Red Dress MDW Sale!

Red Dress MDW Sale!

Hi loves! My favorite boutique is having their MDW sale, and I needed to share all of my favorite picks! I placed an order last night for some of these pieces, and I am too excited! Let me know which is your favorite!

1) White Jumpsuit

2) Lemon Swim

3) Sweater Romper

4) Cropped Puff Sleeve Cardigan (I have this and it is a staple for me!)

5) Floral Sage Midi Dress (just ordered last night!)

6) Dusty Rose 2 Piece (just order last night, and I still can’t get over the price!)

7) White Studded Loafers (only $10! also scooped them up last night!)

8) White Sweater (the last thing I picked up last night, perfect for spring/chilly summer nights!)

9) Peach Midi Dress (I was SO tempted to get this, but I definitely have too many fancy dresses and no place to wear them, but I still may just have to get it!)

Finding Ornate Gold Mirrors!

Finding Ornate Gold Mirrors!

Hello loves! Today I am writing a much long overdue post! When I began my wedding sign rental business Details and Swirls, I fell in love with ornate gold mirrors. I started collecting beautiful mirrors to add to my rental collection, and this obsession grew and quickly took over the decor in our home. Along the way I’ve picked up many tips and tricks on where to search for these pieces, and how to find them for the best price! Today I am walking you through exactly how and where I find all of my beautiful mirrors!

Facebook Marketplace

This is my NUMBER ONE secret when it comes to finding vintage gold mirrors! Believe it or not, there is an overwhelming number of mirrors on facebook marketplace. Now, this approach definitely takes some time and effort. If you are on the hunt for mirrors I suggest checking facebook marketplace around 3 times a day consistently, and reach out immediately when you see something you are interested in. These pieces go very quickly, and I am still kicking myself on some mirrors that I missed! Browsing facebook marketplace definitely takes some imagination. Many times the photos are poor, but you have to picture how the piece would look once it is cleaned and in a well lit space! Half of my mirrors (especially my really big ones) are all from facebook for a fraction of the price! I once found a $1,000 mirror I was eyeing for months online for just under $300 on marketplace (coming to my rental collection soon!), just keep checking consistently and they will appear!

Antique Stores

The next place I shop for my mirrors are antique and vintage stores. I have purchased 3-4 of my mirrors from antique shops and there are pros and cons. The pros are the quality and history. All of my antique store mirrors are my best quality pieces, and they most often come with a story of how old the piece is and the origination. The main con is the price. Unfortunately many mirrors at antique stores are quite expensive, so while you may be able to barter, you probably will not get the cheapest mirror at a vintage store.

Online

While I absolutely love searching marketplace and antique stores for mirrors, sometimes I do not have months to wait for the perfect piece to magically appear. Luckily after lots and lots and lots of digging, I’ve found numerous beautiful mirrors online (many of which I own)! Some are more expensive than others, and I will list them below based upon price!

Egg Chair Round Up!

Egg Chair Round Up!

Hi friends! I am dying to get my hands on an egg chair, I feel like they have been everywhere lately! I have the most perfect corner in my bedroom, but I am having trouble pulling the trigger on spending $300+ on a chair mostly for decoration…so I decided to take a deep dive to see if I could find anything cheaper! Unfortunately in terms of “egg chairs” they are all around the same $300 price tag. Even though I could not find many specific egg chairs under $300, I did find many alternatives that have the same style and aesthetic for a fraction of the price! I will definitely be purchasing #6 to put in my bedroom corner, I think it will give off the same overall vibe, I am so excited!

1) Wayfair $314

2) Big Lots $370 – I have been tracking this and is seems to go on sale often, so keep tabs on it!

3) Overstock $315

4) Walmart $297 – Currently out of stock, but sign up for updates!

5) Serena & Lily $198 – Not necessarily an egg chair, but same exact design details, materials, and coloring!

6) World Market $230 – This is my TOP pick! I am so happy I came across this find! This is the best egg chair dupe I could find under $300, and I think this is the one I am going to order for my bedroom! It is less bulkier and has all of the same design details as the traditional egg chair!

7) Wayfair $240

8) IKEA $130 – Cushion not included!

Designing My Backyard Bungalow

Designing My Backyard Bungalow

Hello friends! I am back today with another home makeover post! One of my favorite parts of owning my first home is designing every room from the ground up. I’ve completed the design for almost every room inside our home, and I thought it was about time to begin on the design plans for our patio! Now we do not have the largest patio space, but it is such a cute and cozy area to relax in. I imagine drinking coffee in the mornings, and lounging under the stars in the evenings and I am just too excited!

