Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Five Under $5! Thanksgiving Essentials!

Hi Glam readers!  Today is Halloween and it is COLD here in Chicagoland!
To be more exact, it was snowing this morning.
I'm so not ready!  I am looking forward to the holidays though, and even though this year we'll be spending Thanksgiving in Florida with my parents, I can't help but look at all the Fall entertaining things.  Today, I've rounded up a few of my favorites.

This white turkey gravy boat is a great addition for your Thanksgiving table!
These are only $3.99 at Old Time Pottery and will literally go with any decor!

Old Time Pottery also has a matching butter dish for $3.99.

To round out your table, you can also pick up these Turkey salt and pepper shakers for $3.99 from Old Time Pottery as well.

I fell in love with these Turkey plates!  I stumbled upon these at Tuesday Morning and they were just $3.99 as well!  I think they would pair beautifully with gold or copper accents!

Last, but not least, if you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year send your guests home with leftovers in these stylish to-go boxes from World Market.
Just $4.99 for a 2 pack!

I hope you have lots of fun festivities planned this weekend and in the upcoming weeks for the holidays!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fashion Files!!! Tips And Tricks For Building A Wardrobe With Thrift Store Finds!

Hi Glam readers!
It's been a few weeks since my last fashion post and today, I thought I would share a few tips that have been helpful for me.

1.  Wardrobe staples that transition through seasons.
Often, I'll look for certain "staple" items that I know I can use throughout the year.
Here's an example of things I keep an eye out for.

a. Neutral Pencil Skirts.
I love pencil skirts and really, you can wear them throughout the year, in the Summer with strappy heels or in the Winter, layered with boots and tights.
Because I keep an eye out for these, over the last 3 months, I've been lucky enough to score black, tan, navy and red pencil skirts.

This outfit is a perfect example!
I purchased the tan pencil skirt at Goodwill a month or two ago for $3.99.
The black shirt, I actually got off the $1 rack in front of a thriftstore in Florida.
The tag was still on it and it was over $100 retail!
I was happy to grab it for $1 and I love the leather sleeve detail.

Because it's black I can wear it with pretty much anything and that leather detail instantly gives a neutral outfit a bit of an edge!

Here I paired it with a plaid blanket scarf, which tends to feel traditional.
Paired with leather detail and a pop of leopard, this otherwise neutral outfit, goes to a whole new level!

Other things I hunt for regularly...
b.  Neutral tops.
c.  Button down shirts that can be worn on their own or layered.
d.  Out of season pieces.  Don't pass up that leather jacket just because it's July!  When your building a wardrobe with thrift store finds, you really have to think outside of the season!

I hope these tips helped!

How about you?

  Are you building a wardrobe with thrift store finds? 

 What are you on the lookout for?


PS:  Happy Hunting!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Project Reveal!!! From Dark And Dated To High Gloss Glam!

Hi Glam readers!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  
It was busy around here and I picked up quite a few new pieces of furniture to work on and I can't wait to share them with you.

Today, I wanted to share one we redid recently.
It had great lines, it was just dark and pretty dated.

Pretty blah before hand, but I do love a piece of furniture with that much detail.

I knew that if we went high gloss white with it, it would have a very Hollywood Regency vibe.

You all know I LOVE Hollywood Regency Style, so this makeover did not disappoint!

So much better after!

How about you?  Have you found any great pieces of furniture just begging for new life lately?
I would love to hear about some of your projects!!

Don't forget to keep checking back in, over the next few posts I'll be sharing some quick and easy DIY projects for Fall as well as some thrifting fashion tips and ideas!

Hope your week is off to a great start!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Five Under $5!!!

Hi there Glam readers!  It's Friday and we have a very promising weekend forecast here in Chicagoland, which is always a blessing this time of year.  I'm hoping to be outside taking advantage of the beautiful weather we're supposed to have.

Today, I have a fun group of things that you can pick up for $5 or less!

These metallic candles are just the thing to bring some sparkle into your home!  
The price is so low, you may want to pick up several.

