Hey all, today I’m guest posting over on the Downtown Threads blog with tips on for putting together the perfect Mardi Gras look using pieces that you’ll want to wear long after the parade is over.
Home to the “largest carnivale celebration in the northeast” the annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend celebration draws hundreds to downtown Burlington for a party in the streets that last all day. Unfortunately I’ll be missing this year’s festivities as D and I are off on a much needed vacation but a word to the wise… Burlingtonians know how to get down when it comes to celebrating Mardi Gras, so you better dress to impress.
What Mardi Gras plans do you have lined up this weekend?
I’m all over the place!
Yesterday I guest posted over on Goodwill Of Northern New England’s blog and shared a quick and easy holiday home decor DIY (say that ten times fast)!
Today on Downtown Thread’s blog I’m sharing some great holiday party frocks and tips on how to style each depending on the type of holiday event you’re attending! Here’s a sneak peak of one of my favorites!
Have you made it to the wrapping stage or are you still shopping (like I am)?
No, this isn’t my first ever DIY (give me a little credit) but it is my first time blogging one of my DIY project (cut me a little slack).
I set out to stencil leaves on this extra large glass tumbler to create a centerpiece for a holiday table post I did for Goodwill of Northern New England.
I felt confident about my spray painting skills after a few test runs and decided I was ready to start painting for real.
side note: I didn’t take into consideration that my test surfaces were flat and my centerpiece wasn’t…
The curved, smooth surface caused the spray paint to drip and pool. After staring at the mess I’d made for a bit I stared to like the patterns the paint drips had left (maybe it was just the paint fumes). I decided to modify my approach and found three or four leaves in a variety of shapes and sizes to use not as stencils but stamps.
I lightly coated each leaf with spray paint and then quickly “stamped” them around the glass. There was no rhyme or reason to how I applied each stamp and no two “stamps” turned out the same.
I really like how the piece turned out and I think it made the perfect centerpiece for my holiday table.
What DIY projects do you have planned for the holiday season?
Sunnies: Zinnia, Faux Fur Circle Scarf Gifted, Misc Bracelets: Gifted, Blazer: Goodwill, Tee: Target, Jeans: Levi’s, Heels: Michael Antonio
I was under the weather today so I apologize for the late post. I love how classic jeans and a blazer looks when paired with a nude heel. Be sure to head over to Downtown Threads’s blog and check out the guest post I did about some of their amazing winter layering pieces.
What winter layering pieces are you looking to add to your winter wardrobe?
How ah-mazing is this feline costume? You’d be the belle of the ball in this look complete with this stunning, hooded, vintage fur coat from the 70’s! I’m in love with this coat… can you tell? Downtown Threads, Burlington’s experts in quality vintage, let their imaginations run wild this Halloween. The store is stocked with ready to wear costumes as well as costumes put together using vintage pieces from the store
Head on over to the Downtown Thread’s blog for the full post and too see some of the other jaw dropping costumes that you
could should be rocking this Halloween.
What are your costume plans this Halloween?
Want to see what I’ve got on this Halloween?Head over to Goodwill of Northern New England’s blog where I’m guest posting today for easy, inexpensive and adaptable costume ideas this Halloween. My last trip to Goodwill yielded some serious finds that kicked my costume creativity into overdrive!
What are you Halloween plans? Are you planning on dressing up or keeping it low key?
I’m so excited to share my very first guest post with you!
Check out my fall fashion wish list over on Goodwill of Northern New England’s blog. I had so much fun working on this post and was ecstatic to find so many amazing fall pieces in just ONE trip to my local Goodwill.
*if you live in the Burlington area make sure you grab a copy of the What’s Good Book put out by Seven Days. There’s a coupon for $5 off your purchase of $25 or more at Goodwill on page 35 (and I’m on page 32!) Pick up your copy at City Market, Northern Lights or outside the Peace & Justice store. Just look for the Seven Days newspaper display!