Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Useful DIY Tips for Everday Life: Shoe Polish

When the Spring season is just around the corner, I often think about how to be prepared for things: warmer weather wardrobe, Spring cleaning, severe weather season, bikini season, etc.  So I thought it would be fitting to have a series for the next few weeks for my Wednesday posts, hence the title, "Useful DIY Tips for Everyday Life."  
For the first week, I give some pointers on shoe polish.  I'll admit it seems pretty boring, but you have got to see the before and after pics of my favorite pair of flat boots!  I think it's something that many people (including myself) overlook, but can truly make a difference in leather/leather-like shoes.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beauty Tuesdays: Pretty Pastel Manicure

It's been a while since I shared a manicure look with you, so this post has been long overdue.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ensemble Saturdays: Polished Polka Dots

Had to do at least one more faux fur look before Spring fashion fever totally takes over.

Friday, February 24, 2012

CopyCat Friday: Ruffled and Blue

Yay!  So glad it's the last Friday of the month and time for another CopyCat link-up!
 Inpsired by Sydne Summer again this week, I chose a look and winterized it a bit.

Frills for Thrills

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fun Necklace Tee DIY

Necklace tees are one of my favorite things (as you might recall here and here) because you can throw them on and not have to worry about too many accessories, perfect for looking chic while running errands and what not.  So I thought why not make my own?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Beauty Tuesdays: Eye Pallete - Two MAC colors

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that I recently got two MAC eye shadows (thanks to my bestie), and I couldn't wait to wear them!  So here's the simple look I created with them.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ensemble Saturdays: Preppy Chic

Here's a full post dedicated to my remix outfit from this previous post.  I described it before as being Kate Middleton meets Elle Woods from Legally Blonde.  I think that pretty much sums it up!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

DIY Decorative Glass Bottle

Taking a short break from fashion-related projects, I wanted to share my latest home d├ęcor venture!  With this easy, 5-minute update I transformed a wine bottle into an art piece for my home.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bloggers Do It Better: Red

I am beyond excited to finally participate in a Bloggers Do It Better challenge!  Kristina at Pretty Shiny Sparkly was calling on all bloggers to take part in a link-up and this time, red is the word.  Simply red.  
Back in high school I had tons of red clothing, so ever since then, I've avoided stocking up on that color.  It was down to this ruffly top or two different dresses from past birthday celebrations.  I chose the top and decided to style a romantically chic Valentines appropriate ensemble, complete with red accessories and pearls!  And what made taking these pics even more exciting:  SNOW!  (Haven't really had too much of that here in St. Louis this season.)

Beauty Tuesdays: Makeup Brush Care + Powder Compact Tip

Cleaning and caring for your makeup brushes is very important, especially if you don't have the budget to buy new ones all the time.  I look at a brush set as an investment.  You get what you pay for.  So I don't mind spending a few extra bucks for a decent set that will last me for a while (and thank goodness for Target sets in a pinch).  Here is how I clean mine.  (Then, find out how to save your broken powder compacts!) 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Winter Remix Challenge from What I Wore

Jessica at What I Wore challenged folks to take one item from their closets and style it two different ways.  What a fun idea!  I chose to use my new dress you saw in this post.  And while my entry isn't on her site (couldn't figure out how to format the template), I wanted to post anyway!

I wore this for my friend's birthday party and was going for a fun, yet elegant look.  I was feeling inspired by Kate Middleton, if you couldn't tell.

In this ensemble, head-to-toe: headpiece-Handmade (also seen here), necklace-Refashioned (also seen here), dress-Loft, bow belt-H&M (from a coat, also seen here), bracelet-Refashioned (also seen here), tights-Loft (also seen here), shoes-Mossimo for Target (also seen here)

For the remix, I wanted something a bit more casual.  I was going for preppy chic, like Kate Middleton meets Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, if you will.

In this ensemble, head-to-toe: necklace-vintage (also seen here), sweater-Loft, dress-Loft (as seen in pic above), belt-H&M (also seen here), boots-Alloy (also seen here)

Be sure to check out the other entries at her blog!  I'm looking forward to seeing the other remixes!

~Beaucoup de Bisous~

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

CopyCat Fridays: Effortless

When I saw how Vonnie from Oh So...Vonnie tied her shirt, I knew I had found my next CopyCat outfit!  Such a crisp clean look!

Frills for Thrills

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fascinator-like Headband

After seeing how my headband project turned out, my bestie requested that I make a headpiece for her to wear at her birthday party.  She found one she liked online and wanted me to recreate the look for her.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beauty Tuesdays: The Eyebrow Reveal

After 7.5 weeks of growth, I was ready to finally get them reshaped!  No pictures until after the jump - come on, I can't exactly spoil it!  Drum roll please!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ensemble Saturdays: A Bright Pop

Who doesn't love a good pop of bright yellow?  There's something magical about the color.  It's like an instant pick-me-up!

Friday, February 3, 2012

CopyCat Fridays: Layers

Today I'm copying Olga at FashionBuro.  You should definitely check out her blog if you haven't already - she posts some of the neatest travel pics along with her outfits!

(I know what you may be thinking: "Oh...another faux fur original."  I'm aware I have an addiction.  Don't worry though, next week's CopyCat post will not include that item...)
Frills for Thrills

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Delicate Fabric Flowers

Loved a DIY I found so much I wanted to try it out for myself!  Fellow blogger Annemarie at Brunch at Saks shared this project link to handmake fabric flowers, and when I saw it, I fell in love!  Such a pretty project!