Summer is almost here and it’s time for the beach and great music festivals. It also means it’s time to protect your skin and coverup at the same time. Today, we are going to make a chic kimono shaw! This is a great first project for a new sewer and if you can’t sew, it’s still easy to make with just fabric glue! Depending on the fabric and the color, you can coordinate this with almost any summer outfit! We are going to be making two different kinds of kimono. The first is a basic draping shaw and the second is shaped more like a traditional kimono. Excited? Let’s get started after the break…
It was another LA day, so of course we had to make a stop by one of my favorite Latte places. Urth Caffe is usually my go to stop for a nice cup of warm latte – however I feel like they lost their “wow” factor after a few or too many visits. The Moroccan mint started out tasting like a cup of divine goodness that soothes the soul after a long day of meetings- but sadly that is no longer the yumminess I once looked forward to having. Sometimes too much of a good thing becomes not so good after a while.
Today I had to do a lot of walking around LA. Eric and I were working on a secret project so we had to gear up for something practical. I have a thing for wearing oversized tops over fitted bottoms. To balance out an outfit, try wearing one fitted and one loose item when it comes to pairing. Although it’s not a must, it’s a great rule of thumb every now and then!
H&M short – similar HERE
Zara top – similar HERE
Steve Madden boots – similar HERE
Karen Walker Sunglasses – HERE
H&M tote bag
I’m in love by the the choices California has to offer me. Every week is a new discovery between restaurants, cafes, tea houses, and bakeries. A month ago Eric and I were seriously considering moving out to Texas. It’s a tax free state and you know… everything is bigger in Texas! We both work at home and can pretty much live anywhere. We made a couple of trips out to Texas and was less than impressed. I can say California spoiled us for sure. There are towns surrounding Dallas that are quite charming and ideal to raise a family – but I just couldn’t see us living the Texas lifestyle.
Ironically, I’m not much into crowded areas and everywhere I go in California is packed with people. However my heart belongs here. The blue sky, daily sunshine, and landscaping is pretty tough to turn away from.
Until next time!
Coat: Asos similar HERE
Bag: Celine Phantom
Sunglasses: Karen Walker HERE
Hey loves! I finally got to visit my local farmer’s market ever since moving here to the OC in California. The day was perfect and the market was filled with all sorts of goodies. There were also lots of fresh vegetables and fruit stands along with up and coming small businesses. I find discovering the smaller local businesses are a lot more fun when it comes to finding something unique or tasty! What about you? One of my favorite finds this day was a tea infuser bottle! I can make tea anywhere I go. It’s specially made for cold water tea. If you followed me on instagram, you would know I have an obsession for anything tea related!
Rebecca Minkoff backpack – buy HERE
Lucky Brand Sandals – buy similar HERE
Romper from Foreign Exchange – buy HERE
As requested by many of my lovely subscribers, I bring to you the PRADA Gossip girl wall art! I simply get enough how chic and simple this looks in my bedroom. It’s contemporary and will surely brighten up your space in style. The DIY step by step guide is below along with the fonts.
Blank white canvas
Print fonts below
1 large paint brush
1 small paint brush
Step 1: Print and cut the font letters (below). If you have a smaller word, it might be easier to create a stencil for this with an exacto knife. Set those cuts aside.
Step 2: On the blank white canvas, measure out how long you want your words to be and lined up. Use masking tape to help guide you on where to place the letters. The tape will help you place the letters on a straight line.
Step 3: Place the Letter to where you would like it on the canvas. Then with a pencil, trace out the letters. I used a ruler to help myself keep the letters straight. I first traced with a pencil, then re-traced with a sharpie marker.
Step 4: Using the small paint brush, I painted the black paint on the edges of the letter. Then took the larger paint brush to fill in the middle of the letter. I suggest you work on one letter at a time when painting.
Step 5: Once the paint has dried, apply the mod podge over a letter. Then sprinkle on the black glitter. Repeat onto the next letter.
Step 6: Spray over an acrylic setting spray to kept he glitter from falling or brush over another layer of mod podge.
Step 7: Once this is all finished, lightly pull off the masking tape. If there are any errant glitter on the canvas, just use some masking tape to take it off.
Lastly, enjoy your work of art.
Here Are the Fonts (The size can be adjusted in your printer menu)
Hello Hello! Today is my first Easter DIY of the year! I think I am the most excited person in the world because it is officially spring(Well, almost spring). Anyone else excited? Spring to me means pastels, flowers, sun light, and warmer days. As I am typing this, I am in Dallas, Texas. It’s 3:46 am now and the wind is howling outside so loud I thought if I can’t sleep then I should at least finish this blog post!
Today, we are going to be making Geodesic Soap Gems! This DIY is super easy and will make amazing gifts for this Spring and Summer! If you will be hosting any parties or showers – these will make THE BEST party favors. Since Easter is rolling in faster then we can expect, this would make a fun easter project as well! So let’s begin after the break…
It was indeed a lovely day in LA. Dec 2013 my mom came to visit me from CT. She stayed over during Christmas vacation and so I wanted her to get a little peek into LA. On this beautiful day we visited LACMA museum for the first time. I’ve always seen these magnificent pillars in photos online and to see them in person was even more spectacular. The pillars are the grand entrance to the museum. We all had the opportunity to snoop around in most of the exhibit however I was less then impressed by the collection LA has to offer. That’s just my opinion. I guess after visiting the MET nothing can compare to it’s amazingness!
For day trips like this, I like to dress comfortably. Of course that would mean flats and some stretchy jeans. The blouse was a dressier option over my lazy jeans and tee.
Blouse by Zara, jeans by Helmut Lang, flats by Chinese Laundry, and bag by Celine
Have a lovely day!
I don’t know about you, but I can never have enough jewelry displays and organizers in my room. I hate digging through drawers for an accessory and find it tangled and twisted under a spaghetti mess of other pieces. Can you relate or am I crazy? Anyhow, many of you have been requesting for room organization that you can make with stuff from home. Today, I will show you how to make these great displays using a candlestick as a base. This is such an easy yet functional DIY that will help clean out your jewelry drawer. Let’s get started, shall we?
I have been loving these cute pouch purses from Rebecca Minkoff. Small enough to not be obtrusive and large enough to just hold your cell phone with a few credit cards and cash. The colors she used are so bright and playful. However, after looking at them, I wondered if I could DIY one of my own and add my own creative twist to it. I’ve come with with both a sew and no sew version for you. With less then $10 in materials and a few easy steps, you too can have a cute pouch clutch! Let’s get started on this DIY, shall we?….
Hey everyone! I wanted to give my wall a new look so I thought about hanging up all my wall art that I’ve collected. I really like how it looks, but I felt like I was missing some other elements and a dynamic touch. I had some empty picture frames and shadow boxes from previous D.I.Y.s and thought about making my own art. I created what I felt was missing from my wall and I also took inspiration of artwork that I liked but didn’t want to pay hundreds for. Want to make one? It’s so easy! Let’s get started….