July 29, 2008

Glamourous!

The best way to wind down the work day is to look GLAMOROUS...
and who better to show us than these lovely ladies.







July 26, 2008

Urban Seattle

I buy a lot of clothes. For me. For clients. and when I can, when the need fits I love to find a new local line and give them a try. For the past year or so, my eye has been on Switched Clothing. Its a small operation based in downtown. I have 4 tee shirts (which is the whole of my tee shirt collection) by them, so cozy and the quality is great. It seems to change a lot but luckily its always cheap.

They don't reorder, so once they're gone, they're gone. OH they also have cute one-of-a-kind handmade bags but they go pretty fast. Hope you enjoy browsing around!


I have this one I love it!






July 25, 2008

How to: Hack Gucci

Las Vegas, what to wear, what to wear.... You should think ALMOST tacky glam. its a thin line to cheap. So, what should you look for? Gucci. if you can go to the nearest Gucci boutique then thats easy, but if you can't then lets get hacking.

Gucci = hardware + texture + gold + sexy

Taking that formula lets hack the Gucci, for not the Gucci price.




Gold bamboo hoops found online at forever 21 for $4.80



Navy Satin dress found at Twelve be Twelve for $39.00


Bronze faux leather bomber jacket from Forever 21 for $34.80
Patent leather pump with gold cork found at Nordstrom.com for $78.95

Kenneth Jay Lane costume jewelry found at Nordstrom.com for $149.00 for 2

July 22, 2008

Something's hiding in here

No, I have not forgotten about you my dears. I have found something lovely on design*sponge for you. A peek into the lives of shauna alterio & stephen loidolt from something's hiding in here and design*sponge guest blogger Kevin for designphiladelphia My favorites have been posted, but please click here to see the complete collection.






I love the ease of the style, it just looks real. The antique or vintage pieces with ikea. Love it.

July 18, 2008

Green it!

The Blog Carnival "Green it" is published today!  One of my eco-friendly DIY projects is featured under "recycling projects" its a great project, an on going, one that keeps on organizing my pantry, cupboards, even bathroom (q-tips, bobby pins, cotton ball etc...)  

This carnival is the first of many!

July 16, 2008

Seattle Victory!


NEWS FLASH! H&M IS COMING TO SEATTLE if you didn’t know that already. H&M is coming has been sought for years and now its finally here. So far we have a store in Downtown and University Village, maybe South Center? I am exuding happiness right now at the thought of thousands of things all in mine and your price range.


First a little info about H&M. the Swedish invasion started in 1947 as a women’s clothing store and such until 1968 when it picked up a men’s line. H&M slowly conquered western europe and in 2000 it made the leap over the pond to New York, and in 2007 H&M spread to East Asia.


What draws all types of people to H&M? Over the years they have had many exclusive lines by pop stars to fashion gods. Combining super affordable to high fashion. Some of the names that have combined with H&M are: Karl Lagerfeld, Kylie Minogue, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Madonna, and Roberto Cavalli


Although I’d love to walk in the doors opening day... I don’t want to get trampled, so I’m going to wait a week. I’ll let you know how it goes.


Here it is on the map in Downtown and University Village




Before you make up your mind, heres some more temptation.



July 9, 2008

Love tweet love

I happened upon this lovely little site amorology and they have he cutest posts.  Here is my favorite one so far, the tweetest little wedding.






Thank you to Amorology for posting the beautiful event.  Of course the very talented Sara France who brought each moment to life for us.


If you live in San Diego...

here are the fabulous vendors that made it happen

Location: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

music: New Standard Jazz and Vox DJ's

vintage fabric birds: Pin cushion Princess

Photo Booth: Photoworks Interactive

Tent and Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Invitations: Chris Crosby

Vintage Car: Simply Elegant Limos

Florals: Twigg Botanicals

Cake: Michelle Coulon Dessertier

Videography: Benny Ek Media


July 8, 2008

Inspiration

Browsing around one of my favorite blogs The Paris Apartment I found some very inspiring spaces.  I hope you feel the same.


A little GLAM goes a long way!



A beautiful combination.  A little glitz, Morocco, and a strong feminine side.



Tropical and Parisian.  Shopping or the Beach? Either sounds heavenly.



Clean, Romantic, with a little modern.



Rustic, comfortable, and elegant.

If you are finding it difficult to muster up some inspiration for your aspirations in your living space, email me and  I’d love to give you that extra little push or tip to get you going.

July 4, 2008

Fourth of July DIY

Happy Independence day! I started the day this morning with a little light crafting. I had two glass jars that I had cleaned in anticipation of a project. I was thinking of all the ideas floating around the net like Alli Coate’s featured on design sponge, but I wanted something cute and using the materials I have on hand above all else. So here it is!

Materials Used:
-Elmer’s glue or Mod Podge
-rubber band (two per jar)
-fabric (a heavier weight will be better)
-cute twine or ribbon
-scissors
-paint brush or sponge


Step 1
Take the clean, dry lid and trace on the fabric at least 2 inches from the edges.



Step 2
Cover the lid with your glue using the paint brush or sponge.

Step 3
Cut around at least 2 inches from the tracing around the lid and center the swatch on the gluey lid and secure the fabric with rubber bands around the edge let dry for 10 mins.

Step 4
After the 10 mins take off the rubber bands, not messing with the form in the jar, and replace with the ribbon you selected. Wrap it once or twice, and keep it on the rim of the lid. (You can see that the glue is still wet all over the top of the lid.)


Step 5
Brush your glue over the ribbon and let dry completely.

You’re Done!

Enjoy!

Fill with whatever you'd like, jewelry, candle (take the lid off to be lit), lipsticks, etc...

HAPPY FOURTH!

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