. Gently mix in Reese’s Pieces until evenly combined. Drop a tablespoon of the mixture onto waxed paper or aluminum foil and allow to cool (I like them to cool in the refrigerator). Makes about two dozen cookies depending on the size of your drops.

**Recipe Source: Jennifer Cooks**

Thrifty Threads: Atlantic-Pacific

This outfit from Atlantic-Pacific combining pastel pants with a seafoamy green sweater layered over a denim shirt topped off with a neutral snood and accents is the epitome of incorporating spring trends during this chillier weather.

{Pants $46 | Denim Shirt $40 | Sweater $20 | Heels $38 | Snood $40 | Handbag $35 | Chain Bracelet $45 | Bangles $14 | Sunnies $8}

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Pinspiration: DIY Hex Nut Bracelet

Watches have easily become my daily go-to wrist accessory but when I saw this DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet (here) from Honestly..WTF I thought it would be the perfect trendy, masculine/rough addition to my sometimes boring wrist candy.

Materials You Need:  3 Strands Butcher’s Twine cut into 1 yard pieces and 18 Hex Nuts, you may need more or less depending on your wrist size!

Gather the three strands of butcher twine and tie into a knot leaving about two inches of slack for tying the bracelet onto your wrist.  Braid normally for about an inch.  Before you cross the far left strand over to the middle, thread on a hex nut tightly to the top of the thread, and crossover.  Keep the hex nut tight by placing your thumb at the base.  Before crossing over the far right strand, thread on a hex nut, push it to the base of the braid, and crossover.  Thread another hex nut onto the far left strand and crossover.  Repeat these steps by threading a hex nut onto each outer strand before crossing it to the middle (thread, cross, thread, cross).  This definitely takes some patience and all your fingers working together, believe me it will look normal as you thread additional hex nuts!  Finish off the bracelet with another inch of braid, tie into a knot, trim to your liking, and layer it with all your bracelets and watches to create a fun eye-catching wrist party!