Saturday, December 27, 2014

Street Style (for less)

Over the last few years, "Street Style" has grown in popularity around the world. This look is defined as "any offbeat or avant-garde fashion inspired by the contemporary culture of urban street people."

How great! While I'm doing one of my favorite pastimes "people watching", I can actually find ideas for new outfits. (Unless I'm looking at "the people of Walmart" -- Ha!) The outfit below would cost more than $8,000, but with a little searching, you can snag the look at a fraction of the cost.
Street Style - Leopard Coat

(Source: Street Style - Leopard Coat by lgb321 on Polyvore)

MANGO black shirt
$39 -

Oscar de la Renta coat
$5,050 -

Maison Martin Margiela jeans
$98 -

Simone Rocha flat shoes
$260 -

Salvatore Ferragamo black purse
$3,299 -

Movado watch
$150 -

A substitute for the leather print faux fur coat is a more reasonable $178 at Nordstrom.

And a very similar black bag is available at  Pink Soda for $47.
Finally, you can buy a pair of similar flats for  $32 at Sole Society.
"Street Style" can reveal great trends, but with thoughtful shopping you can create your own new and less expensive look!

Monday, December 22, 2014

DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments

Mercury glass has always caught my eye, with its vintage, textured look. And during the holidays, mercury glass ornaments are a wonderful addition to our Christmas tree.DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments
DIY Mercury Glass Ornaments

Making your own mercury glass ornaments requires few supplies and little time. Supplies include: clear glass ornaments, Krylon Looking Glass Mirror spray paint (available at many craft stores and on, metallic gold craft paint, a spray bottle of water and a hair dryer. Using these few supplies, you can create beautiful ornaments in a few minutes. First, spray the inside of the clear ornament with the Krylon spray paint. Then add the metallic gold craft paint, using a blowdryer to swirl the paint for about 20 seconds. Finally, spray a mist of water inside, and you're done! New or old, mercury glass ornaments will add a classic touch to your Christmas tree...
(Source: All's Fair in Love and Design)
(Source: Little Green Notebook)
(Source: Teal and Lime)
(Source: Every Day Home)