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Pink Panther

Happy Monday guys!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend….I spent it working on a necklace, finishing up a sequin skirt (that I can’t wait to show you), and making some more headway with that handbag I mentioned. *enter squeels of delight*

As for this outfit…the dress I’m wearing is one of my absolute fave going out dresses.   I recently wore it on a booking, and it was such a hit that I decided to track it down on ebay and managed to snag it in two more colors even though it was from at least 3 years ago (gotta love ebay).  You know what I always say, if you find something that really works for you….get a couple — you won’t regret it! Have a beautiful rest of week. Talk soon

Dress :: American Apparel
Clutch :: Banana Republic (thrifted)
Ring :: Charming Charlie
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin



DIY: Jewelry Board

I’ve had a 4×4 foot abstract painting that I’ve had for several years now, but had long since outgrown the print.  Also running out of drawer space due to my thrift shopping addiction and wanting a better way to display my costume jewelry other than an unfrequented drawer, a need for some creativity on my part was sparked. And thus my nifty Chevron and Neon Yellow Jewelry Board was born.


– Fabric
– Frame
– Spray Paint
– Primer
– Cork Tiles
– Straight Pins
– T Pins
– Industrial Stapler for larger frames

1. Frame Up – Pick a frame large enough to display your baubles, and make sure the fabric you use extends at least 2 inches on each side.
2. Single File – My frame had some had some deep scratches in it, so I used some sand paper to file them down.
3. Prime Time – Use your Primer to do long even strokes over each side of the frame until it’s an even white color.
4. Spray – Once your Primer is dry, repeat the same motion using your spray paint color of choice (this was my first time ever spraying painting anything….but I think I did pretty good).
5. Stick it Out – Take the backing of your frame and adhere your cork tiles to the surface with the sticky squares that come with it, cutting off any excess.
6. Keep it Tight – Tautly pull the fabric over your frame backing with the attached cork tiles, pinning the fabric in place (you can also use a regular stapler for extra support). You may need to use an industrial stapler for larger frames such as this one to staple the whole piece to the frame.
7. Show Time – Proudly display your jewelry using T Pins.



You know, there are some spots in Brooklyn that will absolutely make you think you are a world away….and the arch and fountain at Grand Army Plaza just prove my point.  I took a trip over there this week for an up close look….and I was definitely in good company.

Thank you all so very much for checking out the recent Thrift Shopping Haul Videos!  I have been getting some recent requests to show some Outfit of the Day Posts with all my finds, so I thought I’d incorporate this polka dot Anne Klein silk blouse from my most recent haul with a paint streaked Club Monoco skirt from another trip and some of my other items.

I know we are all busy getting from once place to another, but as the weather heats up….take some time out of your busy day to sit in the park, take a walk, and just enjoy nature.  Because when Winter rolls around once more…you’ll be glad you did.

Top >< Anne Klein (Thrifted from Housing Works)
Skirt >< Club Monoco (Thrifted from Salvation Army)
Necklace >< Chanel (a gift from Halle Berry on a film)
Bracelet >< (a random find)
Handbag >< Kenneth Cole
Belt >< Target
Shoes >< Christian Louboutin (Discount find)