Last week, I finally got around to decorating our apartment for the holidays. I realized while decorating that besides a few other craft supply staples, I always have spray paint on hand. My favorites are gold and silver as they easily transform a dull piece (like these white ceramic snowflake votive holders) into something glamorous and special looking.
I am off to San Francisco for the weekend and could not be more excited to see friends and family and experience real winter weather for a few days.
I decided on my costume just a few days before our big Halloween bash this past weekend. I went through several other costume ideas and even began making one, but wasn’t particularly excited about it. Since the holiday is one of my favorites and I enjoy dressing up and putting together a costume, I decided not to settle. I started thinking about some of the good films over the past year and remembered one of my favorite characters and costumes of the year – Effie Trinket of The Hunger Games.
After studying some of the movie screen shots and photo shoots with Elizabeth Banks, I realized I already had the basic clothing staples for the look (a brightly colored peplum dress, ribbon and cage-style heels). I ordered a few accessories from Amazon (this wig, the bolero and oversized flowers) and made sure to go over the top with the makeup. These eyelashes were so much fun to wear. I’m tempted to wear the outfit again tomorrow night, but I think I had enough fun this weekend.
Hope you all have a happy Halloween!
Filed under DIY, Inspiration
When I saw this brooch a few weeks ago while vintage shopping in the Bay Area, I knew I had to have it. I was immediately drawn to the shape and texture. I loved the resemblance of intertwined rope – like gold Twizzlers.
In the past, I overlooked brooches. Any that I was given from my grandmother would sit at the bottom of my jewelry box untouched. This antique one felt special so I decided to give it a shot. I pinned the brooch onto a plain black leather clutch and it instantly gave the bag more interest. I love the way the bag looks now.
I have already bought a few other pieces to use as pins including costume earrings. I removed the earring backs and hot glued a pin in place. Then, I added the oversized, colorful earring converted to pin to a navy blazer. The possibilities for creating a unique brooch are endless and easy.
Have a wonderful weekend!