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Friday Finds… All That Glitters

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  1. Such a fun print to serve as chic home decor & a constant reminder to let the little things slide and make the most of each day.
  2. Love a watch that can double as a chic bracelet.
  3. This glam pillow combo is the epitome of a subtle statement. A subtle couch with some maj statement pillows has my name written all over it.
  4. Gwyneth.. Need I say more? Everything about this picture is just so amazing her hair, makeup and that swoonworthy dress.
  5. A major deal on such a statement. This necklace is conveniently priced under $25.. I’m so in love with this chic site!
  6. Spiced Apple Cider Champagne.. yes please!
  7. This chicest nail appliques.. ever. Revlon teamed up with Marchesa to release a collection of 8 limited edition nail strips.
  8. Glam up your fridge with this fun DIY.
  9. These intricate statement shoes are every little bit of amazing.

Gold is my favorite color, but the glitter combo has been full force on my radar, as of late. I believe in always adding a bit of sparkle for a statement.

Lucky Fabb Day 1

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Jacket: Michael Kors | Top: Astr | Skirt: Parker | Boots: Rag & Bone | Bag: Chanel

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I can’t visit New York, without dropping by my favorite blowout spot. Caity also joined me for her first Drybar experience. Blowouts and a Ryan Gosling movie started off the morning (which was so appropriate, since we would be showered with Eva Mendes’s graceful presence later in the day.)

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The day kicked off with an interview with the absolute fabulous Eva Chen. Her down to earth style, and amazing stories about her effortless fashion choices (she paired her mom’s 90s crop top underneath that stunning dress she was wearing), make her up to everything you would imagine an Editor-in-Chief to be.

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Erica Domesek, Gabi Gregg and Alisa Gould gave advice on engaging in the blogging world.

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Eva Mendes looked unbelievably stunning. With her incredibly down to earth demeanor, when asked about her footwear, she simply took off her shoe began searching for the designer’s name. IMG_5272

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She then asked a blogger to borrow her scarf to demonstrate how she styles her signature head wraps.

Lucky Fabb | NYC | Eva Mendes | TheSubtleStatement.com

Styled in her new line for New York & Co, she explained how heavily involved she is in the process. More excitingly she expressed to us her love for the vintage belt she paired for under $3!
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Then never less than fab, Bryanboy discussed his insanely unique fashion choices when starting his blog.

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Lindsey Calla from Saucy Glossie discussed choosing the right brands and changing up your blogging routine.

Lucky Fabb | NYC | TheSubtleStatement.com

Post-wedding glow and all, Kate Bosworth gushed about her wedding day, Oscar de la Renta, and her new collection for TopShop (that she came decked in, looking so effortlessly edgy-chic) She really emphasized her love for fashion as a reflection of one’s inner self, and I couldn’t agree more.

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I visited Covet to explore their fun new styling app.

Lucky Fabb | NYC | TheSubtleStatement.com

The most fashionable cookies I ever did see.

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Discussing DIYs with Erica Domesk was definitely a highlight.

NYC | Lucky Fabb | TheSubtleStatement.com

DIY: Ghouls Night Out

What’s better than a relaxing night of crafting, cocktails and yummy treats (oh and dressing up too!)

Create a Fab Invite. Or customize this one from my Etsy Shop.

Create a Signature Cocktail, or Two. I chose a Bloody Float (so delicious!) and a Whipped Caramel Apple Cider Martini (Apple Cider + Whipped Vodka + Caramel Vodka)

Add Chic Decor. I found such fun decorations like glitter skulls, “Poison” Mercury jars, and spider web cake stands at Home Goods. Festive lights and rustic tablecloths were scooped up at a local Halloween store. Chic glasses, straws and coasters were fab finds from Target.

“Boo”rito Bar. Display a spread of endless options to create a burrito, bowl or salad. Chicken, black beans, fajita vegetables, cilantro lime rice, roasted tomato salsa, tomatillo-green chili salsa, tomatillo-red chili salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and tortillas are all possible options. Make your own or order from your favorite burrito joint.


Caramel Apple Dipping Station. Slice apples, and place on skewers. Heat caramel in a candy melter, and create an array of topping choices in easily accessible ramekins.

Festive Desserts. Homemade Apple Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares were displayed on fun cake stands.

Pumpkin Painting Station. For a change from carving, display an array of paints, glitter, rhinestones, jewels, and ribbon. Everyone grabbed a brush and personalized their own pumpkin to take home.

Moonlit Mani’s. Create a manicure station with festive colors and glitter.


Dress up. Or tell everyone to bring a fun accessory, such as a witch hat, cat ears or goddess wreath.

Party Favors. These theme coordinated favors were whipped up in minutes.  Festive Halloween cupcake wrappers and sprinkles filled mason jars, tied with color coordinating twine.

