Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DIY: Studded Sneakers

 I've seen the studded Chuck Taylor's for sale forever but never wanted to pay the hefty price tag (I save that for the real knock out shoes!)  Hello DIY!

All you need is:
  • A pair of Converse Hi Top Chuck Taylors
  • Pyramid Studs with prongs (iron ons won't quite cut it)
  • A flat head screwdriver, butter knife, or any tool with a flat surface
Just poke each stud through the canvas and flatten the prongs with your tool and...VIOLA!
I ended up using 27 per sneaker.  I plan on adding another row or so, but by the time I finished putting 54 in, I literally lost some feeling in a few of my fingers.  So now that I have the feeling back I can go in and add in a few more!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Favorites

 new bracelet from CB designs that I made for my personal collection and have rocked days on end.  (and my new CB designs NYC packaging!)
 finally got the Urban Decay Naked Palette, simply has everything you need.  and another shade of the Lipstick Queen pencil in Chase, a more coral/pink shade- yes these things are awesome.
 my fave new sunnies from H&M, the perfect shape and color.
the new GAGA CD.  I have had it on repeat for 3 days now.  LOVE HAIR- go buy now and rock it during all your weekend barbecues.
a simply gorgeous NYC day to start of the long holiday weekend.  (and i heart the kiddies leashed together in the second photo)

Have a great weekend, friends!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Favorites

 my new 'Almost Famous' sunglasses from the cobra snake...they are huge, ridiculous and I heart them.
 the Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Fab in stars and stripes.  I squealed and giggled when I put them on and can't wait to make them white trash chic.
 the skirt that I'm wearing today that my fab mommy made for me while teaching me how to sew last fall.  blue velvet, thank you mama!
my latest project of turning my hallway into a 'studio' for my jewelry design.  still a total work in progress, I have big additions to it coming this weekend!  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DIY: Neon Necklace

This spring I have been searching for a neon colored rhinestone necklace.  I adore the Tom Binns designs and also Adia Kibur- but both are either too expensive for this gal or sold out everywhere I look.  So here is my DIY version of my neon necklace for Summer 2011.
You need:  
  • A cheap costume necklace (I got mine from a random store on Broadway for $3.75)
  • Paint in the color you choose (I happened to get a double whammy by using nail polish instead!)
  • A small brush (I used a cheap lip brush I never use that is always at the bottom of my make up bag)
Literally, the only instructions are to paint the stones you want painted and viola
Wham Bam Thank you Ma'am!

Monday, May 16, 2011

H&M Fall 2011 Luxe

I am in no way ready for fall or winter coats or boots, as my spring shoe collection has barely seen the light of day. But I came across the H&M Fall 2011 Lookbook over the weekend and was just so impressed with textures and styling of their upcoming pieces. I love the pin straight hair and dark lips, the dark jewel tones and luxe looking materials they'll be using. And true to H&M form all items will retail for under $199. Hey, always need something to look forward to, right?

images via Refinery29

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Favorites

my new Jeffrey Campbell Groovies

purple blouses from H&M and Club Monaco. kind of feel like Prince meets Geisha.
YSL arty ring, quite possibly my favorite new purchase in a looong time.
the perfect cutoff shorts from Zara- will possibly live in these this summer.
super cute copper glitter nail polish from Sephora for OPI. I have the gold and silver already and love how they look solo or layered on top of other colors.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A New Home for Nasty!

Ya'll like my new Nasty Gal banners? I'm stoked to have them on my blog since I'm a major fan. These are a few of my favorite new pieces they have right now for summer. Go peep them out now!

Evil Twin Bad Brains shorts, Black Milk Rainbow Galaxy Leggings, Senso Indigo Leopard Booties, Pattie Crochet Dress, Inner Circle Blouse
Follow my blog with bloglovin

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Great Sock Debate Part II- Solved!

So I was originally planning to wear this outfit with tights. But finally the weather in NYC blossomed into something beautiful and I just couldn't bear to stuff my legs into another pair of tights after months and months spent in them. So last night I decided to take a trip to JCPenney on my way home to find just the right sock! I tried this look with both a light tan and a heathered navy sock. I think the tan works better. I have to say I'm pretty happy with the outcome and my heels are much more comfortable with the soft sock on. Part of me even feels like a little girl without the ruffles on her socks. What do you think?

Jeffrey Campbell shoes, J.Crew jacket, H&M Dress, Yesstyle blouse


Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekend Happies

just a few high points from this past weekend
me, mom and andy warholmy turquoise and red pedicurea nice way to spend a friday afternoonthe meat case at Eataly
my new go to for lips- Lipstick Queen glossy pencil in Genre

Also, a huge highlight of the weekend was some killer shopping. New fav pieces coming in a post later this week!

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

I had the pleasure of visiting The Metropolitan Museum this weekend and checking out the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit. It was easily the most stunning thing I've ever seen in a museum (and I have been to my fair share of museums, galleries and exhibits).

I went there specifically to see this show but was not at all prepared for how blown away I would walk out. From the first piece I saw, my breath was quite literally taken away. At several points in the show my jaw dropped to the floor and I had no words for what I was feeling.

The exhibit was expertly curated from the music to the lighting to the room structure. Throughout the show were McQueen quotes displayed on the walls and alongside the pieces that just enhanced each look and in one room were TV screens showing various runway shows.

The exhibit runs through July 31st. It is an absolute must see for anyone that is able to make it to The Met.

images via Harper's Bazaar