Lifestyle

PS I Love This: Heritage Teddy Bears

PS I love this: Heritage Teddy Bears

  While browsing on Pinterest, I came across these adorable heritage teddy bears and I am just smitten by them.  There’s a lost art in toy making and the Polka Dot Club brings it back with these lovingly handmade heritage teddy bears. You can see the all the care goes into the little details like the neckties and trim. They are such beautiful little things. At the turn of the 20th century the finest teddy bears and stuffed animals were made…

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Fashion & Style, Wedding

Anna Campbell Gossamer Collection

Wedding Dresses by Anna Campbell

As some of you might know, I’m recently engaged! And I have to admit, I’m a little wedding dress obsessed. I spend much of my spare time pinning away on Pinterest, and day dreaming of the perfect dress and I think I’ve found it in the Anna Campbell Gossamer Collection. Anna Campbell is an Australian wedding dress designer and her Gossamer collection is pure perfection. Inspired by French romance, the Gossamer collection is the epitome of timeless, and classic elegance.…

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DIY, Fashion & Style

A Complete Guide On How To Hem Jeans

How to hem jeans

This tutorial is a complete guide to hemming your jeans. I’ve broken down into 2 parts: First, finding the correct length your jeans should be hemmed according to the type of jeans you have. Then, how to actually hem jeans while keeping the original hem, so they look like they were tailored and made just for you!  Hope you find this guide helpful! Part 1: What length is the right length for hemming my jeans? You’ve found your perfect pair of…

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DIY, Jewelry Tutorials

DIY Roundup: Best DIY Fashion Blogs

Best DIY fashion blogs

DIY is about creativity and inspiration, so for this DIY roundup edition, I’ve compiled a collection of my personal favorite fashion DIY blogs from around the blogosphere. These are the blogs that inspire me,  get my creativity juices going, and get me into crafting mode. I’ve also included some of my favorite tutorials from each of them so you can get an inkling of their genius at work! (They’re really in no particular order, I love them all and each…

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Lifestyle

Vacation Memoirs: Cruising in the Caribbean & NYC

Vacation memoirs

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been on a real vacation and this would be my FIRST out-of-country vacation with boyfriend (recently turned fiancee! )  We travelled to NYC during fashion week, then spent 8 days cruising the beautiful tropical Caribbean waters, stopping in San Juan Puerto Rico, St. Thomas USVI, and Grand Turk! This first set of vacation pictures were taken in Grand Turk. The natural beauty of the beach and ocean was simply stunning! The sand was so…

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Fashion & Style, Shopping

Top 10: Best Online Shopping Sites for Designer Deals

Best Shopping Sites - Gilt.com

A designer wardrobe doesn’t come cheaply… or  can it?  Gone of the days of long drives to the outlets and sifting through racks. The online shopping revolution has turned the hunt for designer labels into a easy, breezy browse from home. There are online outlets, flash sales, auctions all offering designer clothes at discounted prices.  Here’s my round up for the best online shopping websites for designer deals and sales! Top 10 Best Online Shopping Sites for Designer Deals and…

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DIY, Jewelry Tutorials

DIY Jewelry: Chan Luu Bracelet Tutorial

Chan Luu Bracelet Tutorial DIY

I’ve been coveting the boho style Chan Luu wrap bracelets for awhile now! These beautiful hand wrapped bracelets are quite the pretty penny.  But lucky for you the materials  are inexpensive, so time is all you need to do it yourself! Chan Luu Bracelet Supplies: • Leather cord (or any sturdy, thin cord): First decide out how many wraps you want to make.  Measure that distance, double it, and add around 4-5 inches extra for the loops at the end. • Beads: Try finding…

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Fashion & Style

Fall Fashion Favorites – 5 Pieces You’ll Want to Have Now

Fall Fashion Favorites

It’s hardly mid-August, and there are still a few good weeks of summer still left. But if you’ve been shopping, you’ll be quick to see that it’s already full-blown Fall/Winter in the Fashion world!  It’s a little bitter sweet to lay my summer clothes to rest for another year, but I can’t wait to start updating my wardrobe with for the Fall season.  Here are some of my favorite Fall fashion pieces from ShopBop’s Fall Checklist. 5 Fall Fashion Favorites:…

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Giveaways

Jewelry & Craft Supplies Giveaway Winner Announcement

My sincere apologies for not announcing the winners sooner! Life has just been hectic, but wonderful! Summer is only here once a year, and one must make the most of it. 🙂 First off, I want to thank all of you who participated in this craft supplies giveaway sponsored by Darice Crafts!  It was so much fun to put on  and I will definitely be having another giveaway very soon! The grand prize winner of the giveaway will receive a random…

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