Category Archives: accessorize

BTW I *Really* Like Animal Print

Erin Wasson and a fierce cheetah, Harper's Bazaar 2005

That’s all. There is really no other point to this post other than to come out of the closet as an animal print freak. I thought I had it under control, but last week I signed up on Pinterest, and now I’m afraid I’ll need serious help.

Do you know about Pinterest? It’s a new site that serves as a “virtual pinboard” and lets you organize and share all the amazeballs things you like on the web. It’s crazy. It’s addictive. It’s exclusive. You have to be invited or wait forever for the Pinterest crew to approve your request to join. After asking around, I scored an invite from a girlfriend and signed up last week. Since joining, I’ve probably spent an hour each night pinning and repinning stuff onto my “boards” (how each category is organized). I really act like I don’t have songs to learn and things to do in the morning! Jeez.

Anywho, no one that knows me IRL is at all surprised, but the first board I made was dedicated to animal print. I’m throwing in all the fashion, crafts, and art I find that has the stuff. Mostly leopard, but I love a good zebra or giraffe print, too. No cow or fish scales, my love of animal prints is strictly Safari. Check out some of my finds:

Animal Magnetism in fashion, accessories, and around the house.

I normally don’t like giraffe print bags, but this one is so bright and fun. It would make a great diaper bag or kid’s backpack:

Found on Sodahead.com

Check out this bow tie! I wish that The Boyfriend would wear this, but he would rather do just about anything else, I’m sure. I’m going to start wearing bow ties just for this:

Photo credit: SixStarUniforms.com

I won’t post everything I’ve found here. It would take too long and the list is ever-expanding, but I hope you’ve seen something that makes you understand my love of animal prints. And if you’re afflicted, I’m sorry if I pulled you off the wagon. ; )

Do any of you use Pinterest? Leave your info in the comments and I’ll check out your boards. (@hezaire) if you want to follow me. I’m glad you stopped by today. Have a good one! xx


Stuff I Made: DIY T-Shirt Scarf/ Necklace

Photo credit: Echoshirts.com

I was checking out one of my favorite blogs, More Design Please, when I happened upon this cute DIY project.  It’s completely No-Sew, and once I got the hang of it, took about ten seven minutes to finish.  I love DIY clothing, but am sometimes daunted by labor-intensive projects.  I also really loves scarves.  I did a quick inventory and I have around 20 in heavy rotation.  If you’re at all like me, this might be right up your alley!

Before you click the link for directions, just know that all you’ll need for this project is a T-shirt and scissors.  I made a couple of different ones with various t-shirt sizes.  I’d recommend a big shirt because you can get a larger scarf out of it.  Here are some photos of my project:

The Process

The Finished Product

I made another  color, too:

Now that we’re finally getting some fall weather here in Florida, these scarves will get lots of exposure!  Have fun trying this DIY project!  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day! xx


I Grossly Overpaid For My Glasses

Warby Parker Home Try On

Warby Parker home try-on kit. Image by Ben Adamson via Flickr

. . . and I’m real mad about it!  Well, I really like my ‘specs, so maybe not that mad. They’re the one “couture” accessory I own, so they were worth the splurge!

However, I recently found a couple of websites that offer some really cute eyeglasses for c-h-e-a-p.  Today, I’ll feature my favorite site so far.

I was watching E! a few weeks back and they did a feature on this store called Warby Parker.  This online retailer specializes in classic shapes at an affordable price.  All of their eyewear retails for $95, including your prescription lenses (WHAAAA?!). What’s more, for every pair you buy, WP will donate a pair to someone in need.

They’ve also gotten around the pesky ‘I-bought-it-online-and-found-out-it-sucked-take-it-back” problem by offering a trial kit containing 5 pairs of glasses.  You can try the glasses out for five days- free of charge- and place an order for the frames you want.

They’ve also got a cool virtual try-on tool that I spent way too much time fooling around with.  You can change the color, size, and angle to find which Warby Parker frames seem like the best fit.

I hadn't quite gotten the hang of it yet. Note the crooked glasses!

This color is called "Whiskey Tortoise." I wish that were a real animal.

Right now I only need my glasses for reading.  Even though I read a lot, I’m not really in the market for a new pair.  So, I’ll pass on this information to you in the hopes that it saves you from ridonkulous prices in the future.

Have you tried Warby Parker eyewear?  Thumbs up or thumbs down?  What are some of your favorite online retailers?  Tell me in the comments!  Have a great day, everyone! xx


Collabo: Jay-Z and Kanye West

Note:  This should probably have been a MM post, but I’m sharing it today ’cause I wanted to get it out there before next Monday. . . AND because I didn’t do anything for this past Monday.  I was too busy watching the Lifetime Original movie “Revenge of the Bridesmaids.”  Seriously.

I’m so fired from music blogging.  I really didn’t know that Hov and Kanye were working on an album together!  Probably because I stopped paying attention to Ye after he wore this heinous outfit during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

"What?! They were having a sale at Forever XXI!"

Their new project, “Watch The Throne” was originally slated as just an EP, but is now a full-length extravaganza.  Their new single, “H.A.M.” dropped via the interwebs at midnight January 11th.  You can listen to it on their Facebook page (because I am too lazy/ clueless to post it here).  Give it a spin click and share your thoughts in the comments.

Did you listen?  Thoughts?  Shouldn’t the song be called “H.A.A.M?”  Have a great day all!


Living For: The Cage Veil!

Vougue.

Is there anything more classic than a fierce betch in a cage veil?  Something about a partially hidden face is just. . . sigh.  A girl instantly looks more intriguing and ladylike.  I feel like it perfectly articulates my obsession with all things vintage:  mystery, delicate details, sparkle, etc.   I’m smitten.  And the new versions of this timeless classic (also called a Fascinator) are soooo cute.

One of my good friends got married this weekend and -surprise!- she wore a cage veil.  It was marvelous.  She said she bought it on Etsy.com, and it was customized with a beautiful crystal clip that looked like baby’s breath flowers:

Beautiful!

I even applied my- ahem- fascination to Halloween this year.  Check out this top hat with veil:

I used it as a part of all of my costumes this year:  Vampire Bride, Lion Tamer, Classic Broadway Dancer.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to find a way to wear it for the rest of the year.  “What?  You wanna go to the movies?  Lemme just grab my sparkly top hat with veil.  The person sitting behind me in the theater will have to get over it. . .” Yeah.  That is happening.  Soon.

In the meantime, I’ll be on the prowl for some additions to my cage veil collection, and trying to become a grown-up lady who can pull off a fabulous cage veil!

Hope all of you had a happy Halloweekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


Ring Fling

Howdy!

I’m not much of a ring person usually, I mainly reserve them for super-special occasions.  (I was given a fantabulous ring a couple of years ago from a friend who worked at Robyn Rhodes Jewelry, and I bust it out when I’m feeling especially glamorous.)   I’ve been seeing those multi-finger rings everywhere as of late, and I’ve finally given in.  I thought I’d start slow before I fully commit, so I picked these babies up at Forever 21.  That way, if I don’t like ’em, I can throw them out.  And if I do like ’em, I can buy a couple sets before my fingers turn green.

My new ring in action!

My look says, “Surprise!  I have a ring on!”

And just because it’s so pretty, my beautiful ring from Robyn Rhodes Jewelry:

We’ll see how my ring adventure goes.  I’ve got my eye on a couple stunners, but I’ve got to get my ring mojo first.  Have you spotted any rings you have to have?


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