Friday, June 24, 2016

D.I.Y Loeffler Randall, Kayu Straw Tote and J.Crew

I really love these neutral lace up heels by Loeffler Randal, but today I wanted a little bit more color in my step so I added some tassels that I picked up at the craft store. What do you think?

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

J.Crew Tipped Stripe Sweater & Miista Big Bow Slides

Stripes today. How can any girl go wrong with big, striped bow slides? 
"I don't like big bow stripe slides," 
said no one ever!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

J.Crew Embellished Shorts, Loeffler Randal Lux, Kayu Pinata Tote, Gucci Marmont Heels, Bando Tote & Big Bow Stripe Miista

Just a quick "hello" today, sharing my favorite Gucci heels along with some other favorites. I wanted to change up my, neutral Loeffler Randal heels by adding different colored tassels, it was just too easy to do!
 Now that summer has started, I have a few DIY projects I've been trying to finish. I look forward in sharing them with you and maybe you'll get the DIY itch too!
Thank you for reading and hope you come back and visit me again!

Monday, June 20, 2016

D.I.Y Rossette

I am always a fan of quick, D.I.Y projects and I thought I would give this one a try and I liked how it turned out and wanted to share.

First, you need to cut out a circle of some type of sturdy cardboard or poster paper. Next, you need to find the paper you want to use for this project, I wanted a neutral, vintage look, so I used the pages out of an old book I bought at a second hand store. I always thought a girly book, with flower pictures and bright colors, would look cute in a little girls room, but since my girl is too old for that cutesy stuff, this will have to go in the den.

All you need is some tape to secure the sides when you fold them in. 

 Continue to add the petals all the way around the circle, then start filling them in how ever you want and secure the petals with tape, (you will need a lot of tape!).

Finally, add some tissue paper of any color, in the center. I secured mine with more tape and added some yarn on the back, so that it would hang on the wall. 

Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Little Vintage Touches

I think these hand painted pictures are so pretty and I have wondered before how interesting it would be to find out who the "Thelma" is who signed these. 

This door knocker isn't vintage and truth be told, I wish it was bigger since our front door is so huge, but I liked the aged gold tone, it matches our door knob. What my husband and I laugh about is that, no one seems to figure out it's a door knocker when they come to the door. 

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This was the lamp that my grandfather had in his room. It may be a little too much for some people, but when I see it, I think of my grandfather and our conversations we had in his room where this lamp used to live. 

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This little blue bird picture, was one of the last things my mother gave me before she died. She loved blue birds..

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I know I have said it before, but I really love finding vintage touches to add little unique touches to my home. The chipped frames, faded colors and the uniqueness it brings to a room, just makes me smile.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

J.Crew Rainbow Sequins, Vintage Finds and Straw Hats

When someone says, "I decided to wear my hair in a top knot today", what that really means is "I am too lazy to do my hair today" least in my world anyway!

I love this hat so much! I have always loved Lola Hats, the baseball caps with the fur pompom on top but when I saw this straw hat with a ribbon attached, I had to have it! I'm not exactly sure why, I mean it kinda reminds me of a prairie girl with a bonnet but I still love it. The admiration for this item must be contagious since it is sold out and hard to find!

Vintage floral broaches and pins have always been a love of mine, they are so fun to add a little unique touch to any outfit. 

J.Crew sequins are always my weakness esp this rainbow, sequin maxi, I have waited a year for this one!!

A striped jumpsuit is a no-brainer and I had to jump on the embroidered sun hat bus too, only I could pay as much as these babies go for so I found a cheaper version on your welcome!

Looking for vintage additions to my home, is a constant search. I love the conversation some pieces get started and they just add more personality to a space, I think so anyway.

Sample sales are the best, esp J.Crew sample sales..

This oldie Marc Jacobs purse will be something i'll never part with, I just love it! What bags do you have that you will keep forever?

This colorful rug lives under my dining room table. The colors are so bright that it hides any spills or stains and the mixture of colors, make the room less drab. I love rugs and am always looking for vintage or vintage inspired rugs. Love them!

I love easy DIY projects and this is one I am working on, adding some removable tassels to revive these older shoes..well see how they turn out, stay tuned!

This vintage turquoise necklace was one of my mother's pieces and I never thought it would turn into one of my favorite necklaces. I still am finding some of her stuff that have been tucked away in boxes and this one was one I found recently. I'll have to say, it was a great find. 

And to end the day, this is a picture I took while standing on my back porch, the colors are breathtaking! I feel so lucky..

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Aloette Restorative Enzyme Peel

I am a beauty product junkie, I love facial masks, eye treatments, face scrubs, you name it. I have tried a variety of brands and was recently introduced to Aloette, a company that uses organic, "good-for-you ingredients" that are also affordable!
I tried their Restorative Enzyme Peel, which after one application, I fell in love. The green, gel like product, when applied, made my dead skin cells kinda "ball up," where I then washed off with warm water and my face felt so soft and clean..fresh feeling! Even my daughter, who loves to try my facial products, liked it. She has very sensitive skin and often times, different facial products make her skin burn and irritated, but this product didn't bother her skin at all! 
So overall, I would give this product 4 stars and highly recommend!

This restorative enzyme peel is so gentle on my skin that I can use it several times a week with no irritation or redness or irritation on my skin. Now the real challenge will be keeping my daughter from using it all! I guess it's my fault since I let her test it out with me!
Thank you fro reading and if you've tried this before too, I would love to hear your thoughts!