Wednesday, December 28, 2011

All That Glitters: New Year's Eve

What I love most about New Year's Eve is that it gives me an excuse to get all dressed up and of course, to party like a rock star. Here are some of my picks to party the night away:

1) One Shoulder Dress - Dorothy Perkins, $29; Purple and Gold Open Toe Heels - Shiekh Shoes, $29.97; Sequined Flap Clutch - DSW, $36.95
2) Champagne Service Dress - Mod Cloth, $54.99; Peeptoe Slingbacks - AmiClubWear, $26.99; Bronze Sequin Clutch - Lori's Shoes, $32.95
3) Karen Sequin Dress - Alloy, $49.90; Farah Gold Metallic Pumps -, $85.49; Lulu Townsend Embellished Clutch - DSW, $29.95
4) Black Cocktail Dress - Sung Boutique LA, $88; Faux Black Suede and Gold Sandals - Shiekh Shoes, $12.97;Rosendo Clutch - Aldo Shoes, $35
5) Black and Silver Sparkle Shift Dress - Dorothy Perkins, $79; Michael Antonio Women's Linney Pump -  Endless, $36.99; Le Regale Satin Rhine Ornament Clutch - Sears, $19.60
6) Grecian Glam Dress - Adabelle's, $54; Fioni Women's Platform Luster Sandal - Payless, $34.99; Le Regale Beaded Sequined Clutch - Sears, $21

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Wish List

A Headband Organizer to keep all of my headbands in one place.

{Credit: photo courtesy of  Sunny Tuesday}

Cuisinart ICE21 Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker
 (Yeah, I know it's the middle of winter,but I ave a serious addiction to frozen yogurt.) 

{Credit: via Amazon}

          It has great customer reviews, seems easy to use, is relatively inexpensive at $49.95 and
                 comes in my favorite color (added bonus). I am SOLD!

       Sony 32" 3D Sound Bar System
{Credit: via Sony}

       Theater sound without the bulk of a traditional home theater system; what's not to love...

Anne of Green Gables Trilogy Box Set

{Credit: via Amazon}

   Who can forget the love affair of Anne and Gilbert? This is my all-time favorite
 movie series, and I never get tired of watching it.

Black Cropped Trousers

{Credit: via H&M}

A polished look for, a steal of a deal at $14.95

Beige Blue Party Heels 

{Credit: via Kvoll Fashion}

These heels are a big hit on my Pinterest board and with good reason. They are perfection! 

So readers, what's on your Christmas wish list?

* Christmas stocking clipart via Webweaver

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DIY Stamp Picture Collage

Ever since I was a little girl, my mother started collecting stamps for me. As I got older, I continued to save them myself  and before I knew it, I had a pretty extensive collection. When I saw this stamp picture in the West Elm catalog, it gave me the idea to do something similar to display some of my favorite stamps.

 (Credit: West Elm spring 2011 catalog)

A few months ago, I found this really inexpensive picture frame at Wal-Mart that cost me no more than $9 at the time. I knew this frame would be perfect for my stamp picture collage.

First, I took all of the glass pieces out of the frame and traced around them on some sketch paper that I already had at home.

I then arranged all of the stamps I wanted to display in my collage on two of the pieces of cut sketch paper before using a clear glue stick to paste them.  For the center piece of my frame, I decided to display a collection of buttons, which I also accumulated over the years. Once they were arranged, I used a glue gun to glue them to the paper. For the other two frames, I used a picture which was given to me as a gift long ago (luckily,it fit like a glove) and an old post card I received, which I could not bring myself to part with since I am a lover of art.

and voilà... here is my version of the stamp picture