Thursday, June 30, 2011

Some of my fav quotes :)

Live it like its your last... Makes me want to dance
This too shall pass...
Amen

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Really should not walk through the +15's....

I was on the way back from a client's office this morning JUST as all of the shops were opening up downtown. There were sale signs everywhere and I couldn't help but pop into Aldo to take a boo at their recently reduced shoes. MAN there were a lot of good deals! I could have purchased at least six pairs but restricted myself to two.. and some accessories of course.. What a steal! 2-for-1 accessories too. Oy!
Look at these little dandies for only $27.99! They didn't have my size so they have ordered them in and are expecting to arrive in 3 business days...
I think their so cute! Will go with neutrals and browns.. I don't have any olive colored shoes after all...
Whatcha think?!
SHINY! These jelly's really sparkle for $29.99
Love them or hate them? These photos don't really do them justice for the amount of shine they give off. I have been wearing flats a lot lately and thought these would be good for a night out and can be paired with a lot of different things.
I am obsessed with anything shiny.... Like a parrot ... That's what James calls me ;)
2-for-1 earrings! Only $7.99 for these and sunglasses
I can neverrr have enough sunglasses.. I lose them/break them all the time. I hate expensive sunnies because I lose them so often.
Downtown Diva in action hehehehe

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Feather Extensions

I ADORE the way that feather extensions look... Unfortunately the fad has led to the slaughter of SO many roosters and farmers cannot keep up with the demand. The feathers, which are from the bird's backside and the most popular for hair, are usually used to produce fly tying feathers for fishermen and the price has skyrocketed since the craze began. The supply is unable to keep up with the demand with some sites even selling feather extensions for DOGS?! How excessive is that? 
According to an article on Bloomberg Businessweek, “A package of the most popular fly tying hackle for hair extensions, a black and white striped feather called grizzly saddle, would normally retail anywhere from $40 to $60. It sold for $480 on eBay last month after 31 bids.” At the most, these feather hair extensions can be worn for three months. Naturally, this price inflation has become a major annoyance to fly fishermen, but whether for bait or coiffure accessorizing, to take the lives of sentient beings for such fleeting and trivial purposes is troubling in itself... Although I think this trend is gorgeous I won't support the fad at the cost of animal's lives. Here are some celebs that have really started this trend:
Miley is rocking a few feathers here
Not gonna lie.. LOVE the rainbow feathers...
Like this look on her though. Too bad they can't make faux feathers somehow!
Totally suit the rocker look
Love this look! So unique
Bieber's main squeeze Selena Gomez
What do you think of this trend?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Garden Decor

I am in LOVE with our backyard this year.. We have finally completed all of the big projects such as the fence, planting six beautiful trees, a stamped concrete pad and numerous garden boxes... Now I think it is time to DECORATE! I love how the cheesiest things can be cute for the garden.. I love frogs and they are very acceptable garden decor. I would also like some romantic touches like hanging candles or something along those lines... Here are some of my favorite finds so far... :)
From Pinterest.. where else ? DIY!
I know I've posted these before but so easy and unique!
So romantic
How bout this right smack dab in the middle of our backyard?! BAHA!
I love Buddah figurines... Bring some Zen to my garden... Need a few statues at least ;)
Window gardens are so adorable!
Oh man wish I had the space/money for this!!!
love how it's part of the landscape
Great way to reuse some coffee cans and have a hanging veggie garden!
AwWw cute!
*snicker*
LOVE THIS! I love the rustic look for gardens and Christmas decorations :)
Gorg with some trailing plants
Unexpected and beautiful
Cute. I always joke that the flowers grow better when I sing to them ;)
Rustic chic
Funky bird feeder!
HAHAHA!
Reduce, reuse, recycle ;)
The garden egg is an essential.. OBVIO... PFFT! Weird!!!!
I WANT THIS!!! I ADORE Dali's melting clock painting and this looks just like one of the clocks in the painting! I have the painting hanging in our office :)
(this painting.. I love it but James can't stand it.. I think it represents the passing of time and how time goes so fast it appears to be melting)
Cuteee
OMG! Think I *NEED* this! Looks so peaceful.
So romantical :)
DIY ! Paint soup cans and punch out a pattern.
Simply beautiful
*LOVE!* I often complain that tealights and votives have to be replaced far too often- these pillar candles would be a lot more effective.
simple and beautiful
Okay I'm obsessed with these candle lanterns now...
Hope you are feeling inspired for your own garden! I know I want to spend some time in mine this weekend!