Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Save or Splurge: Bow Loafers

Save or Splurge: Bow Loafers
One of my favorite designers is Kate Spade! The brand is so cute and quirky. Think bows, bows, and more bows... and a lot of color! It has me written all over it. Isn't this pair of Kate Spade New York Almond Toe Bow Loafers adorable? I love it but my wallet certainly doesn't. Because I can't afford it, I always have my eyes peeled for similar style products that fall within my budget.

Then, I saw these lovely Simply Vera Wang Tuxedo Bow Loafers at Kohl's! The plum suede gives it a luxe look without breaking the bank. Problem solved!

Monday, October 27, 2014

DIY Minnie Mouse Costume for Dogs

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It's almost Halloween and if you're like me, you're wondering what your dog is going to be. Whether you are dressing your child, pet, or yourself- costumes are so expensive these days! Why not DIY using a few items from your local craft store or your own closet?

Last year, my dog Paisley was Minnie Mouse and I proudly DIY'ed her costume! Here's our DIY Guide for a Minnie Mouse Dog Costume!

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What You'll Need:
- Black Felt
- 2 Red Bows
- 2 Metal Clips
- a Hot Glue Gun
- Scissors
- White Crayon or Silver Sharpie

Quick Tip: I bought all of the above mentioned items from my local Michael's craft store and likely cost under $10. They often have great coupons listed on their website. Check out their Deal's Page for coupons- among them is a 50% off any one item coupon!

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Create mouse ear clips in just 4 easy steps!

1- Use your white or silver marker to draw a small circle. The size of the circle will vary based on the size of your dog.
2- Fold the felt sheet in half and cut along the line you stenciled. When you're finished, you'll have two identical felt circles!
3- Hot glue a red bow on the front of each felt circle, towards the bottom.
4- Once dry, hot glue a metal clip on the back of each felt circle. This should be placed exactly behind the red bow.


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Now that the ears are complete, you're probably wondering about the skirt. I bought this adorable Minnie Mouse tutu at Petsmart last year. I waited until just a few days before Halloween to get it and they had already marked it down to $4! Here's a cute alternative for just $5 on Etsy- Red Dog Tutu.

And... voila!




Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Favorites

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House of Harlow Teepee Triangle Ring // Tom Ford 'Bruised Plum' Lipstick
 Kate Spade 'Nice Girl' iPhone 5 Case // Feather Masquerade Halloween Mask  (similar)
Jennifer Lopez Faux Fur Throw


1- House of Harlow Jewelry: I'm obsessed with Nicole Richie's 'House of Harlow' jewelry line! It's so boho-chic and has a unique quality. When I see one of these pieces, I immediately recognize the style. It's a little expensive for costume jewelry, but I found a way around that- Rocksbox! I just signed up for this service because I saw that they lend out House of Harlow jewelry. I hope I get a piece in my first box!

2- 'Lorde' Plum Lipstick: Lorde is the epitome of too cool for school. She's flawlessly unique and I love how she embraces that. She also has her own style! It's hard to say for sure but seemingly soon after Lorde started rocking deep purple lipstick, it caught on like wildfire.

3- Kate Spade 'Nice Girl' iPhone 5 Case: As you all know, I'm totally in love with anything Kate Spade. The brand is so cute and quirky! My current iPhone 4 is wearing a black and white polka dot Kate Spade case, but I have been in need of a major phone makeover. I want to upgrade! I'm currently debating which iPhone I should upgrade to; 5S or 6? I think this case is tipping me in favor of the 5S!

4- Feather Masquerade Halloween Mask: About a month ago, I bought a gorgeous hot pink and black feather masquerade mask from Michael's. It was so pretty that I just had to have it! I'm so excited to wear it for Halloween, but I'm not sure what to be. Any ideas?

5- Jennifer Lopez Faux Fur Throw: I am 100% absolutely positively in love with this throw! It's also my dog Paisley's favorite blanket. I bought it on impulse last year while holiday shopping in Kohl's. I loved it so much that I rushed back to get it as a gift, but they were sold out! I'm thrilled to see they have it in stock, again. It will make the perfect gift this holiday season; for yourself and your loved ones! (to my family: forget you read this)



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