Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Out with the old in with the 70's! I am a little tardy for this party on posting about the big 70's trend that is in full effect for spring and summer... but let's just call it fashionably late... shall we?? Last summer all of the buzz was geared towards 60's Mad Men inspiration - well this year it is easy, breezy boho looks and disco fever nights...
I am truly am a lover of bohemian fashion; however, it really isn't for me... (Carrie from one of my fav blogs pulls this look off every time... jealous much!) I can get away with maxi dresses and can not wait to sport a maxi skirt - but the wide leg pants and calf length skirts (short legs here people!) just aren't my friends... so this is my spin 70's fashion... if there is one thing to always remember when it comes to new trends - they aren't for everyone! Dress for your body type and your personal likes...
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Oh Mr. Valentino can you please cut me some sort of deal on these lovely pumps... I promise to give them a very loving home... I just can not seem to imagine my spring/summer without them. Oh all of the weddings and events we could attend together... I can just picture it now... a lifetime of happiness together!
Sigh, just another ShoesDay dream...
You too can dream here...
Monday, February 28, 2011
One of my favorite ways to cover up on chilly nights is to throw on a blazer... I am oh so happy that this trend isn't going anywhere this spring. A classic blazer thrown over dress or skirt equals pretty much perfection in my book!
Oh and a little hint - my favorite go-to black blazer is actually just an old Calvin Klein suit jacket (that I hadn't worn in years) - I rolled up the sleeves a couple of times and voila had my new fav staple piece without even opening my wallet!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
So... I have officially been a very bad blogger lately. After we got back from NYC and I reveled in the idea of being a bride I jumped full force into wedding planning (we decided on an October wedding of this year). While the wedding has somehow already taken over all of my thoughts I have neglected my happy place... this blog and all of my fav daily reads! That stops here!
One of my favorite things about spring is retiring my boring black and tan handbags for a little pop of color every once in a while. I mean who doesn't enjoy throwing a bright and unexpected party over their shoulder?? I for one am ready to bring on the color!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
One of my fav vintage shops to visit while in the city... score an awesome bag every time!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The boy toy and I are leaving on a jet plane tonight... destination = The Big Apple! We love taking the red eye when traveling back east as we don't have to give up any of our precious vacay minutes for travel time. I will be sporting an outfit very similar to this look... comfort is key to red eye travels. I always, always travel with a large, comfy scarf as it doubles as a blanket for me on the plane. I am taking the train up to the boy toys work this evening and then off we go!
See yall when I get back!
Have a fabulous week/weekend!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Some essentials that will definitely be making it in my suitcase...
We had a very eventful weekend filled with lots and lots of fun! Well... just because the weekend is over doesn't mean our fun has come to an end! In just two short days me and the boy toy will be kissing this fabulous warm weather behind for the slush filled streets of NYC! We booked our trip about two weeks ago to visit a couple of my besties from high school and their lovers. We are staying at my aunt's fabulous Upper East Side apartment - no one lives there as they purchased a couple years ago for trips such as this!
We have all sorts of fun things planned - fun dinners with friends, museums and of course shopping! Don't worry that I have already mapped out the fabulous vintage shops I want to hit up - my friends always laugh because I always show up with my excel spreadsheet (obvi copies for everyone) in hand ready to shop!
Now on to the important things... what to pack?? I have been enjoying me some summer like conditions here in San Diego and have totally forgotten how to dress for winter!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
You had me at hello... obsessed! My favorite of the entire collection - please fit as pretty as you look!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Materials... two jump ropes (I chose a vibrant purple which the pic doesn't do it justice) from Dollar Tree (obvi $1 each), two copper tubes and caps (65 cents each at Home Depot), two magnets (a pack of 10 for $1.90 at Home Depot), scissors, lighter and hot glue gun
The chain is completed... I just went until I got to the end of my shorter ropes
Close up of my proud lanyard knot chain (yep I feel like I belong on a boat)
I am ready for spring and all of the lovely nautical stripes!
Now that I have the hang of the knots... I will be creating many more rope necklaces for my friends to sport in the spring!
** I will probably use jewelry findings on my next rope necklace because the necklace is a bit too heavy to be held by two little magnets. It does connect... but doesn't feel very secure...
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I wasn't exactly sure what I felt like making... I spray painted about half of my materials gold, because we all know I am obsessed with ghetto gold! I left them in the garage for about a week and forgot about them until I came across this fabulous post on I Spy DIY - seriously was she reading my mind??
Materials - metallic spray paint in gold, washers, satin ribbon (wasn't sure if I was going to use lace), scissors and a lighter
The tutorial via The Small Object is super simple to follow along with... promise!
I am definitely going to make the rope necklace with the remaining bolts that I spray painted gold!