Thursday, March 31, 2011

Today's Look: Magazine Inspiration

One of my favorite mags is Marie Claire, and I love tearing out looks for inspiration. Today's look is my take on a Caroline Sieber. A spring blouse, long black shorts and nude sandals:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bachelorette Party Mix

This weekend is one of my best friend's bachelorette party and I have been tasked with making a mix for the van that will be driving us around (safety first). Below is the mix, just in case you ever want to use it as well:

This is How We Do It - Montel Jordan
Shake it Down - Pressha
Let's Get Married (remix) - Jagged Edge
Love in Your Mouth - Kilo Ali
Like a Prayer - Madonna
What's Your Fantasy - Ludacris
The Next Episode - Dr. Dre & Snoop
In Da Club - 50 Cent
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
Low - Flo Rida
Nice & Slow - Usher
Thug Luv - Bone
Dog Days Are Over - Florence + the Machine
Cyclone - Baby Bash
Baby - Justin Bieber

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Handmade Birthday Cards

There is a definite charm to receiving something handmade, its much more personal and thoughtful. What better opportunity to create something than a birthday card. And there is no need for art school, just a sharpie white or light gray chalk and a printed design.

Print out the name/shape/design and flip it over. Using the chalk, lightly shade the back of the design.

Flip the paper and place on your card (you can tape it down to keep it from sliding) and with a thin-tipped pen trace your design, the chalk will leave a faint stencil.

Fill in with black marker (permanent works best) and you're done!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rear View Mirror

I am currently in week 3 of my 9 week stretch of weekend road trips. Below are some of the views from my trips, mostly interstate until around week 6 or 7 when I head to the beach:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Today's Look: Thrifted Jacket

I love a successful trip to a thrift store, which makes this jacket find even better because its purchase supports Penelope House, a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence. I am such a fan the bold color of this jacket and the cropped, cuffed sleeve is perfect for this time of year. Paired with eyelet-trimmed black shorts and a simple white button down and black mary janes, I kept the pallet simple so the jacket could be the focus.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale

If only I was still in NYC... Great Sample Sale, preoceeds go the American Red Cross to aid Japan!

image: Lustr Fashion Finder email

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cracked Polish

This polish isn't super new but its new to me and I LOVE IT! There are endless possibilities to pair this cracked black topcoat with. I chose a light brown and with the opaque black it gives my nails an amazing animal-print texture!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Being Bold

Everyone should find a way to be bold in dress, in choices and in life. Adding bold colors and pieces (vintage or new) are great way to finish a look:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Homemade Brunch

There is nothing better than a weekend home with my parents to recharge and relax! I am super lucky to have such amazing parents and its definitely a bonus they can cook!

Yesterday we had a homemade brunch outside to capture the ideal Spring weather. Egg and grits casserole, tomato and zucchini bake, pistachio bread, cheesecake parfait with fresh strawberries and granola. Finished with English breakfast tea and a Bloody Mary. This combination, a gorgeous Spring day and the company were perfect!