Always on the hunt for stylish pieces that won’t break the bank.
Here are a few of my latest finds…
Posted in Accessible Fashions, Accessories Every Home Needs, FASHION, Garden Stools, Handbags, Shopping, Shopping The World, STYLE, Things I Love, What I Bought, tagged Accessories, FASHION, Home Decor, Style on February 13, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last year I needed to get my jewelry, specifically my necklaces sorted and stored in an organized way. At the time I wanted to use ribbon to do a simple update on a standard cork board which I would hang my necklaces on. This is what the board looked like with a little ribbon added around the edge. Simple, effective and not very attractive but given that the board hangs behind the bedroom door and no one sees it I was fine with it.
Over the course of the year my necklace collection grew and I ran out for room on the board. After giving a little thought to what I could do, I came up with an idea to create a Jewelry Closet for my necklaces. Here is it.
This simple project doubled the storage space for my jewelry and allowed me to add some additional style to my bedroom décor.
Here’s what it took…
Two framed cork boards purchased from Wal-Mart
Paint–I used acrylic paint from Michael’s
Two Schlage Brass Plated hinges from Home Depot
A piece of fabric (measured to fit the face of the board)–I got this from Hancock Fabrics
1 decorative knob
Suede cording for the closure loop (from my stash)
And here’s How I Did it…
First I painted all edges of both boards in red to match the new color change I made in my bedroom for spring.
Next my sweet hubby attached the piano hinges on one side of each board to connect them. The cork surface of each board in facing in.
We then added a decorative red and white striped knob which I purchased from Hobby Lobby last year on clearance for $.50 cents. (p.s. they have tons of knobs that they just marked down to 66% off–check their sale section).
Finally I added the decorative fabric to the front of the outside board, tacking it in place with gold thumb tacks.
What I also like about my new Jewelry Closet is the added bonus of using the front to pin inspirational style images. What fun!
Hey, did you notice that I have some empty space in my closet to add some more jewelry? Whoopee!
Have a great weekend!
Ok, so I’ve fell victim to the more-the-merrier bracelet, bangles trend that has been going strong for some time now.
As someone who loves jewelry and just happens to have quite a few bracelets, this look was pretty easy for me to pull off. For those of you new to this trend and on the cusp of joining the arm candy fun, I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned about pulling off this look…
Last week, Stella and Dot participated in a fashion show fundraising event for the Community Assistance Center, a non-profit that assist people in a time of need. The event was a big success and all the women in attendance loved the Stella and Dot jewelry collection. To keep the fun going I’m hosting a online trunk show with Stella and Dot to benefit CAC. Melanie, my fabulous S & D stylist is offering 20% of her commission on all sales generated from this CAC online trunk show.
For all orders placed directly with her via email or phone, she is offering $10 OFF and FREE SHIPPING! Whoohoo!
You can view the entire Stella and Dot line by visiting the online trunk show HERE ! You’ll be among the first group to see the new Spring/Summer collection! Shop between Now and Sat. July 7th. And invite your friends to shop too!
And, ”like” Melanie’s Facebook Fanpage for Stella and Dot updates, giveaways and style tips!
Celebrate the Summer with Style to benefit CAC!
Posted in Accessible Fashions, Accessorizing, Blogs, CAC, FASHION, GIFT GIVING, INSPIRATION, JEWELRY, Lucky and Lovely, Shopping, Shopping The World, STYLE, Things I Love, tagged Accessories, FASHION, HANDBAGS, Jewelry, Style on June 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I must admit that I am somewhat of a jewelry addict. I love jewelry of all sizes, shapes, colors and styles and am constantly on the lookout for new pieces to add to my “collection”.
One of my favorite new sources for fabulous fashion jewelry is Stella and Dot.
To give you a little background on Stella and Dot, they are a social selling company that conducts in-home trunk shows featuring their extensive line of stylish and chic jewelry. All of the Stella and Dot pieces are designed by celebrated New York designers and are exclusive to Stella and Dot.
