One of the worries I had when I first became pregnant was that baby-related topics would begin to dominate my life: I swore to never become one of those moms who blabbers on incessantly about kid stuff! But alas, that fear is already manifesting with each word I type here as I write my very first baby product post ever on Clossette. In my defense, though, this post is more of a service for other parents and parents-to-be searching for information on the Babyletto Hula crib, since there doesn’t seem to be much available on the interwebs yet. I first learned about this beautiful and eco-friendly oval crib at The Bump‘s adorable and educational Motherlode event last week, and am interested in it because:
Is it just me, or does it seem like baby fever is in the air? How did all of my weekend plans shift so suddenly from barhopping to baby showers? Despite the bittersweet feeling of my carefree years slipping away with each invitation I receive, I’ve actually been enjoying these joyous occasions and the opportunity to contribute to the festivities with some fun DIY decor. One of my favorite things to make for friends is a customized banner, and after making so many, I’ve come up with a basic banner “recipe” that can be modified to fit any color scheme or theme. If you’re looking to make an intricate-looking banner of your own, check out my latest DIYs with YYvideo tutorial showing you how above!
Does anyone else remember a time when ponchos were right up there on the fashion-suicide list with socks + sandals and hammer pants? And now you see all of those things all over Vogue and Glamour! Such is the fashion machine, right? Well, the reason I mention ponchos is that for a long time, I had a bit of an aversion to these half-blanket, half-coat hybrids until I was tidying up my closet and came upon this cream-colored throw I received from Cindy Crawford (fine, I actually got it as a favor at a party she threw from one of her PR people who took one look at me and seemed reluctant to give it to me, but doesn’t it sound much better when I say she gave it to me herself?). It’s such a lovely and cozy throw, but I’m not really a throw person – is anyone, really? Anyways, not wanting it to sit around in my closet, I wondered what could be done with it and then it came to me – it’d make an excellent poncho! Read on to see how I transformed it into one with just a few easy steps and if you have a blanket that you think could serve you a lot better as a poncho, definitely give it a try.
After scouring the interwebs for weeks, I finally found the perfect secondhand coffee table at AptDeco (one of my favorite sites for preloved furniture). The glass top, 2-part nesting design and affordable pricetag were exactly what I was looking for. There was just one problem – it was the wrong color. Instead of the sleek silver I’d been searching for, it was a drab IKEA black/brown. But it wasn’t anything that a few coats of spray paint and some contact paper couldn’t solve! Check out the video DIY tutorial above to see how I took this table from ashy to classy (for less than $30).
My managing editor and friend Jasmin Chua‘s birthday was last month and with the frenzy of fashion week and other assorted fall events, I wasn’t able to give her a proper gift. Jasmin and I are both cat-o-phile’s so I really wanted to make something feline-related and then it dawned on me – cat-ears! I’d been working on sewing this snood for myself and realized that with a bit of alteration, I could pop some kitty ears on it and make it into a fun accessory as well as something that Jasmin could wear while accompanying her uber-cute daughter Zadie trick or treating. Read on for the instructions to make your own cat-ear snood (read this post first to make the actual snood part).
Isn’t it ironic that we design writers are frequently too poh’ to afford any of the high end pieces we write about?! Every time I come across a gorgeous worn wood coffee table, I just enter a state of depression because I know, I just know, that I won’t be able to buy it. Well, based on her latest project, it seems my homegirl (and fellow design writer) Bridgette laughs in the face of hoity toity, overly priced furniture and even punches it in the face. Last weekend, she just up and decided she wanted a new coffee table so she picked up some old shipping pallets from her local recycle center, banged a few nails and ended up with this stunner!
The craziest part? The whole thing cost her $5! Fi’ dollah! If you wanna be like her (I know I do), follow the link below to check out how she did it.
Zika virus worries have many women covering up more than usual now to keep mosquito bites at bay – particularly if you’re pregnant or trying. But just because you’ve got a bun in the oven doesn’t mean your look has to be half-baked. We’ve got you “covered” with six stylish top that keep the skeeters away.
This auction is for an absolutely stunning and rare pearl beige Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag in lovely preloved condition. This bag has been professionally recolored and reconditioned (the original color is the pinkish light beige still seen inside the bag, while the new color has a pinkish pearl beige luster and sheen). The bag does have some discoloration on the chains and some scuffs on the body of the bag (see pictures) but is in great condition thanks to the professional restoration.
Dinner with a breathtaking view prepared for us by the chefs at @buttermilkfallsny's #henrysatthefarm using ingredients right from the hotel's own farm #sustainable #food #ecofood #dining #chevy #ecotrip #chevyvolt #farmfreshingredients #local #latergram
Good morning @buttermilkfallsny! What a way to start off another day of our #hudsonvalley getaway with #chevy. #roomwithaview #ecotrip #buttermilkfallsinn #sustainable #vacation #ny #nystate #ulstercounty #electricvehicle #adventure
One of my favorite things about visiting Lisbon is ogling the intricate and colorful tilework. There is a famous tile museum there, but you can see just as many gorgeous examples by just wandering through the streets and back alleys of the city. #lisboa #principereal #colorplay