Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DIY: Honestly WTF's Spiked Comb

I've wanted to make this Maison Michel inspired spiked comb for the longest time after I saw it on Honestly WTF, but I ended up using the spikes I bought for another project at school, and so it got pushed back a bit. I finally bought some more spikes and here it is, pretty awesome if you ask me. Thanks Honestly WTF! See the full instructions here.

You'll need:
-liquid super glue
-curved plastic comb, buy it here
-7-9 cone spikes, depending how long your comb is (I used seven 1 inch silver cone spikes from studsandspikes.com

First, glue two spikes on each end of the combs and hold them on until they're dry. I found that blowing on it helped it to dry a lot faster. Then, space out the rest of the spikes to make sure they'll be placed on evenly.

Glue the rest of the spikes, alternating sides. That's it! Put it in a teased out pony, and you're good to go!

Photos: Myself

Happy Anniversary to Adorn Me!! 1 year today :) Thank you for all who follow and support me, it means so much!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Pumped Up Kicks

Some pictures from this past weekend that I spent at home on Long Island. Spent some time with friends and family, oh yes, and the animals. How cute is my sisters new puppy Elliot? Love him! And what are these ridiculous things south of my ankles you say? Well they're amazing converse inspired wedges of course! Love em' or hate em', I think they're awesome.




 Photos: Myself
P.S. Happy Anniversary to me and my love Joshua! 4 years YAY!


I just discovered Pinterest, a website where you can save inspirational photos on a "pin board". I have so many inspiration photos stored on my computer so I thought this was a great way to share them with everyone else. If you have a Pinterest already, follow me here or leave me a comment with your email so I can send you an invite!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Vintage Ladies

 I stumbled on these photographs while going through my hard drive that I restored a while back and I thought I'd share them with you. Not only do I love vintage photographs, but these are especially near and dear to my heart because they are two very influential ladies in my life, my grandmothers. This Christmas my uncle gave my sister and I both a faux fur coat that belonged to my grandma Joel (first photograph) because she had passed years ago. This is something very special to me and I'm glad to own something of hers that she loved. My grandma Galindo, well, she has an enormous jewelry collection and I now know where I get my jewelry hoarding from, haha!

Photos: vintage prints restored by myself

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Thought this series of photos of different ways to wear eyeliner is pretty interesting since I wear eyeliner almost everyday, and I need to change it up a bit. I swear by Stila smudge pots, super easy to use and stays on all day long.

Photo: HonestlyWTF Pinterest

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I came home yesterday to some amazing things in the mail. The Sally Hansen duo-tone nail polish that I'm dying to try out (remember?), an obnoxious neon lime Marc by Marc Jacobs Ipad case that I've been eying for a while. Of course, I had to get an Ipad first, which my lovely boy got me for Christmas. The sunglasses I've had for a while, but have been using a lot lately thanks to this lovely weather we've been getting in New York. Oh yes, and I can't forget my new business cards, just in time for the IFB conference on February 8th, SUPER EXCITED. Tell me what you think of them! (yes, they are square!)

Photos: Myself

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Animalistic Tee


I can't help but notice animal tees and dresses popping up all over the place...and well, it's pretty freaking awesome. I especially love the relaxed look of the first two photos, but really, I can find a shirt exactly like that from a thrift store. I jumped on that real quick and placed my bid on a rad panther tee from Ebay (fingers crossed, although I don't think everyone's running to Ebay for a ridiculous panther tee shirt). I think if when I get the tee I'm going to work a little DIY magic to make it fit just right. Oh, but who could forget Christopher Kane's Spring 2009 Gorilla dresses? I can't, and that's precisely why I'm suddenly infatuated with giant animal heads.


Photos: MAFFASHION, Carolines Mode, Style.com

Monday, January 23, 2012

Spiked Kicks

Sweet kicks, love the spikes...do I see a DIY in the future?

