Month: February 2009

Spring 2009 Handbag Giveaway

To celebrate the arrival of spring 2009, tristinstyling will be conducting a Shop Suey Boutique sponsored *giveaway for our quarterly newsletter subscribers in the United States. One lucky reader will win one handbag of his/her choice from Shop Suey Boutique.

Can’t wait and need to get it now? Enter coupon code “tristinstyling” at checkout and get 20% off your purchase!

You’ve seen their designer inspired pieces that I’ve blogged about like my personal favorite, the brown Bailey Satchel, inspired by the white Chloe Bay Bag you’ve seen on Reese Witherspoon and Kylie Minogue.

“What?! A real giveaway?” you say.

Yep. You heard right. Scroll down for details…

With Shop Suey’s spring merchandise in stock, I’ve got a few new pieces that have made it on my top 5 list:

1. Kayla Satchel ($32.99)
2. Tiana Tote ($58.00)
3. Bailey Satchel ($52.00)
4. Ramona Satchel ($58.00)
5. Marla Satchel ($58.00)

Shop Suey Handbag Giveaway Instructions:

1. Enter your first and last name (first name and last initial only works fine) below in the first box of the comment form.
2. Enter your e-mail address below in the second box where you will be receiving tristinstyling’s newsletter (the e-mail address below must match the e-mail address in our newsletter database to qualify).
3. Comment in the last box below with your favorite Shop Suey Boutique piece.

*Winner will be announced on March 30, 2009 in the tristinstyling newsletter. You must be a newsletter subscriber to win. For U.S. subscribers only. Winner must contact tristinstyling within 48 hours of announcement using the e-mail address on our subscriber list to qualify. If the prize remains unclaimed for 48 hours, a new winner will be random.orgly chosen etc.. By entering your comment you agree to the terms and conditions

Good Luck! We’re looking forward to seeing who wins!!

Remember: Keep your eyes peeled for our newsletter because the winner must contact tristinstyling within 48 hours of the announcement to avoid the prize going to another participant.

Corey Lynn Calter

When Miley Cyrus was seen on Regis & Kelly in Corey Lynn Calter’s Kassisdy Cocktail Dress (pictured left) last fall, stores sold out of the dress.

The piece originally retailed for $262.00 but is now on SALE for $183.00 online.

Click here to buy it now.

If you’re a Daily Candy Reader, don’t forget to enter the coupon code to get 30% off (even on sale items).

The thing I like about CLC’s designs is how most of her pieces are vintage inspired and detailed down to the button. My favorite, is the “Eva Lady Like Shirt Dress” because it’s a cut that works well with most body types.

Here are my top 5 Corey Lynn Calter pieces:

1. Tamara Pleated Tank Dress With Sash ($209.00)
2. Eva Lady Like Shirt Dress ($214.00)
3. Nellie Button Detail Dress ($224.00)
4. Francesca Drop Waist Ruffle Dress ($160.00)
5. Eva Button Front Shirt Dress ($230.00)

Ask tristinstyling: How do I customize a zip-up hoodie?


I like how you turned an XL hoodie into a perfectly tailored one in that one blog entry a few weeks ago! Can you make a video on how to customize a hoodie? I’m a beginner so the easier the better.


In collaboration with, I put together a short video on how to customize a hoodie using their XL JUSTICE hoodie. For this project to work, you need to make sure that your hoodie fits with at least an inch or two of slack in the waist on both sides AFTER going through the washer and dryer.

Aisde from a sewing machine and the zip up hoodie, you will also need a few materials to make your pattern: pins, scissors, something to write with, measuring tape, masking or painters tape, and gift wrap.

As for the ruffles on the first ones that I made, I just used the scraps that I cut off and worked them onto the piece with my sewing machine. Get creative and just play with it. You can do all sorts of stuff with the scraps like I did!:

Enjoy the video: