August 22nd, 2012 § § permalink
Interviewing Gaby of The Vault Files
for the S+C Style Diaries column was a no-brainer. I mean, if you can live on an island in the middle of nowhere (seriously, look here
) and have this
kind of fashion sense, then you’re a hero in my book. Here are Gaby’s favorites–
Style item you can’t leave the house without?
Definitely sunglasses. I’ve been wearing my Ray-Bans for really long and they really are my go-to sunglasses. Last year I got those tortoise ones which I love, but for some reason I can’t get my Ray-Bans off. I guess you could say that I’m a true Ray-Ban girl ;)
What’s your summer uniform?
During the summer I live in denim cut-offs. I wish I could tell you that I wear lots of skirts and dresses, but the fact is that denim shorts are more my style, plus, they are so easy to wear! A typical summer outfit of mine would be a flowy tank, denim cut-offs, a leopard belt, and a pair of flats (it’s all about comfort!).
Have a favorite pattern?
I guess I really like stripes (hence the photo), and funny enough, I was wearing a striped tee when I snatched that picture ;)
What current trend are you obsessing over?
Hmmm, so many! Maybe leather. I don’t own a single leather piece (besides accessories and shoes) so I’m dying to get my hands on something, especially a leather jacket, which I think is a closet must-have and it’s been on my shopping list for so long! Also, I’m lusting over a pair of shorts and leggings like these and these (one can dream right?). But for now I’m quite happy with this leather looking dress I got from my friend Anna. Can’t wait to wear it!
I’m in love with that mint green and gold watch, and stripes, and denim. Basically I’m just in love. Thanks, Gaby
! xo –Find more Style Diaries
August 21st, 2012 § § permalink
I found this lone teacup at a vintage store the other day and just couldn’t pass it up. It sort of reminded me of Chip from Beauty and The Beast (please say you know this reference), and who am I to just leave pretty little Chip stranded? So I bought him. You have to admit, it does make the cutest makeshift jewelry holder.
On a more relevant note, please forgive me in advance if I’m not as on top of posting over the next week or two, as I usually am. Between my real-life job, the (almost here) S+C shop launch, and going out of town, this lady is busy! You know I love you, though.
August 17th, 2012 § § permalink
I’m a total sucker for cute packaging. In fact, just last week I bought 4 more macaroons than I really needed just because the mint green box was too cute to pass up (don’t judge me). I want people to have the same experience and excitement when it comes to the S+C shop items, so I’ve been working on designing some materials for the launch at the end of this month.
I decided on magnetic business cards to ship with items as a goodie of sorts instead of traditional cards that tend to get tossed. I combined bold stripes & colors with an understated logo so that it’s cute enough to use, but doesn’t scream sales pitch (I hate sales pitches). I designed these myself but had them printed courtesy of BuildASign.com, and they turned out great! What do you think? Is this something you would keep?
August 16th, 2012 § § permalink
I’m not much for DIY projects that require a lot of weird tools that could result in the loss of a limb in the name of a cute light-up letter (although it may still be worth it). No, I prefer simple projects that pack a big punch, like this DIY simple marquee letter that I created for Grey Likes Nesting. If you can manage a knife and string lights, you can make this. Oh, and did I mention that it costs under $15? Can’t beat that!
August 14th, 2012 § § permalink
Sometimes my best remedy for not feeling well is just a cookie (who doesn’t feel better after a cookie, ya know?). When you combine this theory with a lack of energy and ingredients, it results in me getting creative with what I have. This is how my cream cheese frosted sugar cookie combination was born.
I used boxed recipes for the cookies and icing because normal people don’t make cookies from scratch for themselves when they’re sick, (at least that’s what I like to tell myself). If you’re one of the exceptions, please pray for me to be more like you.