Archives for April 2013

Edgy Glam

DIY Celine t-shirt  |  Urban Outfitters moto vest ($29 on sale now!)  |  Zara brocade pants (similar)
Forever21 necklaces  |  L.A.M.B. shoes (similar)  |  Aritzia coat (similar)  |  Celine bag
I love when a piece you didn’t expect to be, reveals itself to be pretty versatile.  Cue these brocade pants.  I wore them in the fall with my go-to cable knit sweater (here) and the same pumps and handbag.  This time, I swapped out the sweater with a t-shirt and a moto vest.  The t-shirt says to me “I don’t try that hard” (okay fine, I kinda do) while the moto vest says “But I’m cool like that.”  Wait…you mean, your clothes don’t talk to you? And course, I topped the whole thing off with dylanlex inspired stacked necklaces.
And I know some of you have been asking for more info on the Celine t-shirt.  I didn’t take any pics while making it but here’s basically what I did.  
Materials: white t-shirt (mine’s from Target), black fabric marker, printer
1. I found a good picture of the logo. I enlarged the size and printed it out.
2. I put the printed out logo under the front of the shirt and traced the logo with a pencil.
3. I then went over it with black fabric marker. 
The fabric marker was hard to work with and in the end, it didn’t turn out as neatly as I would have liked, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing it.  I’d love to hear from you if you end up tackling this DIY!
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White Flat Sandals

$$: Belle Sigerson Morrison $195
$$$: KORS by Michael Kors $250
$$$$: Marsell $685

I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of flat white sandals for this summer.  I love how fresh and crisp the white looks against all the black, tan and metallic versions you see everywhere.  Here are a collection of flat white sandals, whatever your budget may be.  I personally am kind of obsessed with the Belle Sigerson Morrison pair.  The neon edging adds a perfect hint of the unexpected.

Neutral w a Leopard Pop

Aritzia coat (similar here and here)  |  Gap sweater (similar)  |  Forever21 leopard shirt (similar)
Rag & Bone jeans  |  L.A.M.B. shoes (similar)  |  DIY clutch 
It was one of those “I have nothing to wear” days, when I caught sight of this forever21 leopard shirt from years ago (worn here).  I tried layering a couple different tops over it before settling on this grey sweater.  I threw on my current favorite pair of jeans (distressed Rag & Bone’s that are unbelievably comfy!) and some killer pumps.  I finished off the look with my oversized clutch from American Apparel that I added DIY stripes too.  I promise to post about that soon!

So the moral of the story is: play around with the pieces you already own and try pairing or layering them in new and different ways!

Bridal Shower Recap

A dear friend got married last weekend and here are pictures from her bridal shower a few weeks ago.  We went with a grey and yellow theme, inspired by a pretty table runner the bride had.  I found the sweetest paper goods at Paper + Pip on etsy, which perfectly complemented and highlighted our theme. Thank you Paper + Pip for the invites and paper goods!!
Mimosa Bar: variety of juices and prosecco. 
We used CB2 pitchers (only $5.95 each!) for the juices.  Yellow ribbon was added to the pitchers and yellow paper in the apothecary jars to make everything cohesive.  
We went with a brunch theme for the brunch loving bride. 
On the menu (only some shown): truffled egg salad, salmon tartare, chicken and waffles, potato egg casserole, frittata, beet salad, trader joe’s croissants, fruit salad and more! 
cupcake toppers by Paper + Pip
One of the other bridesmaids saw these pillars at BHLDN and was inspired to DIY. She purchased stair posts from a hardware store and cut slits in them.  The natural wood went so well with our theme and with the Paper + Pip labels, they added nice height to our table.
Printable Scattergories Game cards c/o and she loved flowers on etsy. Thank you!!
We used the straw labels from Paper + Pip for pencils instead.

With our limited prize budget, we decided to get eos lip balms in a variety of colors.  Packaged with a label and some taupe ribbon, they looked cute!
Printable Bridal Bingo cards c/o Inklings Paperie on etsy. Thank you!!
This is the aformentioned runner that inspired us to go with the yellow and grey theme.  We intended for people to take polaroids and write marriage advice on them but somehow, the advice part never happened and we just ended up taking a bunch of pictures.
For flowers, I picked up 3 bunches of flowers from Trader Joe’s in whites and yellows for $12. We mixed and matched them in a variety of small vases. 
Coffee bean favors for the coffee loving bride. 
The coffee beans went in glassine bags before folding and stapling the labels over it.

A HUGE thank you to Paper + Pip (also for the gorgeous invitations!), and she loved flowers, and Inklings Paperie!!!!