Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Five Under $5! All About The Pumpkin

Hey Glam readers!  It's Friday, you made it!

For today's round up, I thought I would round up all things pumpkin in celebration of the impending Autumn.

How cute is this little Halloween countdown?!  If you have little people in your home, you probably need this, I know my kiddos would love it!

It's just $4.99 and it's available at World Market

One of my favorite things about Fall is all the amazing smelling and tasting food!  This pumpkin pancake mix is also available from World Market for just $3.99!

How cute are these pumpkin bakers?!  They are available in orange and white at World Market and they're on sale for just $3.99!

This pumpkin butter sounds like the perfect Fall treat!  Also available at World Market and just $4.99.  It would be the perfect addition to a Fall brunch!

Last, but not least, I love the vintage inspired design of this kitchen towel.  This one is available at World Market as well and is just $4.99.

There you have it!  A round up of some Fall favorites!

I hope you enjoyed today's roundup and that you have something wonderful planned for this weekend!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fashion Files: Wear It Now, Wear It Later!

Hey Glam readers!  Although the calendar still technically says "Summer", Autumn is definitely peeking its head around here.  Today, I thought I would share my solution for transitioning into Fall, still using your Summer staples.

I'm a huge fan of ladylike style and one of my go-to outfits for Summer is an a-line skirt with a t-shirt and sandals.

This might be my new favorite skirt!  I love the lemon pattern, it reminds me of the Kate Spade lemon line.

I paired it with a simple, Kelly green top.

Add some neutral, heeled sandals and it's easy and comfy!

For an easy Fall transition, just add a cardigan and belt and some suede wedges.

Truthfully, on any given day here you could wear both looks right now.  It may be in the upper 60s or 70s in the day, but by nightfall it's chilly.  That's what I love about this easy transition!

How about a cost breakdown?

The lemon skirt is Talbots and I purchased it from an instagram resale site, that you should definitely follow!


She sells lots of Talbots, JCrew, Anthropologie.  All my favorites!

Talbots Lemon Skirt:  $10
Kelly Green Top:  Goodwill $3.99
Neutral Vera Wang Sandals:  Goodwill $4.99
Black Cardigan:  Goodwill $2.99
Belt:  Ross $1.50
Brown Wedges:  Target...very old but purchased on clearance (I never pay full price for anything)  $8.

So you can see, thrifting is the perfect way to amp up your wardrobe with versitle pieces.  Especially as the seasons change.

Have you found any great wardrobe staples while thrifting?  I would LOVE to hear about it!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

YOUR Goodwill Glam Finds!!!!

Hello Glam readers!  You may remember a few weeks ago, I invited you to submit your Goodwill Glam finds.  Anything awesome you've found at thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, consignment shops, etc.  I'm loving the response I've had on instagram and today, I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

The above photo was submitted by staciashrestha.  You all know I love all things vintage and the lucite tissue holder is the definition of glam!  There are few things I love more than vintage art work and portraits especially are some of my favorites.  They have so much soul!

This awesome federal mirror and chinoiserie artwork was also submitted by staciashrestha.  All I have to say is...girl, you know how to find some awesome stuff!  I feel like we could be thrifting soul sisters!

Last, but not least, this photo was submitted by jenniferdimplesandtangles.  Jennifer is my blogging buddy, she blogs over at Dimples and Tangles.  Her blog is one of my favorites so definitely go check her out when you have a chance!

Those awesome cane border salad plates were a Goodwill Glam find.  Love it, Jennifer! I need something tartan!

I would love to make this a weekly feature!  Tag me on instagram with your Goodwill Glam finds!

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Keep those great finds coming!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Project Reveal!!!! A Beach Inspired Makeover.

Hi Glam readers!  Last week, I gave you a little sneak peek at what I was up to.  All my furniture restorations are nearly complete, for the moment anyway.  I'll have quite a few before and afters to share with you.

