Tell Me About It, Stud: Cute And Small Picks for Your Ears

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.

Alphabet Studs $32 Catbird

Alphabet Studs $32
Catbird

Square Multi-Pack $10.13 Asos

Square Multi-Pack $10.13
Asos

MRS

MRS $48
Kate Spade

Amelia $175 Auden

Amelia $175
Auden
These just scream “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to me!

Zip It Studs $58 Marc by Marc Jacobs

Zip It Studs $58
Marc by Marc Jacobs

Leopard Studs $38 Juicy Couture

Leopard Studs $38
Juicy Couture

Pave Heart Lock Bauble Bar

Pave Heart Lock
Bauble Bar

Peacock Studs $24 Bauble Bar

Peacock Studs $24
Bauble Bar

Mix Master Stud Set Bauble Bar

Mix Master Stud Set $18
Bauble Bar

Jenny Lewis Earrings Stella and Bow

Jenny Lewis Earrings
Stella and Bow

Golden Arrow Studs

Golden Arrow Studs

Twitter Earrings Etsy $35

Twitter Earrings
Etsy
$35

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5 Things You Should Buy At the Thrift Store

1. Tea sets, tableware, dishware, serviceware

plates and cups

I’ve seen some extremely cute tea cups used in DIY candle projects.

serving trays and such

If you have a good eye, you’ll be able to spot some real steals. Some people don’t know or care to keep their silver shiny and the end result will be it sitting on a thrift store shelf looking worthless and ruined. If you can look past the outside to see the potential, you can restore the piece to it’s former state!

princess jasmine cups

I was so tempted to get these tea cups because they made me think of “Aladdin.” I could see how “Beauty and the Beast” could come into play with these too.

2. Home Goods

Candles, candle holders, vases, and porcelain pieces you can use in your home.

home decor

3. Furniture

furniture

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.

christmas bows

What are some items you keep your eyes peeled for when thrifting?

Designer DIY Inspiration

1. Grab a plain laptop case and paint to get your laptop traveling on the wild side.

3.1 Philip Lim

3.1 Philip Lim

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.

J. Crew Girls Cardigan

J. Crew
Girls Cardigan

3. Purchase an old purse from the thrift store then use old jewelry that you no longer wear and glue them to the purse.

Antik Batik

Antik Batik

Disney Dream Portrait Series

“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.

"Where you always follow your heart" Insidethenet.com

“Where you always follow your heart”
Insidethenet.com

Look back at other photographs I enjoyed from this series below:

"Where magic speaks, even when you're not the fairest of them all" insidethemagic.net

“Where magic speaks, even when you’re not the fairest of them all”
insidethemagic.net

"Where magic speaks, even when you're not the fairest of them all"  insidethemagic.net

“Where magic speaks, even when you’re not the fairest of them all”
insidethemagic.net

Not sure what she was doing in the lamp. I actually would have liked them to grab Robin Williams for this just because :)

Not sure what she was doing in the lamp. I actually would have liked them to grab Robin Williams for this just because 🙂

Ursila

“Where memories take hold and never let go.”
insidethemagic.net

I bet Jasmine and Aladdin never divorced.

I bet Jasmine and Aladdin never divorced.

If you're looking for me later, you  might find me watching the movie with Brandy and Whitney.

If you’re looking for me later, you might find me watching the movie with Brandy and Whitney.

alice

Clearance Alert: Target Flats And A Pair of Booties

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.

Under $10

Burgundy Slipper

Vianca Smoking Flat Burgundy
$9.98

$9.98

$9.98

Under $15

Women's Merona® Mabli Moccasin

Women’s Merona® Mabli Moccasin
Colors: Tan, Burnt Orange, Black, Brown and Navy
$12.48

$13.98

Vianca Smoking Flat Animal Print
$13.98

Under $20

Vianca Smoking Flat Black $16.98

Vianca Smoking Flat Black
$16.98

Women's Mossimo® Kailey Open Toe Bootie $17.48

Women’s Mossimo® Kailey Open Toe Bootie
$17.48

Flower Power: DIY Floral Crown

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:

Wire

Picture of the thick wire. Check your local dollar store for thin wire and floral tape to save money!

Supplies

      • Flowers (I chose fake flowers)
      • Thick & thin floral wire
      • Wire cutters
      • Scissors
      • 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.

Step 1

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.

Step 4

4. Take a stem and attach it to your thick wire using the thin wire.

Step 2

If you have several stems you want together, tape them before attaching.

photo

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.

Final

6. Continue placing your flowers how you want them until you finish!

On My Head

Thrifted Find

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…

Thrifted blanket

Ok, sure it’s not the cutest thing you ever did see but you could DIY this sucker into a marvelous treasure! Use your imagination 🙂

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.