Photo: NAM via Grazia.it

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Duo-Tone Nails

Ok, so, like everyone else out there, I've become completely obsessed with duo-tone nail polishes, such as the ever so famous, Chanel Peridot. At one point, I almost gave in and bought it for $30, but wisely stopped myself and said, "Am I really going to use this polish more than, at the very most, 10 times?" Totally not worth it if you ask me. Not to mention this polish is now selling for $50 on Ebay (crazy, I tell ya!). And recently I discovered the Gareth Pugh line for MAC and fell completely in love with the Ascension color. $22, eh, not too bad. But I couldn't help but think in the back of my mind that I've seen this exact color somewhere else. The more I kept thinking about it, I realized I have that color buried in my collection of polishes. At last, I found it! But for some reason I had ripped the label off and the only thing on the bottle was the name "Emerald Amethyst" on top. After a little Google researching I found that it is from the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms collection. Now it's all coming back to me, I bought this from a drug store! Anyway, most of the colors from the Nail Prism collection are discontinued, but are selling on Ebay and Amazon for $5-$10. I'll take that! So many beautiful duo-tones, particularly the Amber Ruby color that I'm definitely snatching up.
Um, hello, AMAZING! And in my opinion even better than Chanel's Peridot, yea, I said it.
So here's the color I have, Emerald Amethyst.
Almost exactly the same as Gareth Pugh for MAC's Ascension, not as shimmery, but just as good. So, moral of the story, do your research before you spend an absurd amount of money on designer pieces, you'll almost always find something similar, and just as amazing.

Photos: First 2-Google, 3rd-Goose's Glitter, last 3-myself

Saturday, January 14, 2012

DIY Inspiration: Jewelry Organization

Current looking for new ways to organize my giant collection of necklaces. I thought these vintage inspired frames were a really cute idea to display jewelry, better get thrifting!

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

Here's some favorite things I got recently. Some are Christmas gifts and others are things I got in Miami while I was there for new years.








Especially excited about these two bags. My very first Rebecca Minkoff and Cambridge Satchel, two bags that I've been dreaming about for a loooong time.

 Photos: myself

Happy Friday the 13th! cha cha cha cha

New Year, New Design

Here's to the new year! Sorry, a little late on that one. But, to celebrate a new year, and almost a year blogging (31st!), I decided to start fresh with a brand new design and content. What do you think? So fresh and so clean clean...sorry, I had to.

Photos: myself

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Food For You: Pear Prosciutto Havarti Cheese Pizza

Another food post already! But seriously, when I saw this pizza on tablespoon.com, it was exactly what I was craving and it needed to be in my tummy by dinner. I just so happened to be going grocery shopping and picked up the ingredients. As you can probably tell already, I LOVE fruit and cheese...sweet, salty YUMMM. And again, it's super simple to make. I made a few minor changes from the original recipe, here.


- Cookie sheet
- Your choice of pizza crust (I wanted it to be quick so I bought a tube, but if your ambitious, make your own!)
- 1 package of Havarti Cheese
- 1 package of Prosciutto
- 1 medium red pear
- 1 medium green pear (Don't worry if the pears aren't completely ripe because their going to cook in the oven)
- Mixed greens or arugula, which is what the original recipe calls for
- Butter flavored cooking spray, olive oil, pepper and optional vinaigrette (not pictured)

OK so, first, preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Then, Lightly spray your sheet with butter flavored cooking spray and roll your pizza dough evenly on to the sheet.

Now, place your sliced Havarti cheese on the dough, leaving a little room on the outside for a crust.

Next, spread the prosciutto on top of the cheese.

Slice your pears thinly and spread evenly around the pizza. In my case, I only did half
because my boyfriend despises cooked fruit, weirdo.

This is my own step, since I didn't want to use arugula, I compensated with some black pepper
because it tends to have a peppery taste to it.

Drizzle olive oil on the edges to create a golden crust.

Pop it in the oven for about 15-17 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Once you see that the crust is a nice golden color you can take it out. Then let it cool before you cut it.

Lastly, cut a rectangle slice, top it with your greens and an optional drizzle of raspberry vinaigrette
and CHOW DOWN! A delicious, somewhat healthy, pizza. Play with the ingredients
and try other kinds of fruit and cheese and let me know what you think!

All Photos by Myself