With every room design I’ve done for our house, I always create a design plan. My design plans include colors for the space, patterns, and the pieces of furniture or decor I want to incorporate. I partnered up with Wayfair to create the design plans for my backyard bungalow, and I am seriously obsessed! As you all know, I am in love with the Moroccan tile design and all things neutral and grey. The decor in our home is greatly influenced by these design aspects, and I wanted our outdoor space to follow! I decided to stay with the main design element of grey Moroccan pattern, but also incorporate navy blue for a flare of color. I love how everything is coming together, and I already have some of these pieces on the way! I think it is important to keep a consistent decor theme throughout your home including the outdoor space! If you are planning to redesign a new room or outdoor space in your home, I highly encourage you to start with a design plan! This will help you ensure all of your pieces coordinate and fit into the aesthetic you are envisioning! Below are links to all of my top picks for my backyard design, happy patio season!

Garage Door Makeover

Garage Door Makeover

Hello friends! I am coming to you today with the EASIEST DIY tutorial! I love the look of farmhouse garage doors, I think they make a huge difference in the curb appeal of a home. While new garage doors are definitely not on the top of our home renovation list, I found the easiest way to mimic the look with magnetic hardware! I wasn’t quite sure how easy or nice this project would turn out, but I am SO happy with the outcome! Everything you need can be found on Amazon prime, and it took me 15 minutes to do!

Everything you will need:
Sponge
Cleaner
Painter’s Tape (1 inch)
Window Magnets
Hardware Magnets

Step 1: Clean Garage Doors
First thing first, clean! This is not necessary, but I wanted to make sure we were putting the magnets on a clean surface, so I simply took a sponge with some household cleaner and wiped down the areas I would be working on.

Step 2: Add Windows
Time to add our “windows”! Using painter’s tape, measure out a + on each of your garage door squares. Ensure that the horizontal line on each square is at the same height so all of your windows line up! You can use a measuring tape to assist with this, but I found that eyeballing it worked perfectly fine! Once your tape + is up, stick on the magnetic square to each quadrant. Peel away the tape and you have your windows! I am really impressed with the quality of these magnetics, the suction is extremely strong! Repeat this step for all “windows”.

Step 3: Add Hardware
Once the windows are up, it is time to add the hardware! Again these magnets are extremely strong, so they basically flew out of my hand and attached to the door! You can place the hardware anywhere you like, but I chose to place one of mine below the first row of the door and one above the last row of the door. I popped the handles in the middle and that is it! A completely new set of doors in under 15 minutes!

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11 Amazon Home Finds!

11 Amazon Home Finds!

Hi friends! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Today I am sharing my favorite Amazon home finds! Given the current global situation, my routine trips to HomeGoods and Hobby Lobby have been cut short, but luckily Amazon is still in full swing, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pieces I’ve found for our home!

1) Mercury Glass Curtain Rods – we currently have these on all of our living room windows and they are BEAUTIFUL!

2) Cathedral Mirrors – I have two of these on either side of a canvas in our dining room and I am in love. They are such a steal for the price and the detailing is gorgeous!

3) Blue and White Terracotta Vases – I wanted to bring some Mediterranean flair into our decor, and these three vases do just that! I currently have them displayed on our dining room table.

4) Tin Bread Box – Not much to explain here, I have this our on our kitchen counter and it is a cute way to hide away all of our bread!

5) Treat Jar – Such a cute jar to keep all of Luana’s treats in!

6) Eucalyptus Leaves – Hands down my favorite leaves! I use these to fill my pitcher vase!

7) Mercury Glass Vases – I think these are my favorite find! I have them mixed with the terracotta vases on the dining room table, and they reflect the light in the most beautiful way!

8) Cotton Stems – I also use these to fill my pitchers and vases!

9) Wooden Ladder – A ladder is a perfect way to fill a corner in a room! Simply drape a few pretty throw blankets over and it is an instant makeover!

10) Boxwood Wreath – We have one of these on our door to the basement and it adds a little touch of color and life!

11) Grey Plaid Runner – I currently have this on our dining room table, and I love how it ties in the grey colors of our home, and also makes the display look a little more casual!

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Best Bridesmaid Gift!

Best Bridesmaid Gift!

Hi guys! I am jumping on for a quick blog post to share with you all one of the gifts I gave my bridesmaids on our wedding! I wanted to give my girls something useful that wouldn’t just be a “bridemaid” gift. I remembered back to a wedding I recently was in where the bridesmaids and I were trying to coordinate which clutches to bring on the wedding day, and it clicked. I would give my bridesmaid all a little clutches that matched their bridesmaid dresses!

