April 7th, 2012
I spoke about the trend of matching makeup to clothes, now matching nail polish to your shoes is also becoming popular. When I was in high school we changed our polish every night to match our outfits, but never a pedicure! Seems a little time consuming, but beautiful non the less.
Do you do this, I may start now … cause I’m really liking it!
Happy Saturday and I hope your days are more exciting than ever right now. I have a fun new contest next week, can’t wait to share it with you!
Thanks for reading and commenting….you guys are the best! XoX
October 26th, 2011
It’s easy to transform any home into a haunted manor; here, a towering glittered pumpkin centerpiece, gothic silver candlesticks, and black candles shrouded in “spiderwebs” do the trick.
These synthetic pumpkins of varying sizes glisten with a spectral sheen thanks to coats of paint and ultrafine opaque black, silver, and charcoal (a mixture of black and silver) glitter. They are arranged on a tiered cake stand; layers of ‘Dusty Miller’ foliage and a slew of artificial spiders evoke a ghostly garden.
How to Make the Glittered Pumpkins
To decorate the pumpkins, first paint them black, then apply tacky glue to half of each pumpkin using a paintbrush. Hold pumpkin over a bowl filled with glitter. Spoon glitter over glued surface, making certain the glitter falls into all the crevices and sockets, and any excess lands back in the bowl. Place on a plate or tray and let dry for at least 1 hour. Tap or brush off any excess glitter. Repeat gluing and glittering on uncoated surface of each pumpkin until completely covered, and touch up other areas as needed.
Every holiday should sparkle, don’t you think?
Happy Hump Day Dolls!
October 23rd, 2011
This dress by Rachel Gilbert
Elie Saab Perfume
Dress Erin Fetherston
White Decor with Leopard
H &M jewels, threadscence hat
Crisp Fall Mornings
Elie Saab Gown - Just DREAMY
Bustling in London
This vintage skirt from YSL
This Zara skirt
Kim K saying goodbye to New York
I'm such a visual person, I think that's why as a little girl I use to dream through magazines. Now magazines have been replaced by websites, at least in my world. This week I gathered these pictures from the net that gave me design, fashion and glamour inspiration.
My inspiration board this week!
Happy Sunday Dolls!
October 5th, 2011
Nothing invokes the thought of Fall more than Hermes. The gorgeous tones always bring me back to my favorite time of year!
September 9th, 2011
These pictures are beyond gorgeous and I found them soothing and romantically inspiring. When softening up your decor or wardrobe a little strand of pearls, a peek of feathers or a beautiful bow goes a long way.
Just a little weekend eye candy to dream about. Hope your’s is the BEST!
pics via Absolutely Ladylike
August 31st, 2011
This room was so much fun to do! Obviously my style, right? Deep purple walls, crystal columns and white furniture. A dream is made.
A few finishing touches still to be done, but overall we definitely achieved the look we were going for.
I’ve been discussing incessantly my mad decorating projects lately and here is another one! Since my daughter Jaime recently bought her new home and I recently moved as well, we’ve been busy bees getting the homes put together.
Two ten foot columns flank the bed for a stunning look. At the top of the columns are remote control lights, which when turned on give off the most amazing glow. The purple radiates through the crystals, it’s absolutely magical! I also adorned the window with crystal curtains to keep the effect going. And the topper above the bed is feathers, yep, feathers. Boa’s make such a dreamy look in a bedroom. And when you’re going for GLAM, why not go all the way!
Here is a pic of when we first started the room, stark white to begin with. Ashleigh and I
And here is the princess, meet Ashleigh – my grandaughter
Let me do the math for you! : ) I’m 52, my daughter Jaime is 32 and Ash is 15.
Most of the products used for this design were purchased from Shop Wild Things . Com. I’ve long been a fan of theirs. I first purchase their products about five years ago when decorating my closet. Below is a list of the products used in this design.
Two 10′ crystal columns Shop Wild Things
Two 9′ crystal curtains Shop Wild Things
Two 6″ crystal curtains Shop Wild Things
Bed and dresser Ikea
Florals, bedspread and crystal frame Z Gallerie
Purple pillows Pier One
Boa’s JoAnn Fabrics
On to my next project!
August 29th, 2011
Before you ask, where are the feathers, let me just say I am as disappointed as your are. But in all reality, they didn’t look that great in a dining room. So I have moved on, accepted, bowed down too the decorating gods and kept it simple. Non the less I love my new table and chairs.
The table as I discussed before, was purchased at Pier One. BUT, the chairs, oh my what a smokin deal! I found them at a thrift store for $5.99 a piece. Can you believe it?
Hence this DIY portion. : ) All pretty self explanatory.
Yucky stain fabric was removed STAT and I think I Cloroxed the chairs at least five times before painting them! lol
Had to show off my cute pink tool kit, I always use!
Fete Compli – Done – Finish and I love it
This weekend I’m purchasing the rug to soften the look of the tile and warm up the room. More decor to be added as well.
Next after the rug comes the mirrored dining hutch. I’m really into mirror furniture and I have the perfect spot right below the window.
Also finished my grand daughters room which I will be posting tomorrow. Can not wait to show it to you. Crystal columns, purple walls, remember, yes that room. It’s finally done as well!
August 22nd, 2011
Mad shopping skills this weekend. All of the above was purchase at Z Gallerie. The green crystal flowers have now found a lovely spot in my living room. And the insanely bright diamond reflective vase and crystal candle sticks are for my dining room table!
How was your weekend? And decorating around your house?
Happy Monday dolls!
June 16th, 2011
My two favorite purchases this week happen to be from my favorite haunt, White House Black Market. This tier sweater was just so soft and feminine, and with the draping, it made a statement. SOLD … The wedges were a natural go to, and the shorts have just enough length to sit with comfort.
I also ordered this Maxi Skirt, it’s perfect for Arizona weather. A white silk top, paired with my wedges above and I’ll have another one of my favorite color schemes to wear, white and tan. Adore the crisp and clean lines of the two, pop on my lavender Minkoff bag, and I’ll be set for the day!
February 16th, 2010
How cool are these! I’m always looking for amazing new products to share with you and today I came across these! So Glamorous..How could you not feel like a star!
I found them online at several places, to purchase just google, ” Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror”, they are averaging about $250.00 on various sites.
January 19th, 2010
Tiffany collection by AltaModa is created for those people who like brilliant and glamorous furniture. It is characterized by rounded lines, soft fur upholsteries and great number of crystals. Dining room set from this collection is a charming example of Art Deco style which amazes by its luxury. It consists of round table with carved legs, high chairs and elegant cupboard.
Every element of this dining room set is made from solid wood and has gold or silver finish which perfectly combines with crystals. However the round cupboard with glass facade is the most unique and splendid part of these furniture pieces for dining room. It adds to set special refinement and could become an excellent decoration of any interior designed with luxury in mind. You could find more information about Tiffany dining room set on AltaModa site.