True Beauty Files: Pastel + Floral

April 9, 2012

{Top: Zara, Cardi: Banana Republic, Denim: Old Navy, Sandals: Dress Up Boutique (similar), Earrings: Stitched + Adorned (10% off with code IHOD10), Bag: Vintage, Bracelets: Francesca’s, gifted, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters, Nails: Essie}
Style Word: Spring is the perfect time to wear pastels and it is fun when you can pair them with a floral! This look was retro inspired:)
Anyone else have major food and sugar hangover right now?!
Since Gabe and I gave up sweets for Lent, we might of indulged just a little bit yesterday;)
It was such a beautiful Easter, and I hope you had one as well! Halleluiah He is Risen!
Especially loved seeing Gabriel in a bow tie, and Veronica in a bonnet. I died and went to heaven.
P.S. Its the last day to enter to win an Ikat Print from Lona de Anna!

The True Beauty Files:
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” 
~ Audrey Hepburn

DIY: Crochet Bib Necklace in Neon or Mint

April 5, 2012

I have a very easy, trendy piece for you to DIY today:)
I came across this picture on pinterest, and there was no source as to where to buy the necklace(anyone know?), so of course I thought, just DIY;) There are many color options to choose from, but I was crazy about the neon with black, and I have a current obsession with the seafoam color…
Supplies:
Fabric crochet pieces (find mine here)
Spray paint in any color (you could also use rit dye)
Chain
Jumprings
Lobster clasp
(all metal supplies can be found on etsy or in a craft store)

Instructions:
1) Spray paint your fabric crochet piece, and let dry.
2) Attach jump rings to the top sides of the piece. Add the chain (measure beforehand) and finish by attaching jump rings and lobster clasp at the ends.
3) Style with a simple tank or dress for diverse looks and enjoy:) 
*I am taking a break from the internet tomorrow to take some time to reflect and remember Good Friday. Will be back for an Easter post, so until then! 

*CLOSED* Take 3: Lona de Anna Ikat Prints + Giveaway

April 4, 2012

I have quite a beautiful surprise for you lovelies today.
Anna is the talented designer behind these fantastic art prints from Lona de Anna shop. I wanted to share her work with you today, and she kindly offered to give an IHOD reader a graphic print (and A3) of choice! I am the lucky owner of the second print which now resides in my guest room:) The first print is her brand new Ikat Neon Print which is by far my favorite!
To Enter (must be a follower of IHOD or Lona de Anna):
1). Visit Lona de Anna shop and let us know which print you would choose if you win!
Additional Entry option:
2). Pin one of her prints to pinterest and let us know you did!
Giveaway is open to international readers, and will run till Monday night! Best of luck!

Color Spotlight: Grapefruit, Citron, and Teal

April 3, 2012

Baggu Leather Bags via Wantist || Tingo T Straps via Anthropologie
I started noticing this tri-color combination seeping into my pinterest boards. 
I would say its a summer knockout, wouldn’t you?

True Beauty Files: White Tee 3 Ways

April 2, 2012

The staple every girl has in her closet, and the staple you can wear with everything! During the week I live in T’s and jeans. Here are three ways I styled one of my most comfortable tees…

1. Tee and a Print

2. Tee and Jeans

3. Tee and a Maxi
{Look One: Tee: J. Crew, Skirt: F21, Shoes: H&M (similar), Sunglasses: H&amp (similar);M Look Two: Tee: J.Crew, Jeans: Sevens (similar), Shoes: Dress Up Boutique, Fedora: H&M (similar), Necklace: c/o LYLIF, Bracelets: DIY here Look Three: Tee: J. Crew, Skirt: GAP (similar), Necklaces: F21, Belt: H&M, Bracelets: DIY}


How do you change up your tees? 
Gabe is on spring break this week which means we will be taking advantage of his time off with some mini day trips:) Needless to say its very difficult for me to focus on work. Love having him home to enjoy the sun with! 
Thanks for all your positive feedback on the new Saturday series. Again, you all are wonderful. Have a great start to your week friends!
P.S. Will you be watching the national championship game tonight?? I can hardly stand it I am so excited…UK Wildcats are me team!! I have a good feeling about this one. GO BIG BLUE!
The True Beauty Files:
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” 
~ Audrey Hepburn

Style Files: Ethereal + Edgy Beachfront Looks

March 30, 2012

{Ethereal – 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 }
{Edgy – 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5}
With this beautiful weather this weekend we are hoping to take advantage of the lake we live near by that has a beachside! I lean torwards the one piece looks (the idea that less skin is more mystery;)) and dreamed up a few beach side options for you all. And many of them are steals! Which would you go for? Edgy or Ethereal?
Fun links for your weekend:
1. I love that Stephanie and I were on the same page with our DIY’s yesterday! So cool.
2. This looks like the perfect summer party to me:) Dancing and the outdoors!
3. Easter in a box for grown ups or for kids. Brilliant.
4. I am pretty sure Payless has never had cuter shoes .
5. Finally, a one stop shop for scarves and 50 ways to tie them!
6. My new favorite shop for little ones.

DIY: Kate Spade Inspired Dot Stud Earrings

March 29, 2012

I saw these little beauties floating around on pinterest and of course being smitten by all things Kate Spade I wanted to own them. My frugal and creative wheels starting turning (can never turn that off unfortunately) and a simple and easy DIY was born…
Supplies:
Wood Furniture Buttons ($1.47 for a pack of 30!)
Nail Polish color of choice
Earring flatbacks
Super glue
Tape
Clear nail polish (optional)
I used clear nail polish on one set for a shiny finished wood look and left the other unfinished.
Cost: I only had to buy the wooden buttons and earring backs, both which come with several pieces. The rest are items you usually have on hand, so the cost is next to nothing!

Instructions:
1. Cover half of the wooden studs with tape (washi worked great for me). 
2. Paint the other half with nail color of choice. (I used a few favorites I had on hand: Essie Tour de Finance & Turquoise and Caicos). Let dry for a few minutes.
3. Remove the tape and attach the flat back earrings to the back of the wooden studs using super glue. Let dry.
These would be fun in almost any color:) Share your results if you try it out!

P.S. Another fantastic colorblock DIY I saw via Green Wedding Shoes for you to check out!
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