Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Hello everyone. I hope everyone is having a great week. Androgyny is when your style combines masculine and feminine characteristics. This will definitely be a trend that you will see this fall.  This fall, androgyny will be present in women's style by wearing shoes mirroring men's footwear.  I think androgyny gives your feminine outfits a little edge. In this post, I took this Forever 21 floral dress and showcased two ways , the first feminine and the second an androgyny style.

F21: Smocked Floral Dress, AE Belt- Similar

Crown Vintage Alice Oxfords

Will you take part in the menswear trend this fall?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lined up

Happy Monday! I only have a few more happy Mondays then it's back to the grind. Until then I am trying to enjoy every minute. Stripes are one of my favorite patterns because they can be combined with many types of patterns.  I wore this Forever 21 tunic the other day and it was great when it was hot, but when it got a little cooler at night, I paired it with my AE boyfriend jeans. I don't know about you guys, but I feel the best when I am wearing a pair of jeans. I think I would wear jeans everyday if I could. I have also been on the lookout for a dressier flip flop and I was happy to come across these Mossimo flip flops at Target.

F21: Vertical Stripe High-Low Tunic , Mossimo Lena Metal Toe Flip Flop , Emperia Studded Tote

Do you have something that you would love to wear everyday if you could?

Linking up at Visible MondayMonday Mingle, and Funday Monday.

Friday, July 26, 2013

DIY : Globe Earring Holder

Hello everyone, happy Friday.  Many of you know I am a fan of vintage and displaying my jewelry in unique ways. So, when I came across this globe at a garage sale I wanted to use it in the decor of my house. I looked on Pinterest, but nothing struck my fancy. After days of thinking, I came up with using the globe to display my earrings.  It is the same concept of an earring tree and it is a very easy project to complete.

Materials needed for this project are a globe, drill, drill bit, silver spray paint, dark stain, paper towel and earrings.

First, I took the globe off and painted the piece that holds the globe silver with silver spray paint. 

Second, I wanted the globe to have more of a vintage feel. I put dark stain on a paper towel and wet it down with a few drops of water. Then, I  rubbed this power towel all over globe. You probably want to wear gloves unlike me!

Third, take your drill and make holes about 2  1/2 inches to 3 inches apart.

 I made 30 holes, this will vary depending on the size of the globe.

Fourth, place your earrings through the holes in the globe. Obviously this only works with earrings that have a hook on the end, but if you have many like me, this project will be great.

Mission accomplished, my jewelry is displayed and is easily accessible.

What do you think?

Have a great weekend.
Dear Creatives

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Two for one!

Happy Wednesday! I bought this little number at the beginning of summer. I actually had been wanting a leopard maxi skirt, but this wasn't an easy find. Don't get me wrong there were some available, but not all animal print works. Sometimes certain animal print can look cheap.  So, when I came across this leopard maxi dress at Forever 21 I knew it could serve two purposes as a dress and a skirt. The dress is something I would wear out, but the dress styled as skirt I will wear to work.  This dress can be transformed into a skirt because it is has a halter tie. I just folded the top part down underneath and voila into a skirt. This is a great piece and will be used well into the fall.

F21: Leopard Maxi Dress

F21 Studded Belt - Similar

F 21 Gray Leather Patch T- shirt - Similar

Is there something lately you have been wanting that you are having trouble finding?

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Snippet

Hello everybody, sure glad to back. My computer had some little technical difficulties, but thanks to my hubby everything is back.  I am ready to be back in the swing of things. My brother Kevin helped revamp my blog. While it is still in flux, I 'm rather happy with additional of my new social media buttons. These are a great way to follow my blog. They have been on my to-do list forever, so mission accomplished. Over the weekend, I wore this outfit to our friends summer bash. This outfit may seem relatively simple or basic- white tank and gray jeans, but my style is in the details. For example, the tank top is angled and has slits. Also, my H&M skinny jeans have zippers on the pockets and a tad of acid wash. When you are putting an outfit together, always add those little details to make it your own! On a separate subject, I read an interesting article over the weekend which listed the top five regrets people communicated just prior to passing away. As off topic as this seems, it truly puts things in perspective as I really try to live my life with no regrets. This list just helps reiterate what is truly important, and precious our time here really is.  They are :

  1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expect of me.

  2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.

  3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

From this list, there is possibly only one I need to continue to work on.  That being item 4 on list. There are a few friends that need to know how much they mean to me.  Out of these five, are there any you can relate to?  Here is another interesting article about stopping to smell the roses.  Scientific Reason to Stop and Smell the Roses

Piper White Slit Tank- Similar, H&M Skinny Jeans- Similar

Linking up at Visible MondayMonday Mingle and Funday Monday.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Getting the Skinny on Modernized Vintage

Hello everyone, I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend. I purchased this little number at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. I liked this dress because it has a number of possibilities. That is an important tip when buying something, ask yourself , "Can this item serve more than one purpose?". This dress's material is transparent and would make a great cover up for the beach or pool. For everyday wear, I used my good old fashioned slip for a lining.  I knew when I got this dress I wanted to wear it with a skinny belt. So for this post, I used to different types of gold skinny belts and pumps.  I originally liked the second outfit the best, but looking at the photos I like the first outfit better. The gold studded belt from Forever 21 is just the right amount of gold to accent the pumps. You really don't have to spend much money to accessorize an outfit.

F21 Pyramid Studded Waist Belt

Thrifted gold belt -Similar

These are a couple of belts I fancied for under $25.00!

F21 Crescent Waist Belt

Mango Mesh Belt

Asos: Warehouse Spike and Chain Belt

Do you have a favorite?

Linking up at Style Elixir , Transatlantic Blonde, and Monday Mingle at Glamamom.