Monday, September 30, 2013

Savin' Maven Monday: DIY Washi Tape Makeup Jars

Hello and Happy Monday my loves. 

I know it's been a while...(sticks hand out for you to pop)! I've been a horrible blogger but I promise I've been doing productive things.

I've gotten my little man registered at yet another store and I've really been working on preparing for a stockpile yard sale that I will be participating in with my mother this weekend.  I was also able to attend a Baby Expo at my local Convention center over the weekend and I learned a wealth of information so I'm really thankful for that. 

I had mentioned in a previous post that I had my blog business all planned out for the month of September. And, I DID. It's just that life happened and I got a little sidetracked but this is one of the many posts that I had planned for the month.

I've really been in the mood to create and do some DIY projects so today I'm sharing with you just that.

I saw this wonderful DIY on I Spy DIY a while ago and I thought it was soooo fun and creative. 

DIY Washi Tape Votives

Most importantly I knew it would be inexpensive and quick so it was right up my alley.

Over the years, I've really become a hoarder of all things-especially these jars which once held pickles, pasta sauce, etc.

I couldn't muster the strength to throw them away because I was convinced that there was something I could use them for.

So when I went into my bathroom and found this underneath my sink, I had the perfect idea.

Believe it or not, I'm not even a huge makeup wearer! But I do have a really weird obsession with purchasing lip glosses, lipsticks, lip butters, and the like. I don't know what it is but I can't seem to keep myself away from these things. 

Anywho, I felt that this makeup situation was a little too unorganized and it needed a bit of taming. Besides, these flat bins took up too much of my space. So I came up with what I thought was the perfect idea for up cycling my old jars when I got this washi tape for free while couponing a couple of months ago.

I really loved the great colors that I found. The patterns together with the solid actually made for a great combination. 

I put these together while watching an episode of Oprah's Lifeclass so it didn't take me long to finish at all.

I'm really digging how they turned out too.

And even after I filled all 5 of them up to the brim, I still had more makeup left. Needless to say, I will either be hosting another giveaway in the near future or attempting to sell what remains.

I'm thoroughly pleased that I was able to take some ordinary materials and create something unique and creative for little to no cost out of pocket. Now I'm scrambling around my house trying to see what other items I can use to craft with.

What types of things do you like to up cycle around your home?

I can't wait to hear from you.

Thanks for being such faithful readers.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hump Day Pops of Coral...

What day is it!!??
What day is it!!??
What day is it!!??

It's HUMP DAY!!!

Woot Woot!

LOL...I'm such a I began writing this post all I could think about was this silly
 Hump Day commercial that has me balled over in laughter every time I see it.

I'm so glad that we are halfway through the workweek. I've really been on it this week-catching alot of couponing deals to build my stockpile before my little man gets here. I'm happy I don't have much planned for the weekend other than getting my Peanut registered at store #2. That means I can focus my energy on reorganizing my home and getting things prepared for our first annual
Mother-Daughter Red Tag Boutique sale that my mom and I will be holding at the end of October.

Yesterday on the blog I discussed how to wear the whole "coral trend" and though it's not particularly a fall color, I plan to incorporate it into my wardrobe anyway.  

I think this color works at its best when styled as an accessory hue.

For example, the necklace, purse, and bag that I added to this 'fit complimented it very well and added just a touch of edge.

It's amazing how much a pop of color can bring out an otherwise ordinary outfit.

I'm a classic type of girl so when I'm out shopping, I tend to look for neutral pieces that can be remixed and paired with several combinations for different looks.

So when I found this 99 cent striped chambray and these shorts at a $2 clearance I knew they would last a while in my wardrobe.

Both pieces are hella comfy, which makes great for my growing belly...

and I love the menswear inspired vibe that this look is giving me!!

Chambray/Belt-Thrifted | Purse-NY&Co | Sandals-Old Navy | Necklace-Platos
What color do you pair with your neutrals to give them a much needed pop?

I can't wait to hear from you!

Thanks for reading.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How To Wear: Coral

Hello and Happy Tuesday my loves....

It's been a while, huh!?

