Monday, March 30, 2015

Red Vintage Ruffles

Top - H&M {here}
Skirt - Vintage and thrifted
Heels - Jimmy Choo, thrifted {similar here and here, also like these}
Clutch - m.n.ologie {here}
Earrings - thanks to Lulu Avenue by Jude Frances {here}
Necklace - Kate Spade {last seen here}
Bracelets - Flash Tattoos {here}

Greetings! I'm excited to twirl around in this vintage skirt I picked up last year. I've worn it several times but was not happy with the overall look until I found this off-shoulder crop top at H&M recently. Now I feel like a flamenco dancing Sophia Loren! Who doesn't love a fun, ruffled full skirt? I'm also glad I thrifted these Jimmy Choo open-toe sling back heels recently - another great classic find! Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for dropping by.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Black & Blue

Blouse - Ann Taylor {here}
Jeans - Vince, thrifted
Heels - Jimmy Choo, thrifted {similar here, and here, also like these}
Purse - m.n.ologie {here}
Earrings - cubic zirconia studs
Brooch - Vintage
Bracelet - thanks to Lulu Avenue by Jude Frances {last seen here}
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}
Nails - CND "Pink Bikini" gel polish

Greetings! Looking at my last few outfits, I realize that I've showcased a lot of black! Well, I wear a lot of black - love it! I found this top at Ann Taylor recently and thought it was interesting and unique. I love the asymmetrical hem (shorter in the front and longer in the back). After wearing a lot of flowy, loose fitting tops for quite a while now, it feels new to wear something fitted! Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

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!