Friday, June 29, 2012

Candy Colored Watches

Nooka watches have always drawn me in with their bold and bright colors... so delicious you can almost taste them. Which color would you choose? I'd love them all, but today I wish I could be wearing the watermelon two-toned one below!


All watch images from Nooka

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY Leather Bow Barrette

Ever since I saw these fabulous bows for your hair I've been wanting to make one for myself. So I did just that with a scrap piece of leather... and here's how you can make a simple one too!

You'll need:
- scrap leather
- plain barrette
- velcro strips w/ adhesive backs
- ruler (or straight edge)
- rolling cutter
- cutting surface
- super glue

Cut a strip of leather to the desired width of the bow.

Fold the strip over on itself and measure against the length of your barrette. Trim the leather so that the ends meet in the middle.

Glue each of the ends down, and hold in place until it dries.

Trim another piece of leather slightly thinner than the main bow piece. Fold over the center seam, measure and trim to the right length, and glue each of the ends down to the main bow.

Adhere the hook piece of velcro to the barrette and trim around the edges to match the shape of the barrette you are using. Adhere the loop of the velcro to the back of the bow. And then simply velcro the two pieces together!

It was so quick to make - you could easily make several different leather bows in various colors to attach to the same barrette.

I love how it adds a pop of interest and sophistication to an otherwise simple ponytail!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Color in My Closet: Green + Black

I loved this skirt the moment I saw it... the bright kelly green is exciting and cheerful. And the opening of the layers in the front are always so fun and playful when I wear it.

The title of the post should have been: Green + Black (and a little bit of zebra!)





green skirt - need supply co.
black top - zara
zebra shoes - aldo

Monday, June 25, 2012

Corner Closet

I really love this idea! What a perfect way to utilize the corner space in a room - and how fun is it to display some of your latest go-to clothes items!

DIY from Mint Love Social Club

Friday, June 22, 2012

Braided

Lately, the low down messy braid has been an easy go-to for me. And since we're heading down along the coast for some camping with friends today, I'm sure it'll be my style all weekend long. Happy Friday Everyone!


braids: 1, 2, 3

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Color in My Closet: Orange Sherbet

Orange used to be a color I only ever wore to Giants games, but recently a few key tangerine pieces have crawled into my regular wardrobe rotation. Including this amazing orange leather foldover clutch from Clare Vivier (see it here on my blog wishlist and here again), which I got last fall for the most perfect birthday gift.






orange striped shirt - f21
orange foldover clutch - clare vivier

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lamb Ear Shoes

This online shop, Lamb Ear Shoes, has the cutest selection of summer sandals, clogs and chukkas. I love so many of the different styles they carry.... here are a few of my favs!

Above: The Maya from Uglebo

Erengo/Unisex from schier

Zip Sandals from Common Project

The Label from LD Tuttle

P.S. Remember these amazing lavender chukkas from Common Project?!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Weekend

I'm getting away for a quick overnight trip to the mountains and some much needed r&r with my Mom today. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY Leather Wrapped Bangles

Remember this post about the wrapped bangles?! Well, I finally made something similar for myself - and it was so quick to make I thought I'd share all the easy steps.



You'll need:
- plain metal bangles
- leather strips cut to desired length
- super glue

First, add a small drop super glue to the end of the leather strip.

Press and hold to the inside of the metal bangle. And hold for a few seconds.

Once the glue is dry, start wrapping the leather around the bangle, pulling it snug to be sure there are no gaps between each wrap.

Keep wrapping.

Once you get to the end, add another small drop of glue. (Tip: trim the edge of the leather so that the end will be on the inside of the bangle).

Press and hold the end in place while the glue dries.

And voila! I decided to make two identical bangles with red leather, but make as many as you'd like and try experimenting with multiple colors!

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