Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DIY. embellished collar.

I'm currently in the middle of my latest DIY project & am waiting on some supplies that I had to order, so in the meantime...

Try this embellished collar!  This one is definitely on my to-do list.
I just need to round up some supplies of my own.

Check out the full tutorial from Meagan.

Monday, February 27, 2012

afternoon tea & sympathy.

Such a cute little spot, easy to get a seat on a Monday afternoon, 
but if you go on a weekend, expect to wait as it is very small.

an english restaurant
108 greenwich avenue new york ny 10011

top right: cream tea
Scones with clotted cream & 
raspberry jam with a pot of tea

bottom left: dessert special
strawberry & apple crumble
with {not pictured} custard on the side

lunch special: smoked salmon & sesame scotch egg
a new twist on the scotch egg. smoked salmon with dill, 
parsley and lemon around a hard-boiled egg coated in 
breadcrumbs and sesame seeds and deep-fried.
served with 7-grain toast and house salad. 

bottom left: roasted brussel sprouts special

carry on tea & sympathy.
the cute little shop next door where you can buy all kinds of english goodies.

above 3 images plus more at serious eats new york

afternoon tea service... mmmm.

Watch the Tea & Sympathy bio video here! 
Visit their blog here! Tales of an English tea shop in New York City.

NYC guide to 'little britain'.
#1 stop: Tea & Sympathy

Sunday, February 26, 2012

armored collar.

Decided to post this shirt & necklace combo 
because people are always curious about where the pieces are from!

Metallic collar top from H&M - about 2 weeks ago for under $30.
Can't find it online for the life of me but it should still be available in stores.
Bib Necklace available at Forever 21. 

The shirt itself is very sheer, so you you'll need a black camisole, 
unless you don't mind a little see-through action. :)

$9.80 Spiked Bib Necklace from Forever 21
This necklace really looks much more expensive, 
people are always in disbelief when I tell them it's from Forever 21.

nails. rad & bad.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

fresh face. feb make-up.

1. Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer [sand] $42
2. Revlon PhotoReady concealer [fair] $10
3. Laura Mercier lengthening mascara [black] $24
4. Avon ultra luxury brow liner [blonde] $6
5. Physicians Formula happy booster bronzer [light bronzer] $13.95 
6. Revlon ColorBurst lipstick [candy pink] $8.99 

fast, easy & barely there make-up.
no retouching...

eyebrows shaped by damone roberts.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

DIY. gilded business cards.

Saw this online & just had to share it. Such a wonderful idea. 
Check out the full blog post at Camille Styles

Obviously you can get a little crazy & use whatever colors you want! 
I'm thinking Bazooka Joe pink. 
Pretty soon everything I own is going to be that color.

All you need are your business cards, spray paint & something heavy. super easy & genius. 

DIY. mason jar chandelier. part 2.

After 2 months it's finally done! 

Unfortunately this project took on a life of it's own...
supplies were bought, then better supplies were bought...
it was wired... then re-wired with better wire...
anyway, there is no step by step for this guy.

But if you know a thing or 2 about electrical work, 
then check on this tutorial from Kara Paslay Designs & you should be able to figure it out...

basic supplies for this chandelier:
4 small blue mason jars (vintage)
4 small mason jars (whole foods)
5 lage blue mason jars (vintage)
1 collapsible wire basket from from CB2.

plus all of the electrical supplies, wiring, bulbs etc. 

experimenting with christmas lights. I think it's a go.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

DIY. chanel button earrings.

Designer buttons turned into earrings!

1. Spray paint your buttons & let them dry.
2. Use nail polish remover to remove all paint except for the crevices.
(it will happen naturally) 
3. Superglue on earring posts.
(i found mine at Michael's - $3.00 for 20)
When placing the posts, glue them towards the top, 
if it's centered the logo will have the opportunity to spin around. 
If it's at the top, it will stay put after you put them on.
4. Let them dry, add your own backings & you're done!!!

lilac talons.

lilac lace base by sally & kiss nail art in black.
carefully draw and fill in triangles with the points at the tip of the nail.
again, not so hard. I actually surprised myself!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DIY. valentine photo templates.

If you aren't a photoshop expert but know a thing or two about layers, 
try downloading some of these super cute valentines day templates from etsy!

After you purchase & download the files...
All you have to do is drop your own photo in, edit the text and get them printed!
(oh, and make sure you have photoshop)

$12 via etsy

$7 via etsy

$19 via etsy

$8 via etsy

$8 via etsy