5 ways to jazz up your home

just like a kazillion other folks i love pinning crafty stuff! i’m sure one of these days i’ll actually get around to making some of this stuff, but until then i’ll keep collecting these cool ideas. if you’re into getting your hands a bit dirty (or paint-y/glue-y), here are 5 ways to jazz up your home.

diy antiqued mercury mirror glass as found on 17 apart

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diy cement planters as found on ruffled

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diy painted ikea rug as found on charm home

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sharpie’d fabric attached to the wall as seen on numbered street designs

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cross stitch chair as found on my poppet

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my make-believe shopping trip

since shopping isn’t in the budget right now i figured i would join in the craziness that is polyvore. why not, right? i’m really a comfy cozy kinda chick when it comes to my style of dress. i don’t like things that are too stuffy and though i can be, i’m not very overly ultra-girlie.

since my days over the past several years have been pretty chill for the most part, my little casual polyvore sets reflect what i’d throw together in my day-to-day goings ons. for starters, i live, live, live in my jeans!!! and denim jackets are an essential in my closet. i like clothes that are well made and that will last, and i’m not extreme in my trendiness. i don’t buy brands just because it’s the new thing poppin’ either. i buy what i like and what fits my budget. shooooot, and since i’ve been so inspired by mrs. mimi goodwin of late, i should actually use my fashion design degree and jump back on my sewing machine!

i just do me when it comes to clothes and isn’t that what style is all about?

simply cas 1

Madewell denim shirt / Chaser LA slim fit shirt, $120 / Low rise jeans / adidas lace up shoes / ASOS / Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses / Circle scarve, $46 / Beanie hat, $125
simply cas 2

3.1 Phillip Lim print sweater, $435 / Camo jacket / Dolce&Gabbana indigo jeans, $485 / ALDO hi top shoes / Deadly Ponies leather hobo bag, $515 / Stone jewelry / Linda Farrow Luxe acetate sunglasses
simply cas 3

Knit top, $30 / Top / J Brand jean jacket, $300 / Moschino / Converse / 3.1 Phillip Lim duffle bag / Valentino leather jewelry / Betsey Johnson

vanessa mooney’s funky bracelets

vanessa mooney, a self-taught jewelry designer in l.a. has a funky fly collection of arm candy. check out some of her latest offerings.