dontcha just love the vintage lettering that is currently all the design rage? i do. i’ve always loved this style of lettering. this print really caught my eye. the typography and hand lettering are fabulous. the phrase is oh so adorable!
Anna found this neat “diamond” ring at H&M for $5 (!) and even though she didn’t like the weird faux-antique finish of the metal, she decided to buy it anyway and give it a very mod makeover.
Images via Door Sixteen
Anna spray painted the ring with two coats of matte black Rustoleum Rust Reformer. I love the effect! What a great idea. I never thought of spray painting jewelry before – I must try it on something!
I love the fact that Anna is also sporting a black manicure and a Tattly which is essentially a temporary tattoo. Very edgy. And you fashionistas out there know that edgy is so in right now.
image via Tattly
To see more tattoo styles visit Tattly here.
Today I’m curating a great blog for those of you of who like fashion, but don’t want to break the bank.
Meet Lindsay Turner. Esthetician, Professional Makeup Artist and self-proclaimed thrift shopping addict. I’ve been following her blog for a while and she never ceases to amaze me with the unbelievable outfits she puts together for less than what some pay for a pair of shoes!
Lindsay’s blog Thrift and Shout is jam-packed with thrift tips, inspirational outfits and a house tour complete with more bargain finds!
To give you an example of how thrifty Lindsay is, here is the cost breakdown of the two outfits shown above (in US dollars):
1) Vintage dress: Goodwill $4.99, DIY jean vest: gift $0, Belt: Goodwill $1.99, Bracelet: Forever 21 $5.90, Shoes: Goodwill $3.99, Total Cost: $16.87
2) Floral Top: Goodwill $3.99, Banana Republic Skirt: Goodwill $3.99, Vintage Clutch: Goodwill $1.99, Colin Stuart Shoes: Goodwill $3.99, Necklace: Goodwill $5.99, Bracelet: Target $10, Sunglasses: Target $13, Total Cost: $42.95
For more thrifty inspiration visit her blog!
I’ve recently observed that women at the beach are wearing huge floppy hats à la Audrey Hepburn. Could this be a new style trend?
very chic straw hat with edgy ink on her arms!
love this combination on the cherry blossom girl
big hat with huge glasses – right on trend!
stripes are always a classic
Are you rocking the big floppy hat this summer?
Unless you’ve been hibernating during the summer months, you’ve probably noticed the colour explosion that has hit the runway, interior decorating, food styling and summer fabrics. Bright hues are everywhere and it is about time! I kind of like these bold, in your face colours as they are reminiscent of the 80s! From bold corals to pastel palettes and neon flourishes, colour is HOT this summer!
I sincerely hope this is the last day of the horrible heat wave we’ve had in T.O. The temperatures have been around 35 degrees Celcius, with a high humidex (making it feel like 40 degrees). Yikes!
That being said, summer is the time to create memories with friends and family. These DIY popsicle invitations via Martha Stewart are the perfect invite for a birthday party or backyard BBQ! Click here for the clip art and how-to!
I would love to have a huge lofty living room with white walls so I could switch up my decor for summer. I would hang this brightly-hued acrylic painting by artist Nina Nolte.
This season the accessories are big, bold and bright! If I can’t keep cool, at least I can look it!
I really, really want a pink lounge chair and umbrella for the beach. Welcome summer!
It finally feels like summer is here. Time to have fun in the sun!
take a whimsical tote like this one to the beach with you, summer meadows filled with wildflowers are my favourite, a perfect picnic on the beach, fresh lemonade is a great way to cool off on those hazy days, cycling in the early evening – what a fabulous way to end the day!
His name is Aaron De Simone and I started following him on Pinterest. Aaron has phenomenal taste and he curates everything – style, jewellery, cars, fashion, travel, recipes – you name it. I signed up for his weekly newsletter called I Heart Luxe – luxury curated and delivered every week. It’s über fab. I received my first newsletter this week and I am hooked! Genious.
The photos are top quality and all you do is click on the link or photo to see the source…
I love many different interior decor styles – modern glam being my favourite. Still they say “less is more” and I can’t help but feel that way about Scandinavian design. Highly functional, the style is effective without needing heavy elements. The colour palette often starts with white due to the long winters and few hours of sunlight. The design aesthetic is bright and uncluttered with natural wood flooring and furniture and black accessories.
This home with industrial touches belongs to Jakob Nylund. His home reflects modern Scandinavian style – it prioritizes functionality without sacrificing elegance and simplicity. The sight lines are amazing. Jakob is also a very talented photographer.
All images via Jakob Nylund
I’ve noticed that lately when I pin something on pinterest, it’s usually either feminine and pretty or the total opposite – dark and dramatic. Do you ever go back and look at some of your pins and notice anything about yourself through the images you choose?
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