More Pinterest Interest: STRIPES ON STRIPES

I love the inspirations pinning at Pinterest triggers.There you are, elbow on desk, head leaning on the palm of your left hand and happily clicking the mouse... pinning away with your right when you spot something. It triggers a memory of something you use to do, and then you start a search (this takes both hands). After searching, you're thrilled to discover a few other pins with the same thought. This occurred over the weekend for me while pinning the oh so popular STRIPES trend. The pinning triggered a reminder of things I already have and I said - "Hey, I can do that!" And wallah! A new look from an old trend (back in the 90's) and existing pieces is reborn... Stripes On Stripes.


Florida Home in Fall 2011

I was already unconsciously mixing stripes in our home, for example the bold awning stripe pillows in a room with a zebra throw or rug... But you can also mix this look into your wardrobe with a scarf and a dress. I tried a little of this mixing and put together a fresh new outfit, ready for spring. Here are some of the inspirational pins...

Fashionista's can't forget Carrie in Paris in the final season of
Sex In The City - Stripes On Stripes

Stripes on Stripes with COLOR! 
(My memory trigger: I used to display this look back in the 90's at a store called Body Shop)

Stripes On Stripes + a pop of color from shoes or colored denim...

Guys can mix it up too!
This is a GREAT look for Summer! 
(Can't you just see Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting in this??!!)

Bold + BOLDER stripes

Stripes On Stripes - mixing scale in a space. 

Perfect example of Stripes on Stripes in the Home: 
It's about mixing the scale of thin + bold stripes.

Now, here's my old / new outfit:

AZ thrift score: B&W Stripe Tunic Tube Top $3.99

Closet Organizing this weekend (more about that later)

My new outfit - created from existing pieces + a little inspiration from Pinterest!
The best part, the look only would total $55, but I only recently spent $3.99 for the look because all pieces were closet + thrift finds!

Tunic tube, necklace, sandals: THRIFT
Maxi Skirt: Clearance LY at TJMaxx
Military Jacket: Target (2010)
Earrings and Ring: Love Culture - Miami (2010)

What have you been pinning lately?


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FROM PIN PREDICTIONS TO THE RED CARPET: The Dresses of the 84th Academy Awards

Wow... What a kind of "girly" day it was yesterday. Since I enjoy watching awards shows to see the color trends, glitz and glam, I decided to get a little head start before the awards started. Between Saturday + Sunday morning, I pulled together  Red Carpet Ready style pin board, of the colors, styles, hair and accessories I'd like to see on the red carpet Sunday night. Although my pin predictions weren't exactly right, the color trend I had pinned the most of was white, gold, and black - which is what pretty much dominated the red carpet. Here's a peak at a few pin predictions... followed by some of the actual red hot red carpet looks for this years Academy Awards...

Pin Prediction: Red...

Pin Prediction: Green...

Pin Prediction: Copper...

Pin Prediction: CUFFS!!

Pin Prediction: Nude or Rose Gold

Pin Prediction: Champagne Gold

Pin Prediction: Mint

Pin Prediction: B+W + Long Sleeves

Pin Prediction: White...

Now here are the actual gowns... 
Starting with my FAVE worn by Gwenyth Paltrow...

White + Cuffs!






Black + Gold...


IMO: Couple of the night!

Striking: COPPER + Gold accessories

Not red, but coral...


Who was Best Dressed? I seriously don't know this time... But I know my fave ws Gwenyth Paltrow - with or without the cape, just looked stunning. I especially LOVED the cuff!

So simple + strong + understated

Which dresses did you prefer?
What was your fave color or style you saw on the red carpet?
The show itself was alright. I enjoyed watching the people behind the sense also get recognition like costume design, set design, special effects and music. Was getting all consumed by the event going to pay a bill or put food on the table? No - but it did inspire a dual closet clean-up and reorganizing since we moved here... along with a new bag of donations dropped off at our local Goodwill :)

See more pins and information with credit and link-backs on my Pinterest boards:

plus also take a peek inside the OSCARS GREEN ROOM

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