Posts tagged ‘style guide’

February 9, 2011

I Have Green Fingers

I admit, I buy cheap jewelry. So sue me! It’s just the green ring that’s embarrassing! Like sometimes I take off my jewelry mid day because it’s annoying, and I look down and see the NEW green ring that I DID NOT buy. Stupid.

Care for a cure? Try painting the inside of the cheap jewelry with clear coat nail polish. Works like a charm. And if you have the stain from NOT using this method, try heavy duty dish soap.

 

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January 21, 2011

Birthday Wish List

So…since my birthday is coming up I’ve compiled a wish list 😉 Actually, it’s just a short list of really cool, expensive things I’d love to show up on my doorstep 😀

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent

Modern Vintage Shoes

Le Mer Collections Vintage Oversized Watch

December 14, 2010

Silk Lovin’

Gainsville lovin’ over Thanksgiving break.

I love this silk black long sleeved button down with jeans, really relaxed look & feel and hello!…it’s silk. Really easy article of clothing to acquire, and well worth it.

December 10, 2010

Design Box Party

Went to a party with Meinie last night at Design Box in Coconut Grove. They have ADORABLE jewelry and boutique home furnishings. Even though it was so cold, they had some fantastic music and a warm atmosphere. DEFINITELY check out the store if you’re in Coconut Grove, well worth it.

www.designboxinteriors.com

Meinie Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2010

Photoshop Fail

Oh my. A realistic picture of a celebrity….

Props to Complex.com for posting up a non-photoshoped photo of the famous Kim Kardashian and then, realizing their mistake, they fumbled to post the edited version. Too bad smart people saved the unedited version before complex.com realized anything was wrong. So of course you knew this would go viral, because people swarm over the line “everyone in the industry is photoshopped…you’re beautiful too…”. Truth is, everyone is photoshopped. Victoria’s Secret scouts the ENTIRE WORLD for their models, so in the entire world they’ve hired the 20 most beautiful women (as told to me by my ex-model mother) … So don’t feel too bad when you watch the Victoria’s Secret fashion show at 10:00 pm in your pj’s eating ice cream out of the container…Veiny legs & thick waistlines can be beautiful, too…photoshop makes life unrealistic.

I, for one, do not like Kim Kardashian. But props to her and her beautiful unedited face.

October 27, 2010

I Love Aldo

I love shoes Aldo. Not only are their ads so, so great:

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But you need to keep an eye on their clearance section. http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/clearance

I just bought an amazing pair of heels:

for $45.

Sweet.

October 27, 2010

Versace Mansion

 

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Versace mansion pool

 

Beautiful night at the Versace mansion. I’ve lived in Miami for 7 years and this was the very first time I’ve ever been inside. I definitely would not complain if I lived there 😉

 

October 24, 2010

Winter = Uggs

Even though it’s Florida, winter still seems to be the season for Uggs (and short shorts)

I, for one, do not own a pair of uggs. I’ve been told that they’re so confortable, you can live in them. But, if you’re into the whole fluffy feet thing, here they’re 40% off:

http://bit.ly/9bPeey

October 15, 2010

How To Vintage

Vinage Jean Look

Looking to get the vintage look from something that’s really not-so-vintage? Try this.

First off let me just say that I feel it is a lot easier to go through thrift stores finding “vintage look” items that really are vintage, than it is to spend hours converting your modern clothes to look vintage.

Nothing can compare to real vintage.

If you want to make a cotton-t soft and faded (like vintage ones), you soak the t-shirt in a mixture of 1 part water, 1 part salt, and 1 part bleach….just make sure you don’t soak it too long or the beach will REALLY wear it out. If you want to leave it in the sun first then wash it that works too. Logos can be applied either through iron-on transfers, stenciling, silk screening etc. If you wash a shirt in hot water quite often the design cracks, which could make the shirt look older.

If you want to make a larger neck on t-shirts, take scissors and cut off right under the hem. Be careful though, once it’s cut there’s no turning back.

For the jeans, if you’re looking to put holes in them or just wear them out, grab a cheese grader. Literally grade the jeans as if it were cheese, but watch out because it gets sharp. Or, you can try using sand paper…this just might take a little longer. Then the jeans were washed several times in the washing machine, until they reached the “vintage” look.

If you want a dark vintage color to your jeans, we need to make some coffe. Disgusting, coffee dye that is.

Take a large bucket, and fill it with enough water to soak your jeans. Then, take espresso style coffee and make a stocking coffee bag (get an old pair of stockings, fill the foot up with the coffee, tie at the end) and soak it in the water until it turns, well, the color of coffee. Then let your jeans soak in it over night. The next day, wash and dry them normally. And ta da! There you have it.

Also, bleach pens work great if you want to bleach a desired area. If you want the bleach splatter look, get a tooth brush and dip it in bleach then splash that on the clothing you desire to be splattered. But don’t get it on anything else!!! That can be dangerous.

October 8, 2010

Be beautiful at a beautiful price

http://www.modcloth.com/store

This site is going to be the death of me.

As in, I just might to bankrupt.

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