Monday, July 14, 2014

Simple Side Table

Hi friends! Today I would like to showcase a side table I bought and painted recently. I found this in a local antique store and really liked the design on the legs. It was originally painted blue with a crackle finish so I pulled out the orbital palm sander to try and sand down the crackle finish on the top surface as much as possible.  Two coats of primer and two coats of Sherwin Williams "Snowbound" later, it was finished!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summertime Stripes

Dress - Vintage, homemade
Heels - Elie Tahari "Yvonne," thrifted {last seen here}
PurseChloé "Paraty" {last seen here}
Earrings - via eBay {here}
Necklace - Kate Spade {last seen here}
Bracelet - thanks to INPINK {similar here in silver}
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here, and similar here}

Happy Monday - and greetings to Summer! I found this cute li'l frock recently at a vintage shop (The Clothing Warehouse in Little Five Points). I love the seersucker material and summery colors - I just realized I forgot to take a picture of the back. There are cute buttons! I hemmed it about four inches and used the leftover material to make a sash/tie. Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for dropping by.

PS - does anyone know how to fix Blogger changing the colors of photo uploads? I did the "uncheck auto enhance" through my Google profile but I'm still having trouble....

Monday, June 9, 2014

Floral Fling

Dress - Diane von Furstenberg "Kye" in Floral Fling Black, thrifted {here on eBay}
Heels - Christian Louboutin "Decollete"  {one pair of 38s here) {last seen here}
Earrings - Kendra Scott "Lex" {last seen here}
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}

Happy Monday friends! I'm showing yet another recent DVF eBay score (I've been hot on the deals lately!). As usual, I love these dresses because of the drape and the adjustability. The silk jersey is just so luxurious to me. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Jungle Floral

Dress - Diane von Furstenberg "Tyler" in Jungle Floral print, thrifted {here in size 4} {here in a different print}
Heels - Manolo Blahnik {here} {similar here, here, and here}
Earrings - Kendra Scott "Carmella" {customize your own here}
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}
Bracelet - Vintage
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}

Happy June! Today I'm showcasing this second hand DvF I scored on eBay recently, of course at a great price. I love the ties at at the shoulder on this one - makes it more adjustable! The colors are a little more vibrant than I was able to capture on camera. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. :-)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Cute Office Nook

Hi friends! I'm so glad to share a "home" post with you - it's been quite a while because I keep getting started on projects and not finishing them! Or rather...taking a break while searching for more inspiration. My second bedroom, as a whole, is nowhere near finished, but I've finally completed this cute little corner. I started this project in January during the massive Snowcation in Atlanta - finally now, at the end of May, it's done! Keep reading for details and inspiration pictures...

After painting the room, my first step was to find a desk in the right size. I wanted something no larger than 36 inches wide - most new desks were 45 inches or larger. I hit several antique expos and stores and found this wonderful piece, exactly 36 inches wide, at my ballroom dance client's antique store, The Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, GA, for roughly $125! It was originally a cream color and had very basic knobs so a coat of white paint and clear acrylic knobs from Home Depot helped it! Next I went in search of those gold shelf brackets at Ikea like my first inspiration pic (below) - they were unfinished wood and only $3 each, if I remember correctly, and the white shelf was cheap, too. Throw in a can of gold spray paint, done and done. I wanted an upholstered Parsons chair that wasn't antique and I found this one, along with the black and white striped blanket (second inspiration pic) at Ikea recently. The chair legs were natural wood color so I painted them the same color as the desk. I found the fabric for the pillow and got the pillow form at JoAnn Fabrics, and put that together on my sewing machine very quickly. The last thing I did was add the pom poms to the curtains - I love pom might remember me adding them to this vintage dress last year.

Wall Paint - Sherwin Williams "Gray Matters"
Desk - Antique {similar here and here}
Desk Paint - Sherwin Williams "Snowbound"
Desk knobs - Home Depot {here}
Shelf Brackets - Ikea "Ekby Valter" {here}
Shelf - Ikea "Östen" {here}
Curtains - Ikea "Merete" {here}
Pom pom trim - JoAnn
Pillow fabric and form - JoAnn
Chair - Ikea "Harry" {here}
Blanket - Ikea "Eivor" {here}
Lamp - Antique
Floral accent - Made by me from an old candle holder
Flowers - Michaels 
Large ballerina picture - Home Goods (gift from a student)

The second ballerina from the left in the "Little Swans" picture is me!

Thanks so much for stopping by! It's my birthday today, too. :-)

Monday, May 19, 2014


Dress - Hawaiian Togs, vintage, made in Hawaii [similar styles here}
Shoes - Elie Tahari "Yvonne", thrifted {last seen here}
Earrings - thanks to Lulu Avenue by Jude Frances {here}
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}
Bracelet - Target {last seen here}
Hair Flower - H&M

Greetings, friends! I wish Aloha meant I was blogging from Hawaii, but alas, I'm not. I am, however, wearing this wonderful vintage dress that was made in Hawaii. It was in great condition and needed very little repair and no alterations (love when that happens!). I love the Polynesian and Asian vibe with the sash on the back and the print contains hibiscus and frangipani flowers. Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!