Monday, September 26, 2011

{fab finds} kate spade: twirl inspiration


Twirl by Kate Spade
"She had a cocktail in hand and confetti in her hair."

I have been OBSESSED with Kate Spade's Twirl perfume since I received my sample from Sephora a few months back. I even kept the little cardboard holder because of the sprinkle of letterpressed, gold confetti that surrounds the tagline: "She had a cocktail in hand and confetti in her hair."  Those few words evoke images of well clad guests at a New Year's celebration to me!

Here are some of my "Twirl" inspired finds:

Gold Confetti DIY art

This DIY art looks just like the confetti on the perfume bottle!  

Natalie @Mint Love Social Club made this in about 5 minutes using minimal supplies. This goes perfectly with my Christmas decor & would look awesome for a New Years party. This is definitely on my to do list - visit her blog for the tutorial!

Glitter Nails - Debra Lippman "Boom Pow" Polish
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The gold glitter confetti nail polish over a blush pink nail is GORGEOUS!

I instantly had to know the what & where about it! Easily found but sadly not easily purchased - The "Boom Pow" nail polish by Debra Lippman has flecks of 24-karat gold dust bringing it to a grand $20 a bottle!

I am no fashionista in any form and I balk at spending over $3 for polish. Say HELLO to my discounted friend below:

golden girl nail polish

I recently went into my local Forever 21 looking for a hat to wear to a tea party and found this hidden gem at the check-out counter! The "Golden Girl" nail polish comes in at $2.80 a bottle and looks like it is a close match!  

I'll gladly spend a little less green for a little less gold ;)

kate spade tablescape

100 Layer Cake featured this FABULOUS Kate Spade inspired shoot.

2 of my favorite details: the striped, pointed table runner and the bow tie napkins.
The china - of course- is Kate Spade's. This is also inspiration for my Halloween decor that I hope to share soon :)

Martha Stewart Confetti Collection

Martha Stewart always has creative inspiration for every occasion.

These are some "wedding finds" {L-R}: large table & banner confetti, fringe background created from multiple kinds of paper, confetti covered cake, confetti filled programs.

Dwell Gold Vases

Dwell Studio has these great gold triangle gold vases in 3 sizes. Again with the real gold - 16-karat gold creates the overall design. I am looking to DIY a good knock-off of these $162 beauties.

Confetti necklace - JCREW

Getting their confetti-love on with us is JCREW! Snag this confetti inspired necklace for $38 dubloons.

In essence, the Kate Spade girl is...

quick and curious and playful and strong.
she mixes her matches and experiments with color.
she lets her imagination run away with her.
she is the first to make a toast and the last to say goodnight.
she looks for adventure around every corner.
she sings off-key but with great spirit. 

Pier One Polka Dot Tumblers 
Channeling my inner Kate Spade, I bought those Pier One polka dotted glasses above {no longer available} about 6 months back for a steal at $1.50 each compared to the regular $6. I am looking forward to using them this upcoming holiday season.

Hopefully you enjoyed my recent fashion love that spilled over to my design & party finds



  1. Hi Amanda! I am a new fan of YOURS! What a creative blog and I'm inspired by the gold confetti as well. Might be an invitation in that...

    Take care,

  2. This is such an inspiring post! I feel super flattered to be included in it. If you make the art you have to send me pictures- I would love to see them!

    <3 Natalie

  3. Hi Amanda! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment about my Halloween decor:) Love all the inspiration on your blog!

  4. I'm not a 'nail person' but those gold-on-pink nails are to die for!! MUST TRY. : )