Archive | February, 2013

DIY: Leopard Fur Collar

28 Feb

I sell our jewelry at local vintage events which means I am constantly finding little gems myself, like this genuine leopard fur collar and cashmere cardigan. I figured it would be a perfect DIY project. I used sew-on snaps to attach the collar to the cardigan.

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And now I have a classic cashmere leopard fur collar cardigan. The best part is by adding sew-on snaps to the leopard collar it can be easily snapped off and snapped to other garments.

Essentials: sew-on snaps, needle, and string, all purchased at Joann Fabrics.

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Black White and Neon Yellow

27 Feb

My intention for my outfit posts on the blog is to keep track of what I have in my wardrobe so that I could get the best use out of it and only invest in essentials that I can wear from season to season which is why you see me styling my garments in different ways, like my favorite leggings which I also wore here.

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You bet I will be wearing these leggings again come this spring.

J.Crew Neon Yellow Blouse – Alice and Olivia Faux Fur Vest – Leggings no-name – DKNY Burgundy Bag – Franco Sarto Boots (Old)

Until next time,
Monica

Cap Toe Trend

26 Feb

What do you think of this new trend? I think it gives any outfit an instant sophistication, it’s definitely a show stopper. I already invested in a pair. I got my eye on you neon yellow! Take a peek.

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As always, Carolina Xoxo

Biker Girl Meets Girly Girl

25 Feb

I had a busy weekend, ( my kind of weekend- I’ll explain in another post) our photographer took pictures of our jewels, so get ready to see some new designs on the website. We have been preparing non-stop for next weekend’s event but even more exciting we just got accepted to the Sierra Madre Wisteria Lane annual event!!!! This little town is a jewel in it self. Little quaint small towns always whisk me away to where we grew up. I Was feeling inspired by V-Day, but it’s still a bit chilly for this Cali girl hence the colorful pieces and an accent of edge. Take a peek.

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As always, Carolina Xoxo

Happy Weekend

22 Feb

While I don’t have much plans for the weekend which usually consists of a jewelry event I am looking forward to the Oscars as I am sure many of us are.

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Oscar night and Valentine’s Day are a couple of the exciting events in February which always seems to fly by as it is such a short month.

Here are a couple of things that got me through this week:

All the posts from NY and London Fashion week, although I must say Kate Spade‘s fall 2013 collection was probably the brightest I have seen so far. This look can be achieved by adding splashes of color to the classic polka-dots or stripes which I am sure most of us have in our closets. I can’t wait to try it come this spring!

Was anyone else shocked about Desiree not getting a rose from the Sean the Bachelor? That was one sad departure from the two at the end. I was hoping her brother was in on another prank, for one he looked nothing like her family or looked liked he belonged to the family. I am guessing he is the black sheep. On another note, does anyone else think that Ashlee is too needy?

I’m still going strong on my not shopping challenge from my small group. Actually it was only for a week, but since I was raised catholic I have now gave it up for lent.

Not shopping does not mean I can’t browse the web for inspiration, and I have my eyes set on these shoes!

And while browsing the web I came across s the cutest simplest appetizers for Oscar night here that anyone can try, and would make anyone smile.

Happy Weekend Everyone!
Monica

DIY: Pretty Polish Remover Bottle

21 Feb

The thought of applying nail polish remover to my nails make me cringe every time. For one the smell is unbearable, two my husband gets on my case because of all the harsh chemicals, and three it doesn’t come in the prettiest bottles. The scented ones are somewhat better to handle, but I thought by putting in a prettier bottle it might excite me more to use this beauty essential.

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I used Martha Stewart Crafts from Michaels: all-purpose gel adhesive and iridescent glitter in cotton-candy.

Note: I made sure to add a label to prevent any accidents.

Until next time,
Monica

How to Walk on Snow or Ice with Heels

20 Feb

Unfortunately the snow does not keep me from wearing heels the key is to “place your foot straight down so you do not slip” which I learned here and it worked!

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On another note in order from keeping my green coat and red pumps from looking too holiday like I wore them with all neutrals underneath and my mustard yellow Coach leather cross-body bag.

Tulle Clothing Coat United Colors of Benetton White Blouse – Ann Taylor Navy Blue Peplum Blouse – United Colors of Benetton Slacks – Coach Leather Cross-body BagYves Saint Laurent (YSL) Red Pumps

Until next time,
Monica

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