Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Peacock: A Fashion Trend

Hi everyone.

I have always adored the peacock. I remember going over to my cousins farm when I was little and seeing their peacock. My brothers and I would try to piss it off so it would spread it's colorful feathers.

I love Peacock inspired fashion too!

Peacock feather headband is a must have! I need to get one of these!

You can find this Peacock feather ruffled top at Forever 21

Love this!

You can also pick these up at Forever 21 for 7 bucks

My Peacock inspired look

I styled my hair in a high "pomp" in the front, which reminded me of the feathers on the peacocks head 

This look would be fun if you're going out on the town! I personally would wear this to the office!

I bought these Peacock earrings at Forever 21 about 2 years ago. One of my favorite pair of earrings!

As for my make up, I blended two shades of blue eyeshadow, one light (all over crease and lid) , and one dark (outer corner of the crease). Then softened the blues with a white frosted shadow.

Last, I painted my nails with Milani's "Bolting Blue" which I bought at the drug store for 2 bucks

Here's to you, Mr. Peacock.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black Swan vs White Swan Part 2

As I have mentioned before, I LOVE the movie Black Swan. I watched it again for the 3rd time the other night! The costumes, hair, and make-up are amazing!

So, like an obsessed fan I am of this movie, I wanted to have some kind of Black Swan attire.

My inspiration: Juicy Couture "Bird" top

I bought a black feather boa at SAS fabrics for about 2 bucks.

I used a black tee I had laying around, but this one is $5.50 at Forever 21

I simply hot glued the feather boa on the sleeves........... So what about the White Swan?

This little girl makes the PERFECT White Swan

I made this little tu-tu onesie and matching headband for the prima ballerina

It wasn't too long before she started pulling out her feathers, then mine!

Oh, how I envy you, White Swan.



Sunday, February 20, 2011

60's Spy Modesty Blaise Inspired Make-Up and Hair

Modesty Blaise is one of my all time favorite 60's Spy movies! Not to mention Monica Vitti is so cute!!!

I love the costumes! This movie is definitely worth a watch.

Here's a quick tutorial on how to get Modesty's look.

Have fun!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

DIY Betsey Johnson Inspired Earrings

I'm a huge fan of Betsey Johnson! Who isn't!? Unfortunately, her designs are a little out of my budget! I must have been a good girl  last year because Santa was kind enough to get me some BJ earrings that I had asked for for Christmas! They are extra special because whenever I put them on, I think of my darling husband.
I love them! Thanks again Gabe! I mean Santa!

Today, I thought I would throw together a pair of my own Betsey Johnson inspired earrings that cost a WHOLE lot less than what they actually sell for.

I purchased my materials from SAS fabric store, minus the earrings and pliers.

I attached two small strands of the gold chain to the black hoop earring and then connected the black bow to the other end of the chain on both sides of the bow.

WAA-LAA!!! See how they sparkle!

The finished product. I really enjoyed making these. It seriously took me about 5 minutes and less than 5 bucks to make.

Hope I inspired you to get crafty! Thanks for reading!



Friday, February 18, 2011

It's ALIVE!!! BCBG Heels Re-Vamp Plus Tutorial!

Hi! Today was a busy day! I dug out a pair of BCBG heels that had bad scuffs. I've only worn these about a handfull of times. I was about to donate them to Goodwill untill I got the idea that I could "repair" them myself.

Poor shoes. :(

Nothing a little spray paint can't fix!

Yay!!! Now I just have to figure out how to get the paint off the spots I didn't mean to paint! Dang-it!

Hot Date Night and Cat-Eye Eyeliner Tutorial!

So, I got some requests about how I do my eyeliner and how I did my hair/make-up when my husband and I went out on a date a while ago.

Hot Date Night circa 2009

WARNING! This is my first video tutorial. I appolgize for the crappy quality. A new video camera is in the works! (I think?)

Thanks for watching!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Safari Jane

I appologize for my lack of posting new and exciting things! My husband and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary on February 6th. We enjoyed a relaxing get-away in San Diego which was much needed. What else... for Valentines Day, my parents were gracious enough to take the kiddo for a few days so that Gabe and I could have Valentines Day alone together. We went to my favorite Jamaican restaurant, The Breadfruit. Yummies.

So today, we went to the Phoenix Zoo! Here's what I wore which I thought was appropriate for our afternoon excursion.

Something I had hanging in the closet for forever.

Blouse: Forever 21
Leopard Print Belt: Can't remember
Vintage Ivory(?) Necklace: Buffalo Exchange

I really wish I bought a Safari hat from the gift shop and had a machete

 Safari Inspiration

1968 YSL Safari Fashion Shoot

1940's (50's maybe?) Safari Fashion

I love this. 1920's Safari/Animal Print Fashion

Darling Sarfari Inspired Collared Dress. Not sure where this one is from, but you can find them anywhere.

So there you have it. I hope this helps you decide what to wear when you go to Africa or the Phoenix Zoo.



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

30 inch waist and...

PROUD!!!!! That's right. I have a 28"-30" waist! Ok, ok, 28" is pushing it, but hey, that's not bad at all! Here's my point, I'm not what you would call thin. All my life I have been obsessing over my weight and what I eat. It consumed me. I have struggled to lose weight because I thought that I was "fat". My insecurity about my body annoyed the crap out of my husband. I don't know why it took 24 years of my life to realize that hey, I'm proud of what I got! Yes, I have stretch marks from my pregnancy, scars on my belly from gallbladder surgery, loose abdominals, and slightly saggy boobs. You know what, I LOVE MY BODY!

Ladies, cherish what you have. Your body is the only body that you're going to have. If you think you could stand to shed some weight, then do it! It's a waste of energy obsessing about how overweight you think you are. You'll not only bring other people down in doing so, but you'll bring down yourself. You are what's most important. You are your best support system!

My mother in law gave me the best advice.... you are not what the problem is, it's the clothes! SO TRUE! Trust me, I know what it's like to feel helpless in a fitting room. DON'T GIVE UP! Shopping for the right clothes does require patience! If you experiment, I guarantee you'll be satisfied.

I hope that I have provided positive inspiration for you all. Be happy with yourself and your body and most of all, be confident!