Tuesday, July 24, 2012

B DIY: Watercolor circle art

When you can't find art to fit your bathroom decor, you make some! This art cost me less than $10 (excluding the frames from CB2) and was fun to put a personal touch in my favorite space. Not too strict of directions for this DIY, just dip that brush in paint and experiment! 

Things I would do differently:

  • Better tape job. Or paint within a stencil. It is not a complete seamless circle around the edge but imperfections make it special right?
  • Invest in a level. Some may argue my frames aren't exactly level but they look pretty good and I'm okay with it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

B Spotted

Some dots have done the trick on cheering me up lately. Here are some for you:
ONE: Keds for Madewell
TWO: Honeydew Intimates braletteTh
THREE: Paul & Joe Shorts
FOUR: Orange Dot Tall glasses

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

B My thoughts

My thoughts that have been said in other's words this week...

I've pinned them all but click for direct source.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

B DIY: Threaded nail art

It's been a while since I put my crafting skills to work. I've had this project in mind for awhile and it was the perfect finishing piece to my window sill.

Step one: Sketch out your letter (or shape) on the wood block. I chose a serif B because I'm a sucker for anything monogrammed. 

Step two: After I evenly spaced nail guide on the block, nail each nail along your letter. This does take time and might be annoying to neighbors.

Step three: Paint your block. I used interior nails that were primed to be covered with paint so that they blended in the wood.

Step four: Start threading. It is important to outline your shape first. I then went back and added more thread to create more design.

Finished. Hang on a wall or display standing alone. 

Things I would do differently:
1. Choose a brighter paint color so the thread would pop more.
2. Choose a simpler 'B' design. The serif doesn't really communicate as strong to me.
3. Use spray paint over acrylic paint. Spray paint would have been easier to cover the small crevices between nails.

Monday, July 16, 2012

B Outfitted: #OOTD Recap

Chambray, classic and new prints was on last weeks outfit menu.
Monday: Trouve (Nordstrom) V-neck burnout tee, J Brand Maria skinnies, Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body (similar here)
Tuesday: Kate Spade totebag, denim button down, Hudson Nico skinnies
Wednesday: J Crew Chambray button down, Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt, Kate Spade tote (similar here)
Friday: O'neil dress

Repeat offenders: Michael Kors watch, David Yurman bracelets

Friday, July 13, 2012

B Taken: Film snapshots

It takes five days to get film developed these days. The drugstore clerks didn't even know if they developed film but they do and in a matter of days I get to re live my beach vacation all over again. I love the feeling you get from film, the grain gives your photos character. Plus, I love that anticipation of what your photos will look like. Disposable cameras might be a new must have on trips for the future.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

B On my radar

ONE: Dry Shampoo- because I can't stop trying them. Still on the hunt for the best.

TWO: Neon Corkscrews- easy to find and pretty to look at. WIN!

THREE: iPhone Case- Pink and glitter- love this!

FOUR: Coasters- You can never have too many coasters.

FIVE: Nautical TOMS- Comfortable and preppy, on my list.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

B Inspired: Triangle details

Last night in the effort to finally cover those euro sham pillows in my bedroom, I made a purchase at Anthropologie. I loved the embroidered triangles that gave a mix to my existing bed spread (seen here). As always this one purchased, put a creative inspiration to other small details on my brain!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

B Styled: Effortless dress

While I was at the beach I peeked in to multiple surf shops. My favorite finds were effortless dresses that took minimal accessories to go from day at the beach to night out to the bonfire.

Monday, July 09, 2012

B Living: Beach life

Three days at the beach were blissful! I'm already having serious withdrawals and thought of five reasons why I would want to give up city life and take it to the beach:
1. I never have to blow dry my hair. Natural texture wins with salt air.
2. No long drive thru line to get coffee but an enjoyable bike ride to the local cafe.
3. No shoes? No problem. Being barefoot is praised.
4. Simple dresses. I love a no fuss, throw on and go outfit. Surf brands keep it simple, sold.
5. Paddle ball counts as a workout.

Friday, July 06, 2012

B Needed: Three sandal must haves

We've been in Delaware for just over a day and I can't say I've worn shoes very often (beach life is amazing). But there are some basics a girl can't live without. And for the rest of the summer, please be sure to check these off your list! The embellished is perfect for when you want the shoe to do the talking. Neon gives a statement with little effort and neutral is that go-to that always works with anything you put on- magic!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

B Fruitful

Maybe it's my beach cocktail but I am becoming a huge fan of fruity prints. What do you think?
one // two // three // four

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

B Celebrating: Happy 4th of July

The holiday that's all about celebrating over the grill, cocktails and fireworks-- what's not to love. Happy Fourth of July!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

B Gone for the holiday

Oh Fourth of July, how I love you so for mixing up my week and giving me a vacation. While I'm technically not heading to the beach until the day after the holiday I can't help but go into vacation mode. I'm starting to pack up all my fun print and bright beach wear. Just a matter of time until my toes are in the sand!
ONE: Jonathan Adler beach towel
TWO: NARS Thakoon nail polish
THREE: Madewell stripe bungalow shorts
FOUR: Oliver people oversized sunglasses
FIVE: J Crew tippi sweater
SIX: AK Anna Klein necklace
SEVEN: J Crew anchors aweigh top and bottom
EIGHT: Emmeline glitter espradilles
NINE: C Wonder sunset beach tote

Monday, July 02, 2012

B Outfitted: #OOTD recap

Orange and blue seemed to be the neutral color last week. And as an added treat, those eats I snacked on throughout.

Tuesday: J Crew Vintage V-Neck Tee, J Brand Houlihan Cargo, Longchamp le pliage tote
Wednesday: Forever 21 top circa 2007, top knot
Thursday: Anthropologie denim dress, La Mer neon watch
Friday: J Crew polo dress

Repeat offenders: Michael Kors watch, David Yurman bracelets

Eats: Fish & Chips at Delicatessen // Ham & Gruyere Crepe at Le Bain // Coronita at RED
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