Between baby stuff, work stuff, and school stuff I haven't had much time to focus on my blogger stuff but I made it my business to devote some time to writing today. Tuesday is actually one of my favorite days of the blog week because I get to discuss my favorite trends.  In this week's edition of my 'How to Wear Trends' series I wanted to focus on a color which seems to be the go to hue for all things chic and fabulous.

Coral is one of those beautiful shades of pink that I just can't get enough of. It's actually one of those tints that doubles as a neutral for me because it goes so well with everything.

Dress it up, dress it down-I'm sure this trend will be here to stay for much of the fall season.
How To Wear: Coral
How To Wear: Coral by sherockwell featuring a pocket watch
Are you a fan of this shade?
If so, how do you plan to incorporate it into your fall wardrobe?
I can't wait to hear from you!
Until then, thanks for reading...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Shift Dress and 99 Cent Nine West...

Hello and Happy Thursday my loves.

I hope each of you are off to a great start! We are one day closer to the end of the work week. I personally am looking forward to the weekend as I'm finally going out to add things to my baby registry. I'm making an event out of it-as I do with everything these days-so stay tuned for updates.

Speaking of making a big deal out of things, I definitely made it a HUGE deal when I found these adorable Nine West sandals at my local thrift store for all of 99 cents! Brand spanking new! I'm not sure who is giving away such great pieces but I am truly thankful for them because they've saved me a pocketful of money over the years. These shoes would easily go for well above $40 in the retail store.

So I say yes to 99 cent Nine West.

I decided to pair them with this cute little geometric shift dress that I found in NY & Company a few years back. 

The thing about getting great deals on shoes and clothing is that you often tend to forget about the gems that are hidden in the corners of your closet. At least I do anyway!! I wonder if that means I need to start getting rid of things? 


 I've never been one to follow the shopping rule which states that you shouldn't spend your money on items that you won't wear right away. My garments almost always sit for a full season before I feel like it's the perfect time to pull them out. This ensemble, for instance, was purchased at least 1.5 years ago.

As my baby bump takes off in size, I try to scan my closet for easy yet functional pieces so this shift dress was perfect.  

This style of dress is the business for an expecting woman and for any woman in general because there's just so much that you can do with them. If you're into shift dresses you should definitely see my most recent post which discusses additional ways to style them.

I love it when you find a piece in your closet and it just so happens that you have all of the right accessories to go along with it. 

That totally happened here!!!

Can't you tell!?

Dress/Cardigan/Accessories-NY&Co | Sandals (via Nine West)/Purse-Thrifted

Now it's your turn to sound off! 

I'm curious to know how long after purchasing your clothing, shoes, accessories, ect. remain in your closet before you decide to wear them?

Are you a semi hoarder like myself or do you purge your closet each year?

I can't wait to hear from you!

Thanks a bunch for reading.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How To Wear: Shift Dresses

Hello and Happy Tuesday my loves.

I hope each of you had a great Labor Day weekend. I had a very fun filled weekend with my family and I sort of relaxed and got some things together in my house on my 'free Monday'. Today marks my first official day back at work in over 9 weeks so I'm attempting my blog posts may be pretty sporadic times throughout the day though I will attempt to remain on a good schedule especially for you all. I really do enjoy reading your comments and interacting with all of you so I will try my best to keep everything consistent.

In this week's 'How To Wear' series, I want to discuss one of my favorite pieces to transition into the fall with-shift dresses. These babies are everything. They are so easy to style and and the end result with any shift dress is always effortless yet pulled together for a nice, clean look.

I especially like the variety of styles, patterns, and fabrics which make styling that much more simplistic.

I really enjoy the flirty, casual, and edgy looks listed below but you can also tone your dresses down a little by pairing them with riding boots, loafers, and oxfords.How To Wear: Shift Dresses
How To Wear: Shift Dresses by sherockwell featuring high heel shoes

Topshop rayon dress / Little Mistress chiffon wedding dress, $77 / River Island black and white dress, $34 / Ted Baker lace cardigan / Merona blazer / Saks Fifth Avenue slingback pumps / GUESS black thigh high boots / Steve Madden high heel shoes / Charlotte Russe straw purse / Michael Kors bracelet jewelry / Blu Bijoux coral bib necklace

How do you like to style your shift dresses?
I can't wait to hear from you!
Until then, thanks for reading.


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