Entertaining season is definitely coming fast!  If you're hosting some events this year, these guest napkins would be great to have on hand!  I think the color palate is refreshing because it's warm but doesn't scream "Fall".

If your friends are avid coffee drinkers like mine, you may want to have these on hand if your planning on having a lot of people over this holiday season.  This also makes a great gift!

If you have kids in your home, chances are you have a pretty impressive stock of melamine plates.  These might be the cutest I've seen and they're only $2 each!  So cute!

If you grab those cute plates, you'll definitely want these cups to go with them!

I hope you enjoyed today's round up and that you all have a wonderful weekend!

What amazing things do you have planned?


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Project Reveal: Hot Mess Dresser Revamp

Hi Glam readers!  I have another furniture revamp to share with you!
Can I just say, if you happen to have a piece of furniture laying around that you hate, don't take it out on the furniture.  Don't wrap it in tape!  Seriously, most frustrating thing ever to try to remove from this one and quite a mess.

Granted, at first glance this one doesn't seem to have a lot of redeeming qualities.  I picked it up because I liked the brass detail and the indented lines, I felt like they could really be played up if highlighted in the proper way. 

Plus, it was solid wood and made by Baker, excellent quality that I knew would hold up.

It got a dose of high gloss white and I highlighted those inset lines with gold leaf.

Just the details it was begging for!!

So very glam now!!

These furniture pieces constantly remind me that even if something takes hard work, it can really be beautiful and it's worth all the work in the end!

How about you?  Have you revamped any furniture lately?

I would love to hear about it!!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Design: Glamour Found!

Hello Glam readers!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  
It went too fast for my liking, but it was fun around here.  

Last week, I popped into HomeGoods and just had to share some of my favorite things I spotted!

How fantastic is this gray tufted bench?  I think it would be lovely in so many spots.  Think bench seating in the dining room, an entryway, living room, bedroom sitting area.  The options are endless, especially with that neutral color palette!

When the weather starts to turn crisp, I like to layer in cozy textures like cable knit or faux fur.  These pillows were perfect for Fall and Winter!

You all know I love some blue and white!  I thing it's the perfect addition to just about any room.  It literally goes with everything.  They have a very impressive array of blue and white right now if you're looking to start or add to your collection!

This large gold, gazelle was beautiful in person.  I think he'd look quite handsome in a gallery wall!

I fell in love with this over sized ottoman.  Black velvet tufting and Lucite legs!  
Does it get any more glam than that?

They also had black sheepskin rugs!  You see them in white a lot, but it's rare to see them in black.  They are ridiculously soft!

How about you?  Have you spotted anything particularly glamorous lately?  
I would LOVE to hear about it, please share!!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Five Under $5!!!!

Hi Glam readers!  It's Friday and the sun is shining!  Two reasons to rejoice!  The sun has been missing from Chicagoland since Sunday.  Ahem...that is a looong time in my book.
Thankfully, it's the perfect Autumn day today.  It really is the little things in life.
Today I have a round up of little finds that I think you'll love!

How amazing is this white and gold dish set I spotted at Home Goods?
The salad plates have the perfect amount of sparkle to spruce up your dinner parties for the upcoming holidays.  The best part?  They are just $3.99 each!

I love the white and gold scalloped mugs they had as well!  Just $3.99 as well.

I stopped into World Market this week and they had some really fun stuff on sale.  Also, if you are part of their explorer program the clearance is an additional 50% off!

I love those plates and the deep jewel tones are perfect for Fall.  Just $3.48 and half off that if you're part of the program!

I'm not the kind of Mom that would have a tattoo...I'm far too chicken.  But a tattoo mug??!  I could totally rock that!  It's on sale for just $2.98.

I definitely need to invest in some of these ceramic travel coffee mugs!  Mostly because, I need more options for drinking more coffee throughout the day, but also because they are so cute!  Just $4.48.
Which one would you pick?  I think I need all three!

There's today's roundup!  I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!!!

Anything fabulous planned?  I would love to hear about it!


PS.  This post is in no way sponsored by World Market or HomeGoods, I just happen to love these items and these prices!