Wednesday, May 30, 2012



Memorial Day is over but the summer of Americana style has just begun. There's just something so synonymous with beach weather and American culture. Don't be afraid to rock an American flag crop top or hot shorts just because it's not 4th of July. You can find plenty of flag happy stuff on Nasty Gal or Top Shop. So is this just a U.S. thing or do all the stylish girls from other countries display how proud they are of their heritage on their clothing?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pins of the Week

Been having some internal struggles lately. These images calm me down and make me feel more like myself. Probably because most of them are peaceful mixed in with a little whimsy and a cute little puppy tush. And fashion, of course! Advice of the day: don't be afraid to be yourself. Let's face it, we're all struggling with it in a world that's pushing us to be a certain way. Love, love, love.

Monday, May 21, 2012


My social media reach is expanding! Of a Gem now has an instagram page because I finally have an iPhone. Which means more posting now that I can snap away on the go. Follow me @ofagem and don't forget to like my Facebook page at

Thursday, May 17, 2012

You know what really grinds my gears?

You know what really grinds my gears? Lana del Ray seen here "toting" (excuse the pun...bad joke) the Mulberry "Del Ray" bag named specifically for her. Smoking foul cigarettes and laughing it up with some lady that looks sadly like Dina Lohan about how awesome it is that she's carrying around a designer bag with literally her name on it. You look like you're about to go to a tennis lesson. Bleh!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Girl Crush

Chloe Moretz has been killin 'em lately with her style AND beauty game. She's growing up right in front of our eyes into a major style icon. Keep a look-out for this one.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Red Carpet Inspo: Met Gala

Best dressed: Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Other notable mentions:


Dianna Agron

Emma Roberts

Eva Mendes

January Jones

Solange Knowles

 All of the worst dressed contenders:

Coco Rocha

Kate Upton

Kirsten Dunst

Kristen Stewart

A clear trend at this year's Met Gala was a bold lip. And not just a regular bold red lip. Blah, boring. Celebrities chose dark purples and super dark reds, an interesting choice for spring since we usually only see this during fall and winter. This look is obviously not for day, but you could try it on a night out. Keep your wardrobe simple to let the makeup do all the talking. 

Jessica Chastain

Camilla Belle

Lana Del Rey

Leighton Meester

Saturday, May 5, 2012

DIY Summer

All photos via Pinterest
Sneak peek at what I'm going to be working on this summer. Lots of DIY projects to get the creative juices flowing! More info soon.

P.S. Of a Gem now has a Facebook page! You can "like" it, check out posts and any other random tidbits of information I post that aren't on my blog at So it's like an etc. page. And thanks to everyone who continues to read. This is a work in progress, but I've already had over 1100 views!!
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