April 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
I have a small powder bathroom in my home that is quite narrow and hard to decorate. With tight space and simple design, I have had a hard time decorating it and being content with any decisions. You wouldn’t normally think such a small space would cause so much trouble but this room has been a source of annoyance for me. I have been looking through magazines and blogs to get some ideas and it came to me that I needed some sunshine in this room and it was only going to come from a DIY project. I’ve been known to make my own artwork in my house and this was one of those times that I knew I could get the job done and be happy with the outcome.
This room is painted a soft Toffee color with white and stainless steel accessories. I decided the best way to add some color and dimension would be to do a painting using a Chevron pattern. I went to Home Depot and purchased a piece of quarter inch veneer plywood, a few painting supplies and the paint color of my choice. I happened to have some white paint at the house from a previous project so I only needed to purchase a sample size jar of Behr Bicycle Yellow. As you can see from the pictures, I painted the wood white and then made a simple stencil to outline the lines I wanted. After I traced the stencil I was able to fill them in with the yellow. This was a very simple and totally inexpensive project. I’m pleased with the outcome and think it really gives the bathroom some much needed character.
April 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
A well structured shoe is one of the most beautiful things to me. When I see one of these beauties it’s hard for me to pass them up. This amazing Sam Edelman “Kendall” Wedge has been calling my name since the day I saw it in the latest Nordstrom catalog. The animal print is so fresh and the cut of this shoe oozes sex appeal. Not only is animal in this season but the style of this shoe makes this trend very easy to pull off. The print is not too large or overwhelming and the wood heel compliments the colors nicely. I picture wearing this shoe with a simple black Maxi dress with my hair pulled back during the day and then pairing it with some leggings and a boyfriend blazer at night. This shoe is selling out like hot cakes, so if you D-I-E for it like I do, scoop up your pair quickly.
April 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
A great Spring trend that is making a reappearance this season is the Shift dress. These loose, swingy dresses are easy to wear with tights and a light sweater when the weather hasn’t quite warmed up and then transitions beautifully with wedges and bangles when the sun finally does make its appearance. This look may feel a little retro and dated, but take a hint from these trend setters and add a pop of color or funky shoes to make this look your own. My personal favorite is to dress up these simple looks with fun costume jewelry or bright lipstick for a shock of color.
Here are a few dresses from Warehouse that I think are fun and can be worn in many different ways. Each of them has a different feel and can take you from day to night depending on your accessories. The Shift dress provides comfort and fashion in a simple style. Whether you are looking for a new look to wear to the office or an upcoming graduation party I think you will find that this look will take you places.
April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
With Spring officially here, this is the time everyone likes to set fitness goals to be ready for Summer. I wanted to take a moment and share a few tips to make reaching your goals doable and possibly take a little bit of the guess work out of it. All of us know that diet and exercise are the key to maintaining a healthy weight and fabulous looking body, but what about those last few difficult pounds that never seem to want to vanish. Here are a few simple tips to apply to your workout routine and I assure you will see a difference.
1. You must increase the intensity of your workouts (if you can carry on a conversation with a friend, you are not working hard enough).
2. Go breathless-make sure you are working to 85% of your maximum (you will know when you reach this because you will be breathless).
3. Cut out booze, processed food and reduce sodium intake to 1500mg a day (if you can’t cut the alcohol, try and reduce it to one/two times a week and watch your intake).
4. Up your intake of water to 80oz (10 8oz classes a day).
These are simple but important tips. Apply what you like and I know you will see the results in no time! HELLO Skinny Jeans!