Monday, February 28, 2011

Mara Hoffman F/W 2011/2012 - Obsession!

Can we talk about how amazing these dresses are?! We are obsessed! Thank god for maxi dresses and gorgeous tribal prints. We are thrilled these trends are continuing through 2012!!

Sooner or later you will be mistaking us for gypsy's or witches due to our ever expanding collection of Maxi Dresses and skirts, flowing tops, and other "gypsy" types of apparel...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

the row - fall winter 2011/2012

damn those Olsen twins...they can never do any wrong in our eyes...

The Row - Fall/Winter 2011/2012
Have we ever mentioned our insane jealousy of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen? I mean, why didn't our parents have us audition for Full House in the 80's? .... just sayin'....

We love everything they do.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

we've gone DIY crazy!! - bedroom dresser edition

Nissa has re-done her room FINALLY after a year of procrastination...better late than never right?

Anywho...part of the "re-do" meant she needed a new dresser - and when we spotted this at Room Service - we died. Nissa HAD TO HAVE IT...
PC: Room Service
....but the $2,295 price tag....not so practical for a broke ass 27 year old chick living in an apartment.
so, what do we do? DIY project duh!!!

Nissa found a vintage french provincial dresser on Craigslist for 50 bucks...
of course we forgot to take a "before" picture of the dresser, but it looked a lot like this one - but wayyyy crappier - the "off-white" paint was peeling and scratched, and lets face it - it was "off-white" - which in my world, is borrrrringggg.
"look-a-like" dresser from Craigslist - before

Next, we picked up a couple cans of black furniture spray paint (semi-gloss) from Lowes, as well as white spray paint for the accents.
Nissa then sanded the dresser lightly, and also removed the accent pieces - which she spray painted white separately.
Then Nissa and our lovely mother and step-father spray painted the sh*t out of that dresser (don't worry, they went outside to do this...caution: major fume-age!!!)
Once it was all dry, Nissa glued the white accent pieces back on, and VOILA!!!! 
Allow me to introduce you to The $50 version of the Room Service inspiration dresser!!!

Moral of the story: 

$50 vs. $2,295

I choose 50 dollars....thanks!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

DIY - custom dog silhouettes a la Heidi and Nissa

We've been wanting custom silhouettes of our pups for quite sometime now...and after scouring for super cute custom dog silhouettes, we were just disappointed with the selection and decided "Hey! we can totally just make our own! So, that's what we did!...
Inspiration silhouette - cute, but kinda plain!
What we did - and/or what you will need to make them:

First we went to Michaels (best store ever!!) and picked up the following:
  • 10x10 black picture frames
  • plain black 12x12 cardstock (or scrapbooking paper)
  • a large assortment of 12x12 printed scrapbooking paper to match our home decor
  • a quality x-acto knife
  • and a glue stick!
We then took profile photos of our dogs, printed the picture, and then traced their exact silhouette's in sharpie.
Next, we cut the photo silhouette out using the x-acto knife, and then traced the outline only on the black cardstock with pencil.
Then we VERY CAREFULLY cut out the silhouette - ensuring that no mistakes we made!
We then just glued the black silhouette to the fun and colorful paper, and we added silver embossed letter stickers of each dogs initials right below the silhouettes.
Lastly, we cut down each one to fit the 10x10 frame

...and voila! Custom framed silhouettes of my amazing pups!!!!!
All done and hung in Heidi's bedroom!

Harlot Marie

Sasha Sparkles

Axl Rose
and... just in case you aren't familiar with my dogs (and how incredibly cute they are!!!)
left - Harlot, middle - Sasha, and on the right - Axl

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Free People February 2011 catalog

I was sooo happy to see that fellow Ventura, Ca locals Gypsy Death Star were asked to provide the music for Free People's February 2011 Catalog. Please check out the video featuring Gypsy Death Star's song "Throwing Hail Marys".

Their music is amazing! If you haven't had a chance to go to one of their shows, you have to check them out! Absolutely breathtaking sounds. So happy for their success! For the Gypsy Death Star website click here!

Yay! for Ventura, California - our sleepy little seaside town is full of brilliant talent in many forms!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

super size me?

If any of you know us, you probably are aware of our unhealthy OBSESSION with over-sized shirts. On any given day you can pretty much guarantee one of us will be sporting any of the following:
a kimono, a caftan, an over-sized sweater, an over-sized tee-shirt, a poncho, or anything else large and baggy. (except pants!!) ....and come summer, we will be sporting oversized dresses/ and maxi skirts galore...but for now, we are obsessed with all tops BIG. aaaaaand some pics for some over-sized inspiration....

Stone Cold Fox

Purse n' boots blog


American Gold

Winter Kate - Spring 2011

Winter Kate

Planet Blue

Nasty Gal

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Purse 'n boots

Planet Blue

Spanish Moss

Style Stalker

Purse 'n boots blog

Stone Cold Fox
thus brings me to....

Here are some pictures of Heidi sporting a poncho/tunic she made yesterday. The fabric is a gorgeous nude lace, with an off-white crochet trim. Were trying to bring some "early spring" into our this is one of the first spring items we've made this year.... It turned out ADORB! were totally gonna make these in like every color possible - espesh black - our fave color!!!!

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