Friday, September 21, 2012

Vintage Glam: Apartment Living Room

This is what our apartment looked like when we first moved in. It was cold, white, and boring. Definitely no reflection of our taste.

I've been collecting these gold antique mirrors and frames for quite a while now and its exactly what i wanted to center my design around. The walls were painted in a sort of robins egg meets Tiffany blue.

Summer Boho

Vest: American Eagle
Dress: TJ Maxx
Neckalce: Forever 21
Boots: Forever 21

Falling Behind....

So these past couple months of summer have been so BUSY! My boyfriend and I moved into our first apartment together and we have busily been decorating and unpacking that. The most time consuming thing of all I would have to say is our new kitten MiMi. She's naughty and always getting into something and whenever i use my computer she thinks she needs to lie on the keyboard!...Needless to say I have not been a very good blogger lately but now its time to catch up again!
This is MiMi, our lilac point siamese kitten!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Monogram For My Love...

So on August 1st my lovely boyfriend and I will be moving into our first apartment together. I've been feverishly been trying to think of good ways to decorate our place and this is what I thought of to hang in our dining room. Here's how to make your own monogrammed wall hanging...

Start with an old pallet and pull as many boards from the pallet as you think you will need, depending on the size you prefer...

Next, arrange the boards in the order you prefer. (I wanted mine to have some gaps in the middle for a shabby chic kind of look.) Take two other boards and  screw them into the back of your pallet boards to hold them together...

Add a couple screws but do not screw them in all the way. Then wrap strong wire around the screws so that you can hang your masterpiece on the wall.

Don't let your cat distract you. This is a step I forgot myself...

Anyways, paint your monogram or whatever you wish onto your "canvas". I just used white acrylic paint, which I watered down a lot first so that I could fix any mistakes if need be. It took me a few coats to make my letters really stand out.

And tada! You now have your own monogrammed wall hanging! I will upload more photos of mine once it is sitting pretty in our new dining room.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pretty in the City

Dress: Forever 21
Denim Vest: American Eagle Outfitters
Shoes: American Eagle Outfitters

Earrings: H&M

Here's an outfit I wore earlier this week on a date to a cute little Italian Cafe and the museum. I paired a lace and mustard colored dress with a denim jacket and indian-esque sandals. I used blue gem-like earrings and a plain belt to accessorize the entire outfit.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Across the Globe

Top: H&M
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Top: Old Navy
Skirt: TJ Maxx
Top: TJ Maxx
Shorts: Pac Sun

I recently got home from the best trip of my life! I spent two weeks in Italy and Greece traveling all the way from Rome to Athens. We visited The Pope, The Sisteen Chapel, Sorrento, the island of Capri, and the Acropolis of Athens. If you ever get an opportuniy to visit Italy, DO IT. I had the time of my life and I'm already trying to plan a trip back.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

High Low

Top: Charlotte Russe
Skirt: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Steve Madden

So I've been busily trying to finish up my final projects for school AND I leave for Italy soon! whoohoo! Today I finally got a break from it all and traded in my work clothes for something bright and spring-ey.