Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vintage babe

This summer more and more people are opting for retro inspired bathing suits with a modern twist. Besides thinking they're cute, I've always liked them for what they represent. Women in the 1940s and 50s didn't have this pressure to be skinny, they were real women with real curves. There wasn't a certain body type that was considered to be ideal. These women had confidence! They also had a certain playfulness to them and just because they were more covered up that didn't stop them from being sexy.
Vintage babe

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

D.I.Y: Fringe Necklace

Before you begin this project make sure you have enough chain (I used up the majority of this pack which is about 100 inches.)

1. Measure and cut a 16 inch strand of chain. Attach a lobster claw clasp and a hoop at the ends.

2. Cut as many 3 inch strands of chain as you can. Group the strands into pairs.

3. Fold the necklace in half and mark the middle. Attach the first strand. In my case, I made the center strand a bit longer that the rest (about 4 inches instead of 3).

4. Continue attaching strands on both sides until you're happy with the results.

Here's the final look:

Monday, June 11, 2012

D.I.Y. Inspiration Board: Fringe Necklaces

Fringe is a pretty classic summer staple. It gives off a carefree and laid back vibe. However fringe jewelry can give a sophisticated touch to any outfit. I've been gathering some ideas and I've managed to make my own version of a fringe necklace. Stay tuned for the DIY!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's all in the bag

So you are a serious blogger that recently decided to step up your blog's pictures and finally get that DSLR. You've been playing with it for weeks and you've finally figured out all the awesome features of your new baby. Now that it's time to take your baby out, you realize that all you have to protect is a nylon camera bag. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to bash on camera bags. However you're a person that's constantly on the move and you need a bag that can offer your camera some protection and still be caught in those fabulous outfit of the day pictures. Handbag designers are well aware of this new need and now skipping out on style for your camera bag is not an option.  For this post I've picked out some of my favorite camera bags. (Hopefully I can commit to buying one of these sometime in the future.)

The Lola bag by Epiphanie $169

It's available in four different colors: red, teal, black, and pink. It features a waterproof synthetic leather exterior. The interior is fully padded and it counts with adjustable velcro panels that can be moved to any position. 

The Brooklyn Camera Bag by ONA $309

This bag is a bit more on the pricey side but I just love the schoolgirl charm it has. It's made with handcrafted and vegetable tanned leather. It has a customizable interior with 3 removable dividers.

Posey 2 Bag by Kelly Moore $169

I really like the sporty aspect of this bag and the fact that it has many sort of built-in pockets for credit cards and such. It also features a waterproof synthetic leather exterior and a fully padded interior with 2 adjustable dividers.

The Georgia Bag by Jo Totes $107

Again I really love that it's a satchel and it has a very cute nautical pattern on it. The exterior is faux leather and canvas and it features plenty of extra pockets for personal items. The interior is completely padded with 3 adjustable dividers.

The Bossi Bag by THEIT  $159(canadian dollars)

I think the quilting on the exterior gives this bag a very classic and put together sort of look and who doesn't like a little Chanel look-a like? It has a water resistant exterior and a fully removable padded insert that lets you choose between camera bag or purse.

Which one is your fave?

Monday, June 4, 2012

May's Beauty Haul

This summer I'm using more relaxed makeup styles so most of my experimenting has been going on with nail polishes. I'm really into bright blues, pastels, and nudes. Anyway here's what I got: 

Nicole by O.P.I. polishes in My Lifesaver (left) and My Favorite Gold (right)

O.P.I. mini set inspired by  the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 

Revlon Nail Polishes in Graceful (left) and Radiant (right)

NYC Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain in the shade Never Ending Nude
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