Fall To Do List…

The Subtle Statement | Fall To Do List

  1. Go to a pumpkin patch. Pumpkins, crisp air, & apple cider make for a perfect Fall day
  2. Throw a Pumpkin Decorating Soiree. Complete with rhinestones, sequins, paint & Modge Podge
  3. Apple picking. Get your bake on with apple pie, caramel apples & homemade apple sauce
  4. Fall foliage. (Central Park is tdf this time of year)
  5. Fall Brunch. This apple cider mimosa & doughnut themed brunch is super cute
  6. Cozy bonfires. Friends, s’mores & pumpkin beer
  7. Football games & tailgating
  8. Oktoberfest
  9. Cozy Knits. Layer on the cable knits, scarves & socks.
  10. Dark Polish. I can’t get enough of deep dark hues during the Fall
  11. Haunted Houses.
  12. Scary Movies. (or Hocus Pocus, it’s my fave!)
  13. Make homemade pumpkin butter
  14. Pumpkin Everything. From PSL, to pie, doughnuts or your favorite dessert sub pumpkin in

Morning Links…

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  1. Embellished details at Matthew Williamson SS14 (nymag.com)
  2. A simply DIY that’s oh so glam (brendabirddesigns.com)
  3. London calls.. & it’s looking fab for Spring (style.com)
  4. Get toasty as the temps go down with this spiked cider recipe (stufforpinterest.blogspot.com)
  5. The Top 20 Trends of 2014 (refinery29.com)
  6. Olivia Palermo’s messy braid, adoring the effortlessly chic Fall hair trend (thefashionspot.com)
  7. Cozy & chic = the ultimate Fall combo (oasap.com)
  8. A chic statement boot versatile enough for your entire Fall wardrobe (shoemint.com)
  9. Season premiere party? Why not (marthastewart.com)

 

Your Ultimate Summer To Do List

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1. Try Something New – You only regret the chances you didn’t take.

2. Sport a New Do – Braids are Summer’s hottest accessory. Keep cool, while looking cute.

3. Cool Off with a Refreshing Cocktail – Watermelon & Champagne? Can you think of a better pairing?

4. Find Your Prints – Summer is the ultimate time to have fun with fashion. Prints are in full force. Find your perfect match.

5. Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals – Need I say more?

6. Indulge. – Salted Caramel? You’re just beating the heat.

7. Detox… Your Closet – And make some cash. Copious anyone? (Check out my closet organization tips here)

8. Go on a PicnicFinally, you have an excuse to buy that Kate Spade champagne tote.

9. Adventure Awaits – Buy a ticket & leave.

10. Throw a chic soirée – String lights make me swoon.

11. Try Out a Trend – Mirrored Sunnies are a safe bet if you’re not ready to get wild.

12. Plan a Staycation – Explore hidden gems in your own city.

13. Channel Your Inner Holly Golightly – Diamonds and floppy hats are always acceptable.

14. Document – Snapshot your memories.

15. Go to an Outdoor Movie – Or create one in your backyard.

16. Get Your DIY On – Glue guns optional.

17. Lighten Up – Who doesn’t love a fresh faced Summer glow?

18. Relax – Pool day, enough said.

19. Buy a bouquet – Guaranteed to brighten your day.

20. Get Grillin’ – Finally put those upteen recipes you pinned to good use.

21. Get Sweaty – Try a Summer sport and reap the benefits.

22. Have a Spa Day – Or invite over your besties for a spa night.

This Week… Party planning, life, etc

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Party supplies.

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 Drink station, let the Summer begin!

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 This is such a simple DIY and it glams up everything from food labels to photos.

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Three sheets of tissue paper is all you need for festive party decor. 20130702-012732.jpg

 Happy Summer Solstice!

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I feel like I run through a consistent cycle of packing and unpacking.

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An afternoon pick me up, fresh green juice. {spinach, cucumber, beets, apple, lemon, carrots}

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I have an obsession with delicate midi rings of all colors and shapes. Btw how fab is this nail color?

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Fresh summer veggies. I think my favorite food is grilled vegetables, I love Summer dishes!

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Summer  arm candy is an essential.

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I made an Ulta Beauty haul, and scooped up some great Summer goodies that I can’t wait to review and share!

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

I was looking to brighten up the sweet-themed Hummingbird Cake I made for Mother’s Day/Birthday. I searched for supplies on hand and came up with bright hued scrapbooking flowers and always festive striped straws. A day-brightening daisy-themed cake topper was the perfect puzzle piece, complete in under 15 minutes.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Materials:

  • 3 Striped Straws
  • Scrapbooking Flowers
  • Coordinating Brads
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Punched Out Cardstock Circles

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Place flowers together and secure with coordinating brads.
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Tie baker’s twine around one end of a straw and hot glue the knot to secure.
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Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Using a hot glue gun, dab the glue in the middle of the back of the first flower and place the baker’s twine directly through it.
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Apply a second dab of glue over the baker’s twine and place a piece of cardstock circle over it.
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Continue to do the same for the remaining flowers.
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Once finished, tie the end of the baker’s twine to another straw, and hot glue.

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Glue a straight line directly in the middle of back of the flowers, and place the remaining straw across.

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Turn over, and hot glue one petal of the two outter flowers to each straw to secure.

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Happy Mother’s Day! xo

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

After a two year search for the perfect peony arrangement, I came across my favorite shade of individual stems and decided to create my own. Why haven’t I thought of this sooner?  I picked up a vase, wire cutters and an Acrylic Water Kit. For under $30, in under 30 minutes my ideal arrangement was complete.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Trim individual stems to desired length.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Mix together bottles of Acrylic Water Epoxy Resin and Curing Agent, until clear.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Pour the acrylic water mixture carefully into the vase, to avoid splashing the sides.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Arrange the flowers, and let set for 24 – 48 hours.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

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Happy Weekend! xo

Brittany

Weekend DIY: Housewarming Gift

DIY Housewarming Gift

If you opened a storage closet, you would find a vast amount of apothecary jars. I love to use them to display goodies for parties, decor for holidays or use them for simple storage solutions (statement necklaces, makeup brushes, etc.) I thought it would be the perfect way to display a housewarming gift, because it could be put to use in any kitchen, bathroom or laundry room and can easily fit any style.
I filled this one with decorative hand soap and dish towels. It’s an easy DIY that not only looks great, but most importantly is really useful.