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Month: July 2017

the one with chalk paint

Chalk paint has been all the rage on pinterest now for awhile, but I have yet to use it. To be honest, I didn’t even know what it was or how it was different than usual paint. So I finally looked it up! It’s just a furniture paint that makes it easier on the painter. It doesn’t require primer, is easy to cover if you change your mind, and gives everything that vintage look we all love without too much work. I recently decided to dip my toe in the water of chalk paint and wanted to show you the results!

I found this frame at goodwill for $3 a few years ago, and painted the glass with chalkboard paint. The details on it are stellar so I didn’t touch the actual frame at all. But over time I kept thinking I needed to. We have zero black in our house (except the dining room table, but it just seems to fit). All of the other frames are silver, gold, or white. So this one stuck out like a sore thumb sometimes. Chalk paint seemed like the best idea once I researched it. Everyone promised it would make the details pop even more.

I followed this tutorial to a tee (two coats of paint). It is pretty easy just like everyone said. And the details do pop just like everyone said. I’m also really happy with the parts where the black pops out.

In the end, I honestly don’t really think I’m a total convert yet. Luckily, I have a big beautiful new to me but very old piano I need to bring some life too 🙂

the one with vintage earrings

This Summer it’s all about the 5 pieces 1 outfit in real life. 5 pieces 1 outfit is the first series here on the blog every other Friday. It stemmed from my love of classic yet modern, easy to wear, chic and simple fashion. This Summer will be one of the busiest ever for me, and I live in Florida so it’s gonna be hot. I don’t want to have a lot on, and getting ready can’t take a lot of time. It’s the perfect time to do a ton of 5 pieces 1 outfit real life posts! I have a formula when I do these in real life – top, bottom, shoes, earrings, finisher. My finisher depends on what I’m doing and it also means I might actually photograph 6 or more pieces, but I’ll explain each outfit so you’ll understand why.

This week is all about vintage earrings that are perfect for the 4th of July! It’s obviously hot, hot, hot here in Florida, and I’ve got a 9 month old to take care during the fireworks. So this outfit is super simple and casual. Perfect for my favorite kinda holiday. The stretchy material of the romper even makes it good for nursing. Also . . . I found this romper at WALMART! and it’s perfect! It of course is not on their website, but I linked some similar ones.

similar wedges . similar wedges under $30 . clutch . similar romper . similar romper . earrings (vintage) . sunnies