Thursday, October 30, 2014

Look What I Got: Pink and Gold Bedroom

Bedroom Tour 
So, I have been (slowly) taking you on a little tour of my new home and the (really) little DIY projects I've been doing.  Next up is my bedroom, which may be my favorite room in the house.  It's full of pink and gold details, polka dots and ruffles. (and lots of TJ Maxx finds).  Obviously, the Scot is thrilled with how it turned out.

Bedroom Tour 1 
Bed: Raymour and Flanigan (exact)  | Bedside tables: TJ Maxx | 
Comforter and pillow shams: TJ Maxx | Polka Dot Pillow: Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx (similar) | 
Sequin pillow: Cynthia Rowley via TJ Maxx (similar)  | Curtains: Groopdealz
Paint: Benjamin Moore, Gentle Butterfly | Gold polka dot decals (similar)

I knew what I wanted to do with the bedroom long before we moved in.  My old bed was a cheap piece of crap and, since we don't like sleeping on the floor, the bed was our first purchase.  Then came the painting.  I may have told a fib and told the Scot that the paint wasn't that pink.  Well, he decided to start painting one day while I had to work late....and he had a lot to say about the paint.  Luckily, he had already painted a whole wall before fully taking it in.  So, it was too late to turn back.  We were on our way to my Barbie Dream House bedroom.  The Scot also had to return to Home Depot without me and request paint in the color "gentle butterfly."  He now refers to our bedroom as "the butterfly's vagina."

And then it got worse for the Scot when I started putting up some gold polka dots decals (tutorial coming soon!) and ruffled curtains.

Bedroom Tour 2 
Gold feather pictures: Target | Frames and pink rose dish: TJ Maxx

And I've just kept adding gold, girly details ever since!

Bedroom Tour 3 
Table: TJ Maxx | Bottles: Michael's

I did let the Scot mount the TV on the wall, which was his only design contribution to the house.  And, why yes, that is a gold polka pumpkin.  

Bedroom Tour 5 
I Love You and Shoe canvases: TJ Maxx (similar) | Sequin Ampersand: DIY (here

The Scot's only other requests for the bedroom was that he have a full length mirror (vain much?) and a bench to sit on to put on his shoes and socks (like Mr. Rogers).  

Bedroom Tour 7
Lamp: Target | Owl Dish: Target (similar) | Gray bird bowl: TJ Maxx (similar)

So, there you have it.  My pink and gold dream room!


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Borrowed (or Copied) Stripes

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Aqua Ponte Striped Dress: Bloomingdale's (exact) | Cardigan: J. Crew (similar) |
Necklace: StyleLately (worn, similar) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson via DSW (worn, similar) |
Spike and Pave Link Bracelets: Groopdealz (similar)
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This outfit is a knockoff in two ways.  Layers of copying, if you will.  
First, it was inspired by an Atlantic Pacific outfit way back from 2012.  (Ok, I know I am wearing plain black shoes instead of fab pink ones, but as you can see this pictures were taken on vacation in Ibiza and not in suburban NJ.  The bright colored heels just did not fit in the suitcase.)  What can I say?  Stripes are timeless.  And I Google before I get dressed in the morning sometimes.  Some people exercise or eat a healthy breakfast first in the morning.  I, personally, Google outfit ideas. 
Second, this dress is Kate Spade-inspired.  I thought it was a great dupe for the Celina dress.  I am not saying this designer copied Kate Spade.  I have no idea which dress came first.  It's a chicken or the egg type of dilemma.  Also, I am not sure you can accuse someone of plagiarizing black and white stripes.  But, I am sure that this dress (at $88) is 77% less expensive than the Kate Spade version.  Check it I did the math.  So, there you have it.  Layers of copying and bargain hunting put this outfit together.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

$25 Target Giveaway!


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I've been battling a cold for the past few days and trying to keep myself afloat at work while this virus wreaks havoc on my body.  So, blogging has not been at the top of my priority list...since the simple act of walking to refrigerator requires a follow up hour nap.
I am being super duper lazy and re-posting this fabulous giveaway from my sponsor this  month, Labor of Life! I guess you guys can't complain too much.  It is a giveaway!  And I would stock up on items to combat this sickness if someone were to give me a $25 gift card.


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Favorite Fashion Friday #68 and $25 Target Giveaway!

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This week's link up has a special co-host!  I know, I have gone co-host crazy!  Anyways, Linda of A Labor of Life is here to help me out with the link-up....and I to give away a $25 Target gift card!  I know, she's making me look really bad as a host.  She brought presents to the party.

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I am Linda,  a Canadian Life and Style Blogger with an emphasis on the ' Style" except around holidays where I turn more to crafts and baking. I like to share all the little pieces of my life on that little piece of the internet I call my own " Labour of Life"

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And now you enter to win $25 to Target.  You can spend it however you want....even on $25 worth of Halloween candy.  That would buy a lot of Reese's Pumpkins.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Look What I Got: Like a Real Fashion Blogger

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Creme de la Creme Dress: Free People via Bloomingdale's | Shoes: BCBG via Macy's |
Earrings: Kate Spade via Bloomingdale's | Bracelet: JewelMint

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When I first saw these photos I thought, "I look like a real fashion blogger!"  I guess having a blog doesn't make me a "real blogger" in my mind.  When I think of real fashion bloggers, I think of the biggies: Atlantic Pacific; Kendi Everyday...you know, the classic hits.  But, I guess technically, I am a real fashion blogger.  I have a blog, it includes fashion, I am a real live person.  I guess I fit all the criteria.  However, I have yet to master the poses, include at least 4 trends in each outfit, walk a yard in heels without crying...you know all things that fashion bloggers, but not real people can do.  Well, look at me.  I am posed.  I am wearing a jewel tone, strappy heels, statement earrings and a bold lip.  I will admit though, I had tears in my eyes after wearing these heels for an hour.

I haven't sold out though.  That dress was $32 on clearance, the earrings were $22 on clearance, the shoes were $25 after a coupon, and I used credits to get the bracelet.  So, I might look like a big shot blogger....but I poured through sale bins to get these clothes.


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