Category Archives: Shopping

Full of Peplum

I’m really into Peplum, the the quintessential ladylike shape. Peplum adds  curves to a straight body and or accentuates your already sexy curves. Best of all, you can easily dress this cut up or dress it down. It’s a classic, chic work outfit, even fits well into a red carpet gown or pair it with jeans and some fab pumps. Everyone is loving it, including celebrities…

Photo credit: news.instyle.com

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge  wearing a teal dress and fitted peplum jacket by L.K. Bennett,  Blake Lively wearing Jason Wu, the fabulous Jennifer Aniston (in Tom Ford), and Michelle Williams (in Louis Vuitton)

But don’t cry!!…Here are some styles the rest of us can afford 🙂


Love the color of this top, perfect for summer with white jeans and killer pumps Sunny Attitude Top $42.99/ Can this skirt be any more classy sexy? Eternal Flame of Love Skirt $42.99/ and this dress has the vintage charm with a modern touch thanks to those sleeves…loving that color, too! Work With Me Dress in Coral $49.99

Classic, sexy, red…perfect! Hybrid Sleeveless Peplum Dress $154.52/ I am loving this top with some white jeans for a classy look or red jeans for some spice AWear Floral Peplum Top $45.45/ Did you know you could wear sneaks and still look like one classy lady? ASOS Mini Skirt With Peplum $72.72

❤ Elisa

Girls Night

This pat weekend I got together with an amazing friend that I’ve known since the first day of High School. It was fun to do some shopping and catch up over burgers and fries.

We did some people watching (and there’s A LOT to talk about in this mall), some updating on her upcoming wedding preparations and of course talked about our ex-boyfriends, you know…the usual girl talk 😀

We went to Johnny Rockets for some guilt-free burgers, fries and chocolate milkshake. Doesn’t it seem that when you’re sharing “bad” food with a close friend it feels like it almost doesn’t count as “bad”…that it’s justified? Hehehe, maybe it’s just me 😀

And of course I got to try on her beautiful, HUGE engagement ring…aahhh, so pretty on my short stubby fingers hehehe.

Like the coral color on my nails? It’s Essie of course. Speaking of nail polish, I must share with you what a nail polish freak she is…just look at her bag!!

I think it has to be like 5 lbs heavy! She has every color imaginable, just look at those corals, pink and blues…!!! I swear I think I could paint my nails a different color combination every week for a year and still have options left. I love having her as a friend 😛

Spending time with this old friend reminds me of this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

I love being able to be silly, crazy and 100% myself with her.

Lesson of the day: Don’t take your friends for granted, nurture your friendships the same way you would a relationship.  Everyone needs special love and attention.

Much love, Elisa.

Ikat Obsession….Continued

Juuuust in case you thought my Ikat obsession was worth a mere one post…. I just HAD to go find me something to buy. No really I swear, it was physically impossible to keep working unless I satiated my Ikat shopping desires.

Confession: I got the romper and scarf…sigh.

ASOS:Metallic Aztec Wrapped Bangle / River Island Aztec Envelope Clutch / Soludos Ikat Printed Espadrilles / Pastel Ikkat Print Scarf / Reverse Cross Back Frill Playsuit In Ikat Print

But if wearing is not eanough (and I understand your struggle) then you can also have it around your home.

We can always rely on West Elm for the coolest home accessories… including cool and modern Ikat throw pillows (swoon)

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How about this beautiful pattern for a baby nursery room? I bet this baby would grow up to be sooo cool.

Knowledge:

Ikat is an Indonesian language word which means to tie, bind or wind around and it refers to the ancient way that the fabric was constructed. It is one of the oldest forms of textile decoration.

The defining characteristic of ikat is the dyeing of patterns, by means of bindings, into the threads before cloth construction, the weaving of the fabric, takes place. Herein lies the difference between ikat and tie-dye. In tie-dye the fabric is woven first and the resist bindings are then applied to the fabric which is dyed.

Thank you, Wikipedia!

 

OK lovies, I hope you learned something today…Ikat is cool.

– Elisa

Crazy For Ikat

I’m currently obsession over ikat print. I can’t get enough!

Sea urchin air plants

Recently I came across this shop on Etsy that I just LOVE. I find a lot of interesting items on Etsy but there are just few that I cannot resist myself from purchasing…and this was one of them…

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tentacle . air plant . jellyfish . tillandsia garden urchin

How beautiful and unique is this?? I’m so excited to receive this package and I can’t wait to proudly display it in my…I don’t know yet, somewhere special tho!
Now, let it be known that I’m a total sucker for anything ocean or beach related (maybe it’s ’cause I’m a Pisces) but honestly, this is a great price for what it is (pure awesomeness). They have a variety of plants and amazing vases along with special care packages for the plants. They have birthday, valentine and even Easter “arrangements” and if you want it for a gift they will include a beautiful card…AND since a friend’s birthday is coming up and she just got a new apartment I just HAD to get her one too…

… with the birthday special

…and the plant enhancer

…and to  make matters even more difficult they just have to have the cutest two headed turtle Iv’e ever seen. I’m a turtle lover, as mentioned on this previous post and I already have these from another Etsy shop but I don’t have a two headed turtle yet…yet. Don’t you agree this one would be a wonderful addition to my collection??

Fun fact…these flowers “bloom”

From the seller:

…your air plant will transform throughout the year turning deep red while blooming then changing into a deep plum/silver before turning back to green! Sit back and enjoy the show, my friends. Currently as of June all our air plants in stock are green and will ship green – but dont worry they are sure to put in a show for you over time!

How cool…is that?!!

  

Well kidos, I just wanted to share my excitement and latest purchase.

Much love,

Elisa.

Brass love

Remember that Etsy shop I wrote about on a previous post, The White Pepper? I was so excited about their wonderful thrift items, especially these.
Well…

Yes! I got them! They look so beautiful and I am so glad I went for it.


They look beautiful next to my flowers 🙂

 

Don’t you love them? They feel heavy, have the perfectly aged color tone and look absolutely stunning on that wooden table by the front door entrance. I hope you guys checked out the store because they have new items that are just as amazing…which reminds me I have to do a new Cool Shop Friday post soon. But until then…

Live life in full bloom!

-Elisa

Color lesson

I went to the mall this weekend and it only proved what I was suspecting…COLOR IS IN, people!!! So, this inspired me to do a little color research. Many thanks to the Krylon website for the info. I plan on having fun with color this spring season so I’ll be purchasing lots of spray paint 🙂

Here is some basic color info I’ve put together…I hope you learn and enjoy!

Have a wonderful weekend lovies.

Ciao!