Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shoes that Sparkle

Recently, I have seen glitter pumps in popular magazines and online fashion advertisements . These shoes are a great accent to any outfit. I think they would look great with a pair of jeans or for the holiday parties which are approaching.  I have found several  for a great price and wanted to share the information. I love the first two below (Marshall's) because I think they are a such a close match to the Vera Wang Pump's that are $275.00.
Steve Madden at Marshall's - $39.99

Madden Girl at Marshall's -$39.99

Pella Mode "Whitney" Pump at Nordstroms- $199.95

Vera Wang Selima Peep Toe Pump at Nordstrom -$275.00

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Pencil Skirt

The pencil skirt is a trend this fall. This leopard pencil skirt with belt is Xhilaration by Target,  Shirt- Mossimo by Target,  Red Patent leather shoes- Steve Madden (last season) found a similar pair at by Madden Girl,  Vintage Necklace- Garage Sale, Sunglasses- Forever 21. Garage Sales and Thrift stores are great ways to find pieces of jewelry like the one in the picture.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Emergence of "Why Shop When You Can Swap?"

Last summer, I was cleaning out my jewelry box and found great jewelry that I didn't care for anymore. This jewelry I didn't want to sell at my garage sale, and I thought some of my friends would like to have this jewelry. I did some research online and  came across information about clothes swap parties. I thought that won't work unless most of your friends are the same size. So, I thought why not an accessory party? I got right on and began my invitation entitled, "Why Shop When You Can Swap?" I had each girl bring 5 to 7 items. Accessories that could be included were scarves, shoes,earrings,rings,necklaces, or purses. Everyone brought an appetizer to share, accessories  and we had a fabulous time. The items that were left over were donated. I still love the items pictured below. Since then, I have been invited to 4 more swap parties ranging from accessories to household items. I love to see that the idea has caught on. This a great inexpensive way to get rid of your unwanted items and get new treasures.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

An October Day in the Park

H & M Cropped Plaid Pants- $24.95, Cream t-shirt - Forever 21- $5.95, Black Sweater- Madewell - $29.95, Shoes- DSW(last season) I found a similar pair at by Wanted for $39.95, Purse -Coach(factory outlet),Sunglasses, Forever 21- $5.80 and Watch -Michael Kors - $225.00

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Fabulous Way to Recycle Men's Vintage Neckties

I was recently at a party where I admired this girl's scarf made of vintage neckties and asked if I could take a picture. She told me she purchased the scarf at a craft bizarre and also had seen them on I checked on Etsy and they range from: a 1 tie scarf for $28.00, to a 4 tie scarf for $105.00. Well, that afternoon I headed to the local thrift store to check out the selection of men's vintage ties. I found a few I liked and asked my mom (who will try any project and is very creative) if she could make me a few with the picture I took. I picked them up from her yesterday and after a few alterations the finished product is fabulous.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Day of Finding Treasures

Elbow Patch Blazer- H&M, Straight Leg Jean- Madewell, 3/4 White t-shirt- H&M, Black Ballet Flats- Gap, Clutch, Sunglasses, and Earrings- Forever 21, Watch- Michael Kors

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Day in the City

Dress,-H&M, Tights,Sunglasses, Scarf-Forever 21, Watch -Michael Kors, Sterling Silver Ring- Tiffany & Company, and Shoes- BP