Month: February 2012

Beautiful Vintage: Lemon Yellow

beautiful vintage banner blue greenyellow vintagerecycled hello wood sign : OhDierLiving

sunny yellow vintage flower brooch : kiamichi7

1970s dress : gogovintage

yellow woven tote : Vintage Shenanigan

vintage yellow kitchen1940s or 50s  retro coffee cups : AntoinettesWhims

industrial tool box : AloofNewWhimsy

vintage Dansk Kobenstyle pot : kibster

60s or 70s Herman Miller plaid chair :  oldnewhouse


DIY Printable Wedding Invitations and Save-the-Date Cards

On my wedding blog: I curated my favorite designs of printable wedding invitations and save-the-date cards from Etsy. Here’s a peek:

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Beautiful Vintage: Vintage Wedding Decor

Please check out my latest post on The Weddingbug to see all vintage wedding decor I chose from various Etsy sellers.  Here’s a peek:

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Summer Travel: Ready for the Beach?

Summer months are almost here! The beach waves are calling out to me! Last year was an incomparable summer and how I wish we could all be back again in Boracay!  Just a few more beach outings and I know I’ll learn how to swim.

A week-long vacation by the coast would be fantastic; to wake up by the shore in time for the sunrise; to breathe in fresh air; to run with our dogs by the shore; to feast on freshly-caught fish and shell fishes grilled on the coals; a tall glass of iced lemonade; to sit on the sand under the shades of a palm tree; to walk bare feet on the powdery sand; ahhh, simple pleasures that I imagine.

What are you summer plans?  Wouldn’t it be nice to just pack your bags and go?

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Summer Essentials from: Urban Outfitters

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Pretty Pastels for February

It isn’t too late for me to feature Free People’s 2012 February Catalog.  Lots of pastels in blue, pink, and yellow;  light and gauzy tops which are perfect for the summer. My super favorite: the Pacific Trails Pants from the FP One exclusive collection.  This flowing, wide leg pants has floral patterns, and like the other pieces from the FP One collection, is inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of Indian women.

free people february catalogPacific Trails Pants from the FP One Collection

free people february catalogSequined mini dress. Oh so glamorous!

free people february catalogSheer floral patterned long bed jacket

free people february catalogtank dress with attached crop top

Like pastel?

Which one is your pick?

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Eight Fabulous Reasons Why I Buy and Wear Vintage Clothing

This post is republished on my new blog:  The Fashion Cat DiariesZooey Deschanel plaid vintage gown

I confess! I love wearing vintage and I enjoy shopping for vintage clothes.  I can spend hours, patiently rummaging through racks and piles of old clothes, in search for great vintage finds.  And once I found the ones that I want to take home, I feel good and I can’t wait to wear it, my style.

So here are my reasons why I buy and wear vintage outfits:

Never go out of style.  Classic vintage styles never fade away despite the coming and going of trends.  Also, fashion styles tend to repeat over the years so a certain style never completely fades away.  Read on…

Here is my favorite girl, Zooey Deschanel wearing a plaid vintage gown at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards.





Home Interior Inspiration: Inexpensive and Unconventional Headboards

Loving these fun, easy-to-make, inexpensive, and unconventional headboard ideas from BHG. Click here to see all thirty-two headboards. Here are a few of my favorites:

window panel headboardsTwo single window panels were up-cycled and embellished with fabric to create a not-so-typical headboard.

vintage feed sack headboardThis headboard is covered with a large vintage feed sack stabled at the back of a plywood.

large picture frames headboardThree large photo frames from the thrift shop is turned into a headboard by removing the glass and framing an inexpensive fabric.

fireplace screen headboardGuess what these were!  A fireplace screen that’s been repainted and finished with a sealant, attached to the wall.

curtain headboardAttach curtain panels the wall and choose a curtain to hung! Instant headboard!

plain wood headboardA plain piece of plywood is sanded, stained, and sealed to create a modern headboard.

painted headboardDid you say you’re an artist? Paint your own headboard with a stencil or just your imagination!

Which of these DIY headboard inspirations would you like to try?