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his & hers: zara

Hooray is another one of my favorite blogs.  Alli‘s style is so easy-breezy and fun, you can’t help but get inspired.  She and another of her blogging pals, Brooke from…

Hooray is another one of my favorite blogs.  Alli‘s style is so easy-breezy and fun, you can’t help but get inspired.  She and another of her blogging pals, Brooke from Pure and Noble, have a little feature called His and Hers, and every time they post they invite other bloggers to join.  This week I’m joining the fun!

During our time in Chicago a little while ago, Mr. Lovely and I wandered into Zara.  He was on a hunt for the perfect black blazer, and his ESP told him that Zara was the place to find it.  Turns out, he was absolutely right — he found it, snagged it, and is wearing it as we speak.  Quite smashing, if I do say so myself.

Not to be left behind, I spied a floaty little summer top (which I can almost wear, thanks to the recent appearance of spring in NYC) and couldn’t resist taking it home.  All of the little lacy detail made me even more anxious for summer to arrive than I already am (if that’s at all possible).  xoxo

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diy papel picado on the sweetest occasion

Hey amigos!  Did you happen to see my latest DIY yesterday on The Sweetest Occasion?  If you missed it, check it out here.  It’s my own little DIY celebration for…

Hey amigos!  Did you happen to see my latest DIY yesterday on The Sweetest Occasion?  If you missed it, check it out here.  It’s my own little DIY celebration for Cinco de Mayo (coming up sooner than you think!).  Here’s a teensy tinsy preview.  Pop on over and let us know how you like it.  xoxo

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diy hex nut bracelet

When this DIY from Honestly…WTF took blogland by storm, I found myself, like everyone else, totally flabbergasted by its awesomeness.  Erica’s take on the Giles & Brother Hex Nut Collection…

When this DIY from Honestly…WTF took blogland by storm, I found myself, like everyone else, totally flabbergasted by its awesomeness.  Erica’s take on the Giles & Brother Hex Nut Collection is chic, cheap, and totally do-able.  So I did it.

I got some hemp twine and a bracelet clasp from a craft store, and some small brass hex nuts from a hardware store.

Then, I immediately tangled the twine into a big messy knot.  I recommend skipping this step.

I knotted three strands of twine together, attached them to one end of the clasp, and started braiding the strands.  After I reached my desired length, I started stringing the hex nuts on, strand by strand — one nut every time a strand crossed over the next in the braiding process.

I continued until I had 18 hex nuts braided into the twine, then kept braiding until the bracelet was long enough to wrap twice around my wrist.

I knotted the braid around the other end of the bracelet clasp, snipped the ends, and wrapped that baby immediately around my wrist! Cool, no?  And if you ever need hardware or twine, you’ll be all set — it’s like a MacGyver bracelet.  xoxo

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window shopping: pouches

I have a sincere weakness these days for any sort of soft leather, especially when it comes in the form of an adorable little pouch.  I just love deciding which…

I have a sincere weakness these days for any sort of soft leather, especially when it comes in the form of an adorable little pouch.  I just love deciding which treasures should fill them.  And the organization factor when you pop them into a larger bag is a major plus.  Here are three of my favorites, as a result of some window shopping on Etsy recently.  xoxo

Un:  Leather mini clutch in aqua blue, from Marketa.  Deux:  Lulu clutch in mustard yellow, from Blair Ritchey.  Trois:  Five inch small pouch wallet in graphite, from rennes.