Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lita & Disco

So for my birthday I had been on the hunt for a vintage sweater like you would see in the 1980s and early 1990s. With the popularity of the Coogi sweaters (the ones that look like the knitting machine blew up), they were a staple, but also very expensive. Some of the original sweaters are still selling for $150 and up second hand. 

I love the crazy colors, brightness and individual personality each of these sweaters have. The only thing is I wish they would make more of them for women. A lot of them are made for men, and if there is one designed for women I feel like I have to watch it like a hawk at the store because I know there are others that will jump at the opportunity to have one. It's a shame that they are so difficult to find or they are crazy expensive. I am glad I was able to find this Tundra sweater from a vintage store from eBay. I was quite shocked at only paying about $50.00 USD for this bad boy and the previous owner took very good care of this sweater.

At one point because of how it looked on the site, I debated whether or not to alter it's shape - taking in the sides or shortening the sleeves. The more I wear it, I realize that I really like it just the way it is. When buying vintage pieces, I find myself airing out each piece. Just as my black top, I hung this in my bathroom and let it air out for about a week or so. I even helped it out a little by throwing it in a Dryel bag, which did it some good. I wanted to take extra care of this to make sure I could wear it as soon as possible. 

The colors blend so beautifully with my Oil Slick Litas. They tie this outfit together, especially in the sun.

Enjoy the beautiful view. You night need shades if you look directly into the sweater. Lol

|| Sweater: Tundra/Vintage | PVC Leggings: Express | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell Litas | Necklace: Vintage | Earrings: Island Passage | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters ||

This sweater is truly a show stopper!

Monday, December 15, 2014

DIY: Painted Pumpkin Ornaments

Wow! How time has flown! Thanksgiving came and went and now it is time for holiday season. I must say November was very busy for me. I did a lot of cooking and I am still recovering from it all. With that being said, since pumpkins hang around for only one season I'd like to share with all of you what I usually do. Because it stays warm here during this time of year, I like re-purposing items from one holiday to the next. Since they are already round, pumpkins for fall make great indoor and outdoor ornaments. All you need is spray paint and ribbon!

Spray paint comes in about a thousand different colors so the possibilities are endless. If you really wanted to get fancy you could hand paint them. It's so easy that it takes the paint longer to dry than it is to spray them.

I picked out colors that I liked, (here I ended up using the silver and gold), and started to spray away! The key thing is to not overload the pumpkin with paint or spray it too close to the pumpkin. This can cause your paint to take much longer to dry and even cause it to run down the sides. About 8 inches is a good distance, depending on the size. But don't limit your painting to just pumpkins! I included leaves and even Christmas tree trimmings to dazzle up!

Here is what I did to transform my pumpkins:

I love how all of these turned out. I arranged them in various ways inside and out.

How do you decorate for this holiday season?