January 28, 2015

DIY Felt Hair Bows

Sharing a fun DIY that I whipped up this week during nap time for the little lady. I bought her the most darling glitter bows (see them here) and she always receives compliments when she wears them. They aren't over the top, but have just enough sparkle to entice her to wear them and the gold goes with everything. Needless to say, one is always in the car and the other is inevitably wedged between the sofa cushions at all times...so she needed a few more in her rotation. I searched local baby boutiques fruitlessly and finally decided to make my own. I am SO glad that I did because they are incredibly easy to put together and they come out to about .50 cents each! Here's how you can make your own:

You'll Need:
(I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
-Hair Clips 
(I bought both the pre-covered and bare clips, then covered them with a thin grosgrain ribbon)
-Hot Glue

1. Trace the patterns onto the felt or use the pre-made templates below to cut around
2. Fold the sides of the bow to center and glue down
3. Wrap small strip around the center of the bow and glue down on back
4. Glue base of bow to hair clip
5. Glue bow to clip

I almost felt silly typing these out...it's that easy. I was able to make 4 bows in about 15 minutes and for under $1 each! 

A perfect project for your little sweetie just in time for Valentines Day!


What We Wore: "Gal"-entines Day!

A fun and festive look with my very best "gal"entine to celebrate the best ever Hallmark Holiday...when you can indulge in girly movies, frilly clothes and all of the chocolate that your little heart desires! As you can tell, we approve of Valentine's Day!

both of our hair in this pic has me cracking up. #crazyhairdontcare

Photography: Ariana Clare 

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Polka Dot Top: LOFT
obsessed with this top for Vday and then to transition to Spring with some white jeans and camel wedges!
Denim Jacket: Gap
Red Pants: J. Crew
Pumps: Nordstrom (Sold Out) // Very similar HERE
Necklace: Old but similar HERE at Bauble bar
Earrings: Kendra Scott

Landry's Dress: Old Navy
a must have for any toddler Vday party :)
Chambray Shirt: Baby Gap
Shoes: Baby Gap...sold out but THESE heart cut out red shoes from Old Navy are precious!
Bow: DIY on the blog tomorrow!!

Even if you don't plan something on Valentines Day, I hope that you get to spend some QT with your best "gal"entines!!!


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January 22, 2015

Bucket Bags 101

This Spring I'm stepping away from my safe, go-to hand bag silhouettes (cross body, tote, hobo) and into the trendy bucket bag. I have been so hesitant to try one because honestly, the whole drawstring situation looked real fussy and not practical for me (ie a mom on the go, who also needs her bag to double as a diaper bag/toddler lunchbox). On a whim, I picked up a cute and very inexpensive bucket bag at Marshalls to give the whole situation a test drive. After two weeks, I must say that I am hooked. The drawstring helps keep everything contained and is no fussier than a zipper and I can actually fit a lot more into the bag than I expected. The cross-body strap is also right up my alley and perfect to throw on and go. Now I'm on the hunt for a go-to bucket bag for Spring and I thought that I would share my tops picks with you. Which one do you love best?

Tory Burch really does make the best cognac colored leather in my opinion and this bag is so great to carry as a neutral year around.

A beautiful pop of pink that's not too loud, but a really fun addition to your Spring wardrobe. 

Three // Mansur Gavriel
Definitely the "IT" bag of the moment, this beautiful bucket bag has contrast leather inside and is so beautifully made. It comes in a variety of gorgeous colors, all of which are sold out until March.

I love the neutral color and embossed python detail of this bag. Overall, I really like the shape best too and it's a great value.

For under $50, this bag is a total steal, especially if you think that the Bucket Bag trend is fleeting or you only want to dip one toe in this spring.

A total splurge, but an absolutely beautiful one. Love the gold hardware and understated branding...such a classic.

Love this spotty print and think that it's the perfect punch of pattern to compliment nearly any outfit!

Thanks for shopping with me...will keep you updated on which route I go!

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