I recently found out that the website where I’ve been hosting my Shop My Closet storefront is shutting down. It was good motivation for me to set up a Shop My Closet page right here on my blog, which I’d been thinking of doing anyhow. Click here to check it out! You can also browse my wares in my Shop My Closet Flickr set here. Happy shopping!
In addition to a running wishlist of general items I’d like to add to my wardrobe, I also keep a more specific list of items that I missed out on at certain retailers. With the unfortunate phenomena of people scooping up Target’s designer collaborations and selling them on eBay for more than they retail for, I’ve spent a good, long time hunting down two of the Tucker for Target dresses that I wanted, without having to fork over big bucks. I guess my patience and persistence finally paid off. I was thrilled to score both of the dresses I wanted within the past few weeks, for a fraction of their retail price. This floral number only set me back $8, including shipping!
Something else that I like to hunt for on eBay are bulk lots of nail polish. I prefer to use OPI or Essie, but I can’t quite swallow the $8 price tag for a single bottle. Buying in bulk, I usually only spend $3-$4 a bottle, and I’m able to experiment with a wider range of colors. These photos don’t really do my current nail color justice – it’s a rather neon orange, super vibrant and fun for spring!
PS – I’m linking up with Marionberry Style today for the Trend of the Month challenge – the theme is yellow! Just a few weeks ago, I put together a yellow-tastic outfit for the Pantone-inspired spring color challenge (seen here). This time around, I focused on yellow accessories. This mustard colored bag is one of my favorite thrifted finds!
Dress – Tucker for Target (secondhand via eBay)
Shoes – H&M
Earrings – Target (old)
Watch – Betsey Johnson
Belt – Target
Bag – thrifted
Nails – Essie, Bazooka
For having a blog with the word “crafts” in the title, I sure have not been sharing many projects lately. It is exceedingly difficult to find the time to craft having a little one around. She sure keeps me busy! However, with Mother’s Day being this past weekend, I stole away for a bit to make a little something for the special moms in my life. I had seen the idea for making plush magnets somewhere – Pinterest maybe? To be honest, I have so many pins on my Crafty Inspiration board that it is very difficult for me to go back and find a specific project I know I’ve pinned! Pinterest addict problems.
For beginner sewers, here are a few simple tutorials for making a heart plush: one, two. To make the plush suitable for fridge decor, I put a magnet inside before sewing it up, making sure it was positioned toward the back. You could also glue a magnet to the back if you’d prefer. I thought hearts were an appropriate Mother’s Day theme, but you could go wild with different shapes and colors. There is a lot of great felt project inspiration on this blog if you need some more ideas.
I have professed my love over and over again for making handmade gifts. I’ve made big things like personalized Scrabble pillows and handbags, but I also think that small handmade items are just as special. Everyday items like flower pins, embellished frames, or the personalized wooden keychains I made last year can serve as daily reminders to the recipient that I am thinking of them.
PS – The button photograph postcard shown above was purchased at Borders several years ago.
I won’t date myself by telling you how many years have passed since I went to my junior and senior high school proms. I’ll just say that when I did the math, I suddenly felt old. Since prom season is upon us, I thought it would be fun to do a little reminiscing, so I dug up some old photos for your enjoyment/entertainment!
I’ve always loved clothes and shopping, but I don’t think I really had a good grasp on my personal style until a year or so into starting my blog. When I went shopping for my prom dresses back in the day, I didn’t have any idea what I wanted or what I was looking for. Both dresses were impulsively purchased at the first store I went to. My junior year dress was a super shiny blue satin with a silver embroidered bodice. My senior year dress was a Barbie pink strapless gown with silver glitter all over and rhinestone trim on the bodice. I’ve long since gotten rid of both of these gowns since I felt like I would never have any desire or occasion to wear them again.
If I were to go to prom dress shopping all over again, I would want to choose a dress that would be worth holding onto. Something in either a classic color or silhouette with some sparkly details, that might have a chance of being reworn to another special event. Here are a few dresses that would make the cut in the present day – I am crushing real hard on the gold sequined dress in the center!
This post is sponsored by the kind folks at MissesDressy, however all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Today is the last day of the Pantone-inspired spring color challenge, and the theme is Poppy Red! With red being my number one favorite color, there was no shortage of red clothing and accessories for me to pick from.
As highlighted in my wardrobe wishlist a few months back, I have been actively searching for a pair of red flats for the past few years. Well, I finally caved and bought my dream pair. Tory Burch was having a 25% off friends and family sale last week, and I decided to nab this vibrant red pair I’ve been ogling for far too long. I never, and I mean never have splurged this much on something for my wardrobe. I am bound and determined to get my money’s worth out of these shoes.