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Reed Krakoff for Kohl’s

15 Apr

Former Coach creative director Reed Krakoff has designed a collection for Kohl’s that will be completely accessable to the masses. The designer, whose signature collection included handbags priced in the $1,000 to $3,000 range, has created the limited-edition Reed for Kohl’s collection, priced between $15 to $129. Krakoff calls the line “the new accessible luxury” and the designer will feature his signature handbag shapes and prints in the affordable new collection. The collection includes keychains, pouches, handbags and Apparel. Below are some of my favorites! Shop Reed for kohl’s online NOW or in stores starting April 21.

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Gallery Wall Success!

24 Aug

Gallery walls are having a major moment right now. Gallery walls are basically an arranged artistic display of things that matter to you most including mirrors, pictures, arts & crafts, frames, Initials etc. There are really no rules when it comes to a well hung gallery wall, it’s really all about what you think works for your space.   I recently finished my gallery wall and have some tips that I want to share with you that made it easier for me.

Gallery walls are a process (mine took 6 weeks to complete) but don’t fret, YOU GOT THIS! One picture at a time.

Supplies & Art:

Hammer & nails, tacky glue, mounting putty (behind the frames that wouldn’t stay put), gold paint, sandpaper (to distress some of the frames)

*Mirror, clock, and framed elephant art available at Target.

*Twine wrapped Letter ‘F’, gold paint, decorative keys, tweed heart, and oval wood piece with keyhole ceramic piece all available at Michaels.

*Weathered brown frame (upper right) available at West Elm.

*All other frames available at Home Goods.


Gallery Wall Tips:

* Check Pinterest and Instagram Check these sites for gallery walls to see what styles, colors and arrangements you like.

*Everyone Can afford a gallery wall: My gallery wall pictured above includes only 2 pricey pieces, the rest are super affordable pieces (hello $25 mirror) mixed with DIY stuff.  Don’t let your budget stop you! Also, Don’t limit yourself to only store-bought items. If you love a particular frame in your home, you can paint it to match your theme. There are youtube tutorials for EVERYTHING and you can watch step by step videos on sanding, staining and painting frames.

*Make it your own: pick a color palette. I chose ivory, black & gold. All of your art doesn’t need to match, but having 2-3 primary colors makes it more cohesive when completed. I also went with only black & white prints and photos to keep things uniform.

*Don’t be afraid to use different frames: Different sizes, shapes & colors only add to the greatness of your gallery wall.

*Lay it out:  I cannot stress enough to lay out your gallery wall arrangement BEFORE putting anything on the wall. I layed mine out on the floor, changed it around a few times, took pictures and compared the pictures until I was happy with the arrangement.

*All in the family: Tie your gallery wall colors in with your surrounding couch, blankets, coffee table, and throw pillows. This keeps everything cohesive within the space.

*Hang time: Hang your artistic representation any way you want. I keep reading all sorts of rules about arranging your gallery wall, but just remember- it is YOUR gallery wall so hang it how you want. As long as it’s balanced with shapes & spacing, your gallery wall will be just fine. Speaking of spacing: The wall is your friend- the space between your art is just as important as the art itself. I started with putting my largest piece up and went from there. I chose to not put the largest piece dead center. I feel like that would be expected and it can cause your eye to be drawn toward that piece and not all of the fun stuff around it.

Breathe: You can do it!

Valentine’s Day Nail Inspiration ’14!

30 Jan

It’s almost that time of year again!!! Valentine’s Day is in two weeks and all of you nail art lovers need to decide what you’ll do this year for the day of love! Last year I shared some Valentine’s Day nail inspiration and it got so much traffic, so I’m doing it again this year! These are some of my favorites that I came across on Pinterest! So many cute ideas!

Click HERE for a quick and easy way to create a heart on your nails!

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Pinspiration: Shades Of Grey!

4 Nov

Hi everyone!  As usual I was on Pinterest for over an hour this evening looking  at everything from home decor to handbags. I got sidetracked with cute grey nails and thought I’d share my favorites with you. I love rocking grey nails year round but especially in the Fall/Winter-  It just goes so well with black and burgundy which are colors I wear quite often during the cooler months.

From shiny to matte to french tipped here is some Pinspiration below!

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Fabulous Friday Finds (Cutout bracelets)

28 Jun

Happy Friday lovelies!!!!!!!  I hope you’re  having a great week thus far.  Today my finds(under $20 as usual) consist of cutout bracelets, my new favorite piece. Every jewelry collection should include at least one.  These bracelets are a perfect for summer!  They make a statement and are very wearable during hot months, they’re open and airy! Although I’m a serial stacker when it comes to my wrist wear, I prefer to wear these cutout bracelets alone because they have such great detail that I don’t want to be sidelined by a surrounding stack.

These unique hinged bracelets and cuffs are priced from $4.80 to $8.80  and are all available at Forever21.

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Images : Forever21

 

Beyonce The New Face of H&M

22 Mar

Beyonce is the new face of H&M’s Summer campaign.  As if she’s not busy enough, the superstar working mom not only shot the campaign in the Bahamas this past January, but she helped design the collection that accompanies it.  The campaign will consist of print ads and a commercial to air in May and H&M will be donating 25% of the sales of the collection to the charity H&M for water.

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Valentine’s Day Nail Inspiration!

5 Feb

With Valentine’s day only nine days away, here are some fun nail ideas for the day of love!
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