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


Monday, September 12, 2011

{fab finds} we're all a bit mad here. . .

In honor of my best friend & kindred spirit's little girl turning one this weekend, I am making this week's posts theme follow suit with her party: Madi Hatter in ONE-derland! 

{Here is the party post from Tootie's baby shower that I threw for Lil' Miss Madi Beth!}

I've always had a soft spot for tea parties & I love that Alice in Wonderland took the party scene by storm. Here is a mini-round up of ideas that would be wonderful & whimsical touches to any tea party, bright & colorful or shabby chic!

Teacup Topiary

This paper rose tea cup topiary is just perfect! It is by Orchard House Creation on etsy, but is unfortunately already sold!

This could easily be recreated by using a teacup planter, Spanish moss as a filler, a dowel rod stem, and a Styrofoam ball covered in a multitude of roses made out of different, double-sided scrapbook pieces of paper. Embellish with a few glittered up butterflies!

Ruffle Cupcake Toppers

Another etsy find, Ruffle cupcake toppers in a various shades of pink add a romantic touch of nostalgia to any spread of sweets. The variety set by Jean Knee comes with 10 dainty toppers for your soiree.

Teacup Centerpiece

Tea Party Heart Doilies
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Martha always has ideas for every occasion!
Collect cups & saucers, stack them high (secured with museum wax), and place votive candles and flowers on each set for a graceful, inexpensive centerpiece.

Get the how-to on making these heart doilies that also resemble flowers! Make them in various shades & sizes to add interest to your table top. The "Queen" would prefer them RED not WHITE ;)

Wonderland Party Shabby Chic Tablescape

This is a truly WONDERful WONDERLAND party thrown by Kasey Buick for her daughter Lola. She used mainly items that she already had on hand for a BEAUTIFUL budget friendly soiree. Visit her site to check out even more details and breath-taking pictures. I especially love the wonderland banner in its circus font and range of colors, the kraft & polka dot pom, and of course the furniture!

I feel like these party beauties help set the tone for the rest that is yet to come this week!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

{fab finds} pitter-pat goes my heart for etsy

I have been looking through etsy {one of the wonders of the WEB} a good little bit the past few days, and I have found some AMAZING shops, to say the least!

Fairytale Jubilee Collage

Are these costumes not drop-dead-gorgeous?!?

Located beneath the pink-feathered Juniper Tree, Alisha @ Fairytale Jubilee creates couture costumes for your little girls. Made with only the finest fabrics and trims, these costumes and headpieces not only fit your child's growing imagination but also grow with them! The dresses are styled after a pinafore so the costume is adjustable to "grow" with your child for years-to-come. The only question left is, "What will you wear to the Jubilee?"

All of the items in Alisha's shop is breath taking, and I just poured over every item and detail featured. Congrats on being featured in the upcoming October issue of Parent magazine - your talent & designs are definitely meant to be shared!

Slippin Southern Collage

Greg @ Slippin Southern sits on his front porch in the Carolinas sippin' sweet tea and creating wooden signs & art that bring out the "Gone With The Wind-esque" drawl in all of us.

His signs have a simplistic style that are filled with so much character, and I am 100% loving that font! I definitely have a mile long wish list from his shop - check it out! There are even some goods that will strike your fancy for the upcoming fall season and especially if you are a Twilight lover..... 

Everyone enjoys a little piece of the south. I was in Boston a few weeks ago and they just adored my drawl ;) It tickled them pink to see the word "y'all" texted - that's a new one for them. Maybe one day I'll move to where everyone loves to hear me talk just to hear my accent. Every girl's dream to be able to talk all she wants and everyone wants to listen, right?!? lol

These are just a few of my recent fabulous finds that I just had to share & I look forward to sharing many, many more!