Singin' The Winter Blues

I don't know about you guys but I am really getting sick of the snow!  Not that I don't love snow because I definitely do; but our street is never plowed, making it a near resemblance of an ice skating rink; not cool.  The colder weather makes me want to wrap up in a warm sweater or blanket; usually in the color scheme of black or grey.  Not exactly the most flattering or mood lifting.  That said, I have decided to cheer us all up by sharing a little bit of color.  A pop of color might be just what you need to keep the doctor away ;)

1. ASH Eloise Leopard Haircalf Pumps
2. MINKPINK Gypsy Rose Blouse (a perfect vday accent ;))
3. essie Nail Polish in Silken Cord
4. MINKPINK Neon Floral Blazer
5. Anthropologie Fireworks Pillow
6. Ikat Mini Bowl (this is technically listed under dinnerware but I like it for storing jewelry)
7. Sachin + Babi Psychedelic Print Dress (perfect paired with black tights and lace up booties with a cardi for winter or as is for spring/summer!)
8. Boutique 9 Meredith Suede Pumps
9. West Elm Fuzzy Bouclé Throw
10. Anthropologie Starry Binkath Scarf

xo Rebecca

DIY: Subway Art

Restoration Hardware

This is Subway Art for those of you who have never seen it.  I am in LOVE.  These can be found here for a whopping $795.. each!  I have been lusting over them for so long that I finally decided to take a stab at making my own!  Not only is it an affordable and easy option; but you can personalize them as well.  My boyfriend has a serious obsession with anything Boston (the Red Sox in particular) and I am a New York fan so I decided to make 2 for the dining room.  One is all of the streets surrounding Fenway Park in Boston.  And the second are the major Fashion streets/areas in NYC.

As I said before this is super easy!  I made the signs in PowerPoint to start (any editing program will work as well).  Just make the background black and choose whatever font you wish.  Make sure they are the size of your canvas.  I went to A.C. Moore and bought 2-18x24 canvases that just so happened to be on sale for $5!  I picked up some Mod Podge at A.C. Moore as well for $6.  And printed the Powerpoint slides at Staples.  These were about $2 to print.  I just had them blow the images up to the size of my canvas on regular black and white paper.  This is what it looked like:

Once you have all your materials it's easy as pie!  Put Mod Podge on the back of the paper and stick it onto the canvas.  Then Mod Podge the entire front.  It will be white at first and possibly wrinkly like this:

But don't worry it dries clear and the wrinkles will come out!  Make sure you wait 20 minutes in between coats; I did 3 coats. This was the outcome:

It's not perfect but it was also only about $10 a piece!  The good thing about DIY projects are that if you mess up you can always try again because the materials are CHEAP :) What do you think?

xo Rebecca

Operation Happy

Have you ever been asked "what do you want to be when you grow up?"

Of course you have, hasn't everybody?!  I've come to realize that I'm 25 years old and, welp, I'm grown up!  I've gone through many stages of what I want to be when I grow up.  I wanted to be a Writer.  A Chef.  A Photographer.  A Fashion Designer. An Interior Designer.  When it comes down to it I am not any of these things; I am all of them.  This year I have decided (better late than never) that I am going to do all the things I've always wanted to.  Not because I am getting paid to, but because they make me happy.  Instead of calling it a New Years Resolution I am calling it Operation Happy; because well, happiness is a state of mind and shouldn't just last a month into the new year.  This is why I started this blog.

Here you will find recipes/cooking advice, DIY home projects(I try to be as crafty as possible), and most of all FASHION.  All photography will be done by yours truly (unless otherwise stated of course!).
Stay tuned for some fun! 

What makes you happy?  I would love to hear from you! :)

xo Rebecca <3