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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Who doesn't ♥ free gifts!!!!

♥ Receive a free gift- For a limited time!! ♥

Hi everyone!  I am offering a free gift with every purchase in my Etsy shop.
This offer is good for the first 15 customers, so hurry before their all gone!

It's quite simple.  First, follow my blog, then purchase any item in my shop (minimum purchase $25) and receive a free pair of filigree earrings.

Description:  Diamond shaped antique bronze filigree earrings.  These beautiful earrings are accented with sparkling clear Swarovski crystals.
Measurement of diamond filigree is 24mm X 45mm (1" X 1.75")
They are suspended from gorgeous antique bronze kidney earwires
measuring 18mm (.75")

A $15 value.

Upon checkout put code "Blog Giveaway" in the notes to seller box.

As always, thank you for supporting handmade ♥

Monday, February 25, 2013

Are you going to be sporting this latest trend?

Colored pants.... this look takes me back to my high school years in the early 80's, I don't see myself repeating the trend, mainly because I don't have pencil thin legs and this isn't an area on my body I like to highlight, lol!
From the royals to celebrities, this look is hitting the streets this Spring, here's a sneak peak of how it's being worn and by whom.

Kate Middleton, can she not look good in something?  She wore these bright tangerine jeans to visit Great Britain's hockey team last year and the fashion world took notice.  She did a great job pulling off the look with style and grace and in the process, making the trend an instant hit with the world's fashionistas.

Kate Middleton Tangerine Jeans, a Daring Fashion Choice

Recognize any of these familiar faces?
Popular Celebrities Sporting Colored Denim

 As you can see from these images, the color spectrum is vast with this style.  While the tangerines and pinks have been popular as of late, the other colors such as blue, green, yellow, etc. are starting to pick up speed.  If these colors aren't bold enough for you, no worries, they are also available in patterns.
The Spectrum of Colors Is As Wild As Your Imagination

Now for some tips on wearing these the right way.

  • If you are going to choose very bright or neon colors then keep the top half plain.  good contrasting colors are navy, white, black, brown  and grey.
  • If you want to make the look a little more sophisticated finish it off with a well-cut tailored blazer.
  • Nude toned shoes work great with this look but don't be afraid to experiment, just keep in mind, the simpler the better.
  • Some color combinations can be a bit much such as black and yellow, cute bumblebee is not usually the image one wants to project.
  • Keep that in mind for orange and black too, a bit Halloweenish.
The most important part of this is to go with what you feel the best in, let's face it, confidence is the greatest look of all!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hurry up Spring!!!

This past summer we had a pergola built in our backyard.  I am so anxious for Spring to arrive so I can start tweaking my little oasis!  I think having an outdoor room is such a treat and a fabulous way to enjoy the weather when it's nice.  It's also a great place to entertain, who cares about spilled red wine!!  :)

wantGorgeous vine
I love pergolas!!



Monday, February 18, 2013

Secret Garden Notes Giveaway on
The Fashionable Housewife's blog!!

Have you heard of The Fashionable Housewife?  This is a fabulous blog that caters to us fashion conscious, non elastic waistband Moms!  Btw, I have nothing again elastic waistbands, but they should never be in a pair of jeans, lol!

If you are looking for some cool fashion inspiration for yourself, your children, your home, etc. then head on over.  They have many different "divisions" such as The Fashionable Bambino, The Fashionable Gal, The Fashionable Plate, The Fashionable Philosopher and Fashionable Holiday.

Right now they are having a free giveaway for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to my Secret Garden Notes shop on Etsy.  In fact, you have 10 chances to win as I am giving away 10 free gift certificates through their site.

So grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or whatever your prefer, and sit and stay awhile on their site, you won't be disappointed!

Secret Garden Notes Solid Perfume Lockets Giveaway

Sunday, February 17, 2013

In my next life I want to come back rocking the Gypsy Glam look, lol!
I am in love with this style, it is glamorous and edgy all at the same time.
I think some of my Outlaw Glam collection could work into this look :)

Gypsy Chic by freidabeach_leopardcastaway-9681Hippie Style ♥ SHearling BOmber jacketMy Bohemian History   Raquel Welchboho chicPatchwork dress.~boheme  Boho ChicArden BBoho loveBohemian SoulFierce.#bohemian fashionBohemian Gypsy Style...classy laceBeautiful bohemian hair with braids and feathers.gypsyHIPPIE MASA gypsy(DRESS Month Demoiselles, Bershka PANTS, BAG Phillip Lim, Sam Edelman Boots, Claire's GLOVES, HAT El Corte Ingles, EARRINGS Sandra Palomar)Boho stylehippie.bohemian.bohowinter kate♥ adoreCute Fall look.nomads...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

There is just something so wonderful about fabulous vintage looking dress forms, here are some of my favorites.  

  pearls, pearls and more pearls!Vintage LadyLimogeslove this vintage lace corset ♥ Vignettes Antiques: Come By For a Holiday Toast! Pre+Valentines+2-8-2013+017.jpg (1200×1600)❥ Hjerter og Hvite Liljer: <3

wonderful displaygorgeous dress form...La Beaujolaise Dress Form