December 1, 2009

How to: Decorate a Holiday Table

Yes, its the time for decorationg, cookies, family, turkey, presents, and the list continues... With the "to dos" never over, anything that shortens the list is AMAZING! Here are my simple steps to creating a holiday center piece for the table that will be packed, at least for the next month or so.

First. Find your style, and pick at least the top three elements in the style.

Here sre some examples of different styles:

Rustic

Modern

Traditional


Second. Look at your space, and decide the size that is practical for your entertaining.

Third. Take your "filler" such as garland, and arange in the designated space, adjusting the pedals, branches or whatever the filler contains. This is also the time to position lights, or candles (remember to decorate in odd numbers!). Filler can also be the third element.


In this wreath the fir is the filler and third element, the leaf the the second element and the balls are the first/main element.

Fourth. Take the third element (the one there is the most of) and evenly distribute through your "filler". Repeat the the second element (there should be less of this element that the third)

Fifth. Take your first element, the most important, the element that defines your style, and distribute as the main focus.

These are the basic steps that will give you a beautiful centerpiece, wreath, or mantle. As a basic rule, think in threes three different colors, textures, or elements ex. cedar, red berries, and a bow or fir, cedar, and leaves. So many combinations to try, get started!

Enjoy!

November 9, 2009

Denim Madness

Denim. Thank you Mr. Struass for changing the world of fashion for ever.

Denim these days looks less and less like the original. some more dressy trouser, some, don't have enough left to say exactly what you're looking at. Endless possibilities, a constant from coast to coast, rich and poor. Here are my favorites, practical or not.






Just Cavallli
Just Cavalli

Wear them with tough booties, or cute flats, or just in your dreams, if you aren't quite brave enough to try. Next time you see a pair and you don't quite know what they are, try them on, you may just feel like a rock star.

October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!



Monster Mash, enjoy an old favorite, with just about every B movie ever made.
Its terrorific!


October 27, 2009

Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween Everyone! I hope everyone is ready for the big night, even if you are planning on being home for the trick-or-treaters (always my favorite part!). Even if you haven't decided, or found a costume yet, there is still time. Here are my favorite, easy, and thorough costume how-to's.

Enjoy!


August 25, 2009

Up-dated Animals

Who doesn't love a good animal print? Seriously, who? If you don't love them I'm sure its just because you haven't found the right one, like a man, or a pair of slippers.
(oh slippers, more on them later!)

I've found the best of the $$$$ and the $, I try to keep things even.
Hope you enjoy, I know I did!



August 20, 2009

Best of Fall: Sweaters

Here is a selection of my favorite fall sweaters. Once again its all about layering. You will be seeing tissue weight sweaters and vests everywhere, these are what you layer with your statement pieces, like there sweaters below. Layering different weight knits give a different drape and wear, as apposed to layering with a cotton tee shirt. Later on I will a wrap up of the best fall picks on a budget, so if you don't want to shell out $500 on A sweater, don't worry, I've got you covered, just stay tuned. I am so excited for fall because you can feel like you're still bundled up in your down comforter, but really, you're looking so chic in your chunky, oversized, cashmere wrap/cardigan/sweater/thingy!


August 12, 2009

Alphabet Decor - B

is for Branch

Alder Kiss pedestal by Brent Comber


Cherry branch wall decal by Expressing you

Branch curtain tie-back from Urban Outfitters

Picture "The Gesture" by Altered Abby


Branch Pillows by Rural Diaspora

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