Here’s a peek at some of their pieces…
Here are a few of my favorite bracelet styles…
Each Season Stella and Dot produces a Look Book filled with images of their products paired with the seasons hottest fashions. It’s such a fun piece and provides lots of inspiration on how to wear your jewelry. Check it out here!
Stella and Dot has recently added personal accessories like handbags, clutches and iPhone cases.
And, just when you think it couldn’t get any better, Stella and Dot has their own exclusive candle, Joy. It is a blend of lime, mandarins, basil and white thyme. I’m burning this candle in my office and I wish you could smell it…such an incredible scent!
All of Stella and Dot items are shipped is these adorable boxes which are worth collecting in their own right!
Several months ago I connected via blogland with Melanie who writes the fabulous blog Lucky and Lovely and who just happens to be a Stella and Dot representative. Melanie sent me a Stella and Dot catalog and that is when my real love affair with their product began.
In getting to know Melanie, I mentioned to her that I am on the board of directors of a non-product organization in Atlanta called The Community Assistance Center. The organization’s mission is to bring together community resources to provide compassionate assistance to persons in need, prevent homelessness, alleviate hunger and promote self-sufficiency.
One of the annual charity events for CAC is a fashion show and sale. The sale features designer fashions and accessories at bargain prices. And, this year Stella and Dot jewelry will also be included in the event. Melanie has so graciously offered to accessorize the fashion show and Stella and Jewelry will be for sale! WooHoo!
This years event is taking place June 22nd (Pre-Sale and Fashion Show) and 23rd (open shopping) in North Atlanta. Click here for all the details and location.
I’ll be there Friday evening so if you get a chance, please stop by, say hello and shop!
It’s been fun sharing Stella and Dot with you. Take a minute to check out their full catalog and make sure to stop by Melanie’s blog to say hello!
For even more ConfettiStyle fun connect with me here…
Summer is mere days away and when the weather starts to heat up I love to pull out my Gingham pieces. Gingham to me is a summer essential, just like ice cream and picnics.
To get you ready for Summer, I’ve scouted the web and found a few gingham pieces you just may want to add to your summer wardrobe!
Gingham Linen Dress–GAP $59.95
Multi-color Gingham Dress–Zappos $70.00
Mini Gingham Shirt–JCrew $75.00
Gingham Clutch–Anthropologie $78.00
Khaki Gingham Wedge Sandal–Lands End $39.99
Free printable Picnic Invite via
Tropical Print Tote–H & M $24.95
Bold Stripe Tote–Forever 21 $10.80
Mini Stripe Tote–Forever 21 $ 19.80 (I picked this one up and love it)
Straw Tote–Target $34.99
Sak Crochet Tote–Dillard’s $49.00
Nautical Stripe Tote–Old Navy $19.90
Cat Eye’s can be extreme…
I remember wearing cat eye glasses when I was little and loved the look when it was worn by style icons such as Audrey Hepburn.
Face Shape vs. Edge Shape
“Believe or not, this trend can look good on anyone. However, certain shapes look good on particular shape faces. If you have a round face, opt for a pair that has sharper edges or curve upwards gracefully. If you have a diamond or square shaped face, a rounded-out edge admires your structure beautifully. Also if you are a trendsetter that needs to make a statement, try glasses that are pointy and stick out. This bold look is very chic and gives an outfit a touch of sophistication. These rules are simple and easy, but always make sure you try different pairs on to see which retro shades flatter your face structure.”
I’m planning on doing some spring shopping this weekend and a pair of Cat Eye sunglasses are definitely on my list.
Will you be buying a pair of Cat Eye’s or passing on this trend?
(once I learn how to knit)
Love this color combination. Great to wear now and even into early spring. Nordstrom $34.00
Anything in coral is a winner with me. Love the abstract print and splashes of color. Forever 21 $8.80
Such an elegant color combo. Love it. Forever 21 $8.80
I’m so attracted to blue and white for spring. Target $24.99
Wouldn’t this be so beautiful with a black coat, crisp white shirt and jeans. Banana Republic $49.50
Would love to make a few of these to tuck inside a coat or heavy sweater. Anyone want to knit me a few? DIY from marthastewart.com