I decided to fill their clutches with essentials for the day like mints, gum, tissues, hair ties, advil, nail files, and anything else I thought they would need! Let me tell you that my friends absolutely loved them, and still use their bags to this day! I wanted to share this idea with you all because I found it was a perfect gift for my bridesmaids that they seriously continue to use to this day!

Below I linked some of my current favorites from the brand I got my gifts from (Urban Expressions from Nordstrom Rack). They are all under $25 too!

1) Classic Blush Clutch – almost identical to what I gave my bridesmaids!

2) Rose Gold Clutch

3) Embellished Floral Clutch – comes in a bunch of colors, I want the pink for myself!

4) Light Grey Clutch

5) Tan Clutch

6) Gold Clutch – comes in more colors!

7) Small Tan Clutch

8) Off White Clutch

9) Gold Floral Clutch

Bridal Dress Breakdown!

Bridal Dress Breakdown!

It is beginning to look a lot like bridal shower season! I am forever wishing I could be a bride again for the sole excuse to buy allll of the white lace dresses! If you know me, you know I could live in a white lace dress every single day of the week. No ruffle or frill is too much for me, and while I already have far too many white dresses in my wardrobe, I am always looking to add to my collection!

I thought it would be fun to do a run down of dresses I would currently be buying for a bachelorette or shower if I were a bride again! I am SO excited to be partnering up with Red Dress for this round up! If you have not shopped there before, you can get 10% off by signing up for their emails! I hope you all love these dresses as much as I love them! Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!

For sizing reference I am 5’4″ and Size 2.

Shoes

Heels

Headband

Wedding Makeup – Full Breakdown

Wedding Makeup – Full Breakdown

Today I am running through a complete breakdown of all the makeup products I used on my wedding day! I did my own makeup the day of my wedding, and all of the products I used are my absolute favorites! I hand-picked all of these products specifically for my wedding day to achieve a rosy “glowing from within” look, and I was so pleased with the outcome! If you are getting married, I highly recommend all of the products I used, and if you are a makeup artist I think these would be great additions to your kit!

As always if you all have any questions regarding the products I used or my makeup application, feel free to leave them in the comments below! I posted an in depth tutorial video on my IGTV here walking through why I choose the products I did, why I love them so much, and the application of everything! I hope it is helpful!

Base
Foundation:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place – 2W0 Warm Vanilla & 3W1 Tawny
Concealer:
Tarte Shape Tape – 22N Light Medium
Setting Powder:
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder – 1 Fair

Eyes
My Custom Palette:
Light Shades –
ABH Baby Cakes (light pink)
MUG Creme Brulee (light beige)

Medium Shades –
ABH Buon Fresco (medium mauve)
MUG Cupcake (bright pink)
ABH Fawn (medium brown)

Deep Shades –
ABH Fudge (deep warm brown)
MAC Embark (deep cool brown)

Lid:
Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea highlighting eyeshadow palette vol. III – Shade: Heat wave

Similar Eye Palettes:
Colour Pop Blush Crush Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Tarle Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette

Eyeliner:
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner – Obey-Ge 66 (used on actual wedding day)
Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyepencil – 01 Metallic Rose (used in tutorial)

Face
Blush:
Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion – Sangria
Bronzer:
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 04
Overall Highlight:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Luminous Light
Cheekbone Highlight:
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Highlight 01
Setting Spray:
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Lips
Lipliner:
Milani Color Statement Lipliner – 03 All Natural
Lipstick:
Tarte SEA Color Splash Lipstick – Set Sail
Mac Amplified Lipstick – Blankety

10 Ways To Style Graphic Tees

10 Ways To Style Graphic Tees

Hi friends! I am SO excited about today’s post! If you know me, you know I absolutely love fashion, and I guess you can say the creative side of me comes out when it comes to styling outfits!

A while back I was with shopping with my best friend and she was on the fence about buying a dress because she didn’t know how to style it. Without even thinking I started listing off about 5 different ways I would style the piece, and she laughed because it was such a typical “me” response. This moment got me thinking about how I would style my own graphic tees that I sell in my Details and Swirls shop! Of course I have discovered numerous ways I style my tees, and realized it could be so helpful if I shared my styling tips with you all!

I know so many of you all have my long sleeve tees, so I came up with 10 different ways to style my graphic long sleeve tees, I hope you love them!

1 – Classic

2 – Edgy

3 – Cute

4 – Athletic

5 – Statement Jeans

6 – Girly

7 – Vest

8 – Long Sweater

9 – Trendy

10 – Athleisure

I rounded up all of the pieces I used to style these looks below! Some of my pieces were super old, so I linked the best matches I could find!