Earrings are a fun accessory and I love a stud that’s not your ordinary pearl, knot, ball or triangle. Take a look at a few I found for dressing up or down. Plenty of people wear studs and the tiny things always stand a chance of getting lost so keep these in mind when you’re thinking of Christmas gifts.
1. Tea sets, tableware, dishware, serviceware
2. Home Goods
Candles, candle holders, vases, and porcelain pieces you can use in your home.
4. School Supplies
If you’re a teacher or a daycare provider, the thrift store can help you save on materials.
5. Holiday Supplies
Plenty more where this came from, you can find Christimas cards, wrapping paper, tissue paper and if you’re a crafty genius you’ll see other materials you can use to decorate during the holiday season.
What are some items you keep your eyes peeled for when thrifting?
1. Grab a plain laptop case and paint to get your laptop traveling on the wild side.
2. For your little one, buy some sequins and sew them to a tee or cardigan for a festive transformation. This would make a great DIY during the holidays.
3. Purchase an old purse from the thrift store then use old jewelry that you no longer wear and glue them to the purse.
“A whole new world….” *hops off carpet*
I know I’m not the only gal out there who loves a good Disney story and I’m certainly not alone in my love for several of those gorgeous princesses. Each one having their own story filled with personal struggles and triumphs. I’m still waiting for the day I’ll get to meet them and take pictures at Disney World or Land, whichever park I make it to first and all the princesses I want to see BETTER be there hehehe. My favorites are 7 out of the 11: Tiana, Pocahontas, Mulan (she counts!), Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, and Rapunzel (“Tangled” was such a cute movie! Didn’t you just love that horse!?) No particular order because I like each one for different reasons and I’ll probably never get an order down and even if I did, the first would tie with Tiana for reasons I won’t go in to. Still haven’t seen the 11th princess Merida in the movie Brave so for now she stands a chance to be added to the list. With all of that said, let’s get to today’s post…
Acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz partnered with Disney to make celebs over in a few of our favorite princesses! Photos have been released over the years featuring a new set of celebs in familiar scenes from their stories. The pictures are absolutely stunning and colorful. Recently, Jennifer Hudson as Princess Tiana. All of the pictures in the series are used in ads as Disney see fit.
Look back at other photographs I enjoyed from this series below:
Find all of these shoes on clearance in a Target near you or online. Shipping is free with purchases $50 and up. All of these shoes are great foundations for DIY projects if you’re a crafty person and want to upgrade them for the Fall/Winter seasons.
Floral crowns were the go-to hair accessory this year at outdoor festivals. “Were” sigh it’s August and the Summer isn’t officially over but boy does the weather have me fooled some days. The outdoor festivities are still poppin’ like Breezy’s old song so I guess “are” the go-to hair accessory is still fitting. I made one for an all white party I went to, simply because I normally rebel against color specific parties (all white, all black or blk and white) but I wanted to comply this go round. The crown was the perfect way to add color, it gave my outfit a princess in the garden feel and people complimented it all evening as it rested in its rightful place. It’s not hard to create and if you’d like, you can always use fresh flowers for a crown similar to this one.
Here’s what you need:
- Flowers (I chose fake flowers)
- Thick & thin floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Floral tape
1. Cut the stems off your flowers. Leave about 1-2 inches.
2. Measure the crown of your head and use that when you cut the thick wire.
3. Decide what flowers you want to start with as a sort of foundation. You don’t have to but I like to have something to build on. You might find you have more of one flower than another so when you’re cutting off stems, sort them out to help you envision placement on your crown as you go along.
4. Take a stem and attach it to your thick wire using the thin wire.
If you have several stems you want together, tape them before attaching.
5. If you want to, cover the wire with floral tape for a neater finish. Choose to do it every so often or wait until you’re finish and try. I’d find it harder that way since the flowers would be in your way but the choice is yours.
6. Continue placing your flowers how you want them until you finish!
I spend countless hours pretending that I’m a wide-eyed attendee sitting in audience of every fabulous fashion show. So what if I’m sitting at desk scrolling through the collections of designers on my computer, a girl can dream! Anywho, every once in a while when I’m off thrifting and I walk past an item that takes me back to my daydreamed seat amongst the stars and on this particular day, I was reminded of the Ralph Lauren collection he presented last year, the one that soon became Spring 2013 RTW. He turned the runway into an ode to all things Spanish with fedoras, frilled sleeves, matador suits, fringe, ponchos and crocheted accent pieces. The main color of his collection was black but tomatoe red, turquoise, gold, different prints and textures kept your eyes open and anticipating what was next. It felt like I was watching a film of some sort or like I was visiting and watching entertainment up close and personal. Funny how one thrifted find can do all of that for a person huh?
Well here’s what I found…
Now here’s a few pieces from Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2013 RTW collection:
I haven’t caught too many people’s style hit with the Spanish influence this year so far but finding things like the blanket made me think the fall and winter would be a good time for me to personally touch on that. Heaven knows I hate the cold so festive colors and accessories could help me feel alive and warm. Any blanket could easily become a poncho and just like that you could have a new staple piece in your closet. You never know what you’ll find on a thrift adventure… could find yourself daydreaming about a Mexican celebration with flavorful food and big smiles all around… like me hehehe.