Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Striped Pleated Tulip Skirt and Blush Sweater

navy striped skirt pink v-neck sweater kate spade new york bow belt tory burch mini robinson double zip tote rose sachet nude pumps
navy striped skirt pink v-neck sweater kate spade new york bow belt tory burch mini robinson double zip tote rose sachet nude pumps
Happy hump day! I've been dying to get this post up because this skirt is ah-mazing! I have lots of striped skirts but this one is by far my favorite and it's only $42! I love the fabric and it doesn't wrinkle at all! The material is a thin scuba/neoprene type of fabric but it's not too thick or poofy. The pleats drape and hang nicely. I had to get the waist (13") taken in by 1" but other than that, everything is perfect. The length (20") hits me exactly where I like these types of skirts to fall. The color is dark navy not black. 
navy striped skirt pink v-neck sweater kate spade new york bow belt tory burch mini robinson double zip tote rose sachet nude pumps ily couture juliet necklaceI'm loving so many things at Chicwish right now. Here are some of my favorites: 

If you know anything about me, you know my favorite color is pink. This  Tory Burch purse is perfect for Spring. It's the ideal size and not overpowering on a petite frame.  I also have it in the luggage color HERE. If you're looking for a pink/blush purse for the upcoming season, here are some options (click on each photo to shop):

One item every woman needs in their closet is a good pair of nude pumps. These Louboutin pumps have saved my life so many times. They elongate your legs and go with literally everything. Don't know where to start? Here is a round-up on all the nude pumps I'm loving:

Trust me when I say you  need a pair. It's an investment you won't regret and it's a Spring/Summer must have.
navy striped skirt pink v-neck sweater kate spade new york bow belt tory burch mini robinson double zip tote rose sachet nude pumps
navy striped skirt pink v-neck sweater kate spade new york bow belt tory burch mini robinson double zip tote rose sachet nude pumps
navy striped skirt pink v-neck sweater kate spade new york bow belt tory burch mini robinson double zip tote rose sachet nude pumps
c/o Chicwish striped pleated tulip skirt (sz small) // Chelsea 28 blush sweater (similar) // Tory Burch mini Robinson double zip tote // Christian Louboutin pigalle pumps (similar here or here) // Kate Spade seaport faux pearl studs // c/o Kendra Scott ring // Chanel sunglasses (love these) // c/o Ily Couture Juliet necklace // Kate Spade navy bow belt // Kate Spade bow watch (similar here or here)
Thanks so much for reading! Hope you have a great rest of the week! XO
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sale Alert: Shopbop Big Event Sale (Ferragamo and other designers included)

Hi everyone! Shopbop is having an amazing sale starting today! Get 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off $500+ and 25% off $1000+. Use code: BIGEVENT15 at checkout. Sale ends March 7th at 11:59 p.m PST. Includes all full price and sale items. Ferragamo is included PLUS the famous leopard foldover clutch is available (flat size HERE)! This is a great time to buy some designer items that rarely go on sale. Here are my picks:
Tory Burch Loeffler Randall rider bags Ferragamo Miss Vara Crossbody vara low pumps Kate Spade cedar street maise suede booties pearl bracelet

- Miss Vara wallet on chain (have and love)
- Ferragamo low heel pumps (have in 2 colors and love)
- AG cigarette stilt roll up  jeans (favorite white jeans)
- Rebecca Minkoff love cross body bag (love the smoke color)
- Kate Spade cedar street maise (have in white and love) 
Happy Shopping! :)
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Instagram Lately

Black polka dot flare skirt pink bow blouse Kate Spade pumps Henri Bendel white purse
c/o Black polka dot flare skirt // H&M pink bow blouse (similar) // Kate Spade polka dot pumps (cute here) // c/o Henri Bendel West 57th satchel




Anthropologie layered stripes sweater Loft modern petite jeans Nordstrom Rack Abound suede ankle booties Clare V leopard foldover clutch

DVF ballerina cardigan sweater Jcrew polka dot skirt Miss Albright Tinsley striped pumps Henri Bendel west 57th white satchel


Anthropologie saige draped cardigan Banana Republic mad men lace shell Clare V leopard foldover clutch Jcrew mint pumps AG petite jeans



Sunday, March 1, 2015

DIY: Gold and Marble Shelves

DIY Gold and marble shelves Ikea gold shelves hack gold ampersand eiffel tower bookends
DIY Gold and marble shelves Ikea gold shelves hack gold ampersand eiffel tower bookends Recently I've been renovating my home office. It's been a work in progress and I'm far from done. I wanted to wait until everything was complete before sharing with you but so many of you have asked about these gold shelves on Instagram so I wanted to give you a sneak peek. I must warn you, once you spray paint your first item gold, you won't want to stop!  I used this tutorial to get started but changed a few things around. This DIY project is so easy and fun plus it’s inexpensive as you can complete the whole project for under $100. 

Materials needed:
Step 1:
Assemble the Ikea shelving unit (refer to assembly manual).  Pay close attention as you may end up with the wrong parts facing forward if you don’t.

Step 2: 
Set the shelving unit outside (or in a well ventilated area) on top of the drop cloth or cardboard and spray paint in 3 to 4 light coats.  Don’t apply heavy coats of paint as they will bubble up and will look very spotty.  The trick is light layers.  If you apply in a warm area, the paint will dry in a matter of minutes so you can apply the next coat right away.  Once the entire shelf unit looks consistently painted, let it dry for approximately 45 minutes or so.

*Tip: Make sure to press firmly all the down on the spray paint can nozzle otherwise the paint will splatter out and bubble up. 

Step 3:
While the paint is drying, start covering the 3 particleboard shelves with the natural marble contact paper. Properly line the paper up with the shelves, cut and then apply like a giant sticker.

*Tip: Use the backside of the contact paper as a guideline to measure and cut. Snip off any excess paper around the edges. Make sure to smooth out any air bubbles using a credit card at a 45 degree angle and pushing from the middle of the shelf out towards the edges.

Step 4: 
Place the particleboard and glass shelves into the gold framing sections. Voila! Decorate with magazines, purses and any home decor pieces. 

*Tip:  If you want light to shine down from above, you’ll want the very top shelf to be glass.
DIY Gold and marble shelves Ikea gold shelves hack gold ampersand eiffel tower bookends I also spray painted my ampersand and eiffel tower book ends. They were both originally black. Don't they look pretty? What a difference a little gold can do!
DIY Gold and marble shelves Ikea gold shelves hack gold ampersand eiffel tower bookends
I love my new gold shelves so much! It looks much more expensive than it actually is and super easy to make. In case you aren't into DIY projects, this gold bookcase is gorgeous!
DIY Gold and marble shelves Ikea gold shelves hack gold ampersand eiffel tower bookends
DIY Gold and marble shelves Ikea gold shelves hack gold ampersand eiffel tower bookends gold sequin pillow Gold parfume bottle (Home Goods) // Chanel m/l (similar) // Anthropologie gold monogram mug // Kate Spade polka dot glasses // Starbucks x Alice+Olivia mug // Polka Dot straws // J.Crew striped tray (similar) // Tory Burch mini Robinson double zip tote // Ampersand (Home Goods, similar) // Eiffel Tower bookends (Home Goods, similar) // Dress form // Forever 21 wool hat // Ann Taylor Ann Taylor Pearlized Crystal Statement Necklace // Rug // Gold sequin bow pillow // Pink polka dot pillow (similar
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