Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Making a Statement with Hautelook.

So, I get these snazzy little emails from Hautelook...  They magically just appear!  Gheesh, I'm not really sure how they got my email...?!  I literally have no idea!

Just kidding.  Haha.  I signed up for them of course.  I'm sure many of you get them.

Also, I used to have the Hautelook iphone app on my phone but had to delete it.  Ummm, I was shopping too much.  Eeeek!  Yes, I admitted that.  Note:  I'm on a "shopping freeze" right now.

Well, I got one of these "emails" back in March for the Eye Candy sale.  Needless, to say I clicked on the link in my email and perused the eye candy...

...Oh, and let me just add that I have had a credit with Hautelook from last summer so, I thought let's check this eye candy.  Plus, it's been burning, ummm, shall we say a hole in my pocket.  Haha!  I just know it sits there, unused.  And it needs to be used!  You know what I mean?...

So, my thought process is this...  Every gal needs to spice things up.  Go out on a limb.  A step on the wild side.  And why not, make a statement!!

In my opinion, there is no better for a woman to make a statement than with a statement piece of jewelry. More specifically, a statement necklace, right?!  Earrings or a bracelet can be to heavy or get in the way, the necklace lays on your neck.  For me, the weight is less noticeable around my neck than my earlobes.  Catch my drift here...?

So, back to the eye candy sale...  I chose the Emerald my Neck Necklace with matching earrings, Blue my Neck and Multi Teal Necklace.  All the jewelry is set in gold as well.  What do you think?

{picture taken by Heather Pranitis (me);
please give proper credit back to ...this & that...}

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Transformation Tuesday: Turn 5 Everyday Clutter Items into Useful Storage & Decoration

Springtime is the universal cleaning and organization season. De-clutter and give your home or apartment an organized, fresh look with common items you already have. You can make use of common items cluttering up your home and turn them into useful storage solutions and decorations you might not have thought of.

Glass Jars: Most people have mason jars or other glass jars around the home. They just seem to be something people like to collect. Put them to good use for storage of small items. Use them to store office and craft supplies such as paperclips, pencils and pens, rubber bands, scissors, pins, ribbons, buttons, etc. For decoration, turn a glass jar into a vase to display fresh flowers. 

Shoe Boxes: Utilize shoe boxes for both storage and decoration by covering them with bright wrapping paper, craft paper or fabric. Shoe boxes are great for storing and organizing small items. They can easily be stacked and tucked away, or put out as a part of decoration.

If you have sturdy enough shoe boxes, you can turn them into shelves and shadow boxes, holding light weight items for wall decorations.

Children’s Art: Show your child how proud you are of their work while creating simple, inexpensive art. Collect and frame their hand-drawn pictures with inexpensive frames. Display clay sculptures and other 3D pieces on coffee tables and end tables.

Miscellaneous Dishes and Saucers: Mismatched dishes, vintage tea saucers, and other decorative dishes have many uses. Use saucers as soap dishes or jewelry holders. Keep small decorative dishes in the kitchen, on a side table or by the door to collect miscellaneous items. These provide quick, easy storage places and make it look like you put those miscellaneous things there on purpose. If you have a large and varied collection of dishes, consider hanging them on the wall for decoration.

Collection of Books or Magazines: Have a stack of books or magazines you couldn't part with but have nowhere to store them? Place a small stack of books or magazines on a coffee table or end table with a vase of flowers or knickknack on top. It’ll look like it was meant to be.

These are just a few items you can reuse to your advantage. Take a look around your home. You’re sure to find things that can be turned ?into useful storage and decoration.

These tips are brought to you by Paige Norton, the Community Manager for the storage and organization experts at Monkey Bars of Phoenix

Monday, April 21, 2014

Motivation Monday: Good Energy is Contagious.

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On Monday's, I always start the week in a positive way.  Always.  Period.  I'ts a new week, let alone a new day.  Last week has been wiped clean.  So, start fresh!  Every single week this happen.  So, make it a great one!

Try something a little different...

I make it a point to smile at everyone I encounter throughout the day, period.  Even people I don't know.   Some of the time, I even say hello.

Oh, and if you are lucky enough to ride the elevator with me first thing in the morning or end of the experience quite a treat!  I make it a point to tell the fellow passengers have a wonderful day or have a nice evening... You get the point!

Are you wondering why I regularly interact and banter with complete strangers?!  My mind thought is this... You know never who is having an unpleasant day, a really crappy day or just plain horrible day - an adding a little something positive, maybe motivational...  Better yet, that someone might just need a "pick-me-up", why not smile at them and maybe add "have a wonderful day"!

What do you think?  Easy, peasy, right?  Yep, it sure is.

Smile, and make someone's day!  It's a "feel good" activity on this fine Monday.  Add some "cheer" to those around you and that complete stranger.

Make it a great one and smile!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Short and Sweet: Date Night Ideas.

It's Friday night!  You know what that night!  What's your plans this evening...?!  Here's a few ideas I found.  Even if it's a "girlie date" with girl friends...check it out!

I plan on my usual Friday night fun "at home" with S and Smokey now too!  Check out next week for my "date night fun"!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oh, Fashion Fairy, I'd love a Louis Vuitton NN 14 PM Belle de nuit!

Oh, Fashion Fairy....come out, come out, wherever you are!  I have something I need you to see!

I'd love one of these absolutely scrumptious Louis Vuitton NN14 PM Belle de nuit bags!

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I simply died and went to heaven when I opened up my Glamour magazine and saw this bag!  As I turned the page, it literally jumped off the page. As Glamour puts it, it is definitely "one standout bag"! Oh, and it was designed by Marc Jacobs (his final collection for Louis Vuitton, it debuted at the Spring/Summer 2014 women's fashion show).  And there was only a limited number made - duh!!!

I agree with Glamour it is a "showstopper"!  Not sure where, I'd where but, I'd find a somewhere and something to pair it with!  No worries here.

I'm in love with it first and foremost due to the feathers but it has just the "right amount" of leather, chain and bling...the precise amounts!  Yes, "some" might think it's a little over the top but, I don't care one single bit!  Nope, I don't.  I'd wear it.  Proudly too, I might add!

Anyhow, I'd love for the Fashion Fairy to drop it in my closet!  Hehe.  I'm dreaming I know, but, then again, it's nice to dream...

What's your thoughts...would you like an NN14 PM Belle de nuit bag?  Hm mm...  I'm in love with it! Obsessed rather, can't you tell?!

If you'd like me to add your name to the list for the Fashion Fairy to get it for you - leave a comment below and let me know.  If you are in a mad rush and simply cannot wait for the Fashion Fairy you can click here for the contact information to purchase.  Although, I've got a feeling though you'll need to wait for the Fashion Fairy like me!

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