Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hung Up on Love

Even though Valentine’s Day was last Thursday, I never got a chance to publish my adorably V-DIY project…so I figured I’d share it with you now (better late than never, right?!)

Inspired by the boho hangers I made myself, I decided to make my nieces some festive fabric-covered hangers for Valentine’s Day. Since I live far away and don’t get to see them as often as I’d like, I like to send them packages on special holidays so they know their Auntie Jillie is thinking of them.

Coincidentally, last time I was home I bought a couple balls of vintage cloth stripes from an antique store (having no idea what I was going to do with them at the time) that was a mix of floral, red corduroy and tiny hearts. Perfect for this project, I picked up a pack of kids felted hangers and repeated the same process as my first project. Check it out…

What you Need:

  • A hot glue gun
  • Hangers

DIY - Novelty Heart Hangers

  • Thin strips of fabric

Vintage Fabric Balls

What to do:

  1. Simply secure the end of a fabric strip to the middle of the hanger with hot glue
  2. Then tightly wrap the fabric around the hanger entirely covering the original coating
  3. Switch up the cloth sections whenever you please – just seal off one strip with hot glue & start another.
  4. When the original hanger is completely covered with fabric, simply secure the end once again with hot glue and there you have it!

Heart Wrapped Hangers

Heart Wrapped Hangers

DIY - Novelty Heart Hangers

DIY - Novelty Heart Hangers

DIY - Novelty Heart Hangers

DIY - Novelty Heart Hangers

Of course I couldn’t leave my new little nephew out…so I made him some hangers too!

DIY - Novelty Hangers

Hand-made especially for you…because I’m hung up on love for you!

Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope your lives are filled with lots of love everyday!

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Caged Inside My Jewelry Box

My jewelry collection is starting to look like a day at the zoo! I’ve always been attracted to animal-inspired accessories and recently my metal mammal collection has multiplied. Check out the creative creatures I wear around my neck, wrists & fingertips…

Animal-Inspired Jewelry

Meet my ‘pets’…

Gentle Giant Anthropologie Ring

Gentle Giant Anthropologie Ring

My ‘gentle-giant’ gold-plated ring from Anthropologie is giant in size and the statement it makes. The elephant ring adds a safari-inspired element to my style.

Gold Bald Eagle Ring

Gold Bald Eagle Ring

Bald eagles were once on the endangered species list and this ring was just that when I came across it! The gold-plated eagle ring with diamond-encrusted eyes was no longer available in my standard size, so I had to settle with a smaller one; now my bird of pray sits perfectly perched on my pinkie.

Sterling Silver Roaring Bear Ring

Sterling Silver Roaring Bear Ring

Sterling Silver Roaring Bear Ring

My RRRaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Ring! I bought this vintage sterling silver roaring bear ring at the Randolph Street Market. This rare ring is fashionable, fabulous & fierce!

Feather Accessories

Feather Accessories

My delicate feather cuff from Anthropologie, single feather pendant from Free People, and feather drop earrings (from somewhere in Arizona) add a light, airy touch to any outfit.

Red Dragon Bakelite Ring

Red Dragon Bakelite Ring

My red dragon ring is as abstract as the mythological creature it represents. This bold Bakelite bobble has you thinking outside the box when trying to envision it…just like you must do when listening to the many myths of the fire-breathing, bat-wing serpent/lizard thing.   P.S. It’s another Randolph Street Market find of mine!

Vintage Bird Necklace

Vintage Bird Necklace

The vintage bird necklace that my sister gave me for my birthday years ago has become a staple around my neck nearly every day since.

Peacock Feather Earrings

The iridescent “eyes” of peacock plumage are vibrant in color and a bold accessory that I let hang from my ears!

Black Enamel, Gold-Plated Serpant Bracelet

Black Enamel, Gold-Plated Serpant Bracelet

Real snakes are slimy & gross, but my black enamel, gold-plated serpent cuff sparkles with diamond-encrusted elegance.

From silver t0 gold, 4-legged to feathery, I’ve adopted these animals – and I give them the same tender loving care as the real animals they replicate :)

Are you into animal-inspired accessories? What kind of creatures are in your collection?

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1 Shirt, 7 Ways, 7 Days BONUS: My Red Embroidered-Front Tunic & Vintage Vest

I’ve already shown you a week’s worth of ways to wear my favorite Free People embroidered-front tunic, but I still have one last look I’d like to share!…

Outfit #8

Free People Embroidered-Front Tunic & Vintage Vest

Free People Embroidered-Front Tunic & Vintage Vest

This is one of the original ways I styled my favorite top over two years ago (notice the photos from my old apartment). Here I’ve layered my vintage patchwork vest over the bright red top and paired it with my Arden B. ivory maxi skirt. My Minnetonka Moccasin suede fringe lace-up boots coordinate seamlessly with the cognac suede & crochet vest that I found in my aunt’s childhood closet.

This is my western take on the top – what do you think?

Well…1 shirt, 8 different ways – out of all the outfits, which one is your #1?

Ways to Wear it: Free People Embroidered-Front Tunic

Ways to Wear it: Free People Embroidered-Front Tunic

1 Shirt, 7 Ways, 7 Days: My Red Embroidered-Front Tunic & Lace Maxi Skirt

Today is the 7th day and here is the 7th way I’ve styled my favorite fall top…and of course – I saved my favorite look for last!

Outfit #7

Free People Embroidered-Front Tunic & Lace Maxi Skirt

Free People Embroidered-Front Tunic & Lace Maxi Skirt

I paired my Free People embroidered-front tunic with my Free People ivory lace ruffled maxi skirt. Even though the detailed embroidery and long, flowy lace maxi make bold statements by themselves, I’ve added a ton of accessories on top of it!

I accessorized this outfit with my olive green, gold-beaded beanie from Anthropologie and layered up my crystal stone pendant & brass feather necklace. With the studs, stone & saturated hues this look certainly has a lot going on…but I must say – I love everything about it! And without fail, my favorite riding boots finish off my favorite look. :)

What’s your take? Too much going on, or the perfect boho balance?

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1 Shirt, 7 Ways, 7 Days: My Red Embroidered-Front Tunic & Furry Vest

This stylish look definitely stimulates the sense of touch! In fact, I don’t think there’s a texture this outfit doesn’t have…

Outfit #6

Free People Embroidered-Front Tunic & Brown Furry Vest

Free People Embroidered-Front Tunic & Brown Furry Vest

Here I’ve layered my brown Arden B. faux-fur vest on top of the Free People cotton top. Intricately embroidered ada cloth embellishes the front of the tunic and fuzzy knit sweater sleeves stick out from underneath the furry topper. .Anthropologie charcoal corduroy skinnys add a ribbed effect to my legs and my ivory buttery soft leather boots polish off the look.

What do you think about this mash up of materials – too much texture, or a balanced blend of fabrics?

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