Even though I’m the kind of woman who would pull a splinter out of my finger and save it for a later project, I’m also a clutterphobe who lives in a tiny 500 sq. ft apartment with limited storage space. That’s why, while I’m ashamed to admit it, I actually thought about discarding the tiny bits of navy silk I had leftover from my Chanel scarf refashion. But then I thought – are you mad, woman?! That scarf cost me a small fortune, so throwing those pieces out would be like throwing away dollar bills. For weeks, I tried to think of a little accessory that would do the lovely gold logo-emblazoned fabric justice and I think I finally found it my newest creation – this tiny glass bottle pendant. The bottle charm can actually be uncorked, which is how I filled it with a circle of the silk and a handful of tiny opalescent beads. This would be a cute way to display any other meaningful bits and baubles you might have that are too small to make into anything else. Enjoy!
My friend Diana is having a baby girl, and though I haven’t known her too long, she’s already shown me what a genuine, generous and kind person she is, so of course I wanted to do something special for her shower. On the first day we really got to know one another, Diana pulled out her wallet (she kept on insisting that she pay for everything) and then so did I – we actually got into a bit of a pulling fight at the cash register – “No, I’m gonna pay.” “NO, I’M gonna pay!” – and that’s when we realized both of our wallets were Chanel. As I got to know Diana better, I drooled over her other Chanel items and I think the brand really epitomizes her class, style and generosity.
Long story short – here are the Chanel cookies I made for her special baby shower! Read on for the full DIY tutorial on how to make some of your own.
The dog days of summer may be gone, but a classic pair of sunglasses is chic even in the cooler weather – and that’s especially true when they’re Chanel (and doubly true when they’re FREE!) That’s right, if you’ve always wanted your own pair of Chanel shades, it’s your lucky day because we’re giving one from our own closet away to a very lucky reader and it could be you. By the way, we know that different shades complement different face shapes, so the winner will actually be able to choose between two different Chanel styles. Sunglasses not your thang? We’ll also be giving away this adorable Clossette Chanel charm necklace, a brand new Bebe charm bracelet and a gift certificate for a box of two dozen liquor-infused bite-size cupcakes from Smashed Sweets. Yum!
From the day I first laid I eyes upon you, you’ve beguiled me with your luxurious feel and playful print. I stored you away safely in my closet, waiting patiently for that perfect day when you would finally look nice on me. But then I realized the truth – neckerchiefs just aren’t flattering if you have a circle-shaped head. No amount of wishing and hoping would ever change that. So yes, we had our differences, but I knew in my heart that we could still be together – some way, some how.
Flash forward: I know it was a little painful for you undergoing the surgery*, but you made the sacrifice so we could finally be together the way we should have been from the start – as a girl and her tank top.
*In no way does this post advocate cosmetic surgery, at least not on people