Friday, March 17, 2017

Irish Inspo

The Holiday Season has come and gone but I wasn't ready to let my tree go. This year we were away for Christmas so I didn't get to enjoy my chic new white tree for very long. I decided my Christmas decor of Magenta and Silver should stay through January and then was inspired to decorate the tree with LOVE for Valentine's Day which remained up through Feb!  

March knocked at the door and it was time for some Irish decor. My maternal relatives are all McGee's, real Irishmen and women from the town of Antrim, Ireland (my great, great, great maternal grandfather) but my Great, Great Grandparents were married and buried in Kilcooley, Ireland. So my roots give reason to this tree and it's decor. A little Irish inspo:

Tree topper was created from green gift ribbon ($2, shamrock decoration ($1) and festive headband complete with Irish flags ($2.99). Total topper: $6

The decor was inexpensive with the exception of the priceless Leprechaun created by my husbands grandmother in the 1970's

I used Green and gold garlands with shamrocks from the dollar store ($4), I purchased paper desert plates to fill the gaps inside the tree ($3) and used a plastic witched prop 8" cauldron to double as my pot of gold complete with plastic gold coins ($6.50). The cauldron can be re-used again at Halloween ($8) I purchased the ceramic Irish symbol Trinity Knot ornament separate online for $5.

the white faux flowers with silver glitter trim and gold coins also came from the dollar store. I scattered these throughout the tree along with green ones ($5).

The tree has been the focal point of our living room and a great themed conversation throughout the month. Total decor cost: $37.50

Cheers to celebrating around your themed tree all year long. Next up Spring/Easter!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Berry Good

Vintage Fruit Skirt & SJP Collection Fawn in Ochre Satin

Spring is an open field of style possibilities. Usually  people immediately think of floral's or pastels. What about a real Berry Good Fruit motif?

I adore a novelty print and fun appliques every season but there is something about Spring time and fabulous fruit.

I recently acquired this unique wool skirt, adorned in the sweetest embroidered fruit applique, all the usual favorites; Strawberries, Pears, Grapes, Cherries and more. It got me thinking about fruit fashion and how beautiful this motif is for spring.

Parka by Rahul Mishra $1.605

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spring Forward

Hush, Can you hear it?
The rustling in the grass,
Bringing you the welcome news
Winter's day is past.
Soft, Can you feel it?

The warm caressing breeze,
Telling you the sticky buds
Are bursting on the trees.
Look, Can you see them?
The primrose in the lane,
Now you must believe it -
Spring is here again.

 - May Fenn

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fashion Friday: Amal Clooney

I love fashion, street style, celebrity style, basically every woman on the planet's style. I am always fascinated with peoples fashion choices and how they style those choices and wear them in their daily lives.

I have a hand full of style inspirations but for some reason Amal (Alamuddin) Clooney snuck under my stylist radar. She is much more than a pretty face and the wife of actor George Clooney. She is an accomplished attorney (Barrister) specializing in international law and human rights. She didn't pack up her briefcase after getting married either, she is still actively practicing and working.

 She is also the president of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, which she co-founded with her husband George Clooney in late 2016 to advance justice in courtrooms, communities, and classrooms around the world (wiki).  I also just realized that we are around the same age, her birthday is 3 days after mine, just a year ahead which makes her an Aquarius and an instant style sister.

I love that she does not use a stylist and chooses her own looks and pieces. Many pieces that are VINTAGE, frequenting her favorite shop in London William Vintage. She has many contemporary looks that are fantastic as well but I love her Vintage pieces, re-styled in a current way. 

 Vintage 1960's Dress/Jacket Set (No Label)

 1960's White Fringe Dress (No Label)

 1964 Balenciaga

 Vintage CHANEL circa 1963

 Vintage Christian Dior

 Courreges c. 1960

 Vintage LANVIN

 Madame Gres c. 1945

 Vintage Ossie Clarke - 1970's

Vintage YSL

Finally a public figure who mixes fashions past and present in a really chic way. I have so many pieces at Evolution Vintage I would pull for her, see below for some of my favorites.

My picks from Evolution Vintage for Amal: