Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"L.A. Noir"

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, spent with those you love.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Filagrees and Christmas Trees

(F21 turtle neck, Goodwill skirt (given to me by my little sister), ALDO wedge heels)

As promised, here is an outfit post I wore in honor of the holidays. There is just something about Christmas that makes me want to get all dolled up all month long! Christmas are you here yet?!

By the way, have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? It's getting craaazy out there!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hints of Christmas.

Some of my favorite things right now that keep me in the Christmas spirit... Don't you just LOVE Christmas?

1. J. Crew cardigan (Goodwill)
2. gifted reindeer
3. Gingerbread cookie scented candles (Michael's)
4. Goodwill skirt (outfit post to come soon)
5. Metallic silver nails (Sally Hansen)
6. Snowman cream & sugar holder (Potterbarn)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

DIY: Floating Christmas Ornaments

I have to give credit where credit is due. My mom thought of this one and just helped execute the idea. It's the perfect fix for the extra ornaments you may not have used for your Christmas tree. How amaze is this?! She's so brilliant!

What You'll Need:
transparent string
clear thumb tacks
ornaments ($2 @ Big Lots)

1. Take a piece of the transparent string and tie one end of it around an ornament.

2. Take the other end of string and tie it around the thumb tack twice to secure it.
3. Push the tack into the ceiling.


What do you think?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Smoooooth like Butta!

Gap City ballet flats

Check out these new babies I got in the mail. Perfect for the holidays no?!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Giving Thanks

H&M sweater, Target dress, Forever21 boots & scarf, St. Jude's bracelet

Hi folks!! I know that I've been really bad about blogging. I've just been so busy with the holidays and working. I hope you can forgive me! I still have yet to finish the handful of DIYs that I've started, so I thought I'd do an outfit post in the mean time. This is one of the outfits I wore thins week in honor of Thanksgiving. I just love brown and burnt orange together!! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

I'm so thankful for YOU, my family and friends!
What did you all do for Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DIY: Foiled Nails

With the holidays around the corner (insane right?!), I can't help but fall in love with all that is glitter and gold. What perfect way to celebrate that with some gold foiled nails! Inspired, none other, than by the foiled fashion trend.


clear top coat nail polish
nail polish of choice
gold flakes
1 earring post (with blunt end)

1. Paint your nails and allow it to completely dry.

2. Take a gold flake and flatten it onto your nail with the blunt end of an earring post.

3. Then, paint your nail with a clear topcoat (to protect and secure the flakes).


(Sorry the condition of these photos and messy look of my nails. This was a spur of the moment DIY and I also didn't have anymore nail polish remover. :( A few washes of the hand eventually removes the polish left on the skin. But you get the idea.)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Been so busy and so tired that I've been having a hard time sleeping. boo! I've also realized how long it's been since I've DIYed! *gasp* That needs to be remedied stat!

These are just a few snapshots of what I wore to work this past week. The only exciting things about it was my peacoat and top. Go figure I'm wearing black AGAIN. Sorry for this boring post... I promise I will post up a DIY soon.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Nothing like Sweater Weather

( can see the bf taking my picture)
Cheap Monday knit sweater, Zizibeh tank top, Levi boyfriend jeans, Colin Stuart sandals, F21 bag

This was taken this past week when I needed to run a few errands but was feeling a bit under the weather. Loose light knit sweaters and torn up boyfriend jeans are my go to faced with such a combination for the day.

Hey ya'll, it's getting real cold out and I'm loving it!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The TODAY SHOW feature

I have some pretty exciting news I wanted to share with you guys! I was a selected as one of the finalists for the TODAY DIY Week Contest and featured on a TODAY show segment along with other amazing DIYers. Gosh I LOVE that suede purse and Bedazzled Louboutins! You can check it all out HERE.

A shout out to the new peoples following my blog! Thank you so much for your support guys it means the world to me.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Flowers for you, to Brighten up your day.

Forever21 kimono cardigan, vintage shirt & pants, DIY necklace

I felt like dressing simply today but when I saw my outfit, I decided to throw on a kimono jacket to add a little life to it. When in doubt throw a kimono jacket on it!
Happy Monday folks!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

What do you think of our pumpkins? Hope you all have a spook-tacular Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh Fall weather how I've missed thee...

Goodwill jacket, Gap flare jeans, Ebay boots, F21 bag

The weather finally called for a jacket! Soooooo, you can bet what I grabbed in my closet. I also got a chance to snap some pics for you as I promised. This was on a little lunch date the bf and I had where we shared a vanilla bean cheesecake that changed me life.

In other news, what will you guys be doing for Halloween? Costumes? I haven't heard much from you guys lately I'd love to know.

Featured on Chic Steals

I am sure all of you know about the amazing DIY blog Chic Steals. (If you don't know what I'm talking about don't even finish reading this post, go and check out here blog now!) Well today my YSL artsy ring DIY was featured on her "DIY links of the Week post." It really made my day! Thank you so much Carly!!

photo courtesy: Chic Steals

Monday, October 24, 2011

DIY: Chain Headpiece

This project sprouted from me just rummaging through my craft box and trying to organize it yesterday night as I watched my shows. As a result, I didn't take pics of my progress because I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out. (Please leave me a comment if directions seem unclear and would like more tips.) This a great way to make use of that excess chain you may have lying around.

approx. 2 feet of chain
wire cutters
1 earring post

1. Roughly measure how much chain(s) you would like for your headpiece. Prep them by cutting them out.
2. Take earring post and make 2 small circles (these will serve as the connecting pieces between the strands).
3. Take what will be the top piece of your headpiece and attach the circles you just made to both ends.
4. Take the other two chains and connect them to the circles.

Tip: You may want to add another of strands to the sides. To do so just reopen the connecting circles and attach more strands accordingly.

How is it Monday?!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Basic Black

Ebay geometric necklace, Zizibeh kimono jacket, vintage tank & pants

Just a quickie outfit post. Nothing too special but sometimes the "no fuss" outfits are the best for running around. No?