Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
My name is Sarah Danielle (coincidence!) and I "met" the Sweet Nothing girls via my blog (Jeune Marie) where I discuss being a newlywed (that's me & the husband up there... blissfully bar hoping this past weekend), event planning, fashion and life in general. I adore Halloween. I love the parties, the decorations, the food. It's all great in my book. One thing however that seems to become more confusing year after year however, is the costume. What to be for Halloween? I tend not to go the slutty "fill in the blank" route anymore (anymore, as in... I have been a slutty cop, nurse, french maid, etc. and am totally done). Of course I still want to be sexy, but I'm totally fine with my ass not being "out in the wind" so to speak. So if your in my boat, I have come up with a few costume ideas that might spark a few inspirations of your own.
3. Rachel Zoe: Her signature look is so easy to recreate and really make your own. A funny suggestion from a friend would be to go dressed as a zombie Rachel Zoe, by wearing zombie make up, a little faux blood and repeatedly chanting "I DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" all night long, Ha!
All of these costumes are easy and comfortable and... you can always make them sexier should your little heart desire! Hope this inspires you this Halloween, what will you be going as???
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It's Lyndsy from Yellow Brick Blog and I am just so honored and excited to be included in this guest blog posting series. Even though I have never had the pleasure to meet Danielle or Sara in person, I feel lucky to call them my bloggy friends!
When the gals asked me to post on something Halloween, my brain immediately freaked out as I am not the biggest fan of Halloween in general. And wouldn't you just know that I freaked out so much that I just finalized this post today, even though I have had weeks to work on it? It seems fitting however, seeing as I always seem to procrastinate right around Halloween and then scramble to put together a costume last minute.
Well my darlings, if this sounds like a predicament you have put yourself in already (ps...Halloween is only 3 days away - EEK) then check out my do it yourself costumes that can easily be composed with things you are already have at home, or a quick trip over to Forever 21.
This costume is perhaps the easiest (and most baring) but if you got the guts than share the glory! Added bonus...dancing on the couch and proclaiming your love for Katie brings this costume into more modern times.
If you have been looking for an excuse to buy those Red Hunter Boots, look no further! Again, this costume leaves little to the imagination, but if you have the confidence to pull it off, you are sure to be the hit of the party! Added Bonus if you find a Brad Pitt look alike to complete the pairing of Mr & Mrs Smith.
Chucks, V-Neck Tee, jean shorts, striped knee high socks
If you and your girlfriends are looking for a group costume, why not go as the SENIOR girls from Dazed & Confused. Pick up some iron on letters at your local craft store, spell out senior and then let the hazing begin. Added Bonus if you can get some party goers to lay on the ground and "fry like bacon"!
earrings, red lipstick, heels, belt, leggings, leotard
I got chills...and so will everyone else in this sexy number. Added Bonus, get the entire crowd to replicate the end dancing sequence from Grease. You're the one that I want, you are the one..ooh,ooh,ooh..honey!
faux fur vest, sunglasses, blouse,high-waisted wide-leg jeans, necklace, ring, starbucks
Want to go all out...then Rachel Zoe is the costume for you. Grab your Venti Starbucks cup (no one needs to know what is really in that cup) and throw on your darkest, biggest shades. Added Bonus, walk around with you own Brad & Taylor and shout out "I DIE", and "That's Banana's" as often as possible and offer style advice to other party goers!
Hopefully, whatever costume you have planned and whatever your budget may be...you have an excellent time and a night to remember! Cheers and Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Hello loves - my apologies for getting this post up so late in the day. My name is Logan and I blog over at Oh Hello! I was so flattered to be asked to guest-blog for Sara and Danielle, so without further ado...
That being said, let's feast our eyes on the more creative and gorgeously macabre parts of the holiday. These are from Tim Burton's Harper's Bazaar editorial mixed in with some vintage shots from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Monday, October 26, 2009
It’s Camila from High-Heeled Foot in the Door and when the lovely ladies of Sweet Nothings asked me to guest blog I was super excited. I knew I had to pick the perfect thing to blog about on my appointed day. I already had my mind working in overdrive trying to come up with something when I realized that the ladies wanted me to talk about HALLOWEEN.
Now I have nothing against Halloween. I love all holidays, but lately with all the design work going on in my own home and with clients I rarely have time to think about holiday decorations.
It took a little thinking, but I thought of a perfect DIY project that reflected both me and Sara & Danielle.
I headed out yesterday in search for the perfect pumpkin and I think I did pretty well. Here is what I came home with:
Of course I needed to add a little glam to this pumpkin and while my original thoughts had been a monogram or polka dots I went with jewels instead!
Next step was free hand a design onto the pumpkin. I went with swirls:
Here is a shot of it with all of my swirls:
When I went to the craft store I decided to jewel up my pumpkin with pearls! My original thought had been rhinestones, but that would have cost too much and I wanted this to be a budget DIY project so pearls it was! A bag of 300 was $4!
I didn’t want to just hot glue them, because I figured that very easily they would fall apart so I had to ask the hubby for help! Of course Jon came up with a solution and we used a drill gun to make a billion holes!
As you can see I got a little excited and started placing the pearls in right away!
To place the pearls into the holes you simply needed to use your thumb to bump them into place. I also used a small hammer to knock some into place when I was having difficulties.
Here it is finished up!
I knew the kitchen island wasn’t the ideal space for it so this morning it made it’s way into the living room where it will stay during the fall season!
Close up of pearls:
This project was super easy and inexpensive. The pumpkin cost $13 and one bag of pearls was $4. It took about an 1 hr and 15 mins. I would totally recommend adding some bling to your pumpkins the possibilities are endless.
You could have also gotten a similar effect using silver or white thumbtacks. This would have cut out the drilling step, but I wanted it to have some dimension, which is why I went with pearls instead.
I hope I made the ladies of Sweet Nothings proud! Plus thanks to think I was able to get into the Halloween spirit!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
After graduating college in May of 2008, I ended up moving back in with my parents. Initially, I thought I would be living at home for a couple of months, a year at the most...then I lost my first job, and things got complicated--now, a year and a half later, I am finally moving into an adorable apartment with my best friend since the 7th grade. We checked out a few apartments in the last couple of weeks, and sent in just one application on Sunday, and Monday afternoon we got the call that we could have the place! It's in Upper Market/Castro which is a great neighborhood in the, and fit perfectly into our budget...I'm so excited to move in this weekend. I'll post pics once we have it all nice and furnished, and cute!
I feel like such a grown up, sorry mom and dad, looks like the baby bird is finally leaving the nest.
On a side note, my friend emailed me this video on Monday which took away the post weekend blues, so I thought I would share it with you on this HumpDay.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
If you live in the area , check the website out because it tells you what streets/freeways to get the best view of these great pieces of art.
Here are my favorites:
Friday, October 16, 2009
What are some of your daily must reads?
Fall is finally here in so cal! What are some of your favorite things about fall?
You recently graduated and now get to blog as part of your job! What is your new job and what is a typical day like for you?
What is the best advice you have ever been given/ a motto you try to live your life by?
And finally, were going to end on the same question we asked your former roomie nicole marie back in march, which is better: nor cal or so cal??