Amazon definitely gets the “best website of 2016” award from me because it has become invaluable in my daily life! I’ve cut down my trips to every shop I can think of thanks to Amazon! I buy 90% of everything online and probably 70% of that is from Amazon.
While choosing my NYE party theme I decided to try Amazon first just to see what I might find. Not surprisingly, most of what I needed was available through Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping! Which means I can order Monday or Tuesday and have it in plenty of time for this weekend!
Since I had such success with my party planning on Amazon I had to share my finds with y’all! It’s not too late to create your perfect NYE party in time for this weekend!
Glitter pumps $99, Sequin Cocktail dress $56, Faux Fur Stole $17, Photo Booth Props (55+ pcs) $15, Paper Straw Toppers $13, Hanging Paper Poms $18, Paper Straws $5, Metallic Mylar Photo Backdrop $7, Gold Foil Paper Fans $15, Paper Tassel Garland $10, Triangle Paper Banner $8, Gold Balloons (100 pcs) $15, Happy New Year Balloon Banner $10, Champagne Balloon set $8, Gold Paper Crowns (6 pcs) $5, Star Swizzle Sticks (12 pcs) $7.50, Multi-Piece Party Pack $28, Wall Decor Cut-Outs (24 pcs) $9, LED Mini Battery Lights $12, Wine Bottle Labels $8, Gold Mylar Squawkers $4
I love creating mock tableaus for inspiration when I’m planning a party. Even if I end up changing my outfit or party table layout, making a ‘practice’ run always gets my creative juices flowing! Today I’m sharing with you a little NYE party decor and outfit inspiration I shot last weekend at my house. Scroll to the end of the post for details on where I found all the pieces for the entire look. I hope you enjoy!
Yesterday while doing homework for a electronic publishing class I discovered how to apply foil textures to any font and was so excited I thought I’d share the results of my discovery and some tutorial resources in case you want to try yourself!
I made these computer wallpapers in InDesign, but the tutorial links also cover how to do this in Photoshop.
Download these wallpapers for free!
Photoshop tutorial HERE | InDesign Tutorial HERE Free FOIL images HERE
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable…” –CESAR CRUZ
Opening Ceremony Sweatshirt $420 // Alva Bernadine Photograph // Anthropologie Necklace $58 // Emily Norton Illustration // Society6 Phone Cover $35 // Leif Shop Calendar $18 // Brika Pillow $55
Honestly I wasn’t going to do this post till at least September but the weather here has been persistently Fall-ish so here it is… my fashion faves for this season and how I wore a few of them today!\ LEATHER (or pleather!) PANEL LEGGINGS //Buy one pair of these beauties and you entire Fall wardrobe has an instant update!Get them for a steal HERE or splurge HERE\ A WHITE BLAZER //If you only buy ONE new statement item this Fall make it a white blazer. Go with an architectural fit and shoulder pads; stay away from lace, ruffles or ribbons on this one.Get one for a steal HERE or splurge HERE\ SMALLER HANDBAGS //Like heel height, handbags are getting smaller this season. The black padded leather kind with chain handles is still a cult favorite and I promise it isn’t going out of style so if you splurge on something this season make it a bag!Get one for a steal HERE or splurge HERE\ MOTO JACKETS //Moto or motorcycle jackets make a come-back every 5 years or so and chances are this item can be scored at a thrift store or ebay or maybe in the back of your mom’s closet! Wear one over a flowy maxi dress for an instant on-trend update and to take the edge off of those feminine tops that were so popular last Fall.For a steal go HERE or splurge on a real leather one HERE\ NAVY NAILS //The perfect compromise between black (sexy) and red (stiff). Still hot but a little more professional.Get a bottle for at-home manis for a steal HERE or splurge HERE\ CUTOUT PUMPS or BOOTIES //What happens when ankle boots meet peep toes. These darlings go with everything from skinny jeans to pencil skirts and cocktail dresses.Get them for a steal HERE or splurge HERE\ CHUNKY GOLD ACCESSORIES //Gold accessories add a little warmth to the edgy chic styles that are so popular this Fall. Choose something extra luxe to add interest to the sparse color palette of navy, mulberry, black & white that are staples for the fashion conscience this season.Get one for a steal HERE or splurge HERE\ MULBERRY LIPS //Makeup this Fall is very natural with attention on brows and lashes so amp up an evening look with a glossy lipstick in deep wine or berry.Get the look for a steal HERE or splurge HERE\ A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE //Over the years I’ve chosen fragrances based on suggestions; for example Chloe perfume was extremely popular this Spring and Summer and since a lot of women whose taste I admire were raving over it I tried it and of course fell in love… This season however I want to try something completely new and be the one everyone asks, ‘Wow, you smell amazing! What is that?!’One fragrance I’m loving right now is the amazing comeback scent by Estee Lauder called Modern Muse which has been 10 years in the making. Visit your local mall makeup counter and ask to try it! (And how fantastic is that bottle design!)
Today I styled my first “Fall weather” ensemble and got REALLY excited thinking about buying the other items on my fashion wish list to finish out my wardrobe for the season!
Tuxedo Blazer by Victoria’s Secret // Ponte leggings by Victoria’s Secret // Blouse by ZARA // Handbag by Jay Herbert (vintage – similar HERE) // Watch by Fossil (old- similar HERE) // Bracelet by J.Crew // Necklace is a DIY by me!What items are on your fashion and beauty radar for Fall?
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