Today's reveal is a dresser that really had little to no personality.

See, pretty basic.

Very boring.....
do I hear you snoring?

It's okay, I totally get it.

It gets better.

I promise!

I love the way it turned out and it's a far cry from boring now!

I decided to go with a light robin's egg blue color as the base color.

Then, I distressed it using a bronze metallic glaze and cream glaze.

I love how the layers of colors worked here.  I didn't intend for it to, but this project really reminds me of the beach.  The cream and brown evoke thoughts of the sand and the water reminds me of the ocean.

I've used a few different methods before when glazing and distressing and truthfully, they all work really well.

Let me know if you'd like a tutorial on these methods and I would be happy to do a couple of posts on them!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Five Under $5!!!

Hello Glam readers!  It's FRIDAY!!  It's been rather chilly here in Chicagoland, so this week I thought I'd round up some fun things that would be great for Fall for our Friday Five.

Today's finds take us to Target!!

How fun are these appetizer and dessert plates?!  They were just $3.99 and I'm in LOVE with the dessert ones especially!

These dip bowls would be perfect for condiments or even on a desk to corral small things like push pins and paper clips.  Great price for just $3.99!

They have a really fun assortment of Fall salt and pepper shakers in Autumn shades as well as a copper color.  I really love the foxes, but I got the black and gold foxes they had last year.

They have matching bottle stoppers as well, for just $1.99!

These creme butter dishes are really pretty in person.  The copper colored bases adds a touch of metallic making these perfect for every day or entertaining.
Again, just $4.99!

I think any of these would be great hostess gifts for any Fall gatherings you may be attending!

That's the Friday Five!!

I hope you all have a great weekend! 

Anything fun planned??

I would love to hear about what you're up to!


PS:  This post was in no way sponsored by Target.  I just happen to love these items and the prices!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fashion Files!!

Hi Glam readers!!

I'm back today with another fashion post.
Today's outfit was completely thrifted and is one of my favorites for Summer (there's still a few days left...squeezing all the Summer out that I can!).
I love it because it's equal parts fun, colorful and comfy.  A winning combo for sure!

The top is an Ann Taylor tee that I thrifted for $3.
The skirt is a Liz Claiborne chiffon skirt.  I found it at Savers for $4.99.

I love how the navy ribbon detail on the t shirt ties in with the navy ribbon band on the skirt!

The shoes weren't thrifted, but were purchased at Target on clearance for $8.

A close up of the fun colors in this fab skirt.
It might be one of my new faves!

So, there you have it.  An entire outfit from head to toe for under $20!

How about you?

  Have you found any great clothing finds while thrifting lately?

I would LOVE to hear about them!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Project Sneak Peeks & Other Happenings

Hi Glam readers!
I have been up to my ears in furniture projects!
I started prepping about 10 pieces for restoration last week and the end is finally in sight!  I should have tons of before and afters to share soon.

In the mean time, I thought I'd give you a sneak at the projects.

Sanding 'till your hands are numb makes the magic happen!

The above piece is one that I'm redoing for a friend.  

How great are the lines on this one??

I can NOT wait to show you the after.

It turned out stunning.

Some mid-century goodness.

It might not look like it, but this one has tons of potential too.  I promise!

Drawers and furniture as far as the eye can see.

Do you spy the campaign piece??

Some seriously good pieces in the making!

Also, the weekend I got back from Florida, we had a little dinner party for some friends...

It was pretty casual, but quite a feast!!!


This is a pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon!!

I know!

Would you like me to share the recipe???  I think I will soon, it was too good not to share.

Twice baked potatoes.

This is Michael and Becca, some of our very good friends.  It was Michael's birthday weekend and he PROPOSED to Becca and she said "yes"!

Congrats you guys!  So happy for you!

Becca made the dessert, home made ice cream sandwiches and chocolate covered strawberries!

So good!

What have you been up to?

Any projects or parties??

I would love to hear about them!