Inspiration

Friday Finds

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A sweet powder blue chain link bracelet I can’t wait to sport.
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Decorative notebooks for fresh ideas.

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I literally swooned when I spotted this cake stand. What a perfect display for a statement necklace.

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I have a major weakness for pretty packaging. I love these fun, bold hued tags.

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A pastel appropriate manicure.

I can’t even begin to express to you my obsession with TJ Maxx. It started as a child, I have always had an eye for unique finds, and there is no better to explore. Carrying a selection of all my favorite things fashion, baking accessories, and home decor, it will always be my fave one-stop shop. With the exception of the pastel mani, all photos were finds from a recent trip this week.

Friday Finds {Fab Last Minute Gifts}

Friday Finds {Fab Last Minute Gifts}

  1. Gift a Glossy. This current deal from LivingSocial is a 2-year subscription of yours, or the recipient’s choice of 12 fab titles, for just $7!
  2. Drybar Gift Certificate. Gift a good hair day, well a fabulous hair day. *Order by today at 10am & select overnight shipping, or drop into your local Drybar
  3. Frame a Memory. I always keep frames on hand, because they make a great gift. Add your favorite photo for a meaningful present.
  4. Fandango Digital Gift Card. Give the gift of Channing Tatum (Don’t worry, he’s only in a bazillion movies in 2013) Who cares if you have to wait until Feb 8
  5. Send an Ebook. Instantly stream a best seller to your recipient’s Kindle, iPad or Nook.

Weekend DIY: Bride Survival Kit

Bride Survival Kit Tote

My best friend got married this weekend, so this past week has been pure craziness. It was a gorgeous wedding, and she was the most beautiful bride! As bridemaids it’s important to be prepared for every mishap, so we put together a survival kit to keep everything in tact. It definitely came in handy when we encountered a few grass stains during pictures!

Bride Survival Tote

I purchased a plain white tote from a craft store, along with glittery iron-on letters, rhinestone iron-on trim, and a floral embellishment that I hot glued on.

Bride Survival Kit

The Knot has a full list of essentials to include in your kit. My advice is to pack extra Shout Wipes, and Tide-To-Go pens (nothing’s worse than a white wedding dress stain!)

Bride Survival Kit

The essentials were great for the wedding and the reception, but nice for the bride to keep the travel-sized items to bring along on the honeymoon!

Happy Crafting!

xo Brittany

Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes - Chic Holiday Cards

  1. Happy Holidays Cards
  2. Sweet Holiday Wishes Cards
  3. Happy & Delightful Holiday Tidings Cards
  4. Sparkle & Shine Cards
  5. Happy Holidays Cards
  6. Merry & Bright Cards
  7. Happy Holidays To You Cards
  8. Pop. Fizz. Clink. Cards
  9. Jingle All The Way Cards (sold out online, available in Kate Spade Stores)
  10. Peace, Love & Holiday Wishes Cards
  11. Merry & Bright Cards
  12. Peace, Love & Cupcakes Cards
  13. Happy New Year Cards
  14. Jingle Merry Cheer Cards

 I have a mere obsession with pretty packaging and unique stationery. It’s always a mission finding that perfect holiday card. Kate Spade never lets me down, (the Jingle All The Way cards were my top pick, & how cute are the Pop.Fizz.Clink. cards?) I came across Sugar Paper Los Angeles and just can’t get enough of their chic designs!

Holiday Gift Guide

  1. CitySlips Shiny Shake Fold Up Ballet Flats with Carrying Case
  2. Diptyque Baies Candle
  3. Kate Spade Mani Pedi iPad Folio 
  4. J.Crew Printed Backup Battery for iPhone
  5. TouchPoint Women’s Leather Touchpoint Gloves
  6. Yves Saint Laurent Logo Clutch
  7. Julep Winter Collection 2012 Set 
  8. Kate Spade USB Bow 
  9. Kate Spade Diagonal Stripe iPhone 4 Case
  10. J.Crew Flannel Sleep Set
  11. Birchbox Subscription
  12. Personalized Melamine Serving Tray
  13. J.Crew Casati Cubic Zirconia and Crystal Earrings
  14. Giorgio Armani Brush Set

 

 

 

Friday Finds {My Favorites Things of Fall}

November weather has me cozying up to oversized knits (particularly this sweater coat that I’ve been living in.), hot cups of tea, and a good read. Very Cameron Diaz-ish in The Holiday. (Cozy socks & all.)

