Monday, March 2, 2015

Navy Ruffles

Blouse - Diane von Furstenberg "Marcelo," thrifted {here in size 0, size 4}
Pants - Banana Republic {here} {last seen here}
Shoes - KORS Michael Kors, thrifted {similar here} {last seen here}
Purse - J.Crew "Invitation Clutch" {last seen here}
Earrings - Kendra Scott "Dani" {here}
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}
Watch - Vintage
Nails - OPI "Pamplona Purple"

Happy Monday! I want to show off this cute second-hand ruffled silk DvF wrap top I found super cheap on eBay recently - I love the stitching detail and of course, my favorite feature of DvF wraps is the adjustability. Also, I recently tried the Kendra Scott "Dani" earrings - which is a smaller, faceted version of the Elle (which, in turn, is a smaller version of the Danielle) and I love this new size! It's lighter and much more pleasant to wear; I'm definitely a fan! Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great week.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Classic Black Dress

Dress - Trina Turk, thrifted {last seen here}
Heels - Christian Louboutin "Decollete" with taped-on bows {last seen here}
Clutch - m.n.ologie {here}
Earrings - Kendra Scott "Elle" {here}
Necklace - Kate Spade "Gatsby Dot"
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}
Bracelet - Jeweliq  {similar here}
Watch - belonged to my Grandma
Nails - Gelish "Rose Garden"
Phone Case - Target {here}

Greetings, friends! I'm wearing one of my favorite dresses - found at a consignment store almost 5 years ago, I consider this seasonless drapey black Trina Turk dress a wardrobe staple! And if Bandit's eyes look sad, it's because he had eyelid surgery recently and he also hurt his foot - poor little fella. He's on the mend - get well soon!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Metal Polishing and Spray Painting

Welcome to 2015! I guess we're a little over a month in, but I have a two recent projects to share! This is another corner from my guest room (first glimpses seen here) and I've taken a couple of old things and made them new! First is this Ikea hack on a 3 drawer Hemnes chest - well, perhaps it's not much of a hack. All I did was change out the knobs, but it looks so much more unique! I found these metal knobs at an antique store and spent 1.5 hours polishing them to a shinier finish. After my Dad drilled the holes in the drawer a little larger to accommodate the new knobs, I went to Home Depot to look for shorter screws. Whatever I found worked perfectly, so that project was easy to complete.

The second project was repurposing this vintage lamp. It originally belonged to my Grandmother and was probably purchased in the '60s or '70s. Another fairly simple makeover, I cleaned up it and enlisted my Dad's help to prime and paint it! We tested out a new paint sprayer and were overall pleased with the results. I purchased a new shade at Target.

Dresser - Ikea 3 drawer Hemnes {here}
Lamp - vintage, repurposed
Arrangement - made by me
Mirror - Home Goods
Trash Can - Vintage
Paint - Sherwin Williams "Gray Matters"

The polished and unpolished metal.


And finally, some pictures of the lamp in progress!
Before: so retro!

During: a few coats of primer and paint go a long way! Color is Bay Coral by Glidden.

Two corners of this room are finished!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Details of 2014


Have a wonderful New Year and see you in 2015!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Sparkle

Dress - thanks to eShakti
Jacket - Vintage, thrifted {similar herehere, and here} {last seen here}
Heels - Miu Miu "Paillette Peep Toe Pump", thrifted {last seen here}
Clutch - Abas {last seen here}
Scarf - Target {last seen here}
Brooch - Vintage, hand me down
Bracelet - Vintage, belonged to my grandma
Ring - Vintage, family heirloom
Sunglasses - Tom Ford "Anouk" {similar here}
Nails - Gelish "Rose Garden" {try here}

Greetings, and Happy Holiday Season! Do you love a little sparkle in your holiday? I do! I was more than happy when eShakti (the online retailer who offers affordable, customizable clothing) contacted me again to review another garment and this time I chose this black stretch velvet with sash detail dress. By choosing the custom measurement option and also selecting the "above the knee" length, this has been the best fitting dress I've received from them so far. The velvet fabric has a wonderful "bouncy" quality - evident when walking but hard to capture in still pictures - and as usual, I love the pockets. I believe this is a lovely holiday party dress and I added a pair of sequin peep-toe heels and a velvet-trimmed vintage peplum jacket to complete the look. By perusing eShakti's website, you'll find tons of options - though it may be cutting it close for Christmas (turnaround time is usually about one to one and a half weeks), New Year's parties will be jivin' in no time! Cheers and have a wonderful week!

*Note - this product was sent to me for review, but the opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Spray Paint Project



Happy Monday friends! I'm sharing a recent vintage find today - a Burwood brand fan wall decor (I have aways loved fans!) made out of plastic-type material. I spotted this is a small antique/junk shop in the Middle-Of-Nowhere, Georgia, over Thanksgiving break for only $25. Because it was Black Friday and my Mom is a "haggler," I got the fan for only $17! I have a lot of wall space in my condo that needs to be filled and I don't want to choose small 8x10 framed artwork. I need big stuff to fill the scale of the walls so I was very happy to find this for such a great price.

I don't spray paint very often, but I thought this piece would be perfect in a gloss white! Two cans of paint later, the original ivory and brown is gone, and a lacquered-look lacy fan hangs on my wall! My Dad helped with the painting and we covered it in about four coats. By the way, these fans are all over Etsy and Ebay and my friend bought one and had it shipped for under $30 total! Not sure on the year, but they seem very '60s or '70s.


Here is a shot of me carrying it to the car and spray painting the fan!

And lastly, the before picture:

Thanks so much for visiting today!