Outfit for Coats and Dresses

Hello Everyone!

I have been snuggling up against the cold (it has been getting into the 30’s here in Mass) and I needed to find ways to stay warm while still looking good!

For awhile, I will be honest, I was wearing sweatpants, sweaters, sweatshirts, fuzzy (mis-matched) socks, and huge boots to keep warm. (There is nothing wrong with that! I actually do have a day once a week more or less that I dress down.) But I found some inspiration on how to dress up while keeping cozy this winter!!

This long grey wool wrap jacket is beautiful. I personally have one similar, only it is a peacoat. The grey is very fancy, even if you just have a pair of jeans and flats! The simple black dress is beautiful, and the simple design calls for the statement necklace. To add some sexiness, the black pump (my favorite!) dresses you up for an occasion or night wear. The grey wool back matches up with that jacket and is a hand held bag. Any bag with a small strap like this is very chic and much better than a huge tote full of books (that I may or may not be carrying…)

I would personally add legging or tights with some nice design to give you a pattern and some warmth!!

Send me some feedback, but this is usually how I approach dressing up during these colder days. Thank you!

Item of the Day!


Hello everyone!
I was on an awesome website called uncommongoods.com
This is a bullet casing bangle. This is something that is a bit dangerous! But for those edgy dressers out there, it sure is a statement. The whole point of these bangles was to promote recycling because each bullet casing comes from recycled bullets from a shooting range. 
(None of the bullets were used in hunting animals, committing crimes, etc. They all came from a shooting range in NJ.)
It was orignially $144, but is on sale for $39.99 (That's a pretty good deal) Here is the link! http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/bullet-casing-bangle
The best part about this is each bangle is handmade and aged to give a vintage look. The artist's name is Shannon Astali DeJong.

Featuring: Artyzen Studio

I came upon a very talented woman who makes beautiful jewelry and much more at artyzenstudio.blogspot.ca

I couldn’t believe the beautiful things she made! My mom makes jewelry, so usually I am not terribly impressed. But Linda Sinish sure impressed me. The jewelry I was most interested in were gemstone pendants, wrapped in wire. She made 75 different pendants (wow) and I am not sure what the are selling for. But they would make amazing holiday gifts everyone! (I may buy one for myself!) Here are my favorites:

These are so creative, and everyone wants a unique piece of jewelry. These would make amazing gifts!

Linda has a studio where she makes her wonderful pieces in West Virginia. Visit her site and see the rest of her work!

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy thanksgiving everyone!
I am in Virginia with my family and I made a little treat for thanksgiving today!
This was so easy. All you do is get your strawberries. Wash them out and then cut out the insides. I had to be careful to not to carve too far because I cut through them. Then melt semi sweet chocolate and with a spoon, fill the strawberries. And you’re done!
Again, have a great day full of food and treats πŸ™‚

Clean Your Makeup Brushes!

Yes, it’s simple, it works, and it isn’t time consuming. Read on!

Get a cup of water, make sure it is very hot. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar. But the makeup brush into the glass and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. When you remove the brush from the water, run it under hot water again from the sink. After, turn the water gradually cold, and then lightly dry it with a towel by patting it down. This makes it so the makeup gets off, and any germs are disinfected. The reason you gradually rinse it into cold water is because if it goes from soaking in hot water and goes straight to cold, the brush hairs might not regain its softness. The gradual change to cold will let the brush stay soft and get back to room temperature.

Try it, and as always, give feedback!

 

Christmas Cookies!

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Hello Everyone! Here are my cookies in a little festive slideshow πŸ™‚

The cookies were made with a Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, and the frosting was all done homemade with confectionary sugar, milk, and butter. Very standard recipes, the reason they came out so good was I cut them with a cookie cutter a little thick. A little under and inch!

Enjoy!

Item of the Day!

Hey guys!

I am so sorry I have been neglecting you, (me and my mom have been decorating for Thanksgiving) but I am back with a great item!

This pair of beautiful “Grace Earrings” are stunning. For an elaborate event, I thought this was genius. They are by Ashley Clarke London: http://www.astleyclarke.com/us/18-carat-yellow-gold-lemon-quartz-and-diamond-earrings-p29736#

They are 18 Karat gold, yellow, gold, and lemon quartz. Yum! It is a beautiful glitzy look that is breathtaking. The designer of these earrings is a genius London based jewelry designer named Kiki McDonough.The lemon quartz is lined in diamonds. Yes, lined in them. Like I said, yum.

The reason I love these is because they are beautiful, but they aren’t a boring standard diamond. This is an accent, not just something to wear. It can transform the way your face and neckline look with an elegant wardrobe.

The reason I don’t? $990.

Yikes.

But fear not! I have Etsy to the rescue! http://www.etsy.com/listing/112676690/crystal-stud-big-vintage-pink-earring

These are crystal vintage pink earrings, lined in white crystals. The pink stone is a Swarovski. And the best part? $38. You gotta love Etsy.

Enjoy!

Tattoo of the day: Simplicity

I have told you all before, I am so for tattoos. I don’t have any, but I honestly think I may get a small one in the future. This is a beautiful looking tattoo. It is understated, but it still makes a statement. It is in a spot that people will be able to see it, but it isn’t overwhelming. It is just a good little reminder. I think this is the perfect balance for good tattoos!

 

Enjoy! πŸ™‚