How cozy is this scarf?

My cozy spot for reading & blogging.
I just can’t get enough of layering during the Fall and Winter months, so I’m constantly adding to my scarf collection.

Pumpkin Spice Tea. Almond milk and stevia complete this festive tea latte.
I’m in love with bow detail. This sweet little bracelet makes for chic Holiday arm candy. (A Kate Spade find at TJ Maxx, $29 originally $78!)
I’m all about subtle hints of sparkle. A great greige, Julep’s Sophie from the Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection, and Butter London’s West End Wonderland.  I truly think West End Wonderland may be the prettiest polish I ever did see. I’ve declared it my Holiday go-to.

What are your must-haves and favorite things of Fall?

Friday Finds {J.Crew}

  1. Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves
  2. Toothpick Cord in Ribbon Bow Print
  3. Grand Stone Necklace
  4. Peplum Stripe Top
  5. Etta Glitter Tweed Pumps
  6. Invitation Clutch in Dot

It’s no surprise that I have an infatuation with J.Crew, considering most of my style posts include at least one (or 5) pieces from the retailer. Their newest Style Guide is completely swoon-worthy. From rich satin and velvety hues, to stripes, glitter, tweed & polkadots-every item is worth lusting over. I’m sharing some of my top picks, what are yours?

DIY Pumpkin Inspiration

I‘ve been finding so many glamorously decorated pumpkins lately, that I’ve been dying to DIY. I love the idea of decorating, it’s chic, simple and a lot less messier than carving. These are some of my favorite glam finds. Have you decorated or planning to are decorate pumpkins this year?

  1. Thumbtack Covered Pumpkins
  2. Silver Pumpkin
  3. Gold Metallic Pumpkins
  4. House Number Pumpkin
  5. Pink Monogram Pumpkin
  6. White Monogram Pumpkin
  7. Thumbtack Monogram Pumpkin
  8. Silver Monogram Pumpkin
  9. Glitter Pumpkins
  10. Gold Glitter Pumpkins
  11. Silver Glitter Pumpkins
  12. Orange Glitter Pumpkin
  13. Silver Rhinestone Pumpkins
  14. Bejeweled Pumpkin
  15. Black Rhinestone Pumpkin
  16. White Rhinestone Pumpkins
  17. Silver Chevron Pumpkin
  18. Chevron Pumpkins
  19. Gray & White Chevron Pumpkins
  20. Pink Chevron Pumpkin
  21. Gold Polka Dot Pumpkin
  22. White Polka Dot Pumpkin
  23. Black Polka Dot Pumpkin
  24. Ombre Polka Dot Pumpkin

Friday Finds

  1. Upping The Edginess – Just another way to further expand your closet. Add edgy accessories to a fit & flare frock for a casual spin.
  2. Guerlain ‘Rouge Automatique’ Lip Color Rouge D’enfer 121 – The ultimate red lip color. The single beauty item that can change your entire look in just one swipe.
  3. Zara Home Teapots – How fabulous are these teapots? So many great finds on the new Zara Home.
  4. Nars Andy Warhol Photo Booth Nail Polish Gift Set – (Available Nov 1)  Narscosmetics.com – Loving all of the girly hues in this chic Holiday Set.
  5. Custom Return Address Stamp – I’m obsessed with pretty packaging & this return address stamp is just too cute.

Friday Finds

  1. My Half Moon Manicure – In love with the color pairing. So simple, tutorial to come!
  2. Kara Ackerman Alice Rose Cocktail Ring in Labodorite and Diamond – I love tasteful statement pieces. This cocktail ring is so fabulous.
  3. Mined Stone Knob – These unique stone knobs will instantly update any dresser or DIY project.
  4. ShoeMint Mona – How chic are these flats? A great statement shoe to pair with basics.
  5. Pumpkin Bars – I’m craving pumpkin everything. Vegan, gluten-free, 50 calories.. Need I say more?